Live – Girl Talk, Snoop Dogg, TV on the Radio and The Black Keys : Catalpa NYC

Over the weekend, Discosalt attended the first ever Catalpa Festival on Randall’s Island. Two solid summer days/nights of diverse live music from an eclectic lineup including The Black Keys, Snoop Dogg , TV on the Radio and Girl Talk – all under a blue leopard print banner commanding the crowd to “DANCE BITCHES!”. Despite the […]

Girl Talk, Snoop Dogg, TV on the Radio + The Black Keys @ Catalpa, NY

Over the weekend, Discosalt attended the first ever Catalpa Festival on Randall’s Island. Two solid summer days/nights of diverse live music from an eclectic lineup including The Black Keys, Snoop Dogg , TV on the Radio and Girl Talk – all under a blue leopard print banner commanding the crowd to “DANCE BITCHES!”. Despite the […]

Catalpa Festival NYC Announces 2012 Lineup Featuring The Black Keys and Snoop Dogg

This summer promises an avalanche of free music events and heavy billed festivals. Popping the top  – The inaugural Catalpa Festival –  set to take place July 28-29 on Randall’s Island.   Striving to be a pioneering NYC festival  comparable to California’s Coachella and Chicago’s Lollapalooza, unique in its programming, atmosphere and aesthetic – Catalpa has secured an eclectic lineup […]

NEW VIDEO FROM THE BLACK KEYS: GOLD ON THE CEILING

The Black Keys Follow up their buzz-worthy viral video for “Lonely Boy”, with a new video for “Gold On The Ceiling” off of their late 2011 release, El Camino. The video, directed by Reid Long, keeps it simple, following the band through their recent world tour intertwining studio footage with clips of the band behind-the-scenes and performing on […]

THREE NEW SONGS FROM THE BLACK KEYS

The Black Keys, once again, manage to keep on keeping on, only more so, with their new full length album El Camino. Oiling up their gritty back-to-basics blues engine with some new sonic lube worthy of classic rock torque,  El Camino promises to be yet another soulful modern exploration of traditional blues rock themes, gunning down broken dreams […]

FREE MP3: THE BLACK KEYS: TIGHTEN UP, NEXT GIRL AND FRANK!

Discosalt Video of the Week 13/6/10: This weeks video of the week is  a 2fer. Two official videos from blues/rock duo the Black Keys for “Tighten Up” and “Next Girl” of their new sixth album, Brothers. The first single  “Tighten Up“, debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 with  73,000 copies sold in the first […]

THE BLACK KEYS: BROTHERS

[rating: 5] The Black Keys: Brothers Label: Nonesuch Release date:  May 18, 2010 The Black Keys keep on keeping on, only more so, oiling up their gritty back-to-basics blues engine with some new sonic lube worthy of classic rock torque. At its best moments, Brothers is a soulful modern exploration of traditional blues rock themes, […]

FIND THE SECRET SPOT: FREE LIVE SHOWS FROM PASSION PIT, THE BLACK KEYS, TING TINGS

Here’s a little treat for all the moms (and the rest of us) this weekend fiending for some free indie rock.  On Sunday, March 9 the mother of all holidays, will be one mother of a day with Ting Tings, The Black Keys and Passion Pit playing free live shows in New York City starting […]

THE BLACK KEYS: TIGHTEN UP

The Black Keys are back and plan on releasing their next album, Brothers, on May 18th. To tie you off until then, they made this promo video for their new single  “Tighten Up” which was produced by Danger Mouse and stars “Frank” a funkasaurus rex with some tite dance moves. Check it out. MP3:THE BLACK […]

NEW BLACK KEYS VIDEO: LONELY BOY

  The Black Key’s first new single “Lonely Boy” off the forthcoming album El Camino is out today. The album co-produced by the Black Keys and Danger Mouse, officially hits stores Dec. 6th but on November 25th, as part of Record Store Day’s Black Friday series, it will be released on 12″ viny. As a bonus, if you pre-order the […]

CENTRAL PARK SUMMERSTAGE: THE XX, FLAMING LIPS, CHAIRLIFT, BLACK KEYS, ST. VINCENT, HOT CHIP, HERCULES AND LOVE AFFAIR, PAVEMENT, HOLY GHOST!

Check out a preview of some shows worth checking out this summer at the Central Park Summer Stage. The Flaming Lips: (update: Sold Out!) When: Monday, July 26, 2010 at 7:00PM Where: Central Park/Mainstage Legendary for their wild stage shows, The Flaming Lips are among the most notorious and beloved rock and roll bands in […]

NEW VIDEO FROM WE ARE ANIMAL: BLACK MAGIC

We Are Animal are self releasing “Black Magic”, the follow up to their Beggars released debut single ‘1268’ on the 13th September. ‘Black Magic’ is a raw as hell beast of a track which is set to continue their climb to notoriety. It’s a bit dark and weird with strange projections of their faces on […]

Best Albums of 2012

A look back at the past year in music – Discosalt Magazine’s “Top 10″ best albums of 2012. 10. Purity Ring : Shrines  [4AD] If  ‘sleep is a welcome gadget’ for Canadian electro-pop duo Purity Ring, then Shrines is what pop dreams are made of. Together, Corin Roddick and Megan James blaze fearlessly into the future with […]

Tennis : Young and Old

Rating: 5/5 stars Label: Fat Possum Records   While most husband-and-wife indie pop duos can induce nausea, Denver’s buzz band Tennis, deliver effortless lo-fi beach pop that is as romantic as the nautical adventure spawning the duos collaboration. Produced by Patrick Carney (The Black Keys), Young and Old is grounded in a retro sensibility that surfaces extra layers of vocal […]

WHAT RECORDS ARE DAN AUERBACH SHOPPING FOR?: “WHATS IN MY BAG” WEB SERIES FOR MUSIC NERDS

Some episodes from the web series “What’s in My Bag” from Amoeba Records, the record label from the famed LA Record shop Amoeba Music.  Get some music suggestions from artists, customers, and staff as they share some recent discoveries from the Amoeba racks.  Some of our favorites include The Black Keys Dan Auerbach, Jason Schwartzman, Best […]

RETURN OF THE STROKES: WITH A NEW ALBUM, ANGLES AND TOUR HEADLINING COACHELLA, ARE THE STROKES BACK?

Buzzworthy Strokes news: Last night,  it was officially announced that The Strokes are back and will headline the 2011 Coachella Festival on April 15-17 in California along with Arcade Fire, Kings of Leon, Bright Eyes, The Black Keys, Animal Collective, Interpol, The National, Kanye West and a ton of other bands.  Tickets for the fest […]

top 10 albums of 2010

At the end of yet another great year in music, team discosalt has sat back, reflected and squared in with 2010’s “top 10” best albums of the year. So turn on some tunes, read through le lists and keep the discourse going! We want your feedback. Shoot us your album picks for the year and […]

Best albums of 2010

At the end of yet another great year in music, team discosalt has sat back, reflected and squared in with 2010’s “top 10” best albums of the year. So turn on some tunes, read through le lists and keep the discourse going! We want your feedback. Shoot us your album picks for the year and […]

JEREMY & CLAIRE WEISS’S DAY 19

Jeremy & Claire Weiss are far and away my favorite husband and wife photography team (ok, maybe the only one i know of) but they are two of the hippest photographers on the West coast with an amazing portofilio that dips into portraits of musicians, directors, actors, friends, hipsters and the girl next door.  Based […]

TOP TEN BEST BEARDS IN INDIE

We hate pushing the seasons, but with “Mustache March” now well behind us, we’ve started ruminating on beard season here.  While, musicians have always rocked out playoff whiskers, the chin muffler has advantaged some, and been the demise of others. Think Dennis Wilson, and Jim Morrison, respectively (sorry Jim). But what about the indie beard? […]

I NEED THAT RECORD: THE DEATH (OR POSSIBLE SURVIVAL) OF THE INDEPENDENT RECORD STORE

Guerilla filmaker Brendan Toller, along side Fugazi/Minor Threat’s Ian MacKaye, Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore, activist Noam Chomsk,  Patti Smith’s guitarist Lenny Kaye, Chris Frantz of the Talking Heads,  Pat Carney of the Black Keys, Rock Photographer Bob Gruen, BP Helium guitarist from Of Montreal and some other assorted artists and musicians have made a documentary […]

Wayhome Music & Arts Festival 2016

The WayHome Music & Arts Festival is a multi-day music and arts festival where music, food, art and film come together to make a kaleidoscope of sound, smell, colour, and spectacle. This years line-up featured headliners LCD Soundsystem, Arcade Fire and The Killers along with Metric, CHVRCHES, Gary Clark, Jr., Mac DeMarco, Rae Sremmurd, Wolf […]

CMJ – 15 Must See Shows in ’15

Now celebrating it’s 35th anniversary, New York City’s annual CMJ Music Marathon is descending on downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn October 13-17 with 120,000 artists, music fans, and industry insiders. Every October, CMJ features over 1,400 live performances in more than 80 of New York City’s storied nightclubs and music venues,  exclusive parties and cutting edge conference events throughout one vital […]

Q + A : Bury Me A Lion

Q + A with Bury Me a Lion by Discosalt DISCOSALT:  With influences ranging from Patsy Cline to Depeche Mode do you ever find it difficult to express the both sides of the spectrum of music they encompass? BURY ME A LION: As a band, our goal has always been to create a sound that’s […]

Q + A : Happy Lives

Q+A with Happy Lives by Discosalt Brooklyn’s Happy Lives trust themselves to get weird and succeed. Together, the intensely creative duo Mike Lande  and Julian Beel) step deep into the absurd and unknown, using DJ software to play rock music to achieve a massive wall of  sound. We recently caught up with Mike and Julian in New York […]

The Article is a Remix : Is Remixing Culture the New Direction in Music and Art?

This Article Is A Remix: Is remixing culture the new direction in music and art? For better or worse, like most of my generation and those younger than me, I grew up voraciously consuming and interacting with pop culture. I spent endless hours holed up in my parents’ basement watching after-school cartoons, playing with toys […]

How Internet Killed the Indie Rock Star

How Internet Killed the Indie Rock Star by Erik Burg  The world of independent music exists as a function of its fans who, for better or worse, are exactly the pretentious stereotypes they’re made out to be. I know because I’m one of them. This musical sanctuary, our own little gated community, has flourished because […]

This Article is a Remix: Is remixing culture the new direction in music and art?

This Article Is A Remix: Is remixing culture the new direction in music and art? by Discosalt For better or worse, like most of my generation and those younger than me, I grew up voraciously consuming and interacting with pop culture. I spent endless hours holed up in my parents’ basement watching after-school cartoons, playing […]

MP3 GRAB: HENRY’S FUNERAL SHOE: DOG SCRATCHED EAR

Following on the heels of their highly-praised debut Everything’s For Sale, South Wales duo Henry’s Funeral Shoe are set to unleash their second full-length effort Donkey Jacket – an album filled with the twosome’s distinctive punk-energy-blues-drenched-rock ‘n’ roll. With their incendiary guitars and hard-rock riot, fans of Radio Moscow, Left Lane Cruiser and The Black Diamond Heavies should find much […]

RECORD STORE DAY, SATURDAY APRIL 16 2011

Record Store Day might be more fun than Christmas.  Whether you manage to get your paws on some limited-edition wax or get a chance to check out an in-store performance or DJ set, hopefully, you get off the couch this year to show/get some love from your local record shop.  Now in its fourth year, […]

nihiti: OTHER PEOPLE’S MEMORIES

[rating:4] nihiti: other people’s memories Label: lo bit landscapes Release Date: October 10, 2010 New York based musical duo nihiti is a jazz-infused psychedelic dark pop/electronica band made up of The Surveyor and Dragan. The diverse, at times unclassifiable musical project, is notorious for their mysterious and surreal live performances  intensified by the bands dramatic light shows, […]

top 10 albums of 2009

With the year winding down, team discosalt has squared in with our “top 10” best albums of 2009. If you are missing any of these albums in your quiver, you may be ill prepared to face the new year. Take a peek, take a note and let us know who we left off. ABC/DJ SLEEPY […]

FREE SUMMER SHOWS: YEASAYER, THE XX, YACHT, SONIC YOUTH, BOY CRISIS, NEON INDIAN, THE ANTLERS, DEERHUNTER AND MORE…

There is an amazing lineup of free shows coming to New York City this summer. The Jellynyc pool parties are back on the Billyburg waterfront with 8 shows (not all of which have leaked yet), along side a ton of other free shows happening all over Brooklyn, Manhattan and Governors Island. So mark the calendar […]

TWIN SISTER: COLOR YOUR LIFE

Twin Sister create the kind of hypnotic pop you’ve been dreaming about since Galaxie 500 fizzled, cut with Tusk-era Fleetwood Mac thump, and a shot of Lynchian weirdness for good measure. They’re slack yet focused, a spark in the dark distance on a desert highway where speed is relative. Formed in Long Island two years […]

WHAT DID YOU PICK UP ON RECORD STORE DAY?

Record Store Day might be more fun than Christmas.  Whether you managed to get your paws on some limited-edition vinyl or had a chance to check out an in-store performance or DJ set this Saturday, hopefully, you got off the couch to show/get some love from your local record shop.  Now in its third year, […]

SXSW 2010: BANDS TO WATCH

With SXSW 2010 creeping up,  Discosalt has a preview of this years bands to watch. There are some amazing bands to check out, so clear the rest of your schedule for the afternoon and comb through our list: MINUS THE BEAR Recent Dangerbird Records signees, Minus The Bear, are set to release their new album, […]

DISCOSALT TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2009

With the year winding down, team discosalt has squared in with our “top 10” best albums of 2009.  If  you are missing any of these albums in your quiver, you may be ill prepared to face the new year. Take a peek, take a note and let us know who we left off. ABC/DJ SLEEPY […]

Best Albums of 2009

With the year winding down, team discosalt has squared in with our “top 10” best albums of 2009. If you are missing any of these albums in your quiver, you may be ill prepared to face the new year. Take a peek, take a note and let us know who we left off. ABC/DJ SLEEPY […]

DISCOSALT BREAKS DOWN 2008’s CROP OF NYC BANDS TO WATCH

Bands on our radar : Bear Hands-Straightforward post-punk indie. Yeasayer-Psych-experimental dance party. If you haven’t heard them, please leave your cave immediately and rejoin society. A Place to Bury Strangers-Dark Atmospheric noise-pop against a tension-wracked Joy Division-meets-Ministry, Jesus-Mary Chain backdrop. Blonde Acid Cult-Brooklyn swagger Rock& Roll Party band ala Jet, Stone Roses. Crystal Stilts-Cheap instruments, Moody Stipped […]