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Video of The Day: Hibou

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Video of The Day: Hibou

There’s a bunch of videos out there. Some of them are good. Some of them are a cut above. I like to think my picks for Video of The Day are a cut (or two) above.

With “Fall Into,” Seattle’s Hibou (Peter Michel) crafts a song that slinks along with a glossy sheen, breathless ice crystal bedroom pop with a heck of a shimmy. Instantly in smit with this gem, it was around the 3:15 mark is when I truly fell in love with “Fell Into,” the headstrong, heady wall of noise tumbling beautifully around me and exposing the seriousness ...

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On The Road Again: The Black Angels/The Black Lips

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On The Road Again: The Black Angels/The Black Lips

Well, well, well. Look who’s taking their show on the road?

Alex Maas of The Black Angels really says it best when it comes to his band linking up with The Black Angels on a tour: “Unlike a lot of things right now, touring with The Black Lips just makes sense.” Having seen both of these bands live, the idea of these two being on the same tour strikes me as one of the best ideas I’ve heard in a rather long time. This “Birds and The Bees Tour” brings together one of psych rock’s finest (and one of the ...

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The Week In Shows: 1/22/18-1/28/18

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The Week In Shows: 1/22/18-1/28/18

A sunny, chilly Saturday morning seems as good a time as any to plot ones weekly live music schedule, I think. Let’s take a look at what’s happening in the greater DC metro this week, shall we? Hot diggity!

So, I’m really excited about this week, y’all. As you may have heard, there’s a little do happening at DC9 on Sunday the 28th that is so very near and dear to my heart. If you’re free, please come celebrate 7 years of Fuzzy Logic with three most excellent bands (Pete International Airport, Guiding Light, and Venn)! And now, without further ...

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Video of The Day: The Cranberries

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Video of The Day: The Cranberries

There’s a bunch of videos out there. Some of them are good. Some of them are a cut above. I like to think my picks for Video of The Day are a cut (or two) above.

What awful news today, hearing about the sudden passing of the beautiful Dolores O’Riordan of The Cranberries. Her death comes as a shock, her voice was ubiquitous when I was a teenager and knowing she’s gone seems unreal and wrong. So today, I’m turning to one of my favorite songs of all of the 1990s, a song that I loved even before I ...

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On The Road Again: Julien Baker

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On The Road Again: Julien Baker

Well, well, well. Look who’s taking their show on the road?

Surely one of modern music’s most beautiful voices belongs to Julien Baker. Let’s just go ahead and call that a fact, shall we? No need to manipulate her voice with studio magic, she can sing any pop tart off the stage. Julien has just announced some tour dates for the months ahead, spanning several continents. If you’re in her path, don’t miss seeing her live. Seriously, she’s a truly special talent.

JULIEN BAKER TOUR DATES

1/26 Tokyo, JP @ WWW
1/28 Osaka, JP @ Conpass
3/6 Truro, UK ...

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Singles Club: Death Hags + Public Access TV + Sunflower Bean

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Singles Club: Death Hags + Public Access TV + Sunflower Bean

Consider Singles Club your musical matchmaker. I do hope you’ll give all these ready to mingle bachelors and bachelorettes your ear as you listen to some new favorite tunes. Read on in the hopes of finding your musical love connection.

Death Hags is the solo venture of DCTV’s Lola G, and with debut single “Metal Teeth” Lola proves she’s got some serious bite. According to Ms. G, the song is about “personal transformation and women reclaiming their freedom to be angry, strange, loud, and dangerous.” That’s certainly a battle cry I can get behind. There’s just enough prettiness in her ...

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Video of The Day: Shopping

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Video of The Day: Shopping

There’s a bunch of videos out there. Some of them are good. Some of them are a cut above. I like to think my picks for Video of The Day are a cut (or two) above.

I have a deep personal hatred of television talent shows in the vein of American Idol or America’s Got Talent or whatever else inane someone in a suit decides is a good idea to appeal to the masses.

Naturally, then, I’m quite fond of the new Shopping video for their spiky, sneeringly danceable noise. The trio stars as the panel of judges, bored yet ...

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On The Road Again: Pale Waves

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On The Road Again: Pale Waves

Well, well, well. Look who’s taking their show on the road?

Manchester’s Pale Waves is having quite the time these days. The brooding, black eyeliner-clad pop purveyors were just added to the BBC Sound of 2018 shortlist, just released an EP, and are prepping for a Euro and UK tour in just a bit.

But that’s not all. While the band was just here, it seems, they’re striking while the iron is hot. Here they come again! Mid-March sees the band land on American shores once more, where they’ll play to cities on both coasts and everywhere in-between for just ...

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Video of The Day: Caroline Rose

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Video of The Day: Caroline Rose

There’s a bunch of videos out there. Some of them are good. Some of them are a cut above. I like to think my picks for Video of The Day are a cut (or two) above.

I just can’t resist the tongue-in-cheek bombast of Caroline Rose‘s scuzz pop “Soul No. 5.” Inspired by and voices from the point of view of those boring catcallers we ladies all know and don’t love, the song is both snarky and incredibly catchy. The video is cheeky, campy perfection, a fitting visual to match the song’s satirical sass. And be advised that Ms. ...

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Good Cover Version: Julia Jacklin Does The Strokes

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Good Cover Version: Julia Jacklin Does The Strokes

Pulp gave the world the song “Bad Cover Version.” But seeing as I’m a sonic optimist, I’m of the belief that there’s more likely than not more good cover versions floating around than bad ones. Good Cover Version celebrates the good, and leaves all that bad and ugly stuff alone.

I think that first Strokes record, Is This It?, has aged rather well. “Someday” was definitely among my favorite songs on that particular record, with all that jaunty, feel-good fuzz emanating a certain undeniable something. Fast-forward to now, and it’s Julia Jacklin‘s turn to breathe new life into ...

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The Week In Shows: 1/15/18-1/21/18

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The Week In Shows: 1/15/18-1/21/18

A schizophrenic (primarily in a weather-related context) Saturday morning seems as good a time as any to plot ones weekly live music schedule, I think. Let’s take a look at what’s happening in the greater DC metro this week, shall we? Hot diggity!

Lands sakes it’s been a rough week. Hopefully the next week is much less of a shithole. And now, without further ado, here’s a look at some of the shows I happen to recommend for the coming week in the greater DC metro area. Bonus: catch yours truly at any show with an asterisk next to it.

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Video of The Day: Reptaliens

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Video of The Day: Reptaliens

There’s a bunch of videos out there. Some of them are good. Some of them are a cut above. I like to think my picks for Video of The Day are a cut (or two) above.

For Reptaliens, space is most definitely the place. At least, as far as their cosmic dreampop space muffin “Ubik” is concerned, that is. The sci-fi loving Portlanders get sonically sunny and then some on this too-quick little ditty. Taking advantage of last year’s solar eclipse and a happy accidental find of a clutch of hazmat suits, the band’s black and white video is ...

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Video of The Day: Xylouris White

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Video of The Day: Xylouris White

There’s a bunch of videos out there. Some of them are good. Some of them are a cut above. I like to think my picks for Video of The Day are a cut (or two) above.

It’s been a tough week already, and I needed a certain something to snap me out of this week’s blues. That certain something appears to be the Xylouris White video for their song “Only Love.” From the duo’s third record Mother (due out January 19 on Bella Union), “Only Love” is a frenzied, fascinating whirling dervish of wonderful noise. The video, directed by ...

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Newsflash!: Fuzzy Logic’s 7th Anniversary Show f/ Pete International Airport + Guiding Light + Venn @ DC9, 1/28/18

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Newsflash!: Fuzzy Logic's 7th Anniversary Show f/ Pete International Airport + Guiding Light + Venn @ DC9, 1/28/18

We all know that time flies. In the case of Fuzzy Logic, time has flown so much that somehow it’s the start of my seventh year of sharing my musical crushes with the internet. Seven years is a long time, after all, so it felt like it was the right time to really celebrate. So, on January 28th, there’s a show happening at DC9, and you’re invited. Party time for everyone!

This show brings together three thoroughly awesome bands under one roof for your convenience and pleasure, and I couldn’t be happier to see all three of them up ...

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Crossing The Pond: Fiskur + Other Creatures + Silverbacks

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Crossing The Pond: Fiskur + Other Creatures + Silverbacks

Much great music is made on the other side of the Atlantic. Here your hostess indulges her love of all things Brit (and Eire) to bring you some songs you should be listening to from the British Isles.

Straight outta Glasgow comes Fiskur, a two-piece lightning strike made by Frightened Rabbit’s Andy Monaghan and singer-songwriter Ross Clark. Clark’s voice has a clarity and directness, he sings with purpose. The noise that carries Clark’s vocals is all over the place, in the best possible way, giving their songs an almost impetuous underlying sense of restless impatience. Their partnership sounds like ...

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Good Cover Version: Moon Duo Does Alan Vega

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Good Cover Version: Moon Duo Does Alan Vega

Pulp gave the world the song “Bad Cover Version.” But seeing as I’m a sonic optimist, I’m of the belief that there’s more likely than not more good cover versions floating around than bad ones. Good Cover Version celebrates the good, and leaves all that bad and ugly stuff alone.

Moon Duo has the right approach to cover songs. “We never want to do faithful covers of great songs, because what’s the point,” they opine. Instead of going down the same road Alan Vega took on his sublimely scuzzed, nervy 50s redux jangler “Jukebox Babe,” Moon Duo goes full-on “cosmic ...

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Video of The Day: Jef Maarawi

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Video of The Day: Jef Maarawi

There’s a bunch of videos out there. Some of them are good. Some of them are a cut above. I like to think my picks for Video of The Day are a cut (or two) above.

Brazil-born, Athens-based Jef Maarawi exudes a certain raw energy in the plaintive, pleading “Forest.” The video for this engaging, emotional nugget was shot in Brazil, and places Jef in several beautiful, natural settings (yes, including a forest). This is a song and video that truly belong together, and one watch/listen isn’t enough.

[posted 1.7.18]

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Singles Club: The Parson Red Heads + Sufjan Stevens + Telete

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Singles Club: The Parson Red Heads + Sufjan Stevens + Telete

Consider Singles Club your musical matchmaker. I do hope you’ll give all these ready to mingle bachelors and bachelorettes your ear as you listen to some new favorite tunes. Read on in the hopes of finding your musical love connection.

Portland’s The Parson Red Heads gets all Southern California circa the mid-1960s on their gloriously sun-dappled “It’s Hard for Me to Say.” Full of fantastic harmonies and a jangle that feels quite Byrds-ian, the song is a modern vintage pop treasure. It’s the kind of song you just might find yourself going back to time and again.

While Sufjan Stevens ...

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On The Road Again: Hovvdy

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On The Road Again: Hovvdy

Well, well, well. Look who’s taking their show on the road?

2018 is looking like it’s going to be a pretty good year for Austin bedroom folksters Hovvdy. Not only do the duo have a new record coming out in early February (Cranberry), but they’ve just announced a string of dates to coincide with said release of said record.

This run of dates sadly doesn’t include DC (I’ll get over it eventually), but if you happen to be in the path of Hovvdy’s tour, get out there and check ’em out. I doubt you’ll have regrets. At ...

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Good Cover Version: Rosie Carney Does Cigarettes After Sex

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Good Cover Version: Rosie Carney Does Cigarettes After Sex

Pulp gave the world the song “Bad Cover Version.” But seeing as I’m a sonic optimist, I’m of the belief that there’s more likely than not more good cover versions floating around than bad ones. Good Cover Version celebrates the good, and leaves all that bad and ugly stuff alone.

I’m a big fan of the Cigarettes After Sex record released last year (spoiler alert: it’ll be in my Best Of). As such, I was quite curious to hear how Rosie Carney would take on the sweet smoke of “K.,” one of many stunners on that CAS record.

The song ...

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Otherwise Engaged: The Wombats

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Otherwise Engaged: The Wombats

It is an unfortunate reality for the serious concertgoer that on occasion, there will be more than one show on any given night that you really, really, REALLY wanna go to. Since the vast majority of us don’t own a time machine, nor have the ability to either clone ourselves or split ourselves in half (or thirds or quarters depending on the night in question), this tends to present a problem. Difficult decisions are made based on a variety of variables (perhaps some of you even make lists of pros and cons), and ultimately, a show is chosen. But those ...

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Singles Club: Eyes Behind the Veil + MOLLY + Très Oui

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Singles Club: Eyes Behind the Veil + MOLLY + Très Oui

Consider Singles Club your musical matchmaker. I do hope you’ll give all these ready to mingle bachelors and bachelorettes your ear as you listen to some new favorite tunes. Read on in the hopes of finding your musical love connection.

When I think of the Pacific Northwest, I think of endless dark forests and a seemingly endless misting rain. “Everlasting Threshold,” from Chicago transplant Michael Tenzer’s solo project Eyes Behind the Veil, is the right kind of song for such climes. This bedroomgaze nugget comes from a place of uncertainty, a sentiment reflected in the song’s pretty hesitations.

Born ...

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Video of The Day: Julien Baker

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Video of The Day: Julien Baker

There’s a bunch of videos out there. Some of them are good. Some of them are a cut above. I like to think my picks for Video of The Day are a cut (or two) above.

It’s so cold out that I figured we should watch something that just might warm some hearts. For example, Julien Baker‘s recent appearance on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where Julien performed the impossibly lovely “Turn Out the Lights.” She may be small in stature, but she’s big in presence and even bigger in talent. Be advised that Julien will probably give ...

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On The Road Again: Fujiya & Miyagi

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On The Road Again: Fujiya & Miyagi

Well, well, well. Look who’s taking their show on the road?

Fujiya & Miyagi, those purveyors of some of the finest, most urbanely slinking sounds around, are hot on the heels not only of a vinyl release of the outstanding Transparent Things record (a long time coming) but a treble EP release/self-titled record in 2017. The English outfit is also prepping to spend a little time on the road, a jaunt which thankfully sees them coming to the US for a spell, including to the District of Columbia. If you can get to see a show, I strongly encourage ...

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The Week In Shows: 1/8/18-1/14/18

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The Week In Shows: 1/8/18-1/14/18

An entirely too cold Saturday morning in the midst of a “bomb cyclone” seems as good a time as any to plot ones weekly live music schedule, I think. Let’s take a look at what’s happening in the greater DC metro this week, shall we? Hot diggity!

The longer it is this cold, the more I want to move. PSA for the day: if you’re heading outside for whatever reason, please make sure you’re bundled up, y’all. And now, without further ado, here’s a look at some of the shows I happen to recommend for the coming week in the ...

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