by Geno Thackara It was 45 years ago next week that the former Reg Dwight brought a couple friends into a New York City radio station for a small studio gig, later to be partly compiled into a... Read More
by Zach Fraley The theater major and the scientist. If it sounds like an unusual coupling to you, then you aren’t the only one. The Goodnight Darlings are a combination that seems better suited... Read More
The lights in the Troc barely have a chance to dim before Overkill attacks the stage on a Friday night. Immediately, they begin to pound out the initial notes to “Come and Get It”, the first track on their new album The Electric Age. Like all proper opening tracks, Read More
Ibeyi Self-Titled Reviewed by: Max Miller Ibeyi is a duo consisting of twin sisters Lisa-Kainde and Naomi Diaz. The former plays piano while the latter plays the cajón and the batá, percussion instruments of Afro-Cuban descent. The sisters also both sing, crafting Read More
Bands in the Backyard is a monthly web series featuring local bands doing live and stripped down versions of their songs in a suburban New Jersey backyard. Kyle Costill, founder and editor, invites bands to his place for performances and interviews, filming everything for his website (www.bitby.tv). Costill and co-founder David Kain started this project in August of 2011, showcase different bands each month. They do plenty of live events as well, sometimes fundraising for other area music projects. Upcoming gigs can be found on their Tumbler (http://bandsinthebackyard.tumblr.com). The BITBY team just returned from SXSW where eight bands performed live in a backyard in Austin.