Jim Allen Brings His Edgy, Metaphorical, Sardonically Purist Songwriting to a Rare Fort Greene Gig

Source: New York Music Daily

The sound guy was drunk by the time Jim Allen hit the stage at around eight. That was back in 2003 at a long-gone Williamsburg hotspot, the Blu Lounge. Surprisingly, the building’s still standing. The first-floor venue space is a liquor store now.

When the sound guy’s girlfriend showed up, the two chatted and made out through most of the set. Until the encore, where Allen reinvented the old ELO radio hit Don’t Bring Me Down as a stark blues. By the second verse, the sound guy was bugging out.

That same year Allen put out his Wild Card cd ...

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watch Janelle Monae & Maxwell speak and perform at the Women’s March in DC

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The Women’s March is currently underway in DC (and other cities like NYC), and Janelle Monae and Maxwell just spoke and performed…

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Second Child to bring their psych-folk to Pianos 2/11

Source: Deli Magazine NY

Second Child to bring their psych-folk to Pianos 2/11
Main Artist covered in the blog (for charts): 
Second Child
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secondchildmusic
Genres (for charts): 
Psych Rock
Region (for charts): 
NYC

Having a stressful day today? Need something to calm your nerves? After all, it is the day after Inauguration Day.  Second Child’s psychedelic-folk music might just help you relieve all the anger and anxiety you’re going through with their EP, “Years End.” The album consists of soft, delicate tracks that will make you feel all fuzzy inside. Their music is uniquely composed of relaxing rhythms that incorporate a psychedelic twist. So let’s ease the ...

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even more protest/benefit music for inauguration day (a roundup)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Joey Bada$$, Emma Ruth Rundle, case/lang/veirs, Downtown Boys, Crying, Scream, and many more artists released protest/benefit music today. Plus: “1000 Days, 1000 Songs”!

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Paula Matthusen and Terri Hron Bring Sounds to Get Lost In To the Lower East Side

Source: New York Music Daily

Like most composers these days, Paula Matthusen gets commissioned to write for all sorts of projects, from film and video to dance. Maybe for that reason, her latest album Pieces for People – streaming at Spotify – is very eclectic. Much of this you could call ambient; minimalism works too. It’s a clinic in how to have maximum fun with getting all sorts of different textures out of a single note or simple phrase. If you’re around this weekend or just back from the march on Washington and need to chill out, Matthusen and woodwind player Terri Hron are doing ...

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The Playlist: Arcade Fire and Gorillaz Return, With Money and Power on Their Minds

Source: New York Times » Music

Our pop critics on the week’s most important new songs, from Diamanda Galás’s “O Death”” to J Cole’s “High for Hours.”

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37 Album Covers with a Meitu Makeover (viral selfie app turns people into anime)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Okay, fine… 36 album covers and a picture of Mark E. Smith.

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Barsuk artists cover each other on ACLU benefit comp called ‘Sad!’

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The comp features David Bazan (covering The Long Winters), Mates of State (covering Death Cab for Cutie), Maps & Atlases (covering Ra Ra Riot), Nada Surf (covering John Vanderslice), Ramona Falls (covering Lakethereof), Say Hi (covering Nada Surf), and The Long Winters (covering Pedro the Lion).

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John Nolan releasing ACLU benefit comp ft. Taking Back Sunday, Walter Schreifels, Brendan Kelly, more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

‘Music for Everyone’ features rare or unreleased music by Taking Back Sunday, Walter Schreifels, Brendan Kelley, Dave Hause, Chris Farren, Potty Mouth, Allison Weiss, Anthony Green, Fran Iero, Anti-Flag, and more.

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Iron Reagan share two new songs, “Take the Fall” & “Bleed the Fifth”

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Crossover outfit Iron Reagan, the supergroup featuring members of Municipal Waste, Darkest Hour, Cannabis Corpse and Hellbear, have released two more songs in preparation for their upcoming third record, Crossover Ministry.

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