All posts by Drew Kaufman

El Silver Cabs

Exclusive Premiere: El Silver Cabs Unveil New Self-Titled EP // Playing Pizza Fest

According to Men in Black: the universe lies inside of Orion’s belt. Inside that universe is El Silver Cabs’ new self-titled EP, and inside of that album is a little bubble of 90s nostalgia that I’d like to climb into. [...]

June 15, 2017 Exclusive Content, News
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Once a year, King Pizza Records throws a huge 3-day music party called Pizza Fest in Brooklyn. Two dozen bands, multiple venues, illegal amounts of pizza. This is usually the part where I end up losing my shit and turn [...]

June 16, 2016 News

Exclusive Premiere: Stream A Fuzzy New EP From ¡Vamanos!

Photo Credit – Seth Applebaum Holy moley, Brooklyn fuzz-freaks, ¡Vamanos!, have a new EP and it is scary good. Scary good because ¡Vamanos! scares the shit out of me. This two piece hair monster, featuring possible-humans Tyler Bower and Alex [...]

February 16, 2016 Breaking Rad, Exclusive Content, Features

Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Go Back Into Brooklyn: PIZZA FEST 2

It’s that time of year again where I tell you to take your children, wrap them in saran wrap, and throw them under the seats of your ol’ Winnebago–you’re heading to PIZZA FEST 2 in Bushwick, Brooklyn! Pizza fest is [...]

June 17, 2015 Exclusive Content, Music Festivals, News
Mumford & Sons

The Fake Eye: Mumford & Sons Debut Controversial Electric Song at 1963 Newport Folk Festival

NEWPORT, RI–Longtime fans of the acoustic folk quartet, Mumford & Sons, are up arms about the bands new direction into electric music. The band, who is known for their heavy use of traditional acoustic instruments, unveiled a new, electric guitar-driven single [...]

March 11, 2015 Features
Mad Doctors

The Mad Doctors Share New Pre-SXSW Track “Dial M”

Photo by Justin Ferraro Brooklyn’s resident furry dudes who wear lab coats and fling toilet paper at yer filthy face,  The Mad Doctors, are getting ready to schlep their schtick all the way down to Austin, TX. In celebration, the dude’s with [...]

March 3, 2015 Asbury Music, Breaking Rad, Features
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Live Review: Sleater-Kinney + Lizzo Destroyed Terminal 5 Last Night

It feels like every review of anything Sleater-Kinney needs to have a two paragraph article explaining the history of Riot Grrl, the music scene of the Pacific Northwest, and whatever else the fans of Portlandia with few-to-no toes dipped in [...]

February 27, 2015 Live, Reviews, Uncategorized
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The Fake Eye: Alternate Universe Crust-Punk Kanye Respectfully Declines 47th Grammy

HOLLYWOOD, MD–Reminding us all that he is the nicest guy in the business, Alternate Universe Crust-Punk Kanye graciously declined his 47th Grammy during this year’s ceremony at the Arby’s Center in Hollywood, Maryland. “Thank you so much, but I have [...]

February 10, 2015 Features
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Year End Lists 2014: Drew Kaufman Explains Why Cymbals Eat Guitars’ Lose Is His AOTY

I don’t “play by the rules” as my preschool teacher used to say. The last album review I wrote was mostly myself berating the reader for taking the time to read my review instead of just listening to the goddamn [...]

December 16, 2014 Features
Against me!

Against Me! Played a Midnight Show on a School Night at Baby’s All Right

I did not get enough sleep last night, but if I could spend the rest of my life seeing Against Me! play midnight shows on Sunday nights, I would. After opening for The Gaslight Anthem and Jimmy Eat World on [...]

September 15, 2014 Live, Reviews, SIMGEssentials