Features & Reviews

Tropical Fable Revived in Splendor— Once on this Island

Tropical Fable Revived in Splendor— Once on this Island

By Reuven Glezer It would be incredibly difficult to imagine less of a theatrical accomplishment than the resplendent return of Lynn Ahrens’ and Stephen Flaherty’s Once on this Island, directed by wunderkind and visionary Michael Arden. Arden, whose Broadway debut of the Deaf West Theater’s […]

PHOTO GALLERY: We Are Girls Benefit Show @ Brooklyn Bazaar

PHOTO GALLERY: We Are Girls Benefit Show @ Brooklyn Bazaar

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The Bengsons Tell Story of Romance With Indie-Folk in “Hundred Days”

The Bengsons Tell Story of Romance With Indie-Folk in “Hundred Days”

Photo Credit: Hundred Days Facebook Page By Reuven Glezer   There needs to be a new term for the marvelous concoction that Abigail and Shaun, the husband-and-wife duo that make up the Bengsons, have currently running at the New York Theatre Workshop. While originally billed […]

Wishmonger Unveils EP Inspired by NYC Living and Kevin Shields

Wishmonger Unveils EP Inspired by NYC Living and Kevin Shields

This November, Brooklyn based indie-rock band Wishmonger, a self described “Shoegaze/Dreampop labor of love,” released their debut EP. Swirling masses of unrecognizable guitars, adorned by shimmering analog synthesizers, and a nice helping of gorgeous reverb, combined with the introspective and vulnerable lyrics, make Wishmonger a […]

A Moving, Muted Musicality on Broadway— The Band’s Visit

A Moving, Muted Musicality on Broadway— The Band’s Visit

By Reuven Glezer Describing The Band’s Visit as a musical might seem deceptive to some at first. After the 90 minutes of emotional sundering, intimate heartbreaks, and quieter, more muted musicality, it’s no wonder the show seems to be changing the meaning of what a […]

Song Premiere: Seldomo Shares Soulful “Hey Man”

Song Premiere: Seldomo Shares Soulful “Hey Man”

By Michael Corrado (aka Seldomo) There are so many different ways to approach life. Some people are overly optimistic about the future. Others are drowned in pessimism. A few are lucky to consider themselves realists. When making this LP, I was somewhere in between the […]

Meet the Slasher, Capotal, in New Video “Don’t Work”

Meet the Slasher, Capotal, in New Video “Don’t Work”

By Ariana Hwang They say it’s a better idea to cut the chord with an ex. The relationship ended for a reason, and remaining out of sight and out of touch (at least for awhile) makes the grieving process a whole lot easier and saves […]

Musician Pair Matteo and Stella Rose Bring Sibling Musicianship to Rockwood Music Hall

Musician Pair Matteo and Stella Rose Bring Sibling Musicianship to Rockwood Music Hall

By Ariana Hwang   Matteo Scher and Stella Rose are the true embodiment of a musical sibling duo. The brother and sister from Manhattan embrace sharing stages and basking in all the inspiration they find at concerts during their off-days from music. It can even […]

U2 Revives Joshua Tree on Album’s 30th Anniversary at Met Life

U2 Revives Joshua Tree on Album’s 30th Anniversary at Met Life

By Luis Lucero One type of tour that seems to be all the rage these days is the album retrospective tour. In this type of show, a band will play an album, usually their most popular record, in its entirety as a key part of […]

Vintage Music Venue Survives Williamsburg’s Gentrification

Vintage Music Venue Survives Williamsburg’s Gentrification

By Ariana Hwang On a dark night in Williamsburg, colorful strings of lights illuminate a quiet block on Lorimer Street. With a vintage Coca Cola sign next to its name, Pete’s Candy Store glowed with charming invitation. The combined tavern and music venue, located on […]