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New mixtape from local rapper HalfTaino!

Click the cover to give it a listen!



Local Music Monday – Crown Of Lions – 2009 EP

This week on Local Music Monday we present an EP by hardcore heavy hitters Crown Of Lions.  Crown Of Lions was a very popular hardcore band during their time here in our region, and we haven’t really had that many active hardcore bands in our area since then.  Lots of metal, jam rock, punk, folk and more, but straight up hardcore bands seem to be few and far between!  Do you remember Crown Of Lions?  What are your favorite memories of the band?

New demo from For the Kid in the Back!

Plattsburgh’s very own For the Kid in the Back has just posted a new demo of a track called “Get Weird. Get Fucked. Get Gone”.  A positive and uplifting message for you all!
Check it out on his tumblr!

Local Music Monday – Mike & The Ravens – Mr. Lonely

We’ve got another oldie but goodie for you this week!  Mr. Lonely by Mike & The Ravens was the first single released on Plattsburgh’s very own Empire Records, all the way back in the spring of 1962.  Mike & The Ravens were originally called Mike & The Throbs.  They formed in the middle of 1960 and were a staple of the North Country scene during their time.  You can look right over here for a detailed time line of the band.  Enjoy!

Local Music Monday – WinterCoffin – Lost Silver

This week’s offering on Local Music Monday is a real dark one.  WinterCoffin is a solo black metal effort from local musician Ethan Senecal.  We haven’t seen WinterCoffin perfom live, but were very impressed with these recorded tracks.  For fans of Mayhem, Burzum, Darkthrone and the like, these songs would have been right at home alongside the likes of Long Cat or Vicious Intent.  Here’s to hoping we see these songs hit the stage soon!

Local Music Monday – Professor Earl Lett – Monkey’s Tail

This week on Local Music Monday, we’ve got a real blast from the past.  Released in 1964, Monkey’s Tail is the first single from funk master mind Professor Earl Lett.  It was recorded right here in Plattsburgh, NY.  While there isn’t a ton of information on the recording, we’re assuming that it was tracked over at Rondack Studios, which was located on Clinton Street back in the day.  We’ll be posting some more gems from that era soon, so keep an eye and an ear out!  This track comes courtesy of Tramp records, who have an entire collection of the Professor’s work available for purchase or streaming over on their Bandcamp page.  Check it out!

Local Music Monday – T.F.O. – Greetings From Caribfest

This week on Local Music Monday we’re bringing you a release by Tranquilizer Full Of…, better known as T.F.O.
These sounds were committed to tape by Sean G. of Adrian Aardvark t-shirt fame, and feature the noise rock trio giving one of their best recorded performances. Give these tunes a listen, and check their Bandcamp page for a slew of other awesome releases from T.F.O.!

Local Music Mondays!

We’re starting a new feature here on DIY Plattsburgh- Local Music Mondays.
Every Monday we’ll bring you a stream or download of a local release! It could be an old classic or something totally new, or maybe it’s just new to you! There’s been a lot of great music made in our fine city, and we’re happy to help to bring it to the people.

Our first installment is a live album by The Lo-Fi Felons, a hip hop trio that existed in Plattsburgh for a short time, led by vocalist Alex Davis of pyramidpendulum fame. These tracks were captured live at ROTA Gallery, and if memory serves correctly, it was part of their Wacky Weekend Tour, in which they played as many downtown Plattsburgh venues as possible over the course of one wacky weekend. Relive the magic, via internet!

New music from Mouthbreather!

While technically not from Plattsburgh, these tunes were recorded here in our fine city.  The dynamic duo known only as Mouthbreather has dropped 10 massive tunes, available here for your listening pleasure via the North Country collective Two For Flinching.

Implode the Abyss – live at Monopole!

Implode the Abyss recently played the Monopole alongside Doomfuck, Linear North and Teenage Shred.
Audio of their set has been captured and catapulted into the internet for your listening pleasure.