In my extreme old age (I turned thirty this year, guys) I’ve become much choosier about the shows I get out to, especially if they are farther than my immediate Eastside vicinity. I know I have friends who roll their eyes at this. To those people I say, “INVITE ME OUT MORE THEN JEEZ”
Last month I trekked all the way to the Troubadour to see San Fermin. It was 100% worth it, and not just because I found a parking spot less than a mile away. It was one of those shows that reignited my love and desire to be a part of an industry that helps support such amazing art. (more…)
I’ll be honest, Spanish Prisoners isn’t the standard fare that makes me take stand up and notice. They are dreamy, hazy and meandering, and from Brooklyn – usually a lethal combination for me. Much of their debut album Gold Fools, doesn’t accomplish anything I haven’t heard before, but yet…is strangely pleasant and compelling. (more…)
The fact that she’s only in her early twenties can only mean that we will be hearing about Elle King for a long time. A combination Adele and Fiona Apple, the Brooklyn-raised musician started posting songs on SoundCloud and MySpace about a year ago. Now most of them have thousands of stream counts upwards of a thousand. (more…)
Artist: Making Friendz Origin: New York Label:Last Bummer Records Latest Release:Social Life (June 2011)
Those who follow this blog have probably noticed it’s more earthy, rootsy folk leanings. I won’t lie, when going through submissions, I generally look for words like “ambient,” “electronic,” “beats,” “experimental,” so I can then delete those posts. Occasionally, however, something will reach in from outside my comfort zone and give me a good shake. (more…)
I will never forget Elizabeth & The Catapult. The Brooklyn band (at it’s core, singer-songwriter Elizabeth Ziman) performed at the first ever industry showcase I attended, in support of their first major label album, Taller Children, released on Verve in 2009.