I take every opportunity to wax lyrical about Chilean psych bands when they come to town, but sadly The Holydrug Couple‘s show at Public Arts on Friday was canceled as the band could not make it. Alas, hopefully there will be another opportunity to hear about how their most recent release, Hyper Super Mega is an excellent addition […]
I’m still playing metal catch-up after mostly unplugging last weekend. Take one day off this time of year, however, and you miss five AOTY contenders, so let’s get started.
And suddenly we’re hurtling towards mid-October. Whilst Halloween edges nearer, there’s nothing horrific about the quality of options bestowed upon you this weekend – although I won’t blame you if you just want to stay in and watch horror movies instead, ’tis the season!
I think it’s safe to say the last couple of weeks have been… charged. There’s a lot of reason for us to be frustrated. For one, the senate basically just said f*ck you to sexual assault survivors by giving a self-proclaimed spokesperson for beer in a lifetime appointment on the Supreme Court. But honestly, I […]
I was a big fan of Molly Burch‘s 2017 debut album, Please Be Mine, calling it an effortlessly smooth collection of ten tracks. Her follow-up, First Flower, is out this Friday (the 5th) again via Captured Tracks. The record is as impeccable and immaculate as her debut, but there is so much more confidence in the material that really […]
It’s that time of year again! The Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival starts tonight, kicking off a four-day celebration of all things dance! For the 10-year milestone, BEMF has joined forced with Mixmag, Camp David and various local promoters to bring some of the scene’s most eclectic acts to our fair borough. Of course, part of what makes BEMF […]
Brooklyn was certainly alive this past Saturday. With nonstop jams out of Brooklyn Bowl, Rough Trade, and Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn Comes Alive’s fourth annual festival far exceeded expectations. Hosted by Live for Live Music, the one day event provides a platform for musicians from a variety of bands to join forces and create some real […]
Kiwi quartet The Beths have released the catchiest and most hook-laden record I’ve heard this year with Future Me Hates Me via Carpark Records. Each band member studied jazz at university, though the record is about as unabashedly power-pop as it gets, it has certainly given them all the chops they could possibly need by the sounds of […]
In the immortal words of Crocodile Dundee: That’s not a release week, this is a release week.
No beating around the bush this week, here are the best shows of the weekend!