Jake Bugg isn’t Buggin’

By Kalkidan Tadese, Contributing Writer Jake Bugg’s Got Jokes, but his music isn’t one. Jake Bugg’s fourth album “Hearts That Strain” was released this past September and features the country folk, americana tunes of “How Soon The Dawn,” “This Time,” and “Southern Rain.” The singer-songwriter’s meteoric rise in 2013 is gossiped to be long behind…

FKJ sells out the Brooklyn Steel

By Aicha Fall, Contributing Writer   Multi-instrumentalist FKJ (French Kiwi Juice) headlined a sold out show at the Brooklyn Steel this Sunday night, one of his first few stops on the second North American leg of the ‘(End Of) Album Tour.’ He has previously made his way around the world to sold out shows in…

Hump Day Update 12/13/17

By Rachel A.G. Gilman, Staff Writer Welcome back to Hump Day Update, the place to find out everything you need to know about what’s been going on in the entertainment world for the week. I’m Rachel A.G. Gilman. But enough about me, let’s get to the news. FOX might be in the hands of the new…

Hump Day Update 12/5/17

By Rachel A.G. Gilman, Staff Writer Welcome back to Hump Day Update, the place to find out everything you need to know about what’s been going on in the entertainment world for the week. I’m Rachel A.G. Gilman. But enough about me, let’s get to the news. AMC’s “The Walking Dead” might be a hit show,…

Bleachers End “Gone Now” Tour with a Bang

By Julia Fields, Contributing Writer On Monday, Bleachers played a sold out show at Terminal 5 on their Gone Now Tour, promoting their latest album release. This was the second to last show of the tour. The band showed their intense gratitude and joy to be playing there in the city where many of the…

The Horror in ‘Daguerrotype’ Proves Lackluster

By Woojung Kim, Staff Writer Renowned Japanese director Kiyo Kurosawa’s “Daguerrotype” is his first film shot abroad, his first film in another language and his first film with a European crew. A daguerreotype is a photography form invented in the 1830s that captures images on a silver plate and requires the subject to be completely…

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…

Charlotte Cardin Gets “Dirty, Dirty”

By Alexa Leo, Contributing Writer Hailing from Montreal, Canada, 22 year old Charlotte Cardin is a model turned singer-songwriter that first received exposure in the music industry in 2013 by earning a spot within the Top 4 finalists of the Canadian “The Voice,” “La Voix.” Sonically, Cardin’s voice is soulful and sultry, with clear jazz…

Tennis’ Bowery Ballroom Concert Brings Groove to the Beat

Story and photos by Sabeena Singhani, Contributing Writer  On Tuesday , March 21, Tennis took the Bowery Ballroom by surprise. They were was accompanied by their Australian friends Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever — who were a combination of unhinged rock screeching and pop melodies. While their instrumentals were strong and truly warmed up the venue, the vocals…

In Film ‘Tickling Giants,’ Politics Is a Laughing Matter

By Anubhuti Kumar, Staff Writer “Tickling Giants” is the perfect title for the new documentary about the rise of a comedian who got his laughs by poking fun at prickly figures who do not take kindly to a questioning of their authority. While the name Jon Stewart is ubiquitous in the United States, the story…

Brazilian Os Mutantes Bring Greater-Than-Great Hits to Webster

By Carter Shelter, Staff Writer Os Mutantes, a band that made a name for themselves as part of the Tropicália movement in late ‘60s Brazil by combining the psychedelic rock sounds coming from the U.S. and the U.K. at that time with traditional Brazilian and Latin influence, are one of those groups that seems to…