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NARA GIFs OMG

October 18, 2016

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The National Archives is creating GIFs from their moving and still image archives. It’s public domain gone wild! Click here to see the GIFs via GIPHY.

This fall is good.

September 20, 2016

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But next winter will be better. Amy Sillman is at the Drawing Center! In the meantime… “Draft of a Voice-Over for Split-Screen Video Loop” Poem by Lisa Robertson drawing/animations by Amy Sillman approx. 6 minutes Courtesy amysillman.com Untitled (Blue with Legs), 2015 Oil on canvas 75 x 66 inches (190.5 x 167.6 cm) Courtesy Sikkema […]

The Julie Ruin Returns

May 27, 2016

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  Holy Hanna! The Julie Ruin has a new record out on July 8th – Hit Reset. We are so lucky. Watch and listen to 2 new tracks!  

Good As Hell

May 11, 2016

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Lizzo is good as ALL hell.

Let Em Say

April 6, 2015

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Lizzo and Caroline Smith… Listen… Watch… Lizzobangers on Totally Gross National Product.

Bury Our Friends

October 22, 2014

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On Sub Pop January 20, 2015. Featured image band photo by Brigitte Sire courtesy of Sub Pop.

Courtney Barnett’s Avant Goodness

April 22, 2014

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Courtney Barnett & The Courtney Barnetts perform their single, “Avant Gardener”. Click HERE to watch. And you can buy the digital version of the double EP: A Sea of Split Peas now. © Lisa Sorgini (she is an awesome photographer)

Bhindi Bhagee

January 19, 2014

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This song gives me goose bumps for its folky-electric power sound and lyrics. World music gone wild. Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros live at The 100 Club performing “Bhindi Bhagee” from the Global a Go-Go LP. Read this Punk Magazine interview with Strummer by Judy McGuire.

Body Double

September 24, 2013

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After posting my last entry, I was reminded of a piece by artist Gary Hill called Loop Through. I saw it for the first time at the PS1 exhibit in 2005, Isabelle Huppert: Woman of Many Faces. It’s two large video projections of Huppert looking at the camera. She is mesmerizing to watch – her eyes […]

Lorde

September 24, 2013

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The new record, Pure Heroine, is out in November. Her September show is sold out in New York. The girl is bringin’ it. Here is the video for her hit from earlier this year, “Royals” from The Love Club EP. It is pure pop grandness for the thoughtful set.

Where Have I Been?

May 29, 2013

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It’s f-in’ summer already! Here are some pop wonders to get you through the heat. “Open” by Rhye from their latest release, Woman. A new mixtape from Chance The Rapper! What?! Here is “Good Ass Intro” from Acid Rap. And what would a hot summer be without Charli XCX? Her recent official and proper full-length record, True Romance includes […]

Recession Downsize

May 9, 2013

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Pop Girls Are Real

March 10, 2013

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Here is Tegan and Sara with their candy flavored realness spreading the word that we are all the same inside. Sweet! “Closer” from Tegan and Sara’s 2013 album, Heartthrob.

The Professionals

February 4, 2013

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There have been crazy amounts of hype, but it’s here – My Bloody Valentine’s first release since 1991, mbv! Listen to “Who Sees You”. And here is My Bloody Valentine at their most ecstatic poppy drone in the early 90’s. This is “Soon” from the record that we all call one of our top 5 […]

Stop Having Fun Right Now

December 15, 2012

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Here is Seattle’s Wimps live on KEXP earlier this year performing “Stop Having Fun”. You can download 5 free songs by Wimps on Bandcamp! It’s well seasoned sarcastic slap-happy punk. The way I like it. Repeat LP will be out in January.

Oh My!

November 12, 2012

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“Do It With a Rockstar” from Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra! Click still below…

New York, I Love You – Part I

August 26, 2012

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My love and hate relationship with New York is at its most intense during the hottest and quietest month of the year – August. “A Hare Grows in Manhattan” directed by Fritz Freleng, 1947 © Warner Bros.

Summer Lull With 4AD

August 14, 2012

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Here is Purity Ring’s video for “Fineshrine” from their new album, Shrines. Sparkly. This video is from Twin Shadow’s summer release, Confess. The track is “Patient” and the bike is a Triumph. Last but never least – tUnE-yArDs with “My Country” from w h o k i l l. It’s not new this summer but it seems like summertime […]

Art Pop Fun – Micachu and the Shapes

August 1, 2012

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Click HERE and watch all the videos by Micachu and the Shapes for their 2012 album Never. There are 16 of them in all. Photo from Rough Trade Records

Liverbirds

July 25, 2012

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The British beat band, The Liverbirds (with a long i sound), hailed from Liverpool. The all girl rock and roll act was part of the Merseybeat sound…bands from Liverpool next to the Mersey River. And looking fairly 2010’s Brooklyn lesbian via 1960’s beat music hip – it’s clear why they were off the hook in […]

Pop Sucker

June 2, 2012

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M.I.A., Santigold, Amanda Blank all reference the 80’s in sound and sight, but they do it with a visionary glimpse into where we’re headed. Where we are? Just havin’ fun? Here are recent music videos by M.I.A. and Santigold. I want my MTV.  

Blogging a Blog

May 9, 2012

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Art Fag City is the best New York art scene reading these days. Follow ’em.

Mo-dettes – White Mice

April 26, 2012

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A short-lived Raincoats’ band member named Kate Korris was also a Mo-dette. Kate was in The Slits too. Here is an incredibly entertaining Mo-dettes video for “White Mice.” The video quality is VHS home recording at its finest. Punk? New Wave? Neither? Both? You decide. “White Mice” was released in 1979 on Mode Records.

Janet Weiss and Sara Lund – Battle It

March 26, 2012

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Part 1 Part 2 This is not a new video (2010) but I go back to it quite often because of the jaw-dropping energy and talent that these women have. I was thinking about girl groups, fuzzed out sound – and that led me to Sleater-Kinney’s last record, The Woods. And that led me to Janet. […]

Exit Art – Ends

March 25, 2012

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The place of art in NYC where everything seemed possible. The space (their 3rd physical location) closes at the end of May. Co-founder, Jeanette Ingberman passed on last year. Ms. Ingerman and Papo Colo’s creative center for culture, art, and inclusive mindfulness will evaporate from our city. Many of the exhibits I saw at the […]

They Don’t Know

March 13, 2012

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Seeing the subway poster for MoMA’s Cindy Sherman retrospective and later hearing Kirsty MacColl’s, “They Don’t Know” made me think about Tracey Ullman’s cover and video of MacColl’s girl group homage. Here it is in all of its 80’s gauzy glaze.

Fun Boy Three – Our Lips Are Sealed, Live

February 20, 2012

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Jane Weidlin and Terry Hall’s weightless pop beauty revamped by Terry and the boys (and some girls).