Alyssa Ladzinski

Music Reporter

United States of America

All you need to know: I read way too many Kurt Vonnegut novels, follow the New York Rangers a bit too closely, spend time outdoors whenever possible and love my cats Jade and Indigo more than most humans. I’m happiest whenever I’m writing, immersed in music and entertainment culture/ promoting upcoming concerts and practicing yoga and aerial arts–especially when any of the above coincide and can be done outdoors.

I’ve taken on marketing and social media roles for the Times Union Center, Albany Capital Center, Disc Jam Music Festival and Putnam Den. I’ve written for a number of publications including: Music Times, NYS Music, 12ozProphet &, all of which allowed me to elaborate on topics and tunes that I love while wrapping them up in a neat package of influential words and reviews.

I currently help out with social media and PR for Disc Jam and write for NYS Music where I review albums, cover festivals and concerts, and interview emerging and top artists in the jam community.

NYS Music
Phish Blaze On: Night Three at MSG Review

In a sea of tourists, NYC inhabitants and phans with one phinger in the air hoping to score a miracle ticket for less than their internal organs, Madison Square Garden welcomed all walks of life back through its doors for night three of Phish's four-night... #madisonsquaregarden #msg #newyearseve

Music Times
Jimi Hendrix's Brook Street Flat in London Transformed into Museum

Jimi Hendrix left an indelible mark on the blues-based, psychedelic rock world after joining the 27 club on September 18, 1970. Hendrix began his unforgetanle career while living in a London flat with girlfriend Kathy Etchingham on Brook Street, a period of the gutiarists life heavily depicted in the 2014, Andre-3000 led biopiac, 'All is By My Side.'

Music Times
Tame Impala Perform Trippy Three-Song Set on 'Le Grand Journal' [WATCH]

Tame Impala are in the middle of their Currents celebratory jaunt, making stops at festivals and appearing on late night show in between recieving awards for their Grammy-nominated, third studio album. Last night, Kevin Parker and company took the stage on the latest episode of French TV program 'Le Grande Journal,' to jam through a trippy triple-song set.

Music Times
Brand New to Drop New Album in 2016 - Seven Years After 'Daisy'

Ever since alternative rock outfit Brand New offered two singles, "Mene," and "Sealed To Me" to fans over the summer, die-hard listeners have been awaiting the Long Island natives' fifth studio album. After frontman Jesse Lacey broke down on stage and admitted Brand New wouldn't last much longer, the group's label just announced that they would finally release their follow-up (and final?)

Music Times
Janis Joplin Documentary 'Little Girl Blue' to Air on PBS Series 'American Masters'

On the heels of the latest musican biopic and documentary fad, comes a fresh Janis Joplin documentary, 'Janis: Little Girl Blue.' Having already launched its brief theatrical run, its debut will be followed-up with an airing on PBS series 'American Masters,' which profiles and takes a deeper look into the lives of influential American cultural artists.

Music Times
Jack Black Recalls Forgetting Words to Elliott Smith Cover 'Say Yes' [WATCH]

Buzz Jack Black: comedian, performer, musician...failed Elliott Smith cover artist? The star recently recalled an awkward performance from a 2013 Elliott Smith tribute concert in Los Angeles, calling the embarrassing incident a "fiasco." "One of my favorite musicians of all time was Elliott Smith.

Music Times
Jimmy Page to Record First Solo Album in Almost 30 Years: Releasing in 2016

Buzz After a two year endeavor reissuing all nine studio albums and officially closing the doors to classic rock giant Led Zeppelin's vaults, the silver-haired, Les Paul wielding guitar hero, Jimmy Page, recently announced he'd release his first solo album in almost 30 years in 2016.

Music Times
Lou Reed Recieved All Money from A Tribe Called Quest's 'Can I Kick It?'

When one thinks of A Tribe Called Quest, their 1990 debut album anthem "Can I Kick It?" swiftly comes to mind. Although the track's release trailed the unveiling of the silly yet sensual 'People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm' tracks "Bonita Applebum" and "I Left My Wallet in El Segundo," the rap group never saw any money form the song's success.

Music Times
David Gilmour Confirms Classic Rock Band Pink Floyd is Over

Today is a dark(er) day for classic rock. Although in recent years, Pink Floyd hasn't necessarily been the same, David Gilmour has announced that the iconic psychedelic rock band has officially seen the end of its reign. Last year, Gilmour and drummer Nick Mason united to release an album in memory of the late keyboardist, Richard Wright, who died in 2008.

Music Times
'Back To The Future' Documentary 'Back in Time' to be Released in October

This October, a new take on the well-loved trilogy 'Back to the Future' will be released in the form of a documentary--boasting interviews from the film's star-studded cast including Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson along with screen writer Bob Gale, director Robert Zemeckis and producer Steven Spielberg.

Music Times
David Lynch Returns to 'Twin Peaks' Reprise After One Month Absence

One month after writer and director David Lynch parted ways with his involvement in Showtime's 'Twin Peaks' due to budget disagreements, Lynch took to twitter to announce he rejoined the cult classic revival. "Dear Twitter Friends, the rumors are not what they seem... It is !!! Happening again," Lynch tweeted.