Brooklyn

  • May Rio on “Stay[ing] open, and a little bit confused.”

    Earlier this week May Rio (of Poppies) released a music video for “Reservations,” a morosely quirky ballad about being smitten with a recovering junkie.  The video, directed by Michael Jenson, was rendered on Mario Paint and edited on VCRs.  The audiovisual combo is a poignant reminder of the early-mid...
  • Typhoid Rosie: “We’re not doing it for the 1/300th of a cent on Spotify”

    “3,000 times a day these commercials are basically calling you ugly.  They have everyone feeling bad about themselves and I don’t think that’s fair… I want people to be able to love themselves,” says Rosie Rebel, frontwoman of Brooklyn punk rockers Typhoid Rosie.  She’s discussing the band’s latest single,...
  • Lizzie & The Makers on Authenticity, Sophomore Albums, and David Lynch

    “If we were one of the bands playing in Twin Peaks, this would be the sound,” says Lizzie Edwards, frontwoman of Lizzie & The Makers, of their forthcoming sophomore LP, Dear Onda Wahl.  Lizzie’s chatting with me via phone from a coffee house in Red Hook, Brooklyn.  She tells...
  • Aubrey Haddard on Influences

    “If I could ask something of any listeners, it’d just be to keep an open mind.  Leave your expectations at the door.  And I’d say that about any music, not just my own,” says Aubrey Haddard.  Haddard is not your everyday Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter.  “I do love movies.  Jean Cocteau,...
  • PRONOUN Talks Getting Out of Her Apartment

    “It’s like an arena rock commercial pop album in your bedroom because you can’t play your instruments really well,” laughs Alyse Vellturo.  Vellturo, better known as PRONOUN, is discussing her OMG I MADE IT EP, which hits shelves June 11th, courtesy of Wax Bodega.  I recently got a chance...
  • See, Possibly, Another Side of San Fermin, This Sat. at UT

    This Saturday, November 23rd, chamber poppers San Fermin will have a homecoming of sorts when they once again headline Union Transfer.  Although the group (which has had numerous formations and an extensive list of members, at times including our good friend Charlene Kaye and the ladies of Lucius) has...
  • Charming Disaster, Your Last Chance for a Great Halloween Party (Tonight at JB’s, w/ Rasputina)

    Although the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection did host a number of noteworthy shows this actual Halloween, most notably Angel Olsen at Franklin Music Hall and Chelsea Wolfe at Union Transfer, I suspect that the city’s best Halloween celebration of 2019 will take place tonight at Johnny...
  • Deconstruct Arthur Moon, 9/25 at WCL (CANCELLED)

    (Unfortunately, this concert has been cancelled.) Arthur Moon is nearly as complexly ambiguous as their moniker would imply… Arthur Moon is the project of Lora-Faye Åshuvud, a queer composer/singer/radio host who can’t actually read music…  Arthur Moon sees the Brooklyn-based musician collaborating with her closest musician friends, and while...
  • Luluc: “Expect some harmoniousness.” (Opening for J Mascis Tuesday at WCL)

    I’m sure our readers are more than grateful that J Mascis regularly brings Dinosaur Jr. through the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection, and this summer we even got a chance to see his Heavy Blanket open for My Bloody Valentine at The Fillmore, but this Tuesday, 12/4,...