Category: Music

New Madrid

New Madrid Rips: Photos from The Studio at Webster Hall

Here’s my review: Go see New Madrid live. (Brooklynites have a chance to see the band free tonight at New York’s Baby’s All Right, lucky you.) New Madrid’s underwater-psych rock vibe opened up into an intense and emotional landscape of loudness and shoegazing mastery in front of an audience at The Studio at Webster Hall on Friday night.

Plantronics BackBeat GO 3 Wireless Earbuds Review

After reviewing the BackBeat PRO Plus, RIG 500E and the RFMAG Holiday Gift Guide featured BackBeat SENSE, it’s safe to say that we were eager to see what Plantronics had to show us next. The latest Plantronics announcements on April 6, 2016 came in the form of the Voyager 5200...

The Pogues Make Beautiful Whiskey Together

Celtic punk rockers The Pogues like whiskey. Who knew? Maybe it’s those imbibe-induced Pogue tales like “Streams of Whiskey” and “Whiskey You’re the Devil” or its decades-inebriated frontman Shane MacGowan. Even though most band members don’t touch the juice these days, it was only appropriate to have an Irish Whiskey...


Caveman Plays Otero War: Photos from The Bowery Electric

Caveman. They say that they got to The Bowery Electric at 1, started drinking at 3, and the show started at 8. Well, they got me beat. Damn day job. But the open bar during the show was an immediate comfort. “Drink some whiskey,” said singer Matt Iwanusa to the intimate room full at Bowery Electric. “It’s on us.” And hot damn did they play well in the midst of their binge.

Michael Monroe

Michael Monroe Kicks Out the Glam: Photos from the Gramercy Theatre, NYC

Dead, Jail, or Rock’n’Roll. That’s my entire review. Want more? OK. Michael Monroe. He’s that Finnish dude from the superlatively influential band Hanoi Rocks. Lived in New York’s East Village for years. Lived, breathed, ate up bands like The Damned, Dead Boys, The Heartbreakers…

The Darkness Shed Some Light

The last time The Darkness played Irving Plaza in 2012, they just rebounded from a nearly six-year hiatus and were about to embark on a Born This Way tour with Lady Gaga—a fitting opening slot for the bombastic, glam rockers. “I’m happy to be of service,” said Dan Hawkins of...

Garbage, 20 Years Later, in Chicago

Shirley Manson did her hair for the occasion. Her bleached blonde, rose-speckled locks matched Garbage’s self-titled debut album from 20 years earlier. The album, covered in flurry of pink and feathers, was the real reason why the band is trekking through its 20 Years Queer tour. Manson, along with Duke...


Super Vixens: Garbage with Torres Live in Chicago, The Photos

Watch out, America! Royal Flush’s New York-based concert photographer hit the road, pulling into Chicago’s Riviera Theatre for Garbage’s 20 Years Queer tour. Yes, Shirley Manson has been making boys (and some girls) come of age for two decades, and she is still every bit of the super vixen since seducing the masses in the video for “Vow” back in 1995.

Easy Listening Made Sensible: Plantronics BackBeat SENSE Wireless Headphone Review

When we attended the Plantronics BackBeat SENSE wireless headphone unveiling event last month, we knew we needed to see more. Plantronics’ latest addition to their BackBeat line, the BackBeat SENSE, is the highly-portable luxury listening companion for techophiles, music lovers, and/or casual listeners. Why mention techophiles in the mix? Well,...