Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 by Lauren Puleo
Release Date: 9/8/14
Well, well, well, it looks like the Kooks are gettin’ kind of funky here. Listen has been described as having some ska and even hip-hop influences from this traditionally indie rock band from Britain. This is such a deviation from their norm that if Luke Prichard didn’t have such a unique voice, this album wouldn’t even be recognizable as the Kooks. Because of that, this newest release rubs some people the wrong way, but personally I can dig it. (more…)
Monday, July 7th, 2014 by Leandra Caprini-Rosica
One of the many unexpectedly unforgettable free concerts of the Rochester International Jazz Festival
To some, standing shoulder to shoulder in a rambunctious crowd of Rochesterians on an 85-degree night might seem unpleasant, but as I scanned the crowd, I couldn’t find a single soul that wasn’t enjoying the concert. Mingo Fishtrap was kicking off the third night of the Rochester International Jazz Festival in an unforgettable manner. It was hard to imagine cars ever driving on Gibbs Street because the music lovers had claimed the road as their own. Strangers quickly became dancing partners and friends as Mingo Fishtrap’s soulful funky sound assertively boogied its way through the crowd. (more…)
Friday, April 25th, 2014 by Margaret Jokoh
Closed World, Open Wounds
All girl rock/metal band Almost Anywhere, recently came out with their debut EP, “Closed World, Wounds Open.” I recently discovered these girls on youtube and had the great pleasure of seeing some of their videos with their originals before the EP came out. (more…)
Thursday, April 24th, 2014 by Billy Dries
This newly released EP from Irish artist, Hozier, has been on repeat since I discovered it last week. I first heard Hozier on Teen Wolf, judge me, with his work from his first EP, and his second certainly does not disappoint. I cannot stop listening to the hauntingly beautiful tones and intricate lyrics of all four songs off the new EP. Give it a listen and melo out.
Thursday, April 24th, 2014 by Billy Dries
This week we have the highly anticipated “Girl” topping our chart. The xx producer/percussionist released his fourth solo single earlier this week, and it’s thumping bass and reverb vocal makes dancing to this track almost irresistible. Also on our chart is another cut off of Mac DeMarco’s Salad Days, as well as tUnE-yArDs’ “Water Fountain” which received an extremely psychedelic music video this week (check it out here). And more important than all of that, check back every week for our updated Top 20!
Monday, April 14th, 2014 by Margaret Jokoh
The husband and wife duo, “Thus Owls” recently released their album Turning Rocks. Though Thus Owls consist of other people in the band, it is mostly centered around Erika and Simon Angell. Turning Rocks relies on heavy drum beats, synths and distortion in an effort to make you feel like you are traveling to another world. (more…)
Saturday, April 12th, 2014 by Margaret Jokoh
Matt Koelsch & The Allies
Matt Koelsch & The Allies’s sophomore album Epic Summer is just delightful. Each song on the album has an attitude of its own, clearly portraying the amazing writing skills of Matt Koelsch. For those who have never heard their music, it’s a mix of blues, folk, rock and country which is represented in this album. (more…)
Friday, April 11th, 2014 by Margaret Jokoh
Deleted Scene’s new album, set to release April 15 definitely captures the essence of their music-art rock. Melodic rhythms, infused with some math rock, helps set this band apart from others. This album definitely demonstrates are much this band has grown, how mature they are and how knowledge/talented they are on their instruments. Lithium Burn also gives you a very pop sound, heard on the title track ” Haircuts/Uniforms.” (more…)
Thursday, April 10th, 2014 by Margaret Jokoh
California rocker, Night Riots self-funded this amazing EP. Young Lore is just 6 songs of absolute fun-it combines, harmonic vocals, solid drumming and simple yet amazing guitar riffs. The saying, “simple is better” really defines these indie rocker, though each song is clearly thought out, none of the songs are over produced instrumental wise. (more…)
Thursday, April 10th, 2014 by Billy Dries
This past weekend I had the chance to see the legendary hip hop violinist Miri Ben-Ari. Words cannot describe the talent this girl has and how she has changed the face of music. You’ve probably heard her in the background of your favorite hip hop beats and don’t even know it. Check her out and prepare for your mind to be blown!