Deli Reders! 

The Best of NYC issue 2017 is out digitally (physically soon too!), with glorious garage rockers Baby Shakes gracing its cover! The super fun quartet topped our Best of NYC Poll for Emerging NYC Artists earlier this year, which earned them the cover of this issue - go see them live if you can!

Besides featuring more than 90 of the best emerging NYC bands organized by genre, the issue is also focused on the our free, educational event for musicians called NYC MixCon! Musicians located in or near Manhattan should take this incredible no cost opportunity to learn about mixing on July 8/9 - check out the list of incredible producers involved here and RSVP to the single presentation(s) you are interested in attending.

June 23, 2017
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 Jakals is one of those bands that just reach out and grab you right from the first strum of a guitar. The Boston-based indie rockers are celebrating the recent release of their debut album Keep Mother Sane, a profound and melancholic portrait of the modern world with a depth and profundity rarely seen. We are thrilled to premiere "Homesick", the first single and video off of the new record.  According to the band, "'Homesick' is about the intense desire to find true contentment in a world dominated by technology, individualism, and isolation, only to realize that you are chasing a phantom."  Animated by Alec Huston of Warbird Creative, the video uses simple, repetitive images to convey the complex themes of the song.  Check out the video below and keep track of Jakals on the road here. -Brian Varneke

June 21, 2017
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With their new EP Retitled Remastered, Boston psych/folk rockers The Solars assert themselves as masters of their craft.  Overflowing with memorable lyrics, impressive vocal harmonies, and tight, folksy grooves, the record flows seamlessly, evading strict categorization.  Their new single "Goddess of the Suburbs" is an ode to the discomfort and paranoia of being stuck in your skin when you wish you could be anywhere else.  Check it out below and catch The Solars live at O'Brien's on 6/25 with Littleboybigheadonbike and Mitch Van Bree. -Brian Varneke

June 20, 2017
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 Formed by three Californians transplanted in Boston, Dang Clets is new to the New England scene, but is wasting no time making a name for themselves. Their self-titled debut EP is instantly catchy and charming, with smooth, synth-laden jangle pop guaranteed to keep you relaxed and engaged from start to finish. Expect to see their name often in the next few years as they are definitely a band to watch. Check out their single "Lines" below and let us know what you think! -Brian Varneke

June 20, 2017
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This June, two staples of Boston basements, Nice Guys and Black Beach, teamed up to release a split 7.” These bands bring a grungy, unpretentious energy to their music that stands far away from the math-rock stylings often found in the Berklee scene. With fuzzy guitars, screaming vocals and a vengeful, intentional energy, both bands meet each other head to head on each track of the split. It’s a match made in bong-ripping, surf-rocking hell. Enjoy singles “Grodelo” by Nice Guys and “Poor Posture” by Black Beach

June 19, 2017
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Last month, Boston-based singer/songwriter Katie Dobbins released her debut album, She Is Free, a deeply personal record that is full of reflective poetry and messages of love. At its core, She is Free is a pop record, bringing to mind Jewel's Pieces of You, but Dobbins reveals her eclectic nature through traditional folk instruments, horns, and the occasional twangy pedal steel. Katie will be setting out on a supporting tour this month throughout New England.  You can find dates and more information here. -Brian Varneke

June 13, 2017
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