Nothing difficult about Complicated Heart our Song Pick of the Day by the LA via Ohio five piece Line & Circle . They will play a late night show Union Pool for CMJ 2015 next week and delight us with songs from their just released and refreshingly up-beat debut album Split[…]
When I ordered tickets to see Fairground Saints (review here), I didn’t pay attention for whom they’d be opening and decided to take it as it comes and get myself surprised. What a surprise that was! From the moment Striking Matches took the stage and left it again an hour[…]
When I first listened to Fairground Saints‘ self-titled debut album, I was immediately hooked (see review here) and wanted to see this Californian three piece live. Luckily, I had to wait only a month, because they’re currently on tour with Striking Matches (review & photos to follow) and played a show[…]
Blonde Maze is the electronic solo project of Amanda Steckler. She will play CMJ Saturday at C’mon Everybody, a pretty cool new venue in Bed-Stuy. Letters I Never Send is a beautiful track, written “between New York & London” – our Song Pick of the Day.
Avec Sans are a electropop duo from London and will play three CMJ shows. According to their bio they are extremely physical live performers and that alone makes them a must-see as well as our Song Pick of the Day.
Choosing today’s Song Pick of the Day was a no brainer, given that we want to feature young bands who play CMJ and The Britanys are one of them! With their brand new, playful “City Boys” the four Brooklynites bring to mind other popular guitar driven rock bands yet put their own[…]
It’s that time of year again: CMJ is just around the corner, and with that we focus on bands playing the music festival, which celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. Searching for three pieces I might like, I was immediately intrigued by Methyl Ethel, by their name for starters. Then they[…]
You know you got it big time when you’re at a rooftop show in Manhattan, on a beautiful early Fall night, a melodic and charming band is playing, yet all you want is to put your headphones on and listen to the album you discovered earlier that day. Listening to[…]
In 1985 I knew Grace Jones mostly of her role as a Bond villain’s right hand in A View to a Kill. When she released Slave To the Rhythm, I liked the song well enough to buy album, which is actually mostly different interpretations of the same song combined with[…]
Heaters are Andrew Tamlyn, Nolan Krebs and Joshua Korf hailing from Grand Rapids, MI, creating solid psychedelic rock pearls, one after the other, with the tracks on their upcoming album Holy Water Pool maybe being the most accomplished to date. While I liked all their works on Bandcamp, I became ready[…]
The evening at Rough Trade NYC last Friday started to get musically interesting, when Ultimate Painting (UK) took the stage. Ultimate Painting are James Hoare (Veronica Falls) and Jack Cooper (Mazes) who share vocal and guitar duties, accompanied on tour by Neil Robinson on drums (Mazes), and Anthony Cozzi (Radar Eyes) on bass. The[…]