Month: October 2017

Chilean-American composer and recording artist Nicolas Jaar occupies Brooklyn Steel for a four-night residency

15 minutes into a late-night set at Coachella, Nicolas Jaar is testing the patience of an audience filled with cut-offs, shutter shades, and vape clowns. At a festival commonly associated with endorphin depleting, big-drop anthems, it was evident that Jaar’s penchant for arrhythmic distortion was a harrowing journey for some in the crowd. Soon after, caravans of 20-somethings vacated the Mojave tent to catch the last moments of DJ Snake. Continue Reading

Bad Suns, Hunny and QTY continue their Love Like Revenge Tour in New York City at Irving Plaza

Bad Suns is currently touring the United States and Canada with Hunny and QTY on the twenty-four date Love Like Revenge Tour. Saturday night, the tour made its stop at Irving Plaza in NYC. New York based band QTY opened up the show and got their hometown excited for the two SoCal bands to follow. Continue Reading

Soulful siblings Lawrence sell out the Bowery Ballroom two nights in a row

Selling out the Bowery Ballroom is already awesome, but to do it two nights in a row must have felt absolutely incredible for the New York City local band Lawrence. Friday night’s performance was supported by Caleb Hawley and Huntertones, who both performed high energy sets that very much showed off their musical prowess. Caleb an amazing singer and guitarist and Huntertones all massively talented on several instruments each! Continue Reading

Alvvays and Jay Som chat with fans and perform crowd favorites at the Doug Fir Lounge in Portland

On October 27th, Canadian indie pop/rock band, Alvvays, played the Doug Fir Lounge in Portland, OR. Alvvays was accompanied by indie rock band, Jay Som. Alvvays kicked off their set with a few songs from their newly released album, “Antisocialites” including “In Undertow” and “Plimsoll Punks”. Continue Reading

PVRIS packs the Skyway Theatre in Minneapolis for a loud and charming set, along with Lights and Flint Eastwood

Finishing up the end of their 2017 North American Fall Tour supporting their sophomore album “All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need of Hell” in the Midwest, Boston alternative rock band PVRIS packed the Skyway Theatre in Minneapolis this past weekend. Upon arriving a couple hours early for the Meet & Greet opportunity with the band, there was already a line a few blocks down from the entrance of the venue, something I was expecting, even with the light rain before doors opened. Continue Reading

The Maine’s Modern Nostalgia tour kicks off in Los Angeles with Night Riots and DREAMERS

On the first night of the Modern Nostalgia tour, Arizona based The Maine proved that they could effortlessly blend together the loneliness and darkness of their latest record, Lovely Little Lonely, with the sweetness of its predecessor, American Candy. Continue Reading

California-based musician Angelo De Augustine performs at the Rockwood Music Hall in New York

Angelo De Augustine at Rockwood Music Hall, a venue that is small and intimate, with intricate architecture reminiscent of an old opera theatre with a small, private seating area above the bar. Continue Reading

Fifteen-year-old alternative pop artist Billie Eilish visits Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn on her first national tour

Fifteen-year-old alternative pop artist – Billie Eilish, performed at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn Monday the 16th. This is Billie’s first tour, and with the recent release of her debut EP, don’t smile at me, she has gotten a lot of recognition. Her music explores darker more mature themes, which seems like something that would be out of a typical fifteen-year-old’s league. That’s what catapults Billie to another level. Her maturity and understanding of music puts her ahead of her time. Continue Reading

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

Cults, Cullen Omori and Hideout perform at the Music Hall of Williamsburg

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

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