Thursday, July 30, 2009

not Seeing Dead Weather in NYC

Since my last post I have quit my boring summer job at a poorly managed coffee house to write full time for SMS, study Russian, and travel a bit. My first stop after my temporary retirement was NYC.

While I was in NYC from July 15th-19th Jack White set up a temporary record store in the East Village to celebrate the release of Dead Weather's new album. The band also played a set on that Wednesday, but I couldn't make it. I did manage to snag a few shots of the set up while I was in the area.

If you haven't already heard Dead Weather is a new groupComprised of Alison Mosshart (of The Kills and Discount), Jack White (of The White Stripes and The Raconteurs), Dean Fertita (of Queens of the Stone Age) and Jack Lawrence (of The Raconteurs and The Greenhornes). Here is a picture of the two day record store, Third Man Records.

I also took a couple quick shots of the line wrapping around the bloc.

But Wait let's take little closer look at the red sign on the left...

mmmm.... situational irony....

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Belgrade Sound System

Belgrade Sound System is music collective in Belgrade that makes some great Jazz/electronic/indie music as well as hosting a radio radio show and setting up a music festival called Dispatch. This is just an awesome music video.


Tuesday, July 7, 2009

S.M.S. Goes To the Siren Music Festival

S.M.S is going to NYC or more specifically Coney Island for this years Siren Music Festival. The free music festival is put on by the Village Voice, an NYC news/entertainment publication. This years lineup doesn't quite compare to major music festivals, but is impressive nonetheless. My personal favorites on the lineup are Built to Spill, A Place to Bury Strangers, The Raveonnettes, and the Japandroids. A Place to Bury Strangers is a great NYC-based band with Joy Division style vocals and an incredibly loud and psychedelic set. The Raveonnettes are a Velvet Underground influenced Danish-Duo who are making some great distortion-laden pop songs. The Japandroids are a Canadian rock band with an awesome name. They have been getting a lot of hype from places like Pitchfork and All Songs Considered.
The Lineup

Unfortunately the festival is the same day as a show at Other Music by Tortoise who just released a great new album.