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SOTD: Plastic Picnic

Plastic Picnic – Miss It Still

Today’s Song of the Day is a sweet alt-rock offering from Brooklyn, New York foursome Plastic Picnic. The song is a bit more atmospheric than you might expect from a Brooklynartist, and that’s likely an influence of the band’s Pacific Northwest roots.

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Streets Of Laredo – Wild Album Review

Streets Of Laredo – Wild Album Review

Streets Of Laredo Wild Album ReviewStreets of Laredo are the latest impressive Brooklyn act tantalizing our ear buds. With their soon to be released Sophomore album, Wild, they find themselves on the cusp of an impressive breakthrough. This intriguing New Zealand band has boldly shifted their universe to Brooklyn, and the relocation to the Big Apple has clearly added to the delicious flavoring we hear on their new album.

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Dru Cutler Interview

Dru Cutler Interview with RARA’s Farm at FMF 2016

At this year’s Florida Music Festival, I met a slew of talented new bands, most of them from the Sunshine State, but my favorite new discovery was Dru Cutler, a hard-working talent from Brooklyn, NY.

Dru Cutler at Cheyenne Saloon during FMF 2016.
Dru Cutler at Cheyenne Saloon during FMF 2016.

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New Music From Journalism

My true appreciation for rock music started as a late night DJ on an alternative rock college station. Until that time, I was your typical teenage fan of 80’s hair bands – that music was good stuff at the time, but the music I discovered dripping through my headphones each night was something special. The music that grabbed my attention back then wasn’t beautifully polished, but instead raw and passionate, and just a little bit dirty.
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Fort Lean Releases Catchy New Single

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Cut To the Chase – Fort Lean

We’re a bit late to the party, as this Brooklyn-based quintet released EPs in 2011 and 2012. The received plenty of critical appreciation, but thus far, no huge breakthrough hits. That just may be about to change.

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“Cut To The Chase,” is the addictive first single off of their upcoming 2015 release, Quiet Day on Ooh La La Recordings. Ooh La La has a habit of mining superb talent from the New York Alternative Rock scene, and they’ve got an intriguing act in Fort Lean.

It’s a dreamy synth-driven hit just waiting to explode on the alt-rock scene. The track boasts an intoxicating retro rock feel juxtaposed against artful modern twists. They sound nothing like Milky Chance, but this song has that feel, and I’m sure the infectious lyrics and catchy hooks will be bouncing around in my head for weeks.

Check out the song below, and keep on the lookout for their 2015 release, Quiet Day, and if you happen to be in New York for CMJ, these guys will be all over the city as noted at the bottom of this post after the music link.

Rock On!

Buy: Cut To the Chase – Cut To the Chase – Single on iTunes

Tuesday October 21 @ 9:15PM
158 Ludlow St
New York, NY
CMJ Official: Banners Showcase
admission: free w/ CMJ badge or $10
ticket link: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=5403395

Thursday October 23rd

Piano’s @ 7PM
158 Ludlow St
New York, NY
Siren Sounds PR Showcase
admission: free

Radio Bushwick @ 10:45PM
22 Wyckoff Ave
Brooklyn, NY
Out In The Streets and Bushwick Daily Present
admission: $5
ticket link: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/out-in-the-streets-bushwick-daily-annual-cmj-party-tickets-13545064653

Friday October 24 @ 3:10PM
The Living Room
134 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY
Buzzchips and Myfreeconcert Present
admission: free

Saturday October 25 @ 3:45PM
Brooklyn Night Bazaar
165 Banker Street
Brooklyn, NY
The Wild Honey Pie presents The Bee Hive
admission: Free w/ RSVP
RSVP Link: http://thebeehive.thewildhoneypie.com/