Browsing articles from "May, 2010"
May 25, 2010

This Saturday – Studio @Webster Hall Showcase

Reposted from ‘Knocks from the Underground’

This Saturday, May 29th, Rethink Pop Music presents genre-bending trio Ghost Ghost live at the Studio @ Webster Hall with Heypenny, The Vanguard, True Womanhood, and The Sour Notes. Ghost Ghost will be joined onstage by the unstoppable Charlie Kemmerer on paints, the uneditable Tim Bartlett on live video and the unbelievable Mark Christensen on guitar. Tickets are normally $10 ADV or $12 DOS, but the band teamed up with Knocks for an awesome giveaway: the first fan to email knocksny@gmail.com with their favorite ghost joke wins both tickets! (If you don’t have a good ghost joke, a knock knock joke will do.) Video teaser for the show here.

Ghost Ghost loves you so much that they’re also offering their latest single, “Vassar Days,” for FREE download here. Learn more about the rest of the album, No Clothes on Ragged Island: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay, on their website – they wrote and recorded the entire album in only one week! Plus, who doesn’t enjoy a little history on Edna St. Vincent Millay via a rock album?

Show starts at 8 pm with Ghost Ghost headlining. The Studio @ Webster Hall is located at 125 East 11th Street in New York City.

Buy tickets below or visit: RPM-RSVP.com

May 14, 2010

LA Shark… fucking awesome!

LA Shark are the most progressive people/music coming out of London/Brighton right now! We were lucky to share a stage with them at Audio last year when we were touring the UK and we can’t wait to bring them to NYC. Check out the official video for their single “A Weapon” below:

May 10, 2010

Sacrilege or Mildly Funny?

(Alternate blog title-  “Should everyone be allowed to use computers?”)

Neutral Milk Hotel taken far too literally…do I like this?

May 2, 2010

Against Me! New Album in June!

Against Me! have a new album coming out June 8th!

The band teamed up with legendary producer Butch Vig once again for “White Çrosses”

I can say without hesitation that Against Me! kick more ass live then most other bands out there today. Every show I have ever attended was just a lesson in sweaty, angry, passi0nate, no-holds barred punk-rock with a purpose.

The band have never been afraid to speak their mind on the politics of the world…

(“From Her Lips to God’s Ears” -Democratic election under Marshall law./An Iraqi president out of control of our choices.After all this death and destruction/Do you really think your actions advocate freedom. / The presidents giving a speech in Georgetown/To remember the voice of a slain civil rights leader,/ Do you understand what the martyrs stood for?/ Oh Condoleeza do you get the fucking joke?”)

…and the music industry.

(“Piss & Vinegar”-I’ve heard the hype about your band, Ive seen your video playing on the TV./ Publicity photos in magazines, no none of it makes me feel anything. /I would be lying to you if I did not say something. /That would make me feel like a politician. /A middle of the road opinion that no one finds offensive or challenging.I’m not interested. /The stage is not a pedestal…”)

But that’s not to say it’s all politics with Against Me! With songs like “Born on the FM Waves of The Heart” Against Me! (with a little help from Tegan Quin of Tegan & Sara) show that they can sing about love and loss of love as well. If you ask me, this is the modern, pill-popping punk rock version of “Summer Nights'” (yes I did bust out a “Grease” reference…whatever, you know you all like “Grease”

Of course I would not feel right without adding a vid of one of their older songs.

This is from 2003s “As the Eternal Cowboy”

PS this is one of my favorite song titles of all time,

“Turn Those Clapping Hands Into Angry Balled Fists”:

New “White Crosses” album pre-order and more info here:

http://www.againstme.net

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