Xenia Rubinos on NPR
Brooklyn-based keyboardist and vocalist Xenia Rubinos likes to play with syncopation. Her debut album, Magic Trix, is based around rhythms that sometimes are identifiable as Caribbean, and at other times veer into the experimental.
Read more about Xenia and listen to her sing and talk on NPR’s Weekend Edition right here. Enjoy the video for her track “Cherry Tree” below. Xenia and Geoff Farina will be playing support for Lady Lamb the Beekeeper at Schubas on May 14. Tickets are on sale now.
Guest Mixtape: Free Energy
The latest installment in our Guest Mixtape series comes from Earth’s (their designated hometown on Facebook) Free Energy. They went all out and put together 24 tracks to get you ready for tomorrow night’s show with The Kickback. Tickets are still available but going quick. Enjoy their mix below and grab some tickets here. Show starts at 10 o’clock.
Reviewed: No Joy ‘Wait To Pleasure’
Pitchfork gave the new No Joy album, Wait To Pleasure, a very solid 8.0 today! Lucky for you, the album is already up and streaming on Spotify. Enjoy below. If you like it enough, join us tonight at Lincoln Hall where No Joy will be playing support for Liverpool’s Clinic.
Stream: Big Black Delta ‘Big Black Delta’
Big Black Delta’s debut self-titled album, due April 30th on Master Of Bates, is streaming in full via Spin.com. Have a listen to the album here and enjoy the official music video for the album’s second track, “Side of the Road”, below. BBD will be playing Schubas on June 13th. Tickets are on sale now!
Stream: Beacon ‘The Ways We Separate’
Beacon’s new album, The Ways We Separate, is streaming in full via Pitchfork Advance right now! Beacon will be at Schubas on June 5th along with The Drum and Taught Abroad. Get your tickets now and join us for this summer dance party!
Guest Mixtape: Clinic
Clinic, a four-piece from Liverpool, have been rocking together since 1997 and will be bringing their talents to Lincoln Hall next week. They graciously put together a short playlist of some of their favorite tracks for you to get ready. Enjoy below and then grab some tickets for their show on the 24th. No Joy will be joining as support.
First Listen: ‘The Secret Will Keep You’
The oddly buoyant and utterly captivating album, out April 23, evokes a sad parade of broken hearts, loneliness, death, fear and even madness. Lovers come and go, spirits are crushed, lies are told. But for the most part, Brass Bed maintains at least a veneer of good cheer, complete with sweet harmonies and sprightly beats.
April 13, 2013 - Phosphorescent live at Lincoln Hall. Photos courtesy of Jason Barnes with Two | 16 Photography.