Lord Cream and BLKKK Spacey are known together as Cult 33 and if you like your hip-hop on the adventurous side, you’re going to really love this. It’s a 3-song EP called Culdesac, nothing more, nothing less, plain and simple but the music is anything but plain, simple, or ordinary.
While this year’s PDX Pop Now festival in Oregon is only five months ago, the guys in Hustle And Drone have shared a live performance from last year’s festival’. Check out what they did with “Bhikshu” and why they are one of the upcoming electronic pop groups to watch for.
If you happen to be a Portland-based artist who would like a chance to perform at this year’s PDX Pop Now!, head here for details.
They are Alright, and not just a way to say this group is alright, that’s their name and they’re from Charlotte, North Carolina. Featuring current and former members of It Looks Sad and Late Bloomer, they will be releasing an EP this spring through the Negative Fun and Self Aware labels, a split effort that is to insure people will hear it and enjoy the good music found on it. On vinyl, the EP will be released as a 7″ while digital will be, of course, digital. You can pre-order it from both Negative Fun or Self Aware, take your pick. If you want to know waht they sound like, have a listen to a tune from it called “Mixed Signals”, which will hopefully be direct to you. You have to head to BrooklynVegan.com to hear it.
They’ll take a week in March to do some shows during the second half of the month as a way to greet the much-desired spring. They’ll be doing shows with a number of other great bands, so show up early.
March 20… Charlotte, NC (Snug Harbor) ®
March 21… Raleigh, NC (Slims) ¥
March 22… Richmond, VA (Bandito’s) £
March 23… Oaklyn, NJ (Studio Lu Loo) Ƅ
March 24… Bethpage, NY (Mr. Beery’s) ȸ
March 25… Boston, MA (O’Briens) ʯ
March 26… Providence, RI (Aurora) Җ
March 27… Philadelphia, PA (KFN Upstairs) Պ
March 28… Washington, DC (TBA) ֆ
® = w/ Mineral Girls
¥ = w/ See Gulls
£ = w/ Sea Of Storms
Ƅ = w/ Extract, Goddamnit
ȸ = w/ Greensleep, Troubled Hearts
ʯ = w/ New Legs, Drug Dogs
Җ = w/ Twin Foxes, Laika’s Orbit
Պ = w/ Dogs On Acid
ֆ = w/ Witch Coast, Big Hush
You may not know Colorado musician Drew Miller just yet but if you’ve been keeping track of my website for the las few year years, you have seen projects by The Northern Hemisphere, Aywazlawst, Brother Saturn, and Chromadrift. Two new albums have been released, thsi time by The Northern Hemisphere and Chromadrift.
The album by The Northern Hemisphere is called We Were Stranded On An Island and while I like it when he releases EP’s every few months, the album experience is much more exciting. Have a listen.
For his album as Chromadrift, check out Another Cold Universe. Listen to them as you want, you may hear some kind of continuity between all of them, or you may hear them individually as their own masterpieces, or just listen for the sake of experiencing new sounds from the man. CHeck out Another Cold Universe below.
Both albums are available for free but if you are really into what Miller offers, show some support or maybe even better, if you’re a movie or video director and want to collaborate with him for a future project, get in contact with him, he’s on both Twitter and Facebook.
The man is acting crazy, enough to where Action Bronson said “YOU KNOW WHAT YOU GOD DAMN FAKA? I WANT TO LET THE WORLD KNOW I AM ONE OF THE CRAZIEST SHAKAMS IN MY MACKAFRAMALAM” and he did by writing and recording “Actin’ Crazy”, a song that is on his new album Mr. Wonderful. You can see it above, not below because I didn’t place anything there. The album will be out on the 24th of March.
She was nominated for a Grammy and now Autumn Rowe has a new release out. This is for If I Don’t Have You – The Remixes, where you have the original plus the remixes for it. The bassline sounds a bit like one of the bass synth lines in The Police’s “De Do Do Do De Da Da Da” but then it gets sparkly. You can download it by heading to Beatport.
Howlin Wolf began their new tour last night in Portland and are up in Seattle today for two shows, including an in-store at Sonic Boom at 6pm. They, who are simply just he and friends, are on tour in support of Mansion Songs (Easy Sound) so check them out if you can. If you need motivation, listen to a song from it below called “Wild Bush”.
February 27… Seattle, WA (Sonic Boom In-Store (solo acoustic) – 6pm
February 27… Seattle, WA (Tractor Tavern)
February 28… Vancouver, BC (The Hindenburg)
March 1… Bellingham, WA (Shakedown)
March 3… Boise, ID (Neurolux)
March 4… Salt Lake City, UT (Kilby Court)
March 5… Las Vegas, NV (The Bunkhouse)
March 6… Flagstaff, AZ (The Orpheum)
March 7… Santa Ana, CA (Constellation Room)
March 8… Long Beach, CA (Fingerprints In-store)
March 10… San Diego, CA (The Casbah)
March 11… Los Angeles, CA (The Echo)
March 12… Santa Cruz, CA (Crepe Place)
March 13… Oakland, CA (Leo’s)
March 14… Mill Valley, CA (Sweetwater)
April 9… San Antonio, TX (502 Bar)
April 10… Austin, TX (The Parish)
April 11… Dallas, TX (The Foundry)
April 13… Atlanta, GA (Vinyl)
April 14… Asheville, NC (New Mountain)
April 15… Raleigh, NC (Pour House)
April 16… Washington, DC (Black Cat, DC)
April 17… Philadelphia, PA (Boot & Saddle)
April 18… Brooklyn, NY (Baby’s All Right)
April 19… Allston, MA (Great Scott)
April 21… Chicago IL (Abbey Pub)
4/22 – Minneapolis, MN (7th Street)
4/23 – Omaha, NE (Reverb)
4/24 – Denver, CO (Lost Lake)
Also below, her tour dates for March, primarily in Austin:
March 2… Austin, TX (The Paramount Theatre)
March 13… Chicago, IL (Levitation Festival)
March 19… Austin TX ( SXSW Festival, Hotel Vegas)
March 20… Austin TX (SXSW Festival, The Hideout)
March 21… Austin, TX (SXSW Festival, Flatstock)
Another member of the Tracks family, Flawless Tracks, was hired to work with Chicago rapper G-B.A.L.L. and waht they put together is “R.H.T.C.”, which means this song could be G.O.O.D. but you don’t want to listen to it if it is a complete F.A.I.L. He calls this his theme song so if you see him live and hear it, throw your hands in the air and celebrate with the m.a.n.
Upon first listen to “The Killer Instinct”, you might ask yourself “is this Boston or is this Thin Lizzy?” It’s neither, for they are the Black Star Riders, but that 70’s swagger is part of their fun, at least for this song. The song is the title track to their Nuclear Blast album. If their sound is distinctive in a Thin Lizzy manner, it’s because these guys were Thin Lizzy but chose to change their name to start a new life, so Ricky Warwick, Scott Gorham, Damon Johnson, Robbie Crane, and Jimmy DeGrasso are the Riders, so get a chance to become familiar. They released their debut album in 2014 and the new one was released last week Friday.