Thursday, August 16, 2018

Pedro the Lion played Music Hall of Williamsburg

The classic indie band of the late nineties and early aughts came to Brooklyn and brought with them a plethora of hits to win over fans.

Friday, August 10, 2018

The Music of My Life

Yesterday, I shared my favorite albums from every year of my life. Today, I go a bit more in depth on the records and songs that shaped my musical taste and changed my life for the better all in five year increments.

Thursday, August 09, 2018

30 for 30: A Record for Every Year of Life

Today, I turn 30 and this month, my blog turns 12. To celebrate, I've listed out my favorite albums from every year of my life. I hope you find something cool.

Friday, August 03, 2018

Beyoncé and Jay Z played MetLife Stadium

Torrential downpour and lightning delayed the start of the reigning king and queen’s On The Run II, but when they finally took the stage, they asserted their dominance and almighty power.

Thursday, August 02, 2018

My Bloody Valentine played Hammerstein Ballroom

On their final stop of their North American tour, My Bloody Valentine turned it up to 11 at Hammerstein Ballroom and reaffirmed their rank as one of the ultimate bands of a generation.

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Television played Elsewhere

New York legends Television brought the hits to a packed house in Bushwick for a Tuesday night of proto-punk passion.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Courtney Barnett and Julien Baker played Prospect Park

On a grim and wet Wednesday evening, Courtney Barnett headlined a soggy Prospect Park in support of her latest record, Tell Me How You Really Feel.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Deafheaven played Brooklyn Steel

Deafheaven's latest record, Ordinary Corrupt Human Love, is their most divisive and expansive yet and at the Brooklyn stop of their latest tour, they let everything become a fully realized dream.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Animal Collective played Sung Tongs at Town Hall

Animal Collective brought their Sung Tongs tour to New York’s historic Town Hall and relived a sound they’ve since shed.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Radiohead played Madison Square Garden

Radiohead week is in full swing here in New York City as the band is set to play four sold-out shows at the iconic Madison Square Garden.

Wednesday, July 04, 2018


As we end the first half of the year and fully embrace summer, I share my annual list of my favorite releases from the first half of 2018.

Monday, July 02, 2018

Julie Byrne played National Sawdust

Stadiums & Shrines celebrated the release of their compilation album Dreams, out via Cascine, by hosting a party at National Sawdust featuring a headlining set by Julie Byrne.

Sunday, July 01, 2018

Broken Social Scene played SummerStage

In honor of Canada Day, Broken Social Scene descended upon New York's Central Park for a fantastic free show under a scorching summer blaze.

Slowdive played House of Vans

Slowdive came to Brooklyn's House of Vans as part of the venue's free summer series and the band's first east coast visit of 2018.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Kamasi Washington - The Choice EP

Last week, Kamasi Washington dropped his excellent new album Heaven and Earth. Along with the double-album, he has also surprised released a new EP titled The Choice.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Arroyo Seco 2018

In recent years, smaller festivals have been popping up over the summer across the country to compete with destination mega-players like Coachella, Bonnaroo, and Lollapalooza. Arroyo Seco in California is one such event that draws mainly on nostalgia in lieu of rising sensations. Fittingly, I went with my dad for the ultimate father-son rock experience.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Grizzly Bear and Spoon played Prospect Park

Grizzly Bear and Spoon brought their fantastic co-headlining tour to Brooklyn's Prospect Park as part of the annual BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival that has now taken place at the bandshell for over forty years.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Deafheaven - "Canary Yellow"

Following the epic "Honeycomb," Deafheaven have shared the second single from their upcoming record Ordinary Corrupt Human Love out July 13 via ANTI-.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Spiritualized - "I'm Your Man"

Spiritualized are back! Jason Pierce has announced And Nothing Hurt, the group's first new record since 2012, and it's out September 4.

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Nothing - Zero Day

Philly Shoegazers Nothing have announced a new record. Dance on the Blacktop is the follow-up to 2016's Tired of Tomorrow and is out August 24 via Relapse.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Leon Bridges - "Beyond"

Earlier this year, Leon Bridges dropped his great new album, Good Thing. Today, he shared the video for the album highlight "Beyond."

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Liars - "Liquorice"

On July 20, Liars are set to release their first score for the film 1/1. Recorded in 2014 prior to the departure of Aaron Hemphill, it's their first piece of new music since last year's TCFC.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Nine Inch Nails - "God Break Down the Door"

Nine Inch Nails will release Bad Witch on June 22. It's the third installment in a series following 2016's Not the Actual Events and last year’s ADD VIOLENCE.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Mitski - "Geyser"

Mitski's last release was her 2016 breakthrough Puberty 2. Now, she has announced it's follow-up, Be the Cowboy, and it's out August 17 via Dead Oceans.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Fever Ray played Brooklyn Hangar

Fever Ray debuted their new tour in support of last year's excellent album, Plunge, as part of the Red Bull Music Festival. It was their first US show in eight years.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Bruce Springsteen live on Broadway

Bruce Springsteen's current run on Broadway is one for the ages and not something that is just for his diehard fans, but anyone who cares about him or music in general. It's a master performance in story telling told through his songs and his own spoken words.

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Childish Gambino - "This Is America"

Over the weekend, Donald Glover was given the rare task of hosting and performing on Saturday Night Live. He used the opportunity to debut two brand new songs.

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Beach House - "Black Car"

Next week, Beach House will release their great new album, 7. With just about a week to go, the band have shared another excellent track from the record.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Unknown Mortal Orchestra played Brooklyn Steel

Earlier this year, Unknown Mortal Orchestra released their latest full-length record, Sex & Food. To support the album, the band stopped by Brooklyn Steel for two sold-out shows, as part of their world tour.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Prince - "Nothing Compares 2 U"

Last week, the Prince Estate released the original studio recording of "Nothing Compares 2 U" written, recorded, and produced by Prince in 1984. It's available for streaming now and will be released on vinyl May 25.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Mazzy Star - "Quiet, the Winter Harbor"

The ever elegant Mazzy Star have announced Still, a new EP. It's their first batch of new music since their great reunion album, Seasons of Your Day, and it's out June 1.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Deafheaven - "Honeycomb"

Deafheaven have returned! "Honeycomb" is the latest release from the San Francisco metal group and their first offering of new music since 2015.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Kamasi Washington - "Fists of Fury"

Kamasi Washington has announced a new record. Heaven and Earth is the follow-up to last year's Harmony of Difference EP and arrives June 22 from Young Turks.

Monday, April 09, 2018

The War on Drugs played Brooklyn Steel

Adam Granduciel has been performing as The War on Drugs since 2005, but his last two albums have propelled him to the upper echelon of modern indie rock. Still making rounds to support last year's marvelous A Deeper Understanding, the band dropped into Brooklyn Steel for a pre-Coachella warm-up show.

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Beach House - "Dark Spring"

Beach House have shared the opening track for what is becoming my most anticipated album of 2018. 7 is out May 11 via Sub Pop.

Friday, March 30, 2018

CupcakKe - "Crayons"

Earlier this year, CupcakKe released her great debut album Ephorize. This week, she shared the video for album highlight "Crayons."

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Shabazz Palaces played Elsewhere

Last year, Shabazz Palaces dropped not one, but two full-length records. As the duo continue their exploration of sonic sounds, they touched down at Brooklyn's Elsewhere on Monday for an eclectic set of expansive material.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Leon Bridges - "Bad Bad News"

Leon Bridges has finally announced his sophomore record, Good Thing, the follow-up to his stunning, debut record Coming Home. The new album is out May 4.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Godspeed You! Black Emperor played Brooklyn Steel

Godspeed You! Black Emperor are on the road in support of last year's great album Luciferian Towers. On Monday, the band played their first of two shows at Brooklyn Steel.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Cornelius played Irving Plaza

Cornelius brought his Mellow Waves Tour to New York's Irving Plaza on Friday night in support of his first album in over a decade.

Friday, March 09, 2018

Grouper - "Parking Lot"

Grouper has shared the first single from her new album, Grid of Points. "Parking Lot" is an ethereal track that fits amongst Grouper's best work.

Monday, March 05, 2018

Jack White - "Over and Over and Over"

"Over and Over and Over" is the latest from Jack White's upcoming album, Boarding House Reach. “It was sort of my white whale,” he said about the track. “I chased it and chased it, and finally, all of a sudden, it worked.”

Thursday, March 01, 2018

Dinosaur Jr - "Hold Unknown"

The latest contribution to the Adult Swim Singles Program is Dinosaur Jr. and "Hold Unknown" is their first new release since 2016's Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Jawbreaker played Brooklyn Steel

Jawbreaker are in the midst of a three-night, sold-out run at Brooklyn Steel as part of their newly announced reunion tour and those who've been patient over the past twenty years are sure to relish in the moment.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Janelle Monáe - "Make Me Feel"

Five years after The Electric Lady, Janelle Monáe has returned with a new album and hot lead single, "Make Me Feel." Dirty Computer is out April 27.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Keep Shelly in Athens - "Denial / Tokyo Lane"

Grecian dream-pop Keep Shelly in Athens have released a new, double single "Denial / Tokyo Lane" to follow-up last year's Philokalia.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Courtney Barnett - "Nameless, Faceless"

Following a teaser posted earlier this week, a new single, "Nameless, Faceless," from Courtney Barnett has arrived in addition to the announcement of her new album, Tell Me How You Really Feel, the follow-up to her 2015 breakthrough Sometimes I Sit and Think, Sometimes I Just Sit, and it's due May 18.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Beach House - "Lemon Drop"

Beach House have shared "Lemon Glow" the first taste of music from their upcoming record, apparently out this spring.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Iceage - "Catch It"

Iceage have shared a new track called "Catch It." It's their first piece of new music since 2014's Plowing Into the Fields of Love.

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

King Tuff - "Psycho Star"

King Tuff has announced his first new album since 2014. The record is called The Other and it's out April 13 via Sub Pop.