Shows

Rebelmatic, Angelo Moore (Fishbone), No Call No Show @ Bushwick Pop Up

Rebelmatic performing in Brooklyn with Angelo Moore (photo by Ellen Qbertplaya)     For over a year now, NYC hardcore punk band (and FTA...

Waxahatchee, Katy Kirby @ Elsewhere

Waxahatchee at Elsewhere 10/13/21 (photo by Ray Rusinak)    Originally scheduled for April 2020, and then rescheduled for September...

Valerie June @ Fort Greene Park

Valerie June at Fort Greene Park (photo by Ellen Qbertplaya)   As part of BAM’s R&B Festival at Fort Greene Park, the always charming...

UV-TV Record Release @ TV Eye

UV-TV at TV Eye (photo by Ray Rusinak)   UV-TV, a band hailing from Ridgewood, Queens released their latest effort, Always Something, in May of...

Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog & The Messthetics @ The Bell House

Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog at The Bell House (photo by Ellen Qbertplaya)   On Thursday, October 7th, I headed to The Bell House in Gowanus to...

Activity, Parlor Walls @ Mercury Lounge

Activity at Mercury Lounge (photo by Kate Hoos)   Like a wonderful mid-week oasis, I stepped into the Mercury Lounge on Wednesday 10/6 for a...

Joey Cape (Lagwagon), Jose Prieto (Make War) & Joe Sib (22 Jacks) @ Knitting Factory

Joey Cape at Knitting Factory (photo by Ray Rusinak)   Joey Cape of Lagwagon is the artist that I’ll always buy an advance ticket for when he’s...

Nevva, Frida Kill, Gal Fieri, Shadowmonster @ Putnam Palace

Frida Kill at Putnam Palace 10/2/21 (photo by Kate Hoos)   I talk a lot in this blog about how much DIY means to me and that I will never walk...

Kissed By An Animal, Nihiloceros, Desert Sharks, Gal Fieri @ EWEL

Nihiloceros performing at Econolodge (photo by Kate Hoos)   This just in! Nihiloceros have been crowned the hardest working band not just in...

Mac McCaughan (Superchunk), 75 Dollar Bill @ Union Pool

Mac McCaughan performing at Union Pool (photo by Ray Rusinak)   After playing a handful of solo shows for the last week or so, Mac McCaughan...

Action Park, Too Many Voices, Blueblack @ Railroad Inn

Action Park (photo by Kate Hoos)   I love going to DIY shows and that will never change. No matter how many times I see big artists in big...

Kathleen Edwards @ LPR

Kathleen Edwards at Les Poisson Rouge (photo by Ray Rusinak)   Canadian chanteuse, Kathleen Edwards, is a bit of a legend in the Americana...

Flogging Molly, Violent Femmes & more @ Pier 17

Flogging Molly at Pier 17 (photo by Kate Hoos)   The punk rock road show hit the beautiful open air venue on the rooftop of Pier 17 this past...

Bartees Strange, Bathe @ Mercury Lounge

Bartees Strange performing at Mercury Lounge (photo by Edwina Hay).   One of the final acts I saw in 2020 before large gatherings were banned...

THROWBACK: Man Or Astro-Man? @ Market Hotel

Man Or Astro-Man? performing 2/21/20 at Market Hotel (photo by Kate Hoos).   I have a considerable archive of images of live shows that have...

Algiers, Zen Mother @ Saint Vitus

Algiers at Saint Vitus (photo by Kate Hoos)   Algiers is currently on tour supporting their exceptional 2020 release, There Is No Year, and hit...

Julien Baker, Thao, Mini Trees @ Beacon Theater

Julien Baker at Beacon Theater (photo by Kate Hoos)   Julien Baker returned to New York City for the first time since the end of 2018 to play...

Les Savy Fav, Heavy Lag @ Market Hotel

Les Savy Fav performing at Market Hotel (photo by Kate Hoos)   Les Savy Fav played their first show back in the (semi) after times on Sunday...

The Rizzos, The Unders, The Senior Year, Gal Fieri @ Our Wicked Lady

Gal Fieri performing at Our Wicked Lady 8/8/2021 (photo by Kate Hoos).   I've found myself on the rooftop of OWL a lot lately and I tell ya,...

Glass Animals @ BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!

Glass Animals performing at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival (photo by Ellen Qbertplaya)   This past Tuesday, British indie pop band Glass...

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Features 

A Few Days With Frank Turner

Frank Turner performing at Crossroads 10/3/21 (photo by Ray Rusinak)   I am not going to lie, with the possible exceptions of Jeff Rosenstock,...

Q & A with Peter David Connelly of The Mona Reels

Peter David Connelly of The Mona Reels   Multi-instrumentalist Peter David Connelly began recording Without Love for college credit at the...

Nirvana’s “Nevermind” Turns 30

Nevermind by Nirvana   After the wild and excessive 1980s filled with loud clothing, crimped hair, and cheesy metal, things started going in an...

Hole’s fiery debut LP “Pretty On The Inside” Turns 30

Pretty On The Inside was released on September 17, 1991.   Hole is a force to be reckoned with and always have been. Love them or hate them...

Happy International Lefthanders Day

Ned Flanders from the Simpsons knew what was up! Now where the hell is my left-handed can opener?!? (Note: while there are no lefties in the lineup,...

Lou Barlow Is DIY as Fuck

 Lou Barlow performing at Ritualist (photo by Rebecca DeRosa)   “Don’t piss on the donut!” Lou Barlow said, to laughter from the people...

Lunachicks- “Fallopian Rhapsody” book launch

  The Lunachicks performing at Vans Warped Tour, July 1999 (photo by Kate Hoos)   The Lunachicks recently released a book, Fallopian...

Hear Palestine, Free Palestine: The Beauty of Palestinian Music

Oppressed, erased, ignored, vilified. The plight of Palestinians is one of the greatest injustices in human history, a seemingly intractable...

NYC Dyke March 2021

As the sound of motorcycles revving and the mighty pounding drums of Fogo Azul echoed through the streets at 5pm sharp on Saturday June 26th, it was...

Full Time Aesthetic welcomes you!

Welcome! Wow another music blog in the world, I know right?! In my defense, I have been blogging and making zines on and off for the last ~25 years...

Reviews

Laura Jane Grace- At War With The Silverfish

At War With The Silverfish by Laura Jane Grace   In less time than it takes to sit through a sitcom, Laura Jane Grace delivers seven incisive...

Nihiloceros- Self Destroy

  Earworms abound on the latest rager from Nihiloceros, Self Destroy. The vocal interplay between guitarist Mike Borchardt and bassist Alex...

Mini Trees- Always In Motion

  LA based-band Mini Trees is really the solo effort of songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Lexi Vega. Raised by musician parents, Vega...

Action Park- You Must Be This Tall To Die

    Action Park may be a New York (Long Island, in particular) based band, but they've taken their name from the infamously dangerous...

The Great American Novel- Extremely Loud and Incredibly Online

The Great American Novel Extremely Loud and Incredibly Online (album cover photo by Christina Casillo)   When putting on the latest record from...

Women of the Night- “Sub Rosa”

Women of the Night, Sub Rosa  (cover art by Carolina Moscoso)   Women of the Night have just released their second album, Sub Rosa. The...

Atlas Engine- When The Compass Resets…Part 1

Atlas Engine (self portrait by Nick LaFalce)   The newest release from Brooklyn-based Atlas Engine, When the Compass Resets...Part 1, may be...

Lung- Come Clean Right Now

Lung (photo by Rachelle Caplan)   The powerful Cincinnati cello/drums duo Lung are poised to release their stunning and masterful new...

Desert Sharks- 20th Century Boy

Desert Sharks (photo by Jeanette D. Moses)   Desert Sharks have long been one of NYC's great bands, solidifying that rep with 2019's kickass...

Julien Baker- Bloodshot (Helios Remix)

Julien Baker performing at Rough Trade in 2017 (photo by Ellen Qbertplaya)   Julien Baker has announced an upcoming EP Little Oblivions...

For Lack of a Term- Jawbreakers

  Hooks abound on "Jawbreakers," the energetic new single from pop punk wiz kids For Lack of a Term. The band recruited Another Astronaut...

Creek & Kills- Unstitching

Creek and Kills (photo by Kate Hoos)   It's always exciting and a little jarring to hear a record from an unknown-to-you band whose sound...

Fake Names- Self titled EP

  Fake Names is most definitely a supergroup. What else do you call a band whose members have spent the last several decades playing in...

The Cocker Spaniels Are Still Alive and So Are You

  The Cocker Spaniels are releasing a wonderful new album, The Cocker Spaniels Are Still Alive and So Are You. This is the (essentially solo)...

Gustaf- Book

Gustaf performing in 2018 (photo by Kate Hoos)   The first time I saw Gustaf perform in 2018, I wasn't entirely sure just what the hell was...

Art/Books/Movies/Random

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 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,...

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...

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

Rebelmatic, Angelo Moore (Fishbone), No Call No Show @ Bushwick Pop Up

Rebelmatic performing in Brooklyn with Angelo Moore (photo by Ellen Qbertplaya)     For over a year now, NYC hardcore punk band (and FTA...

Waxahatchee, Katy Kirby @ Elsewhere

Waxahatchee at Elsewhere 10/13/21 (photo by Ray Rusinak)    Originally scheduled for April 2020, and then rescheduled for September...

Valerie June @ Fort Greene Park

Valerie June at Fort Greene Park (photo by Ellen Qbertplaya)   As part of BAM’s R&B Festival at Fort Greene Park, the always charming...

UV-TV Record Release @ TV Eye

UV-TV at TV Eye (photo by Ray Rusinak)   UV-TV, a band hailing from Ridgewood, Queens released their latest effort, Always Something, in May of...

Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog & The Messthetics @ The Bell House

Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog at The Bell House (photo by Ellen Qbertplaya)   On Thursday, October 7th, I headed to The Bell House in Gowanus to...

Activity, Parlor Walls @ Mercury Lounge

Activity at Mercury Lounge (photo by Kate Hoos)   Like a wonderful mid-week oasis, I stepped into the Mercury Lounge on Wednesday 10/6 for a...

Joey Cape (Lagwagon), Jose Prieto (Make War) & Joe Sib (22 Jacks) @ Knitting Factory

Joey Cape at Knitting Factory (photo by Ray Rusinak)   Joey Cape of Lagwagon is the artist that I’ll always buy an advance ticket for when he’s...

Nevva, Frida Kill, Gal Fieri, Shadowmonster @ Putnam Palace

Frida Kill at Putnam Palace 10/2/21 (photo by Kate Hoos)   I talk a lot in this blog about how much DIY means to me and that I will never walk...

Kissed By An Animal, Nihiloceros, Desert Sharks, Gal Fieri @ EWEL

Nihiloceros performing at Econolodge (photo by Kate Hoos)   This just in! Nihiloceros have been crowned the hardest working band not just in...

Mac McCaughan (Superchunk), 75 Dollar Bill @ Union Pool

Mac McCaughan performing at Union Pool (photo by Ray Rusinak)   After playing a handful of solo shows for the last week or so, Mac McCaughan...

Action Park, Too Many Voices, Blueblack @ Railroad Inn

Action Park (photo by Kate Hoos)   I love going to DIY shows and that will never change. No matter how many times I see big artists in big...

Kathleen Edwards @ LPR

Kathleen Edwards at Les Poisson Rouge (photo by Ray Rusinak)   Canadian chanteuse, Kathleen Edwards, is a bit of a legend in the Americana...

Flogging Molly, Violent Femmes & more @ Pier 17

Flogging Molly at Pier 17 (photo by Kate Hoos)   The punk rock road show hit the beautiful open air venue on the rooftop of Pier 17 this past...

Bartees Strange, Bathe @ Mercury Lounge

Bartees Strange performing at Mercury Lounge (photo by Edwina Hay).   One of the final acts I saw in 2020 before large gatherings were banned...

THROWBACK: Man Or Astro-Man? @ Market Hotel

Man Or Astro-Man? performing 2/21/20 at Market Hotel (photo by Kate Hoos).   I have a considerable archive of images of live shows that have...

Algiers, Zen Mother @ Saint Vitus

Algiers at Saint Vitus (photo by Kate Hoos)   Algiers is currently on tour supporting their exceptional 2020 release, There Is No Year, and hit...

Julien Baker, Thao, Mini Trees @ Beacon Theater

Julien Baker at Beacon Theater (photo by Kate Hoos)   Julien Baker returned to New York City for the first time since the end of 2018 to play...

Les Savy Fav, Heavy Lag @ Market Hotel

Les Savy Fav performing at Market Hotel (photo by Kate Hoos)   Les Savy Fav played their first show back in the (semi) after times on Sunday...

The Rizzos, The Unders, The Senior Year, Gal Fieri @ Our Wicked Lady

Gal Fieri performing at Our Wicked Lady 8/8/2021 (photo by Kate Hoos).   I've found myself on the rooftop of OWL a lot lately and I tell ya,...

Glass Animals @ BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!

Glass Animals performing at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival (photo by Ellen Qbertplaya)   This past Tuesday, British indie pop band Glass...

THROWBACK: Jawbreaker, War On Women, Pohgoh @ Starland Ballroom

Jawbreaker at Starland Ballroom, 3/30/19 (photo by Kate Hoos)   I have a considerable archive of images of live shows that have for one reason...

Control Top, Privacy Issues @ The Williamsburg Bridge

Ali of Control Top on the Williamsburg Bridge (photo by Kate Hoos)   I love seeing music any time, any place, and I will never not love going...

Cloud Nothings @ Elsewhere

Cloud Nothings at Elsewhere (photo by Ray Rusinak) Cleveland, Ohio’s indie/punk rock outfit, Cloud Nothings, brought their current midwest/northeast...

Rock N Roll Beach Day

TVOD at Rippers (photo by Kate Hoos)   I'm not one to really ever go to the beach...the sand, the heat, all the rigamarole with getting...

Rebirth Brass Band @ City Winery

Rebirth Brass Band at City Winery (photo by Ray Rusinak)   To quote Monty Python, “and now for something completely different."  We here at FTA...

Features 

A Few Days With Frank Turner

Frank Turner performing at Crossroads 10/3/21 (photo by Ray Rusinak)   I am not going to lie, with the possible exceptions of Jeff Rosenstock,...

Q & A with Peter David Connelly of The Mona Reels

Peter David Connelly of The Mona Reels   Multi-instrumentalist Peter David Connelly began recording Without Love for college credit at the...

Nirvana’s “Nevermind” Turns 30

Nevermind by Nirvana   After the wild and excessive 1980s filled with loud clothing, crimped hair, and cheesy metal, things started going in an...

Hole’s fiery debut LP “Pretty On The Inside” Turns 30

Pretty On The Inside was released on September 17, 1991.   Hole is a force to be reckoned with and always have been. Love them or hate them...

Happy International Lefthanders Day

Ned Flanders from the Simpsons knew what was up! Now where the hell is my left-handed can opener?!? (Note: while there are no lefties in the lineup,...

Lou Barlow Is DIY as Fuck

 Lou Barlow performing at Ritualist (photo by Rebecca DeRosa)   “Don’t piss on the donut!” Lou Barlow said, to laughter from the people...

Lunachicks- “Fallopian Rhapsody” book launch

  The Lunachicks performing at Vans Warped Tour, July 1999 (photo by Kate Hoos)   The Lunachicks recently released a book, Fallopian...

Hear Palestine, Free Palestine: The Beauty of Palestinian Music

Oppressed, erased, ignored, vilified. The plight of Palestinians is one of the greatest injustices in human history, a seemingly intractable...

NYC Dyke March 2021

As the sound of motorcycles revving and the mighty pounding drums of Fogo Azul echoed through the streets at 5pm sharp on Saturday June 26th, it was...

Full Time Aesthetic welcomes you!

Welcome! Wow another music blog in the world, I know right?! In my defense, I have been blogging and making zines on and off for the last ~25 years...

Reviews

Laura Jane Grace- At War With The Silverfish

At War With The Silverfish by Laura Jane Grace   In less time than it takes to sit through a sitcom, Laura Jane Grace delivers seven incisive...

Nihiloceros- Self Destroy

  Earworms abound on the latest rager from Nihiloceros, Self Destroy. The vocal interplay between guitarist Mike Borchardt and bassist Alex...

Mini Trees- Always In Motion

  LA based-band Mini Trees is really the solo effort of songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Lexi Vega. Raised by musician parents, Vega...

Action Park- You Must Be This Tall To Die

    Action Park may be a New York (Long Island, in particular) based band, but they've taken their name from the infamously dangerous...

The Great American Novel- Extremely Loud and Incredibly Online

The Great American Novel Extremely Loud and Incredibly Online (album cover photo by Christina Casillo)   When putting on the latest record from...

Women of the Night- “Sub Rosa”

Women of the Night, Sub Rosa  (cover art by Carolina Moscoso)   Women of the Night have just released their second album, Sub Rosa. The...

Atlas Engine- When The Compass Resets…Part 1

Atlas Engine (self portrait by Nick LaFalce)   The newest release from Brooklyn-based Atlas Engine, When the Compass Resets...Part 1, may be...

Lung- Come Clean Right Now

Lung (photo by Rachelle Caplan)   The powerful Cincinnati cello/drums duo Lung are poised to release their stunning and masterful new...

Desert Sharks- 20th Century Boy

Desert Sharks (photo by Jeanette D. Moses)   Desert Sharks have long been one of NYC's great bands, solidifying that rep with 2019's kickass...

Julien Baker- Bloodshot (Helios Remix)

Julien Baker performing at Rough Trade in 2017 (photo by Ellen Qbertplaya)   Julien Baker has announced an upcoming EP Little Oblivions...

For Lack of a Term- Jawbreakers

  Hooks abound on "Jawbreakers," the energetic new single from pop punk wiz kids For Lack of a Term. The band recruited Another Astronaut...

Creek & Kills- Unstitching

Creek and Kills (photo by Kate Hoos)   It's always exciting and a little jarring to hear a record from an unknown-to-you band whose sound...

Fake Names- Self titled EP

  Fake Names is most definitely a supergroup. What else do you call a band whose members have spent the last several decades playing in...

The Cocker Spaniels Are Still Alive and So Are You

  The Cocker Spaniels are releasing a wonderful new album, The Cocker Spaniels Are Still Alive and So Are You. This is the (essentially solo)...

Gustaf- Book

Gustaf performing in 2018 (photo by Kate Hoos)   The first time I saw Gustaf perform in 2018, I wasn't entirely sure just what the hell was...

Art/Books/Movies/Random

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 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,...

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...

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...