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

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

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

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’

DIY Venues : What Will Become Of Our Favorite Indie Establishments?

One of the coolest experiences I’ve ever had came from a flimsy flier on a Brooklyn sidewalk. The flier was simple. It boasted one band’s name, a location, date, and time. Upon realizing the show was happening that night, I recruited a friend to join me and we ventured out to the address listed on … Continue reading DIY Venues : What Will Become Of Our Favorite Indie Establishments?

Album Premiere: Champagne Superchillin’ “Destino!”

A week ago, on September 20, a friend and I confusedly stumbled into what may have been a dry cleaners, brightly lit with white neon lighting overhead and a solitary dark-haired girl sitting at a white table in the back next to a freezer door. She asked us for our I.D.’s. Once she made sure … Continue reading Album Premiere: Champagne Superchillin’ “Destino!”