nprmusic:

There’s no way around it — the Shostakovich quartets are intense, like page-turning thrillers, as they pull you into his world. 

Watch the Pacifica Quartet play Shostakovich at NPR’s Tiny Desk

Great tiny desk concert!

billboard:

What do you think of T Swift’s new video?

Yeeeessssssss!

billboard:

What do you think of T Swift’s new video?

Yeeeessssssss!

under-radar-mag:

One day we’re going to have to explain this to our children.

#tbt to a lovely time with the awesome @mel_indac! #california #sanfrancisco #vscocam

nprmusic:

Watch tUnE-yArDs play “Water Fountain” in the WFUV studios

under-radar-mag:

"Thought it sounded cool." There—we got the band name out of the way. Fair enough. Nope, you’ll find no backwards-voiced, creepily dancing little people here. Unless that describes you. In which case high-five, shimmy in here and—actually, don’t; that’s creepy. Instead let’s let loose with some unrepentant rockism, hooks galore, chicken-walking Jagger-swagger, and power-pop jangle from these garage-y Chicagoans. 2013’s Sunken had hints of the same, but obscured most of it in a fuzzy, low-fidelity background. That was fine—gauzy and striking, even—but this time everything’s up-front and raucous.

(via Twin Peaks: Wild Onion (GRAND JURY) - album review | Under the Radar - Music Magazine)

nprmusic:

Why, yes, those are boxers pumping iron while R&B singer Sevyn Streeter knocks us out with an acoustic version of “It Won’t Stop.”

under-radar-mag:

Seven years since a pair of quickly written songs landed thousands of clicks and an unintended audience on YouTube, prompting them to turn their sweetly foul-mouthed and subversive brand of musical comedy into a genuine live act as Garfunkel and Oates, Riki Lindhome (Garfunkel) and Kate Micucci (Oates) have become the most well-known guitar and ukulele players who have tackled their distaste for smug pregnant women, their ignorance on performing handjobs, and the virginal loophole of anal sex. Following a number of chart-climbing albums—their most recent 2012’s All Over Your Face—and a recent series of shorts for HBO, Lindhome and Micucci are hoping to follow the cult success of Flight of Conchords with their very own self-titled television program, debuting this week (Thursday at 10 PM) on IFC.

(via Garfunkel and Oates Interview | Under the Radar - Music Magazine)

#tbt to a fun night with @activetrans and @revbrewchicago #antihero #rosa #bottomupwit #fistcity (at Revolution Brewing Tasting Room)