It’s been a big year for Shreveport Louisiana soul rockers Seratones, who released their great debut album, Get Gone, via Fat Possum. They’ve been touring non-stop all year, and return to us here in New York for a show tomorrow night at Mercury Lounge.
Back in May, after catching their more than memorable opening performance for The Dandy Warhols at Bowery Ballroom, we spoke over e-mail with frontwoman AJ Haynes, about the bands success so far, the history of the band, and some of their influences. We are proud to share our chat with AJ with you, find the entire conversation posted below: Read the rest of this entry »
By Will Oliver, September 22nd 2016 — with 1 comment
On Sunday night the ever-impressive Angel Olsen played to a sold out crowd at Warsaw in Brooklyn, the second of her sold out two-night run in New York, with a performance coming the night before at Webster Hall (as well as a show at Basilica SoundScape in Hudson, New York, on Friday). Read the rest of this entry »
Last weekend New York’s very own Frankie Cosmos headlined a sold out show at Bowery Ballroom along with support from soon to break out Atlanta indie rockers Warehouse, Detroit’s Stef Chura, and Brooklyn’s Cende. It was a full bill of various sorts of indie rock, with each artist offering something uniquely their own.
This show served as my introduction to Warehouse, who are being highly touted for a big breakout with their soon to be released sophomore album Super Low, which will be released via Bayonet Records on September 30. Their sound was an encouraging one, full of eclectic offerings mixed smoothly with classic rock sounds. There’s a sense of urgency that strikes while watching them live. Based on what I heard that night, Super Low is not to be missed. Read the rest of this entry »
On April 6, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros returned to New York for a rare performance at St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church in Brooklyn. The show served as a preview of their new album Person A, which they played in full, returning with an encore performance of old favorite “Man On Fire.” It was great to see the band in the church setting, with frontman Alex Ebert eager as ever to venture through the aisle and bring the sermon directly to the people.
The opening set featured open-mic style performances from regular people who were selected ahead of the show to come out and play. This was a refreshing alternative to the usual opening performances we are treated two and was a nice gesture by the band.
Find the setlist below, along with photos of both Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and some of the open-mic musicians. Read the rest of this entry »
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.
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 »
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. Read the rest of this entry »
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). Read the rest of this entry »
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. Read the rest of this entry »