FOTOS: Indian Rebound, Vundabar, Phone Home, Joes

The balcony is vacant, the door tightly shut to stave off winter’s air. On this particular night, Shea Stadium looks like just another nondescript building in the row of warehouses in Brooklyn’s Bushwick, but inside, a respectable audience huddles together, rocking to the music as 2013 comes to a close. Appropriately, Joes, brainchild of Harvard student Jason Hellerstein […]

FOTOS: Boytoy, Rathborne and Roman

After an overcast day over Williamsburg, Brooklyn, a crowd gathers at the Knitting Factory on July 13. First on stage is ROMAN, armed only with a laptop connected to a pedal board, an electric guitar and his voice. As his intricately layered beats are cued perfectly by a tap on a pedal, the humble crowd […]

FOTOS: Turnip King, Grand Resort, Sun Club, The Doozies and Girl Toy

On Friday, April 26 at Brooklyn, New York’s Big Snow Buffalo Lodge, the crowd’s electric energy through the night gave way to mosh pits. As Girl Toy, Washington D.C.’s The Doozies, Annapolis’ Sun Club, Brooklyn’s Grand Resort and Turnip King graced the stage, roaring sets ranging anywhere from garage punk to summery fuzz-pop to lo-fi […]

FOTOS: Low Fat Getting High, Ovlov, Geronimo!, Advaeta, and The Hot Flood

On Friday, April 12 in a small venue on Varet Street in Brooklyn, New York, better known as Big Snow Buffalo Lodge, Exploding in Sound hosted a showcase of loud and thumping sets from Low Fat Getting High, Ovlov, Geronimo!, Advaeta, and The Hot Flood. Past a think cloud of cigarette smoke and incense came The Hot Flood, […]

The Deadline Shakes and Their New Single, “Boy”

After a relatively small amount of live appearances, Iain McKinstry (vocals/guitar), Martin McLeod (bass), Tom Booth (drums), and Greg Dingwall (lead vocals/guitar) will be working overtime, keeping up with the international interest blooming for their Glasgow-based project, The Deadline Shakes. The Deadline Shakes bring forth beautiful melodies upon a simple arrangement of acoustic instruments and playful vocal harmonies, […]

Cuss Words for Your 4th of July Hangover

“It’s the 5th of July. You’re hungover, tired, and kinda sad: This EP is built for that kind of day . This is some Yallbeat Acnepolitan songstuff. Get drunk to it, or better yet, play it when you’re near oblivion. It might help you get out of there.” –Brandon White, frontman of Cuss Words The […]

The Brilliant State of Bee Thousand and Guided by Voices

It’s a big year for Guided by Voices. After calling it quits in 2004, some 21 years and 15 albums into one of the more prolific careers alternative music had ever seen, GBV resurrected in 2010 and, among other things, played the greatest rock ‘n’ roll show I have ever seen in my life. This […]