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SONG PREMIERE: Mars Motel – The Enemy

We are stoked to exclusively premiere “The Enemy”, the debut single by Brooklyn indie rockers Mars Motel. Fans of sophisticated alt pop might know frontman Sarik Kumar as one of the members of dream pop trio Twin Wave. In Mars Motel, Sarik Kumar adds song writing and vocal skills to his[…]

SONG PICK: The Felix – Still Holding On

Riding on an ethereal, electronic synth pop wave, “Still Holding On” convinces with its optimistically melancholic vibe, the soothing vocals and its re-assuring dynamic. “Still Holding On” is the new single by New York-based duo The Felix who formed only last year in Lower Manhattan and back then successfully debuted[…]

Excited About: Birch – Not Human (EP)

There is something remarkable to the way Michelle Birsky, singer and songwriter in the Brooklyn duo Birch delivers the songs on their latest EP “Not Human”: the four tracks feature bright, soaring vocals and synths, yet the lyrics speak of disorientation and social dysfunction. That increases the the impact of[…]

PHOTOS: AudioFemme x glamglare present: Official Northside Festival Showcase feat. Josh Jacobson, GIRL SKIN, Kinder Than Wolves, Letters to Nepal, Gold Child, Blonde Maze

Countless hours of preparation go into putting a live show together and this was no different for the one we curated and hosted together with our friends at AudioFemme. On Saturday, June 10 doors opened at noon at the legendary Knitting Factory to welcome music lovers to our Official Northside[…]

SONG PICK: Eaters – Embrace The Strange

The music of Brooklyn-based Eaters is a nod to the early synths days of the 70s and a decisive look into the future and what’s ahead of us. Eaters is an ongoing collaboration between multi-instrumentalist Bob Jones, sound engineer Jonathan Schenke, and sculptor Christopher Duffy, who played Northside Festival 2017 yesterday and were definitely[…]

OFFSTAGE: Five Festival Questions for Josh Jacobson

Closing out the afternoon at the AudioFemme x glamglare showcase will New York-based singer/songwriter/producer Josh Jacobson who delights with his form of soulful, jazzed-up indie-electronic sound that let his bright vocals shine. We are psyched to not only welcome Josh to our line-up but that he also took the time to answer[…]

OFFSTAGE: Five Festival Questions for Gold Child

Gold Child is the musical project of Emily Fehler, a New York-based singer/songwriter who delights with her beautifully bright and soft vocals, poetic lyrics and a musical style that is very much her own. We came across Gold Child for CMJ 2015 and have been fans ever since. While Gold Child[…]

3 Is A Band: Big Bliss

Listening through the Northside Festival 2017 showcasing bands, I didn’t come far at first because… Big Bliss got my full attention and their debut EP “Keep Near” on heavy repeat despite wanting to make it through the entire list of bands. This Brooklyn-based three piece creates incredibly gorgeous shoegazey guitar[…]

VIDEO PREMIERE: Shadow Monster – City in My Sailboat

Brooklyn singer/songwriter Gillian Visco goes by the stage name Shadow Monster and she plays her latest single “City in My Sailboat” to an audience of monsters, albeit cute stuffed ones. The video shows an intimate setting that moves from the meta-level of recording a live performance in an apartment to[…]