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People use a variety of things to combat the grumpies. Booze, bad television, shopping excessively, and arguing with strangers is just a short list of things that can be brought into play to chase the blues away. But nothing quite does the trick like conjuring up an image of Zooey Deschanel in a sun dress, jumping up and down while banging on a tambourine - which is exactly what she did for about an hour and a half at the sold out She & Him show at Terminal 5 in Manhattan a few nights ago. Read More
Seeing  Glass Candy, Portland’s Italo/Disco darlings, on a New York stage was, one would imagine, like seeing Elvis play Vegas. You're watching an artist you love, who sound as great as ever, but the setting is cheesy and wrong and it just feels weird. In Portland, Oregon, where Ida No and Johnny Jewel originate and perform regularly, their shows feel like family reunions—crowded, but exciting and intimate. They fill to capacity the same old warehouse space, preferring intimacy over bigger venues, with their post punk/electro/disco dance parties. Read More
Fellow M.I.A. fans, I hope you have your credit cards and daily planners ready! On July 17th, the versatile Sri Lankan songstress will be making her 2010 national stage debut at the first ever HARD LA music festival in Downtown LA.  The two-stage festival will also feature special guest, N*E*R*D along with Die Antwoord, Flying Lotus, Rye Rye, Switch, Joker, Sleigh Bells, Theophilus London, 12th Planet, Jason Bentley, Borgore, Nguzunguzu, Destructo, Ninjasonik, and The Gaslamp Killer.   Then, on July 24th, M.I.A. Read More
Are you still crying over the fact that you missed The Blow at Glasslands in May? Well dry your eyes because you're getting another chance this very week! Khaela Maricich is performing solo again and has recently moved to Brooklyn where she's trying out some new stuff with installation and sound artist Melissa Dyne. Have a look for yourself this Friday at Joe's Pub. More info can be found here. Read More
Nothing says patriotic holiday weekend like Bjork singing songs to some whales. Well, she's mostly singing the songs to raise money for whales, but I'm sure she'd delight in singing directly to them as well. Bjork has teamed up with last Summer's musical mascots, Dirty Projectors, for an EP called Mount Wittenberg Orca, all proceeds of which will be donated to the National Geographic Society's Ocean Initiative. Stream this album while you fire up the grill tomorrow and you'll be celebrating two things on the same day. Read More
Loving the new Black Mountain single and video for Old Fangs, it combines all my fave things; psychedelic montages, 70s chicks casting spells in the woods, and muscle cars. YEAH! New album out on Jagjaguwar in September. They'll be on tour all summer, so go see them if they come to your town! Click here for dates. Read More
In addition to BUST's current cover band, there's even Rosanne Cash. To quote Flavorpill, "She & Him. For free. Outdoors at Governors Island. Do you really need us to talk you into this one?" (Leah Taylor) And did we mention FREE? You can even borrow a free bike to tool around from thing to thing (til 4:30pm anyway), or just take your own on the free ferry over. Read More
(photo of the marquee at The (gorgeous!) Wellmont Theatre in NJ) She's a bitch, she's a lover she's a child' she's a mother, and she is back and better than ever.Courtney's new face and revamped Hole lineup shredded the Wellmont Theater with no remorse last Friday night in Montclair New Jersey.  It's safe to say that the coveted queen hot mess cleans up real nice playing a strong set of classic Hole favorites like " Miss World", "Doll Parts" and "Violet" amongst her brand new songs off of  "Nobody's Daughter". Read More
It's fun to imagine our favorite musical artists having their own favorite musical artists, and who those might be. Sometimes, while listening to albums, I create supergroups in my brain and think of how awesome it would be if the artists who create the soundtrack for my days and nights got together to share a stage. It would be, well, anyway ... Read More
Holy crap. If you have not heard up and coming, indie songwriter Emily Jane White yet you need to head to her website and check her out. Now. If you’re a sucker for female voices like Jolie Holland, Edith Piaf, Cat Power, Hope Sandoval or Shannon Wright you will love Emily Jane White. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this video Almost three years ago I was heading to the San Fran International Airport just lolly-gagging through Potrero Hill when I simply bumped right into Emily Jane White and her lovely band playing a street festival for the arts. Read More