• February 15, 2017 • Music

    Punk Rock Bowling Announces Asbury Park, New Jersey Lineup

    One of the most home grown, legit music festivals — Punk Rock Bowling — is returning for the second year in a row to the world famous Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Headlining the two-day festival are The Specials and NOFX,...

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  • February 9, 2017 • Music

    Surf Austin & Deep Eddy Records Promote Austin-Area Surf Bands

    Surf Austin, in collaboration with Deep Eddy Records, is proud to release the 2017 Local Surf Music CD sampler. This Surf Austin & Deep Eddy Records inaugural disk features singles from each of 13 local Austin surf bands. A bonus 14th...

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  • January 31, 2017 • Music

    January 2017 Playlist

    If the first month of 2017 is any indication, this is going to be an epic, intense, complicated, awe-inspiring year for music. Already in 31 days we’ve received much-awaited masterpieces like I See You by The xx, remastered gems like...

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  • January 27, 2017 • Music

    Album of the Week: Delicate Steve’s “This Is Steve”

    Calling all New Jersey rock ‘n’ roll fans: we’ve got a new favorite son for you. If you haven’t gotten hip to Delicate Steve’s sumptuous instrumental guitar riffs yet, you’re really missing out —...

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  • January 20, 2017 • Music

    Album of the Week: Foxygen’s “Hang”

    Foxygen have always been a supremely challenging band. Their breakout full-length, 2013’s We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic, was a sprawling, sumptuous mess of psychedelic mash-ups and classic-rock noodling. Its...

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  • January 13, 2017 • Music

    Album of the Week: Griff’s Room Band’s “Heartbreak/Desire”

    What do breezy pop-rock, impeccable harmonies, mournful strings, and the state of Virginia all have in common? If you said Dave Matthews Band, you’re partially right: Richmond’s Griff’s Room Band recorded their debut album...

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  • December 31, 2016 • Music

    December 2016 Playlist

    December is traditionally considered the slowest music month of the year, with most artists hunkering down for the holidays. Maybe they release a Christmas remake or a cover ode to their favorite fallen artist from the previous year (RIP...

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  • December 17, 2016 • Music

    Guest Playlist: Hannah Gill

    18-year-old Hannah Gill plays a spirited brand of lo-fi, soul-inspired rock ‘n’ roll that exudes a lifetime of experience on the sea. Hannah moved to New York City from Maryland after graduating from high school, but she...

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  • December 15, 2016 • Music

    Album of the Week: The Bouncing Souls’ “Simplicity”

    Written by Jon Coen Sometimes it’s best to keep it simple and kick expectations to the curb. That’s what legendary New Jersey punk rockers The Bouncing Souls have done on their latest release for Rise Records — they even fittingly...

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  • December 2, 2016 • Music

    Album of the Week: Permit’s “Vol. 1”

    Holy hell, friends — who knew blustery punk rock mixed with frenetic classic rock swagger come out of little ‘ol Bloomington, Indiana? If you like loud yet melodic music that conjures up that old-fashioned scratchy, muffled...

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