Monthly Archives: March 2014

Watch “Tolerated,” the new collaboration between Philly Freeway and Girl Talk

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Photo courtesy of the artists.

Photo courtesy of the artists.

Philly rapper Freeway and Girl Talk have released the first video and song from their forthcoming collaboration. “Tolerated” features special guest Waka Flacka Flame, and is from their Broken Ankles EP, available to download for free via DatPiff on April 8th. Freeway, known for his hard hitting rap style, has joined forces with Girl Talk (Gregg Gillis) in what is a musical departure for Gillis’s usual mashup style of sampling.

There’s no shortage of gore, pranks, cakes smashed in people’s faces, people smashing chairs on each other, chest punches, crazy karate moves, eye ball poking, ...

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Fickle Friends – Play

Source: All Things Go

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Fickle Friends set the bar high when they dropped indie-pop gold with “Swim” earlier this year. Fortunately for us, the Brighton five-piece have more than matched it with brand new track “Play.” While less bouncy than their last single, “Play” is an upbeat, summer-ready marriage between guitar and synth that reminds us of Mausi and Two Door Cinema Club. Give the track a listen below.

STREAM: Fickle Friends – “Play”

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watch Fred Armisen annoy St. Vincent on ‘Portlandia’

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

by Bill Pearis

St. Vincent on Portlandia…
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Portlandia is no stranger to indie rock guest stars, and St. Vincent is no stranger to Portlandia, having appeared on the IFC comedy series a few times, most recently this past week’s episode. On it Annie Clark plays a singer who must endure exhausting know-it-all Ghavin the “studio guy” (Fred Armisen), who quizes her about her gear and tries to one-up her at every move. (He also annoyed Jack White in S3.) You can watch that (via Stereogum) plus a clip from earlier this season where Carrie Brownstein ...

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New Music: Nathaniel Rateliff and Regina Carter Release Albums

Source: New York Times » Music

The brooding singer-songwriter Nathaniel Rateliff opens up a little in “Falling Faster Than You Can Run,” and the violinist Regina Carter focuses on her family roots in “Southern Comfort.”

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Dave Gregg (of D.O.A.), RIP

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

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Reports have been coming in that Dave Gregg of legendary Vancouver hardcore band D.O.A. passed away last night (3/30). He was 54.

A cause of death hasn’t been officially confirmed, but Straight.com reports that he may have suffered a heart attack after a possible aneurysm, and he is said to have died in the hospital.

Dave was in D.O.A. from 1980 to 1988 and played on their most classic albums, including their 1980 debut Something Better Change and its followup, Hardcore ’81, both of which have proved influential on hardcore and punk in the decades that followed. (In fact, ...

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Dynamic duo Galvanize release free track; play album release party at Get Lucid! event 4/5 at Underground Arts

Source: The Key (WXPN)

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Philly alt rock/ electronic duo Galvanize have released a free downloadable track titled “Voices” via the band’s Soundcloud page.The track comes in anticipation of their upcoming debut album, Gold Rush Ritual, which is set to be released in collaboration with the GET LUCID! Activist Dance Party happening at Underground Arts Saturday, April 5. Get Lucid! has gathered a multitude of artists and musicians to perform at the fundraising event in support of Hollaback! Philly, a group fighting to end street harassment.

Galvanize’s track “Voices” combines heavy guitar riffs and percussion that we’ve ...

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Conor Oberst releases an ode to the festival-goers with track “Governor’s Ball” from upcoming LP Upside Down Mountain

Source: The Key (WXPN)

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Conor Oberst | Photo by David McClister

Conor Oberst appears to be returning to his Omaha, Nebraska roots, with the recently announced country/ blue-grass inspired album Upside Down Mountain, set to be released on May 20 via Nonesuch Records.

Oberst has now uncloaked the second track from that album, titled “Governor’s Ball”: an upbeat number with climatic sax instrumentals that really bring the song to life, and vocals that are far less somber than anything we’ve come to know and love from Bright Eyes. Whether the song is a ploy to reach the hearts of the ever-expanding scene ...

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Trail of Dead played two NYC shows with La Femme & Midnight Masses (pics/review from Bowery Ballroom)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

photos by Amanda Hatfield; words by Klaus Kinski

Trail of Dead @ Bowery Ballroom 3/29/2014
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On Saturday (3/29), I dragged my dead-bones out of the cozy confines of my apartment and sleazed my way over to the Bowery Ballroom to catch … And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead, where they were set to perform their seminal third album Source Tags & Codes. It was their second show doing so in NYC. (They played MHOW on Friday [3/28].) Support for the evening was provided by Midnight Masses and La Femme.

As one might ...

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Cinedelphia Film Fest brings local film premieres, variety shows and live scores to PhilaMOCA in April

Source: The Key (WXPN)

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PhilaMOCA‘s second annual Cinedelphia Film Festival begins this week, bringing a full month of “archival oddities, Philly premieres, and locally-shot rarities” to the Mausoleum.  Programmed by Video Pirates, the multi-media event kicks off tomorrow, April 1st, with a free preview night hosted by the curators to give a “guided multimedia tour through the CFF program guide.”  In addition to the eclectic film screening schedule, there will be several music-related events during the festival from live scores to variety shows and music documentaries.

April’s Tuesday Tune-Outs begin with electronic artist Ryan M Todd, aka Tom Guycot, performing a ...

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A music-centric edition of Live at the Writers House broadcasts tonight on XPN

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Janelle McDermoth | photo courtesy of the artist

Janelle McDermoth | photo courtesy of the artist

Live at the Writers House returns to the XPN airwaves tonight from 8:00-9:00 p.m.  This installment of the spoken word and music series features a collection of Philadelphia music writers and a performance by Penn student and singer-songwriter Janelle McDermoth.  Panelists for tonight’s episode include Dotun Akintoye, Kate Bracaglia, Beth Ann Downey, Pat Rapa, Elliott Sharp and John Vettese.  Tune in to 88.5 XPN or online at xpn.org to hear the broadcast and get more information on the series here.

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Introducing: VEDAS

Source: All Things Go

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I’ve heard a number of people compare DC to other cities as if the District is automatically inferior. To that, I say:

          • DC smells like roses compared to Cities That Shall Not Be Named.
          • House of Cards is based here. Really, can you beat that? Can you?
          • When it comes to dream pop, we win.

Perhaps more than any other District art form, our music scene is wrapped up in escapism that helps us get lost in something that isn’t politics or scandal. ...

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Primitive Weapons, Sannhet, So Hideous, Tidal Arms & more on MetalSucks’ free ‘NYC Sucks Vol 3’ comp ++ related shows

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

by Doug Moore

Sannhet at SXSW 2014 (via Invisible Oranges Instagram)
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Back in 2011, NYC-based metal blog MetalSucks released a pair of free “NYC Sucks” compilations that featured music by small-to-midsized area bands. (You can find Volume 1 here and Volume 2 here.) Some of the featured bands went on to great things while others fizzled, but together, the two comps remain a telling snapshot of the heavy music landscape in the city at the time.

Three years down the line, MetalSucks have released the first of two more NYC Sucks comps. Unsurprisingly, NYC Sucks Volume 3 ...

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Vows releases video for “Ghost Years”

Source: Deli Magazine NY

Since the weather is finally giving us a break today after what felt like a decade long winter, this is probably not the ideal time to play this colorless, icy video by NYC via Australia electro goths Vows. Problem is, it’s a well done video for a well written song, and when something is beautiful you shouldn’t miss it, no matter if it’s sad, weird, or gray. Check out the band’s full self titled 2013 EP here, and see them Friday April 25th at Radio Bushwick in Brooklyn.

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Raspberry Bulbs played new material off their upcoming LP at Baby’s All Right (videos & setlist)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

words by Wyatt Marshall, videos & setlist photo by (((unartig)))

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NYC’s Raspberry Bulbs played Baby’s All Right on Saturday (3/29) with Virile Games, Anxiety Hammer and DJ Al Dente, and RB took the opportunity to debut some new material. The followup to Raspberry Bulbs’s 2013 Deformed Worship looks to be a doozy–in large part, the band has slowed things down a bit, hitting a mid-tempo rock stride that brings the most out of the RB’s scuzzy, surf-tinged punk. You can watch footage recorded by (((unartig))) of two new ...

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HAIM – If I Could Change Your Mind (Cerrone Funk Mix)

Source: All Things Go

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Another HAIM remix? For realz, ATG?

I know what you’re thinking, folks, but hang tight and give that little triangle a click. This one’s been making the rounds on the interwebs for a reason: it’s helmed by legendary producer Cerrone. One imagines the french studio impresario, known for his massive successes in 1970s dance music, must have caught the Daft Punk performance at this year’s Grammys whilst flipping channels before exclaiming “Sacrebleu! Disco est revenu!” and making a mad dash for the beat lab, ready to spruce up a popular track with funky bass and ecstatic horns. And so ...

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Nothing made a video for "Bent Nail" feat. Kurt Vile, announce tour w/ "Superheaven" (or Daylight?) (dates)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

by Andrew Sacher

Nothing at Baby’s All Right on NYE (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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Heavy shoegazers Nothing just never seem to stop touring (which is good, because their live show is really something else). The Philly band just wrapped up some dates, including a post-SXSW NYC show earlier this month. They’re already set to return to NYC for a show with DIIV on Friday (4/4) (RSPVed out), and they’ve just announced another full tour for the spring. That tour includes yet another NYC show for Nothing happening on June 14 at The Studio at Webster Hall. Tickets ...

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Paul Simon Carnegie Hall tribute is tonight — check out pics + setlist from rehearsal @ City Winery (Tunde Adebimpe, Bob Mould, John Doe, Josh Ritter & more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Husker Du’s Bob Mould & X’s John Doe rehearsing Paul Simon @ City Winery
Paul Simon tribute
Paul Simon tribute

Tickets are still available for tonight‘s Paul Simon tribute show at Carnegie Hall with Allen Toussaint, Angelique Kidjo, Ben Sollee, Bettye LaVette, Bob Mould, Brett Dennen, Dan Wilson, Isobel Campbell & Andy Cabic, Joe Henry, Josh Ritter, Joy Williams, Judy Collins, L.P., John Doe, Madeleine Peyroux & Jon Herington, Sam Moore, Tunde Adebimpe of TV on the Radio, Bob Forrest & Gibby Haynes (who ...

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Temples – Shelter Song (Jagwar Ma Jono’s Wrong Mix)

Source: All Things Go

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THEY HAD A BABY!

No lie, this is the first thing that came to mind when I saw that Jono from Jagwar Ma had remixed “Shelter Song” by Temples. But then my baby joy became skepticism, since I have a theory that the children of hot parents often tend to be disappointingly unattractive. Luckily, when there’s enough psychedelia in the mix, it seems that the song baby will be not just fine, but fine. Temples bring their British psych-rock, Jagwar Ma bring their Aussie psych-dance, and everyone wins, because this is the coolest Queen-loving trip of a kid ever. ...

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