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Music Crush: EULA @eula_music

Are you ready for it? I don’t think so. Really? You sure? Ok. Here it is. The video for EULA’s new single, “I Collapse.” Try not to piss yourself.

Everything I’d See This Week If I Had Unlimited Time, Money, and Hermione’s Time Turner

Monday Aug. 13

White Denim at Brooklyn Bowl, NY - They’re Texas boys! 

Tuesday Aug. 14

White Denim at Brooklyn Bowl, NY - Everything’s bigger in Texas!

Wednesday Aug. 15

Shark? and Lost Boy? at Big Snow, Brooklyn, NY - It’s a battle of question marks!

Ducktails and The Babies at McCarren Park, Brooklyn - It’s movie night! Empire Records once it gets dark.

Thursday Aug. 15

Screaming Females at 92nd Street Y in Tribeca, NYC - Brought to you by Brooklyn Vegan.

You should see them live. Will change your life.

Titus Andronicus at House of Vans in Brooklyn, NY - Also another life-altering band to see live. 

Magnetic Island at Shea Stadium - Frontwoman Lisa Liu is not only my guitar teacher, she’s an amazing musical visionary. I love their album. (Not just sucking up, Lisa)

Friday Aug. 16

EULA at Dead Herring in Brooklyn, NY - Punk rock stuff

Tan Vampires at The Rock Shop in Brooklyn, NYunst

Saturday Aug. 17

Unstoppable Death Machines and EULA at 929 XPO in Brooklyn, NY - Hair and other awesomeness!

Oh shit! Music Crush Girl is in print! Pick up the new paper version of Deli Mag in Brooklyn and see my interview with EULA!  (or you can download it here )

Oh shit! Music Crush Girl is in print! Pick up the new paper version of Deli Mag in Brooklyn and see my interview with EULA!  (or you can download it here )

Everything I’d See This Week If I Had Unlimited Time, Money and Hermione’s Time Turner

Wednesday, June 27

Purling Hiss at The Mercury Lounge, NYC - Awesome psychadelic rock

Thursday, June 28

EULA at 929XPO, Brooklyn, NY

Young Magic at Glasslands, Brooklyn, NY

Conveyor at Mercury Lounge, NYC - Record release party!

Japandroids at Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

Analog Fire at Santos Party House, NYC - Intellectronica.

Tenacious D at Hammerstein Ballroom, NYC - Hells yeah.

Purling Hiss at Maxwell’s, Hoboken, New Jersey - Seriously, their psych rock will fuck you up. In a good way!

Passenger Peru and Maquina Supervium at The Delancey, NYC

Friday, June 29

EULA at Club AVBO, Brooklyn, NY - My fave post-punk rockers. And it’s Alyse’s BD celebration!

The Tony Castles at The Knitting Factory, Brooklyn, NYC - Love the dream pop from these cute little boys.

Sonic Youth at the Gut Feelings Festival at Revolver, Oslo, Norway

Saturday, June 30

Scott Rudd at the Imploding Inevitable Festival in the UK

Sonic Youth at Perfect Sounds Forever launch party at Teglverket, Bergen, Norway 

Me and Alyse Lamb, the vocalist and guitar player for @eulamusic going all hard-core n shit at a 50s themed event for #Reykavodka. 

Me and Alyse Lamb, the vocalist and guitar player for @eulamusic going all hard-core n shit at a 50s themed event for #Reykavodka. 

Everything I Would See This Week If I Had Unlimited Time, Money and Hermione’s Time Turner

Support the Northside Music Festival in Brooklyn this Weekend!

Monday June 11

Foster the People and Tokyo Police Club at Central Park Summerstage, NYC - Will their rain dance produce rain again? My phone says no.

2:54 at The Mercury Lounge, NYC - Does chick shoegaze have stiletto heels? 

Tuesday June 12

Bass Drum of Death and Shark? at Glasslands Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Thursday June 14

EULA at 285 Kent Avenue (Part of the Northside Festival), Brooklyn, NY - Loud and amazing punk rock awesomeness.

Natureboy and Gunfight at Pianos, NYC

Screaming Females at Warsaw, Brooklyn, NYC - Frontwoman Marissa Paternoster will make you wish you could play the guitar - even if you can play the guitar

Mogwai at Webster Hall, NYC - Ambient rock. Maybe 420.

Hooray for Earth DJ set at Glasslands Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Friday June 15

Alyson Greenfield and Luff at Legion Bar - Two of my faves - so much talent in one space! Part of the Northside Music Festival.

Of Montreal and Beach Fossils at Mccarren Park, Brooklyn, NYC. Part of the Northside Music Festival. 

Spirit Family Reuinion and Hurray for the Riff Raff at The Mercury Lounge, NYC - Bring your dancin’ shoes for this revival and folk pop extravaganza.

Caveman at Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

Saturday June 16

Twin Sister at Cameo Gallery, Brooklyn, NY - Part of the Northside Music Festival

Grass Widow at The Knitting Factory, Brooklyn, NY - Hardcore chick punk. 

Clouder at The Gutter and Trash Bar in Brooklyn, NYC - my music crush twice in one day at the Northside Music Festival!

Sunday June 17

Jeff the Brotherhood at Bowery Ballroom, NY - One of the best rock shows you’ll ever see. Ferocious. Don’t miss it. 

Heavy Cream at Cakeshop, NYC - These chicks know how to do it.

Ava Luna at Muchmore’s in Brooklyn, NY - Part of the Northside Music Festival.

Night Manager at Public Assembly in Brooklyn, NY - Part of the Northside Music Festival.

Whale Belly at Spike Hill, Brooklyn, NY - Part of the Northside Music Festival - Dylan meets the 21st century.

Starfucker at Warsaw, Brooklyn, NY - Part of the Northside Music Festival.

@eulamusic New Video: “Honor Killer”

Post-punk perfection. Rock your mask off!

Everything I’d See This Week If I Had Unlimited Time, Money and Hermione’s Time Turner

Sunday, May 27

Slam Donahue, EULA, The Nico Blues at Cameo Gallery in Brooklyn, NY - Surprise Attack Music Festival

Tuesday, May 29

Foster the People and The Kooks at Central Park Rumsey Playfield, NYC - Music Crush Girl will be there somewhere!

Great Lake Swimmers at Bowery Ballroom, NYC

Wednesday, May 30

Foster the People and The Kooks at Central Park Rumsey Playfield, NYC

Thursday, May 31

Clouder and LUFF at Cameo Gallery in Brooklyn, NY - Two of my have crushes together. A post-punk and post-alternative paradise.

Zula at Mercury Lounge, NYC - These cute boys rock.

Radiohead at The Prudential Center, NJ - Because they are Radiohead.

Thurston Moore at Roulette in Brooklyn, NY - He’s single now. Just sayin’. 

Friday, June 1 

Xylos at Glasslands, Brooklyn, NY

Psychadelic Furs at Landmark on Main Street in Port Washington, NY - Just because. And it’s for charity.

Radiohead and Caribou at the Prudential Center, NJ

tUnE-YaRds and Delicate Steve at Terminal 5, NYC - This show should blow your mind.

Leda at Union Pool, Brooklyn, NY - another Amy Klein invention. If you play guitar, prepare to be humiliated by her mad skills. Listen to “Halfway b/w A Thimble

Maquina Supervium at 929 XPO, Brooklyn NY - up and coming comers

Saturday, June 2

Ms Lauryn Hill at Highline Ballroom, NYC - Because at one point she was really awesome.

Gogol Bordello at The Wellmont Theater, NJ - amped up gypsy rock.

Sunday, June 3

Blondes at DeKalb Market in Brooklyn, NY - Oh shit! I love their new album! Great electro-dance pop.

2012 SXSW - Day One - @allen_stone, @EULA, @WhaleBelly, @ActionBronson + performance art

2012 SXSW - Austin Skyline

Allen Stone

Day one of my 2012 SXSW was a day of perfect variety. It started with the Stevie Wonder-esque croonings of the sound powerhouse Allen Stone at Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop. The band was tight and his sound was brilliant. I wonder if it was a step up or a step down to be playing a bike shop after being on Jimmy Kimmel the night before.

Here’s one song I taped via soundcloud.

Paper Garden’s Record Showcase

Bryan Vaughn and Heidi Greenwood’s Paper Garden Records Showcase was a respite from the crazy of SXSW proper, a veritable music oasis at Uncorked, just east of I-35.

Harbinger’s of good musical taste as always, I listened to Philco Fiction, Whale Belly and hung out with Ben Martinez from Basement Batman before Alyse Lamb and Jeff Maleri shredded the stage with their amazing set. 

Action Bronson

I thought I was being really edgy going to see a hip hop rapper by myself. But when I showed up, I was surrounded by what seemed to be a bunch of white frat boys. Is that the fan base or is it just a SXSW thing? 

No matter. I had a little tet-a-tet with Mr. Action himself as I walked into the Lustre Pearl. He said he was hoping his set started soon as he was a bit tired. South by really takes it out of ya.

When he took to the stage, though, performance adrenaline and copious amounts of weed ensured an entertaining show. He did “Shiraz” “Bird on a Wire” and “Hookers at the Point” among others. 

There was a haze on the stage and in the crowd. Music Crush Girl was getting a little contact high. But Action is a giver. At one point, he took a few hits from the big fatty he was puffing and handed it to the frat boys in the front row, who totally bogarted it.  Typical selfish frat boys.

Performance Art

Finished the night with a little performance art music - mud masks, screaming and trumpets. A nice finale to the night.

See more photos on Flickr. 

Photos and Words by Shanda Boyett  Copyright 2012

Show Recs: Everything I’d See This Week If I Had Unlimited Time and Money and Hermione’s Time Turner

Sun 2/26

Benjamin Francis Leftwich at The Belfast Limelight - Really really really good indie folk. A wallowing music go-to.

The Static Jacks at The Roadhouse in Manchester - Post-punk poppy fun.

Tue 2/28

Girl in a Coma at Bowery Ballroom - These Texas girls are Joan Jett’s babies and their motorcycle post-punk has a little hot sauce twang. Gracias.  

EULA at Cameo Gallery - Post-punk in the brilliant bite-sized punch of lead vocalist Alyse Lamb.

Fort Lean at Santos Party House - Driving guitar, big rock sounds, flying hair. All good.

Thurs 3/1

Young the Giant in Toronto at Sound Academy - Gum-smackin’ good!

Fri 3/2

Pat Benatar at Irving Plaza - Because love is a battlefield.

XYLOS at Mercury Lounge - Electro-pop with strong vocals. These chicks have great shoes, too!

Beach Fossils at Music Hall of Williamsburg - Beachy lo-fi pop. The funnest show you didn’t anticipate would be. These guys are great live. 

You Can Be A Wesley at Pianos - Happy indie pop. A major audio memory trigger. An old friend sent me “Elephants in Rabbit Holes” and it spawned my musical enlightenment.

Sat 3/3

Tennis at Bowery Ballroom - Husband and wife duo sing catchy, dancey indie pop songs about life, and it doesn’t suck. New crush.

Black Taxi and Wicked Tomorrow at The Bowery Electric - Indie rock bands that bring it. And Black Taxi’s tshirts are really cool.

Amy Klein and the Blue Star Band at The Hive - What else needs to be said? It’s Amy Klein. More downtempo and spare than her other efforts.

Little Tybee at The Goatfarm in Atlanta - Tour kickoff.

Sunday 3/4

Coldplay and Mumford and Sons at Radio City Music Hall - Just kidding.

Jane’s Addiction at The Paramount, Huntington, NY - The father of the modern music festival deserves your respect.