The Sheepdogs – who play at the Hollow Bar + Kitchen in Albany on Thursday (May 5) – sing Neil Young’s “Ohio.” Today (Wednesday, May 4) marks the 46th anniversary of the killing of four unarmed college students at Kent State University by members of the Ohio National Guard…
“Devil Yellow Sun” is the debut music video and the title track of the upcoming EP from Small Town Glow, the new project of former Gusto bandleader Josh Robin. The official release date for the EP is Monday, April 11. Stay tuned…
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Vocalist, guitarist, keyboardist and Skidmore College alum Bennett started FCFEC in Saratoga Springs, but she’s since relocated to Philadelphia, where their new video for “For You” was filmed. The band – which also features guitarist-vocalist Colin Manjoney, drummer Francis Lyons and bassist Ian Stewart – returned upstate to record their upcoming album with producer Chris Daly at Salvation Recording Co. in New Paltz.
Their “For You” video was posted on NPR’s website on Wednesday (February 3), with Lars Gotrich declaring, “If your twee-dar’s going off, it’s because Free Cake for Every Creature’s song ‘For You’ is as cute as a one-inch button pinned to a thrift-store jacket. The VHS-quality video is equally adorable, shot on the streets of Philly on a budget befitting the back half of MTV’s ‘120 Minutes,’ replete with floating doughnuts and questionably successful high kicks.”
And at Stereogum, Collin Robinson wrote, “Free Cake For Every Creature make effortless, impassive indie pop that still finds its way to your gut through its easy relatability and into your brain due to some catchy melodies and phrases. The video is a low-key chill session between friends shot in lo-def… It looks like it was a lot of fun to make, and it will make you crave a donut or two.”
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At Nippertown.com, we’re crazy about dog videos, of course. And we also love veteran singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III, who brings his new one-man show, “Surviving Twin,” to The Egg’s Swyer Theatre at 8pm on Friday (October 2). Tickets are $34.
Well, it turns out that they had such a good time together on last year’s tour that they’re gonna do it again this holiday season. Sadly, they won’t be returning to Greater Nippertown on this go-round; it looks like the closest they’ll getting to us is the Visulite Theater in Charlotte, Virginia on Thursday, December 3.
The good news, however, is that they recorded the Boston stop on last year’s tour, and Yep Roc Records is scheduled to release Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets’ The Quality Holiday Revue Live album on Black Friday, November 27.
And don’t forget – before he hits the road on the Quality Holiday Tour, Lowe is scheduled for a solo concert at Club Helsinki in Hudson at 8pm on Wednesday, October 7. Josh Rouse opens the show, and tickets are still available, priced at $45 & $65.