Monthly Archives: June 2015

Episode 14: True Hot Orange Detective in Black Wanted

Source: Ryme et Reason

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!
Let us know your thoughts on Hot Girls Wanted, OITNB or True Detective on our Facebook page, on Twitter, or by emailing us a voice memo from your phone to rhymeetreason@gmail.com
Obsessions can be found on rhymeetreason.com/podcast

At 29-ish, we switch over to talk about OITNB. 51-ish, we talk about True Detective. Obsessions at 1:08ish.

Listen back to Michaela Majoun’s final Morning Show broadcast on WXPN

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Michaela Majoun | Photo by John VetteseMichaela 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

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Goddess Releases One of the Year’s Best and Most Hauntingly Psychedelic Albums

Source: New York Music Daily

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 ...

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watch Kendrick Lamar’s new video for "Alright"

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

photo: Kendrick Lamar at Sweetlife Fest 2015 (more by Mimi Hong)
Kendrick Lamar

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.

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Burger-A-Go-Go 2 fest initial lineup announced: Cat Power, Julie Ruin, Cults, Bleached, Kim Gordon, Kate Nash & more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

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<p>Burger Records will be throwing its second-annual all-female-fronted <strong>Burger-A-Go-Go</strong> fest on<strong> September 5 at Santa Anna Observatory</strong>. This year’s lineup includes <strong>Cat Power, The Julie Ruin, GLITTERBUST</strong> (aka Kim Gordon + Alex Knost), <strong>Kate Nash, Bleached, Cults</strong>, <strong>Cherry Glazerr, Kimya Dawson, Peach Kelli Pop, Death Valley Girls</strong>, and lots more. <strong><a href=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, 5.6.7.8s, 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.

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Jenn Wasner (of Wye Oak and Flock of Dimes) schedules Baltimore show for 9/26, is working on a new record, and is releasing some stellar collabs

Source: The Deli Magazine

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 ...

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Will Butler playing free ‘Canada D’eh’ show in NYC with July Talk and Walrus (and festival dates)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

photo: Will Butler (more by Debi Del Grande)
Will Butler

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 ...

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This is Head ready third LP, share "Timmerdalen" video

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

by Bill Pearis

This is Head 2015 photo

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 ...

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Future Pizza! Francis Dunnery and XPN listeners weigh in with their love for Michaela Majoun

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Francis DunneryAt 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

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2015 4th of July weekend NYC event guide

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

4th of July

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.

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Bouncing Souls playing ‘How I Spent My Summer Vacation’ in full at their NJ show w/ AJJ & Screaming Females (win tix!)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Bouncing Souls

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.

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PREVIEWS of COMING ATTRACTIONS: Early July 2015

Source: DC Rock Live

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.


Mates of State hits the Rock’n’Roll Hotel on Wednesday, July 8th.

Mail the Horse will in no way mail it in when they appear at Acre 121 on Friday, July 10th.

Moon King reigns ...

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listen to Daniel Romano’s new song, "I’m Gonna Teach You"

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

by Andrew Sacher

photo by Vanessa Heins
Daniel Romano

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.

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Hey Anna plays Baby’s All Right on July 9th

Source: Deli Magazine NY

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

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2015 4Knots Festival announces final lineup / set times

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Village Voice 4 Knots Festival 2015

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 ...

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She Said Boom: The Story of Fifth Column will screen at International House

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Fifth Column | photo via http://rhizome.org/announce/events/61457/view/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

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Andrew Meoray parties with death in new “We’re All Gonna Die!” music video

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Andrew Meoray | photo via https://andrewmeoray.bandcamp.com/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

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Marah is celebrating the vinyl reissue of Kids in Philly with its “classic” lineup

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Marah's Kids in PhillyLegendary 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

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Girlpool played a killer basement show in West Philly

Source: The Key (WXPN)

GirlpoolThe 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

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The Gradients kick off US tour with The Cradle on 07.03 at Palisades

Source: Deli Magazine NY

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 ...

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Rush brought their 40th anniversary tour to MSG (pics, setlist)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

photos by P Squared Photography

Rush @ MSG 6/29/2015
Rush
Rush

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 ...

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