Erika Bogner

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What Turned You On? Sufjan Stevens, Jarvis Taveniere, Blake Schwarzenbach

Welcome to “What Turned You On?” the Serial Optimist series that is all about inspiration and influence. We’ve been talking with musicians about the one album that changed their life, […]



What Turned You On? Nedelle Torrisi, Ariel Rubin & Jenny Hsu

In this series we ask musicians about the one album that changed their life, the album that turned that slow burn of curiosity into an uncontrollable fire, the album that […]

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What Turned You On? SXSW Edition: Gretta Rochelle, David Schelzel & Charles Cave

In this series we ask musicians about the one album that changed their life, the album that turned that slow burn of curiosity into an uncontrollable fire, the album that […]

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An Interview The Band TEEN

If you haven’t heard of TEEN yet, you will. The Brooklyn-based chick rockers have been playing constantly since the winter  of 2010, including performances with Purity Ring, War on Drugs and Yellow Ostrich and […]

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SXSWtf :: Your “Sound” Guide to SXSW Music 2013

SXSW is just kicking off  but the clusterfuck is already underway – at least mentally – as we all try to find our way to Austin and figure out how to […]

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East Meets West: An Interview With The Yellow Dogs

Brooklyn via Tehran punk band, The Yellow Dogs were kind enough to take time out while touring to answer a few questions for us. Here’s what we chatted about with Koory, Looloosh, Ali and […]



What Turned You On? Travis Caine Seitz, Zohra Atash & Jasmine Golestaneh

In this series we ask musicians about the one album that changed their life, the album that turned that slow burn of curiosity into an uncontrollable fire, the album that […]

What Turned You On? Casey Gibson, Jason Rueger & Vito Aiuto

In this series we ask musicians about the one album that changed their life, the album that turned that slow burn of curiosity into an uncontrollable fire, the album that […]

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5 Breaking Brooklyn Bands

Just after the first of the year has proven to be a choice time for live music in Manhattan and Brooklyn.  It seems there is a  can’t miss show nearly every night, […]

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What Turned You On? Justin Landis, Seth Sutton & Seth Murray

In this series we ask musicians about the one album that changed their life, the album that turned that slow burn of curiosity into an uncontrollable fire, the album that […]

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Unaired VH1 ‘Jon Brion Show’ Pilot Features Lost Elliott Smith Performance

The ‘Jon Brion Show’ circa 1999 or 2000 and Directed Paul Thomas Anderson (The Master, There Will be Blood, Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Punch Drunk Love), was an informal VH1 variety show […]

What Turned You On? Aaron Mendelsohn, Bob Nastanovich & Bill Ricchini

In this series we ask musicians about the one album that changed their life, the album that turned that slow burn of curiosity into an uncontrollable fire, the album that […]

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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – “We No Who U R”

Ominous and intensely seductive as only Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds can be, “We No Who U R” – the first track from the band’s forthcoming LP, “Push The Sky Away” – is […]

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El Sportivo & The Blooz

Came across El Sportivo & The Blooz‘s self-titled 12″ flipping through albums this morning – it was a swag album I picked up durning CMJ last year at the White Iris […]

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