Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld Duo @ Bowery Ballroom, 6/16/15

Two Canadian musicians of notable renown recently joined forces for a powerful experimental record, Never Were the Way She Was. The Actors? Colin Stetson, wielding several saxophones, and Sarah Neufeld, a renowned violinist. If you’ve seen Arcade Fire live chances are you caught one or both of them on stage. The two of them are active contributors […]

Leapling Released Vacant Page, Held a Big Fiesta at Shea, 2/13/15

Shea Stadium last Friday was filled to bursting with a five band line up celebrating the release of Leapling’s debut record, Vacant Page. Leapling is Dan Arnes, Yoni David, R.J Gordon, & Joey Postiglione. For this special release show, we also saw a strings quartet, a cameo from Greg & Sam of Celestial Shore and also Pablo […]

Celestial Shore, Zula, Cloud Becomes Your Hand @ Shea, 1/30/15

Getting caught in a frigid windstorm last Friday night led me to seek solace at Shea Stadium. In turn, I was rewarded with a bill of energetic, experimental bands. All of the artists featured tonight really embody the local DIY scene. Apologies to Voice Coils, whom I missed. First for me on the night was Cloud Becomes Your Hand, […]

clipping. @ Glasslands Gallery, 09/07/14

Sunday night we got some dope beats from LA’s own clipping.. This experimental hip hop group, consisting of MC Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, and Jonathan Snipes (who also composes film music), has drawn comparisons to the likes of Death Grips. Abrasive and raw industrial noise with a good amount of gritty rap deliveries layered on top. […]

clipping. Visiting Glasslands Sunday; Win Tix

clipping.’s harsh, experimental brand of hip hop came to my ears a few months ago and hasn’t fled. Their music’s aesthetic makes me think of (or is it long for?) some really fucked up city nights. The Los Angeles trio, who signed to Sub Pop for the release of their debut LP, CLPPNG, will be swinging by […]

Hooray For Earth @ Glasslands Gallery 5/05/2014

New York City-based quartet Hooray For Earth played a show at Glasslands Gallery last Cinco de Mayo. The band originated in Boston from home recordings of multi-instrumentalist and singer Noel Heroux; fans of experimental and electronic rock should definitely check some of their work out. Before going to their show, I gave their Momo EP a […]

Tobacco Announces Ultima Massage II, Touring Details

It’s exciting news whenever Tobacco’s cooking up something fresh. Last week, he announced his first record in four years, Ultima Massage II. Yesterday, he followed up, debuting its first single, “Eruption (Gonna Get My Hair Cut At The End Of The Summer)”. The experimental electronic musician keeps very busy as the front of Black Moth Super Rainbow, and […]