Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Unfinished Conversations: New Work from the Collection Opens March 19 at MoMA


The Museum of Modern Art will present Unfinished Conversations: New Work from the Collection March 19 - July 30. Drop by MoMA and check it out. More information about the exhibit can be found HERE.


March 19, 2017 - July 30, 2017
Floor 6
11 West 53rd Street
New York, NY
Museum Admission Tickets: HERE


Unfinished Conversations brings together works by more than a dozen artists, made in the past decade and recently acquired by The Museum of Modern Art. The artists that make up this intergenerational selection address current anxiety and unrest around the world and offer critical reflections on the present moment. 

The exhibition considers the intertwining themes of social protest, the effect of history on the formation of identity, and how art juxtaposes fact and fiction. From Cairo to St. Petersburg, from The Hague to Recife, the artists in the exhibition observe and interpret acts of state violence and the resistance and activism they provoke. They reexamine historical moments, evoking images of the past and claiming their places within it. They take on contemporary struggles for power, intervening into debates about government surveillance and labor exploitation. Together, these artists look back to traditions both within and beyond the visual arts to imagine possibilities for an uncertain future. 

Unfinished Conversations includes works by John Akomfrah, Jonathas de Andrade, Anna Boghiguian, Andrea Bowers, Paul Chan, Simon Denny, Samuel Fosso, Iman Issa, Erik van Lieshout, Cameron Rowland, Wolfgang Tillmans, Adrián Villar Rojas, Kara Walker, and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Adia Victoria Releases New EP


Adia Victoria has released a new EP. How It Feels consist of three covers and once original all sung in French. Check out her cover of "Laissez Tomber Les Filles" below. How It Feels can be picked up HERE.

Adia notes, "I wanted this EP to take on a more eerie feel. Instead of the imagined dream pop girl wishing for her man to come home I reimagined the lyrics as sung by a lover scorned but still love sick and obsessed. I wanted to keep the timeless feel of these songs while breathing into them a bit of modernity; sharpen the edges a bit. What if 'Parlez Moi de Lui' were more of a hazey, trip out love letter from a woman still haunted by lost love. What if her in deranged mind her man still danced in and out of sight, just out of touch? I wanted to inject 'Laissez Tomber Les Filles' with a bit of the anger and danger I felt as a new political era descended on our country. This session would prove to be therapeutic in channeling my frustration with the current political landscape into powerful songs sung by iconic, emotional women. This EP was a way express all these feelings in a tangible way. There is so much emotionality to women that is often policed. This project gave me the chance to shake off those restrictions, free myself from my own mother tongue and speak in universal themes that flow beyond the borders of language."

Track List

  • "Laissez Tomber Les Filles" (written by Serge Gainsbourg, popularized by France Gall)
  • "Ça a Raté" (Francoise Hardy)
  • "Parlez Moi De Lui (Francoise Hardy)
  • "You Know How It Feels" (Adia Victoria)


ZZ Ward Releases New Single and Video


ZZ Ward is back with a new single, "The Deep". She's set release her second full-length album this summer. Check out the video below.

You can pick "The Deep" up HERE.


There's also a version featuring Joey Purp. Check it out below and pick it up HERE.

Monday, March 13, 2017

ResidentBand Features Forty Feet Tall - "I Won't Run"


Our friends over at ResidentBand have released a new video. The clip, filmed by the ResidentBand crew, is an acoustic performance from Forty Feet Tall lead singer Cole Gann. The video was shot in the old zoo in Griffith Park in Los Angeles.  Check out "I Won't Run" below. If you like your rock blues tinged, then chances are you'll enjoy Forty Feet Tall and this performance.

Forty Feet Tall released Red Dressed in January 2016. You can pick it up HERE.

Elbow To Play Webster Hall November 2nd and 3rd


Elbow recently announced their North American tour. New York, they will be taking the stage at Webster Hall On Thursday, November 2 and Friday, November 3. See below for more details and tour dates.

 Thursday, November 2
125 East 11th Street
New York, NY
Doors: 7PM / Show: 8PM
18+

AND

Friday, November 3
125 East 11th Street
New York, NY
Doors: 7PM / Show: 8PM
18+

Elbow released their latest album, Little Fictions, February 3.  You can pick it up HERE.

Tour Dates

  • 01 NOV - Paradise Club, Boston MA
  • 02 NOV - Webster Hall, New York City, NY
  • 03 NOV - Webster Hall, New York City, NY
  • 04 NOV - 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C.
  • 06 NOV - Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ON
  • 07 NOV - St. Andrews Hall, Detroit MI
  • 08 NOV - The Vic, Chicago IL
  • 10 NOV - The Showbox, Seattle, WA
  • 11 NOV - Roseland Theater, Portland OR
  • 13 NOV - Fox Theater, Oakland CA
  • 14 NOV - The Observatory, Santa Ana CA
  • 16 NOV - The Wiltern, Los Angeles CA


Friday, March 3, 2017

Donald Cried Is Awkward And Droll

Jesse Wakeman and Kris Avedisian

Donald Cried is one of those movies that you're not sure whether you're supposed to awkwardly laugh, cringe or do both. The film centers around former childhood friends Peter (Jesse Wakeman) and Donald (Kris Avedisian) from Warwick, RI. Peter left for New York and changed. Donald, still lives with his mom (and his horrid stepdad) and has lived a rather dreary unchanged life.

Peter has returned home to settle his grandmothers affairs. He looses his wallet and realizes that the only person he has left to ask for help is Donald. From there everything is awkward...bizarre...insane...intense...at times just outright painfully uncomfortable.

When we first meet Donald, my first reaction was, 'oh hell no! Don't ask this questionable guy for anything...walk wherever you need to go...panhandle, anything just don't ask Donald. But of course he does. You learn right off this isn't going to be an easy afternoon starting with the weird bedroom scene which sees Donald butt naked in front of clearly uncomfortable Peter while proudly showing off his autographed porn poster.

Little by little you start to realize that Donald's annoying and odd behavior brings out the fact that Peter, who can't wait to be rid of Donald, wasn't such a nice friend back when. Donald goes from childlike to aggressive and back again at the blink of the eye getting a little payback while humiliating Peter throughout their adventure. A part of you feels sorry for Donald while a part of you just wants to punch him. At the same time, you wonder what and how bad is Peter's defect. He hasn't been back home in about twenty years because he doesn't like how he feels when he's there. He's been so absent from his grandmothers life that the nursing home staff thinks he's an imposter due to Donald visiting her as Peter...which is creepy and yet enduring. One has to wonder just how good life really is in New York for Peter. How is it that there's nobody in all of New York that he can call in an emergency that would make that roughly three and a half hour drive to Warwick with some money and to help him out.

After an increasingly bizarre day that eventually sees the pair bonding over memories, it all comes to a head. By the end, Peter, after witnessing Donald's stepfather belittle him over breakfast, seemingly understands Donald better even offering him a bit of genuine friendship as they say goodbye. While I wouldn't want to hang out with either of them, I found that I don't find them as intolerable as I did when we first met them and you realize this odd adventure needed to happen between them. Both Avedisian and Wakeman give appropriate, awkwardly entertaining performances.

Donald Cried is in theaters now.

Synopsis:
Director/writer/star Kris Avedisian expertly deconstructs the contemporary obsession with the "man-child" in this darkly funny story about former childhood best friends who reconnect decades later in their working-class Rhode Island neighborhood. Peter Latang (Jesse Wakeman) left his childhood home of Warwick, Rhode Island to reinvent himself as a slick, Wall Street mover and shaker.  When he's suddenly forced to return home to bury his grandmother, he loses his wallet on the trip and ends up at loose ends. Stranded and broke, Peter looks to the only person he can think of to help him out - his next door neighbor and former childhood friend Donald (played by Avedisian). The ever-eccentric Donald hasn't changed a bit, and what starts as a simple favor turns into a long and unhinged van ride into their past. Painfully awkward moments and increasingly bizarre – and dangerous – hijinks ensue, as the friends rediscover their stifled aggression and teenaged rebelliousness.  Avedisian’s pitch-perfect first feature is a brilliant twist on the family-reunion melodrama and the classic buddy comedy.

TRT: 85 Minutes
Directed by Kris Avedisian
Produced by Kyle Martin
Written by Kris Avedisian, Kyle Espeleta and Jesse Wakeman
Starring: Kris Avedisian, Jesse Wakeman, Louisa Krause

Little Brother Eli - "Oceans"


Check out "Oceans" from Little Brother Eli. The track is from their album Cold Tales.

Little Brother Eli released Cold Tales in June 2016. You can pick it up HERE.

The Roots To Play Newport Jazz Festival, August 6


The Newport Jazz Festival presented by Natixis Global Asset Management announced another wave of artists this week. 

The festival, which takes place this year August 4 - August 6, in Newport, RI at Fort Adams State Park, added The Roots to the schedule. Road trip anyone? See below for a list of who else was announced this week. Grab your tickets HERE.

Friday, August 4

  • Naturally 7
  • Joey DeFrancesco + The People
  • Christian Sands Quartet with Gilad Hekselman, Yasushi Nakamura & Jerome Jennings

Saturday, August 5

  • Geri Allen, Terri Lyne Carrington, Esperanza Spalding
  • Uri Caine Trio with Mark Helias & Clarence Penn
  • David Torkanowsky, solo piano

Sunday, August 6

  • The Roots
  • Philadelphia Experiment: Questlove, Christian McBride, Uri Caine
  • John Medeski, solo piano


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Jet Black Alley Cat - "Golden"


Jet Black Alley Cat recently released their new video for the track "Golden". The song is from their upcoming EP, due out later this year. You can pick "Golden" up HERE and check out the video below.

Tamar Eisenman To Play NY Show, March 10


Tamar Eisenman is set to play Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3 on March 10. See below for details. She is gearing up for her US debut, On My Way, later this Spring.

Friday, March 10
185 Orchard Street
New York, NY
Doors: 9:45PM / Show: 10PM
21+

The New Respects To Release Debut EP, March 10


The New Respects recently announced their debut EP, Here Comes Trouble via Credential Recordings. The record is set to be released on March 10. The Nashville group are set to go on the road supporting Robert Randolph & The Family Band beginning March 15.  See below for tour dates.


The New Respects enlisted the help of Jeremy Lutito (of rock group Leagues) to produce Here Comes Trouble. Two tracks have been released from the EP, "Trouble" and "Money." 

The New Respects is a family affair, made up of three siblings, twins Alexis (bass) and Zandy Fitzgerald (guitar), along with their brother Darius (drums), and cousin Jasmine Mullen (vocals/guitar). The group is heavily influenced by the gospel music they were surrounded by growing up in Nashville, which extends to artists including Aretha Franklin, Alabama Shakes, and John Mayer.

Track List

  • Money
  • Frightening Lightning
  • Come As You Are
  • Shoes
  • Trouble


Tour Dates
Supporting Robert Randolph & The Family Band

  • 3/15 -- Cincinnati, OH @ The Ballroom @ Taft
  • 3/16 -- Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
  • 3/17 -- Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
  • 3/18 -- Madison, WI @ Majestic
  • 3/20 -- Kansas City, MO @ Knuckleheads
  • 3/22 -- Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie
  • 3/24 -- Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
  • 3/25 -- Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
  • 3/26 -- Aspen, CO @ Belly Up


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Karen Elson To Release New Album + NY Show


Karen Elson is set to release her latest album, Double Roses on April 7 via H.O.T. Records Ltd. That's also the day she will take the stage in Brooklyn at Rough Trade NYC. See below for more details. You can pre-order the upcoming album HERE. Listen to "Call Your Name" and "Distant Shore" from the album below.


Friday, April 7
64 N 9th Street
Brooklyn, NY
Doors: 8PM / Show: 9PM
21+


"I wrote maybe six songs but I'm very instinctual as a person and I knew that there was one puzzle piece missing that I hadn't tapped into the deepest part myself. I knew I needed to pull that out if I was going to make the record I needed to make." The turning point was "Distant Shore", and after that the floodgates were open, and things she'd kept bottled up for years began pouring out, detailing the emotional geography of her heart, always hovering somewhere between uncertainty and regret, without truly landing on either. But in the end finding out who she really was as a person. "At the end of the writing the album I felt liberated. I felt free. I felt like me," says Elson.


Track List

  • Wonder Blind
  • Double Roses
  • Call Your Name
  • Come Hell And High Water
  • The End
  • Raven
  • Why Am I Waiting
  • A Million Stars*
  • Wolf
  • Distant Shore



Miccoli - "Idle Stranger"


Check out video for "Idle Stranger from Miccoli. The single will be released on March 3. You can pick it up HERE.  Check out the video below.

Miccoli, their name taken from the sibling trio's surname, formed in 2010 after spending most of their childhood studying and making music. Growing up in Birmingham, England, they were brought up listening to Simon and Garfunkel, Don Mclean, The Police, Fleetwood Mac and the sounds of Motown, to name just a few of their diverse musical influences. 
Twin brothers Adriano (vocal and acoustic/electric guitar) Alessandro (piano, vocal and acoustic guitar) and their younger sister Francesca (vocal, piano and harmonica) have toured extensively, giving the band the opportunity to explore their musical identity and fine tune their live set - a compelling blend of haunting, melodic and eclectic sounds, interlaced with breathtaking harmonies. 
Miccoli's new single 'Idle Stranger' is an epic slice of Indie Pop which showcases the band's vocal harmonies and ear for writing a catchy hook. Accompanied by a stunning video filmed in Venice, it's clear that Miccoli's artistic and musical vision is manifested through a rare and intense hypnotic beauty.

Astra The 22's To Play Pianos, March 16 + New Single

Photo credit: Grossman Pictures

Check out "Creature", the new track from Astra The 22's. I'm willing to bet they'll be playing this track when they take the stage at Pianos on March 16. See below for more details and to listen to "Creature".

Thursday, March 16
158 Ludlow Street
New York, NY
Doors: 7PM / Show: 8PM
21+

Mixed by Kato Khandwala (Blondie, The Pretty Reckless, Paramore, My Chemical Romance) and Mastered by Howie Weinberg (The White Stripes, The Cure, Aerosmith), Paris Love explores sex, narcissism, love, art and  war on a global and personal level. The duo have done over a dozen interviews and performances on Latvian National TV/ Radio, and their songs are in regular rotation on radio stations in Latvia & Lithuania and performed at festivals including, Vilnius Music Week in Lithuania, the Gaizin Kalns Festival, and the KLANG! Rock Festival. In 2015, they performed at the Gold Microphone Awards show the biggest music awards show in Latvia. Both their debut and upcoming EPs,  Blue Venom and Paris Love, were written while Kaleja and Jayk were living on apart, Riga and Brooklyn respectively. In 2016, Astra the 22’s relocated to Williamsburg, Brooklyn adding bassist Rebecca Silber-Capalbo and drummer Luca Bertaglia.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Conor Oberst Releases New Video + Upcoming Album and Tour


Conor Oberst released a video for "Till St. Dymphna Kicks Us Out" this week. The track is from his upcoming album Salutations that is scheduled to be released on March 17. You can pre-order the album HERE. Check out the Greg Marinaccio video below.

New York, Conor Oberst will be making a stop in Brooklyn at Celebrate Brooklyn! on July 20. See below for more details and tour dates.


Hop Along / Big Thief
Prospect Park Bandshell
Prospect Park West and 9th St.
Brooklyn, NY
Doors: 6PM / Show: 7PM
All Ages
Rain or Shine


Oberst has partnered with Plus 1 so that $1 from every ticket sold on US headline dates will go to Planned Parenthood and their work delivering vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people in the US and worldwide. General on sale starts Friday, February 24th at noon EST. All tour dates below.

Tour Dates

March

  • 9          Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room Lounge (SOLD OUT) #
  • 10        Kansas City, MO @ Madrid Theater #
  • 11        Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall #
  • 12        Tulsa, OK @ Cain's Ballroom #
  • 14        San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger #
  • 16        Spicewood, TX @ Luck Reunion
  • 17        Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live #
  • 18        New Orleans, LA @ The Civic Theatre #
  • 19        Macon, GA @ Cox Capitol Theatre #
  • 21        Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel #
  • 22        Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29 #
  • 23        Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse #
  • 24        McMinnville, TN @ Bluegrass Underground
  • 25        St Louis, MO @ The Pageant #
  • 26        Iowa City, IA @ The Englert Theater #

May

  • 12        Oakland, CA @ The Fox %
  • 13        Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek Theater
  • 14        San Diego, CA @ The Observatory %
  • 16        Tucson, AZ @ Rialto %
  • 18        El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls %
  • 19        Austin, TX @ ACL Live at The Moody Theater %
  • 20        Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater %
  • 21        McAllen, TX @ Cine El Rey %
  • 23        Fayetteville, AR @ George's Majestic Lounge %
  • 24        Wichita, KS @ Orpheum Theater %
  • 31        Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Theater*

June

  • 1          Nelsonville, OH @ Nelsonville Music Fest
  • 3          Norfolk, VA @ NorVa*
  • 4          Wilmington, NC @ The Throne Theater*

July

  • 14-16   Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival
  • 20        Brooklyn, NY @ Celebrate Brooklyn ^
  • 21        Boston, MA @ The House of Blues +
  • 28        Camden, NJ @ XPoNential Festival with Wilco and Hop Along

* Big Thief support
# The Felice Brothers support
% Phoebe Bridgers support
^ Hop Along and Big Thief support
+ Hop Along

Asha Releases New EP


Check out "Drowning" from Asha. The song is from her EP Illusions. The EP was released February 3.  You can pick it up HERE.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Rhiannon Giddens Announces Tour Dates

Photo credit: John Peets
Rhiannon Giddens is set to release her second full-length album, Freedom Highway, February 24...you can pick up the album HERE. In support of the new album, she has announced a tour. New York, she'll be at Alice Tully Hall on Saturday, May 13. See below for more details and a list of tour dates.


Saturday, May 13
1941 Broadway
New York, NY
Doors: 7:30PM

Tour Dates

  • 04/28/2017 STAGECOACH                                               INDIO                         CA
  • 04/29/2017 RIALTO THEATRE                                          TUCSON                    AZ
  • 04/30/2017 MIM MUSIC THEATER                                   PHOENIX                   AZ**
  • 05/02/2017 NATIONAL HISPANIC CULTURAL CENTER ALBUQUERQUE        NM**
  • 05/03/2017 THE KESSLER THEATER                              DALLAS                     TX**
  • 05/05/2017 NEW ORLEANS JAZZ & HERITAGE FEST   NEW ORLEANS         LA
  • 05/06/2017 VARIETY PLAYHOUSE                                  ATLANTA                    GA**
  • 05/07/2017 MEMORIAL HALL                                           CHAPEL HILL             NC**
  • 05/09/2017 LINCOLN THEATRE                                       WASHINGTON           DC**
  • 05/11/2017 SOMERVILLE THEATRE                                SOMERVILLE             MA
  • 05/13/2017 ALICE TULLY HALL                                        NEW YORK                NY
  • 05/14/2017 WORLD CAFE LIVE DOWNSTAIRS              PHILADELPHIA          PA
  • 06/08/2017 CAROLINA THEATRE                                    GREENSBORO          NC
  • 06/09/2017 SPOLETO FESTIVAL USA                             CHARLESTON           SC
  • 06/10/2017 KCD THEATER                                               LOUISVILLE               KY
  • 06/11/2017 CHICAGO BLUES FESTIVAL                         CHICAGO                   IL
  • 06/22/2017 ROMP                                                             OWENSBORO            KY      
  • 06/23/2017 SHAFTMAN PERFORMANCE HALL             ROANOKE                  VA
  • 06/24/2017 AMERICAN ROOTS MUSIC FESTIVAL         KATONAH                   NY
  • 07/21/2017 GILA RIVER ARENA                                       GLENDALE                AZ#
  • 07/22/2017 CITIZENS BUSINESS BANK ARENA             ONTARIO                   CA#
  • 07/23/2017 VALLEY VIEW CASINO CENTER                   SAN DIEGO               CA#
  • 07/28/2017 CHAUTAUQUA AMPHITHEATER                   CHAUTAUQUA           NY
  • 07/30/2017 NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL                          NEWPORT                  RI
  • 08/01/2017 STONE MOUNTAIN ARTS CENTER              BROWNFIELD            ME
  • 08/04/2017 NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL                           NEWPORT                  RI%
  • 08/05/2017 NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL                           NEWPORT                  RI
  • 08/06/2017 THE EGG                                                        ALBANY                      NY
  • 08/08/2017 RAM'S HEAD ON STAGE                               ANNAPOLIS                MD
  • 08/09/2017 NORTH CAROLINA MUSEUM OF ART         RALEIGH                     NC
  • 08/18/2017 ROCKY MOUNTAIN FOLKS FESTIVAL         LYONS                         CO


** WITH SPECIAL GUEST AMYTHYST KIAH
# OPENING FOR TIM MCGRAW AND FAITH HILL
% CO-HEADLINING WITH TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE

TenFiveSixty - "You Say"


Check out "You Say" from TenFiveSixty. The track is from their upcoming record E.P. The EP is set to be released March 31.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Catfight Opens Friday, March 3

Anne Heche and Sandra Oh
Catfight, written and directed by Onur Tukel, is the story of two former friends who after years of not seeing each other reignite an old feud within minutes of seeing each other. Veronica (Sandra Oh) is rich, drunk and oblivious. Ashley (Anne Heche) is struggling, bitter and abusive. They're not likable people when we meet them.

In your typical movie with two catty female leads, they'd generally yell, probably cry, hug it out, become friends again and we'd get some sort of life lesson. In Catfight, we get two women who beat the shit out of each other like two dudes in a street brawl...multiple times, laced with odd talk show moments telling us about the war that is going on.

This dark humored film shows a vicious cycle of anger, loss and an astounding amount of absurdity. After a spectacular smackdown that felt endless, Oh's Veronica wakes up to a dry witted doctor (Dylan Baker) who tells her she's been in a coma for two years and her former housekeeper Donna (Myra Lucretia Taylor) who sums things up for her with mock cheerfulness 'no family, no home and you're broke but you're awake and you look great...' Faced with both the loss of her husband (in an accident) and son (in the war) and with the help of Donna and a small box containing her worldly goods, Veronica realizes she wasn't nice, needs to be a better person and makes an effort.

On the flip side, Heche's Ashley has become a successful artist painting political and war inspired art. At no point do I find this character likable. Ashley is a rude, obnoxious mean person whether she's struggling or successful and takes it out on her assistant, Sally (Ariel Karouss). She and her girlfriend Lisa (Alicia Silverstone) are having a baby...life is great until Veronica's anger is sparked by one of Ashley's paintings and we get another smackdown that feels endless as well. This time the roles are reversed and Ashley wakes up to the same dry witted coma doctor and circumstances mirroring her rivals awakening. It's at this point that I feel the film lets me down. I don't ever feel like Ashley learns her lesson, even a tiny bit, or becomes a better person or even wants to be. I wanted to at some point like her, just a little bit but, I never reached that point.

Both Sandra Oh and Anne Heche give good performances and so does the supporting cast. Yet, the film at times feels disjointed and incomplete. The fight scenes, however, are cult classic status worthy. Unfortunately, by the time the final scene of these rivals beating the crap out of each other rolls around, what was dark and humorous becomes tedious.

Catfight opens in select cities and on-demand on March 3.

Synopsis:
One-time college pals Veronica (Sandra Oh) and Ashley (Anne Heche) run into each other at a party. The women, now in their forties and having not seen each other since school, find that their lives have taken radically different paths. Ashley is barely scraping by as a painter of politically charged canvases, while Veronica is married to a wealthy businessman who's about to profit hugely off yet another US-led war in the Middle East.

Within minutes of their reunion, a rivalry is revived, old wounds are torn open, and a Manhattan stairwell becomes home to a woman-on-woman brawl the likes of which are seldom seen outside of martial-arts epics. And now the gloves are off. The new feature from writer-director Onur Tukel takes a set-up that in most films would lead to a heartwarming story of female friendship — and uses it instead as the springboard for an outrageously madcap black comedy.

TRT: 96 min
Director: Onur Tukel
Producers: Gigi Graff, Greg Newman
Writer: Onur Tukel
Cast: Sandra Oh, Anne Heche, Alicia Silverstone, Amy Hill, Myra Lucretia Taylor, Ariel Kavoussi, Craig Bierko, Dylan Baker
Distributor: MPI Media Group / Dark Sky Films

Chances Release Debut Single


Chances released their debut single, "Shine", on February 3. Check it out below and pick it up HERE.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Dig To Play New York Show + Tour Dates


The Dig released their new album, Bloodshot Tokyo, on February 3; you can pick it up HERE. They're hitting the road in support of the record and will be making a stop in Brooklyn at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on February 25. See below for more details and dates.

Communist Daughter / Old Fashioned Bleeding Hearts
Saturday, February 25
66 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY
Doors: 8PM / 9PM
18+

Tour Dates

  • 02.22: New Haven, CT @ Bar
  • 02.23: Boston, MA @ Great Scott^
  • 02.25: New York, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg+
  • 02.28: Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground^
  • 03.01: Montreal, QC @ Quai Des Brumes^
  • 03.02: Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar^
  • 03.03: Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy^
  • 03.04: Pittsburgh, PA @ Spirit^
  • 03.05: Washington, DC @ Black Cat^
  • 03.07: Durham, NC @ Pinhook^
  • 03.08: Charlotte, NC @ Evening Muse^
  • 03.09: Savannah, GA @ Savannah Stopover
  • 03.10: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Purgatory^
  • 03.15: Austin, TX @ SXSW
  • 03.16: Austin, TX @ SXSW
  • 03.17: Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar#
  • 03.18: Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo* (early show)
  • 03.20: San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel*
  • 03.22: Portland, OR @ Doug Fir*
  • 03.23: Seattle, WA @ The Sunset*
  • 03.24: Bend, OR @ Volcanic Theatre*
  • 03.25: Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Festival
  • 03.26: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court#
  • 03.27: Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge#
  • 03.29: Ames, IA @ Iowa State University#
  • 03.30: Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry#
  • 03.31: Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall#
  • 04.01: Chicago, IL @ Scubas#


Anna Coogan To Release New Album

Photo credit: Amos Perrine
Anna Coogan is set to release her new album, The Lonely Cry of Space and Time, on April 28. Check out the single "Burn For You" from the album below. You can pre-order the album HERE.


The album, a virtual two-person effort which features Willie B (Brian Wilson) on drums and Moog bass, combines Coogan’s three-octave soprano vocals, electric guitar soundscapes and pointed social commentary into a fierce cohesive piece which combines the personal and the political, in a musical hybrid of rock, country, pop and classical opera into a unique whole. 

There have been many attempts at rock opera in the past, but The Lonely Cry of Space & Time is something different.  Call it operatic rock, a genre previously explored by the likes of Kate Bush, Jane Siberry, Lene Lovich, Yoko Ono and Freddie Mercury, among others. Coogan studied opera at the prestigious Mozarteum University of Salzburg in Austria, before moving to Seattle, where she worked as a fisheries biologist in Washington State and Alaska, which goes a long way to explaining her frequent use of water as a metaphor.  In fact, a drought in the Finger Lakes region of New York where she lived in part was a factor in the immediacy she brought to the new album.

Track List
  • The Lonely Cry of Space and Time
  • Collateral
  • Burn For You
  • Last Exit
  • Sylvia
  • Meteor
  • Follow Me
  • If You Were the Sun
  • Wedding Vow
  • Wishing Well
  • By Morning

Monday, February 20, 2017

K Sloan To Play The Bitter End, February 23



Thursday, February 23
147 Bleecker Street
New York City, NY
Doors: 9PM
Tickets: $10

K Sloan is set to release an EP, Spring 2017.

William Matheny To Release New Album + New York Show


William Matheny is set to release his new album, Strange Constellations, on February 24. You can pre-order the album HERE. Check out the track "Living Half To Death" from the album below.

New York, he will be in Brooklyn at Union Hall on February 26.  See below for more details and tour dates.

Loose Cattle / Charles Bissell of The Wrens
Sunday, February 26
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY
Doors: 7:30PM / Show: 8PM
21+


Tour Dates
  • 2/18: Nativibes Art Galley, Mannington, WV
  • 2/24: 123 Pleasant Street, Morgantown, WV (w/Ona, Adam Remnant)
  • 2/25: The V Club, Huntington, WV (w/Ona, Adam Remnant)
  • 2/26: Union Hall, Brooklyn, NY (w/Loose Cattle, Charles Bissell of The Wrens)
  • 2/27: Bourbon & Branch, Philadelphia, PA (w/Dan Ex Machina, David F. Bello of The World Is a Beautful Place and I am No Longer Afraid to Die, Stephanie Cottingham of Ortolan)
  • 2/28: DC9, Washington, DC (w/The Paranoid Style, Wylder)
  • 3/1: Pale Fire Brewing Co., Harrisonburg, VA (w/Bishops, Uncle Bengine & the Restraining Orders)
  • 3/2: The Green Lantern, Lexington, KY
  • 3/3: The Country, Nashville, TN (w/The Barons)
  • 3/4: The Caledonia Lounge, Athens, GA (w/Yip Deceiver, Casper & the Cookies)
  • 3/7: Folk School Coffee Parlor, Ludlow, KY
  • 3/10: Be Here Now, Muncie, IN
  • 3/11: Water Main, Richmond, KY
  • 3/12: The Burlington, Chicago, IL (w/MAKS the Fox, Mark Panick of Razorhouse, Kelsey Wild)
  • 3/13: Growler’s, Memphis, TN (w/James & the Ultrasounds)
  • 3/14: SXSW @ Beerland, Austin, TX (Keeled Scales day party)
  • 3/15: SXSW @ The Hole in the Wall, Austin, TX — (Chicken Ranch Records showcase)
  • 3/16: SXSW @ Giddy Up’s, Austin, TX
  • 3/17: SXSW TBA, Austin, TX
  • 3/18: Valley of the Vapors, Hot Springs, AR
  • 4/7 @ McNemar House, Buckhannon, WV
  • 4/18 @ Evangeline's, St Louis, MO
  • 4/20 @ WDVX's Blue Plate Special, Knoxville, TN