Showing posts with label every Friday at 5. Show all posts
Showing posts with label every Friday at 5. Show all posts

Friday, September 30, 2022

This is a fantastic ramshackle day

 

A new video dropped this week for a previously unreleased Joe Strummer track titled "Fantastic" ... included on the record "Joe Strummer 002: The Mescaleros Years." 

The video, including scenes around the East Village, features archival footage shot by Strummer, Dick Rude, Julien Temple, Don Letts and more. 

Filmmaker Lance Bangs, who has directed videos for Nirvana, Sonic Youth, R.E.M., Green Day, and more, pieced together unseen footage from the artist's archives to lend a visual accompaniment to "Fantastic," and Strummer's lyrical oratory around dreaming, making change and better days... 
And the track: 
Recorded in December 2002 at the Rockfield Studios in Monmouthshire, Wales, "Fantastic" was one of Strummer’s final recordings, with vocals laid down just weeks after Joe Strummer and The Mescaleros played their last-ever live show at Liverpool University on Nov. 22, 2002, and exactly one month before Strummer’s untimely death on Dec. 22, 2002, at the age of 50.
H/T, Dr. Bop! 

Friday, September 23, 2022

'Foul' play

 

This is "A Foul Form," from the most recent release by Osees (aka OCS, Oh Sees and Thee Oh Sees) ... one of the best live bands around (IMO)... and they are playing tonight and tomorrow night out at Warsaw in Greenpoint.

Friday, September 16, 2022

Freaks to the front

 

Australian punks Amyl and the Sniffers released this live video clip this week from a recent show... a good preview of what to expect when they play Terminal 5 on West 56th Street next Friday night... in support of their most recent release, Comfort to Me.

Friday, September 9, 2022

That 'Thing' you do

 

And now for some 80s-style emotive synth-pop courtesy of Au Suisse, the debut record from NYC-based music vets Morgan Geist and Kelley Polar (aka Mike Kelley). Read more about the two here.

Enthusiasts of this era can check out their recently released record and spot the loving similarities here and there to Scritti Politti, Pet Shop Boys, Talk Talk, Visage and Tones on Tails, among others. 

And the video here is for "Thing."

Friday, September 2, 2022

Friday, August 26, 2022

The replacements

 

A new single/video dropped today via local musician-artist Ruby Trademark (aka Ruby Aldridge) ... enjoy the noirish noise-pop of "My Replacement."

Friday, August 19, 2022

'Metal' as anything

 

West Coast-based surf-noir outfit La Luz will be at the Bowery Ballroom next Friday (Aug. 26). Ahead of that, here's a video for their single, "Metal Man." 

Friday, August 12, 2022

Touch me I'm 'Dick'


Ladies and gentleman, the very first video from local band Girl Dick ... with "Girl Dick."

Friday, August 5, 2022

Off to the races


Flasher, the D.C.-based band, returned as a duo for its second album out earlier this summer ... the video here is for "Sideways."

Friday, July 29, 2022

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Friday, July 15, 2022

'Spring' break

 

A heartfelt new song by East Village-based singer-songwriter Jim Andralis ... the video released last week is for "New York City Spring," a love song to COVID-era NYC. (This Instagram post provides more background about the track. The stop-animation video is by Alex Dar.)

And this past Saturday, Jim Andralis & the Syntonics opened for Bikini Kill at Irving Plaza.

Friday, July 8, 2022

Upbeat happening

 

Brooklyn's Ribbon Stage is opening for the sold-out Bikini Kill show tonight at Pier 17. 

The video here is for the 75-second  "Rid Myself." As Pitchfork noted, the song "is over before you know it, but for a brief moment, it offers a much-needed dose of upbeat introspection." 

Friday, July 1, 2022

Feel the need, the need for 'Speeding'

 

Household Name, the third record from Brooklyn's Momma, is out today. (Per Pitchfork: a "cheeky spin on Gen-X slacker rock.") 

The video here is for "Speeding 72."

And you can catch Momma live next month in support of Snail Mail.

Friday, June 24, 2022

'Use Your Voice'

 

In April 2019 ... Patti Smith and Stewart Copeland joined Choir! Choir! Choir! at the "Onassis Festival 2019: Democracy Is Coming" ... at the Public on Lafayette. 

The choir of 250-strong joined Smith for a version of her 1988 single "People Have The Power."

Friday, June 17, 2022

Broadcast news

 

Broadcast, the English pop-psych band, recently released The Maida Vale Sessions, a rarities collection "charting the band from their first year together to near-international recognition as their sound continued mutating." 

Sadly, lead singer Trish Keenan died from pneumonia in 2011 at age 42. 

The video here is for one of my favorite songs, "Come On Let's Go" from 2000.

Friday, June 10, 2022

'Cheap' thrills

 

There's a new video out today via Surfbort, hanging here in Times Square. "Cheap Glue" is off the band's Keep on Truckin' release.

Friday, June 3, 2022

Here comes the 'Sun'

 

Local faves Hello Mary debuted a new single/video this week... here's guitarist Helena Straight, bassist Mikaela Oppenheimer and drummer Stella Wave with "Looking Right Into The Sun."

Friday, May 20, 2022

Out of 'Control'

 

After mentioning Sunflower Bean earlier... here's the video for the band's single "I Don't Have Control Sometimes" — with some East Village locales — from the two-week-old release Headful of Sugar.