BOYTOY: Going (Musically) Postal With

With new albums from Sleater-Kinney, Ex Hex, Mourn, and The Julie Ruin all having come out in the past year, it’s safe to stay we’ve arrived in yet another golden age of female-led punk bands that pack a punch. Now it seems we can add Brooklyn newcomers BOYTOY to that …

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Marah: The History Of Where A Re-Master Has Been Released

Marah of Philadelphia and Brooklyn was formed in the ‘90s and haven’t stopped since. They have released 11 albums over the years they have been together up until 2014. Their latest release this year is a vinyl re-master of their album, Kids In Philly, which was originally released in …

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One Hundred Thousand: Rising Up

The word that comes to mind when listening to Rise, the new EP from North Jersey’s One Hundred Thousand, is “drive.” Every component of the hard rock quartet’s sound, from Rich Matos’ searing vocal parts to drummer Kurt Wubbenhorst’s intricate sense of rhythm, fuels each of their performances …

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Jane Getter Premonition: Premonitions Of Greatness

Imagine if Joni Mitchell fronted a rock band, a progressive rock band that played eight-minute-long jams, equally indebted to the Grateful Dead and Dream Theater. A band that regularly indulged in back-to-back psychedelic guitar solos that stayed fresh throughout. Imagine if this band had credentials out the wazoo with its …

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The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die: No Harm In Harmlessness

The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die of CT released their sophomore full-length album, Harmlessness, on Sept. 25. The songs are full of intense, passionate lyrics and they continued their indie-emo sound from their first album, Whenever, If Ever. While remaining …

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TesseracT & The Contortionist: Primordial Sounds

TesseracT & The Contortionist, a pair of talented progressive metal bands from the UK and Indiana, respectively, will be playing Irving Plaza on Dec. 7. TesseracT is touring behind Polaris, the band’s third studio album as well as their first with vocalist Dan Tompkins since their debut, …

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The Yawpers: They Are Doing It Right

Denver’s own The Yawpers have released their latest album, American Man, on Oct. 30. This album shows that they have kept their folky, blues sound, but are branching out to having more pop and punk rock influences in their songs. The band has kept their rebellious and aggressive power, …

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Caustic Casanova: Nothing’s Stopping Them

Caustic Casanova from Washington, DC has released their sophomore LP, Break, on Sept. 25. The trio’s songs on this latest album have a spacey, psychedelic influence while they still remain a heavy punk rock band. They almost lost their drummer, Stefanie Zaenker, to a severe accident where her drumming …

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Corrosion Of Conformity: Metal Forever

From the ‘80s until today, Corrosion Of Conformity of Raleigh, NC continue to give us the heavy jams. Since their comeback from their second hiatus that lasted from 2006 to 2010, they have released two albums. Their latest release is their ninth album, IX, which came out in July …

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Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders: Coming Back This Way

After finishing up an international tour with Florence + The Machine, Australia’s Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders are touring the U.S. in support of their fourth album, Playmates, out now on Fat Possum Records. Lead singles “Her Hands” and “Come On Back This Way” answer the question of what …

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