Shows

Living Hour, Sour Widows, Kolezanka @ Trans-Pecos

Living Hour at Trans-Pecos (photo by Juliette Boulay)   Last week, bands Living Hour, Sour Widows, and Kolezanka played a show at Trans-Pecos....

IDLES, Injury Reserve @ King’s Theater

IDLES at King's Theater (photo by Kate Hoos)   When IDLES comes to town, it's always an explosive event and it's always a highly emotional...

D.O.T.S featuring Kenny Beats & Friends @ SummerStage

Kenny Beats at SummerStage (photo by Ellen Qbertplaya)   Producer Kenny Beats returned to Central Park for a show to benefit SummerStage. He...

Middle-Aged Queers, Jukebox Romantics, But Pyrite @ Otto’s Shrunken Head

Middle-Aged Queers at Otto's Shrunken Head (photo by Kevin McGann)   Middle-Aged Queers hail from the Bay Area and are a band that we here at...

TVOD, JessX, Spite FuXXX, Hollye Bynum @ Trans Pecos

TVOD at Trans Pecos (photo by Kate Hoos)   The second annual Bands, Bikes & BBQ mini fest at Trans-Pecos happened on the first weekend in...

Black Country, New Road, Horsegirl @ Bowery Ballroom

Black Country, New Road at Bowery Ballroom (photo by Kevin McGann)   Last week Black Country, New Road made their US debut at NYC’s very own...

Debbie Dopamine, Stimmerman, Mister Goblin, Maneka @ Purgatory

Debbie Dopamine at Purgatory (photo by Amanda Meth)   This past Monday, September 5, four bands took the stage at Bushwick’s Purgatory for a...

Fixtures, 999999999, Ben “Baby” Copperhead @ Mama Tried

Fixtures at Mama Tried (photo by Brianna DiGioia)   Brooklyn mainstays Fixtures played the outdoor show at Mama Tried this past Saturday,...

Nevva, Debbie Dopamine, Jelly Kelly @ Rippers

Nevva at Rippers (photo by Kate Hoos)   Summer is officially winding down but that's not a reason to skip squeezing in a little more beach...

TAGABOW, Full Body 2, Sun Organ, Bedridden @ Purgatory

They Are Gutting a Body of Water at Purgatory (photo by Juliette Boulay)   Recently I’ve been on a big shoegaze kick and adding more and more...

Native Sun, Namesake @ Our Wicked Lady

Native Sun at Our Wicked Lady (photo by Kevin McGann)   Last week, New York’s Native Sun brought their epic live show to Our Wicked Lady’s...

Violet Grove, MX Lonely, Tiger Toy @ Gold Sounds

Violet Grove at Gold Sounds (photo by Juliette Boulay)   A little over a week ago I went to a show at The Broadway to see Tits Dick Ass. They...

The Mountain Goats, Garcia Peoples @ Webster Hall

The Mountain Goats at Webster Hall (photo by Edwina Hay)   Another year, another Mountain Goats album—and fans are nowhere near tired of them,...

The Beths @ Asbury Lanes

The Beths at Asbury Lanes (photo by Ray Rusinak)   This show marked the third time I’ve been able to see New Zealand's (power) pop...

Sun Ra Arkestra @ Union Pool

Sun Ra Arkestra at Union Pool (photo by Ellen Qbertplaya)   On Sunday 8/28, Sun Ra Arkestra, led by 98 year old Marshall Allen, played two sets...

Spoon @ Baby’s All Right

Spoon at Baby's All Right (photo by Kevin McGann)   It’s been three days since I got a text from a friend that said Spoon was playing at Baby’s...

Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen, Julien Baker @ SummerStage

Julien Baker, Sharon Van Etten and Angel Olsen at SummerStage (photos by Kate Hoos)   I felt beyond lucky and privileged to be at Central Park...

Posterboy 2000, Plastic, TDA @ Arlene’s Grocery

Posterboy 2000 at Arlene's Grocery (photo by Juliette Boulay)   Last month I somehow ended up on the set of a music video shoot for Tits Dick...

Murder By Death, Amigo the Devil, Samantha Crain @ Knockdown Center

Murder By Death at Knockdown Center (photo by Kevin McGann)   This past Friday, Knockdown Center in Maspeth, Queens played host to a great...

Haybaby, Desert Sharks, Rat Motel, Heat Death @ Brooklyn Bowl

Haybaby at Brooklyn Bowl (photo by Jeanette D. Moses)   On Wednesday 8/17, Our Wicked Lady brought together a killer lineup of bands for a...

Horse Jumper of Love, Babehoven, Sadurn @ Market Hotel

Horse Jumper of Love at Market Hotel (photo by Juliette Boulay)   Market Hotel hosted bands Horse Jumper of Love, Babehoven, and Sadurn this...

Death Valley Girls, cumgirl 8 @ TV Eye

Death Valley Girls at TV Eye (photo by Kate Hoos)   I had the pleasure of seeing Death Valley Girls for the first time at St. Vitus in August...

Rage Against The Machine @ Madison Square Garden

Rage Against the Machine at Madison Square Garden (photo by Kate Hoos)   For those who know me and even those who don't who just happen to read...

Dead Tooth, TVOD, Venus Twins, JessX @ Market Hotel

Dead Tooth at Market Hotel (photo by Kate Hoos)   Ah the dog days of summer! What else to do to escape the swamp of NYC in August than to go to...

Trash Moth, The Grasping Straws, FLKL, The Dearlys @ Purgatory

Trash Moth at Purgatory (photo by Kevin McGann)   On August 19th Brooklyn’s Amelia Hazen will be releasing her latest project, Trash Moth, an...

Sasami, The Beths, Charlotte Cornfield @ BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!

Sasami at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! (photo by Kate Hoos)   There have a been a lot of great shows in NYC this summer, both within the local...

Bat House, Thus Love, Flossing @ The Sultan Room

Bat House at The Sultan Room (photo by Juliette Boulay)   An assemblage of queer post-punk bands played at The Sultan Room in Brooklyn on...

Show Up For the Brigid Alliance Benefit Show

Charlene Kaye at Baby's All Right (photo by Edwina Hay)   After the recent ruling by the Supreme Court that cruelly abolished Roe V. Wade and...

Frankie and the Witch Fingers, Gift @ Mercury Lounge

Frankie and the Witch Fingers at Mercury Lounge (photo by Kevin McGann)   This past weekend Frankie & the Witch Fingers brought their...

Music City, Flavour, The Wand-ers

Music City at Trans Pecos (photo by Jeanette D. Moses)   Last Thursday 7/28, The Wand-ers, Flavour and Music City came together for a killer...

White Hills @ Knitting Factory

White Hills at Knitting Factory (photo by Kevin McGann)   It’s taken me the better part of 20 years to discover White Hills but I’m glad I...

James Vincent McMorrow, Izzy Heltai @ Bowery Ballroom

James Vincent McMorrow at Bowery Ballroom (photo by Kevin McGann)   Around 2016 I started getting back into vinyl and one of the first new...

The Linda Lindas @ Bowery Ballroom

The Linda Lindas at Bowery Ballroom (photo by Ray Rusinak)   I have seen the future of rock and roll, and it's called The Linda Lindas!  ...

Natural Born Kissers, Big Girl, Lola Star @ Elsewhere Zone One

Natural Born Kissers at Elsewhere Zone One (photo by Juliette Boulay)   I found the Natural Born Kissers show at Elsewhere Zone 1 the way I...

black midi, Sal Valentinetti, Sarah Squirm @ Central Park SummerStage

black midi at Central Park SummerStage (photo by Ellen Qbertplaya)   black midi just released their brand new album, Hellfire, and made a few...

Blü Anxxiety, Mother Juno, Neuter, DJ Amina Acid @ SL

Blü Anxxiety at SL (photo by Juliette Boulay)   Goth rock band Blü Anxxiety played a secret location in Brooklyn on July 21st alongside Mother...

shadow monster, Desert Sharks, Nihiloceros, KBAA @ Rockaway Brewing Co.

shadow monster at Rockaway Brewing Co (photo by Kate Hoos)   Hot days with hot bands, good tunes with good friends—however you want to phrase...

Camp Cope, Petal @ Webster Hall

Camp Cope at Webster Hall (photo by Ray Rusinak)   Australia’s Camp Cope found their way back to New York City this past Wednesday night at...

Godcaster, Venus Twins, Griffy Jones and the Phantom Band @ The Broadway

Venus Twins at The Broadway (photo by Juliette Boulay)   Being relatively new to the NYC music scene, I like to go through show listings (like...

Elway, The Holy Mess @ Sovereign

Elway at Sovereign Smokehouse (photo by Ray Rusinak)   According to their Facebook “about” page, “Elway is an American punk rock band from Fort...

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Features/Lists/News 

Weekly Show Listing 9/26-10/2/22

  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...

Premiere: Sean Spada “Set Up to Self-Destruct” video

Sean Spada "Set Up to Self- Destruct" (art by Tasha Lutek)   FTA is pleased to debut the next installment of the Sean Spada Doppleverse with...

Angel Olsen adds North American tour dates for 2023

Angel Olsen (photo by Angela Ricciardi)   Angel Olsen has had a triumphant 2022, releasing the celebrated album, Big Time (Jagjaguar) and is...

Wet Leg add more US tour dates including 4 NYC shows

Wet Leg at Baby's All Right (photo by Emilio Herce)   Wet Leg is on a seemingly never-ending tour to support their self titled debut album and...

Weekly Show Listing 9/19-9/25/22

  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...

Hammered Hulls announce debut full length

Hammered Hulls Careening   The members of post hardcore/punk super group Hammered Hulls— Alec MacKaye, Mary Timony, Mark Cisneros, and Chris...

Big Thief announce more 2022/2023 tour dates

Big Thief (photo by Alexa Viscius)   Several months after the release of their wonderful double album, Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In...

Bikini Kill announce rescheduled tour dates for 2023

Bikini Kill at Irving Plaza (photo by Kate Hoos)   Bikini Kill have announced the rescheduled dates from their summer 2022 tour which they were...

Sean Spada announces new album, shares first single “The Wild Ride”

Sean Spada The Wild Ride (photo and design by Tasha Lutek)   Maybe you know him from Deathrow Tull. Maybe you’ve seen him on stage with The...

FTA’s Summer 2022 Recap

Clockwise: Jawbox, Winter Wolf/The Dilators, Julien Baker, Man or Astro-Man? (photos by Kate Hoos)   What an incredible summer we just...

FTA’s Bandcamp Friday Picks September 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 Casual Dots Announce First New Album in 18 Years

The Casual Dots Sanguine Truth   The Casual Dots aka the supergroup of Christina Billotte (Slant 6, Quix*o*tic), Kathi Wilcox (Bikini Kill, The...

Premiere: Grampfather “666G”

Grampfather 666G (art by Jake Offermann)   Nestled somewhere up the Hudson Valley between the Brooklyn-ex-pat hipster-adjacent village of New...

Three Days with Jawbox- Their LPR Residency

Jawbox at (le) poisson rouge (photo by Kate Hoos)   From the moment Jawbox announced their three night residency in New York, I was beyond...

Punk Island 2022

Winter Wolf at Punk Island (photo by Kate Hoos)   Punk Island is back! After two long years away (no) thanks to the pandemic, the free, all...

Beloved DIY Space Pet Rescue Says Goodbye

The final night at Pet Rescue (photo by Jeanette D. Moses)   I’m not crying, YOU’RE crying! Grief manifests itself in different ways, and the...

Punk Island announces 2022 lineup

Official Punk Island 2022 artwork (art by Kaitlyn Chen)   Punk Island is a free, all ages punk fest in NYC that has traditionally happened...

Thick releases new video for “Loser,” announces new album, tour

Thick (photo by Kate Hoos)   Pop punk greats and Brooklyn faves, Thick, have announced a new album, Happy Now, and along with it released the...

Nuclear Family Fantasy Evolve on New Album Leavin’ This Place

  I’ve known Mossy Ross for a long time, first as the drummer for the Brooklyn-based psychedelic rock band, Lord Classic. But after a long...

FTA’s Bandcamp Friday picks June 2022

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

Reviews

Single Serve 012

Hi! Hello! Here we are with some bite sized goodies and a taste of some new things that we dug this week, quick fire responses to some great new...

Anxious Wave- Live From the Poison Factory

Anxious Wave Live From the Poison Factory (art by Greg Pennisten)   Live From the Poison Factory, the debut album from the noise punk band...

Single Serve 011

  Hi! Hello! Here we are with some bite sized goodies and a taste of some new things that we dug this week, quick fire responses to some great...

The Beths- Expert In A Dying Field

The Beths Expert In A Dying Field   The Beths third and latest full length release, Expert In A Dying Field, which the band self describes...

Single Serve 010

  Hi! Hello! Here we are with some bite sized goodies and a taste of some new things that we dug this week, quick fire responses to some great...

Single Serve 009

  Hi! Hello! Here we are with some bite sized goodies and a taste of some new things that we dug this week, quick fire responses to some great...

debbie dopamine- pets

debbie dopamine- pets (art by Dylan Lapointe)   In Debbie Dopamine's debut EP, Pets, the songwriting project of Brooklyn-based musician Katie...

THICK- Happy Now

THICK- Happy Now (photo by Kait DeAngelis)   My introduction to the Brooklyn-based trio, Thick, happened this past spring at Warsaw when they...

Jane Doe Ensemble- The Corruption of What Cheer?

Jane Doe Ensemble- The Corruption of What Cheer? (cover art by Gabriella Moreno)   Efrem Czajkowski, Wren Krisztin, and Aaron Batley (aka The...

Single Serve 008

  Hi! Hello! Here we are with some bite sized goodies and a taste of some new things that we dug this week, quick fire responses to some great...

Boris- “Heavy Rocks”

 Boris- Heavy Rocks    Boris play a lot of styles: noise, stoner rock, shoegaze, industrial, ambient, punk, metal. Their Heavy Rocks series of...

Single Serve 007

    Hello! Here we are with some bite sized goodies and a taste of some new things that we dug this week, quick fire responses to some...

Single Serve 006

  Behold! Enjoy the return of our weekly singles column! It's been a minute but we are back with some bite sized goodies and a taste of some...

Leathered- A Reckoning

Leathered A Reckoning   From the very first track, A Reckoning, the debut album from Leathered, arrives with understated swagger, like an...

Kissed by an Animal- I Don’t Have to Explain Myself to You

Kissed by an Animal I Don't Have to Explain Myself to You (art by Dima Drjuchin)   There are only a few bands I follow as closely and laud as...

Shilpa Ray- Portrait of a Lady

Shilpa Ray Portrait of a Lady (cover photography by Ebru Yildiz)   In her latest album for Northern Spy Records, Shilpa Ray gets personal,...

Julien Baker- B-Sides

Julien Baker B-Sides (art by Eileen Havant Townsend)   Julien Baker's new EP, B-Sides, has arrived just in time for her tour with Sharon Van...

Winter Wolf- Unwell

Winter Wolf Unwell (art by Naji Thomas)   When I think of the most exciting bands currently going in NYC, who consistently put on high energy...

95 Bulls- Go Home

95 Bulls Go Home (art by Danielle Otrakji)   Do you have 22 minutes and 31 seconds? That’s the total running time of 95 Bulls lo-fi rager debut...

Jawbox- The Revisionist EP

Jawbox The Revisionist EP (photo by Zach Barocas)   Jawbox casually dropped their first new music in 26 years recently which came as a surprise...

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...

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

Living Hour, Sour Widows, Kolezanka @ Trans-Pecos

Living Hour at Trans-Pecos (photo by Juliette Boulay)   Last week, bands Living Hour, Sour Widows, and Kolezanka played a show at Trans-Pecos....

IDLES, Injury Reserve @ King’s Theater

IDLES at King's Theater (photo by Kate Hoos)   When IDLES comes to town, it's always an explosive event and it's always a highly emotional...

D.O.T.S featuring Kenny Beats & Friends @ SummerStage

Kenny Beats at SummerStage (photo by Ellen Qbertplaya)   Producer Kenny Beats returned to Central Park for a show to benefit SummerStage. He...

Middle-Aged Queers, Jukebox Romantics, But Pyrite @ Otto’s Shrunken Head

Middle-Aged Queers at Otto's Shrunken Head (photo by Kevin McGann)   Middle-Aged Queers hail from the Bay Area and are a band that we here at...

TVOD, JessX, Spite FuXXX, Hollye Bynum @ Trans Pecos

TVOD at Trans Pecos (photo by Kate Hoos)   The second annual Bands, Bikes & BBQ mini fest at Trans-Pecos happened on the first weekend in...

Black Country, New Road, Horsegirl @ Bowery Ballroom

Black Country, New Road at Bowery Ballroom (photo by Kevin McGann)   Last week Black Country, New Road made their US debut at NYC’s very own...

Debbie Dopamine, Stimmerman, Mister Goblin, Maneka @ Purgatory

Debbie Dopamine at Purgatory (photo by Amanda Meth)   This past Monday, September 5, four bands took the stage at Bushwick’s Purgatory for a...

Fixtures, 999999999, Ben “Baby” Copperhead @ Mama Tried

Fixtures at Mama Tried (photo by Brianna DiGioia)   Brooklyn mainstays Fixtures played the outdoor show at Mama Tried this past Saturday,...

Nevva, Debbie Dopamine, Jelly Kelly @ Rippers

Nevva at Rippers (photo by Kate Hoos)   Summer is officially winding down but that's not a reason to skip squeezing in a little more beach...

TAGABOW, Full Body 2, Sun Organ, Bedridden @ Purgatory

They Are Gutting a Body of Water at Purgatory (photo by Juliette Boulay)   Recently I’ve been on a big shoegaze kick and adding more and more...

Native Sun, Namesake @ Our Wicked Lady

Native Sun at Our Wicked Lady (photo by Kevin McGann)   Last week, New York’s Native Sun brought their epic live show to Our Wicked Lady’s...

Violet Grove, MX Lonely, Tiger Toy @ Gold Sounds

Violet Grove at Gold Sounds (photo by Juliette Boulay)   A little over a week ago I went to a show at The Broadway to see Tits Dick Ass. They...

The Mountain Goats, Garcia Peoples @ Webster Hall

The Mountain Goats at Webster Hall (photo by Edwina Hay)   Another year, another Mountain Goats album—and fans are nowhere near tired of them,...

The Beths @ Asbury Lanes

The Beths at Asbury Lanes (photo by Ray Rusinak)   This show marked the third time I’ve been able to see New Zealand's (power) pop...

Sun Ra Arkestra @ Union Pool

Sun Ra Arkestra at Union Pool (photo by Ellen Qbertplaya)   On Sunday 8/28, Sun Ra Arkestra, led by 98 year old Marshall Allen, played two sets...

Spoon @ Baby’s All Right

Spoon at Baby's All Right (photo by Kevin McGann)   It’s been three days since I got a text from a friend that said Spoon was playing at Baby’s...

Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen, Julien Baker @ SummerStage

Julien Baker, Sharon Van Etten and Angel Olsen at SummerStage (photos by Kate Hoos)   I felt beyond lucky and privileged to be at Central Park...

Posterboy 2000, Plastic, TDA @ Arlene’s Grocery

Posterboy 2000 at Arlene's Grocery (photo by Juliette Boulay)   Last month I somehow ended up on the set of a music video shoot for Tits Dick...

Murder By Death, Amigo the Devil, Samantha Crain @ Knockdown Center

Murder By Death at Knockdown Center (photo by Kevin McGann)   This past Friday, Knockdown Center in Maspeth, Queens played host to a great...

Haybaby, Desert Sharks, Rat Motel, Heat Death @ Brooklyn Bowl

Haybaby at Brooklyn Bowl (photo by Jeanette D. Moses)   On Wednesday 8/17, Our Wicked Lady brought together a killer lineup of bands for a...

Horse Jumper of Love, Babehoven, Sadurn @ Market Hotel

Horse Jumper of Love at Market Hotel (photo by Juliette Boulay)   Market Hotel hosted bands Horse Jumper of Love, Babehoven, and Sadurn this...

Death Valley Girls, cumgirl 8 @ TV Eye

Death Valley Girls at TV Eye (photo by Kate Hoos)   I had the pleasure of seeing Death Valley Girls for the first time at St. Vitus in August...

Rage Against The Machine @ Madison Square Garden

Rage Against the Machine at Madison Square Garden (photo by Kate Hoos)   For those who know me and even those who don't who just happen to read...

Dead Tooth, TVOD, Venus Twins, JessX @ Market Hotel

Dead Tooth at Market Hotel (photo by Kate Hoos)   Ah the dog days of summer! What else to do to escape the swamp of NYC in August than to go to...

Trash Moth, The Grasping Straws, FLKL, The Dearlys @ Purgatory

Trash Moth at Purgatory (photo by Kevin McGann)   On August 19th Brooklyn’s Amelia Hazen will be releasing her latest project, Trash Moth, an...

Sasami, The Beths, Charlotte Cornfield @ BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!

Sasami at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! (photo by Kate Hoos)   There have a been a lot of great shows in NYC this summer, both within the local...

Bat House, Thus Love, Flossing @ The Sultan Room

Bat House at The Sultan Room (photo by Juliette Boulay)   An assemblage of queer post-punk bands played at The Sultan Room in Brooklyn on...

Show Up For the Brigid Alliance Benefit Show

Charlene Kaye at Baby's All Right (photo by Edwina Hay)   After the recent ruling by the Supreme Court that cruelly abolished Roe V. Wade and...

Frankie and the Witch Fingers, Gift @ Mercury Lounge

Frankie and the Witch Fingers at Mercury Lounge (photo by Kevin McGann)   This past weekend Frankie & the Witch Fingers brought their...

Music City, Flavour, The Wand-ers

Music City at Trans Pecos (photo by Jeanette D. Moses)   Last Thursday 7/28, The Wand-ers, Flavour and Music City came together for a killer...

White Hills @ Knitting Factory

White Hills at Knitting Factory (photo by Kevin McGann)   It’s taken me the better part of 20 years to discover White Hills but I’m glad I...

James Vincent McMorrow, Izzy Heltai @ Bowery Ballroom

James Vincent McMorrow at Bowery Ballroom (photo by Kevin McGann)   Around 2016 I started getting back into vinyl and one of the first new...

The Linda Lindas @ Bowery Ballroom

The Linda Lindas at Bowery Ballroom (photo by Ray Rusinak)   I have seen the future of rock and roll, and it's called The Linda Lindas!  ...

Natural Born Kissers, Big Girl, Lola Star @ Elsewhere Zone One

Natural Born Kissers at Elsewhere Zone One (photo by Juliette Boulay)   I found the Natural Born Kissers show at Elsewhere Zone 1 the way I...

black midi, Sal Valentinetti, Sarah Squirm @ Central Park SummerStage

black midi at Central Park SummerStage (photo by Ellen Qbertplaya)   black midi just released their brand new album, Hellfire, and made a few...

Blü Anxxiety, Mother Juno, Neuter, DJ Amina Acid @ SL

Blü Anxxiety at SL (photo by Juliette Boulay)   Goth rock band Blü Anxxiety played a secret location in Brooklyn on July 21st alongside Mother...

shadow monster, Desert Sharks, Nihiloceros, KBAA @ Rockaway Brewing Co.

shadow monster at Rockaway Brewing Co (photo by Kate Hoos)   Hot days with hot bands, good tunes with good friends—however you want to phrase...

Camp Cope, Petal @ Webster Hall

Camp Cope at Webster Hall (photo by Ray Rusinak)   Australia’s Camp Cope found their way back to New York City this past Wednesday night at...

Godcaster, Venus Twins, Griffy Jones and the Phantom Band @ The Broadway

Venus Twins at The Broadway (photo by Juliette Boulay)   Being relatively new to the NYC music scene, I like to go through show listings (like...

Elway, The Holy Mess @ Sovereign

Elway at Sovereign Smokehouse (photo by Ray Rusinak)   According to their Facebook “about” page, “Elway is an American punk rock band from Fort...

Features/Lists/News

Weekly Show Listing 9/26-10/2/22

  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...

Premiere: Sean Spada “Set Up to Self-Destruct” video

Sean Spada "Set Up to Self- Destruct" (art by Tasha Lutek)   FTA is pleased to debut the next installment of the Sean Spada Doppleverse with...

Angel Olsen adds North American tour dates for 2023

Angel Olsen (photo by Angela Ricciardi)   Angel Olsen has had a triumphant 2022, releasing the celebrated album, Big Time (Jagjaguar) and is...

Wet Leg add more US tour dates including 4 NYC shows

Wet Leg at Baby's All Right (photo by Emilio Herce)   Wet Leg is on a seemingly never-ending tour to support their self titled debut album and...

Weekly Show Listing 9/19-9/25/22

  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...

Hammered Hulls announce debut full length

Hammered Hulls Careening   The members of post hardcore/punk super group Hammered Hulls— Alec MacKaye, Mary Timony, Mark Cisneros, and Chris...

Big Thief announce more 2022/2023 tour dates

Big Thief (photo by Alexa Viscius)   Several months after the release of their wonderful double album, Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In...

Bikini Kill announce rescheduled tour dates for 2023

Bikini Kill at Irving Plaza (photo by Kate Hoos)   Bikini Kill have announced the rescheduled dates from their summer 2022 tour which they were...

Sean Spada announces new album, shares first single “The Wild Ride”

Sean Spada The Wild Ride (photo and design by Tasha Lutek)   Maybe you know him from Deathrow Tull. Maybe you’ve seen him on stage with The...

FTA’s Summer 2022 Recap

Clockwise: Jawbox, Winter Wolf/The Dilators, Julien Baker, Man or Astro-Man? (photos by Kate Hoos)   What an incredible summer we just...

FTA’s Bandcamp Friday Picks September 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 Casual Dots Announce First New Album in 18 Years

The Casual Dots Sanguine Truth   The Casual Dots aka the supergroup of Christina Billotte (Slant 6, Quix*o*tic), Kathi Wilcox (Bikini Kill, The...

Premiere: Grampfather “666G”

Grampfather 666G (art by Jake Offermann)   Nestled somewhere up the Hudson Valley between the Brooklyn-ex-pat hipster-adjacent village of New...

Three Days with Jawbox- Their LPR Residency

Jawbox at (le) poisson rouge (photo by Kate Hoos)   From the moment Jawbox announced their three night residency in New York, I was beyond...

Punk Island 2022

Winter Wolf at Punk Island (photo by Kate Hoos)   Punk Island is back! After two long years away (no) thanks to the pandemic, the free, all...

Beloved DIY Space Pet Rescue Says Goodbye

The final night at Pet Rescue (photo by Jeanette D. Moses)   I’m not crying, YOU’RE crying! Grief manifests itself in different ways, and the...

Punk Island announces 2022 lineup

Official Punk Island 2022 artwork (art by Kaitlyn Chen)   Punk Island is a free, all ages punk fest in NYC that has traditionally happened...

Thick releases new video for “Loser,” announces new album, tour

Thick (photo by Kate Hoos)   Pop punk greats and Brooklyn faves, Thick, have announced a new album, Happy Now, and along with it released the...

Nuclear Family Fantasy Evolve on New Album Leavin’ This Place

  I’ve known Mossy Ross for a long time, first as the drummer for the Brooklyn-based psychedelic rock band, Lord Classic. But after a long...

FTA’s Bandcamp Friday picks June 2022

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

Reviews

Single Serve 012

Hi! Hello! Here we are with some bite sized goodies and a taste of some new things that we dug this week, quick fire responses to some great new...

Anxious Wave- Live From the Poison Factory

Anxious Wave Live From the Poison Factory (art by Greg Pennisten)   Live From the Poison Factory, the debut album from the noise punk band...

Single Serve 011

  Hi! Hello! Here we are with some bite sized goodies and a taste of some new things that we dug this week, quick fire responses to some great...

The Beths- Expert In A Dying Field

The Beths Expert In A Dying Field   The Beths third and latest full length release, Expert In A Dying Field, which the band self describes...

Single Serve 010

  Hi! Hello! Here we are with some bite sized goodies and a taste of some new things that we dug this week, quick fire responses to some great...

Single Serve 009

  Hi! Hello! Here we are with some bite sized goodies and a taste of some new things that we dug this week, quick fire responses to some great...

debbie dopamine- pets

debbie dopamine- pets (art by Dylan Lapointe)   In Debbie Dopamine's debut EP, Pets, the songwriting project of Brooklyn-based musician Katie...

THICK- Happy Now

THICK- Happy Now (photo by Kait DeAngelis)   My introduction to the Brooklyn-based trio, Thick, happened this past spring at Warsaw when they...

Jane Doe Ensemble- The Corruption of What Cheer?

Jane Doe Ensemble- The Corruption of What Cheer? (cover art by Gabriella Moreno)   Efrem Czajkowski, Wren Krisztin, and Aaron Batley (aka The...

Single Serve 008

  Hi! Hello! Here we are with some bite sized goodies and a taste of some new things that we dug this week, quick fire responses to some great...

Boris- “Heavy Rocks”

 Boris- Heavy Rocks    Boris play a lot of styles: noise, stoner rock, shoegaze, industrial, ambient, punk, metal. Their Heavy Rocks series of...

Single Serve 007

    Hello! Here we are with some bite sized goodies and a taste of some new things that we dug this week, quick fire responses to some...

Single Serve 006

  Behold! Enjoy the return of our weekly singles column! It's been a minute but we are back with some bite sized goodies and a taste of some...

Leathered- A Reckoning

Leathered A Reckoning   From the very first track, A Reckoning, the debut album from Leathered, arrives with understated swagger, like an...

Kissed by an Animal- I Don’t Have to Explain Myself to You

Kissed by an Animal I Don't Have to Explain Myself to You (art by Dima Drjuchin)   There are only a few bands I follow as closely and laud as...

Shilpa Ray- Portrait of a Lady

Shilpa Ray Portrait of a Lady (cover photography by Ebru Yildiz)   In her latest album for Northern Spy Records, Shilpa Ray gets personal,...

Julien Baker- B-Sides

Julien Baker B-Sides (art by Eileen Havant Townsend)   Julien Baker's new EP, B-Sides, has arrived just in time for her tour with Sharon Van...

Winter Wolf- Unwell

Winter Wolf Unwell (art by Naji Thomas)   When I think of the most exciting bands currently going in NYC, who consistently put on high energy...

95 Bulls- Go Home

95 Bulls Go Home (art by Danielle Otrakji)   Do you have 22 minutes and 31 seconds? That’s the total running time of 95 Bulls lo-fi rager debut...

Jawbox- The Revisionist EP

Jawbox The Revisionist EP (photo by Zach Barocas)   Jawbox casually dropped their first new music in 26 years recently which came as a surprise...

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...

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...