2011/02/28Music Monday: Deluka
Yummy glittertastic electro pop is what I bring you today, courtesy of Birmingham UK (now Brooklyn livin) group Deluka. Fronted by electric vocalist Ellie Innocenti, Deluka sound like a spicer disco version of the Ting Tings - which might mean they'll be played in every commercial/show promo on the CW in no time at all.
Their debut album, You Are The Night was released at the end of 2011 on Vel / RED Records to much fanfare, and they will be bringing the partay down to SXSW this year (including the AustinBFFs day party). Bring yer sexxxy moves, people.
Deluka - Cascade
Deluka - OMFG
posted by n. @ 2/28/2011
2011/02/25AUSTIN BFFS: SXSW day party! I Rock I Roll, Flavorpill, Musebox & The Bellhouse
I could not be more excited to be partnering with some of my absolute favorite people to throw this day party down at SXSW this year - Flavorpill, The Musebox, the Bell House and of course the awesome HP. We've put together an amazing line-up which definitely includes some IRIR favorites that have been written about here before and other great artists that I'll be featuring in the next couple of weeks.
Make sure you go and RSVP asap so that you can join in on all the fun.
posted by n. @ 2/25/2011
2011/02/23Hurts: "Sunday" vs Mirrors: "Into The Heart" (pseudo goth video throwdown!)
In an update on the pseudo-goth cage match (previously Interpol vs Hurts, and I think we all know who won that round...), behold a new video from almost too sexy to be real UK band Hurts for their new single "Sunday."
But wait! We must counter-point here with another offering from a hot Brighton act, Mirrors, with their video for single "Into The Heart." Who will come out on top? Does it even matter with all this effing suited up faux goth hotness? You can be the judge... or just ENJOY.
posted by n. @ 2/23/2011
New video from MillionYoung: Replicants
posted by n. @ 2/23/2011
2011/02/22MILAGRES: New Album, SXSW, Tour Kick-off TONIGHT at Mercury Lounge!
If you happened to ask me to name one Brooklyn band that I thought deserved to make it big this year, there would be no hesitation when I replied with Milagres in under five seconds flat. And with the forthcoming release of their second LP Glowing Mouth on Kill Rock Stars in September of this year, the phenomenally talented group is poised to do just that.
Can't wait until Fall? I don't blame you, and luckily you won't have to. They are also planning to release a Spring Tour EP before they hit the road for a March/April jaunt across the US. The tour also happily includes stops at SXSW where they will play the SXSW AUSTINBFFS day-party that I am putting on with Flavorpill/The Musebox/and The Bell House, sponsored by our friends at HP.
NYC fans can catch them tonight at Mercury Lounge, opening for US Royalty.
Below you can also download the LP's title track (and one of my favorite tracks on the forthcoming record as a whole, although they are all fantastic x a billion).
08 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Nightlight
09 - Athens, GA @ Rye Bar
10 - Atlanta, GA @ Star Bar
11 - Savannah, GA @ Savannah Stopover Festival
12 - Birmingham, AL @ The Nick
15 - Ft Worth, TX @ Lola's
16 - Austin, TX @ SXSW - Lipstick 24/irockiroll day party
16 - Austin, TX @ SXSW - Red Eyed Fly/Noisepop day party
17 - Austin, TX @ SXSW - Plush/Not SXSW party
18 - Austin, TX @ SXSW - tba
19 - Austin, TX @ SXSW - tba
20 - Austin, TX @ SXSW - tba
22 - Santa Fe, NM @ Corazon
24 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Rogue Bar
26 - San Diego, CA @ Tin Can Ale
27 - Santa Monica, CA @ Central SAPC
29 - San Francisco, CA @ Hotel Utah
30 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
31 - Seattle, WA @ Rendezvous
03 - Pueblo, CO @ Red Raven Studios
04 - Denver, CO @ The Walnut Room
05 - Kansas City, The Record Bar
06 - Muncie, IN @ Village Green Records
07 - Chicago, IL @ Double Door
09 - Madison, WI @ University of Wisconsin
21 - Brooklyn, NY @ Rock Shop
22 - Winooski, VT @ Monkey House
23 - Portland, ME @ One Longfellow Square
25 - Boston, MA @ TT the Bear's
Milagres - Glowing Mouth
posted by n. @ 2/22/2011
Shark? Releases 7" today!
Brooklyn band Shark? have released a new 7" today (love love love when bands do this) - you can order it here or also pick it up in-store if you happen to be near Mystery Train. Listen below:
Kreegah! by sharkquestionmark
The band also have a series of shows coming up, including date(s) at SXSW, and a show at Cake Shop on March 4th with our faves Dinosaur Feathers.
posted by n. @ 2/22/2011
2011/02/18New Radiohead Day! Video for "Flying Lotus"
King Of Limbs is now available for download! Happy Friday!!
posted by n. @ 2/18/2011
2011/02/16FORLokals Happy Hour - TONIGHT (Wed) at Lady Jays!
We've moved FORLokals to a new location, the awesome neighborhood joint Lady Jays. I'll be djing some sweet tunes from 6-12 tonight, and the happy hour specials we've hooked up for you are pretty sweet as well.
RSVP on Facebook here!
posted by n. @ 2/16/2011
2011/02/15Dinosaur Feathers announce tour dates & SXSW
One of my fave local acts, Dinosaur Feathers, are hitting the road and hopefully coming to a city near you. Definitely check them out if you get the chance!
Dinosaur Feathers - Early Morning Risers
WED 3/02: NEW HAVEN: BAR w/ Motel Motel
THU 3/03: BOSTON: TT the Bear's w/ Motel Motel
FRI 3/04: NEW YORK: Cake Shop w/ Motel Motel and Shark?
SAT 3/05: BROOKLYN: Cameo w/ Motel Motel
SUN 3/06: PHILLY: Kung Fu Necktie w/ Motel Motel
TUE 3/08: BALTIMORE: Ottobar w/ Motel Motel
THU 3/10: RALEIGH: Slim's w/ Motel Motel and Lonnie Walker
SAT 3/12: BIRMINGHAM: The Nick w/ Motel Motel
SUN 3/13: NASHVILLE: The Rutledge w/ Motel Motel
MON 3/14: LITTLE ROCK: Details to come...
TUE 3/15: HOT SPRINGS: Maxine's
3/16 - 3/20: AUSTIN: SXSW: Details to come...
WED 3/23: MILWAUKEE: Mad Planet w/ Rural Alberta Advantage
THU 3/24: MINNEAPOLIS: 400 Bar w/ Motel Motel
FRI 3/25: CHICAGO: Beauty Bar w/ Motel Motel
SUN 3/27: TOLEDO: The Ottawa Tavern w/ Motel Motel
TUE: 3/29: PITTSBURGH: Brillobox w/ Motel Motel
posted by n. @ 2/15/2011
NONCERTS come to Brooklyn
February 20 will mark in first of a series of monthly non-profit concerts ("noncerts") held at the Cameo Art Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The idea is to put prominent songwriters in a unique musical environment, while encouraging collaboration within NYC's music community, and raising money for a great cause. The event is sponsored by BrooklynVegan.
The first installment will feature Gene Ween (singer of Ween), Hamilton Leithauser (singer of The Walkmen), David Dondero, and Dave Godowsky.
100% of proceeds will benefit music funding at public schools in Brooklyn.
The noncerts house band:
Pico Alt: violin
CJ Camerieri: horns, wurlitzer
Jesse Harris: guitar/banjo
Dave Godowsky: guitar, keys
Marika Hughes: cello
Lev “Ljova” Zhurbin: viola
Ben Lester: drums
Eivind Opsvik: bass
Jenny Scheinman: Violin
Doug Wieselman: clarinet, horns, guitar
More info and videos etc on Noncerts.com, and you can Buy Tickets Here!
posted by n. @ 2/15/2011
2011/02/14the irockiroll valentines mix 2011
hi all. first an adorbs story: my current beau and i met because he made me a mix tape. yes, on an actual cassette tape, and entirely from vinyl. and mailed it to me. i can't think of much that is more romantic than that (although... he did clean my kitchen once for no reason because he was bored.. that was actually far awesomer).
and so, in the spirit of mixtape romance, here's a little Valentines day sweetness. tomorrow I will probably post some "fuck you valentines" goodness, per the usual.
Savoir Adore - Loveliest Creature
Paul & the Patients - The Way That You Are
Dum Dum Girls - Yours Alone
Fyfe Dangerfield - When You Walk In The Room
Cee-lo Green -
Tennis - Take Me Somewhere
Adele - Lovesong (the Cure cover)
The Depreciation Guild - Dream About Me
The Duke Spirit -
Wakey!Wakey! - Dance So Good
MillionYoung - Perfect Eyes
The Stone Roses -
Ravens & Chimes - Hearts Of Palm
posted by n. @ 2/14/2011
2011/02/10Yellow Ostrich - Tonight @ Pianos
One of my favorite new artists this year, hands down, is local NYC band Yellow Ostrich. The brainchild/bedroom project of of the immensely talented Alex Schaaf has ridden a fairly immense tidal wave of buzz over the past several months since CMJ times and are on the verge of crossing over from blog darlings to a BIG BIG kind of thing.
Their album The Mistress is the kind of intricate magical record that you don't get much of these days: nothing trendy or too perfectly polished but rather songs that sound that they came directly from Alex's heartstrings and that's something worth more than just hype. I can't get enough of it.
Tonight you should make your way to Pianos where Matt of A Heart Is A Spade presents the band along side a very very solid line up, and if you live elsewhere, below are their upcoming tour dates. NOT TO BE MISSED. Also make sure you listen to the their cover of Don't Haunt This Place by Rural Alberta Advantage, it might be one of my favorite covers ever.
Yellow Ostrich - In The Past I Was An Astronaut
Yellow Ostrich - Don't Haunt This Place (Rural Alberta Advantage cover)
3-3-11 @ Mohawk Place — Buffalo, NY
3-4-11 @ El Mocambo — Toronto, ON
3-5-11 @ Casa Del Popolo — Montreal, QC
3-6-11 @ Middle East Downstairs — Cambridge, MA
3-7-11 @ The Bowery Ballroom — New York, NY
3-8-11 @ Johnny Brenda’s — Philadelphia, PA
3-9-11 @ The Black Cat — Washington, DC
3-10-11 @ The Grey Eagle — Asheville, NC
3-12-11 @ Backbooth — Orlando, FL
3-13-11 @ Crowbar — Tampa, FL
3-14-11 @ Club Downunder — Tallahassee, FL
3-16-11 @ Fitzgerald’s (Downstairs) — Houston, TX
3-17-11 @ SXSW — Austin, TX
3-18-11 @ SXSW — Austin, TX
3-19-11 @ The Loft — Dallas, TX
3-22-11 @ The Rhythm Room — Phoenix, AZ
3-23-11 @ Plush — Tucson, AZ
3-24-11 @ The Casbah — San Diego, CA
3-25-11 @ The Echo — Los Angeles, CA
3-26-11 @ Bottom Of The Hill — San Francisco, CA
3-28-11 @ Mississippi Studios — Portland, OR
3-29-11 @ Lucky Bar — Victoria, BC
3-30-11 @ The Media Club — Vancouver, BC
3-31-11 @ The Crocodile — Seattle, WA
posted by n. @ 2/10/2011
2011/02/01New Williamsburg Happy Hour Party: FORLokals!
When my friend Matt of Brooklyn Ski Club approached me with the idea for this party, there was no denying its awesomeness. That's whyI'm super stoked to announce the launch of a new happy hour soire: FORLokals - aptly named in part for our love of our local neighborhood and the people in it (the Grand Street strip of Williamsburg), and our love of fun (loko!) times. The drink specials as seen above are pretty sweet, and so too will be the tunes and the company.
RSVP here and come on out!
posted by n. @ 2/01/2011
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