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Sam Sumpter: BANDS do BK [Book Review]

Oliver and I met Sam Sumpter four summers ago when she greeted us as the host of a Sofar Sounds show on the Upper West Side. Since then, the small music world that New York is, our paths have crossed several times. Most notably, in May 2019, when all of[…]

glamglare loves SXSW 2022

glamglare has been attending SXSW in Austin, TX since 2014, minus the last two years, of course. One could even say our blog was founded at SXSW or shortly thereafter under the influence of the enormous energy level one can ingest during the festival. In 2018 and 2019, we ran[…]

Christmas at Rockefeller Center

A glamglare Holiday 2021

Music is an essential ingredient for the holidays. Every year as December comes closer, we all start to listen to the same selection of songs over and over that seem to get blasted everywhere. New songs, apparently, are added to the list of classics only once or twice every decade.[…]

Quantum Random Transmutation

Fantastic worlds: Quantum Random Transmutation

Numerous exciting projects want to enhance a music experience with virtual reality. Paris-based artist Alexia Charoud teamed up with U.S. musician and producer Virtual Perfection Cowboy to create an art installation that you can explore directly in your web browser with no fancy goggles required (you need a real computer[…]

Cover Corner: 80s Edition

Here at glamglare, we have an ambivalent relationship to cover songs. We do not include them in our Song Pick series because it focuses on original music by new artists. But we do appreciate song covers. Or we don’t. The fascinating thing about covers is that they add a second[…]

EXCITED ABOUT: The Wavy Awards 2021

We are super excited to attend The Wavy Awards tomorrow evening, held on the Lower East Side in New York. The award show will celebrate historically excluded artists in a ceremony that is decidedly inclusive. The event will be live-streamed for free on The Wavy Awards’ YouTube Channel at 6:30[…]