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morning jam: Spring King “City”

7 Apr

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Kick your Tuesday morning into high gear with Spring King‘s new single “City”. Yeah it’s only Tuesday but if this song doesn’t give you the burst of energy you need to get through this week I don’t know what will.

Spring King are playing two shows in London this week with our forever girl-crush Courtney Barnett! After, they head out on a headlining tour of the UK, for tickets and more information follow them on Songkick here.

xx Cher

late night listen xx: Tame Impala “‘Cause I’m a Man”

5 Apr

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Happy Holidays everyone! Yesterday was my birthday and Tame Impala just released their new track, “‘Cause I’m A Man”. Coincidence? I think not. This band knows I am forever their girl and continues to shower me with audio gifts worth more than gold.

“‘Cause I’m A Man” is dropping Tuesday because the band and Interscope must know we can’t wait more than 48 hours to get this on repeat in our headphones. Besides the most incredible lyrics, this song is chill as f-. Seriously… like a cheeky lullaby sung to you by the most beautiful boy in the world. Oh wait, it is.

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Hair game = so strong.

“‘Cause I’m a man”, is the second single from Tame Impala’s upcoming third album Currents. Kevin Parker wrote songs for the album in planes, cars, hotels and homes. “‘Cause I’m A Man” and previously released “Let It Happen” were written, performed, recorded, produced and mixed by Parker in Fremantle, Western Australia. Listen to both below now:



Tame Impala are heading out on tour this month, unfortunately there is no Philly date announced yet, so if anyone is in the mood for a road trip, hit a girl up!

For tickets and more tour information click here! Dates below:

Tame Impala Tour:
4/8 – Fox Theater, Pomona, CA – SOLD OUT
4/10 – Coachella – Coachella Valley, CA – SOLD OUT
4/17 – Coachella – Coachella Valley, CA – SOLD OUT
5/8 – Levitation Fest – Austin, TX
5/9 – Civic Theatre, New Orleans, LA – SOLD OUT
5/10 – Shaky Knees Festival – Atlanta, GA
5/11 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
5/13 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN – SOLD OUT
5/14 – Riverside Theater – Milwaukee, WI
5/15 – Riviera Theatre – Chicago, IL – SOLD OUT
5/16 – The LC Pavilion – Columbus, OH
5/18 – Royal Oak Music Theatre – Royal Oak, MI
5/19 – Massey Hall – Toronto, ON – SOLD OUT
5/20 – Metropolis – Montreal, QC – SOLD OUT
5/21 – Metropolis – Montreal, QC
5/22 – Sasquatch! Festival- George, WA
5/26 – Malkin Bowl – Vancouver, BC
5/27 – Roseland Theater – Portland, OR – SOLD OUT
5/29 – The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT
5/30 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO – SOLD OUT
5/31 – Uptown Theater – Kansas City, MS
6/1 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MS
6/3 – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
6/4 – House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH
6/5 – Bunbury Music Festival – Cincinnati, OH
6/5 – Governor’s Ball Festival – NYC, NY
6/6 – Echostage – Washington D.C
7/31 – Lollapalooza – Chicago, IL
8/7 – Outside Lands Festival – San Francisco, CA
8/20 – Paredes de Coura – Viana Do Castelo, Portugal
8/29 – Zurich Openair Festival – Zurich, Switzerland
9/4 – Electric Picnic – Dublin, Ireland
9/5 – End of the Road Festival – Gardenstown, UK
9/8 – Barrowland – Glasgow, Scotland
9/9 – Olympia – Liverpool, UK
9/10 – Bestival – Isle of Wight, UK
9/12 – Lollapalooza – Berlin, Germany

xx Cher

Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC playing TONIGHT at Underground Arts

8 Mar

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Close your weekend off right by getting a history of Punk at Underground Arts tonight!

Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC (1980-1990) is screening at 8PM with director Scott Crawford in attendance! Doors are at 7pm and the film starts at 8PM, tickets are only $12 and you can get them here or at the venue. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Scott Crawford!

Check out the trailer below and see you tonight!

xx Cher

morning jam xx: NZCA LINES “New Atmosphere”

4 Nov

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Today, a somewhat unsuspecting day, I opened up Spotify to add more jams to my nostalgia playlist when it happened. I clicked my notification, was it a new follower? New album? No. It was a new single from one of my favorite musicians and people of all time, NZCA LINES. I’ve been wondering when we would be treated with new music from him all year and today is that blessed day. His new single “New Atmosphere” is more beautiful than you could have ever hoped or dreamed. Listen below:

“New Atmosphere” is releasing on Moshi Moshi Singles club on December 8th on limited edition 7″ vinyl and download! You can pre-order it now here. I will continue to keep you posted on all new music from NZCA LINES and word of his new album as soon as I hear it.

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xx Cher

Thom Yorke releases new solo album, download now!!!

26 Sep

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Thom Yorke released his new solo album available to download now here with an adorable Twitter announcement. The mp3s are only $6 and the album is available on vinyl via the W.A.S.T.E. store here!

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More on the release from Dead Air Space:

“Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes

As an experiment we are using a new version of BitTorrent to distribute a new Thom Yorke record.

The new Torrent files have a pay gate to access a bundle of files..

The files can be anything, but in this case is an ‘album’.

It’s an experiment to see if the mechanics of the system are something that the general public can get its head around …

If it works well it could be an effective way of handing some control of internet commerce back to people who are creating the work.

Enabling those people who make either music, video or any other kind of digital content to sell it themselves.

Bypassing the self elected gate-keepers.

If it works anyone can do this exactly as we have done.

The torrent mechanism does not require any server uploading or hosting costs or ‘cloud’ malarkey.

It’s a self-contained embeddable shop front…

The network not only carries the traffic, it also hosts the file. The file is in the network.

Oh yes and it’s called
Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes.”

xx Cher

Brody Dalle calls out JLO and Iggy Azalea’s video on twitter, and her response to the backlash is amazing.

24 Sep

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File this under reason #542985379 I love Brody Dalle. In the wake of Emma Watson’s incredible UN speech and start of the HeForShe campaign, Brody Dalle handled criticism for her tweets condemning the new JLo and Iggy Azalea music video for their track “Booty” with eloquence as a concerned woman and mother. Read her Facebook post below. We didn’t need another reason to love her, but I am so glad we can now add this to the list.

“My Tweets :

I think JLo and Iggy azalea have lost their heads up each other’s big butts.

I’m trying to understand what the point of their horrendous video is but I can’t find one.

The song is a piece of crap that was written by waaay too many people including a well know woman beater.

From : Kayla @KaylaElaine87
@BrodyDalle well done. Your rants have inspired lots of girl hate and slut and body shaming.

@BrodyDalle plus don’t you love Wendy O? Why is it ok for her to objectify herself but not the others? PS I love you, I just think yur wrong

Dear Kayla,

Slut shaming? Body shaming? Girl hating? Please dont assign incorrect motives to my tweets. It is you who is implying they are “sluts”, not me. The definition for slut is “a woman who has many casual partners”. Since when did being scantily clad come to mean having many casual partners?

I don’t like the word slut, I don’t use the word slut, that word is not in my vernacular. If a woman has many casual partners, it is none of my business. I have absolutely no problem with what women do with their bodies in their private lives. Women should feel free as men do to sleep with whomever they want to as long as it’s consensual and with out being labeled a slut. That would be equality. (A girl can dream).The trendy term “slut shaming” is inadvertently calling scantily dressed women “sluts”. We should all stop using it.

My problem with this song and the video is the conflicting message it’s sending to our impressionable young girls and boys.

How are the lyrics “give him what he asks for “ empowering to women? How? How is spreading your bottom apart and singing “give him what he asks for ” empowering at all?

JLo and Iggy may feel empowered by their bodies and that’s fine, their bodies ARE powerful, beautiful and life giving. But they are so much more than just their bodies. They may feel that using their bodies is the only currency they have in order to stay popular and on the top. It has become a contest of who gets the most hits on youtube and vevo and who can take it the furthest, not about the quality of their songs and the messages they are sending. And why? To make lots of money and to line the pockets of the big machines, regardless of who that affects.

I want my daughter to grow up knowing that she is more than just the sum of her “body parts”. I want her to feel valued for her brains before her body.

I want my son to grow up respecting women on all levels. Especially their brains, opinions and ideas. I don’t want my son to see women as walking butts and tits, but to see women as equal humans.

This is a conflicting and confusing time in culture. I think about these things a lot. I worry for future generations about where we are headed as a society. There is so much to discuss and talk about and I invite the conversation because it is an important one.

There are many cans to be opened and not everyone likes worms. We have yet to define the parameters and boundaries and it’s hard to do so but we should all feel free to speak up with out feeling like we are going to be attacked, condemned, called crazy, told we are slut shaming, body shaming or girl hating for our opinions.

This notion that I can’t have an opinion or disagree with what someone is doing or saying is ludicrous. Especially when I feel it could impact women, men and children in a negative way. I am far from perfect and I have made many mistakes trying to find my way – but I will continue to stand up for what I believe in and to make this world a better place for all children, women and men.

And Kayla, if you want to twerk your life away naked on a website, feel free, it’s your life. But just know I might think you could do so much more……and that’s okay, right ?

Sincerely,
Brody Dalle

p.s – Wendy O was destroying female stereotypes in a time when it really fucking mattered, when it was probably scary for her to do so. She was brave, strong and unapologetic. I respect her very much.”

xx Cher

morning jam: Jaws “Think Too Much, Feel Too Little” + New Album ‘Be Slowly’

24 Sep

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One of my favorite new bands, Jaws, have released their debut album Be Slowly just in time to become your fall/winter soundtrack. The album has the Jaws tracks that already made it to your heart, their singles “Gold”, “Think Too Much, Feel Too Little” and the title track “Be Slowly”. With the addition of seven other blissful, gritty, and raw tracks that will make your body move, you are bound to play it on repeat. The album is 41 minutes to get lost, and found in. Listen to the album below via Spotify, and buy the album here!

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xx Cher

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