Off the next two weeks to track vox for something new (metal!) and wedding duty (not metal!), so sip this one slow. WHAT TO HEAR: Leading the way this week is Portent (Gilead Media), the cauterizing new full-length from middle west black metal collective False. Comprised of four hypercoaster epics, Portent is Six Flags for […]
Summer is here and the rot has officially set in. So what better way to kick back and relax than with a blast hot, stale crypt air to the face. Ahh, what a beautiful world we live in.
Summer is officially here, and what better way to celebrate than with a daytime dance party in Brooklyn? Wolf + Lamb, Soul Clap and the other usual suspects from the beloved Crew Love Records collective will take Industry City revelers by storm next Saturday, June 29th. It’s going to a be groovy time, friends.
Lots of must-hears this week, so let’s get to the business of hearing them. Onward, downward, whatever. WHAT TO HEAR: Leading us off this week is Baroness, one of the few late-2000s sludge acts, along with Mastodon, still carrying the torch aloft. But a long time (and a lot of miles) have passed since the […]
Three years ago, Elements Lakewood Music Festival found its home at a Jewish sleep-away camp near the Poconos, and Memorial Day weekend hasn’t been the same since. Looking for a tall shot of nostalgia? BangOn!NYC‘s out of town gathering has the goods! Complete with cabin-living, field games, a roller skating rink, and water sports, not to mention sets […]
A big week for big sounds and bigger narratives. Let’s fire up the feels machine and get to it. WHAT TO HEAR: Leading us off this week is the first new music from Boston post-sludge legends Cave In, Final Transmission (Hyrdra Head), in over eight years. While cause for celebration, the circumstances surrounding the release […]
It’s that time of year again. The tradition that started in 2011 returns this Friday as over 300 artists show their work across the neighborhood. From June 8 – 9, dozens of studios and creative spaces throughout Greenpoint will open their doors, allowing visitors to peruse the work of local artists free of charge. The […]
Choosing to party at outdoor summer festivals is always a crap shoot. Attendees of The Governors Ball Music & Arts Festival, which took place May 31st – June 2nd on Randall’s Island, learned that lesson the hard way. If you tuned into Twitter (aka the Entitled Millennial Broadcasting Network) sometime over the last 48 or […]
Again, apologies for the intermittent nature of this section for the next month or two. I’m here this week and so are a few new records, however, so let’s not waste any more time on pleasantries (or lack thereof.) WHAT TO HEAR: First up this week is Old Star (Peaceville Records), the new LP from […]
FESTIVAL SEASON IS FINALLY HERE, and pre-game brunch plans have never been easier to make! In celebration of this first ever “Brunch Program”, The Governors Ball Music and Arts Festival is gearing up and cracking eggs on all kinds of goodies this weekend. Savory whites, runny yolks… we honestly can’t think of a better reason to […]