Monday, November 24, 2008

Today's adventures in Myspace

First, random friend request from Skilf. Similar to his fellow british hip hop brethren, this guy is also quite good. Although, surely he gets a ton of The Streets comparisons/rip-off accusations.

Naked Hearts. Sound a lot like travels/Metal Hearts. Saw these guys open for The Secret Life Of Sofia @ Union Hall this past Sat. Was very impressed. They are playing with The Loom and past KOers The Party Faithful (former Lolita Bras) and Bridges and Powerlines @ Delancey on Dec 6. Check them out, you won't regret it.

ps - TSLOS were great too, as usual, but I wish they played for a little longer.

Links. Heard these guys on WOXY and then checked out their Myspace. Some good old rock and roll. Kind of like Sam Champion. The classic 'band standing in front of a wall' press shot:

quiet Loudly. Good use of capitalization. These guys are playing with The Antlers & Pet Ghost Project (Who I have been meaning to post about FOREVER and finally have, sort of) at Public Assembly on Jan 15. Their "sounds like" describes them well:

if Slowdive, Sonic Youth, Yo La Tengo, Godspeed You Black Emperor, Mogwai, The Beach Boys, Radiohead, and The Constantines were all swallowed whole by three gigantic psychedelic robots from the future and told to kick out the jams, motherfucker.

I would have posted a pic of them too, but I couldn't find any decent shots.

And finally, a flyer:

If there is a way to somehow combine this with the TL&Rx karaoke show, that would indeed be one hell of a night.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Suturee / persona!

Two more to check out.


From Philly - home of World Champion Phillies and It's Always Sunny In Philly. Jangle Jams. Fun.


NY via Puerto Rico. Always looking for more of this type of music cause it's nice to listen to while commuting. Reminds me of travels.


Check out Himalaya on Myspace or live @ Pianos.

Great band name. Solid tunes. Kind of Earlimartish. Until they start to get loud.

Monday, November 03, 2008

pow wow!

Been listening to these guys a lot today. They remind me of one of my favs - Aeroplane Pageant. Same smoothed out Clashy kind of pop. Three Brooklyn shows coming up, all with Tijuana, including one with PastKOers Cinema, Cinema @ Matchless on the 20th and one @ Public Assembly on Dec 3.

Sidenote - Bravo and job well done to the new owners of Public Assembly for the long over due renovation to the greatly improved back room. Boycott over.


Thanx to Jeff, I have been doing some research on Clues. Thought they sounded familiar. It's odd that they have links to almost a dozen social networkingish sites, and yet as far as I can tell, no Myspace. I, and I'm sure many others, wish there was more music to listen to other than just that one song. Pfork points out that they have an NYC show tomorrow night. More info here.