Friday, September 30, 2011

Upcoming: The Broadcast + Hank & Cupcakes at Mercury Lounge 10/8

New York, The Broadcast are coming home, for a show at least. They'll be at Mercury Lounge on Saturday, October 8. Doors are at 10:15PM and it will cost you $10. Get your dancing shoes warmed up, you will be shaking your booty! And, if that wasn't enough for you, Hank & Cupcakes are on the bill too. How could you go wrong, two great bands and good music is bound to lead to lots of dancing and hot, sweaty fun. See you there?!

The Broadcast
Hank & Cupcakes
Saturday, October 8

Doors: 10:15PM

Mercury Lounge

217 E Houston Street


Upcoming: Robbers On High Street at Mercury Lounge, 10/7

New York, head down to Mercury Lounge on Friday, October 7 to catch Robbers On High Street. It's the early show, so, doors are at 7:30PM and it will cost you $10. The show is celebrating the release of their terrific new record Hey There Golden Hair. I know you're going to be there showing them some love.
Produced by front-man Ben Trokan with engineer Matt Shane (Flight of the Concords, Rosanne Cash), Hey There Golden Hair was recorded to Tascam MS-16 1-inch tape and mixed at Tommy Brenneck's (Budos Band, Menahan Street Band) Dunham Studio. Along w/ their newly expanded 6-piece lineup, the band also enlisted the help of a horn section borrowed from the Daptone House of Soul.

Robbers On High Street
Friday, October 7
Mercury Lounge

217 E Houston Street
New York, NY
(212) 260-4700


Upcoming: Global Noize at Rockwood Music Hall 10/4 + MP3

New York, Global Noize will be taking the stage at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2 on Tuesday, October 4 at 8PM The show will celebrate the release of their album A Prayer For The Planet and is FREE. We all like free and we especially like it when it's good music. Head down and show them some love. To whet your appetite, head down to the bottom of the post and check out "A Prayer For The Planet" in our MP3 Grab.

In the last 30 days, the Northeast alone has experienced a ravenous hurricane, an inconceivable earthquake, floods, record shootings and the country just celebrated the 10th anniversary of one of the greatest horrors in American history. Add the Texas wildfires, London riots, tragedies of Japan, Haiti and the Philippines, the ECONOMY... Clearly this planet is in need of a PRAYER.

Enter GLOBAL NOIZE, the jazz, funk, electronica and world fusion collective led by DJ Logic, Jason Miles & Falu.

A Prayer For The Planet is more than an album, it’s a MOVEMENT - Global Noize’s declaration on the state of our world in the 21st century. Featuring appearances by Karl Denson, Mocean Worker, Jeff Coffin, Oz Noy, Jay Rodriguez, Mailka Zarra, Lica Cecata and more, Jason Miles, DJ Logic & Falu have crafted a truly imaginative and compelling album with global groove, melody and innovation.

196 Allen St
New York, NY
(212) 477-4155


MP3 Grab: "A Prayer For The Planet"

Upcoming: Bob Schneider at City Winery, 11/22 + Video

New York, Bob Schneider is coming back to town! Schneider will take the stage at City Winery on Tuesday, November 22. Show is at 8PM and it will cost you $18 - $22. Be quick like a bunny, the show is likely to sell out! You should go and show him massive amounts of love. And, to get you nice and ready for the show, check out the video of "Honeypot" at the bottom of the post. It was directed by Jon Collins and the song is from Schneider's A Perfect Day record.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Video of the Day: Peggy Sue - "Song & Dance"

Today we have for you the latest video from Peggy Sue. The video is for their song "Song & Dance." The single is from their upcoming record, Acrobats which is scheduled to be released on October 25 via Yep Roc Records. Check out the video below.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Video of the Day: Rachael Yamagata - "Even If I Don't"

Rachael Yamagata has released a video for her song "Even If I Don't." The single which was released yesterday, is from Yamagata's upcoming record, Chesapeake. The album is her first studio album in three years and will be released via her own Frankenfish Records. I'm digging the song. Check out the video below and find out what's up with the bunny and the tiger.

Upcoming: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. at Bowery Ballroom 9/24 + New Video

New York, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. will be taking the stage in our lovely city
. They will be at Bowery Ballroom on Saturday, September 24. Doors are at 8:30PM and will cost you $15. Go, and show them some love. You should also get there early because one of our faves, Jump Into The Gospel, is on the line-up too.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. have released a new video. It's for their song "Simple Girl" which is from their It's A Corporate World record. Check it out at the bottom of the post.

The video for "Simple Girl" begins with a prepubescent version of the band and a mutual infatuation for the girl behind the lemonade stand. Dale member Josh Epstein said of the video, "They say that behind every great man is an even greater woman--but sometimes, behind 2 mediocre men, we find that there is only one great woman and a whole mess of unfulfilled athletic dreams," with Daniel Zott adding, "we enjoy pickup basketball and more specifically, Josh rejecting the layups of small children."

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
Saturday, September 24
The Bowery Ballroom
6 Delancey Street
New York, NY
Doors: 8:30PM

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Song of the Day: Some Velvet Morning - "Don't Think"

Today we bring to you "Don't Think," the latest song from UK band Some Velvet Morning. I fell in love with these guys the moment I first heard their album Silence Will Kill You when I happened upon it sometime in 2008. Click the handy widget below and check out "Don't Think" which will be released on October 24 and can be pre-ordered HERE. I personally can't wait for more. If you haven't checked these guys out, give them a listen. You might just find yourself hooked.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Upcoming: Dexter's Kin at Arlene's Grocery, 9/17

New York, head on down to the LES to catch Dexter's Kin. They'll be taking the stage at Arlene's Grocery this Saturday, September 17. They go on at 8PM and it'll cost you $10. They're launching their album, Dexter's Kin, that night which is available now, digitally. Swing by and show them some love.
Dexter’s Kin, the New York City-based Alternative/Rock/Pop band formed by lead singer and songwriter Paul Benedict, touts an undeniable connection between its music and fans. The band, named after Paul’s late brother, honors his memory through its inspiring lyrics and captivating melodies. Its songs hold listeners rapt with its blend of edgy pop tunes, high energy beats, and heartfelt ballads. Paul’s soulful voice brims with honesty, inviting listeners to follow him on his journey.

Dexter's Kin
Saturday, September 17
Arlene's Grocery
95 Stanton Street, NYC

If you can't make that and or want to see them again, they'll be at Fontana's on October 1 at 9PM. It'll cost you $10.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Video of the Day: Eli Escobar ft. Nomi Ruiz - "Desire"

Today we have for you a new video from Eli Escobar featuring Nomi Ruiz. The video is for the
song "Desire" from the Desire EP.

In his new music video for "Desire," featuring Nomi Ruiz (of Jessica 6 and Hercules and Love Affair), Eli stays true to his NYC roots and gives a glimpse of the town's nightlife. Teaming up with Spank Rock and Santigold drummer, Prince Terrence...

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Video of the Day: The Features - "Content"

The Features have released a video for their song "Content." The song is from their album Wilderness that was released in July. Check it out below and, grab a download of the song using the handy widget at the bottom of the post.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Upcoming: Fan-Tan at Mercury Lounge TOMORROW, 9/4

New York, need a little live music to liven up your holiday weekend? Head on down to Mercury Lounge TOMORROW, Sunday, September 4. Fan-Tan will be taking the stage at 8PM. Doors are at 7:30PM and it will cost you $10 advance / $12 dos. And since we all like free stuff, check out the handy widget below and grab a goodie! The song is "1989" and it's from their upcoming album that's scheduled for release this fall.

Sunday, September 4
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston Street
Doors: 7:30PM
$10 advance / $12 dos

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Upcoming: Ian Axel at Bowery Ballroom, Tuesday, 9/6

Hey New York, head on down to the LES on Tuesday, September 9 to catch Ian Axel. He'll be at The Bowery Ballroom. Doors are at 7PM his set is at 9PM and it'll cost you $13 advance / $15 dos. If you're into the piano pop thing, you'll want to catch this show. I think you'll dig his music. In case you're unfamiliar with his work, scroll down to the bottom of the post and check out the video of "You'll Be Okay."

Ian Axel
Tuesday, September 6
The Bowery Ballroom
6 Delancey Street
Doors: 7PM
$13 advance / $15 dos

Upcoming Release: Notar - Devil's Playground

Tuesday, September 13 marks the day that rap/hip-hop artist Notar releases his debut album, Devil's Playground via Tyrannosaurus Records. Yes, that's the record label founded by the Counting Crows Adam Duritz who, doesn't look very hip-hoppy to me but hey, I probably don't look very rock 'n' roll either! Devil's Playground was produced by Notar, MGeezy and others. If you're into the hip-hop/rap thing, check it out.

NOTAR’s debut album "Devil's Playground" drops September 13th on Tyrannosaurus Records (founded by Adam Duritz of Counting Crows). In many ways he defies the description of a typical hip-hop artist; Notar was raised as a classically trained trumpeter. But once he discovered hip-hop, there was no turning back, and this gritty, genre-defying performer was quickly on his way to the top. His music inhabits a space where the gutter meets the church choir, and harsh, raw beats settle nicely behind hook-driven rock melodies. This is no ordinary hip-hop sound, and NOTAR is no ordinary MC, with talents extending far beyond his genre.

During the summer of 2010, Notar joined up with the Counting Crows' "The Traveling Circus and Medicine Show," performing for thousands of fans and dominating the stage with his unmatched energy, and organizer Adam Duritz told an interviewer, "I can't keep guys off the stage when he's playing. Everybody wants to play with him."

"Devil's Playground" was produced by Notar himself, alongside famed hip-hop producer MGeezy (Paul Wall, Wyclef Jean, T-Pain) and others. The album consists of 13 tracks and features talent such as Young Cash, Chris Carraba of Dashboard Confessional and Adam Duritz.

MP3 Grab: The Cinema Twin - "Red Gtr. (Robin Guthrie Version)"

Friends, music lovers and curious people, lend me your ears! I have goodies, yep, that's right I have some free tuneage for you. Today we have for you The Cinema Twin. It's a project helmed by Zollie Maynard and Jason Chimonides. Head down to the bottom of the post and grab "Red Gtr. (Robin Guthrie Version)." This song is from their three song single, Red Gtr. which was released at the beginning of August.

With an aesthetic that is both then and now, a songwriting process soon found them and tunes unspooled like film from a canister. They returned to Atlanta to record with Tim DeLaney, the stalwart bass player whose binoculars now hang in the corner of his own recording studio where he holds court as a producer extraordinaire.

When their first single caught the ear of dream pop guitar legend Robin Guthrie (formerly of Cocteau Twins), a distinctive rework soon splashed onto the screen, and then another... and that's just the first reel. With a series of independent singles in release, the Cinema Twin now aspires to become part of the soundtrack of your life.

Three-song single Red Gtr., featuring “Red Gtr. (Robin Guthrie version)” is available now via iTunes.

MP3 Grab: "Red Gtr. (Robin Guthrie Version)"

Song of the Day: Kasabian - "Pistols At Dawn"

We're all looking forward to the upcoming Kasabian album, Velociraptor! which is scheduled to drop here in the US on September 20. To ease the wait some, Kasabian posted a stream of the b-side of their upcoming single "Days Are Forgotten." Check out the stream of "Pistols At Dawn" below.