Hi, everybody. I hope you are doing well and listening to a lot of music.
We are currently in the process of building a website for MusicDosage! That said, the blog will be lying low for the next few months. MusicDosage will be back, new and approved, shortly. We will announce the launch as soon as the site is ready.
See you soon.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Quadron from Lailaa Salaam on Vimeo.
- May 18, 2013 @ 6p (Doors open): Getty Center (Los Angeles, CA)
- June 6, 2013 @ 8p (Doors open): La Bellevilloise (Manchester, UK)
- June 8 - 9, 2013 @ 12p (Doors Open): Heaton Park (Manchester, UK)
- June 12, 2013 @ 8p (Doors open): Brighton Music Hall (Allston, MA)
- June 13, 2013 @ 6p (Doors open): Highline Ballroom (New York, NY)
- Average Fruit Remixes (2011)
- Pressure Remixes (2010)
- Quadron (2009)
- Avalanche (Coming Soon on June 4, 2013)
Sunday, May 5, 2013
- Dead Like Money (2013)
- Tip Top Shape (Coming Soon)
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
RAILBIRD was crazy good at Rockwood Music Hall on Saturday March 30th. There sound is like nothing I've heard before. They experiment with different sounds and instruments, including cell phones and walkie-talkies (see the interview below for more details). Even though I have only seen RAILBIRD perform live once, I bet their live shows are always different, with surprises and unexpected sparkles here and there. With the combination of lead singer Sarah K. Pedinotti's lullaby-like lyrics and vocals and the bands guitar riffs, keyboard melodies, and drum beats, RAILBIRD is sure to be attracting new fans everyday in every direction.
Railbird JumpShip from MUSICDosage on Vimeo.
Interview with RAILBIRD
(MD=MUSICDosage, SP=Lead singer from RAILBIRD Sarah K. Pedinotti)
SP: Yes, but we are looking for a new name. Let us know if you have any suggestions!
MD: I was reading on MTVHive.com that your song “Mirrors” was build off a cell phone glitch sound. How did that end up happening?
SP: We were making the demo and my cell phone made that weird sound when you put it too close to the keyboard, so we sampled it and looped it.
MD: What are some instruments/devices/equipment that you experimented with when making your music?
SP: Cell phones and walkie-talkies.
MD: How was the experience of performing at the 4th Annual Roots Picnic with The Roots, Esperanza Spalding, and Nas in June 2011?
SP: Great!!!!!! The best :)
MD: Can you describe how you came up with your song “Ashes In”?
SP: I was reading South of the Border, West of the Sun by Haruki Murakami by a sunny window. Chris' grandmother, who we were both very close to, was dying. It was the dead of winter. He had a guitar. I found a pen.
MD: What is one of the nicest/weirdest/most surprising things a fan has said to you?
SP: "Do you want a baby hamster?"
MD: I love your video for “Jump Ship”! What is the meaning of it all?
SP: It's a hard one to put your finger on but we tried to capture the feeling of the lyrics.
MD: What genre of music would you place your music?
SP: Alternative Pop.
MD: What is one of your all time favorite lyric from any musician/band?
SP: "This was a Pizza Hut, now it's all covered with daisies." - "Nothing But Flowers" from the Talking Heads' final album Naked.
MD: Do you have a particular routine before hitting the stage?
SP: A lot of jumping and squealing.
- April 22, 2013 @ 8:00p: The Knitting Factory (Brooklyn, NY)
- May 3, 2013 @ 8:00p: Cameo Gallery (Brooklyn, NY)
- Railbird Remixes (2013)
- Lucky - EP (2012)
- No One (2011)
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
|Man Without Country|
- April 26, 2013 @ TBD: Focus Wales 2013 (Wrexham, United Kingdom)
- Foe (Coming June 2013)
- Closet Addicts Anonymous (2012)
- Puppets (2012)
- King Complex - EP (2011)
- Inflammable Heart (2011)
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Interview with Kimberly Nichole
(MD=Music Dosage, KN=Kimberly Nichole)
MD: Can you give me a brief history of how you came to be a musician?
KN: There are a lot of musicians in my family, so I believe it really started with my mom who is a piano player and singer. She sang gospel and in an R&B band in Seattle when I was kid. She nurtured me and my sister at a very young age in musicianship and performing. I've been performing since I was a little girl in church.
MD: Can you describe the meaning of your song "Little Girl New" (lyrics and how you came about writing the song)?
KN: That song is special to me because I woke up one day with the melody and lyrics. It was like I dreamt the song and it became a reality. It's just a story about the journey, what you experience during it, the doubts and uncertainties and not letting any of that stand in your way.
MD: Who are your top three favorite musicians of all time?
KN: That's a hard one! I love so many. I'll say the three that are really teaching and inspiring me at the moment are Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Nirvana and James Brown.
MD: What is that one song that you cannot but sing in the shower?
KN: One of the new songs I'm writing. There's no title yet, but it's paying homage to Seattle's grunge movement... in the musicianship and how I'm vocally delivering it.
MD: Why do you call yourself The Rock Ballerina?
KN: I actually pulled it from an interview Andre Leon Talley did with my mentor Valerie Simpson. She said I was a "rock ballerina...wild and wonderful". It really fits my style. I typically wear skirts onstage that are inspired by ballerinas and my show is very wild, so I just ran with that saying.
MD: What is one major milestone thus far in your musical career?
KN: My goodness. There have been a few. Releasing my debut album and funding it myself, and writing it with my creative partner Q Kegler. Also, I received the ASCAP foundation's Reach Out and Touch Award in memory of Nick Ashford. There have been a few more, but I'm just so grateful for every opportunity and door that has been opened for me.
MD: You have great fashion sense. What inspires you to choose the clothing that you wear?
KN: Thank you. I'm inspired by many things - classic style, rock style, modern style - hell, life and how I'm feeling inspires what I wear. One of my style idols Iris Apfel once said style is a reflection of who you are and it comes from your soul. I believe that.
MD: Can you describe the feeling when you hit the stage live to perform?
KN: It is such a natural high, like a spiritual high. I feel like I can conquer anything when on stage performing. I don't think words can fully describe the feeling. It has to be personally experienced.
MD: Do you have a particular routine before you perform live?
KN: Not really. I try my best to not get too stressed before a performance. I almost treat the day like it's any other day, so I won't feel pressured or too self conscience about what may or may not happen during the performance. Cardio and vocal warm-ups are a routine before a performance as well.
MD: What is one of your favorite lyrics from any song?
KN: "At first flash of Eden we race down to the sea, standing there on freedom's shore, waiting for the sun, waiting for the sun." from The Doors' "Waiting for the Sun". Also one of my favorite groups :)
- March 14, 2013 @ 11:30p (SONY City Showcase): Hanger Lounge (Austin, TX)
- March 15, 2013 @ 4:30p (Swing House/Hype Showcase): Rusty's (Austin, TX)
- YBJ Reloaded - EP (2012)
- The Rock Ballerina (2011)
- The Yellow Brick Journey (2011)
Monday, February 18, 2013
- March 7, 2013 @ (Time TBD): The Palace (Halifax, NS)
- March 9, 2013 @ (Time TBD): The Marquee (Halifax, NS)
- March 10, 2013 @ 8:00p: The Cunard Center (Halifax, NS)
- At Long Creek - EP (2012)
- Trophies - EP (2010)
- Paper Lions (2007)