Archive for the 'Harlem' Category

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

I caught Austin’s Harlem twice last weekend here in town; Friday night at a house party in Chinatown and the following night at Spaceland. As expected, both shows were beautifully unhinged; the wheels teetering, barely staying on the tracks as the trio bashed out Lenny Kaye approved blasts of garage rock strewn with keen pop […]

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Austin, TX’s Harlem released one of our favorite rock & roll records of 2009—Free Drugs. They are back this Spring with the release of their Matador Records debut, Hippies. February 20th Aquarium Drunkard welcomes the band to Spaceland here in L.A. Dante vs. Zombies open. We’ve got three pairs of tickets for AD readers. Interested? […]

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

Up until a minute ago this post began with me relating an anecdote about my friend, Adam who, after catching Devo in Brooklyn recently, said something to the effect of “I feel sorry for anyone who only knows Devo through the video for “Whip It.” In my mind this was something he had told me, […]

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

Over at the Matalbog, Gerard Cosloy updates us on the status of the upcoming (April 6, 2010) Harlem album, Hippies. Deets, plus a taste off the LP, below. …the resulting 16-song pop meisterwerk, recorded with the assistance of Mike McHugh, reveals the triumvirate of Coomers, Curtis and Jose in fine fettle. The gents really “knocked […]

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Matador recent sign, Austin’s Harlem, continue their monthly covers project — this week taking on Paul Revere and the Raiders’ “Sometimes,” as, ahem, covered by Flamin’ Groovies. Also included is last month’s cover — Harlem’s take on Royal Trux’s “Junkie Nurse” (via). Anyone else catch them in the pouring rain at FFF Fest? Soaked. MP3: […]