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Peter Murphy at the Well, Brooklyn 8.26.12: The Beautiful Downgrade

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Strange to be able to walk to see Peter Murphy in my Brooklyn neighborhood. More strange, that he, the headliner, …Read the Rest

29 Aug 2012 | More

Hello and Welcome to the 2012 Northside Summer Events

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You know what’s better than going to music festivals elsewhere? Going to music festivals down the street from you. This kind of change will boost me from a $10 a day budget to one of at least $11.75, which is okay since I can walk home and drink in my gloriously nearby rathole apartment at my leisure…

14 Jun 2012 | More

Pulp at Radio City, with Jeffrey Lewis, 4.11.12

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Jeffrey Lewis was the man, opening the evening at 8pm sharp with his bad ass, stickered acoustic guitar and face hidden from the stage lights under a baseball cap. I’m glad the powers-that-be at Radio City were cool with screening his comic book stills, since his final song, “Creeping Brain”, just wouldn’t be the same

13 Apr 2012 | More

Anna Calvi, Eleanor Friedberger, New Moods at BV Holiday Party 12.13.11

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Needless to say, the blinding sea of frail Brooklyn whiteness—on and off stage—could not make proper kinesthetic sense of Friedberger’s off-tempo art-rock. On stage, she seamlessly coupled the warmth of Patti Smith with the outlandish glamour of Kate Bush, while playing songs that she must have discovered somewhere in Bowie’s k-hole

14 Dec 2011 | 1 comment | More

Man Man, Glass Candy and Crystal Antlers Raver at Vans Party House, 8.4.11

I haven’t seen a Man Man crowd gathered during daylight hours since their hot and heavy Siren Festival set a …Read the Rest

7 Aug 2011 | More

Death Grips in New York: the Secret Market Hotel Show. 7.22.11

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As the guillotine slams down in three successions, Death Grips starts off ‘Guillotine’ (Yeah) and it feels like the M train had derailed and landed right into our bodies at Market Hotel, the first movie theater in Brooklyn. After that it goes, it goes, it goes; it’s unstoppable. The three men on stage are as driven as if performing is their only chance of survival, with no safety net underneath… Read More

27 Jul 2011 | 1 comment | More

4knots Quick Recap Saturday, 7.16.11

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We arrived to a sweet and short line for press badges at the 4Knots Festival Front Street hangout (much like Fader’s, with things to buy, DJ’s and drinks, but to pay for, with tickets), and then ran straight over to the stage since our East River Ferry was late and thus, we were late for the Eleanor Friedberger set.

17 Jul 2011 | 3 comments | More

Friday Starts the Weekend with Thee Oh Sees and Xray Eyeballs In and Around Northside Fest 2011

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We got to Knitting Factory on Friday night for Kanine Records’ showcase, but a damning few minutes too late, asked to join the badge cut off line, the side-of-the-rope coral for those waiting until another badge-carrying Northsider left. Instead of being patient, we opted to have a drink at the bar and say hi to Lio Kanine, Sune Rose Wagner and friends.

25 Jun 2011 | More

Zaza and Dead Leaf Echo Play First Night of Northside Fest, 6.16.11

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We eased into the first night of Northside Festival 2011 with two great NYC bands playing aside from the main …Read the Rest

18 Jun 2011 | 1 comment | More

Airborne Toxic Event: Two Days, Three Shows in Chicago

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Last week, I caught three shows by The Airborne Toxic Event, and all three were some of the best shows I’ve ever been to, simply put.

24 May 2011 | 2 comments | More