Band To Watch

Band To Watch: Charly Bliss

"We met in line outside the show, and he had a Coke bottle full of vodka or whiskey or something. I could smell the alcohol…
James Rettig | May 20, 2016 - 1:30 pm

Band To Watch: Angel Du$t

When I was growing up in Baltimore in the '90s, the city had basically no hardcore scene. We had one great band -- Torn Apart…
Tom Breihan | May 16, 2016 - 11:14 am

Band To Watch: Nearly Oratorio

Simon Lam has a unique style that brings warmth and a subtle soulfulness to each of the three separate musical projects he's involved in. The…
Michelle Laggan | April 26, 2016 - 9:21 am

Band To Watch: Weaves

Weaves are fucking wild. The Toronto quartet kicks out buzzing, spasmodic rock songs like tightly wound balls of tension constantly unspooling. There's a breathless improvisatory…
Chris DeVille | April 11, 2016 - 2:00 pm

Artist To Watch: Kweku Collins

It's fitting that Kweku Collins (pronounced kway-koo) is from just outside of Chicago. The 19-year-old rapper and Evanston, Illinois native lives just beyond the fray…
Collin Robinson | April 8, 2016 - 10:45 am

Artist To Watch: Gordi

Gordi is Sophie Payten, a 22-year-old singer-songwriter from rural Australia, and holy shit is she good at making music. Clever Disguise, the EP she'll release…
Chris DeVille | March 30, 2016 - 10:00 am

Band To Watch: Muncie Girls

"I don't wanna talk about it any more than you," Lande Hekt sings on one of the tracks on UK trio Muncie Girls' debut full-length,…
James Rettig | March 1, 2016 - 9:23 am

Artist To Watch: Margo Price

Lots of people live through hard times, but few get as many good songs out of it as Margo Price. She has survived her share…
Stephen Deusner | January 19, 2016 - 11:40 am

Artist To Watch: Abi Reimold

There's a nauseating physicality to every song on Wriggling, Abi Reimold's forthcoming full-length debut: it's a knot in your stomach, a pinched nerve, emotions caught…
James Rettig | January 5, 2016 - 11:00 am

Band To Watch: Cross Record

Cross Record specialize in creeping rock songs that blow in and out like storms, as if Sharon Van Etten and Swans started a post-rock band.
Chris DeVille | November 19, 2015 - 9:28 am

Band To Watch: Kississippi

Kississippi's journey began last year with I Can Feel You In My Hair Still, a collection of five skeletal folk songs that were recorded in…
James Rettig | October 15, 2015 - 11:10 am

Band To Watch: Mothers

Mothers’ debut single, "No Crying In Baseball," is less of a confession than it is a concise, targeted purging. "I guess my tongue was softer…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | October 13, 2015 - 10:57 am

Band To Watch: Florist

Florist's music centers on moments of specific intimacy. "Hold me when I'm starting to cry," Emily Sprague sings on "Holdly," the title track off the…
Caitlin White | October 6, 2015 - 12:31 pm

Band To Watch: Slonk Donkerson

Formed in 2010, Slonk Donkerson is a trio of childhood friends who grew up with each other in Pound Ridge, New York. Though the three…
Ryan Leas | September 18, 2015 - 10:52 am

Band To Watch: Yung

21-year-old Mikkel Holm Silkjær named his first band for a Big Lebowski reference, which gives you a sense of the kind of left-field humor and…
Caitlin White | September 14, 2015 - 10:06 am

Band To Watch: MUNA

Listening to MUNA forces you to remember why they call it a hook. Great pop songs always have one: a huge and prickly soaring moment…
Caitlin White | September 9, 2015 - 9:56 am

Band To Watch: Car Seat Headrest

OK, so this one is kind of cheating: Will Toledo (last name pseudonymous) has been making music as Car Seat Headrest for over five years…
James Rettig | September 1, 2015 - 10:16 am

Band To Watch: Haybaby

Haybaby have been primarily a live band for four years now. It's rare not to see them show up on a Brooklyn bill a few…
James Rettig | August 26, 2015 - 12:51 pm

Band To Watch: Palm

Basement shows aren’t always revelatory; they’re usually sweaty and musty and fun, but not necessarily transformative. There are plenty of unconventional venues in Brooklyn that…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 13, 2015 - 3:55 pm

Artist To Watch: Spencer Radcliffe

Spencer Radcliffe has been putting out music for a while -- first as Blithe Field, then under his own name -- and you can chart…
James Rettig | August 4, 2015 - 11:59 am
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