Posts Categorized: Artist News

Trash Titans Conquer All, MTV Included


MTV Music Videos MTV Shows Entertainment News Metallica, Schmatallica. Though I’d sell my soul to hear Kill Em All for the first time again, James Hetfield and that failed Danish tennis prodigy he calls a drummer get more credit than they deserve for the whole Bay Area Thrash boon of the 80s. I’ll attribute the… Read more »

Small Sails On A Vodka Advert


Portland, OR post-electronic / film-making collective Small Sails can currently be heard in a new Absolut Vodka commercial. “Somnambulist,” the opening track from their 2006 album Similar Anniversaries [Other Electricities], was chosen by the Swedish vodka brand for a TV spot that began airing in the UK on May 10th and will soon be appearing… Read more »

The New Yorker’s “100 Essential Jazz Albums”


When I was in high school, I only owned a handful of jazz CDs. One was a discount “intro to jazz” sampler called Columbia Jazz Masterpieces that lumped together Miles, Armstrong, Holiday, etc. It was like an “intro to rock” sampler that goes from “Johnny B. Goode” to “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” I loved it…. Read more »

Bears Scheduled To Play New American Music Festival


Cleveland’s indie popsters Bears will play the inaugural edition of the New American Music Festival which will be taking place on August 8th and 9th in Pittsburgh, PA. The full line-up, which was curated by Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis, also includes The Raconteurs, Gnarls Barkley, The Roots, Spoon, The Black Keys, and… Read more »

Joan as Police Woman to Release Sophomore Album June 10th


Two years after making waves with her debut solo album Real Life, Joan as Police Woman (nee Joan Wasser) will be releasing a sophomore effort titled To Survive on June 10th via Cheap Lullaby Records. After years of performing alongside the likes of Lou Reed, Anthony and the Johnsons and Rufus Wainwright, Joan struck out… Read more »