Music Mondays-Greg Horbal of The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid To Die

Greg Horbal of The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid To Die

Posted in Articles on November 18th, 2013

I penalized Greg a week for turning in his submission late. I'm running a business here! We've got investors to please.

Check out his amazing 30-piece band with a name so long that it's going to break my whole website when I put it in the title. 

Photos by Dan Bassini & Carly Hoskins.

Music Mondays-Jeff Takacs of Rocket Fuel Podcast

Jeff Takacs of Rocket Fuel Podcast

Posted in Articles on November 4th, 2013

Since 2007, Jeff Takacs has been the creator and host of the Rocket Fuel podcast. Over the years, guests on the show have included members of Descendents, Samiam, Face To Face, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and Small Brown Bike. When he is not discovering new music to bring to your ears on Rocket Fuel, Jeff is a husband and father of two. He also hates the font Calibri.

Music Mondays-Warren Franklin and The Founding Fathers

Warren Franklin and The Founding Fathers

Posted in Articles on October 28th, 2013

I first met Warren in Chicago this past year when we both played the Beat Kitchen together. Since then I've listened to his EP "Every Letter and Souvenir" at least 10 times a week. Listen to him, he knows good music!

Music Mondays-Michael Cantor

Michael Cantor

Posted in Articles on October 21st, 2013

I can't believe "Dreamers Asleep At The Wheel" came out a year ago. I must have listened to "Teenage Hate" a million times since then, it's kind of ridiculous. Fast forward a year later and now you can have his awesome new solo record "Funeral Season". Download that shiz and read this dang Music Monday!

Photos maybe by Ramsey Beyer.

Music Mondays-Marco Reosti of Salinas Records

Marco Reosti of Salinas Records

Posted in Articles on October 14th, 2013

"Kevin Nunn Marco Reosti is a guy. I haven't seen him in a while. I appreciate that he was brought into this world, although I can't do anything about it." - Jordan Owen

Runs one of the best labels on earth and After Earth, starring Will Smith and Jaden.

Music Mondays-Rachel Browne of Field Mouse

Rachel Browne of Field Mouse

Posted in Articles on October 7th, 2013

"Rachel is a 35 year old school teacher who has no man in her life and lives with her mother. When a man from the big city returns and asks her out, she begins to have to make decisions about her life and where she wants it to go." - IMDB description of the movie "Rachel, Rachel" directed by Paul Newman.

I think she also plays in Field Mouse, but I'm not entirely sure. I'll read the Wikipedia and get back to you.

Music Mondays-Mariel Loveland of Candy Hearts

Mariel Loveland of Candy Hearts

Posted in Articles on September 19th, 2011

Mariel's band Candy Hearts is coming out with a new album on Kind of Like Records, called "Everything's Amazing & Nobody's Happy". You can pre-order it now from KoLR and get an awesome t-shirt too. Mariel is also a talented writer, you can check some of her blog posts at

Music Mondays-Aaron Scott of Attica! Attica!

Aaron Scott of Attica! Attica!

Posted in Articles on August 1st, 2011

Growing up in NJ, I saw Aaron's old band De La Hoya play a whole lot. I even tried to work on their website for a little bit, before I realized I was over my head. It's funny how things come full circle, and he's over recording a Pink Couch as Attica Attica, or touring with friends like Bridge and Tunnel. Aaron is always on the road, so make sure to catch him on his way through your town.

Music Mondays-Keith Latinen of Empire Empire...

Keith Latinen of Empire Empire...

Posted in Articles on July 12th, 2011

I'm not sure how Keith does it all; between touring all over the coutry with Empire! Empire (I Was a Lonely Estate) and running Count Your Lucky Stars Records. Read on below for some upcoming CYLS releases and for other awesome music. Thanks to Keith and CYLS for being a constant supporters of IYMI!

Music Mondays-Kevin Nunn of Wormburner

Kevin Nunn of Wormburner

Posted in Articles on July 4th, 2011

"Kevin Nunn is a guy. I haven't seen him in a while. I appreciate that he was brought into this world, although I can't do anything about it." - Jordan Owen

Currently Kevin plays in Blank States which features members of Victor! Fix the Sun and Ambassador. You can also check out his previous band, Wormburner, in the Get Stoked section.

Music Mondays-Jeff Rosenstock of BtMI!

Jeff Rosenstock of BtMI!

Posted in Articles on June 29th, 2011

Jeff and I have been friends ever since I moved to Brooklyn around 5 years ago. He has the most energy of anyone I know, and is constantly working on something new. His newest project is also mine too, with the start of our record label Really Records. Bomb the Music Industry, Jeff's baby, just released "Vacation" on Really and Ernest Jenning. It's grrrrrrrrrrrreat.

Music Mondays-Derek Neuland of All Things Ordinary

Derek Neuland of All Things Ordinary

Posted in Articles on June 20th, 2011

Derek continues to crank out cool projects, including All Things Ordinary and Overglued. His latest one is Thirsty Dudes, an online review database of all things potable (ie; sodas, juice, fizzies). Check out the website for tips and funny reviews on all of your most/least favorite drinks.

Music Mondays-Mike Campbell of Latterman

Mike Campbell of Latterman

Posted in Articles on June 13th, 2011

Mike Campbell. Good dude. My ex-roommate. Those are a few words to describe this guy. He is also a fantastic writer and guitarist. Currently you can catch him in Laura Stevenson & The Cans and Kudrow. Before that you may have seem him in The Brass, Air Raid Barcelona and some band called Latterman. He works at Egg in Williamsburg, so make sure to leave him a big tip so he can go on tour again.

Music Mondays-Jim Kettner (artist)

Jim Kettner (artist)

Posted in Articles on June 6th, 2011

Jim/Kett Nerd has been a welcome part of IYMI for the last year. I'm really glad that he's been continuously pumping out awesome comics for the site. Somehow I still haven't met him in person, but I've only heard great things. Let's make it 0 degrees of separation!

Music Mondays-Mike Bruno of Iron Chic

Mike Bruno of Iron Chic

Posted in Articles on May 30th, 2011

Besides playing in awesome bands like Iron Chic, Jonesin', Wax Phantom, Down in the Dumps and more, Dumps has also been running Dead Broke Records for the last 6 years. DBR continues to put out tons of great music. Check out his site for information on his upcoming releases, and click the band names above to download records of Dumps' music that's been on IYMI over the years. Mike has long been a kind supporter of this site. Thanks bud!

Music Mondays-Casey Lee of Fake Problems

Casey Lee of Fake Problems

Posted in Articles on May 23rd, 2011

I just had the pleasure of hanging out with Casey for over a month straight, and he was one of my favorite people to hang out with every day. We just said goodbye to him this morning, and it was super super sad, homes. I'm going to miss seeing him all of the time. Check out & download his recent collection of solo recordings, "COMROMS", that he just put on his tumblr site. He and Fake Problems will also be touring all this summer so make sure to be there. Love these dudes.

Music Mondays-Angie Boylan of Little Lungs

Angie Boylan of Little Lungs

Posted in Articles on May 9th, 2011

Angie told me "Don't play me like a fool!' and I would never do that. Angie is one of my favorite people in New York and an awesome drummer/guitarist to boot. Check out her work in a number of great bands like Cheeky, Little Lungs, Each Other's Mothers, Aye Nako and more.

Music Mondays-Jay Cross of Break The Habit

Jay Cross of Break The Habit

Posted in Articles on May 2nd, 2011

Jay has been an awesome supporter of this site for a long time. He also plays in some great bands including the recently deceased Break the Habit and his current project Little Ease. You can get both of their records for free from IYMI and Bandcamp respectively.

Music Mondays-Laura Stevenson

Laura Stevenson

Posted in Articles on April 25th, 2011

It's Laura's birthday today! Wish her a Happy Birthday! I'm currently on tour with her and the rest of the Cans. Tomorrow their new record "Sit Resist" comes out on Don Giovanni Records. You can even start pre-ordering it right now if you want. I get to play the songs every night for the next 4 weeks and it's definitely awesome. Get it!

Music Mondays-Barrie Cohn of Generic Insight

Barrie Cohn of Generic Insight

Posted in Articles on April 18th, 2011

Barrie is the founder of both Generic Insight Radio and Fest. The festival just wrapped up its second year, which was a complete success. Check out Barrie's links below for bands that have played past and present fests.

Music Mondays-Jordan Hollander of Yo Man Go!

Jordan Hollander of Yo Man Go!

Posted in Articles on April 10th, 2011

Jordan has been an awesome part of the Pennsylvania community, whether it's been booking shows at places like the Pirates' Cove or playing in bands like Pink Coffins and Yo Man Go. He also loves to do insanity workout and has inspired a legion of idealistic fitness punks.

Music Mondays-Bryne Yancey of Punknews

Bryne Yancey of Punknews

Posted in Articles on April 4th, 2011

Mr. Yancey is a 26 year-old service industry employee and former Cub Scout. He is currently pursuing a degree in journalism and spends the majority of his free time writing news articles for, and is also a regular contributor to the Punknews Podcast.

Music Mondays-Matt Tobey of Good Luck

Matt Tobey of Good Luck

Posted in Articles on March 28th, 2011

Matt plays guitar/sings in two awesome Bloomington bands, Good Luck and Memory Map. He's also an all-around great guy and absolutely shreds at guitar. Look forward to the newest LP from Good Luck which better come out soon.

Music Mondays-Alex Cartier of Prevenge

Alex Cartier of Prevenge

Posted in Articles on March 14th, 2011

Alex plays bass and sings in Montreal's Prevenge. He also wears glasses and has dark hair. I couldn't say if it was brown or black.

Music Mondays-Jon Garwacke of Yo Man Go!

Jon Garwacke of Yo Man Go!

Posted in Articles on March 7th, 2011

Jon is my brother and much better writer/musician than me. Get him in another band. You may also know him as Cody, Roy or Seven. If you know him as Seven, then you know me as Chowder.

Music Mondays-Kevin Duquette of Topshelf Records

Kevin Duquette of Topshelf Records

Posted in Articles on March 3rd, 2011

So my Music Monday submission turned into Music Thursday. This is pretty much entirely my bad (sorry, Dave!). Anyhow, I'm really excited about a lot of bands right now so narrowing this down was a little bit of a challenge. I more or less went with what's been holding my attention over the last few weeks or so. Enjoy?

Music Mondays-Patrick Graham of Spraynard

Patrick Graham of Spraynard

Posted in Articles on February 21st, 2011

Teddy Grahams plays in Spraynard.

Music Mondays-Theodore Hilton of Nana Grizol

Theodore Hilton of Nana Grizol

Posted in Articles on February 14th, 2011

Theo is the ringleader of Athen's Nana Grizol and also the tight-rope walker in Defiance, Ohio. Check him out on Elephant Six's Holiday Suprise Tour in March.

Music Mondays-Jake Philley of Mountain Asleep

Jake Philley of Mountain Asleep

Posted in Articles on February 7th, 2011

Jake is a member of the Louisville hardcore super group Mountain Asleep and August Moon. You can download EPs from both bands at this very site! Currently he is scouring the streets of France while plotting his walks on Google Maps.

Music Mondays-Will Miller of Tiny Engines

Will Miller of Tiny Engines

Posted in Articles on January 31st, 2011

I'm Will, I once ran a music blog called Sound As Language but now I just focus on doing press for rad bands via Beartrap PR and putting out killer records on Tiny Engines. Yup.

Music Mondays-Krista Ciminera of Zombie Dogs

Krista Ciminera of Zombie Dogs

Posted in Articles on January 24th, 2011

Krista Ciminera is a writer, musician, and bike enthusiast living in Brooklyn, NY. She is the guitarist of Zombie Dogs, an apprentice bicycle frame builder for Squarebuilt, and all-around crafty lady. She has written for BUST Magazine, Maximum RocknRoll, and Wire Tap, and is currently at a crossroads in life as her Saturn returns.

Music Mondays-Nipper Phinizy of The Serious Geniuses

Nipper Phinizy of The Serious Geniuses

Posted in Articles on January 17th, 2011

When not wondering what video game to buy next, where his guitar went, or where he went wrong in life, Nipper is talking to me about music (while I am sure he talks to others as well, I am going to pretend for the sake of argument that I am the only person he talks to about music). He riffs and raffs about riffs and smashes (are there smashes on a drum kit? maybe I should have said crashes.) and about what bands would be good on what show and why and what bands don't belong on any show (haha I kid [or do I!?]). As a former member of one of my personal New England faves, the Serious Geniuses (Kiss Of Death recording artists), and the sole proprietor of Gunboat Records (I refuse to acknowledge the existence of anyone who put Blind Luck on a split cd though, so maybe he didn't do that and maybe we aren't friends WHO KNOWS), what I am trying to get at is Nipper kinda knows what he is talking about when he isn't talking about jaw surgeries and dungeons and dragons, both of which he REALLY knows what he is talking about. - Ryan "The Terrible" Agate

Music Mondays-John Galm of Snowing

John Galm of Snowing

Posted in Articles on January 10th, 2011

John Galm is so John Galm. John plays/sings in Snowing and they are currently on tour with 1994!. You can download their recent release, "i could do whatever i wanted if i wanted" from Count Your Lucky Stars. Look for a vinyl release soon.

You can also download their first record, "Fuck You Emotional Bullshit" from IYMI.

Music Mondays-Pat Schramm of Bridge and Tunnel

Pat Schramm of Bridge and Tunnel

Posted in Articles on January 3rd, 2011

Pat has a short list of things that he loves and plays in our apartment all year. It's really comforting to hear something familiar out in the living room while I'm listening to every thing that comes up on my computer screen. In his free time Pat plays drums with Bridge & Tunnel and Daytrader. He also does freelance design under the umbrella of Twin Cuts which hasn't been updated in months.

Music Mondays-Lauren Denitzio of The Measure

Lauren Denitzio of The Measure

Posted in Articles on December 27th, 2010

Lauren Denitzio is an artist/musician/wonder woman living in restless Brooklyn, NY. She's a founding member of The Measure (SA), frequent Razorcake contributor, For The Birds Collective member, a pal, a confidant and a hyper-productive force. The fruits of her labor can be viewed and appreciated at ~ Katie Crutchfield

Music Mondays-Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee

Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee

Posted in Articles on December 20th, 2010

Katie plays/sings in Birmingham band P.S. Eliot. She's also on a warpath with starting new projects, including Bad Banana and Waxahatchee. Hopefully this will continue when she makes the trek north to New York in March.

Music Mondays-Kate Wadkins of Cheeky

Kate Wadkins of Cheeky

Posted in Articles on December 13th, 2010

Kate Wadkins is a Brooklyn-based artist and writer pursuing an MA in Women's History at Sarah Lawrence College. She is the founding web editor of RE/VISIONIST and co-editor of International Girl Gang Underground, a compilation zine. She has written for Maximum Rocknroll, Elevate Difference, and Sadie Magazine, among others. On the weekends she manages Storefront gallery in Bushwick, and she has proudly interned for Le Tigre. Kate is a founding member of For the Birds Collective as well as a classic virgo, coffee enthusiast, bass player, and rabble rouser. You can also visit her website where you can download a mix of these bands and more. Kate also created the awesome new icons for music monday and plays bass in Very Okay. They have a record coming out soon that I've been excited about since fall.

Music Mondays-Andrew Dennison of Get Bent

Andrew Dennison of Get Bent

Posted in Articles on December 6th, 2010

Andy has played in numerous bands including Get Bent, The State Lottery, Red & Blue and How Do We Jump This High?. You can download his life's discography on If You Make It.

Music Mondays-Carl Athey of Sundials

Carl Athey of Sundials

Posted in Articles on November 29th, 2010

I'm Carl, I play music in Sundials and write about music for and IYMI.

Music Mondays-David Garwacke of If You Make It

David Garwacke of If You Make It

Posted in Articles on November 22nd, 2010

I run this town.