Oddisee is a Washington DC based rapper and producer who has done things his own way for years now, and has had plenty of success doing it. On his most recent album, The Good Fight, Oddisee shows off his eclectic mix of soul, jazz, R&B and of course some killer lyrical fire. He will be performing tonight at Johnny Brenda’s with The Bul Bey; for more info on the show click here. Continue reading →
As news began breaking earlier this week of Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli upping the cost of a crucial drug used in HIV/AIDS treatments to an astronomical amount, it was also discovered that he is an investor in Brooklyn-based hardcore / punk label Collect Records. That label houses Philly acts Nothing and Creepoid. Though Shkreli has since announced plans to lower the price of the drug “to a point that is more affordable and is able to allow the company to make a profit, but a very small profit,” the bands on Collect are now speaking out in shock and outrage over the events that are coming to light.
I don’t wanna be accused of hyperbole here, but the 90’s may have been the greatest decade for music in the history of time (yes, including the 60’s). John Vettese is doing a swell job of proving that with his show What’s The Frequency??? #WTFXPN (full disclosure: he’s my editor). What could be a more wonderful way to celebrate the 90’s than on ‘Frequency’ Friday with a pair of woefully underplayed acts of the 90’s?
Failure began as so many behemoths did, with Steve Albini behind the boards. Some touring with Tool and they should have been next up roster after Soundgarden. Twas not to be, and they reached the status of popular bands that never quite broke through the surface (see Far and Quicksand). Hum was a one hit wonder (if you let the charts tell you what a hit is) and much more expansive than that title implies. More dynamic and dirty than their contemporaries, with a tendency to drone on a bit, and make the unpolished feel polished. Continue reading →
Earlier this year ,local noise-rockers Nothing were included on Whatever Nevermind, a Nirvana tribute album, with their cover of “Something In The Way.” Their rendition is almost as haunting than the original (if not more), with the inclusion of a piano-centric melody. They recently released a cinematographic music video to go along with their take on the song. You can check out the video (the last 30 seconds are NSFW) below. Continue reading →
Yip has produced albums for numerous Pennsylvania bands, including Circa Survive, Title Fight, Tigers Jaw, Balance and Composure, Nothing, and Superheaven. He works out of Studio 4, a legendary area recording space run by Phil Nicolo. The article explores his work with some of these bands in-depth, observing their genre-bending tendencies that draw heavily from music of the latter 20th century. It also touches on the fact that Yip’s bands have reached younger generations that are constantly told underground music scenes are “dead”. Continue reading →
After promising us big news late last night with an Instagram of frontman Nicky Palermo buried in guitars and cables, the word about Philly noisemakers Nothing is out. The band will release its second album on Collect Records – the boutique label curated by Geoff Rickly of Thursday and home of Creepoid’s awesome new Cemetery Highrise Slum- and is currently recording with Will Yip at Studio 4, Noisey reports. In a Q&A, Palermo told editor-in-chief Fred Passero about his studio process and the plans for the record. Continue reading →
Tonight, Jeff Zeigler and Mary Lattimore are setting up shop at the Alamo Ritz in Austin to play their live soundtrack of Philippe Garrel’s 1968 avant-garde film, Le Revélatéur. This will be an intimate gig compared to the next of the weekend, when they’ll switch gears to play for hundreds at Austin Psych Fest’s Levitation festival at Carson Creek Ranch.
“In terms of performing at Levitation, as per usual we’re going into our set with little or no real formal preparation as it’s all improvised, so I guess the plan is to have no real plan. We may discuss the overall arc and vibe but beyond that it’ll be fairly loose,” Jeff writes.
May 8th thru the 10th marks the 8th annual festival, which was rebranded this year as “Levitation” to celebrate the first-ever reunion show from the 13th Floor Elevators, who will close out the festival Sunday night. Continue reading →
April 5th was the 21st anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s tragic death. Since then, we’ve had The Weaks release Bad Year - with two tracks that put a spin on the Seattle band’s song titles – and now we have Nothing’s cover of “Something In The Way.”
The Philadelphia shoegazers premiered the somber song through Noisey and the track will be featured on label Robotic Empire’s second Nirvana tribute album, Whatever Nevermind. The compilation, which includes covers off Nirvana’s 1991 album, Nevermind, features another Philly-based band’s, Circa Survive, take on “Drain You.” Continue reading →
Local shoegazers Nothing have released a new video for an acoustic version of their song “B&E,” taken from the band’s 2013 effort Guilty of Everything. The video comes in tandem with a reissue of the band’s 2011 LP Downward Years to Come, which includes new additions like this acoustic cut. Continue reading →