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Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet drops The 21st Century Trad Band today, 10/28

The second album with Marsalis’ work on the vibraphone front and center is available nationwide on the local Basin Street Records label. As regular readers of this space know, the youngest musical brother in the Marsalis musical dynasty is best known as a drummer. Show More Summary

TVD Ticket Giveaway: The Presets at the 9:30 Club, 11/2

Sydney-based duo The Presets are known for putting on spectacular live shows. This fall, the electronic pair will be bringing a brand new show to the U.S. as a part of this year’s Check Yo Ponytail tour. The Presets, composed of Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes, formed in 2003. Show More Summary

Clarence Clarity’s forthcoming debut EP is way more confusing than his name suggests

I’m not sure if we’re still officially dwelling in the postmodern age or not. But whatever — it doesn’t really matter what labels and meanings academics want to ascribe to culture, because when an artist like Clarence Clarity burstsShow More Summary

Film Review: The Canal (Dir. Ivan Kavanagh)

13 minutes agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Tiny Mix Tapes

The Canal Dir. Ivan Kavanagh [Park Films; 2014] by Matt Biancardi Rating: “I got a letter this mornin, I say how do you reckon it read?” “You know, it said, ‘Hurry, hurry, how come the gal you love is dead?’” —Son House, “Death Letter...Show More Summary

Hop Along sign to Saddle Creek, releasing new LP in 2015

20 minutes agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Brooklyn Vegan

Hop Along at Wicker Park Fest 2014 (more by Jeff Ryan) Hop Along have been playing new songs live for a while now, and they've finally announced that they've signed to Saddle Creek for the followup to their great 2012...

Wanda Jackson cancels tour, including Bowery Ballroom

28 minutes agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Brooklyn Vegan

While there hasn't been a formal announcement, it looks like Wanda Jackson's fall tour -- which was to have hit NYC's Bowery Ballroom on November 16 -- has been canceled. Bowery's site says: Due to a medical issue we...

Jerry Lee Lewis released new album (listen) and book, playing BB King's tonight & other dates

31 minutes agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Brooklyn Vegan

Rock n' roll founding father Jerry Lee Lewis just turned 79 but is still going strong, having just released a new album, Rock & Roll Time, this week (10/27). The record features a bevy of guest stars, including Stones...

TVD Video Premiere: MR NASTI, “Like A Wild Animal”

“As I write, I am sitting in my Iowa cabin, listening to a Simon and Garfunkel record. It’s morning, and light is peeking across the corn fields through the East-facing octagonal window to my right.” “I began collecting vinyl eleven years ago. Show More Summary

Fool's Gold celebrating 7th anniversary w/ Master P, Just Blaze & others; A-Trak releasing an EP (stream a track)

54 minutes agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Brooklyn Vegan

Fool's Gold Records, the hip hop/electronic label run by A-Trak (who played Baby's All Right on Tuesday) and Nick Catchdubs, will be celebrating their 7th anniversary in NYC on November 6 at Webster Hall. The late-night celebration (10 PM...

Premiere: Benjamin Finger - “Odd Infinitum”

In a future where weightlifters inject fetuses inside them to gain extra fat to burn, and automobiles excrete emission from gills and gain fuel via photosynthesis; Benjamin Finger wonders a dirt road lit like dekotora, chastised in the “Odd Infinitum” of thought. Show More Summary

TWIABP, Empire! Empire!, Field Mouse, Wildhoney & Sorority Noise played the Topshelf CMJ showcase at Cameo (pics)

photos by Mimi Hong, words by Andrew Sacher Derrick from TWIABP and his lighter / Empire! Empire! After our Friday day party during CMJ, I headed down the block to Cameo for the Topshelf Records showcase with The World Is...

Cerberus: Daughters of the Sun - Ride to Die

By Jspicer on Oct 30 2014 Sit down kids, and I’ll tell you a tale of Not Not Fun. The L.A. label was once home to unimaginable psychedelic romps from a host of whippersnappers who have now gone on to do others things. Most of those other things are far more silky or poppy than those days of yonder, but the pioneer spirit is still strong. Show More Summary

Pitchfork Paris begins today, streaming schedule announced

Pitchfork Paris begins today (10/30) and as discussed, select sets will be streaming live. The streaming schedule has now been revealed and includes sets from Belle and Sebastian, St. Vincent, Future Islands, Mogwai, Four Tet, Caribou, tUnE-yArDs, Foxygen, Perfect...

? Listen: Ultra Kabron - “3”

Piero Umiliani fed us bites of pie off his fork. We tasted exotic visions. As soon as we were immersed in his visions, Umiliani pulled the fork back. Ultra Kabron hits us with the whole pie, and we are blinded. Our faces are covered in the exotic innards. Show More Summary

Interview: Elisa Ambrogio

by Will Neibergall • October 2014 Elisa Ambrogio is in the business of intensity, but conducts it with unique perspective and musical vocabulary. Her work with the prolific outfit Magik Markers is easily identifiable as “heavy music”...Show More Summary

Your Threshold Is Astonishing

2 hours agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Fluxblog

Run the Jewels featuring Gangsta Boo “Love Again (Akinyele Back)” The second Run the Jewels album is pretty great, but it’d be even better if Gangsta Boo was on all of it except for just this one song. Killer Mike and El-P have amazing chemistry, but this is like finding out one of your favorite […]

Graded on a Curve: Throwing Muses, Purgatory/Paradise

In October 2013 Throwing Muses released their ninth album and first in ten years on CD in tandem with a book of photos, artwork, lyrics, and short essays by leader Kristin Hersh. An atypical yet smart combination, and in a swell turn...Show More Summary

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