Originally formed while still in Pittsburgh, indie-rock trio Steel Phantoms now call Brooklyn home. The three-piece — featuring drummer Aaron Harris, keyboardist Yos Munro and guitarist Jesse Newkirk IV — blend bits of contagious new wave, jangly folk-pop, and warm dual harmonies, for chill, catchy songs that channel everyone from The Bangles to XTC. Featured song: “Bedouin”
With the 84th Academy Awards just days away, BTR Pulse's Lauren Hawker asks New Yorkers for their thoughts and opinions on the film industry’s biggest night. From their favorite flicks to the politics behind the nominations, the locals weigh in.