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Preview: Governors Balls 2017

By Will Oliver, May 26th 2017

Believe it or not, the Governors Ball Music Festival is just around the corner, as in, one week away. While we are terribly excited and eager to get back onto the familiar stomping grounds of Randall’s Island, there also comes some preparation about who to see, especially with the set times for the festival shared.

Sure there are some real tough conflicts (Phoenix vs. Childish Gambino being the most brutal of them) but on the whole, I have most of my schedule made up and am ready to stick to it. That’s not to say that things can’t change, as that’s part of the fun of a festival, but for the most part I got a plan ready to go.

You don’t need me to tell you which headliner to see, as I’m sure your mind has been long made up since you hit “purchase tickets.” But the beauty of a music festival is the insane number of acts conveniently placed in one location. A lot of the best acts you’ll see may be the ones who you never heard of playing early in the day. Don’t be lazy and get there after a hard morning of pre-gaming. Instead, make the trip in early to catch some of these artists playing when the sun is still out and about.

I wanted to do my preview a little differently this year and take the time to highlight some artists playing earlier in the day that I think are worth the early trip in. Find the list posted below, along with a song from each artists embedded right after.
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Governors Ball 2017 Announces Set Times

By Will Oliver, May 18th 2017 — with 1 comment

With Governors Ball just a mere two weeks away, the festival has finally revealed the set times for this year’s edition of the festival. With so many artists that you want to see playing at the same place, there’s naturally going to be some rather unfortunate conflicts.

Here are some conflicts (at least in my mind) that will force some people to make some tough choices:
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The Classic East: A Weekend Of Classics In Queens

By Will Oliver, April 4th 2017

There are so many great concert and festivals in New York, but most of them focus on what’s new, hip, and cool. What about a festival dedicated to the biggest and best classic bands of the past? Well, that’s exactly the goals of The Classic Concerts, which is bringing the classics to New York this summer for an unforgettable night of music.

On July 29 & 30, The Classic will take over Citi Field, delivering an incredible lineup featuring The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Steely Dan, Journey, The Doobie Brothers and Earth, Wind & Fire. The Classic will also go out West at Dodgers Stadium on July 15 & 16.
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Psych rock legend Arthur Brown is bringing his The Crazy World of Arthur Brown performance to the U.S. for their first tour in 47 (!) years. For fans of psych rock in general, this is not a show to be missed as many of the psych rock groups of today have been influenced by the group in some way.

They’ll stop in to New York for a performance at Le Poisson Rouge this Thursday, February 23. The show is not sold out yet, but based on how long it’s been since they last graced us in NYC, I would recommend you move fast on these. You can buy your tickets now right here. Electric Citizen will open the show.

Come back soon as we will have photos from the show coming very soon.

Preview: Shy Girls at Music Hall of Williamsburg

By Will Oliver, February 9th 2017

Shy Girls, the project of Portland-native singer/producer Dan Vidmar released his debut album Salt earlier this year via Hit City U.S.A.. He’s currently on the road in support of the album, bringing its sounds for a small East Coast tour this week.

Shy Girls will bring the action to New York tomorrow night, for a performance in Brooklyn at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Support will come from openers Flamingosis and NOIA.

Tickets for the sure are currently still on sale, and stay tuned, as we will have coverage of the show coming very soon.
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Listen To Communions Debut Album ‘Blue’

By Will Oliver, January 27th 2017

Danish quartet Communions will finally release their debut album Blue next week (February 3) via Fat Possum Records. Formed by high school friends at a popular rehearsal space in Copenhagen, the group has been long preparing for this day, already releasing a pair of EP’s and singles that have caught the attention of music critics and listeners alike.

The album may not come out until next week, but you can check it out right now as it’s streaming early over at Hype Machine. You can play the whole thing┬ávia the embedded stream below and if you like what you hear, go grab the album over at Fat Possum. We hope to catch the group whenever they’re over in the states in the future.
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Preview: Cherry Glazerr at Bowery Ballroom

By Will Oliver, January 17th 2017

Los Angeles indie rockers Cherry Glazerr will release their great new album Apocalipstick this Friday, January 20, via Secretly Canadian.

They are currently on tour in support of the new album, brining the songs to life tomorrow, January 18, for a headlining performance at Bowery Ballroom. We last saw them open for Best Coast at Terminal 5, and even as the openers they nearly stole the whole damn show. We’re excited to hear all the new songs live, especially at the always wonderful Bowery. Opening the show is Slow Hollows and Mega Bog.

There are still some tickets for the show left, but move quick as I’m sure they won’t last long.





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