Photo: Elrow in Ibiza, Spain It’s raining. It’s pouring. We’re stuck inside, and it’s BORING. Sure, this forecast is the pits, but it’s times like this that I’m reminded of the yins and yangs of life. After all, we wouldn’t know excitement if there was no calm, happiness if there was no sadness and sunshine […]
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 […]
Apologies for the brief break, the World Cup really proved to be far too exciting. Though speaking of breaks, I’m actually in Edinburgh to see my first favourite band this weekend, but for those of you still in our own great city, here are the best options!
This is the first summer in a while that I’ve been in New York for uninterrupted weeks at a time. I have no trips on the calendar for the foreseeable future. While there is a small part of me that is itching for some world exploration (not to mention the urge to GTFO altogether after […]
You’re probably hungover, so I’m not going to bore you with the normal drivel. What I will say is, I hope you had a wonderful day off from work. Even if you’re feeling less than patriotic these days, you can still enjoy a little R&R away from the office. For those of you who didn’t […]
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.
Florence + the Machine played a short but incredibly intimate and beautiful set for Spotify listeners in the back lot of a warehouse in Greenpoint with a gorgeous view of the New York City skyline and the setting sun. The wind picked up and a few raindrops fell near the end, which made for […]
We’re well into free-summer-shows season, and they make up three of your options below, so after you’ve finished watching some World Cup matches or eaten some nachos (why not both?), you’ve got some great options. Perhaps Germany’s players wanted to skip the rest of the tournament in favour of one of the below…
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 […]