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Preview: The Growlers at Brooklyn Bowl

By Will Oliver, September 26th 2017

Beach goth rockers The Growlers are no strangers to New York. It seems like every couple of months we can expect them to return to us here on the other coast (find coverage of their Terminal 5 performance this May).

They’re still touring hard in support of their 2106 album City Club (released via Cult Records) and will once again return to us for a trio of shows at Brooklyn Bowl this week on September 27, 28 and 29.

Not only do the band deliver a non-stop energetic rock performance, but they always dive deep into their catalog to offer a dynamic and lengthy setlist that never disappoints.

Tickets for the shows are currently still available here, but don’t wait to long on them, they won’t last much longer now.
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Preview: Kevin Morby at Music Hall of Williamsburg

By Will Oliver, August 31st 2017

Kevin Morby has kept his consistent winning streak going strong with his new album City Music (released via Dead Oceans), which is one of my favorite albums of 2017 so far.

We saw him just a few months ago when he stopped in for a performance at Bowery Ballroom for the first leg of his tour in support of the album. He returns to us next week, this time headed to Brooklyn for a performance at Music Hall Of Williamsburg.

Along with Morby, the show will feature an opening performance from Feels guitarist Shannon Lay, who is the first signee and release on Morby’s own record label, Mare Records (an imprint of Woodsist).

Tickets for the show are currently still available to purchase, but don’t wait too long as it’s likely to sell out closer to the show.
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Preview: The Mattson 2 at Le Poisson Rouge

By Anthony Bauer, August 23rd 2017

Fresh off their release of Star Stuff collaboration record with Chaz Bundick (aka Toro Y Moi), and even more recently their power tour trio with Chaz that we caught back in April, The Mattson 2 are back and have lined up a small run of East coast dates.

The identical twin guitar and drums duo rooted in jazz laced with elements of psych rock will be at Songbyrd in Washington, DC tonight; the beautiful House Industries Showroom in Yorklyn, Delaware on August 24th; and finally right back here in New York City at Le Poisson Rouge this Friday, August 25th.  Their tour doesn’t stop there though, as they head from NYC right to upstate New York the following day for the Huichica East Festival where they will support Real Estate as well as Charles Bradley.

For ticket info and more details, check out Mattson2.com.  Be sure to also check back with the blog as we will have photos from the LPR show coming soon!

Preview: The Meadows Music and Arts Festival 2017

By Will Oliver, August 23rd 2017

The days of summer are slowly winding down. With about a month left, we are still able to send the summer of 2017 off in style in the form of The Meadows Music and Arts Festival. They’ve returned with an even bigger and better installment this year which sees them once again at the Citi Field complex, this time expanding to three days, taking place from September 15-17. For information on tickets head here.

Headling this year’s edition is Jay Z, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Gorillaz, Future, Nas, Weezer, Run The Jewels and LL Cool J. There’s really something for everyone and that’s before we get to the deep undercard. M.I.A., Erykah Badu, Blood Orange, De La Soul, Two Door Cinema Club, Sleigh Bells, Big Boi, Sky Ferreira, Ghostface Killah, Action Bronson, St. Paul and The Broken Bones, Tegan and Sara, Foster The People, Milky Chance, Joey Bada$$, Jacob Banks, Public Access T.V., CRX, and Dams Of The West.
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The Nude Party have slowly but steadily built a solid local following her in New York and have made Brooklyn venue Baby’s All Right their second home of sorts.

This month they have a mini residency at the venue, featuring three nights with very special guests and friends playing alongside them. The first show already went down earlier this week, but night 2 will go down on August 24 with Boytoy, Stuyedeyed and Jonathan Toubin opening the show and night 3 on August 31, with Max Pain And The Groovies and Ghostfunk Orchestra opening things up.

Tickets for both shows are just $5 and are still on sale for now. Both should be a good old time at Baby’s.

Preview: Emerging Music Festival 2017

By Will Oliver, August 16th 2017

(Photo by Ryan Muir)
The Emerging Music Festival returns to Bryant Park for it’s third year, expanding to a two-day format this Friday and Saturday, bringing double the dose of music and new emerging talent.

Friday night will feature performance from 79.5, Luke Elliot, Mail The Horse and Landlady, while Saturday features Breanna Barbara, RIPS, Cassandra Jenkins, Maybird, Super Yamba Band and Space Captain. It’s an exciting and eclectic line-up of new talent to keep an eye out for. The fact that it’s a free show for two days, is the cherry on top.

For more on the festival head to the event page and drop on in to Bryant Park this weekend if you’re in the area.

Preview: Kelly Lee Owens Tonight at the Good Room

By Will Oliver, July 12th 2017

London musician Kelly Lee Owens released her self-produced / self-titled debut album in March via Smalltown Supersound.

She’s currently in town for her first U.S. tour, bringing her show to Brooklyn tonight for a headlining gig at Good Room where she will bring her dream pop sounds to life.

It’s your first chance to see the rising talent here and you can still grab some tickets for the show right here, or grab them at the door. It should be a good one.
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Preview: Boston Calling 2017

By Will Oliver, May 25th 2017

The 2017 edition of Boston Calling kicks off tomorrow and it looks to be the biggest version yet, both figuratively and quite literally. This is the eight edition of the festival, and now the festival has moved to the much bigger Harvard Athletic Complex, which allowed them to double the amount of acts they were able to host, in addition to making the festival much larger on many different levels.

The diverse lineup will feature headlining sets from the likes of Chance The Rapper, Tool. Bon Iver, Sigur Ros, The XX, Major Lazer, Weezer and more. With so many stages, Boston Calling vets will finally have the unfamiliar problem of conflicts, which wasn’t an issue with the previous two-stage set-up at City Hall. But hey, with more great artists come more tough choices.

If you’re in the area or still debating whether to go, there are still three-day tickets available as well as single day passes. Head here for more information on tickets.





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