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French Electro and a Baltimore-born, Soul Punk at Sunset on the Standard Penthouse for Lentonia Records

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“After the storm, the rainbows were around up here,” mentions Emmanuelle de Héricourt, otherwise known as EDH, the French electro musician whose album Yaviz was just released here last week. Tonight’s show at the Standard East Village penthouse was quite a spectacular finish…

27 Jun 2012 | More

Lana Del Rey – “National Anthem” (with A$AP Rocky)

I have no idea what this is.  I can only identify it as “next level.”  Please watch.

27 Jun 2012 | More

Planningtorock Remix of When Saints Go Machine – ‘Mannequin’

Planningtorock puts her string-laden stamp on the song and strips the Danish quartet When Saints Go Machine‘s track “Mannequin” down to its core.

26 Jun 2012 | More

Liars Sweat, ‘WIXIW’ and Bleed it Out at Webster Hall, 6.20.12

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As much as we all like to think it’s otherwise, New York is not the only place to be creative, and Liars are one of the few bands to have emerged from the city and gone beyond, already perhaps savvy to that fact. Back at the start of the noughties, when all of rock ‘n’ roll had its eyes and ears fixed on Gotham’s post-punk revivalism, the band…

24 Jun 2012 | More

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and Morrison Edley to DJ Show with White Ring and Night Vision. 6.30.12

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Lineups don’t get much more stellar than this. Even the gents at St. Vitus referred to the gig as “all stars” when they got the posters in last night. June 30th. 11pm, a mere $10.

23 Jun 2012 | More

Café Class on Bedford Ave at Williamsburg Walks, Northside Festival 2012

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Northside Festival 2012 took the art to the streets and turned Bedford Avenue into a quaint, wine sipping, Euro Cup viewing, art splashing, book lending, bride and groom strolling, grass laden street, along with a gypsy band, sweet puppies and a synth pop trio in tow…

22 Jun 2012 | More

TOY – ‘Motoring’ Video from Upcoming S/T Album on Heavenly Recordings/Cooperative

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TOY is more than your average jingle-jangle, psychedelic Brit band since they’re led by the devilishly dapper Tom Dougall…

22 Jun 2012 | More

Teengirl Fantasy Announces Tour, ‘Tracer’ LP out in August

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Teengirl’s continuing to move forward, releasing a second album, ‘Tracer,’ due out August 21. The popularity they saw at SXSW this past Spring certainly indicated an upcoming tour, though I do hope they put some more energy into the performance end of their shows…

21 Jun 2012 | More

No Age, Tearist, LA Fog to Host Walmart Protest

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This caught my eye for two and a half reasons: (1) it did not get filtered out as spam because it did not contain the phrase “new fun indie band out of Austin,” (2) it’s about a protest (2.5) that does not brand itself as part of the “occupy” movement. I didn’t know there were other protests happening, but indeed, nothing is being occupied here…

21 Jun 2012 | More

The Radical Departure of Emmanuelle De Héricourt, or EDH

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I met with Emmanuelle De Héricourt, aka EDH, and her band mates Elmapi (drums) and Karen “Renka” (keyboards) in the backyard of a Brooklyn pub for our chat about her new album, Yaviz, and her upcoming debut shows in New York. By the time we were on the last sip of a beer, we were all exchanging tips…

19 Jun 2012 | 2 comments | More