The Specials @ Terminal 5

NEW YORK, NY—Reunion tours warm my heart because I get to see all the bands that I missed out on before I was even conceived. So once I heard that most of the original members of The Specials were touring, I was going—even if it meant that I had to …

by   |  06/01/2010  |  Comments (1)

Echo & The Bunnymen @ Fillmore At Irving Plaza

NEW YORK, NY—Last time I saw Echo And The Bunnymen, I was 17 and I remember asking an older couple waiting in line in front of me at The Stone Pony to say I was their daughter so I could get into the 18-plus show. Luckily, the bouncers let it …

by   |  05/27/2010  |  Comments (1)

The Undead: I Made A Monster & I Want You Dead

Even though it may seem like everyone was in The Misfits, there are only a handful worth naming. No dude, being the Misfits’ drummer for a week before they were called The Misfits doesn’t get you on their Wikipedia page! Or does it? …

by   |  05/18/2010  |  Comments (3)

Walter Schreifels: An Open Letter To The Scene

After being in The Gorilla Biscuits and Youth of Today, Walter Schreifels is pretty much a NYHC legend and I still can’t spell his last name without looking it up no matter how hard I try. Even though we’ve gotten to know the softer side of him throughout the years …

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Jess Klein: Strawberry Lover

Letting her heart lead her and not being too jaded, singer-songwriter Jess Klein embraces the good and bad in her life and puts it into her finger-picking melodies. After living in the Northeast for most of her life, Klein decided to move to Austin where she recorded her new album, …

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FarCry: Guitarface and Facial Hair

What do you get when you combine a guy from a singing vampire show in Vegas, and guys who started a band on a hard rock message board? You get FarCry, a band that’s all about unbuttoned shirts and chest hair. Besides rocking out and being awesome, lead singer …

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Jessie Murphy In The Woods: Teachers In Tutus!

I think Jessie Murphy In The Woods sound like one of those pink music boxes complete with spinning ballerinas and awkward pauses. The NYC-based trio has wowed many with their unique folk pop melodies, Murphy’s heartbreaking lyrics, and their fun rendition of The Sound Of Music’s “My Favorite Things.” Besides …

by   |  04/20/2010  |  Comments (2)

Hades: More Saucy Metalheads

Why does everyone have his or her own hot sauce? Metal band Hades even has their own (which will make your mouth feel like the fiery pits of hell) and they’ve never been on a reality TV show. They are apparently huge in Germany though, so maybe that’s why they’ve …

by   |  04/19/2010  |  Comments Off on Hades: More Saucy Metalheads

Greg Ginn And The Taylor Texas Corrugators: Hardcore Hippie

I always thought it was funny seeing Greg Ginn wearing Grateful Dead shirts when he was in Black Flag. How could the guy that pretty much wrote Damaged groove to Jerry Garcia and all that bear, skeleton, flower power stuff? Since breaking up with Black Flag, Ginn hasn’t stopped playing …

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Los Campesinos: Cardiff University Rock!

With their girly background harmonies and Jilted John-like lead vocals, UK band Los Campesinos is what indie pop should be: Awkwardly cute. Forming in 2006, their use of violin, melody horn, and a glockenspiel allowed them to outshine the rest of the greasy indie pop bands with their unique dancey …

by   |  04/15/2010  |  Comments Off on Los Campesinos: Cardiff University Rock!


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