AFROPUNK 2015

Afropunk 2015 – straight out of Dingus It was HOT in Brooklyn this past weekend but that didn’t stop me from spending over 24 hours in Commodore Barry Park holding down the Dingus booth and bouncing from stage to stage … Continue reading

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[VIDEO] [River City Takeover] Vol 2: MIR – ILLEGAL off new release DIRT ENT + !!TOUR INFO!!

100000x shouts and credit to the video crew at Louis Quatorze MIR doesn’t give a fuck. MIR unleashes tidal waves of horror sounds destined to flatten your city. MIR is not the future, MIR is now and forever.  Check out … Continue reading

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[VIDEO + ALBUM] [River City Takeover] Vol 1: Ciej the Moment

With a quick look back at the introductory piece that set this project into motion, I suggested that the essential business of DIY music is that it clears a space in our worlds for genuine surprise.  It always comes at … Continue reading

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[River City Takeover] Wut: DIY? STL?

  **QUALIFICATION:  WORDY AND DENSE AND DUMB.  READ ONLY LIKE THE LAST 2 PARAGRAPHS IF YOU DON’T CARE ABOUT WORDS** Here we go… Events that give to us music deserving of the designation ‘new’, by which I’m referring to the DIY … Continue reading

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Single: Peace Out [Teenagre]

Teenagre emerged last spring with the single “Visitor”, a perfectly melancholic pop gem penned by vocalist/violinist Zuzanna Juszkiewicz chronicling the lovelorn wanderings of a female narrator revisiting her hometown. The song generated a surprising amount of press in the UK … Continue reading

[[DANGERZONE]] – Sunflower Bean just dropped 7 inches on your face…

7 inches of rock. 7 inches of roll. 7 inches of vinyl. My BROS Honduras supported them and Heavens Gate opened the whole thing up. Rough Trade was sold out and about half the crowd was wearing Sunflower Bean tees. … Continue reading

[[DANGERZONE]] – The Gradients 2015 “Sweet Spots” Tour

The Gradients and I (as well as Paco aka The Cradle) put a few more thousand miles on the van last month… we ate some dank food, we met some chill bros, we broke down in the parking lot of a … Continue reading

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ALBUM: Sunrise for Everyone [La Cerca]

I don’t know much about La Cerca. I know they’re located in Tucson, AZ and that  they’re fronted by Andrew Gardner, who in my research I’ve learned is somewhat of a veteran of Tucson’s indie underground. In addition to this, I’ve … Continue reading

ALBUM: Under Red Sun [Sativa Cult]

Sativa Cult are New Paltz, NY’s favorite (ironically enough) cult punk rock band.  We’ve interviewed and reviewed ’em before and now they’ve put out what feels like their millionth EP. Seriously, these guys do NOT stop for anything. In fact, … Continue reading

Single: Drugs [No Tv No Radio x Halpe]

I’m back. So is No TV No Radio.  Yours Truly, Andrew PUSH THE MOVEMENT FORWARD:Tweet

The Art of Dissent: Artists weigh in on their favorite protest songs

It’s the 4th of July, a day to celebrate our independence from the UK, powdered wigs, beer, slave owning rapists the founding fathers, and colorful sky explosions! I think one of the most important things in the world is to call out … Continue reading

Artist to Watch: [PAWNS]

My first Pawnsian incarnation took place in the fog of the glowing, sea-monster green cave that is the venue Palisades (Brooklyn, NY). As I slid into the back of the venue, I recognized two familiar faces; Richard Gage Allison gripping … Continue reading

Single Premiere: Shooting [The Yin Yangs]

I don’t exactly remember my first experience with the Yin Yangs, New York’s favorite sonic antagonists. It may have been when I was playing with Ludlow Ejacula, we probably played a show with them. In fact, now that I reminisce, … Continue reading

[[DANGERZONE]] NORTHSIDE 2015: DINGUSIFIED

Dingus booked a couple Northside showcases this year. How were they? Like this: Sugarmama BK / Dingus @ The Gutter (6/11/15) Sugarmama BK / Dingus @ Bar Matchless (6/14/15) PUSH THE MOVEMENT FORWARD:Tweet

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VIDEO: A Simple Way [Tio]

TIO’s song “A Simple Way” mystifies through a slow groove and foggy atmosphere. Accompanied by a music video directed by Josh Reichmann (who also directed Cold Specks’ Bodies at Bay), it raises many questions and offers answers only in the … Continue reading

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SINGLE: Comfort Girl [Seagoat]

 All manner of sounds bubbling forth and returning back again. As you blink the images before you change, dancing behind your eyes. Your place, your state of being, present and yet absent all together. An embrace of a digital swell. … Continue reading