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Month: June 2017



Interview: French producer Klingande on playing with live bands, festival season and the appeal of boat parties

Best known for blending live instrumentation into his uplifting, elegant electronic music, French producer Klingande is preparing for a summer of festivals and boat and pool parties. One of those stops is in New York City for Klingande’s Playground Boat Party, happening on Saturday, July 1st. Continue Reading

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16-year-old Lydia Night leads The Regrettes through an honest, hard-hitting and upbeat punk set in Brooklyn

Respect Your Youngers took on a whole new meaning at Rough Trade in Brooklyn this week when The Regrettes, led by 16-year-old cooler-than-cool Lydia Night, powered through a hard-hitting set. Continue Reading

2 years ago

What can we learn from LCD Soundsystem’s bright, self-aware Brooklyn Steel residency? [Review and Photos]

LCD Soundsystem – a band that famously disbanded in 2011 – of course did not actually disband, and instead are playing two-dozen shows at Brooklyn Steel in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn this year. The residency itself is an usual take on touring, and the shows then introduce a series of other unusual tactics.  Tuesday night’s show was also one of the most pleasant concert experiences I’ve had in a while. What’s that about?  Continue Reading

2 years ago

Glasgow rockers Franz Ferdinand prepare for a summer of festivals with a high-energy show in Virginia

On a Thursday night in Charlottesville, Virginia, Glasgow rockers ‘Franz Ferdinand’ along with their southern openers ‘Omni’ took the stage at the Jefferson Theater. Openers Omni hailing from Atlanta performed their last set on the tour dazzling the audience with their entrancing vibe worthy sounds. Continue Reading

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Five-piece Elephant Revival show off their musical talent at The Sinclair in Boston

On Thursday night at The Sinclair, the wide range of musical talent of Elephant Revival was felt throughout the entire venue. The crowd went from dancing when they were playing such songs as “Birds and Stars” and so quiet to the point that one could almost hear a pin drop when Bonnie Paine performed Furthest Shore. Concert goers praised the band on the fact that they sang and played from the heart. Continue Reading

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Review: Portugal. The Man return with Woodstock, an enormous, bouncy, revolution-inspired success

As the wise Albert Einstein once said, “the Revolution introduced me to art, and in turn, art introduced me to the Revolution!” In light of the times being politically charged, environmentally unstable, and quite close to a breaking point… Portugal. The Man has addressed several global issues head on with their new album, Woodstock. A revolution has sparked a ten-track record, that in turn, will hopefully start a conversation. Continue Reading

2 years ago

Morgxn continues his rise with electric and passionate show at DC’s Rock & Roll Hotel

Washington, D.C.’s Rock & Roll Hotel may have gotten it’s start as a funeral parlor but this week it was more than ever alive. Alternative/Indie artist Morgxn closed out his current tour but before making his way to NYC he stopped by D.C. to deliver a stellar performance to an intimate and passionate crowd. Continue Reading

2 years ago

Bag Raiders make the stage their dance floor and bring summery tunes to Boston’s Brighton Music Hall

Bag Raiders is an electronic band based in Sydney, Australia. The band is diverse on the fact that they don’t stick just to electronic. They fall under House Music, Alternative dance, Indie Rock and Electro pop. Members of the band include Jack Glass and Chris Stacey. Continue Reading

2 years ago

Interview: Yonaka drummer Robert Mason on Spotify, festival season and touring with Frank Carter

With their blistering new track ‘Wouldn’t Wanna Be Ya’ attracting over a hundred thousand plays on Spotify and sharing the stage with the likes of Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes. Brighton four-piece Yonaka are set to destroy the UK’s festival circuit. We caught up with drummer Robert Mason for a quick chat.  Continue Reading

2 years ago

Miss May I brings their Shadow’s Inside tour to Minneapolis, supported by Upon a Burning Body, Kublai Khan, and Currents

About halfway through the Shadow’s Inside North American tour, Ohio metalcore band Miss May I stopped in Minneapolis to headline The Cabooze. In support of their sixth album “Shadows Inside,” which dropped June 2, Miss May I played a varied set, treating old fans with “A Dance With Aera Cura” while also getting big crowd reactions from “Forgive and Forget,” “Hey Mister,” and “Relentless Chaos.” Continue Reading

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