Next week Foxygen will return with their new epic 24-tack 84-minute album …And Star Power. It’s an epic release, and one that will surely bring thrilling performances to their current U.S. tour.
Tomorrow night they make their return New York to play a sold out show at Music Hall of Williamsburg. It’s the first night of two-night celebration, which also brings them to Webster Hall on Thursday night.
I’m excited to see what Foxygen’s new revamped lineup and direction means for their live show, something that will undoubtly brings feelings of the past and present to one delightful whole.
Tickets are sold out for MHOW tomorrow (there’s always stubhub) but Webster Hall is still on sale.
It just so happened I was also shooting the show, so I figured I’d also share some of my shots (just habitual at this point I suppose), which also includes Peaking Lights and Regal Degal, who opened. Check out all the pictures below. Continue Reading >>
With the album’s release date rapidly approaching, the group has released single “It’s Not Your Fault.” It doesn’t waste any time getting to the point, showing off some polished vocals and wielding tight guitar riffs that will take you back to the 90s. There’s not a dull moment to be found on this track, it’s a delight.
You always want to see a band make it, and do it on their own terms in their own pace. In a short period of time Real Estate have done just that, building up their fanbase with every new release, and keeping their hometown roots in Ridgewood, New Jersey while doing so. With their recent success, they’re now stretching out to much larger audiences in New York City, as well as around the globe. As a resident of Rockland County, Ridgewood is just a stones throw away, making them the closest thing that we have to successful local band around these parts. Continue Reading >>
This Wednesday marked Tycho’s return to NYC, his second stop this year since his sold out show at Webster Hall this April. Tycho has been on tour promoting his fantastic new album Awake , which was released just this March. This was Tycho’s last performance in the U.S. for a little while as his tour sppn moves onwards to Europe. After failing to catch his show at Webster, I was happy to finally catch him live, as I’ve heard nothing but great things about his show. The bill also featured fellow Ghostly International label mates Christopher Willits and Beacon. Continue Reading >>
On Wednesday night Blake Mills played a captivating set at Le Poisson Rogue in support of his newly released album Heigh Ho. Support came from classical music ensemble yMusic (who I saw play with Richard Reed Parry at Basilica last month).
On Tuesday Eternal Summers played Knitting Factory is support of their album The Drop Beneath, which they released this spring. The show also featured support from Brooklyn natives Darlings and Boytoy.
This Sunday night Erika M. Anderson, better known as EMA, will be playing at Bowery Ballroom in support of her recently released album The Future’s Void.
Tickets for the show are still on sale, and I urge you to head out there if you’re free. I caught an intimate performance from her at Mercury Lounge earlier in the year, and had a great time. The show will featuring opening sets from Doldrums (who are always good) and The Point.
If you need some motivation, check out her great performance of The Future’s Void track “Neuromancer” when she stopped by Letterman in late August. It’s posted below. Continue Reading >>
On Tuesday night, The Raveonettes and Coves played their second consecutive show at Music Hall of Williamsburg, packing the walls with plenty of guitar goodness to go around.
UK duo Coves were up first, fresh of the release of their debut album Soft Friday. The group is comprised of singer Rebekah Wood and multi-instrumentalist John Rigard, who are joined by a stand-up drummer live. They delivered a promising punch of mesmerizing psych-guitar that hit hard when it needed, but also found moments of solitude and reflection that called to mind 80s Brit acts such as Echo and The Bunnymen. Continue Reading >>