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Blur open peace talks with America in first New York show with Coxon in 15 years
May 5, 2015 4:20am | The Line Of Best Fit
Albarn, Coxon, James and Rowntree played (almost) the entirety of their new LP The Magic Whip at the 550 capacity Music Hall of Williamsburg.>


NYC R&B/jazz singer Lauren Desberg spins a classic for today on her take of
May 5, 2015 3:45am | The Line Of Best Fit
NYC R&B/jazz singer Lauren Desberg spins a classic for today on her take of "He Loves And She Loves">


God Damn play with fire on debut album Vultures
May 5, 2015 3:30am | The Line Of Best Fit
The duo burst out of the Black Country as fully formed, accomplished masters of their squall.

TeeFLii x Mr. Mitch
May 5, 2015 3:20am | Abeano

Mr. Mitch, head of Gobstopper Records, has recently been overlooking the release of Iglew


Philip Glass
May 5, 2015 3:20am | The Line Of Best Fit
With the help of four other astonishing pianists, Glass took to the Barbican to perform his 20 études live in full for the first time ever in London. We left our jaws on the floor somewhere.>

Metz - II
May 5, 2015 2:39am | Drowned In Sound

Imagine a large paper sack full of sugar, wrapped in barbed wire and attached to a chain. Now imagine it being swung round and round like a mace, wielded by a grinning, beautiful maniac in the middle of a crowded street, scraping and gouging the faces of passers by, trailing grainy, crystalised sweetness that mixes with blood and spit to form a gory syrup which oozes down the street, attracting wasps and dogs and flies and degenerate kids, who roll about in it, laughing. Metz are a bit like that, only a three-piece punk band from Canada.

The trio present is a solid, abrasive wall of sound; not in the sense of Phil Spector


Kamasi Washington - The Epic
May 5, 2015 2:38am | Drowned In Sound

Battling upstream against our culture of dwindling attention spans is the appositely titled The Epic


Nai Harvest - Hairball
May 5, 2015 2:37am | Drowned In Sound

Every new release from Sheffield's Nai Harvest brings up the question of what exactly the duo will turn their attention to this time around. It's not that Ben Thompson and Lew Currie haven't decided how they would like their band to present itself, but more like they feed off the energy present in their music and just can't keep still.

They burst onto the scene with debut LP Whatever in January of 2013 and let that propulsive record push them forward to bigger and brighter things, namely inking a deal with US indie stalwarts Topshelf Records and releasing the Hold Open My Head EP, whose four tracks dispensed with the twinkly emo of their debut for crunching power chords and a more refined aesthetic. It makes sense that they would, in the immortal words of Orange Juice, 'rip it up and start again' for their eagerly-awaited second album, but while reinvention has become the norm for the duo, their latest metamorphosis is their grandest yet.



Hairball is full of new material that shows off their new-found 'scuzz pop' aesthetic. The song they contributed to last year's flower-shaped split 12-inch with Playlounge, 'Buttercups', has blossomed anew, its previous acoustic leanings swapped out for three minutes of joyous noise. Sure to become one of their signature songs (if it isn't already), it's been reworked to fit in with the rest of this hectic and unrelenting record, and it feels right at home. H...


What's going on Tuesday? (Florence, Mikal Cronin, Elder, Todd Rundgren, Hop Along, Laura Cantrell & more)
May 4, 2015 11:00pm | Brooklyn Vegan

photo: Mikal Cronin @ Austin Psych Fest 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Mikal Cronin, William Tyler @ Bowery Ballroom
Mikal Cronin just released his most ambitious album yet, the string-laden MCIII whose second side is a concept suite. At the core, though, is his impressive pop smarts and songwriting. Help him celebrate tonight with his ace band.

Florence and the Machine, Empress Of @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Music Hall of Williamsburg is just full of surprises lately, Blur last week and now Florence + the Machine show (an intimate venue for her) presented by Governors Ball. Tickets go on sale at 10 AM today.

Todd Rundgren @ Highline Ballroom
Pop chameleon and certified eccentric Todd Rundgren plays two shows at Highline this week, with a miminal backing of Dâm-Funk and two backup singers. Will you see the light?

Laura Cantrell @ Union Hall
Singer, songwriter and former WFMU DJ Laura Cantrell is playing Union Hall every Tuesday in May. The "Springtime Songbook" residency promises "country and folk music for urbanites."

Hop Along, Crying, Thin Lips @ Rough Trade
Hop Along have been gradually been gaining a strong following since 2012's great Get Disowned, and the just-released Painted Shut...


Louis C.K. will write, direct, and star in new film I
May 4, 2015 10:10pm | Cosequence Of Sound

Louis C.K. already writes, directs, and stars in his hit FX show Louie, and now he’s bringing those talents to the big screen. The comedian will undertake all three tasks for the upcoming film I’m A Cop.

The film will see C.K. playing a depressed, middle-aged volunteer police officer trying to live up to the standards set by his mother, herself a former highly decorated officer of the law. When she passes away, he’s forced to follow the dream he never had: to become a real cop.

Mega producer Scott Rudin (Ex Machina, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Social Network … everything) will oversee the project alongside Dave Becky and Blair Breard, the latter of whom works on Louie and many of C.K.’s standup specials. Rudin recently helped Chris Rock return to triple-threat status with Top Five. Incidently, Rock starred in C.K.’s last big-screen directorial and writing gig, 2001’s Pootie Tang.

C.K.’s experience on Pootie Tang was a sour one, with Paramount removing him from working on the film in post-production. However, he said that he’s learned a lot since then.


Lauryn Hill cancels Israel show following boycott pressure
May 4, 2015 9:22pm | Fact Magazine

Hill cancelled a scheduled Tel Aviv performance after she was unable to organise a corresponding show in Palestine.

The former Fugees member became the target of a social media campaign by activists who urged her to boycott Israel over its occupation of Palestinian land. Hill then issued a statement announcing her intention to return to the region once she can perform in both countries.


Lauryn Hill Misses Nigerian Concert, Cancels Israeli Concert So As Not To Alienate Palestinian Fans
May 4, 2015 8:42pm | StereoGum
Over the weekend, Lauryn Hill was scheduled to play a show in Lagos, Nigeria for an event called MayDay Live, but was forced to cancel after the promoter apparently didn't take care of the travel arrangements in time to get her to the venue. She posted an apology on her Facebook page in the … More »



Richie Hawtin awarded honorary doctorate from University of Huddersfield
May 4, 2015 7:22pm | Fact Magazine

Hawtin is among eight recipients to receive the accolade this year.

The University of Huddersfield will present techno veteran Richie Hawtin with an honorary doctorate in July. The Canadian-born DJ and producer will be presented with the award alongside “distinguished people from the media, science, enterprise, politics and the arts.”

Hawtin’s relationship with the university appears to stem from his connections to Dr. Nick Bougaieff, a member of the Popular Music Studies Research Group whose doctoral thesis focused on minimal techno, and in particular the live performance methods from the 2010-11 Plastikman Live tour. Bougaieff has also collaborated with Max Cooper for their Movements EP on Traum.

The M-nus boss is no stranger to such honours


Richie Hawtin awarded honourary doctorate from University of Huddersfield
May 4, 2015 7:22pm | Fact Magazine

Hawtin is among eight recipients to receive the accolade this year.

The University of Huddersfield will present techno veteran Richie Hawtin with an honourary doctorate in July. The Canadian-born DJ and producer will be presented with the award alongside “distinguished people from the media, science, enterprise, politics and the arts.”

Other recipients include Huddersfield-born journalists and business people, a Chinese engineering professor and the CEO of supermarket chain Iceland. We’re not exactly sure how Hawtin managed to find himself on such a list, but we do know that he will be presented with the accolade on July 13.

The M-nus boss is no stranger to such honours


Diddy
May 4, 2015 6:06pm | StereoGum
Diddy is getting back into the celebrity fragrance game after a six year absence. His new scent, called 3AM, will debut in a few days at Macy's flagship store in Herald Square, and he's marking its arrival with a NSFW advertisement directed by music video king Nabil. It features him and his longtime girlfriend Cassie … More »


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