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

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

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”

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

Radkey Hits the Pavement with The Offspring

Missouri rock band Radkey, consisting of brothers Dee, Isaiah, and Soloman Radke, have officially set off on the “Let the Bad Times Roll” tour with The Offspring. The tour opened on April 26th in San Diego at the Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre. Radkey will be rocking with The Offspring until May 18th, wrapping up in Pittsburgh, PA at Stage AE. The brothers will then head to Daytona Beach for Welcome To Rockville, performing with the likes of The Smashing Pumpkins, Nine Inch Nails, and Jane’s Addiction. Blame My Youth will fill Radkey’s spot on The Offspring’s “Let The … Continue reading Radkey Hits the Pavement with The Offspring

Sof Releases New Single, “Limerence”

East Coast pop sensation, Sof, has released her latest single, “Limerence” following the release of her debut EP, Dawn (2022). Since her cover of “Criminal” by Britney Spears went viral, Sof has garnered a lot of buzz. Her EP Dawn, released in January of this year, solidified her place in the pop genre while demonstrating her ability to capture a moment in time.   Sof’s previous work has put a spotlight on critical issues like mental health and personal growth. But with “Limerence,” she dives headfirst into heartache. According to a press statement, Sof says “Limerence” is about how “sometimes the … Continue reading Sof Releases New Single, “Limerence”

Sharon Van Etten Releases New Single, “Used To It”

Indie-folk singer Sharon Van Etten released her second single of 2022, “Used To It” following the emblematic synth-pop track, “Porta.”   “Used To It” was initially drafted as a part of a score for the HBO documentary Baby God, about Dr. Quincy Fortier who used his own sperm to inseminate his fertility patients. When HBO chose to go in a different direction musically, Van Etten was left in a position that challenged her to “write a song about the concept of family, connection through blood, nature vs nurture, while attempting to incorporate ideas of love and the complexities of science and … Continue reading Sharon Van Etten Releases New Single, “Used To It”

Sharon Van Etten Announces New Album, ‘We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong’ 

Indie-folk musician Sharon Van Etten has announced a new album, We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong, set to release on May 6th. The album will be Van Etten’s sixth studio album, following the successful Remind Me Tomorrow (2019). The new album will not contain her latest singles, “Porta” or “Used To It.”   According to a press statement, We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong highlights the questions that arise within us when we think the world—especially our personal one—is ending. Much of the new album was strung together from experiences of loss, growth, and transformation, and the terror that those experiences ignite … Continue reading Sharon Van Etten Announces New Album, ‘We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong’