"in the house of lovers, the music never stops, the walls are made of songs and the floor dances..." ~rumi

7th February 2014

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Alynda Lee Segarra might have the mellowest, kindest voice that’s ever told us to rip up what we know and start again. Her clear-eyed, street-level portrait of New Orleans demonstrates exactly what’s most valuable and remarkable about Hurray for the Riff Raff's music: its commitment to truth-telling.
Stream Small Town Heroes from NPR Music’s First Listen. 

nprmusic:

Alynda Lee Segarra might have the mellowest, kindest voice that’s ever told us to rip up what we know and start again. Her clear-eyed, street-level portrait of New Orleans demonstrates exactly what’s most valuable and remarkable about Hurray for the Riff Raff's music: its commitment to truth-telling.

Stream Small Town Heroes from NPR Music’s First Listen

23rd January 2014

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guardianmusic:

"A MAN WITH LEGS MADE OF SAUSAGES?!": NOEL GALLAGHER SLATES OASIS VIDEOS IN A VERY FUNNY WAY

When Noel Gallagher was forced to watch lots of Oasis videos for a DVD commentary, it’s fair to say he didn’t enjoy it very much. This is geuinely laugh out loud stuff. Watch it even if you can’t stand Oasis (you’ll soon find you share some common ground with Noel Gallagher on that point). CS

This is perfect. —Lars

Source: guardianmusic

27th December 2013

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Highlights from the 67 Tiny Desk Concerts we published in 2013.
Photo: Hayley Bartels/NPR

nprmusic:

Highlights from the 67 Tiny Desk Concerts we published in 2013.

Photo: Hayley Bartels/NPR

26th December 2013

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Tina took over the couch tonight, so it’s time to make up a pallet on the floor, so we can living room camp in front of the fireplace and Christmas tree and watch bad movies until we fall asleep! I kinda love Christmas…

Tina took over the couch tonight, so it’s time to make up a pallet on the floor, so we can living room camp in front of the fireplace and Christmas tree and watch bad movies until we fall asleep! I kinda love Christmas…

23rd November 2013

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nprmusic:

Can You Meet Your Favorite Band Without It Getting Awkward? 

haha! holler, my squeaks!

nprmusic:

Can You Meet Your Favorite Band Without It Getting Awkward? 

haha! holler, my squeaks!

23rd November 2013

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worldcafe:

From today’s Cafe session, Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw of Metric perform an acoustic version of “Live It Out” from their 2005 album of the same name. Listen to the entire session and interview with the Cafe’s Michaela Majoun here via NPR Music.

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15th November 2013

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Bill Callahan's performance, at a historic synagogue in Washington, D.C., unfolded on a cool autumn night. The intimate setting offered the perfect space to showcase Callahan's beautiful, if deadpan, baritone voice, plus a stunning version of Percy Mayfield's 1950 song “Please Send Me Someone to Love.”

Hear the live Bill Callahan set from Sixth & I Synagogue.

Photos: Gabriella Garcia-Pardo/NPR Music

this is so amazing and beautiful. Listen!!! With headphones if you can!

28th October 2013

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Our friends at CBC Music in Canada are so excited about Reflektor, that producer Samantha Smith has made Arcade Fire paper dolls

Print out Win, Régine and the gang, then set up your own paper doll show while streaming a First Listen Live at 10 p.m. ET tonight

28th October 2013

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I wanted it to be like Amy Grant, but it didn’t pan out that way.

19th October 2013

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You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover will be yourself.
— Alan Alda (via myquotelibrary)

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18th October 2013

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dillsyourpickle:

The characters of Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Watch the trailer here.

yes, please. please hurry. please please please.

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14th October 2013

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you can now buy our vinyl record straight from our bandcamp site. what a world! yay…

Tagged: laurajvincent gsomusic GSO recordbutnotarecorddeal

7th October 2013

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quit yer bellyachin’! — a complain-ey usless-type internet declaration…

truth… I’ve been operating at superhero levels on all my types of work. today, I do believe I have reached my limit.

I kinda want to hide in a dark room and sleep but I can’t and won’t cause there’s emails, voice mails, donations to coordinate, events to order for, schedules to write, shows to book, posters to design, gigs to advance, bands to contact, vinyl to sleeve and wrap, parents to call, fuzzy animals to feed, laundry to do, and blah and blah and blah. I’m not really complaining but I’m just starting to realize that working 80 hours a week for two jobs that even combined really don’t pay me much is well… Kinda hard! but at least one is my life’s passion and pursuit.

I wouldn’t trade either for anything in the world. It’s also my choice to add on to a full time job another 40 hours a week of effort at practicing, playing, selling, and marketing my own music. So I’m not looking for any “way to go”s or “wow you’re so awesome”s…. BUT, today when a coworker insensitively implied as I left, (to try and ya know, have a few hours of a day off!!!) that “wow, you’re always getting to leave… Must be so nice…” my brain almost exploded.

Just because my job is so-called “easy” doesn’t mean that I don’t work my ASS off at it, more times than not OFF the fucking clock. and if you had my skill set you would have my job, but guess what? You DON’T. Being a community manager isn’t easy, I just happen to love it. and I’m really really good at it. Like, one of the best. I may be quick to downplay praise or a compliment here and there in life, but I’m not modest or humble about what I do for a living, I tell ya right now…

so basically, I’m going to slow my roll a bit. It’s time for me to be a better friend to those I love. Id like to see some of you socially and not just from behind a microphone or in passing at the grocery store where I work. I’d like to support you in your endeavors the way you all constantly do in mine. It’s time to be a good and supportive and present girlfriend because I struck gold with this man of mine, and though we live sleep and work together, sometimes on busy weeks he can seem really far away… Sometimes I’ll say “oh I didn’t know that! Why didn’t you tell me?…” And he just sighs and smiles and says “I did… You just didn’t hear it…” Which is so very true.

we’ve got a Sunday night residency in town starting soon. A weekly gig has been our goal for a while. So we aren’t gonna hit the road every week spending our days off side by side in a van driving anywhere from 100-400 miles in less than 24 hours. But we are gonna write, and practice, and hone, and experiment, and just live for a minute. We moved here for a reason. We are gonna start to experience and enjoy it if it’s the last thing we do!

I got the chance to go see some live music last week that I wasn’t playing or promoting or a part of in any way, other than being the event’s “rain date sub” if that were to occur. Lucky for me and everyone else the weather was perfect so the original show went on. So I just sat on a blanket outside with my dog, Willie, and just listened. it was amaZing. For at least 45 minutes I didn’t think about my permanent to do list. I need more days like that. My whole family does…

shows remaining:

*oct 10th crafted greensboro, nc
*oct 12th deep roots greensboro, nc
*oct 18th sessions greensboro, nc
*oct 27th turntable Jamestown, nc
*nov 3rd the station carrboro, nc
*nov 8th somewhere else tavern greensboro, nc
*nov 9th blind tiger greensboro, nc
*nov 10th I

1st October 2013

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27th September 2013

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thefader:

BIG FREEDIA SETS WORLD RECORD FOR SIMULTANEOUS TWERKING

TODAY IN NEW WORK

Approved. —Lars

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