NYC

  • The Natvral, Kip Berman Going Solo: “Songs of circumstance, you could call it.” (11/15 at UT w/ Luna)

    Although best known as vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter for New York indie poppers The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Kip Berman has spent recent years embracing a different sort of lifestyle… parenting, husbanding, but also making a slightly different kind of sound as The Natvral.  Earlier this year,...
  • Miss Madeline: “My music is so…extra…”

    Miss Madeline is every pop star you’ve ever wanted to be rolled into one.  She’s decadently raunchy, unapologetically nasty, ineffably gorgeous, and inexpressibly fabulous.  She’s what your parents pray you won’t become and what your boyfriend (or girlfriend) prays you will.  Her “megasuperstarprincess” style is a candy-coated, TRL-inspired take on...
  • Bandits on the Run: “We try to cultivate a sense of community”

    “Recently we were playing a gig in New Jersey and the promoter said Now Is The Time made him feel inspirational, and that’s always our intention, so that was really cool,” says Regina Strayhorn, accordionist, melodica player, glockenspieler, and one-third of Bandits on the Run, a folksy, Brooklyn-based, indie...
  • The Booklights Revisited… Literally!!!

    Today New York-based Americana outfit, The Booklights, release their debut EP, Into a Ball, a release that likely wouldn’t have happened, if it wasn’t for the pandemic.  “It’s so wild to be releasing an EP right now.  We recorded almost everything last summer and, for the most part, it...
  • 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,...