Backseat Dreamer: The Colors Of Dreams, They’re In You

Backseat Dreamer, the moniker used by solo artist Sean Neuse, is perfectly apt for this ambient record. Built on a foundation of glitchy, light beats and electronic embellishments, Neuse’ gentle, breathy voice seems like a whisper of reassurance to the listener that they’re in good hands. Recalling Daft Punk’s Homework …

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The Feelies: I Love The ’70s

Jersey rock staple The Feelies will be playing a series of shows at Maxwell’s on July 2-4. They’ll play until their backs start to hurt and the weather starts to give them all a headache. The band got back together two years ago and since then they’ve played Maxwell’s about …

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Mary Chapin Carpenter: Country Pride

Mary Chapin Carpenter will be looking to have you kick up your boots at the Concert Hall at the New York Society for Ethical Culture on June 26. A little bit Lucinda Williams, a touch Aimee Mann, Carpenter will be playing songs from her last effort, 2007’s The Calling, as …

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Venice Is Sinking: Sand & Lines

There’s an alchemy that some records have that can’t be ignored, a cohesive sound that is undeniably in accord with the band or artist’s vision of what they want to present themselves as. With Sand & Lines, Venice Is Sinking have achieved that goal. by crafting an album that …

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Far: At Night We Live

In the hardcore community, Far are legendary for mixing melodic vocals with hardcore breakdowns. Here, on their fifth album, At Night We Live, they don’t entirely prove why so much as make a case for being radio friendly and also talented. Sounding like a mixture between and Deftones and …

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Grace Potter And The Nocturnals: Grace Potter And The Nocturnals

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals is the rare country rock soul band that is capable of greatness in the context of their genre. Their self-titled release is one hell of an album, simultaneously capturing vulnerability and full on swagger thanks in part to the drive of Grace herself and the …

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Zumiez Couch Tour: Rock Hard, Skate Safe

The legendary Zumiez Couch Tour returns this year to the Monmouth Mall on June 26, bigger and more rocking than ever before. The tour, which showcases skateboarding professionals and bands, will feature skate demos by the RVCA skate team as well as performances from Bayside and Hawthorne Heights at …

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Breathing Blue: Pop Rockers Extraordinaire

Brick’s own Breathing Blue is looking to rock their hometown with a record release party at the Brick Moose Lodge on June 11. The set list should be heavy on songs about girls, but also probably a cover or two for extra class. My guess would be an ironic …

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Les Claypool: Holy Mackarel!

The man who loves to jam, Primus’ own Les Claypool, will be playing shows at the Wellmont Theatre, House Of Blues, and the Brooklyn Bowl on June 5, 6, and 8 respectively. Audiences should expect a great deal of bass solos, eccentric stage banter, and all manner of odd …

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