Premiere: Machine Girl – “Missy Punk”

Premiere: Machine Girl – “Missy Punk”

Dred Collective member Machine Girl is shotgunning Vodka Red Bulls again, this time in the alleyway with Orange Milk Records, PUMPED about her latest release, Gemini. Like, she’s tagging the SHIT out of brick, cans, strangers, each other. Everything in the alleyway is dripping with liquid chrome before the night is even three songs deep. “Lilith” is spilling out of the club, along with a bunch of people getting overly excited by a man with…

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Mykki Blanco debuts Dogfood Music Group, announces first release

Mykki Blanco debuts Dogfood Music Group, announces first release

Mykki Blanco has her own label now. Dogfood Music Group, an offshoot of !K7, to which Blanco is signed, will feature artists who, in her own words, “come from backgrounds outside of the black American norm.” “People all over the world are only fed this singular image of ‘African American Music’,” she writes in the press release, “we want to disrupt that […] the world deserves to see our culture as much as anything else.”…

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♫ Listen: Braeyden Jae – Held and Holding

♫ Listen: Braeyden Jae – Held and Holding

Salt Lake City-based ambient/noise deconstructionist Braeyden Jae has quietly issued a catalog of limited cassette releases over the last year or so, with memorable entries on Patient Sounds and Spring Break Tapes. His work injects the concept of the hushed drone session with ear-scrubbing elements of harsh noise, without ever crossing the threshold into alienating territory. Listen at low volume and you’ll glean little more than one or two sustained tones per session, bundled along…

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Songs Of Their Own | Playing For Change – Ripple

Songs Of Their Own | Playing For Change – Ripple

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Grateful Dead, JamBase teamed with Telefunken to produce the Songs Of Their Own 50-day tribute series featuring a daily cover of a Grateful Dead original song. Today we present our grand finale 50th video, a Playing For Change Songs Around The World rendition of “Ripple,” set to coincide with tonight’s final Fare Thee Well show in Chicago. With a focus solely on Grateful Dead original songs, we asked…

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Counting Crows & DMB Cover Friend Of The Devil

Counting Crows & DMB Cover Friend Of The Devil

As we reported the Dave Matthews Band debuted a cover of “Friend Of The Devil” with Bela Fleck last night at SPAC, but they weren’t the only band who had a tribute to the Grateful Dead in store. Counting Crows also covered “Friend Of The Devil” last night at their show in Rome just hours before the tune was played at the second night of Fare Thee Well in Chicago. Counting Crows dusted off the…

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Mike Gordon Talks Fare Thee Well Grateful Dead Celebration

Mike Gordon Talks Fare Thee Well Grateful Dead Celebration

Phish bassist Mike Gordon and keyboardist Page McConnell were each spotted in Chicago this weekend supporting guitarist Trey Anastasio, who is performing with Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Bil Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, Jeff Chimenti and Bruce Hornsby at Soldier Field for Fare Thee Well – Celebrating 50 Years Of Grateful Dead. Gordon spoke with CNBC personality Steve Liesman for an interview aired on the Fare Thee Well post-show last night. “Like most people I think that…

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Sunday Cinema | Grateful Dead At Soldier Field

Sunday Cinema | Grateful Dead At Soldier Field

Over the past two nights Chicago’s Soldier Field has played host to Fare Thee Well – Celebrating 50 Years Of Grateful Dead concerts. An obvious choice of venue to host the final farewell from the remaining “core four” Grateful Dead members – Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, Phil Lesh and Bob Weir – Soldier Field was first visited by The Dead in 1991 and they came back each summer until the band’s final show on July 9,…

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Setlist & Recap | Fare Thee Well Grateful Dead 50 Finale

Setlist & Recap | Fare Thee Well Grateful Dead 50 Finale

Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart and Bob Weir first shared the stage together at San Francisco’s Straight Theatre on September 29, 1967; when Kreutzmann invited Hart to sit-in for the Grateful Dead’s second set. By the end of the night Hart had become the newest member of the band and performed with Lesh, Kreutzmann and Hart over a thousand times over the course of five decades. On Sunday night the Grateful Dead’s “core four”…

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Not Here / Not Now

Not Here / Not Now

Last year, I had the extreme ear-shattering pleasure of working behind the bar while Michael Gira’s Swans toured in support of their latest album The Seer. Midway into the band’s set I was reduced to simply miming the price of a round at customers in the hope they could lipread or just hand over something that would cover the cost. Writer:  Aidan Rivett Genre:  Experimental Rock Noise Category:  Reviews Artist:  Swans Music

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Om Live @ Rainbow Warehouse

On paper, I appreciate that two tuba players and a drummer sounds like it could never work, and no doubt some would see adding a drummer to the line-up as a dilution of ORE’s unique sound, but I didn’t find that at all. If anything, the drums give you a path into their music, and allow you to appreciate it on a rhythmic level, as well as a vibrational level. Sunn O)))’s whole appeal is…

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