Shows

Bully @ Brooklyn Bowl

Bully at Brooklyn Bowl (photo by Ray Rusinak)   It’s been quite some time since Bully graced a stage here in New York. The last time was back...

Wet Leg @ Baby’s All Right

Wet Leg at Baby's All Right (photo by Emilio Herce)   It’s hard not to be a little suspicious about Wet Leg’s meteoric rise. Upon their first...

Metz, Preoccupations, FACS @ Elsewhere

Metz at Elsewhere (photo by Kate Hoos)   Like many people, I had plenty of time on my hands during the early days of the pandemic. But instead...

Alex G, Exum @ Webster Hall

Alex G at Webster Hall (photo by Emilio Herce)   Alex G's eclectic style has long made him your favorite songwriter's favorite songwriter. At...

Dream Syndicate, Eyelids @ Brooklyn Made

The Dream Syndicate at Brooklyn Made (photo by Ray Rusinak)   This past weekend was pretty much a Sophie’s Choice for the gray beard aging...

Hiss Golden Messenger @ Webster Hall

Hiss Golden Messenger at Webster Hall (photo by Emilio Herce)   Hiss Golden Messenger performed a stirring set at Webster Hall on Thursday,...

Jeff Rosenstock, Oceanator, Slaughter Beach, Dog @ Warsaw

Jeff Rosenstock at Warsaw (photo by Ray Rusinak)   Anyone familiar with the Brooklyn DIY punk scene of the past 10-20 years is well aware of...

Sub*T @ Elsewhere Zone One

Sub*T at Elsewhere Zone One (photo by Ray Rusinak)   There is a certain beauty about “firsts." After all, by their very definition, there can...

NOBRO @ Bowery Ballroom

NOBRO at Bowery Ballroom (photo by Ray Rusinak)   It’s never easy for a relatively unknown band to play the role of opener. It’s even harder...

Bat Fangs, Beech Creeps @ Union Pool

Bat Fangs at Union Pool (photo by Kate Hoos)   We all need a midweek pick me up sometimes and what better way to get it than with some in your...

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Features/Lists/News 

FTA’s Favorites of 2021

    Here we are, the very last day of 2021 and it was...a year. Ups and downs, ins and outs – suffice it to say, it was a pretty wild...

Q & A with Sub*T

Sub*T (photo by Kenzie Davis)     While the past two years haven’t been easy for most of us, some musicians have found that it was the...

Q & A with Shawna Potter of War On Women

Shawna Potter at the 2019 launch of her book, Making Spaces Safer (photo by Kate Hoos)       Shawna Potter is the front woman of the...

A Few Days With Frank Turner

Frank Turner performing at Crossroads 10/3/21 (photo by Ray Rusinak)   I am not going to lie, with the possible exceptions of Jeff Rosenstock,...

Q & A with Peter David Connelly of The Mona Reels

Peter David Connelly of The Mona Reels   Multi-instrumentalist Peter David Connelly began recording Without Love for college credit at the...

Nirvana’s “Nevermind” Turns 30

Nevermind by Nirvana   After the wild and excessive 1980s filled with loud clothing, crimped hair, and cheesy metal, things started going in an...

Hole’s fiery debut LP “Pretty On The Inside” Turns 30

Pretty On The Inside was released on September 17, 1991.   Hole is a force to be reckoned with and always have been. Love them or hate them...

Happy International Lefthanders Day

Ned Flanders from the Simpsons knew what was up! Now where the hell is my left-handed can opener?!? (Note: while there are no lefties in the lineup,...

Lou Barlow Is DIY as Fuck

 Lou Barlow performing at Ritualist (photo by Rebecca DeRosa)   “Don’t piss on the donut!” Lou Barlow said, to laughter from the people...

Lunachicks- “Fallopian Rhapsody” book launch

  The Lunachicks performing at Vans Warped Tour, July 1999 (photo by Kate Hoos)   The Lunachicks recently released a book, Fallopian...

Reviews

Singles of the Week 1/6-1/13/22

Guess what records these are and you win!   I full on admit that FTA has woefully been missing the boat on covering singles, not because we...

J. Robbins/Her Head’s On Fire split 7inch

  J. Robbins may be best known as the frontman of Jawbox, but the list of projects he has led and been involved with stretches much longer than...

Phonodelica- The Drowning Valley

    Donia Jarrar thinks big. Writing, recording, and performing as Phonodelica, her stunning and often sparse piano compositions usually...

The Homeless Gospel Choir/Teenage Halloween split EP

    What a pleasant surprise to wake up on New Year’s Day only to discover that The Homeless Gospel Choir and Teenage Halloween had...

Razor Braids- I Could Cry Right Now If You Wanted Me To

  I Could Cry Right Now If You Wanted Me To album cover (photo by Jessica Gurewitz)     The debut album from Brooklyn-based band...

Marissa Paternoster- Peace Meter

On December 3, 2021, Marissa Paternoster released Peace Meter, her first solo record on Don Giovanni Records. Well-known for her wildly tenacious...

Leechwife- Nebulae And Debris

Leechwife Nebulae And Debris   When I think sludge I don't immediately expect to hear synths, and perhaps that’s short-sighted of me. Leechwife...

Shilpa Ray- Bootlickers of the Patriarchy

Shilpa Ray "Bootlickers of the Patriarchy"   New York-based artist Shilpa Ray has just released a timely must-listen with “Bootlickers of the...

Sub*T- So Green

Sub*T So Green   Fresh off two singles released earlier this year, Sub*T are back with a self-released four-song EP. So Green is a great...

Ernesto Hex- Stellar Vista

Ernesto Hex Stellar Vista   Ernesto Hex’s Stellar Vista is a dynamic and adventurous record, offering many danceable beats mixed in with the...

Art/Books/Movies/Random

Monster Mania 2021

Monster Mania 2021   I am not one to go to a horror-type convention or anything that will scare me, like horror houses. Call me scared or...

Keith Haring: Radiant Vision @ Fenimore Art Museum

Keith Haring: Radiant Vision at Fenimore Art Museum Cooperstown, NY.   Keith Haring is, and always has been, an icon. There is no other way to...

Take Back The Alley- Pop Up Art Show

DIY comes in all forms, street art being one of the purest forms of it really, a visceral non digital form of social media* letting passersby into a...

Art Bitch

Street Art- Manhattan, 2018 (artist unknown)   Full Time Aesthetic is a music blog! Yay music blog! I love writing about and featuring music...

The Undercroft

UC 004- Hole – Pretty On The Inside

Hole- Pretty On The Inside LP September 17, 1991                                                                                                    ...

UC 003- Julien Baker/His Hero Is Gone

Full disclosure, this is a post about a t-shirt. I also wanted to give a little love to the album monuments to thieves by His Hero Is Gone, so yes...

UC 002- godheadsilo- thee friendship village e.p.

godheadsilo- thee friendship village e.p. Kill Rock Stars 211 7inch vinyl 1993   godheadsilo is one of those bands where I am right in the...

UC 001- Hello!

One of the things that was important to me when starting this blog was to give a space to write about some of the obscure and/or random music I have...

Shows

Bully @ Brooklyn Bowl

Bully at Brooklyn Bowl (photo by Ray Rusinak)   It’s been quite some time since Bully graced a stage here in New York. The last time was back...

Wet Leg @ Baby’s All Right

Wet Leg at Baby's All Right (photo by Emilio Herce)   It’s hard not to be a little suspicious about Wet Leg’s meteoric rise. Upon their first...

Metz, Preoccupations, FACS @ Elsewhere

Metz at Elsewhere (photo by Kate Hoos)   Like many people, I had plenty of time on my hands during the early days of the pandemic. But instead...

Alex G, Exum @ Webster Hall

Alex G at Webster Hall (photo by Emilio Herce)   Alex G's eclectic style has long made him your favorite songwriter's favorite songwriter. At...

Dream Syndicate, Eyelids @ Brooklyn Made

The Dream Syndicate at Brooklyn Made (photo by Ray Rusinak)   This past weekend was pretty much a Sophie’s Choice for the gray beard aging...

Hiss Golden Messenger @ Webster Hall

Hiss Golden Messenger at Webster Hall (photo by Emilio Herce)   Hiss Golden Messenger performed a stirring set at Webster Hall on Thursday,...

Jeff Rosenstock, Oceanator, Slaughter Beach, Dog @ Warsaw

Jeff Rosenstock at Warsaw (photo by Ray Rusinak)   Anyone familiar with the Brooklyn DIY punk scene of the past 10-20 years is well aware of...

Sub*T @ Elsewhere Zone One

Sub*T at Elsewhere Zone One (photo by Ray Rusinak)   There is a certain beauty about “firsts." After all, by their very definition, there can...

NOBRO @ Bowery Ballroom

NOBRO at Bowery Ballroom (photo by Ray Rusinak)   It’s never easy for a relatively unknown band to play the role of opener. It’s even harder...

Bat Fangs, Beech Creeps @ Union Pool

Bat Fangs at Union Pool (photo by Kate Hoos)   We all need a midweek pick me up sometimes and what better way to get it than with some in your...

Fisty @ Wonderville

Fisty at Wonderville (photo by Kate Hoos)   Full disclosure: Fisty are some of my favorite people and closest friends (and also features two...

LAPÊCHE, Russian Baths, Desert Sharks @ The Sultan Room

LAPÊCHE at The Sultan Room (photo by Kate Hoos)   It should come as no surprise by now that I REALLY love going to shows and here is another...

TVOD, Spite Fuxxx, My Son The Doctor, Grand Army Reapers @ Our Wicked Lady

TVOD at Our Wicked Lady (photo by Kate Hoos)   If you've read this blog before, then you know I REALLY love Spite Fuxxx and TVOD and that both...

Sloppy Jane, Godcaster @ Baby’s All Right

Sloppy Jane at Baby's All Right (photo by Ellen Qbertplaya)   Haley Dahl and her band, Sloppy Jane, celebrated the release of their new album,...

Bad Religion, Alkaline Trio, War On Women @ Hammerstein Ballroom

Bad Religion at Hammerstein Ballroom (photo by Kate Hoos)   Bad Religion's 40th anniversary tour finally hit NYC just before Halloween, after...

The Songs of Big Star (A Musical Tribute to Big Star) @ St. Ann & Holy Trinity Church

The Songs of Big Star at St. Ann & Holy Trinity Church (photo by Ray Rusinak)   The historical musical landscape of rock and rock is strewn...

Lady Bits, The Loneliers @ The Bowery Electric

Lady Bits at The Bowery Electric (photo by Kate Hoos)   Lady Bits and The Loneliers hit The Bowery Electric recently for a pre-Halloween bash...

Nation of Language, Cutouts @ Market Hotel

Nation of Language at Market Hotel (photo by Ellen Qbertplaya)   To celebrate the release of their second album, A Way Forward, which drops...

Lucy Dacus, Bartees Strange @ Brooklyn Steel

Lucy Dacus at Brooklyn Steel (photo by Kate Hoos)   Lucy Dacus kicked off a three night run at Brooklyn Steel on Monday 10/25 as part of her...

Screaming Females, Shellshag @ Saint Vitus

Screaming Females at Saint Vitus (photo by Kate Hoos)   The first time I saw Screaming Females was 15 years ago at a DIY show that my band at...

The Death Set, Rebelmatic, EU1OGY @ Our Wicked Lady

The Death Set at Our Wicked Lady (photo by Kate Hoos)   I'm not quite sure when or how I initially came across glitch punks The Death Set, but...

Shannon and The Clams @ Webster Hall

Shannon and the Clams at Webster Hall (photo by Kate Hoos)   The fabulously glam and as always wonderfully coifed Shannon and the Clams hit...

Venus Twins, Bosco Mujo, Threesome, Bug Fight @ The Broadway

Venus Twins at The Broadway 10/19/21 (photo by Kate Hoos)   Venus Twins (yes the name is literal, they are in fact identical twins, Jake and...

IDLES, Gustaf @ Terminal 5 (Night Two)

IDLES at Terminal 5, Saturday 10/16/21 (photo by Kate Hoos)   What is better than seeing IDLES deliver an insane set at a packed venue? Getting...

Laura Stevenson & Anika Pyle @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Laura Stevenson at Music Hall of Williamsburg (photo by Ray Rusinak)   The last time I saw Laura Stevenson, she was very pregnant and the world...

Features/Lists/News

FTA’s Favorites of 2021

    Here we are, the very last day of 2021 and it was...a year. Ups and downs, ins and outs – suffice it to say, it was a pretty wild...

Q & A with Sub*T

Sub*T (photo by Kenzie Davis)     While the past two years haven’t been easy for most of us, some musicians have found that it was the...

Q & A with Shawna Potter of War On Women

Shawna Potter at the 2019 launch of her book, Making Spaces Safer (photo by Kate Hoos)       Shawna Potter is the front woman of the...

A Few Days With Frank Turner

Frank Turner performing at Crossroads 10/3/21 (photo by Ray Rusinak)   I am not going to lie, with the possible exceptions of Jeff Rosenstock,...

Q & A with Peter David Connelly of The Mona Reels

Peter David Connelly of The Mona Reels   Multi-instrumentalist Peter David Connelly began recording Without Love for college credit at the...

Nirvana’s “Nevermind” Turns 30

Nevermind by Nirvana   After the wild and excessive 1980s filled with loud clothing, crimped hair, and cheesy metal, things started going in an...

Hole’s fiery debut LP “Pretty On The Inside” Turns 30

Pretty On The Inside was released on September 17, 1991.   Hole is a force to be reckoned with and always have been. Love them or hate them...

Happy International Lefthanders Day

Ned Flanders from the Simpsons knew what was up! Now where the hell is my left-handed can opener?!? (Note: while there are no lefties in the lineup,...

Lou Barlow Is DIY as Fuck

 Lou Barlow performing at Ritualist (photo by Rebecca DeRosa)   “Don’t piss on the donut!” Lou Barlow said, to laughter from the people...

Lunachicks- “Fallopian Rhapsody” book launch

  The Lunachicks performing at Vans Warped Tour, July 1999 (photo by Kate Hoos)   The Lunachicks recently released a book, Fallopian...

Reviews

Singles of the Week 1/6-1/13/22

Guess what records these are and you win!   I full on admit that FTA has woefully been missing the boat on covering singles, not because we...

J. Robbins/Her Head’s On Fire split 7inch

  J. Robbins may be best known as the frontman of Jawbox, but the list of projects he has led and been involved with stretches much longer than...

Phonodelica- The Drowning Valley

    Donia Jarrar thinks big. Writing, recording, and performing as Phonodelica, her stunning and often sparse piano compositions usually...

The Homeless Gospel Choir/Teenage Halloween split EP

    What a pleasant surprise to wake up on New Year’s Day only to discover that The Homeless Gospel Choir and Teenage Halloween had...

Razor Braids- I Could Cry Right Now If You Wanted Me To

  I Could Cry Right Now If You Wanted Me To album cover (photo by Jessica Gurewitz)     The debut album from Brooklyn-based band...

Marissa Paternoster- Peace Meter

On December 3, 2021, Marissa Paternoster released Peace Meter, her first solo record on Don Giovanni Records. Well-known for her wildly tenacious...

Leechwife- Nebulae And Debris

Leechwife Nebulae And Debris   When I think sludge I don't immediately expect to hear synths, and perhaps that’s short-sighted of me. Leechwife...

Shilpa Ray- Bootlickers of the Patriarchy

Shilpa Ray "Bootlickers of the Patriarchy"   New York-based artist Shilpa Ray has just released a timely must-listen with “Bootlickers of the...

Sub*T- So Green

Sub*T So Green   Fresh off two singles released earlier this year, Sub*T are back with a self-released four-song EP. So Green is a great...

Ernesto Hex- Stellar Vista

Ernesto Hex Stellar Vista   Ernesto Hex’s Stellar Vista is a dynamic and adventurous record, offering many danceable beats mixed in with the...

Snail Mail- Valentine

Snail Mail Valentine   If there’s one line from Snail Mail’s latest release, Valentine, to sum up the ethos of the record, it would be “Nothing...

Julia Shapiro- Zorked

Cover art for "Zorked," the new solo album by Julia Shapiro Zorked (adj.) - what happens when you end up thunderbaked, as in extremely stoned–or in...

Laura Jane Grace- At War With The Silverfish

At War With The Silverfish by Laura Jane Grace   In less time than it takes to sit through a sitcom, Laura Jane Grace delivers seven incisive...

Nihiloceros- Self Destroy

Earworms abound on the latest rager from Nihiloceros, Self Destroy. The vocal interplay between guitarist Mike Borchardt and bassist Alex Hoffman is...

Mini Trees- Always In Motion

LA based-band Mini Trees is really the solo effort of songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Lexi Vega. Raised by musician parents, Vega started...

Art/Books/Movies/Random

Monster Mania 2021

Monster Mania 2021   I am not one to go to a horror-type convention or anything that will scare me, like horror houses. Call me scared or...

Keith Haring: Radiant Vision @ Fenimore Art Museum

Keith Haring: Radiant Vision at Fenimore Art Museum Cooperstown, NY.   Keith Haring is, and always has been, an icon. There is no other way to...

Take Back The Alley- Pop Up Art Show

DIY comes in all forms, street art being one of the purest forms of it really, a visceral non digital form of social media* letting passersby into a...

Art Bitch

Street Art- Manhattan, 2018 (artist unknown)   Full Time Aesthetic is a music blog! Yay music blog! I love writing about and featuring music...

The Undercroft

UC 004- Hole – Pretty On The Inside

Hole- Pretty On The Inside LP September 17, 1991                                                                                                    ...

UC 003- Julien Baker/His Hero Is Gone

Full disclosure, this is a post about a t-shirt. I also wanted to give a little love to the album monuments to thieves by His Hero Is Gone, so yes...

UC 002- godheadsilo- thee friendship village e.p.

godheadsilo- thee friendship village e.p. Kill Rock Stars 211 7inch vinyl 1993   godheadsilo is one of those bands where I am right in the...

UC 001- Hello!

One of the things that was important to me when starting this blog was to give a space to write about some of the obscure and/or random music I have...