Jet Trash – EP

Listening to the six tracks on Jet Trash‘s debut EP (no title other than “EP”), one already gets a feel where the four who form Jet Trash might be located at. The sound is definitely beach and surf-rock inspired, waves and beaches of the Pacific – and not the Atlantic. And bingo! Jet[…]

LIFE SOUNDTRACK: Man Parrish – Hip Hop Be Bop (Don’t Stop)

This song was on a mixtape (a real one on cassette), which had an enormous influence on my relationship with music (it also included Run-D.M.C’s It’s like that). I didn’t own or copied it, but somebody played it on a school summer camp and that is still a defining moment[…]

3 Is A Band: Screaming Females

When I attended 4Knots Festival recently, I was not prepared for who’d be playing next after the more mellow but equally cool UK trio Happyness (photos & review) and was absolutely blown away by this New Brunswick, NJ three piece! I think nobody that day matched the pretty intense and simply awesome[…]

Song Picks of the Week

Invigorated after a sunny, fun filled weekend? Keep the good feeling a litter longer and listen to Bright Young Things by Delamere. Our Song Pick of Monday is an instant mood booster! Thundercat’s Them Changes is a funky track with a wonderfully bouncy bass line. It’s the Song Pick of[…]

3 Is A Band: Happyness

There would have been ample opportunity for me to come across Happyness before last Saturday, when they played 4Knots, because Happyness are relentlessly touring – Europe and North America and get obviously well received.  No surprise here. I came a little late to the festival but luckily right in time to see Jonny Allan[…]

CATCH UP: Sexores – Historias de Frío

Historias de Frío by the Ecuadorian/Spanish duo Sexores came already out last year, but it is so good that we are introducing a new category here on glamglare: “Catch Up”, were we talk about albums that we fell in love with recently, but cannot longer be considered new releases. In[…]

4Knots Festival goes Garage Rock Galore with Chicago’s Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks, the five piece band from Chicago or “Twin Peaks Dudes” as they call themselves on all social media (incl. their web site’s URL) to differentiate themselves from the TV show that was already around when most of the band members were still far away from playing an instrument, let alone[…]

Awesome and Diverse Performances at the 4Knots Festival 2015

These days there’s no shortage of cool music festivals in New York City, and 4Knots Festival presented by Village Voice, is no exception. For it’s 5th year, the festival changed locations and left it’s downtown spot at the South Street Seaport pier to spread out at Pier 84 in the[…]

Song Picks of the Week

With American Wrestlers, The Flavr Blue, Kassassin Street, Dominique, Sundara Karma, Anna Straker and Foals.

3 Is A Band: The Eiffels

Leisurely listening through tons of new songs on SoundCloud… I Did It Now stood out, and I wanted to immediately listen to it again. And a third time, while checking out the band: The Eiffels. From Los Angeles…. aha, that explains the upbeat, energetic vibe. Three people (Sean Ulbs vocals, guitar, Lee Marciniak, and Jade[…]

Life Soundtrack: Imagination – Just an Illusion

I can’t think of any other song that teleports me to a certain time and place in the same way as Just an Illusion by the British band Imagination. It was ’82 and I was with my dad on vacation on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca. There was a road[…]

Album Review: Bully – Feels Like

I found Bully the first time on the lineup for SXSW 2014. I was intrigued by the story of singer and songwriter Alicia Bognanno, who came to Nashville as a sound engineer. We missed their show back then, but one year later they are signed to Columbia Records, released their[…]