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Steel Train release new album in June, single out now

Steel Train is a cool NJ based avant-pop band that has been around for awhile but for some reason hasn't been detected by our music radars until now. We like their openly pop songwriting contaminated by schizophrenic arrangements - which skillfully and playfully quote and juxtapose all sorts of musical references. In "Turnpike Ghost" for example, the preview track from their 5th release out in June, the band's post/punk approach (reminiscent of some sort of Animal Collective/Clash hybrid) meets David Bowie's attitude and dramatic delivery, and Queen's wacky epic changes and guitar solos. The band will release a 7" limited edition vinyl of this song with a b-side cover of BULLETPROOF (by La Roux) for this year's installment of Record Store Day (April 17th.) Currently on tour, Steel Train will be back live in NJ on April 30 for the Hoodwink Festival.


Shots EP

The Vindits have a new ep called Shots, which they will be releasing on April 22nd at Beat Kitchen. This is the bands third ep and follows their 2009 ep Overactive Sundays. The bands plays dark and gritty rock music and is sure to entertain. The band will also be appearing on 89.5, Vocalo.org on April 16th from 2-3pm.


Univox Wanna Rock at North Star Bar April 12

The Philly four-piece Univox bring a refreshing interpretation of rock ‘n roll to their live performance. They can blister through songs with some serious ferocity often driven by the band’s sturdy backbone drummer Kent Boersma. When their music swells and you find yourself amidst joyous multi-layered harmonies, you can only grin because you know that you are experiencing something that is truly over the top in a good way. Univox will be joined tonight at the North Star by Thinking Machines, Br’er and an interesting new outfit from Chicago, Ornery Little Darlings. North Star Bar, 2639 Poplar St., 9pm, $8, 21+ myspace.com/univoxmusic - H.M. Kauffman  




Freelance Whales 1st (proper) video + release CD

Freelance Whales don't need any more introductions - here's their first video of the song "Generator 2nd Floor". The band will release their debut CD on April 13 and play a sold out Bowery show that same night.



Wakey Wakey releases CD, headlines Bowery on May 20th

We've been following Mike Grubb's Wakey!Wakey! project develop over the years through the various phases (from his solo beginnings to the current full band orchestration) and we are happy to see the man is finally reaping the benefits of all his hard work. Wakey!Wakey! play a mixture of orchestral pop and alt rock that speaks to the heart. Driven by the piano, the band's songs develop in many different directions, sometimes flirting with the emotional intensity a' la Coldplay, other times building up a more playful, bouncy approach reminiscent of early Elton John or pre--Broadway Billy Joel. You can catch the band "e-live" (attention, we will copyright this term!) on Facebook every Monday at 8pm until May 17, and "real-live" at the Bowery on May 20th.


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