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The Meatlocker

Feature: Examining The Present & Uncertain Future Of The Meatlocker

Photos courtesy of Roland Jeric Lintag The Meatlocker — a small music venue in Montclair — plans to reopen this Friday after authorities shut down a show there May 12, which left the fate of the space up in the [...]

May 25, 2017 Features
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Feature: White Eagle Hall Reopened w/ Sunshine & the Rain and Rye Coalition

Normally my policy with writing about shows that I cover is if a picture is worth a thousand words, I should just shut the hell up. I’m breaking that one this week with some comments (along with photos below) on [...]

May 11, 2017 Features
Evening Darling

Track x Track: Evening Darling Breaks Down Their Debut, Self-Titled LP

Last week, the NYC-based alt-Americana band Evening Darling dropped their debut, self-titled album which plays as a beautifully laid out complete thought. You can check out Mike Petzinger’s photos from their release show at Bowery Electric here. To get the [...]

April 21, 2017 Features
Bob Makin

Interview: Bob Makin To Celebrate 30 Years Of Makin Waves With Year Long Concert Series

As they say, it takes one to know one. It takes a rare spirit to pledge the lifetime oath to music journalism; a road paved with late nights, ignored real life obligations and little to no pay. Celebrating 30 years [...]

April 21, 2017 Features, Interviews
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Track x Track: Hugs Breaks Down Their New EP, 4e Curly

Win, lose or draw, live, die or exist; there are plenty of pockets interspersed where the weight and emotional depth of moments big, small and in-between lend to the overall experience we have as human beings. Queens-based duo Hugs don’t [...]

April 19, 2017 Features
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Track x Track: Pueblo Breaks Down Their New LP, Boring The Camera

Photo Credit: Pete Thompson Making the move from their native Dallas to Brooklyn last Summer, the duo of Jonah P. Smith and Julian P. Smith used that opportunity to refresh and form Pueblo. The band’s debut record, Boring The Camera, [...]

April 14, 2017 Features
Evolfo

Track x Track: Evolfo Breaks Down Their New LP, Last of the Acid Cowboys

Photo Credit: Liz Maney The best sort of music, at least for my money, is transportive and illuminates landscapes, real and otherwise, in the mind’s eye. Blending elements of psych, soul and garage rock, the Brooklyn-based Evolfo pull up with [...]

April 7, 2017 Features
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Track x Track: Little Person Breaks Down Their New EP, I Feel Fine

A few weeks back, I introduced you to the NYC-based indie-pop-rockers Little Person who manage to evoke the stylings of Brian Wilson without sounding like anything other than themselves. On April 3rd, Little Person released a new EP, I Feel [...]

April 5, 2017 Features
CoolDad Music

Friends Celebrate 5 Years Of CoolDad Music In Their Own Words

Almost five years to the date, a beautiful baby blog was brought into the world by the name of CoolDad Music. Over the years, the site’s Jim Appio has welcomed music lovers of all stripes not only to his wealth [...]

March 24, 2017 Features, Interviews
Super Snake

Track x Track: Super Snake Breaks Down Their New LP, Leap of Love

A few years back, I had the pleasure of having a candid chat with Jerry Jones at the Wonder Bar. Most recently, Jones released his latest full length with the monster riff-crafting group Super Snake in the form of Leap [...]

March 20, 2017 Features