Interview with Corin Tucker: Band To Debut In ‘1,000 Years’

Sidelined and silenced, at least musically, for nearly a half-decade, former Sleater-Kinney comrade Corin Tucker has finally returned, applying newfound Classical maneuvers, richer dramatic emotionality, and a little eccentric percussion to her veritable indie rockist notions on a long-anticipated album that’s sure to please. But it hasn’t been a truly …

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Interview with Luke LaLonde of Born Ruffians: Born Ruffians Just Wanna ‘Say It’

Sometimes rock-based musicians are better off scaling back and stripping down the instrumental expanse to work in an intimate acoustic setting. This live-in-the-studio approach allows for greater up-front emotionalism and deeper lyrical compassion to shine through. MTV’s revolutionary Unplugged series exploited this toned-down, roots-based idea with acclaimed artists such as …

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Beer Trails: Port 44 Brewery Exemplifies Newark’s Revitalization

The city of Newark is currently undergoing its greatest revitalization. New entertainment spots have sprung up recently, including the Prudential Center Arena, New Jersey Performing Arts Center and Riverfront Stadium, allowing for increased cultural arts, sports and restaurant revenue. In accordance, Port 44 Brew Pub opened May 2010, serving Newark’s …

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Interview with Juliet and Tommy Simms of Automatic Loveletter: Truth Or Dare

Attractive front woman, Juliet Simms, is clearly determined to make it as an international rock star. Not only does she ‘got the looks’ of an MTV-approved artist, but she also possesses one of the strongest voices on the club circuit. Her band, Automatic Loveletter, has received many accolades for their …

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Interview with Marnie Stern: On A Tightrope

When Marnie Stern fidgets with the neck of her electric guitar sparks fly off her fingertips. A native New Yorker who still calls Manhattan home, the slim blonde-haired, green-eyed lass attended prestigious downtown college, NYU, graduating with a journalism degree, then spending a few years as an unfulfilled working stiff. …

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NY Craft Beer Week from Sept. 24 – Oct. 03

The bulk of New York’s beer elite converged upon Williamsburg’s eminent Brooklyn Brewery early September to promote the 3rd Annual NY Craft Beer Week, Sept. 24th through Oct. 3rd. Not only will $10 passports allow beer enthusiasts to sample one affordable $3 libation at over 100 craft beer destinations around …

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Interview with Kevin Barnes from Of Montreal: The False Priest Preys

Named after a former gal pal from Canada’s French-speaking capital, Of Montreal is the nom de plume for brainchild Kevin Barnes’ fascinatingly prolific Athens, Georgia-based indie pop combo. Initiated in the late ‘90s, Barnes soon recruited Derek Almstead and Bryan Poole, two likeminded artists that helped anchor Elf Power (a …

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Interview with MGMT: Synth-Pop Kingpins Congratulatory Return

One of America’s newest musical sensations has been a humble East Coast quintet that grew out of an absurdist art project at a snootily unappreciative upscale college. It may have taken them a few months to catch on with the masses, but MGMT incredibly made the jump from interesting indie …

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Interview with The Morning Benders: Reaching Dawn’s Early Light with Big Echo

You don’t need to have a sunup hangover or dawning erection to “get” the Morning Benders’ sly moniker. One of the coolest baroque pop units to hit the scene since the Elephant Collective went south ‘round 2000, this spellbinding SoCal quartet integrates orchestral labyrinths with quixotic lyrical melancholia in a …

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Interview with Zooey Deschanel of She & Him: Go Hear & They’re

Living in the modern world without forsaking a charmingly typecast retro spirit sometimes tied to theatrical familial roots, old-fashioned composing thespian Zooey Deschanel amassed a number of eclectic original tunes ultimately given fuller arrangements by indie rock lynchpin, M. Ward, under the unassuming moniker, She & Him. Inspired in part …

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