Schuyler Rooth

Schuyler Rooth

I appreciate brave music.

I write about music the best way I know how--by spreading the word about brave artists new and old.

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BuzzChips Interviews Deidre & The Dark

A stacked lineup of talent swept the audience off its feet at the Living Room on the Friday of CMJ 2013, and I was amongst the swooning many. Deidre Muro’s face was one I was particularly excited to see since her performance with Deidre & The Dark was one of my most highly anticipated CMJ moments.


Best of CMJ 2013 - Haikus

We loved the CMJ 2013 bands so much, that we decided the best way to do a roundup was with haikus.

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Chvrches // XXYYXX Wowed at Webster Hall

Chvrches concluded its extensive US tour Sunday night in front of a delighted audience at Terminal 5 on the eve of their debut album release...

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BuzzChips Interviews Wharfer

Dark and mystical folk music awaits your ears on Wharfer’s debut full-length album, The Rattling. Kyle Wall, formerly of the band The Minor White decided to start a solo project a little over a year ago, and the first album to come from this endeavor is dreamy and haunting...

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BuzzChips Interviews Ski Lodge

I sat down with the gentlemen of Ski Lodge for a quick chat right before they released their sophomore album, Big Heart, at the end of last month.

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Live: Full Moon at Governer's Island

When summer hits in New York City, the buildings start to sweat and just the word “beach” can make you drool. It’s only fitting then, that just 24 hours after the solstice, we found ourselves with our toes in the sand and a view of the water...

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BuzzChips Interviews Signal Hill

I caught up with the guys of Signal Hill, an instrumental rock band, on the street outside after their gig at Williamsburg’s Public Assembly a while back to get the lowdown on how they met, how they manage a bi-coastal relationship (two guys live in LA, the other two are in Brooklyn), and what got them excited to play music together.

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BuzzChips Interviews Penguin Prison

Despite his wild success on the music scene, Chris Glover, the multi-instrumentalist behind the electro-pop outfit Penguin Prison, is pleasantly unassuming. A graduate of both the New York Professional Performing Arts School and Bard College, Chris knew early on that he wanted to be a musician...

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BuzzChips Interviews Young Magic

The combination of harmonious musical interests and extensive world travel gives Young Magic some undeniably enchanting charisma...

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BuzzChips Interviews Julian Lynch

Julian Lynch and I sat down in a cozy cafe in Williamsburg earlier this week right before his headlining set at Glasslands to discuss all sorts of things...

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BuzzChips Interviews Blackbird Blackbird

Mikey Maramag, the frontman of San Francisco-based outfit Blackbird Blackbird has been enjoying the hell out of touring at a breakneck pace...

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BuzzChips Interviews El Ten Eleven

In the midst of their nonstop tour, I kicked back with Kristian Dunn and Tim Fogarty of El Ten Eleven in the cozy green room of The Bowery Ballroom before their headlining show. The guys told me about their composing process, how they started their own record label, and life on the road.

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Live: Dan Black Is Back!

When I heard that Dan Black would be returning to the states to play live for the first time in over two years, I immediately made plans to be there...