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Preview: Weaves at Mercury Lounge

By Will Oliver, August 23rd 2016

Weaves

Last fall during CMJ (rip?) I caught a band from Toronto by the name of Weaves that showed some promise during the showcase at Pianos that I caught them playing at. Here we are a year later and the group has released their well received debut self-titled debut album via Kanine Records.

They return to us in New York this week for a pair of shows. Tomorrow they’ll take over Mercury Lounge, and on Thursday they’ll head to Baby’s All Right. Tickets for both shows are still on sale.

It’s a good chance to catch the group while they’re still playing these small venues. We’ll be at the Mercury Lounge show ourselves, but you can’t go wrong either way. Both shows will also feature Cayetana.

Preview: Full Moon Fest 2016

By Will Oliver, August 15th 2016

Full Moon Fest 2016

Returning for it’s sixth straight year, MATTE Projects Full Moon Fest is back in a big way this year. Returning to Governor’s Island, the festival has now expanded to two days, and features its most diverse lineup yet. With headlining sets from Santigold, Pusha T, SBTRKT, and Allah-Las, this is easily their most exciting and eclectic lineup to date, with the return to Governors Island an always welcome escape.

Stretch over two days this will over fans a different experience, with more spread out action throughout each day, and giving each artist more time to shine. We’ve covered the festival for the past two years (find our 2015 and 2014 coverage) and look forward to seeing what this years edition has to offer.

Tickets for the festival are still available as single day or two-day packages. In the meantime, check out Billboard’s interview with the festivals founders about this years fest, and head to the Full Moon site for more information.

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If Ruban Nielson and his fantastic genre-defying band Unknown Mortal Orchestra are playing live in New York, you can bet on me being in attendance. The band seem to find new avenues and sounds on every album, and expand upon them even further during their exciting live shows. They’re performance at Irving Plaza earlier this year was an early highlight during the first quarter of the year.

They’re still hard at working touring last year’s Multi-Love (released via Jagjaguwar), and return to us in New York for a free performance tomorrow evening at Central Park Summerstage. As if they aren’t enough of a draw, we also get opening sets from Empress Of and Klaus Johann Grobe. It will be a great night for music of all different sorts of genres, now lets hope the weather holds out for us.
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Preview: Julianna Barwick at Bowery Ballroom

By Will Oliver, June 24th 2016

Julianna Barwick

Tomorrow night Julianna Barwick will take her gorgeous sounds to the always reliable show space that is Bowery Ballroom for a performance with MAS YSA.

The show comes in support of Barwick’s new album Will, which was released in May via Dead Oceans. The record sees Barwick take her sound in a haunting new direction, one that will no doubt be beautiful to watch unfold in the live setting.

Tickets for the show are currently still for sale, not a bad way to spend a Saturday night.
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Preview: Mutual Benefit at Mercury Lounge

By Will Oliver, June 21st 2016

Mutual Benefit

Mutual Benefit, the project of Jordan Lee, released their beautiful sophomore record Skip a Sinking Stone last month via Mom + Pop Music.

He’s returning to New York for a pair of lives show this week, with the first show coming tomorrow evening at Mercury Lounge.

This will be New Yorkers first chance to catch these new songs in what is sure to be lovely live arrangements that will sound great in the intimate setting that is the Mercury Lounge. This is actually an early show, with openers Florist kicking things off around 7:30 (doors at 6:30). The very next night they’ll head to Brooklyn for a show at Baby’s All Right.

Tickets for both shows are still on sale.

Preview: Whitney In NYC This Weekend

By Will Oliver, June 2nd 2016

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Tomorrow rising Chicago indie rockers Whitney (featuring Max Kakacek formerly of Smith Westerns and Julien Ehrlich formerly of Unknown Mortal Orchestra) release their debut album Light Upon The Lake via Secretly Canadian. It’s already one of my favorite albums of the year so far, and it won’t be long until everyone else is captured by their lush summer sounds.

To celebrate the albums release, the group is in town for a trio of shows, both big and small. They’ll play an early afternoon set at Governors Ball on Sunday, but before that they’ll do some intimate performances in Brooklyn, playing Baby’s All Right tomorrow night, and Market Hotel on Saturday.

Unfortunately both shows are sold out, but there may be a select amount of tickets available at doors day of show. It’s a matter of time until they play bigger shows at venues like Bowery, MHOW and maybe even Webster Hall, so these are definitely the shows to see.
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Who To See At Governors Ball 2016

By Will Oliver, June 2nd 2016

Gov Ball 2016

Ready or not, Governors Ball is tomorrow. I don’t know when 2016 decided to throw the summer at us, but it’s happening whether we like it or not. Unfortunately the weather may bring us a weekend of rain, but even so, there’s enough great talent at the festival to make us excited to battle the elements. This year, I decided to do a little breakdown of who to see each day, in case you’re not sure on who to see, or a little torn on a conflict or two (although there’s not too many this year, at least for me). Find the list posted below, and be sure to return next week for our coverage.
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Preview: Twin Peaks In NYC Next Week

By Will Oliver, May 19th 2016

Twin Peaks

Chicago rock-outfit Twin Peaks have shown a great deal of maturity on their grown-up new album Down In Heaven, recently released via Grand Jury Music. They’ve honed in on their songwriting craft, proving them to be one of the most exciting bands making their way up the ranks of the current rock and roll scene.

Next week they bring their always energetic and wild live show to New York for a pair of shows at Music Hall of Williamsburg on May 24 and Bowery Ballroom‘ on May 25. It will be interesting to see how the more grown-up songs work their way into their typically crazy sets.

Tickets for both shows are currently on sale, but I wouldn’t wait too long on securing yours. They’re bound to sell out closer to the shows.
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Preview: Young Magic at Irving Plaza

By Will Oliver, May 12th 2016

Young Magic

Experimental pop-duo Young Magic will release their brand new album Still Life tomorrow, May 13, via Carpark Records. The album is a special one for Young Magic’s singer Melati Malay, who used these songs to explore her birthplace of Indonesia both culturally and politically, revisiting her family roots and reflect upon where she came from.

The duo is currently on tour with fellow New York experimental rockers Yeasayer, who are also supporting their own new album. The two will bring the tour to us in New York at Irving Plaza on Saturday night, for a sold out show that is sure to be one of the highlights of the weekend.

Tickets are sold out, but keep checking closer to the show. There’s always a chance they sell some at the door as well. For now, enjoy “Lucien” from the album posted below.
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Preview: White Lung at Baby’s All Right

By Will Oliver, May 5th 2016

White Lung

This Saturday night Vancouver punk-rockers White Lung will return to New York for a sold out performance at Baby’s All Right. It’s a release show of sorts for their new album Paradise, which comes out tomorrow via Domino Records.

The new record has a more polished and bigger sound in many ways, a little shinier around the edges but still hits every bit as hard as you’d expect from them. Their live show is always a wonderful ball of hectic energy, and I expect the show at Baby’s to be a glorious sweaty mess. Local group Wives will open the show up.
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Chapell August 17 at Rockwood 8pm

Chapell - Rockwood
BMG Music Presents Chapell is celebrating - having recently signed to Fieldhouse / BMG music. Debut album "The Redhead's Allegations" produced by Talking Heads' Jerry Harrison. Last NYC performance in 2016 prior to national tour with a huge iconic band (its still a secret) Come to Rockwood Music Hall on August 17 @8pm




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