Thursday, May 8, 2008

Siren Festival 2008 Line-Up Announced

The 8th annual Siren Festival will hit Coney Island on July 19th this year.

The acts so far are ...

- Broken Social Scene
- Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks
- The Helio Sequence
- Film School
- Beach House
- Times New Viking
- Jaguar Love
- The Dodos
- Annuals
- Parts & Labor
- Dragons of Zynth
- These Are the Powers

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

El Perro del Mar - Interview & Bowery Ballroom 5/8

Sweden's El Perro del Mar (a.k.a Sarah Assbring) had us swooning at her feet back in 2006 when her self-titled debut was released.

Guess what kids this singer/songwriter is no one trick pony because disc #2 From The Valley To The Stars (Control Group/Tcg) is just as shiny and sweet!

Being that we're hooked on all things El Perro, we had to grab some time with her.

You can read our interview at Short and Sweet NYC for the scoop on who she'd like to work with (you might be surprised!) and other things.

El Perro del Mar is currently visiting NYC's urban jungle where she'll play a show at Bowery Ballroom on Thursday, May 8th with fellow Swede Lykke Li, who also has the music scene buzzing.

Tickets are sold out but if you're willing to wait around, you might be able to score an extra.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Sonic Youth Playing Battery Park - July 4th

Ditch the family BBQ's and head for downtown Manhattan!

Sonic Youth will be playing Battery Park on July 4th at 3:30 p.m. as part of NYC's River to River Festival.

Check it out here.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Radiohead - "All I Need" Video

Radiohead teamed up with MTV EXIT, a campaign against human trafficking for their video "All I Need".

Make sure you watch this one.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Cowboy Junkies - Interview

We've been huge fans of Cowboy Junkies ever since we heard their cover of The Velvet Underground's "Sweet Jane" a long time ago (i.e. when we were just music-lovers in training).

It was dream come true time when we actually got to communicate with band member Margo Timmins. It was only by email but when you're a "junkie" like us . . . well let's just say we would have been happy to tap out questions using morse code or Indian smoke signals.

You can read our chat with Margo at