All posts by Tori Bilcik

Tori Bilcik is a freelance writer and a recent graduate of Emerson College. Her work has appeared in The Boston Globe, Substream Magazine, THINX's Periodical, The Radical Notion, and Culture Magazine, covering everything from politics to healthcare to punk music to cheese. Outside of writing, she interns at the nonprofit organization Community Catalyst, works at a delicious local bakery in Boston, and loves binge-watching Netflix originals. Her other interests include photography, traveling, books, cuddling her cat, and a good cup of tea.

‘I’m living in America with my American dream’ | Interview with Scarlet Sails

Scarlet Sails recently were on the road U.S. tour, which supported the release of their album Future From The Past with support from Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys & Radiator King. The band has begun distributing rewards to their Kickstarter backers for their album, and just wrapped up filming for their music video for “Spell My Name.” They have some shows coming up on the west coast this summer, and will round out the summer back in New York for a few dates. Hopefully, for the sake of all of us between New York and California, more dates will be added in the months to come.

While they were on tour, we caught up with singer/keyboardist Olya Viglione and her husband and drummer of Scarlet Sails, Brian Viglione (of Dresden Dolls fame), to discuss all things pizza, touring, recording, and punk politics.

The Daily Slice: First, can I have you introduce yourselves with your name, what you do in Scarlet Sails, and the best place you’ve grabbed a slice of pizza on tour?

Brian Viglione: Joe’s, at 150 East 14th Street. It is by far my favorite slice of pizza in the universe, without a doubt. They are open way late. They have pictures of Bill Murray and people on the wall. They’re fast. They’re delicious. It’s vibey. It’s just the most delicious slice of pizza. My mouth waters just thinking about it. I will go blocks out of my way sometimes to like give it to late night.   Continue reading ‘I’m living in America with my American dream’ | Interview with Scarlet Sails

Photos: Scarlet Sails @ ONCE Ballroom

Scarlet Sails wrapped up their U.S. tour this week, which supported the release of their album Future From The Past. The band spend Star Wars Day in Somerville, Massachusetts, where they rocked ONCE Ballroo. Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys & Radiator King joined Scarlet Sails for the late-night, mid-week show.

Check out photos from their set below, and stay tuned for an interview with singer/keyboardist Olya Viglione and her husband and drummer of Scarlet Sails, Brian Viglione (of Dresden Dolls fame).

Industry Interview: Peter James of Manic Kat Records

Based in New York, Manic Kat Records have been helping indie punk artists navigate the music business since 2009. They emphasize collaboration and interpersonal connections in all of their work, and put forth an an artists-first philosophy that ensures the artists and label grow together. Manic Kat have signed acts like Rival Town, Wired for Havoc and Bad Case of Big Mouth in their eight years in operation, and have seen their artists featured in outlets like Alternative Press.

We caught up with Manic Kat’s owner and founder Peter James to hear about the label’s history, latest happenings, and (of course) pizza preferences.

The Daily Slice: Could you first introduce yourself to our readers with your name, your official title at Manic Kat Records, and (since we’re a pizza-themed site) the best place to get a slice of pizza in your hometown?
Peter James: Sure thing, my name is Peter James and I am the owner/founder of Manic Kat Records. The absolutely best slice of pizza is right down the street from our office, it’s called Mr. Crispy’s Brick Oven Pizza. They have the best thin sliced pizza in the area, hands down!  Continue reading Industry Interview: Peter James of Manic Kat Records

Listen: Our Candy Clearance Day Celebration Playlist

It’s February 15th, also known as the day after Valentine’s Day, also known as the day the value packs of heart-shaped Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups go on sale for at least half off and every drug store in the country. Whether you hate that you love the black Friday of Hallmark stores or you love to hate its capitalist schemes, this blessed time of cheap candy and corny trinkets is something we can all appreciate. To celebrate, we’ve put together a playlist of our favorite angsty teenager-era anti-Valentine’s Day anthems for your enjoyment. Follow us on Spotify for more playlists and comment your addition to the list below!