Concert Reviews

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Sylvan Esso, the North Carolina based duo comprised of Amelia Meath (of Mountain Man) and Nick Sanborn (of Megafaun), are quite the success story. 2014 saw them release their self-titled debut, an album that was adored by fans and critics alike. Since their formation two years ago, they have gone from playing small rooms like Mercury Lounge and Bowery Ballroom to selling out Terminal 5 last Friday night.
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The Wombats at Rough Trade NYC (January 19, 2015)

By Will Oliver, January 20th 2015

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Like so many others, young English trio The Wombats caught my attention in 2007 with their triumphant breakthrough single “Let’s Dance To Joy Division.” Here we are, eight years later, and I was finally able to catch the energetic bunch live in the flesh. Last night they stopped by Rough Trade NYC for a intimate warm-up show before the much larger tour that will follow the release of their upcoming new album Glitterbug. Read the rest of this entry »

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My introduction to Philadelphia rockers Dr. Dog came nearly a decade ago when they opened for The Raconteurs at Roseland Ballroom way back in 2006. It’s hard to believe that happened so many years ago, but what’s even crazier is seeing how far Dr. Dog have come in that period of time. They’re now a beloved act that is fully capable of playing eight consecutive shows in New York City, and selling them out. Now they’re the ones able to carefully select bright up-and-coming bands such as The Districts to open up for them, giving us a little glimpse of the future along the way. This is what went down at Music Hall of Williamsburg this past Saturday night, during the 2nd of Dr. Dog’s 4×4 shows at both Music Hall and Bowery Ballroom.
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Future Islands at Terminal 5 (January 9, 2015)

By Will Oliver, January 12th 2015

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2014 was the year of Future Islands, so it felt right that they celebrated their massive year with a pair of sold out shows at Terminal 5, which were their largest (non-festival) shows of their career. Although there was no way for it to match the intimacy of their intimate showing at Death By Audio last November, their performance at the large Terminal 5 proved that they are more than deserving of their long overdue success.
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