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Preview: Cherry Glazerr at Bowery Ballroom

By Will Oliver, January 17th 2017

Los Angeles indie rockers Cherry Glazerr will release their great new album Apocalipstick this Friday, January 20, via Secretly Canadian.

They are currently on tour in support of the new album, brining the songs to life tomorrow, January 18, for a headlining performance at Bowery Ballroom. We last saw them open for Best Coast at Terminal 5, and even as the openers they nearly stole the whole damn show. We’re excited to hear all the new songs live, especially at the always wonderful Bowery. Opening the show is Slow Hollows and Mega Bog.

There are still some tickets for the show left, but move quick as I’m sure they won’t last long.

Panorama Announces 2017 Lineup

By Will Oliver, January 9th 2017

Today Panorama announced its lineup for this year edition of the festival (their second). This year the festival sports a group of headliners consisting of Nine Inch Nails, A Tribe Called Quest, Tame Impala, Frank Ocean, Alt-J and Solange.

The rest of the lineup is rounded out by MGMT, Future Islands, Belle & Sebastian, Spoon, Justice, Glass Animals, Angel Olsen, Tyler The Creator, Girl Talk, Mitski, Jagwar Ma, Vince Staples, Cloud Nothings, Proccupations, Foxygen, DJ Shadow, S U R V I V E, MØ, Cherry Glazerr, Pinegrove, and Bleached.

The fest once again takes place at Randall’s Island Park from July 28-30 and tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am.

Governors Ball 2017 Announces Lineup

By Will Oliver, January 4th 2017

We may be only a few days into the new year but that means it’s time for all the music festivals to reveal their 2017 lineups. Here in New York there’s quite a few festivals starting to emerge, but there’s only one that we have relied on year in and year out: Governors Ball.

They’ve announced this year’s edition of the festival (at Randall’s Island as usual), and it’s as varied and eclectic of a mix as ever. Headlining the festival is Tool, Chance The Rapper, Phoenix, and Childish Gambino. Then you got Lorde, Flume, Wu-Tang Clan, Wiz Khalifa, Logic, Cafe The Elephant, and Mark Ronson vs Kevin Parker. From there, highlights include Beach House, Schoolboy Q, Air, The Avalanches, Franz Ferdinand, Phantogram, The Head and the Heart, Banks, Local Natives, Mac DeMarco, Parquet Courts, Royal Blood, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Danny Brown, Michael Kiwanuka, Warpaint, Car Seat Headrest, The Range, The Orwells, Ron Gallo, and even former BBC radio host Zane Lowe.

We’ve been covering Governors Ball every year since the second edition, and are excited to hopefully return this year to see what new memories this years edition of the festival brings. Tickets for the festival go on sale this Friday at noon, with early bird pricing starting at $275.

See you at Randall’s Island this summer!
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Preview: Kurt Vile at Terminal 5

By Will Oliver, December 22nd 2016

Next week Kurt Vile returns to New York for a performance at Terminal 5, his largest headlining show here yet. The show will not only wind things down for 2016 (it will be my final concert of the year) but also one of the final stops in support of his sold 2015 album B’lieve I’m Goin Down… (released via Matador Records).

Tickets for the show are still on sale, and it also features an opening set for the always solid Woods, as well as Nathan Bowles. Not a bad show to close out the year with, that’s for sure.
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Preview: Twin Peaks at Webster Hall

By Will Oliver, December 6th 2016

(Twin Peaks at Bowery Ballroom)

Twin Peaks surprised me with their mature new album Down In Heaven which came earlier in the year via Grand Jury Music. It’s a very grown up next step for the band who took their sound into a new direction that makes me even more hopeful about their potential future than I already was.

They gave a wild performance at Bowery Ballroom earlier in the year near the albums release, and they’re back this Friday for their largest headlining show here yet at Webster Hall. together PANGEA and Golden Daze are opening things up.

Tickets for the show are currently still on sale, but I wouldn’t wait too long on them.
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On December 8, The Drums, a duo version of Polica (featuring Channy and Ryan from the band) and It Will (Ian Williams from Battles) will come together for a benefit show at Saint Vitus. All proceeds from the show will benefit the ACLU.

Not only will it feature performances in such an intimate space, but it also features a raffle with prizes from great labels such as Merge Records and Mom + Pop. Not to mention the show is for a great cause.

Tickets for the benefit are still on sale, but don’t wait too long as this show will sell out very soon.
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Preview: Mitski In NYC This Week

By Will Oliver, November 19th 2016

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With the release of her fantastic new record Puberty 2, singer-songwriter Mitski has had quite a year. She’s played New York a few times already (including a sold out show at Bowery Ballroom) and will return early this week for a pair of sold out shows.

On Monday she plays her largest New York show to date at Webster Hall along with Fear of Men and Weaves, and on Tuesday she plays the smaller Villain (which was moved from Market Hotel) along with Nick Hakim and Mal Devisa. Both shows are sold out, but keep an eye for last minute tickets drops, or even try your luck early at doors.
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Preview: Frankie Cosmos at Webster Hall

By Will Oliver, November 8th 2016

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(Frankie Cosmos at Bowery Ballroom)

This Sunday Frankie Cosmos will return home for her largest headlining show yet at Webster Hall. The performance wraps up quite a year for Greta Kline, who released a great record with Next Thing (released via Bayonet Records), and has only been getting bigger and bigger as the year has gone on.

We first caught her this year at Shea Stadium, and then Bowery Ballroom. Now at Webster Hall, with support from the equally terrific Big Thief as well as Vagabon. It will be a great night of music across the bill.

Tickets for the show are currently still on sale, but don’t wait until Sunday, as it may be sold out by then.
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Day Wave, the Oakland-based group led by Jackson Phillips, have signed to Harvest Records, who will released their debut album sometime next year. It doesn’t seem like we will have to wait all that long, as they have shared the album’s first single, the ultra-dreamy “Wasting Time.”

Phillips continues to embark on his signature bliss-filled dreamscapes that just leave your mind at ease. Even so, the group showcases flashier production on the new single, with a guitar solo to boot and all.

Day Wave will be back in New York next Monday, November 14, for a show at Baby’s All Right. This may be the last time you see them at such an intimate venue at Bowery, with Bowery/MHOW probably on the horizon next. We can expect some new songs are bound to be tested, so this will be your first taste of their album. Tickets are currently still on sale for now.
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Preview: Cass McCombs at Music Hall of Williamsburg

By Will Oliver, October 25th 2016

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(Photo by Rachael Cassells)
Cass McCombs continue to prove he’s simply one of the best songwriters that we got around right now with every release. Even so, even I was taken aback by how good and varied that his new album Mangy Love is (which was his first release on Anti-

His live show is not to be missed, and this show will be all about the gems off of Mangy Love. As he proved at his Bowery Ballroom show back in January, McCombs live show is as seasoned and effective as you’d expect. He’s back at it this Friday when he plays Music Hall of Williamsburg, and it’s no surprise that the show is completely sold out.

There may be some at the door, so if you’re dying to go, swing by the venue ahead of doors. His shows are not to be missed, especially when McCombs us touring such a strong album.
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