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Premiere: Tom James Scott - “Ariel”

Skire Music represent a near-complete reprieve from the doldrums of drone we’ve been experiencing in the underground, first with the fantastic Well of Sorrows LP by Ian Middleton, now with this slice of ambient dro-nasal drip Tom James...Show More Summary

Film Review: Nightcrawler (Dir. Dan Gilroy)

Nightcrawler Dir. Dan Gilroy [Open Road Films; 2014] by Alan Zilberman Rating: When my alt-weekly polls its readers for the best local band, the consistent winner is a 90s cover band called White Ford Bronco. They play songs that drunks can sing along to easily, and their namesake is a reference to the most notorious local news footage ever recorded. Show More Summary

Orbital call it quits after 25 years

When the two members of a musical duo have the same last name, can they ever actually break up? Orbital tried this once before. About a decade after their initial colorful contributions to the pioneering wave of early-90s techno, they (unintentionally) used Blue Album as the melancholic swan song signaling their imminent separation. Show More Summary


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Give Me One Small Sign

18 hours agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Fluxblog

Camper Van Beethoven “Grasshopper” This is such a simple, sweet, and empathetic song. It’s sung from the perspective of a broke Mexican immigrant who is just trying to make things work, and praying to god for any sort of blessing. The melody feels so warm and familiar; I’m sure I’ve heard it before somewhere before. […]

Graded on a Curve: Kathleen Edwards, Failer

“And you can’t even make up my mind/Another song the radio won’t like.” If you ask me, and I don’t really know why you would seeing as how I’m not very smart and a renowned prevaricator to boot, Kathleen Edwards is the Queen of Alt-Country. Show More Summary

What's going on Friday? (Halloween Parade, Primus, Damned, King Gizzard, Hop Along, Meat Puppets, cover shows, more)

King Gizzard at BV-CMJ last week (more by Amanda Hatfield) Hop Along at Wicker Park Fest 2014 (more by Jeff Ryan) You can browse our full NYC show calendar and our 2015 Halloween guide for more of tonight's shows,...

Music Review: Grouper - Ruins

Grouper Ruins [Kranky; 2014] by Pat Beane Rating: Deep calls to deep in the roar of your torrents, and all your waves and breakers sweep over me. – Psalm 42:8 “There is a deep which answers to the deep of human ruin.” – Charles Spurgeon,...Show More Summary

Music Review: Taylor Swift - 1989

Taylor Swift 1989 [Big Machine; 2014] by Tim Terhaar Rating: My fellow Americans: This is the fifth time I’ll release a record for you and not the last. We’ve been together 8 years now, and soon it’ll be time for me to go on tour. But...Show More Summary

Haymaker playing NYC w/ Rival Mob after A389 Bash

by Rob Sperry-Fromm Haymaker at A389 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro) Ontario's long-running hardcore/grind act Haymaker re-emerged in 2013 with their first recordings in almost 10 years for A389 Recordings, who work with a lot of bands that fit the...

Of Montreal, Deerhoof, Ducktails, Jonathan Rado & more part of Polyvinyl 4-Track Singles Series 2 ++ Foxygen MHOW pics

photos by PSquared Foxygen @ MHOW 10/8/2014 of Montreal, Deerhoof, Ducktails, The Dodos, Foxygen's Jonathan Rado, and Jacco Gardner are a few of the artists who'll be contributing to Polyvinyl's 4-Track Singles Series Vol. 2. For it they mailed an...

Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band released a new album, touring (dates & streams)

by Andrew Sacher Chris Forsyth and the Solar Motel Band put out their new 5-song LP, Intensity Ghost, this week via No Quarter records. Pulling equally from The Grateful Dead's jams and Television's guitar workouts on Marquee Moon, Chris and...

Download Lil Boosie’s First Album Since His Return from Prison

Features collabs with Trey Songz, Shy Glizzy and more Read more articles like "Download Lil Boosie’s First Album Since His Return from Prison" on PMA - Pretty Much Amazing. The post Download Lil Boosie’s First Album Since His Return from Prison appeared first on PMA - Pretty Much Amazing.

Downtown Boys sign to Don Giovanni; debut LP out in 2015

by Andrew Sacher Downtown Boys at Rough Trade in May (more by Amanda Hatfield) Their singer spent most of the time on the floor, and the other musicians often joined her. Meanwhile, a few crowd members (who the band appeared...

White Fence contribute new song to 'Psych for Sore Eyes 2' comp (stream it) ++ more pics from BV CMJ day party

photos by Chris La Putt White Fence at BVCMJ 2014 White Fence just wrapped up their tour -- with Cate Le Bon on second guitar! -- ending with a bunch of CMJ dates, including our Saturday party. We've got a...

Mix: Guest Mix: Katie Gately - [Untitled]

(MP3 DOWNLOAD) - (PODCAST) Rising from under the shady underside of an umbrella shared by fellow pop desconstuctionists and sound-designers Julia Holter and Holly Herndon, Katie Gately’s immersions are perverse enough that it isn’t surprising to find her brushing elbows with Blue Tapes and Public Information. Show More Summary

Listen: Chief Keef X Gucci Mane, “Paper”

From the Back From The Dead 2 mixtape, which drops tomorrow (Hallowen) Read more articles like "Listen: Chief Keef X Gucci Mane, “Paper”" on PMA - Pretty Much Amazing. The post Listen: Chief Keef X Gucci Mane, “Paper” appeared first on PMA - Pretty Much Amazing.

Blacklisted prepping new LP, playing Philly & NYC; Harm Wulf LP out now & streaming

Philly hardcore experimenters Blacklisted already appeared at This Is Hardcore, Deathwish Fest, and a NYC one-off this year, and now they've got two more shows scheduled for 2014: one in NYC and one in Philly. The Philly show is...

Hear Nas’ New J Dilla-Produced Track

Taken place at the Run the Jewels 2 Launch Party Read more articles like "Hear Nas’ New J Dilla-Produced Track" on PMA - Pretty Much Amazing. The post Hear Nas’ New J Dilla-Produced Track appeared first on PMA - Pretty Much Amazing.

Cleveland punks The Pagans releasing 1st new LP in 25 yrs (stream a track); frontman Mike Hudson wrote a novel

Cover art to new Pagans' LP While Pere Ubu and other Ohio cousins were offering only cerebral dissonance, the 1977 punk explosion visited Cleveland in the form of the Pagans. Picking up where the departed (for NYC) Dead Boys left...

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