JIMMY CLIFF, THE WALKMEN, UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA
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Whether or not the calendar officially says so, summer has arrived (at least I thought so until I walked out the door this morning). With the sweaty subway trips and blasting air conditioners comes the opening night of Celebrate Brooklyn’s annual concert series hosted at the Prospect Park Bandshell. This Tuesday, reggae legend Jimmy Cliff will [READ ON]
SASQUATCH 2011 FESTIVAL GUIDE
I have a confession to make. I’ve never been to a proper festival. Not the kind that gets covered by all the big blogs and newspapers, not the kind [READ ON]
A few weeks ago, after being approached by Tokyo Police Club’s management team in regards to filming a Buzzsession, my friend Austin Conroy and I were at odds as to how we could best capture the band’s true spirit. After rejecting every idea to have them do a stripped down session, Austin suggested that we not limit the band by forcing them to do anything unplugged. From there, we figured out that the best way to keep the public element of the session alive, while expanding on what it is to be a Buzzsession, would be to have the band perform from the back of a fully equipped truck.
The rest was simple. We rented a cube truck, met the band at Terminal 5, loaded their gear, and drove to the MacDougal Street. Along the way, we tweeted that our original idea of having the band perform at three location didn’t make sense anymore, and that they’d be doing three songs in the middle of the famous Greenwich Village street. For those that don’t know, this is the same street where Cafe Wha?, the club where Bob Dylan played his first New York City show, is located. With their equipment situated in the back of the truck, we had the band sneak inside, swing open the gate, and play “Favourite Colour”, “Nature of the Experiment”, and “Your English Is Good”. Watch a compilation of the performance and stream all three MP3s below.
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February 2, 2011
TOKYO POLICE CLUB BUZZSESSION TAPING THIS FRIDAY
It seems like people have been searching the site to find out when and where we’ll be filming with Tokyo Police Club this Friday, as well as what the hell we’re planning anyway. Here you go.
This Friday, January 21, before Tokyo Police Club’s sold out show at Terminal 5, we’ll be driving around in a 16′ cube truck (aka UHaul), and parking at three locations all over the island of Manhattan. We have two battery powered amps, thus allowing the band to do slightly [READ ON]
On hand to film with Brooklyn band, BRAHMS, who are currently working on a full-length, I was treated to a private performance in the green room at Mercury Lounge which included half of their EP. Basking in the glow of their ominous red light with a radio-ready Casiotone serving as an amp, Eric, Cale, and Drew of BRAHMS played “Brought It Out” and “Subtext is Deadly” in what was one of my absolute favorite sessions yet.
‘Buzzsessions’ is a live session series made by The Wild Honey Pie. With each new episode, we travel with a different band to a different part of New York City and record sometimes-intimate/sometimes-wild versions of two or three songs which are given away for free.
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August 25, 2010
PASSION PIT IN MICHIGAN REVIEW
The following article was submitted via Facebook by our reader, Monica Mitevski:
On June 25, 2010, in front of a sold out crowd, in Royal Oak Michigan Passion Pit proved the stereotype that, electro-rock bands often disappoint live, away WRONG. [READ ON]
TOKYO POLICE CLUB’S RELEASE NEW LP, CHAMP
First and foremost, Tokyo Police Club is not at all what the name suggests. One may expect neon nightsticks bludgeoning me as exotic sushi rolls were shoved down my throat; instead, I came across heart-encrusted inflatable baseball bats merely poking me while California rolls were the only things sliming their way down my esophagus. Originally from that mystical and beautiful land that is Canada, this band genuinely delivers [READ ON]
BRAHMS TOUR WITH PASSION PIT, TOKYO POLICE CLUB
Subtext is Deadly – BRAHMS Subtext is Deadly – BRAHMS (Free Download)
BRAHMS, the Brooklyn band who the NY Press said, “have already cultivated the sound, the look, and the connections combined that could put a name not heard in the context of new music since the 19th century back in popular circulation” has taken New York City venues by storm. [READ ON]
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Canada gets a lot of crap being north of the tree line and all. With their recent hockey win at the Olympics, we’re a little bitter this side of the border. Musically speaking though, there is some great talent that comes out of Canada. MSTRKRFT anyone? [READ ON]