VIDEO PREMIERE: LEVITATION ROOM “WARMTH OF THE SUN”
We premiered Levitation Room's single "Warmth of the Sun" this spring—the perfect time to think about suns and warmth—but now they're back to light up winter with this solardelic video directed by Armando Vernet and Natalia Hermida, which is of course appropriately heavy on the flowers and colors. "Warmth" is a loving take on the 80s-doing-60s paisley underground tradition, perfectly produced by Triptides' Glenn Brigman. ►
TRACK PREMIERE: THE BUTTERTONES “SHUT OUT” (WALKER BROTHERS)
The Buttertones' recent Innovative Leisure single "Madame Supreme" has this shock surprise on the b-side: "Shut Out," less a cover of a game-changing Walker Brothers song than ... well, a reincarnation. Revealed now in full is the power of Scott Walker over the Buttertones—his singular energy turns out to be one of the engines of the band. Yes, they swap in some attack sax for the original's slashing guitar, but even as the Buttertones make it sound like one of their own, this "Shut Out" is the definition of faithful. It's done with a dark, strange and overwhelming love—as it should be! Like the band explains ►
WIN TICKETS TO MINISTRY + CARPENTER BRUT + ALIEN WEAPONRY AT THE FONDA ON DEC. 20 AND DEC. 21!
The monstrous Ministry is back with an extremely topical new album Amerikkkant and at this two-show stint at the Fonda, Al Jourgensen (and guests Dave Navarro and Chris Connelly) will perform it start-to-finish with a second set marking the 30th anniversary of The Land of Rape and Honey album, too. Want to enter to win tickets? Email us at email@example.com with subject 'MINISTRY' and let us know which night you prefer. we'll pick winners day before the show! ►
WIN TICKETS TO AMANDA PALMER AT THE THEATRE AT THE ACE HOTEL ON SAT. MAY 11!
Amanda Palmer returns with a new album and a solo live performance at the Theatre at Ace Hotel on May 11, 2019. The show will feature Palmer performing solo on grand piano, making it her first official tour ever with no back-up musicians. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 AM—get tickets here! If you'd like to enter to win, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with subject AMANDA! We'll pick winners at random before the show. ►
SUUNS + GRAHAM VAN PELT @ LODGE ROOM
Photos by Carlos Garcia Montreal’s SUUNS took hold of us all at Highland Park’s Lodge Room by transferring their energy into ours with new songs from their fourth studio album, Felt. And we did. Supporting SUUNS was Graham Van Pelt ►
PETER BJORN AND JOHN + TALOS @ THE TERAGRAM BALLROOM
Photos by Eduardo Luis If you felt like dancing and having a good time, chances are you were at the Peter Bjorn and John show at The Teragram Ballroom. The Swedish band brought tunes from their latest album Darker Days, but it definitely wasn’t dark… ►