Baltimore, Get Ready for Fences


This Sunday evening, Chris Mansfield, aka the 27 year old singer/songwriter known as Fences, will be bringing his brand of indie melancholy to The Golden West Cafe. I interviewed Chris for last year (see the full interview here), and he had this to say about creating songs that have endings, “When I’m writing, I

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Ideals: A Cocktail for Your Ears


Ideals are a melting pot of all the things I like in my music: brooding vocals, haunting lyrics and an aggressive sound that accurately replicates a live show on their EPs. After I received a late night text from someone who heard an Ideals song on their Pandora station, I immediately checked out their tunes

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The Raveonettes Sell Out Brooklyn, Bring Moody Pop With Them


Last night at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, The Raveonettes performed songs in support of their beautifully melodic and hauntingly crafted fifth album, Raven In The Grave, which I reviewed here. The band were supported by shoegaze duo Tamaryn, who helped provide the mood music during both sold-out evenings in Brooklyn: Wednesday and Thursday.