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One of the reasons We All Want Someone exists is because of bands like Cold War Kids. Looking back at the California band’s now impressive ten year history, they got a big boost from music blogs that helped jump start their young career. Watching the effect that blogs had on bands like Cold War Kids made me want to be a part of this culture. Ironically enough, one of the first posts that I did was about the release of “Something Is Not Right With Me.” It was the first post to garner even the slightest bit of attention, and gave me a well needed push to believe that I could actually do something with the blog, and here we are today.

Somehow seven years have passed since that moment, and Cold War Kids are still very much alive and kicking. Last night they sold out Terminal 5 along with tourmate Elliot Moss and showed that there’s plenty of gas left in the tank.
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The Cribs at Mercury Lounge (March 11, 2015)

By Will Oliver, March 12th 2015

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Man was it good to finally catch The Cribs live again. Before last nights intimate showing at Mercury Lounge, the last time I caught the British trio was in 2007, a hearty eight years ago. A lot of time has passed since then, but The Cribs have stayed strong throughout, expanding their sound in more ways than I ever expected.

The Jarman brother trio are gearing up to release their brand new album (their sixth) For All My Sisters on March 24 via Arts & Crafts. The show at Mercury Lounge was their first show in New York in three years, and the first of a sold out three night run, with the other shows happening at Brooklyn’s Baby’s All Right and Saint Vitus, on Friday and Saturday respectfully.

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[new]: Palma Violets – “Danger In The Club”

By Will Oliver, February 24th 2015

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Brit-rockers Palma Violets will return with new album Danger In The Club on May 5 via Rough Trade.

They’ve let go of the first single and title track “Danger In The Club” in the form of a rather epic music video shot showing the band playing in a rowdy pub. This is a rowdy little anthem that quickly builds up steam and lets loose in a big, big, way. I’m already looking forward to hearing this one live when they return to New York for a show at Baby’s All Right, which tickets are still on sale for.

Check out the video below and check out their mini leg of U.S. dates and the album’s tracklisting.

Tracklisting:
1. Sweet Violets
2. Hollywood (I Got It)
3. Girl, you couldn’t do much better (On The Beach)
4. Danger in the Club
5. Coming Over to My Place
6. Secrets of America
7. The Jacket Song
8. Matador
9. Gout! Gang! Go!
10. Walking Home
11. Peter and the Gun
12. No Money Honey
13. English Tongue

Tour Dates:

March 16th – NYC – Baby’s All Right
March 18th-21st – SXSW
March 24th – SF – Rickshaw Stop
March 25th – LA – Echo
March 28th – Burgerama Fest

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I saw Real Estate a lot this year. They toured almost all year in support of Atlas, which included a warm up show early in the year at Baby’s All Right, as well as performances near the record’s release at Music Hall of Williamsburg and Webster Hall. Then there was their biggest headlining show to date at Terminal 5, which was only a few months ago. I figured that would be the last time we would we see them this year, but then Converse Rubber Tracks announced that Real Estate would be playing one of their free shows at MHOW on December 18.
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We Are Scientists at Brooklyn Bowl (November 20, 2014)

By Will Oliver, December 22nd 2014

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If We Are Scientists are playing NYC, I’m there. These days the duo of Keith Murray and Chris Cain are joined by Keith Carne, who is the current live drummer (though Andy Burrows is still billed as their official one). Earlier in the year they released their new record TV en Français, and they stopped by New York last month for a grand old time at Brooklyn Bowl.

I missed openers TEEN + Cookies as I was checking out Tobias Jesso Jr. a couple blocks away, but I got there just in time for We Are Scientists, of course.

They played some tracks off TV en Français but mostly stuck to tried and true fan favorites such as “Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt,” which made an unexpectedly early appearance in the set. Murray and Cain mixed in their usual comedic banter in-between songs, when they weren’t taking swings out of a giant bottle of alcohol. A highlight of the show was seeing Murray come into the crowd, even hamming it up for a selfie that a fan took during the process. That and seeing Tim Wheeler from Ash (who as we learned was Murray’s old guitar teacher!) come out to cover Stone Temple Pilots’ “Interstate Love Song,” with the band. He stuck around for “After Hours,” which has appropriately become their go-to closer live.

If you want to see a rock show that is just fun in every way imagine, go see We Are Scientists. You’ll never leave disappointed.

Photos posted below.

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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!

Wilco at The Capitol Theatre (October 30, 2014)

By Will Oliver, November 17th 2014

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After catching the first night of Wilco’s sold out 3-night run at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, I was fortunate to attend the third night thanks to a bit of good luck and kindness from our very own Dana Pacifico.

The show continued the celebration of the 20th anniversary of one of America’s finest, and the setlist was much more favorable than the first night (in my opinion). It’s amazing that Wilco played 90 songs throughout all three nights, doing no repeats, making each show truly special and unique for all those lucky enough to be in attendance.
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Wilco at The Capitol Theatre (October 28, 2014)

By Will Oliver, November 14th 2014 — with 1 comment

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Believe it or not, Wilco have been around for 20 years. It’s been a long and healthy career for one of America’s best bands (if not the best), and late in October they brought the celebration to New York for a completely sold out three night one at the prestigious Capitol Theatre in Port Chester.

The one and only time I saw Wilco previously was at Terminal 5 in 2012. So this was a step up in every way. The show was billed as “An Evening With Wilco” which meant no openers, and an epic 30-song performance that flirted with three hours in length. If you’re a Wilco fan, this was pretty much a dream come true.
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STS9 at Best Buy Theater (October 17th, 2014)

By Dana Pacifico, October 20th 2014

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All photos by Dana Pacifico

This past Friday STS9 brought their live show back to Best Buy Theater. However, this time, the line-up was different. Newest member and bassist Alana Rocklin had some shoes to fill, and she absolutely did, bringing her own style and energy.

One of the most wonderful things about seeing STS9 live is that no matter how many times you see them it is never the same show. They have a cult following and whether this would be your first time or if you’re a member of “the tribe” and seen them over 30 times, there is always this incredible sense of anticipation before they hit the stage. The camaraderie radiating from everyone is second to none and the bonding that happens between strangers at an STS9 show is like nothing i’ve ever experience before.

STS9 are known to play lengthy sets because they go on these long intricate jams that are easy to get lost in. I was expecting a long show however, at Best Buy Theater they played for an hour and a half, had a twenty minute intermission, and they played for another hour and a half. The chance to grab a drink or two and recharge without missing a beat was a nice surprise.

All members seemed to be having a great time up their together. Alana looked comfortable and confident, it was great to see her embraced with open arms by the band and the fans.

STS9 will continue to mesmerize and keep everyone dancing. It is a show that no matter how many times you see it, you’ll be coming back for more.

 

Set1:
1. Native
2. ReEmergence
3. Vapors
4. Only Light Remains
5. Equinox
6. Golden Gate
7. Four Year Puma
8. Totem

Set 2:
9. Oil & Water
10. Walk To The Light
11. Blu Mood
12. Scheme Reprises
13. Kamuy
14. When The Dust Settles
15. Ramone & Emiglio
16. World Go Round
17. Human Abstract
18. Potamus
19. Gobnugget

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