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After a nearly two year hiatus, Tori Amos returns to the music world with Night of Hunters, a classical concept album. The September 20th release is Tori’s 12th album and first release on  Deutsche Grammophon. Taking inspirations from classical composers ranging from Bach and Schubert to Grandos and Satie, Amos updates the music tradition by putting her own modern spin on songs of love, loss, and finally acceptance and forgiveness. Amos herself has never shied away from being experimental in regards to the concepts of her albums or the musical arrangements. Read More
                   Lana Del Rey came out of nowhere. The New York singer/songwriter’s new song, “Video Games” has every music blog scrambling to figure out who she is. Del Rey, whose real name is Lizzy Grant, just rescheduled her first two shows in New York and L.A. to find bigger venues. And it seems like everyone has something to say about her Brigitte Bardot-esque bedroom hair and pouty lips. But Amy Klein isn’t a fan. Titus Andronicus’ resident female has a bone to pick with Del Rey’s message. Read More
Memphis garage-rock heavyweight Jack Oblivian ain't no one-trick pony, and on his latest release, Rat City (out now on Big Legal Mess), he's making damn sure you know. Jack Oblivian's musical resume reads like an exhaustive list of southern garage-rock history. In the ’90s he founded trashy soul-punk band the Oblivians and garage-country-by-way-of-whiskey crooners the Compulsive Gamblers with Greg Cartwright (of Reigning Sound fame). Read More
                                           Little Maeby’s all grown up and she’s getting into the music business. Tobias would be so proud! Tomorrow night, BUST cover girl and Arrested Development star Alia Shawkat is making her jazz singing debut at Littlefield. The Brooklyn show also includes the adorable girl group Supercute! singing about boys and candy. Tickets for the 21+ show are $10. Buy them here. Read More
In 1977, two young friends from art school, Ana da Silva (left) and Gina Birch (below), toyed with the idea of starting a band over pints in north London. After watching their friend Palmolive perform with the Slits, they were inspired to experiment as musicians themselves. Neither had much experience playing an instrument, but that was part of punk’s appeal: expression trumped expertise. A year later, they graced the stage at the International Performance Art festival in Warsaw, Poland, as the founders of an all-female punk quartet called the Raincoats. Read More