THE 9 BEST BANDS WE SAW AT NORTHSIDE 2018

For my first ever Northside Festival, I wasn’t sure what to be expect. This was mainly due to the fact that the venues were so spread out across Brooklyn, that I feared I wouldn’t be able to make it to as many showcases as I had originally planned on. Truth be told, I didn’t, but … Continue reading THE 9 BEST BANDS WE SAW AT NORTHSIDE 2018

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(Y)OUR MUSIC GUIDE TO NORTHSIDE FESTIVAL 2018

Northside Festival is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this upcoming weekend. The Brooklyn festival is stacked with over 300 artists and 150 speakers on innovation at more than 30 venues across New York’s premiere borough for the arts and community alike. With hundreds of artists, it can feel beyond overwhelming to choose which showcases to catch … Continue reading (Y)OUR MUSIC GUIDE TO NORTHSIDE FESTIVAL 2018

MUSICAL WIT AND A LACK OF DIGITAL TACT: A CONVERSATION WITH OMNI

If you had to be locked in a record store for hours, maybe days on end, you’d want it to be with Philip Frobos of Omni. Frobos is much more than a bassist, lyricist, and punk inspired vocalist. The singer and bassist of Omni is something of a sponge for knowledgeability across a slew of … Continue reading MUSICAL WIT AND A LACK OF DIGITAL TACT: A CONVERSATION WITH OMNI

A DANCE IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION: A CONVERSATION WITH LAS ROSAS

In a room full of mirrors, each of the three members of Las Rosas would reflect and exemplify a part of each other that is crucial to the success of the band. The Brooklyn based trio understand each other’s strengths and weaknesses on and off stage. In large part due to the length of time … Continue reading A DANCE IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION: A CONVERSATION WITH LAS ROSAS

Authentically Midwestern: Michigan’s Major Murphy

After a particularly hectic weekend, my interview with Major Murphy was readily approaching. At this point I was exhausted from prior band interviews, a multitude of shows, and sleeping a total of maybe five hours over the course of two nights. When Major Murphy’s label hit me up to push the interview back, I wasn’t … Continue reading Authentically Midwestern: Michigan’s Major Murphy

REVIEW: MIEN – SELF-TITLED

MIEN SELF-TITLED Rocket Recordings Street: 04.06 MIEN = The Black Angels + Moon Duo + The Velvet Underground “Mien” is defined as a person’s look or manner, especially one of a particular kind indicating their character or mood. MIEN the band can be defined as a specific unit of characters that supplements a creative outlet … Continue reading REVIEW: MIEN – SELF-TITLED

INTERVIEW WITH SUNFLOWER BEAN: ON THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE AND REACTING TO ENERGY

In a New York City bodega, some five years ago, three high school students witnessed a pseudo convenience store employee turned door man bolt for an exit, shoving wads of cash in his pockets as police sirens drew nearer and nearer. The NYPD had come to bust yet another New York DIY music space. Although … Continue reading INTERVIEW WITH SUNFLOWER BEAN: ON THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE AND REACTING TO ENERGY

INTERVIEW WITH STUYEDEYED: ACCOUNTABILITY, HUMANITY, AND THE DEATH OF EGO

In a world of excess, think of Stuyedeyed as the music which serves as the antithesis to that. Stuyedeyed are a quartet that, unlike most, have members that can boast Brooklyn as their hometown, born and raised. Nelson Hernandez-Espinal, front person and one of two guitarist of Stuyedeyed, has been inspired and enraged by watching … Continue reading INTERVIEW WITH STUYEDEYED: ACCOUNTABILITY, HUMANITY, AND THE DEATH OF EGO

Females In The Music Industry Are SO God Damn Important

This past Wednesday night was eerily mild. It seemed as though Brooklyn had finally shed the chill of the long Winter spell and was transitioning into a desperately needed Spring. It was finally bearable enough to walk more than 10 minutes outside. The best part? I didn't need a puffy coat, gloves, and a scarf … Continue reading Females In The Music Industry Are SO God Damn Important

STICKING TO ROOTS WHILE CONSTANTLY EVOLVING: A CONVERSATION WITH HONDURAS

Honduras have truly been a staple of Brooklyn’s DIY scene for more than half of a decade. The quartet embodies the punk anthems that dominated New York’s sub-culture of decades past, while still embellishing their own unique sound that is contingent of today’s generation. Pat Phillips and Tyson Moore split their time as Honduras’ vocalists … Continue reading STICKING TO ROOTS WHILE CONSTANTLY EVOLVING: A CONVERSATION WITH HONDURAS