Young Summer is DC’s own Bobbie Allen. I recently got the chance to watch the Virginia Tech alum open for BOY at Jammin’ Java and what I saw were the makings of someone with a bright future. Bobbie’s voice is something quite special, so much so that it’s been compared to both Florence Welch and Sarah [...]
Embodiments of every genre gather for six weeks of summer fun: Hardcore grills burgers as Ska guzzles root beer; Classic Rock steers the boat as Indie Rock trails behind on an inner tube; “Where’s Seapunk?” asks Vaporwave, and everyone has a good laugh. Show More Summary
In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Kevin Brockmeier, George Pelecanos, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee...
Last night at the Beacon Theatre in New York City, a meeting of the guitar gods took place when Warren Haynes sat in with longtime collaborator Joe Bonamassa. The two have shared the stage many times in the past at Joe’s gigs and at Gov’t Mule shows as well as other appearances. Show More Summary
By Strauss on May 17 2013 “Temporalis” and “epiphysis” are both terms related to human anatomy (specifically bones, joints, and muscle), which is at once a little surprising, and then later completely understandable for Paw Paw’s latest work, which is this deeply chill double tape for Fire Talk. 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 »
Kjell B PerssonKnow what the worst thing about not going to SXSW this Spring was? Not missing SXSW, but not having my previously annual late-Winter vacation. In fact, save for a weekend jaunt to New York last November, the last time I got out of the 416 was Labour Day – that’s well over eight [...]
Ian Gilliam of Deep Purple once wrote a little note that explains why Y.N.RichKids are so remarkable right now. The note is printed on the back cover of an album by an obscure '70s Brit-metal band called Jerusalem, a record produced by Gilliam. It reads:
Co La Moody Coup [Software; 2013] by Sean Delanty Rating: I recently had the chance to see Co La perform as the opening act for Daniel Lopatin and Tim Hecker. During the producer’s set, visuals were projected onto a screen at the back of the stage. Show More Summary
MGMT (Andrew VanWyngarden) at Showbox Sodo A glitchy cosmic seagull was among the the interplanetary spirit guides for MGMT's set at the Showbox Sodo last night. Arriving in the middle of an "interesting markets" tour (Seattle and Portland...Show More Summary
This is a post about mid-90s Asian cinema, late-80s cyberpunk and Footwork. This is how it goes down. Though Wong Kar Wai’s Chungking Express was often pilloried for its sentimentality, its true calling was as a mainline to a vision of Hong Kong beneath all the hyper-capitalism. While the idea of Tokyo as a living... Read the full post »
Bullshit from clipping on Vimeo. The good gents of clipping. have brought in director Cristina Bercovitz to create the video for “Bullshit”, which features vocalist Jalene Goodwin in the song and video. The video is an eyeful as much as their music is an earful. midcity by clipping
Which means I am like 70 years old. This song, produced by one Dr. Dre, featured the rhymes of King Tee, Body & Soul, Def Jef, Michel'le, Tone-Loc, Above the Law, Ice-T, NWA's Dre, MC Ren and Eazy-E, J.J. Fad, Young MC, Digital Underground, Oaktown's 3.5.7 and MC Hammer. Show More Summary
In anticipation of their new album …Like Clockwork, Queens Of The Stone Age have been releasing animated music videos for some of the songs. Credit for the dark world to go with the gritty atmosphere of the music goes to director/UK artist Boneface, who also did all the artwork for Clockwork. Show More Summary
In anticipation of her highly anticipated performance of "Birds" at the Eurovision Song Contest finals on Saturday, Dutch superstar singer Anouk unveiled a special video series on YouTube this week to celebrate her forthcoming new LP. The series of four...
The waveform viewer on SoundCloud doesn’t lie. It doesn’t tell you too much at a glance, but it can spoil the structure and the dynamics of a song in the few seconds between when the page loads and you click play. The truncated shadow display thing below the center line lies right to your face, though. Show More Summary
The-Dream made a video for his absolutely bananas track “IV Play” — one of the best songs of the year, for my money — and it could not be any more boring. You have Director X as craftsman here! He got Onyx and 50 Cent rapping in a hockey rink! Drake to reenact his bar [...]
Scottish indie rock band Franz Ferdinand, probably best known for their cover of LCD Soundsystem’s “All My Friends,” are returning on August 27 with a new album called Right Thoughts,… Read more articles like "New Album: Franz Ferdinand – Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action" on PMA - Pretty Much Amazing.
Right now, Titus Andronicus and the So So Glos are on the so-called “Bring Back The Dudes” tour, bringing sweaty and messy punk-rock singalongs to bars across this great nation. And both bands came together onstage to end a recent set at the New Orleans venue Siberia. The So So Glos guys drunkenly paid homage [...]
About a month ago, FUSE TV hooked up Hoodie Allen with legitimized YouTube singer Kina Grannis and challenged them to record a song in 24 hours, then perform for an [...]