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Silversun Pickups and Minus The Bear give unique takes on nostalgia at Brooklyn Steel

Photos by Pamela Wang, Words by Ava Scott

Everyone could tell he was in pain, but it was as if the cheering of the crowd and the adrenaline of performing were pumping painkillers through his veins, pushing him through the end of the encore. Guitarist and vocalist Brian Aubert finally caved and unwrapped his soft cast, tossing it aside he continued to play through the last song and a half of the show on November 17th at Brooklyn Steel. Continue Reading

Kid Cudi sells out back-to-back nights at the Warfield in San Francisco in support of ‘Passion Pain & Demon Slayin’

Kid Cudi’s Saturday night performance, one of two sold out weekend shows at The Warfield was an electrifying experience for an ecstatic crowd. With no openers, the packed house would erupt with chants of ‘Cudi! Cudi! Cudi!” several times prior to his entrance. Continue Reading

The Drums bring positivity and mellow vibes to the Brooklyn Steel stage (with Methyl Ethyl)

The Drums is an indie pop band from New York City. They are currently touring to promote their new record, Abysmal Thoughts, which was released this past June. Even though the band has been around for quite some time, their show last Wednesday night at Brooklyn Steel packed a diverse crowd. Their performance was upbeat, lively, and quite emotional, and with openers Methyl Ethel the night turned out to be the perfect blend of slow jams and upbeat head-bangers. Continue Reading

Tennis pack the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles amidst colorful lights and ’70s vibes

At a packed Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, the curtains rose at exactly 10:15 to welcome Tennis. I arrived fashionably late, but managed to make my way through the excited crowd just in time to catch the Denver based indie dream pop duo’s first song, “No Exit.” Continue Reading

Australian singer-songwriter Alex Lahey visits Philadelphia’s World Café Live in support of her debut album “I Love You Like a Brother”

“Last time we were here, we played for about 12 people. So this is a vast improvement” Alex Lahey said, thanking the crowd for coming to her show. “There was this professor guy who came on before us and was giving a lecture about crystals, and he certainly had a bigger crowd than us.” Continue Reading

Dream Wife make a strong debut in New York City with an intense and passionate show at Baby’s All Right

Last night at Baby’s All Right, Dream Wife put on a intense and passionate high-energy show featuring their punk/pop blend. This was their first show in New York, and starting with “Hey Heartbreaker” and ending on “Let’s Make Out,” the band kept up the energy for their entire set. Lead singer Rakel Mjoll prowled the stage as bandmates Alice Go (guitar) and Bella Podpadec (bass) kept up their end. Continue Reading

Hazel English brings grace and charisma to Philadelphia’s Boot and Saddle (with Suburban Living)

This past Tuesday was Hazel English’s first time in Philadelphia. The California native is currently touring North America in support of her EP Just Give In/Never Going Home and made a stop at Boot and Saddle, a quirky and small venue in South Philly on the final leg of tour. Continue Reading

Return of the Mack: Macklemore sells out Terminal 5 for an explosive, upbeat and personal show promoting “Gemini”

Friday November 10th, Macklemore played a sold out show at Terminal 5 in New York City. The venue was so crowded that even the upper levels of the venue were three to four rows deep. Terminal 5 was overflowed with fans of all ages, from 5-year-olds to grandmothers. It was nice to see such a diverse crowd, considering that it was a rap concert. Continue Reading

American folk and soul duo (and husband and wife) Johnnyswim welcome all of Chicago’s Vic Theatre into their family

There are no friends at a Johnnyswim show, just family; welcome everyone into our home” said Abner Ramirez as he raised a white ceramic mug into the air at their Friday nights sold out show in Chicago. Continue Reading

Australian genre-benders Chase Atlantic sell-out the Rockwood Music Hall in New York City, with De’Wayne Jackson

A line of freezing fans wrapped around the block, waiting in anticipation for the moment they finally get let in. People of all ages came out to see Chase Atlantic play a sold out show at Rockwood Music Hall, including quite a few whom I saw try to get in without tickets, with no such luck. Continue Reading

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