Fear Of Men at Rough Trade NYC (March 22, 2016)

By Will Oliver, July 26th 2016

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On March 22 Brighton indie-rockers Fear Of Men brought their blend of dream pop to Brooklyn for a sold out performance at Rough Trade NYC. The show served as a preview of fresh songs from their new album Fall Forever, which Kanine Records released this spring. The set was a good balanced mix of both new songs and familiar favorites like “Luna” + “Alta/Waterfall” that mixed in nicely with their evolving sound.

The set was kicked off my the exciting hotly tipped New York punk rockers Wall, who have garnered a lot of attention early on this year for their ferocious debut self-titled EP released via Wharf Cat Records.

Find photos of both Fear Of Men and Wall posted below, along with Fear Of Men’s setlist that night.
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Dr. Dog at Terminal 5 (March 18, 2016)

By Anthony Bauer, July 20th 2016 — with 1 comment

Dr. Dog by Anthony Bauer

On Friday March 18th, Philadelphia’s own Dr. Dog triumphantly returned to the Terminal 5 stage to kick off the first night of a sold out 2 night run. Dr. Dog were touring in support of their fantastic album The Psychadelic Swamp that came out earlier this year in February, via Anti Records. Along for the ride and opening things up was fellow Philly rockers The Districts.

It’s hard to believe this was Dr. Dog’s first time back at the venue since their show way back in January of 2014, but thankfully it didn’t mark their first time back in New York City since then. Early in 2015 the band did a “4×4” which included a sold out 4 night run at The Bowery Ballroom as well as a sold out 4 night run at The Music Hall of Williamsburg for a whopping 8 night run. We were there for one of the Music Hall of Williamsburg shows and didn’t think anything could top that… until later in July of 2015 when they opened for Distpatch at the moderately bigger Madison Square Garden which was very impressive. So, to say the anticipation wasn’t high for this show would be a complete lie. Read the rest of this entry »

Beach House at Webster Hall (March 14, 2016)

By Will Oliver, July 19th 2016 — with 1 comment

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On March 14 Beach House kicked off their sold out three-night run at Webster Hall, in support of Depression Cherry and Thank Your Lucky Stars, the two albums they released in 2015 (both via Sub Pop).

The set featured a good mix of songs form both albums, plus a fair share of fan favorites, both old and new. Find the setlist posted below, along with photos of Beach House’s set and Moss Of Aura, the electronic solo project of Future Islands’ bassist Gerrit Welmers oepned the show.
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The Snails at Baby’s All Right (March 9, 2016)

By Will Oliver, July 15th 2016

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Even if you know Baltimore, Maryland group The Snails, there’s a chance you know a few of the members. Led by Sam Herring and William Cashion of Future Islands, the Snails acts as a fun side-project for them that Future Islands fans will have no problem adoring in similar fashion. They released their debut album Songs From the Shoebox earlier this year via Ideas For Housecrafts, and came to New York on March 9 for a headlining performance at Baby’s All Night (they’d play Mercury Lounge the following evening).
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Eric Prydz at Terminal 5 (February 13, 2016)

By Dana Pacifico, May 31st 2016

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Over the years Eric Prydz had adapted his live EPIC show into an awe-inspiring experience that any true electronic music fan should never miss out on. Prydz has remained a consistent and heavy hitting producer for decades and is at the top of the game in regards to a visually stunning and technologically advanced live show.

With each passing “update” a new version of EPIC is birthed. The latest incarnation of his live experience brought along a completely different setup. At MSG, 3.0 was long and all encompassing and felt like arms reaching out for a hug, while 4.0 lends itself to a box like structure. Initially, I was confused as to why Terminal 5 was chosen as the venue for this show but upon its start it was clear that the giant cube had a cozy home upon their stage.
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Not even one of the coldest days/nights of the year in New York City could stop fans from coming out for Martin Courtney’s sold out show at Baby’s All Right just one day before Valentines Day. Also, when we say one of the coldest, we really do mean it – when doors opened temperatures were hovering around 10º F with a wind chill that made it feel like it was the low single digits. The frigid cold temperatures didn’t stop anybody from getting there early though to catch openers and fellow NYC bands Cut Worms and EZTV though, as this was one show not to be missed.
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The Go! Team at Brooklyn Bowl (January 21, 2016)

By Will Oliver, April 10th 2016

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On January 21, the multi-genre collective from Brighton, England The Go! Team made their live return to New York with a performance at Brooklyn Bowl. The show came in support of their 2015 release The Scene Between, released via Memphis Industries.

The beauty of The Go! Team is their ability to combine practically every genre in the game and create a sound best described simply as joyous. During live performances, the group takes turns on vocals or leading the performance centerstage, allowing everyone to take a turn to shine, just like the various of genres and sounds that shine a little bit more than others on certain tracks.

Seeing them perform live is as positive of an experience as one could hope to get out of a live performance, one that still has me smiling when thinking back to it.

Find some photos from the performance posted below.
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1_Brian Fallon and the Crowes_The Marlin Room at Webster Hall

Brian Fallon is best known as the frontman of New Jersey rock group The Gaslight Anthem. He keeps plenty busy inbetween album releases, also spending time with sideprojects of his such as The Horrible Crowes and Molly and The Zombies. Now with The Gaslight Anthem on indefinite hiatus, Fallon has used the time to finally release his first solo album, Painkillers, which was released via Island Records on March 11.
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On November 8, DIIV returned to New York for their first performance since Governors Ball over the summer. I also caught them earlier in the spring when they played a surprise show at Baby’s All Right. At the time they were still fleshing out the new songs that would make up their new album Is The Is Are, which Captured Tracks released a few weeks ago. The group shared some more new songs off the album, as well as more familiar material from their debut Oshin.

The night also featured an opening performance from Sunflower Bean, which would end up being their last New York performance before their own big headlining show at Bowery Ballroom, which goes down later this week. They also tested new material from their fantastic debut album Human Ceremony, which is out now via Fat Possum Records.

Hit the jump for a full photo gallery of DIIV, Sunflower Bean, as well as Montreal outfit No Joy, who also opened the show.
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Elliot Moss at Mercury Lounge (November 5, 2015)

By Will Oliver, February 27th 2016

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All photos by Collin Quinlivan

On November 5 experimental New York rocker Elliot Moss returned to New York for a performance at Mercury Lounge in support of his debut album Highspeeds, which was released earlier in the year via Grand Jury Music. We caught him earlier in 2015 when he opened for Cold War Kids and played at the inaugural Eaux Claires Festival last summer.

Our photographer Collin Quinlivan caught his performance at Mercury Lounge. Find his photo gallery posted below, along with openers Skyes.
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