Nicholas Volpe

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Album Review: “Slow Burn” by Blumoon

By Nicholas Volpe Local Music Journalist Artist: Blumoon Album: Slow Burn Release Date: Feb. 22, 2019 Website: https://blumoon.bandcamp.com/ Crossover jazz-influenced music seems to be making a huge splash in both the popular and underground music scenes today. Just a quick listen to KTSW’s radio station will likely give you evidence of this recent trend. And while Austin and other larger cities in Texas may be home to a few notable names […]

todayMarch 26, 2019 10

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This Will Destroy You: New Others Album Review

By Nicholas Volpe Music Journalist Artist: This Will Destroy You Album: New Others Part One/Two Release Date: Sep. 28, 2018 This Will Destroy You (TWDY) have been veterans of the instrumental, post-rock music sound that college radio stations have been playing on repeat since the early 2000s. Along with fellow Texas band Explosions in the Sky and other post-rock pioneers such as Godspeed, You Black Emperor and Mogwai, TWDY helped […]

todayFebruary 18, 2019 16

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Dreamy and Distorted: Four Bands You Should Know About

By Nicholas Volpe Music Journalist Shoegaze and dream pop music have become increasingly popular over the last few years. These two slightly obscure music genres are usually defined by distorted, loud, and heavy guitars and synthesizers while standing in direct contrast to dreamy and soft vocals. This makes an overall sound that is warm and fuzzy, both literally and aesthetically. With the weather changing from a blazing hot to a […]

todayNovember 16, 2018 143

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Nothing: Dance on the Blacktop Album Review

By Nicholas Volpe Music Journalist Artist: Nothing Album: Dance on the Blacktop Release Date: August 2018 Website: https://nothing.bandcamp.com/music Label: Relapse Records The third album and newest release by Philadelphia’s Nothing, Dance on the Blacktop, is a record that blurs the lines of many different genres. With a bit of shoegaze, post-hardcore, and emo meshed together, Dance on the Blacktop is a solid throwback to the music of bygone eras, while […]

todayNovember 8, 2018 38

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LVL Up, Skirts, Caroline Says Show Review

By Nicholas Volpe Music Journalist New York’s LVL UP is officially finished. The four-piece lo-fi indie rock band announced their end to the band back in June. After seven years of playing shows, recording, and touring, LVL UP decided to plan one last tour before calling it quits. Supported by locals Caroline Says and Skirts, LVL UP went all out at Barracuda in Austin and made sure to satisfy their […]

todayNovember 5, 2018 17

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