It was a dark and tropical stormy night…when Portland dream pop mystics Pure Bathing Culture and Brooklyn tropical psych rockers Monogold brought some warm soundscapes to Mercury Lounge. Pure Bathing Culture is the project of Daniel Hindman and Sarah Versprille, who are Vetiver alumni, and interestingly enough, who I do remember seeing all play together
Minimalist pop rockers Love Ink’s visual aesthetic is about as Texan hipster as it gets, but their songs, though short and simple, are strong enough to give them the substance they need. Vocalist Sherry LeBlanc is a storyteller. Judging from her in-between song banter, she could probably tell a story on any topic one could
Fall is here, and pumpkins are $0.49 per pound at Foodtown in Brooklyn. The weather is splendid, and there’s adrenaline in the air. Oh, oh, and CMJ – College Music Journal – festival is upon NYC. Wee! This is one of the biggest, most widespread, most happening, and most fun music festivals in the city,
Quilt is a somewhat mysterious and intriguing band from Boston, who make freak-folky, experimental psychedelic jams that swirl around your head and transport you back in time to somewhere in the future. When you listen to their music, somehow that previous statement makes total sense. The trio of Anna Rochinski, Shane Butler, and John Andrews
I went to this show with the plan to specifically watch and review the Brooklyn-based dream pop outfit Field Mouse, but they went on earlier than I anticipated, and for some reason Glasslands was unusually slow to get people in the door, so I ended up only catching the last half of their set while
This is the Kit is the songwriting project of Kate Stables, who has a voice like an old friend. Some songs are like a comfortably rollicking lullaby, and others like stimulating psychedelic adventures. For her late set at Mercury Lounge, Stables switched between banjo and electric guitar, and was joined by a drummer and bassist.
Who: Trip Like Animals with The Brambles and guestsWhere: The Sunset – Seattle, WAWhen: Wed., October 5, 2011Cost: $6.00Age Restriction: 21+ Who: Radical FaceWhere: Brick and Mortar Music Hall – San Francisco, CAWhen: Thursday October 6, Doors – 8:00pm Show – 9:00pmCost: $10 Advance, $12 DoorAge Restriction: 18+ Who: PS I Love You w/ SUUNSWhere: Mercury Lounge –
Picked By: Claire Gallagher Who: Active Child with White Sea, Correatown, and Random Patterns Where: The Echo, Los Angeles, CA When: Monday, August 22nd at 8:30pm Cost: Free Age Restrictions: 21+ *** Picked By: Kelly Knapp Who: Stephen Malkmus Where: Academy Records, NYC When: Thursday, August 25th, at 6pm Cost: Free in-store performance Age Restriction: all ages *** Picked By: Jesse Diener-Bennett Who:
Start your weekend off right with music from artists featured this week on BestNewBands.com! “Morning Thought” & “Vocal Chords” – Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Dan Cordie caught the band’s show at the Rickshaw Shop Saturday night.
When Christopher Mansfield and his band, the group known as Fences, stepped out of the dressing room to perform at The Mercury Lounge in New York on Friday evening and walked on stage, it’s as if it had been mere moments before that he’d tapped into the place that allowed him to create Fences, and