Glass Ghost, Carter Tanton, and Sharon Van Etten @ Bowery Ballroom

It was a celebration last Sunday at Bowery Ballroom. The beautifully talented, Sharon Van Etten, came out on her birthday to perform for an audience of loving and loyal fans. Although she could have spent the night amongst her own close family and friends, she chose to take the stage, effectively inviting each and every one of us to have a seat at her birthday table. And with the recent release of her highly regarded third album, Tramp, there seemed... Read More

Pomegranates Set To Release “Heaven” on June 5th

On June 5th, Cincinatti-based rockers, Pomegranates, will be releasing their fourth studio album, Heaven, via Modern Outsider Records. Following their critically-acclaimed 201o album One of Us, Heaven offers a continued dosage of reverberated indie-surf and shimmering art pop. Production credits are shared between the band members and Miguel Urbitztondo, an individual whose work can be heard on the cuts of Sparklehorse, Daniel Johnston, Cracker,... Read More

We Are The Works In Progress [6.8]

Benefit compilations have a history of provoking mixed reactions. On the one hand, you have success stories like the Red Hot Organization’s Dark Was The Night, a cohesive bundle of previously unreleased folk-rock gems produced by Bryce and Aaron Dessner of The National. On the other hand there’s Songs For Japan, a collaborative project in which industry bigwigs simply repackaged previously released tracks from stylistically disparate pop icons. We... Read More

Zola Jesus Announces 2012 Tour Dates

After some much-deserved time off, indie/electronica power-vocalist, Zola Jesus, will be returning to the road for an all-inclusive American tour. Beginning in February, the tour will include a stop at NYC’s Webster Hall on February 18th, 2012. If I were you, I’d make sure to be there for an evening of truly impressive music. Check out all the dates below, as well as some videos… Tour Dates Feb 01 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Feb... Read More

Video of Portugal the Man’s Live Session At The Ace Hotel

Alaskan psychrock band, Portugal the Man, are currently touring in support of their most recent release, In the Mountain In the Cloud, now out on Atlantic. Below is a cool video of their performance at the Ace Hotel courtesy of Baeble music, an organization committed to the creation and distribution of high quality music television. The band performs through three tracks from the album, while  revealing some of creative influences between songs. Check... Read More

David Lynch – Crazy Clown Time [7.8]

There is a video of director, David Lynch, giving a lecture on consciousness to a concert hall of engaged listeners, and in an impassioned manner, he explains his discovery that a limited consciousness undoubtedly leads to an inhibited perception of the world and the mind. By expanding the consciousness, a greater perspective can be achieved and happiness can be fully realized. In his November 2011 release, Crazy Clown Time, the cult-director seems... Read More

New Video for Florence and The Machines, “No Light, No Light”

Indie-pop band, Florence and The Machine, have released the video for “No Light, No Light,” the third single from their second studio album, Ceremonials. “No Light, No Light” will be released January 16 on Island, backed by remixes by Dave Sitek and Breakage. Check it out below Words by Jon Mennella  Read More

Exitmusic @ Piano’s

There will always be bands that play enjoyable music, creating sounds and rhythms that inspire one to move and sing along. But there are very few musicians out there that create an experience for the listener, taking you away from that distinct moment in time and introducing you to the edifice that their creativity and inspiration has constructed. From the moment that Exitmusic sounded their first note, the back room at Pianos was no longer the well-known... Read More

Music Video for Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks’ “Senator”

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks have released a video for their track, “Senator,” and if I may say so myself, it’s absolutely ridiculous. Jack Black and infamous Office Space boss, Gary Cole, are featured as satirical representations of the dark side of politics. I suggest watching the video in full as it ends in hilarity. Here is a download link for Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks’ “Senator” Words by Jon Mennella  Read More

Parts & Labor Announce 10th Anniversary and Retrospective Shows Before Indefinite Hiatus

Let Parts & Labor explain this to you in their own words: Dear friends, This January, Parts & Labor turns 10 years old. We’re planning a string of celebratory shows, in which we play selected material from all of our full length albums, leading up to a big 10th anniversary blow out on February 24th, 2012. Following these performances, we’re going to take an extended hiatus. We feel incredibly fortunate having had a decade of... Read More

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