Friday, July 27th 2012: Sam Marine and County

  • Sam Marine says this of Sam Marine and County: “I am a singer/songwriter based in Brooklyn, New York. I write straight forward, classic rock n’ roll songs with country, blues, and folk elements.”  Spot on.  This is blue-jean-and-American-flag rock and roll.  And we can’t write about them without mentioning Bruce Springsteen.  There, we mentioned him.  Listen here.
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  • Golden Bones would have been called “New Country” in the ’70s, placed alongside Gram Parsons and Townes Van Zandt.  They’d have been lumped in with the Jayhawks as Americana in the ’80s.  And in the ’90s they’d have fallen in with Uncle Tupelo or the Old 97s as Alt Country.  We just call it good music.  These are melancholy rainy afternoon songs with a swing and a banjo, sung not with an affected fake drawl but instead with their own natural God-given voices.  Listen here.
  • Corinne Callen makes pilled out bliss pop a la Hope Sandoval.  The kind of music you want to put on right after you pop a benzo and settle in for a long warm bath.— Listen here.
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  • Coming to The Grand Victory all the way from Montreal, Thomas Doubting sounds to us like a cross between 90′s Christian shoegazers Starflyer 59 and pompadoured crooner Chris Isaac.  He’ll be playing solo tonight, and we’re curious to hear how these songs sound all by himself.  Listen here.

LATE NIGHT (no cover):


A NIGHT OF BANSHEES returns to The Grand Victory!  DJ Christian Serramalera spins Industrial, Nu Wave, No Wave, Goth and all the best of Siouxsie and the Banshees while you dance with your knees locked together and your arms waving ghostly like the sad broken black-hearted misunderstood creature that you are.

Also, performing late night for free as part of the Banshees night:

  • Brooklyn synthpop duo Night Vision bring back the best of 1980′s electro-based moody dance music.  Shades of New Order and Depeche Mode.  We’re already straightening our skinny tie and hiking up our pleated pants to show off our argyle socks and black dress shoes.  Listen here.

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