Category Archives: New York

Kate Nash stars in new Netflix pro wrestling series ‘GLOW,’ prepping new LP

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Kate plays Rhonda “Britannica” Richardson on the new Netflix series that is based on actual ’80s pro wrestling association GLOW (“Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling”) and also stars Alison Brie and Marc Maron.

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Critic’s Notebook: At K-Pop Festival, Korean Stars Align With Their Superfans

Source: New York Times » Music

KCON, an annual event in its third year in New Jersey, tries to make the global phenomenon of the South Korean pop music scene feel like an intimate subculture.

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Disputes Over Prince’s Estate Throw the Future of His Vault Into Question

Source: New York Times » Music

Universal said it wants to cancel its $31 million deal for Prince’s music over conflicts with an earlier agreement Prince signed with Warner Bros.

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Orkesta Mendoza Bring Their Slinky Cumbias and Noir Desert Rock to Prospect Park

Source: New York Music Daily

Tucson-based bandleader and multi-instrumentalist Sergio Mendoza leads Orkesta Mendoza, who might be the most epic psychedelic cumbia band on the planet. When they’re firing on all 24 cylinders – the cast of characters varies, but this is a BIG band – they come across as a slinky, brass-spiced mashup of Chicha Libre and Cab Calloway. They’re connoisseurs of noir, and they do a whole bunch of other styles as well: serpentine mambos, haunting boleros, and latin soul among them. Their latest album ¡Vamos A Guarachar! is streaming at Spotify (with a couple of tracks up at Bandcamp). They’re ...

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Pride Island in pics (Tegan & Sara, Roisin Murphy, more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Tegan & Sara, Years & Years, Roisin Murphy, and Gallant played Saturday (6/25) at this year’s new Pride Island concert series/cultural experience. Pride Island continues Sunday (6/26) with Nelly Furtado, after The March, which will be televised live this year for the first time.

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LCD Soundsystem @ Brooklyn Steel night 6 of June residency (setlist, pics, video)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

LCD Soundsystem continued to mix things up, just a tad, on their penultimate show of their June residency at Brooklyn Steel, throwing in early b-side “Yr City’s a Sucker” for the first time this year…

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What’s going on Saturday?

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Dead & Co, Pride Island (Tegan & Sara, Roisin Murphy and more), LCD Soundsystem, Jason Isbell, YOB, Evan Dando, Summer Thunder, and more NYC-area show options for your Saturday.

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A Tantalizingly Dynamic Taste of One of Europe’s Most Enticing Jazz Festivals

Source: New York Music Daily

The booking agent at New York’s most popular jazz club spent ten days at the Jazztopad Festival in Poland last year. After it was over, he confided to the organizer that he was determined to bring some Polish jazz to New York. Consider: there are a hundred jazz festivals in Poland every year, and this one’s not in one of the major cities, but in the southwest corner of the country. Yet in the course of its fifteen year history, the festival has become a magnet for top-tier talent, and also commissions a lot of adventurous new works – Charles ...

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Cruel Youth assists on holywater’s debut track “Hush”

Source: Deli Magazine NY

Cruel Youth assists on holywater's debut track
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Electro-Pop/Synthpop
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Though we’ve seen quite a few musical icons make headlines in the fashion world *coughKanyecough*, it’s quite rare to see someone from fashion make the switch to music. Enter holywater, a photographer, fashion curator and the head of creative collective Virgin Gold Cult, who is now also making her foray into music under the same name. And ...

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Mutilation Rites announces fall US tour, plays two nights at The Knit in October.

Source: Deli Magazine NY

Mutilation Rites announces fall US tour, plays two nights at The Knit in October.
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Brooklyn-based band Mutilation Rites offers a sound that fans of most metal sub-genres can mosh to, since they fuse elements of black, thrash, and death metal. The vocals on their 2014 release Harbinger employ metal’s raspy, high pitched shrieks, while also utilizing the deep and guttural growls from death metal. “Black Pyramid” sets the tone for the album, ...

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Melvins share “What’s Wrong with You” ft. Steve McDonald and That Dog’s Anna Waronker

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Featuring bassist Steve McDonald (also of Redd Kross) on lead vocals with That Dog’s Anna Waronker on backing vocals, “What’s Wrong with You” is a psych-punk-pop explosion.

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Monterey Pop screenings, photo exhibit & more Summer of Love stuff

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Catch the restored documentary in a theater near you, head to Morrison Hotel Gallery to check out a photo exhibit, and read a recap of a recent Q&A with D.A. Pennebaker. Also: watch Michelle Phillips play “California Dreamin'” at Monterey Pop 50 with The Head and the Heart.

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1967’s best rock bands still touring (The Who, Dead, Beatles, Clapton, Floyd, more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

A companion guide to our list of the 50 Best Psychedelic Rock Albums of the Summer of Love. Catch one of the many great artists still playing clubs and stadiums in 2017….

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Pics/review: Tigers Jaw, Saintseneca & Smidley @ Webster Hall

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The Tigers Jaw/Saintseneca/Smidley tour is about to come to an end, hitting Philly tonight (6/23) before wrapping things up in Boston on Saturday (6/24). Last night (6/22), the tour rolled through NYC for a show at Webster Hall…

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