Dr. Dog at Terminal 5 (March 18, 2016)

By Anthony Bauer, July 20th 2016 — with 1 comment Concert Photos Concert Reviews Other Stream

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.
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On March 18 the super talented Shara Nova (formerly known as Shara Worden) took us through a unique and imaginative journey at the BRIC House via the sounds of her wonderful band My Brightest Diamond. It was my first time catching her live (as well as a show at the BRIC House), and what a treat it was. Although she has no new album yet, she gave us delightful renditions of material from her 2014 album This Is My Hand (released via Asthmatic Kitty) as well as her older albums.

Find some shots form her performance posted below, along with the setlist.

My Brightest Diamond Setlist:

1. I Am Not the Bad Guy
2. Before the Words
3. Lover Killer
4. Be Brave
5. High Low Middle
6. Apples
7. Bronze Head
8. Resonance
9. I Have Never Loved Someone
10. Apparition
11. Ice & Storm
12. Workhorse
13. Inside a Boy
14. Freak Out

Encore:

15. Fever (Peggy Lee)

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On March 17 we said goodbye to Nashville rock group Those Darlins who played their final show as a band at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn. Their last performance was originally supposed to be in Nashville, but poor weather for the original NYC date caused them to push the show to the 17th, making it their final performance as a band.

Although an emotional time for all involved, the group still delivered a rocking performance that was more than a perfect farewell. By the time the show finished, the group hugged it out on stage, pleased with the mighty fine career that they had, ending things on their own terms. I was just glad to be a part of it and to capture some of the action in photos.

Find some shots of Those Darlins final performance below, along with some pictures of fellow Nashville opener, Idle Bloom.

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It may be hard to believe, but beloved shoe brand Vans turned 50 this year and celebrated in the best way possible – by throwing parities all over the world at their House Of Vans locations. These parties celebrated everything vans represents: skateboarding, art and of course, music. The event Vans threw on March 16th was a special one as not only was it their first on the celebration tour, but it was also the exact date Vans started as a company which truly made this the 50th anniversary party for the brand. To celebrate at the Brooklyn HOV event, Vans brought along Brooklyn’s own Yeasayer and ended the night with a set from the one and only NAS.

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We’ve been to plenty of events at HOV before, but this one was something truly special. Walking up to the venue you already knew that this night was going to be something special. The facade was decked out with the 50th anniversary logo as well as projections of videos from Vans team riders. Walking into the entrance was like walking into a time capsule – on display were shoes and memorabilia of the brand throughout the years really truly showcasing how far they’ve come from.

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Ten years ago, it was impossible to imagine getting to see Bloc Party play a smaller place like Irving Plaza. But a lot has changed since the release of their classic debut Silent Alarm, including half of the original lineups departure (Kele Okereke and Russell Lissack are the only original members remaining, with Justin Harris and Louise Bartle replacing Gordon Moakes and Matt Tong), and a rather disappointing new album this year with Hymns (released via Vagrant Records).

Although I’m not a fan of their new output, there’s still plenty of reason to see Bloc Party live, when you still get to hear great performances of tracks like “Banquet,” “Positive Tension,” and “Helicopter” that sound just as urgent and passionate as ever before. While the set sadly missed “Like Eating Glass,” we did get to hear a well received cover of David Bowie’s “Heroes,” which opened the encore well.

Find the setlist posted below, along with some photos from their performance.

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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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With their rather under-appreciated new album Jet Plane and Oxbow released via Sub Pop earlier this year, Shearwater returned to New York for a sold out performance at Brooklyn venue The Bell House.

The performance included some of their covers from David Bowie’s Lodger, which they’d cover in its entirety a few days later for free at Rough Trade NYC.

Find a few shots from their stop at The Bell House posted below.

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On March 10 British new-wave legends New Order descended upon New York for a sold out performance at Radio City Music Hall. The show kicked off their small run of dates in March and their first stop back here since the release of their solid new album Music Complete (which was released via Mute Records last year).

The set featured half of the new album as well as all the expected New Order favorites such as “Bizarre Love Triange,” The Perfect Kiss,” and “Ceremony.” They else gave us a few Joy Division tracks in the encore (“Atmosphere” and “Love Will Tear Us Apart”), but unfortunately it was between “Love” and “Blue Monday,” as their set was inexplicedly cut short (one of the pitfalls of playing at these theaters).

All in all, Bernard Sumner and the rest of New Order still have plenty of gas left in the tank, and proved it at this more than memorable Radio City show.

Find some photos from their performance posted below.

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All photos by Daniel Topete

Not too many new bands have had the instant success that Spanish natives Hinds have had since last year. It only intensified this year with the release of their easy-breezy debut album Leave Me Alone, which was released in January via Mom + Pop Music.

They continued their non-stop touring with a sold out headlining performance at Bowery Ballroom on March 9. Our pal Daniel Topete was there to hang out and capture some great behind the scenes footage both before and after the show, as well as some pics of them stage-side as they were performing. Find all his great shots posted below.

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Chapell August 17 at Rockwood 8pm

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BMG Music Presents Chapell is celebrating - having recently signed to Fieldhouse / BMG music. Debut album "The Redhead's Allegations" produced by Talking Heads' Jerry Harrison. Last NYC performance in 2016 prior to national tour with a huge iconic band (its still a secret) Come to Rockwood Music Hall on August 17 @8pm




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