Underground Sound with Michelle Eliza

Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes Rock Webster Hall
June 03, 2017
Underground Sound with Michelle Eliza

Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes Rock Webster Hall

After the roaring success of their latest album, Modern Ruin, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes made the trip across the pond for their first US tour, stopping by The Studio at Webster Hall along the way.   Opening up the evening were the tongue-in-cheek garage rock stylings of Royal Republic of Malmö, Sweden, followed by...

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Bless Up: Shinobi Ninja Celebrates New Album Release at Knitting Factory
April 14, 2017
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Bless Up: Shinobi Ninja Celebrates New Album Release at Knitting Factory

Shinobi Ninja are back in Brooklyn, and taking a victory lap after their South by Southwest Tour, and the release of their latest album, Bless Up. The Ninjas rocked at Knitting Factory in Brooklyn for their official release party.   Opening up for the evening were the apocalyptic punk band No Shoes, with their eclectic...

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August on Sunday Shoot New Single at The Leif
March 13, 2017
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August on Sunday Shoot New Single at The Leif

The drummer from August on Sunday, Sully, and I had been exchanging texts in the afternoon trying to figure out the evening. Music video shoots are complicated, but the boys at AoS had the ambition to pull off a show during the shoot, and invited my own band, Schmeeze, along for the ride.   Despite the minor stress that...

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Husbandry Harnesses the Power at St. Vitus
December 27, 2016
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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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6 months ago
Party for Planned Parenthood
December 26, 2016
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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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Ooh, BABY BABY at Mercury Lounge
November 28, 2016
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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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7 months ago
Dinowalrus Rocks the Synth at Rough Trade
October 12, 2016
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Dinowalrus Rocks the Synth at Rough Trade

Dinowalrus is proud to celebrate their fourth album, Fairweather, and brought the party to Brooklyn’s own Rough Trade with Sharkmuffin, Dead Leaf Echo, and Drawing Boards.   Drawing Boards began the celebration with easy-going indie-pop that brings back the softer side of The Pixies. Combining clean guitar sounds...

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9 months ago
With Love from Danielle Grubb at Arlene’s Grocery
October 06, 2016
Underground Sound with Michelle Eliza

With Love from Danielle Grubb at Arlene’s Grocery

Through the month of September, Arlene’s Grocery was lucky enough to host Danielle Grubb’s residency every Wednesday night. On the 21st, Danielle was joined by Nick Chatham, David You, and Kate Buchanan. during one of the last shows of their residency.   Nick Chatham kicked off the night with his sultry voice...

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Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats Rock the Music Hall of Williamsburg
September 28, 2016
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Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats Rock the Music Hall of Williamsburg

The occult/psych rock band who borrows their influence from bands like Black Sabbath and the 60s/70s culture, Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, came to kick ass and take names at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. They had some special help from bands The Shrine and Danava who opened up the show.   The Shrine hyped up the...

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Groves Bring Back the Eighties with Culture Club
September 26, 2016
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Groves Bring Back the Eighties with Culture Club

Boy George and the Culture Club are in the throes of their world tour, and taking LA-based band Groves along for the ride. Groves who appropriately hailed from Groves, Texas, are inspired by artists like Elvis Costello, Phoenix, and The Beatles. Combining elements of pop, soft rock and modern day effects made for the perfect...

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