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[new]: Florence + The Machine – Over The Love

By Will Oliver, April 18th 2013 — with 2 comments

I’m pretty nervous about The Great Gatsby film that is coming out. It looks like it could be either really great or really bad, and the fact that it got pushed back months is not a good sign (Gangster Squad). One thing most of us can agree on is that it’s going to have a solid soundtrack, as Jay-Z was the executive producer, and got acts like Jack White, the XX, Andre 3000/Beyonce, and Lana Del Rey.

He also got Florence + The Machine to contribute a new song, and we are able to stream that early thanks to GQ, who have the exclusive stream. The song is called “Over The Love”, and in typical Florence fashion is bombastic and really dramatic, but she usual.

Take a listen below.

We All Want Someone’s Best Shows Of 2015

By Will Oliver, March 15th 2016 — with 1 comment


Blur at MSG

I lost count of how many shows I went to in 2015, but I’m pretty sure I managed to top the amount of shows I went to in 2014, which was a previous record.

You’ll notice a good chunk of the shows that made the cut are established artists playing intimate venues such as Baby’s All Right or Bowery Ballroom. Nothing quite matches getting to see big acts in a great small venue. That’s not to say that a show at a large venue can’t be good, as plenty of big bands playing large venues or dare I say arenas ended up on here as well. There’s a lot of ingredients to a good show, and I don’t discriminate..

Below, find my top 40 shows of 2015 and feel free to click through to each individual show recap to re-live them along with me. We can’t wait to see what 2016 brings to us. All I know is it will be tough to match what I saw in 2015.

40. Ryan Adams at Governors Ball

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39. Future Islands at Terminal 5 (January 9)

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38. Diarrhea Planet at Bowery Ballroom (April 4)


37. Tallest Man On Earth @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (June 2)

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36. FFS at Terminal 5 (October 6)


35. Kishi Bashi at The McKittrick Hotel (November 4)

1_Kishi Bashi_The McKittrick Hotel

34. Alvvays at Bowery Ballroom (April 2)

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33. My Morning Jacket at Governors Ball

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32. Dr. Dog at Music Hall of Williamsburg (January 10)

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31. The Growlers at Baby’s All Right (March 7)

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30. Panda Bear @ MOMA PS1 (Janaury 11)

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29. Savages at Mercury Lounge (January 21)

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28. Tobias Jesso Jr at Baby’s All Right (March 27)

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27. Beirut @ Bowery Ballroom

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26. Kendrick Lamar @ Terminal 5 (November 2)

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25. U2 at Madison Square Garden (July 19)

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24. Ben Folds at Bowery Ballroom (April 27)

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23. Spoon @ Kings Theatre (June 16)

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22. Modest Mouse @ Webster Hall (March 19)

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21. Tame Impala at Terminal 5 (October 7)

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20. Foals at Terminal 5 (December 18)

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19. Father John Misty @ Bowery Ballroom (February 14)

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18. Death Cab For Cutie at Music Hall of Williamsburg (January 28)

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17. Florence + The Machine at Music Hall of Williamsburg

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16. Dinosaur Jr. at Bowery Ballroom (December 3)

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15. Bjork at Carnegie Hall (March 14)


14. My Morning Jacket at The Beacon (November 25)

1_My Morning Jacket_Beacon Theatre

13. Blur at Madison Square Garden (October 23)

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12. El Vy @ Bowery Ballroom (November 13)

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11. Sufjan Stevens @ The Beacon Theatre (April 11)


10. Muse at Webster Hall (May 8)

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9. Joanna Newsom at The Apollo Theater(December 11)

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8. Sufjan Stevens at Loew’s Jersey Theatre (October 31)

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7. Courtney Barnett at Bowery Ballroom (May 19)

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6. The Arcs @ Housing Works (9/9)

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5. Leon Bridges at Mercury Lounge (February 17)

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4. Hot Chip at Baby’s All Right (August 3)

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3. Beach House @ Baby’s All Right (August 27)

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2. Sleater-Kinney @ Market Hotel (December 16)


1. Blur at Music Hall of Williamsburg (May 1)


Dana’s Best Albums of 2015

By Dana Pacifico, January 26th 2016


For me 2015 was a great year musically. Three of my favorite bands released solid albums and pop music made a serious movement. It was incredibly difficult to put a number on each of these albums because they not only speak to my soul sonically but in being a concert photographer I’ve gotten so see many of these artists live and those experiences also help give me a singular feeling that is hard to measure.
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Florence and the Machine at Governors Ball 2015

By Will Oliver, August 4th 2015 — with 1 comment

1_Florence + The Machine_Governors Ball 2015

With brand new record How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful (released via Island Records), Florence and The Machine has regained her status as one of the biggest voices in pop music. Only there’s a depth to her large scale anthems that is typically lost in artists that fall on the giant umbrella of “pop.”

She’s been touring hard in support of the album, even after breaking her leg after a accidental fall of the stages of Coachella. Even with the injury, she delighted at her very intimate show at Music Hall of Williamsburg in May, a much more intimate performance than the one that happened a month later at Governors Ball.

2_Florence + The Machine_Governors Ball 2015

Florence not only had one of the biggest draws of the entire weekend at Governors Ball, but possibly ever. The only performance I can remember being that packed to the point where you almost couldn’t move, was The Strokes last year.

She was able to move around this time, and her performance was all the better for it. There’s no question she has the songs and the voice to play main stages of any festival, and there’s no denying that she will be doing it for a long time in the many remaining years of her exciting career.
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Preview: Governors Ball 2015

By Will Oliver, June 5th 2015

Gov Ball

Today, Governors Ball returns to New York City to take over Randall’s Island Park for another edition of the annual festival. It’s hard to believe that it’s June, let alone time for another edition of NYC’s beloved festival.

By now, you should (probably) have a good idea of who you’ll be seeing tomorrow, as well as the rest of the weekend. But if not, I’ve compiled a list of artists who I plan to catch throughout the weekend, if that will help sway your decision.
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Governors Ball Single Day
Governors Ball Music Festival announced the 2015 lineup last month, and today they’ve announced the single day lineups for the three days of the festival, set to go down from June 5-7 at Randall’s Islands Park.

We still have to see the set times each day, but at least now you can plan out if you want to go to just one day, or even plan out who you’re going to see each day.

Single days tickets are on presale now, with the regular sale happening Friday noon. 3-day tickets are still on sale.

Find the single day lineup posted below:
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