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AF 2018 IN REVIEW: How A Wave of Queer Hitmakers Helped Me Assert My Identity

illustration and words by Ysabella Monton Drunk on $2 strawberry margaritas during my very first visit to Cubbyhole, my 19-year-old self and a friend struck up a conversation with two women who led with, “Aww, how cute, two straight girls at the gay bar!” We looked at each other, confused. She was quick [...]

By |2018-12-29T08:47:24+00:00December 28th, 2018|FEATURES|

AF 2018 IN REVIEW: Our Favorite Albums and Singles of the Year

Here we are again! As the new year approaches, it's time to look back and take stock of the albums and singles that defined this moment in music history. 2018 was an eclectic year, to say the least, and there are a lot of new names on the list: Tirzah, Snail Mail, Soccer Mommy, Noname, [...]

By |2019-01-10T17:12:25+00:00December 27th, 2018|FEATURES|

VIDEO PREMIERE: Shybaby “When You Were Here”

Brooklyn punk quartet Shybaby add a personal touch to everything they do - and their raw, DIY aesthetic makes their live shows a must-see. That's why we've invited them to play our AudioFemme Holiday Party alongside Grim Streaker and PC Worship. It happens tonight at Alphaville in Bushwick, but to get the festivities started early, [...]

By |2018-12-18T16:01:19+00:00December 18th, 2018|Audiofemme Presents, FEATURES, Premieres|

PREMIERE: Doe Paoro Releases Intimate New Video for “Walk Through The Fire”

LA-by-way-of Syracuse’s dreamy siren, Doe Paoro, and her new album, Soft Power, are the kind of dynamic sonic duo rarely found in the music industry today. Passionate and empowered, Soft Power combines the alluring mystique of The Shirelles, The Ronnettes, and other original girl groups of the '60s, with the kind of blazing soul found [...]

By |2018-11-29T00:55:19+00:00November 28th, 2018|FEATURES, Premieres|

WOMAN OF INTEREST: Chelsea Ursin Relives Awkward Teen Years for “Dear Young Rocker” Podcast

Most people would rather do almost anything than repeatedly relive their most cringe-worthy moments of adolescence and young adulthood. But writer, bassist, and storyteller Chelsea Ursin has done just that in her podcast “Dear Young Rocker,” a tell-all, diaristic recount of her time growing up and feeling like an outcast as a female bass player in [...]

By |2018-11-26T15:17:45+00:00November 26th, 2018|FEATURES, Woman of Interest|

PREMIERE: Moving Panoramas release dreamy new video for “Baby Blues”

Austin-based dream-pop quintet, Moving Panoramas is back with a highly anticipated  forthcoming LP due out this Spring after their buzzy 2015 debut. Today we're getting a glimpse of what's in store for us, with the video release for lead single, "Baby Blues". The track is an upbeat, shimmering pop jam replete with lead songstress Leslie Sisson's [...]

By |2018-11-18T02:36:05+00:00November 16th, 2018|FEATURES, Premieres|

PREMIERE: Prinze George “Thunder In My Head”

A well-timed bath may have a greater impact on one's mood than exercise (or so says science). Prinze George tap into the same relaxing effect of pulling your head under warm water on their latest single, "Thunder In My Head," off their new EP Airborne. Over Kenny Grimm's cool production and Isabelle De Leon's liquid beats, vocalist Naomi Almquist [...]

By |2018-11-09T03:41:28+00:00November 9th, 2018|FEATURES, Interviews, Premieres|

LIVE REVIEW: Young Jesus, IAN SWEET @Park Church Co-Op

“There were certain things about my Christian upbringing that I liked. Others, not so much.” The irony that John Rossiter’s band is playing in a Lutheran church has not been lost on the Young Jesus frontman. Surely the crucifix presiding over the stage at Park Church Co-Op did not go unnoticed by Rossiter, who, with [...]

By |2018-11-07T18:22:00+00:00November 7th, 2018|FEATURES, Reviews, Show Reviews|

INTERVIEW: Mother Feather Discuss the Big Ideas and Bigger Sound on Constellation Baby

Forged in the flames of New York City's rock club scene, glam rock outfit Mother Feather developed a stand-out style with glittering costumes and a punk rock attitude from the get-go. Its lead vocalists, Ann Courtney and Elizabeth Carena, met in college, forming a tight-knit bond and eventually adding drummer Gunnar Olsen and bassist Seth Ondracek and [...]

By |2018-11-07T14:16:47+00:00November 6th, 2018|FEATURES, Interviews|

INTERVIEW: Madeline Kenney Sets Boundaries and Explores New Sounds on Perfect Shapes

When I call Madeline Kenney, she’s almost home – driving back to Durham from a brief West Coast tour after a stop in Austin to drop off her band. On this return trip, she’ll cross the Continental Divide for the ninth time this year. Her first crossing, in January, was part of a move from [...]

By |2018-10-31T13:39:57+00:00October 31st, 2018|FEATURES, Interviews|

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