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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Sonic Youth play Free show in Prospect Park

Sonic Youth play a free show tonight Saturday, July 31st in Prospect Park with Grass Widow and Talk Normal at The Prospect Park Bandshell on . More deets here.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Big Takeover's 30th Anniversary two concert!

Your too young to know about these bands but you should go see this amazing line up of artists.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Free Jens Lekman tune!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Cass McCombs Lightspeed Champion Bowery Ballroom PIcs

Man this had all the ingredients for a great show. It was my first time checking out Lightspeed Champion and I had just seen an amazing show six months or so back with Cass McCombs at Joe's Pub. Lightspeed Champion had a few moment but the lighting and his performance just lacked anything to write home about. After Cass McCombs took the headline spot and played six new seventies rock songs in a row, we left! We couldn't stand it. Was just an off off night? Nothing seemed to add up and each artist seemed so lazy about there performance. McCombs sung the new songs reading lyrics off notes for his new material which borrowed heavily off Lou Reed, Velvet Underground but didn't hit home in the same ways. The lyrics seemed rather trite and the songs seemed long in the tooth. Was it like a Jim Jarmusch film and as soon as we left the night was amazing and the joke was on us or was it just a bad show?

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Win tickets to see She Keeps Bees in NYC!

Enter here for a chance to win a pair of tickets to see She Keeps Bees, Naked Hearts and This Frontier Needs Heroes at Mercury Lounge on Wednesday August 4th. We have two pairs of tickets to give away! Good luck! We will send the winners and email on Monday August 1st. This will be the final show on their
Beach Tour.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Siren Festival 2010

The Village Voice's Siren Festival takes place in Coney Island this Saturday July 17th. You can check out all these bands for free. MATT AND KIM, TED LEO AND THE PHARMACISTS, THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART, HOLY FUCK, NIGHT MARCHERS, SURFER BLOOD, HARLEM, CYMBALS EAT GUITARS, EARL GREYHOUND, PONYTAIL, SCREAMING FEMALES, WYE OAK, DOM, APACHE BEAT and DEADHEAT DJs. To check out the schedule click here. All ages Rain or Shine! Get some free mp3's here.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

CocoRosie, Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles

Having wound their way across Europe and the States on an extensive tour in support of "Grey Oceans", CocoRosie arrived at The Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, for the final show of the tour. CocoRosie, respectively: the sisters Bianca & Sierra Casady were backed by piano, percussionist, and human-beat-box, for the for the evening's musings.

The sisters arrived theatrically dressed in eclectic garb and headdress, setting the stage for a show that wove it's way through well over an hour of musical incantations. Sierra's operatic verse interwove with, and provided counterpoint to Bianca's dream-infused, ethereal child-like vocals.

Highlights from the set included much loved tunes, such as "K-Hole" and "Promise". The greater part of the evening however, gave a just spotlight to the new songs from Grey Oceans. "Smokey Taboo" as one example, was a perfect showcase for each of their vocal stylings, set against far-eastern instrumentation. "Lemonade" alternately presents CocoRosie with slower tempo; oscillating between introspective lyrics and the inverse, with an upbeat and almost happy refrain.

Later in the evening, the sisters Casady showed themselves through yet another twist of the kaleidoscope. Dancing like otherworldly clockwork dolls, they played and impromptu game of patty-cake, at the outset of the incredibly catchy tune "Hopscotch". Reminiscent of an upbeat ragtime piano piece, this truly showed the organic joy that Bianca & Sierra share for what they do.

Every breath of the evening further showcased the Casady sister's unbound bohemian imagination. As if inspired by pixies and fairies, CocoRosie transformed The Orpheum Theatre for the evening, into what could be best described as Bianca & Sierra in Wonderland...

Clovis IV: Photos & Review

Monday, July 05, 2010

Villagers Interview with Conor O’Brien

Click here to read out Interview with Conor O’Brien of Villagers!

Friday, July 02, 2010

Frankie Rose and The Outs debut out in September!

Frankie Rose and The Outs will release their debut self titled album Slumberland records on Sept. 21, 2010. Saw them live a bunch this year and they put on a fun and gritty show and looking very forward to the album. You can download or preview the track "Little Brown Haired Girls" below.

1. Hollow Life
2. Candy
3. Little Brown Haired Girls
4. Lullubye for Roads and Miles
5. That's What People Told Me
6. Memo
7. Must Be Nice
8. Girlfriend Island
9. You Can Make Me Feel Bad
10. Don't Tred
11. Save Me

08/05 Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bowl
08/27 New York, NY - Cake Shop / Dance Magic Night

Little Brown Haired Girls.mp3