Nashville Rocker J. Marco on His Experience as an on the Rise Artist

By Amelia Reardon, Staff Writer Marco is an up-and-coming rock artist from Nashville. Before his first public New York show, he sat down with WSN to discuss his music and what it’s like to be a solo artist. Marco recently made the move from Massachusetts to Nashville for his music.   “I went [to Nashville]…

Silversun Pickups talk up Better Nature

By Robert Frezza, Contributing Writer Alternative rock act Silversun Pickups formed in 2000 in and around Los Angeles and the Silver Lake area. The quartet consists of Brian Aubert, Nikki Monninger, Christopher Guanlao and Joe Lester. “Christopher and I joined sometime in late 2001 or early 2002. The rest of the band are Los Angeles…

Corey Harper Sets Pier 16 Abuzz at Octoberfest

By Anna Letson, Multimedia Editor With the Brooklyn skyline setting in the sun across the East River, Pier 16 was abuzz with young twenty-somethings and beer connoisseurs at the Samuel Adams Octoberfest. Singer songwriter Corey Harper returned to play in New York City with everything that has helped him grow since he played here just…

Liner Notes: Discussions on Bob Dylan, LSD, and Life Magazine

By Alesha Bradford, Contributing Writer This is perhaps the first book interview to start with a live guitar performance. Loudon Wainwright III is better known as an actor, prolific songwriter and folksinger. On Thursday, September 7th at The Strand, he treated his audience to one of his more famous songs, “Surviving Twin”. Across from Wainwright sat…

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…