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And here, ladies and perhaps gentlemen, is something I know much less about, but is still incredibly awesome. Check out this new video from Invincible + Waajeed, Detroit Summer/Emergence. First watch analysis? Straight up city summers, sweating the moment you get out the door even though you took a shower 20 minutes ago, wearing as little clothing as possible even though you have more jeans and tshirts than anything else, dresses even though you don't feel dressy, everyone's sticking to themselves and wondering aloud, it has to be illegal to be this hot on a subway platform... Yeah. Read More
No Doubt and I go way back. As in, Tragic Kingdom could very well be my favorite album ever (yep, I almost said's that serious), and it's the oldest CD I own. I think I asked for it for Christmas or something when I was in 5th grade. It got scratched all to hell and only finally stopped working and started skipping about 2ish years ago. As in, the first song I ever sang at a talent show was Suspension Without Suspense from Return of Saturn. Read More
If you like women, rock, and women in rock (which…let’s face it, who doesn’t?), then you should probably make it a point to head to Le Poisson Rouge on Bleecker on August 18th. Why? Because they are presenting an NYC Women in Rock show, duh. Doors are at 6:30, show’s at 7. Get there fast for your $12 tickets; seems that this thing could fill up and there’s only so much room! The acts include: Hypodive, Jennings, Lily Sparks, Anna Rose, and Kendra Morris. You can check out tickets here. A portion of the proceeds are going to the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls. Read More
  Tropical vacation cruise in the dead of winter anyone???  Yes please!  From February 25th to the 28th, the "Imagination Vessel" will sail from Miami to Nassau with a rock-n-roll festival happening onboard!   Bands include: The Black Lips, Vivian Girls, Strange Boys, Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, Quintron and Miss Pussycat, Turbo Fruits and DJ Mr. Jonathan Toubin. Read More
Canadian bred duet Seth Smith and Nancy Urich, formally known as Dog Day, are gracing NYC with their presence on August 12th and 13th.  Deemed "the future of indie-rock" by Coke Machine Glow, Dog Day is made up of guitar, drums and vocals that shake the already fossilized structures of the underground music phenomenons before them.  Their last record, Concentration received stellar praise from all around and it most definitely deserves your full attention. Read More
I'm behind the times with this post but I was driving in my car and almost choked on my granola bar when I heard Eminem, a man charged with domestic violence, and Rihanna, a survivor of domestic violence singing a duet about domestic violence together.   And then I almost threw up my granola bar when I listened to the lyrics.  Not because I hate the song but simply because the lyrics of the song are so raw and visceral. Read More
Two of may favorite bands The Black Angels and Black Mountain, are touring together this fall, which guarantees hours of awesome psychedelic jams. I can't wait to catch one of these shows!! Take a trip... Read More
Elisabeth Wilson went to yet another awesome show in Portland. Here's her take on Zola Jesus at Holocene on July 25th.  I went to see Zola Jesus last Sunday night (despite being in the final throws of a fever) just to see what all the cool kids were talking about. Twenty-one year old Nika Roza Danilova trained as an opera singer before morphing into her present form as noise/electronic/goth songwriter and chanteuse. On Sunday night, she performed with one other boy on synth and beats and paced the stage a little bit like a caged animal while singing at the top of her lungs. Read More
It could be said that the music of Daniel Johnston is especially sad, because it has such a peppy little sound to it. While getting ready this morning, I chose Johnston's new early recordings compilation, The Story of An Artist (Munster Records), as my background music and found my spirits quickly lifted by his eccentric piano playing and child like way of singing. Read More
Self-taught pianist, poet, producer, and critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Rachael Sage will be previewing her latest revue "Stop Me If I'm Kvetching..." for one night only in New York City at the new Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 Wednesday, August 4th at 7:30 PM. Super sweet! You can purchase tickets for $10 here. You can also purchase tickets for the actual Edinburgh Festival Fringe (in Scotland!) here. Read More