Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Goldfeather To Play Barbés on June, 9

Thursday, June 9
376 9th Street
Brooklyn, NY
Doors: 10PM
Tickets: Free (Donations Appreciated)

Nicky Egan To Play Rockwood Music Hall, June 16

Photo by Little Lou Productions

Thursday, June 16
196 Allen Street
New York, NY
Doors: 10:15PM / Show: 10:30PM

Monday, May 30, 2016

Fazerdaze Releases New Video

Today we have for you, "Little Uneasy" from Fazerdaze (Amelia Murray). Check out the Garth Badger directed video below.

You can pick up "Little Uneasy" HERE.

Today sees the releases of a new video for recent single, Little Uneasy which Amelia explains is a song; "about trying to be ok with uncertainty, and being kind to yourself in those times while you figure out what the heck you’re even doing. So with that, I quite like how I’m not too confident on the skateboard, I'm a bit unsure of myself and I feel that works with the song lyrically."

Shooter Jennings with Jessi Colter at Brooklyn Bowl, 6/28

Tuesday, June 28
61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
Doors: 6PM / Show: 8PM

Shooter Jennings released his new album Countach (For Giorgio) in March 2016. You can pick it up HERE.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

The Goldhearts Release New Album

Today we have for you The Goldhearts. They've just released a new album that made me think of Belly, the band, not my mid-section. This album would have fit right in with the 90's women fronted rock bands of the time. Check out the track "Here's The Thing"

The Goldhearts released The Rise and Fall of the Goldhearts on May 27. You can pick it up HERE.

The Jacques Release New Single

The Jacques released their new single, "Eleanor Ring Me" on May 20.  Check it out below.

You can pick up "Eleanor Ring Me" HERE.

Two minutes and thirty seven seconds is probably the perfect length for a pop song. Eleanor Ring Me could well be that song. Revolving around a riff that will stick in your brain, a voice that rasps out the words and a beat that walks along the sidewalk this is the sound of a band about to embark on their next musical journey.

Stage Republic Releases New Single

Today we have for you "Big Blue River" from Stage Republic.  The single was released May 19. Check it out below.

You can pick up the single HERE.

Stage Republic produces Pop music with a little bit of the eighties and a lot of now. 
From their home in Amsterdam, their music is reminiscent of eighties superbands like Duran Duran or Peter Gabriel, underpinned by strong Dutch beats and Raven's trademark voice.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Niamh Crowther Releases New EP

Niamh Crowther released her new self-titled EP on May 20.  Check out the single, "I'll Be", below and  the EP, Niamh Crowther, can be picked up HERE.

The new radio edit of 'I’ll Be' was recorded in Westland Studio in Dublin with engineer Colm Finnegan produced by Dermot Lambert (Blink) And mixed by Tim Martin. It comes from Niamh’s eponymous EP which features 'Little by Little', 'Origins' and new track 'Painkillers'.

Rooftop Films Announces 2016 Summer Series

Pictured Film: The Fits - it will be presented on May 31. Photo credit: Paul Yee and Oscilloscope Laboratories

Rooftop Films announced their 2016 summer series.  See below for the schedule and more information.

Rooftop Films
2016 Free Summer Program

Rooftop Films and lululemon athletica 
Various Locations

May 31
Elevated Acre, Financial District, Manhattan
THE FITS (Anna Rose Holmer)
A tomboy's desire for a dance team's acceptance warps when its members fall prey to mysterious spasms.
Presented in Partnership with: Oscilloscope Laboratories. In theaters June 3rd.
More Info: http://rooftopfilms.com/2016/schedule/the-fits

June 25
Solar One, Kips Bay, Manhattan
LIVING STARS (Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat)
Free screening. Free Dance Party! No script, no plot, just music and gyrating bodies. Living Stars is a sixty-minute dance party and everyone’s invited!
More Info: http://rooftopfilms.com/2016/schedule/living-stars

July 30
Waterfront Plaza at Brookfield Place, Financial District, Manhattan
A meditative exploration of our relationship with silence, sound, and the impact of noise on our lives.
More Info: http://rooftopfilms.com/2016/schedule/in-pursuit-of-silence

August 13
Storm King Art Center, New Windsor, NY
A special night of short films sited among the sculptures and meadows of the Storm King Art Center. 
More Info: http://rooftopfilms.com/2016/schedule/cinema-ramble-at-storm-king-art-center

Rooftop Films and The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership
All Screenings take place at Metrotech Commons, Downtown Brooklyn

June 10
Highlights from Sundance 2016 include these wild, weird and wonderful short films.
More Info and film list: http://rooftopfilms.com/2016/schedule/sundance-short-films

June 15
Family, for better and for worse: the protagonists of these films are the people we wish our family would be and sometimes are.
More Info and film list: http://rooftopfilms.com/2016/schedule/ties-that-bind-short-films-about-families

June 24
Thrilling and unsettling and frighteningly true.
More Info and film list: http://rooftopfilms.com/2016/schedule/dangerous-docs-1

Rooftop Films and Roosevelt Island
All Screenings take place at Firefighters’ Field, Roosevelt Island, Manhattan

June 11
Stories of the (sometimes) shared (sometimes) human space.
More Info and film list: http://rooftopfilms.com/2016/schedule/territory-short-films-about-turf-wars

Rooftop Films and the River to River Festival 
All Screenings take place at Liberty Plaza, Manhattan

June 22
Olga Bell’s Krai is an audio‐visual performance concerned with the rest of the map: the wilderness, the towns, the inhabitants and their stories. 
Presented by: The River to River Festival
More Info: http://rooftopfilms.com/2016/schedule/river-to-river-presents-krai

Rooftop Films and Arts Brookfield
All Screenings take place at Waterfront Plaza at Brookfield Place, Financial District, Manhattan

July 28
Experience some of the year's best animated short films at the incomparable Animation Block Party!
More Info: http://rooftopfilms.com/2016/schedule/animation-block-party-3 

July 30
A meditative exploration of our relationship with silence, sound, and the impact of noise on our lives.
More Info: http://rooftopfilms.com/2016/schedule/in-pursuit-of-silence

Rooftop Films and Outdoor Cinema at Socrates Sculpture Park
All Screenings take place at Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, Queens

July 20
SONITA (Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami)
18-year-old rapper Sonita looks for a better life outside Iran in this complex and layered doc. Presented in partnership with Women Make Movies.
More Info: http://rooftopfilms.com/2016/schedule/sonita

August 3
GIRL ASLEEP (Rosemary Meyers)
Greta's bubble of obscure loserdom is burst when her parents throw a surprise 15th birthday party with her whole school! 
Presented in partnership with Oscilloscope Laboratories 
More Info: http://rooftopfilms.com/2016/schedule/girl-asleep

Rooftop Films and Coney Island Flicks on the Beach
All Screenings take place Mondays on the beach at West 10th Street. Dates TBA

JURASSIC WORLD (Colin Trevorrow)


INSIDE OUT (Pete Docter, Ronnie del Carmen)


LABYRINTH (Jim Henson)

CREED (Ryan Coogler)

More info: http://www.coneyislandfunguide.com/Attraction/Coney-Island-Flicks-on-the-Beach.htm   

About Rooftop Films
Rooftop Films is a non-profit organization whose mission is to engage and inspire the diverse communities of New York City by showcasing the work of emerging filmmakers and musicians. In addition to their annual Summer Series – which takes place in unique outdoor venues every weekend throughout the summer – Rooftop provides grants to filmmakers, teaches media literacy and filmmaking to young people, rents equipment at low-cost to artists and non-profits, and produces new independent films.

Meredith - "How Could You Believe That" + Upcoming Album

Today we have for you "How Could You Believe That" from Meredith. The track is from her upcoming EP Nostalgia which is scheduled to be released on June 17. Check it out below.

Friday, May 27, 2016

If I Dropped By…with Haley Bowery of The Manimals + Show Details

Today, we dropped in on Haley Bowery of The Manimals.

The Manimals are taking part in Spring Fling 98 at the Knitting Factory this Sunday, May 29. Doors are at 6:30PM and it will cost you $10…more details after our visit.

Here's what we found out when we dropped by.

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Quirky NY Chick (QNYC): ... and brought a friend who didn't know your music, what song of yours would you play for them and why?

Haley Bowery (HB): “Teeth” from our new album, SEVEN. It’s a concept album and it veers into a few different styles that are new for us, but “Teeth” still feels like classic Manimals. It’s a glam-rock stomper with tons of attitude that belies its emotional core. 

Ingrid Michaelson To Play The Beacon, 11/16 + Video

Wednesday, November 16
2124 Broadway @ 74th Street
New York, NY
Doors: 8PM

Ingrid Michaelson released "Hell No" in April 2016. You can pick up the single HERE.

Gypsy & The Cat Release New Video

Photo credit: Charles Lanceplaine

Check out "I Just Wanna Be Somebody Else" from Gypsy & The Cat. The clip was directed by Thom Lawrence. You can pick up the single HERE.

Gypsy & The Cat's Xavier Bacash explains the video concept was created by the duo's director and friend Thom Lawrence, who was ultimately conducted by the song itself. "The video highlights escapism in all of our quotidian days. We all at some point want someone else’s car or house or hair or job or life; it’s a very normal mental process in the everyday," he says. 
"At the golf range, we felt it was important to show how people are so close to each other and out for the same thing, but at the same time they are like islands that won’t ever touch or speak."

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Augustines To Play Rough Trade NYC, 6/30 + New Album

Thursday, June 30
64 N 9th Street
Brooklyn, NY
Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM

The Augustines are set to release their new album, This Is Your Life on June 10. You can pre-order it HERE.

Their third album sees Augustines experimenting and traveling down new roads. Drummer Rob Allen elaborates: “we wanted to spread our wings a little bit on this record. We had in the past flirted with samples and what-not, but never really on the percussive side. We had great fun messing and experimenting with older analog instruments like 808’s and 909’s as well as more modern instrumentation, like the Roland Spd-SX and Maschine. For me it’s clear. This record shows we’ve tried to grow as musicians and not stay in our comfort zone. To grow as people. To improve”

Tour Dates

  • June 30th - Rough Trade NYC - New York
  • July 27th - Bootleg Theater - Los Angeles
  • July 28th - Bottom of the Hill - San Francisco
  • July 30th - The Crocodile - Seattle

Becca Stevens Band To Play Rockwood Music Hall, 6/13

Monday, June 13
196 Allen Street
New York, NY
Doors: 6:30PM / Show: 7PM

The Becca Stevens Band released Perfect Animal in April 2015.  You can pick it up HERE.

Emily Jane White To Release New Album In July

Emily Jane White is scheduled to release her fifth album, They Moved In Shadow All Together on July 8. You can pre-order it HERE. Check out the beautifully bewitching "Frozen Garden" below.

The 11 songs on They Moved in Shadow All Together focus conceptually upon the symptomatology of trauma, a pattern of experiences marked by a fragmentation of the self. These songs contend with the impact of trauma on individual and collective identity – the shattered pieces within the psyche left to cope after tragedy, and the dissociative co-habitance of belief and disbelief that results. White wrote “The Black Dove” in support of the anti-racist struggle against police violence. In “Womankind,” she mourns the continuing epidemic of violence against women, and the silences that suppress the truths of survivors. 

White’s new body of work recounts for us the terrain of her empathic inner world. The breadth and depth of her maturing voice are evident. Her layered vocals effect a sense of camaraderie, a space populated with voices, angelic perhaps, definitively ethereal. She studied classical singing while working on this album, which enabled her to broaden her vocal range.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Fieu Releases New Single

Photo credit: Danny McShane

Fieu released her new single, "Impossible". The track is a seductive bit of pop that pulls you in and refuses to let you go. Check it out below. You can pick up "Impossible" HERE.

Whitesnake To Play Kings Theatre, 6/20

Monday, June 20
1027 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
Doors: 8PM

Drowners To Release New Album and Play Baby's All Right On 6/24

Photo credit: Butch Hogan

Friday, June 24
146 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY
Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM

Drowners are set to release their new album, On Desire on June 24. You can pre-order it HERE.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

New Video From Ava Raiin

Photo credit: Daymion Mardel

Today we have for you "Eagle Eye" from Ava Raiin.  Check out the clip below.

New Video From Molly Anna Band

Today we have for you "Horror Show" from the Molly Anna Band. The clip is from their album Ghosts which was released in January.  Check out the clip below.

You can pick up Ghosts HERE.

Kristin Kontrol To Play Baby's All Right + New Album

Photo credit: Jimmy Fontaine

Kristin Kontrol (Dee Dee from Dum Dum Girls) is set to release her debut album this week.  X-Communicate will be released on May 27 via Sub Pop Records. X-Communicate can be pre-ordered HERE.

You can catch Kristin Kontrol live on June 22 at Baby's All Right. See below for more details.

Wednesday, June 22
146 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY
Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM

Monday, May 23, 2016

Jude Perl Releases New Album and Video

Today we have for you "Hungry & Horny" from Jude Perl. In the clip, she takes a jab at selling out or should I say, poking at all of the ways people sell themselves and their products these days, with a witty advertisement parody.  The single is from her new album Modern Times…see, the title fits in tying it all together. Check it out below.

Modern Times was released in March. You can pick it up HERE.

Fitz and The Tantrums To Play Terminal 5, June 21

Photo credit: Joseph Cultice

Tuesday, June 21
610 W 56th St
New York, NY
Doors: 7:30PM / Show: 8:30PM
All Ages

Fitz and The Tantrums will release their self-titled album on June 10. You can pre-order it HERE.

Sweet Jane Releases New Album

Photo: Tajette O’Halloran

Sweet Jane, Sime Nugent and Alice Keath, released their new album, Monday to Friday on May 13.  Check out the hypnotic and hazy "Everything Changes" below.

You can pick up Monday to Friday HERE.

A lot of the songs on Monday to Friday speak to the contrast between the vast and the minuscule, the profound and insignificant, facts and feelings; growing up and realising how fallible our beliefs, memories, and aspirations are in a post-Santa reality, and where to look for that wonder we all seem to need once we realise we're just monkeys wearing runners. We didn't want to explain it as we're no closer to knowing, but it was good to let ourselves hang out there for a while.”

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Useless Eaters To Release New Album In June

Useless Eaters are set to release their album Relaxing Death on June 3 via Castle Face Records.  Check out the single "Electrical Outlet" below.

You can pre-order Relaxing Death HERE.

Track List

  • Industrial Park
  • Moist Cuts
  • Motorway
  • Tip of The Valley
  • Cold Machine
  • Hogs in the Bush
  • Electrical Outlet
  • Human Waste Drug
  • Relaxing Death
  • Walls
  • Bunker
  • Goodnight to the Thieves

Desert Sound Colony Release New EP and Video

Desert Sound Colony released their new EP Signals on May 13 as well as a video for the title track. Check it out below and you can pick up Signals HERE.

Lead track Signals emerges draped in mystique, blending an intricate guitar loop with whispered intimacy and a dash of dance-floor ambience. Displaying the band’s careful hybrid of intimate song-craft and chugging grooves, Signals weaves a beguiling spell. B side Moon Juice ascribes to their deeply melodic and psychedelic aesthetic with guitar licks and fleshy bass-lines building into a deep and charming press-repeat lullaby.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Photographer Adriana Mateo Releases New Book

Adriana Mateo debuted her new book earlier this week. The book, AM Jazz: Three Generations Under the Lens, features a collection of black and white photos of jazz artists around the world. 

The black and white photos, some hundred in all, are shot on the sly. The photographer is present, invisible, her camera a silent instrument. The focus is on details of what is happening inside the studio or on stage as musicians work together. "Capturing these particular moments was very special for me. I can remember each one," says Adriana. "They represent a bond I form with these artists."

Kitten To Play The Studio at Webster Hall, 7/9

Clean Spill
Saturday, July 9
125 East 11th Street
New York, NY
Doors: 7PM / Show: 8PM

Kitten released Heaven or Somewhere in Between in March 2016. You can pick it up HERE.

The Velveteins Release New Single

Today we have for you "Hanging From The Ceiling" from The Velveteins. The track is from their reworked EP A Hot Second With The Velveteins which is being released via Fierce Panda Canada. They've been working on a new record that is slated for later this year.  Check out "Hanging From The Ceiling" below.

Hanging was one of the first songs we wrote collaboratively. Spencer was working with this cool 3/4 groove when I heard the sideways breakdown section. We ended up with this sort of psychedelic doo-wop number about things turning upside down.

Tour Dates

  • MAY 24 (Tuesday) - LONDON (UK) - Fiddlers Elbow
  • MAY 26 (Thursday) - LONDON (UK) - THE ISLINGTON
  • MAY 29 (Sunday) - LIVERPOOL - ECHO ARENA (Liverpool Soundcity)
  • JUNE 4 (Saturday) - CALGARY - Palomino
  • JUNE 5 (Sunday) - EDMONTON - Almanac
  • JUNE 6 (Monday) - EDMONTON - Rockin For Dollars
  • JUNE 7 (Tuesday) JASPER - WhistleStop
  • JUNE 8 (Wednesday) - VANCOUVER - Biltmore Cabaret
  • JUNE 9 (Thursday) - SEATTLE - The Rendezvous
  • JUNE 10 (Friday) - PORTLAND - ANALOG PDX
  • JUNE 15 (Wednesday) - SAN DIEGO - 710
  • JUNE 16 (Thursday) - LOS ANGELES - LOST ROOM
  • JUNE 17 (Friday) - SAN JOSE - ART BOUTIKI

Joe Marson To Play Rockwood Music Hall, 6/10

Friday, June 10
196 Allen Street
New York, NY
Doors: 10:15PM / show 10:30PM

Friday, May 20, 2016

The CW Announces 2016-17 Primetime Schedule

Supergirl -- "Worlds Finest" -- Pictured (L-R): Melissa Benoist as Kara/Supergirl and Grant Gustin as Barry/The Flash -- Credit: Robert Voets/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. © 2016 WBEI. All rights reserved.

The CW announced its 2016-17 fall line-up. See below for schedule and a first look at the new series Frequency.

THE CW’s 2016-17 Primetime Schedule
All times ET/PT 

8:00-9:00 PM SUPERGIRL (New Network)

8:00-9:00 PM THE FLASH
9:00-10:00 PM NO TOMORROW (New Series)

8:00-9:00 PM ARROW
9:00-10:00 PM FREQUENCY (New Series)

9:00-10:00 PM SUPERNATURAL (New Night)

9:00-10:00 PM CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND (New Night)

Midseason series are Riverdale, iZOMBIE, The 100, Reign and The Originals.

Anna of the North Release New Video

Check out "Baby" the new video from Anna of the North. The single was released in March 2016 and can be picked up HERE.

"We made the video whilst on tour in Europe on a day off in Lisbon. We wanted a video that was very graphic and represented the different textures throughout the track. We really like Peter Pint's previous work, he had a real strong connection with the track and we're real happy with what he's done."

Phantoms Release Cover of JJ Cale Penned Classic

Phantoms recently released their cover of "Cocaine". The song, was written by JJ Cale  but most will likely know the popular Eric Clapton version. Listen to the track below and pick it up HERE.

"We've wanted to do a cover of an older song for a while. Nothing was really coming to us until last Friday when we were a few drinks deep and ended up at a Thai karaoke restaurant at 3AM. This young Thai man was doing an electric guitar cover of 'Cocaine' by Eric Clapton, but he wasn't singing, so we jumped on stage and sang along with him. It must have been in the haze of vodka and pad kee mao that we decided we should cover it as well." - Phantoms

Danielia Cotton To Play Rockwood Music Hall, 6/10

Friday, June 10
185 Orchard Street
New York, NY
Doors 8:15 PM / Show 8:30 PM

Danielia Cotton released her single "Anything But Ordinary" in October 2015. You can pick it up HERE.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Mariya May Releases New Album and Video

Today we have for you "Out Walking" from Mariya May. The track is from her new album, Call Me Back If You Can Dig The Music. The album was released May 17 via Ten Dollar Recording Company. You can pick it up HERE.  Check out the video below.

Mariya May’s new album Call Me Back if You Can Dig the Music finds the soulful, Portland based songstress helming a deft concoction of lush neo-soul, rafter-rattling dub reggae, and verdant folk addled adages to love and loss, all shot through with a keen pop sensibility and strident lo-fi attitude.Call Me Back if You Can Dig the Music manages to listen as both vintage and modern at once, familiar and yet fully in its own element. This album is definitely not short on either vision or listenability, and many of the tracks here are well worth some repeat uptake into your earholes. With Mariya’s strong vocal presence and haunting flute lines, the total musical package comes off with an ease and timelessness that is a giddy, memorable listen and yet another great addition to the Ten Dollar Recording Company catalogue. 
Backing up Mariya’s vocal, flute, and piano duties herein is her husband and longtime co-collaborator Ryan Michael Block, who produced the album and takes the reins on guitar, bass, and percussion. Peter Qualtere-Burcher’s soulful and omnipresent tenor sax pulls it all together and lends a smoky, jazzy air to a unique record that employs the added dynamic to great effect. Segueing from May and Block’s previous work in What in Your Heart Can Put You in a Trance, May’s recent solo work is at its most soulful and infectious when borrowing from and building on themes established in the couple’s previous project(s), taking their earlier sultry, earthy dub-soul-pop-folk experiments and transposing them to a further level of refinement and easy cool. Add in a generous helping of some serious golden era Motown throwback and the added competence that comes with years of collaborative effort, and you’ve got Call Me Back if You Can Dig the Music, May and Block’s most comprehensive and mature musical expression to date.

Glen Hansard To Make Carnegie Hall Debut + Tour Dates

Glen Hansard will be making his debut at Carnegie Hall on September 14.  Tickets go on sale this Friday, May 20 at 11AM. See below for more details and Fall tour dates.

Wednesday, September 14
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
881 7th Avenue (57th Street & 7th Avenue)
New York, NY 
Doors: 8PM
Tickets: On sale 5/20 at 11AM
Limit 8 tickets per household

You can pick up his latest EP, A Season On The Line HERE.

Tour Dates

  • 7/24    Newport, RI            Newport Folk Festival
  • 9/12    Philadelphia, PA     Keswick Theatre
  • 9/13    Boston, MA             Orpheum Theatre
  • 9/14    New York, NY         Carnegie Hall
  • 9/16    North Adams, MA   FreshGrass Festival
  • 9/17    Ann Arbor, MI         Michigan Theatre
  • 9/19    Toronto, ON           Massey Hall
  • 9/20    Chicago, IL             Vic Theatre
  • 9/21    Chicago, IL             Vic Theatre
  • 9/23    Tulsa, OK               Cain's Ballroom
  • 9/24    Dallas, TX               Majestic Theatre
  • 9/25    Austin, TX               Stubb's
  • 9/27    Tucson, AZ             Rialto Theatre
  • 9/28    San Diego, CA       Casbah
  • 9/30    Los Angeles, CA    The Wiltern