Monthly Archives: August 2015

Video: JR JR – “Gone”

Source: The Swollen Fox

JR JRJR JR (formerly Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr) has debuted a video for its latest single, “Gone,” which will be on a new, self-titled album due on September 25. The name change and video are “purposefully complicated,” according to NPR. In the band’s words:

“A lot of what went into that decision [to shorten our name] was the idea of taking back our voice in as many ways as we could after a period of feeling like we were very tied to another personality. The song “Gone” is uniquely representative of this empowerment, but the real wonder of “Gone” is ...

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Baltimore soul sensation Bosley releases new single and plays The Black Cat, 9/3

Source: The Deli Magazine

Need a new track that you can play on repeat and just let loose? Baltimore’s own Bosley has you covered with his new single Are We In Love? A funky, soulful track, it lulls you in with dulcet tones and holds you down with a rich chorus and wonderful instrumentals. It’s a dance beat, it’s great for relaxation, it’s perfect for a montage, it can get you through the day. Check it out when Bosley plays at The Black Cat on 9/3. $10 backstage, doors at 7:30. -Jonathan Goodwin

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Made in America set times released

Source: The Swollen Fox

Made in AmericaThe schedule for this weekend’s Made in America Festival has finally been released, revealing at once the daily breakdown of the lineup and set times for each. Check out the schedule below or here. Check out first preview of the festival (more to come throughout the week) here.

Saturday, Sept. 5
Rocky Stage
2:00-2:30 – The Struts
3:15-4:00 – Vic Mensa
4:45-5:45 – De La Soul
6:30-7:30 – Meek Mill
8:30-9:30 – Modest Mouse
10:30 – Beyonce

Liberty Stage
1:30-2:00 – Young Rising Sons
2:30-3:15 – Earl Sweatshirt
4:00-4:45 – G-Eazy
5:45-6:30 – Nick Jonas
7:30-8:30 – Death ...

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Tamaryn played Le Poisson Rouge w/ Samantha Urbani (pics)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

photos by Amanda Hatfield; words by Bill Pearis

Tamaryn / Samantha Urbani @ LPR 8/28/2015
Tamaryn
Samantha Urbani

Tamaryn celebrated the release of her third album, Cranekiss, with a show at Le Poisson Rouge on Friday night. This was a completely different lineup of the band that I saw her with at Levitation Fest in May, and I was maybe not surprised but a little disappointed that Shaun Durkan, who cowrote and played on Cranekiss (and did the artwork), wasn’t a part of the band on Friday. (He’s a busy guy with his own group, Weekend.) Her band did a ...

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ArtsBeat: In Topping Charts, Disturbed Accomplishes a Rare Feat

Source: New York Times » Music

The metal band Disturbed has the No. 1 album this week with “Immortalized” (Reprise), pushing Luke Bryan’s “Kill the Lights” to the No. 2 spot.

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Riot Fest Denver day 3: Snoop Dogg, L7, Babes In Toyland, Beach Slang, 7Seconds & more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

by Andrew Sacher

Snoop Dogg at Riot Fest Denver 2015 (photo by @shaybird303)
Snoop Dogg

Day 1, Day 2, and then finally Riot Fest Denver 2015 wrapped up with its third and final day on Sunday (8/30). Like the past two days, it was stacked from start to finish with never more than a 15-minute period where there wasn’t a good band playing. I only caught partial sets from Explosions in the Sky and The Lawrence Arms due to overlaps with other bands, but what I did see of both sounded great. 7Seconds were terrific (more on them in ...

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Spongebob musical coming to Broadway with original songs by David Bowie, Flaming Lips, Dirty Projectors & more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Spongebob musical

David Bowie, The Flaming Lips, Dirty Projectors and other artists are contributing new songs to a Spongebob Squarepants musical. According to Entertainment Weekly, other artists contributing songs include Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, T.I., Jonathon Coulton, They Might Be Giants, Panic! At The Disco, Plain White T’s, and Lady Antebellum. The musical is directed and co-conceived by Tina Landau who said:

I was drawn to this project not only for its wild theatrical possibility, but also because I felt SpongeBob, at its core, is a layered and hilarious ensemble comedy. ...

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ROP EXCLUSIVE: Avi Wisnia Drops New Single “Sky Blue Sky”

Source: Rock On Philly

Featured Image by Chris M. Junior

Many moments mark the end of what we consider the summer season – the VMAs, Made In America, Labor Day, back to school, etc. – and if you are like me, it’s a little bit like separation anxiety. I yearn for summer all through the long winter months, and when Memorial Day finally arrives, summer always seems to go by a little too quickly. I’m not ready to give up my shore days, sundresses, and everything else we associate with summer! It appears that singer-songwriter Avi Wisnia feels the same way. On Tuesday, September ...

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Royal Headache and Sheer Mag wrapped up their three-show Brooklyn Run at Saint Vitus with The Gotobeds (pics, review)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

photos by Amanda Hatfield; words by Bill Pearis

Royal Headache / Sheer Mag / The Gotobeds @ Saint Vitus 8/30/2015
Royal Headache
Sheer Mag
The Gotobeds

Watching Australian band Royal Headache is kinda like being courtside at a tennis match, with frontman Shogun being the ball. The guy is a constant blur, and was bouncing from one side of the stage to the other at Saint Vitus on Sunday night (8/30). He is most definitely the lifeblood of the band, an absolute maniac who was shirtless and drenched in sweat just a few songs into their set. He also reminded me a bit of The ...

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Lucero share cover of Big Star’s "I’m in Love with a Girl" featuring Jody Stephens, Jon Auer & Ken Stringfellow

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

lucero

Lucero‘s new album, All A Man Should Do, will be out September 18 via ATO and the band have shared another song from it, a cover of Big Star‘s “I’m in Love with a Girl.” They recorded it at Ardent Studios in Memphis, where the original was made, and features backup vocals from Big Star drummer Jody Stephens, as well as The Posies’ Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow (who played in latter-day lineups fof Big Star). Lucero frontman Ben Nichols told us about the cover when Andrew Sacher interviewed him earlier this month:

With the ...

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The Vaccines and The Lawsuits Impress at the TLA

Source: Rock On Philly

Photography by Amanda Silberling

With The Vaccines‘ fun, danceable indie rock and entertaining stage presence, it makes sense that the young Londoners have made their way through Philadelphia five times since the release of their stellar 2011 debut record What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?. Though albums two and three didn’t receive as much acclaim as their debut, The Vaccines have matured noticeably since their first stops in Philly – Justin Hayward-Young is regarded as one of indie rock’s most engaging front men, and The Vaccines’ openers at their last Philly show, the Australian synth-pop group San Cisco ...

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Carrie Brownstein adds Brooklyn reading/Q&A w/ Questlove to book tour; other dates w/ Amy Poehler, Dave Eggers, more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Carrie Brownstein

Carrie Brownstein‘s memoir, Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl, is out October 27 and the Sleater-Kinney singer/guitarist and Portlandia star will start her book tour that day, with a reading and Q&A at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus (10/27) and Questlove will be in conversation with her at that one. Tickets are on sale and include a copy of the book.

The next night (10/28) Brownstein will give a reading at Barnes & Noble in Union Square which is free though there’s priority seating for those who buy the book at B&N. No special guests have been announced for the ...

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Here are the set times for Made In America 2015

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Made In America 2015, here we comeAre you ready? The set times for Made in America 2015 released today, as reported by Philly.com. Check them out above. For those attending the festival or watching the Tidal video stream from home, it seems pretty fairly spaced out manageable – even … Continued

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Aneurysm (ex-the_Network) releasing ‘Stop This Ride,’ Hole cover included (listen)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

by Andrew Sacher

Aneurysm

Mike McGee of the now-defunct hardcore band the_Network is now fronting a newer band called Aneurysm. Going by the fact that they share their band name with a Nirvana song and their upcoming EP, Stop This Ride, includes a cover of Hole‘s “Violet,” you can already get an idea of how Aneurysm sound. The Seattle grunge influences are strong here, and they do it well. The EP officially comes out this Friday but you can now hear the whole thing below.

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New York singer/songwriter Lucia Roberts plays at The Living Room on Wednesday (9.2)

Source: Deli Magazine NY

Earlier this month, New York-based singer/songwriter Lucia Roberts released her latest album, ‘I’m Just Dreaming.’ Featuring such guitar-shadowed tracks as “So Kiss Me” and “Thorns And Roses” (streaming below), the release unveils not only the musician’s celestial voice but also a kind of “night-folk” full of mythic imagery and forlorn feeling that is akin to John Steinbeck’s East of Eden. There is, in fact, something novelistic about these songs but Roberts’ voice is so ravishing that one could just listen to them and nestle into their quiet beauty. Lucia Roberts plays at The Living Room on Wednesday (9.2). – ...

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OBN IIIs share "Let the Music" from new album (listen)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

by Bill Pearis

OBN IIIs

OBN IIIs‘ new album, Worth a Lot of Money, is out in a couple weeks (9/14) and the Austin rock ragers have shared another song from it. “Let The Music” is a big-riff ripper very much in the Thin Lizzy style, which Orville Bateman Neeley III and company do well. Let the music play, listen (via Stereogum) below.

As mentioned, OBN IIIs will be on tour soon, with a Brooklyn record release party at Union Pool on 9/15 with Pampers and Honey, making for a very good show. Tickets are still available. ...

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Bridging cultures and mediums with Jarana Beat and Prelude to a Memory

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Photo courtesy of the artistOne of Philly’s hidden gems, the Wagner Free Institute of Science is a place out of time. Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the opening of its building and museum, the Institute has remained essentially unchanged since the late 19th century, … Continued

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Amazon reissuing ‘Goonies’ & other ’80s soundtracks on vinyl

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Goonies

Amazon.com, whose not-very-fun-sounding work environment was put under the microscope in that NY Times article a few weeks ago,  sells a lot of vinyl and are gettting into the business of exclusive titles. What’s up first? Five ’80s soundtracks: Goonies (30th Anniversary Edition), Top Gun, Dirty Dancing, Footloose, and Rocky IV (30th Anniversary Edition). Not much is known about these 2015 editions (like the source of the audio), but they’ll be out October 9 for $25 a pop. According to MovieWeb, the records will be released on Amazon’s own Amazon label, though the mostly-bare listings themselves list “Legacy” as ...

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Made in America Artist Spotlight: Local representation

Source: The Swollen Fox

Strand of OaksMade in America returns to the Ben Franklin Parkway for a 4th year this Labor Day Weekend. Each day this week we’ll be highlighting the best parts of the lineup. We start today with the group of local bands that will be there. For more festival information and tickets, head here.

Now in its fourth year, Made in America is doing a better job with each edition lining up strong Philly bands. Last year’s local contingent leaned heavily on punk, with Pissed Jeans, Nothing and The Menzingers all performing on the Skate Park stage. CRUISR, Vacationer and Moosh ...

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Australian band The Cannanes on tour, playing NYC this week w/ Pale Lights & the Hairs

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

the cannanes

Folks who revel in the notion that love-rock means never having to tune your guitar will no doubt grow weak in the knees upon first exposure to the Cannanes. The fluid Australian combo is willfully amateurish and occasionally a bit too cute for its own good, but the utterly unpretentious purity of the band’s output is hard to deny. Their closest American corollary would probably be Beat Happening, but the Cannanes are slightly folkier, less prone to outbursts of rock primitivism. The band’s debut EP is charmingly unsteady on virtually every level, from the cracks in Annabel Bleach’s sweet warble ...

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