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Dealer’s Choice: Epitonic Deep Freeze Edition

Dealer’s Choice: Epitonic Deep Freeze Edition

Well it’s not so cold as fuck here in NYC this evening but it’s looking to be pretty damn brisk in the windy city where Epitonic is prepped to celebrate it’s fifteenth damn birthday (the internets is old, no?) this weekend with the inaugural Deep Freeze Festival. There’ll be rocking...

By eds.
Bloodshot Bill and Mary Simich @ Viva Cantina 1-18-14

Bloodshot Bill and Mary Simich @ Viva Cantina 1-18-14

Photos By Ben Irwin Show presented by “The Reverend Martntini” Bloodshot Bill Photos @ Viva Cantina 1-18-14 Mary Simich Photos @ Viva Cantina...

By Big Ben
Peter Seeger, L.A.M.F. 1919-2014

Peter Seeger, L.A.M.F. 1919-2014

The face of his banjo read “THIS MACHINE SURROUNDS HATE AND FORCES IT TO SURRENDER” which is, admittedly, a less blood-boiling call to inspired activism than the more familiar “THIS MACHINE KILLS FASCISTS” visage but Pete Seeger was not Woody Guthrie (though the two young men spent many dusty days...

By PPM News
Islands @ Troubadour 1-21-14

Islands @ Troubadour 1-21-14

Photos and Words by Madelynn Elyse   You know you’ve made it when Benedict Cumberpatch is checking out your band. That’s my definition of success. He snuck into the Troubadour and politely ordered drinks from the giddy bartender before turning to watch Islands make music. I turned to my friend Eric....

By Madelynn Elyse
Listen! to The Hold Steady Return, Surling with “I Hope This Whole Thing Didn’t Frighten You”

Listen! to The Hold Steady Return, Surling with “I Hope This Whole Thing Didn’t Frighten You”

You know, when I started this crap road through the grueling days of thankless labor I spent my days pulling tiles from a luxury apartment in Brooklyn with an old crow bar and Boys and Girls in America over and over and over again and I swear if it weren’t...

By PPM News
Watch! SKATERS Go Mental for “Miss Teen Massachusettes”

Watch! SKATERS Go Mental for “Miss Teen Massachusettes”

I don’t know what it is about a cold, dark morning that has me stuck on SKATERS. Perhaps its the fuzzy waving hunchback heartthrob ring they got down pat like young a young Suede with better technology (and a lack hyperglam sexuality). Maybe I’m just tired and – in my...

By PPM News
Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues

Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues

Let me tell you right now that it’s been a good long while since I’ve given a shit about the recorded output of Against Me! Ten years, in fact. Sure, there was something delightful in hearing the band rebuke the naïve, tattooed beard dream of humorless cultural upheaval that was...

By Charles
Tic Tic Boom @ The Satellite – 1.14.14

Tic Tic Boom @ The Satellite – 1.14.14

Photos by Madelynn Elyse There were magnificent tits to either side of me. I glanced down at my PBR, wondering what flavor of hallucinogenic had been slipped into my drink. My eyes raised. Yep, the magnificent tits were still there. But who had beheaded these poor, plastic women? Furthermore, what...

By Madelynn Elyse
Giles Corey / Planning for Burial / My Mountain / The Whip Angels @ Cameo Gallery – 1.12.14

Giles Corey / Planning for Burial / My Mountain / The Whip Angels @ Cameo Gallery – 1.12.14

Since returning from Xmas at the haunted inn, I’ve been something of a malcontent and mumbling shut in so I’m not exactly sure what it was that tore me from the bosom of cheap beer and troubled sleep to trek to Williamsburg on a Sunday (I mean, lord knows I...

By Charles
Governors Ball Announces 2014 Lineup, Friggin’ Rules

Governors Ball Announces 2014 Lineup, Friggin’ Rules

Yeah, I said it. So what? It’s true. I was going to be so bold as to tell Coachella to suck it (once again) because Indio’s got nothing on NYC except a bad tan and worse acid but I’m feeling a bigger man than that now that I’ve let the...

By PPM News
Girls Against Boys – The Ghost List

Girls Against Boys – The Ghost List

Let’s talk cool, baby. Real fuck cool. Denim jackets and dime shades and gin splints, neat for the win. Dead crooners tattooed on copper prostitutes. Pulp flint and the narcotic codex. A cigarette cut through the greasy air of success, sucked deep and deserving through a split lip and crackling...

By Charles
Future Islands Sign To 4AD – Confirm New Album + Tour

Future Islands Sign To 4AD – Confirm New Album + Tour

I love Future Islands, back in 2011 when they were touring off their last full-length “On the Water” I went from not really knowing who they were to seeing them 4 times within 3 months, in 3 different states. That’s how powerful this trios music is, once you open yourself...

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