BY Tess Duncan in Music Stuff on May 22, 2014 |
Alex Winston may be one of the most underrated pop musicians of this generation. I first saw her perform live three years ago at a dive bar in London, where she and her band burst with fearless energy and impossibly dynamic talent. The Detroit native is able to write classic yet fresh melodies that’ll give you a sugar rush, but her brand of pop is more indie-folk inspired than bubblegum.It’s not too surprising that Winston is classically trained in ... Read More
BY Kelly Maxwell in General on Jun 06, 2013 |
Julie Klausner is much more interested in that moist looking coffee cake on Mad Men than the bloody dragon realness on Game of Thrones. She composes impromptu odes to her tuxedo cat, Jimmy Jazz. She is a lady who loves kitsch, musical theater, and cabaret (and IS NOT ashamed to announce it to the world). This is why we love her.
Julie is completely upfront about the things she loves (noodles, dogs eating things the shouldn’t and then being ok, The Real ... Read More
BY Tess Duncan in Music Stuff on Jan 25, 2013 |
Now that our tears have dried after the news of the Girls breakup, we can all welcome Christopher Owens’ solo act to our ears with love. Lysandre is a concept album with a stranger sound than that of Girls’ beloved Album and Father, Son, Holy Ghost. The 11-track LP seems even more personal, but think less of that lo-fi sound and more experimental folk. Owens is currently promoting Lysandre with a long list of international tour dates, one of which I ... Read More
BY shannon carlin in Music Stuff on Jan 10, 2013 |
Smack dab in the middle of Flavorpill’s Manhattan office, right in front of the mural painted by Swoon, sat Natasha Khan, better known as Bat For Lashes.
The British singer was preparing herself to sing in front of the intimate crowd of 40 or so people who had won a chance to see her perform as part of Flavorpill Sessions, an in-office acoustic concert series that is broadcast live on Livestream.com.
With 15 minutes until show time, Khan was ... Read More
BY Intern Tessa in Music Stuff on Jul 10, 2012 |
Neko Case, the amazingly talented and soulful singer and songwriter, will be performing for FREE at the second annual Lowdown Hudson Blues Festival. Neko has developed a new sound all her own - a mix of country, gospel, torch, and pop. She has earned Grammy nominations and a huge fan base with her seven albums and EP. And now we get to enjoy her live for free! By the way, she is also featured on The Hunger Games soundtrack.The festival is a two-day outdoor ... Read More
At 17, I waited for hours on end to be front-row-center for my favorite new songstress Regina Spektor at Austin City Limits. The festival experience was grueling yet thrilling, and as the show came to end, all I could think was, “That was totally worth it.”
So at her recent show, as she started to sing, a wave of nostalgia came over me. The venue for this performance, the United Palace Theater, was quite grandiose and seemingly fit for an opera. ... Read More
BY Molly Simms in Music Stuff on Mar 20, 2012 |
I’m embarrassed to admit it, but I should come right out and say it: my name is Molly, and I’m a Francophile. Clichéd, but true—I read French street-style blogs, I am an obsessive stinky-cheese fan, I’ve visited France on multiple occasions, and I studied the language for close to nine years. (Which means I can speak it well enough to order something complicated in a restaurant, but not well enough to have a discussion about ... Read More