Smart ladies love rad music, the week in music 1/23/13


I’m trying out a new weekly feature where I share videos I find online, bands I see live and my current listening habits. I hope this gets me to go out more often and also search out new music.

Live stuff I saw

As I mentioned before I was eagerly awaiting to the album release show of my friends The Low Branches (my friend Marc covered the show here). Anousheh Khalili played second, and although I’ve seen her many times before, I absolutely loved her on Saturday. Buy The Trouble I Find here.

Monday I went to see three new local bands, including my pals Positive No. I really admire Tracy and have loved all of her previous bands, so I was pleased to see how freaking good they are, even at their second show. They’re going to be recording this spring. Listen to three demos of noisey dreamy pop goodness here.

Around the Internet

I subscribe to at least twenty music blogs and every day there are dozens of late night performances, videos, live tracks, cool links and unearthed finds in my Reader. Lots of it is crap and/or repetitive. This is what I liked the best.

Jessie Ware + The Roots, “Wildest Moments” on Jimmy Fallon

The Jon Brion Show, created by PT Anderson, featuring Elliott Smith

In the late 90s, PT Anderson pitched a variety show hosted by Jon Brion, and a pilot was filmed with Elliott Smith as the special guest. It’s really long but there are a lot of great Elliott performances here.

Dave Grohl was on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast. Listen here. The Internet has been abuzz with his mention of Bleeding Rainbow, a GREAT band out of Philly.

Yeah Right is out January 29th on Kanine Records and it’s available to stream at Pitchfork.


A band I never listened to, Emeralds, broke up, and it was covered on all the big blogs. The best part of their press release was this line: “Our legacy is one to be felt, not remembered– the music always spoke for itself and will continue to do so as a testament to hard work. Perhaps with time our sphere of influence will be better understood…” WTF dude. Your legacy is now that you are a pretentious, egotistical twat.

Baroness- “March to the Sea”

I bought Yellow & Green for my husband for Christmas and I’m loving it, probably more than he is. The band was in a bus accident this summer, and I was heartbroken that they cancelled their stop at Hopscotch. Thankfully, the band is feeling better and starting to play, but they released this video in the meantime.

Fan Landers

I don’t really read Sound of the City (the Village Voice blog) since Maura Johnston left but I LOVE Fan Landers/Jessica Hopper. I’ve been reading her pieces, in zine or Internet form, for years.

Mount Moriah’s record will be released on Merge next month and this AMAZING song was just released. I am really excisted about this one.

Is there anything else I should know about? Send suggestions to or leave them in the comments!

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