Best Coast : Wavves

Next Thursday will feature an epic double-headlining bill at Terminal 5, featuring sets from both Best Coasts and Wavves. They’re calling in the “Summer Is Forever II” tour, a sequel to a similar tour that took place in 2011. Both released new records in 2015, with Best Coast releasing California Nights via Harvest Records, and Wavves releasing V via Ghost Ramp. Not only do we get sets from them, but also from rising L.A. group Cherry Glazerr

It’s bound to be a great night of music, and it will be interesting to see how the two crowds balance out. Wavves crowds tend to get a bit wild and out of hand, while Best Coast is a more chilled out set. It will be an interesting night of music to say the least, and I can’t wait to see how it all plays out.

Tickets for the show are still available to purchase right here. We’ll have coverage of the show coming this way very soon.

Win Tickets To See Seratones In NYC Next Week

By Will Oliver, February 10th 2016


Shreveport, Louisiana soul-rockers Seratones will make their return to New York next week, their first stop back here since their run during CMJ last October. They’ll head to Manhattan for a show at Mercury Lounge on Tuesday, February 16, and then head to Brooklyn for a performance at Shea Stadium on Wednesday, February 17.

We can expect to hear some new cuts from their soon to be released debut album, making this your best oppurtunity to get a sneak peak at the band before they eventually breakthrough in a big way. Based on what I saw during their CMJ performance, it’s only a matter of time.

You can grab tickets to their Mercury Lounge show here and Shea Stadium show here. However, I just happen to be giving away a pair of tickets to both shows. To enter for a chance to win, simply email me at with the subject Seratones, and let me know which show you’re entering for, along with your full name (that you’d want to use at will call).

Good luck!

Martin Courtney

This Saturday night Martin Courtney (of Real Estate) will return to New York for a show at Baby’s All Right in Williamsburg. The performance is his first here since his tremendous show at National Sawdust back in November.

He will be sharing songs from his solo debut Many Moons, one of my favorite albums released last year (via Domino Records). But you never know what else he may share live, including new songs, b-sides, and possibly even cool covers, such as his take on Echo & The Bunnymen’s “The Killing Moon” at National Sawdust. The performance will also include opening performances from NY locals EZTV and Cut Worms.

Tickets for the performance are still available, but don’t sleep on it, they’re bound to sell out by the time the weekend rolls around.

Those Darlins

Nashville rockers Those Darlins are going on indefinate hiatus, letting their current January tour through the states act as their swan song.

They’ll say goodbye to us in New York on Saturday, January 23, at the always fantastic Baby’s All Right. It will be the last time you get to see the hard-hitting trio of Jessi Zazu, Nikki Kvarnes, and Linwood Regensburg do their thing on stage, so you don’t want to miss out on this. There probably is no next time (though LCD Soundsystem has taught us, you never say never)

Tickets for the performance are still currently for sale, but I wouldn’t wait too much longer. You can find the hiatus note that they posted to their facebook page posted below.

Hello World! We're here to deliver some unfortunate news… Those Darlins will be taking an indefinite hiatus…

Posted by Those Darlins on Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Preview: Eric Prydz’s Epic 4.0 at Terminal 5

By Will Oliver, January 20th 2016


Photo and Article by Dana Pacifico

Eric Prydz is bringing his EPIC 4.0 show to a few select cities this winter and then it will once again go into its metamorphosis period until 5.0 is ready. Lucky for New York, we’ve had the honor of hosting 2.0, 3.0 as well as 3 of the 4.0 show’s dates.

This go around will take place at Terminal 5 and makes me wonder how his setup will actually fit on stage. Visually, it will be interesting to go from the massive MSG to the tiny venue by comparison but at T5 a more intimate experience is certain. With less then a month to go until EPIC 4.0 kicks off, we can look forward to his OPUS release on February 5th. EPIC is one of the most innovative, live electronic music shows and Prydz will keep the core elements (lasers & 3D technology) of the show intact while reconfiguring the performance from the ground up. EPIC 4.0 is sure to be another awe-inspiring musical experience.

Find my coverage from his 3.0 stop at Madison Square Garden posted here.

Governors Ball Announces 2016 Lineup

By Will Oliver, January 8th 2016

Governors Ball 2015

It’s that time of year again already, the lineup for this years edition of our hometown festival Governors Ball is here. The festival will return to the comforts of Randall’s Island during the weekend of June 3-5, as usual.

This year sees a bunch of old Governors Ball favorites returning to headline the fest. Returning for the 2016 edition of the festival is Kanye West, The Strokes and Beck. Also joining them this year are The Killers, Robyn, Death Cab for Cutie, M83, Haim, Of Monsters and Men, and CHVRCHES.

There’s a lot of great groups and artists rounding out the midcard, such as Two Door Cinema Club, Miike Snow, Father John Misty, Courtney Barnett, Jamie XX, Bloc Party, Gary Clark Jr., Matt and Kim, Purity Ring, Lord Huron, Eagles Of Death Metal, Cold War Kids, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Albert Hammond Jr., Day Wave, Against Me!, Bat For Lashes, FIDLAR, Miuel, Joey BadAss, Thundercat, Torres, Bully, Black Pistol Fire, and Public Access T.V. The lineup does favor “indie rock” this year, with no big EDM headliner this year, which is ok with me (and Ryan Adams).

We have covered the festival for the past four years, and are looking forward to our fifth year back on Randall’s Island taking in some great sights and sounds once again. Summer can’t get here soon enough.

Tickets for the festival are on sale now at the Governors Ball website, and you can find our coverage of last year’s edition of the festival here.

Cass McCombs

When you think of Cass McCombs, the word consistent springs to mind. His record output is as steadily of quality, if not somewhat underappreciated throughout the years.

He recently rounded up a bunch of limited singles, b-sides and rarities in a anthology collection titled A Folk Set Apart: Rarities, B-Sides & Space Junk, Etc, that Domino released in December

This Thursday night he’ll stop by Bowery Ballroom for a show celebrating the records release. Fans can be sure to hear a fair share of these songs, as well as other familiar favorites from McCombs discography. He always brings it live, demonstrating a different power in the live setting that is quite frankly, unshakeable.

Tickets for the Bowery show are still on sale. It’s sure to be one of the best shows that you can start the new year with. Soldiers Of Fortune will open the show.

Preview: Barbez Tonight At Joe’s Pub

By Will Oliver, January 2nd 2016

Welcome to 2016. Need a last minute plan to kick off your show-going habit for the new year?

We got one for you. Tonight Brooklyn-based ensemble Barbez will be playing at Joe’s Pub, performing new pieces from their new album White Phosphorous, a new album that ruminates on the wars at uprisings in the Middle East post-9/11.

Tickets for the show are still on sale ahead of the show tonight, and some will still be available at the door. Grab a taste of their 2013 track “Bella Ciao” with it’s video, which is posted below.
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Preview: Shopping at Palisades This Saturday Night

By Will Oliver, November 18th 2015


One of the many highlights of CMJ this October was British trio Shopping. The group effortlessly run through songs that dabble in dance-rock with a punk-minded spirit that is just irresistible in every which way. I ended up catching them two times over the busy marathon week, and honestly wish I could’ve caught them some more. They played tracks from their recently released album Why Choose, out now via Fat Cat Records, as well as their equally great debut album Consumer Complaints.

They’ll be back again this Saturday night for a show at Palisades in Brooklyn, where they will play alongside headliners Priests as well as fellow opener, Arm Candy. Tickets ($12) for the show are still on sale, and it’s bound to be one of the most exciting shows you attend on Saturday, if not all weekend.
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Preview: Fuzz at Bowery Ballroom This Sunday

By Will Oliver, November 10th 2015


Fuzz, the trio of Ty Segall (on drums and vocals), Charlie Moothart and Roland Cosio released their new self-titled album (their 2nd) late last month via In The Red Records. This Sunday night they’re going to bring their garage rock fury to Manhattan, for a sold out show at Bowery Ballroom, along with The Men and Walter, who will open the show.

This will be the first stop of their tour in New York City, and my first time seeing them since their performance at Mercury Lounge in October 2013. This time around the room is much larger, and one can expect plenty of movement with the crowd, and plenty of crowd-surfers and stage-divers to keep you on your toes.

If you can find away into this sold out show, it’s going to be one of the best rock shows you’ll see all month, if not year.
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