Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Saint Motel Release Video + Upcoming EP

Saint Motel, a fave around the QNYC office, recently released a video for "My Type".  The tune is insanely infectious and the clip is fun with a retro vibe. Scroll down a bit, turn up the volume and get caught up in all of the groovy goodness.

The My Type EP is scheduled for release on July 28 via Parlophone Records. 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Control Group Release New Single + Upcoming Show

Brooklyn based band Control Group released their new single, "You Can Be The Star" yesterday.  The track is from their upcoming debut album, Hot Swap, which is scheduled for release later this summer.  

"You Can Be The Star" reminds me of 90's alternative power pop.  It's a comfortable sound, but one they make all their own.  You can pick up the single HERE.

Control Group will be hitting the stage at Mercury Lounge on Tuesday, July 8.  Tickets go on-sale this Friday, June 13 at 12PM.  See below for more details.

Tuesday, July 8
217 E Houston Street
New York, NY
Doors: 6:30PM / Set: 7:30PM

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

NYC Premiere of The Case of the Three Sided Dream, Film on Rahsaan Kirk, TOMORROW, 6/11

Wednesday, June 11, is the New York premiere of, The Case of the Three Sided Dream, a documentary on Rahsaan Roland Kirk.  The Adam Kahan directed film is being held at the IFC Center.  See below for more details and to watch the trailer.

Wednesday, June 11
323 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY
(212) 924-7771

Directed by Adam Kahan, the film tells the story of Kirk, who went from a blind infant, to child prodigy, to adult visionary, political activist, and finally to paralyzed showman who toured and played music until the day he died (December 5, 1977). 
Take part in a post-film discussion with Kahan, Dorthaan Kirk – Rahsaan’s widow and a founding member of WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM – and trombonist Steve Turre, Kirk’s long-time friend and band member. 
For tickets, log on to www.ifccenter.com/films/the-case-of-the-three-sided-dream.

Friday, June 6, 2014

If I Dropped By… with Jared Griffin of Sioux City Kid

Sioux City Kid will be at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2 this coming Tuesday, June 10 at 10PM.  So, in anticipation of the show, it seemed like the perfect time to pose my "If I Dropped By…" questions to Sioux City Kid's Jared Griffin.  Now, if you're not familiar, scroll down to the bottom of the post and checkout the band's new single "Heartbreak Shakedown".  I think you'll like it.

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?

Jared Griffin (JG): Ol' Tennessee. It's my most personal song. 

Kan Wakan Release New Album + "Mont Blanc"

Los Angeles based band Kan Wakan released their full-length debut, Moving On, this week.  Check out the track "Mont Blanc" below.

Kan Wakan emerged in early 2012, the musical brainchild of composer/producer/multi-instrumentalist Gueorgui I. Linev.  The Bulgarian-born musician originally set out to create solely instrumental music inspired by his lifelong passion for classical minimalism, but the involvement  of  chanteuse  Kristianne  Bautista  and  producer/guitarist  Peter  Potyondy rapidly saw the project grow in both scope and purpose.
“Initially  the  project  began  as  an  outlet  for  me  to  perform  some  of  my  bedroom instrumental  ideas  with  a  small  chamber  ensemble  comprised  of  strings,  brass  and percussion” Linev says, “At one point it felt natural to me to introduce guitars, keyboard and drums into the mix, and around this time is when I met with Peter and Kristianne. It took a very natural course as we spent the next year or so experimenting together and more like minded musicians came into the mix.”

Love Crushed Velvet - "Lover, Leave The Lights On"

Check out the latest video clip from Love Crushed Velvet.  The track, "Lover, Leave The Lights On" is from the album Delusions.