1. Aircrafting played just before Nightdogs at Coco66 and while I couldn’t really get a gauge on what I thought about it, I suppose it didn’t matter too much because they had a kind of temporary setup of guitar, keys and bass along with the drums. The FB profile bills them as “sometimes the solo project of jon tehel”
Have not actually seen them/seen them on a bill since but they were memorable enough for me to include here after 2 months so…
<a href=”http://aircrafting.bandcamp.com/album/and-away-we-go-ep” data-mce-href=”http://aircrafting.bandcamp.com/album/and-away-we-go-ep”>..And Away We Go EP by Aircrafting</a>
No video anywhere in the universe that’s relevant to 2013 so here’s one song from the “…And Away We Go” EP. Listen to the rest on their bandcamp. 

    Aircrafting played just before Nightdogs at Coco66 and while I couldn’t really get a gauge on what I thought about it, I suppose it didn’t matter too much because they had a kind of temporary setup of guitar, keys and bass along with the drums. The FB profile bills them as “sometimes the solo project of jon tehel”

    Have not actually seen them/seen them on a bill since but they were memorable enough for me to include here after 2 months so…

    No video anywhere in the universe that’s relevant to 2013 so here’s one song from the “…And Away We Go” EP. Listen to the rest on their bandcamp

  2. Nightdogs. Night…..dogs. 
Team Napoleon knows Tim from Satellite aka the best bar never to be seen again. We saw them at Coco66 (which was back open to my surprise/lateness) back in July and I was actually stunned. 
I won’t try to find any comparisons because I literally don’t have a rock and roll repository that will allow it BUT I will say that it IS rock and roll and that Tim’s voice was enough to make me go to their bandcamp and listen to literally everything on it. Which you should also do. Right here. 

BONUS: Video with significantly less tambourine

    Nightdogs. Night…..dogs. 

    Team Napoleon knows Tim from Satellite aka the best bar never to be seen again. We saw them at Coco66 (which was back open to my surprise/lateness) back in July and I was actually stunned. 

    I won’t try to find any comparisons because I literally don’t have a rock and roll repository that will allow it BUT I will say that it IS rock and roll and that Tim’s voice was enough to make me go to their bandcamp and listen to literally everything on it. Which you should also do. Right here

    BONUS: Video with significantly less tambourine

  3. The number of shows I’ve seen this summer is incredible. The number of posts I’ve written is way less than that so here’s a picture of my boyfriend asleep after letting/making me paint his nails. 
Updates coming soon. 

    The number of shows I’ve seen this summer is incredible. The number of posts I’ve written is way less than that so here’s a picture of my boyfriend asleep after letting/making me paint his nails. 

    Updates coming soon. 

  4. Ravi Shavi came onto my radar last year when they played with Napoleon at Big Snow.  They were fun/poppy/I was drunk but they were good friends with some friends of mine and I got addicted pretty quickly.
Now that their new album is on the horizon and I’ve seen them play more recently (in Providence at Local 121), I’m glad to be sitting down and blurbing this. Rafay sent me a preview the upcoming offering and it’s been giving me a James Brown/Born Ruffians/band-with-a-frenetic-lead-singer-that-is-currently-escaping-me vibe that I’m really glad they’ve developed. Particularly the BR-like riffs and yearning-turned-resentful-commentary lyrics. Coincidentally, I saw Oberhofer at McCaren Park last week and I actually brought up to a friend that Brad’s stage-presence had gotten more lively/present and reminded me of Rafay a little bit so if you’ve seen them lately there’s a reference for you.
They’re currently on tour and you can keep up with them on Facebook
Right. Down to biz…video of ”Mental Breakdown” from their new album from a show at Firehouse 13

    Ravi Shavi came onto my radar last year when they played with Napoleon at Big Snow.  They were fun/poppy/I was drunk but they were good friends with some friends of mine and I got addicted pretty quickly.

    Now that their new album is on the horizon and I’ve seen them play more recently (in Providence at Local 121), I’m glad to be sitting down and blurbing this. Rafay sent me a preview the upcoming offering and it’s been giving me a James Brown/Born Ruffians/band-with-a-frenetic-lead-singer-that-is-currently-escaping-me vibe that I’m really glad they’ve developed. Particularly the BR-like riffs and yearning-turned-resentful-commentary lyrics. Coincidentally, I saw Oberhofer at McCaren Park last week and I actually brought up to a friend that Brad’s stage-presence had gotten more lively/present and reminded me of Rafay a little bit so if you’ve seen them lately there’s a reference for you.

    They’re currently on tour and you can keep up with them on Facebook

    Right. Down to biz…video of ”Mental Breakdown” from their new album from a show at Firehouse 13

    (Source: anchorbrain.com)

  5. Jeff Goldblum in “Earth Girls Are Easy” (1988)

    Gtfoh

  6. Well, this be here. Mykki Blanco's video for “The Initiation” off the Betty Rubble: The Initiation EP. Makes me down for a revisit. 

  7. The video for Moonlight is HERE. Thanks to Yousef Kawar at house B studio for coming all the way from Amman, Jordan and kicking it on a roof in Bushwick. 

    Starring: Julian AndersonJulien O’neillCory Sterling + Harrison F Keithline AKA: Moose, Pwneill, Toast and Reebok Harry (+me, Yo’pal)

    Check out our page @ Napoleon. We play on Friday at Cameo Gallery with Grand Resort and Night Dogs 

  8. allmymetaphors:

    “I love you so much that the love has actually inverted on itself, and now it’s hate. I kind of want to kill you.” 

  9. Ok well I was going to try and double back and roundup the rest of the bands I neglected from before but it’s virtually impossible to not want to sit down and write this Lodro bit now so I’m just going to.
LODRO. Opened for Napoleon, Slander and Weekend at Shea Stadium on 4/26 or 27 or something and I couldn’t believe how unshakably attached I was to their live show. It would be the first of 3 times that I’ve seen them in the past 3 weeks and every single time is exactly what you’re hoping for from the same band you saw not-particularly-long-ago. I couldn’t even tell if the set was exactly the same I didn’t even care I was singing along to dark basslines I was humming scathing guitar bits immediately after a song finished. It makes sense that they’re being picked up for what seems like every gig in New York City right now. I’ll probably be at them. EDIT: Now that I think about it I haven’t found a list of their upcoming shows anywhere I just see the name on an event and change every single one of my plans to make it. Follow them on Twitter for updates as to when these are.
Other tidbits that can be easily found other places on the internet: Lesley used to play bass in Friends and all three of them are mems. Royal Baths so their quality isn’t exactly untested.

    Ok well I was going to try and double back and roundup the rest of the bands I neglected from before but it’s virtually impossible to not want to sit down and write this Lodro bit now so I’m just going to.

    LODRO. Opened for Napoleon, Slander and Weekend at Shea Stadium on 4/26 or 27 or something and I couldn’t believe how unshakably attached I was to their live show. It would be the first of 3 times that I’ve seen them in the past 3 weeks and every single time is exactly what you’re hoping for from the same band you saw not-particularly-long-ago. I couldn’t even tell if the set was exactly the same I didn’t even care I was singing along to dark basslines I was humming scathing guitar bits immediately after a song finished. It makes sense that they’re being picked up for what seems like every gig in New York City right now. I’ll probably be at them. EDIT: Now that I think about it I haven’t found a list of their upcoming shows anywhere I just see the name on an event and change every single one of my plans to make it. Follow them on Twitter for updates as to when these are.

    Other tidbits that can be easily found other places on the internet: Lesley used to play bass in Friends and all three of them are mems. Royal Baths so their quality isn’t exactly untested.

    (Source: culturecaffe.com)

  10. So it feels kinda weird writing this because Total Slacker is one of those bands that has always been on my radar for one reason or another but that I’ve never really latched on to. Not that it matters—people fucking love them and they’ve started this sort of residency-but-not-quite at Pianos lately. Life Size Maps has opened for the show in the past and they had Lodro in the night I went (more on them later). Convulsions were had on stage, guitars were smashed together in an only-homo-erotic-because-you’re-in-a-weird-mind-place-right-now way, and Zoe kept her shit entirely together while Tucker extended one song into the noisy abyss of until-I-feel-like-it’s-over. 
I almost posted a video of their latest Newtown session but I prefer to include stuff that reflects live show vibes more.
Enjoy.

    So it feels kinda weird writing this because Total Slacker is one of those bands that has always been on my radar for one reason or another but that I’ve never really latched on to. Not that it matters—people fucking love them and they’ve started this sort of residency-but-not-quite at Pianos lately. Life Size Maps has opened for the show in the past and they had Lodro in the night I went (more on them later). Convulsions were had on stage, guitars were smashed together in an only-homo-erotic-because-you’re-in-a-weird-mind-place-right-now way, and Zoe kept her shit entirely together while Tucker extended one song into the noisy abyss of until-I-feel-like-it’s-over. 

    I almost posted a video of their latest Newtown session but I prefer to include stuff that reflects live show vibes more.

    Enjoy.