If after punk comes post-punk The Horrors are walking briskly down the lane of music history. The British rock group has allowed there sound the mature for the release of their third album, Skying, at a rate that one can only hope their original fan base is prepared for. What was once grungy and sex driven is now sophisticated and expressive. Their precision and singularity remain as fine as ever while their stylistic advancements are splitting their audience appeal wide open. Released nearly a month earlier in the UK than the US the hype has built, yet the pay off still manages to exceed expectations.
Dance. Here. This Weekend. With the 4th of July and a three day weekend ahead, New Yorkers can enjoy some of the best DJs in the business without sitting in treacherous holiday traffic. The Dance.Here.Now. Festival will be held July 1st-4th on the 172-acre grounds of Governor’s Island. Popular NYC promoters Rob Fernandez and Benny Soto teamed up with the city’s dance music big-wigs such as Pacha New York, Cielo, Massive Event, AG Light and Sound, and Glo Friday to bring their brain-child to life, showcasing various genres of electronic dance music from deep house to uplifting trance at the first ever Dance. Here. Now. Festival.
Lemuria, after several line up changes, is comprised of Sheena Ozzella, Alex Kerns, and Max Gregor. The band formed in 2004 hails from Buffalo, New York.
Lemuria signed to Bridge 9 Records in 2010. Their signing is a departure from Bridge 9's roster of mostly hardcore bands, but the owners of Bridge 9 Records felt the label should start to encompass the various areas of their musical interests and ultimately create a diverse roster. Lemuria attracted Bridge 9 Records with their music and work ethic.
Joonbug spent some quality time with Brooklyn based rap duo (or dudet) Grieves and Budo to rap about being a part of the Rhymesayers label, their new tour with Atmosphere, the upcoming album due to release in the Spring and traveling to the rings of Saturn. The usual.
Q: Are there going to be a lot of new songs coming out for the new tour with Atmosphere?
G: I think we are probably going to play a couple new songs on this [Atmosphere] tour. On the tour that we are going to be doing in the winter, we are going to be supporting the new record a lot more. On this one we are trying to get one last push on the 88 Keys [and Counting] record that we just released.
It’s 8:02pm, I’m walking into the grand and beautiful entrance of Salon Millesime as my phone starts to ring (I have an oldschool Jay-Z track as my ringer btw). I pick it up and it’s the manager at Millesime and he is wondering where I am. Hmm, I told him I was walking in as we speak. I’m a pretty punctual person and I was quite surprised that he was concerned about two minutes. It’s all good, however, because this manager happens to be very hot, and he can scold me for as long as he wants.
August 16 at Capitale in Chinatown, T.I. played a secret show for Axe’s “One Night Only” series, according to a press release from Newswire. “One Night Only” shows are secret, exclusive, and only advertised via Axe’s and the artist’s Twitter or Facebook accounts. T.I. performed tracks from his new album King Uncaged, due September 28. His colleagues B.o.B., Keri Hilson, and Swizz Beatz joined him onstage for the surprise set.
Get in on a “One Night Only” show in your town by following Axe on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/axe) or Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/axe). Of course, when we find out, we’ll let you know, too =)
Spinning at Carnival is always a blast and getting the dance floor up and running is not hard to do. Last Friday however, I got an extra push from a super sweet and sexy surprise. A bunch of ‘Lady Gaga look a likes‘, dressed in stilettos, boy shorts, and knee highs started to perform a little show on the dance floor. I guess they were ‘go go dancers’ but much sexier, and the crowd went crazy. At this point, I realized that my only objective was to keep these girls moving and performing for as long as possible. Between Salt n Peppa’s push it, to Fergie’s Fergalicious, to Enrique’s Like it, this crowd was not just having fun, but they were hot and heavy and SUPER SEXY.
About 3,200 of Something Corporate’s closest friends gathered at the Roseland Ballroom in New York Friday night, for a reunion long overdue.
Something Corporate broke into the music scene back in 1998, and after three full-length albums and two EP’s, the band went on hiatus in 2005. Much to the delight of many dedicated fans, especially those who missed the band’s tours the first time around, Something Corporate officially announced a reunion tour in May, which they kicked off on August 2 in Minneapolis.
“Thank you for joining us on this here reunion tour. Thank you for packing out this ballroom and making us feel special. You all are the craziest looking audience we’ve seen so far!” lead singer Andrew McMahon told fans at the start of Friday night’s sold out show. And a crazy audience it was. The energy in the room from both the band and the crowd was incomparable. Every person in the room sang along loudly to each and every word of every song, rekindling a long lost love with the lyrics and melodies of their favorite Something Corporate tunes from the past.
After playing an acoustic set at the Blender Theater @Gramercy on Wednesday and introducing some new songs, the much larger crowd at the Roseland Ballroom was ready for some dirty tunes to get down to. STS9 didn’t disappoint.
The return of Saxton on the lights was not unnoticed with a huge light board showing off alongside more lights to ensure that there was plenty of visual stimulation throughout the ballroom.
Anyone in need of an endorphin boost got it right away as STS9 powered through the opening numbers kicking the intellectual dance party off without any proper stretching or warm ups. By the time the band threw down on The Rabble, the dance floor was a hot mess of funky dance moves and the shedding of clothing. The sweat-covered crowd was later treated to a raucous Arigato. For those who don’t speak tribe: the show was a funky dance party with hard rock and hip-hop beats and magic, so it was pretty fun.
- Deerhunter @ Pier 54
- Grizzly Bear / The Walkmen @ The Beach at Governor's Island
- Mewithoutyou @ Webster Hall
- Megadeath / Slayer @ The Izod Center
- Urban Noise: Summerfest @ Brooklyn Bowl
- Sound Tribe Sector 9 @ Roseland Ballroom
- Maps & Atlases @ Mercury Lounge
- Aerosmith @ Jones Beach Band Shell
- Steve Forbert @ Joe's Pub
- Something Corporate @ Roseland Ballroom
- Barenaked Ladies @ Radio City Music Hall
- Maps & Atlases @ The Knitting Factory
- This Must Be The Band: Talking Heads Tribute @ Brooklyn Bowl