Sunday, October 25, 2015

CMJ2015 Recap

CMJ week never felt so much fun - it flew by way too fast!!  New York weather cooperated like never before, the new CMJ homebase, Dream Hotel, was chick and welcoming (though I miss badly the charm of the NYC facilities and the view onto the Washington Square Park) and there was absolutely no shortage of fun people and awesome bands!

Tuesday, October 13

Knowing the spread of the CMJ venues, I started my CMJ experience with a short commute, just a block from the Dream Hotel, to Highline Ballroom.  Not knowing what to expect, I was absolutely charmed to see the tasteful, beautiful and very musical performance by a female electro-pop duo from Montreal, Canada Milk and Bone.  Their live performance is so much more deep and heartfelt, however, let me share one of their tunes with you anyway...

Wednesday, October 14

Wednesday was a full on college radio day with informative panels and award ceremony for the best and most achieved college radio stations.  I was lucky to catch a short performance by a brilliant Australian band SAFIA as a part of Sounds of Australia afternoon showcase.  So good!!!

Thursday, October 15

Just before my trip to Iceland Airwaves, I was psyched to catch an Icelandic band Mammut @ LPR - meditational and medicinal, but wholly shit with so much drive!! 

I topped off my Thursday with an overwhelming show by Glass Animals @ Terminal 5 - tribal, chanting, jazzy, sing-along, dance-along hip hop tunes... whah? totally amazing!!

Friday, October 16

Friday was a very special day for me of getting ready for the one and only CMJ show - LightMinutes Away Showcase :)  Here are two bands that I really wanted to see, but will have to reserve this pleasure until next time: a Belgian band Balthazar and  a local synth duo from New York (Yeah!) Cardiknox... 

Saturday, October 17

Needless to say, Light-Minutes Away Showcase @ Matchless was one hell of a night! We totally packed the place with more than 120 people coming out and grooving to our very special all Brooklyn-based line up: Carbon Mirage, Satorii, Letters to Nepal, Cassandra Sun and yours truly OLYA

Sunday, September 27, 2015

SAT/10/17 - Light-Minutes Away Official CMJ 2015 SHOWCASE @ Matchless

Light-Minutes Away is super psyched to be back to CMJ this year! We will also be celebrating our first full year of existence and music curation! YEAH!! Saturday, October 17, doors open at 6:30pm.

Come, join us for our 1ST YEAR BIRTHDAY BASH with some of our favorite bands!

11:00 - Carbon Mirage
10:00 - Satorii
9:00 - OLYA
7:15 - Cassandra Sun
7:00 - Lorena Vargas

RSVP on Facebook:

CMJ Music Marathon is one of the biggest music festivals in NYC and the country with over 1,400 live performances in more than 80 Manhattan and Brooklyn night clubs and theaters! (

Meanwhile, listen to our compilation playlist of all the bands:

Monday, May 25, 2015

Light-Minutes Away official NORTHSIDE FESTIVAL Showcase - Sat, June 13, 2015 @ Matchless!!!

Light-MInutes Away is totally psyched to throw its first official Northside Festival showcase this year, presenting some of our favorite bands at the festival that defines Brooklyn indie music culture! There won't be shortage of good music and, needles to say, there won't be shortage of bands who will entertain you both in English and Russian. 

8pm - Krussia
9pm - Swampa_ZZ
10pm - Satorii
11pm - OLYA (Album Release)

Listen to all the bands here:

Friday, May 8, 2015

Light-Minutes Away Coming to NORTHSIDE FESTIVAL - Sat, June 13!!!

I am totally psyched that we are doing our first Northside Festival Showcase this year! It's edgy and hip, goofy and bold, awesome and adventurous - it's a music festival that I've been following for 5 years now...

So, Northside, here we come!

8pm - Krussia
9pm- Swampa_ZZ
10pm - Satorii
11pm - Olya (Album Release)

Monday, May 4, 2015

Brooklyn-based indie-pop duo OLYA announces the release of its new 7-song EP "Utopia". The digital version of the album will be released on iTunes on June 1, followed by the album release party on Saturday, June 13. The album release party will headline Light-Minutes Away official Northside Festival showcase at Bar Matchless! 

The duo is fronted by a singer/songwriter/producer OLYA, who fully recorded and produced "Utopia" at her studio. Writing in both her native Russian and English, she "makes her mark on the synth-pop world with one of the most unique takes on the genre yet" (Jonathan Frahm). 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Glamglare on Light-Minutes Away Showcase at Pianos (4/17/2015)!!!

About a year ago, Oliver and Elke who run a well-rounded music blog Glamglare stopped by one of our fist showcases at Bar Matchless. They've been back to almost every single show Light-Minutes Away put together ever since!!! Check out this awesome write up on our headliner Satorii at Pianos this past Friday, April 17.


Sunday, March 29, 2015

Light Minutes Away coming to Pianos NYC - Friday, April 17!!!

Venturing out of Brooklyn, we are throwing a party in the heart of the East Village at the legendary Pianos! We've got some of our all time favorites and some new bands - check out our full lineup and bring your awesome self to Pianos! It will be a killer night!!!

8pm - OLYA
10pm - The VeeVees
11pm - Satorii

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

OLYA Drops Her First Single "Misli / Мысли" from the Upcoming EP

Brooklyn-based indie-pop duo performing under the name OLYA released today their first single "Misli / Мысли" from the upcoming EP "Utopia"!

The duo is fronted by a singer/songwriter/producer Olya, who fully recorded and produced her new album at her studio. Olya writes in both her native Russian and English. The first single from the album "Misli / Мысли" is in Russia, embracing the tradition and melodies of Russian folk music, dance beats and rock attitude.

download "Misli / Мысли" on iTunes:

The single release is supported by a show at Bar Matchless in Williamsburg on Thursday, March 26 as a part of Light-Minutes Away Showcase! It will be one helluva celebration!!!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Indie-Stellar Dance at Matchless - 3/26/2015

...and here we go! The full line up for our first show of the year is here!!! Cannot wait to blow up Matchless with some of our favorite bands! Check them out!

8pm - Swampa_ZZ
9pm - OLYA
10pm - Satorii

Friday, February 6, 2015

Cassandra Sun will Join Us @ Matchless on Thursday, March 26

And yet we met another young NYC band Cassandra Sun that you need to hear about! Good thing they will be joining our kick ass music line up on March 26th at our beloved Bar Matchless in Williamsburg!!! Newly formed, Cassandra Sun tapped talent from all over the country and all over the world combining the musical vision of Moscow, Michigan and New York. While the band is working on their first EP, check our their live recording of "Will This Fate".

Monday, January 26, 2015

The VeeVees is Joining Light-Minutes Away Showcase in Spring. Stay Tuned!!!

Light-Minutes Away is stunned to collab with a new Brooklyn based bands - The VeeVees. Starting off as a powerful rock 'n' Roll duo, The VeeVees recently grew into a trio with an addition of a ravishing vocalist and a performer Sophia Urista. Now unstoppable!!!

Check out their new single "Gold Blooded":