Around The Blogs: Ida Maria Mania Continues, Pretty Much Amazing, New Antony & The Johnsons video

Ida Maria in NYC. photos by Faith-Ann Young for Brooklyn Vegan

Reading the blogs so you don’t have too…

Brooklyn Vegan used part of my post about Ida Maria on his equally amorous post about the rock goddess playing in New York. Apparently commentors didn’t like me referring to her as “better than Lily Allen and Amy Winehouse” and how I completely missed the Karen O comparison. See – now – I always appreciated The Yeah Yeah Yeahs but I sometimes found Karen’s stage antics to be a little overblown. Ida Maria’s were perfectly saucy. [READ POST]

Stereogum has the new video for Antony & The Johnson‘s “Epilepsy Is Dancing.” They will be playing Noisepop this year alongside Matt Costa, Robert Francis, Port O’ Brien, and Rademacher to name a few. [WATCH VIDEO]

Pretty Much Amazing just launched a podcast with their “Bands To Watch in 2009.” Very interesting list. I’m glad to see La Roux getting some love but seriously – Passion Pit? Wasn’t that LAST YEAR?

Ever wonder what it would be like if Rock Insider moved to Minnesota and started bloggin’ about the awesome local scene in Minneapolis? Look no further than Minneapolis Fucking Rocks. Fantastic blog that features a lot of local music from that area. I give Ian and his crew massive KUDOS. [GO TO SITE]