ANR

ANR / THE ENDLESS FIELD OF MERCURY / PUBLIC ASSEMBLY

  ANR performs “THE ENDLESS FIELD OF MERCURY” at Public Assembly in Brooklyn April 6th 2011   There are very few musical qualities that I am a sucker for: 1. men who sing really well in falsetto, and 2. lead singer drummers. I was totally slain by Awesome New Republic the first time I... Read More

My Gold Mask

MY GOLD MASK / YOUR COO KA CHOO / PUBLIC ASSEMBLY

  MY GOLD MASK performs “YOUR COO KA CHOO” at Public Assembly in Brooklyn April 6th 2011   My Gold Mask is Chicago based Gretta Rochelle and Jack Armondo. Yes, Rochelle’s soaring vocals have been said to echo the likes of early Karen O, Blondie, or Pat Benatar- but it’s My Gold Mask’s... Read More

Dirty Beaches

DIRTY BEACHES / SWEET 17 / GLASSLANDS

  DIRTY BEACHES performs “SWEET 17” at Glasslands in Brooklyn March 3rd 2011   I first stumbled upon Dirty Beaches (Alex Zhang Hungtai) about a year ago, trolling around the internet too late at night. I was instantly hooked upon hearing “Paris” – a strange fuzzed out trip through... Read More

Porcelain Raft

PORCELAIN RAFT / I FOUND A WAY / GLASSLANDS

  PORCELAIN RAFT performs “I FOUND A WAY” at Glasslands in Brooklyn for the PopGun Unofficial CMJ Showcase October 23rd 2010   Hopeful, yet incredibly poignant, the work of Porcelain Raft (Mauro Remiddi’s current solo project) is a cinematic dream, just begging to be snatched up by music... Read More

Mon Khmer

MON KHMER / WOLFGANG / GLASSLANDS

MON KHMER perform “WOLFGANG” for the PopGun unofficial CMJ Showcase at Glasslands in Brooklyn October 23rd 2010 Having heard Mon Khmer perform live for the first time at this PopGun showcase, I must admit I was surprised. All too oft are bands unable to translate their recorded cohesiveness, chops,... Read More

Mon Khmer

MON KHMER / PASSWORDS / GLASSLANDS

  MON KHMER perform “PASSWORDS” for the PopGun unofficial CMJ Showcase at Glasslands in Brooklyn October 23rd 2010   Having heard Mon Khmer perform live for the first time at this PopGun showcase, I must admit I was surprised. All too oft are bands unable to translate their recorded... Read More