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DaveBombay on 08/27/2013 at 05:37AM

Born Loose: High-Octane Top-Notch Punk Rock

Hailing from Brooklyn, Born Loose brings the intensity of a car crash and the catchy energy of Fucked Up or GBH while delivering real and raging rock 'n' roll. These live tracks from Three Chord Monty with Joe Belock leave you pumped up and ready to start a fight or lift a car. Singer Larry May’s vocals tie this energetic four-piece together with some solid guitar work from Suke. Keep an eye out for Born Loose's S/T full length alubum out on Drug Front Records.

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10khrs on 09/17/2012 at 02:00PM

New Music from David Behrman and Tim Brady - Concert September 20 @ Roulette

On Thursday September 20, 2012, the 24th Season of INTERPRETATIONS, Thomas Buckner’s longstanding series for the presentation of innovative new music begins with an evening featuring two innovative composers! Composer and Sonic Arts Union founding member David Behrman’s concert-length work is built around texts by Siegfried Sassoon & S. N. Behrman, and features Eric Barsness & Thomas Buckner (voices), Theodore Mook (cello), Ralph Samuelson (shakuhachi), & Peter Zummo (trombone). Canadian Composer Tim Brady’s monumental work takes solo guitar to evocative and dramatic new territory. Featuring Stephanie Griffin (viola), Cheryl Seltzer (piano), and Martin Messier & Nelly-Eve Rajotte (video).


In anticipation of our opening event, we would like to offer three pieces of music:  Two tracks from Tim Brady's monumental work 24 Frames, and one piece by David Behrman, performed by Jon Gibson at the Kitchen in the mid 1990s.

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lizziedavis on 06/22/2012 at 02:00PM

DIY Takes Over at Hillstock

hillstockHillstock is a 3-day music festival in Brooklyn, New York, now in its fourth year. The festival's organizers invite about 50 acts of varying genres to their neighborhood of Brooklyn to perform at one of three shows during a weekend in early June. Each band plays a 30 minute set, and bands play back-to-back Friday through Sunday. The goals of Hillstock are to promote great local music, build community, and provide an affordable and fun atmosphere for people of all ages to experience new music. (via.)

Hillstock 2012 is happening from TODAY! through Sunday, June 24th in backyards, living rooms, and more across the neighborhoods of Clinton Hill and Bed-Stuy. In addition to homemade snacks, there will be sets from some bands who have material on the FMA. Check out selections below!
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lizziedavis on 06/06/2012 at 12:00PM

MP3 of the Day: Ava Luna, "Past the Barbary"

Ava LunaEver wonder what the soundtrack to a fight between James Brown and Dirty Projectors would sound like? Ava Luna's latest album "Ice Level" would definitely be a top contender. Very few bands can be described as both "Stax meets Kraftwerk" and "nervous soul," but Brooklyn-based Ava Luna's brand of deconstructed R&B is unique enough to make it work.

Last winter, Ava Luna came in to WFMU to play a set on Beastin the Airwaves. It was a long planned and long-time coming event, first discussed back in 2008 before Ava Luna's first album, "3rd Avenue Island" was even released. Clearly, they'd spent a lot of the time between then and now practicing, because they sounded great. Check out closing track "Past the Barbary" below, and download the whole set here!

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lizziedavis on 06/01/2012 at 12:00PM

MP3 of the Day: Nightbirds, "The Other Side of Darkness"

Nightbirds Although they're from the East Coast, Night Birds' mix of hardcore, punk, and sinister teenage thoughts sounds as if they were born and bred in California in the '80s. (via.)

When Night Birds came to WFMU a couple weeks ago to play on Diane's Kamikaze Fun Machine, I was totally blown away by their loud-- really loud-- awesomeness. They channeled their tremendous energy into blasting through 12 songs in just 20 minutes.

For a taste of Night Birds' spitfire surf-punk, turn the volume up higher than you'd ordinarily feel comfortable with and check out "The Other Side of Darkness." You can check out the rest of the set here!

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