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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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!

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