The new Brooklyn band Mr. Dream has chosen to pick up and wield an old, little-used old shard of ’90s alternative rock: the leering, misanthropic mongoloid stomp of the Jesus Lizard. It is a shrewd moment to revive this particular roar, as the current indie rock landscape is mostly devoid of leering, locker-shoving bullies. But the best compliment one could pay Mr. Dream’s debut album Trash Hit is to say that it would stand up just as well if it were released in the heyday of Lizard and the Melvins. The guitars lurch queasily in various stages of brutal down-tuning; the drums hit with bone-cracking force; and lead vocalist Adam Moerder howls and cackles with the gleeful, mad-professor mien of someone who has glimpsed the bloody end and cannot stop giggling.
By Ben Fong-Torres on 06.30.09 in Icons
Born in Brooklyn in 1941 and raised in Los Angeles, Harry Edward Nelson III became Nilsson in the mid '60s, when he began writing and performing - singing and playing piano and guitar. He recorded for RCA, an American...
By Mary Kinney on 02.06.15 in Features
For all of NYC's history of folk music, a giant metropolitan city with no recent rural history to speak of is an odd place for a comeback to take place.
By Marc Hogan on 11.07.14 in News
Yellow Ostrich are about to come full circle. The Brooklyn band (and alum of our sister site's eMusic Selects program) announced today it will play its last show on December 8 at Brooklyn's Glasslands Gallery. The Alex S...
By Judnick Mayard on 09.13.14 in Features
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Notorious B.I.G.'s iconic debut Ready to Die, Judnick Mayard shares her memories of growing up in the borough then and now through the lens of the album.