Monthly Archives: November 2014

Previews of Coming Attractions – Early Dec 2014

Source: DC Rock Live

The holiday week is over and December is here, so let’s head back into the clubs. Here are a few ideas for you and me. Take a listen and join me for some of these fine shows.

Yung Lean is at the Black Cat this Wednesday, Dec 3rd. Or you can check out Jess Marchant just a few blocks away at the DC9 on that same night. I will be at one of these, but which?


Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood sounds more like a law firm, but plays fine music at the 9:30 Club on Friday, Dec 5th.

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Critic’s Notebook: Brooklyn Rider Joins String Quartets Exploring the Nonclassical

Source: New York Times » Music

On Monday, the string quartet Brooklyn Rider is performing selections from its new album, “Almanac,” featuring pieces commissioned from the worlds of folk, indie rock and jazz.

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Video of The Day #22: Lola Colt

Source: Fuzzy Logic

There’s a bunch of videos out there. Some of them are good. Some of them are a cut above. I like to think my picks for Video Of The Day are a cut (or two) above.

The more I hear from Lola Colt, the deeper under their spell I get. This clip sees the band performing a flawless rendition of “Driving Mr. Johnny” from their top secret HQ, all smoky tendrils of witchcraft and wizardry and good old fashioned rock emanating from the band as they let loose amongst a backdrop of angular lights and quivering camera shots. It’s ...

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Frank Ocean Releases New, Ethereal Track

Source: Rock On Philly

Could Frank Ocean’s long-anticipated return to music come sooner than we thought? On the morning of Friday, November 28th, Ocean released on his Tumblr page an untitled track along with its lyrics.

According to the Huffington Post, the track is reportedly titled “Memrise” and describes Ocean’s desire to visit a lover’s place. The brief, stripped down song begins with a hazy interlude with Ocean repeating what sounds like “moon rise.” It then continues to the first stanza where Ocean speaks like a spoken word performance. The second stanza acts more like a chorus and features Ocean’s signature ...

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Where Are They Now? Part 2 Outside the Comfort Zone

Source: DC Rocks

I guess it’s an official series if there are two parts of “Where Are They Now?”  Here’s my second story about what’s up with high school graduates from the Class of 2011. 

Way before Paris Achenbach started Wilson High school, she knew she loved the great outdoors. She felt like she belonged in the woods as much or more than at her home in Washington, DC. As a high school student, she became deeply concerned about the environment. She also loved playing piano. Progressive and musical Oberlin seemed like a good fit for her when it came time for college, ...

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Dan DeLuca’s Mix Picks: Keith Richards, Tara Murtha and ‘Ode to Billie Joe,’ and Bruce Springsteen

Source: Philly.com » Music/Nightlife

Keith Richards, "Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar" (Little, Brown, $18). The Rolling Stone who looks most like a goblin apparently needed two coauthors – Barnaby Harris and Bill Shapiro – plus daughter Theodora, who did the finely detailed drawings, to pen this sweet children’s book about a kindly grandfather and learning to play "Malagueña."

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Best of the B Sides: “Pretty When You Cry”

Source: Rock On Philly

I am four months behind on Rolling Stone. I’m reading about the hits of the summer and how Coachella went. The stack under my desk is getting so tall and heavy it’s difficult to move. I have never been in this much of a magazine deficit in my life.

Because of this, Lana Del Rey is on my mind yet again. Not only did I just finish reading her profile in the late July Rolling Stone (whoops), but I’m listening to Ultraviolence (2014) again. When I decided to review it, I thought I was in for a trashing, bashing, ...

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‘A Brief History of Seven Killings’: Epic novel on Bob Marley and Jamaican history

Source: Philly.com » Music/Nightlife

Marlon James’ A Brief History of Seven Killings should win some kind of award for ironic untruth-telling in titling. It is indeed a novel, though a historical one based on real events. At nearly 700 dense pages, often written in Jamaican patois, it’s anything but brief. And the corpses quickly add up to many more than seven.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: American Wrestlers at The Fire, The Pretty Greens at Kung Fu Necktie, Slayer at The Tower

Source: The Key (WXPN)

American Wrestlers | via americanwrestlers.bandcamp.comSt. Louis jangle-pop group American Wrestlers right now have one song to their name, but it’s a good one. “I Can Do No Wrong” appeared online at summer’s end and immediately captured the push-pull of joy and melancholic yearning that … Continued

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Recap: American Diamond Recordings closes Philly Sings Philly with a bang

Source: The Swollen Fox

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Photos and words by Elizabeth Thorpe

The last night of Philly Sings Philly ended just right, as TJ Kong & The Atomic Bomb invited all those with instruments onstage for a final sing-along—perhaps the best way to celebrate the true diversity and talent that exists even within a single record label in the Philly scene. American Diamond Recordings was in it to win it with its curated night, starting with Brian Langan of Langor. He encouraged audience participation, suggesting that after one song everyone say, “Big hit. He really made it his own.” His cover of The Teeth’s “The Coolest ...

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Your Weekend Love & the Stars

Source: Philly.com » Music/Nightlife

ARIES (March 21-April 19) ssss By Friday night, you have been turkied out, shared and caught up with everyone’s news. You have had enough. Your innate desire to curl up, calm down, and become a couch potato is right on. Hopefully you will find your favorite playmate to hang out with all weekend long. Ignore the world for now and you will love these few days.

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What’s going on Sunday? (GWAR, Death To All, Bob Dylan, Run the Jewels, Planning for Burial, R. Stevie Moore, more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

GWAR at Housecore Horror 2013 (more by Trent Maxwell)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight’s shows, but here are some highlights…

GWAR, Corrosion of Conformity, American Sharks @ Irving Plaza
Oderus Urungus has moved on to a different universe, and GWAR is with a slightly different lineup, but they’re powering through and their new stage show is one Oderus would be proud of. Of course at any GWAR show, GWAR is the main attraction, but the openers are not to be missed tonight. There’s veteran crossover thrashers turned sludgesters and stoner rock ...

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The Skull Practitioners Bring Their Tuneful Noiserock Assault to Grand Victory

Source: New York Music Daily

The Skull Practitioners are just about the ultimate Halloween band – but not in a campy way. There’s no way any other group could have played as genuinely menacing, or deliciously noisy a set as the trio of guitarist Jason Victor, bassist Kenneth Levine and drummer Alex Baker did that night at Pine Box Rock Shop in Bushwick. The reason that their reverb-drenched noiserock assault works so well is because their songs are so catchy. They’re always going off the rails in one way or another, but there’s always a tune somewhere – even if it’s about to come unglued. ...

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Those People talk working with producer Bill Moriarty, the Philly scene, and more

Source: Rock On Philly

Philly- based rock band, Those People, will be releasing their first official EP, Be Careful What You Wish For, this Friday, December 5th at Northstar Bar. After hearing the new music earlier this month, it will be cool to see how the music translates to a live setting. Rock On Philly got the chance to talk to the band in advance of the show about recording with Bill Moriarty, The Philly Scene, music streaming, and much more. Check out our interview below!

ROP: Guys, thank you so much for taking to time to chat with us! First off, ...

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Death by Audio’s final month: tributes, video & more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Edan and Josh of DbA on the final night (more by PSquared)
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Chris Gethard wearing DbA tribute on his show this week (photo by Heidi Vanderlee)
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Death by Audio closed last weekend after seven years in existence. We said our goodbyes already, but we thought we’d offer up a roundup of our coverage and other tributes to the space.

Comedian Chris Gethard wore a homemade t-shirt, inspired by the one DbA booker Edan Wilber wore on the showspace’s final night, at the taping of the most recent episode of The Chris Gethard Show which you can ...

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Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express take on World Cafe Live

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Chuck Prophet | Photo by Chris Sikich | countfeed.tumblr.comChuck Prophet is a genre all unto himself. Part ‘50s cool and ‘80s jangle with the sense of a big full sound that comes with four bandmates, he delivered on his promise of his 2014 record Night Surfer of crashing … Continued

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Milton at Winterfest, Ill Fated Natives at The Fire, Cock Sparrer at Union Transfer

Source: The Key (WXPN)

The Key’s Fireside Sessions kick off tonight at the Blue Cross RiverRink with a performance by Philly soul newcomer Milton. Backed by the Shed Jam Band, the Reading-based musician will kick off the monthly series with a set of songs … Continued

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Post-Black Friday Chill-Out Playlist

Source: Rock On Philly

Did you snag amazing deals amid the Black-Friday, Post-Thanksgiving horde?  Or, did you hide indoors, snacking on turkey-and-cranberry concoctions?

Whatever the case, let this playlist give you a much-deserved chill-out for a nice, lazy Saturday.

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