Monthly Archives: April 2010

MORE MUSIC VOL. 21: GOING IT ALONE

by marissa bea (pic by tim) Great music doesn’t come from big labels, it doesn’t come from endless studio sessions, great equipment, or from anything else that they tell you on the radio. Great music comes from people who have pure, endless passion. It comes from the people who have to struggle to book shows, [...]

COACHELLA: DAY 2

by Scott Iasillo Day 2, a day that really did not have the affirming promise of live acts as day 1 and day 3 gave me. With that said, I was extremely surprised at what I witnessed. Perhaps going into a music festival with no demanding expectations is the proper way to enjoy such a [...]

COACHELLA: DAY 1

by Scott Iasillo Coachella is amongst us folks, and in my 4th year at the Indio, California festival I felt it was necessary to witness all three days of music and art (mainly because they only sold 3-day passes). With that said, here’s a breakdown of the artists I caught on day 1,  including the likes [...]

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: OBERHOFER

by kevin diamond Oberhofer is on everyone’s lips these days. They were recently named as one of L Magazine‘s 8 bands to watch in 2010. Its not hard to see why. These songs are as infectious as Bird Flu. Artist: Oberhofer Song: I Could Go .

PRESSER OF THE DAY: NEW WILDBIRDS & PEACEDRUMS

by luli Since our private video shoot with the band at Fort Useless last month, we’ve been obsessed with everything Wildbirds and Peacedrums. Fortunately there’s a new release on the way for us to obsess over. Check out the fresh track and the word on the new Wilbirds EP which comes out in May via [...]

MUSIC DIES IN SOMALIA

by neo Pardon my week delay on current events, but here’s another tidbit for the “in case you missed it section” – this article comes from BBC News: Most radio stations in Somalia have stopped playing music, on the orders of Islamist Hizbul-Islam insurgents who say that songs are un-Islamic. The stations said they had [...]

PS22 CHORUS: INDIE FAVORITES

by ricky Sorry if you’ve already seen these, but I support viral videos that don’t feature dancing animals or white kids hitting other white kids in the balls. While these videos of Staten Island’s PS22 chorus have already made the rounds compiling close to 500,000 views apiece, they still make for a refreshing view on [...]

FISTFUL OF DOLLARS

by marisa brown This edition of Fistful of Dollars is all about Record Store Day (this Saturday, April 17), which is kind of like the Valentine’s Day of the music industry – meaning, it was created to push consumption. I’m not generally into this kind of thing, except, unlike, Valentine’s Day, which means dinner priced [...]

PRESSER OF THE DAY: DEERHOOF GOES LIT

by max Rules to Rock By is a new book by author and musician Josh Farrar for young adults about fictional teen band The Bungles who’s founder Annabelle Cabrera is inspired by the very real band Deerhoof (who also make a fictional cameo at the beginning of the book!). This incredible story encourages kids to [...]

TUESDAY TRAXX

by floyd Here’s an eclectic mix of songs to push the week ahead. First up are The Radio Dept. from Sweden with their newest pop beat “Never Follow Suit.” Their new album Clinging To A Scheme comes out on 4/20 via Labrador Records. Today’s second track is a personal favorite by Ethiopian music star Gigi. [...]