Catharsis — the expression and venting of powerfully felt emotions thru intense artistic practice — is the fundamental principle of great drama, and the focus of Giek_1's EP, Escape. The titular escape resonates on many levels: the artist's past escapism thru the use of hard drugs, her escape from a...

Eight years into its existence, Northside Festival is determinedly future-minded. Dividing itself into thirds, the NYC festival has two- and three-day stretches dedicated to "innovation" and "content". The other third -- four days worth of music between the East River and Bushwick, pulls in choice marquee names and established artists...

With each passing year, Northside Festival ups the ante, taking over more northern Brooklyn venues and gaining more and more international recognition. Now in its 8th year, the festival added their Innovation track a few years back, which seems like a smart move considering that the tech industry conference economy...

Following Junior Boys' world tour for their 2011 record, It's All True, Jeremy Greenspan was exhausted, burnt out, and questioning everything. Looking for something fresh and exciting to put his energy into -- and without the weight of baggage or expectations -- Greenspan and his creative burnout led him to...

You can't go home again, as the old saying goes -- similar in sentiment to, "You can't step in the same river twice." Life is constantly flowing, shifting, changing shape. Sure, you can go to the building where you were raised. You can revisit your parents, extended family, old friends,...

From 2013 to 2015, Brooklyn-based band Wet teased out songs for their 2016 full-length, Don't You, starting with a previously self-released and self-titled 2013 EP. After being remixed by well-known DJs, the EP gained momentum and saw a re-release through Neon Gold Records, thus perpetuating a cycle that eventually attracted...

Portland has been changing a lot in the last decade, much to the chagrin of both long-term residents and more freshly minted transplants, who've coasted in on the myth of Portland as "the place where people in their 20s go to retire." While message boards may be flooded with complaints...