December 29, 2022

Shows of 2022

For the first time since 2019, I was finally able to experience a full year of live music and I did my best to make the most of it. I saw over 60 live shows this year, all in person, and some of them ranked among the all-time best. One in particular was life-changing to say the least.

December 28, 2022

Unknown Mortal Orchestra - "SB-10"

Unknown Mortal Orchestra are closing out the year with another installment of their annual ambient drones.

December 24, 2022

The Reds, Pinks and Purples - Dust in the Path of Love

Glenn Donaldson is closing out 2022 with yet another release, a new five-track EP exclusively on Bandcamp.

December 21, 2022

Yo La Tengo played The Bowery Ballroom (Hanukkah Night 3)

Per tradition, Yo La Tengo's 8 Nights of Hanukkah celebration at The Bowery Ballroom is a spectacular event that consistently lives up to its reputation.

December 20, 2022

Modest Mouse played The Lonesome Crowded West at Terminal 5 (Night 2)

In honor of the record's twenty-fifth anniversary, Modest Mouse played The Lonesome Crowded West in-full at Terminal 5.

December 15, 2022

Wet Leg played Elsewhere

Buzz-band of the year, Wet Leg, are wrapping up 2022 with four sold-out shows across New York City and night two brought them to Brooklyn's Elsewhere.

December 14, 2022

Albums of 2022

Presenting: The Best Albums of 2022 featuring Sharon Van Etten, Sudan Archives, Chat Pile, billy woods, Alvvays, Moor Mother, Kokoroko, The Smile, and more!

December 13, 2022

Songs of 2022

Presenting: The Best Songs of 2022 featuring Angel Olsen, SZA, Pusha T, Black Midi, Jessie Ware, Mitski, Steve Lacey, Björk, and more!

December 12, 2022

Lightning Bolt played The Brooklyn Monarch

The lords of noise, Lightning Bolt, decimated The Brooklyn Monarch with deafening power and brutal force.

December 7, 2022

LCD Soundsystem played Brooklyn Steel (Night 12)

For the second year in a row, LCD Soundsystem have descended upon Brooklyn Steel for their  (seemingly) annual end of year residency.

December 5, 2022

Caroline Polachek - "Welcome to My Island"

After a slew of singles over the past two years, Caroline Polachek has announced her new album and shared another tantalizing track, "Welcome to My Island."

December 4, 2022

Dinosaur Jr. and Guided By Voices played Terminal 5

'90s indie rock all-stars Dinosaur Jr. and Guided By Voices brought their fabulous hits to Terminal 5 for a night of loud nostalgia and an incredible double bill.

December 2, 2022

Cassandra Jenkins & Suhail Yusuf Khan - Chale Jaana

For a surprise Bandcamp Friday release, Cassandra Jenkins has shared a new collaborative EP with Suhail Yusuf Khan that reimagines tracks from last year's incredible An Overview on Phenomenal Nature.

November 30, 2022

The Men - "God Bless the USA"

The Men will release a new album called New York City in February 2023 and today they've shared the second single, "God Bless the USA."

November 26, 2022

ESG and Sister Nancy played Elsewhere Hall

The epic double billing of ESG and Sister Nancy brought immaculate and hard hitting vibes to Elsewhere Space for a grooving Friday night.

November 19, 2022

The Smile played Kings Theatre

One of the year's most exciting new bands, The Smile, cruised into Brooklyn's Kings Theatre for their first of three NYC shows and transcended all expectations.

November 18, 2022

Alvvays played The Bowery Ballroom

A night after playing the majestic Kings Theatre, Alvvays packed The Bowery Ballroom for a splendid, intimate performance that was pure spectacle.

November 16, 2022

Black Belt Eagle Scout - "My Blood Runs Through This Land"

Katherine Paul, who performs as Black Belt Eagle Scout, has announced her new record and shared the track "My Blood Runs Through This Land."

November 15, 2022

Chat Pile - "Tenkiller" / "Lake Time (Mr Rodan)"

Following their excellent debut from earlier this year, noise-rockers Chat Pile have announced a soundtrack to the upcoming film Tenkiller which is out this Friday.

November 14, 2022

Romy - "Stronger"

Romy Madley-Croft, of the xx, has teamed up with Fred again.. for her new single.

November 12, 2022

Plains and MJ Lenderman played Webster Hall

The fantastic double-billing of Plains, the duo of Waxahatchee and Jess Williamson, and MJ Lenderman made for an electric Friday night at Webster Hall.

November 11, 2022

Laser the Boy - "Don't You Know Who I Am"

After spending years as one-half of the nerd-folk duo The Doubleclicks, Laser the Boy has released his first solo song, "Don't You Know Who I Am."

November 10, 2022

Fever Ray - "Carbon Dioxide"

After releasing a new song last month, Fever Ray has officially announced a new album due in 2023 and shared another track, "Carbon Dioxide."

November 9, 2022

Fleet Foxes - "A Sky Like I've Never Seen"

Fleet Foxes return with a one-off single from an upcoming Amazon Prime documentary, Wildcat.

November 8, 2022

Babyfather - "1471" (ft Tirzah)

Over the weekend, Dean Blunt surprise-released a new track under his Babyfather moniker and it features Tirzah on guest vocals.

November 3, 2022

November 2, 2022

Yo La Tengo - "Fallout"

Indie rock icons Yo La Tengo have announced their sixteenth studio album and shared the lead single.

October 26, 2022

White Reaper - "Pages"

Heavy garage rockers White Reaper have announced a new album for 2023 and shared a new song.

October 23, 2022

The Comet is Coming played Bowery Ballroom (Night 2)

The Comet is Coming crashed into Bowery Ballroom on the final night of their North American tour and delivered a transcendent set of cosmic bangers and celestial moments of interstellar bliss.

October 21, 2022

Algernon Cadwallader played The Brooklyn Monarch

Philly's Algernon Cadwallader recently kicked off their first tour in ten years and brought their emo revival sound to Brooklyn for a night of epic nostalgia.

October 19, 2022

Kelela - "Happy Ending"

Kelela rediscovers her groove on the luscious new single, "Happy Ending."

October 18, 2022

Tom Skinner - "The Journey"

Tom Skinner has shared another track from his new album that's out next month.

October 17, 2022

Caroline Polachek - "Sunset"

Caroline Polachek returns with a new single that brings forth a change to her avant-pop sound.

October 16, 2022

Broken Social Scene played You Forgot It In People at Webster Hall (Night 1)

Twenty years to the day after releasing You Forgot It In People, Broken Social Scene played the album and a slew of other hits at Webster Hall.

October 15, 2022

October 12, 2022

October 11, 2022

Stereolab played Brooklyn Steel (Night 1)

Stereolab brought their North American tour to New York with a pair of shows at Brooklyn Steel.

October 10, 2022

Sault - "Angel"

The U.K. band/project/group/collective Sault have returned with a new EP called 10.

October 4, 2022

Turnstile, JPEGMAFIA, and Snail Mail played The Brooklyn Mirage

The incredible triple bill of Turnstile, JPEGMAFIA, and Snail Mail kicked off The Turnstile Love Connection Tour at The Brooklyn Mirage and brought the hardcore energy to life through pouring rain.

October 3, 2022

Pavement played Kings Theatre (Night 3)

Pavement have returned to New York City for the first time since 2010 and their second reunion tour highlights their greatness and their enduring legacy that is still influencing bands to this day.

October 2, 2022

Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Japanese Breakfast, and the Linda Lindas played Forest Hills Stadium

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs have returned with their first new album in nine years and celebrated with a thrilling show at Forest Hills Stadium with help from Japanese Breakfast and the Linda Lindas.

September 30, 2022

LCD Soundsystem - "new body rhumba"

LCD Soundsystem have shared their first new song in five years and it's part of the soundtrack to Noah Baumbach's new film, White Noise.

September 29, 2022

Carly Rae Jepsen played Radio City Music Hall

Carly Rae Jepsen will release her new album next month, but is already out on tour for promotion.

September 27, 2022

Björk - Fossora

On Friday, Björk will release her tenth studio album, Fossora, and today she's shared the title track.

September 26, 2022

The War on Drugs - "Oceans of Darkness" / "Slow Ghost"

The War on Drugs have shared new songs with the deluxe edition of last year's awesome I Don't Live Here Anymore.

September 24, 2022

Jamie xx, Four Tet, and Floating Points played Forest Hills Stadium

Fall weather descended upon New York City for the first official day of the season and really cooled things off, but the unstoppable combo of Jamie xx, Four Tet, and Floating Points brought the heat to Queens for an electric Friday night rave.

September 22, 2022

Alvvays - "Belinda Says" / "Very Online Guy"

Alvvays have shared two more singles from their highly-anticipated new album.

Iceage and Earth played The Brooklyn Monarch

Iceage and Earth kicked off their joint tour on Wednesday brining with them epic riffs and unbridled force to The Brooklyn Monarch for a night of extreme, but pleasing tunes.

September 21, 2022

Wild Pink - "See You Better Now"

The third single from Wild Pink's new album ILYSM features the one and only J Mascis and pushes the band's sound even further towards total heartland rock bliss.