NYC Archive

WIN (2) TIX to BANGON! NYC’s Time + Space: THE RETURN OF NYE EXTRAVAGANZA 12/31/14 @BangOnNYC

  Warehouse party for NYE?! Oh you betcha, ya. BANGON! NYC is bringing this sick lineup to NYC on New Year’s Eve 2014! Known for their ragers, the fine folks at BANGON! NYC are pulling no punches to throw yet another sure-to-sellout event at a thus far unannounced warehouse location somewhere in the Big Apple to […]

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Interview with Tanner; EP out NOW and “Come Alive” video below! @tannerbandmusic

  Hailing from Birmingham, Alabama and now proudly trying to sink his teeth into the abbatoir that is NYC’s Music Scene, I’d like to introduce you to Tanner. I had no idea who this young man was prior to a chance email from a colleague, but after a listen or 5, this young man comes […]

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Interview with SA Martinez from 311; Playing #ATX at Moody Theater on 7/29 @311 @acllive

311. I fucking love ‘em! You may already know that from my previous interview with SA Martinez back in 2012, but just in case you forgot, allow me to reiterate: I LOVE 311!!! As a 20-year fan and listener, it’s safe to say the band members, their infectious songs, and their positive vibes have burned […]

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The Village Voice’s 4th Annual 4Knots Music Festival Announces Return To South Street Seaport on 7/12

Free, All Ages, Outdoor Festival to Feature 2 Live Music Stages and More From 1-8pm Webster Hall To Host Official After-Party Artist Lineup Announcements Coming Soon

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NYC’s COSMONAUT Unveils ‘RADIO SILENCE’ 7” release and residency at @PianosNYC @cosmonautnyc @BTCMTEAM

Purchase the ‘Radio Silence’ 7” vinyl Now! Stream ‘Radio Silence’ 7” Exclusively via ALT SOUNDS Now! View Music Video for ‘Radio Silence’ Exclusively via THE DELI NYC Now! (YouTube link) Tickets on Sale for Cosmonaut’s Residency at Pianos Now!

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PILFERS playing @GRAMERCYTHEATRE on 1/19/14 – WIN TIX with LIVE HIGH FIVE! @PilfersNYC #NYC #SKA

The always incredible, OG lineup of NYC Ska Legends PILFERS are back in the saddle and primed to rock New York City on January 19th at one of the best venues in the Big Apple, Gramercy Theatre! Metro Stylee, The Big Takeover, and Mark U round out the bill! As a long-time fan of the band, […]

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Interview with A.L.X. from Love Crushed Velvet; New EP DELUSIONS out NOW! @bigpicturenyc @lovevelvet

  NYC Rock band Love Crushed Velvet (great name!) recently released a new EP titled Delusions. With a focus on bringing back the spirit of Rock ‘N’ Roll, the group draws almost as many influences from some of the most well known bands out there as they will comparisons. I think we can all agree […]

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@CMJ Interview with Streets of Laredo; Debut EP out NOW! @streetslaredo @thesyndotcom #cmj2013

Brooklyn, NY (by way of Auckland, NZ) indie-folk act Streets Of Laredo helped kick off 2013’s edition of CMJ Music Marathon in fine form on October 15th. The quintet, currently supporting their just-released debut EP, hopes to make great strides so far away from home. But until then, as their social media says, they’re just […]

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@CMJ Interview with Ghost Wave; Debut album AGES out now! @ghostwave @flyingnun @thesyndotcom

Auckland, New Zealand 5-piece Ghost Wave visited NYC to be a part of the glorious debacle that is CMJ Music Marathon. Touring in support of their debut LP, Ages, on Flying Nun Records, I caught up with the band prior to their performance at Le Poisson Rouge during New Zealand @ CMJ 2013 to discuss […]

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@CMJ Interview with P.O.S.; Free Remix Album (link) (WDELH/MDS/RMX) out TODAY 10/22/13 @yeahrightpos @doomtree

HERE’S THE LINK TO P.O.S.’ FREE REMIX ALBUM FT. MARIJUANA DEATHSQUADS. HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY to WE DON’T EVEN LIVE HERE! GO BUY IT at WWW.DOOMTREE.NET. “Gold all up in my…” SHUT THE FUCK UP! In my humble opinion, much of commercial rap these days is total garbage. Most of these guys have never sold drugs, lived […]

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BROOKLYN ROCK LOTTERY SATURDAY, 12/7/13 at KNITTING FACTORY BROOKLYN @knitbrooklyn

BROOKLYN ROCK LOTTERY SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7TH at KNITTING FACTORY BROOKLYN Featuring Participants From: Small Black, Here We Go Magic, Porcelain Raft, Balkan Beat Box, Oneida, The Make-Up, Rainer Maria, Cave In & more to come The Rock Lottery began in Denton, TX in 1997. It has since branched off to Seattle (founded in 2004) and Brooklyn (founded in […]

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@CMJ Interview with Courage My Love; New EP Becoming out NOW! @couragemylove #cmj2013

Kitchener, CANADA trio Courage My Love, prominently featuring twin sisters Mercedes and Phoenix Arn-Horn, along with bassist Brandon Lockwood, have a new EP currently available. Titled Becoming, on Homeskool Prom/Warner Records, the 3-piece has garnered lots of attention during their brief career, including a spot on AP’s “100 Bands You Need To Know” (which trumps […]

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Interview with Shannon Moore from Activator; New s/t album out NOW! @activatornyc @shannontmoore @thesyndotcom

NYC Hardcore band Activator just released their debut self-titled album and, if you dig the old school NYHC hardcore sound, this one is for you! Crunchy guitar riffs and solo, break-neck tempos, and pit-clearing breakdowns… This one has NYC written all over it! I spoke with vocalist (and EL-P’s hype-man) Shannon Moore on the phone […]

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ACTIVATOR (NYHC) TO RELEASE SELF-TITLED LP ON SEPTEMBER 17th CO-PRODUCTION BY JIM WILLIAMS (MAXIMUM PENALTY)

Boasting a sound that captures the raw hardcore meets galloping thrash metal of 80’s NYHC cross-over, Activator is coming! Side-stepping the modern metal-core era, the New York based quartet reference such iconic bands as Leeway, The Crumbsuckers, The Cro-Mags and Absolution in their approach. While Activator has existed for several years and has played stages […]

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KUNG FU ANNOUNCES FALL TOUR DATES @kungfutunes; Playing Halloween in #NYC and @Auramusicfest

Kung Fu have announced their Fall tour dates and Winter festival schedule taking them up and down the East Coast. The five-piece will also be playing a Phish after party on October 26 in Worchester, a Halloween show at Gramercy Theater in NYC with Twiddle, Bear Creek Music Festival on November 14 & 15, Jungle Jam IV […]

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Interview with Kayleigh Goldsworthy; New album BURROWER out 11/5/13!!! @kayleighgolds @catalystgrouppr

Brooklyn, NY (and Upstate NY native) Kayleigh Goldsworthy is a triple threat: Talented, Dedicated, and Beautiful. The songstress, well known for her previous band The Scarlett Ending, has loads of performance and studio experience, in addition to logging in thousand upon thousands of travel miles in the US and abroad. But Kayleigh seems no where […]

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Consider The Source Announces 2nd Leg of 2013 Fall Tour! Buff/Syr/Alb/Roc included @cts_music

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Consider The Source Announces 2nd Leg of 2013 Fall Tour NEW YORK, NEW YORK — September 18th, 2013 — Sci-Fi Middle Eastern fusion trio Consider The Source has just announced the second leg of their 2013 Fall Tour. The first part of the tour includes performances at venues across the Midwest. The second […]

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Interview with Vinnie from Floodwood; On tour NOW and debut album coming soon! Tour dates below.

Upstate, NY Americana band Floodwood brings together some of the finest talent our great state of NY has to offer. Featuring Al and Vinnie from jam-band heavyweights moe., Jason Barody from Wooden Spoon from Taos, award winning banjo player Nick Piccinnini, and Hypnotic Clambake’s Zachery Fleitz on bass, you can bet that Floodwood isn’t playing […]

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Basilica Sound Scape Festival (@basilicafest) feat. @PigDestroyer, @DIIV, and many more in Hudson, NY 9/13-14 #nyhc

  BASILICA SOUND SCAPE is a multi-genre, multi-format event that’ll be taking over Hudson, NY in just 2 short weeks. With a heavy focus on a broad array of diverse talent, this year’s lineup features some of the most exciting and talked-about artists on the market today. I’m not gonna lie, Live High Five is going […]

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Consider The Source Fall Tour Dates! @cts_music; Playing @CatskillChill in September!

One of the most interesting and talented groups currently on the market , NYC’s Consider The Source, just announced the first leg of their Fall Tour! It’s tough to classify the band, but let’s just say the trio plays some highly technical, super progressive, and multi-influenced jam music on a very wide scale. I’ve told […]

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Download Grandfather and Eminence’s new albums right here, right now! @eminenceband @thesyndotcom

From Brooklyn to Brazil, Live High Five has got you covered! Right now, you can download and/stream new album by one of the best bands to come out of NYC in a while, GRANDFATHER’s In Human Form. And while we’re at it, why not cop yourself a copy of Belo Horizonte, Brazil’s maniac metalheads, EMINENCE’s new […]

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Full band interview with Brooklyn’s GRANDFATHER; In Human Form drop 8/13! @thesyndotcom

FUCK YEAH!!! Brooklyn, NY 4-piece Grandfather fricking rule!!! Though I was just introduced to the group a few days ago via some random online posting somewhere, I was immediately impressed by the shear power these guys bring to the table. I wouldn’t call it Metal necessarily, but the sonic power these guys wield is something […]

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Interview with Tyler from A Great Big Pile of Leaves @AGBPOL; New album on @Topshelfrecords out NOW!

Brooklyn, NY 4-piece indie-rock band A Great Big Pile of Leaves just released their brand new record, today July 2nd. Like right now, you can go and get it and be one of the very first people to hear it, besides their already growing fan base who are probably waaay ahead of you in the […]

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Interview with Richard “Sammy” Brooks from The Scofflaws; Playing #APPLESTOMP this saturday! #ska

Huntington, NY 5-piece The Scofflaws were recently announced as an additional act on the first year of Apple Stomp, and what an excellent inclusion for this already incredible lineup! Blending Ska, Rocksteady, and RnB, The Scofflaws brings as much attitude to their performances as they do groove. Good shit!!!

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Consider The Source Summer Tour Dates @ctsmusic @catskillchill @blpfam

Here’s a solid batch of dates from our favorite musical virtuosos in Consider The Source! The NYC trio will be super busy through September, including several newly listed and highly anticipated ALL ACOUSTIC shows, so don’t hesitate to open your mind up (and prepare to have it blown) when they hit your area. Awesome guys, […]

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Interview with Mike Rutigliano from What’s Your Problem Brian; Playing #applestomp @irvingplaza @asbestosrecords

Poughkeepsie, NY sextet What’s Your Problem Brian will be helping open up the festivities at Irving Plaza on May 31st, when The Apple Stomp rolls through the Big Apple. I gotta be honest… I’ve never heard of them and haven’t even heard a single song they’ve played while I write this, but Asbestos Records puts […]

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Drummer Spotlight with James Blanck (Pilfers); Playing #APPLESTOMP 5/31 @asbestosrecords @irvingplaza

What do you call a beautiful woman on a drummer’s arm? 
 A tattoo. Drummers always get a bum rap. Why is that? Ever seen a good band with a shitty drummer? No. Know why? BECAUSE THEY DON’T EXIST.  Drummers rule! We hit stuff, get peoples’ butts shaking, and ultimately determine whether or not the band […]

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Chris Wyse (Owl) talks “The Right Thing;” UCH @upstatehall518 TONIGHT and @boweryelectric 5/19 @owltheband

Los Angeles Rock trio Owl just released their new self-produced record, The Right Thing, on April 9th via Overit Records. Featuring Chris Wyse (bassist for The Cult,) one might be hard pressed to believe the three-piece will supercede the influence and legacy of his main act, but pay no mind… Owl is doing their part […]

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Interview with Marc Wasserman from Bigger Thomas; Playing #APPLESTOMP @irvingplaza @asbestosrecord

NY/NJ’s Bigger Thomas is one of many, many acts that will be taking the stage at Irving Plaza from May 31st through June 1st for the first installment of The Apple Stomp (that I personally hope becomes an annual event.) Representing my first interview with a 9-piece band (Slipknot wasn’t available,) Bigger Thomas are celebrating […]

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Interview with Jimmy Doyle from THE FAD; Playing #APPLESTOMP @IRVINGPLAZA @ASBESTOSRECORDS

Long Island NY’s The Fad was one of the most fun bands I ever saw in the mid-2000’s. With a lightning quick attack and a ridiculously high stage energy, 4-piece punk-ska band tore through sets in some of the stickiest, grossest rooms I have ever had the pleasure of entering. You know you had fun […]

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Interview with Mike Judge; Reuniting for BNB Bowl 5/18-19 @thebnblabel @bnbproductions

“They said it would NEVER happen…” Hardcore music just loves superlatives. Always, Never, Forever, True ’til Death? Yeah, right. For some of us hardcore aficionados, the key element has nothing to do with the message being screamed, but rather the release that we collectively feel when watching members of a band go off as hard as […]

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Interview with Dean Pleasants from SUICIDAL TENDENCIES; New album “13” out NOW! Playing NYC 4/20 and Worchester 4/21 @officialstig

June 5, 1994 was the first time I got to see Venice Beach, California’s own Suicidal Tendencies. At the wholly grown up yet super immature age of 16, S.T. were the opening act on a three band heavyweight bill that included Danzig and Metallica (way before they sold the fuck out.) Though I, along with […]

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Marky Ramone + Andrew WK = World Tour Extravaganza!!! @andrewwk @thesyndotcom

Photograph by Bob GruenANNOUNCING WORLD TOUR:MARKY RAMONE’S BLITZKRIEGWITH ANDREW W.K. ON VOCALSNew York, NY (March 26, 2013) – It was announced today that Andrew W.K. will be joining Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg as the lead singer for their 2013 world tour. The punk drumming icon and his band will be fronted by the king of partying for a high-octane performance of […]

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Drummer Spotlight with Sammy Siegler; Talks #NYHC, Rival Schools, and JUDGE! @rivalschoolsnyc

How is a drum solo like a sneeze?
 You know it’s coming, but there’s nothing you can do about it. Drummers always get a bum rap. Why is that? Ever seen a good band with a bad drummer? No. Know why? BECAUSE THEY DON’T FUCKING EXIST (with exception for Ringo.) Drummers rule! We hit stuff, […]

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Interview with Team Spirit; Played @sxsw and new EP on @Vice Records drops April 9th! @goteamspirit @noiseymusic

Team Spirit are a 4-piece rock group that stayed incredibly busy during their time in Austin at this year’s installment of SXSW.  The group, set to drop their debut on Vice Records this coming April, is perfect for all you fun-loving NYC rocker types out there, and you should make it a point to grab […]

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Gangbang Interview with @BottomDollars, @TheNuclears, and @Deathrow_Tull; at @sxsw and on tour now!

    The Bottom Dollars are one of Brooklyn, NY’s finest undiscovered quintets right now and they’re hitting the road right now with their self proclaimed “brothers-in-rock:” The Nuclears & Deathrow Tull. I was introduced to the group by someone I hardly knew who asked if I had any vacancies on a showcase I was […]

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NYC’s Trio CONSIDER THE SOURCE To Join Germany’s Panzerballett In March @CTS_MUSIC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NYC’s Trio To Join Germany’s Panzerballett For Several Tour Dates In March NEW YORK, NEW YORK — March 6th, 2013 — Sci-Fi Middle Eastern fusion trio Consider The Source has announced the second part of their 2013 tour dates and will join German jazz fusion extraordinaires Panzerballett for select shows in the […]

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JUDGE 2nd show added! May 19th @websterhall @bnblabel @bnbproductions UPDATED: Ticket Link Below

“They said it would NEVER happen…” Day 2 tickets go on sale TOMORROW on Ticketweb. Remember how fast the first show sold out? Yeah… expect that again. Be ready… NEW YORK CREW is back in action! UPDATED: Here’s the link. You better be mighty fast! http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3443124

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John Joseph (Cro-Mags) asks a serious question. Please watch and r/t @jjcromag #nyhc

John Joseph, frontman for the legendary Cro-Mags, has sent out a PSA via Youtube asking for help feeding the homeless in Tompkins Square Park. If you’ve ever been to NYC and/or TSP, you know how tough some of the people in the area have it. Forget that NYC is a mecca for greed and profitability… […]

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BLACK AND BLUE BOWL 2013 – NYC – MAY 18TH – WEBSTER HALL!!! UPDATED w/ ticket link.

Holy shit… It’s ON in 2013! NYHC is alive and well, and the mighty JUDGE will be performing for the first time in a loooong time! Tickets go onsale THIS FRIDAY at 10am, and i wouldn’t slouch if you plan on attending… I can see the flights getting booked already. Get ready, folks… This is […]

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Interview with James Muschler of MOON HOOCH; Touring with LOTUS and They Might Be Giants! @moonhooch

The NYC subway system… It’s more than just turnstiles, rats, and fear of homicide. Though the packed cars, shrill stops, and occasional stench of bodily fluids/gas certainly don’t scream “inviting atmosphere,” one can stumble across a fair share of talent vying for the commuter dollar. In my 3 years as an NYC resident, no act […]

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GOVERNOR’S BALL 2013 lineup announcement… Good lord!

Kanye, Kings Of Leon, Nas, Pretty Lights, The Avett Brothers, etc etc etc. I think this is gonna have to happen! Follow the link and share away for a chance to win (2) GA tickets! It’s gonna be a good summer!

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Great interview with Tommy Benedetti from John Brown’s Body; Playing #Syracuse, NY TONIGHT 1/18/13!!! @johnbrownsbody

You’d be hard pressed to find a current roots-reggae band with more drive, innovation, and straight up talent than Ithaca, NY’s John Brown’s Body. If you have ever been to one of their performances, you know what I’m talking about. If you call yourself a reggae fan and haven’t seen them yet, you should either […]

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Juelz Santana dropping first new mixtape in 7 years 1/14; Playing Albany TOMORROW, 1/12/13 @upstatehall518 @the juelzsantana

Former Dipset honcho and all-around gangsta rapper JUELZ SANTANA will be dropping a new mixtape on DATPIFF on 1/14, his first in a very long time. Additionally, Juelz will be making a rare stop in Upstate NY on Saturday, 1/14/13, when he hits Upstate Concert Hall (formerly Northern Lights) in Clifton Park, NY. Road trip!!! […]

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Interview with Adam Deitch and Borahm Lee from BREAK SCIENCE; Playing NYC tonight and Albany tomorrow! @breakscience @realdeitchbeats @borahmkeys

Brooklyn, NY electronic duo BREAK SCIENCE are fantastic! Though the explosive popularity of Dubstep and EDM has flooded the musical market with many hard partying yet derivative mp3 jockeys, these Brooklyn boys offer so much more in terms of writing creativity, performance quality, genre blending, and musical innovation than most of their counterparts.

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INTO ANOTHER adds more shows. You should go see one (if you can get in) @adrenalinepr

Reunited New York Rockers INTO ANOTHER Add Four New Shows to Touring Schedule Hot off of three sold-out shows in New York and California, the newly-reunited INTO ANOTHER will be playing four dates on the east coast this December. The dates kickff on December 13th in Cambridge, MA and will hit major north-eastern cities. Afterward, INTO ANOTHER will head to […]

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DJ SHADOW playing select dates in December; Releasing “Reconstructed: The Definitive DJ Shadow” box set. MUST… PURCHASE! @DJSHADOW

Official Press Release: DJ Shadow Announces Additional US DJ Dates In Support Of Reconstructed: The Best of DJ Shadow and Reconstructed: The Definitive DJ Shadow Released September 25, on Universal Music Enterprises

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Interview with MARCO BENEVENTO; Playing Syracuse, Ithaca, and Albany this week! @marcobenevento @royalpotato

Brooklyn, NY based Pianist/Organist/Composer/Virtuoso Marco Benevento has accomplished many things during his musical tenure. Between his indie-rock duo Benevento Russo, his band Bustle In Your Hedgerow (you figure it out,) Garage A Trois (with Stanton Moore,) and his solo output, one could say Marco Benevento is slightly busy. Add a family on top of that, […]

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Let’s try to break a band today, eh? ISADORA debut show TONIGHT at @cameogallery in NYC

Here’s a few bouncy numbers by Brooklyn, NY based 5-piece ISADORA! As it turns out, they are playing their first show tonight at Cameo Gallery in NYC! If you see this and are looking for something to do real quick, check out their 2 new tracks “On The Rights’ and “Barcelona” at the links below, […]

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SKALAPALOOZA begins TONIGHT in Philly! DC and NYC on deck! Read these interviews!

After a LONG wait, SKALAPALOOZA begins this in at World Cafe in Philly. It hits the 9:30 Club in DC tomorrow, and then up to NYC to rock Gramercy Theater! Incredible lineup of talent, great people, and fun times! Check out these interview with Coolie Ranx from Pilfers, Steve from The Pietasters, Ronnie from Spring […]

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