Breaking up is hard to do, harder still when you've been with that person for ten years. After the split, most people want nothing to do with their exes, usually dreading accidentally running into them and having to strike up awkward conversation. So when we heard that drummer Dani Buncher and singer-keyboardist Scott Simons, better know as TeamMate, used to date but now make such sweet, sweet music together, we just had to know their secret. While the band was in New York City for their show at the famous Arlene's Grocery last week, TeamMate took some time to stop by and talk to us about themselves, their music, and our mutual obsession with OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder.
Royalton Hotel is bringing back Royalton Covers -- a Wednesday and Thursday night event that will take place each week until January, and feature rock, pop, and soul cover bands. Zip to Forty Four, the hotel's lux lobby bar and sip on their specialty cocktail, The Seven Spiced Cider ($14, apple cider, Sailor's Jerry, pineapple juice, lemon juice, honey syrup, cinnamon stick, nutmeg, allspice, clove, star anise), which will be offered exclusively during the Royalton Covers. Check out the awesome line-up they've got for October:
What could all of this be about?!
...July 4th Birthdays of course. Let's celebrate!
Bill Withers An American Songwriter and Grammy Winner was born on this day in 1938, made famous by songs 'Lean On Me', 'Just The Two Of Us', and 'Ain't No Sunshine.'
Neil Simon (1927) Playwrite of The Odd Couple, winner of several awards including the Golden Globe, Writers Guild, and Academy Award.
Malia Obama (1998) Oldest Daughter of the Obama Family.
Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino-(1981) Made famous by the reality show,The Jersey shore, will also be celebrating in Italy as they film another season.
Even the palpable heat and caked humidity could not stop Silversun Pickups from rocking out the nascent Sunset Cove Amphitheater in Boca Raton, FL. What promises to be a prodigious epicenter for music in South Florida with upcoming acts like Cypress Hill, Slightly Stoopid and the reemerging Sublime with Rome, decided to invite Silversun early on to sample Boca’s new musical Coliseum.
Silversun frontman Brian Aubert took a few minutes out only hours before his June 16 show to call Mike Rothman to discuss this new venue, Latin food in South Florida, the meaning behind the esoteric name Silversun and the influence touring with bands like Foo Fighters and Muse had on the Pickups. Aubert also made one lucky fan’s day, maybe even year, as David DiCristina was invited to drop in with a few questions of his own.
After years of waiting patiently and being featured in Under the Radar magazine’s “Most Anticipated Albums of 2008” and “Most Anticipated Albums of 2009,” the five indie-rock Texans known colloquially as Midlake will finally be releasing their next full-length album…in 2010. Guitarist Eric Pulido even joked with the magazine during an online interview, “This will be the third year in a row that we're one of the most anticipated albums for Under the Radar. Shall we celebrate with a cover?!"