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May 2018

Papa M – A broke moon rises

New music from Papa M / David Pajo‘A Broke Moon Rises’ music for four acoustic guitars, is out August 17th via Drag City, you can listen to the first single “Walt’s” on Papa M’s bandcamp.
“Following his phoenix-like rise from the ashes in late 2016, Papa M strikes back with just four acoustic guitars and a bit of drums. Naturally, it’s completely spellbinding and hypnotizing!” – Drag City Records.

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Dead Cross – Shillelagh (Panicker remix)

Here is “Shillelagh” brutally remixed by Panicker, off the new Dead Cross EP available via Ipecac Recordings.
The video was produced by the talented Eric Livingston, who created the cover art for both Dead Cross full-length debut and this EP.
Dead Cross will begin their first European Tour on June 2nd at Primavera Sound.

Wand – Perfume EP

Have you listened to Wand’s “Perfume” EP?, if not, you should!, it’s available now via Drag City.
They are performing tonight at Casbah San Diego, you can get tickets at the door, don’t miss this show!

Here is the video for the song “Pure romance”

Chromatics – Black walls

Get lost in “Black walls”, new song by Chromatics, taken from the long awaited album ‘Dear Tommy’, to be released via Italians do it better later this year.

 

James Blake – Don’t miss it

“Don’t miss it”, new music by the amazing James Blake, in collaboration with Dom Maker (Mount Kimbie).

You Were Never Really Here dir. Lynne Ramsay

You Were Never Really Here is a movie directed by the amazing Lynne Ramsay with Joaquin Phoenix in the lead role of a war veteran suffering from PTSD who is a hired gun for rescue missions of children in sexual exploitation situations and abuse by human traffickers.

The movie is not for the faint of heart. The themes are heavy. The situations are grim. The acting is impeccable. The score is exceptional. The directing is perfect.

Yet, the movie experience is difficult. It’s difficult because of the subject matter. Joe (Joaquin Phoenix) gets called for another job in which he has to go rescue the daughter of a politician who has been kidnapped. After the succesful, and mesmerizing, rescue mission is done, this is were everything starts to go wrong for Joe and he has to go deeper into the rabbit hole to help the girl.

Mind you, that is only one of the themes in the movie. You, as a viewer, still have to go through the journey with Joe in dealing with his demons. And how these demons are always on his shoulder. Sometimes carrying him. Sometimes drowning him. Sometimes just not letting him be him.

Jonny Greenwood’s score is the glue that holds together the anxiety of going thru this movie experience. And just like his previous scores for Paul Thomas Anderson, this is amazing. The score itself is another performer in the film.

This movie could also serve the purpose, for those out there that suffer from depression, that they’re not alone. That what they do IS worthwhile for someone. To seek help and to allow that help to comfort them in dealing with said demons.

I do hope that the trio of Lynne Ramsay, Joaquin Phoenix and Jonny Greenwood work together again. Because they could create films that need to be seen and experienced.

If you care about film, you need to go see this movie.

Words by: Alfredo Tellez & Edith Morales

Alex Zhang Hungtai – Pierrot


This is “Pierrot”, the latest release by the talented Alex Zhang Hungtai, taken from the album ‘Divine Weight’, out June 29 via NON Worldwide.
Written by Alex Zhang Hungtai
Directed by Kevin Luna & Brian Echon

Iceage – “Beyondless”

Iceage are back with their fourth album titled “Beyondless” which was released May 4th on Matador.

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Trying to describe a post punk, punk band is almost impossible because you end up coming back to the same foundations of always. And to be perfectly honest, it doesn’t do justice to the band either.
So, you can add that they have a guitar sound of a late 70’s early 80’s band.
Or, the anger in the voice of that other band from the early to mid 80’s before he went solo.
Or, the attitude of those bands from the mid to late 80’s.

Truth be told, this album from Iceage is worth every second of your attention. Play it loud. This album is coming 10 years since the band was first formed and it is amazing.

They released these 3 singles:

“The Day The Music Dies”

 

“Painkiller”

 

And a personal favorite!

“Catch It”

 

The Danish punks will be on tour supporting their album and they will be coming to the Casbah on June 5th.

These are the rest of their tour dates.

05/10 – Seattle, WA @ Nordic Museum
05/16 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
05/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
05/18 – Washington, DC @ Union Stage
05/19 – Richmond, VA @ The Camel
05/20 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
05/21 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
05/22 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
05/23 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
05/24 – New Orleans, LA @ Santos
05/25 – Houston, TX @ Rockefeller’s
05/26 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
05/27 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda
06/05 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah *
06/06 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater *
06/07 – Felton, CA @ Don Quixote’s International Music Hall *
06/08 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall *
06/09 – Sonoma, CA @ Huichica Music Festival *
06/11 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios *
06/12 – Vancouver, BC @ The Astoria *
06/14 – Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett *
06/15 – Bozeman, MT @ The Rialto *
06/16 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court *
06/17 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater *
06/18 – Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room *
06/19 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry *
06/20 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club *
06/22 – Detroit, MI @ El Club *
06/23 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace *
06/24 – Ottawa, ON @ The 27 Club *
06/25 – Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa *
06/26 – Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace *
06/27 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair *
06/28 – New York, NY @ Market Hotel *

* = w/ Mary Lattimore

Johnny Marr – “Hi Hello”

Johnny Marr has a new album coming out on June 15th. It’s titled “Call The Comet” and it’ll be out through New Voodoo. He previously released the single “The Tracers” and now he brings out a very catchy hook for the amazing song called “Hi Hello”.

 

 

Johnny Marr co-directed the video alongside Mat Bancroft. And it’s just a humble honest looking video that places the song right at the center for you.
In a previous press statement Marr shared this about the upcoming album’s backstory: “Call the Comet is my own magic realism. It’s set in the not-too-distant future and is mostly concerned with the idea of an alternative society. The characters in the songs are searching for a new idealism, although there are some personal songs in there too. It’s something that people like me can relate to.”

He will be doing some touring in support of the album and the closest show to us will be June 5th and 6th at the Teragram Ballroom.
The rest of his itinerary looks like this:

Johnny Marr Tour Dates:

May 12 | Dublin, IE at Button Factory
May 14 | Leeds, UK at Brudenell Social Club
May 16 | London, UK at Islington Assembly Hall
May 18 | Stockholm, SE at Nalen
May 19 | Copenhagen, DK at DR Koncerthuset Studie 2
May 20 | Amsterdam, NL at Paradiso Noord
May 21 | Berlin, DE at Festsaal Kreuzberg
May 24 | Paris, FR at La Gaite Lyrique
May 30 | Toronto, ON at Velvet Underground
May 31 | New York, NY at Gramercy Theatre
June 2 | San Francisco, CA at August Hall
June 5 & 6 | Los Angeles, CA at Teragram Ballroom
June 7 | Seattle, WA at Neptune Theatre

 

By: Alfredo Tellez & Edith Morales

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