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 musicians Sean Ulbs (vocals, guitar),  Lee Marciniak[…]

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[…]

Our Look Back at Northside Festival 2015

Remember our write-up Getting Excited for Northside Festival? The bands we wanted to check out for the first time or see live again? A good three weeks after the 7th Northside Festival has concluded, we can take stock: whom did we end up seeing? And… where there any surprises? New favorites?[…]

Song Picks of the Week

UK Band Landshapes plays Union Pool on July 16th. That’s why I listened to their song Stay and I really like it, so it’s our Song Pick of Monday. We’re staying in the UK but are leaving London, heading a bit further North to Norwich to listen to Desire by[…]

PHOTOS: No Joy live at Rough Trade

No Joy is a Canadian four piece, originally founded by Jasmine White-Gluz (vocals, guitar) and Laura Lloyd (guitar), now joined by drummer Garland Hastings and bassist Michael Farsky. They do shoegaze, almost in the literal sense of the word: both guitarists operate an impressive array of technology at their feet[…]

LIFE SOUNDTRACK Kraftwerk – Die Roboter

I think I heard this song first 1979 in music class. We were asked to bring some cassettes to be played in front of the class and a fellow student brought Kraftwerk’s Die Roboter. The kids back then were divided between classical music (those who learned instruments) and 50s rock’n’roll,[…]

NEW ALBUM: Glower – The Circle Binds

The second Low Motion, the title track of Glower‘s album starts, I loved it already! It’s about the feelings The Circle Binds is able to evoke: it is as if I’m sitting in my favorite bar and surprisingly, an old friend comes in, one I haven’t seen in years but always thought[…]

NEW ALBUM: Wolf Alice – My Love is Cool

The first time we saw Wolf Alice was on the second day of SXSW 2015 at The Parish and we were pretty much blown away. The band had so much energy and singer Ellie Rowsell was so intense and beautiful that we both became immediate fans. The same has apparently[…]