I caught the tail end of one of Widowspeak’s SXSW shows this year, but aside from that brief affair, have yet to take in a full, complete, Widowspeak show. I finally got my chance on Friday night, on a glorious bill that featured both Pure Bathing Culture and Widowspeak. Read the rest of this entry »
Photos by Daniel Topete
Last night our new photographer Daniel Topete was in attendance to catch some great shots of Vivian Girls, Widowspeak, Eternal Summers, and Heliotropes. They played the Music Hall of Williamsburg as a part of the Converse Rubber Tracks free series.
It starts off appearing like a folk-rock ballad, but soon takes turns developing into an atmospheric, sprawling, psych-rock effort.
I haven’t been able to stop listening to Widowspeak ever since Ethan of Indian Rebound recommended them to me. Earlier this year they released a few 7″ singles on Captured Tracks which includes the magnificent “Gun Shy”. The label will also release the bands s/t debut album on August 9, only a few days away. It didn’t take long for the band to grab my attention with such an effective sound that “Gun Shy” displays. Take a listen:
Can’t wait to listen to the album in full and see what else these guys can do. For now take a listen to “Nightcrawlers”, another song from the album. I also threw in their cover of Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game” that they did. It’s just as good as Washed Out’s. Enjoy.
The band are playing a record release show this Tuesday at Glasslands. I’d be there but I already have tickets for Sufjan’s show in Prospect Park. Not a bad excuse, right?
Just one day after opening for Blur at the world’s most famous arena, Courtney Barnett played a show of her own, at the slightly more intimate Baby’s All Right. The show was a special exclusive for members of the monthly subscription service Jukely, and one of the last chances we will have in some time of catching Barnett live, at least in a room this tiny ever again.
She sounded great as usual, ripping into songs off her breakthrough 2015 release Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit (one of the year’s best) delighting the lucky crowd with the same amount of passion and energy as always. The show also featured an opening set from the seductive charm of Widowspeak.
Find photos of both bands performances posted below.
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The Hudson Project is a new music festival in its very first year. It will take place on Winston Farm in Saugerties, New York from July 11-13. The upstate festival has a rock solid lineup in its inaugural year, booking Kendrick Lamar, Modest Mouse, The Flaming Lips, and Bassnectar as their headliners. The rest of the lineup features artists such as Atmosphere, Matt & Kim, Flying Lotus, Bonobo, STRFKR, Dr. Dog, Four Tet, Holy Ghost!, Twin Shadow, Action Bronson, Cults, Araabmuzik, Flatbush Zombies, !!!, Yacht, Robert Delong, Majical Cloudz, SZA, Bad Rabbits, Small Black, Widowspeak, The Range, Chrome Sparks and many more.
The festival is about a two hour drive from the city, and about an hour train ride, making it a great location for music fans either in New York City or upstate. Tickets are still available for the festival right now, and you can get your own right here.
Find the full lineup posted below:
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Pure Bathing Culture’s debut LP Moon Tides was released last year, and was underrated on the whole if you ask me. Throw in their great self-titled EP and you have a great start for a band who I think have a bright future ahead of them. There’s a overwhelming pleasantness about them is instantaneous, but there’s also qualities that find there way to grow on you over time with more and more lsitens.
They bring the songs to life so effortlessly, I love it. I can’t wait to see them again, whenever the next time may be.
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By no means am I a professional photographer. I don’t pretend to be. I know I have a lot of work and learning to do to improve and get better. But thanks to this blog, I’ve gotten better at it than I ever imagined I would be when I first started it five years ago.
I went to a lot of shows this year, and took a lot of shots. So many, that it would seem like a waste if I didn’t compile some of the best ones for your viewing pleasure.
I also added some of my favorite shots from some of our new team of contributing photographers, Andrew St. Clair, Dana Pacifico, Daniel Topete and Leah Runyon. All photos without a photo credit were taken by yours truly.
With that said, enjoy some of the favorite shots that appeared on We All Want Someone in 2013. Here’s to more great shots in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »