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26 Jul

Alternative folk artists Kara Suzanne headlines the Lounge at Gramercy Theatre this Thursday July 28th (tickets). The intimate show will also feature sets from The Prigs, Steve Lewis, Putnam Murdoch & My Cousin, The Emperor. We always love exposing you to new music and we think that this show will be an excellent chance for you to listen to something other than the same Spotify playlist over and over. Check out a few songs below and email us (with the subject:I WANNA GO TO THE LOUNGE!) with your name and we’ll email you back if you win!

Old Mr. Flynn by Kara Suzanne

My Cousin, The Emperor – “Nothing Left For Us To Find” by tijuanagiftshop

Thursday, July 28th

The Lounge @ Gramercy Theatre
Doors: 7pm


30 Mar

My Cousin, The Emperor have returned to NYC after a tour down to SXSW and back with Caitlin Cary’s (Whiskeytown) THE SMALL PONDS. They made plenty of fans on the road, with Knoxville’s Metro Pulse declaring, “My Cousin, The Emperor comes off like a shiny 21st-century update of The Basement Tapes.” The Dallas Observer noticed, “New York’s My Cousin, The Emperor add a bit more of an edge to this interesting bill” and Metromix confirmed, “My Cousin played with the soul of seasoned Nashville session men.”

MCTE just released the single disc, double EP The Subway EPs and will be celebrating with a CD RELEASE SHOW at Southpaw in Brooklyn on Sat, April 9th with a lineup that can’t be topped. The quartet will be bookended by The Loom and Yellowbirds and Sgt Dunbar and the Hobo Banned will open things up, so we suggest you get there early to catch all four throw down.

Sat, April 9 – 9pm
125 Fifth Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217
w/ The Loom, Yellowbirds & Sgt Dunbar and the Hobo Banned

10 Mar

We recently profiled My Cousin, The Emperor. We weren’t aware, however, that they had a pretty interesting tour blog going on detailing everything that’s been going on as they head down to Austin for SXSW. They just updated it yesterday with some photos and video of them warming up before their most recent show. Head over to to read about the new cover song they debuted and more. Catch My Cousin, The Emperor at SXSW at the .MUSIC Presents Texas Tornado showcase

09 Mar

.MUSIC presents TEXAS TORNADO at South by Southwest on Thursday, March 17th at Rusty Spurs from 12noon to 6pm. In association with Sideways Media , Tijuana Gift Shop and The Force Agency, Texas Tornado at SXSW is an official day party that will showcase buzz-drenched artists over two stages. The event is also a benefit for Invisible Children, a movement seeking to end the conflict in Uganda and stop the abduction of children for use as child soldiers.

Texas Tornado at SXSW is open to all SXSW badge holders and the general public through RSVP.

12:30 – The Chapin Sisters
1:30 – Shayna Zaid & The Catch
2:30 – Robbers on High Street
3:30 – Headless Horseman
4:30 – Voxhaul Broadcast
5:00 – Augustana

1:00 – The Madison Square Gardeners
2:00 – David Berkeley
3:00 – Brooke Fraser
4:00 – The Stone Foxes
5:00 – The New Mastersounds

Friday, March 18th from 12noon to 6pm is TEXAS TORNADO at Red Eyed Fly. Also presented by .MUSIC and in association with Tijuana Gift Shop & Sideways Media, this unofficial day party will celebrate the launch of The Force Agency. Two stages of great bands, you must be there! Texas Tornado at Red Eyed Fly is open to the public, but we ask that you please RSVP

12:10 – Shayna Zaid and the Catch
12:50 – The Forms
1:30 – My Cousin, The Emperor
2:05 – The Silent Comedy
2:50 – Vanaprasta
3:30 – Hugo
4:15 - Lenka
5:05 – A Silent Film

12:30 – We Are Hex
1:10 – Frankie & The Heartstrings
1:50 – Purple Melon
2:30 – Taylor Locke & The Roughs
3:10 – Viva City
3:50 – Deluka
4:35 – Big Rock Candy Mountain
5:20 – Deep Dark Robot

We’re proud to co-sponsor this event with Swing House, Jakprints, Metromix, GigsWiz, Crystal Head Vodka, Barefoot Wines, El Grado Tequila & Monster Energy Drink. Be sure to support them ALL and we’ll see you in Austin.

About .MUSIC
.MUSIC is the exclusive, global community-based top-level domain name that gives music entities a unique identity online and an industry standard for official music websites. The specialized .MUSIC web address enhances a brand’s visibility online. It ensures that .MUSIC websites are associated with a memorable, self-explanatory and trusted badge restricted to the music community:

The objective with .MUSIC is to connect a Top-Level Domain with a purpose-driven initiative that is committed in creating value for the music community and making a difference that matters for artists. The mission of the .MUSIC initiative is focused on the music community owning and controlling their home and brand on the Web in a transparent, accountable, trusted way, while experiencing the benefits of the .MUSIC network effect which will be global, every person with a .music address will be discovered and the ability to discover all entities of music in all aspects from all over the world.

08 Mar

You wouldn’t expect Brooklyn, NY to be home to country music or even old fashioned rock n roll but the young band My Cousin, The Emperor are ready to prove you wrong. The quartet received rave reviews for their debut album “A Long Way From Home” from Time Out New York, WNYC Radio, Under The Radar Magazine and more. On March 29th, the band releases their follow-up double EP THE SUBWAY EPs. In support of the new release, the band is hitting the road and playing SXSW this year including the .Music Texas Tornado Showcase. Guitarist Terry Quire took some time to tell us about the band’s sound and what they’re looking forward to in Austin. Check it out below:

If you were to make a mixtape to describe your band’s sound using songs by other bands, which would they be?

Terry: Ideally, I would go with “Back in the USSR” by the Beatles because it’s basically their attempt (and a pretty good one at that) of making an ode to the Beach Boys and we try to do that a lot in our setlists. “Via Chicago” by Wilco which I think is a great ballad and something that we try to do a lot of. Another one would be “Mountain Woman” by the Kinks. The Kinks did a pretty countryish album in the mid 70s. If there was any song I’d like to cover, it’d be “Mountain Woman” by the Kinks. It has a really cool guitar riff in the beginning. Lastly, I’d have “Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere” by Neil Young. I think everybody knows that song. It’s got a good melody and a dual harmony line going the entire time which is something that we do a lot in the band. Overall, we got a nice, countryish kinda rock n roll sound that we’re really looking forward to bringing to South by [Southwest].

Is this your first time at SXSW and what are your expectations for it?

Terry:This is our first tour and our first time playing in Austin and I’m just expecting to have a great time, see some really cool bands and hope that we just make some sort of impression on the people down there.

If you could move anywhere in the country besides your hometown, where would you move and why there?

Terry: If I had a choice in moving anywhere in the US besides New York, it’d be Nashville because as a band, we fancy ourselves some country roots rockers. It’d be really cool to see if we can handle ourselves in the midst of what we claim to be: liking country music and rock n roll.

STREAM The Subway EPs at:

Tour Dates
Wed, March 9 – Raleigh, NC – The Pour House
Thurs, March 10 – Charlotte, NC – Evening Muse
Fri, March 11 – Asheville, NC – The Emerald Lounge
Sat, March 12 – Knoxville, TN – Patrick Sullivans
Sun, March 13 – Little Rock, AR – Whitewater Tavern
Mon, March 14 – Denton, TX – Dan’s Silver Leaf
Tues, March 15 – Houston, TX – Big Star Bar
Thurs, March 17th – Austin, TX Thirsty Nickel RedGorilla Showcase (SXSW)
Fri, March 18 – Austin, TX – Red Eyed Fly .Music Presents Texas Tornado (SXSW)
Sat, March 19 – Carrollton, GA – Moonshadow Cafe

02 Nov



Tijuana Gift Shop & The Audio Perv are joining forces for WILD TURKEY FEST on November 23rd at Bowery Electric in NYC. The pre-Thanksgiving event will feature music from Robbers On High Street, My Cousin, The Emperor, Only Living Boy and Hey Battlefield. Doors are at 8pm, tix $5 and there will be WILD TURKEY drink specials all night long.

Tuesday, November 23 – 8pm
WILD TURKEY FEST @ Bowery Electric
327 Bowery
New York, 10003

Robbers On High Street

MetroMix Profile
Robbers On High Street “Electric Eye”>

Jon Pareles of the NY TIMES recently stated, “There’s a lot of the Beatles, especially their piano-pumping side, in the songs of Robbers on High Street, updated with Elvis Costello’s gruffness and a matter-of-fact desperation.” The Brooklyn outfit released the “ELECTRIC EYE” vinyl single this summer with b-side “Face The Fog” via Engine Room Recordings. The two tunes are pulled from a collection of songs comprising the band’s forthcoming third album, Hey There Golden Hair, possessing a new sound that harkens back to the brash, instantaneous pop appeal of their debut Tree City.

Fans of the Robbers’ previous single, “The Fatalist,” will recognize the calculated strut of “Electric Eye,” a song packed with enough soul claps to fill even the most discriminate dance floor; while “Face in the Fog” bounces playfully between a Gal Costa backing track and a soaring chorus dripping with vocal harmonies. Alana Harper of WNYC’s MUSIC HUB called “Electric Eye,” “an aggressively catchy tune that harks back to the big, beautiful, horn-filled pop-rock of the ’60s and ’70s.”

My Cousin The Emperor

MetroMix Profile

My Cousin, The Emperor “Nothing Left For Us To Find”

“Hailing from the green pastures and rolling hills of Brooklyn, NY, MY COUSIN, THE EMPEROR is a young band of country punks with a book full of ragged honkey-tonk anthems,” attests RELIX MAG. They released their debut album A Long Way From Home last year and won the WNYC “Battle OF The Boroughs” for BEST BAND IN BROOKLYN and the IMA for “Best Alt Country Song.”

“They say the Devil is in the details, but God is in there too,” notes John Schaefer from WNYC-Soundcheck. “It’s those little details that can make or break a song, and I hear those details in My Cousin, The Emperor’s songs.” My Old Kentucky Blog says, “A Long Way From Home is filled to the brim with both alone-in-the-pouring-rain ballads and throw-me-another-whiskey barroom romps.” Time Out New York says “My Cousin, the Emperor makes happily gnarly music; the band’s debut album, A Long Way from Home, trades in rolling country rock & roll.” and Brooklyn Rocks blog calls the music “Reverb-heavy melancholy that is very comparable to songs from artists like Chris Isaak and Roy Orbison.”

MC, TE are releasing a single disc, double EP “THE SUBWAY EPS” in Feb 2011.

Only Living Boy

Only Living Boy eats raw hearts for breakfast. Fueled by life’s stunning brokenness, the band offers an authentic and poignant experience through a distinct rock sound. The trio’s unrivaled style is a combination of 70s vinyl inherited from their parents and the alternative rock of their own MTV adolescence, rounded out with bits of jam, blues, reggae and punk. Thanks to their hometown’s suspension between Pennsylvanian woods and New York City concrete, Only Living Boy’s Northwest New Jersey roots help define its sound and attitude—organic with an edge.

Throughout two years of constant national touring (150-200 shows/year) the band has developed a ravenous, grass roots fan-base, which continues to grow with each and every show. They recently released of the double A Side Digital Single – “Worthless/Homesick”, possess the road chops of a band twice their age and the songwriting prowess that only comes from real experience.

Hey Battlefield

“Indie-approved alt-country with touches of Caribbean and doo-wop sounds blended with their generally rollicking approach. Sounding like a mix between Bob Dylan and Joe Strummer, albeit with more irony, singer/guitarist Jason Rossi was perfunctory with a detached charm.” – BROOKLYN VEGAN

“Hey Battlefield is an example of great music made outside the grips of major-league record labels. Three masterful practitioners of various instruments and multiple genres, creating a seemingly endless stream of perfectly orchestrated original songs, and motivated by a mutual love of making and sharing music.” – V MAGAZINE

” The lyrics materialize by his low and authentic voice, complemented by a subtle use of harmonica.” – INTERVIEW MAGAZINE

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Set Times!

11:30pm – Only Living Boy
10:30pm – My Cousin, The Emperor
9:30pm – Robbers On High Street
8:30pm – Hey Battlefield