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Ghiath Matar is dead. That’s the first thing Rory Ferreira wants you to know on “who told you to think??!!?!?!?!,” his most recent album under the moniker milo. Since 2011, Ferreira has had a steady output of mixtapes and albums, both as milo and as Scallops Hotel, and he has always seemed comfortable orbiting the rap world with his Hellfyre Club compatriots, unconcerned with popular opinion. Milo’s raps are stubborn and rich in literary...
A painter, a poet, and the frontman of the Brooklyn-based post-punk band, Parquet Courts, Andrew Savage is an artist any way you cut it. On “Wide Awake!” the band delves into a complex range of socio-political issues, including violence, oppression, identity, and the merits of collectivism. Although the lyrics on “Wide Awake!” evoke a dark reality, the record stands out not simply for its sardonic criticism, but also for its upbeat optimism. If one...
Sam Evian’s newest album "You, Forever" is his escape from a world of music making tied to backlit screens. A cross-country road trip with his girlfriend became a journey of partnership and shared awe, taking in the magnitude of the landscape and the experience of living outside. Out of this trip comes an album that combines themes of space, openness, togetherness, uncertainty, grit, and some slamming analog instrumentation. Recorded upstate in Woodstock, Sam kept...
For many, summer in New York City is synonymous with live music. As we come out of our winter hibernation, a new blanket of music will fall over the city. With so many concerts and festivals at our fingertips, it can be hard to choose which ones to attend. If you've been to Brooklyn's Northside Festival at any time over the past nine years (yes! it's now in its TENTH year!), then you know...

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