Monthly Archives: January 2009

DARK WAS THE NIGHT CUSTOMIZABLE WIDGET

by kevin diamond You probably already heard about the charity comp heard round the world that is DARK WAS THE NIGHT. Every indie band you and your mom have ever heard is on it, practically. It’s set to be released February 17th in the US with 31 tracks, and the proceeds go to the Red [...]

GIRL TALK IN SYDNEY

by eliza I thought seeing Girl Talk in Sydney would be one of the dopest shows I would ever go to. And from what I’ve learned of Aussies so far, they definitely love to dance and have a good ass time. Anyone who’s ever been to a GT set knows how fired up fans can [...]

ART & MUSIC BY YOÑLU

by onu ko Yoñlu from Rio Grande, Brazil proved to be an exciting musical discovery for me. It’s completely tragic that he committed suicide at age 16 but I try not to think of that when objectively listening to his music. From the range of songs I was able to hear, it’s clear that this [...]

JACUZZI BOYS SPACE VACATION

by jacqueline safian I eventually stumbled upon the Jacuzzi Boys due to a curiosity that developed from a sticker I picked up several years ago at my favorite art gallery (ArtCenter/South Florida Gallery) in Miami. The sticker reads Sweat Records. I loved the name and logo and figured it must be some super-sweet record company [...]

MORE MUSIC VOL. 12

by salo After letting our inbox overpopulate for a week, we finally chipped away at some of the hidden gems amongst the fodder. I must first note that the amount of “D.J.s” remixing popular songs from the likes of Kanye and Animal Collective is completely disturbing. Making a song out of two currently popular songs [...]

TUNE IN, DRUM OUT

by neil roberts Yesterday I was lost,  and looking for a sign. I had just hallucinated through a bad audition. Still didn’t get the damn joke. Music had been frustrating me to a standstill. Wallowing in self doubt, I was drawn to a distant reverberation of some jazzamatzz drum solo playing in the subway I [...]

METRIC’S FANTASIES OUT ON APRIL 14TH

by j.j. (pics by norman wong & shervin lainez) The music gods must of heard me complaining last week because the new Metric album finally has a release date. Titled Fantasies, the record is completely self-financed and hits stores on April 14th. Following a recurring theme amongst top indie artists, Metric spurned the major labels [...]

BLACK LIPS ESCAPE FROM INDIA

by kevin diamond You may have heard about the Black Lips’ Darjeeling Limited-style lost-in-india escapades. Seems the band pissed off the Indian authorities (and confused some kids who just wanted to see some mediocre metal bands) before grabbing their passports and running for their lives like some kind of Gene Wilder/Richard Pryor buddy comedy. Artist: [...]

RAY GUNS ARE NOT JUST THE FUTURE

by john cole (pics by Photos by autumn dewilde) After becoming mildly obsessed with their self-titled debut from 2007, I was both excited and relieved when I heard The Bird And The Bee would be releasing a new full length early this year. Ray Guns… is a beautifully constructed and orchestrated album, which includes Inara [...]

BEIRUT SECRET SHOW @ COCO66

by kevin diamond Secret shows make you feel cool. Beirut makes you feel timeless. These are opposing ideas but last night they met at a nexus. The hip met the ageless, and left a big bang. It was a night spent packed in a crowded room with strangers and friends, booze and beers. It was [...]