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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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Tiny Ruins at Mercury Lounge (October 5, 2014)

By Rachel Barrish, October 16th 2014

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All photos (and words) by Rachel Barrish

England born and New Zealand bred singer/songwriter, Tiny Ruins is the project of Hollie Fullbrook. She has released two EP’s and two full length albums, the most recent being Brightly Painted One out on Flying Nun Records.

I originally discovered Tiny Ruins last year during CMJ where she played a solo set. While beautiful, it definitely works better with a full band. On Sunday October 5 she played along with her bandmates, bassist/back up vocalist Cass Basil and drummer Alexander Freer.

It was indeed a perfect Sunday evening for a Tiny Ruins performance. It’s the kind of music you would expect to hear while enjoying a coffee and a novel inside a vintage bookstore. The room at Mercury Lounge was just quiet enough for people to hear a whisper or a cell phone buzz. They played an hour long set featuring songs from all previous albums, including a cover of Toy Love’s song, “Rebel”. Fullbrook’s tame but enduring stage personality set the mood for sweet enjoyment and romance, with couples swinging and rocking back and forth to the sounds of her acoustic guitar.

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Preview: STS9 at Best Buy Theater

By Dana Pacifico, October 16th 2014

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Photography by Dana Pacifico

This Friday STS9 are making their return to the Best Buy Theater with a show that is sure to have everyone moving.

Marking their first show back in NYC since disbanding with founding member and bassist David Murphy. Murphy was an fundamental component of STS9. However, as a fan, I’m not worried about what they can do musically and in the live setting without him there. No matter what, it will be a captivating experience.

STS9 have headlined some of the biggest festivals, so being able to catch them at the Best Buy Theater is going to be surreal. Make sure you grab tickets before its too late.

Simian Mobile Disco

As we mentioned in our show preview a few days ago, English electronic duo Simian Mobile Disco will be playing Music Hall of Williamsburg this Sunday night.

Well I got good news, I got a pair of tickets to give away to one of you guys. To enter for a chance to win, follow me on twitter and send me a tweet with your favorite SMD song. I’ll chose a winner and contact them the night before.

Good luck!

Guardian Alien at Basilica Soundscape 2014

By Will Oliver, September 14th 2014

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Guardian Alien is the project of Brooklyn-based drummer Greg Fox, as well as vocalist Alex Drewchin. Their set at Basilica Soundscape yesterday served as my introduction to their work. All I can say is damn, Fox is one hell of a drummer.

Their songs are of the experimental/avant-garde world, with Drewchin’s vocals and electronic work built around the unstoppable steady force that is Fox behind the kit. Their songs took a while to get going, but once they hit that groove, it was hard not to be taken over by what they were doing.

Fox is so good behind his kit that Basilica brought him back out to play solo from an elevated area above the stage to warm the crowd before Swans took the stage. Now that’s saying something.
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