Monthly Archives: September 2016

Winter comes early with Bryant Eugene Vazquez’s Grey Expectations

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Winter comes early with Bryant Eugene Vazquez’s Grey Expectations

Bryant Eugene Vazquez | photo by Bob Sweeney | courtesy of the artist

Grey Expectations is the latest full-length from prolific singer-songwriter Bryant Eugene Vazquez. He’s covered a lot of stylistic ground since he began releasing music in 2008, and this time around, he’s going full shoegaze for a chilly, eight song set. With song titles like “Shivers, Shivers” and “Still Cold” you’re going to want to put on a few extra layers for this one.

According to Vazquez, this album was an experiment in writing pop songs “disguised to replicate the sounds of mid-80s/early-90s noise/pop/rock/shoegaze”, with all of the them “themed ...

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West Baltimore marching band shapes the next generation of an African-American tradition

Source: Baltimore Sun » Music

On a recent summer morning, this tiny town was jolted from stillness when the syncopated rhythms played on drums by black boys and men rumbled through its streets. The drummers marched and sweated, their white shakos insufficient shields from the oppressive heat.

In front of them, a group of female…

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West Baltimore marching band shapes the next generation of an African-American tradition

Source: Baltimore Sun » Music

On a recent summer morning, this tiny town was jolted from stillness when the syncopated rhythms played on drums by black boys and men rumbled through its streets. The drummers marched and sweated, their white shakos insufficient shields from the oppressive heat.

In front of them, a group of female…

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Singles Club: Jagwar Ma

Source: Fuzzy Logic

Singles Club: Jagwar Ma

It’s been so very gray and so very gloomy these last few days here in metro DC, it makes a song like this one sound even more technicolor. I was just thinking about Jagwar Ma, actually, and here they are with some new timewarped, tripped-out, sideways and upside down electro-psych. “Slipping” is a romp grounded in reality (“don’t you know forever never lasts”), but with a good time heart.

Turn this one up nice and loud, and make the weekend your own personal dancefloor. 

[posted 9.30.16]

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Singles Club: Jagwar Ma

Source: Fuzzy Logic

Singles Club: Jagwar Ma

It’s been so very gray and so very gloomy these last few days here in metro DC, it makes a song like this one sound even more technicolor. I was just thinking about Jagwar Ma, actually, and here they are with some new timewarped, tripped-out, sideways and upside down electro-psych. “Slipping” is a romp grounded in reality (“don’t you know forever never lasts”), but with a good time heart.

Turn this one up nice and loud, and make the weekend your own personal dancefloor. 

[posted 9.30.16]

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West Baltimore marching band shapes the next generation of an African-American tradition

Source: Baltimore Sun » Music

On a recent summer morning, this tiny town was jolted from stillness when the syncopated rhythms played on drums by black boys and men rumbled through its streets. The drummers marched and sweated, their white shakos insufficient shields from the oppressive heat.

In front of them, a group of female…

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Deli Covergirl Brittany Campbell drops new single and video

Source: Deli Magazine NY

Deli Covergirl Brittany Campbell drops new single and video

Brittany Campbell continues her electric pop diva reign of NYC with her new single and video “Buzz.” Just in time for cuddle weather, this sex-infused ode to altered states of consciousness seems designed to bring you closer to someone either on the dancefloor or between the sheets. Don’t get it twisted, though, Brittany is a fan of wordplay and the double entendres run wild in this song. From the diamonds in her eyes to the “buzz” of love/drugs/fame, we’ve all got a need to fulfill. Let Brittany Campbell bring you closer. – BrokeMc

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Stars Align: Secret Space and Will Yip on collaborative magic at Studio 4

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Stars Align: Secret Space and Will Yip on collaborative magic at Studio 4

Secret Space and Will Yip in Studio 4 | photo by Chance Duffy | courtesy of the artist

Dean Tartaglia and Will Yip both agree: the song that kicked their collaboration into overdrive was “Stars.”

The singer-guitarist of Toledo punk outfit Secret Space was in Conshohocken’s Studio 4 with Yip for a recording stint; late one night, long after work for the day had wrapped, Tartaglia shot Yip a voice memo from his phone.

“It was just the chorus,” Yip remembers. “And I knew. ‘We have to record this tomorrow.’”

Yip has become a revered producer over the past ten years, working with punk, ...

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Lykke Li, Miike Snow, and Peter Bjorn & John members form LIV, share “Wings of Love”

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

There’s a new Swedish supergroup on the block. LIV has been formed, and features members Lykke Li, producer (and Lykke Li’s boyfriend) Jeff Bhasker, Bjorn Yttling of Peter Bjorn and John, and Miike Snow members Andrew Wyatt and Pontus Winnberg…

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New York City and Brooklyn Live Music Calendar for October and November 2016

Source: New York Music Daily

Daily updates – you might want to bookmark this page and check back every so often. If you don’t recognize a venue where a particular act is playing, check the comprehensive, recently updated list of over 200 New York City music venues 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 ...

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The Playlist: Danny Brown and the Weeknd Serve Up Twists and Turns

Source: New York Times » Music

Hear the 10 tracks that caught our critics’ attention this week, from Solange’s “Don’t Touch My Hair” to Tacocat’s “The Internet.”

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A Rare Chance to Hear Japanese Psychedelic Band Kikagaku Moyo This Weekend

Source: New York Music Daily

Japanese band Kikagaku Moyo distill some of the best psychedelic influences of the past half-century. Their songs are long, expansive and shift between eras and genres with a hypnotic elegance. Their latest album House in the Tall Grass is streaming at Spotify. They’re hitting New York this weekend for a couple of shows; tonight, Sept 30 they’ll be at Sunnyvale at 10:30 PM for $15. Tomorrow night, Oct 1 they’ll be at Berlin at 9ish for three bucks less.

The album’s opening cut, Green Sugar kicks off with a dramatic, savagely meticulous flurry of tremolo-picking, then hits a strutting groove, an ...

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magician Ricky Jay schedules 3 NY shows (first in over 10 years)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

“I sort of think of Ricky as the intellectual élite of magicians. I’ve had experience with magicians my whole life. He’s expertly able to perform and yet he knows the theory, history, literature of the field. Ricky’s a master of his craft. You know how there are those teachers of creative writing who can’t necessarily write but can teach? Well, Ricky can actually do everything.” – Steve Martin

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