New Bands 2013

Alunageorge Coming To Bowery Ballroom

By Iman Lababedi | August 4, 2013

The excitement surrounding Alunageorge is tangible and there is nothing much more thrilling than a band on the verge of breaking the UK

Must See: Eve To Adam At Gramercy Theater, This Saturday Night

By Iman Lababedi | July 26, 2013

If this is where you’re at, if modern metally rock is happening? These are the guys to see!

Dean Martin, Stooges And Interpol Comparisons? It Must Be PAPA

By Iman Lababedi | July 25, 2013

“(the songs) come across as love songs, or lustful confessions have much more to do with my feelings towards America”

Are Deap Valley Too Sexy? I Mean, Compared To Black Keys?

By Iman Lababedi | July 23, 2013

compared to Jeff The Brotherhood or the Black Keys (or the Indigo Girls for that matter) very sexy but compared to Rihanna or Icona Pop, garden variety

Who Is Megan Pugh And Why Am I Saying These Wonderful Things About Her?

By Iman Lababedi | July 6, 2013

Megan Pugh’s four songs on Soundcloud are all excellent and ” Last Cigarette” is more than that, some people can write songs, Megan Pugh is one of those people

The Janoskians: Just Another Boy Band From Down Under

By Iman Lababedi | June 12, 2013

At this point it is a little difficult to tell the difference so look at it this way: Janoskians are to the wanted what 5 seconds To Summer are to One Direction

Kathleen Hanna's New Band "The Julie Ruin" Release Single, Album To Follow

By Mahalia Dark | June 12, 2013

“The Julie Ruin” named after her first solo album and a new album dropping September 3rd (James Murphy remixes one track so I guess dance is in their future and a new single “Oh Come On” (see below) which I for one really like.

"The Rides" Blues Supergroup With Steven Stills

By Mahalia Dark | June 11, 2013

“Rockin’ In The Free World” will be covered so I guess all is forgiven with Young, eh?

One Directions Opening Act? Australian Boy Band 5 Seconds Of Summer

By Iman Lababedi | May 28, 2013

ike 1D they come across as fun guys, not too heavy, and ready for the girls of the worlds acclaim. Unlike 1D they write their own material. PS: Luke Hemmings is 16 years old.

Listen To The Incendiary Obliterations, A New Band From Los Angeles Playing At The Jubilee In June

By Alyson Camus | April 30, 2013

Surfing the net in search of something to write about, I read this on Twitter, coming from the Los Angeles punk band FIDLAR:

Deaf FM, Cool Hard Rock Band With Great Singer To Boot Em In

By Iman Lababedi | April 7, 2013

Riffs appears to be where it’s at, at least at this stage, for Deaf FM. The hard dark riffs of “Hate Me”, according to the band, is more their style than the gorgeous progressions of the acoustic set I am also including here. My bet is that there is a place where the two will meet up

Pep: More Songs About Beaches And Boys

By Iman Lababedi | March 25, 2013

The EP isn’t gonna be released till June 1st but all four songs are just wonderful. It is kinda hard to pick a fave. It is all handclaps and back up harmonies and sweet melodies and a retro vibe so completely retro it is wild. It is like those 1950s diners. It is like songs on the American Graffiti double album soundtrack

The Post Offered 10 New York Musicians To Listen To… So I Listened

By Iman Lababedi | February 19, 2013

If this is the state of New York rock in 2013, it is pretty weak gruel. Really? DIIV? I mean, honestly, that’s what you wanna tell me. Sky? She looks like a poster child for methadone clinics. Still, who am I to argue with Hardeep Phull, right? I don’t disagree with Phul the way I did with Aquilante, and I disagree in different ways, but still, his tastes and I don’t coincide very often. PS: I hadn’t heard Angel Haze but I will now.

Spanking Charlene Not Sensitive

By Iman Lababedi | January 5, 2013

She struts, she sticks out her chin, she wails, it’s like she jumped 30 years from the Blackhearts to Spanking Charlene and now we are getting another woman ready to go ballistic on us. It is all mini skirt and heels and pithy putdowns