LIFE SOUNDTRACK: David Bowie – Let’s Dance

This morning iTunes 80s radio played a Bowie song, which sparked the idea for this throwback. I’ve never been too much of a Bowie fan – I saw him live once in the 90s at a summer festival in Ulm, Germany, which was touted as one of his last shows[…]

PHOTOS: Highly Suspect // The Catfish and the Bottlemen live at Webster Hall

Highly Suspect are doing a fine job in making their upcoming album Mister Asylum one of the highly anticipated debut records of this summer. Johnny Stevens (vocals, guitar) and the twins Ryan Meyer (drums, vocals) and Rich Meyer (bass, vocals) have not only been on tour with one of UK’s most sought after young[…]

Northside Roundup Day 4 – Jackson Scott // Monograms // Hard Nips // Light Asylum // Jackson Scott (2nd show) // Shilpa Ray

While Saturday possibly stood out as the “main” day of Northside Music Festival with more great shows simultaneously happening than one could possibly ever think of going let alone doing so, Sunday -the last day of the festival- offered again plenty of amazing events!  Still a bit sleepy and fully satisfied by Saturday’s shows, we headed down to[…]

Song Picks of the Week

As announced, this week’s Song Pick of the Day are all come from bands playing the Northside Festival. First up is Somebody Call a Doctor by Sunflower Bean who are playing the UO Live Stage on 06/13/15. Bugs in the Dark are playing Northside next Friday at Kings County Saloon. Song[…]

Getting Excited for Northside Festival 2015

Still creating your schedule for this year’s Northside Festival? Or not able to make it? Get inspired by browsing our Best Of 2015, BEST OF SXSW 2015 and Best Of CMJ 2014 galleries, featuring some of the more than 400 artists who you can see live come Thursday. Enjoy checking out our photo galleries[…]

NEW ALBUM: Zhala – Zhala

I’m In Love was my unofficial favorite song of last year: I just love how it builds, very much like the titular feeling, with anticipation, anxiety and joy until it fades out in uncertainty. After this song opening, Zhala’s debut album it is a challenge to hold that level. On[…]

Song Picks of the Week

Monday’s Song Pick is written in Nashville, but it’s everything but Nashville music. OOFJ does eerie, cinematic music. The entire album is great, but not an easy listen. With our Song Pick of Tuesday we’re leaving the country and are heading Far East… to Singapore with Ctrl by Riot !n[…]

PHOTOS: Future Thieves // Kink Ador live at 3rd and Lindsley (Nashville)

Last Sunday, during our fantastic weekend trip to Nasvhille, I had the great joy of seeing not just one but two alt rock bands who call Music City home, and proof that there’s more than folk and country to this place. The fairly spacious gastro music venue 3rd and Lindsley was nicely visited[…]

LIFE SOUNDTRACK: Poesie Noire – Verge of Tears

I didn’t know anything about Poesie Noire when I bought this record in 80s – I was just on the hunt for alternative electronic music, which mostly meant to browse a bin in the back of the records store. Maybe I realized at that time that they were from Belgium,[…]


OLYA is a singer/songwriter from Brooklyn, NY who had previously released an EP with the support of a guitar-driven six piece band. For her new EP, Utopia however, she plays almost all her music herself on her computer with only a few acoustic instruments mixed in. Looking for comparisons, Utopia[…]