BY Jen Hazen in Music Stuff on Feb 27, 2011 |
Austra (Toronto-based singer/songwriter Katie Stelmanis) took the stage at Brooklyn's tiny, Glasslands Gallery in a fairly undramatic fashion, yet conjured up some dark drama during an hour-long set that was moody, broody, and beautiful. Recently signing to Domino records, she was accompanied by several others on stage, compared to Austra's typical line-up of Stelmanis, drummer Maya Postepski, and bassist Dorian Wolf.
"Young and Gay" chimed with ... Read More
BY Janelle in Music Stuff on Feb 16, 2011 |
Well, better late than never. Brooklyn-based rapper, Jasmine Solano along with DJ NIRE released their mixtape TWO OF HEARTS on Valentine’s Day. This mixtape, just short of an hour, is jammed packed with fresh beats and inspired by the roller rink. Jasmine Solano blogged that the mixtape keeps the “old school vibes tight” and is a reminder of “innocent teen love.” This collaboration Latin freestyle mix can be downloaded here and ... Read More
BY Emma Claire Goodman in Artsy on Feb 16, 2011 |
Renowned artist of many mediums, Yoko Ono is set to appear as a very special featured speaker for the SXSW 25th Music Conference and Festival. In a highly anticipated interview with Jody Denberg, Yoko Ono will be discussing her pioneering, one-of-a-kind life’s work, from the Dada-inspired Fluxus movement in the 1960s, to the Iceland Imagine Peace Tower, and even her creative collaborations with her husband, John Lennon, a love story that continues to inspire ... Read More
BY Janelle in Music Stuff on Feb 11, 2011 |
I don’t know if three weeks is enough time to mentally prepare for the Downtown Music Festival and all it’s musical-goodness. In partnership with The Fund for Public Schools, New York-based Downtown Records will be taking over BOTH Webster Hall and Terminal 5 on Friday, March 4th and Saturday, March 5th.
Celebrating the label’s 5th anniversary, Downtown Music Festival is fundraising for the first ever New York City Public School alumni ... Read More
BY Janelle in Music Stuff on Feb 03, 2011 |
So maybe he’s not a band per se, but Brooklyn-based producer DATALOG and his new EP, Threads, is worth an alert. Threads is a hazy, warm blend of electronica, jazz, and world beats, all wrapped up in one kicked-back, noir-tinged package. Fans of everything from Flying Lotus to Massive Attack take note. Songs like “Sink Babies” offer subtle samples and thumps aplenty; the title track is a melancholy acid trip that demands ass shaking. Not ... Read More