Shows

The Linda Lindas, Ratas En Zelo @ Mercury Lounge

The Linda Lindas (photo by Kate Hoos)   The Linda Lindas wrapped up their run in NYC opening for Jawbreaker (see pics from night one) with...

Dropper, Nevva, Tea Eater @ Mercury Lounge

Nevva at Mercury Lounge (photo by Kate Hoos)   Is Sunday Funday even a thing people say anymore? I don't know, but I'm unabashedly a nerd so...

Fontaines D.C., Just Mustard @ Brooklyn Steel

Fontaines D.C. at Brooklyn Steel (photo by Kevin McGann)   I’ll always remember exactly where I was in early 2019 when a friend told me to get...

Jawbreaker, The Linda Lindas, Worriers @ Irving Plaza

Jawbreaker at Irving Plaza (photo by Kate Hoos)   Jawbreaker is currently on tour to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their final album, Dear...

The Mummies, Empath, The Out-Sect @ TV Eye

The Mummies at TV Eye (photo by Kate Hoos)   I waited a very long time to see The Mummies and the special brand of trashy rock n roll that only...

Godspeed You! Black Emperor @ Webster Hall

Godspeed You! Black Emperor at Webster Hall (photo by Kate Hoos)   Godspeed You! Black Emperor made a stop at Webster Hall on their current...

Gustaf, Carlos Truly, Lola Pistola @ The Broadway

Gustaf at The Broadway (photo by Kate Hoos)   There's no denying that Gustaf is one of the best live bands in Brooklyn (or anywhere really),...

Weeping Icon, Frida Kill, The Rizzos, Duke of Vandals @ Our Wicked Lady

Weeping Icon at Our Wicked Lady (photo by Kate Hoos)   There's nothing I love more than a night of great music and lots of friends which this...

Pillow Queens, Deanna Petcoff @ Mercury Lounge

Pillow Queens at Mercury Lounge (photo by Kevin McGann)   Hot on the heels of their sophomore release, Leave the Light On (Royal Mountain...

Low, Divide and Dissolve @ Webster Hall

Low at Webster Hall (photo by Kate Hoos)   I'm a huge fan of instrumental music so when I found out Divide and Dissolve was going to be opening...

Mogwai, Nina Nastasia, Ye Gods @ Brooklyn Steel

Mogwai at Brooklyn Steel (photo by Kevin McGann)   Last week Mogwai made their way back to NYC in support of their latest Temporary Residence...

Carseat Headrest, Bartees Strange @ Brooklyn Steel

Carseat Headrest at Brooklyn Steel (photo by Emilio Herce)   Will Toledo is one of the sharpest and most emotionally affecting songwriters of...

Sasami, Zulu @ Johnny Brenda’s

  Sasami at Johnny Brenda's (photo by Kate Hoos)   Sasami's newest album, Squeeze, has been one of my favorites of 2022 so far and I...

Claud @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Claud at Music Hall of Williamsburg (photo by Emilio Herce)   Claud played the last night of their Super Monster tour on March 28 to a packed...

Pons, Consumables, Safer @ Baby’s All Right

Pons at Baby's All Right (photo by Kate Hoos)   Over the last two months or so I’ve gotten to see Pons play a few times and they just get...

PLOSIVS, Meat Wave @ Saint Vitus

PLOSIVS at Saint Vitus (photo by Kate Hoos)   I'm a huge fan of Rob Crow and pretty much his entire catalog, so when I heard he was in a new...

Squid, Deliluh @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Squid at Music Hall of Williamsburg (photo by Kevin McGann)   Squid have been described as post punk but their music goes way deeper than that....

Horsegirl @ Market Hotel

Horsegirl at Market Hotel (photo by Brianna DiGioia)   Tuesday 3/22 marked the NYC debut for Horsegirl, an indie rock trio out of Chicago....

Spite Fuxxx, Jelly Kelly, Heavy Halo @ TV Eye

Spite Fuxxx at TV Eye (photo by Kate Hoos)   Any day I get to see Spite Fuxxx tear the stage apart is a damn good day. I was long overdue to...

girl in red @ Brooklyn Steel

girl in red at Brooklyn Steel (photo by Kate Hoos)   Ah, to be young again. I can't go back, but I can feel a little bit of that fresh-faced...

Wet Leg @ Brooklyn Steel

Wet Leg at Brooklyn Steel (photo by Emilio Herce)   Four tour stops in NYC, all immediately sold out. Two late night TV performances, most...

Snapped Ankles, Gloin @ Baby’s All Right

Snapped Ankles at Baby's All Right (photo by Kate Hoos)   I'm a big proponent of Wednesday night shows, the perfect midweek pick me up from the...

Gang Of Four @ Brooklyn Made

Gang Of Four at Brooklyn Made (photo by Ray Rusinak)   When it was announced last October that Gang of Four would be touring the States in...

Surfbort, cumgirl8, Pussy Gillette, Dog Date @ Market Hotel

Surfbort at Market Hotel (photo by Kate Hoos)   Who here among us doesn't love a punk show? You'll never catch me saying "not me" to that...

TVOD, Smock, Tilden @ The Sultan Room

TVOD at The Sultan Room (photo by Kate Hoos)   There's no salve in the world like the rock n roll show and I was more than ready for this night...

Venus Twins, Pons, YHWH Nailgun @ The Broadway

Venus Twins at The Broadway (photo by Kate Hoos)   If there's one thing I love, it's a noise punk show. Heavy on the noise AND the punk please....

Tigers Jaw, Quinton Brock @ Market Hotel

Tigers Jaw at Market Hotel (photo by Amanda Meth)   On Saturday, February 26th, indie rock band Tigers Jaw played Market Hotel to a sold out...

Gary Louris @ Brooklyn Made

Gary Louris at Brooklyn Made (photo by Ray Rusinak)   Gary Louris, co-founder and lead singer for the seminal alt-country band The Jayhawks, is...

The Beths @ Webster Hall

The Beths at Webster Hall (photo by Ray Rusinak)   Through no fault of their own, New Zealand’s The Beths have unfortunately not played here in...

Dog Date, Pons, Joudy, Frida Kill @ Knitting Factory

Dog Date at Knitting Factory (photo by Kate Hoos)   We all need a midweek pick me up and I for one can’t think of anything better than a killer...

Waxahatchee, Madi Diaz @ Brooklyn Steel

Waxahatchee at Brooklyn Steel (photo by Emilio Herce)   It was a true joy to witness the return of Waxahatchee to New York City. Their last...

Valentines Village of Love @ TV EYE

MG Stillwaggon of Spite Fuxxx performing at Valentines Village of Love (photo by Kate Hoos)   What's better than having a valentine? Having 24...

A. Savage, My Idea @ TV EYE

A. Savage performing at TV EYE (photo by Emilio Herce)   Andrew Savage of Parquet Courts performed a sold-out show at TV EYE this past Friday,...

Porches @ Union Pool

Porches at Union Pool (photo by Emilio Herce)   It's a credit to Porches that they can announce a show and sell it out within a week, during a...

Bully @ Brooklyn Bowl

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

Wet Leg @ Baby’s All Right

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

Metz, Preoccupations, FACS @ Elsewhere

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

Alex G, Exum @ Webster Hall

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

Dream Syndicate, Eyelids @ Brooklyn Made

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

Hiss Golden Messenger @ Webster Hall

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

Jeff Rosenstock, Oceanator, Slaughter Beach, Dog @ Warsaw

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

Sub*T @ Elsewhere Zone One

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

NOBRO @ Bowery Ballroom

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

Bat Fangs, Beech Creeps @ Union Pool

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

Fisty @ Wonderville

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

LAPÊCHE, Russian Baths, Desert Sharks @ The Sultan Room

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

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

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

Sloppy Jane, Godcaster @ Baby’s All Right

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

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

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

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

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

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Features/Lists/News 

Weekly Show Listing 5/16-5/22/22

  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...

FTA’s Bandcamp Friday Picks May 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...

Murder By Death announce new album, tour

Murder By Death (photo by Becky DiGiglio)   Western gothic indie rockers, Murder By Death, have announced their upcoming ninth studio album,...

Frida Kill releases new video for “Mujeres Con Mangos”

Frida Kill performing (photo by Kate Hoos)   Feminist post punk garage quartet and FTA faves, Frida Kill, have released a brand new music video...

FTA’s Bandcamp Friday Picks

  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...

FTA’s Favorite Covers

  Who doesn't love a great cover song? I know I for sure do, and I have also loved playing in various cover bands for fun over the last several...

FTA Benefit Cover Show

Flyer designed by Kate Bell (of Creek and Kills)   FTA is hosting our very first benefit show on Saturday April 2nd at Wonderville in Brooklyn....

Green Day’s “Dookie” turns 28

  Dookie is one of those albums that has been such a constant presence in my life that I can scarcely remember a time when it wasn’t just...

FTA’s Favorites of 2021

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

Q & A with Sub*T

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

Reviews

Single Serve 005

It has been a busy few weeks for Nick and I between shows galore for both of us (drummers amirite?!) and work and boring "real life" stuff so we...

Frida Kill- EP 1

Frida Kill EP 1 (art by Laura Toth)   Frida Kill builds on what it means to be a feminist punk band on their first EP 1, delivering all the...

Pictoria Vark- The Parts I Dread

  Pictoria Vark is the switched-up performing name of Victoria Park, a bassist and songwriter based in Iowa City. Park has been working as a...

Allegra Krieger- Precious Thing

Allegra Krieger- Precious Thing   It makes perfect sense that in October 2020, Allegra Krieger drove across the country from Brooklyn to...

A Deer A Horse- Grind

  For Brooklyn band A Deer A Horse, their first full-length album Grind has been a long time coming. The band has been performing together for...

Gluehead- Get Stuck

  As we all know, the past couple of years have been hard. Musicians were particularly hit, with gigs and album recordings postponed or...

Single Serve 004

  Hello and welcome! It's time for your weekly dose of bite sized musical goodies from Hoos and Nick AD. We've both been very busy so the list...

Single Serve 003

  Hello and welcome! This week we've got a short burst of bite sized musical goodies as I have had a heavy shooting and "real life" schedule...

Single Serve volume 2

Hello and welcome to more bite sized musical goodness brought to you by Kate Hoos and Nick AD. We listened to a lot of new stuff in the last...

Single Serve volume 1

  Welcome! Ready for a whole bunch of new singles that came out recently?! Hope so because we have a slew of new stuff to share. I've done a...

Art/Books/Movies/Random

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...

Monster Mania 2021

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

Keith Haring: Radiant Vision @ Fenimore Art Museum

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

Take Back The Alley- Pop Up Art Show

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

Art Bitch

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

The Undercroft

UC 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 Linda Lindas, Ratas En Zelo @ Mercury Lounge

The Linda Lindas (photo by Kate Hoos)   The Linda Lindas wrapped up their run in NYC opening for Jawbreaker (see pics from night one) with...

Dropper, Nevva, Tea Eater @ Mercury Lounge

Nevva at Mercury Lounge (photo by Kate Hoos)   Is Sunday Funday even a thing people say anymore? I don't know, but I'm unabashedly a nerd so...

Fontaines D.C., Just Mustard @ Brooklyn Steel

Fontaines D.C. at Brooklyn Steel (photo by Kevin McGann)   I’ll always remember exactly where I was in early 2019 when a friend told me to get...

Jawbreaker, The Linda Lindas, Worriers @ Irving Plaza

Jawbreaker at Irving Plaza (photo by Kate Hoos)   Jawbreaker is currently on tour to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their final album, Dear...

The Mummies, Empath, The Out-Sect @ TV Eye

The Mummies at TV Eye (photo by Kate Hoos)   I waited a very long time to see The Mummies and the special brand of trashy rock n roll that only...

Godspeed You! Black Emperor @ Webster Hall

Godspeed You! Black Emperor at Webster Hall (photo by Kate Hoos)   Godspeed You! Black Emperor made a stop at Webster Hall on their current...

Gustaf, Carlos Truly, Lola Pistola @ The Broadway

Gustaf at The Broadway (photo by Kate Hoos)   There's no denying that Gustaf is one of the best live bands in Brooklyn (or anywhere really),...

Weeping Icon, Frida Kill, The Rizzos, Duke of Vandals @ Our Wicked Lady

Weeping Icon at Our Wicked Lady (photo by Kate Hoos)   There's nothing I love more than a night of great music and lots of friends which this...

Pillow Queens, Deanna Petcoff @ Mercury Lounge

Pillow Queens at Mercury Lounge (photo by Kevin McGann)   Hot on the heels of their sophomore release, Leave the Light On (Royal Mountain...

Low, Divide and Dissolve @ Webster Hall

Low at Webster Hall (photo by Kate Hoos)   I'm a huge fan of instrumental music so when I found out Divide and Dissolve was going to be opening...

Mogwai, Nina Nastasia, Ye Gods @ Brooklyn Steel

Mogwai at Brooklyn Steel (photo by Kevin McGann)   Last week Mogwai made their way back to NYC in support of their latest Temporary Residence...

Carseat Headrest, Bartees Strange @ Brooklyn Steel

Carseat Headrest at Brooklyn Steel (photo by Emilio Herce)   Will Toledo is one of the sharpest and most emotionally affecting songwriters of...

Sasami, Zulu @ Johnny Brenda’s

  Sasami at Johnny Brenda's (photo by Kate Hoos)   Sasami's newest album, Squeeze, has been one of my favorites of 2022 so far and I...

Claud @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Claud at Music Hall of Williamsburg (photo by Emilio Herce)   Claud played the last night of their Super Monster tour on March 28 to a packed...

Pons, Consumables, Safer @ Baby’s All Right

Pons at Baby's All Right (photo by Kate Hoos)   Over the last two months or so I’ve gotten to see Pons play a few times and they just get...

PLOSIVS, Meat Wave @ Saint Vitus

PLOSIVS at Saint Vitus (photo by Kate Hoos)   I'm a huge fan of Rob Crow and pretty much his entire catalog, so when I heard he was in a new...

Squid, Deliluh @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Squid at Music Hall of Williamsburg (photo by Kevin McGann)   Squid have been described as post punk but their music goes way deeper than that....

Horsegirl @ Market Hotel

Horsegirl at Market Hotel (photo by Brianna DiGioia)   Tuesday 3/22 marked the NYC debut for Horsegirl, an indie rock trio out of Chicago....

Spite Fuxxx, Jelly Kelly, Heavy Halo @ TV Eye

Spite Fuxxx at TV Eye (photo by Kate Hoos)   Any day I get to see Spite Fuxxx tear the stage apart is a damn good day. I was long overdue to...

girl in red @ Brooklyn Steel

girl in red at Brooklyn Steel (photo by Kate Hoos)   Ah, to be young again. I can't go back, but I can feel a little bit of that fresh-faced...

Wet Leg @ Brooklyn Steel

Wet Leg at Brooklyn Steel (photo by Emilio Herce)   Four tour stops in NYC, all immediately sold out. Two late night TV performances, most...

Snapped Ankles, Gloin @ Baby’s All Right

Snapped Ankles at Baby's All Right (photo by Kate Hoos)   I'm a big proponent of Wednesday night shows, the perfect midweek pick me up from the...

Gang Of Four @ Brooklyn Made

Gang Of Four at Brooklyn Made (photo by Ray Rusinak)   When it was announced last October that Gang of Four would be touring the States in...

Surfbort, cumgirl8, Pussy Gillette, Dog Date @ Market Hotel

Surfbort at Market Hotel (photo by Kate Hoos)   Who here among us doesn't love a punk show? You'll never catch me saying "not me" to that...

TVOD, Smock, Tilden @ The Sultan Room

TVOD at The Sultan Room (photo by Kate Hoos)   There's no salve in the world like the rock n roll show and I was more than ready for this night...

Venus Twins, Pons, YHWH Nailgun @ The Broadway

Venus Twins at The Broadway (photo by Kate Hoos)   If there's one thing I love, it's a noise punk show. Heavy on the noise AND the punk please....

Tigers Jaw, Quinton Brock @ Market Hotel

Tigers Jaw at Market Hotel (photo by Amanda Meth)   On Saturday, February 26th, indie rock band Tigers Jaw played Market Hotel to a sold out...

Gary Louris @ Brooklyn Made

Gary Louris at Brooklyn Made (photo by Ray Rusinak)   Gary Louris, co-founder and lead singer for the seminal alt-country band The Jayhawks, is...

The Beths @ Webster Hall

The Beths at Webster Hall (photo by Ray Rusinak)   Through no fault of their own, New Zealand’s The Beths have unfortunately not played here in...

Dog Date, Pons, Joudy, Frida Kill @ Knitting Factory

Dog Date at Knitting Factory (photo by Kate Hoos)   We all need a midweek pick me up and I for one can’t think of anything better than a killer...

Waxahatchee, Madi Diaz @ Brooklyn Steel

Waxahatchee at Brooklyn Steel (photo by Emilio Herce)   It was a true joy to witness the return of Waxahatchee to New York City. Their last...

Valentines Village of Love @ TV EYE

MG Stillwaggon of Spite Fuxxx performing at Valentines Village of Love (photo by Kate Hoos)   What's better than having a valentine? Having 24...

A. Savage, My Idea @ TV EYE

A. Savage performing at TV EYE (photo by Emilio Herce)   Andrew Savage of Parquet Courts performed a sold-out show at TV EYE this past Friday,...

Porches @ Union Pool

Porches at Union Pool (photo by Emilio Herce)   It's a credit to Porches that they can announce a show and sell it out within a week, during a...

Bully @ Brooklyn Bowl

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

Wet Leg @ Baby’s All Right

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

Metz, Preoccupations, FACS @ Elsewhere

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

Alex G, Exum @ Webster Hall

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

Dream Syndicate, Eyelids @ Brooklyn Made

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

Hiss Golden Messenger @ Webster Hall

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

Jeff Rosenstock, Oceanator, Slaughter Beach, Dog @ Warsaw

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

Sub*T @ Elsewhere Zone One

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

NOBRO @ Bowery Ballroom

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

Bat Fangs, Beech Creeps @ Union Pool

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

Fisty @ Wonderville

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

LAPÊCHE, Russian Baths, Desert Sharks @ The Sultan Room

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

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

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

Sloppy Jane, Godcaster @ Baby’s All Right

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

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

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

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

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

Features/Lists/News

Weekly Show Listing 5/16-5/22/22

  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...

FTA’s Bandcamp Friday Picks May 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...

Murder By Death announce new album, tour

Murder By Death (photo by Becky DiGiglio)   Western gothic indie rockers, Murder By Death, have announced their upcoming ninth studio album,...

Frida Kill releases new video for “Mujeres Con Mangos”

Frida Kill performing (photo by Kate Hoos)   Feminist post punk garage quartet and FTA faves, Frida Kill, have released a brand new music video...

FTA’s Bandcamp Friday Picks

  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...

FTA’s Favorite Covers

  Who doesn't love a great cover song? I know I for sure do, and I have also loved playing in various cover bands for fun over the last several...

FTA Benefit Cover Show

Flyer designed by Kate Bell (of Creek and Kills)   FTA is hosting our very first benefit show on Saturday April 2nd at Wonderville in Brooklyn....

Green Day’s “Dookie” turns 28

  Dookie is one of those albums that has been such a constant presence in my life that I can scarcely remember a time when it wasn’t just...

FTA’s Favorites of 2021

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

Q & A with Sub*T

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

Reviews

Single Serve 005

It has been a busy few weeks for Nick and I between shows galore for both of us (drummers amirite?!) and work and boring "real life" stuff so we...

Frida Kill- EP 1

Frida Kill EP 1 (art by Laura Toth)   Frida Kill builds on what it means to be a feminist punk band on their first EP 1, delivering all the...

Pictoria Vark- The Parts I Dread

  Pictoria Vark is the switched-up performing name of Victoria Park, a bassist and songwriter based in Iowa City. Park has been working as a...

Allegra Krieger- Precious Thing

Allegra Krieger- Precious Thing   It makes perfect sense that in October 2020, Allegra Krieger drove across the country from Brooklyn to...

A Deer A Horse- Grind

  For Brooklyn band A Deer A Horse, their first full-length album Grind has been a long time coming. The band has been performing together for...

Gluehead- Get Stuck

  As we all know, the past couple of years have been hard. Musicians were particularly hit, with gigs and album recordings postponed or...

Single Serve 004

  Hello and welcome! It's time for your weekly dose of bite sized musical goodies from Hoos and Nick AD. We've both been very busy so the list...

Single Serve 003

  Hello and welcome! This week we've got a short burst of bite sized musical goodies as I have had a heavy shooting and "real life" schedule...

Single Serve volume 2

Hello and welcome to more bite sized musical goodness brought to you by Kate Hoos and Nick AD. We listened to a lot of new stuff in the last...

Single Serve volume 1

  Welcome! Ready for a whole bunch of new singles that came out recently?! Hope so because we have a slew of new stuff to share. I've done a...

Brandee Younger- Unrest

  It's breathtaking to watch an artist rising toward their peak. Before the pandemic, during the pandemic, and now in whatever stage we're in,...

The Antibuddies- Oh My Goodness!

  The Antibuddies have arrived and man did we need them right about now! Formed in the pandemic fueled year of 2020, the triplet members didn’t...

Thurston Moore- Screen Time

Screen Time by Thurston Moore   This week sees the Southern Lord release of Thurston Moore’s album Screen Time, which premiered last year as a...

Frank Turner- FTHC

  FTHC (Frank Turner Hard Core) is the first actual new material we’ve gotten from Frank Turner since 2018’s Be More Kind. Of course there was...

Mitski- Laurel Hell

Mitski Laurel Hell   Mitski is back from a three-year long hiatus and her new record, Laurel Hell, has not skipped a single beat. But even if...

Art/Books/Movies/Random

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...

Monster Mania 2021

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

Keith Haring: Radiant Vision @ Fenimore Art Museum

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

Take Back The Alley- Pop Up Art Show

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

Art Bitch

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

The Undercroft

UC 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...