December 22, 2014

The Meaning Of Life: I Want to Do with You What Spring Does with the Cherry Trees

Brooklyn indie dreampop trio The Meaning Of Life have made a video for their new single I Want to Do with You What Spring Does with the Cherry Trees. Shoegaze with a slow Eighties inspired dance twist. Their new EP will be released on February 17th. Recommended if you like Dead Leaf Echo and the Starlight Girls.

The Meaning Of Life:
Marta DeLeon: vocals, bass
Christian Gallardo: guitar
Sanal Leeja: drums


December 21, 2014

The Aristocrats: "Culture Clash Live" trailer

Power fusion instrumental rock trio The Aristocrats have posted the trailer for their Culture Clash Live CD/DVD combo. The set is available for preorder from their webstore. Same goes for the official 2CD bootleg Secret Show: Live In Osaka.

The band will road test new material during a 4-night stand at the Alvas Showroom in San Pedro, CA, before entering the Sunset Sound Studios in Hollywood, CA to record their third studio album.

Live dates:

An European tour is likely to kick off in March 2015.


HCTF review of Culture Clash.

John Cale: Mesen 2014/12/20 setlist

John Cale performed at the Concerttent Peace Village, Mesen, Belgium - December 20, 2014. First set: newly composed music inspired by the Christmas Truce in 1914 during the Great War. Second set: Paris 1919 in full.

The band:
John Cale: vocals, keyboards, piano
Dustin Boyer: lead guitar
Joey Maramba: bass
Deantoni Parks: drums

Set 1 "Christmas Truce Music"

  1. Young, Proud and Dead
  2. Time Stands Still
  3. A Refusal to Mourn the Death, by Fire, of a Child in London
  4. Caligula

Set 2 "Paris 1919"

  1. Child's Christmas in Wales
  2. Hanky Panky Nohow
  3. The Endless Plain of Fortune
  4. Andalucia
  5. Paris 1919
  6. Graham Greene
  7. Half Past France
  8. Antarctica Starts Here
  9. Macbeth
  10. E: I Wanna Talk 2 U

» John Cale setlists

ZAPPATiKA: show w/ Jeff Holie

Anglo-Dutch band ZAPPATiKA have a show with former Zappa Sax player Jeff Hollie in Leiden on January 3rd:

Live date:
  • 01//03 Qbus, Leiden, The Netherlands

» ZAPPATiKA on Facebook

December 20, 2014

Phish: Live Webcast of the Miami NYE run

The four Phish shows in Miami (December 31 - January 1-3) will be offered as pay-per-view webcasts:

Phish returns to AmericanAirlines Arena in sunny, sunny Miami for their New Year’s Run to close out 2014 and welcome 2015. In order to ring in the New Year with everyone, the entire run (including Phish’s sold out New Year’s Eve three-set performance) will be webcast at on December 31, January 1, 2, and 3.