I just had to post this awesome clip from this weeks SNL as it combines four of my favorite things; Dream Catchers, Andy Samberg, John Hamm and my loathing of Saxophone playing. Enjoy!   [video: ... Read More
I really love Top 40's pop/hip hop.  Normally, I just tell people that, as a middle school teacher, I have to listen to it so I can relate to my students.  But it's all lies.  I mean, it does help with the whole relating thing but really it's just so I can dance around my house to Three 6 Mafia.A lot of the time the lyrics are objectifying and gross (the Ying Yang twins got deleted from iTunes one night in a fit of feminist rage).  But, if you ... Read More
Surfer Blood's debut album, Astro Coast, was released by Kanine on the 19th, but all the kids have been worked up about them for months. We ran out of room to include a review in our FEB/MAR issue, so HERE IT IS, written with love by our Portland based writer, Elisabeth Wilson.  There are at least two kinds of people who should love Surfer Blood’s debut Astro Coast: people who love '60s hand clappy surf-pop and people who love that '90s indie rock you ... Read More
  Bounce Music performers and promoters in New Orleans have been invited to a showcase at this year's South By Southwest Music Conference in Austin.  They are all creators and originators of what we call Bounce, which has become the music of the streets of New Orleans. Some of the performers are- Katey Red, DJ Jubilee, Big Freedia, Partners n' Crime, Vockah Redu, Magnolia Shorty and Miss Tee. For those that don't know, Bounce Music is merely the latest ... Read More
   It's settled: if you don't love Blondie, then you aren't a human being. In spirit of their infectious music and if you're free this Saturday night - head over to Lakeside Lounge to check out the Blondie cover band, Pretty Babies.   Details, details: Pretty Babies   Where: Lakeside Lounge at 162 Ave B, between 10th and 11th Sts. (212-529-8463)   When: Saturday, 1/30 at 11 pm   Price: FREE!   Don't leave us hanging! ... Read More