This week’s episode we talk about Marina and the Diamonds newest album Froot. We touch on Froot‘s highs and lows, what works and what doesn’t, and how it compares with previous albums. Then we have our special guest, Jes, on the podcast talking about HBO’s season 4 of GIRLS! Does Lena Dunham know …
The legendary Joni Mitchell was reportedly rushed to a hospital today after being found unconscious in her home. Sources tell TMZ that paramedics went to her home around 2:30 PM in response to a 911 call, and that she regained consciousness on her way to the hospital. She’s now in intensive care. More on this as it develops… but our fingers are crossed that she’ll be okay.
An update from the official Joni Mitchell Twitter at 12:56 AM EST (4/1) says she’s still in intensive care but “is awake and in good spirits.” More updates to come.
Two or three of you have been waiting for this for years. OK, there may be a few more of you than that, but not a lot. Let’s face it: not many people have the slightest interest in who I am. And that’s a problem.
Like all aging GenX-ers, there’s one thing I crave more than anything. And that thing is fame. And I look at celebrities from my generation who are a lot less interesting than me – and believe me, I’m not that interesting – and I get jealous. And I thought I’d figured out a way to ...
an album that came out this week on Asthmatic Kitty
First Wilco cancelled an Indiana show in protest of the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act (which could legalize discrimination against the LGBT community), and now a handful of record labels with offices in Indiana are protesting too. Asthmatic Kitty, Secretly Group, Joyful Noise and more have signed a letter titled “Music for Indiana,” which reads:
We are a group of independent record labels and music businesses based in Indiana. We are deeply disappointed with the recent passage of the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the message that it sends ...
Adam “Ad Rock” Horovitz, who has gotten back into acting with a role in comedy While We’re Young, is the latest participant in Rookie Mag‘s “Ask a Grown Man” advice video series, where grown men answer questions on love and relationships from teenage girls. Watch the onetime Beastie Boy offer his advice, below…
Experimental instrumental rockers Blind Idiot God‘s career dates back about three decades, to when they released their Martin Bisi-produced 1987 self-titled debut on SST. Two Bill Laswell-produced albums followed, Undertow (released in 1988 on Laswell’s Enemy label) and Cyclotron (released in 1992 on John Zorn‘s Avant label), and then the band’s studio output stalled for 23 years — though they did record the song for the opening credits of Alex Winter’s 1993 film Freaked with huge B.I.G. fan Henry Rollins on vocals — until they put out their fourth LP this year. The album’s called ...
Startalk Live! with Neil deGrasse Tyson and Eugene Mirman is coming to the Apollo Theatre on May 28. Tickets are currently on StarTalk presale (password = COSMIC), there’s an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (4/1) at noon, an Apollo presale starting Thursday (4/2) at noon and tix go on sale to the general public on Friday (4/3) at noon.
StarTalk will become a weekly late night talk show on the National Geographic Channel starting April 20. That will have a wide variety of guests and each episode will feature a minute-long rant from Bill Nye (a la Andy ...
Gavin [Van Vlack]: Everything is very instantaneous now, and you can access almost anything with the flick of a finger. Not to sound pretentious, but there’s a craftsmanship that goes into songwriting and the performance, and that’s what separated Burn from other bands. We crafted our songs differently than other people did theirs. Everything; from the way we dressed, to even our social conscience was just our own.
Chaka [Malik]: Plus hardcore itself just lets you express emotions and feeling that otherwise maybe aren’t safe to display or even access.
Gavin: This whole thing is a catharsis; for the ...
The GODMODE compilation, American Music, is out now and features new tracks from Shamir, Yvette, Courtship Ritual, Motion Studies, Excepter and more. The whole thing is pretty good and you can stream it in full below.
Yvette, whose contribution to the comp, “I Don’t Need Anything from Anybody,” is a skullcrusher, will play Baby’s All Right on April 23 with Eaters, Dan Friel and Natalie Jones. All the bands will be debuting new material at the show and tickets are on sale now. American Music also contains a ...
Long-running, genre-crossing Norwegian band Jaga Jazzist are releasing a new album titled Starfire on June 2 via Ninja Tune. The title track is out now, and it’s a jammy, proggy, synthy epic that covers a lot of ground in its nearly 9-minute running time. Listen below.
The band, whose leader/composer Lars Horntveth recently relocated to LA, will also go on a North American tour this June in support of the album. The tour brings them to NYC on June 20 at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (4/3) at 10 AM.
An impressionist of sound, Brooklyn’s Rioux plays a brand of electronica that’s as translucent as a Monet painting. Following his ‘Here Comes Now’ LP last year, Rioux is announcing the release of the ‘Evolver’ EP this spring, a record made between his hometown Detroit and New York City. The record is presented as a life cycle in miniature, exploring metamorphosis and the various states of being in the evolving human experience. Rioux will be playing an intimate premiere of the new material with the live band at Union Pool on 04.08. Stream the EP’s first single "Unfeel", below.
Ben Pierce of Philly punk rock five-piece Restorations will guest DJ tonight on XPN’s Philly Local show. The guitarist and keyboardist has prepped a playlist of what Restorations had been jamming to in the van while on their latest tour, which they’ll … Continued
Rock & Roll Hotel is a venue that needs no introduction to those in the DMV. Hosting an eclectic mix of concerts and dance sessions as well as having a more traditional bar for the casual night crawler, it pretty much has something for everyone. On Friday the 27th, it played host to […]
For at least one day every year, Selena-ness is next to godliness.That’s because March 31 marks the anniversary of the death of Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, the Latin pop star and Queen of Tejano, who was murdered by the president of her fan club, Yolanda Saldivar, 20 years ago.Read full article >>
The tour has them in NYC a night before the Perfect Pussy show to play a smaller gig at Baby’s sister venue Elvis Guesthouse on Thursday (4/2). That starts at 10 PM and is totally free. All dates are listed below.
Brooklyn’s Jerry Paper (aka Lucas Nathan) could almost have come straight of the Tim & Eric screen: defiantly weird, part hotel lounge act/Harry Nilsson/Brian Wilson with a little laptop R&B, and yet oddly appealing. (So Ariel Pink-ish? Kinda but not really.) His new album, Carousel, just came out today (3/31) via Bayonet and you can check out the strange album trailer and an Rdio stream of the whole album, below.
Jerry will be celebrating Carousel’s released on Wednesday (4/1) at Silent Barn with Helado Negro, Trabajo, and Macula Dog. If you’ve never seen ...
Astronauts, etc. have created a beautiful 70’s tinged song called “I Know” that encapsulates a feeling that’s something along the lines of Grizzly Bear and the Bee Gees. It’s got a warm feeling to it that probably comes from the… Continue Reading →
You probably know Eric Slick and Dom Angelella from the bands they play in full-time. But there’s another act that the two Philly musicians have been associated with for way longer than the former has drummed for Dr. Dog, or … Continued
Sax-driven political punk party Downtown Boys signed to Don Giovanni last year, and since announced that the label will put out their debut album, Full Communisim, on May 4. So far two of the tracks have been released, “Future Police” and “Monstro.” Check out both below.
Downtown Boys are also going on tour, and playing a record release show in NYC on May 15 at Palisades with In School (ex-Household) and The Homewreckers. Tickets for that show are on sale now.