Maria Schurr is a number of things, among them devoted music lover, library person, sometimes writer and musician. Maria resides in Brooklyn, NY, where she enjoys dog-watching and sitting in bars and commenting on whatever music is playing. She plays synths in the dark post-punk band Veda Rays, whose music can be found here: https://vedarays.com
The Eye Pointed In: An Interview with Spencer Krug of Moonface | 14 Jun 2016 // 1:17 AM
Man of many hats Spencer Krug discusses new Moonface release My Best Human Face, future collaborations, and avoiding "just icing" lyrics.
Talking "Method" Recording and Youthful Delusions with the Manic Street Preachers | 14 Apr 2015 // 8:09 PM
For the first time in the band's history, Manic Street Preachers will bring the politically charged post-punk of their 1994 LP The Holy Bible in its entirety to American audiences.
Jens Lekman: Life Will See You Now (take 2) | 16 Feb 2017 // 8:09 PM
Life Will See You Now makes no secret about exposing its tender heart, but luckily it has enough substance to rescue it from a Lifetime movie level of sentimentality.
Rockaway Beach Is the Surreal Festival That Avoids Fatigue | 26 Oct 2016 // 4:00 AM
In a society stricken with music festival fatigue, Rockaway Beach aims to be an antidote for all that ails the average show-goer.
Parlor Walls - 'Cut EP' (audio) (premiere) | 12 Nov 2015 // 5:30 AM
We were fortunate enough to have Parlor Walls open our CMJ showcase with a totally transformational performance.
Bodega Bay - "Performance" (video) (premiere) | 22 Oct 2015 // 6:00 AM
Provocative lo-fi, art rock romp packed to the gills with dexterous wordplay and sub-three-minute blasts of perception that are surprisingly tuneful in spite of their non-production...
All Tomorrow's Parties: I'll Be Your Mirror USA 2012 (Preview) | 23 Aug 2012 // 6:00 AM
The second annual festival -- curated this year by Afghan Whig's Greg Dulli -- promises to be a diverse and epic event. It takes place in New York City from the 21st to the 23rd of September.