Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Peter Hook had a band???

yep! I randomly found out about his band Monaco after finding an old mixtape of my sister's and fell in love with the song "What Do You Want From Me." It's so catchy and dancey... I only wished the rest of their stuff was as good as this song.

UKEPUNK!!!!

So we all know about Jake Shimabukuro and how he's mastered "the guitar face", but lets try something simple this time.... Love Punk? Love Ukuleles? You'll love UKEPUNK... Such good covers!!! Even though his voice is a little bit low, his uke sounds awesome. Check him out!

Friday, October 23, 2009

WFMU RECORD FAIR THIS WEEKEND!

For all you record collectors and music lovers out there, this weekend is your chance to get your hands on that super rare import you've been digging crates for thanks to one of the best radio stations out there, WFMU.

There will also be a bunch of live broadcasts from The Trashmen, Heavy Trash, and many other... plus movies in the AV Lounge...

My suggestion would be to go on Sunday because the dealers just want to get rid of what they're selling, so you have a chance of getting music at a lower price... but then again, who knows what will be left after tons of people thumbed through before you.

They have a coupon you could get in for $5 instead of $7 and for desperate collectors, you could pay $25 to get in early and get free re-entry all weekend.

So it's today Friday, Oct. 23 through Sunday, Oct. 25 at The Metropolitan Pavilion (125 West 18th St. between 6th and 7th aves in NYC.

for schedules and floor plans click here!

Don't bring all your money with you unless you want to be broke by the end of the weekend, but if you don't care, go for it!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Star Fucking Hipsters Never Rest In Peace

Thanks to Choking Victim, Leftover Crack, and the newest of the C-Squat bands, Star Fucking Hipsters, we now have a bunch of baby anarchists with trust funds running around the streets of the Lower East Side brown bagging 40 ounces of malt liquor and who knows what else in their patchy backpacks. I forgive them though, especially Star Fucking Hipsters, for their dueling vocals between front woman Nico de Gaillo and guitarist Scott Sturgeon (aka Stza Crack); also for not overdoing it on those crusty shrieks because everybody needs a little melody, even if you’re the punkest thing on earth.

Their new album, Never Rest In Peace, jumps from fast-paced dirty punk songs to skank-worthy tunes, to bouncy pop-punk, while still sticking to their strong political lyrics. It begins with a speedy intro of thrash beats and transitions into “3,000 Miles Away,” which is a catchy song against brutality. “Star Fucking Hipsters Theme” will easily become a sing-along anthem at live shows with its chanting vocals and militant drumming. Though this album is short, I think it’s a perfect length for their energetic speedy tunes.

Though Never Rest In Peace is an enjoyable album and shows traces of Choking Victim and Leftover Crack, I wish Star Fucking Hipsters would try something different instead of their usual of beating up melodies with their crusty rock steady sound.

Heavy Trash Midnight Sould Serenade

original article from The Aquarian

Jon Spencer is a hot mess, and I mean that in the nicest way possible. Rockabilly bands are the tightest I’ve seen live, but when it comes to Heavy Trash, Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray pull off a muddled rockabilly sound with their mix of blues and garage punk.

Their new album, Midnight Soul Serenade, is what Jack White would’ve wanted The White Stripes to sound like with their crunchy blues guitar, hip-swaying drumming and crooning vocals. “Bumble Bee” is an amusing track with Jon Spencer’s buzzing reverbed voice. “The Pill” is a spoken word song that has a Jim Morrison feel, while Spencer sounds like a growling Nick Cave. It’s pretty funny, but not in the Henry Rollins spoken word sort of way. The last song “In My Heart” ends the album with an echoing love song accompanied by Santo and Johnny-like guitar licks and soulful organs.

Though this album will definitely make cherry lipped pompadour-wearing women swoon over Spencer, it also is perfect music for a lazy Sunday afternoon. It would’ve gotten an A, but that spoken word track threw me off and didn’t fit in.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Halloweeny Shows!

Alright! So there's a bunch of stuff to do on Halloween, but for those looking for something after seeing parades or going trick or treating, maybe a show wouldn't be such a bad idea. recommended shows in orange...

NY SHOWS
  • Weezer @ Hammerstein Ballroom... This show is sold out, but there's a bunch of giveaways for it. I'm sure there will be extra tickets somewhere.
  • Above and Beyond @ Roseland Ballroom... Oontz oontz music on Halloween

  • Karl Denson's Tiny Universe @ Bowery Ballroom... Lenny Kravitz's sax players funky band.

  • Justin Bond @ Joe's Pub... drag queen goodness!

  • Vivian Girls and Crystal Stilts @ 171 Lombardy St @ Varick Ave, BK... nom nom nom reverb... yummy!

  • Frankenstein Rock Musical @ Highline Ballroom... dude, Frankie comes to NYC...

  • The Get Up Kids @ Irving Plaza... emo kids

  • King Khan & BBQ Show @ The Bell House... garage rock by Canadians

  • The Figgs @ The Knitting Factory... a mix between Glen Mercer and Elvis Costello

  • World Inferno Friendship Society @ The Grand Ballroom... everyone should experience at least one Halloween with Jack Terricloth

  • Black Taxi @ Mercury Lounge... lead singer likes body paint?

  • Lez Zepplin @ Music Hall of Williamsburg... all girl zepplin tribute band

  • Thievery Corporation @ Terminal 5... dubby electronic dudes

  • Tegan and Sara @ Town Hall.. sold out, but maybe some girl with a bad haircut has an extra ticket so try it out!

NJ SHOWS

  • Stevie Wonder @ Borgata... fancy blazers and shades!

  • Senses Fail @ Starland Ballroom... lacrosse rock? no thanks!

  • Snoop Dog featuring method man and redman @ House of Blues in Atlantic City... for shizzle?

  • Black Heart Procession @ Maxwell's... spooky indie dudes

  • JOHN EDDIE'S ROCKIN' HALLOWEEN @ Stone Pony... this video says it all

  • Robert Earl Keen & Todd Snider @ Wellmont Theatre... yeehaw?

comment if I missed any... I'll add them!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Documentary About The Blitz Kids

Yeah... I have a soft spot for Boy George, Marilyn, Soft Cell, and Visage. It's so much drama, I really can't ignore this scene. These are the things I watch when I'm wide awake at three in the morning. It's a really good doc. about the new romantic era and has a fun soundtrack.

thanks for the video poshtottyvoice