Old Soul, Young Folk: Willy Mason

It’s a sweltering night in the middle of July in New York City. The narrow and crowded Two Moon Art House & Cafe in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Park Slope is hosting a night of folk music. Musician Kristin Andreassen is entertaining a modest audience of around 20-some people, opening for a surprise act that the show’s curator announced […]

Diamond Rings Brings New Perspective To The Industry

In a little over a year, Canadian electronic musician Diamond Rings (John O’Regan) has skyrocketed into mainstream indie appeal with his first studio release, Special Affections (Secret City). The release is special in its own way, because the musician wrote the album in the summer of 2008 while being hospitalized for Crohn’s disease; the collection […]