Author Archives: Amanda Hatfield

Haley Heynderickx made her NYC debut at Berlin (pics, video)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

For her debut NYC show, Haley Heynderickx played songs from her upcoming debut album, covered Townes Van Zandt and Jackson C. Frank, and shared a very entertaining song written for an open mic night about desperately seeking macaroni and cheese at Whole Foods.

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Amanda Palmer celebrates Judy Blume’s 80th birthday in new video (watch)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

”Only in hindsight could I trace back the doors and windows that Blume propped open and permanently unshuttered in the fragile house of my mind that I was constructing. She was the silent architect of my pre-adolescent belief system, breaking the ground and quietly influencing the unshakeable infrastructure onto which all of those impressively cool Cure and Nick Cave posters would later be thumbtacked and Scotch-taped.”

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Neil Gaiman wrote about The Breeders, speaking at BAM (tickets on sale)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

”All Nerve sounds like a Breeders album: it’s not retro, it’s not 90’s, it just is what it is: smart rock music with a Breeders sound and an oblique Breeders point of view,” Neil writes.

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Harry Potter’s 20th Anniversary: Broadway tickets on sale, vinyl box set & more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The 20th anniversary of the US publication of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone is this year, and with it comes lots of Potter-themed stuff, from a vinyl box set of the film soundtracks, to mobile games, to Harry Potter brunch in NYC.

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New York Fashion Week Parties: Lil Yachty, Pusha T, Cam’ron & more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

New York Fashion Week returns for its Fall/Winter 2018 season, and with it a plethora of special events, parties, and some appearances from notable musicians – if you can get into them.

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Upright Citizens Brigade sued by Aaron Glaser for gender discrimination

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Aaron Glaser followed through on his plan to sue Upright Citizens Brigade after he was banned from his monthly show following multiple accusations of sexual assault, harassment, and rape.

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Elvis Costello cancels Vegas shows following sexual misconduct allegations against casino CEO

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Elvis Costello cites “unforseen circumstances” behind the cancellation of multiple scheduled shows at the Empire Theatre inside the Wynn Resort and Casino, but they come after allegations of sexual misconduct against the casino’s CEO, Steve Wynn.

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Karen O, Best Coast, Shirley Manson & more played Girlschool LA (watch)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Karen O made a surprise appearance with a band of kids, and members of Best Coast also appeared to perform a song. Shirley Manson played Garbage favorites backed by string players, while Carrie Brownstein gave the keynote speech for the three-day Los Angeles event.

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Jen Cloher played Rough Trade with Courtney Barnett in her band (pics, videos, setlist)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Melbourne’s Jen Cloher last toured the US solo, but this time she has a band behind her, that includes longtime collaborator and partner Courtney Barnett on guitar.

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Matt Mondanile discusses sexual assault allegations in new statement

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

”I don’t believe that abusers should be cut off and abandoned from public life. I believe that people have the ability to change and better themselves and should be able to integrate back into society,” former Real Estate member Matt Mondanile says in a new statement.

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Lorde, Bleachers, The National & more performed at the Ally Coalition Talent Show (pics, video, recap)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The Ally Coalition cofounders Jack and Rachel Antonoff were joined by Lorde, The National, Spoon, Shamir, Kacey Musgraves, Aparna Nancherla, Mike Birbiglia, Phoebe Robinson and Jacqueline Novak for a night of music and comedy, including lots of cover songs.

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