All posts by Allyson Dwyer

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EP Review: Singer-Songerwriter Lizzienrose’s Debut Banner Year Establishes An Exciting New Voice

We received Lizzienrose‘s EP, “Banner Year,” one day like a small care package full of thoughtful surprises. Not even fifteen minutes long, its a collection of five songs that sound like they could be pulled from five very different albums, [...]

March 3, 2014 New Music, Reviews
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Nicole Atkins Kicked Off Her U.S. Tour At The Saint w/Glycerine Queens, Davey Horne, Amy Malkoff & The Moonshines

After all the hard work and build up to the release of her crowd-funded new album Slow Phaser, Nicole Atkins’ national tour begins this week. Wednesday night she played a surprise warm up show at The Saint, which included support from [...]

February 14, 2014 Live, Reviews
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Don Giovanni Records Showcase Night 2: Worriers, Nude Beach, Upset, Shellshag, Laura Stevenson Stagger The Music Hall Of Williamsburg

I’m still smiling like a dope from Friday night’s Don Giovanni Records showcase. Nowadays it takes a lot to get me motivated to travel from my suburban sprawl in New Jersey out to Brooklyn, especially in the dead of winter, but [...]

February 10, 2014 Live, Reviews
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Weeknight Step Under The “Dark Light” In New Video

Brooklyn-based duo Weeknight make dark pop music. Their sound is a dreamy landscape, where intense backbeats coexist with floating synths, and where our inner goth kid makes peace with our preppy side. Think The Cure meets Beach House. Their debut album, [...]

February 6, 2014 Music Videos, News
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Watch Brooklyn’s Sharkmuffin Explore Asbury Park Silver Ball Museum In “Quarter Machine”

Alt-punk girl group Sharkmuffin had a busy 2013. They played SXSW, showcased at CMJ, and released their newest EP, 1099. Not ones to take a breather, they’ve already started the new year with the premiere of their newest video for “Quarter Machine”. [...]

January 24, 2014 Asbury Music, News
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EP Review: Sun Looks Down – Sungaze…Stream Mama Coco’s Funky Kitchen Production

Under “basic info” for  Sun Looks Down on their Facebook page, the New York City quartet has written off their genre simply as “sungaze,” a heading that extends to the Mama Coco’s Funky Kitchen collective member’s latest EP. With Facebook as [...]

January 24, 2014 New Music, Reviews
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SIMGE Stream: Philadelphia’s Gretchen Lohse Paints New Worlds On Primal Rumble

Gretchen Lohse is an author of many worlds, painting them through picturesque folk inspired lyrics, and conjuring them through the many instruments she plays off her debut solo release Primal Rumble. A Philadelphia native, Gretchen is the front woman to the folk [...]

January 16, 2014 Features
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Listen To The Title Track Off Benjamin Verdoes’ First Solo Album The Evil Eye

Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band, a band who caught attention in the MySpace era by cultivating their image through comical PSA-inspired music videos, has been active on the Seattle music scene with their own fusion of psychedelic, dance, pop, punk, [...]

January 16, 2014 News
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Interview: Nicole Atkins Talks Slow Phaser, Asbury Park & 2013 Memories

With her third album, the crowd-funded Slow Phaser, coming out in February, Nicole Atkins is going to have a busy 2014. But before this new journey she will be concluding this year, and closing a chapter in her life, at [...]

December 10, 2013 Features, Interviews
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Breaking Rad: Linnea Olsson Invites Us Into Her World With “All 4 U”

Pop and Rock can come from any source, as Joanna Newsom has proven time and again with her innovative, lush harp playing. Enter Linnea Olsson, a Swedish chanteuse who composes unique, inherently hook-littered tracks wielding a cello. Linnea Olsson’s debut [...]

November 22, 2013 Breaking Rad, Features