Live Review: Avishai Cohen Trio at Ronnie Scott’s


Avishai Cohen is often referred to as one of the best bassists in the world. Partly for his speed, partly for his incredible showmanship – but in my eyes, what makes Avishai so great is the principle quality of every master bass player: his ability to adapt. Avishai has a downright perfect sense of timbre [...]

Hundred Waters to play Exit/In in Nashville, TN

Hundred Waters

Listening through Hundred Waters’ forthcoming and self-titled debut LP is like traversing a winding maze of harmonies and instrumentation. From the opening track “Sonnet” to the final “Gather,” the group presents themselves as an ethereally complex project that demands our attention. Deviating from other electro-heavy artists littering Skrillex’s OWSLA label (Porter Robinson, Zedd, M Machine, [...]

Aesop Rock to play Exit/In October 6th

Aesop Rock

For the past sixteen years, Ian Bavitz, better known by the moniker Aesop Rock, has yet to take a break. Starting out as a college student self-releasing records from his dorm room, his fan base grew due to his challenging and skilled lyricism as well as being on of the few artists who distinguished themselves [...]

Interview: Hesta Prynn is In


NYC word-slinger, musician and artist Hesta Prynn has always evoked a quirky and intriguing style. These days folks are boasting from the city and where-the-hell-ever she frequents about her skills and delectable selections, craftily spun and delivered, whether on the tables or on the mic. This morning (well, yesterday morning), a chat with Dr. Prynn [...]

CMJ Music Marathon Announces 2012 Lineup, Oct 16-20 In NYC


Most music festivals are fun; I would argue that only a handful are important. CMJ Music Marathon is both. More of an experience than anything, CMJ spreads 1,300 performances across 5 days at more than 80 different New York City clubs and venues. Instead of highlighting big acts with established fan bases, CMJ is consistently [...]

Hunters to Play Nashville July 23rd


Although often said to the point of exhaustion, critics and fans have a knack for describing artists as mismatched with their respective decade. And let’s be honest, even when it’s true, half the time the cliche factor alone turns us off from actually checking them out. There’s only so many times I can be sold [...]

Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney silenced by British Police

Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney

Rock stars Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney’s joint concert in London’s Hyde Park, was cut short after the artists’ sets pushed the run time past the 10:30 pm curfew time. Just as McCartney and Springsteen were about to launch into some new material, the microphones went dead and the crowd of 76,000 booed. Steven Van [...]

Porter Robinson Brings the Beats to Nashville

Porter Robinson

If there is one thing Nashville has recently been lacking, it’s big-name electronic shows. With Limelight, the previous electronic hub, declining into more or less of a musical ghost town, there has been a notable decline in headline DJs visiting the region. Luckily, Porter Robinson is breaking down this newfound taboo June 28th. Embodying the [...]