Sol Cat: Worth the Wait

CMJ is in October, I’m aware. I’m also writing this little collection of music reviews and interviews all by my lonesome, so here’s a chat I had with an amazing band from Tennessee outside the doors of Sullivan Hall. In October. Totally overwhelmed when their publicist reached out to me, I listened to about 20…

NYSS Goes for a Midnight Spin

The combination of the words “Midnight” and “Spin” to form a band name has a colorful collection of backstories ranging from a late night game of Russian roulette to vocalist Mike Corbett’s starring role as a timely spinning circus carnie. I’m inclined to believe either all or none, but either way I’m damn glad these…

NYSS: Practically SXSW

Not for lack of trying, NY Social Status couldn’t quite make it to South by Southwest this year. Don’t let that fool you into thinking we weren’t privy to all that delicious music, though. In addition to all the great bands from Brooklyn and NYC that we’ve added to our “Listen  To” list, several of…

Alyson Greenfield Mixes Up Hip-Hop Classics

If Tori Amos had a wild night with the Beastie Boys, Alyson Greenfield’s music would be the resulting love child. Sitting on the steps of a Manhattan museum, Greenfield doesn’t embody today’s typical hip-hop artist, but the girl is well known on YouTube and other sites for her funky, unique covers of some of this generation’s…

Conveyor Melds Electronica and Harmony for Sweet Sound

  Brooklyn based but spreading its delicious sound across America, Conveyor, is more than deserving of the nation’s attention.  Recently returned to the United States following a spot in Toronto’s NXNE (North by Northeast), Conveyor has covered the entire continent with its appearances at Austin’s SXSW as well as Montreal’s Fringe Festival. As icing on their already…