Thursday, November 07, 2019

David Byrne's American Utopia on Broadway

David Byrne's tour behind his record American Utopia has landed on Broadway and is an absolute must-see for any music lover (or human being with ears).

Tuesday, November 05, 2019

FKA twigs - "sad day"

FKA twigs is ready to release her sophomore record MAGDALENE this coming Friday via Young Turks. In anticipation, she's shared one final lead-up single, "sad day."

Monday, November 04, 2019

Saves the Day played Through Being Cool at Elsewhere

Emo vets Saves the Day are celebrating the twentieth anniversary of their great record Through Being Cool by playing the album from start to finish. To help them out, the band brought Hot Rod Circuit along for the ultimate in emo nostalgia.

Saturday, November 02, 2019

Frank Ocean - "In My Room"

Frank Ocean has shared another new song, his second of 2019. It's called "In My Room" and it follows "DHL" as his first new material since 2017.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Sleater-Kinney played Kings Theatre

In support of their underrated new record The Center Won't Hold, Sleater-Kinney played Brooklyn's Kings Theatre for their first of two New York City shows.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Tame Impala - "It Might Be Time"

Tame Impala have announced their first new record in five years. The follow-up to 2015's incredible Currents is called The Slow Rush and it's out in February 2020.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

OctFest 2019

The third annual Octfest presented by Pitchfork and October was held at the Knockdown Center in Queens and featured an impressive line-up of craft beer and killer rock and roll.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Matt Berninger and Phoebe Bridgers - "Walking on a String"

Matt Berninger and Phoebe Bridgers have shared a full studio recording of their song "Walking on a String" from the soundtrack to Between Two Ferns.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Bon Iver played Barclays Center

In support of this year's great record i,i, Bon Iver came to Brooklyn's Barclays Center for their biggest New York show to date.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Panda Bear - "playing the long game"

After dropping his new album Buoys earlier this year, Panda Bear is back with a new, stand alone single called "playing the long game."

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Caribou - "Home"

It's been five years since Dan Snaith released new music under his moniker Caribou, but after half a decade of waiting, his first new track since Our Love has arrived.

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Dean Wareham - "Snow is Falling in Manhattan"

Earlier this year, we lost the great David Berman shortly after the release of his incredible album (of the year) Purple Mountains. In tribute to the singer, a compilation of covers has been shared called Approaching Perfection: A Tribute to DC Berman.

Thursday, October 03, 2019

Songs of 2019: Q3

We're now only a few months away from the end of the year and the start of 2020, but first here are a bunch of tracks that I had on heavy rotation all summer.

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

The Comet is Coming played Music Hall of Williamsburg

Avant-guard jazz group The Comet is Coming is having a banner year thanks in part to their astounding record Trust in the Lifeforce of Deep Mystery. They touched down to Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg to kick-off a short U.S. tour as part of a final victory lap of 2019.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Stereolab played Brooklyn Steel

The reunited Stereolab played their first show in New York in 11 years at Brooklyn Steel on the first of two sold-out nights.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Massive Attack played Radio City Music Hall

After being forced to reschedule tour dates earlier in the year, Massive Attack finally made it to Radio City to bring their classic album Mezzanine to life.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Janelle Monáe played Pier 17

Still on tour in support of last year's Dirty Computer, Janelle Monáe brought the party to New York's Pier 17.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Boards of Canada - "XYZ"

Warp Records has announced a new vinyl box set entitled, WXAXRXP Sessions, which collects recordings of 10 radio sessions from artists across the label. Included is "XYZ," an unreleased Boards of Canada track.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Angel Olsen - "Lark"

Angel Olsen is set to release her new record All Mirrors on October 4 via Jagjaguwar. It's her first album of all new material since 2016's excellent My Woman.

Monday, September 09, 2019

FKA twigs - "holy terrain"

FKA twigs has announced her follow-up to 2014's impressive LP1. Her sophomore record is titled MAGDALENE and it's out on October 25 via Yung Turks.

Sunday, September 08, 2019

Morrissey and Interpol played Forest Hills Stadium

It was a perfect late-Summer evening out in Queens as the impossible Morrissey played to a pretty packed crowd with the help of hometown moody setters Interpol.

Saturday, September 07, 2019

The Raconteurs played Hammerstein Ballroom

In support of their great new record Help Us, Stranger, the Raconteurs rolled into Hammerstein Ballroom for their first of two New York shows this weekend.

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Neil Young and Crazy Horse - "Milky Way"

Living legend and my personal musical hero Neil Young is gearing up to release a new album with his iconic band Crazy Horse. The record is called Colorado and it's out October 25. Check out the record's first single, "Milky Way," now!

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Sannhet played St. Vitus

Brooklyn's own Sannhet brought the doom and destruction to Greenpoint's excellent St. Vitus for a Saturday night of extreme pleasures.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Bill Callahan played Webster Hall

Bill Callahan kicked off another leg of his tour in support of this year's fantastic new album Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest, his first album in six years, with a show at Webster Hall.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Tame Impala played Madison Square Garden

Tame Impala played to a sold-out crowd on their first of two nights at New York's acclaimed Madison Square Garden and brought a show worthy of the legendary venue's reputation.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Sheer Mag - "The Killer"

Philly thrashers Sheer Mag will release their new record, A Distant Call, on August 23 and the band have shared a third single, "The Killer" ahead of the album's release.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Ringo Starr played Pier 17

Thirty years after assembling his first ever All-Starr Band, Ringo brought the latest version to lower Manhattan's Pier 17 to gently rock and older crowd back to the glory days of classic rock.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Sleater-Kinney - "The Dog/The Body"

The Center Won't Hold, the new record from Sleater-Kinney, is one of the best rock records of the year and another excellent addition to the band's incredible discography.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Big Thief - "Not"

Earlier this year, Big Thief released their excellent new record U.F.O.F and today they've already announced a follow-up record, Two Hands, due later this year. Yes, that's two new Big Thief records in 2019.

Thursday, August 08, 2019

Battles - "Titanium 2 Step"

Experimental math-rockers Battle are back, this time as a duo, and have announced a new record, Juice B Crypts, that drops on October 18.

Thursday, August 01, 2019

Haim - "Summer Girl"

Haim have shared a new song called "Summer Girl" and while there's no album announcement attached with the release, it's their first piece of new music since 2017's Something to Tell You.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Elvis Costello and Blondie played Forest Hills Stadium

The epic double-bill of Elvis Costello and Blondie came to Queen's Forest Hills Stadium on a supreme summer evening.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Robyn played Barclays Center

Robyn is still touring in support of last year's incredible Honey. Amidst a massive heatwave rocking the east coast, she brought her disco-pop treasures to Brooklyn for a night of pure bliss.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Carly Rae Jepsen played Hammerstein Ballroom

Carly Rae Jepsen's Dedicated is without question the best pop album of the year. To support her recent masterpiece, she brought the Dedicated Tour to NYC for two nights of incendiary pop bliss.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Vivian Girls - "Sick"

Well here's some unexpected news, Vivian Girls are back! The trio has reunited, announced a new record, and shared their first new song since 2011's Joy.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Wilco - "Love is Everywhere (Beware)"

The legendary Chicago band Wilco has announced their eleventh studio album. It's called Ode to Joy and it's out October 4.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Bill Callahan played Murmrr Theatre

Earlier this year, Bill Callahan released his first new record in six years. To celebrate, he brought a full band to Brooklyn's lovely Murmrr Theatre.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Bon Iver - "Faith"

Bon Iver has announced the follow-up to 2017's 22, A Million. The new record titled i,i, is out on August 30.

Wednesday, July 03, 2019

The Best of 2019 (so far)

With the first six months of the year behind us, these are the albums I've enjoyed the most so far in 2019.

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Songs of 2019: Q2

Just like that, we're at the midpoint of 2019. These were the songs I listened to the most from April through June.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

The Raconteurs played Baby's All Right

The Racontuers have released their first new record in 11 years and to celebrate, the band are on a crash course through New York City. They came through Baby's All Right in Williamsburg on Saturday for a night of rock and roll bliss.

Saturday, June 22, 2019


A few weeks ago, one of the most critically acclaimed bands of the past thirty years was hacked. Recordings made on the road and in the studio by Radiohead during the OK Computer days were held for ransom. Instead of caving-in on the captures request, the band made them available online for 18 days with the option to purchase them for life. I spent a few weeks listening through the sixteen plus hours of recordings rediscovering one of the most influential bands of my life.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Earth played Le Poisson Rouge

Doom legends Earth blasted through a heavy set at Le Poisson Rouge in support of their latest record, Full Upon Her Burning Lips.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Burial - "Claustro"

Burial has shared a new EP called Claustro / State Forest which features two tracks of the same name. After premiering "Claustro" on the BBC last month, he has shared the song as well as the secong track, "State Forest," on streaming services.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Beach House played Brooklyn Steel

Beach House are currently on a "world tour" which leads up to their performance at this year's Bonnaroo. They played two nights in Brooklyn along the way and in support of last year's 7.

Monday, June 03, 2019

Primavera Sound 2019

As music festivals in the U.S. start to feel more like vacation experiences and less about the music, I took off to Spain to attend Primavera Sound, one of the last major festivals where music is the center of focus and one where artists actually seem to enjoy themselves.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Lower Dens - "Young Republicans"

Four years since the release of their great record Escape from Evil, dream-pop wonders Lower Dens have announce a new album called The Competition. It's out September 6 via Ribbon Music.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Sleater-Kinney - "Hurry On Home"

The almighty Sleater-Kinney are back! Following 2015's excellent reunion record No Cities To Love, the iconic trio are back with a new album produced by none other than St. Vincent. Today, the band shared the first single, "Hurry On Home."

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Four Tet played the Knockdown Center

Electronic mastermind Four Tet dropped a heavy set at Queen's Knockdown Center on Friday night bringing pulsing beats and rave ready hits to a massive crowd.