VIDEO: Keane’s “Silenced By the Night”

Need I remind you that my mom loves Keane? I’m sure she’s already seen the new video for “Silenced By the Night,” the first single off their upcoming album, Strangeland (May 8th), but maybe you haven’t. See below for a complete list of Keane North American tour dates: June 12th Boston, MA House of Blues […]

Coldplay Live on Letterman in NYC – 9/20/11

Longtime readers of this site will already be accustomed to my undying, uncool devotion to the British “rock” band Coldplay. But it is due to this broadcasting of affection that people end up being so generous whenever the band rolls into town. Thanks to the unbelievable kindness of Product Shop NYC, last night I was […]

The Kooks Make Beautiful Music Once Again @ Bowery Ballroom – 6/27/11

Wow, it’s been just over three years since the last time I saw the Kooks perform live in concert. So I was pretty darn excited to see the British wunderkids at the intimate setting of the Bowery Ballroom. Just before 10pm, the guys swaggered onto the stage, and the young ladies (let’s call them “Kookies”) […]

Hurts Just Blew My Mind

As I was taking a 1 am snack, I managed to catch the last 10 minutes of Graham Norton. Luck for me because I was able to witness the wonder that is Hurts performing an amazing song called “Sunday.” HOW HAVE I NEVER HEARD OF THIS BAND UNTIL NOW? They are so ’80s-licious. So poppy […]

For Rachel: Hot Club de Paris Video for Free the Pterodactyl 3

Hey Rachel- Remember when we went to Iceland and we literally stood inches away from Hot Club de Paris at 12 Tonar in Reykjavik? Remember how we basically had to dodge their guitars when they swung them while playing? Remember how we totally loved them and thought they were so awesome? Well I’m happy to […]

First Music Boner of 2011: The Vaccines

I admittedly have my ebbs and flows when it comes to my interest in music, and 2010 was definitely a year in which I leaned upon my American sensibilities with interest in more homegrown talent, with genuine affections for groups that many would label “standard” indie hipster favorites — Best Coast, Wavves, Warpaint, Dale Earnhardt […]