The White Buffalo: Journey Through America

There are singers and then there are storytellers; Jake Smith (lead singer-songwriter) of The White Buffalo is certainly the latter. His voice is lonely, full, warm and unique. Smith’s vocals and lyrics take you on a journey in each song of the band’s new album, Love And The Death Of

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Transviolet: Live Fast While You’re Young

L.A.-based band, Transviolet, is bringing new meaning to pop with their sweet romantic vocals by lead singer Sarah McTaggart; the foursome also includes Judah McCarthy, Michael Panek and Jon Garcia. Their song “Girls Your Age,” off their debut EP, via Epic Records, is a mix between purely dream-like vocals …

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Adrenalin O.D.: The Hijinks Make A Comeback

NJ-born hardcore punk band Adrenalin O.D. is coming back to the NJ/NYC area for some reunion shows. They will be performing on Oct. 23 at The Bowery Electric in NYC and on Oct. 25 at The Stanhope House in Stanhope, NJ. The band existed in NJ from 1981 to 1990 …

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Motion City Soundtrack: You Keep Knocking Me Out

Rising from Minneapolis, MN in 1997 came forth alternative rock band Motion City Soundtrack. This five-piece group consists of the band’s founding members, Justin Pierre (lead vocals, guitar) and Joshua Cain (lead guitar, back vocals); accompanying them are Jesse Johnson (keyboardist), Matthew Taylor (bassist, back vocals) and Claudio Rivera …

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Saintseneca: Such Things Were Meant To Be Heard

Hailing from Columbus, Ohio, Saintseneca is a gifted folk rock band, which was brought together in 2007 by Zac Little (singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist). This quintet brings folk music to a new level by combining acoustic instruments such as the banjo with electric guitars and synthesizers. Their new album, Such Things, …

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Yo La Tengo: They Still Have It

Hoboken band Yo La Tengo has successfully been producing music for 30 years. This indie rock quartet consists of Ira Kaplan (lead vocals, guitar), David Schramm (lead guitar), Georgia Hubley (percussion) and James McNew (bass, backing vocals). Their new album, Stuff Like That, was released in August via Matador …

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Blitzen Trapper: All My Trials

Portland, Oregon-based quintet, Blitzen Trapper, will be performing at Bowery Ballroom in NYC on Oct. 11. This alternative folk/country band definitely has a unique sound. They have released eight full-length albums and two live albums. Their most recent full-length, All Across This Land, was released via Vagrant Records …

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Beartooth: Strength In Numbers

Beartooth, originally from Columbus, OH, are reaching new heights in the world of hardcore punk. Lead vocalist Caleb Shomo put Beartooth together in 2012 after leaving Attack Attack! Through Red Bulls Records, the band released their first full-length studio album, Disgusted, in 2014. Prior to this album they …

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Oh Wonder: London Meets U.S.

This London-based duo is bringing new depths to pop. Oh Wonder (Josephine Vander Gucht & Anthony West) independently released their new self-titled debut album last month. This album has a large range from pop to more ballad style songs. “Drive,” one of the songs off their new release, has an …

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Overkill And Symphony X: NJ Thrashers Come To NYC

New Jersey’s own talented Overkill and Symphony X will be performing at Terminal 5 in NYC on Oct. 17; Sanctuary will also perform. Overkill was formed in 1980 and has been consistently producing thrash metal music ever since. They’ve impressively released 18 studio album, two live albums and three …

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