Old Smokey: Wester Easter

The Athens, Georgia-based quintet Old Smokey is one peculiar entity that has only been around for two years. With an experimental sound that heavily incorporates obscure musicianship into the group’s Western stylings, it could be quite the challenge to figure what kind of genre to classify Old Smokey in when …

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Equals: Tracts

Although Equals formed in 2008, the San Antonio-based band took their time releasing any official music, coming out with their debut, self-titled EP in August 2011. The quintet built upon that disc to create Tracts, their first full-length record, which they will issue independently this spring.

Tracts blends together …

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Chuck Ragan: Till Midnight

For decades, singer-songwriter Chuck Ragan has been acclaimed as an earnest working class hero for the underground music scene. As leading frontman for the celebrated group Hot Water Music, Ragan has gained praise over the years for the band’s heavy-hitting chords, along with their heartfelt anthems, which have stood the …

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King Of Prussia: Zonian Girls…And The Echoes That Surround Us All

Probably the most interesting thing about Zonian Girls…And The Echoes That Surround Us All is not the music itself, but how it came to be. Singer and guitarist Brandon Hanick did what many of us wish we could do: He spent three years in a foreign country, in his case …

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Justin Townes Earle @ City Winery

MANHATTAN, NY—Justin Townes Earle grew up in South Nashville, Tennessee, with his mother, Carol Ann Hunter Earle. His father, alternative country music artist Steve Earle, gave Justin his middle name in honor of his mentor, Townes Van Zandt. Justin’s parents separated when Justin was two years old. Justin entered the …

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Queensrÿche @ Gramercy Theatre

MANHATTAN, NY—When Queensrÿche formed as a progressive heavy metal band in 1982 in Bellevue, Washington, the original band members had no way of knowing that internal strife would develop some 30 years later to where two groups would be touring and recording under the same name. The original lineup consisted …

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Art Series IX: Kaliyuga @ QXT’s

NEWARK, NJ—Number nine in the series of art and media exhibitions held every other month at QXT’s, Newark’s iconic underground dance club featured a fascinating array of displays. Curated by multitalented impresario Ben Faresich and his artist partner Nicole Zanetakos, who collectively conduct their operation under the title “Dactsaurylus,” this …

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Black 47 @ B.B. King Blues Club

MANHATTAN, NY—Larry Kirwan left Wexford, Ireland, for New York City at age 19 and played local clubs in several pub bands, including Turner And Kirwan of Wexford in the 1970s and 1980s. In 1989, he formed Black 47, named after a traditional term for the summer of 1847, the worst …

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The Sedona Effect @ R Bar

MANHATTAN, NY—Female-fronted Brooklyn-based dark electro band The Sedona Effect put on two screenings of their newly-released (January 2014) music video “Cross The Line” at the R Bar on Manhattan’s Bowery on a recent Thursday night to a large crowd of black-attired, dark wave fans. This band is the solo project …

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Pigeon John @ Highline Ballroom

MANHATTAN, NY—John Dunkin, better known by his stage name Pigeon John, was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and at age five moved with his family to Inglewood, California. Being a mixed-race child (half black and half white), Dunkin felt out of place in predominantly white Omaha and predominantly black Inglewood.

Dunkin …

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