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Last Tuesday I received the email of my life. It was from The Dresden Dolls mailing list and as it turned out, which you may already know, the Dolls were heading out on a mini tour, which would be started by a 10-Year Bandiversary show in NYC at the Fillmore. On Halloween, no less! This is frickin' fabulous, as the pair hasn't toured in a good three years. Read More
When Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Alyson Greenfield realized her "Dear Lilith Fair 2010" blog wasn't going to land her a spot on the returning Lilith Fair tour she decided to start a women's music festival of her own!  The first annual Tinderbox Music Festival will take place on Sunday, September 26, 2010 at Southpaw (125 5th Ave) in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, and will feature 19 female artists including Bitch, Jenny Owen Youngs, Shilpa Ray and Her Happy Hookers, Hank & Cupcakes, Larkin Grimm, Kalae All Day, and many more. Read More
 Nothing makes me swoon more than an unconventionally bittersweet blossoming relationship between two supposed inanimate objects. Spike Jonze's new 35 minute mini film which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival conveys an honest, haunting and sincere picture of what it means fall in love and be a robot at the same time.  I'm Here is set in contemporary LA, at a time where strangely enough, robots and humans coexist. Read More
Personal music libraries are like fingerprints. Each is unique and fascinating in it’s own special way. Some are more refined around the edges, and others just down right awful. Read More
Kick September off right with a heaping helping of MEN. No, I’m not suggesting you drop trou and join the nearest orgy, but you can dance your pants off tonight at Pamona’s Glass House to JD Samson’s latest project. MEN is a Brooklyn-based art/performance collective fronted by Samson of the femme favorite Le Tigre, and have come to put that poli-sci degree of yours to good use. Read More
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 infectious J-Pop movement. Read More

Heavy Cream - Danny

BY Kelly McClure in Music

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 flippant - it's perfection. 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... 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 that attracts A-List rock icons and music fans that want a different kind of experience. 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. Read More