The first time I listened to Radiohead’s latest release, The King of Limbs, all the way through, I was trying to nap. It was a lazy and weird Saturday afternoon in Manhattan; the sun was filtering through my blinds, but I wanted it to be cloudy. I hadn’t rested well the night before, I had a tiny ache gnawing at the left side of my forehead, and as I closed my eyes and listened to the album, I drifted off into a weird half-sleep state in which dancing colors mixed with the jazz-y bass lines and trippy melodies of the tracks. In other words, it was the perfect way to hear the album for the first time. Continue reading →
Your favorite band is going on tour and you need tickets. Maybe it’s a pop-star on their first string of arena headlining shows, or maybe it’s the reunion tour of that favorite classic rock band from your childhood. Maybe it’s that one-time star-studded farewell concert, one that you’ll remember forever. You took off work, skipped class, snuck off to an Internet café, and set your alarm early to wait by the computer for the opening of the ticket sales. But alas, it’s 10:00:30am, just seconds after clicking “refresh”, and the Ticketmaster event page is a tease and a cold hard bitch. She’s here to take your money, essentially, but not before crushing your spirit. “Sold out”, she says. But how? Doesn’t it seem… impossible? Continue reading →
Midwest Rhymesayers rap group, Atmosphere, dropped the new song “Just For Show”, a track off of their upcoming sixth studio album, The Family Sign. Check it out and hear Atmosphere go back to basics with this new guitar driven track:
February 19th, 2011
The Mercury Lounge, Lower East Side
Christopher Mansfield rarely opens his eyes. Maybe it’s for fear of looking out into the Mercury Lounge and seeing the sweeping sudden success he’s had in music since just 2010, or maybe he’s just exhausted from writing really good songs. Continue reading →
Five-piece garage rock revival group, The Strokes, are set to play their first hometown show since 2006 on their upcoming tour, headling Madison Square Garden. The band’s fourth album, Angles, a follow up to their last release, 2006′s First Impressions of Earth, is set to be released on March 21st, and includes the new highly anticipated single “Under Cover Of Darkness”.
Kelle Calco & The Colored Boys TrashandVaudeville.com Launch Party
Don Hills, Lower West Side
February 21st, 2011
Hanging out in Lower Manhattan is a lot like living in a time capsule full of mementos from bygone eras and landmarks of rock music, you just have to know where to find the entrance (and know how to get your name on the list at the door, of course). Figuratively speaking, last night wasn’t Don Hill’s Club on the Lower West Side, it was CBGB’s. The opening band wasn’t a local Brooklyn glam punk group, it was The Stooges. The group of grungy leather-clad twenty-somethings that stood next to me in the crowd weren’t just hipsters off the street, they were Guns N’ Roses, fresh off the sunset strip. And most off all, Kelle Calco & The Colored boys weren’t just a band, they were the band. Kelle Calco was Mick Jagger, and with my camera, I was Mick Rock. Oh wait, Mick Rock was actually there last night… Continue reading →
Boston rock four-piece, Mean Creek, voted “Best Boston Act” by The Boston Phoenix, have recently made their new EP, entitled Hemophiliac, available for free download via bandcamp. The EP was produced by John Agnello (Sonic Youth, The Hold Steady) and is a follow-up to their last critically acclaimed 7″, The Comedian. The group recently appeared at the Lower East Side’s Pianos .
Brooklyn two-piece We Are Augustines have been very quickly turning out great material since their formation. Next up, the new music video for “Chapel Song”. The single will be released on vinyl on April 11th, but they guys are also offering a free mp3 download of the song via their website and Facebook
Hosted by Darian Darling, this Wednesday New York City singer/performance artist Breedlove will play at Ace Of Clubs with grunge four-piece, The Indecent, and Manic Panic’s Trish & Snooky’s punk band The Sic F*cks. The Indecent will be premiering their new music video for the song “Her Screwed Up Head” featuring Darian Darling and Breedlove.