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  • CHECK THE SPREADSHEET: Booking Basics

    Booking a tour is basically planning a road trip with the goal of playing music every night and (hopefully) making enough money for gas to your next destination. Booking your first tour is a grind, so it’s helpful to have higher purpose that is fun [...]

  • PLAYING COLUMBUS: Now, Now at A&R Music Bar

    I first listened to Now, Now in High School, when a friend introduced the band (then called Now, Now Every Children) to me via mixtape. In the years since, Now, Now has been through a flurry of changes: band members have come and gone, their [...]

  • ONLY NOISE: With A Bullet

    Last week, after publishing “Don’t Take Your Guns to Town,” I took the train across the East River to see a movie. A bit of distraction seemed necessary in that moment, even if it was in the form of a demonic clown named Pennywise. Sitting [...]

  • PLAYING DETROIT: Folkie May Erlewine Charms with “Never One Thing”

    Okay, so she's not from Detroit proper, but we couldn't help but feel moved by small-town folk songstress May Erlewine's video for "Never One Thing," the first single from her forthcoming record Mother Lion. Erlewine comes from a deeply musical family - her father Michael founded [...]

  • MORNING AFTER: Veggie Pancakes and Ale with Lost Boy ?

    Origin stories: they’re typically how I kick off these off, some pseudo-enticing meetcute in the heart of the scene. A half-drunken beg for an interview, an impromptu striptease, a deep side-eye at Two Boots Williamsburg. A chat in front of Little Sunnyville Gutterway Footskips Stadium. A [...]

ALBUM PREMIERE: Galleriet “Romantic Gestures”

October 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Photo courtesy of Galleriet Katherina Stenbeck is a prolific Swedish artist who creates thought-provoking electronic music as Galleriet, a solo project she launched in the spring of this year. Stenbeck's impressive DIY approach [...]

TRACK PREMIERE: Sara Curtin “Or So It Seemed”

September 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Photo by Amanda Reynolds (Plume Photography) Sara Curtin's music is pretty darn dreamy. Her voice creates a tapestry of delicate sound. Half of Washington D.C.'s The Sweater Set, Curtin's solo effort takes that [...]

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CHECK THE SPREADSHEET: Booking Basics

October 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Booking a tour is basically planning a road trip with the goal of playing music every night and (hopefully) making enough money for gas to your next destination. Booking your first tour is a grind, [...]

MORNING AFTER: Veggie Pancakes and Ale with Lost Boy ?

October 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Origin stories: they’re typically how I kick off these off, some pseudo-enticing meetcute in the heart of the scene. A half-drunken beg for an interview, an impromptu striptease, a deep side-eye at Two Boots Williamsburg. A [...]

HIGH NOTES: How LSD Changed Music as We Know It

October 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

In 1965, at 2 Strathearn Place in London, John and Cynthia Lennon, George Harrison, and Pattie Boyd sat at their dentist John Riley’s dinner table sipping coffee. A few minutes prior, Riley’s girlfriend Cindy Bury [...]

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PLAYING COLUMBUS: Now, Now at A&R Music Bar

October 12th, 2017|0 Comments

I first listened to Now, Now in High School, when a friend introduced the band (then called Now, Now Every Children) to me via mixtape. In [...]

PLAYING DETROIT: Folkie May Erlewine Charms with “Never One Thing”

October 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Okay, so she's not from Detroit proper, but we couldn't help but feel moved by small-town folk songstress May Erlewine's video for "Never One Thing," the [...]

PLAYING DETROIT: Prude Boys Get Frisky in “Talking to Myself” Video

October 4th, 2017|0 Comments

What do you get when you cross a water balloon fight and karaoke with one of Detroit's most beloved dive bars? Well, you might get the [...]

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LIVE REVIEW: Sean Nicholas Savage & Dinner @ Baby’s All Right

October 17th, 2017|0 Comments

The disco balls were in full force at Baby’s All Right last Saturday, where the night’s festivities could have easily marched under one banner: Night of the Weirdos. That is [...]

LIVE REVIEW: Dead Leaf Echo @ Knitting Factory

October 17th, 2017|0 Comments

There is no doubt about it – Brooklyn band Dead Leaf Echo’s brand new LP Beyond Desire is a fabulous stew of shoegaze, ’77 punk, pedals and reverb. Released late [...]

CHECK THE SPREADSHEET: Booking Basics

October 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Booking a tour is basically planning a road trip with the goal of playing music every night and (hopefully) making enough money for gas to your next destination. Booking your [...]

ALBUM PREMIERE: Galleriet “Romantic Gestures”

October 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Photo courtesy of Galleriet Katherina Stenbeck is a prolific Swedish artist who creates thought-provoking electronic music as Galleriet, a solo project she launched in the spring of this [...]