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EXPERIENCE THE NATURAL AND UNDYING LOVE OF LIGHTSTORM!

posted January 8th, 2016

Husband and wife team Johnima and Kalassu Wintergate are Lightstorm: globetrotting musical collaborators retransmitting messages of love from their teacher and Avatar, Sathya Sai Baba.

Since 1973, the Lightstorm discography has been issued under a variety of aliases (Creation Earth, 331/3, Teeth) unknown to all but the most obsessed vinyl casualties. Insofar as the irrepressible J&K are known at all, it's for their twisted, ridiculously entertaining 1982 shot-on-video horror-comedy cult classic, Boardinghouse. (See this movie!)

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Artists in this story: Lightstorm

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PEEL BACKWARDS IN TIME WITH BONNIE 'PRINCE' BILLY'S POND SCUM

posted January 6th, 2016

There are no Peel sessions anymore - that tradition was buried in the pyramids with John Peel himself upon the great man's passing. Of the thousands left in the wake, six are ascribed to Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - and of those six, three have been combined to form the deeply congruous experience of Pond Scum. A span of eight years is covered, in reverse, and many chestnuts are rolled out, freed of former contexts with sparse arrangements. "(I Was Drunk at the) Pulpit" feels,... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bonnie "Prince" Billy

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DECK THE HALL WITH ROYAL TRUX

posted December 18th, 2015

They said this could never happen; they said it never would, goddamn! But they are Royal Trux - they do what they want, see? Neil Hagerty and Jennifer Herrema, the most notorious and confounding duos in rock and roll, a group that leaves you excited, inspired and bewildered-all within the same song, were GONE FOREVER - recoiled back into whatever radical xanadu they emerged from, into whatever fever dream they'd inhabited. The future was cancelled. They promised!

Well, we say it again... (read more)

Artists in this story: Royal Trux

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LOOK FORWARD TO A BITCHIN NEW YEAR WITH THE BAJAS

posted December 17th, 2015

Fresh off their longest European tour to date, including their first trip to the UK where they soundly enveloped full houses of blissed-out punters, Bitchin Bajas continue chasing sonics through space and time, living their days in a forward thinking flow motion. For these dudes, rhythms come and go: keys, flutes, and guitars make sound as a means to a greater end. Recorded or live, their music regularly emerges wafting a tranquil essence, engaging a shared experience with their listeners. As the world turns, the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bitchin Bajas

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LOSE YOURSELF IN THIS NEW MEG BAIRD VIDEO!

posted December 10th, 2015

It's been several months and like, two seasons on earth (if you just count our hemisphere....otherwise, whew!) since Meg Baird's Don't Weigh Down The Light release back in June, which of course is at least FOREVER in internet time, right? Somehow her spellbinding voice and brooding song style lives on. Like Meg's previous albums, the heart of Don't Weigh Down the Light is her lyrical, precise fingerstyle guitar work and a voice that moves from soaring and tender to icy and unforgiving, with... (read more)

Artists in this story: Meg Baird

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NEWSOM ROCKED THE LATE SHOW

posted December 9th, 2015

Missed the buzz?!?!? Joanna Newsom performed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night and you can watch it here!

 

Artists in this story: Joanna Newsom

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OUTSTANDING AUDIO-VISUAL NOISE EMANATES FROM THE SILENCE!

posted December 9th, 2015

The Silence is a powerful force - if try to ignore it, you will fail! Much like a mighty gust of wind or the thunderous crackle of a bubbling volcanic eruption that has finally boiled over, The Silence percolate over time only to unleash sounds that furiously swallow you from wherever you are at any given moment. It's manifested once already with the Kazuo Ogino's video for "Little Red Record Company," but the latest case in point is The Silence's sprawling three part epic,... (read more)

Artists in this story: Ghost, Masaki Batoh, The Silence

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JO JO JO! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

posted December 8th, 2015

With greater velocity than a meteorite-straddlin' Kris Kringle, Joanna Newsom keeps dropping gifts on a grateful world-pop! While she's in the midst of her first USA tour in four years, more Newsom tour dates have blossomed forth from Mother Earth's nurturing bosom. They land our lady right back where the Divers campaign began - in Europe! It's all part of the international Divers experience, people. Following the years-long buildup to the album release, we've felt your collective sigh of relief and squeal of enjoyment -... (read more)

Artists in this story: Joanna Newsom

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BASK IN THE WARM SUN AND THE CATALINA BREEZE

posted December 7th, 2015

Brrr! When the hell did it get so cold?! This wintery weather has given us the urge to put on our PJs as soon as the sun goes down... at 4PM. How dreary! It doesn't have to be that way, though. Thanks to the Blue Jean Committee, the party has just begun and the lido shuffle is lasting all the way until the end of the year! The now legendary Gene Allen and Clark Honus were once just two working class guys with a... (read more)

Artists in this story: Fred Armisen, The Blue Jean Committee

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LAURA OWENS SHOW RUNNING THROUGH DECEMBER 18th AT SOCCER CLUB CLUB

posted December 4th, 2015

Looking for a place to wind down, watch the world's most popular sport and drink some brews with your buddies? Well, contrary to the name, we can't actually help you out in that department. We can, however, offer a solution for those interested in the visual arts! Soccer Club Club is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new works by Laura Owens, organized by Wendy Yao.   

The exhibition includes site-specific wall-mounted works in screen printing ink, oil and Flashe... (read more)