Agnes Obel
February 20, 2017
Artist You Should Know

Agnes Obel

Born in Denmark and later based in Berlin, Agnes Obel is a beautiful mixture of angelic vocals with mesmerizing piano melodies, producing some of the most unique and enchanting mixtures of both folk and classical music. Her sound manages to overcome the “elitist” view of classical music many see as a boundary between them...

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“Wicked Wednesdays” Coming to Brooklyn’s Our Wicked Lady!
February 13, 2017
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“Wicked Wednesdays” Coming to Brooklyn’s Our Wicked Lady!

NYC is thriving with music that deserves to be heard, but musicians aren’t always compensated for their handwork in this business. Our very own Michelle Eliza will now be organizing a monthly event called “Wicked Wednesdays” to be held at Brooklyn’s Our Wicked Lady located at 153 Morgan Ave, at the corner of Morgan...

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Album Review: Alex MacKinnon “Two Sides”
February 07, 2017
Albums

Album Review: Alex MacKinnon “Two Sides”

Fusing elements of bluegrass, gospel, hymns, funk, R&B, reggae, and more, Two Sides is a very timely release by multi-instrumentalist Alex MacKinnon. Both striking and comforting, this eclectic collection is woven with themes of social consciousness, the need for equality, and gentle reminders to enjoy the simple things...

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Swedish Rock Band Imminence to Release New Album “This Is Goodbye” on March 31st
February 06, 2017
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Swedish Rock Band Imminence to Release New Album “This Is Goodbye” on March 31st

Swedish alternative rock/metal band Imminence will be releasing their anticipated new album titled This Is Goodbye on March 31st via Sharptone Records. Lead singer Eddie Berg states: ““The new album is about the prowess of leaving something behind in order to make room for something else. It can be anything from...

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UK’s Deaf Havana Talk “All These Countless Nights”, Personal Struggles and a New Beginning
February 06, 2017
Interviews

UK’s Deaf Havana Talk “All These Countless Nights”, Personal Struggles and a New Beginning

After going through a long journey of struggle, UK’s Deaf Havana made a firm decision to continue working towards their dream. Formerly signed on to BMG, the Norfolk based band has recently released their first album All These Countless Nights on January 27th via SO Records. Their 2013 release titled Old Souls would...

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PIXIES Announce 2017 North American Tour
February 01, 2017
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PIXIES Announce 2017 North American Tour

One of the most influential alt/rock bands of all time, The Pixies, will take their signature mix of alternative/garage/punk/surf rock on a five-week tour across North America in 2017. The first of a three-leg trek across the continent.  Following stops in Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and the band’s first-ever South...

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Coheed and Cambria to Play “Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV” in It’s Entirety
February 01, 2017
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Coheed and Cambria to Play “Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV” in It’s Entirety

The eclectic and ever evolving progressive-rock band Coheed and Cambria have announced a US spring tour, performing their landmark third album Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV: From Fear Through The Eyes of Madness, in its entirety. The tour entitled NEVERENDER GAIBSIV will take the band across North America starting Aprill...

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Vanessa Carlton Announces 2017 Tour Dates
January 26, 2017
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Vanessa Carlton Announces 2017 Tour Dates

Vanessa Carlton is thrilled to announce her 2017 tour in support of her Liberman Live and Earlier Things Live albums.Tour dates include New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Dallas, Nashville, and more. Earlier Things Live will be released on February 17th, 2017, the Friday prior to the start of her...

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This Will Destroy You Confirms Spring 2017 Tour Supporting Deafhaven
January 26, 2017
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This Will Destroy You Confirms Spring 2017 Tour Supporting Deafhaven

Texan instrumental rock collective This Will Destroy You has just announced an upcoming US tour supporting Deafheaven and Emma Ruth Rundle, set to take place in February and March.   Following the special 10th anniversary edition of their defining Young Mountain LP, which was released through Magic Bullet Records in...

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UK act, Deaf Havana Premiere Video for New Track, “Fever” (Via Alternative Press)
January 26, 2017
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UK act, Deaf Havana Premiere Video for New Track, “Fever” (Via Alternative Press)

Deaf Havana’s has released a brand new music video for their track titled “Fever” off of their new album All These Countless Nights is due out this Friday January 27th.   The new video is actually part three of a bigger story, with “Sing” and “Trigger” being parts one and...

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Legendary DC Hardcore Punk Outfit SCREAM Issues New Trump Protest Video, “Politics Is Entertainment”
January 25, 2017
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Legendary DC Hardcore Punk Outfit SCREAM Issues New Trump Protest Video, “Politics Is Entertainment”

As a massive shift in power takes place in the US this week, the members of influential Washington, DC-based hardcore/punk outfit SCREAM have issued a brand new video for a previously-unreleased protest track, “Politics Is Entertainment.” This comes as Southern Lord the impending remixed reissue of the...

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ONI Unleashes New Music Video for “The Only Cure”, Featuring Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe
January 25, 2017
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ONI Unleashes New Music Video for “The Only Cure”, Featuring Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe

2016 was a breakout year for progressive metal band ONI, who proved their lasting prowess with the release of their debut album Ironshore, toured with heavy metal greats such as Max & Iggor Cavalera and Children Of Bodom, tore up the stage at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest with Randy Blythe of Lamb Of God – and last...

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Emma Ruth Rundle Releases Song to Benefit Planned Parenthood
January 21, 2017
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Emma Ruth Rundle Releases Song to Benefit Planned Parenthood

Singer-songwriter Emma Ruth Rundle has posted a never-before-heard song titled “Forever, as the Setting Son” for sale on Bandcamp for $1.00 or donation amount of your choice. 100% of the proceeds from the song’s sale will be donated to Planned Parenthood Federal and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund to...

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FIGHTING BACK WITH MUSIC: Taking Back Sunday’s John Nolan and Friends Compile Music For Everyone
January 21, 2017
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FIGHTING BACK WITH MUSIC: Taking Back Sunday’s John Nolan and Friends Compile Music For Everyone

“During these next four years, I feel it’s going to be extremely important to support organizations that will stand up to the Trump administration,” says John Nolan, guitarist for alt-rock band Taking Back Sunday about the incoming Presidential administration headed by Donald J. Trump.  Nolan is now joining...

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Dashboard Confessional Reveal Surprise Covers EP titled “Covered + Taped”
January 21, 2017
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Dashboard Confessional Reveal Surprise Covers EP titled “Covered + Taped”

Dashboard Confessional are currently on one of their most sought after tours, having most of their dates sell out in rapid time. As a thank you to their fans, Dashboard Confessional have released a surprise EP titled Covered + Taped. The EP includes songs covered by lead singer Chris Carraba; songs include “Sex” by...

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Iron Reagan Reveals New Song To Fuel Inauguration Rage (Via Noisey)
January 21, 2017
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Iron Reagan Reveals New Song To Fuel Inauguration Rage (Via Noisey)

They say nothing heals like music, and after this presidential election, it might just be the only thing we have left. Iron Reagan’s new album Crossover Ministry seems to come at the perfect time, filled with relentlessly catchy riffs and irresistibly mosh-ready breakdowns paired with lyrics that run the gamut from...

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Undergound NYC: FBOMB – Rush Tributes/Lard Hand @ Arlene’s Grocery 1/28
January 17, 2017
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Undergound NYC: FBOMB – Rush Tributes/Lard Hand @ Arlene’s Grocery 1/28

FBOMB #125 will be taking place at NYC favorite Arlene’s Grocery on January 28th and will be dedicated to the band Rush, with Lard Hand opening. Rush classics will be be performed by local NYC artists like Mike SOS, Thornes, Drew Blood, Croline Purr and many more! For a full set of names and set times, visit the...

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February Show Listings
January 16, 2017
News

February Show Listings

The month of February is jam packed with some awesome hard rock and metal shows. From old metal veterans Max and Igor Calavera to new rock sensation like Stitched Up Heart. Below is a listing of upcoming shows in the month of February.     AFI @ Terminal 5 – February 3rd        Lacey...

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Killcode Release Lyric Video for “Shot”
January 16, 2017
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Killcode Release Lyric Video for “Shot”

NYC underground veterans Killcode had one hell of a year in 2016. Although the band had already developed a strong following in the underground NYC rock and metal scene, after playing the Corona Hell & Heaven Metal Fest in Mexico City, they quickly landed the opportunity to play the Northside Festival in Monterrey,...

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We’re Ghosts Now
January 09, 2017
Artist You Should Know

We’re Ghosts Now

Based out of Freehold, New Jersey, We’re Ghost Now layer catchy choruses with rock melodies and a violinist to produce versatile pop-rock tunes. Their music will make you fall in love with the sound of a violin and how perfectly it compliments contemporary music. “Haunt Me” perfectly displays the bands ability to...

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Enslaved bring Norwegian Viking-Black Metal to the Gramercy Theatre
December 28, 2016
Metal

Enslaved bring Norwegian Viking-Black Metal to the Gramercy Theatre

A synonym for Satanic metal, Black metal stands as one of the most extreme forms of heavy metal music and one that continues to be untouchable by the mainstream world. Filled with a history of church burnings rooted in the genre’s anti-Christian views, the black metal genre has been at the center of some of the most...

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Husbandry Harnesses the Power at St. Vitus
December 27, 2016
Underground Sound with Michelle Eliza

Husbandry Harnesses the Power at St. Vitus

On a dark and cold Tuesday night, inside the elusive Brooklyn venue St. Vitus, a ferment was building and erupted onstage with three female-fronted bands that displayed the diverse sub-genres of heavy metal, including New York band, Husbandry.   Thrash and grindcore band SICK SHIT took the stage first. Lead singer Sami...

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Dashboard Confessional at Irving Plaza 1/19-21
December 26, 2016
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Dashboard Confessional at Irving Plaza 1/19-21

The emotionally charged rock band Dashboard Confessional are set to make a return with a tour stretching across the United States from January until the end of February. Although the Florida natives have not put out a record since 2009 with After The Ending, they have recently re-released their first album The Swiss Romance on...

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Party for Planned Parenthood
December 26, 2016
Underground Sound with Michelle Eliza

Party for Planned Parenthood

With the incoming administration threatening women’s rights and the funding for Planned Parenthood, Bushwick has taken action to defend this vital healthcare provider.   Partnering with Lantern Hall, Amanda Skye organized Party for Planned Parenthood, featuring music and burlesque. Amanda is a musician and long-time...

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Circa Survive 10 Year Anniversary Tour at Webster Hall 1/14, 1/15
December 25, 2016
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Circa Survive 10 Year Anniversary Tour at Webster Hall 1/14, 1/15

Known for their ethereal sound and distinguished rock music, Philadelphia natives Circa Survive have been roaming the rock scene for over a decade, with a fan base that only continues to grow after every record. Circa Survive has released 5 records to date, their latest Descensus was released on November 24th, 2015 via...

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August Burns Red, Protest The Hero, In Hearts Wake, ’68 at Playstation Theater 1/6
December 22, 2016
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August Burns Red, Protest The Hero, In Hearts Wake, ’68 at Playstation Theater 1/6

August Burns Red, the metalcore staple act from Pennsylvania is set to make their return to NYC, this time to the Playstation Theater on January 6th. Their seventh studio album Found in Far Away Places was released on June 29th, 2015 via Fearless Records. The album was met with rave reviews and was nominated at the 2015...

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Stream The Flatliners Brand New EP “Nerves”
November 29, 2016
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Stream The Flatliners Brand New EP “Nerves”

The Flatliners, a punk-rock act out of Toronto, Canada have recently released their latest EP Nerves late last month. The two song EP is comprised of the tracks “Hang My Head” and “Mud”, an EP that redefines modern punk-rock.   The Flatliners are Chris Cresswell on vocals, Scott Bringham on guitar,...

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The Temperance Movement Talks “White Bear”, Opening for The Rolling Stones + Third Album
November 28, 2016
Interviews

The Temperance Movement Talks “White Bear”, Opening for The Rolling Stones + Third Album

The Temperance Movement are a real breath fresh air with their blues rock fusion and mainstream appeal. The British rockers have been writing music since 2011 and arrived with their highly praised self-titled debut in 2013. Their bluesy melodies along with the impeccable voice of lead singer Phil Campbell make The Temperance...

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Ooh, BABY BABY at Mercury Lounge
November 28, 2016
Underground Sound with Michelle Eliza

Ooh, BABY BABY at Mercury Lounge

In the midst of one of the most difficult years in recent history,  Mercury Lounge took a break from the chaos that has been 2016, and was treated to pure unadulterated Fun Rock.   Sonnder, hailing from Philadelphia, opened the late set. Lead singer and guitarist Ryan Weidman’s voice rang out from behind a curtain...

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Doyle Bramhall II’s Blues with a Spice of India at Bowery Ballroom
November 21, 2016
Rock

Doyle Bramhall II’s Blues with a Spice of India at Bowery Ballroom

Doyle Bramhall II is currently touring USA in support of Rich Man, his first solo record since 2001; it is perhaps his most personal and emotionally charged work to date.   Seems like DB2 was always poised for stardom. The son of legendary Texas songwriter and drummer Doyle Bramhall, Doyle junior spent his early days...

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