A few weeks ago, one of our good friends told us about an amazing, inspiring boot camp class she partookin, hosted by New York based personal trainer Glenn Ford (aka Ford Fit). Always ones to promote what is up-and-coming before anyone else, we sat down with Mr. Ford to hear his thoughts on working out, and had him put together the perfect workout playlist for you, our loyal readers. The gym guru provided us with some motivational words that could surely come in handy when struggling to finish that last set of squats. Be sure to check out his Ladies fitness class this coming Saturday, October 25th at 11am in Columbus Circle. It's a great way to start your weekend, before the unlimited mimosas at brunch of course.
Brains, beauty, AND a bangin' voice? Ugh, some people really DO have it all! Meet Jocelyn Arndt and her brother/co-writer Christian - BOTH students at Harvard. The Boston-based duo is currently preparing for the release of Jocelyn's new EP, Strangers In Fairyland, on October 27th, and we here at Joonbug.com are exclusively premiering its first single, "Cinderella!" A gorgeous mixture of classic rock and contemporary indie energy, "Cinderella" is tied together by Jocelyn's soulful vocals that are mature beyond their years. Her chops bare a certain raspiness and 'know-how,' that when combined, create a superbly developed and mature tune. Check out "Cinderella" below, and remember to get your copy of "Strangers In Fairyland" below!
Robert Scott of New Zealand's The Bats and The Clean has released an adventurous new video for his track, "Vertigo!" The power-pop tune comes as the second single off of his upcoming album, "The Green House," out via Flying Nun Records on November 11th, featuring three chickenhearted animated characters exploring arctic terrain. It's "Ice Age" on acid, and entirely entertaining with death-defying escapes and nail-biting close-calls. Check out the full video for "Vertigo" below!
Swedish quintet Urban Cone may have made it on to more people's musical radar because they lent a helping hand on Porter Robinson's 'Lionhearted,' but their infectiously uplifting talent doesn't stop there. Right after recently revamping 'Lionhearted' during a live studio session, Urban Cone gift us with the cure to all our musical, and societal, ails in 'Sadness Disease.' As the first single off of the band's forthcoming full-length album, which is expected to drop via Astralwerks early sometime next year, 'Sadness Disease' serves a great many functions for Urban Cone. On one hand, we see the band opt for tackling no-nonsense issues with their lyrics, and at the same time, 'Sadness Disease' enlightens us all to the band's impeccable ability to pair distinctly dark lyrics with an enticing dance beat.
Papadosio brings their Imaginer Cells Tour to Phili this Friday with fellow rock group, Twiddle. The group, who has enraptured audiences with performances of fan favorites like, 'Find Your Cloud,' 'We Are Water' and, 'All I Knew,' will enrapture the crowd once again at District N9ne this Friday. You can win a chance to hang out with Papadosio before their performance and attend the show for free. All you have to do is visit their Facebook page to view their last performance with Twiddle.
Respond to the post, tag a friend whom you would like to bring into the conversation and then share the post. Be sure to send an email to DistrictN9NEContests@gmail.com with your full name, date of birth & contact info. Then, just cross your fingers as the band randomly chooses a winner whom they will reveal on October 9th. Enjoy and good luck!
What: Papadosio at District N9ne
When: Friday, October 10th, 9pm
Where: District N9ne, 460 N 9th St., Philadelphia, PA
Cherry Glazerr’s successful Burger Records debut earlier this year with their album, “Haxel Princess,” provided the momentum for their sultry new track, “Had Ten Dollaz,” out October 28th on Suicide Squeeze. “Dollaz” came to music lovers attention in the most unusual of ways: the high school indie band’s tune was hand picked by designer Hedi Slimane to soundtrack Yves Saint Laurent’s Fall 2014 runway show. The track is noticeably bluesier than usual for the young trio - sounding like an Amy Winehouse B-side that inadvertently slipped through the cracks. Frontwoman Clementine Creevy is cool as a cucumber, howling out with conviction, “Well I know that you notice my ways…and I feel, I feel your gaze…” Vicious percussion courtesy of Hannah Uribe blends perfectly with Sean Redman’s chill vibes on bass to create a multilayered masterpiece that provides the perfect foray into a more mature sound. Check out the track below!
NYC-based and joonbug.com favorites, Andy Suzuki & The Method, will be making their way back to New York City, as they embark on a new tour, opening for seasoned singer/songwriter Marc Broussard this fall. Returning to NYC on October 8th, the band will show off their growth at the Highline Ballroom, with an all-new set, including new songs and most of all, renewed energy.
The trio, who have been busy over the spring and summer months performing alongside the likes of Wakey! Wakey!, and the legendary Ringo Starr, now join Broussard on a month-long leg of Broussard's "Southern Assembly Tour," which began in North Carolina and will close out in Chester, New York on October 10th with Suzuki and co. as supporters. The tour, in support of Broussard's new album, A Life Worth Living, pairs Broussard's classic jams, with a new batch of his southern soul music, and with the addition of Andy Suzuki & The Method, the concert experience overflows with powerful music that has to be experienced to be believed.
Michigan-bred experimental dream pop band, Hollow & Akimbo roused an expectant crowd recently at Pianos in NYC. In a whirlwind stop to the Big Apple, they came (Jonathan Visger, Brian Konicek, and Mike Higgens), played, and they CONQUERED.
Hollow & Akimbo mounted the stage as their audience fell silent. Suddenly, the crowd was plunged into darkness as a spectacular light show illuminated the venue, transforming the intimate gathering into a stadium vibe. “This is our first trip to New York ever,” Visger admitted to a chorus of hoots and hollers.
Fiesty pop diva, Lily Allen, brings her most recent tour to the Electric Factory this Friday. The English songstress known for controversial songs like, "F--- You" and "It's Hard Out Here," will treat concert goers to a performance of past hits, as well as new cuts from her third studio album, Sheezus, released in May to positive reception. Although the new LP showcases Allen's growth as a songwriter, her soulful vocals and brash, bold lyrics has not wavered. Tickets are now on sale! Check out additional tour dates here.
The DIY Brooklyn music venue, Death By Audio has recently announced it is closely its doors November 22nd, 2014. A longtime staple of the Brooklyn music scene, the venue was started seven years ago by Edan Wilber and Matt Conboy and has held over 1000 acts every year since including the Dirty Projectors, Thee Oh Sees and Future Islands.
Wilber and Conboy recently wrote a letter to their supportive fan base which seemed to implicate rising costs in the Williamsburg area leading to a more expensive, and likely unaffordable lease.