Molly Burch releases Please Be Mine video, plays The Bell House in April

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Molly Burch just released her wonderful debut album, Please Be Mine, last month on Captured Tracks (which you can buy here), and it’s my favourite album of the year so far. An effortlessly smooth collection of ten tracks, Burch’s vocals are immaculate, leaving you hanging on each note. You can watch the newly released video for the title-track below the jump.

Molly is touring non-stop for the next few months, which includes dates across the US, UK and mainland Europe. The tour sees her make a stop at The Bell House on April 12th (my favourite venue in New York) supporting Sallie Ford. Tickets are on sale now and you can get those here.

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Yr weekend starts now! (March 25, 2017)

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Free Williamsburg contributor (and local Deadhead), Andy P. Smith offers us his picks and recommendations for local, Brooklyn events to check out this weekend. This is Yr Weekend Starts Now!

See ya there!

Mountain God Bake Up a ‘Bread Solstice’ on New Sludge Opus

16122699_278378759247654_1117590467974791168_nIn a Brooklyn music scene crusted shut with black metal char, Mountain God are something of a throwback—a lead-fisted sludge band lumbering along in the hoof prints of Unearthly Trance and Serpentine Path before them. But while the trio’s new record Bread Solstice (Artificial Head Records) certainly warrants such comparisons, it also cuts a new path forward, blending elements of psych, noise, and doom into a rare metal relic: An album as dynamic as it is destructive. 

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Top 5 shows of the weekend

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Let’s start with some good news, Shea Stadium reached their kickstarter goal in just a few hours yesterday. Why stop there though, you can continue to donate here. The last few years have been more than hard for DIY venues but the rally of support yesterday was really quite something, and long may it continue. Anyway, obviously you won’t be catching any shows there this weekend, but you do have some rather fine alternatives.

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Northside Festival announces first wave of 2017 artists and speakers

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It’s our favorite time of the year! Northside Festival has just announced its first wave of 2017 artists and speakers— it’s safe to say they have outdone themselves yet again.

Northside Music, which runs from June 8-11, will feature headlining shows from Dirty Projectors, Miguel, Thursday, and Kamasi Washington. [Read more…]

INTERVIEW: NRP is No Regular Dance Act

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Nick DeBruyn and Greg Paulus were pushing each other’s creative buttons long before they handled their first mixer. The success of No Regular Play is no regular story, and when you listen to their unique jazz-infused house beats, you’ll only begin to understand how these sounds were a lifetime in the making.

The duo met in the Twin Cities when they were only eight years old. Even as children, the future tastemakers were ahead of their time. Paulus’s innate talent for playing trumpet along with DeBruyn’s impeccable musical tastes set the stage for something truly special. Late nights were spent composing music, sharing vinyl collections and connecting over a shared love for the legends, from John Coltrane to A Tribe Called Quest (inspirations to whom they still pay homage). Unlike most adolescent friendships that fade and lose shape over time, DeBruyn and Paulus maintained close ties. Their bond, and their relentless pursuit of making music would eventually bring them to the Marcy Hotel in Williamsburg. Wolf+Lamb‘s legendary parties acted as the influential backdrop where Paulus and DeBruyn connected with likeminded artists and eventually formed No Regular Play – a one-of-a-kind dance act that is a true testament to Brooklyn’s diverse underground community.

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Where to avoid St. Patrick’s day in Brooklyn

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Do you want to leave your house tonight but also feel pretty passionate about avoiding a run-in with NYC’s drunkest? Ya know, the green-adorned pub-goers who just can’t seem to leave their college days behind? They’re decorated with cheap plastic shamrock beads and leprechaun hats—perhaps a day as awful as Santacon in terms of public displays of intoxication and douchiness [Read more…]

This One Goes to Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

a2264146891_10Happy St. Paddy’s fellow wanna-be Irishmen and women. Trade the green Bud Light for some Primordial and join us as we go forth into the puked-strewn night. 

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