• REVIEW | niiice.—“Try to Stay Positive”

    By Lucien O’Brien From a personal standpoint, the first third of 2018 has been a minefield of musical disappointment. Just about every release that I’d been anticipating has turned out to be a total bust. Jeff Rosenstock lost his edge on POST-. David [...]
  • Live in Fargo: The New Direction Fest 7!

      By Bethany Schreiner This is the 7th year that the former venue The New Direction hosted a 3-day festival featuring many talented bands within the Midwest. If you’ve been around, you would know that The New Direction venue closed in 2016, but [...]
  • Singles Going Steady: February 2018

    By Lucien O’Brien Welcome to Singles Going Steady, the recurring monthly segment where I compile and review notable singles that have been released within the past month. Follow along via the youtube links below each track review or via the Spotify playlist [...]
  • REVIEW | Black Milk — Fever

    By Lucien O’Brien After four days of intensive listening, I think I just might have a new favorite Black Milk project! It’s not Album of the Year. It’s not Black and Brown (although as soon as my next Danny Brown craving kicks in, it very well may [...]

The Best of GMN 2016–2017

by Staff Here at the end of another semester, we at Garage Music News pick our favorites of the more than 130 essays, reviews, and photos from the past year. From basements to Basement, GMN‘s second year as a youth-run music magazine brought a field of sweaty emo kids at Warped Tour, [...]

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