Mappa Mundi: At Sea

Mappa Mundi is a chamber pop band from Brooklyn and its five members hail from various backgrounds, including punk, jazz, Americana, and classical chamber music; while many groups are composed of musicians from varying backgrounds, few have successfully merged those influences as well as this outfit. Every song on this …

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The Collector’s Cabinet @ Morbid Anatomy Museum

BROOKLYN, NY—A wine and cheese party was held at this uniquely eccentric Brooklyn museum to celebrate the opening of a new, mind-boggling exhibition, called The Collector’s Cabinet, the second at this institution since its opening last June.

The festivities began when curator and co-founder Joanna Ebenstein introduced the exhibitors, each …

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A Skylit Drive: Rise Ascension

California rock band A Skylit Drive have recently released their latest album, Rise: Ascension. The group previously released four successful records and decided to make the fifth entirely acoustic. Rise: Ascension contains the same songs from their last release, Rise, dropping their post-hardcore sound. While their more extreme …

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Howardian: Land Of The Low Tides

Ian Vanek has dedicated much of his creative efforts into being one half of Japanther over the years. The duo, which also features Matt Reilly, have been together since 2001 when they met at art school, and they’ve released many creatively committed endeavors. Typically, a musical move of independence often …

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While Heaven Wept: Suspended At Aphelion

Originated in Virginia, While Heaven Wept have presented themselves as a talented doom, progressive, and symphonic metal band. With seven main members, the musicians have provided a powerful blend of metal on their most recent album, Suspended At Aphelion. Guitarist, keyboardist, and vocalist Tom Phillips is the last original …

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Wasted Wine: Wasted Wine Vs. The Hypnosis Center

At first listen it’s tempting to categorize Wasted Wine along with all other baroque pop bands. They’ve got the harrowing accordion, booming minimal waltz percussion, and a dominant Balkan-inspired string section. They’ve got lead vocals that range in style, from a Tom Waits bark to a Honus Honus croon to …

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Boris Carloff: Morphosis

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Black Star Riders: The Killer Instinct

Black Star Riders formed in 2012 with Thin Lizzy members Ricky Warwick, Scott Gorham, Damon Johnson, and Jimmy DeGrasso, ex-drummer for Alice Cooper. Their most recent member, Robbie Crane, is the ex-bassist of Ratt. Each member has had countless years of performing and together they have created the ultimate rock …

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Mae @ Highline Ballroom

MANHATTAN, NY—In 2001 in Norfolk, Virginia, vocalist/guitarist Dave Elkins (born Dave Gimenez) and drummer Jacob Marshall began what would become the indie emo band Mae by writing their first song, “Embers And Envelopes,” in Marshall’s living room. The band’s name is an acronym for “Multi-sensory Aesthetic Experience,” a course Marshall …

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Gogol Bordello @ Terminal 5

MANHATTAN, NY—Upon graduating from high school in the Ukraine in the late 1980s, Yevheniy Aleksandrovich Nikolayev-Simonov became active in Kiev’s burgeoning perestroika rock scene and started his musical career with the band Uksusnik (Vinegar Dispenser). The 1986 nuclear plant meltdown in Chernobyl changed the course of his life, however. His …

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