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Originally known as one-third of the now defunct rap group Das Racist, Victor Vazquez (known professionally as Kool A.D.) has emerged as a force to be reckoned with. Rapper, novelist, punk rocker --Victor is a creative wunderkind. Almost maniacally prolific, in 2016 al...

Weval’s self-titled full length debut is an electronic album that captures the essence of an enigmatic ambient and fuses it with accessible groove wings that create one of the best listening experiences of 2016. In a year that’s not even half-over, music has been domin...

 Traveling through TriBeCa, we spotted The Greek, which upon walking in, you're lead into one of the most romantic, breathtaking places possible. Ivy covered ceilings with white flowers sprouting out, enchanting gardens, and lights dimmed just enough adorn this local h...

 One of the most difficult areas to eat in New York City is Midtown. Tourist central, LIRR, NJIT and Madison Square Garden - the surrounding options suck to say the least. If you're looking for something just a little bit more classy than Hooters, American Whiskey is i...

Cellars is Allene Norton’s synthpop solo project. Her latest album Phases (released by Manifesto and produced by L.A.’s own lionized weirdo Ariel Pink) is not just new, but refreshing and invigorating. Trying to describe the sound of Cellars is easiest if comparing it...

Santigold (Santi White) clearly is never in any rush to push out her albums. With pop artists sometimes releasing an album a year, Santigold takes her time. After her explosive debut, Santogold, in 2008 (inevitably receiving unwarranted comparisons to another genre-ben...

In the heart of downtown, just a stones throw away from the Financial District, lies the oldest building in LA, the Vibiana Cathedral. From the gorgeous architecture to the historical and cultural relevance, this building is a stand out. Next door, in the former rector...

 

 

Since I'm no pro in the music industry, the thought of having to be technical about anything just oozes with pretentious vom. That being said, I will be expressing my admiration for the latest Darwin Deez album through my personal connection to the songs and my insta...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Being a native New Yorker, I relish in our superior pizza, bagels, and all things Italian-made. However, our Mexican food leaves something to be desired. Always jealous of our LA office, nachos, fajitas, queso, just cannot compare. Recently opened in the West...

 

 

If there was ever a question about the sexual arousal associated with the sounds of Oakland's own The Soft Moon, the title off its third album DEEPER, is enough of an answer. Balancing dark wave, psychedelic, synthpunk and krautrock, Luis Vasquez’s The Soft Moon has...

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