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Jul 24

The other night at the Bell House in Brooklyn, I met Anna, Nina and Sarah - 3 lovely gals from France who made this adorable video a few months ago. Tres jolie!!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6lAqYWsqvY

Jul 21

Via Sara D Anderson at AOLRadioBlog.com

Jul 18

Via Breanna Hughes on AccessHollywood.com:

It’s rather uncommon for an opening act not only to catch, but also, to hold, my interest at a concert. The only other times I can recall this happening was when Patty Griffin (now one of my favorites!) opened for The Dixie Chicks in 1999, and also, when a young, unknown singer by the name of Celine Dion opened for Michael Bolton in 1992. Yes, I just admitted I went to a Michael Bolton concert (Don’t judge! It was my first concert ever and I rather enjoyed it, even though my taste in music has changed dramatically since then).

That being said, I recently caught Jenny Owen Youngs at Hotel Café in Hollywood where the opening act was April Smith and the Great Picture Show. I had never heard of them before, but after five minutes of their performance, I had to ask myself WHY I hadn’t heard of them before. They were incredible. Fun, catchy, lively and loud. And even – dare I say? – a little Rilo Kiley-esque with a vintage flair.

If you haven’t heard of April Smith and the Great Picture Show yet, I suggest you jump on the bandwagon. Their song “Terrible Things” is currently being used in the season six promo for Showtime’s “Weeds.” Their fan-funded new album, “Songs for a Sinking Ship,” is full of ‘30s and ‘40s inspired music fused with jazzy vocals. Smith can’t be much more than five feet tall and 100 pounds, but when she hits the power notes, it’s hard to believe that such a fiery, growling voice can come out of her little frame!

The album kicks off on a high note with “Movie Loves a Screen,” which is full of energetic beats…..

Full review here.

Jul 15

Check us out on the Blue Microphones Podcast! We recently swung by their studios and chatted with Tyler! You can download it live here which includes a special acoustic performance of Terrible Things! http://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-official-blue-microphones/id354099289

Jun 24

Hello my dear friends,

One of my favorite bands, The Woes, needs your vote to play the Newport Folk Festival. They are truly talented, incredible musicians and they deserve this so much. If you’ve never heard them, you’ve got to check them out now at http://www.myspace.com/thewoes.

All you have to do to help them out is vote here: http://magichat.net/opener/voting

Thanks so much everyone!

April

Jun 11

Back in April, we played NPR’s Mountainstage and it started airing today! If you want to find a station that carries Mountainstage, click here and be sure to tune in!

Jun 10

Hey all!

We’re on tour right now without our full-time suitcase player so we’re looking for some fans to step in and play with us! If we’re playing a show in your town and you’ve got rhythm, WE WANT YOU! Here’s how you audition:

Create a video of yourself playing along to “Colors” (remember, the suitcase beat is on the 1 and the 3, tambourine on the 2 and 4). Upload the video to our audition page on Youtube here: http://www.youtube.com/group/suitcaseaudition!

Let us know which city you live in and the show you’re auditioning for. We’ll be picking videos before each show and the lucky winners will play suitcase with us LIVE on stage!

Jun 06

Check out what the NY Post had to say about “Terrible Things” being used in Weeds!

I have a ‘Sinking’ feeling about ‘Weeds’ season six ι Jarett Wieselman

There are two things of note in this just released teaser for “Weeds” season six. First, Mary Louise Parker just gets better and better looking. Her face, her hair, her body — everything. This woman is perfection.

Secondly, the clip features music from PopWrap fave April Smith and the Great Picture Show. The track in question is “Terrible Things” but the whole album — “Songs for a Sinking Ship” — is one of the most exciting CD’s I’ve heard in years. An absolute must have for 2010.