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All posts by Allyson Dwyer

Beach Slang

Album Review: Beach Slang Remains Raw & True On The Things We Do To Find People Like Us

I need a new Beach Slang record like I need coffee – which is to say, every morning, non-stop, refilling my cup until it’s suddenly night and I can’t sleep. I’ve been in love with Beach Slang since I heard [...]

October 30, 2015 New Music, Reviews
Joanna Newsom

Album Review: Joanna Newsom Experiments With Time On The Haunting Divers

“The nullifying, defeating, negating, repeating joy of life” – Time, As A Sympton Historically, in interviews, Joanna Newsom has always been a strong proponent of the act of buying a physical piece of music, sitting down, putting it on, living [...]

October 29, 2015 New Music, Reviews
Worriers

Worriers Talk Laura Jane Grace, Donald Trump’s Hair & Imaginary Life Before Asbury Lanes Show

  The latest offering of rollicking punk-rock to emerge from the Don Giovanni Records imprint belongs to the buzzed about and politically-driven five piece Worriers, who is set to collide with an Asbury Lanes congregation tonight (Thursday, Aug. 13) at [...]

August 13, 2015 Features, Interviews
Pinkwash

Don Giovanni Records Showcase Night Two: California X, Downtown Boys, Pinkwash + More Played The Knitting Factory

Photo Credit: Jim Appio (CoolDad Music)In the past few years, Allyson Dwyer has become more and more familiar with the plethora of amazing live music that exists just a car or train ride away. Some of this music comes from [...]

February 10, 2015 Live, Reviews
Mal Blum

Don Giovanni Records Showcase Night One: Shellshag, Mal Blum, Nude Beach + More Played The Knitting Factory

Photo Credit: Jim Appio (CoolDad Music)In the past few years, Allyson Dwyer has become more and more familiar with the plethora of amazing live music that exists just a car or train ride away. Some of this music comes from [...]

February 10, 2015 Live, Reviews
Bjork

Album Review: Björk’s Vulnicura Is A Triumphant Experimentation In The Sounds Of Heartbreak

“Moments of clarity are so rare/ I better document this” -Stonemilker Across the world, curious listeners and devoted fans downloaded the surprise-early-release of Björk’s Vulnicura, which we thought we would have to wait another two months for, and instead started our [...]

January 29, 2015 New Music, Reviews
Slowdive

Live Review: A Slowdive Fan Goes To A Sold Out Reunion Show At Terminal 5

I am a huge admirer of, what a good friend of mine calls,  “that sad dreamy shit,” which includes such bands as Red House Painters, the Cocteau Twins, and iconic shoegaze band, Slowdive.  These are bands I cherish because between [...]

October 28, 2014 Live, Reviews
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Glycerine Queens Premiere “Sleep Deprivation” Video

Over at Indiana-based My Old Kentucky Blog, Glycerine Queens have premiered the new video for “Sleep Deprivation”, a track from their new, Nicole Atkins-produced EP of the same name. The video, directed by the band’s guitarist Kayla Smith, is a dreamy [...]

October 16, 2014 Music Videos, News
Dentist

Interview: Dentist Talk Surf Rock, Pizza, & Dinosaurs Ahead Of Record Release Show At The Saint (5/9)

(by Jim Appio/Cool Dad) During this never ending winter, Dentist was like portable sunshine, rejuvenating darkened bars and spirits with surf-rock light. When they’d play, we were able to pretend for just a little while that we weren’t on a [...]

May 8, 2014 Interviews
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SIMGE Stream: Upset Covers 7 Second’s “Not Just Boys Fun”

Upset’s star continues to climb following a fantastic debut album, a string east coast premieres including the Don Giovanni Showcase, and an appearance by Ali Koehler on Shellshag’s Shellshonic Shag-o-Vision. This week finds the band traveling to Austin, Texas, for [...]

March 17, 2014 News