Expectations for your mid-20s are fuzzy at best, and The Teen Ageseem set upon doing what comes naturally. The band creates some of the best locally-sourced, fuzzed out garage rock (although brewed in Brooklyn basements), but what really sets them apart is an ability to seamlessly incorporate styles like doo-woop and surf punk into their… Continue reading The Teen Age [Interview]
1) AUSTIN Austin’s music backlash has already begun. Inundated each year by throngs of musicians and music lovers alike for South By South West (SXSW; it’s still worth going) and Austin City Limits (ACL), Austin puts up with a lot in terms of music tourism. But can they really blame us? Live music is an… Continue reading 5 US Cities With Incredible Music Scenes
By: Emilio Herce Winston Churchill is undisputedly one of history’s greatest speakers. We remember him today not only for leading Great Britain during its darkest hours, but for his great oratory, specifically the immortal “Blood, Toil, Tears, and Sweat” speech, (“We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall… Continue reading 5 Lessons in Public Speaking from Winston Churchill
Lilah generally hunts, skins, and tans her leather jackets herself. Ezra is usually gifted his jackets by Nigerian Princes for his constant financial help whenever they email him.
The Gradients: September 5, 2014 Shea Stadium Interview/FLAC/MP3/Streaming [Photo from the Studio at Webster Hall show by Stephen Balser, as featured on the band’s facebook page] The night of their self-titled and debut record release at Shea Stadium, I sat down with The Gradients, comprised of Charlie DY, Sammy Weissberg, Luca Ba, and J Boxer, to… Continue reading The Gradients (Interview)
If rock music is a language, then The Gradients have created an entirely new dialect, familiar in form to its precursors, but with it’s own, novel inflections.
By: Emilio Herce It was science fiction author Aurthur C. Clarke who famously stated, “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Considering this, what’s the last time you were sufficiently amazed by a new advance in technology? Sure, we bemoan the lack of levitating skateboards (it is 2014, after all), but we also overlook… Continue reading Cyborgs Walk Among Us
In fact I almost slept through it. I’d been out late the night before catching ghostpal. Had I not been out though, I probably would have missed the march. I’d heard of its occurrence from various reputable sources, and seen the ads on the train, part of the march’s impressive PR push. It was outside Rough… Continue reading A Moderate’s Defense of the People’s Climate March
Ava Luna Electric Balloon Western Vinyl; 2014 Review by Emilio Herce It’s almost impossible to get a feel for Ava Luna’s latest release on first listen, though that’s not in anyway a bad thing. Electric Balloon is like that ostensibly cool kid at the party, whom you have yet to meet. It’s not entirely polished,… Continue reading Ava Luna- Electric Balloon
Guerilla Toss 367 Equalizer Infinity Cat; 2014 Review by Emilio Herce I wasn’t sure what to make of Guerrilla Toss’ latest, 367 Equalizer, at first. The EP, released on Infinity Cat Recordings as part of their bi-monthly Cassette Series (curated by Diarrhea Planet’s Casey Weissbuch) hovers somewhere between art and noise rock, a soundscape… Continue reading Guerilla Toss- 367 Equalizer