Shows

Vacant Company, Gun @ Catfarm

Vacant Company at Catfarm (photo by Kate Hoos)   There's few things I love more in this life than a killer house show. There's just something...

Frank Turner, Avail, The Bronx, Pet Needs @ Knockdown Center

Frank Turner at Knockdown Center (photo by Ray Rusinak)   Back in September and October of 2012, The Melvins set out to accomplish what no one...

Stuyedeyed, Weeping Icon @ Purgatory

Stuyedeyed at Purgatory (photo by Kevin McGann)   Brooklyn’s Purgatory bar was home to the musical onslaught of local bands Weeping Icon and...

Punk Island Benefit Show @ Wonderville

Ratas En Zelo at Wonderville (photo by Kate Hoos)   Punk Island is an all ages DIY punk fest/community in NYC that is very near and dear to my...

Bass Drum of Death, Dead Tooth @ Market Hotel

Bass Drum of Death at Market Hotel (photo by Kate Hoos)   Fuzzy garage punk greats, Bass Drum of Death, are celebrating the 10th anniversary of...

The Messthetics, SAVAK @ Union Pool

The Messthetics at Union Pool (photo by Kate Hoos)   In the life and times of Kate Hoos, few other bands have meant as much to me as Fugazi...

Fortezza, Pons, Tahiti Syndrome @ TV Eye

Fortezza at TV Eye (photo by Kevin McGann)   Last week, Ridgewood's TV Eye was host to a killer triple bill that most likely reverberated to...

The Kills, Bodega @ Brooklyn Steel

The Kills at Brooklyn Steel (photo by Kate Hoos)   Long running electro hard rock duo, The Kills, made their return to NYC this past weekend,...

Grace X Church @ Arlene’s Grocery

Grace X Church at Arlene's Grocery (photo by Kevin McGann)   Last week I got to cover Grace X Church at one of NYC’s Lower East Side staples,...

Mansionair @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Mansionair at Music Hall of Williamsburg (photo by Dutch Doscher)   Australian electro trio Mansionair kicked off their US tour at the Music...

Dry Cleaning, Fake Fruit @ Webster Hall

Dry Cleaning at Webster Hall (photo by Kevin McGann)   Not only was Dry Cleaning’s New Long Leg (4AD) one of my favorite albums of 2021, but...

Julien Baker, Ratboys @ Electric Ballroom

Julien Baker at Electric Ballroom (photo by Kate Hoos)   After two long years of setbacks and disappointments when it comes to planning trips...

Rash Decision, Bitterman @ The Hobbit Pub

Rash Decision at The Hobbit Pub (photo by Kate Hoos)   One of my favorite things in life is going to DIY shows (even if I have become...

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...

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Features/Lists/News 

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...

Weekly Show Listing 6/27-7/3/22

  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...

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...

Premiere: Viper Club “Come Thru” Video

Viper Club (photo by Cory Davis)   Viper Club, the modern alt-rock outfit from Phoenix, AZ have released a video for their infectious new...

Premiere: Atlas Engine- “…There Can Be No Regrets” EP

Atlas Engine (photo by Michelle LoBianco)   Hot on the heels of their EP release When the Compass Resets… last August (which we covered here,)...

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,...

Reviews

Debbie Dopamine- Eat Cake

Debbie Dopamine (photo by Cori Schimko)   Let’s talk about Dopamine for second, Debbie Dopamine that is. Their debut single, “Eat Cake,” came out...

Jigsaw Youth- Are You Who You Wanna Be?

  Staten Island’s favorite trio, Jigsaw Youth, have been making music and mischief together since they were teenagers. Though longtime...

The Maspeth Project- Birth

The Maspeth Project Birth   Written and recorded in their home studio in Maspeth, Queens over five weeks at the end of 2019, The Maspeth...

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...

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

Vacant Company, Gun @ Catfarm

Vacant Company at Catfarm (photo by Kate Hoos)   There's few things I love more in this life than a killer house show. There's just something...

Frank Turner, Avail, The Bronx, Pet Needs @ Knockdown Center

Frank Turner at Knockdown Center (photo by Ray Rusinak)   Back in September and October of 2012, The Melvins set out to accomplish what no one...

Stuyedeyed, Weeping Icon @ Purgatory

Stuyedeyed at Purgatory (photo by Kevin McGann)   Brooklyn’s Purgatory bar was home to the musical onslaught of local bands Weeping Icon and...

Punk Island Benefit Show @ Wonderville

Ratas En Zelo at Wonderville (photo by Kate Hoos)   Punk Island is an all ages DIY punk fest/community in NYC that is very near and dear to my...

Bass Drum of Death, Dead Tooth @ Market Hotel

Bass Drum of Death at Market Hotel (photo by Kate Hoos)   Fuzzy garage punk greats, Bass Drum of Death, are celebrating the 10th anniversary of...

The Messthetics, SAVAK @ Union Pool

The Messthetics at Union Pool (photo by Kate Hoos)   In the life and times of Kate Hoos, few other bands have meant as much to me as Fugazi...

Fortezza, Pons, Tahiti Syndrome @ TV Eye

Fortezza at TV Eye (photo by Kevin McGann)   Last week, Ridgewood's TV Eye was host to a killer triple bill that most likely reverberated to...

The Kills, Bodega @ Brooklyn Steel

The Kills at Brooklyn Steel (photo by Kate Hoos)   Long running electro hard rock duo, The Kills, made their return to NYC this past weekend,...

Grace X Church @ Arlene’s Grocery

Grace X Church at Arlene's Grocery (photo by Kevin McGann)   Last week I got to cover Grace X Church at one of NYC’s Lower East Side staples,...

Mansionair @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Mansionair at Music Hall of Williamsburg (photo by Dutch Doscher)   Australian electro trio Mansionair kicked off their US tour at the Music...

Dry Cleaning, Fake Fruit @ Webster Hall

Dry Cleaning at Webster Hall (photo by Kevin McGann)   Not only was Dry Cleaning’s New Long Leg (4AD) one of my favorite albums of 2021, but...

Julien Baker, Ratboys @ Electric Ballroom

Julien Baker at Electric Ballroom (photo by Kate Hoos)   After two long years of setbacks and disappointments when it comes to planning trips...

Rash Decision, Bitterman @ The Hobbit Pub

Rash Decision at The Hobbit Pub (photo by Kate Hoos)   One of my favorite things in life is going to DIY shows (even if I have become...

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...

Features/Lists/News

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...

Weekly Show Listing 6/27-7/3/22

  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...

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...

Premiere: Viper Club “Come Thru” Video

Viper Club (photo by Cory Davis)   Viper Club, the modern alt-rock outfit from Phoenix, AZ have released a video for their infectious new...

Premiere: Atlas Engine- “…There Can Be No Regrets” EP

Atlas Engine (photo by Michelle LoBianco)   Hot on the heels of their EP release When the Compass Resets… last August (which we covered here,)...

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,...

Reviews

Debbie Dopamine- Eat Cake

Debbie Dopamine (photo by Cori Schimko)   Let’s talk about Dopamine for second, Debbie Dopamine that is. Their debut single, “Eat Cake,” came out...

Jigsaw Youth- Are You Who You Wanna Be?

  Staten Island’s favorite trio, Jigsaw Youth, have been making music and mischief together since they were teenagers. Though longtime...

The Maspeth Project- Birth

The Maspeth Project Birth   Written and recorded in their home studio in Maspeth, Queens over five weeks at the end of 2019, The Maspeth...

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...

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...