Category: Music

December 22, 2010 / / Music

The Buke & Gass duo, featuring Arone Dyer and Aron Sanchez, highlights precisely what’s frustrating about small scene independent sound these days from New York to Portland – they always leave us wanting more.

December 13, 2010 / / Music

The past decade for New York-based independent labels has either been rough going or a coming out party that no one saw coming. It is not easy to trace how every tiny label arrived at this point, right down to the micro-trends littering Brooklyn’s past decade in music, but there are two labels in particular that might offer the perfect snapshot of Brooklyn 2001 and Brooklyn 2010.

November 10, 2010 / / Music
November 8, 2010 / / Music
November 3, 2010 / / Music

We caught up with local rockers Outernational a few times this year, most notably for a recent acoustic performance at Bar 4. That acoustic performance and our interview with singer Miles Solay turned into the premiere episode of our new video series profiling local musicians (click to watch). What we did not know at the time was that the guys would be previewing their acoustic set before heading to nearby Southpaw to share a stage with Shilpa Ray and Patti Smith & Lenny Kaye on November 11 for our evening to benefit

November 2, 2010 / / Music

Shilpa Ray and her Happy Hookers ended a late afternoon set at Knitting Factory during CMJ with Shilpa Ray stepping away from her harmonium and pogoing wildly, stabbing the air like a child throwing a tantrum. The whole orchestral molotov should fit perfectly at Southpaw on November 11 when the band shares a bill with locals Outernational and Patti Smith & Lenny Kaye at a benefit show for, sponsored by

July 9, 2010 / / Film
June 2, 2010 / / Music

At the Forgetters show last Thursday, Blake Schwarzenbach and bandmates ex-Against Me! drummer Kevin Mahon and bassist Caroline Paquita from Bitchin’ played a solid show at the Bell House, punctuated by short and sweet Hamlet riffs. Watch the video here.

May 5, 2010 / / Music
December 10, 2009 / / Music

Hours before his bandmates were due to arrive at Public Assembly, Tavo Carbone shared his musical influences, his affinity for the glockenspiel and just what Mister Rogers and Horse’s Mouth have in common. (Note: the revelation left me so befuddled I found it unnecessary to have it further explained.) Wrap your head around it after the jump!