Monthly Archives: October 2017

‘Growlers 6′ Sunday pics (Butthole Surfers, Julian Casablancas, Alice Glass, more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The Growlers 6 festival, a continuation of what The Growlers started with Beach Goth (and had to abandon after a disastrous fifth edition in 2016), wrapped up Sunday (10/29) in Los Angeles…

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‘Growlers 6′ fest Saturday pics (Modest Mouse, YYYs, Guided by Voices, more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

After a somewhat disastrous fifth edition of Beach Goth that resulted in lawuits, The Growlers ditched the festival name and Santa Ana Observatory location, regrouped and started a new Halloween Weekend festival in Los Angeles…

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Hear 9 New Psalm Settings for Challenging Times

Source: New York Times » Music

Listen to pieces written by Nico Muhly, David Lang and more for the Psalms Experience, which runs through Nov. 11 at Lincoln Center.

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Chris Rock adds last-minute intimate BAM shows for this weekend

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Chris Rock is in the midst of his Total Blackout Tour, which is set to land in NYC in December for three nights at the Theater at MSG and one at Barclays Center. But first, Chris will perform in NYC THIS WEEKEND for some last-minute intimate shows…

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Review: ‘The B-Side’ Is an Extraordinary Masterclass in Listening

Source: New York Times » Music

Vinyl sings across the decades in the Wooster Group’s transcendent presentation of a 1965 album of songs from a Texas chain gang.

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6 great Angel Olsen duets (with Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Hamilton Leithauser, more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

With this list, we take you through six songs that would not sound nearly as sweet without Angel’s presence.

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Multi-Reedman Scott Robinson Releases a Vividly Trippy Sun Ra Tribute

Source: New York Music Daily

When booking a jazz group for a European tour, conventional wisdom is the weirder the better. Audiences there have had a voracious appetite for improvised music for decades. On this side of the pond, some of us forget that American crowds also have a history of being open to creative music: back in the 1960s, Charles Lloyd once sold out the immense New York Ethical Culture Society auditorium for an evening of free improvisation. So the Jazz Standard booking Scott Robinson’s sextet the Heliotones, with drummer Matt Wilson, trombonist Frank Lacy and Gary Versace on piano and organ, might ...

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Perseverance, Pride and Percussion: Remembering the incredible life of Elaine Hoffman Watts

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Perseverance, Pride and Percussion: Remembering the incredible life of Elaine Hoffman Watts

Elaine Hoffman Watts drums at a Curtis Institute of Music holiday party in 1951 | photo courtesy of Mark Rubin

When Elaine Hoffman Watts passed away last month at the age of 85, the celebrated percussionist left behind an exceptionally multifaceted legacy, both in terms of the music she played and her own personal history. Raised in Southwest Philadelphia, Hoffman Watts was klezmer royalty, the next generation in a family whose musical history stretches back to before they arrived in the country from Ukraine. Her father, Jacob Hoffman, was a noted xylophone player and percussionist who was a fixture in ...

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Little Simz teams up with Gorillaz for electric new single “Garage Palace”

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Little Simz teams up with Gorillaz for electric new single “Garage Palace”

Gorillaz | photo by Jeremy Zimmerman for WXPN

Soon after coming off a major North American tour, Gorillaz and Little Simz have blessed us with a new single, the day before they embark on another sold-out tour, this time in Europe. Simz and Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn have shown that they love working together, and “Garage Palace” is yet another example of their highly beneficial relationship.

“Garage Palace” is a harmonious collision of electro-pop and pure hip-hop. Simz delivers a short chorus with an existential hue and follows up strong with two killer verses. With bars like “On it, my ...

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Shamir Shamone: Upping the pureness with Philly’s Shamir

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Shamir Shamone: Upping the pureness with Philly’s Shamir

Shamir | photo by Jason MacDonald | courtesy of the artist

There are a hundred reasons to write about Shamir Bailey – known professionally as simply Shamir – beyond a recent relocation to Philadelphia. With a piercing contralto/tenor falsetto, Shamir demonstrates a musical curiosity ranging from 90s house, soul, country (all on 2015’s Rachet album), and now, lo-fi rock and fizzy pop (2017’s Hope and its follow-up, Revelations).

The-Vegas-to-NYC-to-Philly transplant has a singular voice, making any song identifiably theirs – be it silly (“90’s Kid”) or heartbreaking (“Like a Bird”) or angrily disgusted (“I Fucking Hate You”) in its lyricism. With Revelations ...

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Amine delivers his Tour For You to the TLA

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Good looks on these photos from last night’s @Amine show! Amine delivers his Tour For You to the TLAAmine delivers his Tour For You to the TLA: @crownedjules

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Portland, Oregon’s Amine has had quite a year. He dropped a multi platinum single with “Caroline”, performed on huge talk shows and festival stages, did songs with people like Nelly, Charlie Wilson and Kehlani, and was picked as a XXL Freshman. Yet on my way to his Philly stop on the “Tour For You” (a play off the title of his excellent debut album Good For You ), my young Uber driver still had ...

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Corey Feldman cancels shows for ‘safety’ while trying to crowdfund 10 million

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Corey appeared on the TODAY Show this week, after a vow to name the names of what he claims is a ring of pedophiles in Hollywood, once he reaches his goal of raising $10 million to fund a film about the issue…

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Torres, Lenny Kaye, Kevin Devine & more participating in Brooklyn Rock Lottery 8

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

As in years past, 25 hand-picked musicians will gather early that Saturday morning, put their names in a hat which will then be drawn to form “bands” who then must write songs, rehearse and perform them that night.

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Sammi Lanzetta expands tour, playing Knitting Factory in December

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Richmond, VA indie rocker Sammi Lanzetta recently released her debut EP on 6131 (home of debut albums by Julien Baker, Touche Amore, and Joyce Manor), and she added a Brooklyn show happening after her tour with Diet Cig…

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs played Growlers 6 and Oakland, CA (pics, setlists)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Yeah Yeah Yeahs are currently celebrating the release of the deluxe edition of their classic debut, Fever to Tell, and are out playing a few shows. Following their performance at Los Angeles’ Fonda Theatre, they played LA again over Halloween Weekend (10/28) as part of the Growlers 6 festival, and then Monday night (10/30) they played Oakland, CA’s Fox Theatre…

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Rapsody announces tour, shares video for Kendrick Lamar collab “Power”

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Rapsody recently released her excellent new album Laila’s Wisdom. She has now put out a video for the album’s Kendrick Lamar collab, “Power,” and announced the Wisdom is Power tour…

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Oh Sees share Halloween video for “Nite Expo,” playing shows w/ Ty Segall

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

“Animation and role-playing games were a huge part of my youth, so I was really excited to work on this with Alex Theodoropulos and make a fun Halloween video that harkens back to the real simple times.” – John Dwyer.

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