Check out this west coast (San Francisco Bay Area, to be more specific) duo for some straight-forward electro pop tunes. Not a frequent club goer myself, I can't help but picture their song "Internet Killed the Video Star" (free download below) being remixed to make a perfect dance beat (again, not that I'm a dancer). "Well I'm a horrible dancer, I ain't gonna lie / but I'll be damned if that means that I ain't gonna try"
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
Thursday, June 16, 2011
No Color. It's had me pressing repeat for weeks now for many reasons, be it the addition of Neko Case's vocals, the well-crafted songs, or simply good timing mood-wise (you know how you have to catch certain bands at the right time?). It became clear to me that I needed to see them live. Lucky for me, they played the TLA last Saturday night, and I finally got to see what they're all about.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
I was stoked to see Guards play live, as I've been listening to their music nonstop recently. That excitement was only perpetuated by seeing a live session that the band did for MTV (see my favorite from the session below).
Thursday, June 9, 2011
I don't usually post show previews the day of, but I'm too freaking excited for this one. For some reason I assumed that it would be upstairs, but there is no reference or mention of it on the event page. Looks like it will be a sweaty one! What a great day for a basement show... I really hope I'm wrong.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
I sat down with Sondre Lerche before his World Cafe Live performance on 6/3. Check out what he had to say about returning to performing with a band, his latest self-titled album and living in Brooklyn. (Check back for my live review and photos!)
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
I'm glad I ventured out to KFN last month to see Creepoid, as I will be away on vacation for their next Philly show, back to KFN on June 23rd. While I'm bummed, I'm happy to see that these guys are doing good things, like this - embarking on a short tour with their pals Nothing. Check out my review of Creepoid's show at The Church back in March here, and my story in the latest JUMP issue here.
Monday, June 6, 2011
here. I'm definitely glad to see the four-piece rock band from New York back in Philly again so soon. They're playing at Kung Fu Necktie this Friday, the 10th. And as of Tuesday June 7th you can check out their self-titled debut, which was produced by Albert Hammond Jr. of The Strokes.