Best of 2016

Lewis Lane pairs her favorite videos of 2016 with cocktails

Lewis Lane has one of those voices that can be the entire engine for a record, and potentially a long lasting career. Pairing the breathy seduction of Lana Del Rey with the force of a singer like Adele, Lewis Lane’s voice builds on the pop and soul edifice that’s so popular right now, while the music occasionally hints at so … Continue reading Lewis Lane pairs her favorite videos of 2016 with cocktails

Best of 2016: Caustic Casanova

Caustic Casanova is a loud, heavy rock trio from Washington, DC. The CC, as they are affectionately known by their fans, has been tearing up stages and studios alike with their unique brand of eclectic, “absurdly muscled uber-psyche” (Indy Week) since their inception on the campus of The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia in 2005.  In 2008 … Continue reading Best of 2016: Caustic Casanova

Best of 2016: Luke LaBenne

Hey folks, it’s Luke LaBenne here, writer and host of Ghettoblaster’s Best Song Ever podcast. 2016 was a crazy year, full of surprises, so many musical icons released albums and some of them served as farewells. We saw so many amazing albums from veteran artists and some newcomers who grabbed our attention and quickly became beloved favorites. There were so many … Continue reading Best of 2016: Luke LaBenne

Best of 2016: Brian LaBenne

This year I’ve had the incredible honor of becoming super involved with the best music publication around.  Thanks so much Ghettoblaster Magazine for pretty much letting me do whatever I want over the past year! Me and my dear dear cousin Luke oversaw the features The Monday Rewind, Future Sounds and Past Sounds for much of the year.  As of … Continue reading Best of 2016: Brian LaBenne

Best Of 2016: Ceschi Ramos

Ceschi Ramos, or Ceschi as he’s been mononymously known, is quite the conundrum. I once questioned Ceschi about the two worlds he’s firmly footed in, Hip-Hop and Indie rock, and how he’s able to balance life in both.  His response was limited but definitive with, “I’m a musician.” It’s clear that his ability to work in multiple genres – sometimes all at … Continue reading Best Of 2016: Ceschi Ramos

Best Of 2016: Uncommon Nasa

NASA is a NYC staple. If you don’t know the name you should. with the name usurped y so many others, he’s known now as Uncommon Nasa. Why? Because there’s nothing ordinary about him. He’s worked with an assorted cast of characters and NY’s Village Voice once called him “The Rod Serling of Underground Hip-Hop.” He’s worked on albums by … Continue reading Best Of 2016: Uncommon Nasa

Best of 2016: April Smith and Matt Molchany of VoirVoir

The seeds of VoirVoir (pronounced: v-wa v-wa) began in the creativity-fertile Lehigh Valley town of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. April Smith and Matt Molchany discovered a fitting respite from their previous bands and the summer heat in late 2012, creating simple songs together, and incorporating tones and textures that were part of their natural and artificial surroundings. The couple’s work remained just … Continue reading Best of 2016: April Smith and Matt Molchany of VoirVoir

Best of 2016: EORDESLAJYR

EORÐESLAJYR (pronounced Earth Slayer) are an independent Irish avant-garde music trio. Based in Dublin, the band includes local musicians Sam Burton on vocals (Spudgun), Simon Bird on synthesizer, and Tom Morris on guitar (Turning Down Sex). The group originally formed with the intention of writing and performing experimental soundtracks for lesser known cult/silent films. However, their debut effort HÄXAN quickly … Continue reading Best of 2016: EORDESLAJYR