Monthly Archives: January 2014

Carrie Brownstein, Waxahatchee, Tegan & Sara, DDGs, Kate Nash & more team up on "Go Forth, Feminist Warriors" (listen)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

DOWNLOAD: Go Forth, Feminist Warriors (MP3)

Go Forth Feminist Warriors

Pitchfork points to this month’s Rookie theme song, “Go Forth, Feminist Warriors,” which features Sleater-Kinney/Wild Flag/Portlandia‘s Carrie Brownstein, Waxahatchee, Tegan & Sara, Dum Dum Girls, Thao Nguyen, Kimya Dawson, Kate Nash, Ted Leo, Aimee Mann and more. Check it out by downloading it for free above, or streaming it, along with the full list of credits, below…

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Nous (Laraaji, Christopher Bono, Greg Fox, Thor Harris & others) making live debut w/ 2 NYC-area shows this weekend

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

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Nous aims to build communal musical relationships that collectively work to find new ways of creating art. Each installment will center around a different focal concept, and the project will feature a fluctuating group of artists. As founder Christopher Bono explains, “Nous aspires to bypass the lower level thought patterns of the egotistical mind and encourages the connection of those involved to reach a higher level of consciousness, providing a creative space where intuitive, unexpected, and unexplained results can occur.

Nous is an experimental music project that explores “ritual and spontaneity within music” created by composer Christopher Bono and and ...

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Paul Cebar brings the funk to today’s Free At Noon

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Photos by Elizabeth Mazenko

Photos by Elizabeth Mazenko

Before taking their groovy sound to Massachusetts tonight, Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound brought on the funk today at World Cafe Live’s Free At Noon concert. Celebrating his recent release Fine Rude Thing Cebar got the crowd bouncing with new tunes like “Baby Shake” and “You Owe It To You.” The new record features songs co-written by César Rosas of Los Lobos, Pat McLaughlin, Chuck Mead, and Willy Porter. Relive the show by perusing through the photo gallery and checking out the set list after the jump.

Photos by Elizabeth Mazenko
Photos by Elizabeth Mazenko
Photos by Elizabeth Mazenko
Photos by Elizabeth Mazenko
Photos by Elizabeth Mazenko
Photos by Elizabeth Mazenko
Photos by Elizabeth Mazenko
Photos by Elizabeth Mazenko
Photos by Elizabeth Mazenko
Photos by Elizabeth Mazenko
Photos by Elizabeth Mazenko
Photos by Elizabeth Mazenko
Photos by Elizabeth Mazenko
Photos by Elizabeth Mazenko

Set List:
Baby Shake
Not Necessarily ...

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Unlocked: Mason Porter on finding its own space with Home for the Harvest

Source: The Key (WXPN)

tires-aspot“When you build the songs from the drums up, it’s hard to perform them without the drums,” explains Joe D’Amico, singer and mandolin player of Mason Porter.

He should know. Not only has his folk / bluegrass outfit Mason Porter dabbled in different degrees of musical arrangement in the past, D’Amico himself has released solo records that were lush, expansive and kind of psychedelic – like last year’s A Short Time’s a Long Time.

“I spent a long time working on that last solo record,” he says. “Major amounts of time arranging the songs and recording them.”

Which ...

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Andrea Pais: debut ep Chasing Forever reveals a true pop talent.

Source: The Deli Magazine

DC’s pop singer/songwriter, Andrea Pais, is refreshingly much better than the usual young piano-playing songstresses on the radio. Her voice is not simply cute and youthful, but practiced, strong and evocative. The compositions on her debut EP, Chasing Forever, are interesting and complete, promising a true pop songwriting talent, both musically and lyrically. You can catch her at Bikenetic in Falls Church, VA on March 2nd, or the Jack Morton Auditorium (GW) in DC on March 8th before she heads to Austin, TX for an SXSW show at Mozart’s Coffee Roasters on March 14th. Check out a video ...

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John Fogerty played The Paramount twice (night 2 pics, video and setlist)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

photos by Greg Cristman

John Fogerty @ The Paramount – 1/30/14
John Fogerty

Former frontman of swamp rock vets Creedence Clearwater Revival and active solo artist John Fogerty last played NYC on his fall 2013 tour and he just returned to the area for two Long Island shows at The Paramount this week. We caught last night’s show (1/30), which saw the rock legend and his band (which includes his son Shane on guitar) playing tons of old CCR favorites like “Born On The Bayou,” “Who’ll Stop The Rain,” “Have You Ever Seen The Rain,” “Down On The Corner,” “Fortunate Son,” “Bad ...

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At Moore College, the art of punk

Source: Philly.com » Music/Nightlife

Any music fan who ventured to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York for last year’s "Punk: Chaos to Couture" exhibit had to be dismayed to find the galvanic youth rebellion of the 1970s reduced to a high-fashion co-optation of punk’s do-it-yourself aesthetic. Not to mention that silly art-installation facsimile of the grungy CBGB bathroom.

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The Heavy Lowdown: Morbid Saint, Coliseum, Aevangelist, Motley Crue’s Final Exit, & more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

By Doug Moore

Morbid Saint at MDF 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Morbid Saint

Since it’s impossible to avoid, you surely already know that the Super Bowl is this Sunday. NYC show options are thus a little thin that day, but there are some good ones coming up this weekend nonetheless.

Tonight (1/31), Coliseum will hit Saint Vitus alongside Primitive Weapons & Tidal Arms (tix). On Saturday (2/1), you have a few options: Morbid Saint at Saint Vitus (tix), Nomad / Sad Boys / EEL at the Acheron (tix), and Throaat / Blackout / ...

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Quadron opening for Mayer Hawthorne; Ricky Eat Acid opening for Rhye (Robin Hannibal won’t be on either tour)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

you probably won’t see this guy on tour any time soon
Robin Hannibal

R&B duo Quadron, whose Robin Hannibal is also one half of Rhye, are currently on the road supporting Mayer Hawthorne, and will be touring with them through early March. That tour hits NYC on February 27 at Webster Hall and February 28 at Warsaw, with Quadron opening on both dates. Tickets for those shows are still available. All dates are listed below.

As mentioned, Rhye are also playing shows around that time, including NYC on February 21 at Webster Hall, which is sold out.

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UK band CYMBALS streaming debut LP, playing SXSW

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

by Bill Pearis

Cymbals

Your new album Age Of Fracture is inspired in part by Daniel T. Rodgers book of the same name. What can you tell me about the concept behind this?

Jack (Cleverly) was reading Rodgers’ book at the time of writing the songs. It’s not a concept album really, many of the songs were written before the record started and it took us a year to make it. But the themes of the book fit what we were doing and when Jack related to us what the concept we started to work towards that. Then when we contacted ...

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Rock On Philly’s Your Perfect Weekend: Superbowl Edition

Source: Rock On Philly

As the weekend quickly approaches, you might find yourself being excited for not only the down time, but also for Super Bowl Sunday. Whether you’re an avid fan or just want to watch the game to catch up with some friends, Rock On Philly has your go-to football spots around the city. But don’t get too excited. Sunday is still two days away and you have a whole weekend to catch some great music as well. So sit back and let Rock On Philly show you a good time.

 

Friday-electricfactory

You’ll be enjoying your evening meal at Tria ...

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Cayetana will live stream its Shaking Through session this weekend

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Photo by Mary Ferrigno, courtesy of facebook.com/cayetana

Photo by Mary Ferrigno, via facebook.com/cayetana

This weekend, get a rare look into what goes behind the production of Weathervane Music Organization’s Shaking Through sessions with Philly band Cayetana.

The three-piece, all-female punk rock group is live streaming their Shaking Through session on February 1st and 2nd free to the public – an opportunity otherwise only given to members of Weathervane Music Organization. Shaking Through gives fans the chance to watch an insider’s guide as to what recording is like for some of their favorite bands, or a chance to discover new music, while the bands or musicians ...

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Introducing: Toui Manikhouth

Source: All Things Go

Toui Manikhouth

Singer-songwriter Toui Manikhouth is an artist whose sound is as bare and sparse as his web-presence. Online he is a ghost with naught more than a Bandcamp and Soundcloud page for search results, and recorded his sound is a combination of low whispers and the soft picking of an acoustic guitar. In pitch and cadence his vocals strongly recall the heartweary opining of Elliott Smith, though there are moments on his This Service EP that sound far more hopeful than most of Smith’s catalog.

The three tracks — streaming below, and available on Bandcamp for any price you choose — ...

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Bleeding Rainbow release video for “So You Know,” perform “Waking Dream” at Death By Audio

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Bleeding Rainbow | photo by Chad Yanagisawa

Bleeding Rainbow | photo by Chad Yanagisawa

With their new record Interrupt coming out in about a month, Bleeding Rainbow have shared a new video for single “So You Know.”  The clip shows a man clicking through photographs on a projector, seemingly reminiscing about a girl, when he notices something in one of the photos that sends him on a Wes Anderson-esque search for the item.  The video pairs perfectly with the confessional love song, wrapped up in Bleeding Rainbow’s tightened fuzz rock with Sarah Everton’s shoegazing vocals leading the way.  The four-piece also performed at Brooklyn’s Death By Audio ...

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Keep up with new music from Milagres, Hospitality and Damien Jurado on tonight’s ‘Compact’ Indie Rock Hit Parade!

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Photo by Shervin Lainez

Photo by Shervin Lainez

It’s the final Friday of the month, and that means some special nighttime programming on XPN! Stay tuned after Robert Drake’s Land Of The Lost for a ‘Compact’ edition of the Indie Rock Hit Parade at 11pm! We’ll hear a few LOTL icons who are still going strong with new music (and new projects), and our weekly Album Spotlight will dig into Trouble, the new record from Hospitality! Here are a few things you should expect to hear in the mix tonight:

Plus, here’s a Spotify playlist of last week’s show, for your portable ...

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You Can’t Beat These Wedding Singers

Source: New York Times » Music

A first-person account of getting married at the 56th Grammy Awards. Queen Latifah makes it official, with Macklemore and Madonna providing the vocals for a ceremony with 32 other couples.

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Ron Gallo performs new solo tracks for an On the Hill session with Kettle Pot Tracks

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Ron Gallo | photo by Robert J Opalka of Elk Rock Photography

Ron Gallo | photo by Robert J Opalka of Elk Rock Photography

Toy Soldiers frontman Ron Gallo has stepped out on his own, reportedly working on a solo LP with Reed Kendall of Up The Chain producing and, more recently, recording an On the Hill session for Lafayette Hill-based Kettle Pot Tracks.  The bluesy Americana singer / songwriter will performed songs from that work-in-progress for the stripped down outing, along with a selection from his band’s recent debut full-length The Maybe Boys.  Two of the session tracks take the form of a video, including “If You Ever Come ...

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