(Solange)

All photos by Bryan Lasky

The 2017 Pitchfork Music Festival closed up shop on Sunday with what looked like it was going to be a rainy dreary day, but thankfully the weather held out. The crowds weren’t as big as the previous two days, but it was still very well attended. The festival suffered a big blow that day, with The Avalanches having to cancel only a few hours before their set due to a family member being sick. Jamila Woods won out though being able to play right before Solange, but missing The Avalanches hurt.

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If it seems like My Morning Jacket never take a break from touring, that’s because it’s true. The Louisville rockers released The Waterfall back in 2015 and have seemingly been touring in support ever since. On July 15 they continued the run with a big time New York show at Forest Hills Stadium along with Gary Clark Jr. And who said rock music was dead?

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Attention New York City: there’s a new band that needs to be on your radar. Cape Francis is the solo project of Kevin Henthorn, formerly of the band Stone Cold Fox. On Friday, July 14th, Henthorn debuted songs live for the first time as Cape Francis, surrounded by a backing band of five. In fact, the group had only played the songs together earlier in the week. He warned us about how much of an experiment this all would be, but there was no warning necessary. This experiment was a resounding success.

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(A Tribe Called Quest)

All photos by Bryan Lasky

Saturday was a hot one, and many opted to sit in the shade and relax while the music played. Another eclectic bill from top to bottom took to the park, all starting with a rousing set from Vagabon and her band. The crowd was all in from the moment she stepped on the stage and she gave everything she had. Jeff Rosenstock was the happiest person on the planet when he took the stage. His energy was infectious and the crowd wildly approved his entire punk rock and new wave infused set. He joked about how much money the band was paid to play the fest as well as helped destroy a Trump piñata, much to the crowds adoration.

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(LCD Soundsystem)

All photos by Bryan Lasky

Having never been to Pitchfork Music Festival, I was excited to get in and find how small the park is that the festival takes place in. Being able to go to all the stages with such ease was just fantastic and made photographing the festival a breeze. The lineup for Pitchfork is always great and this year was no different. With a heavy dose all weekend of local acts, rap, and women taking control of the stage, this festival does everything correctly.

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When The National return with new music, it tends to be a good year. I guess it’s a good year, as they’re back with their long-awaited new album Sleep Well Beast on September 8 via 4AD. They gave fans a sneak preview of the album at Basilica Hudson on July 14 and 15 (we caught the first show on the 14th), much smaller shows that their upcoming performance at Forest Hills Stadium.

This wasn’t just any ordinary show, as it was titled a Guilty Party (taken from the recently released song of the same name) that featured opening sets from friends of the band that included: Buke & Gase, Nadia Sirota, Mouse on Mars, and SO Percussion. They used the setting of Basilica Hudson to put on a special show, with The National set up in the round in the middle of the room, while each of the openers were given a mini-stage in a corner where they each had a chance to shine.
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Gorillaz recently kicked off the U.S. portion of their Humanz tour, and came down to Philadelphia on July 13 for a performance at the Festival Pier at Penns Panding. They won’t be in New York until October for a much larger performance at the Meadows Festival, so we took the trip to Philly to catch the show, which featured an opening performance by Vince Staples.

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On July 12 House Of Vans gave us a free night of rock and roll with performance from Australian punk rockers Royal Headache as well as Philadelphia rockers Sheer Mag.

Sheer Mag recently released their proper full-length debut Need To Feel Your Love via Wilsuns RC and it’s a solid album that cashes in on the promise that they showed on their three EPs. Their brand of rock and roll is a throwback to older sounds, but man, do they really deliver in the live environment.

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British rockers Wolf Alice are making their big return this year with the release of their anticipated sophomore album Visions of a Life, which will be released via Dirty Hit / RCA Records.

The band has acquired quite a following since the release of their thrilling debut My Love Is Cool back in 2015. We last saw them play to a packed crowd at Warsaw, which made their underplay show on July 11 at the tiny Rough Trade NYC that much special. This is a band on the brink of something even bigger than they’ve already experienced, so a show at Rough Trade was not to be taken for granted.

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(Tops)
The Full Moon Festival was back again this year for it’s seventh edition and it once again took place on Governors Island, but moved from the beach to the Play Lawn, giving the festival a more spacious area in the fields.

Our photographer Leah Runyon was there to capture the action from both artists like Tops, Connan Mockasin, Vic Mensa and Kelela, as well as the well dressed crowd. Find some of her shots posted below.

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