Interview with Dead Leaf Echo
Apr17

Interview with Dead Leaf Echo

Interview with Dead Leaf Echo Written by Rick Perez Photography by Michael Cooper Over the past three years, the Brooklyn shoe gaze band, Dead Leaf Echo, have been on multiple tours, supporting legends like Psychedelic Furs and Modern English.  In just a few weeks, these tour veterans will be embarking on a European adventure, playing at the best clubs and bars the continent has to offer.  BoC caught them before their departure and...

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Winstons: Won’t Stop, Even When They Drop
Mar17

Winstons: Won’t Stop, Even When They Drop

Winstons: Won’t Stop, Even When They Drop Written by Caroline Berg Photographs by Rick Perez A young, self-taught drummer starts working at a bar. The bartender looks up and says, “Hey, let’s get together in a garage sometime and jam.” Bad joke and imprecise quotation aside, this is how Winstons – a Brooklyn-based rock ‘n’ roll duo named after a pack of cigarettes – got its start. “It felt very destined,” the drummer, Ben Brock...

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Kane Strang: Thoughtfully Going with the Flow
Mar08

Kane Strang: Thoughtfully Going with the Flow

Kane Strang: Thoughtfully Going with the Flow Written by Caroline Berg Photographs by Ighor Melo   Kane Strang didn’t think a career in music was an option, especially since his dad was in a band. “His career was starting to go well, and then he had me,” Strang told me over the phone. He laughed, presumably out of guilt. “I guess I thought most the time that sort of thing happens, you know?” the 24-year-old New Zealand native...

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Punk is More than Callouses: Interview with Grim Streaker
Feb01

Punk is More than Callouses: Interview with Grim Streaker

Punk is More than Callouses Written by Kyle Nutter Photographs by Rick Perez (All opinions and subliminal messaging portrayed in this article are entirely the author’s. They do not represent Grim Streaker or its members’ viewpoints.) Grim Streaker played their fifth show ever at Alphaville in Brooklyn for their first single release. They played the same day as the Women’s March. There isn’t any correlation between these two events....

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Interview with Matt Gibbs and Rafferty Swink of Evolfo
Dec19

Interview with Matt Gibbs and Rafferty Swink of Evolfo

Interview with Matt Gibbs and Rafferty Swink of Evolfo Written by Samantha Key Photographs by Rick Perez With their new feature length record coming out April 2017, Brooklyn based “garage soul” band Evolfo has a lot going on for them. I had the pleasure of sitting down with frontman Matt Gibbs and keyboard player Rafferty Swink before their 11/27 set with Stuydeyed and Tall Juan at Brooklyn’s Babys All Right. We talked about staying...

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Live Like You’ll Die: Interview with Gary McClure of American Wrestlers
Dec18

Live Like You’ll Die: Interview with Gary McClure of American Wrestlers

Live Like You’ll Die: Interview with Gary McClure of American Wrestlers Written By Kyle Nutter Photographs by Rick Perez Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn is a fun venue. Inside Gary McClure popped up next to me seconds after I sent a text about a meeting spot. I must have been standing awkwardly. We went around the corner and in small flickering shadows talked of the contradictions in life. Gary had his elbows on the table and his...

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