Music

Last month, I finally had the pleasure of seeing A Winged Victory for the Sullen perform live at Joe’s Pub. As expected, the concert was a painfully beautiful all-encompassing immersion into neo-classical ambient sound that hit straight to the heart and drifted me far off from the crowded room in which I sat. Comprised of brilliantly talented composer Dustin O’Halloran and Stars of the Lid’s... Read More >

Tamaryn Diary: NOTHING

Music | By. Tamaryn | April 22, 2014

My absolute favorite album to be released so far this year is Nothing's 'Guilty of Everything'. They played at Rough Trade NYC for Record Store Day and killed everybody dead, then had some drinks… "IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU" Domenic 'Nicky' Palermo Brandon Setta  (I didn't get one picture of Kyle Kimball the drummer because he was shirtless and I had to get up real close with my lit... Read More >

http://youtu.be/Pob4p9wmAT0 Britney Spears & Sia – Passenger (Acoustic) This acoustic version of Sia’s “Passenger” demo mixed with Britney’s is interesting to say the least. I’m not sure if I’d love the song had these two not been involved, but they are and therefore it’s fantastic. http://youtu.be/eA9JJX1ydTw Just Friends – Don’t Tell Me Just friends, compri... Read More >

New Video From Singer Jihae Will Blow Your Mind

Happenings | By. Ken Scrudato | April 22, 2014

She’s shared a bill with Sonic Youth and Lou Reed, dueted with Dave Stewart, worked with Michel Gondry, and performed for the UN and Hillary Clinton. And, well, she wrote and performed an awe-inspiring rock opera, Fire Burning Rain, in collaboration with Academy Award winning screenwriter-director John Patrick Shanley. Ever on the verge of shaking off her cult status, the inimitable South Kor... Read More >

http://youtu.be/rvizQie_l8I Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication (GAMPER & DADONI Remix) The Red Hot Chili Peppers have garnered lots of press lately after rumors spread that their music was used to torture Guantánamo Bay prisoners. Drummer Chad Smith told TMZ “I’ve heard that they use more…like, hard rock, metal…our music’s positive man, it’s supposed to make people fe... Read More >

From Moogfest in Asheville and The National in Austin to Timber Timbre  and  Matthew Dear in Brooklyn, here's a look at the best concerts happening around the country this week. MONDAY, APRIL 21. The National and Warpaint kick off a three night stand at the Moody Theater for Austin City Limits. 310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd, Austin, TX. Man Forever and So Percussion takes the stage wit... Read More >

420 High-Five: Snoop Dogg Drops It Like It’s Hot Again

Music | By. Mathias Rosenzweig | April 18, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CeqYwkODQs Common -- I Want You (Kaytranada Edition) Kaytranada takes on Common’s “I Want You,” a track from his 2009 album Finding Forever. The Canadian producer ads electronic beats and various dance elements for this quality remix. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKrWsBf4uas Snoop Dogg -- Drop It Like It’s Hot (Kartell Remix) Who could forget ... Read More >

Swedish acts that cross over into the North American consciousness have tended towards the endearingly twee. But bands like Skull Defekts and Johnossi are exporting sounds and attitudes much more confrontational and viscerally explosive. The latter have an explosive new album, Transitions, being released in the US April 29th by Universal Sweden/Caroline. The duo of John Engelbert (vocals, guita... Read More >

http://youtu.be/dQcLRoVb29k Kanye West Feat. T-Pain – Good Life (Ruen & Melker Project Trap Remix) It’s always a bit nerve-wracking to remix a classic like “Good Life,” especially when the artist is known for being particularly vain and uptight. However, I believe Ruen & Melker have done the song justice and have nothing to worry about. http://youtu.be/tsLTMiQrILU Mazde... Read More >

FKA Twigs, So FKAmazing

Music | By. Katie Chow | April 16, 2014

FKA Twigs has quietly become the biggest new star of the UK's R&B-pop scene, following in the footsteps of globetrotting acts like Jessie Ware and Sam Smith. The Gloucestershire-born artist is on her first North American tour (though she’s only stopping in Toronto, Los Angeles, and New York) and her internet buzz for last year's EP2 precedes her–big time. While she could easily skip ahead ... Read More >