Friday, March 30, 2012
BRIDGETOWN COMEDY FESTIVAL, APRIL 12-15th: JUST ADDED: JEANANE GAROFALO, JON GLASER, KURT BRAUNOHLER, TODD BARRY, MORE!
In five short years, Portland’s Bridgetown Comedy Festival, produced by fan and comic Andy Wood, has established itself as a first rate, world-class comedy event. This year’s festival, aside from marking the five-year anniversary of Bridgetown, features a stunning array of talent, including Doug Benson, Tim Heidecker, Maria Bamford, Pete Holmes, Mary Lynn Rasjkub, Todd Glass, Steve Agee, Horatio Sanz, Jeanane Garofalo, Kurt Braunohler, Todd Barry, Jon Glaser, Maria Thayer, Dave Hill, and many others.
There’s a crazy amount of incredible, nationally-known talent, sure. But one of the most fantastic and outstanding things about Bridgetown as a force in comedy is its organizers’ commitment to seeking out, discovering and showcasing new and as-yet-unknown comics, many from the Pacific Northwest. This year’s festival received more submissions than any other year in its history (more than triple the number of submissions in 2011), and the festival organizers not only reviewed every single submission, but booked an incredible amount of its applicants. According to fest producer and curator Andy Wood, “Over half of this year's 200+ performers are making their Bridgetown debuts, and over 50 of this year's performers were unknown to us before they submitted online. A few names that fall into the unknown-to-us-but-awesome category are Sagar Bhatt, Mike McClowry, David Gborie, Kristen Studard, Sasheer Zamata, KC Arora, Casey Ley and Jesse Elias.”
Tickets are on sale now here.
For performer photos, info & more.
THE FULL LIST OF CONFIRMED PERFORMERS: http://bridgetowncomedy.com/performers/
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
LIONESS RELEASES NEW SINGLE: "THE NIGHT"; SET TO RELEASE "THE GOLDEN KILLER" LP ON NEW ROMANTIC 4/17!
We are SO thrilled to work with Lioness--and to get you the first single off their forthcoming LP, "The Golden Killer", which is out on New Romantic April 17th. They have tour dates, too--behold.
"THE NIGHT" is downloadable here: http://soundcloud.com/newromantic/lioness-the-night-limited-time
LIONESS ON TOUR:
April 13 Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern (RELEASE SHOW)
April 18 Kingston, ON - The Mansion
April 30 Ottawa, ON - Café Dekcuf
May 1 Montreal, QC - Le Divan Orange
May 3 Brooklyn, NY - Cameo Gallery
May 4 New York, NY - Pianos
May 5 Cleveland, OH - Happy Dog
May 7 Chicago, IL - Township
Monday, March 26, 2012
Los Angeles based artist Eliza Rickman has just self-released O, You Sinners March 6, 2012 and has graciously offered to giveaway “Pretty Little Head” from that album viaSSG Music.
If you haven’t heard of Eliza Rickman, you soon will. She’s one of those people who became fascinated with music, learned how to play a bunch of instruments (piano, strings, percussion), then proceeded to discover the miracle of layering. “Pretty Little Head” shows off her creative prowess as well as her cute, catchy vocal style.
Read the rest and listen to the track HERE.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012
"When I heard that The Pharmacy’s drummer Brendan used to be a weed farmer, I had developed a few preconceived notions about him. Firstly, it made perfect sense that he kept postponing our meeting due to his forgetfulness and oversleeping and stuff (took two weeks and, like, eight rainchecks to make this interview happen). Two, I was pretty sure that he would have long, stoner hair, smell faintly ‘herbal,’ and throw around a lot of “yeahhhhhhhh duuuude it was totally rad’s” while relaying highlarious anecdotes from the weed farm." Read on for the full interview with Brendan over on Noisey.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Right players, right label, right songs. All have come together as the band, headed up by singer Jenna Morrison and guitarists J.J. Idt and Nate Mickish, have given their project time to evolve." Read the complete review over on The Reader.
"After chatting with him for roughly five minutes about these sessions, Witmer plays “Stations,” one of two songs I requested. The Lancaster native lets fans pick any song in his catalogue, and asks that selections be chosen beforehand. He has a big songbook to choose from, having just released his ninth album, The Ones Who Wait, earlier this month. Witmer got his start playing with singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens before going solo, and has built a very loyal following since." Read on at Mashable.
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"Miller plays off Black’s dark themes and punkish yowl with comic relief. Her between-song banter will either make you laugh or want to launch a beer at her, which either way makes for a fun show. On guitar and vocals, Black is captivating. She’s alluring and dangerous, like a younger Juliette Lewis… but musically more talented (sorry, JL!). " Read on for the rest of the live review and more pictures from the set.
"While Witmer has always aired on the honest, personal side of singing and songwriting, The Ones Who Wait drives the Pennsylvania native’s intimacy to a new level with content that centers on life, death, and relationships. In his own words, the album is about 'patience and reverence…being mindful and open to what you’re experiencing.'" Visit Consequence of Sound here to read more.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
At this point in winter, it feels like our down jacket is melding with our skin, and that spring may never actually materialize. But watching "Be Still," the spacey-yet-cheery new video from The Curious Mystery, is making us believe that bare legs and beach parties are just around the corner.
Check out the rest, and watch the video HERE.
RIOT ACT CROSSOVER! THE ETTES' COCO HAMES REVIEWS THE NEW TIM & ERIC MOVIE (TIM HEIDECKER PERFORMS AT THE 2012 BRIDGETOWN COMEDY FEST!)
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
2012 BRIDGETOWN COMEDY FESTIVAL: NOW IN ITS FIFTH YEAR! MORE CONFIRMED PERFORMERS ANNOUNCED! TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Read the complete press release for all the details.
Tickets are on sale now here: http://2012bridgetowncomedyfestival.eventbrite.com/
For performer photos, info & more: http://bridgetowncomedy.com/performers/
Bridgetown history: http://bridgetowncomedy.com/history/
Monday, March 5, 2012
HUICHICA MUSIC FESTIVAL LINEUP ANNOUNCED! BEACHWOOD SPARKS, SONNY AND THE SUNSETS, POOR MOON, PURE BATHING CULTURE, MORE!
There are a lot of music festivals these days. They vary in scope from giant scale corporate behemoths featuring A-list headliners and a slew of up-to-the-minute buzz bands to tiny street fairs. Somewhere down the middle path exists a new breed of homegrown boutique fest, usually curated and produced by one or two people, often artist-led, and mainly tailored towards vibe. A good rule of thumb for this type of event is that it’s best if it occurs in a stunningly beautiful place.
Now in its third year, the Huichica Music Festival in Sonoma, California is the embodiment of this new breed of festival—gorgeous location, experientially fantastic for both artists and fans, hand-picked and extra-awesome lineup, and more.
JUNE 1 & 2, 2012
SONNY AND THE SUNSETS
OCCIDENTAL BROTHERS DANCE BAND INTERNATIONAL
SEA OF BEES
PURE BATHING CULTURE
DJ SET FROM VETIVER’S ANDY CABIC
LIVE FILM SCORE FROM TIM RUTILI AND RACHEL BLUMBERG
SONNY SMITH & FRIENDS PERFORM “SEES ALL, KNOWS ALL”
TICKETS, PHOTOS, JAMS & MORE INFO AVAILABLE ON THIS AMAZING, SUPER USER-FRIENDLY & INFORMATIVE SITE.
"Be Still" is Side A of The Curious Mystery's new 7" coming out on K Recs.
Be sure to check them out on tour. Look at ALL THESE DATES!
Biting indie rock with those nice touches of pop and punk (and perhaps bubble gum pop?) mixing and playing with one another as if it’s a jungle gym: that’s the sound that Sourpatch provide on their album Stagger and Fade (HHBTM).
The band alternate between female and male vocals, and by doing so it allows listeners to hear the different qualities not only amongst each singer, but also in the songwriting department. The songs are observations of ones world in their immediate vicinity, as well as their outlook on one another and the rest of the world, done in a way that is exciting to hear, and is probably more powerful to see and hear live. Musically, they keep things rough, rugged, and raw, and while you may just hear the immediacy of these songs, listen real good and you’ll hear a few nice quirks in how they play. It’s not just a band trying to play punk-flavored punk just for the hell of it, nor are they trying to be lofty or prog rock about it. It’s the kind of album that is sure to become a staple of many “best of” year end lists because of how blunt it is to hear. Honest and genuine, makes me wish more bands and albums were like this. Thank you, Sourpatch.