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Back in April, DJ collective out of Washington D.C., Thievery Corporation, released their most recent studio album titled Saudade. This album took a step back from their politically charged material that came about in Radio Retaliation and brought people back to their familiar bossa nova-esque sounds that captivate.

Tonight Thievery Corporation is kicking off a two-night run at Webster Hall and we are giving away two tickets for tonight’s show. If you’re in the mood to vibe you can enter below in the comments section and a winner will be selected at random. Move fast since the show is this evening. Good Luck!

Preview: Temples at Irving Plaza Tomorrow Night

By Will Oliver, October 26th 2014 — with 1 comment

Temples

It was almost a year ago that I saw Temples make their live debut in NYC at Bowery Ballroom. They’ve done a lot in the time period between that show, releasing a rock solid debut album in Sun Restructured, playing a whole bunch of summer festivals in between their 2014 tour, which also included a return trip to New York to play a free show at Pier 84.

Tomorrow night they return to New York City once again to play their biggest show to date at Irving Plaza. It’s a big moment for the band, and one that you don’t want to miss. We’ll have coverage of the show coming up, but if you want to join us, go ahead and grab tickets, there’s still some on sale.
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Preview: Iceage at Bowery Ballroom Tonight

By Will Oliver, October 12th 2014

Iceage

Tonight Copenhagen group Iceage will play Bowery Ballroom, in support of their new album Plowing Into The Field Of Love. The album shows a great deal of growth for the group, who have come quite a way since the brash hard-hitting nature of their debut.

Tickets for the performance tonight are still on sale, and feature opening sets from Helm, Blues Control, and Shells. There are certainly worst ways to spend a Sunday night this fall.
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Preview: RÜFÜS DU SOL

By Dana Pacifico, October 8th 2014

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Australian electronic dance band RÜFÜS DU SOL have officially begun their second North American Tour in support of their latest LP Atlas.

Tomorrow night they revisit NYC venue Highline Ballroom, and on Friday bring all the vibes to Verboten in Brooklyn. A guaranteed amazing show for those of you who love the dance music coming out of Australia, it is sure to be a real treat.

As someone whose been listening to RÜFÜS DU SOL since 2011 I am excited to finally get the chance to see their live performance. They have quite the knack of mixing those euphoric Australian beats with this beautiful dark undertone. Perfect for getting ready for a wild night out or trying to wind down after a stressful day.

Tickets are still on sale, so do not miss out! For Highline Ballroom on 10/9 you can click here, and for Verboten on 10/10 you can click here.

Foxygen

Next week Foxygen will return with their new epic 24-tack 84-minute album …And Star Power. It’s an epic release, and one that will surely bring thrilling performances to their current U.S. tour.

Tomorrow night they make their return New York to play a sold out show at Music Hall of Williamsburg. It’s the first night of two-night celebration, which also brings them to Webster Hall on Thursday night.

I’m excited to see what Foxygen’s new revamped lineup and direction means for their live show, something that will undoubtly brings feelings of the past and present to one delightful whole.

Tickets are sold out for MHOW tomorrow (there’s always stubhub) but Webster Hall is still on sale.

EMA

This Sunday night Erika M. Anderson, better known as EMA, will be playing at Bowery Ballroom in support of her recently released album The Future’s Void.

Tickets for the show are still on sale, and I urge you to head out there if you’re free. I caught an intimate performance from her at Mercury Lounge earlier in the year, and had a great time. The show will featuring opening sets from Doldrums (who are always good) and The Point.

If you need some motivation, check out her great performance of The Future’s Void track “Neuromancer” when she stopped by Letterman in late August. It’s posted below.
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Preview: Modern Sky Festival 2014

By Will Oliver, September 26th 2014

Modern Sky Festival 2014

Next weekend the inaugural Modern Sky Festival will take over Central Park’s Rumsey Playfield. The festival, which originated in China, features a diverse lineup that includes Cat Power, Stars, Liars, The Blood Brothers, Atomic Bomb! The Music of William Onyeabor (featuring Jamie Lidell, Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Dead Prez, Money Mark, Peaking Lights, The Mahotella Queens, Sinkane, and more), The Both, as well as some of the biggest names in the Chinese music scene, such as Deserts Zhang Xuan, Re-TROS, and Queen Sea Big Shark.

This will be one of the more intimate festival’s that you will find, and quite a eclectic lineup. If seeing Cat Power isn’t enough, then there’s always the reunited Blood Brothers, who will surely bring the house down. But it’s the Chinese acts that have me curious, as it will bring the acts and the music to a new set of ears who may not have discovered it otherwise.

Tickets for the festival are still on sale, but don’t sleep on it too long, as they’re more than likely to sell out.
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Preview: Basilica Sound Scape 2014

By Will Oliver, August 11th 2014

Basilica Soundscape 2014

On the weekend of September 12 & 13 Basilica Sound Scape will return to Hudson, NY. The fest is sporting an impressive lineup that includes Swans, Deafheaven, Richard Reed Parry (of Arcade Fire), Julia Holter, Tim Hecker, White Lung, Emily Reo, Perfect Pussy, Majical Cloudz, Eleanor Friedberger, Gamelan Dharma Swara, Guardian Alien, Greg Fox, Endless Boogie, Sterling Ruby, Mira Gonzalez, Torn Hawk, Michael Chapman, Blazer SS, Soft Pink Truth, and Rainbow in the Dark.
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Twin Peaks

This week young Chicago rockers Twin Peaks released their sophomore album Wild Onion this week via Grand Jury Music. It’s a rock-sold album, one that you should be spinning right about now.

Next Wednesday night they bring the fun to New York City for a show at Mercury Lounge (with support from fellow Chicago natives The Lemons). Tickets are still available for the show (for now). Don’t miss this intimate showing at what is guaranteed to be a wild good time.

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Escape Music Festival Coming To Brooklyn This Fall

By Will Oliver, July 29th 2014 — with 1 comment

Escape Music Festival

The Escape Music Festival will kick off its inaugural year this fall when they take over Pier 9 in Brooklyn on October 11 & 12. The festival has revealed Phase One of their lineup (taking one out of Marvel’s playbook!) featuring a lineup that includes Placebo, Yeasayer, The Crystal Method, Ra Ra Riot, STRFKR (DJ Set), Bakermat, Neon Indian (DJ Set), ASTR, Tesla Boy, Basecamo, Marc Mayha, Oscar Aguilera and Follow Me. The festival promises “30 dance music & indie/electro rock acts on two stages over two days and nights.” So there are still plenty of acts to be announced. Read the rest of this entry »




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