What to see:
- Skip one of the thousand downtowns happening tonight, 10/15, and swing by The Dolphin Tavern for some deep house and psychedelic vibes at indie-techno disco party Ancient Puzzle Arts, featuring djs Alex Burkat, Diamond Girl and Andrew Devlon.
- Check out popular electronic synthpop duo Disclosure at The Fillmore, where they'll be playing both this Monday, 10/19 and Tuesday, 10/20. You have two chances to see them–– don't disappoint.
- Let loose at Union Transfer this Wednesday, 10/21, to see BØRNS; because their glam-pop energy will bring you out of post-fall-break depression, because homework is definitely not the move on a Wednesday(or any day, if we’re being honest) and because the Ø in their name is so The Scene.
What to listen to:
- New Orleans rapper Pell just released single “Queso,” a funky flow with plenty of bongo and cowbell sprinkled in. This single is the second dropped so far from his upcoming album LIMBO, set to come out November 6.
- Reggae–pop duo R. City dropped their latest album What Dreams Are Made Of this past Friday. Full of bright sound and a feel-good attitude, this album is irresistibly catchy.
- Philly–native Alex G is back with his latest release Beach Music. While not venturing into any radical new territory, the album is a beautiful and refined continuation of his previous style, and a spot-on soundtrack for the coming crisp fall days.
What to talk about:
- Brazilian website AvrilEstaMorta.blogspot.com surfaced last week claiming our beloved “Sk8er Boi” singing superstar Avril Lavigne died over a decade ago and was replaced by a hired look-alike that continued releasing music in her stead. Faced with this staggering revelation, we have but one obvious question for AvrilEstaMorta: why'd you have to go and make things so complicated?
- Steven Tyler, lead singer of Aerosmith, had a representative send Donald Trump a cease-and-desist letter ordering Trump to stop using Aerosmith’s “Dream On” in campaign rallies. This isn’t Trump’s first time getting into trouble for unauthorized use of songs–– he received similar blowback from artists Neil Young and R.E.M. earlier this year. All is fair in love, war and politics, except for violating music copyrights.