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The Death Set Gets Slappy With New Video

The Death Set Gets Slappy With New Video

January 12, 2011, By

In the sad wake of the death of Beau Velasco, one half of scuzz-punk the Death Set, remaining member Johnny Siera could have called it …

Screaming Females Are “Wild,” New Video

Screaming Females Are “Wild,” New Video

January 12, 2011, By

New Jersey DIY punks and hardest-working-band-that’s-still-cool-enough-to-play-your-basement, Screaming Females, has released a new video for, well, the wild single “Wild,” lifted from last summer’s …

Q&A: Diamond Rings

Q&A: Diamond Rings

January 12, 2011, By

John O’Regan, the one-man band behind the colorful synth-pop project Diamond Rings, is an artist who uses flux as a muse. He credits his …

Young Prisms – Friends For Now

Young Prisms – Friends For Now

January 12, 2011, By

Hailing from the the Bay Area, psyched-out quintet Young Prisms slowly rips its way through its Kanine Records’ debut, Friends For Now. Wrapped in layers …

Roy Ayers @ SOB’s: January 9, 2011

Roy Ayers @ SOB’s: January 9, 2011

January 11, 2011, By

Roy Ayers turned 70 this past September, but right now you could pit him somewhere closer to 56 without feeling like you were in fact 14 years off. …

Yelle Set To Release New Album

Yelle Set To Release New Album

January 11, 2011, By

French dance-pop three-piece Yelle is releasing its sophomore LP, Safari Disco Club, on March 29 via Cooperative USA/Downtown. The band has been up to big …

Alexander Ebert De-Magnetizes For Solo Album

Alexander Ebert De-Magnetizes For Solo Album

January 11, 2011, By

Repelling from his 10-piece Magnetic Zeros before reuniting to finish their next album, Alexander Ebert of Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros will release a …

Math The Band @ Silent Barn: January 9, 2011

Math The Band @ Silent Barn: January 9, 2011

January 10, 2011, By

Providence, Rhode Island’s Math The Band exploded in the cold, dark room at Silent Barn in a frenzy of motion and bursts of energy, …

Jef Whitehead Accused Of Sexual Assault

Jef Whitehead Accused Of Sexual Assault

January 10, 2011, By

Chicago tattoo artist Jef Whitehead has been accused of sexually assaulting his girlfriend. The 42 year-old, cited by Blabbermouth as metal musician Wrest and the man …

Lower Dens On Tour, New Tracks Streaming

Lower Dens On Tour, New Tracks Streaming

January 10, 2011, By

To start the new year, Baltimore’s Lower Dens will play various live dates around the US, kicking off its string of shows this Wednesday (…

Implosion! New Zs Album

Implosion! New Zs Album

January 10, 2011, By

Get ready to scroll to the bottom of that alphabetized iTunes library because Brooklyn noisenik Zs is set to release New Slaves Part II: Essence …

BandCalledCatch @ The Studio: January 7, 2011

BandCalledCatch @ The Studio: January 7, 2011

January 10, 2011, By

There’s something endearing about a band sincerely having fun playing a show. On Friday night at the cozy Webster Hall Studio, Chicago-based outfit BandCalledCatch …

Shilpa Ray And – Teenage and Torture

Shilpa Ray And – Teenage and Torture

January 10, 2011, By

Nothing about Shilpa Ray And Her Happy Hookers’ Teenage And Torture is half-assed. Every detail of Ray’s second full-length alongside Her Happy Hookers is …

Young Liars

Sonicbids Spotlight: Young Liars

January 7, 2011, By

Pushing ‘play’ on a Young Liars track is equivalent to opening the door to a dance party where no one chooses to stay on the …

Freelance Whales Releases Video For “Enzymes”

Freelance Whales Releases Video For “Enzymes”

January 7, 2011, By

By its own words, New York’s Freelance Whales gets “fancy” with its latest video. Unlike the band’s previous inclination towards guerilla aesthetics that …

Sara Lindsay Wins Superstars Songwriting Comp

Sara Lindsay Wins Superstars Songwriting Comp

January 7, 2011, By

Lakewood, CA singer-songwriter Sara Lindsay has been named the winner of the Superstars Songwriting Competition sponsored by Cakewalk, Intel and OurStage.com, with her song “…