Lili Roquelin & Bruce Sudano At The Bitter End

I wrote about Lili Roquelin before and am happy to have been able to keep in touch with her and follow her career as she is a very talented singer/song-writer. She reached out to me to help promote a huge show for her on May 2nd here in New York City. Lili is the opening…

An Interview With SoftSpot: From MACRoCk To BBQ Joynts

The dynamic trio that is SoftSpot hails from Bushwick and is made up of Sarah Kinlaw (bass, keys, vocals), Bryan Keller (guitar, keys, drums), and Blaze Bateh (drums). Along with many other NYC area bands, SoftSpot headed down to Harrisonburg, Virginia for MACRoCk this past weekend. I was able to get a quick interview with…

Re-imagining Old Folk Music With The Looking

The Looking, led by Todd Carter and backed by talented musicians from all over New York City produces astounding folk-rock tunes that make your ears smile. The vocals are so powerful that it’s not really a surprise to find out that Carter was professionally trained by opera singer Edna Lind, yeah you heard me correctly;…

Elikeh: Afropop That Will Make You Shake Your Ass

When I was originally asked to interview Massama Dogo, lead singer of Elikeh, I had no idea what to expect. Personally, I’ve never really listened to African-funk-jazz-rock but I also never hated it; so the first step was to do some research about Elikeh and obviously, to take a listen. HOLY SHITSNACKS BATMAN. I immediately…

The Peeps: Salsapunk. Not Your Mama’s Nachos

The Peeps, a garage punk band turned “tropical party western” consists of Byron Gray (bass), Teddy Kohlmann (guitar), Adrian Lopera (guitar) and Jonny Mehr (drums) originally hailing from Newburgh, NY and for the past few years, taking over Brooklyn.  They’ve also been known to add some pals to the stage to expand their sound, including Sebastian…

Jazz/Blues Greats Take Over LES Venue Culture Project on 1/26

This Saturday, New York City’s Culture Project will feature Australian trumpeter/composer Nadje Noordhuis and singer/songwriter, Jo Lawry. Nadje Noordhuis spent her youth studying classical music in Australia before heading to New York. Her talent was recognized when she became one of ten semi-finalists in the 2007 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Trumpet Competition and was selected as a Carnegie Hall…

Governor’s Island Hosts Pig Island 2012

Labor Day, the holiday celebrated across the country by Americans who grind through the persistent workday, has on its side many reasons to partake in excessive drinking and relaxing. From not working on a weekday to taking advantage of the last days of summer, it’s rarely difficult to justify bad behavior on Labor Day weekend.…

Follow Dodge to iHeartRadio Music Fest

Thanks to Dodge brand and its ability to play well with others, New York drivers now have the chance to win one of 12 VIP packages to the sold out iHeartRadio Musical Festival hosted in Las Vegas this month. With a lineup featuring renowned artists, including but absolutely not limited to Pit Bull, Swedish House Mafia,…

Afropunk Fest Takes Over Fort Greene

I don’t need to hear much more than the combination of the words “afro” and “punk” to get riled up for a two-day festival. Tell me I’ve got a press pass and give me PR info for some of the most awesome bands there, and my heart is yours. So thanks to the press rep…