Covert Ops: The Shining Twins Tear It Up In Lit's Disgusting Basement
Last week I went to see Brooklyn-based trio the Shining Twins play their last show before heading overseas to play a bunch of Euro festivals no one here's ever heard of. In the past year, the Twins have been playing sweaty shows in dingy basement venues across Brooklyn and New York and spitting on crowds (literally). This summer they're gearing up for a French mini-tour in preparation of a release later in the year.
Their “farewell” show was at Lit Lounge on 2nd Ave with the equally awesome Dirty Fences. On tracks like “Sorry Daddy, I’m A Whore”, bassist/singer Alex Weiss sounds like she might be Kathleen Hanna’s baby cousin, but the twins aren’t just regurgitating the brat girl aesthetic of 90’s riot grrrl. They sing about ugly boyfriends and nights on benders with dead-pan honesty and no political agenda.
They're working on recording material, but you gotta see them live to get the full effect. You can catch the twins stateside later this summer after they return from their French festival run.
The Great Korean Invasion of Keith Ape: Noisey Raps
Hailing from Seoul, South Korea, Keith Ape made hip-hop history with the international hit “It G Ma.” In this episode of Noisey Raps, we follow him and his crew as they get to know the US.
Stormzy and Muzi: From South London to South Africa
Stormzy travelled to South Africa to check out the local music scene with producer Muzi, where the pair discovered their similarities, and Stormzy learnt about gqom music and Zulu culture.
King Diamond and Slayer's Kerry King - Back and Forth
King versus King. The two metal legends talk about pivotal moments in their career, creating guitars with rubber bands, and what it's like when a fan offers to carve your logo into their skin.