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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

Rise Against and Bad Religion at Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Friday the 13th, 2011

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This past weekend, I caught the Four Year Strong, Bad Religion and Rise Against show at the historic Aragon Ballroom in Chicago. The Aragon opened in 1926, and I’m sure the original attendees had no idea what was in store for their quaint dance hall.

14 May 2011 | More

Update: Beacon EP Release Party at The Gutter, Brooklyn, 4.22.11 Was Amazing

I stutter when I try to say how perfectly timed their beats and pauses are and this is before I even try to talk about the melody and the movement of the energy in their songs. That energy is stunning.

Get your mind into that gutter! The first 50 people into Beacon’s EP release party at The Gutter get a free Beacon EP, so get your snazzy combo bowling/dancing shoes on early. Doors are at 9pm to drink, dance and bowl on a Friday night. Good clean fun.

21 Apr 2011 | More

Salem and Soars in Philadelphia, 3.21.11

As I mentioned Soars opened for Salem at Johnny Brenda’s in Phily, this is two days after the whole S!CK party thing you may have heard me mention a few times, ahem. Found some great video from this show, peep it.

23 Mar 2011 | 1 comment | More