Concert Reviews

Photos: Deerhoof at Death By Audio (November 2, 2014)

By Will Oliver, November 18th 2014


All photos by Andrew St. Clair

On Sunday, November 2, Deerhoof were the surprise headliners at Death By Audio, the Brooklyn venue that is closing up shop this Saturday night.

The show was one of four in New York that week for the experimental rock group, who recently released their rock solid new album La Isla Bonita.

Andrew St. Clair was at the show, and captured the evening in photos. Find his shots posted below, which also include opening acts Father Murphy, Dan Firel, and Palberta.
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All photos by Dana Pacifico

On Saturday November 1 L.A. three-piece The Glitch Mob returned to New York City for the first time since Governors Ball to play at The Hammerstein Ballroom. The stop was a continuation of the tour for their new album Love Death Immortality, which was released earlier in the year.

Our photographer Dana Pacifico was at the show and captured the performance in a wonderful set of photos. Find them posted below.
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Wilco at The Capitol Theatre (October 30, 2014)

By Will Oliver, November 17th 2014


After catching the first night of Wilco’s sold out 3-night run at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, I was fortunate to attend the third night thanks to a bit of good luck and kindness from our very own Dana Pacifico.

The show continued the celebration of the 20th anniversary of one of America’s finest, and the setlist was much more favorable than the first night (in my opinion). It’s amazing that Wilco played 90 songs throughout all three nights, doing no repeats, making each show truly special and unique for all those lucky enough to be in attendance.
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All photos by Jayson Yee

Last Monday night Montreal’s Stars stopped by for an intimate showing at Music Hall of Williamsburg in support of their newly released album No One Is Lost. This show was their second in New York in the last few month, with the band playing in Central Park in October for the first ever Modern Sky Festival.

Jayson Yee was at their show in Brooklyn last week, and got some shots of the action. Catch a photo gallery of the performance posted below.
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Wilco at The Capitol Theatre (October 28, 2014)

By Will Oliver, November 14th 2014 — with 1 comment


Believe it or not, Wilco have been around for 20 years. It’s been a long and healthy career for one of America’s best bands (if not the best), and late in October they brought the celebration to New York for a completely sold out three night one at the prestigious Capitol Theatre in Port Chester.

The one and only time I saw Wilco previously was at Terminal 5 in 2012. So this was a step up in every way. The show was billed as “An Evening With Wilco” which meant no openers, and an epic 30-song performance that flirted with three hours in length. If you’re a Wilco fan, this was pretty much a dream come true.
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All photos by Andrew St. Clair

With only a week or so of shows left, each show at Death By Audio is becoming more and more of a rare treat. The first show of the Brooklyn DIY venues last month featured a pretty stacked bill comprised of 4 bands who were reuniting to say goodbye to the venue. The lineup featured sets from: Dirty On Purpose, Sisters, French Kicks, Travis Johnson and Darlings.

Andrew St. Clair was there to capture the evening in photos. Find his photo gallery of all five artists posted below.
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Photos: Temples at Irving Plaza (October 27, 2014)

By Will Oliver, November 14th 2014


All photos by Dana Pacifico

It’s been great to see how far British band Temples have come in the quick year that has passed since I saw them at Bowery Ballroom last November. They’ve since let go of their terrific debut LP Sun Structures and have been touring like mad men.

On October 27 they brought their tour back to New York City for a performance at Irving Plaza, their largest show here to date. It also featured an opening performance from Pennsylvania-based youngsters The Districts, who I saw last year, and are ones to watch for sure.

Our very own Dana Pacifico was there to capture the evening in photos. Catch her shots of both Temples and The Districts posted below.
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Weezer at Bowery Ballroom (October 27, 2014)

By Will Oliver, November 14th 2014


I’ve now seen Weezer play Pinkerton, music festivals and at a Casino Resort. But now I can say that I saw them play an intimate club show at Bowery Ballroom, which was as cool as it gets.

They stopped by the Bowery on October 27 as a part of the first leg of the tour for new album Everything Will Be Alright in the End. This tour featured intimate club shows that would feature the new album played from front to back. But as it turned out, they would start the show with a 9-song acoustic offering of greatest hits and some rarities.

The acoustic set began with Rivers Cuomo performing “El-Scorcho” b-side “You Gave Your Love to Me Softly.” Guitarist Brian Bell came out next for “Why Bother,” bassist Scott Shriner for Red Album bonus track “King,” and then finally drummer Pat Wilson joined everyone for a triumphant performance of “El Scorcho.” They gave the crowd the option of hearing “beloved b-side “Susanne” (which they played the night before in Boston) or “No One Else.” It was a close call, but “No One Else” ended up being the winner. The acoustic performance was basically a open sing-along with the fans. With the crowd filled with only the most die-hard Weezer fans, it was a cool experience to be a part of.

The band went to change and came back ready to chug through the new album. The album is one of the best from Weezer in some time, and the band seemed pretty passionate about playing its tracks. They were joined by Lizzy Plapinger from MSMR for “Go Away” (Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino sings on the album), which was a nice touch.

They returned with a one-song encore of “Tired Of Sex”, which was the only old-school Weezer track treated with a full electric version. It was a perfect send-off to what will probably be the most intimate Weezer experience one could possibly hope for.

Find the setlist posted below, along with a photo gallery of the night.


1. You Gave Your Love to Me Softly (Rivers Solo)
2. Why Bother? (Brian Introduced)
3. King (Scott Introduced)
4. El Scorcho (Pat Introduced)
5. The Other Way
6. The Good Life
7. Island in the Sun
8. No One Else
9. Buddy Holly

Everything Will Be Alright in the End:

10. Ain’t Got Nobody
11. Back to the Shack
12. Eulogy for a Rock Band
13. Lonely Girl
14. I’ve Had It Up to Here
15. The British Are Coming
16. Da Vinci
17. Go Away
18. Cleopatra
19. Foolish Father
20. The Waste Land
21. Anonymous
22. Return to Ithaka

23. Tired of Sex

































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