Speak Into My Good Eye

All posts by Tara Tomaino

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SIMGE Singles: Thee, Idea Men – “Help Me Mama”…Playing The Berkeley Bar This Month

College is undoubtedly a time of experimentation.  In four years, most young adults find themselves burnt-out in more ways than credits earned. For former Drexel University seniors Matthew Jurasek and Tyler March, a senior year project was due, ultimately resulting in [...]

November 8, 2013 News

SIMGE Singles: Reggie And The Full Effect Drops First Single Off No Country for Old Musicians

On again, off again Kansas City, Missouri project Reggie And The Full Effect lives again due in part to an unwavering fan base and Kickstarter campaign.  The band  is the solo project of former Get Up Kids keyboardist James Dewees, [...]

October 16, 2013 News

SIMGE Stream: Sol Cat Brings New Life to New Wave with Welcome to Cowabunga, Playing Several CMJ Showcases

  The exclamation “cowabunga” is best reserved for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Bart Simpson, and surfers from the 60s.   Perhaps it’s time for a revival of the term in the guise of Nashville-based rockers Sol Cat. With Sol Cat’s [...]

October 11, 2013 Features

Royal Canoe Cover Leonard Cohen’s “Is This What You Wanted”, Playing Glasslands In November

Back in 1974, Leonard Cohen released his fourth studio album, New Skin for the Old Ceremony.  Within the confines of the singer-songwriter’s record were tones of sexual persuasion, desolation, and interesting poetry, as the artist strayed away from the raw [...]

October 11, 2013 News

Live Review: Saves The Day Played Starland Ballroom (09/28/13)

Last Saturday night, the annoyingly eerie and extensive route through Sayreville to Starland Ballroom was sprinkled with the bumper-stickered hatchbacks of yesterday’s emo kids, anxiously awaiting the return of their native Princeton, New Jersey heroes Saves the Day. As I [...]

October 8, 2013 Live, Reviews
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EP Review: The Fervor of Punk Rock Lives In Zak Spade and The Love Enemies’ Forbidden Love

New Jersey is chock-full of lo-fi engineers whose mastering of Apple recording products create musical endeavors that are not technically talented, but are awesome for having ever existed .  Cue in Zak Spade and The Love Enemies.  Comprised of members [...]

October 1, 2013 New Music, Reviews
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Dresses Try Love & Music On For Size With “Blew My Mind”

Portland, Oregon is not a sunny city.  The residents will tell you they have two seasons a year; summer and rain.  For nine months out of the year, Stumptown is drenched in dreary, cool humidity, just like its larger, big- [...]

September 19, 2013 News
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Album Review: The Stepkids Channel & Distort Their Influences On The Troubadour

Just when you think a particular genre of music is buried deep in a grave along with its associated acts and songs it’s resurrected by curious musicians, guitars in hand to shovel the dirt and raid the tomb from decades [...]

September 11, 2013 New Music, Reviews

SIMGE Singles: The Blow Go Back “From the Future”

Khaela Maricich and Melissa Dyn of The Blow have some noise they would like to share with you. Originally formed  as a solo project back in 2002 on the West Coast, Maricich has since worked with numerous artists including Jona [...]

September 8, 2013 News
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EP Review: Sideasideb – Old Adventures in Lo-Fi

Chris Nunez and Mathew Sire are the duo that comprise Brooklyn-based noise/dream pop outfit, Sideasideb.  Released on August 27, the band’s 2nd EP, Old Adventures in Lo-Fi is an 8-track continuation from their previous release, Car Sex. Old Adventures in [...]

September 3, 2013 New Music, Reviews