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[…]
Starting this week, we are posting our Song Picks daily on glamglare.com as well as on our Facebook page. Follow along as we go or checkout our Soundcloud playlist every Monday morning. Bent Denim Wolkoff Valise Annabel Allum The Britanys Avec Sans Blonde Maze
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[…]
Monday evening is in sight, and we’re in the mood for something dreamy with a psychedelic touch, created in Stockholm – a city attracting lots of interesting musical acts. Les Big Bird are our Song Pick of Monday with I Woke Up In A Dream. On Monday we started watching[…]
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[…]
Monday we were celebrating the wedding of one of our best friends. All the best wishes to her and her husband! But we have only six song picks for this week. Sorry. Like me, you might enjoy some psychedelic tunes on this gorgeous Tuesday morning: how about Kiss the Sun,[…]
Browsing through the initial line-up for CMJ 2015, I was on the look-out for cool trios, and what’s more obvious than a band name with a number in it? Bingo! I listened to DF3 and liked what I heard: upbeat, 80s inspired contemporary synth-pop, with big choruses, great vocals and unmissable (dance)[…]
It’s not the first time that I saw Empress Of. Not even the first time at Music Hall of Williamsburg. I saw her there already for the third time. And earlier this year at Elvis’ Guesthouse, last year in Austin for SXSW and in 2013 at Cameo Gallery for CMJ, which turned[…]
Here are our song picks of last week. Find them every Monday morning (EST) here or follow along day by day on our Facebook page. Labor Day… no holiday in Australia though, hence we choose our Song Pick of Monday from there with Sandy by Oh Mercy A warm, driving,[…]