The Aces talk touring, festivals and the new record

Since early this year, The Aces have been on our radar, impressing us with their engaging singles that highlight the human experience. “Stuck”, their first single of the year, was a guide for getting through the messy end of a relationship that’s run its course. Their engaging video captured that sentiment with the personal concert […]

The Week In Shows: 6/26/17-7/2/17

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The Week In Shows: 6/26/17-7/2/17

A Friday morning in late June 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!

Yours truly will be off galavanting this weekend, my friends, and I hope you’ll be having similar fun yourselves. In case of overdoing it this weekend, why not get your plans for the week ahead made now? It looks a little light for next week, given the 4th is around the corner, but still good sounds to be had. And now, without ...

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Video of The Day #296: Chastity Belt

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Video of The Day #296: Chastity Belt

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.

In honor of their show tonight at the Songbyrd Music House, let’s take a moment to appreciate Chastity Belt‘s video for the fantastic “Used to Spend.” The video, in which the satin jacket-clad babes visit the speedway, adds a lightheartedness to the song’s introspection. It’s a well-shot video for a song well-played, and if you’re in DC tonight you should definitely go to ...

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Good Cover Version: London Grammar Does Fleetwood Mac

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Good Cover Version: London Grammar Does Fleetwood Mac

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 stumbled upon this one just by chance, and I’m quite glad I did. London Grammar‘s interpretation of the Fleetwood Mac classic “Dreams” is just gorgeous. The powerhouse vocals don’t have that mystical spriteliness of Stevie Nicks, but still cut to the emotional quick. A wonderfully tender, bittersweet rendition ...

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Remix Fix: Dutch Uncles/Warm Digits

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Remix Fix: Dutch Uncles/Warm Digits

In theory I like the idea of the remix: taking someone else’s song and tweaking it the way you want it done. It’s a great means for completely redoing something, and for reinterpretation. Sometimes remixes go awry, and sometimes they’re better than the original. Remix Fix is all about the happy medium when a remix totally nails it and makes a song that much better.

I like the Dutch Uncles song “Big Balloon” quite a bit, and have already talked about the British Sea Power/Dutch Uncles recipro-remixes. But lo and behold, here’s another remix of this very song – and ...

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Singles Club: NRVS LVRS + Small Reactions + The Technicolors

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Singles Club: NRVS LVRS + Small Reactions + The Technicolors

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.

Influenced by some big names (Kate Bush, Can, Massive Attack), Bay Area husband-wife duo NRVS LVRS creates some rather wonderful noise. “Castling” is some darkwave pop delirium, breathless and pretty and gliding through shadow and light.    

Having some new Small Reactions music to listen to warms the cockles of my heart, y’all. These Georgia dudes really hit it out of ...

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Super Furryism #10: The Boy With The Thorn In His Side/Radiator

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Super Furryism #10: The Boy With The Thorn In His Side/Radiator

For those who don’t know, this blog borrows its’ name from the title of the debut long player record by wily Welsh cosmic psych poppers Super Furry Animals. As far as I’m concerned, that’s certainly reason enough to start talking about them at random times, and for no real reason other than just because I darned well feel like it.

Somehow, it’s been 20 years since the SFA record Radiator was released. I don’t know where the time has gone, but I do know this record still sounds so very wonderful. To celebrate, the band is releasing all sorts ...

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On The Road Again: Gracie and Rachel

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On The Road Again: Gracie and Rachel

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

The sumptuous, dignified song stylings of Brooklyn by way of California duo Gracie and Rachel are plenty engaging on record. Classic sounds turned upside down and lovely harmonies are hallmarks with these two, creating a listening experience that is both mesmerizing and uplifting. Check them out on the road to see just how absorbing they are up close and in person.


GRACIE AND RACHEL TOUR DATES

6/24: Windham, NY @ Blackdome Music Festival
7/19: Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool, LPR Presents: Record Release Show
7/26: Woodbridge, NJ @ Parker Press ...

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Video of The Day #295: Katie Von Schleicher

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Video of The Day #295: Katie Von Schleicher

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 love a bit of wryness in the morning. Check out “Life’s A Lie” from Katie Von Schleicher and you’ll start your day enjoying the wryness, too. Channeling 70s radio-friendly sounds, Katie gives voice to timeless, nostalgic personal crises and worry, her musings  down but not out. The video also goes vintage, keeping it simple but sending its own message. “Life’s A Lie” comes ...

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Video of The Day #294: Magic Shoppe

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Video of The Day #294: Magic Shoppe

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 the first day of summer, and the noise made by Boston psychsmiths Magic Shoppe feels like the right kind of noise to celebrate the arrival of the summer heat. Their video for “High Goodbye” is just as it should be: vibrant colors, cloudscapes, and tendrils of swirling liquid. Perfect together, the otherworldly video is the best possible visible companion piece to this powerful piece ...

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Party Like It’s 1990 Something

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Party Like It's 1990 Something

Grunge, rave and hip hop all came into their own during the 1990s while I was home with kids paying absolutely no attention to what was happening in the music world. Fortunately I had a former 9:30 deejay keeping our house current with the eclectic scene, especially bands not playing on the radio. So basically, if it happened in the 1990s, I missed it.

This Saturday local bands Getchoo, Dammit Josie and Dashing Bumpkins converge to reanimate that bygone decade with an all ages tribute show at the Rock n Roll Hotel.

Party Like It's 1990 Something

On the other hand, if you ...

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