Wednesday, June 28, 2017

VINTAGE CLIP: Stone Roses at Coachella 2013


Following reports that Manchester icons The Stone Roses have split up for the second time, we look back at this VINTAGE CLIP of "This is the One" from their 2013 Coachella headlining set.

Slaves Perform "Shutdown" at Glastonbury


Watch Slaves perform "Shutdown" during last weekend's Glastonbury festival in England.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Quick News

If you happen to be in New York City Thursday and want to pay your respects to the late Prodigy of Mobb Deep, a public memorial will take place on Madison Ave. Details are on the flyer above.

The Stone Roses may have played their final show over the weekend, nearly a year after headlining Madison Square Garden for the first time. Following their gig in Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland, singer Ian Brown told the crowd: “Don’t be sad it’s over, be happy that it happened.” The Roses, who reunited in 2012 after decades of not playing together, released two singles in 2016, and there were rumors of a new record that was allegedly arriving this year. However, judging that their is nothing slated on their calendar following this weekend, the reports indicate that they are done again.

Interpol are celebrating the 15th anniversary of their acclaimed debut, Turn on the Bright Lights, with a series of concerts this summer around the globe. Now, the band will also celebrate the 10th anniversary of their third record, Our Love to Admire, their final with bassist Carlos D., in August with a massive reissue. Take a look at the trailer, below:

Every six years, Glastonbury takes one year off so Worthy Farm, the active dairy farm the festival is held can recover and function. However, festival curator and organizer Michael Evans said that if "a certain band" reunites, he would look to push the one year sabbatical. While he never specified who that headliner could be, rumors are that the names being tossed around are Oasis, Led Zeppelin, and Pink Floyd.

Live Pix: Demolition Hammer at Gramercy Theater


On Saturday night, Bronx, New York metal band Demolition Hammer played a sold out Gramercy Theater and our very own RICH D SMOOV was on hand to capture the action. 








Vince Staples & Guests on 'Fallon'


Vince Staples was backed by The Roots Monday night and joined by special guests Damon Albarn, Ray J, Kilo Kish, as they did "Love Can Be" on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Nine Inch Nails on 'Twin Peaks'


During Sunday's episode of Twin Peaks, fans noticed that Nine Inch Nails were the latest band to perform at the Bang Bar on the show. Take a look at the band in action performing "She's Gone Away," on the David Lynch series.

Flaming Lips Cover Bowie at Glastonbury


Watch The Flaming Lips cover David Bowie's "Space Oddity" at Glastonbury.

The xx Perform "Angels" at Glastonbury


Watch The xx perform "Angels" during their Saturday Glastonbury set at Worthy Farm.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

QUICK SPINS



SZACtrl

The long-awaited debut from Top Dawg Entertainment’s top queen has finally arrived and SZA slices through every stigma any woman in hip-hop has ever faced. Arriving with one of the best debuts in recent memory, the rapper blends R&B, soul, funk, into her autobiographical LP. Featuring Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott, Isaiah Rashad, among others, she pulls her influences from Tupac to the Fugees to Odd Future to give the new school a taste of the old in an artistic manner.
FINAL GRADE: A


King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard Murder of the Universe

The second of three albums coming this year from the powerful and masterful Australian psyche band hears them progressing their vision just a bit further.
FINAL GRADE: A-


Portugal. The ManWoodstock

It has been over four years since Portugal. The Man have released a new record which makes it the longest gap between music releases this band has had. That being said, the band take all of their influences from The Beatles, Oasis, and Wu-Tang and blend them together while still using their musical fingerprints to create a solid record that attracts new fans and pleases older ones.
FINAL GRADE: B+



The DrumsAbysmal Thoughts

Hands down the best Drums record since their fantastic 2010 debut. Johnny Pierce brings his surf rock meets 80s New Wave sound to new heights and clarity with his most succinct and sharpest lyrics as of yet. A perfect record for fun in the sun and sulking in a corner – which is the total opposite but Pierce makes it possible.
FINAL GRADE: B+



Color Film Living Arraignments

Glassjaw, United Nations, Head Automatica frontman Darryl Palumbo debuted Color Film in 2014 and since then, the project has remained quiet until earlier this year when they announced they were finally putting a record out. Living Arraignments is a New Wave record done right for the 21st Century. Unlike the poppy neo-New Wave sound he created in Head Automatica, Palumbo makes Color Film’s music a bit more dramatic but just as interesting.
FINAL GRADE: B+ 



London Grammar Truth is a Beautiful Thing

The long awaited sophomore record from the moody London trio has arrived and singer Hannah Reid sores beyond all expectations on how she utilizes her voice. The lengthy record is a lot to digest in one sitting and her lyrics about breakup and hope resonate with anyone but it is how she showcases that unique voice of hers that captures everyone’s attention.  The record does need a song that needs to be not dramatic and a pop single but maybe we can hold out hope for those on album No. 3.
FINAL GRADE: B


Lana Del Rey Lust For Life

It was pretty bold for Del Rey to name her third record after the iconic Iggy Pop album of the same name but she separates herself from the pack. She still brings the moody and dark tones of her previous LPs but this record does project the sound of hope and someone yearning to be heard.
FINAL GRADE: B


Beth DittoFake Sugar

The long awaited debut album from the former Gossip frontwoman gives us something that is not only her most personal work to date but something of a glam, funk, country, pop record. Ditto tries it all on Fake Sugar and succeeds most of the time.
FINAL GRADE: B


Roger WatersIs This The Life You Really Want?

After nearly 20 years, the former Pink Floyd bassist has returned with a new solo album and it comes at the perfect time. Waters’ timing could not be more perfect. With everything that is going on in the world, the outspoken activist has channeled his anger in a record that is both a gift to fans but much needed for our era.
FINAL GRADE: B


Slowdive

After 22 years, Slowdive return with a new album that marks their unique shoegaze sound going into a new era.
FINAL GRADE: B


Royal Blood How Did We Get So Dark?

The British rock duo return with their second record and pick up right where they acclaimed debut left off. Packed with more thunderous riffs and stadium sized songs, Royal Blood are one of the only true new rock and roll bands around and they don’t even have a guitar.
FINAL GRADE: B 


RideWeather Diaries

21 years since they last graced us with their pioneering shoegaze sound, Ride returns right where they left off. This go around, however, it feels as if Andy Bell took some of the queues he got while playing in Oasis and crafted some anthems for the jilted generation.
FINAL GRADE: B



Fleet Foxes Crack-Up

The Seattle lo-fi band return with a record that makes you wonder if nature had a soundtrack what would it be? The answer: Crack-Up.
FINAL GRADE: B-


Dan Auerbach Waiting on a Song

The Black Keys frontman goes solo for the second time with a blues record that gives him a little more room to breathe from his main band. Auerbach has a command over his songwriting but still sticks to the style we have all grown accustomed to.
FINAL GRADE: B-


KMFDMYeah! EP

The fact that KMFDM are still creating pulse pounding beats, songs, and heavy riffs as they get older is an accomplishment on its own. The German industrial legends return with an EP that still sticks to the blueprint of what they have created over the years but also pushes them into the modern era as well as making them one of the most aggressive and loudest acts still around.
FINAL GRADE: B-



Jeff TweedyTogether At Last

The Wilco frontman goes solo and crafts an Americana record that only he could make.
FINAL GRADE: B-


 Alt-J Relaxer

It is a new Alt-J record. Have you heard the previous two? Well, then you also heard their latest.
FINAL GRADE: D


PhoenixTi Amo

The French alternative rockers return with a new record and take inspiration from Italian disco, which they carry, that motif out through their entire collection of latest tunes. However, the issue with this album is that they should have hired Giorgio Moroder or Nile Rodgers to aide them with how to create a funky sound because this record not only lacks energy it takes such an exciting subgenre that is full of life and kills it.
FINAL GRADE: D

Highlights of Foo Fighters Glastonbury Set



Watch highlights of the Foo Fighters Saturday night set at Glastonbury including "Times Like These," "Run," "The Pretender," "My Hero," "Something From Nothing," Queen's "Under Pressure," and "Everlong.