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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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(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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