The seven best things we saw at ACL this weekend, including Muna, Dreamcar, The XX and First Aid Kit
Austin City Limit’s second weekend came to a triumphant close earlier this week, as the Killers closed out their second Sunday night in a row. The stunning lineup featured acts big (Jay Z) and small (Grace Vanderwaal) and brought fans of all ages to Austin’s Zilker Park. These are our favorite moments from the weekend. Continue Reading
Although they began their tour several days ago in Philadelphia, the band considered this New York show the real start of their tour. With a mixture of new and old songs, Madeline Follin’s vocals glided above Brian Oblivion’s keyboards. The addition of a full band for their live show added a mixture of complexity and a harder edge. Continue Reading
Three-piece, alternative band LANY, hit the stage at Irving Plaza in New York City last Friday the 13th. Irving packed many excited and wild fans who were prepared for their performance even before the doors had opened. The line outside of the venue was wrapped around the block, and once inside, the floor was packed with people of all ages. Continue Reading
It’s been three years since Nick Murphy visited Portland, and a lot has changed since he last came. Within this time period, he changed his stage name from Chet Faker to his actual name Nick Murphy. This came about as he wanted to change his music process and be able to claim his identity as a musician with his real name. Even though he changed his name, it certainly hasn’t hindered his talent or fan base. Continue Reading
In This Moment performed at Richmond’s The National earlier this week. The metal band put on a show that displayed outstanding visuals, which were accomplished by the strategically placed fog and magnificent lighting. The effect created stunning silhouettes that really immerse the fans in the environment. The show featured a number of prop and costume changes, and proves that In This Moment has one of the most hardworking and professional crews in the music industry.
In This Moment is currently touring in support of their recent new album “Ritual,” which was released in July. The fall portion of the “Half God, Half Devil” tour featured Of Mice & Men and Avatar. In This Moment played some of their biggest hits such as Black Wedding, Roots and Adrenalize while finishing the show with an encore of the popular song “Whore,” which brought lead singer Maria Brink out to a podium wearing a dunce cap with the song’s title on full display while being immediately flanked by the band’s two masked dancers, called the blood girls, carrying their shame signs and wearing puritan attire adorned with the blood “W” on their chests.
The show ended with the venue being covered by red and white balloons that were released during the encore and fans excitedly punched them into the air as the show came to a close. Fans cheered as Maria came to the front of the stage to pass out roses to fans and one lucky fan got the signed dunce cap that she wore in the encore.
You can catch the last leg of the “Half God, Half Devil” tour throughout 2017:
Wednesday, Oct. 18
The Wiltern; Los Angeles
Friday, Oct. 20
Fear Farm; Phoenix
Saturday, Oct. 21
Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas; Las Vegas
Saturday, Oct. 21 and Sunday, Oct. 22
Discovery Park; Sacramento, Calif.
Tuesday, Oct. 24
The Novo by Microsoft; Los Angeles
Wednesday, Oct. 25
Riverside Municipal Auditorium; Riverside, Calif.
Friday, Oct. 27
Revolution Concert House; Boise, Idaho
Saturday, Oct. 28
Knitting Factory Concert House; Spokane, Wash.
Sunday, Oct. 29
Roseland Theater; Portland, Ore.
Tuesday, Oct. 31
The Moore Theatre; Seattle
Wednesday, Nov. 1
Toyota Arena; Kennewick, Wash.
Thursday, Nov. 2
Commodore Ballroom; Vancouver
Saturday, Nov. 4
MacEwan Hall, University of Calgary; Calgary
Sunday, Nov. 5
Shaw Conference Centre; Edmonton
Tuesday, Nov. 7
Burton Cummings Theatre; Winnipeg
Wednesday, Nov. 8
The District; Sioux Falls, S.D.
Friday, Nov. 10
The Rave/Eagles Club; Milwaukee, Wis.
Saturday, Nov. 11
Brown County Arena; Green Bay, Wis.
Sunday, Nov. 12
Myth; St. Paul, Minn.
Days after their Weekend 1 performance at Austin City Limits music festival, Foster the People brought their Sacred Hearts Club Tour to Houston, Texas for a mid-week performance. Continue Reading
Last weekend, everyone’s favorite starboy arrived in Portland for his Starboy World Tour. The Weeknd aka Abel Tesfaye has undoubtedly become a pop-culture force in the past few years, and I was stoked to finally see him in Portland. Continue Reading
It’s been over two years since the release of Smallpools’ debut record, Lovetap!, and they’ve been on the rise ever since. The LA based trio consisting of lead vocalist Sean Scanlon, guitarist Mike Kamerman, and drummer Beau Kuther are currently on tour with Vinyl Theatre supporting Misterwives, and promoting Smallpools’ new EP, The Science of Letting Go. Kamerman describes the EP as “a body of work that’s going to exist together as a standalone entity,” and we decided to dive even deeper into the concept. Continue Reading