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Gabrielle Smith, the main force behind Eskimeaux, is at once whispering to you from her closet and lighting up the room with the fire raging inside her. She is from New York and continues to be inspired by her surroundings--by her friends and by the city's creative communal spaces. Although Eskimeaux is Gabby’s baby, her bandmates help nurture its growth. There’s a touch of extremism in most of these Epoch bands: they start as...
Although Henry Crawford of Small Wonder has spent almost all his life in New York, his inner world is big. Having dedicated his life to music, he’s focused, but resists settling into a form. The experience of listening to his record is far removed from seeing him perform live. While both are solo acts that highlight raw emotion, the sound and energy are very different. Wendy brings us to tears as the sheer honesty...
http://youtu.be/ERr7USFYNDI Greta Kline, aka Frankie Cosmos, chronicles her experiences, relationships, and feelings in short but emotionally poignant songs as she grows up in New York. Although she has a vast digital history of rough solo songs that are self-described “diary entries,” her newest album, Zentropy, has really struck a chord. We had the pleasure of hosting Frankie Cosmos last week at Brooklyn Magazine, where she played a variety of fun and touching songs on a little keyboard...
http://youtu.be/IxKQMjhdoqI Heeney is going somewhere fast, and they’re taking you with them. They play garagey punk that sounds like it was just thrown together, but you can tell it's carefully considered: the lyrics are smart and stark, the guitar solos precise. The sound is  infectious and inclusive; audience members at their shows are invited to take the stage at any time. The chemistry between the singer-guitarists Max Kagan and Mark Fletcher is a mix of...

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