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The Killers give a masterclass in maturing as a band during intimate show at Brooklyn Steel

Before their set at Brooklyn Steel, which was broadcast on SiriusXM’s AltNation, a radio station representative came on stage to hype up the crowd. “Have you ever seen the Killers in a venue this small?!” The truth was, some of us had, but we hadn’t seen the Killers this polished, this self-aware, and this eager to be at a venue this small. Continue Reading

Interview: DREAMERS on Bumbershoot and The Meadows, playing with Chester Bennington, and their upcoming tour

Take a look at most of this summer’s best festivals, and you’ll find DREAMERS on the bill. The up-and-coming indie rock act are making the rounds with a new album, “This Album Does Not Exist”, and the lead single “Sweet Disaster,”  which recently broke into the top 10 on alternative radio. Continue Reading

2 weeks ago

Preview: The Head and the Heart and The Lone Bellow to bring their warm, rootsy music to Central Park Summerstage

Two of the best Americana and indie folk acts around are coming together for a show in New York City next month. On September 21, The Head and the Heart will be joined by The Lone Bellow for what’s sure to be a night of warm, big-hearted, rootsy music. Continue Reading

4 weeks ago

Frankie Rose debuts “Cage Tropical,” a spirited elegy for Los Angeles, at Brooklyn’s Baby’s All Right

Brooklyn’s Baby’s All Right served as a homecoming for Frankie Rose on August 12th. Though Rose was integral to the New York’s lo-fi, dream pop scene, she hoped to retrace her steps where she initially sowed her roots–Los Angeles. After a turbulent 18-months, where Rose found herself in a mire of Dickensian proportions, she returned the scene she helped define, armed with her fourth solo record, “Cage Tropical.” Continue Reading

1 month ago

The Gin Blossoms bring throwback tracks to The Paramount, plus Van Morrison and Johnny Cash covers

Throwback Thursday was in full effect when the Gin Blossoms played The Paramount in Huntington, NY. And they brought some local talent to entertain the crowd before they took the stage. Continue Reading

Jagwar Ma warm up for Panorama Festival with a bouncy, energetic and trippy Bowery Ballroom set

I recently described Jagwar Ma as similar to Tame Impala, which a disservice to both. The night before Tame Impala headline the second day of Panorama Festival in New York, Jagwar Ma played a day one after party at The Bowery Ballroom, much bouncier, bigger and brighter than their Australian psych-rock counterparts. Continue Reading

Sylvan Esso are joined by Middle Kids for their third Brooklyn show of the summer

Slyvan Esso played their third Brooklyn show of the summer this week, filling the Prospect Park Bandshell for a Celebrate Brooklyn benefit show. The packed venue felt even fuller than usual as young fans swayed, bounced and grooved to the Durham, North Carolina duo’s synthy rhythms. Continue Reading

Baltimore: Get ready for Moonrise, one of the best EDM festival line-ups of the summer

If you’ve been to an EDM festival in the past five years or so, there’s a good shot you’ve seen Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren, and David Guetta. You’ve probably seen Diplo and Dillon Francis, too. Moonrise, by moving slightly away from the norm, built a better EDM line-up. Continue Reading

Algiers plays to a sold out Baby’s All Right alongside Moon Diagrams and Eaters

Algiers brought their politically charged industrial soul to a long sold out show at Baby’s All Right last night. With a raucous and enervating live show, including a smashed tamborine, Algiers ripped through their set. Continue Reading

Warpaint make a triumphant return to New York, playing to a packed Music Hall of Williamsburg

Returning from a one month stint overseas, Warpaint made their triumphant return to Brooklyn to a packed house at The Music Hall of Williamsburg. Sponsored by footwear brand Steve Madden, the crowd was a peculiar mix of fashionistas, industry insiders, and die hard fans. Some were crowding the stage hours before the band would come on; others were unwinding in the lounge pontificating on about strategies relating to brand management. Brooklyn in a nut shell. Continue Reading

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