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Patti Smith is People Too!

BY debbie in Music

Found this awesome video of Patti Smith on an episode of the late-70's/early-80's TV show "Kids are People Too," via Lesley's blog who found it on Kathleen's blog. I love how Patti explains punk rock by saying that "Rock 'n roll's gettin' back in the hands of the people, it belongs to the kids again, not the big business guys" and the host just kind of mumbles in response, "We can go for that, I think..." Also, what kind of a kid wants to be a missionary when they grow up? And OMG, those lame-o wings hair cuts and the neutral colored cowl neck sweaters? Yup, I rocked that back in the day. Read More
As part of the indie-music takeover of North London that is the Camden Crawl, this coming Sunday BUST Craftacular is putting together its own supergoup of crafting talent in a one-off DIY Lounge event. The all-star line-up will be making, screen-printing (this BUSTy design pictured below is one of the options) and customising tote-bags from 12-6pm at The Pirate Castle. Check out loads of cool bands, including 20-girl super group Gaggle (pictured) You can have this screen-printed on a tote for free. Read More
Our writer Aurora Montgomery went to the Dosh show at Union Hall in Brooklyn last week and wrote all about it. Here it is! Dosh is comprised of Martin Luther King Chavez Dosh and Michael Lewis. Together they play a myriad of instruments looped and layered on top of each other, building a beautiful hybrid of electronic, improvisational jazz and pop music.  I was able to see them last Thursday in the dark and intimate underbelly of Brooklyn’s Union Hall, and spoke to Martin Dosh briefly from his van before the show. Read More
Thao and Mirah With the Most of All, a collaborative project by Mirah and Thao Nguyen of Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, first performed at this year's Noise Pop Festival in San Francisco. If you missed it, fear not because the duo will be hitting the road this summer! Taking turns performing each other's songs together, the collaboration breathes new life into already beloved songs. See dates below. Read More
Friday is now twice as nice because MIA released a new track today called "Born Free."  The sound is a slight departure from her earlier albums as it loses the drum-machine, beat produced sound, and instead opts for a punk-rock, fuzzed out riff and reverbed vocals.  We love it!   M.I.A.- Born Free by FirstUp! Her much awaited album is coming out June 29th of this year. Read More