Punk is really at its best when its angry and abrasive – and Deutsche Laichen, a decidedly queer feminist punk band from Göttingen, Germany, are really, really abrasive. Their self-titled debut LP is almost physical in its rejection of toxic masculinity, homophobia and (cis)sexism. Case in point: “Du bist so schön, wenn du hasst”, the …
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The Posh Club has everything: Elvis impersonators, 50 rockabilly, men in braces and cravats, vintage crockery, caberet, and crutches.: “We’re the only club event in the world where someone was rushed to the hospital because they forgot to take their drugs.”
The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness” is the first single off of the coming new The National album Sleep Well Beast. I’m doing cartwheels of excitement.(Source: https://www.youtube.com/)
What’s Making Me Happy This Week?
I want to establish a weekly series on this blog called “What’s Making Me Happy This Week,” lifted from everyone’s favorite segment on the best pop culture podcast. But somehow, despite the okay week I’ve had and the sunshine outside, it seems wrong to publish a column called “something something happy” today. You know, with the …
“True Believer” is a comparatively restrained, slow clipping. track, and the new video matches the subdued-but-intense atmosphere. Splendor & Misery, the 2016 concept album by the avant-rap group featuring Tony Award winner Daveed Diggs, was just nominated for a Hugo Award in the category Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form)Fascinating. (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)
“Let’s hear it for your third attempt at trying to hack it in the real world”
“Snitch Jacket” is a great new song by Two Inch Astronaut, offering, as Lars Gotrich for NPR Music puts it, “real talk – whether you’re a 20-something or just endlessly haunted by past failures.” Two Inch Astronaut is post-punk in the same way I’m post-graduate. Potentially professional, perennially yearning. Two Inch Astronaut’s new record “Can …
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What’s Making Me Happy This Week: Scottish duo Honeyblood and their charming tour video for “Babes Never Die,” the title track of their 2016 record. (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)
Rogue One is about waking up to the real political situation of your time and accepting you can’t sleepwalk into the future because there won’t be one. Riz Ahmed
Green Day, during their AMA performance yesterday, chanted “No Trump! No KKK! No Fascist USA!” from the stage. The chant is based on the 1982 song “Born To Die” by hardcore band MDC, who actually released a 2016 version of the song with that chant (see above.)(Source: https://www.youtube.com/)
“The Future’s Under Fire, The Past is Gaining Ground”
The great Japandroids are back, the Candian duo will release their new album Near To The Wild Heart Of Life in January 2017, available for pre-order on bandcamp. Already streaming is the title track off the record, and it speaks for itself. http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=2689128306/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/track=304902461/transparent=true/ I’m excited.