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Ever since hearing about indie-pop outfit Twin Sister earlier in the year, I haven't gone many days without reading a new article or blog post about them. Whether talking about their new EP, Color Your Life, or their many shows (they were just on tour with Xiu Xiu and tUnE-YarDs), the New York based five piece has been garnering rave reviews from the likes of Pitchfork and Brooklyn Vegan.  And for good reason.  I had the chance to see them play (and ... Read More
  Have you ever watched a video of Kaki King playing guitar? It's kind of insane. Her fingers move so fast across the strings, and yet she makes it all look so easy breezy. I've spent the majority of my morning today listening to her fifth release, Junior, which Rounder Records released on April 13th, and it's really making me want to take up guitar lessons again. A little more rock than 2008's Dreaming of Revenge, this album opens with "The Betrayer" which ... Read More
Above: Vockah Redu with Energizah and Shortee Whop Critics and fans alike have been itching to hear something new in the Rap genre for years, and New Orleans has stepped up to the plate to deliver. Turns out that Louisiana has been a hip-hop incubator for the past decade; dotingly cultivating a set of grade-A chicks, dudes and chick-dudes. Well, the veritable golden egg has hatched and the artists of Sissy Bounce are shouting out, "I'm ready! And I'm tellin' ... Read More
The incomparable Jon Spencer Blues Explosion are playing a rare gig this Friday at Brooklyn Bowl! It's gonna be epic so get your tickets now.  The Blues Explosion was formed way back in 1991 by Jon Spencer (Pussy Galore), along with bassist Russell Simins and Judah Baker. The Blues Explosion is real, tear your hair out, flip your wig rock 'n roll, not for the faint of heart. I've seen these guys play plenty of times, and they are true showmen, they ... Read More
In Best Coast's latest video, "When I'm With You," Bethany Cosentino's spacey, fuzzed out brand of surf rock (or glo-fi, if that's what you want to call it) is accompanied by scenes of her having a romantic day at the beach with none other than America's favorite fast food clown. Playful and funny, the video is sure to brighten your day.    For more Best Coast, be sure to grab her latest 7" Far Away which will be available for free with purchase of ... Read More
Love Cherie Currie and Joan Jett? Well then you would love Neon Angel, Cherie Currie's memoir with a foreword written by Joan Jett. This is the book that inspired the hit movie The Runaways starring Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning! Today and for the next two weeks you can enter to win a fabulous prize pack which includes a copy of Neon Angel signed by the cherry bomb herself Cherie Currie. One lucky winner will also get The Runaways Movie soundtrack, The ... Read More
Hopefully everyone's filed their taxes already, and now that that's done it's time to celebrate. If you're into the likes of The Velvet Underground, Nick Cave and PJ Harvey, don't miss singer-songwriter/gitarist extrodinaire Rykarda Parasol and her great band from San Francisco tear the shit out of it tomorrow at Pianos on Lower East Side and Friday at Littlefield in Brooklyn. Not to be ... Read More
Singer/songwriter and one of Paper Magazine's beautiful people of 2010, VV Brown, will be making an in-store appearance at the Apple Store, SoHo! Interviewed in our Feb/Mar issue, we love Brown for her DIY approach to recording, her ability to draw influence from ska, britpop, and 60's girl groups, and for her striking fashion sense.  She will be performing songs from her debut album, Travelling Like the Light at the Apple Store on Tuesday, April 20th, 7:oopm ... Read More
Our Portland based writer, Elisabeth Wilson, went to see Beach House last night and had such a great time that she fell out and had an attack in the street. Here's her first hand account!   I’d been looking forward to seeing Beach House play in Portland for oh, I don’t know, four months? So it was finally April 10th and it wasn’t freezing outside and the night was unfolding without a hitch: living room pre-show drinks with my girls, ... Read More
So last night I had a free pass to go see Small Black play a show at Music Hall of Williamsburg, but opted to stay home and work on my night cheese instead.  This morning I am riddled with anxiety about having missed it, because I am quickly becoming a massive fan of their melodic Casio stylings. Their debut self-titled EP is set to come out later this month on Jagjaguwar and it's pretty much a perfect little nugget of lazy keyboards, casual boy singing, and ... Read More
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