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Watch Shellshag’s New Video for “Forever”

Watch Shellshag’s New Video for “Forever”

Shellshag has been around for sixteen friggin’ years. SIXTEEN! And in that time the duo du soft dynamite (being, respectively, Shell and Shag) have released a number of singles, toured like goddamn crazy but only released two proper LPs. On April 16th, they’ll be releasing their third, Shellshag Forever via...

By PPM News
And So I Watch You From Afar – All Hail Bright Futures

And So I Watch You From Afar – All Hail Bright Futures

Belfast’s And So I Watch You From Afar tend to deal in extremes. Since 2005 the post-rock quartet have revelled in the glorious, whether it be during their near-legendary ‘A Little Solidarity’ gig; joining forces with the countries’ other rising stars of the time to show off local music, or...

By Lemon
Behold…the Arctopus / Helen Money / Cleric @ St. Vitus – 3.22.13

Behold…the Arctopus / Helen Money / Cleric @ St. Vitus – 3.22.13

Listen, I’ll just be straight up with you on this one, kids. I spent a Friday night more or less by myself walking to and drinking PBR at the best damn metal bar in Brooklyn (I MISS YOU, SWEET WATER!) so that I could watch Helen Money do weird and...

By Charles
Watch The Coathangers’ New Video for “Merry Go Round”

Watch The Coathangers’ New Video for “Merry Go Round”

Atlanta’s rough and tumble all-girl, part-time party punks The Coathangers have taken the liberty of dropping an appropriately goofball creep clip for “Merry Go Round,” off of the now (long) sold out October split the band released with Heavy Cream on the increasingly awesome last goddamn rock and roll stand,...

By PPM News
Andrew McMahon / Barcelona @ The Great American Music Hall – 3.23.13

Andrew McMahon / Barcelona @ The Great American Music Hall – 3.23.13

Seattle trio, Barcelona, serenaded the Great American Music Hall to a sold out crowd (who were eagerly awaiting Andrew McMahon’s performance). The indie rock band had a great reception from the crowd although the audience didn’t seem to know much of the band’s material. Lead singer, Brian Fennell, kept the...

By Todd Sipes
The Great GoogaMooga RETURNS!

The Great GoogaMooga RETURNS!

That’s right, kids. The Great GoogaMooga…the food, booze and rock bamboozle is coming back to Brooklyn for it’s second year in Prospect Park May 17, 18 & 19 and though the exact details of what happened last time have been lost to the sun and beer lines we are nonetheless...

By PPM News
Standing in the Shadows of Motown, Live! Show Time

Standing in the Shadows of Motown, Live! Show Time

Fresh off a raucous night at the Howard Theatre in DC, the Standing in the Shadows of Motown, Live! tour descended upon the town of Glenside, PA for a show at the intimate 1300 seat Keswick Theatre. The historic venue, placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983,...

By Brian Hillsberg
SXSW 2013 – Day 3

SXSW 2013 – Day 3

Day 3 of SXSW limped in like a lion and out like two young lovers and a ham. It was punker, in some ways, than so many of our other days and the introduction of Andrew WK into the revelry sure as shit made it that much more party (though,...

By eds.
Ticket Giveaway! Billy Bragg with Kim Churchill at El Rey on 3/28

Ticket Giveaway! Billy Bragg with Kim Churchill at El Rey on 3/28

If there is a constant in this world, it is death, taxes and the possibility that Billy Bragg is goddamn pissed about something. Since the 80’s this British singer songwriter activist has fought for numerous grassroots movements, political organizations, and released a sizable catalog of records including three collaborations with...

By PPM News
Tape Wyrm XL: Pest Productions

Tape Wyrm XL: Pest Productions

Heavy Metal China ..and the swarm of atmospheric and depressive black metal. This article was originally suppose to be another Asian survey on the development of heavy metal outside the western commercial market. Much like my article on the New Wave of Indian Heavy Metal and Heavy Metal Singapore (1988-1996),...

By Kaptain Carbon
The Night Marchers – Allez! Allez!

The Night Marchers – Allez! Allez!

It would be enough to be the newer band with ¾ of Hot Snakes. That resumé enough would carry The Night Marchers. But they don’t let it. Honestly, I love everything John Reis has ever put out. But this album has a weighty swing to it. Think of Max Roach...

By McHank
Local Natives @ South Side Music Hall – 3-16-13

Local Natives @ South Side Music Hall – 3-16-13

Photos by Sean Berry // seanberryphotography.com Local Natives @ South Side Music Hall –...

By Sean Berry