What do a fire breathing dragon, a pirate ship and Bassnectar all have in common? Aside from being collectively badass, you can also expect to see all three of these things at BangOn!NYC‘s Elements Music & Arts Festival on August 11th! What you won’t find there however is loud corporate presence or uncomfortable crowds. It’s a refreshing break […]
Originally I was feeling guilty about missing the last two release weeks, which were absolutely packed with flashpoint metal records…then I took a look at this week’s lineup. Yeah, sorry, not sorry. WHAT TO HEAR: Let’s start this week at the fucking bottom with Mutilation Rites’ scathing new full-length, Chasm (Gilead Media). A crusty grind […]
Now that we’re down to two teams — Go Croatia! Go France — the real World Cup excitement is upon us. The two remaining teams play each other this Sunday at 11am! Here are some places to watch. Check back for updates! Brooklyn Bowl will be showing the game and it will be an all […]
As we stumble, bleeding out and going septic, into our annual celebration of America, let This One Goes to Eleven provide the soundtrack to our geo-political angst. Hot dogs sold separately.
After a week off on wedding duty, I’m back ready to trade the Air Supply for, well, you’ll see… WHAT TO HEAR: Kicking us off this week are one of Brooklyn’s now longest-tenured USBM acts, Anicon, and their ripping new full length, Entropy Mantra (Vendetta Records). Anicon are still definitely Anicon—which means cascading, blast beat-driven […]
We have the first big summer release week on tap and I have show to prepare for, so let’s skip the pleasantries and dive in. Enjoy yourselves, folks.
It never really feels like summer until the Northside Festival rolls around, now celebrating its 10th anniversary, the music portion runs from the 7th of June until the 10th and you can still pick up a badge, or pick up single-show tickets. We’re here, as usual, to try to sift through the 70+ shows available […]
Photos by JN Silva, Nicole Fara, Roho Photo, Aaron Rickets and Jerm Cohen As I stand in line for the X80 bus that runs from Harlem to Randalls Island, I notice something distinctly different about the crowd that has formed. Foreign accents and questions only tourists would ask permeate the space. It’s then that I […]
All photos by Alive Coverage Our Memorial Day weekend trip has left us feeling young again. This sense of refreshment is all thanks to Brooklyn’s BangOn!NYC, who brought their expanded Elements Lakewood Festival back to a Pennsylvania summer camp for a second time. In between sets from scene heavyweights like Claude VonStroke, Maceo Plex, REZZ, Shpongle and […]
Call it the Maryland Deathfest hangover or call it an aberration, but it’s a slightly thin slate for the defacto opening release week of summer. Don’t worry, though, there’s still enough new stuff to go around, and if that doesn’t scratch the itch, a show or two always will. WHAT TO HEAR: Over the past […]