Monday, March 2, 2015

Arty (2/27/15)

I was checking out Digital Horizons on WRUW and heard a shout out for the upcoming Arty show at Liquid.   It’d been a while since I’e been there, but as time for Movement grows closer, I’m beefing up my EDM chops for that weekend.   Thought it would be a fun night out.  Liquid is a pretty cool place for the Warehouse District - not too fancy.  Just a lot of people who like to dance.  Dominic Parisi started the night with some great stuff.

Dominic Parisi (2/27/15)

Arty seamlessly took control and changed things up.  This “Russian prince of trance” has had a couple great mixes on Soundcloud and seems to be making some waves lately.  He had more of a pop vibe and polish, though I’ll admit to feeling the openers a bit more - but that’s not surprising for me.  He still put on a great show.  I’ll be looking forward to some new stuff coming out by him.  Here’s some more about Arty:

"The Russian prince of trance, Arty, had quite a year in 2014 between his Up All Night Tour, signing his debut LP as the first release of Insomniac Records, a residency at Drais, and remixing Porter Robinson and OneRepublic. His ability to maintain his signature style while appealing to a wide ranging audience is impressive to say the least. "

(Via Arty - Night Like This (Original Mix) [Free Download] - Dancing Astronaut.)

Arty (2/27/15)

 

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Brite Winter 2015

Superb as always...

Brite Winter Festival 2015
Brite Winter Festival 2015

Brite Winter Festival 2015
Brite Winter Festival 2015

Brite Winter Festival 2015

Brite Winter Festival 2015

Chris Bathgate (2/10/15)

I was able to catch the (lately) elusive Chris Bathgate in the basement of Annabell’s in Akron, OH earlier.  Not quite how I thought it would all go down, but he’s definitely being authentic. 

Chris Bathgate (2/10/15)

Chris Bathgate (2/10/15)

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Video Day #tzaupbeat

It’s Saturday people!  Hot Chip is back with a video for Huarache Lights, off their upcoming album (finally!).  Sleeter-Kinney goes comical with their cartoon video for A New Wave.  HUMANS finally has a video for their first single, Follow.

Bonus: I recently discovered Alison Wonderland, who worked with Wayne Coyne on U Don’t Know.

Brite Winter Festival - TONIGHT!

Tonight!!  Here’s my schedule:  http://britewinter2015.sched.org/rogerzender

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"Bundle up, hold a beer in your mitten and it’s really not so bad. Brite Winter is dedicated to embracing the winter season with 60 bands and a strong focus on local music. The fest will take place on eight stages throughout Ohio City, two of which are outdoors, and also feature outdoor art installations.   Headliners include Chicago-based Maps & Atlases, Baltimore’s Sun Club and Cleveland’s Welshy Arms. The diverse lineup also includes acoustic lyricism by Philadelphia’s Roses (new project by Matt Scheuermann of American War), dancable Cleveland pop band Sammy Slims, hip hop acts Muamin Collective and Archie Green, indie rock band The Modern Electric, garage rock band Banging Fragiles, and Uno Lady, known for her beautiful and eccentric vocal loops."

(Via. brite winter is bigger & brighter than ever with 60-band lineup)

Friday, February 20, 2015

Video Day #tzachill

Settle in on this cold Friday with these new videos.  Death Cab for Cutie are back on the scene with their new video for Black Sun.  Natalie Prass has been getting a lot of press for her new album, and rightfully so.  Here’s her new video for Why Don’t You Believe in Me.  Finally, Toro y Moi with a summery new track and video for Empty Nesters.

 

Bonus: Lower Dens puts out a video To Die in L.A. that feels like it could be a wacky dream - verbatim.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Video Day #tzaupbeat

Madonna’s new video for Living For Love - one of my favorite new songs by her!  Giorgio Moroder released his new video, feat. Kylie Minogue, for Right Here, Right Now.  Sweden’s Elliphant has a banger of a new video for Purple Life.

Bonus this week goes to Rone, someone who I discovered because they’ll be performing at this years Movement Festival (formerly known as the Detroit Electronic Music Festival).  Looking forward to going back again this year!

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Monday, February 9, 2015

River Whyless (2/3/15)

Last week I made it back out to the Beachland, primarily to catch Holden Laurence, but was thrilled to also be catching River Whyless as the headliners.  Holden had put out a folk/americana album a couple months ago, but his performance was quite different, as he admitted (noting people may not be experiencing what they thought they would be).  Still, he was excellent…  Nice to see Modern Electric band members supporting one of their own too!

Holden Laurence (2/3/15)

The River Whyless were also superb.  The earthy/folky/jam sound fits perfectly in the Beachland Tavern.  I’m definitely adding these guys to my camping playlists.

River Whyless (2/3/15)