90s Crush: Damon Albarn

Earlier today I was stuck in a YouTube k-hole of Blur videos. It got me thinking about what was happening across the pond in the UK when grunge had gone mainstream. The Brit-pop scene sprung up in the late 80s like another musical genre that I happen to love. There are so many similarities between…

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Music Buzz: A Chat with Foozle

On a typically muggy night in Washington, DC I ventured downtown to Adams Morgan to see Foozle’s album release show and subsequent kickoff to their national tour. I had seen guitarist & singer Jake Lazovick’s side project, Sitcom a few months earlier. After that performance I went home and quickly delved into his discography. Foozle…

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Mixtape: Off-Track July 2016

ph: Gaïa by Stefan Deyn Yes, it’s the end of the month and it’s time for the Off-Track for July 2016 ! Tracklist:  Glassjaw- Jesus Glue Bikini Kill- I Hate Danger Jawbreaker-  Save Your Generation Pearl Jam- Why Go Brand New- Failure by Design Dead Boys- Sonic Reducer Coheed & Cambria- Blood Red Summer Pixies-…

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60 Minutes w/ Jules of Den-Mate

A few months ago I went to the Black Cat, a venue here in DC to catch a show. I must admit I don’t go to as many concerts as I did in my youth but I’m catching up. The show was a release for the band Den-Mate (Babe City Records). I instantly fell in…

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Music Buzz: Interview w/ Ethica

You may remember in the May mixtape series I introduced you to a new band from Russia called Ethica. I promised you that you would know more about the band very soon, and that time is now. Check out the interview to find out more. The influences of this new shoegaze band, and what they are up…

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Mixtape: Off-Track June 2016

ph: Quiet Glow by Maxime Fauconnier  I’m convinced that I’m just going to wait until the end of the month for mixes. It more accurately describes my month. There are some awesome tuned in the June music mix. As always, if you have any music that I should hear email me at offtrack@fashiongrunge.com Tracklist: Bully-Brainfreeze…

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Mixtape: Off-Track May 2016

ph. Butterfly by Nadz Banaag  Yes, I know I snuck in again just under the wire for the month of May. This episode is a little bit different, offering some well known music and some local independent bands that I’ve just discovered recently. I’ve added links to their sites and bandcamp so you can check…

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Music Buzz: Tender Age

Imagine if you received an email about a band and immediately you were transported back to a mid 90s indie soundtrack when you listened to their feature song. That’s exactly the feeling that came over me when I first heard the band Tender Age . This Portland based band with a nod to the atmospheric shoegaze…

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Mixtape: Off-Track April 2016

ph: Two Timing Me by Rokovoy Today is my birthday and I thought that as a treat to both me and you I would take the last day of the month to give you a new mixtape! Throughout my college years in Long Island a new genre of music leaped into the mainstream. Although the…

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Mixtape: Off-Track February 2016

ph: Juan Achiaga from his Lucia editorial Yes, it’s here! A new mixtape for the end of February. It’s late but I’ve just made it under the wire! The next edition is coming up in two weeks. Tracklist: Letters to Cleo- Here and Now Dead Kennedys- Kill the Poor The Appleseed Cast- Dreamland Further Seems…

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