1. Looking for the perfect way to kick off your weekend? We’ve got the soulful grooves of Australia’s Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes for you this Friday at LPR.

     
     
  2. This is going to be a great one. We’re live streaming Bright Light Bright Light live at LPR tonight! It all gets going with an opening set by Bridget Barkan at 7pm. Tune in!

     
     
  3. We did a Q&A with pianist and frequent LPR visitor Taka Kigawa. We talked about his upcoming all-Pierre Boulez program at LPR on August 25. 

    Read the interview here.

     

  4. Mashup masters The Hood Internet are at LPR Thursday night. Here’s the Chicago duo’s latest mixtape.

     
  5. Bright Light Bright Light, aka Rod Thomas, shares ten things he learned while playing shows with Elton John in the UK.

    1. Friends are everything - he’s been an incredible friend, and a wonderful mentor to me, and one of my biggest supporters and supports through the last few years, and meeting his circles of friends, you see how important keeping good people around you is. 

    Thomas / Bright Light Bright Light is playing LPR (in NYC) Thursday night (08.21). Get tickets here.

     

  6. Cellist Maya Beiser Does Our Mixtape Monday Series

    Cellist Maya Beiser put together the latest installment of our Mixtape Monday series. She gave us a mix with Howlin’ Wolf, Nirvana, Elvis Costello, Leonard Cohen, and others.

    She’s coming to LPR on September 4 to play music from her new release, Uncovered

     
  7. Watch Waxahatchee play “Coast to Coast” at the Pitchfork Music Festival. 

    They’re hitting LPR on November 10 and tickets go on sale today at 10am. 

     
     
  8. Did you catch that we’re live streaming our show with soul legend Steve Arrington tonight? With French Horn Rebellion and King Mono rounding out the bill this is going to be a great one. It all gets going at 9pm.

     
     
  9. Funk legend Steve Arrington hits LPR tonight. Check out an interview he did with Village Voice where he discusses having his music sampled by A Tribe Called Quest, Jay-Z, and N.W.A. 

    How much of a legend is he? Here’s how the interview opens

    Is it true you once had Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five open for you at a show?

    Yes, I was there to watch hip-hop’s first tour. It was Grandmaster Flash and the Sugarhill Gang and that whole scene. I was there watching the whole thing develop — it was awesome. Also, some time down the line when Eric B and Rakim really hit the scene, Eric B opened up for me once.

     

  10. Influential funkster Steve Arrington comes to LPR Tuesday night. Here’s “Without Your Love” from his forthcoming two-disc retrospective album Way Out (80 - 84)The Boston Globe has a great piece on Arrington’s musical and spiritual journey.