Samuel Hernandez


Monday, April 25th, 2016

Rogue Wave’s “Delusions of Grand Fur” is familiar foundation & fresh execution

Rogue Wave‘s Delusions of Grand Fur begins on a rather soft spoken and slow note: “Take It Slow.” The track is the introduction to an album that hopes to provide a mellow and beautifully composed moment. The vocals are almost a whisper, a presence on the album that never wavers and never strays from the moment. Rogue

Saturday, December 12th, 2015

Dan Croll live at the Knitting Factory

After seeing Dan Croll, you can feel the tingle of his upbeat rock and roll with pop tinges on your skin and the nostalgia for the concert hits days after. Dan Croll’s Knitting Factory show in Brooklyn inspires...

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Yoko and the Oh No’s, the Chicago rock story

Rock and roll is fundamental. You get a guitarist, a drum set, a bass, and a location and you can thrust your style into the music and make something soulful, something referencing a deep and storied past....

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

5 takeaways from 4Knots Music Festival

It was hot this summer in New York City. Even when it was raining out, driving people indoors, it was humid and sticky and hot. So 4Knots Music Festival was a chance to bask in the breeze...

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...

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

Northside NYC: It’s time to crown underground hip hop

Are we ready to crown Run the Jewels yet? Being mentioned in Kendrick Lamar‘s To Pimp a Butterfly, “Critics want to mention that they miss when hip hop was rappin’/Motherf**ker if you did, then Killer Mike’d be platinum,”...

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: 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...

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