In this very long episode, we do a deep dive with Feminist Friends about the documentary Hot Girls Wanted, that you can see on Netflix. We talk about the documentary’s goal, how feminism is helping, slut shaming, and the porn industry as a whole. We transition into talking about Orange is the New Black with some major spoilers. You’ve been warned. True Detective’s second season just started so we chat about the first episode, the premise, the performances, and our hopes for what this series can become. Check out Slim Hunt’s website for their song “Overthrown”: slimhunt.bandcamp.com. Support indie bands by buying the music used in this podcast!
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At 29-ish, we switch over to talk about OITNB. 51-ish, we talk about True Detective. Obsessions at 1:08ish.
Katy Perry is caught in a property dispute between a group of elderly nuns and the Los Angeles Archdiocese over who owns a hilltop convent overlooking Hollywood. The singer is named in a recent lawsuit over the scenic property in the Los Feliz neighborhood.
Michaela Majoun’s final four hours on the WXPN airwaves were bittersweet: there was laughter, there were tears, there were surprise guests and a lot of emotion. Stationed on the upstairs stage at World Cafe Live, Majoun received on-air wishes from … Continued
Goddess are one of New York’s most phantasmagorical, individualistic bands. There is no other group in town who sound remotely like them. Part creepy 60s psychedelic act, part folk noir, part underground theatre troupe, they create a magically eerie ambience, whether live or on record. It was a treat to be able to catch their most recent performance at a private party in south Brooklyn: the album release show for their fantastic new one, Paradise, streaming at Bandcamp. Maybe it was the low lights over a leafy back courtyard – or maybe it was Ember Schrag‘s dangerous gin ...
Kendrick Lamar put out the video for another track off his brilliant new album, To Pimp A Butterfly, “Alright.” It’s a black-and-white video directed by Colin Tilley and the Little Homies. You can watch it below.
Kendrick has been playing festivals lately, and has more coming up. All are listed here. TPAB collaborator Bilal will be in NYC this week.
Tickets go on sale Thursday (7/2) at 10 AM Pacific. Initial lineup is listed below.
Meanwhile, the Burger Boogaloo 2015 happens this weekend (July 4 & 5) at Oakland, CA’s Mosswood Park with performances from The Mummies, Black Lips, Fuzz, The Gories, King Khan & BBQ Show, Pandoras, 188.8.131.52s, and a whole lot more. As you may remember, the Boogaloo is hosted this year by the one-and-only John Waters. Tickets are still available and the schedule is below.
Baltimore’s Jenn Wasner doesn’t need much of an introduction, she’s made quite an impact both locally and internationally with her experimental electo-lyrical duo Wye Oak and solo project Flock of Dimes. Wye Oak’s "Shriek" was one of the standout indie records of 2014 – since then Wasner has been touring with the fantastic Sylvan Esso, getting her next solo release ready, and working with Andy Stack on new band material. None of her new songs are available online yet, but if you make it to one of her live shows you’ll most certainly hear what’s in the works. Flock of ...
Brendan Lukens first saw the rock band Say Anything at the now-closed downtown venue Sonar in November 2010. On Sunday, Lukens, a native of Brunswick in Frederick County, and his own group, Modern Baseball, are set to return with Baltimore Soundstage headliners Say Anything.
Arcade Fire’s Will Butler has been pursuing his solo career this year, having visited NYC a few times. He’ll return this Wednesday (7/1) at The Well for the venue to celebrate Canada Day, here renamed Canada D’eh, with fellow Canadian bands July Talk and Walrus. It’s free with RSVP, and they’ll have a Canadian breakfast (aka pancakes with maple syrup), Canadian whiskey and Canadian craft beer. Doors are at noon and the music starts at 5 PM.
Will’s only other upcoming dates at the moment are Moscow’s Red ...
Swedish quartet This is Head will release their self-titled third album this fall via Adrian Recordings. The LP was recorded on the island of Timmerdalen, just north of Gothenberg. This was all somewhat by accident, as the band explain:
During the summer of 2014 we decided it was time to record our third album. We’d already started sketching out rough ideas that February, during a few warm days in a cramped space in L.A. When the opportunity arose to borrow the house in Timmerdalen for a week, our thoughts began to wander. Could we go there and ...
At Michaelapalooza, the tribute to XPN Morning Show host Michaela Majoun, at World Cafe Live the other night, a number of local musicians and speakers were asked to perform and sing her praises. One of the musicians who couldn’t make … Continued
The Fourth of July is this Saturday, and for those not using Independence Day Weekend to get away from the city — or for those who will be visiting from out of town — there’s never a shortage of things to do. We’ve got a bunch of mostly musical suggestions for you.
As previously mentioned, NJ punks The Bouncing Souls are playing a big home state show on July 17 at Starland Ballroom with killer support from Andrew Jackson Jihad, Screaming Females, and Seaside Caves. Since we last spoke, the band revealed that they’ll be playing 2001’s great How I Spent My Summer Vacation in full at the show. Tickets are still available, and we’re giving away a pair. Details below.
The day after the show, Bouncing Souls singer Greg Attonito and his wife Shanti Wintergate’s children’s music duo Play Date play an afternoon NJ show.
A little quiet start due to the holiday, so after the fireworks, join me in the clubs for the real fireworks.
Over 1,000 people have read my interview with Damon Tutunjian of the Swirlies. You can do that too, but more imporantly I highly advise you join me at the Black Cat on Monday July 6th for a celebration of their 25th year of existence.
Canadian country singer Daniel Romano‘s new album, If I’ve Only One Time Askin’, comes out July 31 via New West Records. Digital pre-orders were launched today, and pre-ordering gets you an instant download of lead single “The One That Got Away (Came Back Today),” which we posted here. In this post, we’ve got the premiere of the second single, “I’m Gonna Teach You.” For this one, he brings in tremendous string arrangements and thunderous percussion. He calls it a “triumphant revenge anthem.” Check it out below.
Fronted by the three eclectic Rauch-Sasseen sisters, Brooklyn/New Jersey band Hey Anna bring unabashed ear candy to the NYC scene. Sporting God Help the Girl-like vocals, quirky synths, and delicious lyrics, singles like "By the Bay" remind that life’s many pleasures are still small and accessible. The band has a new EP in the works, and will be playing Baby’s All Right on July 9th. – Jillian Dooley
The Village Voice 4 Knots Festival is next Saturday (7/11) at Pier 84 in Hudson River Park, with headliners Super Furry Animals and Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks. Since our last post, the fest has added Heaven and Surfbort who will be the first two bands of the day. In between will also see performances from Twin Peaks, Mikal Cronin, Screaming Females, Happyness, Meatbodies and Heaters. 4Knots has also released its schedule/set times which you can check out below.
Tickets are still available, and they’re offering a special where you can buy four general admission tickets for the ...
You know what’s a good thing to do on a Thursday night? Seeing a film that’s never been shown in Philadelphia before! The International House, in partnership with Permanent Wave Philly, is hosting a film screening of She Said Boom: The Story of … Continued
If the Grim Reaper was your best bud, what would it be like to throw him a birthday party? Philly power pop musician Andrew Meoray answers that question in his humorous new music video for the single “We’re All Gonna … Continued
Legendary Philly alt-country rockers Marah are coming to Underground Arts on October 17, and they’re bringing back the lineup that recorded their breakout album, Kids in Philly. Marah have gone through many, many lineup changes throughout the years. If you missed … Continued
The first thing I noticed in entering Nico Nico Mansion on Saturday was the décor of the house. There was nothing on the walls, and no light fixtures, only bulbs. The house turned venue was experiencing its second show ever, … Continued
With their debut, self titled LP, The Gradients have already forged a very strong sonic identity, one which can’t be easily labeled. The record takes us back to the days when XTC was still little more than a punk band (1979 circa), but already displayed all the talent in place to become what it became: one of the edgiest pop bands of all times. Like the British duo, The Gradients feature dual vocals (bassist Charlie DY and guitarist Luca Balser) with contrasting tones, and a songwriting attitude that privileges clever song developments, melodies and instrumental parts over familiar ones. Their ...
Toronto invaded Brooklyn last night (6/29) when Sloan played Rough Trade and the slightly more popular Rush played the slightly larger Madison Square Garden. The MSG show was the NYC stop on their 40th anniversary tour, which they also say is “likely their last major tour of this magnitude.” The set spanned their entire career, opening with “The Anarchist” and “Headlong Flight” off their most recent album, 2012’s Clockwork Angels, and ending with two off their self-titled 1974 debut, “What You’re Doing” and “Working Man.” In between we got ...