New York


Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Ryn Weaver is everything in the world (and then some)

On Wednesday night, Ryn Weaver delivered such a high octane show at the Bowery, that at 40-45 minutes, it left the audience flummoxed that it ended so soon, but enthralled while it lasted. The YouTube videos are already up here and here and here.  Weaver started off strong with “Runaway.” How appropriate that while claiming she was evil, she was swathed in

Friday, June 26th, 2015

Trails and Ways stop over in Bushwick

There’s both love and hate for West Coast bands on the East Coast. Yes, they’re awesome and continue to play to that background of getting to the beach on a weekday, but you’ll probably never get to...

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

The bands that won North Side

The festival showcases offer an excuse for badge holders that are waiting around for the headliners to catch some potentially buzzy bands and day drink without looking silly. But most of the fun local bands are playing...

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

RBMA: FKA Twigs’ two hour movement performance

Everyone in Brooklyn was in Sunset Park this past Sunday night to see FKA Twigs perform Congregata for Red Bull Music Academy Fest this year. The lines were wrapped around the corner, the space, though 13,000 square...

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

RBMA: In the true nature of a rave – Storm Rave with Frankie Bones

Remember Frankie Bones, the man known for giving mass appeal to rave culture in the US some time in the late last century* through a series of Storm Raves in various warehouses around the city? To those...

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

RBMA: GHE20GOTH1K with Venus X and Sissy Nobby

New York is, of course, your trendy party spot, uniquely blending all elements of culture into one fantastic club scene. There will be fashion, there will be music, and there will be extravagance and excitement. New York...

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

RBMA: 100 Disciplines with Kid Millions

Kid Millions is already known for his eclectic electronic beats. Listening to his solo work is like a nostalgic visit to early hip hop. “Victim to the Beat,” sounds like a better version of “Rapper’s Delight,” and...

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Transforming small stages: the CMJ model

Fridays are for finding yourself in a dive somewhere in New York City that actually happens to be just two blocks from where you used to live and work. You never even thought that this place could...

Friday, October 17th, 2014

A survival guide to CMJ and 3 bands to check out

The world stops for CMJ’s music festival. With all eyes poised on who the next up and coming band will be, it’s easy to get lost in the tantalizing game of, “this is going to be the...

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Occupying SOBs: Ratking live in SoHo

On Monday night the NYC hip-hop collective Ratking devoured the stage at the SoHo’s SOBs, offering rampageous bars and powerful rhymes at their hometown show. The spirit in the venue was charged and anticipative; the crowd supplied...

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