Zachary Cale & The Late Shift previewed new material at Zebulon

Zachary Cale previewed a handful of songs off of his upcoming album “Noise of Welcome” last night at Zebulon. Below is a video edit of the set’s closing number “War Love”, alongside clips of openers The Heaven’s Jail Band and D.Charles Speer & the Helix. Speer himself has a new album coming out on Thrill Jockey soon. Can’t wait to see him and the Helix share the stage with label mates Liturgy. Now that’d be what I call a diverse bill.

[Read more…]

Extra Life: Hibernation is over

After about a year of hibernation, Charlie Looker’s Extra Life is back. Now a three piece, the trio sounds more fierce than ever before. A sold out Silent Barn got a taste of it last night. Below is the first song of Extra Life’s set as well as a clip of opener Buke and Gass.

Tonight at Littlefield : OV, Child Abuse and Seabrook Power Plant

Inside the Whale presents a post Thanksgiving feast of music, featuring local grinders Child Abuse, banjo-driven power trio, Seabrook Power Plant and OV; a punishing improvisation by jazzmen Andrew D’Angelo, Jamie Saft and Mike Pride. This assaulting triple bill promises to leave you musically sated til Christmas. And at just 8 bills, it’ll blow your eardrums without breaking the bank.

OV (Jamie Saft, Andrew D’Angelo and Mike Pride)
Child Abuse, Seabrook Power Plant
Sun, November 28, 2010
7:30 pm
622 Degraw St. | Brooklyn, NY

Black Dice back in school

Last night Black Dice played ‘The Schoolhouse’ in Bushwick. Lots of energy, both on and off stage. Their newer material seems to have a slightly harsher touch to it as compared to the free-psych-hypno-beats that marked the band’s artistic exploration in recent years. There’s more of an industrial vibe now, still very groovy but notably rougher around the edges. FB status: like!


From Bacteria to Boys was at University of the streets

University of the Streets is a sweet little not for profit community space in the East Village. Its very own living room/artist loft vibe made for a perfect environment for Mike Pride’s Quartet “From Bacteria To Boys”. Last night the band played two sets, both about an hour long, showcasing material from the recently released album “betweenwhile” (Aum Fidelity). Below is a two song video edit of the 10pm show.


Zachary Cale played Zebulon

Zachary Cale was at Zebulon last night. Accompanied by Alfra Martini, the duo performed songs from Zach’s upcoming full length named “Noise of Welcome”. Below is a two song video edit of the show.

NOT SAFE FOR WORK: Tinsel Teeth live at Cake Shop


On Friday night Providence, RI noise rock band Tinsel Teeth brought their very own brand of punk ruckus to the basement of Cake Shop. Please be advised that the below video edit of the set’s last 10 minutes contains what some might consider STRONG NUDITY. Enjoy at your own risk.


Skeleton$ Big Band played (le) Poisson Rouge

Skeleton$ Big Band played a killer set at (le) Poisson Rouge on Sunday. Why this band hasn’t yet blown up in a Dirty Projectors kind of way is a slightly beyond me. Below is a video edit of the first and last song from last night’s shindig.