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Lamb of God and Anthrax in NYC

Quick clips below from last nights mayhem. The #metal schedule during winter on the east coast can be pretty empty so it felt like most metalheads in the city were representing at this show. From the #doom brooders of Brooklyn to the #hardcore jocks of Long Island, men and women alike were Really excited about […]

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The Acacia Strain Brings Wild Doom Metal To Webster Hall

The howls of metal driven men shook the Studio at Webster Hall, as the bands Counterparts and The Acacia Strain set the place afire with guttural screams and heavy guitar breakdowns. Leading the “Tune Low, Die Slow Tour” this season, The Acacia Strain did not disappoint, energizing the crowd to new heights of moshing and […]

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When Pit Action Goes Awry

It’s the morning after the Acacia Strain show at Webster Hall and I’ve gotta admit- I have some battle scars from last night’s show. Yeesh! Normally most of us wouldn’t think anything of it, but something about last nights crowd seemed off, with the aggression breaking most of our unwritten rules about moshing. The show […]

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Evening Tunes

It’s a Spencer kind of night, where only the roar of the band and the chants of the crowd will do. Bodies clamoring towards the stage, arms twisted, weaving through the sound while limbs float above our voices-drowning out our dreams. Aaron’s on the drums shouting, “You’re a part of something! This matters, this moment […]

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Female Lead Metal Bands for Halloween

Here in NYC the doom is real. The slow, grinding pace of rolling sludge metal has taken over many parts of Brooklyn’s underground metal scene, and is the perfect space to be in for Halloween. Below are some of the top female lead bands in the game, ranging from doom and gloom to death, black […]

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#Blkgrlswurld ZINE Edition 4.1

It’s finally here! Edition 4.1 is ready for download and printing for free. Check it out on our page here The zine made a print debut last week at a Black Lez DIY Fest in Manhattan. Featuring a number of articles on the music scene in NYC and local events like Comic Con, take a […]

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2 Metal Tours Join Forces In NYC

#August 2015. It’s a warm summer night and the doors of Webster Hall are sprung wide open, a mix of fans, friends and musicians scurrying up and down the staircase to catch amazing guitar riffs and moshing crowds going simultaneously across three floors of the venue. Over 15 bands spent the evening rocking on three […]

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AfroPunk Fest 2015, Brooklyn

We danced, we laughed, we sweat out our afros under the Brooklyn sun-  Afropunk Punk fest rocked the neighborhood with alternative Nu Soul and fashion forward styles. For people of color floating in the margins of alternative music, AfroPunk can feel like a national holiday. The one weekend a year you’re music interests and aesthetics […]

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AFROPUNK @ Lincoln Center, July 2015

Everyone’s revving up for the AFROPUNK fest set to take place in Brooklyn later this August so it was great to get a taste at Lincoln Center of the fun that’s only weeks away. I learned my lesson last summer, that free events in NYC can generate substantially long lines and hours of waiting, with […]

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The Used Return to Webster Hall

“Tonight we want you to feel like a child again!” shouted Bert McCracken, lead vocalist of The Used. An Alternative rock band that most of us discovered in high school, The Used celebrated their spring tour with a thematic stage set, cheering with the crowd through playful chants about parental rebellion and angsty relationships. During […]