I try to go thru my emails with a fine-toothed comb when time permits, and Saturday is frequently my best opportunity. How pleased I was to receive an email from Brazilian artist Chico Correa which contained a link to his self-titled album, released by Japanese net label Bump Foot. I will confess: when I read his name, my mind went where yours just did -- boy, that name...it seems so...familiar! The sound, however, was anything but familiar to me.
What I got to hear was a mixture of very stripped down ambient electronic music a la ...
One of the big highlights of CMJ last fall was Vice Late Nights @ Cakeshop. Somehow, 250 people managed to fit into a room that comfortably holds 60 maximum for a series of knock-down drag-out sessions that smacked up every fool that set foot into the place. Calling the experience "amazing" or "breathtaking" or "dope", that's just not enough. Anyways, the point is that one particular night stands out among the rest -- Flosstradamus, Kid Sister, Chromeo and A-Trak blew the fucking house apart.
Tonight, A-Trak (known to much of the world as "the only DJ with mad ...
The Republic of Iceland has birthed international successes in the musical realm with such acts as Sigur RÃ³s, MÃºm, BjÃ¶rk, Amiina; and most importantly BANG GANG. It is time to brush up on your Icelandic for, â€œWhere is the bathroom?â€ or â€œPlease fluff my pillowâ€ because you can enter to win a TRIP FOR TWO TO ICELAND COURTESY OF ICELANDAIR, BANG GANG & FROM NOWHERE RECORDS.
BANG GANG is looking for the best fan remix of â€œItâ€™s Alrightâ€ from the new BANG GANG album Something Wrong. To create your remix and enter the contest, visit the ...
Anyone who has been following this blog or who followed me over from Scenstars knows that I'ma big proponent of the band Polyrock. Consistently hailing them as one of the great lost bands of the post-punk/new wave era, this writer has always felt very strongly that their two albums produced by, and featuring, Philip Glass and Kurt Munkacsi provided a clear foundation and paved the way for a number of name artists today. They were dangerous, seductively fascinating, and completely inventive in their ways. The big crime that was committed with Polyrock was in how their records ...
Just got this note from David Condos with a new video enclosed!
We are pleased to unveil this new short video that gives you a behind-the-scenes look into the recording of the David Condos song "When The Land Becomes The Sea." It includes never-before-seen footage from the Bridgeway Studio sessions that produced the debut album, "Smoking City," and more.
This just came in from White Stripes HQ. Yep, tonight's the night.
The White Stripes' first single, 'Icky Thump', available Thursday, April 26th
The White Stripes' first single, 'Icky Thump', will be available exclusively online through the iTunes music stores (US and Canada only) starting at 12:01 am this Thursday, April 26th.
Third Man Records/XL Recordings will also be releasing CD and vinyl versions of the 'Icky Thump' single on June 11th in the UK. The formats and track listings are as follows:
White vinyl 7" (companion to the NME distributed record that will be given away with copies of the magazine ...
What the hell was I supposed to do? Representing from all corners of the internet, I came across a grip of scrum-dilly tracks the last few days while I was out on patrol. I can't sit on this stuff, they are just too tasty to hang on to and not hip you to them.
First off, let's talk about Cansei de Ser Sexy aka CSS. Over at Pound for Pound, they hit me up with *three* different remixes of "Let's Make Love and Listen To Death From Above" from Spank Rock, Simian Mobile Disco, and this bumping-assed ...
NEW SURPRISE LA SHOW! SUNDAY, APRIL 29 The band will be playing an intimate show at LA's Troubadour. The date will follow the band's Coachella appearance on Sunday, April 29. Tickets go on sale this morning (Tues., April 24) at 10 AM PST. The password to access tickets is brianstorm. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/09003E94C579A1E4?artistid=991635&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=60
ARCTIC MONKEYS TOUR DATES:
4/27 - Indio, CA - Coachella Festival
5/1 - San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theatre
5/2 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre
5/3 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox
5/4 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
5/7 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
5/8 - Chicago, ...
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