Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks took over Bowery Ballroom last night in a show that was every bit of what I expected to come from the horror-themed side project of Animal Collective’s Tare. The project also consists of former Dirty Projectors member Angel Deradoorian and Jeremy Hyman of former band Ponytail. Read the rest of this entry »
On Friday night Beverly made their full band debut at Brooklyn Night Bazaar. The band featured only Drew Citron and three other bandmates, with no Frankie Rose to be found. Even so, the band rocked through the material of their soon to be released debut album Careers, which will be released July 1 via Kanine Records.
They played lead single “Honey Do” (one of the year’s best songs) early on the set, with plenty of equally affecting songs to follow. From what I heard, Careers is going to be a mighty enjoyable album, perfectly slated for this summer. Drew Citron may not have had Frankie Rose by her side, but she dominated the stage with a noticeable confidence that was showcased through the bands exciting energy.
Find some more photos from the set below, along with “Honey Do.”
Last night I caught Hamilton Leithauser’s second show of the night (9:30 p.m.) at Joe’s Pub (he also played two shows on Tuesday night). These served as Leithauser’s debut shows as a solo artist in preparation for the release of his debut album Black Hours (June 3, Ribbon Music) Read the rest of this entry »
On Sunday night Small Black headlined Bowery Ballroom in support of the release of their newly released Real People EP. Snowmine opened before them, but it felt more like a co-headlining slot than anything else; as one could argue that people were equally as excited that both Brooklyn-based bands got to share the stage. Read the rest of this entry »
After all these years, I finally got to see Summer Camp perform live. The married duo of Elizabeth Sankey & Jeremy Warmsley came all the way from England to play last night at Brooklyn Bowl. They were every bit as delightful as I could have hoped. Read the rest of this entry »
Photos by Andrew St. Clair
On Thursday night Swedish indie-poppers The Sounds made their return to New York City to play Webster Hall. The tour is in support of Weekend, the new album that they quietly released last year. The show featured support from Blondfire and Ghost Beach.
In addition to a sold out show later tonight at Webster Hall, Mac DeMarco celebrated the release of his new album Salad Days last night with a more intimate (but still very sold out) show at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn.
The Salad Days material is just as sharp live as it is on record, played with plenty of oomph and honesty with a fair share of the humor that you have to expect from DeMarco. The new songs fit well alongside the older material off of 2, such as “Cooking Up Something Good”, “Ode To Viceroy”, “The Stars Keep On Calling My Name”, and the groovy highlight of the night: “Freaking Out The Neighborhood.” The synth-magic of “Chamber Of Relfection” really shines live, as does the honestly of Salad Days’ first single “Passing Out Pieces.”
The show was a celebration for sure, with many of Mac’s friends and family in attendance. His mom was there, watching the show on the side of the stage, as well as his girlfriend Kiera McNally. Hell, someone even brought a dog to the show who found a way to make a few appearances on stage (the poor guy must have a hard time hearing today). “Still Together” closed out the regular set (as it should) and after the song, as per tradition, Mac surfed through the crowd, from front to back, and then back to front, even finding a way to get a shot bought for him before he was sent back.
The encore featured (gloriously) half-assed “covers” of Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game” and Neil Young’s “Unknown Legend”, the latter which he sang in the crowd with his mom. It was as goofy as you’d expect from Mac, but also had a sweet sentiment which was moving. The night ended with his mom doing some crowd-surfing of her own, making her son quite proud.
Although at the end of the night, it had to be Miss DeMarco who was proud. Her son rocked the house like a true rock star.
Photos and set list posted below. Read the rest of this entry »