I don’t really want to call Sam Amidon a folk singer. He plays acoustic guitars and banjo and sings traditional Appalachian tunes, but does so much more with this than anyone else performing live music today. Whether he’s re-imagining R. Kelly’s “Relief” or telling a stream of consciousness tale about Christian colleges and Don Cheadle, […]
Archives for February 2011
While many music fans were glued to their couches on Sunday night watching the coolest-in-a-long-time Grammy Awards broadcast, a sold-out crowd filled the Bowery Ballroom to see MINKS, Abe Vigoda, and primarily, Wild Nothing. L.A.’s Abe Vigoda hit the stage around 10pm, playing enthusiastically and graciously. Their live set demonstrated how the band’s sound has […]
Controlled Bleeding, alongside Syphilitic Lust and Occultation ripped a big fat hole in our collectively bleeding hearts at the Lit Lounge on Monday. Yes, it was Valentine’s Day. Yes, this and only this was the appropriate soundtrack to it. You missed it? Sucks to be you.
This song is a serious mid-week jam. MEN enlist Antony Hegarty on this anthemic “Who Am I To Feel So Free.” Imagine summoning the biggest power jam you could ever summon and just dancing it out in the club. This song is that power jam.
Ian Svenonius and gang played to a packed and sweltering house last Friday. I literally have never seen Dead Herring that crowded. The video below doesn’t do the situation justice. From the front to the back it was the human equivalent of a can of sardines. Also on the bill were the fabulous Girls in […]
This year’s Williamsburg Fashion Weekend will feature over 14 new and emerging fashion designers and 7 of the most exciting bands from Brooklyn. Shows will run the gamut from fashion as conceptual art to ready-to-wear, incorporating live music, theatre and dance, always raw, experimental and forward thinking. Williamsburg Fashion Weekend February 18th and 19th At […]
[Kinda NSFW] Dentata “Earwig” (2011) from Richard Kern on Vimeo.
Over the weekend Music Hack Day came to New York. Participants had the weekend to come up with and execute their unique projects. “Music + software + mobile + hardware + art + the web. Anything goes as long as it’s music related.” The winner of the $5,000 first prize was Tim Soo, who used […]
2011 is going to be big for The Forms. Over the course of the past 8 years, the band has been the opposite of prolific. They have released two great records (Icarus and The Forms), gone through a bunch of member changes (from a three-piece to a four-piece and now down to the core duo […]