Shows

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...

Babehoven, Karl Blau, Dan English Band @ Union Pool

Babehoven at Union Pool (photo by Juliette Boulay)   Babehoven and adjacent folk artists graced the stage at Union Pool Saturday to celebrate...

Tunnel, Bottled Up, Dog Date @ Baby’s All Right

Tunnel at Baby's All Right (photo by Kevin McGann)   Last week saw the return of local/FTA faves, Dog Date, after a 3-month hiatus along with...

The Paranoyds, Tchotchke, 95 Bulls @ Market Hotel

The Paranoyds at Market Hotel (photo by Kate Hoos)   LA garage punks The Paranoyds recently dropped their stellar new album, Talk Talk Talk...

Petrol Girls, Murder Club @ The Moon

Petrol Girls at The Moon (photo by Kate Hoos)   Petrol Girls are one of the most crucial political post hardcore bands currently going. Their...

Pile, Maneka @ Market Hotel

Pile at Market Hotel (photo by Juliette Boulay)   Pile recently played a pair of shows in Brooklyn as part of the 10 year anniversary tour for...

Native Sun, The Bobby Lees, Dead Tooth @ Baby’s All Right

Native Sun at Baby's All Right (photo by Kevin McGann)   Last Tuesday night saw the 2nd time in two weeks I’ve been able to catch NY’s Native...

Chat Pile, Scarcity, Psychic Graveyard @ Saint Vitus

Chat Pile at Saint Vitus (photo by Juliette Boulay)   Last week's show at Saint Vitus was absolutely insane. Bands Chat Pile, Scarcity, and...

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, black midi @ Forest Hills Stadium

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard at Forest Hills Stadium (photo by Kevin McGann)   In their relatively short history, King Gizzard and the...

Narrow Head, Temple of Angels, Bleed @ TV Eye

Narrow Head at TV Eye (photo by Juliette Boulay)   A powerful lineup of heavy bands hit the stage at TV Eye last Friday to deliver a gritty,...

Thick, Skating Polly, JessX @ Saint Vitus

Thick at Saint Vitus (photo by Kate Hoos)   Thick has had a busy year and since they just happen to be one of the hardest working bands out...

Slift, You Said Strange, Native Sun @ Elsewhere

Slift at Elsewhere (photo by Kevin McGann)   I discovered the French band Slift during the pandemic, and they quickly became essential...

Gift @ The Sultan Room

Gift at The Sultan Room (photo by Kevin McGann)   This past weekend, NYC’s GIFT celebrated their debut album, Momentary Presence (Dedstrange),...

High Waisted, Kissed by an Animal, Nevva @ EWEL

High Waisted at EWEL (photo by Kate Hoos)   All hail the mighty DIY space! No matter where I go to see shows, no matter how big the room, my...

Toebow @ Lincoln Center

Toebow performing at Lincoln Center (photo by Kevin McGann)   This past Friday, the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center launched their...

Toadies, Reverend Horton Heat @ Irving Plaza

Toadies at Irving Plaza (photo by Edwina Hay)   Commemorating the 25th anniversary of their 1994 album, Rubberneck, Toadies toured their home...

KMFDM, Chant @ Irving Plaza

KMFDM at Irving Plaza (photo by Edwina Hay)   In January 2020, KMFDM announced they were heading on tour in the U.S. with Ministry and Front...

L7, Omat @ Irving Plaza

L7 at Irving Plaza (photo by Kate Hoos)   1992 was a big year for rock music—and for era defining moments and albums. It was the year Rage...

Otoboke Beaver, Ratas En Zelo @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Otoboke Beaver at Music Hall of Williamsburg (photo by Kate Hoos)   The whipsmart Japanese quartet Otoboke Beaver recently hit the hellfire...

caroline, Claire Rousay @ LPR

caroline at (le) poisson rouge (photo by Kevin McGann)   I have covered a lot of shows so far in 2022 and last Wednesday’s performance from...

Los Bitchos @ SWX

Los Bitchos at SWX (photo by Kate Hoos)   I always like a nice surprise, I mean who doesn’t? I recently got a pretty sweet surprise in...

Chickfactor 30 @ The Frying Pan

Girl Scout Handbook at Chickfactor 30 (photo by Taryn Alper)   The day of the Chickfactor 30 show New York City finally saw the sun after way...

Control Top, Weeping Icon, Sonja @ TV Eye

Control Top at TV Eye (photo by Kate Hoos)   Right before shit royally hit the fan in March of 2020, I saw Control Top and Weeping Icon play at...

The Gaslight Anthem, Jeff Rosenstock @ Pier 17

The Gaslight Anthem at Pier 17 (photo by Ray Rusinak)   Back in March of this year, New Jersey punk rock and rollers The Gaslight Anthem kind...

Bonobo @ Avant Gardner

Bonobo at Avant Gardner (photo by Kevin McGann)   Back around 2017 I came across Bonobo’s 2014 album, The North Borders Tour – Live, and I was...

Beak>, Litronix @ LPR

Beak> at (le)poisson rouge (photo by Kevin McGann)   Last week the Bristol, UK-based experimental electronic trio known as BEAK> invaded...

Amyl and The Sniffers, Mannequin Pussy, Bob Vylan @ Terminal 5

Amyl and The Sniffers at Terminal 5 (photo by Kate Hoos)   Amyl and The Sniffers have been on a relentless tour during most of 2022,...

Pussy Riot, Madge, Boyfriend @ LPR

Pussy Riot at (le) poisson rouge (photo by Juliette Boulay)   A decade removed from their initial burst onto the world stage after being...

New Order, Pet Shop Boys @ Barclays Center

New Order at Barclays Center (photo by Edwina Hay)   Pet Shop Boys and New Order began their co-headline tour called “The Unity Tour” in North...

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Features/Lists/News 

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...

Bad Bad Hats Announce 10th Anniversary Release of “It Hurts”

Bad Bad Hats (photo by Zoe Prinds-Flash)   Indie pop greats Bad Bad Hats have announced a special edition of their debut EP, It Hurts, that...

Tropical Fuck Storm Announce “Submersive Behaviour” 12inch

Tropical Fuck Storm (photo by Adam Donovan)   Tropical Fuck Storm just wrapped up their North American tour and now have announced a new 12",...

Los Bitchos Release Video for Holiday Single, “Los Chrismos”

Los Bitchos Los Chrismos EP   I love Los Bitchos not only for their catchy as hell music, but for their love of all things cheeky. Following...

The Natural Lines Announce Debut Album, Release First Single feat. Nikki Glaser

The Natural Lines (photo by Jesse Dufault)   The Natural Lines (ex Matt Pond PA) have announced their self titled debut album (3/24/23 Bella...

Weekly Show Listing 11/28-12/4/22

  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...

Rozzi’s Sultry Voice Will Keep You Warm This Winter

Rozzi (photo by Bennet Perez)   Pop and soul singer Rozzi just dropped a new album, Berry (Deluxe), which features collaborations with PJ...

Premiere- Jordan/Martin Hell- Psychosocialite

Jordan/Martin Hell Psychosocialite   What a ride. Jordan/Martin Hell's wide-ranging new record, Psychosocialite, comes across as both...

Fucked Up release latest single, “Found”

Fucked Up (photo by Kate Hoos)   Fucked Up have released "Found," the second single from their upcoming album, One Day. Damian Abraham's scream...

Black Eyes Reunite, re-issue debut album

Black Eyes (photo by Shawn Brackbill)   Black Eyes, the influential experimetal/art punk/post punk band, had a blink and you miss it...

Premiere: Sunfruits “Believe It All” track/video

Sunfruits (photo by Kalindy Williams)   Following up their rocking single “Made To Love,” Australian band Sunfruits are back with a brand new...

FTA’s Bandcamp Friday Picks November 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...

The Murlocs release live video, announce Reddit AMA

The Murlocs (photo by Izzie Austin)   Fresh off of performaning at LEVITATION in Austin and with a show at Red Rocks Amphitheater with King...

FTA’s Favorite Covers Vol. 2

  Who doesn't love a great cover song? We here at FTA loooove covers and a few months back three of us—Chantal, Hoos, and Rebecca—collaborated...

Fucked Up reveal new album “One Day,” share title track

Fucked Up (photo by Janine Kaufer)   Long running Canadian hardcore band, Fucked Up, have announced a brand new album, One Day, and shared the...

Premiere- TVOD “Mantis”

TVOD (photo by Jessica Gurewitz)   Fresh on the heels of the release of their recent single “Alien” (read our thoughts), and tearing back...

FTA’s Bandcamp Friday Picks October 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...

Brooklyn Punks Unite to Support Palestine

Spite FuXXX at Our Wicked Lady (photo by Kate Hoos)   Recently, an absolutely insane and incredible lineup of bands hit the rooftop of Our...

Album premiere: Sean Spada “The Wild Ride”

Sean Spada The Wild Ride (photo and design by Tasha Lutek)     Cue drumroll! Snapping right out of the gate with the big pianos hooks,...

MCR Returns to BK and NJ For First Time In 10 Years

My Chemical Romance (photo by Amanda Meth)   Three years after announcing their reunion, esteemed American rock band My Chemical Romance...

Reviews

Swansea Sound- Music Lover

Swansea Sound "Music Lover" (art by Catrin Saran James)   Gather round C86 lovers! The indie twee pop super group, Swansea Sound (which...

Single Serve 022

  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...

White Lung- Premonition

White Lung (photo by Lindsey Byrnes)   For their fifth album Premonition, Vancouver band White Lung build on the tight songwriting and...

Swansong- Happy To Be Here

Swansong Happy To Be Here (art by Nat Gyll-Murray)   UK band Swansong was formed in 2015, and have already released two albums and an EP. This...

TS Tadin- Pretty Boring

T.S. Tadin Pretty Boring (art by Ethan Tadin)   Pretty Boring is at times pretty, but never boring. T.S. Tadin's latest record is a collection...

sock jock- anothernovember

sock jock anothernovember   As a musician, subtlety is not one of my strong-suits. But for Taylor Marie, aka sock jock, there’s power in the...

Snoopy and the Who?!- Self Titled

Snoopy and The Who?! Self Titled   The latest self-titled release from the Brooklyn band is chock full of grindy-windy guitar licks, soaring...

Single Serve 021

  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...

Pleasure Island- Faux Porteño

Pleasure Island Faux Porteño (art by Nono Pautasso)   If you’re looking for a chance to giggle while dancing barefoot on the beach in your...

Tungsten Beach- The Dead City

Tungsten Beach The Dead City    In the wake of the events of 2020, there have been a number of albums released with hopeful, forward-looking...

Single Serve 020

  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...

Weeping Icon- Ocelli

Weeping Icon Ocelli (photo by Annalie Bouchard)   The Brooklyn noise-punk outfit, who self describe as “sarcasm dopegaze,” are back with a...

TVOD- Goldfish

TVOD "Goldfish" (art by Secret Cobra Information)   Where is TVOD and who the fuck is in the band right now!? Those are some valid questions,...

Ian McCuen- Westward, to Nowhere

Ian McCuen Westward, to Nowhere (art by Christina Riccio)   Ian McCuen, a self-described “purveyor of sorrow,” has created a haunting musical...

Single Serve 019

  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...

A Very Special Episode- Remix Your Hearts or Die

A Very Special Episode Remix Your Hearts or Die   In October 2021, the fantastic noise/post-punk band A Very Special Episode released Fix Your...

Single Serve 018

  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...

Single Serve 017

  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 Antibuddies- that’s what i said

The Antibuddies that's what I said (art by Scott Thomas Christie & Emily Hanson)   On September 28, 2022, Detroit-based band, The...

Jekssaira- Becoming Well Again

Jekssaira Becoming Well Again  (art by Val Martinez)   I first had the pleasure of meeting Jekssaira last summer when bands were just beginning...

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

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...

Babehoven, Karl Blau, Dan English Band @ Union Pool

Babehoven at Union Pool (photo by Juliette Boulay)   Babehoven and adjacent folk artists graced the stage at Union Pool Saturday to celebrate...

Tunnel, Bottled Up, Dog Date @ Baby’s All Right

Tunnel at Baby's All Right (photo by Kevin McGann)   Last week saw the return of local/FTA faves, Dog Date, after a 3-month hiatus along with...

The Paranoyds, Tchotchke, 95 Bulls @ Market Hotel

The Paranoyds at Market Hotel (photo by Kate Hoos)   LA garage punks The Paranoyds recently dropped their stellar new album, Talk Talk Talk...

Petrol Girls, Murder Club @ The Moon

Petrol Girls at The Moon (photo by Kate Hoos)   Petrol Girls are one of the most crucial political post hardcore bands currently going. Their...

Pile, Maneka @ Market Hotel

Pile at Market Hotel (photo by Juliette Boulay)   Pile recently played a pair of shows in Brooklyn as part of the 10 year anniversary tour for...

Native Sun, The Bobby Lees, Dead Tooth @ Baby’s All Right

Native Sun at Baby's All Right (photo by Kevin McGann)   Last Tuesday night saw the 2nd time in two weeks I’ve been able to catch NY’s Native...

Chat Pile, Scarcity, Psychic Graveyard @ Saint Vitus

Chat Pile at Saint Vitus (photo by Juliette Boulay)   Last week's show at Saint Vitus was absolutely insane. Bands Chat Pile, Scarcity, and...

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, black midi @ Forest Hills Stadium

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard at Forest Hills Stadium (photo by Kevin McGann)   In their relatively short history, King Gizzard and the...

Narrow Head, Temple of Angels, Bleed @ TV Eye

Narrow Head at TV Eye (photo by Juliette Boulay)   A powerful lineup of heavy bands hit the stage at TV Eye last Friday to deliver a gritty,...

Thick, Skating Polly, JessX @ Saint Vitus

Thick at Saint Vitus (photo by Kate Hoos)   Thick has had a busy year and since they just happen to be one of the hardest working bands out...

Slift, You Said Strange, Native Sun @ Elsewhere

Slift at Elsewhere (photo by Kevin McGann)   I discovered the French band Slift during the pandemic, and they quickly became essential...

Gift @ The Sultan Room

Gift at The Sultan Room (photo by Kevin McGann)   This past weekend, NYC’s GIFT celebrated their debut album, Momentary Presence (Dedstrange),...

High Waisted, Kissed by an Animal, Nevva @ EWEL

High Waisted at EWEL (photo by Kate Hoos)   All hail the mighty DIY space! No matter where I go to see shows, no matter how big the room, my...

Toebow @ Lincoln Center

Toebow performing at Lincoln Center (photo by Kevin McGann)   This past Friday, the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center launched their...

Toadies, Reverend Horton Heat @ Irving Plaza

Toadies at Irving Plaza (photo by Edwina Hay)   Commemorating the 25th anniversary of their 1994 album, Rubberneck, Toadies toured their home...

KMFDM, Chant @ Irving Plaza

KMFDM at Irving Plaza (photo by Edwina Hay)   In January 2020, KMFDM announced they were heading on tour in the U.S. with Ministry and Front...

L7, Omat @ Irving Plaza

L7 at Irving Plaza (photo by Kate Hoos)   1992 was a big year for rock music—and for era defining moments and albums. It was the year Rage...

Otoboke Beaver, Ratas En Zelo @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Otoboke Beaver at Music Hall of Williamsburg (photo by Kate Hoos)   The whipsmart Japanese quartet Otoboke Beaver recently hit the hellfire...

caroline, Claire Rousay @ LPR

caroline at (le) poisson rouge (photo by Kevin McGann)   I have covered a lot of shows so far in 2022 and last Wednesday’s performance from...

Los Bitchos @ SWX

Los Bitchos at SWX (photo by Kate Hoos)   I always like a nice surprise, I mean who doesn’t? I recently got a pretty sweet surprise in...

Chickfactor 30 @ The Frying Pan

Girl Scout Handbook at Chickfactor 30 (photo by Taryn Alper)   The day of the Chickfactor 30 show New York City finally saw the sun after way...

Control Top, Weeping Icon, Sonja @ TV Eye

Control Top at TV Eye (photo by Kate Hoos)   Right before shit royally hit the fan in March of 2020, I saw Control Top and Weeping Icon play at...

The Gaslight Anthem, Jeff Rosenstock @ Pier 17

The Gaslight Anthem at Pier 17 (photo by Ray Rusinak)   Back in March of this year, New Jersey punk rock and rollers The Gaslight Anthem kind...

Bonobo @ Avant Gardner

Bonobo at Avant Gardner (photo by Kevin McGann)   Back around 2017 I came across Bonobo’s 2014 album, The North Borders Tour – Live, and I was...

Beak>, Litronix @ LPR

Beak> at (le)poisson rouge (photo by Kevin McGann)   Last week the Bristol, UK-based experimental electronic trio known as BEAK> invaded...

Amyl and The Sniffers, Mannequin Pussy, Bob Vylan @ Terminal 5

Amyl and The Sniffers at Terminal 5 (photo by Kate Hoos)   Amyl and The Sniffers have been on a relentless tour during most of 2022,...

Pussy Riot, Madge, Boyfriend @ LPR

Pussy Riot at (le) poisson rouge (photo by Juliette Boulay)   A decade removed from their initial burst onto the world stage after being...

New Order, Pet Shop Boys @ Barclays Center

New Order at Barclays Center (photo by Edwina Hay)   Pet Shop Boys and New Order began their co-headline tour called “The Unity Tour” in North...

Features/Lists/News

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...

Bad Bad Hats Announce 10th Anniversary Release of “It Hurts”

Bad Bad Hats (photo by Zoe Prinds-Flash)   Indie pop greats Bad Bad Hats have announced a special edition of their debut EP, It Hurts, that...

Tropical Fuck Storm Announce “Submersive Behaviour” 12inch

Tropical Fuck Storm (photo by Adam Donovan)   Tropical Fuck Storm just wrapped up their North American tour and now have announced a new 12",...

Los Bitchos Release Video for Holiday Single, “Los Chrismos”

Los Bitchos Los Chrismos EP   I love Los Bitchos not only for their catchy as hell music, but for their love of all things cheeky. Following...

The Natural Lines Announce Debut Album, Release First Single feat. Nikki Glaser

The Natural Lines (photo by Jesse Dufault)   The Natural Lines (ex Matt Pond PA) have announced their self titled debut album (3/24/23 Bella...

Weekly Show Listing 11/28-12/4/22

  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...

Rozzi’s Sultry Voice Will Keep You Warm This Winter

Rozzi (photo by Bennet Perez)   Pop and soul singer Rozzi just dropped a new album, Berry (Deluxe), which features collaborations with PJ...

Premiere- Jordan/Martin Hell- Psychosocialite

Jordan/Martin Hell Psychosocialite   What a ride. Jordan/Martin Hell's wide-ranging new record, Psychosocialite, comes across as both...

Fucked Up release latest single, “Found”

Fucked Up (photo by Kate Hoos)   Fucked Up have released "Found," the second single from their upcoming album, One Day. Damian Abraham's scream...

Black Eyes Reunite, re-issue debut album

Black Eyes (photo by Shawn Brackbill)   Black Eyes, the influential experimetal/art punk/post punk band, had a blink and you miss it...

Premiere: Sunfruits “Believe It All” track/video

Sunfruits (photo by Kalindy Williams)   Following up their rocking single “Made To Love,” Australian band Sunfruits are back with a brand new...

FTA’s Bandcamp Friday Picks November 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...

The Murlocs release live video, announce Reddit AMA

The Murlocs (photo by Izzie Austin)   Fresh off of performaning at LEVITATION in Austin and with a show at Red Rocks Amphitheater with King...

FTA’s Favorite Covers Vol. 2

  Who doesn't love a great cover song? We here at FTA loooove covers and a few months back three of us—Chantal, Hoos, and Rebecca—collaborated...

Fucked Up reveal new album “One Day,” share title track

Fucked Up (photo by Janine Kaufer)   Long running Canadian hardcore band, Fucked Up, have announced a brand new album, One Day, and shared the...

Premiere- TVOD “Mantis”

TVOD (photo by Jessica Gurewitz)   Fresh on the heels of the release of their recent single “Alien” (read our thoughts), and tearing back...

FTA’s Bandcamp Friday Picks October 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...

Brooklyn Punks Unite to Support Palestine

Spite FuXXX at Our Wicked Lady (photo by Kate Hoos)   Recently, an absolutely insane and incredible lineup of bands hit the rooftop of Our...

Album premiere: Sean Spada “The Wild Ride”

Sean Spada The Wild Ride (photo and design by Tasha Lutek)     Cue drumroll! Snapping right out of the gate with the big pianos hooks,...

MCR Returns to BK and NJ For First Time In 10 Years

My Chemical Romance (photo by Amanda Meth)   Three years after announcing their reunion, esteemed American rock band My Chemical Romance...

Reviews

Swansea Sound- Music Lover

Swansea Sound "Music Lover" (art by Catrin Saran James)   Gather round C86 lovers! The indie twee pop super group, Swansea Sound (which...

Single Serve 022

  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...

White Lung- Premonition

White Lung (photo by Lindsey Byrnes)   For their fifth album Premonition, Vancouver band White Lung build on the tight songwriting and...

Swansong- Happy To Be Here

Swansong Happy To Be Here (art by Nat Gyll-Murray)   UK band Swansong was formed in 2015, and have already released two albums and an EP. This...

TS Tadin- Pretty Boring

T.S. Tadin Pretty Boring (art by Ethan Tadin)   Pretty Boring is at times pretty, but never boring. T.S. Tadin's latest record is a collection...

sock jock- anothernovember

sock jock anothernovember   As a musician, subtlety is not one of my strong-suits. But for Taylor Marie, aka sock jock, there’s power in the...

Snoopy and the Who?!- Self Titled

Snoopy and The Who?! Self Titled   The latest self-titled release from the Brooklyn band is chock full of grindy-windy guitar licks, soaring...

Single Serve 021

  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...

Pleasure Island- Faux Porteño

Pleasure Island Faux Porteño (art by Nono Pautasso)   If you’re looking for a chance to giggle while dancing barefoot on the beach in your...

Tungsten Beach- The Dead City

Tungsten Beach The Dead City    In the wake of the events of 2020, there have been a number of albums released with hopeful, forward-looking...

Single Serve 020

  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...

Weeping Icon- Ocelli

Weeping Icon Ocelli (photo by Annalie Bouchard)   The Brooklyn noise-punk outfit, who self describe as “sarcasm dopegaze,” are back with a...

TVOD- Goldfish

TVOD "Goldfish" (art by Secret Cobra Information)   Where is TVOD and who the fuck is in the band right now!? Those are some valid questions,...

Ian McCuen- Westward, to Nowhere

Ian McCuen Westward, to Nowhere (art by Christina Riccio)   Ian McCuen, a self-described “purveyor of sorrow,” has created a haunting musical...

Single Serve 019

  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...

A Very Special Episode- Remix Your Hearts or Die

A Very Special Episode Remix Your Hearts or Die   In October 2021, the fantastic noise/post-punk band A Very Special Episode released Fix Your...

Single Serve 018

  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...

Single Serve 017

  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 Antibuddies- that’s what i said

The Antibuddies that's what I said (art by Scott Thomas Christie & Emily Hanson)   On September 28, 2022, Detroit-based band, The...

Jekssaira- Becoming Well Again

Jekssaira Becoming Well Again  (art by Val Martinez)   I first had the pleasure of meeting Jekssaira last summer when bands were just beginning...

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...