Star Trek Into Darkness Dir. J.J. Abrams [Paramount; 2013] by Alan Zilberman Rating: A strange thing happened while I was watching Star Trek Into Darkness, director JJ Abrams’ sequel to the 2009 reboot of the classic science-fiction franchise. Show More Summary
The Weeknd has premiered the title track from his forthcoming album Kiss Land, and it is an absolute monster. Clocking in at 7:41, “Kiss Land” takes Abel Tesfaye‘s sinister lothario thing to absurd new heights — lyrically, of course, but also because the beat uses a looped female scream. Combined with the creepy funhouse chimes,... More »
New four-day festival to take place in Central Virginia.
Whilst searching for Ceefax music that was comparable to some of the material on Daft Punk’s ‘Random Access Memories’, as the basis of a joke (LOLOLOL), nobody outside of the U.K would get (LOLOLOL ), I stumbled across this…. The video title is.. “BBC ceefax music Can you identify it? What a funky tune!“. And [...]
Featuring new music from Chromatics, Glass Candy, Desire, and more.
The buzz on Twitter today: Daft Punk played at surprise set at Avalon Hollywood last night. Starting after midnight, lots of folks in attendance reported witnessing -- or thinking they were wit...
Yeezus will be the special musical guest on Saturday’s season finale episode of SNL. Tune in. Previously: Video: Kanye West Premieres New Track & Rants @ Adult Swim Upfront 2013
Sophie Howarth Kathleen Hanna in Australia, 1996 I highly recommend that you make it out to see the SIFF showing(s) of The Punk Singer—the Kathleen Hanna/Riot Grrrl movement documentary. The footage of live Bikini Kill and spoken word...Show More Summary
Via NME: The band’s new album 'Random Access Memories’ is expected to beat the record currently held by 1997’s 'Be Here Now’, with bookies Paddy Power cutting the odds dramatically on the French duo’s chances, according to Music Week. Show More Summary
Chicago should be proud of an album called Twin Knowledge when it is released on June 4th by Maroon Desert Fountain. Or more importantly, Chicago should be proud of the artist who created it, a man who simply goes by the name of Bevel. While the press release I received called the video a “David [...]
Via Slicing Up Eyeballs: Chicago’s Riot Fest — set for Sept. 13-15 in the Windy City’s Humboldt Park — tonight unveiled its jam-packed lineup, which includes Violent Femmes, Blondie, Black Flag spinoff FLAG, Motorhead, Peter Hook performing...Show More Summary
When a snowstorm happens, you’re usually told to stay warm by staying indoors. Some will brave the outdoors, and fortunately most of those people who brave the elements are doing something safe. Shottie went for the safe route when he did the video for the song “Akhenaten”, walking out in Brooklyn and seeing what had [...]
Show Notes: Today's program spotlights several outstanding blues artists who recorded very little and who we know very little about. All the artists featured today recorded from one to eight titles and all left behind barley a trace of biographical information. We hear several fine pianists including Joe Dean, Wesley Wallace as well as Bob [...]
People like to focus on white rappers with southern roots, as it is considered to be a 180 from those that are born and raised above the Mason/Dixon line, as if we still have to resort to territorial battles for acceptance. When you have someone who calls himself Sonny Bama, you might think well damn, [...]
Libyans started playing in Boston in 2007, and have since become a staple in punk communities locally and nationally, playing self-booked shows at basements, warehouses, zine libraries, and other DIY spaces regularly over the years. In 2010, the band released a debut record A Common Place, which they will now follow up with Expired Language [...]
I have offered some thoughts to a New York Times reporter on how the competition can outlast its founder. And I will add one comment of mine which was not used in the report: There is justified and growing suspicion of the judging panels and the pre-selection. One of the Cliburn judges has, I think, nine [...]
There will be no Worthenbury Festival this year, however the good news is that the Worthenbury team have lined up a superb bill of summer gigs for the village hall. Sat 15th June – Dave Kelly Fri 12th Jul – Rory Ellis Fri 30 Aug – Li’l Jimmy Reed Please note the mistake in the [...]
Shoegaze 4-piece Surfing recently relocated from Virginia to Bushwick. They’ve thoughtfully timed the release of their upcoming EP, due out at some point this summer. In the meantime, you can add the first single to your pre-summer playlist, the fine-tuned dream-pop track “Hollow Sparrow”. Check it out below.
What a fantastic new CD from these class blues/funk guys. The album is so well produced … it was put together by award winning producer Pete Brown … it really shows what a great band FORTY4 really are. Check out the sampler tracks on the website http://www.forty4music.com/forty4-music/ FORTY4 Forty4 hail from the Liverpool area and [...]
Book's Music podcast #315 by Booksmusic on Mixcloud You know what would compliment a box of freshly cooked manapua? Book’s Music podcast #315, although this show can compliment any meal or drink that you desire, and I hope you’ll desire listening to this show as well. Have a listen… and a bite or drink of [...]