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They may be well into their forties now, but the gals of Japanese super group Shonen Knife are still as cute as a bug’s ear and can’t stop rockin’.  With yet another album under their well-accessorized belt, the Osaka outfit embarks on a full-fledged North American tour. Shonen Knife was founded by two sisters,  Naoko and Atsuko Yamano and their long-time friend Michie Nakatani in the early eighties as a counter-response to the ... Read More
Heavy Cream is a three girls for every boy (get it? The band has three girls and one guy) band from Nashville and their full-length debut Danny (Infinity Cat) is a sticky, sweet musical sundae made with equal parts Ramones, Be Your Own Pet, and the Runaways. Released only on vinyl and MP3, the songs on Danny sound like empty soda cans filled with thumb tacks. The guitars here are steady and understated, the drums are tight and cymbal heavy, and the vocals are ... Read More
Oh Lauryn...How do i love thee? Let me count the ways. Infinity to infinity plus two days. Ms. Lauryn Hill will be making a special guest appearance on Governer's Island tomorrow, August 28th at the Rock the Bells Fest.  What a SPECIAL guest huh????   She will be joining a ridiculously amazing group of super stars performing their most popular albums...Snoop Dogg, A Tribe Called Quest, Wu-Tang Clan, Slick Rick, DJ Premier, Rakim, KRS-One, Street Sweeper ... Read More
You know the old saying, “behind every good man, there’s a good woman…” well in the example of All Tomorrow’s Parties Festival founder Barry Hogan, that is certainly the case, and the woman in question is Deborah Kee Higgins, his wife and Australian transplant who has been working behind the scenes with him at ATP since 2004. ATP, founded in 1999, is a different kind of rock festival, usually on the small, more intimate side, but one ... Read More
When a festival is named after a Velvet Underground song (All Tomorrow's Parties) you know it is going to be legit. Looking at the line up of bands and talent, my mind is sort of blown by how diverse and real the organizers kept it. From smaller punk bands big in their own scene like Toronto band Fucked Up, to the sweet, melodic voices of Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions, ATP is super well read-and well rounded. And not to get off topic, but speaking of Hope ... Read More
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