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  • LIVE REVIEW: Basilica Soundscape 2017

    Blanck Mass at Basilica Soundscape 2017. Photo by Samantha Marble/The Creative Independent Day 1: I knew this would happen. My one-person tent is sagging like ruined soufflé. Its support beams are in all the wrong holes, and the whole thing is yet to [...]

  • PLAYING BLOOMINGTON: Situation X Brings Peruvian Punk to NOISE Gallery

    As a professor of anthropology at Indiana University, Dr. Shane Greene's focus on Latin American and Caribbean Studies brought him to an unexpected area of research: the various underground punk movements of Peru. For American and UK audiences, punk symbolized rebellion through aggressive music and [...]

  • NEWS ROUNDUP: RIP Grant Hart, Jessi Zazu & More

    RIP Jessi Zazu RIP Grant Hart, Jessi Zazu and Josh Schwartz Grant Hart died on Wednesday, September 13 from cancer. He was the drummer and vocalist of Minnesota rockers Hüsker Dü. After Hart met Bob Mould in a record store, the two quickly became [...]

  • ONLY NOISE: Back In The New York Groove

    It was native New Yorker Lou Reed who sang, “Give me your hungry, your tired, your poor/I'll piss on 'em/that's what the Statue of Bigotry says” in “Dirty Blvd.” The wry piece of poetry was one of many city-centric tracks to grace Reed’s New York [...]

  • VIDEO PREMIERE: FIJI-13 “Mansplain It To Me bb”

    Minnesota is a cold place, full of winter warriors trudging through the streets in search of bars with hot tunes. On first listen, FIJI-13 sounds like anything but Minneapolis: they are peppy, surf-infused, and upbeat. Yet on a closer listen, the reality of life seeps through. [...]

LIVE REVIEW: Basilica Soundscape 2017

September 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Blanck Mass at Basilica Soundscape 2017. Photo by Samantha Marble/The Creative Independent Day 1: I knew this would happen. My one-person tent is sagging like ruined soufflé. Its support beams are in all [...]

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Highlights from Echo Park Rising

August 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Fartbarf at Echo Park Rising (taken from Echo Park Rising's Facebook page) Don't believe what your bitter NYC friends tell you - Los Angeles is magical city. It sprawls magnificently in all directions, [...]

Featured Posts of The Month

ALBUM REVIEW: Alvvays, Antisocialites

September 11th, 2017|0 Comments

If Alvvays’ eponymous first record articulated a quintessentially modern fear of commitment, then newly released follow-up Antisocialites captures the next logical step, which is an ambivalence about it. The Toronto band gained momentum in 2014 [...]

PLAYING BLOOMINGTON: On Dasher’s Powerful Debut Sodium

July 25th, 2017|0 Comments

   Kylee Kimbrough knocked over her drum set and walked off the stage as the crowd took pictures and cheered at the Dasher release party this weekend. Along with bandmates Gary Magilla (bass) and Derek [...]

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 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: RIP Grant Hart, Jessi Zazu & More

September 15th, 2017|0 Comments

RIP Jessi Zazu RIP Grant Hart, Jessi Zazu and Josh Schwartz Grant Hart died on Wednesday, September 13 from cancer. He was the drummer and vocalist of Minnesota rockers Hüsker Dü. After Hart met [...]

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PREVIEW: Audiofemme Anniversary Bash w/ Haybaby, Wooing, & Parrot Dream

August 18th, 2017|0 Comments

On Sunday, August 20th, Audiofemme takes over Brooklyn Night Bazaar in honor of our fourth year on the interwebs! Since our inception, part of the blog's mission has been to [...]

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 [...]

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LIVE REVIEW: Basilica Soundscape 2017

September 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Blanck Mass at Basilica Soundscape 2017. Photo by Samantha Marble/The Creative Independent Day 1: I knew this would happen. My one-person tent is sagging like ruined soufflé. Its [...]

PLAYING BLOOMINGTON: Situation X Brings Peruvian Punk to NOISE Gallery

September 19th, 2017|0 Comments

As a professor of anthropology at Indiana University, Dr. Shane Greene's focus on Latin American and Caribbean Studies brought him to an unexpected area of research: the various underground punk [...]

NEWS ROUNDUP: RIP Grant Hart, Jessi Zazu & More

September 15th, 2017|0 Comments

RIP Jessi Zazu RIP Grant Hart, Jessi Zazu and Josh Schwartz Grant Hart died on Wednesday, September 13 from cancer. He was the drummer and vocalist of Minnesota [...]

ONLY NOISE: Back In The New York Groove

September 14th, 2017|0 Comments

It was native New Yorker Lou Reed who sang, “Give me your hungry, your tired, your poor/I'll piss on 'em/that's what the Statue of Bigotry says” in “Dirty Blvd.” The [...]