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

Radiohead - MINIDISCS [HACKED]


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.


Friday, May 24, 2019

Bill Callahan - "Writing"


Bill Callahan recently announced Shepard in a Sheepskin Vest, his first record of new material in six years, the longest drought between album releases in his career. In anticipation of this new double album, Bill has shared the first six songs from the record.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Björk played The Shed


Björk's "Cornucopia" is an incendiary concert experience that aims to bring art to the lavish and hollow Hudson Yards. She not only succeeds in her quest to conquer the new neighborhood, but delivers a performance ready to take the crown for one of the best performances the city has ever seen.


Friday, May 17, 2019

The Raconteurs - "Help Me Stranger"


The Raconteurs have shared the a new track called "Help Me Stranger" from their forthcoming record, Help Us Stranger, out June 21.

Friday, May 03, 2019

GZA played Liquid Swords at Sony Hall


New York icon GZA crashed Manhattan's Sony Hall, brining his classic record Liquid Swords to life with a full band behind him and some help from friends.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Neil Young - "Don't Be Denied" (Live in 1973)


Living legend, and my personal musical hero Neil Young, has announced another live album from his incredible archive series. Tuscaloosa, recorded in 1973, is out June 7.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

FKA twigs - "Cellophane"


At long last, FKA twigs has shared new music. "Cellophane" is her first track since 2016's "Good to Love" and it's a remarkable comeback that could come from no one else.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Carly Rae Jepsen - "Julien"


Carly Rae Jepsen is set to (finally) release her new record, Dedicated, on May 15. "Julien" is the latest taste of the album and continues to build upon the hype of past singles.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Deafheaven played Terminal 5


Deafheaven brought the heat as they wrapped up their tour with Baroness at New York's Terminal 5 on a rainy Friday night.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Tame Impala - "Borderline"


Earlier this year, Tame Impala made their SNL debut playing their latest single "Patience" and a new track called "Borderline." Now, the later song has been given an official studio release.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Courtney Barnett - "Everybody Here Hates You"


Courtney Barnett has shared a new single, "Everybody Here Hates You," which will be released as an exclusive 7" on Saturday, April 13 as part of Record Store Day 2019.

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Jeff Tweedy played Town Hall (Night 1)


In support of his first ever solo record, last year's WARM, Jeff Tweedy set in for the first of two performances at Manhattan's Town Hall.

Friday, April 05, 2019

Vampire Weekend - "This Life"


Vampire Weekend continue the rollout for their fourth record, Father of the Bride, with two more new tracks. "This Life" finds the band remembering their past while still offering up something new and exciting.

Thursday, April 04, 2019

The National - "Light Years"


The National have shared the closing track from their new album, I Am Easy to Find, out May 17.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Songs of 2019: Q1


We're a quarter of the way through the year. These were some songs I really enjoyed that were released between January 1 and March 31 of 2019.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Sky Ferreira - "Downhill Lullaby"


It's been six years since Sky Ferreira dropped her last album, Night Time, My Time. Today, she shared her first solo single, "Downhill Lullaby," in as many years.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Tame Impala - "Patience"


Tame Impala have shared a new single, "Patience," their first since 2015's Currents and the b-sides that followed.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Broken Social Scene - "Can't Find My Heart"


As one may have guessed, Broken Social Scene are following up last month's Let's Try the After - Vol 1 with another EP called... Let's Try the After - Vol 2 and it's out April 13 via Arts & Crafts (both EPs will be sold together on Record Store Day 2019).

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

This Is Not This Heat played (Le) Poisson Rouge


This Is Not This Heat played lots of This Heat songs as they came to (Le) Poisson Rouge on the road to Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, TN.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Vampire Weekend - "Sunflower"


Last week, Vampire Weekend premiered two more tracks from their upcoming record, Father of the Bride. Today, the band shared a video for one of the new tracks, "Sunflower."