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  • ONLY NOISE: Not With The Band

    Sam Riley as Ian Curtis and Alexandra Maria Lara as Annik Honore in Anton Corbijn's 2007 film Control Imagine it. Spring Fling, 2005. Kevin, the object of your eternal tweenage desire, is playing the school dance – in his band. That’s right. Kevin [...]

  • PLAYING DETROIT: Baby Spice Haunts Deadbeat Beat in New Video

      Back in 1996, five women with idiosyncratically branded personalities took the world by storm as the Spice Girls, and their demands were simple: "I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna really really really wanna zig-a-zig ah." Those iconic words by (perhaps) the greatest [...]

  • INTERVIEW + PREMIERE: Pine Barons Talk “Chamber Choir”

    There’s a kind of yearning nostalgia in the songs of the Pine Barons, an earnestness that never feels forced even though it competes with an eclectic array of elements and influences. The Philadelphia-based band has a sound that meshes atmospheric rock and folk, with intricately layered [...]

  • PLAYING DETROIT: Thunderbirds Are Now! End 10-Year Hiatus with Trump Protest Anthem

    Pioneers of Detroit's early 2000's caffeinated punk movement, Thunderbirds Are Now! shake off unofficial retirement to rework an old track for the new regime. "Outsiders" finds our riotous foursome angrier than usual and not at all rusty as they hauntingly remind the elected puppeteers that [...]

  • PLAYING BLOOMINGTON: Gluestick Zine Fest

    This Saturday I drove to Indianapolis to attend the second annual Gluestick 2017, Indianapolis’s zine and small publishing festival. Held at the historic Irving Theater, Gluestick featured zines, comics, prints, and limited circulation books from publishing companies and individuals from Indianapolis, Bloomington, Chicago, Evansville, and [...]

LIVE REVIEW: Nikka Costa @ The Teragram Ballroom

July 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Photo via Entertainment Focus In New York City, it's common for Broadway stars to do small, intimate shows for upper crust elderly women from the Upper East Side. I once got discounted tickets [...]

LIVE REVIEW: Tycho @ The Greek Theatre

July 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Tycho at The Greek Theatre (photo via Tycho's Facebook page) The drive to The Greek Theatre from the Westside gives you just enough time to gauge how late you might be, staring out into [...]

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VIDEO REVIEW: Psymon Spine “Eric’s Basement & Secret Tunnels”

May 25th, 2017|0 Comments

photo by Jennifer Medina The last video from eclectic Brooklyn band Psymon Spine was full of dancing bodies and dizzying effects, enough to warrant a seizure warning (check out “Yoana” here, if you dare). [...]

TRACK OF THE WEEK: Jesse “De-pression”

May 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Jesse Jerome Jenkins V will release his solo debut as Jesse on June 23. As the lead singer of Pure X, Jesse Jerome Jenkins V made hazy psych-pop as blissed out as his [...]

ARTIST INTERVIEW: Monograms Discuss New ‘Silencer’ EP

May 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Originally a solo project created by Brooklyn musician Ian Jacobs, Monograms is now a fully fledged band. Their latest release, Silencer, explores a grittier side of hook-filled pop music by distilling it with elements of lo-fi [...]

TRACK PREMIERE: Sad Baxter “Doubt”

June 16th, 2017|0 Comments

When I was first introduced to the music of Sad Baxter, via 2016’s Weirdy, I realized they filled a void I didn’t even know existed: here was a band that was not afraid to go [...]

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#NEWMUSICMONDAY: Black Coast “Sleep Alone”

August 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

New York-based producer Blackcoast is back with another exquisite electro-pop track to get you in a turbulent daze. "Sleep Alone" is his first single in eight months, [...]

#NEWMUSICMONDAY: Promises Ltd., “Days Of Lavender”

August 1st, 2016|0 Comments

This week's New Music Monday, comes to you from Promises Ltd., a new project from Chrome Sparks’ Jeremy Malvin and Charlie Brand of Miniature Tigers. Their [...]

#NEWMUSICMONDAY: Kamau “BooDha”

July 18th, 2016|1 Comment

You need to know Kamau.

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NEWS ROUNDUP: What’s Up With Spotify + Soundcloud? & More

July 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Are There Really Fake Artists On Spotify? This mystery began when Music Business Weekly reported that a number of artists only seemed to exist on Spotify playlists - mostly the generic, mood-based ones like “Chill,” [...]

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PREVIEW: Audiofemme x Glamglare Official Northside Showcase

June 9th, 2017|0 Comments

It’s that time of year again!  Northside Festival is just around the corner, and we’ve put together another showcase of awesome artists with the help of Glamglare! Join us Saturday, [...]

ONLY NOISE: A Femme’s Guide To Northside

June 8th, 2017|0 Comments

The first step is acceptance: you can’t see it all. It’s just not possible. The second step is showing up. But there are many more steps to doing Northside Festival [...]

PREVIEW: 10+ Must-See Bands @ Northside Festival

June 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Summer doesn't officially start until June 21st, but in Brooklyn, the informal kick-off feels more like the first week of June thanks to the annual Northside Festival. Growing exponentially since its inception in [...]

EVENT PREVIEW: AudioFemme Holiday Show

December 19th, 2016|0 Comments

Join us this Wednesday, 12/21 for the annual AudioFemme holiday party! As well as live music and drinks, there'll be stickers, Xmas cookies, your favorite Femmes and a killer afterparty.

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ONLY NOISE: Not With The Band

July 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Sam Riley as Ian Curtis and Alexandra Maria Lara as Annik Honore in Anton Corbijn's 2007 film Control Imagine it. Spring Fling, 2005. Kevin, the object of your [...]

PLAYING DETROIT: Baby Spice Haunts Deadbeat Beat in New Video

July 19th, 2017|0 Comments

  Back in 1996, five women with idiosyncratically branded personalities took the world by storm as the Spice Girls, and their demands were simple: "I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I [...]

NEWS ROUNDUP: What’s Up With Spotify + Soundcloud? & More

July 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Are There Really Fake Artists On Spotify? This mystery began when Music Business Weekly reported that a number of artists only seemed to exist on Spotify playlists - mostly the [...]

INTERVIEW + PREMIERE: Pine Barons Talk “Chamber Choir”

July 14th, 2017|0 Comments

There’s a kind of yearning nostalgia in the songs of the Pine Barons, an earnestness that never feels forced even though it competes with an eclectic array of elements and influences. [...]