Charly Bliss

Charly Bliss Live at New Haven’s Cafe Nine

Punk purists have vilifying opinions when it comes to (GASP!) pop punk. Despite widely acclaimed bands like The Ramones and The Kinks paving the way toward this dancier, poppier sound, pop punk is often treated like a cancer in many music circles, especially older ones, whose fans conveniently forget how much they loved Dookie or …And Out Come…

Dreamer Irving

REVIEW: DREAMCAR Transports Irving Plaza to 1985

When forming a supergroup or side project, it’s important to be distinctive. The new project should have its own legs, serving up different melodies, arrangements, and/or genres that are far different from the bands that made them famous. DREAMCAR, featuring No Doubt’s Tony Kanal (bass), Adrian Young (drums) and Tom Dumont (guitar), along with AFI’s…

Le Butcherettes Bring Mexican Garage Punk to The Outer Space

Sitting at the bar in Hamden, Conn.’s The Outer Space, I overheard two guys talking about the band that was about to unleash that night. “Do you know these guys playing tonight?” Guy 1 asked? “A little bit. They’re like…Mexican punk, but sort of garage-y?” replied his friend. “Whoa, weird. Sounds cool.” It took every effort to not…

Band of Skulls

Live Review: Band of Skulls at Terminal 5

A photo posted by The Littlest Winslow (@littlestwinslowblog) on Oct 7, 2016 at 2:12pm PDT Band of Skulls is one of the best contemporary rock bands we’ve got. They’re also one of the most underrated. So let’s not bury the lead here: the British trio’s live show is electric, booming, rousing. As the band doled…

phones at concerts

Apple Wants You To Put Your Damn Phone Down At Concerts

Be prepared, fellow concert-goers: You may soon have to actually watch the shows you go see. Apple has received approval for a patent on technology that could disable your phone’s video and camera capabilities in certain settings: i.e., your next Beyoncé concert. How does it work? A tiny sensor is placed on or near the…