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An Edgy Debut Album and a Williamsburg Show by Intense Cello Rockers the Icebergs

Source: New York Music Daily

The Icebergs are New York’s hardest-working cello band. No disrespect to the great Serena Jost, but the Icebergs maintain a punishing late-night gig schedule. If there’s any midnight band in New York, it’s the trio of frontwoman Jane LeCroy, cellist Tom Abbs and O’Death drummer David Rogers-Berry. That’s even more impressive when you consider that LeCroy also fronts the similarly intense, politically fearless avant garde duo Ohmslice with multi-instrumentalist Brandon Ross. The Icebergs have an edgy debut album, Eldorado, streaming at Bandcamp and a show this Friday night at 8:30 PM at Pete’s.

If you can forgive the appropriation ...

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What’s going on Thursday?

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Tonight’s NYC shows include Dinosaur Jr (night 2), The Hold Steady (night 2), Stevie Nicks/Pretenders, Foxygen, Andra Day, Thalia Zedek’s new band E, Savak, and more.

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Recap: Murder By Death get loud @ Union Transfer

Source: The Swollen Fox

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Photos and words by Sara Patrick

Upon arriving at Union Transfer on Friday night, I overheard a conversation that went something like this:

“I didn’t bring earplugs. They probably would have been helpful.”
“Don’t worry, I have a feeling it’s not going to be that loud of a show.”

Maybe they were only familiar with the softer side of Murder By Death, or maybe they thought the presence of a cello would soften a rock band’s intensity. Whatever the reason for the assumption that the quintet would be anything less than loud, those two attendees were in for a shock. ...

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The 100 Best Songs of 2014

Source: New York Music Daily

If you count youtube clips, how many songs were “released” in 2014? Five million? Ten million? Considering the vast amount of material that’s out there, you can’t consider this page to be gospel any more than you can any other blog’s best-of-2014 list.

But it is a seriously good playlist. At first it seemed like a good idea to simply pull all of these songs into a Spotify playlist and call it a night, but that didn’t work since a lot – perhaps the majority – of the artists here aren’t on Spotify. But you can follow the links on this page ...

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The 50 Best Albums of 2014

Source: New York Music Daily

Of the hundreds of thousands of albums released every year, maybe ten percent of them are worth hearing. That’s about twenty-five thousand albums, possibly a lot more – it’s harder to keep track of the numbers than it was in the previous century. A very ambitious blogger can hear bits and pieces of maybe twenty percent of that total. That’s the triage.

A very, very ambitious blogger can hear, at best, maybe ten percent of that small sample, all the way through, at least enough to get the gist of what those few hundred albums are about. So consider this list – ...

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Another Creepy Masterpiece and a Bell House Show by O’Death

Source: New York Music Daily

O’Death are one of those great bands who sound like no other group on the planet – and yet, they’re one of the most widely imitated acts around. Part Nashville gothic, part oldtimey, part circus rock and part noir cabaret, like all successful bands these days they make their living on the road. And they just had their tour van stolen – with all their gear in it. They’re in the midst of crowdsourcing an emergency fund to get some new gear, an effort that’s happily been pretty successful, but what’s been especially problematic is that the kind of vintage ...

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O’Death announces new album + plays The Wick on 06.07 (tomorrow) with Vietnam, Shilpa Ray and Fletcher C. Johnson

Source: Deli Magazine NY

If you aren’t going to Governors Ball and are at a loss for what to do with your festival-lacking life, tomorrow there’s something pretty great at the new Bushwick venue, The Wick. A fantastic lineup of masterful NYC songwriters and musicians, most of whom will most likely take us back to years from whence we came. Fletcher C. Johnson lands us back in Bubblegum Pop era of the 60’s, with Vietnam somehow managing to pull off being a Jam Band in the year 2014 – unheard of, we know. The band of the hour, O’Death, has actually been around for quite ...

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Poor Old Shine Put an Original, High-Energy Spin on Classic Americana

Source: New York Music Daily

It’s a good bet that the popularity of Americana rock band Poor Old Shine has a little something to do with Deer Tick. But while both bands use traditional Americana as a stepping-off point for more rock and pop-oriented sounds, Poor Old Shine are both more punk and more eclectic, with a distinct Irish flavor in places. If you like the idea of O’Death but you find the reality oppressively bleak, Poor Old Shine have anthems for you. Their debut album is streaming at Signature Sounds‘ site; they’re at the Mercury on March 10 at around 11. If you’re ...

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