Shows

The Men, Licks, The Follies, Sugar Milk @ Saint Vitus

The Men at Saint Vitus (photo by Ray Rusinak)   I came to know of the band The Men via their 2014 album, Tomorrow’s Hits, which I had no idea...

Ted Leo, Tami Hart @ Union Pool

Ted Leo at Union Pool (photo by Ray Rusinak)   Williamsburg music venue, Union Pool, has been hosting a weekly free concert series every...

Namesake, Tea Eater, Modern Flame, Nara’s Room @ The Broadway

Tea Eater at The Broadway (photo by Kate Hoos)   The raucous art/noise punk band, Tea Eater (feat. members of Gustaf, Baby...

Caravela, North By North, Desert Sharks @ Elsewhere Zone One

Caravela at Elsewhere Zone One (photo by Kate Hoos)   Long live the early week night show! We were thrilled to catch an early evening at...

Downtown Boys, Oceanator @ Union Pool

Downtown Boys at Union Pool (photo by Kate Hoos)   On Tuesday, January 25th, long running political dance punk band, Downtown Boys, and...

Nick Hakim, June McDoom @ Brooklyn Steel

Nick Hakim at Brooklyn Steel (photo by Emilio Herce)   The Queens-based alternative soul singer Nick Hakim cast a seductive spell over an...

Frida Kill, Leathered, Raisalka, War Violet @ TV Eye

Frida Kill at TV Eye (photo by Kate Hoos)   A rock n roll show on a school night (or any night) sounds like my kind of good time. This was also...

We Are Scientists, Public Practice @ Brooklyn Made

We Are Scientists at Brooklyn Made (photo by Kevin McGann)   This past Friday, 1/20/23, long running New York City based band We Are Scientists...

Kississippi, Highnoon, Jane Lai @ Baby’s All Right

Kississippi at Baby's All Right (photo by Amanda Meth)   This past Sunday, January 15th, I got to ring in my first show of 2023 with the tender...

They Might Be Giants @ Bowery Ballroom

They Might Be Giants at Bowery Ballroom (photo by Kate Hoos)   In 1990, They Might Be Giants released their third album, Flood, on Elektra...

Tomberlin, Palehound @ Baby’s All Right

Tomberlin at Baby's All Right (photo by Ellen Qbertplaya)   Last month, Tomberlin and Palehound had scheduled two shows at Baby’s All Right...

WORLDSUCKS, RBNX, Phantom Sleeze, IceBox Cake @ Avalon Lounge

WORLDSUCKS at Avalon Lounge (photo by Kate Hoos)   I shot my first show of 2023 and I'm more than thrilled that it was a DIY show in a dive...

Patti Smith @ Brooklyn Steel

Patti Smith at Brooklyn Steel (photo by Emilio Herce)   Patti Smith is a living legend, and I came to love her art—as I suspect a good number...

Wet Leg, Sasami @ Webster Hall

Wet Leg at Webster Hall (photo by Emilio Herce)   Wet Leg returned to NYC last week to perform four sold-out shows at Webster Hall, Bowery...

Jeff Rosenstock & Laura Stevenson, Gladie @ Bowery Ballroom

Jeff Rosenstock and Laura Stevenson at Bowery Ballroom (photo by Ray Rusinak)   It was November 2019 when Jeff (Rosenstock) and Laura...

Foals @ Terminal 5

Foals at Terminal 5 (photo by Ellen Qbertplaya)   Friday night 12/16 saw the return of British rock band Foals to New York. The band hadn’t...

Lightning Bolt, BabyBabyExplores @ Brooklyn Monarch

Lightning Bolt at Brooklyn Monarch (photo by Kate Hoos)   One can't possibly have a conversation about noise or experimental music without...

Sasami, Jigsaw Youth @ Baby’s All Right

Sasami at Baby's All Right (photo by Kate Hoos)   When Sasami comes to town, you can bet on where I'll be. I had already seen her twice this...

Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Venus Twins @ Purgatory

Snotty Nose Rez Kids at Purgatory (photo by Kevin McGann)   Last week, Snotty Nose Rez Kids were happy to shout, “Brooklyn’s in the house!” as...

Bouncing Souls, Thick, Catbite @ Brooklyn Made

Bouncing Souls at Brooklyn Made (photo by Jeanette D. Moses)   Last Thursday, 12/8, Brooklyn Made played host to an epic tri-state rager...

Dazy, Jobber, Golden Apples @ Alphaville

Jobber at Alphaville (photo by Kate Hoos)   One of my favorite discoveries of 2022 has been Jobber, the new post grunge band that just recently...

Turnstile, Snail Mail, Fiddlehead @ Roadrunner

Turnstile at Roadrunner (photo by Sam Schraub)   Sometimes you gotta cross state borders to get to the gig. When Turnstile announced their...

Hammered Hulls, Skull Practitioners, Clear Channel @ TV Eye

Hammered Hulls at TV Eye (photo by Kate Hoos)   Dischord/DC supergroup, Hammered Hulls, recently put out their debut full length, Careening,...

Christeene, Holland Andrews @ Market Hotel

Christeene at Market Hotel (photo by Kate Hoos)   Google "Christeene" and one word will keep coming back over and over again to describe her,...

The Hold Steady, Proper @ Brooklyn Bowl

The Hold Steady at Brooklyn Bowl (photo by Ray Rusinak)   The Hold Steady have been at it for 19 years now. Upon the demise of Minneapolis...

Mevius, Papi Shiitake @ Mercury Lounge

Mevius at Mercury Lounge (photo by Kate Hoos)   Local R&B/soul infused indie pop artist, Papi Shiitake recently released a brand new album,...

Cancer Bats, War On Women, Spaced, Roll Call @ Saint Vitus

War On Women at Saint Vitus (photo by Kevin McGann)   Longtime FTA faves and feminist firebrands War On Women have been on a co-headlining tour...

Palm, Water From Your Eyes, Lucy @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Palm at Music Hall of Williamsburg (photo by Emilio Herce)   Philadelphia band Palm performed something of a homecoming show on Wednesday,...

Lola Johnson, Creek & Kills, SAVAK, Smiling Beth @ Cobra Club

Lola Johnson (Fisty) at Cobra Club (photo by Kate Hoos)   On a recent Sunday night, a group of musicians came together at Bushwick's Cobra Club...

Cloud Nothings, Speedy Ortiz @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Cloud Nothings at Music Hall of Williamsburg (photo by Kate Hoos)   Attack on Memory, the 2012 album by Cloud Nothings, is one of those albums...

Disq, Ducks Ltd. @ Baby’s All Right

Disq at Baby's All Right (photo by Kevin McGann)   Madison, Wisconsin’s Disq made their way to Baby’s All Right last week in support of their...

Death From Above 1979, The OBGMs @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Death From Above 1979 at Music Hall of Williamsburg (photo by Kate Hoos)   The long running Canadian dance/noise punk duo Death From Above...

Weeping Icon, YHWH Nailgun, JWC @ Alphaville

Weeping Icon at Alphaville (photo by Kevin McGann)   The first time I saw the extraordinary noise punk band Weeping Icon was at the Bushwick...

Oceanator, Queen of Jeans, Georgia Maq @ The Broadway

Oceanator at The Broadway (photo by Ray Rusinak)   By their own account, Elise Okusami and Oceantor have been on the road for seven separate...

Rozzi, Whatever Mike @ The Sultan Room

Rozzi at Sultan Room (photo by Kevin McGann)   LA based singer/songwriter/producer Rozzi treated her NYC fans to an intimate live show last...

NoSo, Alexa Dark @ Mercury Lounge

NoSo at Mercury Lounge (photo by Ellen Qbertplaya)   Baek Hwong aka NoSo played their first New York City show as a headliner, and their...

Dead Stars, Clone, Desert Sharks @ Main Drag

Dead Stars at Main Drag (photo by Ray Rusinak)   The old adage that “absence makes the heart grow fonder” couldn’t be more true than in the...

The Murlocs, Paul Jacobs @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

The Murlocs at Music Hall of Williamsburg (photo by Kevin McGann)   I guess blowing minds in NYC a few weeks back with King Gizzard and the...

Teke::Teke @ Public Records

Teke::Teke at Public Records (photo by Emilio Herce)   On Friday, November 11th, Teke::Teke, the Montreal based Japanese band, performed their...

Silversun Pickups, Eliza and the Delusionals @ Webster Hall

Silversun Pickups at Webster Hall (photo by Kevin McGann)   This weekend, NYC was treated to the sounds of Silversun Pickups as they hit...

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Features/Lists/News 

Weekly Show Listing 2/6-2/12/23

  Looking for a good show in NYC? Well here you go! We’ve got a nice big list of what is going on this week, shows that we are excited about...

Sunday Brunch 003

  There’s so much going on in any given week in the music press/world of pop culture, I can’t possibly keep up with it all. That being said,...

FTA’s Bandcamp Friday Picks February 2023

  Hello and welcome to FTA’s list of what we are excited for this Bandcamp Friday, aka every music nerds favorite day! A bunch of us weighed in...

Middle-Aged Queers release new single for Valentine’s Day

Middle-Aged Queers (photo by Niki Pretti)   Be still my gay heart! Middle-Aged Queers aka the Bay Area queer-core darlings and sassy pop punk...

ChumHuffer Announce New Album, Share First Single/Video

ChumHuffer (photo by East Coast Kali)   The NYC/Long Island based punk band is preparing to release a new seven song album, Orgy of Hate, which...

Premiere- Whenwolves Release New Song, Minutes, Announce Debut EP

Whenwolves (photo by Michael Lefco)   Whenwolves, who self describe as "Brooklyn art rock to be blasted while howling at the moon," grew out of...

OSEES Announce Tour Dates for 2023

OSEES in 2021 (photo by Kate Hoos)   OSEES, the prolific garage punks and title holders of "one of the hardest working bands on the planet"...

Sunday Brunch 002

  There’s so much going on in any given week in the music press/world of pop culture, I can’t possibly keep up with it all. That being said,...

Live Survives Photo Show Opening

Photos by Cirsty Burton  FTA recently sponsored a group photography show, Live Survives, which was curated by local photographer/booker, Jeff...

Le Tigre Announce First Tour in 18 Years

Le Tigre (photo by Leeta Harding)   The iconic feminist electro trio, Le Tigre, which features Kathleen Hanna, JD Samson and Johanna Fateman,...

Sunday Brunch 001

  There’s so much going on in any given week in the music press/world of pop culture, I can’t possibly keep up with it all. That being said,...

boygenius announce “the record”

boygenius (photo by Harrison Whitford)   The holy trinity of indie rock, boygenius, aka the super group of Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and...

Live Survives- A Group Photography Show

Live Survives (flyer art by sodanugs)   Music photography is many things—a window into the dark and subterranean world of live music and the...

Big Joanie Announce First North American Tour

Big Joanie (photo by Sam Keeler)   The UK based Black feminist punk trio, Big Joanie, (who put out one of FTA's favorite records of 2022) have...

The Hold Steady announce new album, 20th anniversary show

The Hold Steady (photo by Shervin Lainez)   The long running indie greats have announced their ninth album, The Price of Progress, and shared the...

A Letter from the Editor- My Favorites of 2022

  Welcome to my list of what I loved 2022! It was a huge year for great releases and I'm so excited to share with you the things I loved the...

FTA Contributor’s Favorites of 2022

  Welcome to the FTA contributors lists of what they loved in 2022! This is not presented as or meant to be a "best of" list and each list...

The Moss announce new EP, release new video for “Insomnia”

The Moss (photo by Shervin Lainez)   Indie surf pop rockers, The Moss, have announced a new EP, Insomnia, which is the follow up to their 2021...

Ground Control and Noise For Now Present Abortion Fund Benefit Concert Series

  Booking agency Ground Control Touring is teaming up with Noise For Now, a "national initiative that enables artists and entertainers to...

FTA’s Bandcamp Friday Picks December 2022

  Hello and welcome to FTA’s list of what we are excited for this Bandcamp Friday, aka every music nerds favorite day! A bunch of us weighed in...

Reviews

Single Serve 029

  Hi! Hello! Here we are with some bite sized goodies and a taste of a some new things that we dug that came out in the last week (ish), quick...

M(h)aol- Attachment Styles

M(h)aol Attachment Styles (art by Zoë Greenway)   Irish post-punk band, M(h)aol (pronounced "male"), wrote and recorded their debut full length...

triton.- Sundown in Oaktown

triton. Sundown in Oaktown   Sundown in Oaktown is the debut album by triton., a musical project by Scott Murphy. With the concept of space...

Single Serve 028

  Hi! Hello! Here we are with some bite sized goodies and a taste of a some new things that we dug that came out in the last week (ish), quick...

Fucked Up- One Day

Fucked Up One Day   One Day, the newest album from Canadian hardcore band Fucked Up, was recorded remotely—not the most unusual thing over the...

Skull Practitioners- Negative Stars

Skull Practitioners- Negative Stars   New York's Skull Practitioners recently released their first full-length album, Negative Stars (In the...

We Are Scientists- Lobes

We Are Scientists Lobes   FTA first reported on the infectious disco-infused synth bass driven “Less From You,” the sleaze dance party single...

Megadose- Heating Up

Megadose Heating Up   “Time moves fast, I move slow, I keep looking backward, not which way to go,” Megadose frontman Stephen Steen sings on...

Single Serve 027

  Hi! Hello! Here we are with some bite sized goodies and a taste of a some new things that we dug that came out in the last week(ish), quick...

The Moss- Insomnia

The Moss Insomnia   We were big fans here at FTA of the recent single “Insomnia” from The Moss. This is the kind of music that gets called...

Single Serve 026

  Hi! Hello! Here we are with some bite sized goodies and a taste of a some new things that we dug that came out in the last week(ish),  quick...

Heavy Lag- Another Year Closer to Whatever

Heavy Lag Another Year Closer to Whatever (art by Anthony Careccia)   The thing I love about Heavy Lag is that their music, which they lovingly...

Fireworks- Higher Lonely Power

Fireworks Higher Lonely Power   As the clock struck midnight on January 1, 2023, Detroit-based rock band, Fireworks, surprise released Higher...

Single Serve 025

  Hi! Hello! Here we are with some bite sized goodies and a taste of a some new things that we dug that came out in the last few weeks (posted...

Boris- Fade

Boris- Fade (art by fangsanalsatan)   The Tokyo-based trio Boris celebrated thirty years creating music and sound together this year, and what...

Lung- Let It Be Gone

Lung- Let It Be Gone   For those familiar with Lung, there had been 414 days of holding their breath. After the powerhouse 2017 debut Bottom of...

Papi Shiitake- Wabi-Sabi

Papi Shiitake Wabi-Sabi   It’s not too often we get an indie pop rock record with this much organic swagger. But record label Trash Casual has...

Single Serve 024

  Hi! Hello! Here we are with some bite sized goodies and a taste of a some new things that we dug that came out in the last week(ish), quick...

Pons- The Pons Estate

Pons The Pons Estate   If you’ve had the opportunity to see the Daniels’ film Everything Everywhere All At Once, you understand the lack of...

Valentina Magaletti- Permanent Draft

Valentina Magaletti- Permanent Draft   London based drummer/experimental composer Valentina Magaletti’s prolific 2022 has seen her tackle a...

Art/Books/Movies/Random

The History of Heavy Metal Volume 3: The Golden Age of Thrash: Thrash and Crossover 1983-1991

The History of Heavy Metal Volume 3: The Golden Age of Thrash: Thrash and Crossover 1983-1991   Rejoice metalheads: the newest entry in The...

NWoBHM and Beyond, The 80s Metal Explosion

One of my favorite Bandcamp finds last year wasn’t music, but a delve into one of the greatest musical genres of all. A History of Heavy Metal is a...

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 005- Let’s Go Mets!

  Spring has arrived and with it the baseball season. It's a bit late this year, due to the lockout, but 162 games are in our future. The Mets...

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

The Men, Licks, The Follies, Sugar Milk @ Saint Vitus

The Men at Saint Vitus (photo by Ray Rusinak)   I came to know of the band The Men via their 2014 album, Tomorrow’s Hits, which I had no idea...

Ted Leo, Tami Hart @ Union Pool

Ted Leo at Union Pool (photo by Ray Rusinak)   Williamsburg music venue, Union Pool, has been hosting a weekly free concert series every...

Namesake, Tea Eater, Modern Flame, Nara’s Room @ The Broadway

Tea Eater at The Broadway (photo by Kate Hoos)   The raucous art/noise punk band, Tea Eater (feat. members of Gustaf, Baby...

Caravela, North By North, Desert Sharks @ Elsewhere Zone One

Caravela at Elsewhere Zone One (photo by Kate Hoos)   Long live the early week night show! We were thrilled to catch an early evening at...

Downtown Boys, Oceanator @ Union Pool

Downtown Boys at Union Pool (photo by Kate Hoos)   On Tuesday, January 25th, long running political dance punk band, Downtown Boys, and...

Nick Hakim, June McDoom @ Brooklyn Steel

Nick Hakim at Brooklyn Steel (photo by Emilio Herce)   The Queens-based alternative soul singer Nick Hakim cast a seductive spell over an...

Frida Kill, Leathered, Raisalka, War Violet @ TV Eye

Frida Kill at TV Eye (photo by Kate Hoos)   A rock n roll show on a school night (or any night) sounds like my kind of good time. This was also...

We Are Scientists, Public Practice @ Brooklyn Made

We Are Scientists at Brooklyn Made (photo by Kevin McGann)   This past Friday, 1/20/23, long running New York City based band We Are Scientists...

Kississippi, Highnoon, Jane Lai @ Baby’s All Right

Kississippi at Baby's All Right (photo by Amanda Meth)   This past Sunday, January 15th, I got to ring in my first show of 2023 with the tender...

They Might Be Giants @ Bowery Ballroom

They Might Be Giants at Bowery Ballroom (photo by Kate Hoos)   In 1990, They Might Be Giants released their third album, Flood, on Elektra...

Tomberlin, Palehound @ Baby’s All Right

Tomberlin at Baby's All Right (photo by Ellen Qbertplaya)   Last month, Tomberlin and Palehound had scheduled two shows at Baby’s All Right...

WORLDSUCKS, RBNX, Phantom Sleeze, IceBox Cake @ Avalon Lounge

WORLDSUCKS at Avalon Lounge (photo by Kate Hoos)   I shot my first show of 2023 and I'm more than thrilled that it was a DIY show in a dive...

Patti Smith @ Brooklyn Steel

Patti Smith at Brooklyn Steel (photo by Emilio Herce)   Patti Smith is a living legend, and I came to love her art—as I suspect a good number...

Wet Leg, Sasami @ Webster Hall

Wet Leg at Webster Hall (photo by Emilio Herce)   Wet Leg returned to NYC last week to perform four sold-out shows at Webster Hall, Bowery...

Jeff Rosenstock & Laura Stevenson, Gladie @ Bowery Ballroom

Jeff Rosenstock and Laura Stevenson at Bowery Ballroom (photo by Ray Rusinak)   It was November 2019 when Jeff (Rosenstock) and Laura...

Foals @ Terminal 5

Foals at Terminal 5 (photo by Ellen Qbertplaya)   Friday night 12/16 saw the return of British rock band Foals to New York. The band hadn’t...

Lightning Bolt, BabyBabyExplores @ Brooklyn Monarch

Lightning Bolt at Brooklyn Monarch (photo by Kate Hoos)   One can't possibly have a conversation about noise or experimental music without...

Sasami, Jigsaw Youth @ Baby’s All Right

Sasami at Baby's All Right (photo by Kate Hoos)   When Sasami comes to town, you can bet on where I'll be. I had already seen her twice this...

Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Venus Twins @ Purgatory

Snotty Nose Rez Kids at Purgatory (photo by Kevin McGann)   Last week, Snotty Nose Rez Kids were happy to shout, “Brooklyn’s in the house!” as...

Bouncing Souls, Thick, Catbite @ Brooklyn Made

Bouncing Souls at Brooklyn Made (photo by Jeanette D. Moses)   Last Thursday, 12/8, Brooklyn Made played host to an epic tri-state rager...

Dazy, Jobber, Golden Apples @ Alphaville

Jobber at Alphaville (photo by Kate Hoos)   One of my favorite discoveries of 2022 has been Jobber, the new post grunge band that just recently...

Turnstile, Snail Mail, Fiddlehead @ Roadrunner

Turnstile at Roadrunner (photo by Sam Schraub)   Sometimes you gotta cross state borders to get to the gig. When Turnstile announced their...

Hammered Hulls, Skull Practitioners, Clear Channel @ TV Eye

Hammered Hulls at TV Eye (photo by Kate Hoos)   Dischord/DC supergroup, Hammered Hulls, recently put out their debut full length, Careening,...

Christeene, Holland Andrews @ Market Hotel

Christeene at Market Hotel (photo by Kate Hoos)   Google "Christeene" and one word will keep coming back over and over again to describe her,...

The Hold Steady, Proper @ Brooklyn Bowl

The Hold Steady at Brooklyn Bowl (photo by Ray Rusinak)   The Hold Steady have been at it for 19 years now. Upon the demise of Minneapolis...

Mevius, Papi Shiitake @ Mercury Lounge

Mevius at Mercury Lounge (photo by Kate Hoos)   Local R&B/soul infused indie pop artist, Papi Shiitake recently released a brand new album,...

Cancer Bats, War On Women, Spaced, Roll Call @ Saint Vitus

War On Women at Saint Vitus (photo by Kevin McGann)   Longtime FTA faves and feminist firebrands War On Women have been on a co-headlining tour...

Palm, Water From Your Eyes, Lucy @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Palm at Music Hall of Williamsburg (photo by Emilio Herce)   Philadelphia band Palm performed something of a homecoming show on Wednesday,...

Lola Johnson, Creek & Kills, SAVAK, Smiling Beth @ Cobra Club

Lola Johnson (Fisty) at Cobra Club (photo by Kate Hoos)   On a recent Sunday night, a group of musicians came together at Bushwick's Cobra Club...

Cloud Nothings, Speedy Ortiz @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Cloud Nothings at Music Hall of Williamsburg (photo by Kate Hoos)   Attack on Memory, the 2012 album by Cloud Nothings, is one of those albums...

Disq, Ducks Ltd. @ Baby’s All Right

Disq at Baby's All Right (photo by Kevin McGann)   Madison, Wisconsin’s Disq made their way to Baby’s All Right last week in support of their...

Death From Above 1979, The OBGMs @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Death From Above 1979 at Music Hall of Williamsburg (photo by Kate Hoos)   The long running Canadian dance/noise punk duo Death From Above...

Weeping Icon, YHWH Nailgun, JWC @ Alphaville

Weeping Icon at Alphaville (photo by Kevin McGann)   The first time I saw the extraordinary noise punk band Weeping Icon was at the Bushwick...

Oceanator, Queen of Jeans, Georgia Maq @ The Broadway

Oceanator at The Broadway (photo by Ray Rusinak)   By their own account, Elise Okusami and Oceantor have been on the road for seven separate...

Rozzi, Whatever Mike @ The Sultan Room

Rozzi at Sultan Room (photo by Kevin McGann)   LA based singer/songwriter/producer Rozzi treated her NYC fans to an intimate live show last...

NoSo, Alexa Dark @ Mercury Lounge

NoSo at Mercury Lounge (photo by Ellen Qbertplaya)   Baek Hwong aka NoSo played their first New York City show as a headliner, and their...

Dead Stars, Clone, Desert Sharks @ Main Drag

Dead Stars at Main Drag (photo by Ray Rusinak)   The old adage that “absence makes the heart grow fonder” couldn’t be more true than in the...

The Murlocs, Paul Jacobs @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

The Murlocs at Music Hall of Williamsburg (photo by Kevin McGann)   I guess blowing minds in NYC a few weeks back with King Gizzard and the...

Teke::Teke @ Public Records

Teke::Teke at Public Records (photo by Emilio Herce)   On Friday, November 11th, Teke::Teke, the Montreal based Japanese band, performed their...

Silversun Pickups, Eliza and the Delusionals @ Webster Hall

Silversun Pickups at Webster Hall (photo by Kevin McGann)   This weekend, NYC was treated to the sounds of Silversun Pickups as they hit...

Features/Lists/News

Weekly Show Listing 2/6-2/12/23

  Looking for a good show in NYC? Well here you go! We’ve got a nice big list of what is going on this week, shows that we are excited about...

Sunday Brunch 003

  There’s so much going on in any given week in the music press/world of pop culture, I can’t possibly keep up with it all. That being said,...

FTA’s Bandcamp Friday Picks February 2023

  Hello and welcome to FTA’s list of what we are excited for this Bandcamp Friday, aka every music nerds favorite day! A bunch of us weighed in...

Middle-Aged Queers release new single for Valentine’s Day

Middle-Aged Queers (photo by Niki Pretti)   Be still my gay heart! Middle-Aged Queers aka the Bay Area queer-core darlings and sassy pop punk...

ChumHuffer Announce New Album, Share First Single/Video

ChumHuffer (photo by East Coast Kali)   The NYC/Long Island based punk band is preparing to release a new seven song album, Orgy of Hate, which...

Premiere- Whenwolves Release New Song, Minutes, Announce Debut EP

Whenwolves (photo by Michael Lefco)   Whenwolves, who self describe as "Brooklyn art rock to be blasted while howling at the moon," grew out of...

OSEES Announce Tour Dates for 2023

OSEES in 2021 (photo by Kate Hoos)   OSEES, the prolific garage punks and title holders of "one of the hardest working bands on the planet"...

Sunday Brunch 002

  There’s so much going on in any given week in the music press/world of pop culture, I can’t possibly keep up with it all. That being said,...

Live Survives Photo Show Opening

Photos by Cirsty Burton  FTA recently sponsored a group photography show, Live Survives, which was curated by local photographer/booker, Jeff...

Le Tigre Announce First Tour in 18 Years

Le Tigre (photo by Leeta Harding)   The iconic feminist electro trio, Le Tigre, which features Kathleen Hanna, JD Samson and Johanna Fateman,...

Sunday Brunch 001

  There’s so much going on in any given week in the music press/world of pop culture, I can’t possibly keep up with it all. That being said,...

boygenius announce “the record”

boygenius (photo by Harrison Whitford)   The holy trinity of indie rock, boygenius, aka the super group of Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and...

Live Survives- A Group Photography Show

Live Survives (flyer art by sodanugs)   Music photography is many things—a window into the dark and subterranean world of live music and the...

Big Joanie Announce First North American Tour

Big Joanie (photo by Sam Keeler)   The UK based Black feminist punk trio, Big Joanie, (who put out one of FTA's favorite records of 2022) have...

The Hold Steady announce new album, 20th anniversary show

The Hold Steady (photo by Shervin Lainez)   The long running indie greats have announced their ninth album, The Price of Progress, and shared the...

A Letter from the Editor- My Favorites of 2022

  Welcome to my list of what I loved 2022! It was a huge year for great releases and I'm so excited to share with you the things I loved the...

FTA Contributor’s Favorites of 2022

  Welcome to the FTA contributors lists of what they loved in 2022! This is not presented as or meant to be a "best of" list and each list...

The Moss announce new EP, release new video for “Insomnia”

The Moss (photo by Shervin Lainez)   Indie surf pop rockers, The Moss, have announced a new EP, Insomnia, which is the follow up to their 2021...

Ground Control and Noise For Now Present Abortion Fund Benefit Concert Series

  Booking agency Ground Control Touring is teaming up with Noise For Now, a "national initiative that enables artists and entertainers to...

FTA’s Bandcamp Friday Picks December 2022

  Hello and welcome to FTA’s list of what we are excited for this Bandcamp Friday, aka every music nerds favorite day! A bunch of us weighed in...

Reviews

Single Serve 029

  Hi! Hello! Here we are with some bite sized goodies and a taste of a some new things that we dug that came out in the last week (ish), quick...

M(h)aol- Attachment Styles

M(h)aol Attachment Styles (art by Zoë Greenway)   Irish post-punk band, M(h)aol (pronounced "male"), wrote and recorded their debut full length...

triton.- Sundown in Oaktown

triton. Sundown in Oaktown   Sundown in Oaktown is the debut album by triton., a musical project by Scott Murphy. With the concept of space...

Single Serve 028

  Hi! Hello! Here we are with some bite sized goodies and a taste of a some new things that we dug that came out in the last week (ish), quick...

Fucked Up- One Day

Fucked Up One Day   One Day, the newest album from Canadian hardcore band Fucked Up, was recorded remotely—not the most unusual thing over the...

Skull Practitioners- Negative Stars

Skull Practitioners- Negative Stars   New York's Skull Practitioners recently released their first full-length album, Negative Stars (In the...

We Are Scientists- Lobes

We Are Scientists Lobes   FTA first reported on the infectious disco-infused synth bass driven “Less From You,” the sleaze dance party single...

Megadose- Heating Up

Megadose Heating Up   “Time moves fast, I move slow, I keep looking backward, not which way to go,” Megadose frontman Stephen Steen sings on...

Single Serve 027

  Hi! Hello! Here we are with some bite sized goodies and a taste of a some new things that we dug that came out in the last week(ish), quick...

The Moss- Insomnia

The Moss Insomnia   We were big fans here at FTA of the recent single “Insomnia” from The Moss. This is the kind of music that gets called...

Single Serve 026

  Hi! Hello! Here we are with some bite sized goodies and a taste of a some new things that we dug that came out in the last week(ish),  quick...

Heavy Lag- Another Year Closer to Whatever

Heavy Lag Another Year Closer to Whatever (art by Anthony Careccia)   The thing I love about Heavy Lag is that their music, which they lovingly...

Fireworks- Higher Lonely Power

Fireworks Higher Lonely Power   As the clock struck midnight on January 1, 2023, Detroit-based rock band, Fireworks, surprise released Higher...

Single Serve 025

  Hi! Hello! Here we are with some bite sized goodies and a taste of a some new things that we dug that came out in the last few weeks (posted...

Boris- Fade

Boris- Fade (art by fangsanalsatan)   The Tokyo-based trio Boris celebrated thirty years creating music and sound together this year, and what...

Lung- Let It Be Gone

Lung- Let It Be Gone   For those familiar with Lung, there had been 414 days of holding their breath. After the powerhouse 2017 debut Bottom of...

Papi Shiitake- Wabi-Sabi

Papi Shiitake Wabi-Sabi   It’s not too often we get an indie pop rock record with this much organic swagger. But record label Trash Casual has...

Single Serve 024

  Hi! Hello! Here we are with some bite sized goodies and a taste of a some new things that we dug that came out in the last week(ish), quick...

Pons- The Pons Estate

Pons The Pons Estate   If you’ve had the opportunity to see the Daniels’ film Everything Everywhere All At Once, you understand the lack of...

Valentina Magaletti- Permanent Draft

Valentina Magaletti- Permanent Draft   London based drummer/experimental composer Valentina Magaletti’s prolific 2022 has seen her tackle a...

Art/Books/Movies/Random

The History of Heavy Metal Volume 3: The Golden Age of Thrash: Thrash and Crossover 1983-1991

The History of Heavy Metal Volume 3: The Golden Age of Thrash: Thrash and Crossover 1983-1991   Rejoice metalheads: the newest entry in The...

NWoBHM and Beyond, The 80s Metal Explosion

One of my favorite Bandcamp finds last year wasn’t music, but a delve into one of the greatest musical genres of all. A History of Heavy Metal is a...

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 005- Let’s Go Mets!

  Spring has arrived and with it the baseball season. It's a bit late this year, due to the lockout, but 162 games are in our future. The Mets...

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...