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Reatard Gets A Reissue

Reatard Gets A Reissue

April 8, 2011, By

Last winter, just as he stood on the verge of making a full national break through, Jay Reatard, aka Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr., died mysteriously …

Woodsist Fest Taking Root Again In Big Sur

Woodsist Fest Taking Root Again In Big Sur

April 8, 2011, By

Big Sur’s Woodsist Festival is coming back, taking place July 30 and 31 this summer. The folksy Woodsist label’s showcase has also announced its lineup, …

Rebirth Brass Band @ Brooklyn Bowl: April 7, 2011

Rebirth Brass Band @ Brooklyn Bowl: April 7, 2011

April 8, 2011, By

“If. You. Don’t. Funk With. Me. Then I won’t funk with you,” is what four out of seven Rebirth Brass Band gentlemen are …

Alex Barck And Christian Prommer Team Up On New LP

Alex Barck And Christian Prommer Team Up On New LP

April 8, 2011, By

Alex Barck, the DJ known most recently for his work with Jazzanova, and musician/producer Christian Prommer have teamed up under the name Prommer And …

NMR 1194/CMJ TV: We’re Not Low-ering Our Standards

NMR 1194/CMJ TV: We’re Not Low-ering Our Standards

April 8, 2011

It’s another week of unexpected chart shake-ups and shake-downs. Pretty, Pretty Swedish Princess Lykke Li saddles into the top spot with a sophomore album …

La Vida Boheme Comes To America

La Vida Boheme Comes To America

April 8, 2011, By

Along with help from Nacional, the Venezualan dance-punk four-piece La Vida Boheme’s debut LP, Nuestra, is being released in the U.S. on May 10. …

The Pass

Sonicbids Spotlight: The Pass

April 8, 2011, By

Kentucky might be the last place you would expect to host the next high-energy electro-pop breakout band, however, Louisville’s the Pass is exactly that. …

Supergroup Composes 8 Songs In 8 Hours At Rethink Music

Supergroup Composes 8 Songs In 8 Hours At Rethink Music

April 8, 2011, By

What happens when you put a cabaret singer, a dark fantasy author, a pianist and an indie guitar player in the same room and force …

Wild Beasts Unleashes The “Albatross”

Wild Beasts Unleashes The “Albatross”

April 8, 2011, By

British quartet Wild Beasts has released a video for “Albatross,” the group’s recent dark, moody track. A simple half-electronic, half-acoustic drumbeat sits under lush …

Crystal Stilts – In Love With Oblivion

Crystal Stilts – In Love With Oblivion

April 8, 2011, By

After releasing a debut album in 2008 that was favorably compared to Joy Division, one might reasonably expect that Crystal Stilts wouldn’t bother breaking from …

Unsound Festival Opening @ Alice Tully Hall: April 6, 2011

Unsound Festival Opening @ Alice Tully Hall: April 6, 2011

April 7, 2011, By

The opening night of Unsound Festival New York was characterized by a hushed reverence for what was about to be performed and who would perform …

April 7, 2011

Industry Wrap: April 7, 2011

April 7, 2011, By

The Recording Academy announced yesterday that it plans to decrease the number of Grammy categories across all genres. The revised category count drops from this …

J Rawls Studies ‘The Hip-Hop Affect’

J Rawls Studies ‘The Hip-Hop Affect’

April 7, 2011, By

A decade after his 2001 release, The Essence Of J Rawls, Ohio-based hip-hop producer J Rawls has announced the release of his newest solo album, The …

Goldberg And Klein Travel To ‘Bienestan’

Goldberg And Klein Travel To ‘Bienestan’

April 7, 2011, By

Pianist Aaron Goldberg and composer-arranger Guillermo Klein will collaborate on Bienestan, a new collection of reinterpreted jazz standards among Klein’s original works. The album, …

Ponytail – Do Whatever You Want All The Time

Ponytail – Do Whatever You Want All The Time

April 7, 2011, By

After an alleged breakup, Baltimore’s most spastic punk band, Ponytail, returns with Do Whatever You Want All The Time. This follows 2008’s Ice Cream …

Stones Throw Turns 15, Throws Parties

Stones Throw Turns 15, Throws Parties

April 7, 2011, By

Fifteen years go, Stones Throw started as a vinyl-only label. Founded by DJ and producer Peanut Butter Wolf, Stones Throw aimed to provide music “by …