Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Upcoming: Hannah vs. The Many, Haley Bowery & the Manimals at The Rock Shop + Split 7"

Hannah vs. the Many and Haley Bowery & the Manimals will be taking the stage over in Brooklyn at The Rock Shop on Friday, December 21.  In addition they have joined forces to release a limited edition Split 7".  The tracks are "Halloween" from Haley Bowery and the Manimals off their album Born Strange and "Hideous/Adorable" from Hannah vs. the Many off of their All Our Heroes Drank Here.  You can check out the 7" using the handy widget at the bottom of the post.


Gig Alert!!! 

Haley Bowery & the Manimals
Hannah vs. The Many
Teen Girl Scientist Monthly
Madison Cano
The Rock Shop
249 4th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
Fri, December 21, 2012 7:00 PM (Doors: 7:00 PM)
21 and over

Song of the Day: Pravada - "Campfire Song"

Today we have for you, "Campfire Song" from Pravada.  This is the third single from their NO! EP. Check out the song HERE.

Upcoming: Robbers on High Street To Play ELO, 12/30

Jeff Lynne's 65th Birthday Party -  featuring an ELO set performed by

Robbers on High Street and Friends
The Bell House
149 7th Street, Brooklyn, NY 
$10 adv / $12 day of show / Tickets

If you were lucky enough to catch either of the two previous times that the Robbers on High Street painstakingly recreated the magic of the Electric Light Orchestra live, then you had probably resigned to the fact that you were part of something very special that would never or could never happen again.

Well after 2 years of nagging and prodding by friends and fans, they have decided to recreate that magic one more time in honor of Jeff Lynne's 65th birthday. Comprised of 10 musicians dressed in full 70's era ELO regalia and featuring a string section, 2 synthesizer stations and 70's era lights and lasers, the Robbers and friends pull off what has been called one of the best ELO tributes in North America. Come join us as we celebrate the birthday of a true musical legend and all things Jeff Lynne. This night is also being touted as the night to celebrate New Years Eve if you have to work on New Years Eve!!  There will be dj's, dancing, raffles and drink specials all night long.

Holiday Treats: Miss Guy Dishes Up A Merry Effin' Christmas

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that Miss Guy has a Christmas song.  Today, we have for you, the video.  I'm not one for the, oh shall we say, traditional fair that is dished up this time of year.  So, of course, I found myself giving "Merry Effin' Christmas" more than a few spins.  How could I not?  It's good ol' cheeky fun!  I caution you though, it's not quite safe for work, unless you work in my office where it's on the holiday music playlist that's blasting away as I work.  Check out the video below.

“Merry Effin’ Christmas” is a satirical take on traditional Christmas music with a rock twist. The video features Miss Guy, Matt Katz-Bohen, and Monkey (the King Charles Cavalier Spaniel) in all of their holiday garb and glory. With winter scenes of excess and holiday decorations galore, “Merry Effin’ Christmas” even has a “hot” Santa that is not to be missed.

Monday, December 10, 2012

New Video and Single From Nico Vega

Today we have a new video from Nico Vega.  The clip is for their new single "Easier" and was directed by the band's drummer Dan Epand.  The video takes us on a journey of a guy, played by Nico Vega guitarist Rich Koehler,  trying to blend in and get work as a Mariachi.  At points during the video he looks so sad and dejected that you just want to give him a hug, tuck a few bucks under his sombrero and let him play a song for you.  Check it out below.


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Video of the Day: Saint Motel Offer Up A Delightful "Benny Goodman"

Today we have for you the latest video from Saint Motel.  The clip for, "Benny Goodman," a song from their debut album Voyeur, was released about a week ago.  The video was directed by the band's A/J Jackson and features the adorable Miles "Baby Boogaloo" Brown.  If I didn't already like this song, the video would have won me over.  One, it has a plot, how a Jackson 5 type group went from being a 4 piece to a 5 piece.  Two, everyone in the video looked like they were enjoying themselves.  I like when people look like they're enjoying themselves.  Three, it made me smile...that should probably be number one.

If you haven't checked out this band yet, you should.  Check out the video below and grab the song using the handy widget the band was cool enough to provide.

   SAINT MOTEL - Benny Goodman by saintmotel

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Ben Taylor Releases Video For “Worlds Are Made Of Paper”

A few months ago, Ben Taylor released his latest album Listening.  I happen to like his work so this newest album has ended up in my collection.  About three weeks ago, he debuted a new video.  It's for the song "Worlds Are Made Of Paper" and was directed by Trish Sie

After seeing the video still of Taylor drinking a cuppa while a frisky couple go at it, I figured I should see what the heck was going on.  Well, we get a video full of Taylor going about his day while the couple are going at it somewhat like bunnies.  Apparently, they all live together ... they sleep together, bathe together, shop together ... well, you get the picture.  Taylor functions around them like it's is a normal thing.  Normally, I'd find this concept boring but Taylor's laid-back, blasé vibe makes it a pleasant and humorous clip.  Check it out below.   

Taylor will be at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2 on Saturday, December 15.  It'll cost you $12 adv / $15 dos with a one drink minimum.

“Worlds Are Made Of Paper” is from Taylor’s recently released new full-length studio album, Listening (Sun Pedal Recordings/ILG).   The new album is the follow-up to Taylor’s critically acclaimed 2008 release The Legend Of Kung Folk - Part 1 (the Killing Bite).  His latest effort seamlessly merges the sounds and styles of folk, pop, soul, urban, reggae and country/western, running the gamut from sonically spacious acoustic numbers to multi-layered vocals and fresh beats. 

Taylor performed new songs from Listening this summer on VH1’s Morning Buzz and FOX Good Day New York, and he was featured on NPR’s Tell Me More, and KCRW’s School Nights. Taylor will also perform on the CBS’ The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson in January 2013.

Singer songwriter Ben Taylor’s music is marked by a noted honesty and authenticity of feeling, starting with his tuneful and expressive voice, honest lyrics and immaculate acoustic guitar playing. Taylor embarked on his professional musical journey ten years ago, but has had music in his veins since birth as the son of legends James Taylor and Carly Simon. His acclaimed previous releases comprise his debut album 2003’s Famous Among The Barns, 2005’s Another Run Around The Sun, and 2008’s The Legend of Kung Folk, Part 1 (The Killing Bite). 

Miss Guy Releases New Video & Dishes Up A Christmas Song

A few weeks ago, Miss Guy released a new video.  It's for the song "Take It Off" from his Dumb Blonde EP.  It's a fun shake your booty kind of song.

I put off watching it because of this, "WARNING: Video contains STROBE EFFECT which may cause seizures."  I'm not prone to seizures but, the whole strobe thing is a migraine trigger for me.  But, I decided to give it a go.  About thirty-three seconds in I was forced to stop watching because my eyes started hurting ... a warning sign that one of those horrid migraines I get was about to be triggered.  At any rate, I love you Miss Guy...wish I could watch your video.

Check out the video below.  The song can be streamed HERE, for those who may not be able to watch it.

For those who dig holiday music, you can add "Merry Effin' Christmas" to your holiday playlists ... or the censored version, for those of you who have more delicate ears, can be found HERE.

Upcoming: HITS at Mercury Lounge, 12/19

This is happening ... 

 ... and you should go. 

Lowlakes - "Song for Motion"

Check out this tune from Australian based band Lowlakes.  The song, "Song for Motion" is from their new self-titled EP.  Check out the song below using the handy widget.

   Lowlakes - "Song For Motion" by CityBirdPR

Caught My Ear: The Rebel Light

I've been playing catch up with emails and music; it's slow going.  At any rate, I happened upon an email about a band called The Rebel Light out of Los Angeles.  Their self-titled debut EP came out last month and well, it caught my ear.  You, my friends, can check it out using the handy widget below.  And while you checking things out, they also have a video for their song “Goodbye Serenade”, also below.  

Video of the Day: The Neighbourhood - "Let It Go"

Today we have for you "Let it Go" by The Neighbourhood.  “Let It Go” will be released through Columbia Records on Monday, January 14th, 2013.  Check out the video below.

Formed by five friends in August 2011, The Neighbourhood are set to release their debut album, which was recorded in L.A. during the summer of 2012, in the spring of next year.
The Neighbourhood are: Jessie Rutherford (vocals), Jeremy Freedman (guitar), Zach Abels (guitar), Mikey Margott (bass) & Bryan Sammis (drums).