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Gloom Balloon

Exclusive Premiere: Gloom Balloon Shares “A Sky That Looks Like A Bruise” // New LP Out 9/1

Photo Credit: James Dean Defying any sort of easy classification, the multifaceted musical duo of Patrick Tape Fleming and Christopher Ford, better known as Gloom Balloon, craft deep soundscapes that play with lo-fi sonics and swelling strings. Their second LP, [...]

August 17, 2017 News
Dead Stars

Exclusive Premiere: Dead Stars Unveil “Precious Things” // New LP Out 9/1

Photo Credit: Rick Perez A lot has happened for Brooklyn-based rockers Dead Stars since I first met them back at the 4Knots Festival in 2014. The band comprised of Jeff Moore (guitars, vocals), Jaye Moore (drums) and John Watterberg (bass) [...]

August 15, 2017 News
The Big Drops

Track x Track: The Big Drops – Time, Color

A few weeks back, The Big Drops, well, dropped their excellent and eclectic debut album, Time, Color via self-release. We’ve already featured singles “By The Water” and “Baskets of Love” which, on their own, showcases the group’s expansive talents, but [...]

August 2, 2017 Features
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Announcing The 4th Annual 24 Hour Songwriting Challenge

Time, well, flies. Almost three years to the day a lonely man boy conceived of a project wherein he would enlist a number of talented and generous-with-their-time-and-talents musicians to write and record a brand spankin’ new song in 24 hours [...]

July 26, 2017 News
Mr. Flannery & His Feelings

Track x Track: Mr. Flannery & His Feelings – Try Your Hardest

Photo Credit: Mark La Rosa After enough time spent in any discipline, especially the arts, you’d be hard pressed to blame someone for being a little bit jaded. That cannot be said of the Jersey City-based musician and producer Michael [...]

July 12, 2017 Features
The Kickback

Exclusive Premiere: Watch The Kickback Play “I Taste My Own Blood” Live From Coffee Haus Studios

Photo Credit: Jake Gravbrot Almost two years to the day, I fell for Chicago rockers The Kickback and their single, “White Lodge.” Now, the band is back with a new LP, Weddings & Funerals, due out this Friday, July 14th. [...]

July 11, 2017 News
Chadbourne Oliver

Exclusive Premiere: Chadbourne Oliver Unveils Debut Single, “Bad Boys III”

It’s rare that debut singles leap out of the speakers in quite the way Chadbourne Oliver’s does, but that becomes less surprising when you consider his connection with our friends at Mama Coco’s Funky Kitchen. Swaggering, psych-soulful and chock full [...]

July 11, 2017 News
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Exclusive Premiere: Bloody Your Hands Debut New Album, Monsters Never Die

Not sure how NYC-based rockers Bloody Your Hands have eluded me until this point, but their garage rock with a slice of power pop sound has me hooked. Remember those Summers smoking your first cigarettes tooling around town with the [...]

July 6, 2017 News
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SIMGE On The Scene: Fruit & Flowers Celebrated Their EP Release @ Baby’s All Right w/ Surf Rock Is Dead & Sic Tic

Last week, Brooklyn-based rockers Fruit & Flowers released their anticipated debut EP, Drug Tax. To celebrate, the band headlined a packed out Baby’s All Right with Surf Rock Is Dead and Sic Tic. I was fortunate enough to be joined [...]

July 5, 2017 Live, Reviews
The 65's

Listen: The 65’s Share “Wolves and Men” // 7″ Coming Soon via Pyrrhic Victory

Hailing from Rutherford, NJ, rockers The 65‘s combines the talents of scene vets Joe Pugsley (guitar, vox, Ryan Struck (bass, vox) and John Steele (drums). The power trio crafts amber-hued, hard nosed, barroom ready anthems reminiscent of Garden State greats [...]

June 28, 2017 News