Monthly Archive: October, 2011

The Gift in a NYC Bathroom and Graffiti6 Gets Solo and Stripped Down

You can accomplish a lot in a bathroom. Aside from doing your business, you can read an article, perhaps text your friends, or do as I do: play Angry Birds on your iPad.… Continue reading

Eve to Adam, Anna Rose, Grace Weber

Ever since Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora played “Wanted Dead or Alive” with nothing but their guitars (and mullets), fans and the music industry alike have had a fascination with stripped-down performances.… Continue reading

Rachael Yamagata, Madi Diaz

The best singer/songwriters make you feel their music no matter what the tone of the song is and the lyrics are. In other words, you feel the words pouring out of them whether… Continue reading

The Bandana Splits and Mira Black

Listening to the Brooklyn trio The Bandana Splits and the Canadian singer/songwriter Mira Black one can’t help but feel as if they’ve been trusted into a time warp – “Lost” style. The Splits… Continue reading

Mutemath Perform and Discuss “Blood Pressure”

Two hours before they’d take the stage for a performance that sold-out in five minutes and two days before Hurricane Irene would sort of embarrass a somewhat frantic Mayor Mike Bloomberg, New Orleans… Continue reading

Zee Avi and Hindi Zahra Perform and Chat in NYC

There’s a certain throwback feel going on with this week’s “A-Sides.” Zee Avi is a celebrated singer/songwriter from Malaysia who packs an emotional wallop with her retro cool indie-rock folkiness (making that a… Continue reading

Never Shout Never, J. Aims, and An Horse

Music can heal. It can inspire you, turn you on, and/or serve up instant nostalgia like nothing else can. I know constantly listening to Radiohead got me through some deep family issues last… Continue reading

The Horrible Crowes Find “Cherry Blossoms” in NYC

Take Bruce Springsteen, lose the nut-hugging jeans, and gain some punk rock edge, and you’ve essentially got Gaslight Anthem. That’s what many critics and fans have said about the Jersey band since they… Continue reading

The Kickdrums and The Last Royals’ Push Play

The Captain & Tennille. Ashford & Simpson. Air Supply. And, no Andrew Ridgely, I didn’t forget to mention Wham. Throughout music history, there have been many duos who have broken out larger than… Continue reading

A-Sides with Michelle Branch

98 Degrees. Limp Bizkit. O-Town. So many artists from the Total Request Live (TRL) era have gone the way of the dodo or, fittingly, videos on MTV. Not Michelle Branch. Commercial success has… Continue reading