Blue Kid & Steph Release New EP!

8 05 2010

After a command performance at the Duplex in NYC last weekend you too can buy Blue Kid‘s new EP, Stand – featuring special guest Steph Sherline.  It’s a cool combo of folk, blues, pop and jazz with a dash of sass – likened on the interwebs to Tracy Chapman, Indigo Girls, Fiona Apple and Tori Amos.

Those are some talented ladies.  As are Blue Kid and Steph.  Buy the album here.  Now.


The Idaho Falls Feel the Love on New Album

14 04 2010

Looking for some great new music? Well, Los Angeles, look no further than your own backyard! Released first thing in January, the new album from The Idaho Falls called The Spark is finally getting the recognition it deserves.

Check out coverage and tracks from the band’s Aquarium Drunkard session here, where the album touted as “one of the strongest entries in contemporary canyon rock.”

And read the album review by Web In Front, listing The Spark as one of the “Best Music of 2010 – Part One (January – March)” between the likes of Charlotte Gainsbourg and Ted Leo and The Pharmacists. When something is called “a study of pristine pop wedded to a love of dark Americana” how can you not take a listen?

What are you waiting for? Buy the album here.

Shows On Every Coast (And In The Middle)

9 04 2010

Looking for some live music?  That’s right, Moonshine Inc has ‘em all over the place.

Missed The Pity Party at 826LA Chickens In Love Mini-Music Festival?  Well you can catch them back at the Echoplex tomorrow night playing with local heavy hitters Saint Motel and Voxhaul Broadcast.  This is a show not to be missed so get there at 8:30pm ready to rock.  Info and tickets here.

If you happen to be visiting an incredibly smart friend in Durham, NC tomorrow instead – hit up the Duke Coffeehouse to see Rifle Recoil.

Here’s his song, “Bad Girl” as used in the film Inc during an especially hilarious flashback montage sequence….

Rifle Recoil “Bad Girl”

Or you might be opposed to temperate weather altogether, in which case you’re in Chicago.  Great news!  You too can catch some action from one of the Moonshine Inc. bands – Moses Cleveland.  Recently featured in the Nautica Jeans Co. Spring 2010 Brand Video, they’re playing TONIGHT at the Elbo Room with Number One Rival, The Black Saints, and Club for Heroes.  Be there by 11pm.

And check out their song “Terrorize” used in the same sequence in the film…

Moses Cleveland “Terrorize”

Blue Kid @ Sidewalk Cafe

25 03 2010

So I know this is way more in advance than usual, but I’m out of the country starting tomorrow through Apr 5 and just HAD to get it in before I left.  Not to mention the fact that these tickets sell out FAST.

If you’re in NYC on April 3 get to the Sidewalk Café for some jazz, soul, and attitude with Blue Kid and I promise you will not be disappointed.  You won’t hear such smart and poignant lyrics crooned anywhere else.  Be there by 11pm or your missing out.

Listen to her track “Next To You” (with “Steal My Kisses”) performed live at the Duplex

Diamonds Under Fire @ Hotel Café

19 03 2010

The press loves her, and you should too. This Saturday night make sure you get yourself to the Hotel Café to see Diamonds Under Fire play with Skyler Stonestreet, Ashley Matte, Alyssa Suede and the Quiet. Set time is 7pm so get there early! It’ll be the most responsible $10 you’ll spend all night.

Check out Vanessa giving the inside scoop AND playing a special acoustic version of “Binge Thinking”

Princeton Gears Up For SXSW

16 03 2010

If you’re one of the lucky thousands of people heading to Austin right now for the annual SXSW festival, roadtripping your way towards five days of film, music, parties, and Stetson hats, I have 2 things to say to you:

1) I’m amazingly jealous. I don’t even want to hear about how fun it is. Especially from you, roommate.

2) YOU HAVE FIVE CHANCES TO CATCH PRINCETON getting in on the action. Check them out:

Wed March 17 @ 2:30pm – Scoot Inn – SSW Fan In The Fire Mag Party

Wed March 17 @ 8:00pm – Wave Rooftop – SXSW Kanine Showcase

Thurs March 18 @ 12:30am – Creekside Lounge

Fri March 19 @ 12:00am – Club Deville – SXSW Brooklyn Vegan Party

Sat March 20 @ 4:00pm – Cafe Munid – SXSW Kevchino Party

Listen to their track, “Eminent Victorians” used in Moonshine Inc.

And if you have some extra time to kill after seeing all five shows, try to see Kick Ass or any of the 7 bands repped by Nacional Records.  No, neither the movie or any of the bands are associated with Moonshine Inc. – they’re just good.

Attention LA & NYC: Double Awesome Show Night!

12 03 2010

Attention music lovers in New York AND Los Angeles!  Stuck on what to do tonight?  Never fear – Moonshine Inc. is here!  Here to bring to your attention not one – but TWO great bands with shows this evening.

If you’re in the Big Apple definitely check out Rifle Recoil – 8pm at The Alphabet Lounge

Take a listen to “Lonely Sailor” one of TWO Rifle Recoil songs used in Moonshine Inc.

If you’re in Los Angeles head up to Dig In in Highland Park to see The World Record at 9:30pm (followed by Radar Bros at 10:30pm)

And the music video of “We’re #1” by The World Record, also used in the film with a couple other songs by the band.  Heard it before?  Then you must be a Gossip Girl fan – they used it in an episode early this season!

Fun for everyone, everywhere!