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PHOTOS: Danielle Cardona live at Black Bear Bar

We met singer/songwriter Danielle Cardona in a bar years ago, but sadly never managed to see a show of hers. Fortunately that streak was broken a couple of weeks ago at the Black Bear Bar when she took the stage with a full band. Recorded, she has relied mostly on an[…]

PHOTOS: Twin Wave Celebrate their Single “Matador” with a Packed Show at Baby’s All Right

Twin Wave are one of the hottest bands to come out of Brooklyn these days. Crafting highly infectious songs over guitar driven, synths-infused dream-pop, topped off with charming power vocals – clearly more and more people take notice! This was definitely the case on a Friday in mid April, when Baby’s All Right was[…]

SONG PICK: The Beautiful Fear – Arduus Ad Solem

The Latin title “Arduus Ad Solem” rolls easily from your tongue, once you give it a try, meaning ‘striving towards the sun’. “Arduus Ad Solem” is track number six on The Beautiful Fear’s upcoming album “ONE” (May 1st), the first installment of a double concept album. While it seems hard to single out one[…]

LATE NIGHT: Twin Wave – Matador

Brooklyn’s three-piece Twin Wave has just released an up-beat, highly infectious new single boosting big, sweeping 80s-reminiscent harmonies with killer hooks and an overall buoyant vibe. The track’s lyrical theme, which according to singer and lyricist Nick Williams is a nod to “bullfighting as an art form rather than sport”, supports the song’s[…]

PHOTOS: Idgy Dean live at Union Pool

It has been a while since my one and only Idgy Dean concert at SXSW last year. Back then, I was already taken by Lindsay’s solo performance and her 2015 album “Omnious Harminus” made it into my top ten favorite albums. So I was more than happy when she played[…]

NEW TRACK: Von Sell – I Insist

For sure, Von Sell knows how to write quirky yet catchy electro-pop songs. “I Insist”, his second single, grabs you with weird, distorted sounds and an almost disco-like chorus. Listen to it a few times and it will be hard to get it out of your mind again.

PHOTOS: Dead Leaf Echo Play an Alluring Mix of New Material and Fan Favorites at Tellers (SXSW)

The prospect of attending a Dead Leaf Echo concert holds the promise of total immersion in sweeping guitars, mellow vocals and dreamy indie rock arrangements. Regardless whether on their home turf in Brooklyn, or as deep into the country as in Austin, Texas, the four members of Dead Leaf Echo know how to deliver! After having[…]

VIDEO: Shadow Monster – Out Of My Mind

Shadow Monster is the stage name of Gillian Visco, a singer/songwriter from New York, who is also an actor in theater and film, an experience she used in the new video for “Out of my Mind”. There is a theater company behaving strangely, a cemetery (Green-Wood?) and tears are shed.[…]