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New Releases Wolf Alice – My Love Is Cool Oliver: This week two female-fronted four-pieces battle from both sides of the Atlantic it out for the most love from the critics. London band Wolf Alice released their excellent debut My Love Is Cool on Dirty Hit Records. More about it[…]

3 Is A Band: Little Racer

I’ve known Little Racer’s music for quite a while but only now, with having lost or dropped their fourth member and with being on Papercup Music, I stumbled across them again. Almost literally, because I saw them in the audience for a show at UO Live Stage on Bedford Ave during Northside Festival. (Williamsburg[…]

It Hugs Back – Slow Wave

What I love most about Slow Wave, the new album by the British four piece It Hugs Back, is the chilled and overall highly laid-back vibe. Especially in songs like Somnolence or Anyway, Matthew Simms’ vocal and guitar style remind me of a few 90s favorites of mine. Listening to his voice, I have for example Huey[…]

Ibeyi play a surprise acoustic set at Rough Trade NYC

Ibeyi is one of the new bands I’m the most excited about this year, so it was a no-brainer to rush to Rough Trade NYC last Friday to see them live once more. They played an acoustic set in the store itself, not in the back room venue, which was[…]

Waterstrider played a beautiful set at Palisades

Two months ago, I came across the album Waterstrider, the self-titled debut album of the Californian band Waterstrider and wrote a review about it. I loved the album back then, and I still do and so it was a no-brainer to go see Waterstrider live when in town. Touring with Trails And Wails,[…]

Wolf Alice live at Poisson Rouge

When I read about a show at Poisson Rouge in the Greenwich Village, I picture sitting at a table with a glass of wine while nibbling some sushi. You can do that there for some shows, but for a rock band like Wolf Alice, it is turned into a packed[…]

Song Picks of the Week

Looking for the perfect Song Pick of the Day, we decided on Perfect by ONWE – easy, no? Northside Festival is all about discovering new bands and enjoying shows of long time favorites. ONWE fall into the former category because we never heard them before but enjoyed their performance as[…]

3 Is A Band: Monograms

What I love about music festivals like SXSW, CMJ or Northside is not only the broad variety of participating musicians but the chance to see bands who would get lost in the daily mix of a city like New York. With having some “time to kill”, and knowing that Black[…]

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[…]