I asked my good buddy, Dean Engle, who co-runs the cassette record label Responsible Records, based in New Paltz, for some upcoming local releases. He turned me onto Breakfast in Fur, a five-piece ambient bedroom-pop band that is on the rise in the New Paltz scene, and who are gearing up to […]

Slashroot, a coffee house and music venue located on Main Street, has become a platform for local bands to perform. Concert goers, young and old, go to listen to live music, and can also use Slashroot’s computer technology station and web development center.  This audio story was created by Brenna […]

Music was everywhere at the Woodstock Film Festival this year, and the sound was change. Among the five films featuring music, one of them made sure its message was heard loud and clear. Sounds Like a Revolution, directed by Canadian documentary filmmakers Summer Love and Jane Michener, focuses on protest […]

Due to the acoustic friendly environment, many musicians such as “Weird Al” Yankovic and Vinnie Martucci  record music in their bathrooms. Up until now, that may have been the best option for SUNY New Paltz music students looking to record. In an effort to provide students with an opportunity to […]

Ghost Mall really hates Slothbear, according to keyboardist Alex Letourneau. Self-proclaimed “summer drummer” Brian Deodat said much of the same about the other group in so many (more explicit) words, as did the “number one roadies,” unofficial band photographers and others passing through the narrow walls of 3A Church St., […]

The improvisational music of Miles Davis reverberates off the walls in the college dorm room of Vince Tampio and Mike Kadnar. These two SUNY New Paltz music students make up half of the jazz band Quatrane. Jazz flows emotionally through the instruments of these musicians and transforms into notes for […]

From the world of possibilities offered by Web 2.0, the one that fascinates me the most is giving the power to the people. Anyone can be someone. The most valuable medium is right at your fingertips, and it’s just as accessible to be a producer. Unlike the television and radio […]