To Burque, With Love
Jenny Invert delivers dark, operatic pop
We chatted with Jenny Invert’s Sam Miller about stamps, philosophy, music, Seattle and Mike Watt.
Check out the debut of our A/V Reducer column, wherein we meditate on and muse about music videos.
Bat for Lashes The Haunted Man · Godspeed You! Black Emperor ¡Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! · The Soft Moon Zeros
This week, we listened to Bat for Lashes, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and The Soft Moon.
Music to Your Ears
Whether you’re into punk, folk or thrashcore, Music to Your Ears has you covered.
Flyer on the Wall
In the Wake
This week’s Flyer on the Wall hypes both a mixed-media photography show and a corresponding concert at The Kosmos.
¡Mayday! • Demrick • DJ Stigmata • Septicemia Records • rap, hip-hop
I’m not sure that the concept of “genre” is really relevant anymore in the realm of music. The days of “pure” music are long gone, and while this might leave some “old-heads” grumbling over message boards about the loss of “real rap” or “real jazz,” I think that for the most part this is a good thing. The possibilities are more abundant than ever before as artists dip their fingers in any number of genres and traditions. ¡MAYDAY! is one group embracing this diversity in their quest for success, with dual emcees Wrekonize and Bernz backed by a full band as they delve into the worlds of rap, rock, reggae, pop and more. With the industry experience of Tech N9ne and his Strange Music label behind them, the Miami-based group boasts a live show that is fast, fun and furious. As part of their promotion for upcoming album Search Party, the group will be bringing that energy on Wednesday, Aug. 23, to Launchpad, the perfect venue to witness their smooth, quickfire wordplay shine alongside an impressive and eclectic array of instrumentals and some silkily-sung hooks. Tickets for this 13+ show run a meager $13, making this a show that the youngest and oldest of us alike can attend and enjoy.