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Live Review: Black Wing Halo at The Mercury Lounge

Just last month, Black Wing Halo put to rest their previous name, decibel., and began 2012 afresh, sharing the stage with a handful of prime NYC artists and Deli magazine favorites, Your 33 Black Angels, That Handsome Devil, and Black Taxi at Mercury Lounge this past weekend. A multifaceted, sonic hybrid, BWH, comprised of Josh Weinstein (vocals /guitar), Doug McGregor (bass/vocals), Justin Hofmann (drums), and Stephanie Linn (vocals), delivered tunes from their upcoming album, including highlights, “Bite My Lip,” “Welcome to the Show,” “Sway,” “Rats,” One More for the Chopping Block,” and “Above My Head,” that incorporate the impassioned force and primal screams of punk, intoxicating beats and cadence of hip hop, intricate layering of progressive rock, and eerie electro-effects and distortion. BWH’s expansive soundscape swept across and grabbed the sold out venue’s undivided attention with aggressive energy and notable vocal interplay. Catch Black Wing Halo next Saturday, February 18th at The Quarter/MMC 16 in Harrisburg, PA. - Meijin Bruttomesso


Pearl & The Beard headlines Music Hall of W'burg on 02.16

This Thursday night is not to be missed at Music Hall of Williamsburg, with Pearl and the Beard headlining what is sure to be a powerful, fun and entertaining show. This truly talented trio comes stacked with strong vocals, a plethora of instruments, lyrics to pull you in and just enough quirkiness to keep you coming back for more. They defy the standards of folk, gospel and Americana, engaging audiences of all tastes and styles with their original sound and truly likable personalities. If you haven't been to a Pearl & the Beard show yet, make this the night. You're bound to return for more music, more soul, more energy and more love. ~CM


NYC/DC Band on the Rise: Tezeo

Tezeo is a Brooklyn/DC based duo that plays a brand of electronic pop that flirts with a spiritual, almost new age element. We'd be tempted to define their music "dark" if it wasn't actually so serene in its austere melodicism, and so simple. This is definitely a band to keep an ear on, check them out live at Glasslands tonight (03.13).


NY rockers Freshkills back with a new record in March

In a scene that seems to be getting progressively poppier and poppier, it's kind of refreshing to stumble upon Freshkills, a group that exudes that dark and dangerous vibe we hear in many seminal rock records produced in NYC in the late 60s. The band just announced the release of a new album "Raise Up the Sheets", out on March 13, and unveiled this single entitled "The Bigger Man" (streaming below).


Weekly Feature: Eula - live tonight (02.10) at NXT LVL

If Stephen Malkmus was reincarnated as a petite blonde woman from Connecticut, he’d be fronting the post-punk band EULA in the guise of Alyse Lamb, the vocalist for the now Brooklyn-based trio that also consists of bassist Jeff Maleri and drummer Nate Rose. They’ve released 6 videos in support of their 2011 LP "Maurice Narcisse," including a new documentary about the recent show they opened for post-punk icons Mission of Burma. The band recently opened for Mission of Burma at Music Hall of W'burg (see documentary here. You can see them live tonight (02.10) at the Bushwick Empire Prohibition Party @ NXT LVL (175 Stockholm St #102, BK)and on 02.24 at Shea Stadium w/ Indian Rebound, Lost Boy?, and Shark?. - Read Shanda Boyett's interview with the band here.


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