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Brian
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Librarian in NYC. Music lover and wanderer.
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(photo credit: Peter Rad) Fronted by Ellia Bisker of Sweet Soubrette and Jeff Morris of Kotorino, Charming Disaster is the intriguing duo that the two formed a few years ago after deciding to work on a song together. What may have been originally thought of as a short collaboration turned... Continue reading
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Second chances are a great thing. So great, in fact, that I decided to quote myself from last year's post since I can't really describe the process of this project any better. "Listening to a new band or musician every day does not sound like it should be terribly hard,... Continue reading
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In no particular order, here are my favorite bands from 2014! Good Girl and the Bad Times This was the first band that I listened to this year and it was such a great way to start things off. Good Girl and the Bad Times released two EPs, first with... Continue reading
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2014 is done! It seems so long ago when I decided to do another year of this project and a lot has changed since then. I started a website to track the bands everyday as I go along, I launched a successful Kickstarter project to fund live sessions, I started... Continue reading
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November is done, which means 2014 is almost over. Next month, I'll wrap up this year and also post my favorite tracks as well as some bands that I think deserve some love that may not have gotten it the first time around. After that, I'll be starting all over... Continue reading
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365 Days of New Music for October features a lot of bands that performed during the 2014 CMJ Music Marathon. I didn't get a chance to see some of them because I was filming some sessions that week with artists that were featured on 365 Days of New Music in... Continue reading
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The fifth Three Six Five Live Session wasn't planned and came about last minute, but I am so grateful to have gotten the chance to meet some of the guys from BRAEVES, a Long Island based band. I have them scheduled on a future date for 365 Days of New... Continue reading
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Photo by Shervin Lainez The fourth Three Six Five Live Session features Matt Sucich, who met up with me at the Hotel on Rivington during CMJ. As a fellow Queens resident, I was excited to speak with Matt about CMJ and finding inspiration in New York City. The Ruckus: How... Continue reading
The third Three Six Five Live Session features Ellia Bisker of Sweet Soubrette and Charming Disaster. Ellia was kind enough to meet with me at Washington Square Park, where we filmed a couple of songs and talked about her two bands and her love books. The Ruckus: How is your... Continue reading
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photo by Alex Smith For the second Three Six Five Live Session, I met up with Reggie Williams, a Florida-based musician currently on his second Kickstarter-backed tour. We were able to film a few songs in the penthouse of the Hotel on Rivington during CMJ and he was kind enough... Continue reading
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I've been meaning to go see Bridget Davis and the Viking Kings for some time now. She was one of the first musicians that I found through 365 Days of New Music and was one of my favorites right away. She recently released a new EP called January and plans... Continue reading
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Photo by Leslie Van Stelten Three Six Five Live is the brand new series of live sessions focusing on artists featured in 365 Days of New Music. I decided to kick off the series during CMJ and filmed the inaugural session with fellow native New Yorker, Fiona Silver! I got... Continue reading
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Photo by Nick Karp I met up with Chris Farren at NYU's Kimmel Center prior to his CMJ panel to talk about his first solo tour, Fake Problems, Antarctigo Vespucci, Lost, Frozen and more. The Ruckus: Thanks for taking the time to speak with me! You just finished up your... Continue reading
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Next week, our New York crew will be covering the CMJ 2014 Music Marathon. This will be our fourth CMJ, so we're old pros at this point! Every day for the next two weeks, 365 Days of New Music will be featuring a band performing at CMJ, so follow along... Continue reading
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"Too old to die young, too young to die slow," is how My Favorite begins on their first release in a decade. This lyric from "Second Empire" is an apt way to start, risen from the dead so to speak, and it's how the band views this second coming. The... Continue reading
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This was such a great month all around with so many amazing bands! I think I have more favorites from this month than any other before. I know it's going to be really hard to choose one of these bands as my favorite of September at the end of the... Continue reading
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Two thirds through this year and still going strong! I'm looking forward to getting ready for CMJ and also for some live sessions I hope to start filming in the next couple of months that will be featured here on the Ruckus. Here's what I listened to during August. August... Continue reading
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I've got a bunch of hot bands for July! Over halfway through now and looking forward to the rest of the year! Don't forget you can follow along everyday at 365daysofnewmusic.com! Here is what I listened to during July. July 1 - Like Fake Humans July 2 - Zack Joseph... Continue reading
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June was great for new music! I found so many good bands this month and am happy to be kicking the summer off right! Here's what I listened to this month. June 1 - Valerie Reaper and the Keepers June 2 - Jessica Rowboat <a href="http://jessicarowboat.bandcamp.com/album/the-best-thing-thats-ever-been-stolen" data-mce-href="http://jessicarowboat.bandcamp.com/album/the-best-thing-thats-ever-been-stolen">The Best Thing That's... Continue reading
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May is over and that also means my Kickstarter project has ended. I am so happy to announce that it was successful, so next year I'll start filming live sessions with some of my favorite bands from this project. Thanks again for your support and generosity! Here are the bands... Continue reading
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Another great month of new music! I'm also incredibly excited to announce my Kickstarter campaign for 365 Days of New Music Live Acoustic Sessions! These live sessions will feature some of my favorite bands that I found out about through this project and will be featured right here on The... Continue reading
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A quarter of the way through and another solid month of new music! Also, I made a new tumblr for 365 Days of New Music which will post the daily artist and their music. I'll still be posting here at The Ruckus each month, featuring tracks from my favorite bands!... Continue reading
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Following up on their debut EP, Cute When I Cry, from late last year, Good Girl and the Bad Times have released another solid EP, Not Even the Moon. Here's the title track, which I found to be hauntingly beautiful: The arrangements on all their songs are intricate and I'm... Continue reading
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I recently went to see this art installation by Iván Navarro called This Land Is Your Land. It’s at Madison Square Park and I highly recommend taking a look if you get a chance. It will be up until April 13 if you want to see it. Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at That Long Yellow Line
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When I started #365daysofnewmusic for 2014, Good Girl and the Bad Times was the first band I listened to and it was a great way to kick off the year. I instantly loved the lead single from their debut EP of the same name, "Cute When I Cry." It reminded... Continue reading