Monthly Archives: December 2014

Television treats TLA audience to a rock recital

Source: Philly.com » Music/Nightlife

With a slow, melodic waltz, 1970s prog-rock, proto-punk pioneers Television opened their set at the TLA on Monday night. Tuning their instruments for a few moments before the packed house – as they would prior to every song – they underscored the jam-session feel they somehow managed to instill within their precise music.

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is ‘Mr Show’ returning in some form in 2015?

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

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Well this is something to look forward to in 2015. Earlier today, Paul F. Tompkins tweeted the above picture, saying that “Maybe something new coming from the Mr. Show gang in the new year?” There have been Mr Show-related tours in the past, but could this mean new episodes? In that picture we’ve got both David Cross and Bob Odenkirk, Brian Posehn, Jay Johnston, Tompkins… that looks like Scott Aukerman in the sunglasses, and who are the two guys in the back? Let’s hope Jerry Minor and Mary Lynn Rajskub are part of it too (Tom Kenny and John ...

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Download The Key Studio Sessions Volume 12 (feat. Vita and the Woolf, Son Little, Mumblr and more)

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Cover photo by Rachel Del SordoThis is usually the part where I wax philosophical about the Philadelphia music scene, the amazing breadth of talent it contains, the standout artists in a whole range of genres we’re showcasing on this latest comp, but you know what? … Continued

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more artist 2014 year-end lists: Iceage, Bo Ningen, TOY, Blind Shake, The Vaselines, Weaves, Gold-Bears, AJ Davila ++ White Reaper’s "Top 10 tour bathrooms"

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

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Well 2014 is pretty much dunzo, with only a few hours left in the year. Before we ring in 2015, here are a few more Top 10 of 2014 lists to peruse, including ones from The Vaselines, Iceage, Bo Ningen, AJ Davila, The Blind Shake, and Gold-Bears. Some of them have commentary some do not. A couple special ones worth reading appear near the end: Toronto’s Weaves give us their favorite “Canada Rocks” moments (with some insightful thoughts on all of them); and Louisville, KY’s White Reaper offer up “Top 10 Tour Bathrooms.”

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ArtsBeat: In Battle for Sales Leadership, Taylor Swift Triumphs

Source: New York Times » Music

As if having the top-selling album of the year weren’t enough, Taylor Swift is also No. 1 again on the singles chart this week.

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New York City Live Music Calendar for January and February 2015

Source: New York Music Daily

Updated daily: you might want to bookmark this page and check back regularly to see what’s new. There’s a comprehensive, recently updated list of places where these shows are happening at NY Music Daily’s sister blog Lucid Culture.

Showtimes listed here are set times, not the time doors open – if a listing says something like “9ish,” that means it’ll probably start later than advertised. If you see a show listed without the start time, that’s because either the artist, their publicist or the venue in question sent incomplete info: those acts are usually listed last on a particular date.  Always best ...

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Music Review: Trifonov and the Philharmonic, Together Again at Avery Fisher

Source: New York Times » Music

The young Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov has returned to Avery Fisher Hall for a program of Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky with the New York Philharmonic.

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Previews of Upcoming Attractions for early January 2015 (and a quick message)

Source: DC Rock Live

State of the Blog Address or rather a few thoughts on where we are at.

We are into the seventh year of DC ROCK LIVE. There were many times last year where I was 90% positive I would be fully retired by now. But on we go. The one revelation that worried me most was when my late afternoon thoughts went from ‘Oh, good I’ve got a good show tonight’ to ‘Oh good, I get a night off’. I guess doing over 200 shows a year will do that to you. But as I’ve gone from over 200 shows in ...

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Happy New Year, Y’All!

Source: Fuzzy Logic

I don’t know about you, but I’m more than ready to see the back of 2014. It’s been a tough year, but I’m ever optimistic that the next one will be better, so come on 2015! May you and yours have a year filled with happiness, good times, and even better music.

“Auld Lang Syne” is New Year’s tradition, and though it’s actually quite sad, it’s a favorite of mine. I’ll always have fond memories of Scotland, snow, and drunken dancing. Ah, Bobby Burns! Some interesting versions of this timeless ditty are below. 

Big sloppy New Year kisses to you ...

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Raspberry Bulbs Defy Conventions with Latest LP, Privacy

Source: Deli Magazine NY

Short but far from sweet, it would be easy to lump in Raspberry Bulbs’s latest release, Privacy, with previous work by front man Marco Del Rio. But while the album is certainly influenced by Del Rio’s black metal background, it isn’t mired in the genre’s constraints. The record is bookended by its two longest tracks, “Lionhead” a deliciously sludgy track dusted by desert rock, and Big Grin, which is similarly groove heavy and contains a nearly hypnotic bass-riff reminiscent of the darker ends of British post-punk. Throughout, Privacy remains strikingly dark, but still accessible to those with a ...

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ArtsBeat: New Year’s Eve With Skrillex and Diplo: Enjoy the Show Even if You Don’t Go

Source: New York Times » Music

The New Year’s Eve electronic dance-music concert at Madison Square Garden will be streamed live.

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They Do Not Exist, We Faithfully Insist: mewithoutYou & The Districts go incognito at the Church

Source: The Key (WXPN)

mewithoutYou | Photo by Megan Kelly | keganmellyphotography.tumblr.comSo that’s the end of my 2014 year in shows. Slammed into a bank of monitors, screaming at the top of my lungs, sweat-soaked, sobbing and experiencing more than a little bit of real pain from the crushing. But some … Continued

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Cymbals Eat Guitars & more played Glasslands’ penultimate night (pics); final show lineup still secret (but here’s set times)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

photos by Amanda Hatfield; words by Bill Pearis

“It is still tough to play it cool when a crowd goes as nuts as you guys did @glasslands last night. Thank you for an amazing show.” – @CYMBLS_EAT_GTRS

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Cymbals Eat Guitars headlined Glasslands’ penultimate night (12/30) on Kent Avenue last night, and the venue was as packed as I’ve ever seen it. As the band mentioned in their above tweet, the crowd was indeed going nuts, at least the 75 or so nearest the stage. No crowd surfing, but a constant, simmering pit ...

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Stream Lazeyes’ new EP, New Year, due out next week

Source: The Swollen Fox

Lazyeyes New YearBrooklyn’s Lazyeyes will release a new EP, New Year, next week. You can now stream the EP’s five tracks below—the stream was premiered yesterday via Stereogum, which notes that, “above the layers of reverb, their songs burst with angular hooks and polished melodies.”

The shoegaze dream-pop trio formed in 2012 with guitarist and vocalist Jason Abrishami (The Twees), bassist Paul Volpe (Triple Cobra) and drummer Jeremy Sampson (Eastern Hallows). New Year follows the band’s self-titled debut EP, which came out in January 2013 to acclaim from various blogs.

Lazyeyes will play at Milkboy on Friday, January 9. Tickets ...

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Playlist: Best of December 2014

Source: All Things Go

December isn’t the busiest month but a few amazing songs snuck their way into 2014. Catch up with our end-of-month playlist.

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NYC Record of the Month: Bonsai – Self Titled EP

Source: Deli Magazine NY

Our regular readers may have noticed that we like to highlight residencies played by local artists in local venues, but admittedly we entirely missed Bonsai‘s November one at Pete Candy’s Store – admittedly, we weren’t aware that the lovely east Williamsburg venue actually had residencies! Well, not only they have them, but they also pick good artists for them, since Bonsai’s music is an absolute delight. Their self titled debut EP is a delicate and dreamy alt folk gem. Opener "Bonsai Trees" – the most accomplished track on the record, streaming below – shows the trio’s interest in revisiting traditional ...

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A dose of Dream Pop for the new year: Arc Waves

Source: Deli Magazine NY

Will we ever grow tired of artists inspired by British dream pop legends The Cocteau Twins? We doubt it. Here’s a brand new NYC band that quite unapologetically brushes up the ethereal sound and vocal stylings of Elizabeth Fraser and company: they are called Arc Waves, and their debut self titled EP came out in September 2014. They’ve been playing shows at Pianos and Bowery Electric.

This band submitted their music for coverage here.

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