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  • (CANCELLED) Spend NYE w/ Foyer Red!!! (12/31 at MilkBoy w/ Speedy Ortiz and Grocer)

    “I feel like I’ve had this New Year’s Eve convo before and the general consensus is that it’s kind of a bummer ,” says Foyer Red drummer Marco Ocampo of the almost always overhyped holiday.  Although vocalist and clarinetist (and Ocampo’s partner) Elana Riordan goes on to tell me...
  • Friko Talk Debut LPs (11/27 at KFN)

    Last week, Chicago duo Friko – comprised of vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Niko Kapetan and drummer Bailey Minzenberger – announced the release of their debut LP, Where we’ve been, Where we go from here, which is set to hit shelves February 16th.  The announcement came alongside their drop of lead single, “Crashing...
  • Bestial Mouths: “I feel like this new one is like the next level for us…” (10/28 at Underground Arts)

    Front Line Assembly’s Rhys Fulber recently told Lynette Cerezo that her most recent single, “Road Of Thousand Tears,” is her, “David Lynch song.”  So, it’s only fitting that this Saturday, 10/28, Lynette will be playing Eraserhood’s own Underground Arts.  Lynette Cerezo is better known as Bestial Mouths, a goth/industrial...
  • “fall with why bonnie” (A Playlist) (11/1 at Underground Arts w/ S.G. Goodman)

    We first met New-York-by-way-of-Texas indie rockers Why Bonnie – whose sound I’ve described as “Americana-laced retro alt-rock” – this March, in the middle of SXSW and prior to a headlining date at Kung Fu Necktie in support of their debut LP, 90 in November, which dropped last August on...
  • Get Spooky with Worriers Friday the 13th at Kung Fu Necktie (10/13)

    Last month Los Angeles-based punky indie rockers Worriers — the project of songwriter Lauren Denitzio, who is currently joined by band members Atom Willard (Against Me!, Social Distortion), Franz Nicolay (The Hold Steady), Frank Piegaro, and Cayetana’s Allegra Anka — released Trust Your Gut, their second full-length of the...
  • Jarvis Taveniere Reflects on Nearly 20 Years of Woods (9/27 at KFN)

    Today indie folk rock outfit Woods – comprised of a core of Jeremy Earl, Jarvis Taveniere, and John Andrews – released their latest studio album, Perennial, courtesy of their own Woodsist label.  And they’re celebrating the release – in addition to nearly their 20th anniversary, having formed in 2004...
  • The Dollyrots, Bringing the Fam Back to the Northeast (10/11 at MilkBoy)

    “It’s hard for me to determine what it sounds like…  But a lot of the people that have heard it have used the terms, ‘more mature,’ and, ‘a little darker.’  But it still has that shiny Dollyrots coating!” says Kelly Ogden (also known as Kelly Dollyrot), bassist, lead vocalist,...
  • Maggot Heart’s Linnéa Olsson on Rock N’ Roll and Suffering (10/19 at KFN)

    Today iconoclastic Berlin trio Maggot Heart – led by former guitarist of The Oath, Linnéa Olsson — released “Archer,” the third single off of their forthcoming third full-length, Hunger, set to drop September 29th, via Svart Records and Rapid Eye Records.  The single follows up last month’s “This Shadow,”...
  • Emily Wolfe Talks Roe V. Wade, Producing, and Playing Live (9/17 at Silk City)

    “I love Philly!  Gimme that cheesesteak all day!” says guitar virtuoso Emily Wolfe, adding, “I really love playing there, the audiences are really attentive.”  Emily Wolfe has played the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection several times since the return of live music, including Halloween 2021 at Kung...