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INTERVIEW: Wax Idols Redefine Their Happy Ending With New LP

all photos by Kristin Cofer For Hether Fortune of Wax Idols, there’s no such thing as a fairy tale ending. There’s simply life – the bleakest aspects of which have often become fodder for her musical output – and death, the finality of which she’s come to theorize may be the sweetest release. [...]

By |2018-08-09T17:04:54-04:00January 11th, 2018|AF Showcases, FEATURES, Interviews, Upcoming Events|

AF 2017 IN REVIEW: The Best Live Shows of 2017

Austra @Warsaw This was my first show of 2017, unless you count sets by Janelle Monae, Alicia Keys, and Indigo Girls that dotted the Women’s March on Washington days prior. I may have been late to the game regarding Austra, a beloved Toronto band already two albums into their career, and it wasn’t even their [...]

By |2018-08-09T17:04:56-04:00January 2nd, 2018|FEATURES, Show Reviews|

INTERVIEW: How Briana Marela Finds Balance With Music

Catch her at Baby's All Right this Wednesday when she headlines our showcase at Baby's All Right with Gold Child and Wilsen! Photo by Eleanor Petry Seattle often seems like a mystical place for those of us who have never visited: tall trees surrounding a beautiful city on the edge of the ocean. [...]

PLAYING COLUMBUS: Torres @ The Basement

All photos by Kaiya Gordon As I watched Torres' show last night at The Basement in Columbus, I drafted what I thought might be the opening lines of my review in my head. Before getting to the show, I thought, I felt like I needed to either cry publicly or get in a [...]

By |2018-08-09T17:05:17-04:00October 26th, 2017|COLUMNS, Playing Columbus, Show Reviews|

LIVE REVIEW: Chelsea Wolfe @ Irving Plaza

If in the past Chelsea Wolfe has been called a “siren” and a “goddess,” atop the stage at Irving Plaza on Tuesday she was a towering banshee. Swathed in lengths of white cotton – with matching, armpit-high gauntlets, might I add – Wolfe commanded the sold-out crowd with pointed intensity. Wolfe's tour comes hot on [...]

By |2018-08-09T17:05:26-04:00October 19th, 2017|FEATURES, OUT & ABOUT, Reviews, Show Reviews|

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

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 of course, the highest order of compliments coming from my fingers, and while I knew from firsthand experience what a bizarro Canadian crooner Sean Nicholas [...]

By |2018-08-09T17:05:27-04:00October 17th, 2017|FEATURES, OUT & ABOUT, Reviews, Show Reviews|

LIVE REVIEW: Dead Leaf Echo @ Knitting Factory

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 last week by PaperCup Music, the band’s sophomore album is expertly produced and mixed, resulting in a sonic meal you can really chew on. It [...]

By |2018-08-09T17:05:28-04:00October 17th, 2017|FEATURES, OUT & ABOUT, Reviews, Show Reviews|

PLAYING COLUMBUS: Now, Now Plays 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 label has changed, and the music itself has undergone a [...]

By |2018-08-09T17:05:31-04:00October 12th, 2017|COLUMNS, Playing Columbus, Show Reviews|

PLAYING COLUMBUS: Alien Boy, Perfume V & Lose the Tude at Organon Arcade

Alien Boy. All photos by Kaiya Gordon. On my way to the show, I tried to focus on my weekly readings. During my undergraduate experience, I got the bulk of my assignments done on public transportation. I liked the anonymity of the bus; the soft, indiscernible sounds of strangers talking; the sway of [...]

By |2018-08-09T17:05:38-04:00September 28th, 2017|COLUMNS, Playing Columbus, Show Reviews|

ALBUM REVIEW: Shilpa Ray Triumphs Over NYC With ‘Door Girl’

New York, the city that never sleeps, takes an especially hard toll on those who make its endless nights possible: the waiters, the bartenders, the ticket takers who silently put up with endless shit from drunken idiots. The service industry is favored by artists who need to pay their bills, but at what cost? Shilpa [...]

By |2018-08-09T17:05:40-04:00September 24th, 2017|FEATURES, Reviews, Show Reviews|

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