Monthly Archives: March 2016

Best Weekend Ever: Wolf Alice, Lucius, Rihanna and More Dominate Philly

Source: Rock On Philly

Featured Image by Derek Brad

It’s almost April and rainy weather can’t keep true fans away from the shows. From reigning pop royalty to something a bit more underground, Philly is packed with talent and the best shows not to miss this weekend. Check out one of these if you didn’t already have them on your radar!

Best Weekend Ever: Wolf Alice, Lucius, Rihanna and More Dominate Philly

Photo of Wolf Alice by Amanda Silberling

Thursday 3/31:

Punk rockers Unwritten Law from California and Fenix TX are on tour together and will be performing at Underground Arts on Thursday night. They will be supported by local ska band Behind Deadlines and Suck Brick ...

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Video of The Day #122: DMA’s

Source: Fuzzy Logic

Video of The Day #122: DMA's

There’s a bunch of videos out there. Some of them are good. Some of them are a cut above. I like to think my picks for Video Of The Day are a cut (or two) above.

In honor of their show at the Black Cat tonight, I’m giving today’s nod to DMA‘s, and their nostalgic 90s vibes in “Too Soon.” It’s three and a half minutes of good times, and who doesn’t need that on a Thursday. 





[posted 3.31.16]

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400 Million Streams Later, Kanye West’s ‘Pablo’ Is to Get a Wider Release

Source: New York Times » Music

This rapper’s latest album, “The Life of Pablo,” has been available only on Tidal, and that streaming service has only now revealed numbers indicating its popularity.400 Million Streams Later, Kanye West’s ‘Pablo’ Is to Get a Wider Release

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New York City and Brooklyn Live Music Calendar for April and May 2016

Source: New York Music Daily

Daily updates. There’s a comprehensive, recently updated list of places where these events are happening at New York Music Daily’s sister blog Lucid Culture.

This is not a list of every show in town – it’s a carefully handpicked selection. If this calendar seems short on praise for bands and artists, it’s because every act here is recommended if you like their particular kind of music. Many different styles to choose from here, something for everyone

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 ...

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Father John Misty covered both Rihanna and Patti Smith last night because he’s Father John Misty

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Father John Misty covered both Rihanna and Patti Smith last night because he’s Father John Misty

Father John Misty | Photo by Rocco Peditto | roccopeditto.virb.com

It’s been a strange week for covers. First, we got Drake covering Jackson Browne/Nico‘s “These Days”, which still feels like a weird dream. Then last night, at his show at The Observatory in Santa Ana, California, psilocybin loverboy Father John Misty covered both Rihanna‘s “Kiss It Better” and the Patti Smith/Bruce Springsteen co-penned “Because The Night.”

Rihanna released her video for “Kiss It Better” today as well, which makes sense since Father John is known for his zeitgeist-mocking humor (his covers of Ryan Adams covering Taylor Swift in ...

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Wither Not: A conversation with Andrew Bird ahead of his Electric Factory gig

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Wither Not: A conversation with Andrew Bird ahead of his Electric Factory gig

Andrew Bird | Photo by Reuben Cox | courtesy of the artist

“Get out your dictionaries,” Andrew Bird instructs us on the title track of Are You Serious, the debonair multi-instrumentalist’s thirteenth-or-so album (it’s difficult to know what counts). It arrives tomorrow, on April Fools Day – yes, seriously – in advance of his appearance at the Electric Factory on Monday.  Perhaps a sly callback to a similar line on “Measuring Cups” (from 2005’s landmark The Mysterious Production of Eggs), it’s also just sound advice when dealing this guy, as avid Bird-ers know well; as he muses self-reflexively earlier ...

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Folkadelphia Session: Tom Brosseau (with Andru Bemis)

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Folkadelphia Session: Tom Brosseau (with Andru Bemis)

Photo by Carey Braswell.

Simplicity doesn’t mean a lack of creativity, honesty doesn’t preclude artfulness, being plainspoken doesn’t limit wit or cleverness. You can be all of these things in one and much more too. That’s the case for North Dakotan songwriter and (**huge bias here**) one of my favorite songwriters, Tom Brosseau. Over his recorded career, which comprises over ten solo albums – nearly one a year since 2002, except for a break between 2009’s Posthumous Success and 2014’s Grass Punks, in addition to collaborations with John C. Reilly (like our Folkadelphia Session), Becky Stark, Gregory ...

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The High Key Portrait Series: Pablo Batista

Source: The Key (WXPN)

The High Key Portrait Series: Pablo Batista

Pablo Batista | Photo by Josh Pelta-Heller for WXPN | hellerhound.com

High Key” is a series of profiles conceived with the intent to tell the story of Philly’s diverse musical legacy by spotlighting individual artists in portrait photography, as well as with an interview focusing on the artist’s experience living, creating, and performing in this city. “High Key” will be featured in biweekly installments, as the series seeks to spotlight artists both individually and within the context of his or her respective group or artistic collective.

Pablo Batista is the sort of venerable veteran of Philadelphia arts and ...

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Greys share new song “Blown Out” & its video, announce tour

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Toronto noise-punks Greys have shared a new song “Blown Out” with its video. While the title of the song applies fittingly to the sonics here, with distorted vocals, deafening drums and fuzzed-out guitar, there are really a surprising number of classically hummable melodies woven into this thing.

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Frankie Cosmos streaming new album, expands tour, playing Other Music in-store tonight

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Frankie Cosmos are releasing their new album Next Thing Friday (4/1) via Bayonet but the whole thing is available to stream now. Listen over at the Bandcamp blog, where you can also read an interview with main member Greta Kline by Ezra Furman. They’re celebrating with an in-store at Other Music tonight.

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Bushwick Community Darkroom opens (with help from BV photographer Keith Marlowe)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Longtime BrooklynVegan contributor Keith Marlowe is on the team that opened the new Community Bushwick Darkroom, a cool new spot for Brooklyn photographers.

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Cough readying Jus Osborn-produced ‘Still They Pray’ LP, share “The Wounding Hours”

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Richmond doomers Cough have announced a new album and shared a new song. The album, called Still They Pray, was produced by Electric Wizard’s Jus Oborn and comes out June 3 via Relapse. The new song is called “The Wounding Hours,” and you can stream it here.

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The Key Studio Sessions: Cherry

Source: The Key (WXPN)

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The Key Studio Sessions: Cherry
The Key Studio Sessions: Cherry
The Key Studio Sessions: Cherry
The Key Studio Sessions: Cherry
The Key Studio Sessions: Cherry
The Key Studio Sessions: Cherry
The Key Studio Sessions: Cherry
The Key Studio Sessions: Cherry
The Key Studio Sessions: Cherry

Russell Edling may have bundled his latest collection of songs under the morose title Gloom, but the music is incredibly bright and vibrant. The first release from his post-Kite Party project Cherry takes a deep dip into the tones of 90s and aughties indie rock, from quirky jangle of Beat Happening and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah to the more enveloping expanses of Teenage Fanclub and Yo La Tengo.

Gloom was released as a 7″ EP on Lame-O Records back in February, and Edling and his band – Eric Osman on drums, Spenser Hogans of Three Man Cannon on bass, Justin Fox ...

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Jeff Lynne’s ELO add second Radio City Music Hall show

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Jeff Lynne’s ELO has added a second night at NYC’s Radio City Music Hall, happening September 18. Tickets for both the 9/16 and 9/18 Radio City shows are currently on AmEx presale and go on sale to the general public on Friday (4/1) at 10 AM…

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ONO touring, playing two Brooklyn shows

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Weirdo Chicago noise mainstays ONO are on tour right now, and they drop anchor in NYC tonight (3/31) to play Alphaville with Cellular Chaos, Paint Thinner, Weeping Icon and Maximum Ernst. Then they hit Palisades Friday (4/1) with local noise weirdos Excepter, along with Fox, Tobias & Frye and Patrick Higgins. Ti

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Sioux Falls streaming debut LP, have a new a video, touring

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Portland, OR lo-fi emo/pop punks Sioux Falls recently released their debut album, Rot Forever, which has 16 songs that clock in at over 70 minutes, with certain tracks passing the seven and eight minute marks. (Not exactly what you’d expect from a “lo-fi emo/pop punk” debut album.) We’re premiering the video for the album’s second track, “Dom.”

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