During my high school years in the early 2000s, I wanted to be in a ska-punk band. This fantasy could have been sparked by an Operation Ivy record, Save Ferris's prom-night concert in 10 Things I Hate About You, the genre's sartorial trappings, or the sound of trumpets. But one thing's for sure: Any ... More >>
The temporarily-on-hiatus venue Silent Barn has just passed the $30,000 mark in their Kickstarter campaign to rebuild the Ridgewood venue after it was burglarized and ransacked earlier this month. Those people looking to donate funds while away from their computers can now engage in some philanthro ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent.
Brooklyn's Laura Stevenson & The Cans make the good kind of indie rock: the beaming, soaring, cloud-gazing, theatrical kind; the nu-sensitivo version of "all killer no filler." Their hooks never pus ... More >>
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Finally pulling out the bullhorn on this weekend's permit-less backyard-and-rooftop festival, Hillstock, after initial concern for blowing up the event's spot. But, by now, you're either going or you're not. Organized by Food'lebrity frankfurter Alex Billig and his Eskalators' ban ... More >>