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…

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…

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…

Loren Benjamin Woos Rockwood

It’s appropriate that Loren Benjamin, guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, should grace the Rockwood 1 stage at the beginning of February, since his music is soft, soothing, insightful and spilling over with references to relationships. Just the way we like it. Though he is admittedly quite an attractive specimen of musician, Benjamin’s manager, with whom I had…

PushMethod: The Method Behind the Madness

On more than one occasion, the observation has been made that the most amazing and beautiful art is produced directly from the soul. Though he agrees with this general statement, PushMethod’s Tavis Eaton’s view on creating great art is a bit different. According to Eaton, “When it really comes from the soul, you don’t know…

Catch Wild Rocks New Jersey’s Press Room

   A rose by any other name is still a rose. So what’s in a name?   For Catch Wild, the rose is their front girl, Jessica Rose, and a name is their entire identity. It serves as a perfect description for their sound: catchy enough to break through to modern mainstream radio but wild enough…