EP premiere: water [WATER]

The water has no more fishes, everyone. This is not a political message, it’s the state of our collective mental health here in Brooklyn. We are all alone now and we can only blame ourselves. Water, a 3-piece power/pop/psych/garage band led by Jack Collins, … Continue reading

Single Premiere: Take it all Away [Secret Crush]

Here we have the exclusive premiere of Brooklyn-Based GP-Stripes band Secret Crush’s ‘Take It All Away‘ – another song of denial, deception, and intrigue. Lyrically the song tells the story of a relationship of violence between a man and his … Continue reading

“Love To See You Smile” – S’natra Raps (Single. Produced by Ivan Jackson)

Randy Leonard is no Neil deGrasse Tyson…. but if you find yourself next to him on the couch he at least promises some good conversation motivated by his “Yoda colored” forces. That is until you let him palm dat…. bottom… line here … Continue reading


The Brilliantly Annoying Charm of Benny And Griff

This might be a bizarre post for Dingus. But we’re Dingus and we do what we want, so I’m here to present to you, Benny and Griff! They are a comedic act, so let’s get that out of the way … Continue reading


Where were you on August 28th 2015? If you’re lucky, you were on a rooftop in Bushwick (Brooklyn, NY) getting rowdy af with Punk trio FAT HEAVEN It ain’t a party till the cops arrive, right? note: this set was … Continue reading


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


[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