listen to 3WK on your mobile device spread the word - share 3WK with your friends help out the cause - support 3WK with a donation or become a member today! contact 3WK thru social media and email catch up on music news/reviews see artists played on each 3WK station see this weeks 3WK indie music chart visit the 3WK homepage
menu

Read The Lastest Music News/Reviews

< 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 >
Coachella 2014: Day 1
Apr 15, 2014 4:36pm | CMJ


Friday, day one at Coachella, was hot, both physically and metaphorically. Hot for the dope beats from acts like Outkast, A$AP Ferg and Girl Talk. Hot for the badass femme-rock that came from Dum Dum Girls, HAIM, Ellie Goulding, Neko Case, Austra, Waxahatchee and Kate Nash. And hot for all the fingers slamming against guitar strings from rockers like Title Fight and the Replacements, who, despite their gaps in ages, both rocked out with the same intensity.

For fans of female vocals, the 6 o’clock hour was for you. With Neko Case on the outdoor stage providing the chillest vibes of the day and Ellie Goulding on the main Coachella stage getting intensly into her soul-pop, one would think that there couldn’t be anything to top that. But the queen of the hour was Kate Nash who had the stage and her frame all decked out in pink, and jumped into the crowd after only three songs.

There were some hiccups throughout the day, as there is at all festivals. Dum Dum Girls were plagued by tech glitches. At one point, lead singer Dee Dee Penny had to give her guitar to guitarist Jules when her’s kept having disagreements with the sound system. Girl Talk had an epic set full of high energy stunts, such as bringing a large crowd of fans on stage and wind blowing toilet paper into the crowd. But the video screens during his set failed epically. First the screens started playing Bryan Ferry’s set from the Mojave stage, then the techs kept trying...



Marissa Nadler road trips from her living room in Drive music video
Apr 15, 2014 4:28pm | Chart Attack

In "Drive," Marissa Nadler doesn't need a dumb car for a road trip. With direction from Galaxie 500 member Naomi Yang, footage from artist Bernard Faucon's trip driving all about everywhere, and a quick seven hour walk to the lake, Nadler's doleful folk music gets the elegant and surreal visuals it seems to be calling out for.

Pitchfork has Yang's director's statement:

As a musician I immediately connected to the emotional content of this songespecially as it starts with the very powerful first verse chronicling a discouraging night on the road: "If you aint made it now/ Youre never going to make it/ Seventeen people in the dark tonight."

The video tells the story of Marissa facing her own ambitionas well as her disappointmentsbut ultimately of her desire to reach people through her music. Its presented as a series of metaphors, or a surreal dream, but one in which Marissa is an active participant in her future (not a passive witness) as she explores her feelings about making music.

Running through the song is the refrain "Nothing like the way it feels to drive," which made me think of the French artist Bernard Faucon, whose recent work is shot entirely from the front seat of a car as he travels all over the world. Bernard graciously allowed me to use excerpts of his footageas he put it, "Yes, you can use my roads, they fit so well with Marissas song..."

Marissa Nadler's new album July is out now via ...


Veruca Salt announce U.S. tour, their first in 19 years
Apr 15, 2014 4:25pm | Cosequence Of Sound

After unveiling plans to release new music for Record Store Day (April 19th), iconic alt-rock outfit Veruca Salt continue their reunion activities today by announcing a full U.S. tour. Their first outing with the original lineup since 1995, the band (Nina Gordon, Louise Post, Steve Lack, and Jim Shapiro) have dates spread throughout late June and much of July, including a slot at Cincinnati’s Bunbury Music Festival. Consult the full schedule below.

(Read: Whatever Happened To: Veruca Salt)

The band’s RSD 10-inch is comprised of new songs “The Museum of Broken Relationships” and “It’s Holy” backed by their seminal single “Seether”. Head here for more info on this and every RSD release.

Veruca Salt 2014 Tour Dates:
06/22 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
06/23 – Seattle, WA @ The Tractor Tavern
06/24 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
06/26 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
06/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
07/09 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
07/10 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
07/11 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bunbury Music Festival
07/12 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
07/13 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
07/21 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
07/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
07/24 – New York, ...


No, AC/DC is not retiring
Apr 15, 2014 4:23pm | Cosequence Of Sound

Yesterday, several Australian media sources reported that AC/DC would soon announce its retirement from music. Rumors purported that guitarist Malcom Young was suffering from a serious illness that prevented him from recording or touring with the band as part of its 40th anniversary celebration.

However, according to Billboard, those reports are inaccurate, citing sources close to the band. What’s more, The Australian reports that AC/DC recently booked six weeks of studio time in order to work on the follow-up to 2008′s Black Ice.

(Read: The Five Best and Worst Replacement Singers)

It appears rumors of the band’s retirement manifested from an anonymous tipster, who contacted Australian radio station 6PR. According to The Guardian, entertainment reporter Peter Ford later told 6PR that he believed the tipster to be correct. “It may be that they don’t actually retire as such, they just never perform together again or record again.”

Back in February, AC/DC singer Brian Johnston told a Florida radio station that the band would return to the studio in May and were also planning a 40-date tour. As of now, it appears those plans remain in tact.

Watch AC/DC perform “Hells Bells” in 2009:



Update: Are AC/DC on the verge of retirement?
Apr 15, 2014 4:23pm | Cosequence Of Sound

Yesterday, several Australian media sources reported that AC/DC would soon announce its retirement from music. Rumors purported that guitarist Malcom Young was suffering from a serious illness that prevented him from recording or touring with the band as part of its 40th anniversary celebration.

However, according to Billboard, those reports are inaccurate, citing sources close to the band. What’s more, The Australian reports that AC/DC recently booked six weeks of studio time in order to work on the follow-up to 2008′s Black Ice.

Update: Mark Evans, the son of original drummer Dave Evans, disputed the report from Billboard. On Twitter (via Blabbermouth), he said Young was “very sick”… [Malcolm's son] Ross Young spoke to my father this morning because the cat got out…. But yes, the band will be finished. No new shows or music.”

(Read: The Five Best and Worst Replacement Singers)

It appears rumors of the band’s retirement manifested from an anonymous tipster, who contacted Australian radio station 6PR. According to The Guardian, entertainment reporter Peter Ford later told 6PR that he believed the tipster to be correct. “It may be that they don’t actually retire as such, they just never perform together again or record again.”

Back in February, AC/DC singer Brian Johnston told a ...


The Fest announces more bands (Hot Water Music, Screaming Females, Touche Amore, Pianos BTT, Modern Baseball & more)
Apr 15, 2014 4:11pm | Brooklyn Vegan

Touche Amore at Santos in 2011 (more by Rebecca Reed)

Gainesville punk mecca The Fest recently announced its 2014 lineup and now many additional artists were announced, including Hot Water Music, Screaming Females, Touche Amore, Pianos Become the Teeth, Modern Baseball, Tiltwheel, The Sidekicks, Rescuer, Spraynard (reunion), Worriers, Three Man Cannon, Two Knights, Ben Nichols, Restorations, Placeholder, Enabler, The Weaks and more. Full list of additions below, and stay tuned for yet another announcement on April 21.

The new additions join previously announced bands Descendents, Lifetime, The Menzingers, The Marked Men, Modern Life Is War, Into It Over It, You Blew It!, Circle Takes the Square, Self Defense Family, Lemuria, The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die, and more. Tickets go on sale on Sunday (4/20) at 4:20 PM.

Lineup additions below...

Continue reading "The Fest announces more bands (Hot Water Music, Screaming Females, Touche Amore, Pianos BTT, Modern Baseball & more)" at brooklynvegan


Watch: Courtney Barnett Anonymous Club Video
Apr 15, 2014 4:05pm | CMJ

Courtney Barnett during CMJ 2013 – Photo by Adela Loconte


Courtney Barnett’s excellent 2013 album, The Double EP: A Side Of Split Peas, is being released physically in North America for the first time today thanks to Mom + Pop. To celebrate, Barnett has shared a video for her warm folk lullaby, Anonymous Club. The video is reminiscent of some vintage cartoons, thanks to minimal black and white animation from Celeste Potter. Watch the clip and check out Barnett’s upcoming tour dates below.


Tour Dates For Courtney Barnett:
04/13-20 – Coachella – Indio, CA
06/14 – Music Hall Of Williamsburg – Northside Festival – Brooklyn, NY
06/17 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
06/18 – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA
06/19-22 – Firefly Festival – Dover, DE
06/13-22 – NXNE Festival – Toronto, ON
06/24 – Varsity Theater – Minneapolis, MN
07/01 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
07/02 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
07/04 – Fortune Sound Club – Vancouver, BC
07/05 – Sasquatch Festival – George, WA
08/01-03 – Pickathon Festival – Happy Valley, OR

The post Watch: Courtney Barnett – “Anonymous Club” Video appeared first on CMJ.


Albert Hammond Jr. touring with Phoenix, playing MHOW with Drowners during Northside Festival (dates)
Apr 15, 2014 3:57pm | Brooklyn Vegan

AHJ modeling his signature jacket

Albert Hammond Jr., who released the AHJ EP last year, has announced a few North American tour dates in June with Phoenix, most of which are in Canada. Right after those dates, he'll play Brooklyn's Northside Festival at Music Hall of Williamsburg on June 13 with Drowners (who probably own a couple Strokes records). Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (4/18) at noon with an AmEx presale beginning Wednesday (4/16) at noon.

Meanwhile, Julian Casablancas just played Coachella (and will do so again this weekend) and will play Governors Ball in June (so do The Strokes). All Albert Hammond Jr. tour dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Albert Hammond Jr. touring with Phoenix, playing MHOW with Drowners during Northside Festival (dates)" at brooklynvegan


Dead End Path releasing a new LP (stream a track)
Apr 15, 2014 3:39pm | Brooklyn Vegan

by Kelly Kettering

Pennsylvania's Dead End Path know how to manifest some seriously tough hardcore. Releasing the follow up to 2011's Blind Faith, their new LP Seance & Other Songs will be released via Triple B Records on June 10th. If you're craving a crusty breakdown, head below and listen to "Procession Light", the new record's first single, which premieres here.

"We're a hardcore band influenced by things other than hardcore," said singer Uriah Thomas. "Death, Discharge, Hum, Bathory - that was really the building blocks for a lot of the songs on this LP... This track is a good reflection of all of those influences coming through and being reinterpreted by a modern hardcore band. I think most of my personal favorite hardcore bands probably have had a similar mindset when creating their music. Cro-Mags, Negative Approach, Poison Idea, Integrity - all hardcore punk bands that took from outside influence to create absolutely crushing music. That's our mindset."

Pre-orders of the album will be available in a week's time. Album artwork and new song stream below...

Continue reading "Dead End Path releasing a new LP (stream a track)" at brooklynvegan


Album Of The Week: Triptykon Melana Chasmata
Apr 15, 2014 3:38pm | StereoGum

The later, post-Optimus Prime death seasons of the original Transformers cartoon took place in the distant, futuristic year of 2006, when the Decepticons’ most powerful weapon was Trypticon, an actual city that would transform into a vast purple-and-black dinosaur. Trypticon spent a lot of time fighting against Metroplex, an Autobot city that would also turn into a robot. During one episode — and I had to Google this to make sure I hadn’t imagined it as a kid — Trypticon actually steals the Eiffel Tower for some reason. (Transformers got weird toward the end.) It’s presumably pure coincidence that the Swiss extreme-metal originator Tom Gabriel Fischer gave his latest band an almost-identical name to Trypticon, as I’ve interviewed Fischer, and he did not strike me as the sort of person who has much time in his life for American cartoons from the ’80s. Fischer is a deathly-serious type, someone who seems to spend the better part of his days plumbing the depths of his own depression, mining his soul for anything he can shape into his dark art. (Supposedly, Fischer’s Triptycon is a play on the word “triptych,” since it’s his third major musical project.) And yet listening to Melana Chasmata, Triptykon’s sophomore album, I can’t help thinking about the Transformer Trypticon, about a lumbering and malevolent beast so humungous that its mere scale can fire a kid&#8217...


Reunited Veruca Salt Announce First Tour With Original Lineup In 19 Years
Apr 15, 2014 3:33pm | StereoGum

Last month we got word ’90s alt-rock vets Veruca Salt were reuniting their original lineup to release a new single for Record Store Day. It was surprising to hear that the legendarily drama-filled band was able to get together to record a new song or two, and now they’re going to be spending even more time together. The reunited VS will be going on tour soon, almost two decades since parting ways. Check out the dates below:

Read More...





Watch: PINS Shoot You
Apr 15, 2014 3:31pm | CMJ

PINS


Manchester post-punk quartet PINS has given us a video for their quick hitting surf-pop cut Shoot You. Through a black and white lens, the band takes us on a tour of some of their old stomping grounds. As bleak as they seem, these musty and crumbling basements have been more than enough for many bands to call home, and PINS don’t seem to have forgotten about them just yet. Check out the video (via Harper’s Bazaar) below.

The post Watch: PINS – Shoot You appeared first on CMJ.


Diarrhea Planet announce extensive U.S. tour
Apr 15, 2014 3:30pm | Cosequence Of Sound

Though Diarrhea Planet have been touring in support of their 2013 album I’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams for a while now, they’ve just announced another leg of U.S. dates that’ll keep them on the road through the end of June.

The aptly-titled “Dude…Diarrhea Planet Literally, Seriously, Literally Cannot Stop Touring Tour” commences later this week in Clemson, SC and includes dates along the East Coast, in the Deep South, and across the Midwest.

(Watch: Diarrhea Planet and So So Glos Face Off in Hot Sauce Challenge)

According to the band on Facebook, “A long string of West Coast dates are coming later this summer, probably August.” While those shows haven’t been announced yet, you can check their current docket below.

Diarrhea Planet 2014 Tour Dates:
04/18 Clemson, SC @ Tiger Park for Springfest VI
04/19 Boone, NC @ Boone Saloon
04/24 Little Rock, AR @ Stickyz
04/25 Tulsa, OK @ Yeti
04/26 Norman, OK @ Norman Music Festival
05/17 Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Music Festival
05/25 – Little Rock, AR @ Riverfest/Stickyz Stage
05/28 Asheville, NC @ Mothlight
05/29 Raleigh, NC @ Kings
05/30 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
05/31 Baltimore, MD @ Gold Bar
06/02 Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary
06/03 Winooski, VT @ Monkey House
06/04 Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse
06/05 Allston, MA @ Great Scott
...


Flatbush Zombies released a new song, playing free Converse Rubber Tracks Live show at MHOW & festivals (dates, stream)
Apr 15, 2014 3:13pm | Brooklyn Vegan

Flatbush Zombies at SXSW 2013 (more by Dylan Johnson)

Brooklyn rap trio Flatbush Zombies are currently on the west coast for Coachella, and they have a few other shows coming up this month too. One of those is NYC-area college festival Culture Shock at SUNY Purchase, and the day before that fest they'll play a FREE Converse Rubber Tracks Live show in Brooklyn at Music Hall of Williamsburg (4/24) with 100s and GrandeMarshall. Though the show is free, you do need tickets, which go on "sale" Wednesday (4/16) at noon.

Flatbush Zombies also just dropped a new track, "Red Light, Green Light" (ft. Espa). Check it out, with their list of all dates, including Houston's Free Press Summer Festival in May, below...

Continue reading "Flatbush Zombies released a new song, playing free Converse Rubber Tracks Live show at MHOW & festivals (dates, stream)" at brooklynvegan


Courtney Barnett premieres animated 'Anonymous Club' video - watch
Apr 15, 2014 3:01pm | NME
The Australian singer songwriter will release her debut album this year


< 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 >

Buy it at Insound!

3WK, Indie, Indie and Indie Radio, Indie Music, Indie Music and Indie Music Radio, Indie Rock and Indie Rock Radio, Indie Rock and Indie Rock Internet Radio, Indie Rock and Indie Rock Music News, Indie Rock and Indie Rock News, Indie Rock and Indie Rock Artists, Indie Rock and Indie Rock Reviews, Indie Rock and Indie Rock Music Reviews, Indie Rock and Indie Rock Album Reviews, Indie Rock and Indie Rock Interviews, Indie Rock and Indie Rock Video, Indie Rock and 60s Classic Rock, Indie Rock and 70s Classic Rock, Indie Rock and 80s Alternative Rock, Indie Rock and 90s Alternative Rock, Indie Rock and Classic Rock, Indie Rock and Alternative Rock, Indie Rock and Alternative Rock Radio Online, Indie Rock and Indie Rock College Radio, Indie Rock and Garage Rock, Indie Rock and Progressive Rock, Indie Rock and Indie Rock and Underground Rock, Indie Rock and Indie Rock Songs, Indie Rock and Indie Rock Chart, Indie Rock and Indie Rock Concert News, Indie Rock and Indie Rock Tour Dates, Indie Rock Internet Radio, Indie Psych, 60s FM Radio, 70s FM Radio, KWK St. Louis, KWK Saint Louis, KWK 106.5 St. Louis, St. Louis Radio, St. Louis Radio Stations, St. Louis Missouri Radio, 3WK Undergroundradio Streaming Since 1997.