Friday, January 14, 2022
Saturday, January 8, 2022
A special edition of the weekly Fridays at 5 feature... Remembering David Bowie on what would have been his 75th birthday... this is the video for "Be My Wife," from Low, which was almost released 45 years to the date.
Friday, January 7, 2022
Friday, December 31, 2021
- I've been listening to "We Love You" by the Rolling Stones because the song reminds me of a friend who died this year.
- Somehow, I'd never seen the promo video for the song from 1967 that (thank you, IMDB, cutting and pasting) included footage from recording sessions along with segments that re-enacted the 1895 trial of Oscar Wilde, with Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Marianne Faithfull respectively portraying Wilde, a judge and Lord Alfred Douglas.
- The IMDB description helpfully notes the following: "Footage also appears of Brian Jones, apparently high on drugs with his eyes drooping and unfocused." (So 2021!) More facts about the song here.
Friday, December 24, 2021
Friday, December 17, 2021
Friday, December 3, 2021
The Chicago-based teen trio Horsegirl recently released this video for "Billy," a forthcoming 7-inch single (with a cover of the Minutemen's "History Lesson Part II" on side B) via their new label, Matador.
The band has said the song is "a love letter to past music scenes we wish we could have witnessed."
Friday, November 26, 2021
Valentine, the second record from Snail Mail, aka current East Village resident Lindsey Jordan, will likely end up on some best-of year-end lists. (Here's a nice recap on her two-album career via NPR.)
The video for the title track is from "The Late Show" earlier this month.
Friday, November 19, 2021
In case you were looking for some new dream pop ... the Swedish quintet Makthaverskan just released a new record titled För Allting via Run For Cover.
The audio track above is for "Tomorrow."
Hopefully, the band will be back around these parts someday.
Friday, November 12, 2021
Today is a good day to celebrate Bush Tetras, the local post-punk pioneers who formed in 1979.
Today marks the release of the career-spanning box set "Rhythm and Paranoia: The Best of Bush Tetras," which features 29 songs across three LPs pressed onto 180-gram vinyl and remastered by Carl Saff, plus a 46-page book with photos, an original essay on the band by Marc Masters, and shorter essays by Thurston Moore, Nona Hendryx and Topper Headon, among others.
As you may know, Dee Pop, the band's longtime drummer, passed away on Oct. 9. According to an announcement by the band, he died in his sleep. He was 65.
Don Christensen, who played in Bush Tetras for a time in the 1980s as well as the Contortions and the Raybeats, will be taking over on drums ... as there's a record-release show tomorrow night at LPR on Bleecker Street.
BTW, Stereogum has an interview with the band's two veteran members, Pat Place and Cynthia Sley, right here.
Now to the video... Wharf Cat Records recently released a remastered version of "Too Many Creeps" from 1979... a song and video (filmed along the Bowery) that remains an all-time EVG favorite.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Friday, November 5, 2021
Loveless, My Bloody Valentine's sonic masterpiece, turned 30 yesterday. (Happy anniversary!)
So enjoy the video for the album's last track — "Soon."
Friday, October 29, 2021
Friday, October 22, 2021
On this occasion today, the band released this video of "Dreams Never End" — Movement's lead track — from their concert (Nov. 18, 1981) at the Ukrainian National Home on Second Avenue between St. Mark's Place and Ninth Street.
(We've posted the full show before, like here.)
Friday, October 15, 2021
Friday, October 8, 2021
Friday, October 1, 2021
Local singer-songwriter Vlad Holiday has a new EP out on Nov. 5 titled Write Me Off the Show. The video here is for the single titled "Skinny Dipping."
Also, today is another Bandcamp Friday, in which the platform foregoes its revenue and gives the bands all the $$$ from the day's sales.
Friday, September 24, 2021
Going back to 1981 for this live clip of Delta 5 performing "Anticipation."
Julz Sale, the lead singer of the UK-based post-punk band, died this week. Details about her death were not disclosed.
Friday, September 17, 2021
Little Simz, the UK-based rapper, released her fourth record, Sometimes I Might Be Introvert, at the beginning of the month.
The video (flash warning!) is for "Rollin Stone."
Friday, September 10, 2021
Friday, September 3, 2021
East Village-based singer-songwriter (and bar owner!) Jesse Malin releases his next record, Sad and Beautiful World, on Sept. 24.
The video here is for the single "State of the Art." (Relix has more on the song and video here.)