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If there's a difference between pop and indie pop—and to be sure, in 2017, that difference is quickly eliding if it ever existed—it's one of temperament. Pop songs are big, brawny, and brash, announcing their intent with the subtlety of a wrecking ball. Indie pop songs aren't as forthcoming. Neither are Molly Rankin and Alec O'Hanley, core members of the Canadian—and decidedly indie—pop outfit Alvvays. The pair are as warm and immediate as the music...
The History of a Boroughscape — Brooklyn’s architecture has been reactive to the seismic cultural and political shifts of the changing times, from the rapidly modernizing post-industrial landscape of the early-to-mid 20th century all the way to present day issues with gentrification affecting cultural visibility in an increasing number of neighborhoods. This history is profoundly expressed in the photography on display in BRIC’s new “Brooklyn Photographs” exhibition, a collection of works from eleven photographers...
Upon meeting Alex Cameron for the first time, it’s difficult to know what to expect. The Australian performer is as much an actor as he is a musician, inhabiting a swath of characters when he sings; the man behind the songs can be a mystery. For his debut record Jumping the Shark, he adopted the persona of an aging, struggling entertainer, wearing fake wrinkles on the cover art and singing ballads about failure. Now...
With venues scattered throughout the five boroughs of New York City (OK, maybe it's mainly just Manhattan, Brooklyn, and a little bit of Queens), it's always a good time to be a fan of live music living in the big apple, but especially so in Brooklyn. Earlier this year, the borough saw the opening of Brooklyn Steel in Williamsburg—along with a couple of residencies from a certain beloved local band—and now there's another reason...

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