Archive for April, 2009

I am pleased to report that Frightened Rabbit will be back in Brooklyn! They’ll be playing at the 9th Annual Village Voice Siren Music Festival, which is happening at Coney Island on Saturday, July 18, 2009 from 12:00 noon – 9:00 p.m. Other scheduled performers include Built to Spill, The Raveonettes, Grand Duchy, Monotonix, Micachu […]


Updated 5-20-09 I now have a Summer Concert Calendar to keep track of all the free, and a few not-so-free, outdoor shows this summer. Central Park Summerstage just recently unveiled their schedule of free summer concerts, so I’ve added that lineup. I’ll add other new shows as they are announced. Concerts included in the calendar […]


There are many reasons to buy the Dark Was The Night compilation album. In fact there are 31 reasons. Here is one of them.


As I watched Adam Lambert sing “Born to Be Wild” last night on American Idol, I had a momentary flashback to another singing competition, Rockstar: Supernova. And I realized I miss it. I miss the rock songs, the lighting, the lack of ballads… The contestants on Rockstar: Supernova and it’s predecessor Rockstar: INXS offered up […]


It was brought to my attention yesterday that Amazon.com was offering a downloadable sampler MP3 collection released by the music label Sup Pop. When I scrolled down to see what “Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought” I came upon a feast of free music. Samplers from SXSW, Jagjaguar, Arts & Crafts, Secretly Canadian, Saddle […]


Looks like Justin Vernon and Co. (aka Bon Iver) have a hankering for some fried clams. The band has just announced they will be playing the Cape Cinema, in Dennis, MA, for two nights in May. The cinema started a music series last year and they are now lining up acts for this summer. So […]


I like these guys. I didn’t know much about The Cave Singers before I saw them last night at Mercury Lounge. I just liked the songs they had on their MySpace page. But it ended up being a fun show, which I think can be credited to the band’s songs being heavy on the percussion—maracas, […]