Jon Spencer & The HITmakers Begin Winter Tour!

“We are back–primed and loaded–ready to bring the HITS to all the rockers!”– Jon Spencer Legendary king of weird-cool, Jon Spencer (Pussy Galore, The Blues Explosion) hits the road with his new act, Jon Spencer & The HITmakers on January 24th in Cambridge, Massachusetts the Middle East., wrapping up on February 4th in Ridgewood, New York at TV Eye. The tour will also showcase talent by Bob Bert (Sonic Youth, Pussy Galore), and Sam Coomes (Quasi, Heatmiser). Recently, Spencer released his latest album, Spencer Gets It Lit, described as typical of the “Spenceresque sound,” wielding “electro art-pop beats” and stamped … Continue reading Jon Spencer & The HITmakers Begin Winter Tour!

Terry Hall, Lead Singer of The Specials, Dead at 63

Terry Hall, the legendary lead singer of the ska revival and two tone English band, The Specials, has passed away due to a brief illness at the age of 63. The Specials originated in Coventry, England in 1977. The band found success in the late 1970s and early 1980s, with “Ghost Town” (1981) being one of their most notable hits. The Specials were well known for their outspoken politics, especially concerning racial injustice. Terry Hall later left The Specials to form Fun Boy Three, and later a solo career in 1994. Hall regrouped with The Specials in 2019, and they … Continue reading Terry Hall, Lead Singer of The Specials, Dead at 63

Siouxsie Sioux Set to Perform for the First Time in a Decade at Latitude Festival

Post-punk icon Siouxsie Sioux, is set to perform for the first time in a decade next summer at the U.K. Latitude Festival. The singer last graced the stage in 2013 when Sioux performed at Yoko Ono’s Meltdown Festival at the London Royal Festival Hall. Latitude announced that Sioux will headline the BBC Sound Stage, joining previously announced headliners Pulp, Paolo Nutini, and George Ezra. Siouxsie Sioux, of Siouxsie and the Banshees and the Creatures, is hailed as the Queen of Goth. Her signature dance style was the number one inspiration behind Jenna Ortega’s legendary goth dance in Wednesday (2022). Sioux … Continue reading Siouxsie Sioux Set to Perform for the First Time in a Decade at Latitude Festival

The Lemonheads Kick off Their ‘It’s a Shame About Ray’ 30th Anniversary Tour

Fresh from a sold-out tour of the United Kingdom and Ireland where they performed It’s a Shame About Ray in its entirety for the 30th Anniversary of its release, the Lemonheads kick off their North American tour on November 17th. The tour will include special guests Rusty, The Nils (performing 11/18), Bass Drum of Death (11/25-12/9), On Being An Angel (12/7-12/18), and Juliana Hatfield (12/7-12/18). North American tour dates are as follows, get your tickets while you still can! Tour Dates: 11.17 Lititz, PA Mickey’s Black Box 11.18 Toronto, ON Phoenix Theatre 11.19 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop 11.20 Bloomington, IL The … Continue reading The Lemonheads Kick off Their ‘It’s a Shame About Ray’ 30th Anniversary Tour

Kid Congo Powers Announces Book Tour

Kid Congo Powers of Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds (and former member of The Gun Club, The Cramps, and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds) recently announced tour dates for his book launch and conversation events. His book, Some New Kind of Kick: A Memoir, will be released on October 20th, 2022.   Some New Kind of Kick: A Memoir is currently available for pre-order and is described as: “An intimate coming of age memoir by legendary guitarist Kid Congo Powers (The Gun Club, The Cramps, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds), detailing his experiences as a young, queer … Continue reading Kid Congo Powers Announces Book Tour

Taylor Swift Announces New Album, ‘Midnights’ During VMA Speech

Following her win for Video of the Year for “All Too Well: The Short Film,” pop queen Taylor Swift announced her upcoming album, Midnights, during her VMA speech Sunday night. She later revealed the album artwork via social media. T-Swift says that the album consists “of 13 sleepless nights scattered throughout [her] life.”   On Instagram, Taylor Swift made this statement about Midnights:  “We lie awake in love and in fear, in turmoil and in tears. We stare at walls and drink until they speak back. We twist in our self-made cages and pray that we aren’t—right this minute—about to make … Continue reading Taylor Swift Announces New Album, ‘Midnights’ During VMA Speech

The Uneasy Gets Real About Overcoming Addiction & Healing Through Music

By Amaris Pollinger East coast progressive rock band, The Uneasy, has a logo that might look familiar to some. It’s a clash of three swords stabbed into a heart and sporting an eye. The Three of Swords is a tarot card whose symbology resonated with The Uneasy’s singer/songwriter/ founding member, Emily Jean. Like all tarot cards, The Three of Swords has a double meaning. Right side up, it represents heartache, loneliness, depression, separation, confusion, ill-health, trauma, and alienation. Reversed, the card is representative of compromise, forgiveness, overcoming grief and sorrow, and reconciliation. The card inspired Emily Jean to press on … Continue reading The Uneasy Gets Real About Overcoming Addiction & Healing Through Music

Sof is Finally at Peace with “Ataraxia”

by Amaris Pollinger East coast pop sensation Sof has released her birthday single, “Ataraxia” as a present to her fans. Written by Sof and produced by collaborator/bestie Russell Hayden, “Ataraxia” is an upbeat funk-dance track that exudes summer empowerment. The single follows the release of “Gemini Moon,” an open letter love song to the stars (seriously if you’re into astrology, that song’s all you). “Gemini Moon” followed Sof’s disco break-up track, “Limerence,” which explored heartache through optimistic pop beats and neon lighting.  As per her trademark, “Ataraxia” (defined as “a state of serene calmness,”) tells a larger story that is complete when … Continue reading Sof is Finally at Peace with “Ataraxia”

nothing, nowhere Handles Anxiety with Grace in “MEMORY_FRACTURE”

By Amaris Pollinger Joseph Mulherin, better known by his stage name, nothing, nowhere, started as all good things do; in the shadows. Blending elements of pop, hip hop, rap, emo, and trap beats, Mulherin sparked the hearts of fans before he ever made it into the mainstream. He released his first album as nothing, nowhere, The Nothing in 2015 on Bandcamp. By 2017, The New York Times had hailed his mainstream debut, Reaper, “the most promising album of the year,” and in 2018, Mulherin officially signed with the label Fueled By Ramen.   Released on April 19th, “MEMORY_FRACTURE” is the latest … Continue reading nothing, nowhere Handles Anxiety with Grace in “MEMORY_FRACTURE”

Jethro Cave Lazenby, Eldest Son of Nick Cave, Dead at 31

Model and actor Jethro Cave Lazenby, professionally known as Jethro Cave, is dead at age 31. His father, musician Nick Cave, confirmed his death in a statement, saying: “With much sadness, I confirm that my son, Jethro, has passed away. We would be grateful for family privacy at this time.”    Jethro Lazenby was born in 1991, ten days before his half-brother, Luke, was born to Nick Cave’s first wife, Viviane Carneiro. Jethro’s mother is the former Australian model, Beau Lazenby. Jethro did not meet his father until he was seven or eight years old. In 2008, Nick Cave said of their strained … Continue reading Jethro Cave Lazenby, Eldest Son of Nick Cave, Dead at 31