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133 words with Charles from Slow Club

133 words with Charles from Slow Club

Right before they took off for SXSW 2010 we caught up with Charles Watson and Rebecca Taylor, the duo that is Sheffield England’s Slow Club, during a show at Bar Pink in San Diego. After their highly touted 2009 debut Yeah, So?,  Slow Club has been touring the globe at...

By Big Ben
Mimicking Birds – Mimicking Birds

Mimicking Birds – Mimicking Birds

Mimicking Birds is, technically speaking, singer/songwriter Nate Lacy, Tim Skellenger and Aaron Henson. In reality though, it’s Lacy and Modest Mouse frontman, Isaac Brock. Having taken him under his wing the stalwart of shouty indie rock has since signed Lacy to his Glacial Place label, brought him along on Modest...

By Lemon
Nico Vega @ Hollywood Palladium

Nico Vega @ Hollywood Palladium

You’ve gotta love a homecoming. Nico Vega in LA is just a 100% pure rock show, if it were booze it’d be the top shelf. Like it or not when a band goes on at 8pm they are going to have to have a little something extra to win the...

By Big Ben
Uffie featuring Pharrell Williams – “ADD SUV”

Uffie featuring Pharrell Williams – “ADD SUV”

Best known for that M.I.A.’ish pseudo-banger, “Pop the Glock”, that got hot a couple years ago; Uffie is revving the hype machine in anticipation of the May 31st release (June 8 – US) of her first full-length album titled, Sex Dreams and Denim Jeans on Ed Banger Records. Peep the...

By PPM News
Titus Andronicus and Vivian Girls’ Cassie Ramone Cover Weezer’s Sweater Song

Titus Andronicus and Vivian Girls’ Cassie Ramone Cover Weezer’s Sweater Song

Yes it has been 15 years since the Blue Album was dropped on us and guess what, still awesome. Sing along, you know you want to. [Via...

By PPM News
Video Mash Up: The Soft Pack vs The Cast of Kick Ass

Video Mash Up: The Soft Pack vs The Cast of Kick Ass

I’m not sure WTF to think of this. Great song, looks like a decent movie. I mean they’ve been doing songs mashed up over movie footage for 20 years now right? Why is this still so novel to me? Anyway judge for...

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Metric – Codeine Velvet Club – Nico Vega @ Hollywood Palladium

Metric – Codeine Velvet Club – Nico Vega @ Hollywood Palladium

Every time I set foot in the Palladium I can feel a little extra adrenaline coursing through my body. It’s like the 60 years worth of legendary shows are collectively in the air for anyone to grab onto; a rock aura all its own.  Combine that energy with three bands...

By Big Ben
Conan O’Brien Covers “Creep” by Radiohead

Conan O’Brien Covers “Creep” by Radiohead

Conan O’Brien cannot be stopped. His funny will find your eyeholes and earballs no matter who tries to stop him. After 3 months of downtime since his awkward-yet-hilarious departure from The Tonight Show, Conan kicked off his stage tour called ‘Legally Prohibited From Being On Television’ by saying, “I’m not...

By PPM News
Dum Dum Girls – I Will Be

Dum Dum Girls – I Will Be

I am trying my best not to sound sexist, but for the most part, groups comprised of “all girls” are often be written off as a gimmick by critics.  The Donnas are certainly not the prime example I would want for any prospective musically inclined daughter of mine to have. ...

By Baer
Blitzen Trapper Announces Summer Tour

Blitzen Trapper Announces Summer Tour

Blitzen Trapper is set to kick off a 10 week summer tour June 2nd @ the Knitting Factory in Spokane. There’s a few festival dates on the schedule with sets during Bonnaroo, Telluride Wine Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, and Lollapalooza. 06/02/10 Wed – Spokane WA @ Knitting Factory 06/03/10...

By PPM News
Daughters – Daughters

Daughters – Daughters

Daughters are pricks. Daughters are dipshits. Daughters are otherwise idiots leaning hard on the savant angle with the bludgeoning purpose of a Columbine kid parading a trench coat in 2003. A few years late and thirteen marks shy in a culture attuned to true horror. That’s not to say that...

By Charles
Broken Bells to Play at Meltdown Festival this June

Broken Bells to Play at Meltdown Festival this June

Having watched their secret collaboration come to acclaimed fruition, Brian Burton (aka. ‘Danger Mouse’) and The Shins’ lead man James Mercer have announced that their project Broken Bells will be performing at Richard Thompson’s Meltdown Festival in London this June. Curated by Richard Thompson, the festival is billed as a...

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