A Q&A WITH THE MUFFS

The Muffs – Photo by Kim Shattuck

Q: Of course you guys still do a fair amount of live gigs, if not long tours. Any good recent live gig stories?

A: Things got very sexual at our last show just this past Saturday night. There was a couple in front of Ronnie that were practically fucking each other. I was going to say, “Get a room!” but then I remembered that it was the weekend of ComicCon, and rooms were very hard to come by.

Read the full interview here.

Photos by Adela Loconte
Now in his mid-50s, Nick Cave is better and more active on stage then ever. After sets by Nicole Atkins and Devendra Banhart (we’ll probably never get used to that beard-less mug) Nick himself hit the stage like a dapper blur prowling from one end of the dais to the other in an effort to literally reach out to his acolytes, a debauched preacher ministering to his flock—very fire and brimstone to say the least. 
Read more about the show and peep our full gallery of photos here.
  Photos by Adela Loconte
Now in his mid-50s, Nick Cave is better and more active on stage then ever. After sets by Nicole Atkins and Devendra Banhart (we’ll probably never get used to that beard-less mug) Nick himself hit the stage like a dapper blur prowling from one end of the dais to the other in an effort to literally reach out to his acolytes, a debauched preacher ministering to his flock—very fire and brimstone to say the least. 
Read more about the show and peep our full gallery of photos here.
  Photos by Adela Loconte
Now in his mid-50s, Nick Cave is better and more active on stage then ever. After sets by Nicole Atkins and Devendra Banhart (we’ll probably never get used to that beard-less mug) Nick himself hit the stage like a dapper blur prowling from one end of the dais to the other in an effort to literally reach out to his acolytes, a debauched preacher ministering to his flock—very fire and brimstone to say the least. 
Read more about the show and peep our full gallery of photos here.
  Photos by Adela Loconte
Now in his mid-50s, Nick Cave is better and more active on stage then ever. After sets by Nicole Atkins and Devendra Banhart (we’ll probably never get used to that beard-less mug) Nick himself hit the stage like a dapper blur prowling from one end of the dais to the other in an effort to literally reach out to his acolytes, a debauched preacher ministering to his flock—very fire and brimstone to say the least. 
Read more about the show and peep our full gallery of photos here.
  Photos by Adela Loconte
Now in his mid-50s, Nick Cave is better and more active on stage then ever. After sets by Nicole Atkins and Devendra Banhart (we’ll probably never get used to that beard-less mug) Nick himself hit the stage like a dapper blur prowling from one end of the dais to the other in an effort to literally reach out to his acolytes, a debauched preacher ministering to his flock—very fire and brimstone to say the least. 
Read more about the show and peep our full gallery of photos here.
  Photos by Adela Loconte
Now in his mid-50s, Nick Cave is better and more active on stage then ever. After sets by Nicole Atkins and Devendra Banhart (we’ll probably never get used to that beard-less mug) Nick himself hit the stage like a dapper blur prowling from one end of the dais to the other in an effort to literally reach out to his acolytes, a debauched preacher ministering to his flock—very fire and brimstone to say the least. 
Read more about the show and peep our full gallery of photos here.
  Photos by Adela Loconte
Now in his mid-50s, Nick Cave is better and more active on stage then ever. After sets by Nicole Atkins and Devendra Banhart (we’ll probably never get used to that beard-less mug) Nick himself hit the stage like a dapper blur prowling from one end of the dais to the other in an effort to literally reach out to his acolytes, a debauched preacher ministering to his flock—very fire and brimstone to say the least. 
Read more about the show and peep our full gallery of photos here.
  Photos by Adela Loconte
Now in his mid-50s, Nick Cave is better and more active on stage then ever. After sets by Nicole Atkins and Devendra Banhart (we’ll probably never get used to that beard-less mug) Nick himself hit the stage like a dapper blur prowling from one end of the dais to the other in an effort to literally reach out to his acolytes, a debauched preacher ministering to his flock—very fire and brimstone to say the least. 
Read more about the show and peep our full gallery of photos here.
  Photos by Adela Loconte
Now in his mid-50s, Nick Cave is better and more active on stage then ever. After sets by Nicole Atkins and Devendra Banhart (we’ll probably never get used to that beard-less mug) Nick himself hit the stage like a dapper blur prowling from one end of the dais to the other in an effort to literally reach out to his acolytes, a debauched preacher ministering to his flock—very fire and brimstone to say the least. 
Read more about the show and peep our full gallery of photos here.
 

Photos by Adela Loconte

Now in his mid-50s, Nick Cave is better and more active on stage then ever. After sets by Nicole Atkins and Devendra Banhart (we’ll probably never get used to that beard-less mug) Nick himself hit the stage like a dapper blur prowling from one end of the dais to the other in an effort to literally reach out to his acolytes, a debauched preacher ministering to his flock—very fire and brimstone to say the least. 

Read more about the show and peep our full gallery of photos here.

 

KAREN O’S NEW SINGLE + VIDEO

Not sure if we could be more excited for Karen O’s upcoming solo album, Crush Songsdue out September 9 on Julian Casablancas’s Cult Records.

But for now, we’ll tide ourselves over with the video for the album’s first single, Rapt, directed by O’s husband Barney Clay.

Photos by Emily Korn.
Some shots from Peter Rosenburg’s third annual PeterPalooza birthday bash, see the rest here. Photos by Emily Korn.
Some shots from Peter Rosenburg’s third annual PeterPalooza birthday bash, see the rest here. Photos by Emily Korn.
Some shots from Peter Rosenburg’s third annual PeterPalooza birthday bash, see the rest here. Photos by Emily Korn.
Some shots from Peter Rosenburg’s third annual PeterPalooza birthday bash, see the rest here.

Photos by Emily Korn.

Some shots from Peter Rosenburg’s third annual PeterPalooza birthday bash, see the rest here.

HOT AND FRESH STAFF PICKS

Death Valley Girls – Electric High

It seems Patty Schemel (Hole, Upset) was in this band when we posted about their new EPa couple days ago, but she’s out of the band already. Murky details seem to be this band’s modus operandi, but the serrated guitar and Poly Styrene-y yalping on this title tune from their new EP, out August 19, cuts through the murk. – Eric Davidson

Nicholas Nicholas – Cave

Because of the name of this band and the name of this song, someone on Twitter has (unsurprisingly) already beat me to the Nick Cave joke. Nick Cave’s sophisticated doom is nowhere near this track though—Cave is an intimate pop song washed in curtains of textured reverb, muffling and hiding frontman Chris Masullo’s baritone like it’s some kind of rare treasure. Come to think of it, it sounds more like Masullo is singing from inside Nick Cave. The band’s new cassette drops next month on Miscreant/Frenchkiss. – Lizzie Plaugic

Shura – Just Once

On her misty, self-released track, 23-year-old Londoner Aleksandra Denton sidles into the self-deprecating cold comfort of losing herself in the arms of an uncaring stranger. – Lisa Hresko

TOPS – Way To Be Loved

Is that the way that I want to be loved? I have no idea how I want to be loved. I don’t want to talk about this right now. Can you just keep singing? I’ll get back to you later. – David Velásquez

Souxsie Soux, by Sheila Rock

"I guess I was a visually-oriented person, but I wasn’t a photographer per se, I’d never done a paid job or whatever. I just started to photograph what I was seeing. It was totally organic. One thing would lead to another."

Sheila Rock’s new book, Punk+, documents Britain’s early punk scene through countless of never before seen images. We had the chance to chat with her about her involvement in the movement and how she became it’s unofficial photographer - read the Q&A here.

imageThe Kid Daytona @ CMJ 2013 – Photo by Jai Idowu

We’re looking for an editorial assistant to join our CMJ 2014 team ASAP through November.  Responsibilities will include copywriting and editing, developing and scheduling web content, crafting thoughtful editorial pieces, drafting official communications with the outside world, and balling hard when it comes to WordPress and HTML.

Head here to get more info and to apply.

 

MEREDITH GRAVES OF PERFECT PUSSY SHARES HER FESTIVAL STYLE

Meredith Graves talked festival style with the New York Times and gave a little shout out to the thrifted red dress that defined her look at CMJ 2013. Get the full scoop (and dig her look) here.