Pianist Mara Rosenbloom Makes a Fiery Statement With Her Incendiary New Trio Album

Source: New York Music Daily

Mara Rosenbloom‘s first two albums showcase an elegance and melodicism that compares to Sylvie Courvoisier. Where Courvoisier veers off toward the avant garde, Rosenbloom is more likely to edge toward hard bop, no surprise considering that she has Darius Jones on alto sax as a member of her long-running quartet. But her new trio album, Prairie Burn, with bassist Sean Conly and drummer Chad Taylor – streaming at Spotify – is her quantum leap into greatness. An absoutely feral, largely improvisational suite, it’s essentially about playing with fire, something Rosenbloom turns out to be very, very good at. ...

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Party Coverage: Scene City: The Fashion World Honors Carolina Herrera With a Little Help From Diana Ross

Source: New York Times » Music

The designer, marking 35 years since her first runway show in 1981, is the subject of a Lincoln Center Tribute.

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Aretha Franklin tribute happening at Carnegie Hall w/Antibalas, Todd Rundgren, Glen Hansard, Taj Mahal, more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Michael Dorf’s annual tribute show will celebrate Aretha Franklin in 2017.

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Caveman tell us their 2016 ‘Top Ten List of Everything’ ++ watch their ‘CBS This Morning’ appearance

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Caveman sent us s year-end list and, not content to stick with music or other arts, offer up their Top Ten List of Everything, which includes people, places, bars, bands, their CBS This Morning appearance, and Guns n’ Roses.

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this week’s playlist for BrooklynVegan Blog Radio on Sirius XMU

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

This week’s episode features songs from Mitski, Solange, Blood Orange, ANOHNI, Leonard Cohen and more.

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The Nude Party prep debut LP (watch “Water on Mars” video), on tour in 2017

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

North Carolina’s The Nude Party have been mixing garage, rockabilly and ’60s British Invasion sounds into their own debaucherous mix for about three years now, having released the Hot Tub EP at the beginning of 2016…

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A Deli NYC Premiere: Trash Gendar’s video for ‘Birdwatchers’

Source: Deli Magazine NY

A Deli NYC Premiere: Trash Gendar's video for 'Birdwatchers'

Now premiering on The Deli: The music video for “Birdwatchers”, a song from Brooklyn’s four-piece art pop sweethearts, Trash Gendar. The song is on the group’s multifaceted second EP Once, Child, which was released this past September. The “Birdwatchers” video shows as much passion through its animation as the music does through its composition. Lively birds, humans, and cityscapes come to life through the animated torn and cut pages of magazines and catalogs. Each frame of this captivating and cinematic stop-motion video was put together by hand by band member Freddie Wyss. Take some time out of your daily chaos ...

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Jack Cooper of Ultimate Painting’s Top 10 LPs of 2016 (they play NYC tonight)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

“I usually get obsessed with different bands or types of music and it stops me being open to new stuff, but this year I’ve managed to stay relatively un-obsessed” — Ultimate Painting’s Jack Cooper.

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Julia Jacklin and Aldous Harding touring with Andy Shauf (and separately)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Canadian singer/songwriter Andy Shauf is on tour with Chris Cohen in support of this year’s The Party, hitting NYC for a sold-out show at Rough Trade tonight (12/7). He just announced that he’ll hit the road again in 2017 with Aldous Harding on one leg and Julia Jacklin on the other.

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Nails, Toxic Holocaust and Gatecreeper announce tour dates

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

California grindcore outfit Nails, who despite speculation to the contrary are still an active band, have announced tour dates with like-minded brutalizers Toxic Holocaust and Gatecreeper

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Me Not You debut single “Bulletproof” climb Hypem

Source: Deli Magazine NY

Me Not You debut single

There’s something very haunting about debut single "Bulletproof" by Me Not Youa mysterious Brooklyn band that doesn’t seem to exist beyond their Soundcloud and Twitter profiles. The single, which reached #10 on Hype Machine’s Popular Charts, sports a 90s alt-pop vibe reminiscent of uber-melodic, not so raw female fronted bands like Garbage or Sneaker Pimps. It shares with those bands’ repertoire a vague moodiness, expressed through its edgy synth textures that drone on and, later in the track, melt with a wall of distorted guitars flirting with shoegaze. Amidst this atmosphere is the lustrous bright female ...

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