Interview: Ponytail

September 4th, 2008 by

What is it about Baltimore that is so hot right now? The city that hosts TV’s best kept secret The Wire is also home to a burgeoning music scene which has recently spawned a new genre in B-more club and interesting DIY artists like The Death Set, Dan Deacon and now, Ponytail. ‘Baltimore is in […]


State v2.0

September 4th, 2008 by

Hello and welcome to tomorrow. As you may have noticed, we’ve made a few changes around here, given the old place a lick of paint, that sort of thing. Normally at this point in the month we would be extolling the virtues of the latest edition of State Magazine, informing you of the delights to […]


Minor celebrities endorse music magazine

August 12th, 2008 by

Little-known director Allan Stewart Konigsberg was seen trying to further his career last Tuesday in the lobby of The Four Seasons Hotel in New York City. The Jewish movie director who has overseen flops such as 1977’s Annie Hall and 1979’s Manhattan was spotted reading issue 05 of State Magazine in an effort to “gain […]






The Singles Club (July 23rd)

July 23rd, 2008 by

State thought singles were dead but nobody seems to have told the music industry. Before we consign singles to the 21st century curiosity pile, we had a listen.



Podcast 06: Oxegen 2008 special

July 15th, 2008 by

While camped out at Oxegen over the weekend, The State team grabbed Today FM’s Alison Curtis, Phantom FM’s Sinead Ni Mhorda and UnaRocks to discuss their Oxegen experiences including the highlights and lowlights of the weekend, how the new bands and Irish bands fared and more discussion of the woman Winehouse.


Oxegen 2008 Review Round-Up

July 14th, 2008 by

State went to Oxegen and had an absolutely rockin’ time. Here for your ease of use is the collected links to our coverage of 2008 packed with reviews and photos. Roll on 2009.


Oxegen 2008 Preview

July 9th, 2008 by

Aphex Twin or UNKLE? The Prodigy or Justice? Rage Against the Machine or Chemical Bros? With Oxegen looming upon us this weekend, State casts a critical eye over the line-up to decide which acts we’re most looking forward to and which acts we’re not.


State Mix #4: The Vinny Club

July 8th, 2008 by

This mix from Dublin’s 8-bit wonder, The Vinny Club will probably blow your mind. Starting with a rather amazing original arrangement of Lionel Richie’s ‘Hello (Is it Me You’re Looking For?)’, it just gets better from there, taking in a good 25 minutes of “early to mid 1980s pop slash rock”.


Interview: Albert Hammond Jr

July 7th, 2008 by

With the release of Cómo Te Llama?, The Strokes guitarist has extended his solo output to two albums. Here we reveal all the juice that wouldn’t fit into the latest issue of State.