All posts by Jake Brown

New Marika Hackman video: I’m Not Where You Are

Video: Marika Hackman – “I’m Not Where You Are” Directed by Will Hooper. From Any Human Friend, due August 9 on Sub Pop. Marika Hackman is apparently a lousy girlfriend. Throughout the video for “I’m Not Where You Are” she pisses off a parade of lovers by remaining aloof (or possibly catatonic) despite their remonstrations. … Continue reading New Marika Hackman video: I’m Not Where You Are

New Stef Chura video: Scream

Video: Stef Chura – “Scream” Directed by Ambar Navarro. From Midnight, out now on Saddle Creek. Stef Chura grew up in Alpena, a small town on Lake Huron way up north in Michigan. For fans of Michigan garage rock Alpena is best known as the birthplace of Dick Wagner and his bands, the Bossmen and … Continue reading New Stef Chura video: Scream

New Regrettes video: Dress Up

Video: The Regrettes – “Dress Up” Single out now on Warner. Since the Regrettes put out Feel Your Feelings, Fool! in 2017 they have released a handful of new original singles: “Come Through”, “Red Light”, “California Friends”, “Pumpkin”, and “Poor Boy”, as well as a bunch of covers. And now here’s a new original. “Dress … Continue reading New Regrettes video: Dress Up

New Sleater-Kinney video: Hurry On Home

Video: Sleater-Kinney – “Hurry On Home” Directed by Miranda July. Single out now. Normally lyric videos are pretty lame, but this one is great. It has a story! And how about the song? It’s been almost six months since we found out Sleater-Kinney was back in the studio and being produced by St. Vincent, and … Continue reading New Sleater-Kinney video: Hurry On Home

Riot Fest 2019 Lineup

How cool will it be to see both Slayer and the Village People at the same festival? And why not? Don’t be uptight. Have fun, bang your head, and shake your ass. Riot Fest continues to be the only major music festival that cultivates a unique identity. Why other fests have fully embraced the idea … Continue reading Riot Fest 2019 Lineup

50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 34

Rolling Stone issue #34 had a cover date of May 31, 1969. 40 page. 35 cents. Cover photo of Jimi Hendrix by Franz Maier. Features: “Cash and Dylan Tape TV Number in Nashville” by Patrick Thomas; “Muddy Waters Week in Chicago” by Don DeMicheal; “Johnny Cash At San Quentin” by Ralph J. Gleason; “Delaney & … Continue reading 50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 34

New Dressy Bessy video: Fearless

Video: Dressy Bessy – “Fearless” From Fast Faster Disaster, due June 14 on Yep Roc. There was a cinder block cube of a bar on the west side of Grand Rapids called Putt Putt’s. My uncle tells me that when I was little he used to take me there and set me up on the … Continue reading New Dressy Bessy video: Fearless

New Purple Mountains video: All My Happiness is Gone

Video: Purple Mountains – “All My Happiness is Gone” Film by Brent Stewart and Matt Boyd. From Purple Mountains, due July 12 on Drag City. Single out now. Jeez, has it really been ten years since David Berman pulled the plug on the Silver Jews? I guess it has. Wow. Well he’s back and just … Continue reading New Purple Mountains video: All My Happiness is Gone

New Mavis Staples video: We Get By

Video: Mavis Staples – “We Get By” (ft. Ben Harper) From We Get By, due May 24 on Anti. Mavis Staples is a great American hero. I want her to adopt me so she can be my kid’s grandma. She is the absolute best. “We Get By” is the title track from her new album … Continue reading New Mavis Staples video: We Get By

New Phosphorescent video: C’est La Vie No. 2

Video: Phosphorescent – “C’est La Vie No. 2” Directed by Jordan Halland. From C’est La Vie, out now on Dead Oceans. I wrote all night Like the fire of my words could burn a hole up to heaven I don’t write all night burning holes up to heaven no more As you get older you … Continue reading New Phosphorescent video: C’est La Vie No. 2