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"You guys ready to get all fuckin' mellow?"   This is how Iron and Wine (aka Sam Beam) opened his set to a sold-out crowd at Radio City Music Hall Saturday night. Of course, we all answered by going batshit crazy. I&W's music has this magical way of whisking you off to a very quiet place, a non-New York City place—with a campfire and hobo pies.   And when the dude with the velvet voice grabbed his guitar and began to play 'He Lays in ... Read More
Singer-songwriter Mirah and Thao Nguyen of Thao With the Get Down Stay Down, have been getting down and staying down with each other in their personal lives, but now they are joining forces as Thao & Mirah and releasing a self-titled debut. The album will be released on April 26th with label, Kill Rock Stars. The couple, which went on tour together last year, recorded the album in a two week period with help from producer, Merril Garbor of tUnE-yArDs, and other ... Read More
Great music is magical. It can trigger a real emotional, or mental response and reaction. This has definitely been exemplified by the haunting, rather cryptic music of Anika’s self-titled debut LP (produced by Geoff Barrow of Portishead/Beak> on Stones Throw). Here is BUST's review: There are a lot of chicks out there today emulating female musical icons of the ’60s and ’70s while putting a new twist on things. So far, no one’s done it ... Read More
It’s time to get excited for Noise Pop 2011! And with plenty of reason to! Rolling Stone calls the festival, “…One of the best ways to see punk legends, indie darlings and the best local upstarts in one extended weekend. It’s meant to be a nonstop party… You can taste each and every intelligently booked showcase.” A seminal indie music festival that never fails to amaze and entertain, Noise Pop has just announced their lineup ... Read More
       As an obsessive SNL watching kid, I first noticed them- somewhere between the lead singer and the band were the backup singers. Almost always, there were three, in identical black dresses. One had an afro, and they stood to the side- they obviously weren't the lead singers, they didn't play instruments, and they certainly weren't in the band.    Sometimes there to add a campy Motown vibe a la Bowie's Young Americans, or ... Read More