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

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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

Exploring South America’s Underground Indie Music Scene

Outside of the US, it might be hard to keep tabs on other country’s underground, independent music scenes. For one, there are just so many cities in America alone that oftentimes wouldn’t even be on the radar for discovering new music, but under the guise of a small city host some of the best music … Continue reading Exploring South America’s Underground Indie Music Scene

OUR TAKE: SUNFLOWER BEAN BLOSSOM ON ‘TWENTYTWO IN BLUE’

Jacob Faber, drummer of Sunflower Bean, has described the Trump administration as a “shit show.” To say the New York City trio’s follow-up album, Twentytwo In Blue, wasn’t influenced by our current political climate would be a massive misstep. Faber, along with bassist/vocalist, Julia Cumming, and guitarist/vocalist, Nick Kivlen, has made an attempt at a … Continue reading OUR TAKE: SUNFLOWER BEAN BLOSSOM ON ‘TWENTYTWO IN BLUE’

Vinyl Made Its Comeback, Is It Here To Stay?

At 8 pm on some Saturday in a gentrified part of your city, there is an apartment bursting with friends, acquaintances, and maybe family. A dinner table is set with candlesticks, plants line the floor and windows of the apartment. People gather around the locally sourced wooden table, are seated on the lush, leather couches … Continue reading Vinyl Made Its Comeback, Is It Here To Stay?