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SONG PICK: Mainland – Empty Promises

“Empty Promises” doesn’t waste any time but grabs you by the gut from the first beat on. This is one truly awesome alt-rock gem with a delightful synth-pop edge, counter balancing the angry undertone. “Empty Promises”, the four-day old single by New York quartet Mainland, is exactly about what you think it[…]

SONG PICK: Blonde Maze – Antarctica

Amanda Steckler aka Blonde Maze released once of my favorite EPs last year with “Ocean”, so I’m very happy to hear a new song “Antarctica”, which features her special brand of restrained electro-pop. “When you leave, I’m cold / It’s like living in Antarctica, where all my time has gone.”[…]

VIDEO: Jean Miche – La La La La La

We saw Brooklyn band Jean Miche live once at an intimate Sunday afternoon show at Union Pool. The duo hauled vintage synths and drum machines to the stage and played this wonderful retro-futuristic music. I have not heard from them since then, so I am happy to hear that they[…]

PHOTOS: Stunning performance by Cobi at Highline Ballroom

Opening for Australia’s Boy And Bear mid October at Highline Ballroom, Cobi had the audience in awe and those close to the stage in the palm of his hands. The L.A.-based singer/songwriter is an incredibly gifted performer, making a concert of his into a wholesome experience for all senses. While Cobi did[…]

SONG PICK: Von Sell – Miss Me

Enjoy your Sunday with our Song Pick of the Day by Brooklyn singer/songwriter Von Sell. His latest single “Miss Me” feels like a sunny morning full of promise, but there is some melancholy beneath it. After all, “Did you miss me?” is a laden question. Listen to “Miss Me” now:

PHOTOS: Pixx live at Irving Plaza

Young English artist Pixx came to New York for just one show: her label 4AD put her on stage at Irving Plaza together with Australians Methyl Ethyl and locals Lemon Twigs. Pixx plays together with a keyboarder and guitarist so she can focus mostly on singing and that works well[…]

PHOTOS: Ariah& Enchants at The Delancey + EP Review

Where to begin… it’s difficult to pick only one favorite song from Ariah&‘s excellent self-titled debut EP. The collection of songs immediately drew me in, like snorkeling in Caribbean crystal turquoise waters, following a swarm of colorful fish, going deep, and deeper and realizing that you can only go that far with a[…]

PHOTOS: Blak Emoji Mesmerize at Irving Plaza

Easily among our top favorite artists of 2016: Blak Emoji! Behind the electro-pop-rock project is vocalist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Kelsey. While he is recording the Blak Emoji tracks by himself with the finishing touches of different producers, Kelsey expands his solo act to a four-piece band when playing live. We are lucky to having[…]