Preview: Jai Wolf at Music Hall of Williamsburg

By Will Oliver, April 21st 2016


This weekend New York hot-rising producer Jai Wolf will take over both Music Hall of Williamsburg (Friday, April 22) and Bowery Ballroom (Saturday, April 23).

Wolf saw his profile skyrocket last year with the release of his stunning debut single “Indian Summer” which took the internet by storm, even making our list of our best songs of 2015. All eyes are locked on Jai, excited for his next big move.

Tickets¬†for both shows are still currently available for purchase. Don’t wait too long, as these are bound to be performances that fans look on with envy once he’s playing much larger spaces and eventually festivals.

Preview: Acid Dad at Le Poisson Rouge

By Will Oliver, April 20th 2016

Acid Dad

New York psych-rockers Acid Dad will stop in to Le Poisson Rouge next Thursday, April 28, headlining the venues “On The Rise at LPR” series. The night will also feature performances from Ron Gallo, The Yin Yangs, and Winstons.

The LPR stop is the final performance their tour in support of their debut EP Let’s Plan A Robbery, which was released in February via Knife Tapes.

Although the band hasn’t even been together for two years, they’re one of the hardest working bands in New York, literally. They’ve created a loyal and passionate following the right way, and their EP and live shows speak for this.

You can stream the entire EP below, and buy tickets for their performance at LPR right here.

Preview: Porches at Bowery Ballroom

By Will Oliver, April 14th 2016


This Friday night, Porches and Alex G will bring their exciting team-up tour to New York, for a sold out performance at Bowery Ballroom. This comes just two days after their sold out show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Wednesday.

Both artists have created a cult-like following just based off of their bandcamp releases, and now both are signed to the great Domino Records, proving that they’re able to move to the next level without any compromise. Porches made his Domino debut this year with the fantastic Pool, already one of the frontrunners for album of the year. Last year Alex G made his Domino debut with Beach Music, which ended up being one of my favorite releases of 2015.

The night will kick off with a performance from fellow Domino signee Taryn Miller’s Your Friend, rounding out what is sure to be a stellar night of music at Bowery Ballroom, always one of the best places to catch a show in all of New York.
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Preview: Iggy Pop at The Capitol Theatre

By Will Oliver, April 11th 2016

Iggy Pop

This Thursday Iggy Pop will return for a rather intimate showing at one of the best venues in the New York City area, The Capitol Theatre.

This tour comes in support of his new album Post Pop Depression (released via Loma Vista Recordings), and features the mind-blowing lineup of Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age), Matt Helders (Arctic Monkeys), and and Dean Fertita (of The Dead Weather) as Iggy’s band.

The shows featuring this amazing dream-team line-up are very limited and will only go down during this tour. There aren’t many tour dates across the U.S. this year, especially at a place as intimate as The Capitol Theatre, making it a must see for any fans in the Port Chester/New York City area.

Tickets for the show are currently on sale, but don’t sleep on it to long, they’re bound to be sold out once Thursday hits.

Frankie Cosmos

Frankie Cosmos releases her delightful new album Next Thing tomorrow via Bayonet Records. She’ll celebrate its release this weekend with album release shows this Friday and Saturday at Brooklyn’s Shea Stadium.

Not only will the performance feature a heart-warming performance from Frankie Cosmos and her band, but both nights will also feature an opening set from the wonderful Eskimeaux. Anna McClellan will open Friday’s show, and Jonah Furman Saturday’s.

Both shows are sold out online, but there may be some tickets if you show up early enough at doors day of. If you can find a way to make it out, it would be a good idea, I’m sure the days of these guys playing these smaller DIY venues are numbered.
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Preview: Hop Along at Terminal 5 This Saturday

By Will Oliver, March 16th 2016

Hop Along

Hop Along make their return to New York this Saturday night, opening for Dr. Dog at Terminal 5. The show will be a much larger performance than their last stop here, a great performance at Bowery Ballroom in December.

The band are currently in peak form live, delivering the tracks of their terrific 2015 album Painted Shut in an incredibly passioned manner that you can’t help but get swept up by. They’ve killed it every time I’ve seen them, so getting to see them play before Dr. Dog is as good as it gets.

Tickets for the performance are still on sale at the moment, but don’t wait too long, as night one of Dr. Dog’s two night run at T5 just sold out, so this show may be sold out come the weekend. If you get tickets, be sure to get there in time for Hop Along. You don’t want to miss out, as they’re bound for an even bigger breakthrough with their next release.


Next Monday night (March 21) Oscar will return to New York for his first non-CMJ performance at Baby’s All Right. The show will come as a precursor to the release of his debut album Cut and Paste, which will be released via Wichita Records on May 13.

The show at Baby’s will be your first chance to take in the new songs off the album, as well as his first proper show in New York, as all the rest were brief CMJ performances. I’ve seen Oscar a handle of times now and can say that you do not want to miss his show, especially at a spot like Baby’s where you’ll be able to get up close and personal. Hiccup and Frances Rose will open the show.

Tickets for his performance are still available to purchase but we got a pair to give away to one of you guys. To enter the contest, simply email me at with Oscar @ Baby’s as the subject. In the body be sure to leave the full name that you’d want on the guest list, be sure to have a matching ID of some sort with the name that you give.

Good luck!

Preview: Joywave at Hammerstein Ballroom

By Will Oliver, March 10th 2016


Tomorrow night Rochester elctronic-rockers Joywave will play one of the biggest New York shows to date when they play Hammerstein Ballroom in support of Metric.

Their opening slots across the country with Metric comes in support of their debut album How Do you Feel Now? which was released in 2015 via Cultco Music/ Hollywood Records. The group, led by singer Daniel Armbruster had quite the rise in 2015, and look to extend their reach even further while opening for Metric.

Get a taste of what their live show is like below, watching their live video of “Destruction” taken from their performance at Bowery Ballroom last October. There are still remaining tickets for their show with Metric tomorrow. You can find those right here.
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Preview: Nap Eyes at Union Pool

By Will Oliver, March 8th 2016


Nova Scotia rockers Nap Eyes will bring their tour to Brooklyn tomorrow night for a performance at Union Pool. The stop comes in support of their new album Thought Rock Fish Scale, out now via Paradise of Bachelors.

I have yet to personally see the group live, but based on the record and live sessions such as their performance of “Stargazer” for Coach House Sound, it’s sure to be a good show. Union Pool is as intimate of a chance to see them as they come, so you won’t want to miss it.

Tickets are still for sale at the moment. Find their performance of “Stargazer” posted below.

Great Good Fine Ok

Brooklyn synth-pop duo Great Good Fine Ok just recently released their chilled out new single “Already Love,” a fresh cut of soul-filled electro pop that will surely warm you up.

The group will stop in for a headlining spot at Music Hall of Williamsburg this Saturday night where they will take over the room with their delightful jams.

There are still some remaining tickets for the show, but I got a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky winner. To enter to win, simply send us an email at with “Great Good Fine Ok” as the subject. Leave your full name in the subject, as that will be used at will call to pick up your tickets.

Good luck and enjoy a stream of “Already Love” posted below, as well as a stream of openers Paperwhite’s new single “On My Own.”
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