Ten days left for Eugene Merinov exhibit

Only 10 days left to see the Eugene Merinov exhibit at Etherea Records in NYC if you haven't seen it yet. Original prints and reproductions are available for order if desired - all hand printed by Eugene himself.

What will happen after the show? Who knows? Not me. Keep your eye on this space.

Magnetic Fields to release new album in January 2008

Stephin Merritt and company have finished their long-awaited full-length, Distortion. Scheduled for a January 15th release, the album features 13 new songs. Like previous efforts, vocal duties are handled by by Mr. Merritt and drummer Claudia Gonson. Sonic distortion is applied on many different instruments, carefully layered in the background behind the vocals, creating a hazy pop feel that recalls the Jesus and Mary Chain, while retaining a hum-able pop feel throughout.

Yusef Lateef - Live at Whole Foods (NYC)

How strange is the music business getting? Now Whole Foods is hosting musical events?Anyway, thanks to our friend Andy Schwartz, check this out:

This weekend, as part of something called the "Gibson/Baldwin Jazz Festival" (as in Gibson Guitars and Baldwin Pianos), multi-instrumental jazz great Yusef Lateef will appear at the Whole Foods store on East Houston Street @ Bowery.

Beginning at 2:00pm, Dr. Lateef will be signing copies of his new book, The Gentle Giant: The Autobiography of Yusef Lateef. At 3:00pm, trumpeter Ted Curson and the Spirit of Life Ensemble will perform with Yusef as their special guest.

The Gibson/Baldwin Jazz Festival is free and open to the public.

On Oct. 9, 2007, Yusef Lateef celebrated his 87th birthday. See:

Whole Foods:
(scroll down to 11/3-4 and click on "More Info")

Etherea at Nublu

Etherea Presents -

DJs Tim B and Rich Kim
Friday October 26th, 2007 9pm til 4am.
live performance by Mocean Worker at 12:30am.

Mocean Worker soundclip and info

For Reduced Guest List, rsvp someone(at)etherea.net

nublu is at 62 ave C between 4-5th st.
look for the blue light bulb and door guy.

Doors at 9 pm.
Free before 10pm or $5 with rsvp, $10 otherwise



Paul Fox, guitarist, Ruts and Ruts DC

Paul Raven, bassist, Killing Joke

Radiohead - In Rainbows

After the fairly scattershot approach of "Hail To The Thief" and extreme introspection of Yorke's solo "Eraser", it's pretty awe-inspiring to hear the group in expansive mode again, creating an album that keeps their emotional core inact while pushing the boundaries of their sound outward.

The initial impression given by the album (and one that stays after listening repeatedly) is a band at the peak of their powers. From the moment the first song starts, it's clear that there's nothing tentative going on here. We're up to full speed within seconds, kids cheer, the beats hit you square in the gut, Thom Yorke begins to jabber in his inimitable fashion, and it's recognizably paranoid skittish Radiohead, but looser and fiercer and funkier all at once.

There's all the expected pretty Radiohead moments but not neccesarily in the places you expect. There's weird percussive things. And big guitar roars and little piano noises and slightly computerized jittery things that melt into a soaring melody so seamlessly that you never really stop to think about the transition.

In short, In Rainbows manages to showcase all of Radiohead's strengths and use them as a foundation for something fresh and new. Once again.

Radiohead-In Rainbows website


Etherea on-air!

Etherea now has a weekly radio program dedicated to new electronic and dance music on eastvillageradio.com.

It's every Friday from 4-6PM, but you can download a podcast to listen anytime by going to the link above and logging in. The format is geared toward electronic and dance music, but we may try to switch that up in the future, email us for your input!

Press Eject and Give Me the Film: The Photography of Eugene Merinov

Etherea is proud to present some of Eugene Merinov's finest images culled from his time photographing the NYC music underground in the late 70's and early 80's. The show begins on September 19th and will continue through mid-December. For more information, slide show and bio by Jack Rabid, visit his myspace page.