Shows

Death From Above 1979, HXLT @ Racket

Death From Above 1979 at Racket (photo by Kate Hoos)   Back for the second time in the past year, Death From Above 1979 appeared this time at...

Red Fang, Teen Mortgage @ Gramercy Theater

Red Fang at Gramercy Theater (photo by Kyle Ostrander)   Last week, sludge metal band Red Fang took the stage at The Gramercy Theater. Their...

Swirlies, Frankie Rose, w0rmh0les @ LPR

Swirlies at (le) poisson rouge (photo by Taryn Alper)   The final Swirlies show of their brief Northeast tour brought perfect NYC summer...

Horsegirl, Iceage, Water From Your Eyes, Lifeguard @ SummerStage

Horsegirl (photo by Conor Rooney)   Once every summer in New York City, a show bursts forth as the seemingly cosmic center of the universe....

Big Joanie, Clear Channel @ Union Pool

Big Joanie at Union Pool (photo by Kate Hoos)   Back in January, the London based Black feminist punk band Big Joanie announced their first US...

Love and Rockets, Vinsantos DeFonte @ King’s Theater

Love and Rockets at King's Theater (photo by Kevin McGann)   This past weekend, Love and Rockets made their long-awaited return to NYC’s Kings...

Bully, Sub*T @ Racket

Bully at Racket (photo by Kate Hoos)   New York City started to look pretty apocalyptic this past Tuesday evening as the smoke from Canadian...

Fenne Lily, Christian Lee Hutson, Why Bonnie @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Fenne Lily at Music Hall of Williamsburg (photo by Kevin McGann)   This past weekend, Fenne Lily and Christian Lee Hutson brought their...

Panchiko, Horse Jumper of Love, LSD & the Search for God @ LPR

Panchiko at LPR (photo by Kate Hoos)   If you find yourself asking how much of the buzz around Panchiko is the legend of their re-discovery and...

Soul Glo, Person(A), T.A.Z., Compa @ Tompkins Square Park

Soul Glo at Tompkins Square Park (photo by Conor Rooney)   It was one of those beautiful New York City days: the weather wasn’t yet too...

June McDoom, Seafoam Walls @ Baby’s All Right

June McDoom at Baby's All Right (photo by Kevin McGann)   Last week, NYC based June McDoom treated those of us at Brooklyn’s Baby’s All Right...

Shame, Been Stellar, Tony or Tony @ Irving Plaza

Shame at Irving Plaza (photo by Kate Hoos)   UK post-punkers Shame hit NYC in support of their latest album, Food for Worms this past Monday...

The Hives @ Racket

The Hives at Racket (photo by Kevin McGann)   After a decade plus long absence, The Hives made their return to NYC on Tuesday night for a...

Olivia Jean @ Mercury Lounge

Olivia Jean at Mercury Lounge (photo by Kevin McGann)   Olivia Jean rocked NYC’s Mercury Lounge last week in support of her latest full-length,...

Devon Church, Pastel Hell, Weird Magazines @ Wonderville

Devon Church at Wonderville (photo by Kate Hoos)   Wonderville, the arcade/bar/performance space located on the edge of Bushwick and Bed-Stuy,...

Muna @ Terminal 5

Muna at Terminal 5 (photo by Kate Hoos)   The indie pop group Muna has been on tour since March of this year, hitting dates Down Under before...

Country Westerns, Liquor Store, Ill Angel @ Union Pool

Country Westerns at Union Pool (photo by Kevin McGann)   Nashville’s Country Westerns brought their distinct brand of hard-hitting garage rock...

Hoodoo Gurus, The Fleshtones @ Webster Hall

Hoodoo Gurus at Webster Hall (photo by Ray Rusinak)   For those of us of a certain age, The Hoodoo Gurus coming to the States is a BIG deal....

Nation of Language, Gustaf @ Brooklyn Steel

Nation of Language at Brooklyn Steel (photo by Kevin McGann)   Nation of Language brought their 80’s infused synth pop goodness to Brooklyn...

Fever Ray, Christeene @ Terminal 5

Fever Ray at Terminal 5 (photo by Kate Hoos)   Driving around Brooklyn with Fever Ray’s most recent album, Radical Romantics, at full volume...

Covet, Scarypoolparty, Altopalo @ Brooklyn Bowl

Covet at Brooklyn Bowl (photo by Kevin McGann)   Last week, California’s Covet played Brooklyn Bowl as part of the current tour in support of...

Father John Misty @ The Capitol Theater

Father John Misty at The Capitol Theater (photo by Emilio Herce)   The palatial Capitol Theater felt like a fitting venue to catch Father John...

This Is Not Croydon Fest 4

Fishbone at This Is Not Croydon Fest (photo by Ray Rusinak)   This Is Not Croydon is a ska festival which started back in 2018 as the This Is...

Placebo, Big Joanie @ Brooklyn Steel

Placebo at Brooklyn Steel (photo by Kate Hoos)   Unlike with many bands that became popular in the 90s, this is not a reunion tour: Placebo has...

Wild Child, Proxima Parada @ Racket

Wild Child at Racket (photo by Kevin McGann)   Last week, Texas’ indie folk-pop darlings Wild Child brought their End of the World tour to...

Ripe, Melt, Couch @ Terminal 5

Ripe at Terminal 5 (photo by Kyle Ostrander)   Boston based funk band Ripe played an upbeat and energetic show at Terminal 5 this past weekend....

Seafoam Walls @ Webster Hall

Seafoam Walls at Webster Hall (photo by Kevin McGann)   This past week, Miami’s Seafoam Walls brought their self-described brand of Caribbean...

Laura Stevenson, Kaleigh Goldsworthy, Katie Malco @ Brooklyn Made

Laura Stevenson at Brooklyn Made (photo by Ray Rusinak)   As hard as it is to believe, Laura Stevenson’s achingly beautiful and personal album,...

Titus Andronicus, Country Westerns @ Elsewhere

Titus Andronicus at Elsewhere (photo by Kyle Ostrander)   New Jersey rock band Titus Andronicus performed an electrifying set at Elsewhere this...

caroline, Wendy Eisenberg & Ryan Sawyer @ National Sawdust

caroline at National Sawdust (photo by Kevin McGann)   One of my highlights of 2022 was covering the NYC debut of caroline at Le Poisson Rouge...

Ron Gallo @ Baby’s All Right

Ron Gallo at Baby's All Right (photo by Ray Rusinak)   As I walked up to Baby’s All Right this past Thursday evening, Ron Gallo was laughing...

Algiers, Party Dozen, Shop Talk @ Racket

Algiers at Racket (photo by Kyle Ostrander)   On April 6th, Algiers took their genre-bending style to the stage at one of NYC's newest venues,...

Godcaster, Dirtbuyer, Venus Twins @ Union Pool

Godcaster at Union Pool (photo by Kevin McGann)   Before a recent opening slot for Geese, singer/guitarist Judson Kolk came out and announced...

Wilco @ The Capitol Theatre

Wilco at The Capitol Theatre (photo by Emilio Herce)   On Thursday, March 30th, Wilco played the first of three sold-out shows at Port...

The Murder Capital, Pet Fox @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

The Murder Capital at Music Hall of Williamsburg (photo by Kevin McGann)   Last week’s killer performance from Dublin’s The Murder Capital was...

Native Sun, Flossing, Activity @ Union Pool

Native Sun at Union Pool (photo by Kevin McGann)   This past weekend NY’s Native Sun returned to a sold-out homecoming at Union Pool. The last...

King Tuff, Tchotchke @ Elsewhere

King Tuff at Elsewhere (photo by Lauren Krohn)   King Tuff and Tchotchke played a packed Elsewhere Hall in Brooklyn on Friday 3/24. King...

Quasi, Bat Fangs @ TV Eye

Quasi at TV Eye (photo by Amanda Meth)   If you were at the sold out Quasi and Bat Fangs show at TV Eye this past Thursday, March 16th, there...

Daddy Long Legs, Brower @ Sultan Room

DADDY LONG LEGS at The Sultan Room (photo by Kevin McGann)   New York City’s own DADDY LONG LEGS brought their brand of blues infused rock to...

Frida Kill, Perennial, Beeyotch @ Purgatory

Frida Kill at Purgatory (photo by Kate Hoos)   The perfect bill for a show doesn't exi....wait a minute....Beeyotch, Perennial and Frida Kill...

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Features/Lists/News 

Weekly Show Listing 2/19-2/25/24

  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...

Q & A with A Very Special Episode

A Very Special Episode (photo by Cherylynn Tsushima)   Noisy postpunk band, A Very Special Episode, are staples in the Brooklyn DIY scene known...

Video Premiere- Leathered “Prayer”

Leathered (photo by M. Guggino)   If you like a rocking indie Americana vibe, Leathered are the best in the biz, and "Prayer" is indeed a three...

Video Premiere- Safe Houses “Someday Is Starting Now”

Safe Houses (photo by Jeanette D. Moses)   Jangly Brooklyn powerpop heroes and stalwarts of the DIY scene, Safe Houses, are releasing a pair of...

FTA’s Bandcamp Friday Picks May 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...

JOHN announce new single, first North American tour

JOHN (photo by Paul Grace)   We here at FTA have been long time fans of the London based JOHN, the grungy punk duo of John Newton (lead...

Brooklyn Music Community Pays Tribute to “Fever To Tell”

Cool Kids Belong Together: A Tribute to "Fever To Tell" by Yeah Yeah Yeahs (art by Dima Drjuchin)   Being a true music nerd who cut her teeth...

SXSW Part Two

Sunflower Bean at SXSW (photo by Shasha Léonard)   And here we are with Part Two of our SXSW coverage! Be sure to check out Part One.  ...

Rebelmatic Announce Tour Dates for May

Rebelmatic in 2022 (photo by Kate Hoos)   Rebelmatic has the reputation of being one of the hardest working bands in NYC and it’s for good...

FTA’s Bandcamp Friday Picks April 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...

Video Premiere- Pink Mexico “Dungeonhead”

Pink Mexico (photo by Arvelisse Ruby Bonilla Ramos)   "Dungeonhead,” is the lead single off the upcoming record, Mirrorhead by Pink Mexico. The...

SXSW Part One

Panic Shack at SXSW (photo by Shasha Léonard)   We all know what SXSW is by now, but long gone are the affordable $10 tickets of yore. I had...

Video Premiere- RONI “Don’t Look At Me Like That”

RONI- "Don't Look At Me Like That"   After moving to New York City in 2010 from her native Jerusalem, singer, songwriter, and guitarist RONI...

Interview with Desert Sharks

Desert Sharks (photo by Jessica Gurewitz)   Full Time Aesthetic sat down with Brooklyn’s own doom punk band, Desert Sharks, to chat about their...

New Colossus Fest 2023

Adwaith at New Colossus Fest (photo by Ray Rusinak)   The New Colossus Festival hit the Lower East Side recently for their annual showcase and...

Video Premiere- Crazy & the Brains “Open Eyes”

Crazy & the Brains "Open Eyes"   Raucous Bayonne NJ based indie-punks Crazy & the Brains made a name for themselves with their...

Q & A with Ammar Farooki

Ammar Farooki (photo by Kevin McGann)   Ammar Farooki is a singer-songwriter based out of Brooklyn, NY. But his story is much bigger than that....

FTA’s Bandcamp Friday Picks March 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...

Tami Hart- Sorry For Your Heart

Thanks for Saying Hi (photo by Elizabeth Orr)   Tami Hart has always had a knack for writing plaintive songs that pull at your heartstrings....

FTA’s Favorite Two Piece Bands

  I’ve always had an affinity for two piece bands. This is partly because I’ve always loved the spartan nature of it, and partly because I also...

Reviews

Single Serve 050

  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 Clientele- I Am Not There Anymore

The Clientele I Am Not There Anymore   The opening song, “Fables of the Silverlink” from veteran indie pop greats The Clientele’s new album, I...

Palehound- Eye On The Bat

Palehound Eye On The Bat   Back in 2020, Palehound was getting ready to tour in support of the album Black Friday; not only were those plans...

Shopjail- LARCENY

Shopjail- LARCENY   If you enjoy playlists based on vibe rather than genre, then the new EP from local artist Shopjail will scratch that itch....

Single Serve 049

  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 048

  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...

Big Girl- Big Girl Vs. God

Big Girl- Big Girl Vs. God   Big Girl is in no rush. And why should they be? Six fantastically talented musicians bring the debut album to...

Le Big Zero- At Arm’s Length

Le Big Zero At Arms Length   Le Big Zero—the experimental indie quartet in their final and truest collaborative form—returns with a new EP to...

Single Serve 047

  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- Freak Me Out

A Very Special Episode Freak Me Out   Whether you’re ready to check in for a relaxing week at the The Great Northern, or just in the mood for a...

Single Serve 046

  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...

Idaho Green- Double Ashley / Virgelle to Victor

Idaho Green- Double Ashley / Virgelle to Victor   After crossing paths with Idaho Green at a Halloween show we played together years ago, I...

Single Serve 045

  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...

Teke::Teke- Hagata

Teke::Teke Hagata    TEKE::TEKE are a band that contains multitudes, from their influences, which range from psychedelic rock to surf to garage...

Gardenia- Knowing You Know Nothing

Gardenia- Knowing You Know Nothing (photo by Remy Fink)   NYC duo Gardenia dropped their debut album May 26th, and in eight songs they really...

Stimmerman- Undertaking

Stimmerman- Undertaking (art by Dylan LaPointe)   “One tricky thing about turning big traumas directly into songs is that it compartmentalizes...

Jelly Kelly- Warm Water

Jelly Kelly Warm Water   Rarely do a band name and record title both land so on point. But just in time for the hot New York City summer, the...

Beach Fossils- Bunny

Beach Fossils- Bunny   No longer the young indie darlings of the 2010's, Beach Fossils have stood the test of time and emerged thirteen years...

Bully- Lucky For You

Bully- Lucky For You (photo by Alysse Gafkjen)   Bully’s 2020 release Sugaregg was raucous; wild; raw. But their brand new fourth studio album...

Double Mint Dragon- Silver Volt

Double Mint Dragon Silver Volt   Silver Volt can be described as "music I don’t understand made up of sounds I absolutely love." Lyrically...

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

Death From Above 1979, HXLT @ Racket

Death From Above 1979 at Racket (photo by Kate Hoos)   Back for the second time in the past year, Death From Above 1979 appeared this time at...

Red Fang, Teen Mortgage @ Gramercy Theater

Red Fang at Gramercy Theater (photo by Kyle Ostrander)   Last week, sludge metal band Red Fang took the stage at The Gramercy Theater. Their...

Swirlies, Frankie Rose, w0rmh0les @ LPR

Swirlies at (le) poisson rouge (photo by Taryn Alper)   The final Swirlies show of their brief Northeast tour brought perfect NYC summer...

Horsegirl, Iceage, Water From Your Eyes, Lifeguard @ SummerStage

Horsegirl (photo by Conor Rooney)   Once every summer in New York City, a show bursts forth as the seemingly cosmic center of the universe....

Big Joanie, Clear Channel @ Union Pool

Big Joanie at Union Pool (photo by Kate Hoos)   Back in January, the London based Black feminist punk band Big Joanie announced their first US...

Love and Rockets, Vinsantos DeFonte @ King’s Theater

Love and Rockets at King's Theater (photo by Kevin McGann)   This past weekend, Love and Rockets made their long-awaited return to NYC’s Kings...

Bully, Sub*T @ Racket

Bully at Racket (photo by Kate Hoos)   New York City started to look pretty apocalyptic this past Tuesday evening as the smoke from Canadian...

Fenne Lily, Christian Lee Hutson, Why Bonnie @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Fenne Lily at Music Hall of Williamsburg (photo by Kevin McGann)   This past weekend, Fenne Lily and Christian Lee Hutson brought their...

Panchiko, Horse Jumper of Love, LSD & the Search for God @ LPR

Panchiko at LPR (photo by Kate Hoos)   If you find yourself asking how much of the buzz around Panchiko is the legend of their re-discovery and...

Soul Glo, Person(A), T.A.Z., Compa @ Tompkins Square Park

Soul Glo at Tompkins Square Park (photo by Conor Rooney)   It was one of those beautiful New York City days: the weather wasn’t yet too...

June McDoom, Seafoam Walls @ Baby’s All Right

June McDoom at Baby's All Right (photo by Kevin McGann)   Last week, NYC based June McDoom treated those of us at Brooklyn’s Baby’s All Right...

Shame, Been Stellar, Tony or Tony @ Irving Plaza

Shame at Irving Plaza (photo by Kate Hoos)   UK post-punkers Shame hit NYC in support of their latest album, Food for Worms this past Monday...

The Hives @ Racket

The Hives at Racket (photo by Kevin McGann)   After a decade plus long absence, The Hives made their return to NYC on Tuesday night for a...

Olivia Jean @ Mercury Lounge

Olivia Jean at Mercury Lounge (photo by Kevin McGann)   Olivia Jean rocked NYC’s Mercury Lounge last week in support of her latest full-length,...

Devon Church, Pastel Hell, Weird Magazines @ Wonderville

Devon Church at Wonderville (photo by Kate Hoos)   Wonderville, the arcade/bar/performance space located on the edge of Bushwick and Bed-Stuy,...

Muna @ Terminal 5

Muna at Terminal 5 (photo by Kate Hoos)   The indie pop group Muna has been on tour since March of this year, hitting dates Down Under before...

Country Westerns, Liquor Store, Ill Angel @ Union Pool

Country Westerns at Union Pool (photo by Kevin McGann)   Nashville’s Country Westerns brought their distinct brand of hard-hitting garage rock...

Hoodoo Gurus, The Fleshtones @ Webster Hall

Hoodoo Gurus at Webster Hall (photo by Ray Rusinak)   For those of us of a certain age, The Hoodoo Gurus coming to the States is a BIG deal....

Nation of Language, Gustaf @ Brooklyn Steel

Nation of Language at Brooklyn Steel (photo by Kevin McGann)   Nation of Language brought their 80’s infused synth pop goodness to Brooklyn...

Fever Ray, Christeene @ Terminal 5

Fever Ray at Terminal 5 (photo by Kate Hoos)   Driving around Brooklyn with Fever Ray’s most recent album, Radical Romantics, at full volume...

Covet, Scarypoolparty, Altopalo @ Brooklyn Bowl

Covet at Brooklyn Bowl (photo by Kevin McGann)   Last week, California’s Covet played Brooklyn Bowl as part of the current tour in support of...

Father John Misty @ The Capitol Theater

Father John Misty at The Capitol Theater (photo by Emilio Herce)   The palatial Capitol Theater felt like a fitting venue to catch Father John...

This Is Not Croydon Fest 4

Fishbone at This Is Not Croydon Fest (photo by Ray Rusinak)   This Is Not Croydon is a ska festival which started back in 2018 as the This Is...

Placebo, Big Joanie @ Brooklyn Steel

Placebo at Brooklyn Steel (photo by Kate Hoos)   Unlike with many bands that became popular in the 90s, this is not a reunion tour: Placebo has...

Wild Child, Proxima Parada @ Racket

Wild Child at Racket (photo by Kevin McGann)   Last week, Texas’ indie folk-pop darlings Wild Child brought their End of the World tour to...

Ripe, Melt, Couch @ Terminal 5

Ripe at Terminal 5 (photo by Kyle Ostrander)   Boston based funk band Ripe played an upbeat and energetic show at Terminal 5 this past weekend....

Seafoam Walls @ Webster Hall

Seafoam Walls at Webster Hall (photo by Kevin McGann)   This past week, Miami’s Seafoam Walls brought their self-described brand of Caribbean...

Laura Stevenson, Kaleigh Goldsworthy, Katie Malco @ Brooklyn Made

Laura Stevenson at Brooklyn Made (photo by Ray Rusinak)   As hard as it is to believe, Laura Stevenson’s achingly beautiful and personal album,...

Titus Andronicus, Country Westerns @ Elsewhere

Titus Andronicus at Elsewhere (photo by Kyle Ostrander)   New Jersey rock band Titus Andronicus performed an electrifying set at Elsewhere this...

caroline, Wendy Eisenberg & Ryan Sawyer @ National Sawdust

caroline at National Sawdust (photo by Kevin McGann)   One of my highlights of 2022 was covering the NYC debut of caroline at Le Poisson Rouge...

Ron Gallo @ Baby’s All Right

Ron Gallo at Baby's All Right (photo by Ray Rusinak)   As I walked up to Baby’s All Right this past Thursday evening, Ron Gallo was laughing...

Algiers, Party Dozen, Shop Talk @ Racket

Algiers at Racket (photo by Kyle Ostrander)   On April 6th, Algiers took their genre-bending style to the stage at one of NYC's newest venues,...

Godcaster, Dirtbuyer, Venus Twins @ Union Pool

Godcaster at Union Pool (photo by Kevin McGann)   Before a recent opening slot for Geese, singer/guitarist Judson Kolk came out and announced...

Wilco @ The Capitol Theatre

Wilco at The Capitol Theatre (photo by Emilio Herce)   On Thursday, March 30th, Wilco played the first of three sold-out shows at Port...

The Murder Capital, Pet Fox @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

The Murder Capital at Music Hall of Williamsburg (photo by Kevin McGann)   Last week’s killer performance from Dublin’s The Murder Capital was...

Native Sun, Flossing, Activity @ Union Pool

Native Sun at Union Pool (photo by Kevin McGann)   This past weekend NY’s Native Sun returned to a sold-out homecoming at Union Pool. The last...

King Tuff, Tchotchke @ Elsewhere

King Tuff at Elsewhere (photo by Lauren Krohn)   King Tuff and Tchotchke played a packed Elsewhere Hall in Brooklyn on Friday 3/24. King...

Quasi, Bat Fangs @ TV Eye

Quasi at TV Eye (photo by Amanda Meth)   If you were at the sold out Quasi and Bat Fangs show at TV Eye this past Thursday, March 16th, there...

Daddy Long Legs, Brower @ Sultan Room

DADDY LONG LEGS at The Sultan Room (photo by Kevin McGann)   New York City’s own DADDY LONG LEGS brought their brand of blues infused rock to...

Frida Kill, Perennial, Beeyotch @ Purgatory

Frida Kill at Purgatory (photo by Kate Hoos)   The perfect bill for a show doesn't exi....wait a minute....Beeyotch, Perennial and Frida Kill...

Features/Lists/News

Weekly Show Listing 2/19-2/25/24

  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...

Q & A with A Very Special Episode

A Very Special Episode (photo by Cherylynn Tsushima)   Noisy postpunk band, A Very Special Episode, are staples in the Brooklyn DIY scene known...

Video Premiere- Leathered “Prayer”

Leathered (photo by M. Guggino)   If you like a rocking indie Americana vibe, Leathered are the best in the biz, and "Prayer" is indeed a three...

Video Premiere- Safe Houses “Someday Is Starting Now”

Safe Houses (photo by Jeanette D. Moses)   Jangly Brooklyn powerpop heroes and stalwarts of the DIY scene, Safe Houses, are releasing a pair of...

FTA’s Bandcamp Friday Picks May 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...

JOHN announce new single, first North American tour

JOHN (photo by Paul Grace)   We here at FTA have been long time fans of the London based JOHN, the grungy punk duo of John Newton (lead...

Brooklyn Music Community Pays Tribute to “Fever To Tell”

Cool Kids Belong Together: A Tribute to "Fever To Tell" by Yeah Yeah Yeahs (art by Dima Drjuchin)   Being a true music nerd who cut her teeth...

SXSW Part Two

Sunflower Bean at SXSW (photo by Shasha Léonard)   And here we are with Part Two of our SXSW coverage! Be sure to check out Part One.  ...

Rebelmatic Announce Tour Dates for May

Rebelmatic in 2022 (photo by Kate Hoos)   Rebelmatic has the reputation of being one of the hardest working bands in NYC and it’s for good...

FTA’s Bandcamp Friday Picks April 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...

Video Premiere- Pink Mexico “Dungeonhead”

Pink Mexico (photo by Arvelisse Ruby Bonilla Ramos)   "Dungeonhead,” is the lead single off the upcoming record, Mirrorhead by Pink Mexico. The...

SXSW Part One

Panic Shack at SXSW (photo by Shasha Léonard)   We all know what SXSW is by now, but long gone are the affordable $10 tickets of yore. I had...

Video Premiere- RONI “Don’t Look At Me Like That”

RONI- "Don't Look At Me Like That"   After moving to New York City in 2010 from her native Jerusalem, singer, songwriter, and guitarist RONI...

Interview with Desert Sharks

Desert Sharks (photo by Jessica Gurewitz)   Full Time Aesthetic sat down with Brooklyn’s own doom punk band, Desert Sharks, to chat about their...

New Colossus Fest 2023

Adwaith at New Colossus Fest (photo by Ray Rusinak)   The New Colossus Festival hit the Lower East Side recently for their annual showcase and...

Video Premiere- Crazy & the Brains “Open Eyes”

Crazy & the Brains "Open Eyes"   Raucous Bayonne NJ based indie-punks Crazy & the Brains made a name for themselves with their...

Q & A with Ammar Farooki

Ammar Farooki (photo by Kevin McGann)   Ammar Farooki is a singer-songwriter based out of Brooklyn, NY. But his story is much bigger than that....

FTA’s Bandcamp Friday Picks March 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...

Tami Hart- Sorry For Your Heart

Thanks for Saying Hi (photo by Elizabeth Orr)   Tami Hart has always had a knack for writing plaintive songs that pull at your heartstrings....

FTA’s Favorite Two Piece Bands

  I’ve always had an affinity for two piece bands. This is partly because I’ve always loved the spartan nature of it, and partly because I also...

Reviews

Single Serve 050

  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 Clientele- I Am Not There Anymore

The Clientele I Am Not There Anymore   The opening song, “Fables of the Silverlink” from veteran indie pop greats The Clientele’s new album, I...

Palehound- Eye On The Bat

Palehound Eye On The Bat   Back in 2020, Palehound was getting ready to tour in support of the album Black Friday; not only were those plans...

Shopjail- LARCENY

Shopjail- LARCENY   If you enjoy playlists based on vibe rather than genre, then the new EP from local artist Shopjail will scratch that itch....

Single Serve 049

  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 048

  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...

Big Girl- Big Girl Vs. God

Big Girl- Big Girl Vs. God   Big Girl is in no rush. And why should they be? Six fantastically talented musicians bring the debut album to...

Le Big Zero- At Arm’s Length

Le Big Zero At Arms Length   Le Big Zero—the experimental indie quartet in their final and truest collaborative form—returns with a new EP to...

Single Serve 047

  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- Freak Me Out

A Very Special Episode Freak Me Out   Whether you’re ready to check in for a relaxing week at the The Great Northern, or just in the mood for a...

Single Serve 046

  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...

Idaho Green- Double Ashley / Virgelle to Victor

Idaho Green- Double Ashley / Virgelle to Victor   After crossing paths with Idaho Green at a Halloween show we played together years ago, I...

Single Serve 045

  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...

Teke::Teke- Hagata

Teke::Teke Hagata    TEKE::TEKE are a band that contains multitudes, from their influences, which range from psychedelic rock to surf to garage...

Gardenia- Knowing You Know Nothing

Gardenia- Knowing You Know Nothing (photo by Remy Fink)   NYC duo Gardenia dropped their debut album May 26th, and in eight songs they really...

Stimmerman- Undertaking

Stimmerman- Undertaking (art by Dylan LaPointe)   “One tricky thing about turning big traumas directly into songs is that it compartmentalizes...

Jelly Kelly- Warm Water

Jelly Kelly Warm Water   Rarely do a band name and record title both land so on point. But just in time for the hot New York City summer, the...

Beach Fossils- Bunny

Beach Fossils- Bunny   No longer the young indie darlings of the 2010's, Beach Fossils have stood the test of time and emerged thirteen years...

Bully- Lucky For You

Bully- Lucky For You (photo by Alysse Gafkjen)   Bully’s 2020 release Sugaregg was raucous; wild; raw. But their brand new fourth studio album...

Double Mint Dragon- Silver Volt

Double Mint Dragon Silver Volt   Silver Volt can be described as "music I don’t understand made up of sounds I absolutely love." Lyrically...

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...