The Mountain Goats were in town recently but that was just an opening slot for Jason Isbell (albeit at the wonderful Beacon Theatre). A headline tour was announced last month which included a nearby show in Jersey City at the recently re-opened White Eagle Hall (tickets). However, while an NYC date was missing from those shows, […]
Al Franken, who is definitely NOT, running for president, IS coming to Cooper Union next week to discuss his new book Giant of the Senate. Seth Meyers will host the event next Tuesday, August 1 and you can still grab tickets here. From #1 bestselling author Al Franken comes this intimate recount of an award-winning […]
With the dog days approaching at a full sprint, releases have slowed up a bit. As always in metal, however, just because you haven’t heard of a band (or can’t pronounce their name) doesn’t mean they’re not killing it, so make sure to dig a little as August sets in. Who knows what unholy monster […]
I am feeling so grounded, y’all! I just started my yoga teacher training, so my head has been to the ground, in the clouds and everywhere in between. Despite all of my om-ing, stretching, cleansing and meditating, I still find my mind wandering toward the weekend. No matter how intently I try to achieve clarity, […]
Let’s try not to die in the heat this weekend, remember the stay hydrated and see plenty of good bands. You can even see some great outdoor shows this weekend too, so be careful out there.
Welcome to your weekly reminder that the Brooklyn underground isn’t dead yet. Long live crust. WHAT TO HEAR: First up this week the appropriately titled Nightmare Future (Relapse), the debut LP from grindcore supergroup Expulsion. Featuring former members of Repulsion, Exhumed, and more, this one sounds like Lightning Bolt if Lightning Bolt were reared on […]
New Yorkers are truly spoiled. I grew up in a small town in Kentucky, where Applebee’s, Wal-Mart and an off-hours parking garage were the hottest spots to hit on Friday night. And you know Good Shepherd Church was LIT on Sundays. My how moving to the Big Apple has expanded my options! In addition to […]
While the “instrumetal” fraternity has long prided itself on sky-scraping, widow-making theatrics—think Pelican, Russian Circles, Isis, et. al—Brooklyn power trio, Motor Teresa, have something altogether different in mind: Fun (if you can stomach it).
Now I know you’re still trudging through that 4th of July hangover, but it’s summertime in Brooklyn, and THE SHOW MUST GO ON!
Katie Crutchfield’s fourth Waxahatchee album, Out in the Storm, is being released by Merge Records on the 14th of July. Often playing solo or as a duo, Katie will be taking a full-band on tour that includes a show at Warsaw on the 15th of July, tickets are available here. The record is perhaps the most guitar-driven to […]