Interview: Penguin Prison


Chris Glover, better known as Penguin Prison, is a New York-based indie artist/dance producer.  His music lies steeped in the four-to-the-floor beat that pulses throughout the NYC underground by night, and his lyrical dark humor shot with the side-stepping grin of fellow NYC dance luminaries Talking Heads and LCD Soundsystem. Penguin Prison was kind enough

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Having a Good Time With North Highlands


North Highlands, named after the hometown of singer Brenda Malvini, is a Brooklyn-based band made up of transplants. Guitarist Mike Barron, drummer Jasper Berg, bassist Andy Kasperbauer, and multi-instrumentalist Daniel Stewart are all from elsewhere, but their band bases them in Brooklyn. They’ve had a good year, with the recording of their first full length,

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2010′s Last Weekend Playlist


As we welcome the new year, would like to take one last look at the magical, music-filled year that was 2010. photo credit: Jesse Diener-Bennett “Babies” – Via Audio Jesse Diener-Bennett caught Via Audio in concert earlier this month, and had this to say: “Via Audio ended their set with ‘Babies,’ which features the

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Your votes are in, and this week we’re announcing the TOP TEN in each of the Year End Best Of categories. We kick off today with Best Artist, and thanks to a few ties, we’ve got a nice, long list for you… Shilpa Ray & Co. #10: GOGOL BORDELLO / SHILPA RAY AND HER HAPPY

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Weekend Playlist – Best Artists of 2010


photo credit: Lauren Novik 2010’s slowly coming to an end, and at BNB we’re counting it down with a Best of 2010 Awards list. For this week’s playlist, here are songs from some of the nominees for Best Artist. “Janglin” – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros ES&MZ is no stranger to this site: the

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Sleigh Bells are Coming to SB


In the music world, everyone is always looking for something new. We get nostalgic about the past and enjoy the present, but what really excites us always the thought of what will come next. In truth, most new music piggybacks off of ideas that were established long ago, and its rare that we find ourselves

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