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HEAR: Janeen Terrana - "No One Can Hurt You"

janeen terranaJaneen Terrana “No One Can Hurt You” Fallin’ I don’t know about you, but Janeen Terrana terrifies me.  This song is so beautiful and seems so comforting, but under the surface there’s this tension, this feeling that, true, “No One …

HEAR: Anne Tello - Maybe Tomorrow

annetelloAnne Tello “Maybe Tomorrow” As soon as “Maybe Tomorrow” starts, you know you’re in for a treat.  From the poppy beat, the background vocals, and then that voice, that tremendously original voice, jumps in.  This is the first track off …

REVIEW: Janita - Didn't You, My Dear?

JanitaJanita Didn’t You, My Dear? Comparisons to Patti Smith and Blond Redhead are just the beginning.  This Finnish transplant to Brooklyn has the balls and the pipes to make great music, even having the guts to cover a Tom Waits’ …

SEE: Swanky Tiger - "Glamorous"

swanky tigers 2Swanky Tiger “Glamorous” Empires How does a band get better the more you listen to them?  That’s the way with Swanky Tiger.  With their new single, “Glamorous”. Swanky Tiger pulls out all the stops, rocks the hell out of, and …

SEE: Van Halen's 1st US TV Performance w/ David Lee Roth on Jimmy Kimmel

Van Halen, David Lee Roth, Jimmy Kimmel, PanamaVan Halen make their first US TV performance with David Lee Roth on Jimmy Kimmel and excite the audience with a raucous performance of “Panama.” David Lee Roth looked and sounded a bit rough but the Van Halen’s gave an extra …

Hear - The Grand - "I Don't Want To Make You Happy I Want To Make You Cry"

the grandThe Grand “I Don’t Want To Make You Happy I Want To Make You Cry” Incapacitated, Ill Fated, And In Love Welcome to The Grand, three guys from Wakefield, UK, who have this really unique, awesome sound.  Some have compared …

Hear - Bellehouse - "Back to Life"

bellehouseBellehouse “Back to Life” Bellehouse If you like folk music like Loreena McKennitt or Fairport Convention, you will love Bellehouse.  Their harmonies are so sweet and tight.  The Brooklyn-based quintet  consists of Jess Taylor Clinton (vocals, guitar, songwriting), Sarah Elizabeth Haines …

Hear - Kitten - "Big Dope Baby"

kittenKitten “Big Dope Baby” Why didn’t someone tell me Lydia Lunch and James Chance had a child and name her Chloe Chaidez.  The singer from Kitten absolutely blows me away.  Kitten collaborated with Justin L. Raisen and Jerry James on …

On Tour Now - Emily Danger -

emily danger 2Emily Danger is on tour.  If they come close to you, go see them.  They are the best.  Guys, come to Pittsburgh!!!!!!! BROOKLYN, NY – Littlefield’s, March 22nd TRENTON, NJ – Mill Basement, April 3rd WASHINGTON, DC – Dr. Clock’s, April 5th BETHPAGE, NY – Mr. Beery’s, …

Interview - Craig Martinson

craig 2Another new artist that is so amazing.  Martinson is so great.  Remember when you were a kid, and your neighbor had the greatest collection of 45’s, and you promised yourself you were going to make the greatest 60’s single ever? …

Madonna & Taylor Swift perform together on iHeartRadio Music Awards

madonna, taylor swift, ghosttownTwo female pop powerhouses coming together to perform isn’t anything new but when you have the queen of pop and princess of pop performing together you have to stop everything you’re doing and WATCH. Madonna, donned in Alexander Wang, performed …

Interview - Chris Riffle

chris riffle2OH MY GOD.  I love this man, his voice, his music, his subject matter.  He is like a male Lana Del Rey or Sade, the very best of the singer/songwriter, with a voice that can melt your heart a mile …

Hear - CryBabyCry - "Spin City"

CryBabyCryCryBabyCry “Spin City” From Wakefield, UK, comes CryBabyCry.  The bluesy, rocks-rooted sound of CryBabyCry, featuring Jonny Firth’s impressive guitar work, Nici Todd’s muscular drumming, and Rosie Doonan’s gripping vocals make this song, “Spin City”, one of the most gripping songs ever.  Doonan’s vocals are …

Hear - The Plastic Fantastics - "NoNoGoGo"

the fantastic plasticsThe Fantastic Plastics “NoNoGoGo” Devolver If after the first note, you aren’t dancing, then you’re dead.  I know I say it a lot, but I love this band.  I was a huge follower of Devo and the Cars when they …

Hear - Fable Cry - "Onion Grin"

fable guyFable Cry “Onion Grin” If, like myself, you love gypsy music, Oingo Boingo, and Gogol Bordello, you will love this band.  The juxtaposition of the story telling techniques of Tom Waits and the Eastern European feel of Fable Cry’s music …

See - The Highway - "Lose Control"

The HighwayThe Highway “Lose Control” Enter to Exit Who told The Highway I love bass-heavy music?  The Highway came into being nearly a decade ago. Daniel Tortoledo (vocals/bass,) Ted MacInnes (drums/backing vocals,) Adam Douglass (guitar/backing vocals) and Griffin McMahon (keys/backing vocals) connected over …

See - Language of Shapes - "Stitches"

language of shapesLanguage of Shapes “Stitches” Mother Mountain OH MY GOD.  South Korea based psych-fi sci-folk band Language of Shapes announces the release of their single “Stitches.”  I’m not sure what is going on in South Korea, but I love everything about this band from their beautiful, …

Hear - The Shills - "Some They Try"

the shillsThe Shills “Some They Try” Keep Your Hands Busy: Volume 2 As soon as that first beat drops, you know you’re in the presence of something good.  The Shills, base in Boston, are a quartet with a funky bass and …

Hear - Meghann Wright - "Diamonds Blaze"

meghann wrightMeghann Wright “Diamonds Blaze” From the first kick of the guitar, you know you ain’t listening to Debbie Boone.  This is a true rocker in the Melissa Ethridge, Joan Jett, Siouxie, Poly Styrene style.  With lyrics like the following: This …

Hear - The Winter Brave - "As You Once Were"

the winter brave2The Winter Brave “As You Once Were” The Hand You Never Seem To Lend The Winter Brave sound familiar, but I can’t tell you why.  You can hear some of Nirvana in them, maybe a little of the Offspring, and …

See - Jake McMullen - "Always"

jake mcmullen  Jake McMullen “Always” You haven’t heard of Jake McMullen?  You will.  This man has a beautiful, soulful voice who sings thoughtful songs straight from the heart.  With the re-emergence of soulful singers like Sam Smith, it is now time …

Tove Lo's emotional & energetic show at Highline Ballroom

tove lo, habits, talking body, highline ballroom, tourOn Wednesday, March 25th Tove Lo played her only NYC show at the Highline Ballroom to a sold-out and rambunctious crowd. The setlist included nearly all of the songs from her debut album Queen Of The Clouds. The Swedish singer …

Hear - Fox Street - "Something About You"

fox streetFox Street “Something About You” Who told Fox Street that I loved funk, especially Leon Russell/The Band/Little Feat type funk.  They have it covered.  This is that perfect blend of blue-eyed soul, funk, and roots that the world has been …

Hear - Running Young - "Did You See"

running youngRunning Young “Did You See” We Are The Sons There is something 60’s about Running Young that is really wonderful.  Whether it’s the harmonies, the production, the subject matter, “Did You See” sounds like classic U2 or Beach Boys, while still sounding …

See - Fine Animal - "Lay Awake"

fine animal Fine Animal “Lay Awake” The music scene in Columbus, Ohio, is certainly not dead.  From that unlikely location comes the trio, Fine Animal.  Fine Animal pulls from the creative well of Bowie and St. Vincent and, as so many of …

Hear - Nalani & Sarina - "We'll Be Free"

nalani and sarinaNalani & Sarina “We’ll Be Free” Scattered World In case you wonder where Stevie Wonder has been, he’s been inhabiting the bodies of twins Nalani & Sarina.  This is the funkiest song I’ve heard since the demise of Soul Train. …

SEE: Passion Pit's "Lifted Up (1985)"

passion pit, lifted up (1985), pop rockThe video for Passion Pit’s “Lifted Up (1985),” the first track from the highly-anticipated forthcoming album Kindred, debuts today. Watch the video, with concept by Passion Pit frontman Michael Angelakos and directed by Phil Andelman, here. Kindred is out April …

HEAR: RiRi Has Come Back All Heated

You can mark your calendars now. Summer has officially arrived! I don’t care if you still see snow on the lawns, but when Rihanna drops a new single that means it’s time to lounge spread out in the sun’s rays. …

HEAR: Brooklyn alt rock virtuosos Marlowe Grey

Marlowe Grey, AudioFuzz, Alt RockBrooklyn-based band Marlowe Grey strike the right chord with their eclectic single “Midnight in Brooklyn.” The combination of instruments is most striking and somewhat enigmatic. We can hear a hint of Jethro Tull combined with other alternative rock greats. The …

Hear - Novo Amor - "Welcome To The Jungle"

novo    Novo Amor “Welcome To The Jungle” Novo Amor has an amazing voice.  “Welcome To The Jungle” is one of those songs that sends shivers up your spine.  There is something scary underneath that beautiful voice and production.  This …

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