.moe @ Stage 48

MANHATTAN, NY—Chuck Garvey and Rob Derhak, students at the University of Buffalo, formed a quintet to play a 1989 Halloween show at a friend’s behest. They called themselves Five Guys Named Moe, the name of a Louis Jordan song. Once the band looked like it was turning into a serious …

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Old 97’s @ Webster Hall’s Grand Ballroom

MANHATTAN, NY—Stewart Ransom Miller II, better known as Rhett Miller, a solo artist and the lead singer of the alternative country band Old 97’s, has been a storyteller since his youth. He earned a creative writing scholarship to Sarah Lawrence College, where he attended briefly before dropping out to pursue …

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Today The Moon, Tomorrow The Sun: Quads

The Atlanta-based quartet Today The Moon, Tomorrow The Sun are a powerfully eccentric outlet that ignite the dance floor with a vibrant and electrifying sound which is often classified in the category “electro-fuzz rock,” along with other various and absurd subgenres that have been obscurely crafted in the indie pop …

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The Midnight Moan: Comes In Phases

In a time when so many complain about a decline in creativity, there are still some who try to warm up old soup and claim it’s still delicious instead of spoiled.

The Midnight Moan play traditional rock ‘n’ roll with nothing to show, if only a knack for imitation. The …

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Sam Densmore & Curtis Irie: Quit Work Make Music

When you name an album Quit Work Make Music, you create a to-do list for yourself. You’ve got to make sure that the lyrics are the right amount of nonchalant, that the tracks flow smoothly, and that you’ve captured a carefree demeanor that screams “cool.” It may seem like …

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Jim Cassady & Pablo: Panathenee

Sounding like a compelling cross of Kraftwerk and Bryan Ferry, a couple of young Frenchmen based in Berlin, Jim Cassady & Pablo, have collaborated to produce an album of mesmerizing electronic music. Recently released on the European label Humble Musique, the ethereal EP contains a quartet of instrumentals augmented by …

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Anna Tivel: Before Machines

You can probably recognize the phrase or a variation of, “Don’t forget to stop and smell the roses.” This phrase serves as a reminder to pause in all the craziness to stop and enjoy nature’s simple beauty. If we can apply this to music, we’re sure to discover where the …

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Rebelution: Count Me In

Teaming up with 87 Music and Easy Star Records for the release of their fourth studio full-length, Count Me In, the Santa Barbara, California, quartet Rebelution continue to strive further to provide fans with a vigorous and optimistic reggae sound. For the last decade, Rebelution have been praised for …

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Eric Hutchinson @ Irving Plaza

MANHATTAN, NY—This was one of those shows you hear about or read about or, if you’re lucky, attend; those transformative showbiz moments that catapults an artist to another level, another unseen plane that he/she cannot come back from, nor would ever want to: Late May, 2014, when Eric Hutchinson crushed …

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Skate And Surf Day 2 @ Asbury Park Oceanfront

ASBURY PARK, NJ—Years ago, the Skate And Surf Music Festival originated in New Jersey. The event slowly grew and grew into Bamboozle, where a plethora of bands played and fans packed multiple stages for a full three-day spectacular. This year, Skate And Surf was brought back, and it felt like …

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