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Northside Festival 2016 Live Show Review & Festival Recap

Eight years into its existence, Northside Festival is determinedly future-minded. Dividing itself into thirds, the NYC festival has two- and three-day stretches dedicated to “innovation” and “content”. The other third — four days worth of music between the East River and Bushwick, pulls in choice marquee names and established artists each year, but a large...Read...
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3 Moons – Jefferson Zurna Band Interview: Inward Revolutions & Astrological Mythologies

Thousands of years ago, the ancient Greeks would pilgrimage to Eleusis, in Attica, to watch a reenactment of the abduction of Persephone by Hades into the Underworld. These rites, known as the Eleusinian Mysteries, offered the ancient Greeks a tactile connection to the Myths of Demeter and Persephone, as well as an intrinsic understanding of...Read...
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Northside Festival 2016 Preview Guide

With each passing year, Northside Festival ups the ante, taking over more northern Brooklyn venues and gaining more and more international recognition. Now in its 8th year, the festival added their Innovation track a few years back, which seems like a smart move considering that the tech industry conference economy is booming. Yet Northside’s backbone...Read...
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Junior Boys – Big Black Coat & Jessy Lanza – Oh No: Comparative Album Reviews

Following Junior Boys’ world tour for their 2011 record, It’s All True, Jeremy Greenspan was exhausted, burnt out, and questioning everything. Looking for something fresh and exciting to put his energy into — and without the weight of baggage or expectations — Greenspan and his creative burnout led him to working with fellow Hamilton, Ontario...Read...
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HOUSE MUSIC Performance Review: Jennie Liu & Andrew Gilbert Practice at The Mistake Room

Backwoods folk music plays quietly as visitors enter The Mistake Room, and they find themselves in the midst of a manufactured landscape. Pathways demarcated by rubber tires lead towards a simple architectural structure, and TV sets are strewn about the terrain, running loops of silent video clips. One set focuses on strange tales about “artists”...Read...
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Pantha du Prince – “The Winter Hymn” Music Video (w/ Hendrik Weber Interview)

Self-referential yet self-governing in the best of ways, the music video for Pantha Du Prince’s “The Winter Hymn”, directed by the musician Hendrik Weber himself, culls together years of video footage to offer a look into his recent collaboration Scott Mou, aka Queens, and Bendik Kjeldsberg of the Bell Laboratory. Together, the three form what...Read...
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Nonkeen Band Interview: Decades of Friendship & Collaboration, Forged from Vintage Tape Recorders

Nonkeen’s Frederic Gmeiner and Nils Frahm grew up in a suburb of Hamburg, the German port city famous for the Beatles’ pre-fame residency, nestled up near the North Sea. As they were meeting one another in primary school, their future bandmate, Sebastian Singwald, was growing up on the other side of the Iron Curtain in...Read...
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Wet – Don’t You Album Review (Columbia Records)

From 2013 to 2015, Brooklyn-based band Wet teased out songs for their 2016 full-length, Don’t You, starting with a previously self-released and self-titled 2013 EP. After being remixed by well-known DJs, the EP gained momentum and saw a re-release through Neon Gold Records, thus perpetuating a cycle that eventually attracted Columbia Records. Wet‘s hooky singles...Read...
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