Monthly Archives: September 2017

The Enigmatic, Dynamic, Hard-Hitting Desert Foxx Invades the West Village

Source: New York Music Daily

Desert Foxx don’t seem to have anything to do with Nazi generals, and there’s nobody in the band named Rommel. If you have to squeeze the trio of into a category, postrock would work. Film music, ambient soundscaping, jazz improvisation and deep noir also factor into bassist/bandleader Mike DeiCont’s compositions. Their intriguing new ep Kill Together is streaming at Bandcamp, and they have a gig on Oct 4 at 6 PM at Cornelia Street Cafe with special guest multi-reedman Levon Henry. It’s a great deal: cover is ten bucks and includes a drink!

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A Mesmerizing, Lushly Enveloping, Rare Maryanne Amacher Work Rescued From the Archives

Source: New York Music Daily

Last night at the Kitchen nonprofit music advocates Blank Forms staged the first performance of Maryanne Amacher’s Adjacencies since a Carnegie Hall concert in 1966. A mesmerized, sold-out audience was there to witness a major moment in New York music history, performed by Yarn/Wire percussionists Ian Antonio and Russell Greenberg.

The music shifted slowly and tectonically, from sepulchral flickers, to vast washes of sound punctuated by playful rhythmic accents, occasionally rising to an epically enveloping intensity that bordered on sheer horror and then fell away. The premise of the suite – the only surviving graphic score from Adjoins, a series ...

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Son Little at Boot and Saddle, Kid Cudi at Mann Center Skyline Stage, and Two Door Cinema Club at Electric Factory

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Tonight’s Concert Picks: Son Little at Boot and Saddle, Kid Cudi at Mann Center Skyline Stage, and Two Door Cinema Club at Electric Factory

Son Little | photo by Marc Lemoine | courtesy of the artist

XPN favorite singer-songwriter and guitarist Son Little plays his second of two Boot & Saddle headlining shows tonight. On tour for his acclaimed new album New Magic, the Philly native takes influences from gospel,  R&B, and  neo soul artists like D’Angelo and Musiq Soulchild, with a smoky voice to match tight songwriting and soothing melodies. Get tickets and more information on the show at the XPN Concert Calendar.

Cleveland rapper Kid Cudi comes to Philly tonight as a stop on his lengthy North American tour. Cudi, a former DJ for Kanye West and ...

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Indie Rock Hit Parade Live Session: Madeline Kenney

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Indie Rock Hit Parade Live Session: Madeline Kenney

Madeline Kenney | Photo by Liz Waldie for WXPN

Joining us in the studio for this Indie Rock Hit Parade Live Session is an artist who actually visited our building earlier this year when she was on tour with another band. Madeline Kenney caught the ear of Toro y Moi’s Chaz Bear, who produced her first EP as well as her recently released debut album, Night Night at the First Landing. Kenney was traveling with Bear and the Mattson 2 when they recorded their IRHP session in the spring, and it was only a matter of time before ...

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Turkish Star Halil Sezai’s Brooding Revolutionary Ballads Haunt the Crowd at Drom

Source: New York Music Daily

Saturday night at Drom, Turkish crooner Halil Sezai eventually got the crowd singing along. But he didn’t do it with flag-waving Eurovision-style stadium cliches. He did it with a carefully crafted set of allusive, slow-to-midtempo ballads about revolution and the relentless stress of life in a police state, in styles ranging from moody parlor pop, to methodically crescenddoing anthems awash in minor keys, with microtonally-infused fills and solos delivered by his absolutely brilliant clarinetist. To call this music for our time is an understatement to the extreme.

Sezai sat for the duration of the show, which made sense considering that ...

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Popcast: National Anthem Protests, From ‘Jazzing the Banner’ to Taking a Knee

Source: New York Times » Music

“The Star-Spangled Banner” has long been a site of dissent and disagreement. A conversation about the history of the anthem, and those who have protested it, on Popcast.

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Wire began three-night run at Baby’s All Right (pics, setlist, video)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

“It’s wonderful to meet you in such intimate circumstances,” Wire‘s Graham Lewis greeted the crowd at Baby’s All Right on Thursday (9/28), the first of three nights at the Brooklyn venue (and capper to their tour)…

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Wire began three-night run at Baby’s All Right (pics, setlist, video)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

“It’s wonderful to meet you in such intimate circumstances,” Wire‘s Graham Lewis greeted the crowd at Baby’s All Right on Thursday (9/28), the first of three nights at the Brooklyn venue (and capper to their tour)…

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The National have been doing lots of covers on tour (and Taylor Swift is a fan)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

So far they’ve done Talking Heads, New Order, Queen and Cat Power. They’ve been bringing out some surprise guests too.

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The National have been doing lots of covers on tour (and Taylor Swift is a fan)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

So far they’ve done Talking Heads, New Order, Queen and Cat Power. They’ve been bringing out some surprise guests too.

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Kurt Vile & Courtney Barnett made a playlist of their favorite duets (listen)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett‘s album of duets, Lotta Sea Lice, is out in two weeks (10/13) and in anticipation of that, the pair made a Spotify playlist of some of their all-time favorite duets. Their list includes Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty‘s “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around,” Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell‘s “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”…

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Secret American, New Sound Brass and more come together tonight for hurricane benefit show

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Secret American, New Sound Brass and more come together tonight for hurricane benefit show

Secret American | photo by Bob Sweeney | courtesy of the artist

Local promoters Bernie’s Lounge Presents will throwing a show tonight to benefit those affected by the devastation caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico, and they’ve put together a stacked lineup of performers to gather the most aid possible for the cause. The event, taking place at Ulana’s in Queen Village, will feature performances by Secret American and New Sound Brass, plus more local acts including You Do You and KORINE. Starting at 7 p.m. the venue’s gallery will be open for some visual art displays, and the benefit continues after the ...

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Reef the Lost Cauze drops knowledge and throws strong lyrical punches on his new single “Righteous”

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Reef the Lost Cauze drops knowledge and throws strong lyrical punches on his new single “Righteous”

Reef The Lost Cauze | Photo by Josh Pelta-Heller for WXPN | hellerhound.com

Hardcore Philly rapper Reef the Lost Cauze teams up again with Philly producer Bear One to drop some forceful bars on “Righteous”. Reef is no stranger to the Philly rap game and over the years he has garnered respect throughout the city for his brash rap style and uncompromising lyrical content.

Reef initially caught people’s attention as a successful battle rapper throughout the East Coast and went on to drop a consistent stream of critically-acclaimed underground death rap projects. With a sound similar to other death rappers like Ill Bill ...

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Warzone tribute reveals guest singers (Quicksand, Sick Of It All mems & more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

This Sunday’s (10/1) Raybeez tribute also includes the vocalists from Madball, Killing Time, Inhuman, Stigmata, Shutdown, and more.

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Free At Noon Flashback: Rostam delivers expansive experience with Half-Light

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Free At Noon Flashback: Rostam delivers expansive experience with Half-Light

Rostam | photo by Liz Waldie for WXPN

Rostam Batmanglij released his debut LP Half-Light on September 15th, and to say that it was a long time coming is a definite understatement. It was six years ago this month that Rostam’s first solo track – and now Half-Light track – “Wood” was released on Soundcloud, as his band Vampire Weekend recorded their chart-topping Modern Vampires of the City. 

The years since have seen Rostam leave Vampire Weekend in 2016 to pursue solo work, produce tracks on a number of records for genre-spanning artists from Solange to Carly Rae Jepson to Hamilton Leithauser, and all ...

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Get discounted tickets to Beach Slang, Paul Weller, Pinback, Superjoint & more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

To celebrate (or mourn) the end of summer, Ticketmaster and Live Nation are selling discounted tickets to select shows.

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Maneka cassette release show at Sunnyvale on 09.30

Source: Deli Magazine NY

Maneka cassette release show at Sunnyvale on 09.30
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Gasping beneath scuzzy guitars and fried drums beats, there is a just audible voice in Maneka. We’ve all heard it before, waiting for the subway or walking alongside traffic, struggling to be heard over the cacophony of roars and clanks and screeches. Devin McKnight, the mastermind of Maneka, orchestrates the chaos like a symphony. Grunge era fuzz, ...

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A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie releases debut album ft. 21 Savage, YoungBoy NBA, more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

A Boogie is on tour now, and 21 Savage and YoungBoy Never Broke Again just announced a fall tour together.

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