Concert Reviews

Jessie Ware at Le Poisson Rouge (October 30, 2017)

By Will Oliver, December 4th 2017

This year English singer Jessie Ware returned with her third album Glasshouse via Islands Records. Ware continues to prove she’s one of the most refreshing voices in pop music, always putting out reliable honest songs that the genre is in desperate need of.

On October 30 Ware returned to New York for a very intimate performance at Le Poisson Rouge in celebration of the albums release (much smaller than the last time we saw her). The show sold out as quick as you’d expect and for those who were lucky enough to grab tickets they were treated to an absolute gem of a performance.
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Plastic Picnic – “Miss It Still”

By Will Oliver, December 2nd 2017 — with 1 comment

Plastic Picnic is a Brooklyn-based band comprised of four Pacific Northwest transplants. Both pairs of duos in Emile Panerio/Lincoln Lute and Gordon Taylor/Marshall Hunt developed their styles playing in separate Seattle projects. After moving East the pairs were brought together by a mutual friend and ending up joining forces as one.

The group recently released their debut, self-titled EP (released via Highland Park Records), which bridges the gap between a sunny West Coast sound with an East Coast style. The 5-track EP is available to stream in full (and purchase) from their bandcamp page. For now, enjoy a stream of one of its highlights “Miss It Still,” which is posted below.
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Beach Fossils at Brooklyn Steel (October 28, 2017)

By Anthony Bauer, November 28th 2017

On the weekend before Halloween, Brooklyn’s own Beach Fossils returned back to NYC for a hometown show that turned into one of the best shows and outright parties, of the year. They’ve been out on the road for months in support of their fantastic album Somersault which was released earlier this year (via Bayonet Records) and we were excited they were coming back to NYC again (we caught them this summer at House Of Vans) to play Brooklyn Steel. ¬†Since this show was so close to Halloween, it ended up being one big costume party with both band members and fans dressed up in full on costumes, which was absolutely amazing. ¬†Along for the ride and opening up the night was Los Angeles’ band Raener and Baltimore’s Snail Mail.
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Torres at Music Hall of Williamsburg (October 27, 2017)

By Will Oliver, November 28th 2017

This year saw Mackenzie Scott release Three Futures, her third album as Torres, and her first to be released by 4AD.

On October 27 she brought her tour in support of the new record back home for a headlining performance at Music Hall of Williamsburg. I’ve seen her at least once during her tours for her debut and sophomore records and it’s been great to see her continued evolution as an artist, which took another leap forward with Three Futures.
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In late October we were blessed to have Portugal. The Man return back to the New York area to play another show on their most recent run of dates (including a stop at Terminal 5 this summer), this time just north of New York City at the one and only Capitol Theatre in Port Chester. They’re out on the road in support of their new album Woodstock which was released earlier this year (via Atlantic Records), and still seem to be rolling high on the popularity of their “global phenom” and “smash hit,” ‘Feel It Still’ that keeps on breaking records left and right.
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Avey Tare at Bowery Ballroom (October 23, 2017)

By Will Oliver, November 26th 2017

This year saw Animal Collective’s Avey Tare release his new solo album Eucalyptus via Domino Records.

He brought the tour in support of the new record to New York on October 23 for a performance at Bowery Ballroom. Support came from current Animal Collective live drummer (as well as former Ponytail member) Jeremy Hyman as well as fellow Animal Collective member, Geologist.

Like many of Animal Collective’s past live shows Tare’s set featured a mix of brand new songs, along with the material off the album. We did get one special treat in the form of Geologist coming out to help Tare bring Animal Collective track “Man Of Oil” to life, which was a pleasant surprise.

You can find photos of all three performances posted below, along with Avey Tare’s setlist. Better yet, our friends at NYCTaper recorded all three sets and you can find them here: Avey Tare | Geologist | Jeremy Hyman

Jeremy Hyman:


Avey Tare:

Avey Tare Setlist:

1. Enjoy the Change
2. PJ / DR aw one for J
3. Ms. Secret
4. Ono Lemonade
5. Saturdays
6. Eyes on Eyes
7. The Aging Heart
8. Selection of a Place
9. In Pieces
10. Man of Oil (with Geologist) (Animal Collective)
11. Sew Happy
12. When You Left Me

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