Tuesday, March 12, 2013


This months cover, featuring
the electronic-rock band noon:30.
Original photo courtesy of the band,
digital augmentation by K.K.W
Music now (Brooklyn): noon:30.

Given that March is women's history month, we are posting about some great women now, that are the product of those who came before them.

Over the last 3 years I've become more immersed in "non-mainstream" music; of which there is almost too much. One of the best is still noon:30, who I first heard in a friends apartment (Jeanee) in Bklyn 3 years ago. 

Blue (left, vocals & bass) & Aissa (noise+guitar).
Image courtesy of the band.
Originally from Washington D.C, they moved to Brooklyn N.Y to inject their hard-hitting, thought-provoking, electronic-rock into the urban veins of our fair city (& thank God, cause we need it).

The sound is rooted in Punk (yet stands on its own merit) radiating at times soulful with an Industrial flow, griping you with meaningful lyrics thats part poetry & spoken-word protest. Critic & taste maker Everett True praised them as “protest music like mainstream commentators keep saying doesn’t exist these days” and as reminding him of “great lost 80s femme-punk duo Toxic Shock”. (1)

In an interview on Conversations with Bianca (an online periodical) Blue said being from Detroit, Motown was very much apart of her life growing-up. While Aissa said that her dad used to play guitar in a blues band, which lead to her eventually playing the guitar. Given this its no wonder noon:30 is such an amazing band.

Currently the duo is finishing up their latest EP, of which I only know the last song completed for it is called "Dream". So, like their many other fans I'm eagerly waiting.  
noon:30. Photo courtesy of the band. 
If you would like to know more, go to: http://www.myspace.com/noon30band, or:www.facebook.com/noon30
"Art is the reason, art is the way"
(1) Taken from the interview (Conversations with Bianca): "Q&A with noon:30 - Can music be revolutionary? "F*ck Yes."

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