SWMRS & The Interrupters With The Regrettes and Mt. Eddy
Dec14

SWMRS & The Interrupters With The Regrettes and Mt. Eddy

Written and Photographed by: Amanda Poznyakov Co-headliners SWMRS and The Interrupters take on Irving Plaza with The Regrettes and Mt. Eddy. The sold out show had a great response from New York City Fans. Mt. Eddy took control of the stage and the audience instantly turned into a huge pit, which stayed for each of the following bands. The Regrettes followed with a beautiful performance. The lead singer, Lydia Night, went into the pit...

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Getting to Know Heatmap
Dec11

Getting to Know Heatmap

Interview with Heatmap Written by: Amanda Poznyakov The Philadelphia and Brooklyn based post-punk band, Heatmap, has just released their new EP, Pulses. The trio, Michael Friedrich, Phil Sutton, and Eric Freda, are leaving a lasting impression on both the Philly and Brooklyn music scenes with the simplicity of their raw  and heartfelt songs. How did heat map get started? Michael: “Phil and I grew up together since we were 12 or 13...

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Hoodie Allen’s “The Hype World Tour” at Play Station Theater
Nov26

Hoodie Allen’s “The Hype World Tour” at Play Station Theater

Hoodie Allen at the Play Station Theater Written and Photographed by Amanda Poznyakov Accompanied by Myles Parrish and Luke Christopher, Hoodie Allen finished off the North American portion of “The Hype World Tour” at Play Station Theater in New York City this Saturday. Hyped old fans and new fans came out to see the singer and it was a great “Welcome Home” from a successful tour. This isn’t the end,...

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One Wanted: Interview with Ian Jacobs of Monograms
Apr24

One Wanted: Interview with Ian Jacobs of Monograms

One Wanted: Interview with Ian Jacobs of Monograms Written by Kyle Nutter Photography by Rick Perez   Knowing that our environment shapes us is like knowing that we need oxygen to breathe. It’s knowledge of things we cannot change. For instance, if one lived in the middle of Kansas on a farm, it’s safe to say that individual will know how to erect a cattle fence. It’s not that s/he started out to understand...

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No Label-No Problems: 3 Keys To Marketing Your Music
Feb25

No Label-No Problems: 3 Keys To Marketing Your Music

No Label-No Problems: 3 Keys To Marketing Your Music By Max Zinski You have just recorded your most epic song yet. A bumpin’ beat and ear-catching lyricism should propel your song to the top. Only one problem… no one is listening! There is a learned science to marketing your music effectively. Chance the Rapper’s incredible success has proven that independent musicians can make an impact on the music scene. These tips and tools will...

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Seed in my Ear: Holy Wave on Tour
Nov23

Seed in my Ear: Holy Wave on Tour

Seed in My Ear: Holy Wave on Tour   Backdive nailed another great documentary called Seed in My Ear: Holy Wave on Tour.  Filmmakers Willi Patton and Rachel Kichler chronicled El Paso natives Holy Wave on their North American and European tours, giving us stellar shots of the United States and abroad.  The members get super candid, revealing their struggles and joys of life on the road.   WATCH Seed in My Ear: Holy Wave on...

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