OK, here’s a fun song by a band of British Ladies that I can just listen to over and over again. “Pull The Other One” from Londoners The Big Moon embraces a sassy-guitar-rock, Shirley Manson-fronting-Veruca Salt vibe that makes me wish the nineties had never ended, and that we didn’t have to deal with people trying to convince us all that Taylor Swift’s horrible ear garbage is somehow “good music.” Kill me.
The Big Moon’s video for “Pull The Other One” was filmed on a day off during the bands’ recent North American tour with Marika Hackman, who makes a cameo as the villain. In a Pink Panther-meets-Austin Powers search for their captured pup, The Big Moon take down Hackman using a fidget spinner as their weapon of choice, and are reunited with their beloved dog. “Pull the Other One” is from The Big Moon’s debut album, Love in the 4th Dimension, which is nominated for a Mercury Prize recognizing the best British album of the past year. I hope they win! Enjoy!
In this very fun video, Shirley Manson and a Puppet Dog reveal the History of German Music in just over 4 minutes! Check it out!
Thanks to Beth Blenz-Clucas for the Tip!
Starting today, the Sloan Fine Art Gallery on the lower east side is hosting the Alternative Press 25th Anniversary Art Exhibition for three days only! I realize that all of the indie rock hipsters are busy with CMJ crap this week, but I attended the opening party last night and can assure you that this exhibit is definitely worth your time to run over and check it out between your showcases and random pukefests. For this special exhibition, the gallery’s rear room has been transformed with tons of cool photographs, milestones and memoirs from the Alternative Press archives while the main gallery highlights original artworks from artists/musicians who have been featured in the magazine over the years. It was sweetly nostalgic for me, looking through everything and remembering way back when Trent Reznor used to get me all hot and bothered and I could stand to listen to a Nine Inch Nails CD for more that 30 seconds. Good times.
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