Tuesday, March 30, 2010


The Black Keys are awesome. That we know. Here's some news that we didn't know until today:

They are touring this summer to suport Brothers. If you buy tickets on their website you will get the album for free. Can't beat that, can you? New Song produced by Danger Mouse here.


*with Mondo Drag

†with Brian Olive

§with The Morning Benders

April 8 University of Iowa Memorial Iowa City, IA*

April 10 Yuri’s Night Bay Area 2010 San Francisco, CA

April 17 Wanee Music Festival Live Oak, FL

April 18 The Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater Miami, FL†

April 19 The House of Blues Orlando, FL†

May 20 Madison Square Garden New York, NY

May 25 “Late Show with David Letterman” New York, NY

May 26 “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” New York, NY

June 2 The Depot Salt Lake City, UT†

June 3 The Fillmore Denver, CO†

June 4 The Crossroads Kansas City, MO†

June 8 First Ave Minneapolis, MN†

June 9 First Ave Minneapolis, MN†

June 10 The Pagaent St. Louis, MO†

June 11 Bonnaroo Manchester, TN

July 27 Central Park SummerStage New York, NY§

July 28 Central Park SummerStage New York, NY§

Monday, March 29, 2010

MTV.com Presents: K’NAAN & WALE Live in NYC March 31st at 9:30pm ET

Been into both these dudes for a minute. Check them out in NYC or at one of the other below dates.

Confirmed East Coast Dates:

*denotes co-headlining date with Wale.

3/31 New York, NY @ The Fillmore at Irving Plaza*

4/01 Boston, MA @ House of Blues*

4/02 New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place*

4/03 Baltimore, MD @ Ram's Head Live*

4/04 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club*

4/06 Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero*

4/08 Atlanta, GA@ Center Stage*

4/09 Williamsburg, VA @ College of William & Mary

4/11 Chicago, IL @ Metro

4/13 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues*

4/14 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall*

"A is for Ash" Trailer and Ash at Santos

Ash is playing their only US show in NYC on April 3 at Santos Party House. Should be pretty cool.

Gil Scott-Heron "The Bottle" and "Alien (Hold onto Your Dream)" at Littlefield in Park Slope

Gil Scott-Heron was joined by Talib Kweli on "The Bottle" before it is cut off and "Alien" by himself. Enjoy both below.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

The Middle East to open for Pavement

Unfortunately both Middle East shows in NYC are sold out. Maybe some people can make the trip to Philly for the show? Their EP is on heavy rotation in Musicology NYC headquarters (just listened twice in a row). Check out their video for the song "Blood" and all tour dates below.

The Middle East Tour Dates:
Apr 9--Larimer Lounge--Denver, Colorado
Apr 13--Cellar Door--Visalia, California
Apr 15--The Fox Theater--Ponoma, California
Apr 16--Soho Restaurant and Music Club--Santa Barbara, California
Apr 18--Coachella--Indio, California
May 13--Cabaret du Musee Juste Pour Rire--Montreal, Quebec*
May 15--Middle East--Cambridge, Massachusetts*
May 16--Theatre of the Living Arts--Philadelphia, Pennsylvania*
May 17--Music Hall of Williamsburg--::SOLD OUT::--Brooklyn, New York*
May 18--Webster Hall--::SOLD OUT:--New York, New York*
May 20--9:30 Club--Washington DC, Washington DC*
May 21--Beachland Ballroom--Cleveland, Ohio*
May 22--Wexner Center--Columbus, Ohio*
May 24--Lincoln Hall--Chicago, Illinois*
May 25--Varsity Theater--Minneapolis, Minnesota*
May 29--Sasquatch Music Festival--George, Washington*
May 30--560 Club--Vancouver, British Columbia*
May 31--Aladdin Theater--Portland, Oregon*
Jun 2--Slim’s--San Francisco, California*
Jun 7--Rhythm Room--Phoenix, Arizona*
Jun 9--Antone’s--Austin, Texas*
Jun 10--House of Blues Cambridge Room--Dallas, Texas *
Jul 10--T in the Park--Balado, Scotland
Jul 11--Punchestown Racecourse--Naas, Northern Ireland
Jul 15--Slottsfjell Festival--Tonsberg
* Tour Dates with Mumford and Sons

Two (1.5, really) New Talib Kweli Songs from Littlefield in Park Slope, Brooklyn

Talib Kweli opened for Gil Scott-Heron and though the crowd wasn't so into him and the sound system wasn't perfect he was clearly on fire.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Seabear at Mercury Lounge in NYC 3/25/10

Caught the Seabear show at the Mercury Lounge tonight. They can sure play. Funny too. See for yourself. Video below isn't the best but the audio is solid. Singer Sindri Már Sigfússon's intro recalls his last time in NYC when there was apparently a brawl.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Samiyam Beats

Been listening to Samiyam. Check it:

Delorean - "Stay Close" Video

Delorean's new video for "Stay Close". Because.

Kaki King new album Junior on April 13th, Bowery Ballroom on April 16th

Kaki King can play the guitar, that's for sure. She'll be playing it at Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 15th and Bowery Ballroom on April 16th.

Her new album Junior will be out on 4/13/10. Pre-order here.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Seabear Makes NYC Debut This Week!

Our friends over at Kevchino came back ravinga bout Seabear and we can hear why:

Go see them on Thursday, March 25 at Mercury Lounge and Friday, March 26 at Southpaw

Icelandic septet Seabear will be making their NYC debut this Thursday,
March 25 at Mercury Lounge and Friday, March 26 at Southpaw w/ Via Tania and
Seabear multi-instrumentalist Sóley. The band is making their North America
touring debut in support of sophomore album, We Built A Fire (Morr Music), and
kicked things off with a set of incredibly well-received first shows at SXSW!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Everything Awesome about this new Erykah Badu Jam

Seriously, just go here and listen. Erykah Badu's New Amerykah Part II: Return of the Ankh is out in less than 12 days.


OK. You can't make me feel bad about being excited about this. I like Sarah McLachlan. I always have. I will not relinquish the reigns of Musicology NYC. I mean, come on, "Adia"? "Angel"? "Plenty"? I don't know. I think she even made Paul McCartney cry. Do I really need to defend this? Nah. I'm cool. And I might even hit Lilith Fair.


(New York – March 18, 2010) -- Multi-platinum and Grammy-Award winning singer/songwriter Sarah McLachlan is scheduled to release her first studio album of new material in 7 years THE LAWS OF ILLUSION on June 15th on Arista Records. The album is currently being recorded in Montreal and Vancouver with Sarah’s longtime collaborator/producer Pierre Marchand. Sarah’s new album THE LAWS OF ILLUSION will be released just weeks in advance of the kick off to Lilith Fair 2010, the historic all women touring festival, founded by McLachlan, which became one of the highest grossing touring festivals in the world.

A special pre-order campaign for Sarah’s new album THE LAWS OF ILLUSION is available now exclusively at sarahmclachlan.com. Fans that pre-order her new album will be offered the added benefit of exclusive access to purchase Lilith Fair tickets before they are made available anywhere else, and additionally will receive an instant download of Sarah’s new song, “One Dream.” A resident of Vancouver, Sarah recently performed at the opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics and wrote and recorded "One Dream," which was used as part of NBC's marketing campaign for the Vancouver Winter Olympics. Click Here to Watch the video for "One Dream."

Between 1997-1999, Lilith Fair enjoyed over 2 million fans in attendance and over $10 million dollars raised for national and local women’s charities. Lilith Fair 2010 features performances by Mary J. Blige, Sheryl Crow, Kelly Clarkson, Erykah Badu, Sugarland, Heart, Norah Jones, Ke$ha, Corinne Bailey Rae, Loretta Lynn, Emmylou Harris, Tegan and Sara, and many more! Visit www.lilithfair.com for tour details and more information.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

RIP Alex Chilton

He was 59. The cause of death is believed to have been a heart attack. RIP Alex Chiton of Big Star. You will be missed.

Create a Leopold and His Fiction Video and Win $1000!

You know these dudes. Pretty cool deal for a solid band. Leopold and His Fiction contest info below:

What’s the deal?
SPIN and Animoto want you to get creative and spread the word about Leopold and His Fiction. Just create an Animoto video and share it with the world. Friends, family, neighbors, lovers, and haters. The video project will be pre-loaded with an artist track so all you need are some pictures and video clips.

How do I win and what can I get?
Views are counted for each unique viewer of your video on animoto.com. Send the link to as many people as possible for a chance to win!
They're giving away 5 pairs of tickets to the Spin Party at Stubb’s BBQ on March 19th to the 5 most-viewed videos by 11:59 pm EST March 17th. On March 31st at 11:59 pm the contest period ends and we’ll choose 10 Silver Prize winners and one Grand Prize winner from the top 25 most-viewed videos. Silver Prize winners get a one-year subscription to Spin magazine and a year of Animoto All-Access. The Grand Prize winner gets $1,000 cash and a year of Animoto! All the winners will be featured on spin.com.

Yeasayer - "ONE" video

The album isn't quite what we expected but then again maybe we expected too much. Yeasayer are still awesome. For proof watch "ONE".


The Gotan Project remind me of the early 'oos but not because they ceased being hip but just because thats when I first got into them. Later next month I will be getting into them again. Tango 3.0 is due 4/20/10. Get it.

Tango 3.0 tracklist:

1. Tango Square

2. Rayuela

3. Desilusion

4. Peligro

5. La Gloria

6. Mil Milones

7. Tu Misterio

8. De Hombre a Hombre

9. El Mensajero

10. Panamericana

11. Erase Una Vez

Monday, March 15, 2010

She and Him Volume Two Streaming at NPR

So that I get more visitors to Musicology NYC here's the awesome new She and Him via NPR. Isn't Zooey just dreamy?

Happy Birthday Self Titled Debut Album Stream at Musicology NYC

Sub Pop new release Happy Birthday is below.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Madlib in the midst of his Beat Konducta series (one release per month in 2010) is releasing another:

Get it here.

Cults Free Download

This band not The Cult but Cults has a free 7" download that includes three tunes. Pretty good stuff and way hyped right now. Get it here and like it.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

SUCKERS - "Wild Smile" out June 8 on Frenchkiss Records

A Suckers Full length....finally.

Brooklyn four-piece SUCKERS will be releasing their debut full-length, Wild Smile, on June 8 through NYC tastemaker label Frenchkiss Records (Les Savy Fav, The Dodos, Local Natives, The Antlers and more). The album was recorded, produced and mixed in NYC by Chris Zane (Passion Pit/Walkmen), except for "It Gets Your Body Movin'" (produced by Anand Wilder and Chris Moore) and "Save Your Love For Me" (Chris Moore), and was mastered by Joe Laporta (Vampire Weekend). SUCKERS will also be joining labelmates Local Natives for tour dates in May


* With Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson and Shilpa Ray and Her Happy Hookers

# With Local Natives

WE Mar 10 New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge *

TH Mar 11 Philadelphia, PA @ M Room *

FR Mar 12 Washington, DC @ Black Cat Mainstage *

SA Mar 13 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 *

SU Mar 14 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade *

MO Mar 15 Nashville, TN @ Matty’s Alley *

SXSW – Austin, TX

WE Mar 17 Paste Party @ Galaxy Room @ 3:30 pm

WE Mar 17 IAMSOUND / BMI Party @ Malverde, TBA

TH Mar 18 Piano’s @ Kung Fu Saloon @ 4:00 pm

FR Mar 19 Mess With Texas Party @ 6th and San Marcos @ 1:10 pm

FR Mar 19 Frenchkiss Showcase @ Galaxy Room Backyard @ 11 pm

SA Mar 20 Brooklyn Vegan Party @ Radio Room @ 3:00pm

SU Mar 21 Denton, TX @ Hailey's *

MO Mar 22 Little Rock, AR @ Sticky Fingers *

TU Mar 23 St. Louis, MO @ Firebird *
WE Mar 24 Columbus, OH @ The Summit *
TH Mar 25 Akron, OH @ Musica *
FR Mar 26 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, PA @ Corner *

SA Mar 27 Buffalo, NY @ Soundlab *

# With Local Natives

TH Apr 22 Dallas, TX @ The Cavern #

FR Apr 23 Austin, TX @ Emo’s Inside #

SA Apr 24 Houston, TX @ Mango’s #

MO Apr 26 Little Rock, AR @ Sticky Fingerz #

TU Apr 27 Hattiesburg, MS @ Thirsty Hippo #

TH Apr 29 Augustine, FL @ Cafe Eleven #

FR Apr 30 Nashville, TN @ The Basement #

SA May 1 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Hell Stage

TU May 4 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 #

WE May 5 Washington DC @ Rock ’n Roll Hotel @ 8:00 pm #

TH May 6 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom @ 8:00 pm SOLD OUT #

FR May 7 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom @ 8:00 pm SOLD OUT #

SA May 8 Alston, MA @ Great Scott @ 9:00pm #

MO May 10 Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig @ 8:00pm #

TU May 11 Cleveland Heights, OH @ Beachland Tavern @ 7:30pm #

WE May 12 Columbus, OH @ The Basement @ 7:00 pm #

FR May 14 Chicago, IL @ Schubas @ 7:00pm – ALL AGES #

FR May 14 Chicago, IL @ Schubas @ 10:30pm – 18+ #

SA May 15 Rock Island, IL @ Rock Island Brewing Company @ 6:30pm #

MO May 17 Minneapolis, MN @ 400 Bar @ 7:30 pm #

TU May 18 Iowa City, IA @ The Mill @ 8:00pm #

WE May 19 Columbia, MO @ Mojo’s @ 8:00pm #

FR May 21 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge @ 8:00pm #

SA May 22 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court @ 8:00pm #

TU May 25 Spokane, WA @ Empyrean Coffee House @ 7:00pm #

WE May 26 Boise, ID @ Neurolux @ 7:30pm #

TH May 27 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios @ 8:00pm #

FR May 28 Vancouver, BC @ Media Club @ 8:00pm #

TH June 3 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill @ 8:30pm #

Monday, March 8, 2010

"The Heart is a Drum Machine" Trailer

This looks interesting:

The Heart is a Drum Machine out on DVD tomorrow, March 9th (Lightyear Entertainment.)

The film features the likes of Wayne Coyne, Jason Schwartzman, Elijah Wood, Andrew VanWyngarden of MGMT, Britt Daniel of Spoon, Juliette Lewis, John Frusciante, Maynard James Keenan, and more, all answering the question "What is Music?" It's an insightful, entertaining film for all kinds of music lovers.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Solex vs. Cristina Martinez + Jon Spencer Amsterdan Throwdown, King Street Showdown

Here's some cool ish I hadn't even thought about until it showed in my inbox and this teaser is cool.

Solex vs. Cristina Martinez + Jon Spencer, have come together across oceans to create their new collaborative effort, Amsterdan Throwdown, King Street Showdown! out May 18 on Bronze Rat Records.


The Black Keys are coming back with a new album called Brothers and off the heels of their BlakRoc album we couldn't be more excited at Musicology NYC. The full track listing is below. Get ready for some blues, brothas.


1. “Everlasting Light”
2. “Next Girl”
3. “Tighten Up”
4. “Howlin’ For You”

5. “She’s Long Gone”
6. “Black Mud”
7. “The Only One”
8. “Too Afraid To Love You”
9. “Ten Cent Pistol”
10. “Sinister Kid”

11. “The Go Getter”

12. “I’m Not The One”

13. “Unknown Brother”

14. “Never Gonna Give You Up”

15. “These Days”

Monday, March 1, 2010

Gorillaz "Stylo" Video

What are you folks thinkin' of the new Gorillaz tune, "Stylo"? That's Mos Def in there. Oh yeah, you can hear the whole album Plastic Beach here (thanks NPR). Not as awesome as we would expect.

More Gorillaz:

Echo and the Bunnymen Tour Dates NYC Irving Plaza

Echo and the Bunnymen are still around and going strong. Their tunes can be heard in a lot of what we listen to today. See, hear:

Looking into getting into this show at Irving Plaza.

4/16: Indio, CA @ Empire Polo Grounds (Coachella Festival)
4/18: Sparks, NV @ John Ascuaga’s Nugget
4/19: San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
4/21: Chicago, IL @ Metro
4/23: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
4/25: Glenside (Philadelphia), PA @ Keswick Theatre
4/26: Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
4/27: Fairfield, CT @ Fairfield Theatre Company
4/28: State College, PA @ State Theatre
4/30: Washington, DC @ Black Cat
5/1: New York, NY @ Irving Plaza