Monthly Archives: August 2016

WXPN Presents the 100 greatest debut albums

Source: The Key (WXPN)

WXPN Presents the 100 greatest debut albums
WXPN is counting down the 100 greatest debut albums. Follow along the playlist for songs from all the albums, as we wrap up our Summer Throwback Thursday #tbtXPN series.

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Cemetery Piss streaming new LP ‘Order of the Vulture,’ playing shows with Toxic Holocaust

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

It’s a pretty gnarly mix of black and thrash metal that splits the difference between the true darkness of the former and the party-spirit of the latter, resulting in an album that’s unsettling even as it maintains a sense of humor about itself.

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Machinedrum releasing ‘Human Energy,’ touring, shares “Do It 4 U” ft. D∆WN

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Electronic musician Travis Stewart, better known as Machinedrum, has announced his newest album, Human Energy. It’s the followup to 2013’s Vapor City

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Psycho Las Vegas day 3 review: Alice Cooper, Sleep, Candlemass, Baroness & more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

While the Friday and Saturday of Psycho Las Vegas flew by with nearly wall-to-wall exciting bands, for whatever reason Sunday had a bit more down time. It was a nice way to cap the fest, with some real heavy hitters like Sleep and Candlemass, some smaller but still excellent bands on the Vinyl stage, and by far the most insane show I have ever seen courtesy of Alice Cooper

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The High Key Portrait Series: Maxfield Gast

Source: The Key (WXPN)

The High Key Portrait Series: Maxfield Gast

Maxfield Gast | photo by Josh Pelta-Heller for WXPN

Making a career out of the musical arts is a hustle, and as hustlers go, Maxfield Gast stands out. A sax player raised on the instrument and daily rehearsals, Gast cut his teeth like so many musicians at Philly clubs like Ortlieb’s, and played prominent stages in Philly and New York City at a young age.

Over the years, Gast has produced three studio records. He’s contributed to soundtracks to film and TV, including the music for Louis CK’s Louie and his comedy specials, and the recently released finance thriller Equity ...

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Screaming Females, Moor Mother playing the Church basement in November

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Screaming Females, Moor Mother playing the Church basement in November

Screaming Females | Photo by Rachel Barrish | rachelbarrish.com

Badass show alert: New Brunswick power trio Screaming Females will headline the basement of the First Unitarian Church on Sunday, November 6th. The band’s most recent album, Rose Mountain, came out via Don Giovanni Records last year. Tickets to the all-ages show are $15 and available now via R5 Productions’ website.

Joining them are their DG labelmates Moor Mother, the Philly experimental project helmed by Camae Defstar; their LP Fetish Bones is out next month.

Both bands also play the New Alternatives festival in Asbury Park from September 16 to the 18th; ...

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Psycho Las Vegas day 2 review: Electric Wizard, High on Fire, Blue Oyster Cult, Boris & more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Friday at Psycho Las Vegas was a parade of great bands on the main stage, and that continued on Saturday. I kicked things off with SubRosa, the Salt Lake City doom band who just released their fantastic new album…

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SNEAK PEEK: Indie folk Wylder releases new video, Bitter

Source: The Deli Magazine

SNEAK PEEK: Indie folk Wylder releases new video, Bitter

 DMV staple Wylder has released a new video from their debut album, Rain and Laura. The track, Bitter, is a lighthearted and sweet song that evokes optimism in the face of adversity, conveying a feeling like getting over a somewhat messy break-up. Smooth vocals, steady guitars, and buoyant keys meld into a delightful song masking pain and sharing hope. The video calls upon the song’s lyrical content to tell its story of a man trying to recover a part of himself lost in a recent uncoupling, at times resembling Pee Wee Herman’s Big Adventure and others recalling every rom-com ...

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Emo Nite Bawltimore, where sad jams become party anthems

Source: Baltimore Sun » Music

“Can’t Slow Down,” the 1998 debut by the New Jersey band Saves the Day and the all-time favorite album of Hampden resident Jason Medina, opens with lyrics quintessential to its genre.

“And it’s not fair, why do I have to be so? / Oh I feel everything much more / much more than you ever will,” sings…

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Emo Nite Bawltimore, where sad jams become party anthems

Source: Baltimore Sun » Music

“Can’t Slow Down,” the 1998 debut by the New Jersey band Saves the Day and the all-time favorite album of Hampden resident Jason Medina, opens with lyrics quintessential to its genre.

“And it’s not fair, why do I have to be so? / Oh I feel everything much more / much more than you ever will,” sings…

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Emo Nite Bawltimore, where sad jams become party anthems

Source: Baltimore Sun » Music

“Can’t Slow Down,” the 1998 debut by the New Jersey band Saves the Day and the all-time favorite album of Hampden resident Jason Medina, opens with lyrics quintessential to its genre.

“And it’s not fair, why do I have to be so? / Oh I feel everything much more / much more than you ever will,” sings…

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Netflix/Marvel’s ‘Luke Cage’ release “Street Level Hero” videos tracing series’ hip-hop inspirations

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The video features Method Man, A$AP Ferg, Ghostface collaborator Adrian Younge, A Tribe Called Quest’s Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and more. The Netflix series premieres in September.

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Psycho Las Vegas day 1 review & pics: Arthur Brown, Pentagram, Down, YOB, Converge, more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

…the sound quality is absolutely top-level, and I have never been to a festival that offers comfortable balcony seating with waiters attending to you should you require a rest for your weary feet and a $15 Goose Island. And ultimately seeing a crowd full of stoned, dirty, good-natured metalheads overrun a casino was a sight I’ll probably never see again…

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Elegant, Serpentine Chamber Pop with the String Orchestra of Brooklyn

Source: New York Music Daily

It’s hard to imagine that the String Orchestra of Brooklyn is ten years old this year. From the looks of some of the group’s members this past evening at le Poisson Rouge, if they’d been around since day one, they would have been in grade school then. This time out, the irrepressible ensemble backed a series of soloists straddling the worlds of indie classical and rock in a program that was more verdantly fresh and vivid than it was awash in the kind of lushly enveloping, dreamy sonics that strings orchestras are typically known for. A celebration of singles rather ...

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PREVIEWS of COMING ATTRACTIONS – Early September 2016

Source: DC Rock Live

This is the final month of me previewing and covering shows. What will this month provide?

Humming House makes plenty of houses hum but Friday the 2nd finds them in the Jammin Java house. Join them.

Have some Japaneses Breakfast on Porches or see both bands at the Rock’n’Roll Hotel, Sunday, September 4th.

Richard Bona comes to the Howard Theatre on Tuesday, September 6th.

A couple of hot bands from not so long ago are here to compete for your attention on Wednesday the 7th. You can hear Sleigh Bells at the U Street Music Hall or Of Montreal ...

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PREVIEWS of COMING ATTRACTIONS – Early September 2016

Source: DC Rock Live

This is the final month of me previewing and covering shows. What will this month provide?

Humming House makes plenty of houses hum but Friday the 2nd finds them in the Jammin Java house. Join them.

Have some Japaneses Breakfast on Porches or see both bands at the Rock’n’Roll Hotel, Sunday, September 4th.

Richard Bona comes to the Howard Theatre on Tuesday, September 6th.

A couple of hot bands from not so long ago are here to compete for your attention on Wednesday the 7th. You can hear Sleigh Bells at the U Street Music Hall or Of Montreal ...

Read full article >>

PREVIEWS of COMING ATTRACTIONS – Early September 2016

Source: DC Rock Live

This is the final month of me previewing and covering shows. What will this month provide?

Humming House makes plenty of houses hum but Friday the 2nd finds them in the Jammin Java house. Join them.

Have some Japaneses Breakfast on Porches or see both bands at the Rock’n’Roll Hotel, Sunday, September 4th.

Richard Bona comes to the Howard Theatre on Tuesday, September 6th.

A couple of hot bands from not so long ago are here to compete for your attention on Wednesday the 7th. You can hear Sleigh Bells at the U Street Music Hall or Of Montreal ...

Read full article >>