Monday, April 30, 2012

Tennis - "My Better Self" Video

Always happy to see a new Tennis video.

VHS or Beta Announce Dub Album, US Tour

Check out a tune from the upcoming VHS or Beta LP that puts a spin on their last one.  The last one was Diamonds and Death, this one is Diamonds and Dub.  Hear a track from it below.

VHS or Beta on tour
5/3: Cambridge, MA @ T.T. The Bears
5/5: Durham, NH @ University Of New Hampshire
5/10: Columbus, OH @ The Basement
5/11: Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
5/12: Lexington, KY @ Buster's Billiards & Backroom
5/17: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

Tom Vek - "You'll Stay" Video

Tom Vek has some new music and video.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Perfume Genius - 'Dark Parts'

One of my favorite albums of 2012 so far by Perfume Genius has a new video.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Grimes Announces 8/9 NYC Show With Wild Nothing At Hudson River Park's River Rocks Series At Pier 84

For those of you that missed Grimes in NYC last time, you will now have your chance.  Check her out on Later with Jools Holland doing "Genesis".  Tour dates follow.

Upcoming Tour Dates
06/16 - Make Music Pasadena - Pasadena, CA
07/11 - Ottawa Blues Fest - Ottawa, ON
07/12 - Festival D'Ete - Quebec City, QC
07/14 - Pitchfork Music Fest- Chicago, IL
07/21 - Capitol Hill Block Party - Seattle, WA
08/09 - Hudson River Park's River Rocks Series on Pier 84 - New York City, NY*

*with Wild Nothing

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Julien Dyne"GLIMPSE" Japan Tour 2012

Another one in my heavy rotation is Julien Dyne's catalogue.  Check out "Glimpse" for a glimpse.  Heyo!

Yuna "Live Your Life" on Conan

Gave this a listen today on Rdio after digging the EP.  Check out Yuna on Conan and pick up the album and/or catch her on tour.

Yuna US Tour Dates
April 24 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg +
April 26 New York, NY @ SOB's - Hot 97's Who's Next Live
April 28 Columbia, MD @ Sweetlife Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion
May 29 Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe at Old National Center *
May 31 Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall *
June 1 Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern *
June 2 Detroit, MI @ The Shelter *
June 7 New York, NY @ (Le) Poisson Rouge *
June 8 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall *
June 9 Charlottesville, VA @The Southern *
June 11 Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl *
June 13 St. Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill *
June 15 Denver, CO @ Bluebird*
June 16 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge *
June 18 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge *
June 24 Saint Paul, MN River's Edge Music Festival
June 25 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour *
August 5 Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza

+ w/ Emeli Sande
* w/ Graffiti6

Monday, April 23, 2012

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 Live w. Nite Jewel at Bowery Ballroom Tues., April 24th

Not sure that I will be around for this one but digging Nite Jewelso if you can,  get there. Live in NYC April Event Details:
Tuesday, April 24th
Doors 7:30pm / Show 8:30pm 
This event is 18+. Live in NYC is music discovery service's monthly showcase of rising talent from across the genre spectrum as determined by user listening data, specifically users' scrobbles and Hype Charts

Monday, April 16, 2012

Death Grips - "The Money Store" LP Stream

Lot's going on here.  Be ready when you click play on Death Grips's, The Money Store.  Full album streaming before it's available for download.  Would you call this rap?  Hip hop?  Always good when you're not sure.  Right?


Major Lazer - "Get Free" feat. Amber (of Dirty Projectors) Video

Wishing we'd get to hear this new Major Lazer album already.  Two tracks in and I like what I hear.  

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Dum Dum Girls - "Coming Down" Video

Still loving last years Dum Dum Girls LP.  Here's a new video from it for "Coming Down".  

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Long-Lost 1986 NYC Hip-Hop Documentary - Big Fun In The Big Town DVD (Official Trailer)

Well, doesn't this look super rad?   See Run DMC and LL Cool J among the legends.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Modeselektor feat. Miss Platnum "Berlin" Video

Not much going on today but here's a somewhat new Modeselektor video just because. 

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Porcelain Raft - "Drifting In and Out" Video

This Porcelain Raft album is solid for sure.  Here's another track called "Drifting In and Out" via NPR.

Upcoming World Tour Dates
Apr 03 – Off Broadway, St Louis, MO^
Apr 04 – Metro, Chicago, IL ^
Apr 05 – Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI ^
Apr 06 – 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis, MN
Apr 08 – Hi-Dive, Denver, CO
Apr 10 – Constellation Room, Santa Ana, CA ^
Apr 11 – Porter’s Pub, San Diego, CA ^
Apr 12 – Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA^
Apr 13 – The Independent, San Francisco, CA ^
Apr 15 – Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR
Apr 16 – Crocodile Cafe, Seattle, WA
Apr 17 – Electric Owl, Vancouver, BC
Apr 23 – Webster Hall, New York, NY +
May 04 - Control, Bucharest
May 05 - The Sebright Arms, London ~
May 06 - Deaf Institute, Manchester ~
May 08 - Shipping Forecast, Liverpool
May 09 - Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
May 10 - The Great Escape, Brighton
May 12 - The Great Escape, Brighton
May 14 - Louisiana, Bristol
May 15 - White Heat, London (with Lower Dens)
May 16 - Kantine, Ghent
May 18 - Café De La Danse, Paris
May 19 - London Calling, Amsterdam
May 23 - The Haunt, Brighton *
May 24 - Village Underground, London *
May 25 - De Kreun, Kortrijk *
May 27 - Volksbühne, Berlin *
May 29 - La Maroquinerie, Paris *
May 30 - TT the Bears, Cambridge MA
May 31 - Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia PA
Jun 02 - Red Palace, Washington, DC
Jun 03 - Local 506, Chapel Hill, NC
Jun 04 - 529, Atlanta, GA
Jun 06 - The Firebird, St Louis, MO
Jun 07 - Schuba's, Chicago IL
Jun 08 - Vernor’s Room, Pontiac, MI
Jun 09 - Grog Shop's B-Side Lounge, Cleveland, OH
Jun 10 - Ninth Ward, Buffalo, NY
Jun 12 - Il Motore, Montreal, QC
Jun 16 - Hultsfred Festival, Sweden
Sep 01/02 - End of the Road Festival, Salisbury
^ with Youth Lagoon
+ with The Vaccines
~ with Here We Go Magic
* with Beach House

Rufus Wainwright - "Out Of The Game" Video

Thoughts on this new Rufus Wainwright track are lukewarm.  But I'm sure the new album of the same name will be awesome.  It's out May 1.  In the meantime, watch the video for "Out Of The Game" featuring Helena Bonham Carter.