Shows

Loosey, Dog Date, Vamanos @ Brooklyn Made

Loosey with Dog Date at Brooklyn Made (photo by Kevin McGann)   Three of New York City’s hardest hitting bands combined forces last week for a...

Nihiloceros, Spite FuXXX, Two Man Giant Squid @ Purgatory

Nihiloceros at Purgatory (photo by Kevin McGann)   NYC’s hardest working, kindest hearted band, Nihiloceros, celebrated their recent...

Bratmobile, Downtown Boys, Cumgirl8 @ Warsaw

Bratmobile at Warsaw (photo by Kate Hoos)   Over 30 years after their first performances in 1991, riot grrrl pioneers Bratmobile still maintain...

Spite Fuxxx, Shop Talk @ Bootleg Bar

Spite Fuxxx at Bootleg Bar (photo by Kate Hoos)   Did someone say Sunday Funday? Damn right they did! Dad jokes aside, if there's a dive bar to...

Black Country, New Road, Camera Picture, Horsegirl @ Brooklyn Paramount

Black Country, New Road at Brooklyn Paramount (photo by Kevin McGann)   Last week saw the return of Black Country, New Road to NYC at the...

Metz, Gouge Away @ Bowery Ballroom

Metz at Bowery Ballroom (photo by Kevin McGann)   Canada’s favorite punk trio METZ returned to NYC this weekend for a blistering show in...

Kneecap, Revival Season @ Warsaw

Kneecap at Warsaw (photo by Kevin McGann)   This past weekend saw the return of Irish political hip hop group Kneecap to NYC, playing to a...

AVSE, Desert Sharks, Nihiloceros, Leathered @ Main Drag

A Very Special Episode at Main Drag (photo by Kate Hoos)   Valentine's Day 2024 may have come and gone already, but love was in the air at Main...

The Dandy Warhols @ Webster Hall

The Dandy Warhols at Webster Hall (photo by Kate Hoos)   On a windy, rainy night in New York, The Dandy Warhols blew back into town as part of...

Mclusky, Martha’s Vineyard Ferries, Pure Adult @ Warsaw

Mclusky at Warsaw (photo by Kate Hoos)   It’s been nearly 22 years since Mclusky (or mclusky, or occasionally mclusky*) found success with...

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...

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Features/Lists/News 

Weekly Show Listing 5/20-5/26/24

  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...

Video Premiere- Desert Sharks “Siren Song”

Desert Sharks with A Very Special Episode (photo by Jeanette D. Moses)   Desert Sharks, Brooklyn's favorite gloomy grunge punks released a...

Video Premiere- Tea Eater “Has Been”

Tea Eater (photo by Viviane Black)   Brooklyn's own "surf-rock-on-Neptune grooves" art punk extraordinaires, Tea Eater, had a BIG 2023: gigging...

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...

Reviews

Nihiloceros- Dark Ice Balloons

Nihiloceros Dark Ice Balloons   On their newest LP Dark Ice Balloons, New York scene stalwarts Nihiloceros bring us both the vibrant rock music...

Nuclear Family Fantasy- When I Get Paid

Nuclear Family Fantasy- When I Get Paid   On When I Get Paid, the latest from Nuclear Family Fantasy, lead singer Mossy Ross delivers...

Gustaf- Package Pt. 2

Gustaf Package Pt. 2   Package Pt. 2, the new album from Brooklyn art punks Gustaf, is a successful sophomore outing and a definitive statement...

The Messthetics and James Brandon Lewis

The Messthetics and James Brandon Lewis     They actually sound like a band. That's probably the most impressive thing about The...

Shiverboard- Hacksaw Morrisette

Shiverboard Hacksaw Morrisette    Many genres can be used to describe the newest record from NewYork/Long Island band Shiverboard—grindcore,...

Rebelmatic- DCxPC Live Vol. 18 Rebelmatic Live at Fuzz Fest WV

Rebelmatic DCxPC Live Vol. 18 Rebelmatic Live at Fuzz Fest WV   Live albums are not as ubiquitous as they once were in decades past, but a...

SAVAK- “Flavors Of Paradise”

SAVAK Flavors Of Paradise   SAVAK is a workhorse. They play tons of shows with bands both known and unknown (check out pics of SAVAK with...

Desert Sharks & A Very Special Episode- “DS+AVSE”

Desert Sharks and A Very Special Episode DS + AVSE   Split releases are a time honored way for bands that admire each other to team up, to the...

Mannequin Pussy- “I Got Heaven”

Mannequin Pussy I Got Heaven   For their fourth studio album, Mannequin Pussy have decided to venture out of their comfort zone. As should be...

Mary Timony- Untame the Tiger

Mary Timony Untame the Tiger   Mary Timony has been through a whole lot since her last solo record, 2007's The Shapes We Make. She's flexed her...

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...

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

Loosey, Dog Date, Vamanos @ Brooklyn Made

Loosey with Dog Date at Brooklyn Made (photo by Kevin McGann)   Three of New York City’s hardest hitting bands combined forces last week for a...

Nihiloceros, Spite FuXXX, Two Man Giant Squid @ Purgatory

Nihiloceros at Purgatory (photo by Kevin McGann)   NYC’s hardest working, kindest hearted band, Nihiloceros, celebrated their recent...

Bratmobile, Downtown Boys, Cumgirl8 @ Warsaw

Bratmobile at Warsaw (photo by Kate Hoos)   Over 30 years after their first performances in 1991, riot grrrl pioneers Bratmobile still maintain...

Spite Fuxxx, Shop Talk @ Bootleg Bar

Spite Fuxxx at Bootleg Bar (photo by Kate Hoos)   Did someone say Sunday Funday? Damn right they did! Dad jokes aside, if there's a dive bar to...

Black Country, New Road, Camera Picture, Horsegirl @ Brooklyn Paramount

Black Country, New Road at Brooklyn Paramount (photo by Kevin McGann)   Last week saw the return of Black Country, New Road to NYC at the...

Metz, Gouge Away @ Bowery Ballroom

Metz at Bowery Ballroom (photo by Kevin McGann)   Canada’s favorite punk trio METZ returned to NYC this weekend for a blistering show in...

Kneecap, Revival Season @ Warsaw

Kneecap at Warsaw (photo by Kevin McGann)   This past weekend saw the return of Irish political hip hop group Kneecap to NYC, playing to a...

AVSE, Desert Sharks, Nihiloceros, Leathered @ Main Drag

A Very Special Episode at Main Drag (photo by Kate Hoos)   Valentine's Day 2024 may have come and gone already, but love was in the air at Main...

The Dandy Warhols @ Webster Hall

The Dandy Warhols at Webster Hall (photo by Kate Hoos)   On a windy, rainy night in New York, The Dandy Warhols blew back into town as part of...

Mclusky, Martha’s Vineyard Ferries, Pure Adult @ Warsaw

Mclusky at Warsaw (photo by Kate Hoos)   It’s been nearly 22 years since Mclusky (or mclusky, or occasionally mclusky*) found success with...

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...

Features/Lists/News

Weekly Show Listing 5/20-5/26/24

  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...

Video Premiere- Desert Sharks “Siren Song”

Desert Sharks with A Very Special Episode (photo by Jeanette D. Moses)   Desert Sharks, Brooklyn's favorite gloomy grunge punks released a...

Video Premiere- Tea Eater “Has Been”

Tea Eater (photo by Viviane Black)   Brooklyn's own "surf-rock-on-Neptune grooves" art punk extraordinaires, Tea Eater, had a BIG 2023: gigging...

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...

Reviews

Nihiloceros- Dark Ice Balloons

Nihiloceros Dark Ice Balloons   On their newest LP Dark Ice Balloons, New York scene stalwarts Nihiloceros bring us both the vibrant rock music...

Nuclear Family Fantasy- When I Get Paid

Nuclear Family Fantasy- When I Get Paid   On When I Get Paid, the latest from Nuclear Family Fantasy, lead singer Mossy Ross delivers...

Gustaf- Package Pt. 2

Gustaf Package Pt. 2   Package Pt. 2, the new album from Brooklyn art punks Gustaf, is a successful sophomore outing and a definitive statement...

The Messthetics and James Brandon Lewis

The Messthetics and James Brandon Lewis     They actually sound like a band. That's probably the most impressive thing about The...

Shiverboard- Hacksaw Morrisette

Shiverboard Hacksaw Morrisette    Many genres can be used to describe the newest record from NewYork/Long Island band Shiverboard—grindcore,...

Rebelmatic- DCxPC Live Vol. 18 Rebelmatic Live at Fuzz Fest WV

Rebelmatic DCxPC Live Vol. 18 Rebelmatic Live at Fuzz Fest WV   Live albums are not as ubiquitous as they once were in decades past, but a...

SAVAK- “Flavors Of Paradise”

SAVAK Flavors Of Paradise   SAVAK is a workhorse. They play tons of shows with bands both known and unknown (check out pics of SAVAK with...

Desert Sharks & A Very Special Episode- “DS+AVSE”

Desert Sharks and A Very Special Episode DS + AVSE   Split releases are a time honored way for bands that admire each other to team up, to the...

Mannequin Pussy- “I Got Heaven”

Mannequin Pussy I Got Heaven   For their fourth studio album, Mannequin Pussy have decided to venture out of their comfort zone. As should be...

Mary Timony- Untame the Tiger

Mary Timony Untame the Tiger   Mary Timony has been through a whole lot since her last solo record, 2007's The Shapes We Make. She's flexed her...

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...

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...