Grooves and Goals with Reva DeVito

By Miguel de Laveaga, Contributing Writer The cold weather and dirty snow didn’t keep fans away from Reva DeVito’s headlining show at Mercury Lounge on Friday, Feb. 10. DeVito first broke big with her cover of Sade’s “Sweetest Taboo,” giving audiences a taste of her soulfulness. Now, two years later, she’s touring in support of…

Get Sensual with Homeboys of Binary Code

By Daniela Tesfaie, Contributing Writer For those who have yet to delve into the world of progressive metal, Binary Code’s a great place to start. The group of NJ/NY-based gentlemen strike a perfect balance between ambiance and heaviness with their sophomore album “Moonsblood” that recently received a new digipack release. The band’s formula is not peculiarly…

After Leaving NYU, Jai Wolf Blossoms

By Kalkidan Tadese, Contributing Writer NYU alumni Jai Wolf recently released his first EP “Kindred Spirits.” On his first national tour, the artist, known especially for his single “Indian Summer,” looked back to his roots. When asked of his past, Wolff recalls his childhood spent listening to music, playing in his high school orchestra and…

XO Striking Love in the Hearts of Fans

By Sabeena Singhani, Contributing Writer On Nov. 18 at Baby’s All Right down in Brooklyn, emerging new indie pop band Nightly came out just minutes before hip-hop artist K.Flay. Their lead singer Jonathan Capeci worked the stage, the audience mimicking his movements, warming up to his sway of electronic glaze and pop repeats. Started with his cousin,…

Dara Quilty: Live at WNYU

By Kevin Hannon, Staff Writer Dara Quilty is one half of Dublin duo Apella, who stormed Irish radio this summer with their debut single “We Met At A Party,” which has also been viewed over 15 million times on YouTube. Speaking of radio, Quilty is not only a musician but also an award-winning DJ at…

Jess Kent: From Tweets to Shows

By Lexi Riesenberg, Contributing Writer From busking on the street to opening for Troye Sivan at NYC’s Terminal 5, singer-songwriter-producer Jess Kent has come a long way from the Australian suburbs where she grew up. Coldplay tweeted out the music video for her debut single, “Get Down,” an alt-dance-pop track with a reggae-inspired beat, when…

Interview with Tom Fleming of Wild Beasts

Interview by Euan Prentis, Deputy Photo Editor On their new record, “Boy King,” Wild Beasts embrace the “hyper-masculanism” of rock artists they previously disliked. In preparation for their two shows in New York, WSN sat down with frontman Tom Fleming to discuss how the band embodiment this masculinity, and the influence it’s had on their…

Organic Escapism in “What Went Down”

By Fernanda Esquivel, Contributing Writer “Now that we’re older, the future is colder. But what is there to do?” a question posed on the band’s latest album, lines from one of Foals drummer Jack Bevan’s favorite songs from “What Went Down.”  Produced with James Ford of the Arctic Monkeys and released in a record time…

Preview: “Limit of Love” – Boy & Bear

By Dyanna Fleites-Cruz, Contributing Writer Take a nice study break from your horrible impending midterms next Tuesday and head over to the Highline Ballroom because Boy & Bear are performing and you’re not going to want to miss it. On Tuesday, Oct. 10, the Australian indie rock-folk band is continuing their year of touring since…

Ciaran Lavery Returns True to Form

By Kevin Hannon, Contributing Writer In his sophomore album, “Let Bad In,” Ciaran Lavery shines as one of the brightest songwriting talents in Ireland. Hailing from the Northern Irish village of Aghagallon, located approximately 25 miles west of Belfast, Lavery is a stellar lyricist and a musical alchemist, fusing his acoustic guitar with electronic beats,…

School Survival Tips with DREAMERS’ Nick Wold

By Hailey Nuthals, Arts Editor It’s that time of year again, with the summer drawing to a close and the days getting shorter and shorter with each sunset. But fret not: a new year of academia brings new hope, and better yet, the debut album from psych-indie trio DREAMERS. The boys are back with an…