On December 16 the Panodra Holiday Live concert returned once again for a free night of music at Pier 36. The 2016 version of the big-time concert featuring a headlining performance from the ever popular Brit-rockers The 1975, along with Bastille and rising pop star Bishop Briggs.
Our photographer Dana Pacifico was at the show and captured all the action for us. Find her photos of all three bands posted below, along with The 1975’s setlist. Read the rest of this entry »
Twin Peaks surprised me with their mature new album Down In Heaven which came earlier in the year via Grand Jury Music. It’s a very grown up next step for the band who took their sound into a new direction that makes me even more hopeful about their potential future than I already was.
They gave a wild performance at Bowery Ballroom earlier in the year near the albums release, and they’re back this Friday for their largest headlining show here yet at Webster Hall. together PANGEA and Golden Daze are opening things up.
Not many artists had better years that Mitski. With the release of her celebrated new album Puberty 2 (via Dead Oceans), Mitski only got bigger and bigger, but always on her own terms. On November 21, she played her largest headlining show in New York yet, with a sold out performance at Webster Hall, along with two great openers in Fear Of Men and Weaves, who got things started in style.
After seeing her also sell out Bowery Ballroom earlier in the year, it was even more impressive to see the hold she had over Webster Hall during every living moment of her personal 15-song set. She attracts a young and passionate fanbase, who are devoted to every word and line she delivers, singing it back even more emotional than it was originated. There’s a sincere power to her voice, and it’s hard not to be swept up by it all. Read the rest of this entry »
On October 8, the always delightful Warpaint returned to New York (we caught their last show here at Baby’s All Right back in July) for the second of two sold out shows – with the other coming the night before in Brooklyn at Warsaw.
Both came in support of their new album Heads Up which was released in September via Rough Trade.
Our photographer Joe Saturday captured all the action for us. Find his shots of Warpaint as well as openers Facial posted below, along with Warpaint’s setlist. Read the rest of this entry »
After catching Green Day at Webster Hall, I made my way down to Williamsburg to catch the recently reunited Aloha at Baby’s All Right. This show was their first in New York City in six years, in support of their new album Little Windows Cut Right Through released via Polyvinyl Records
Aloha delivered a tight set full of songs both old and new, delighting the enthusiastic crowd who were just happy to finally get another chance to see the band live (myself included, as this was my first time).
By Will Oliver, December 6th 2016 — with 1 comment
Just one day after catching Green Day at the very tiny Rough Trade NYC, I went for seconds at the slightly bigger (but still insanely intimate for them) Webster Hall. Hey, it sure beats the eventual stadium/arena tours that await us next year.
While the Rough Trade NYC show was full of rare tracks and old favorites that none of us expected, the Webster Hall show was more a conventional greatest hits show with a setlist full of the sort of songs you’d expect to hear from Green Day, as well as a few older surprises again (“Christie Road” + “One of My Lies”). Read the rest of this entry »
On October 7, Goldroom, the electronic project of Boston musician Josh Legg headlined Terminal 5. The show came in support of his debut album West of the West, which was released in September via Interscope Records.
After catching Green Day at Rough Trade, I ran over a few blocks to Music Hall of Williamsburg for Sunflower Bean’s sold out performance. This would be the New York trio’s final NYC stop of the year in support of their most memorable debut album Human Ceremony (released early in the year via Fat Possum).
We saw them earlier in the year at their record release show at Bowery Ballroom and even though just a mere eight months apart, the band sounded much improved and even more confident. It’s safe to say that the world wide tour that they embarked on in-between these shows has simply made them that much better of a live band.
By Will Oliver, December 5th 2016 — with 1 comment
Big time rock stars Green Day, whose new album Revolution Radio is their best since American Idiot, celebrated the release of the album with an insanely intimate performance at Rough Trade NYC on the albums release date of October 7. The first 300 or so fans who showed up to Rough Trade the day of the release/show were granted a wristband gaining them admission to this show, so as you can imagine, fans lined up at the wee hours of the night in order to secure a spot. This guy included.
As a teenager Green Day were my first musical heroes, as a middle school kid, I still remember discovering Dookie and American Idiot and becoming obsessed. They were also my first real concert (at MetLife Stadium), so it’s safe to say there will also be a special bond between me and the band. While I have admittedly lost that bond since then, there was no way I could miss the chance to see them play at Rough Trade. I got there around 4 a.m. and quickly bonded with some friends that also were waiting on line, and made great conversation with other fans willing to sacrifice sleep for a chance to see Green Day at a tiny venue. Read the rest of this entry »
On October 6, Diarrhea Planet finished their two-night run in New York (they played Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 4) with a performance at Bowery Ballroom in support of Turn To Gold, which was released in June via Infinity Cat Recordings.