Ministry Amerikkkant album cover

INTERVIEW: Industrial Music Pioneers Ministry Bring ‘Amerikkkant’ Rage to Wellmont Theater

On November 9, 2016, Ministry founder and frontman Al Jourgensen woke up with a new project in mind. "We are making a fuckin’ album - right now," he said. That was the morning Donald Trump became President-elect of the United States. Jourgensen -- affectionately referred to by Ministry fans as "Uncle Al" -- was not … Continue reading INTERVIEW: Industrial Music Pioneers Ministry Bring ‘Amerikkkant’ Rage to Wellmont Theater

Now Spinning in Maplewood: Outsider Records Offers Vinyl…and a Super PAC Dream

Outside, the winter 2018 tradition of a bi-weekly nor'easter was taking shape on a recent weekday afternoon. The streets of Maplewood, New Jersey were nearly deserted, save for the occasional truck laying down salt in preparation for the heavy snow forecast. If you looked closely, though, you could see more than a few boot prints … Continue reading Now Spinning in Maplewood: Outsider Records Offers Vinyl…and a Super PAC Dream

Welcome to the Gowanus Upside Down: The Vanderbilt Republic Returns with ‘Obscura/Gowanus II’

Obscura / Gowanus II from The Vanderbilt Republic on Vimeo. When it comes to the Gowanus skyline, George Del Barrio and Ashton Worthington may very well be the urban topographical experts. For years, they've had an opportunity to zoom in on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, the recycling plant on the Gowanus Canal, and the elevated Smith–9th … Continue reading Welcome to the Gowanus Upside Down: The Vanderbilt Republic Returns with ‘Obscura/Gowanus II’

The Campfire Flies

INTERVIEW: Jersey’s Indie Rock Pioneers to Play ‘Rent Party’ in Maplewood — Campfire Flies, Wild Carnation and Yung Wu

Let's start with some introductions. After all, there's a lot of family members for you to meet. No need to take notes. A veritable genealogical chart of Jersey's historic indie music scene will soon convene under one roof. All you need to really do is come hear them all play. A trilogy of bands -- The … Continue reading INTERVIEW: Jersey’s Indie Rock Pioneers to Play ‘Rent Party’ in Maplewood — Campfire Flies, Wild Carnation and Yung Wu

A Night of Art and Suds: Threes Brewing in Gowanus to Host Brooklyn-Based Artist Showcase

How often do you get a chance to enjoy visual arts, live music and a "beloved geriatric powerhouse" when sampling some of Brooklyn's best beers on tap? Threes Brewing in Gowanus is hosting their first-ever P(ART)Y, which will take place on Wednesday, March 7 at 333 Douglass Street (near 4th Avenue) beginning at 5:00 p.m. … Continue reading A Night of Art and Suds: Threes Brewing in Gowanus to Host Brooklyn-Based Artist Showcase

Michele Wiles

BalletNext Returns After Hiatus with New Season at New York Live Arts

BalletNext, the well-respected contemporary ballet company founded by former American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Michele Wiles, announced its return to the performance arena. Wiles and company will perform in the New York Live Arts Festival, taking place between March 6-10, 2018. Wiles and the company have been on hiatus since the founder gave birth. "Through this period … Continue reading BalletNext Returns After Hiatus with New Season at New York Live Arts

Harlem Stage and National Black Theatre Present ‘Mothers of the Movements’

Two powerful, visionary theater companies have just announced their 2018 Spring season. "Mothers of the Movements," a two-part series, will pay tribute to iconic black women pioneers from the Civil Rights and Black Arts movements. Harlem Stage, the legendary uptown venue that for over 30 years, continues to set its goal to promote the creative … Continue reading Harlem Stage and National Black Theatre Present ‘Mothers of the Movements’