Happy Halloween! Murs, the LA hip-hop genius who is also a part of Felt and Living Legends, is performing this Sunday at the Black Sheep.
Frightened Rabbit is a 5-member band from Scotland, so you know they’re pretty sweet.
1,2,3 consists of two long-time buddies by the name of Nic Snyder and Josh Sickles. The duo’s debut album, New Heaven is probably one of the most dynamic rock records I’ve heard in a while. Check out their video for “Work” but don’t expect all the other songs to sound simliar.
Jason Hammel and Kori Gardner are behind this husband wife duo band. Synth-pop-indie, who knows, who cares, they are AMAZING. Check out their latest album Mountaintops for more danceable tunes for this fine Thursday night.
In the first installment of our soon-to-be-weekly feature highlighting the variety and quality of the SOCC’s on-air programming, we bring you Outta Site (outtamind). Hosted by senior biology major and veteran DJ Katie Reichard, this show is sure to both satisfy and edify, as Katie’s exceptional taste in folk music is matched by her knack for placing contemporary tunes in their historical and sonic context. Stream this week’s show in its entirety below, or click “continue reading” for more information about Katie and a full setlist.
I think it’s going around.
More Seattle hip hop? Of course. Everyone who saw Blue Scholars at Llama last year knows how great they are, and guess what? They’re playing at the Black Sheep this Saturday.
As the number of sunshine filled days dwindle down, TV Girl is the perfect replacement for summery happiness.
Last night while all dee alumnz were geddin’ on to 80′s jams and badpop, something very different was dropping over at Synergy house. John Heart Jackie, a Portland based folk group made a stop off their tour to hang out with somebody’s sister’s boyfriend’s cousin, who lives at Synergy. When I arrived, the relatively small living room was full of beaming faces piled atop of eachother, all captive to the lush harmonies provided by these fine folk.
This song is anthem material right now. Today, the world unites under the cause of OCCUPY “Capitalism, democracy, wall street, whatever” across the globe, in solidarity with the growing movement in the States.I’m thrilled to bring you this music today, because this band is gonna be big, and big for the right reasons, because they have some important sH*t to say.
Put the “OM” in your somnolent Friday afternoon with this lengthy meditation from the Al Cisneros/Emil Amos powerhouse. It is the opening track off their 2009 album God is Good, out now on Drag City.
Hailing from the incredibly prolific LA Low End Theory scene (think Flying Lotus, Teebs, Samiyam, etc.), this 21 year old producer crafts some of the most mature “dubstep” in the blogsophere right now. Where so many contemporary electronic musicians simply wield The Womp like a weapon in a war against artful restraint, Shlohmo challenges himself and his listeners to transcend the desire for visceral indulgence, opting instead to dwell in the ethereal realm of texture and stasis. If music is sex, then Shlohmo is tantric. Each song is a kind of subtle mediation upon itself; establishing a theme and then asking “why?”, his music quickly betrays its own futility while nevertheless insisting upon its beauty. An irrepressible remixer, Shlomo applies this deconstructive tactic to other people’s songs as well, and, in the process, he manages to distill something eminently listenable from even the most frustratingly bad pop-gangsta-rap song (for example).
Shlohmo will be coming to The Other Side at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom on Tuesday, October 18th. Doors open at 8:00pm, and tickets are $10. Click the “Concerts” link for more information.
As my #1 summer discovery I have no idea how it has taken Mr. Saadiq to get a song of the day.
Not a lot is known about Canada based Abel Tesfaye, the lone figure behind the R&B project, The Weeknd. What is known is that The Weeknd is revitalizing an expansive genre.
Lots of people know Common Market through the production side of things, for Sabzi DJs/produces for Common Market (see Blue Scholars). I’m not sure why Blue Scholars overshadows them so much though, Common Market’s MC RA Scion has awesome flow.
Infinitely defer your auricular discontent by putting Polvo on infinite repeat. This tune is a great place to start/end/continue. More words and sounds after the jump.
Feist is at it again, her new album came out Oct 4th, and it still embodies her ethereal voice we discoverd on that Apple commercial.
Nicki Minaj will never have swag like this.
Deer Tick got a lot of plays on my iPod this summer, it’s perfect music for hanging out on a warm day in a park, or in the quad at CC.