The Thursday Show for October 15, 2015 brings you new tunes by Here We Go Magic, Luke Temple's electronic side-project. You'll also hear tracks from Small Black. The Brooklyn outfit will release their third studio album, Best Blues, via Jagjaguwar, tomorrow (10/16). Also, stay tuned for CHVRCHES, Ms. John Soda, Flavor Waster and more!
We spend the hour catching up on listener mail.
Dead Stars is a Brooklyn rock trio with a huge, fuzzy, and explosive sound. Jeff, Jaye, and John wear their 90s alt-rock influences proudly on their collective sleeve (Dinosaur Jr, Pavement, etc.) and it comes through in their hooky, nostalgia-laden sound. They've played their way through the local scene for the past few years, catching the eyes and ears of plenty of critics and festival bookers, and are poised to keep riding high with their upcoming record.
This week on Art Uncovered I sit down with artist Eileen Maxson. Her new solo show at Microscope gallery in Bushwick is called I was really gonna be something by the age of twenty-three, and it's a collection of videos, objects, and installation pieces based on the classic 90s film Reality Bites. In our interview we talk about Eileen's experience growing up in Houston, where Reality Bites is set, and how the film's central conflict of corporate culture vs. authentic artistic expression has manifested itself in the 21st century.
Throwback Week - Nostalgia has long been more than just a topic of conversation between friends. Brands are using the feeling as a tool to market their products to Millennials.
For those that mourn the discontinued foods of the ‘90s, here are a few that are coming back.