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Sep 2

Jess Williamson Opened for Mineral’s Secret Show and Brooklyn Vegan Was There To Capture It!

Billed as “The Parking Lot” (whose name is a Mineral song and whose logo resembled The Power of Failing's artwork), Mineral strongly hinted on their Facebook that it would be them, and opener Jess Williamson later revealed it on Instagram.”

See the full photo set over on Brooklyn Vegan! 

Sep 2

The Stranger Caught Chimurenga Renaissance at Bumbershoot and Called Them “Unfuckwithable”

"Kelly O tells us, The word ‘Chimurenga’ roughly translates to ‘revolutionary struggle’ and the Zimbabwean hip hop project of Tendai Maraire translates into something you’ve never quite heard before. In a day and age when everything is recycled, Maraire is makes music that’s unfuckwithable and original. Also, it should probably be noted that Maraire and Shabazz Palaces’ Ishmael Butler (who hopped in on two songs) have the best sunglasses of anyone at this whole festival—probably of anyone on the entire West Coast."’

Read the rest over at THE STRANGER!

Brooklyn Vegan has the first listen to the incredible compilation of Further’s singles titled “Where Were You Then?”

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"Having survived life in slick major label band Shadowland in the late ’80s, the Rademakers discovered Dinosaur Jr and did a sonic about-face, releasing a string of singles and albums from 1992 - 1996 on labels like Bongload (home of Beck’s "Loser") and Creation imprint Ball."

Listen now on Brooklyn Vegan! 

Roz and The Ricecakes Announce New Tour Dates!

Check them out on their website!

Read this fantastic feature on the 33 1/3 Book Series in The LA Times Book Review!

33 1/3 — which will celebrate its 10th anniversary in September with its 100th title (Michael Jackson’s “Dangerous” by Susan Fast) — offered everything Barker thought was missing from music in the digital era: affirmation of the belief that an album is not a collection of music tracks but a painstakingly sequenced narrative that rewards careful, repeated listening. It was also a category of objects that could be owned, curated and displayed.”…Read more HERE

Tiny Mix Tapes just premiered David Vandervelde’s SWOONY new dream jam, “One More Time”

Hear it here first! “Shadow Sides” is out 9/9 via Secretly Canadian, Park the Van Records & Management and BURGER RECORDS! http://www.tinymixtapes.com/chocolate-grinder/premiere-david-vandervelde-shadow-sides

Wondering Sound has the first listen to a brand new Alex Napping single, ‘Catcalls.’

“Catcalls,” from Alex Napping’s excellent This Is Not a Bedroom LP, is about booty calls, though it’s also fun to imagine the lyrics being about actual cats, specifically the feral ones that have screaming matches on my Brooklyn street super-late at night.”

Listen now on Wondering Sound! 

Noisey Caught Up With Monomyth At Their Nova Scotia Show.

As I walked back up the stairs just in time to catch Monomyth’s first song, the once segregated room of showgoers and skateboarders quickly began merging into one giant room of heavy hearts and big smiles.”

Read on about the show over on Noisey!

Tiny Mix Tapes has the scoop on the upcoming Sebadoh tour!

To maximize the swirling memories of Sebadoh’s heyday, the group is co-headlining a handful of dates in October with fellow alt-era icon Thurston Moore. If you are looking to get into an argument with a stranger about 120 Minutes orNo Alternative, consider attending these shows.”

Keep reading on Tiny Mix Tapes!

Aquarium Drunkard Chats With Ray Raposa About The New Castanets Record.

"Decimation Blues demonstrates the sprawling approach that defines Castanets. Booming bass and Rhodes piano open the album with “It’s Good to Touch You in the Sunlight,” employing a gentle ramble that is quickly disrupted by the twitching “Be My Eyes,” where Raposa’s vocals are filtered through disorienting effects.”

Keep reading on Aquarium Drunkard.