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…

Lucky 7: In Defense of Metal

The intention of this article is to serve as an Op Ed to Ethan Fixell’s article on MTV’s Guy Code. Just kidding. I’m looking to shred this misogynistic, piece of shit, piece of “writing” like John Petrucci shreds a the end of To Live Forever live. I don’t know what’s been in the water lately, but…

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…

Brian Suarez On Allies For Everyone

For a guy who doesn’t like to throw parties, Brian Suarez, musical mastermind behind Allies for Everyone, certainly gets invited to a lot. In addition to his work on TV music production, Suarez performs as a DJ at an average of 2-3 parties and gigs per month upon invitation. “I think my favorite part is just playing…

Rachel Lynn Sings

She also talks to NY Social Status about what it’s like going from writing to recording. Consensus is, it’s crazy. Baltimore native, Rachel Lynn, has been classically trained, relocated to New York to spend all her pennies on music and has been writing up a storm since the release of her first EP, a self-titled,…

Lucky 7

Here’s the Lucky 7 for 12/20/13-12/22/13 1) The Night Out: Had enough of Mariah Carey’s Christmas tunes? Kick it with old school Mariah, along with Sugar Ray, Will Smith, boys bands and angsty chick rockers at The Bellhouse’s “Party Like It’s 1999” dance party. A staple in the Bellhouse seasonal repertoire, this edition is commemorating the…

Track By Track: The Griswolds

The Griswolds are here just in time for the holidays! But instead of pulling Christmas trees from a frozen ground with their bare hands, this Australian five piece is bringing their eclectic sound to Brooklyn Bowl.  Let’s go track by track, shall we? The album’s opener and title track is “Heart of a Lion”.  In…

TRANQUIL WATER NY, INC. AND LOCAL TALENT CONNECT PRESENT IV: THE ARTIST

Branding and production agency, Tranquil Water NY, Inc. (TWNY) in association with global arts network, Local Talent Connect (LTC) is pleased to announce IV: the Artist, a merging of two great events: the celebration of TWNY’s 4th anniversary (originally slated for Dec 1st) and  Local Talent Connect’s “A Red Carpet Christmas” (a holiday event by the platform that aims to…

Kosha Dillz Debuts Album At Webster

Sometimes I meet awesome artists at CMJ. Sometimes I meet rappers who are having an album release party two weeks later with a guest appearance by Matisyahu. Cue Kosha Dillz. I ran into Kosha Dillz, whose name I’d never even heard before, at a CMJ show at The Delancey. He gave me his new CD and invited…

Wreaking HAVOK at B.B. King’s

As many of you may not know, this writer is a metalhead at heart. Born and raised in the southland, I was bred by rock, and music with that base will always be my first love. Eccentric and slightly off-key as I am, it should be no surprise that from southern rock I drifted seamlessly…

So Once Again I Swim in REVERIE

What would happen if Good Old War, Oasis, and Billy Joel had a threesome? Well, you’d probably end up with Reverie.  But seriously, you know the guy at the party trying to pick up chicks by playing Wonderwall? Well, I guarantee Reverie would be a better wingman. Hailing from England, this indie-folk band is a…

Mighty Mystic Keeps Reggae Alive

Jamaican born, Mystic, and his group of fellow musicians, The Strings of Thunder Band, may have released their most recent single, “Concrete World,” a few months ago, but with scorching heat like this year’s, the band’s rock and reggae mashup couldn’t be more perfect for the summer season. With influences like Bob Marley as well…