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Brooklyn Folk Festival 2015 lineup & schedule

Celebrating folk music from near and far, the Brooklyn Folk Festival showcases 30 bands, workshops, film screenings and contests. Daptone gospel group Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens, country blues and songster multi-instrumentalist Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton, folk legend and...

East Village building collapses, huge fire after explosion

"Well an entire BUILDING just collapsed on 2nd Avenue and 7th street in the #EastVillage!!" - mikenouveau Firefighters were on the scene of an apparent explosion on Thursday afternoon in the East Village, and a building at the site appeared...

Virginia Wing releasing deluxe edition of 'Measures of Joy,' share new video, touring Europe (dates, streams)

by Bill Pearis UK band Virginia Wing have a new video for "A Complex Outline" from last year's terrific, Broadcast-y Measures of Joy. It was filmed on a landfill site in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire in one day by Frankie Pike and...

Kero Kero Bonito, Chastity Belt and Hinds played GvB's Hype Hotel show at SXSW, Best Coast played a Mazda (pics, video)

photos by Amanda Hatfield Kero Kero Bonito / Chastity Belt @ Hype Hotel, SXSW 2015 London trio Kero Kero Bonito seem as much influenced by Blue's Clues as they are by Sleigh Bells and Cibo Matto, so it's no surprise...

Hookworms postpone North American tour due to visa issues

by Bill Pearis Well crap. Hookworms' tour of North America was about to go underway... but visa issues have reared their ugly heads again. The just posted this on their Facebook:We are really sorry to tell you that unfortunately we....

James Holden touring, playing NYC after Mutek (dates)

photo: James Holden at Barclays Center in 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin) British electronic producer James Holden has yet to announce a followup to his great 2013 album, The Inheritors, but while we wait for that, we'll have a...

Omar Souleyman plans new full-length Bahdeni Nami, out July 28

Today in news about albums that have recently been announced and that are slated to come out on July 28, it’s me, Taylor Peters, your intrepid reporter, typing letters into the robot in front of me about Syrian wonder man Omar Souleyman’s Bahdeni Nami. Show More Summary

Cop and Unarmed Black Man Clash in Run The Jewel’s “Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck)” Video

Director A. G. Rojas, on the powerful new music video he directed for Run The… Read more articles like "Cop and Unarmed Black Man Clash in Run The Jewel’s “Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck)” Video" on PMA - Pretty Much Amazing. The...Show More Summary

Passion Pit Share “Lifted Up (1985)” Video

Check out the new video for Passion Pit’s soaring Kindred single, “Lifted Up (1985)”. The… Read more articles like "Passion Pit Share “Lifted Up (1985)” Video" on PMA - Pretty Much Amazing. The post Passion Pit Share “Lifted Up (1985)” Video appeared first on PMA - Pretty Much Amazing.

? Listen: Ahnnu - “The Racer”

The following is a sequence of.gifs that align directly with my mind upon listening to Ahnnu’s newest “The Racer” on Leaving Records: • Ahnnu: http://www.dogtropic.net • LEAVING RECORDS: http://leavingrecords.com

Satoshi Tomiie, Frankie Knuckles collaborator, releasing second album in May

House music can be really good. It can also have a lasting cultural impact. Case in point: Satoshi Tomiie’s collaboration with Frankie Knuckles, “Tears.” As a trained classical and jazz pianist, Satoshi’s musicality just glistens in every track he does. Show More Summary

Saturday Looks Good To Me's Fred Thomas releasing solo LP on Polyvinyl ft. Radiator Hospital & Andrew WK, touring

photo by Esme Mcclear Michigan indie pop band Saturday Looks Good To Me returned a few years back, and now frontman Fred Thomas is putting out his first solo album. It's called All Are Saved, and is due out April...

LA psych-pop band Talk in Tongues ready debut LP, touring (dates, streams)

by Bill Pearis Los Angeles quartet Talk in Tongues make lightly psychedelic guitar pop that will likely appeal to fans of Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Dungen (who have remixed them), the new Toro Y Moi album, or even breezy '70s stuff....

Odonis Odonis share "Office Sluts" video, touring in April with Kyp Malone's band Ice Balloons (dates)

by Bill Pearis Odonis Odonis at Brooklyn Night Bazaar, 2014 (more by Ebru Yildiz) Toronto's gothy, abrasive/ethereal Odonis Odonis are working on their follow-up to last year's Hard Boiled Soft Boiled, but in the meantime made a new video for "Office...

Sweet John Bloom on Tiny Engines, playing shows (listen)

by Andrew Sacher Cambridge, MA indie rockers Sweet John Bloom (ex-Daniel Striped Tiger, Four Eyes, Lost Twin) have a sound that recalls Superchunk, Dinosaur Jr or your late '80s / early '90s band of choice. But while they may wear.....

Kendrick Lamar Shoots the "King Kunta" Video at the Compton Swap Meet

Photo via Facebook Kendrick Lamar recently shot the video for "King Kunta" from To Pimp a Butterfly. As Complex reports, the shoot took place at the Compton Swap Meet, filmed by Director X. Watch some behind-the-scenes footage below. Read "On Kendrick Lamar and Black Humanity" here.

Son Lux Announce New Album Bones, Share "Change Is Everything"

Ryan Lott has expanded his Son Lux project into a trio featuring Ian Chang on drums and Rafiq Bhatia on guitar. They've announced a new album called Bones, the follow-up to 2013's Lanterns and last year's Alternate Worlds EP, due June 23 via Glassnote. Show More Summary

‘Barbershop 3? set; Let’s hope it returns to Chicago

Things are moving quickly for "Barbershop 3," the third film in the popular franchise that hopefully will again be made in Chicago — as was the case with the first two movies. The post ‘Barbershop 3? set; Let’s hope it returns to Chicago appeared first on Chicago Entertainment - Chicago Sun-Times.

Cissy Houston has little hope for Bobbi Kristina’s recovery

While it appears Bobby Brown still holds out hope his daughter Bobbi Kristina will exit her coma and return to normal, her grandmother, Cissy Houston seems to be more realistic about the sad situation. The post Cissy Houston has little hope for Bobbi Kristina’s recovery appeared first on Chicago Entertainment - Chicago Sun-Times.

Crying go totally Rush on new single "Patriot," starting tour this week with Eskimeaux (who also has a new song)

by Andrew Sacher You may know New York trio Crying as a band that mixes chiptune and pop punk, but as their series of tweets screenshotted above points out, they're also huge fans of... Rush. And that's pretty apparent from...

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