Spring has sprung and summer is near. The Ruckus fam put together over four hours of tunes to chill to outdoors. We’ll keep adding to it if you keep following.
From YOUNG FATHERS’ new album WHITE MEN ARE BLACK MEN TOO, released April 6th on BIG DADA Records. These dudes have been rumored to put on an incredible live show, with the video to prove it. NYC fam’, go see them on April 10th at Music Hall of Williamsburg. DC kids, catch them at Rock & Roll Hotel on April 12th.
This guy is talented. He has produced songs for acts like Foxygen, Guster and The Shins, played bass and sang back up vocals with the Black Keys, and most importantly; created his own sound.
On his production style, Swift said: “Most of my recording techniques come from looking at photos on the inside of Sly & The Family Stone or Beatles LPs, or from watching ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ and thinking, ‘Oh! That’s where they put the mic!”
Lia Ices played at DC9 last week and really surprised me. It was a typical DC9 show: about 70 people, a few couples doing the spooning dance, and a couple NPR music interns dancing harder than most of the crowd. Family members of the opening act SEOUL (also great) were showing some love too. Ices closed with this track.
Unlikely duo Hanni El Khatib and Freddie Gibbs collaborated on the new Converse CONS EP, and it rules. Khatib made the beat, and he and Gibbs wrote the song together. I’m looking forward to the rest of the CONS EP vol. 3 being released this spring. Free track download here.
Is it better to burn out than to fade away? We aren’t trying to do either. Fresh batch of mixtapes from the gang, plus a bonus collabo from Julia and Cassiel on some January Disco vibes. Enjoy fools!!!!!!!!!!!
I’ve been playing this song on the regular since I first heard it a couple months ago. It’s suuuuper silly! And I love it. A true testament to how to make a video game sample WERK. Gets me dancing every time. So imagine my surprise when at the Gold Link show at U Hall last night, who makes a guest appearance but D.R.A.M. himself to perform my jam! The show ruled, and was studded with “up & coming” DMV artists.
Anyway, cha cha.
These LA dudes are playing Rock & Roll Hotel tonight in DC. Tickets are $14 and still up for grabs. Oh yeah, and they’re awesome.
West coast band Deerhoof is a band that can be hard to put your finger on, veering between punk rock and noise pop in a way that small-time music nerds like me can only dream of. La Isla Bonita may be their TWELFTH album, but they’re not showing any signs of slowing. If you can catch these guys on tour, DO IT. I sure will.
We were lucky enough to interview Misun just in time for their debut album release! Check it all out here.