Happy Friday, everyone!
Shoegazers Tamaryn and Religious to Damn were at the newly ‘renovated’ Don Hill’s last night. Funny enough the place doesn’t look like it received a make over at all. It is now sporting a faux CBGB’s style. Tamaryn will also be at PS1 this Saturday for a free 4pm show. Religious to Damn can be […]
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.
At the top of many a Best of 2010 list, Clinging to a Scheme marked the return of Sweden’s The Radio Dept.– a band which has fused dreamy indie-pop with new wave subtleties in a perfect cult-following fashion since their first release in 2003. Unlike fellow Swedes that have made big headlines for dance moves in […]
In case you haven’t yet noticed, Paul Lemos’ legendary experimental and avantgarde outfit Controlled Bleeding is back in action. Last night they were at Cake Shop, ripping through 30 minutes of shredding prog rock. What’s your excuse for not having been there? Below are a few more clips of recent appearances
The adorable children’s chorus at PS22 in Staten Island is at it again, this time with an awesome cover of “Round and Round,” from Ariel Pink’s Haunted Grafitti. The only missing element here might be more boys in sequins, dresses and sunglasses… but hey, it still works pretty well. Why weren’t our elementary school music […]
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 […]
The next ATP is moving from Monticello to the decidedly less esoteric shores of Asbury Park. Beyond a shorter commute and cheaper accommodations (read: free — I’m from the area and my parents still live there. Score!), this year’s fest, running September 30-October 2, also affords the rare chance to see Jeff Mangum. The reclusive head of […]