About This Blog

I started this blog because my friends often ask me for music suggestions.  My goal is to make it as unpretentious as possible.  I want people who know a lot about music to be able to enjoy the blog, but I also want this to be a place for people who are simply looking for some cool new bands to come find them.  Just because someone doesn’t have a lot of time to devote to discovering indie music doesn’t mean they won’t appreciate it. I will not put up obscure things because they are obscure. I will not be afraid to report on someone more mainstream. My only criteria for posting something will be whether or not I think my friends would like it.

I also think transparency is important.  Who am I, and where am I coming from?  I’m 23 years old.  I grew up in New Jersey and went to Swarthmore College.  I now live in Brooklyn and freelance at a small, on-line radio station as a DJ.  I’m also the photo editor at Impose Magazine. I’m currently looking for work (need a writer or photographer?  Let me know!).  I like to go to shows, spend time with my friends, and watch sitcoms and teen dramas.  I also play bass and guitar.  My favorite band is The Hold Steady because I like guitars and clever lyrics.  I don’t care if you think this means I have bad taste.  I love 70s American punk, and don’t have a good enough grasp on music history, but I promise you that I’m working on it.

A note on the photos: If you would like to use any of the photos on this blog in any capacity, please e-mail me first.  I will almost certainly say yes, but it’s nice to be asked.

If ANYTHING on this blog isn’t for posting, please tell me immediately and I’ll take it down.  I just want to promote bands I like to my friends.  I believe that by putting up one or two mp3s, people are much more likely to pay money to see an artist.  Please shoot me an e-mail at madalyn.baldanzi@gmail.com if you have any questions/complaints/comments/requests.


5 responses to “About This Blog

  1. Hi Madalyn!

    I found your blog on Twitter (I’m helping out a couple of bands…Volunteers and doublethink…who both have shows coming up). I wanted to invite you to be our guest to either of these shows…

    doublethink The Annex, this Sunday Feb 15 7PM
    Volunteers Mercury Lounge Tues 24 10:30PM

    I also DJ at WBMBradio.com, so if you ever have a band that you think I should spin, please feel free to let me know about them!

  2. Hi Madalyn,

    Just discovered your blog recently and find myself coming back often. Appreciate your humble approach and great taste…

    Laura P

  3. Mystery

    This blog is the best blog ever!

    Maybe you should put someone on your staff who has the job of thinking of alternative band names. Just a couple of names that I think might convince you to do such a thing.

    Oil and Water
    The Marshall Plan
    Strangers at the Panama Canal

    Just think about it, that’s all I am saying.

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  5. Sam


    I work with the L Magazine and they are currently gearing up to put on another Northside Festival here in NYC at the end of the month. This year they have some pretty great bands, but they are also sweetening the pot by giving out a bunch of free passes, and a brand new iPad to a lucky winner. It’s a pretty cool prize and I was thinking that maybe some of the New York Rockmarket readers might be into checking out the competition and the festival. It would be great if you can give it a shout on the blog, it’s a cool festival for NY and we are really excited about getting the word out about it this year.

    You can check out all the info on the festival and the giveaways at this link (http://posting.thelmagazine.com/newyork/NorthsideContest/Page).

    All the best,


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