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Mitski and Japanese Breakfast at Bowery Ballroom (June 20, 2016)

By Will Oliver, October 31st 2016 — with 2 comments

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With every release and new tour date stop in New York City, it seems that Mitski just somehow keeps growing her fanbase tenfold. It’s no surprise, as her latest album, Puberty 2, which was released via Dead Oceans and remains one of my favorite albums of 2016 and it seems like many others agree as she not only sold out Bowery Ballroom in the span of a couple hours, but she also sold out Music Hall of Williamsburg and will return later in the year for a sold out Webster Hall.

This was a special night not only because it was a sold out Mitski show, but it also just happened to be the night of a rare strawberry moon. In between songs Mitski reminded us to check out the moon before we left, and she also gave us some insight about where her pink bass went (she joked that she got rid of it because “every fucking live show review was about her pink bass,”).
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We All Want Someone’s Best Songs Of 2017

By Will Oliver, January 12th 2018

[artwork by Anthony Bauer]

And the time has come for the one post that all my friends actually read on these here pages, my best (or favorite) songs of 2017. These are the songs that I obsessed over throughout all of last year and many are still getting heavy rotation into the new one.

You’ll find select highlights from many of the albums that appeared on my best albums list but also a few new acts who blossomed or select songs that stood out on albums that didn’t quite shine as bright. Either way, I hope that you find at least one new song or artist that you didn’t know beforehand and that they make your day that much brighter. Thanks again for sticking around with us for another year and here’s to a bigger and better year in 2018.

As usual, the list is posted in a countdown format from 100-1 and I have made a Spotify playlist which you can find here or embedded at the very end of the post. All the songs are in there except for Ty Segall’s “Orange Color Queen,” as the album is not on Spotify.

Without further ado, here are my favorite songs from 2017:
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Best Albums of 2017: Anthony’s Picks

By Anthony Bauer, January 12th 2018 — with 1 comment

Before we dive into my favorite albums of 2017, lets quickly visit some of the years best EP’s.  There were a lot of really fantastic EP’s released this year but that doesn’t mean any of these skimped out on quality.  Here are my favorite, or most listened to EP’s of 2017:
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Best Songs of 2017: Anthony’s Picks

By Anthony Bauer, January 11th 2018

This ‘top 100 songs of 2017’ post could have easily been ‘top 200 songs of 2017’ due to the insane (yet absolutely amazing) amount of great music that was released this past year.  While it is near impossible to listen to it all, here were my favorite 100 songs from 2017 (with a bonus 5, because… why not?):
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We All Want Someone’s Best Albums Of 2017

By Will Oliver, January 9th 2018 — with 6 comments


[Artwork by Anthony Bauer]

Was 2017 a good year for music? Was it a bad year? Who knows, it seems like every year your social media pages are bombarded with think pieces about it being the best year of music ever, the worst year, the end of rock music, or the album as we know it. But every year I seem totally and utterly overwhelmed by the sheer amount of musical releases in a year. It’s one thing to keep up with the high volume of new releases that seem to come out at an increasing pace with every passing week. Before you know it, the year is over and you’re somehow trying to rank all the stuff that occupied your ears.

Whether it was alone in your room, on the subway, stuck in traffic on the highway, or at a party with friends, albums have the power to create literal soundtracks for our lives. While these rankings are where I am at during this particular moment in time if you checked back in with me in a couple of weeks who knows how it would change. But rankings aside, these are a bunch of albums that had some sort of effect on me throughout the year.

Using the word best is course objective, so if you will, these are my favorite albums of 2017: Read the rest of this entry »

(Sandy) Alex G at Bowery Ballroom (July 7, 2017)

By Will Oliver, July 16th 2017

(Sandy) Alex G always seems to find new ways to impress me with the steady evolution of his songwriting, which was already turning heads even from his early days on bandcamp. With his latest album Rocket (released via Domino Records), Alex G has found yet a new way to share his talents, with a bit of a alt-country influence sprinkled in.

This month he returned to New York for a two-night run of MHOW/Bowery Ballroom. We caught the Bowery performance on July 7, which featured opening sets from Cende and Japanese Breakfast.
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We All Want Someone’s Best Songs of 2016

By Will Oliver, January 30th 2017 — with 1 comment

(Artwork courtesy of Anthony Bauer)

2016 was a wild one. It’s not a year that many of us will look back all that fondly on, but then again, it wasn’t all bad. There were a lot of great albums and songs released throughout the year, from artists of all sizes. From the surprise drop, to the long-awaited albums from greats like Radiohead.

Tomorrow I’ll share my list of my favorite albums of the year, but first, lets dig in to the songs that I had on constant repeat throughout the year.
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Sales at Baby’s All Right (April 30, 2016)

By Will Oliver, August 31st 2016

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All photos by Rachel Barrish

Baby’s All Right always offers the best and brightest live music in not only Brooklyn, but New York in general. Need proof? Look at the lineup that Baby’s had the night of April 30, featuring a headlining performance from Orlando, Florida duo Sales, who celebrated the release of their self-titled debut album which they self released this past April. The show also featured opening sets from rising Philadelphia act Japanese Breakfast (Michelle Zaune of Little Big League) and Brooklyn’s Leapling.

Our photographer Rachel Barrish was at the show and got some photos of all three bands, all of which are posted below.
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