Browsing the "Breaking Rad" Category

Madeline Mondrala

Breaking Rad: Madeline Mondrala

With a sultry voice, a drum machine that keeps a handshake agreement with her acoustic counterparts, and a string section that could have played while the Titanic sunk; Madeline Mondrala’s Cloud EP somehow makes a bombastic sonic air raid feel like a [...]

January 26, 2013 Breaking Rad, Features

Breaking Rad: Delicate Steve

Wide, rollicking soundscapes and resonant rhythms. That’s what was on display the first time the NJ bred Delicate Steve caught my eye, and ear, opening for Yeasayer at a picturesque gig on Governors Island a few years back. Not much has [...]

July 11, 2012 Breaking Rad, Features

Breaking Rad: Exciteless

Any band that samples Optimus Prime’s Top 40 radio show and Hot Rod automatically propels to the top of my favorite outfit list…sorry, but it’s the rules ingrained in my DNA, which I was not consulted about during the writing process, [...]

July 6, 2012 Breaking Rad, Features

Breaking Rad: Empty Orchestra

The listener can hear the abrasive rust ingrained in each genre-hopping compositions brought to life by Empty Orchestra, an Industrialized outfit not in style, but in citizenship, as The Hold Steady-influenced (among others) Flint, Michigan denizens walk the artistic line, [...]

July 3, 2012 Breaking Rad, Features
Delta Rae

Breaking Rad: Delta Rae, Playing Parker Press Park In Woodbridge Next Month

With Alabama Shakes’ recent break through into the summer festival circuit and the hearts of a Blues-Rock obsessive generation, eyes and ears have been left agape searching for the next collective of this common feather to arise, and it appears [...]

July 3, 2012 Breaking Rad, Features

Breaking Rad: PK

If on The Killers year and a half hiatus in 2010 Brandon Flowers had embraced his Bruce Springsteen obsession, come to Asbury Park, and locked himself in The Hotdog House with Red Bank, NJ’s own Boss-influenced raconteur, Brian Fallon, a [...]

June 29, 2012 Breaking Rad, Features

Breaking Rad: Bearcat

The Orlando, Florida-based Bearcat is a new Indie-Pop project created by Renee Yohe, author, songwriter, and leading member of the internationally renown non-profit organization To Write Love On Her Arms (a group which aims to offer hope to those struggling with [...]

June 29, 2012 Breaking Rad, Features