Okay okay... I know that "Get Lucky" covers have been done and done and done... but this orchestral one from my faves Miracles of Modern Science was just too good not to share. Love it!
File under: THINGS THAT ARE LITERALLY KILLING ME RIGHT NOW. Sigh. So while I am at the wedding of two of my lovely lovely lovely friends, you guys had better get yourselves to Glasslands to see Depreciation Guild, one of my favorite favorite FAVORITE NYC bands from the past few years who broke my little music blogging heart when they went their separate ways in 2011.
Not only are they getting back together for one night only, but they will be playing their insanely stellar album, In Her Gentle Jaws, in it's entirety. Once.
If I beg REALLY nicely, maybe they will do it twice so that I can see this amazingness one more time. But now you know. Get your tickets here.
Every now and then I get approached about different kinds of partnerships for this blog, and a lot of the time I turn these down, mainly because they just didn't speak to me or excite me in some way. That said, when Deadbolt Wine contacted me to see how we could work together, I could not have hit the reply on my gmail with more gusto and enthusiasm. Aside from wine basically being one of my favorite things ever, Deadbolt is launching their product aimed at bringing wine to a younger, hipper audience (and while I may not be THAT young anymore or that hip, I mean... I try) with a nationwide effort to help mold and promote emerging indie and alternative rock musicians. You guys it's like THEY MADE A WINE JUST FOR MY PERSONALITY.
So how does this work exactly? Well, each month they'll give 1 of 3 bands they're working with $1,000 to pretty much do whatever they want with. And these are truly emerging bands who can probably do a lot with that cash. Truth be told, I was a little skeptical at first having seen how other brands promote "indie rock" and then work with like... Carly Rae Jepson, but when they told me the first three brands I knew these guys were doing something very very right. Check them out here and get your vote on.
Now here's the really good part: one of you, my lovely readers, can win a $100 Stub Hub Gift Card for checking the bands out and tweeting your pick of these three @irockiroll with the hashtag #BreakIntoIt. You guy, $100 dollars on Stub Hub CAN GO A LONG WAY. Like, I don't think those National shows at Barclays are sold out yet. Get on that.
Well... this is definitely not an advertisement for the Jane Hotel, I can tell you that much. Also, Julia Stiles looks pretty fabulous in orange! Enjoy.