Top 5 shows of the weekend


Matt Kivel

Will he, won’t he? Everyone’s wondering if Hurricane Joaquin is going to ruin our weekends. I would recommend everyone stock up on ice cream just in case, maybe I’ll finally finish Breaking Bad… however, let’s plan for good times and getting outside! After working 12 hour days all week, I’ll be keeping this brief…

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Our favorite 50 albums of 2013


50. Dirty Beaches – Drifters / Love is the Devil
49. Jessy Lanza – Pull My Hair Back
48. Fuzz – Fuzz
47. Fuck Buttons – Slow Focus
46. Diarrhea Planet – I’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams
45. Fidlar – Fidlar
44. James Blake – Overgrown
43. Cuushe – Butterfly Case
42. Foxygen – We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic
41. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
40. Majical Cloudz – Impersonator
39. Grouper – The Man Who Died In His Boat
38. The Mantles – Long Enough to Leave
37. Bent Shapes – Feels
36. Laura Marling – Once I Was An Eagle
35. California X – California X
34. Camera Obscura – Desire Lines
33. DJ Koze – Amygdala
32. Drake – Nothing Was the Same
31. Sonny and the Sunsets – Antenna and the Afterworld
30. Ezra Furman – The Year of No Returning
29. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – II
28. Various – After Dark 2
27. King Krule – 6 Feet Beneath the Moon
26. Segue – Pacifica
25. Joanna Gruesome – Weird Sister
24. Thee Oh Sees – Floating Planet
23. Speedy Ortiz – Major Arcana
22. Mikal Cronin – MCII
21. Nils Frahm – Spaces

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All Hands Electric CMJ Showcase happened at Union Pool

Last night, Brooklyn’s All Hands Electric label held their annual CMJ showcase at Union Pool. Watch video edits from performers Zachary Cale and Virginia Plain below.

CMJ: Virginia Plain and Zachary Cale played Union Pool

Last night All Hands Electric held a CMJ showcase at Union Pool. Virginia Plain and Zachary Cale footage is below. If I’m not totally mistaken, this was Virgina Plain’s stage debut, and a very promising one at that.

Zachary Cale played “Go Folk Yourself Summer Fest”

Zachary Cale played “Go Folk Yourself Summer Fest” yesterday at Cooper Park in Brooklyn. Below is a video edit of his set’s second to last song titled “Day for Night”.

Zachary Cale played Academy Records

Promoting his brand new album “Noise of Welcome”, Zachary Cale played an in-store show last night at Academy Records Annex in Williamsburg. The video edit below features 2 new songs from that set, one of which is on his latest record.

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.

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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.