In the wake of critical acclaim and multiple NYC shows surrounding the release of their self-titled debut album on Hometapes, today Leverage Models released the brand new video for “Sweep.” Starring Sharon Van Etten, who is also featured as a guest vocalist on the track, the video takes us on a journey through the city... (Read more)
CUSCINO’s debut EP, Eternality, gives you the feeling that life is an infinite, layered mystery. CUSCINO is a Los Angeles-based artist and film composer who has scored numerous festival-bound films starring lead talent such as Adrienne Lovette (Sunlight, Jr.), hip-hop artist Buddy Lofton (NYC), Rod Hunt (Harry Potter franchise, Law & Order: UK) and Edwin... (Read more)
Fresh off the heels of a full US tour with fellow indie rockers Surfer Blood, NYC’s Team Spirit is back with two live videos for “F*ck The Beach” and “Jesus He’s Alright” (Live At The Knitting Factory). The videos are the final installments in the five part live video series from the Team Spirit... (Read more)
London-based post-rock quintet Glacials are marking their emergence into the world this week by sharing their debut EP ‘We Are Serious and We Mean It’ for free download.
The six track release features lead single ‘Sweet Tooth Pink Wrist’. The band teamed up with NYC-based filmmaker and 3D artist Tyler Hurd to produce the video for the track and... (Read more)
London based group Savages have been making 2013 their year. Thanks to relentless touring and an incredible debut album, Silence Yourself, Savages have won over loads of new fans. The band were in NYC for the CMJ Music Marathon, where they headlined their biggest show here so far at Terminal 5. Photos from the gig... (Read more)
David Bronson Releases New Video In Run Up to New Album ‘The Long Lost’. “Letting your mind drift, allowing your thoughts to float into unexpected directions…That’s the effect David Bronson has. ‘Incompetent Assassin’ is blissfully downplayed, with a near Elliot Smith use of twisted silence.”- Clash
‘What stands is a decent recording from a reflective soul, one... (Read more)
One of the most exciting bands to emerge from the shores of North West Wales, Stonehouse, have not long released a brand new album called Junction. The album itself was promised to be a spectacular blues rock offering; brimming over with prickling and authentic guitar riffs and soul shaking vocals.
We were certainly not let down.... (Read more)
From the tutelage of a musical grandfather, to a stint at age nine in Opera Australia Children’s Chorus, to work years later as a recording engineer in New York City, Joanna Cranitch’s career has been an amalgamation of musical knowledge that she fuses into White Prism, her project’s self-titled EP available on MNRCH.... (Read more)
Goodnight Records are thrilled o release the video for Heaven’s ‘Colors in the White of Your Eyes’ which is off their debut album Telepathic Love, out July 30th, 2013.
Additionally, Heaven is announcing tour dates, including record release show at New York’s Mercury Lounge on August 1st, with a full summer tour to be announced soon.... (Read more)
Hundreds of New Yorkers amassed to Central Park for Zooey Deschanel’s band She And Him, who were set to play a set filled with fan favorites. The band are on tour supporting their third album, Volume Three, which is an album that explores pop sensibilities with the modesty and vigor of country infused with folk. Deschanel... (Read more)
CultureTECH Festival has today unveiled its 2013 festival programme featuring in excess of 100 events across the week of September 9-15, including; The Belfast Media Festival, an International Artificial Intelligence Prize and a dedicated CultureTECH Junior programme which is hoped will engage with as many as 10,000 young people.
Speaking ahead of the... (Read more)
What can I say; Glastonbury is one of a kind. It was indescribably magical, enchanting and beautiful. I have never been to a place where old men dancing in thongs, hula hoop making, salsa dance classes, sign language lessons, giant robots shooting fire and contortionists were the norm. That doesn’t even include the magnificent array... (Read more)
Florida-based trio Beach Day are set to release their debut album ‘Trip Trap Attack‘ on Kanine Records on the 18th of June. You can hear an exclusive album stream a week before the proper release date using the link below.
The album was recorded in South Florida and mixed in Detroit by Jim Diamond (of... (Read more)
Moderat will release their new album II via Mute on August 6th. The first single to be released will be ‘Bad Kingdom’; a song that perfectly unties the two main elements of the collaboration; Pop and Club.
Modeselektor, consisting of Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary, are bass music legends. Together with a veritable army of... (Read more)
The Albertan’s frontman Joel Bravo, has announced he will release the debut album “Attachments” of his solo project Super Lonely on April 9th . The album will come on limited, custom made flash drives and be available through Ernest Jenning Record Co. and at live Super Lonely performances.
The first track “Super Lonely” is... (Read more)
With the sweat still dripping off the shaking hand that unplugged my headphones from the PC it’s with some intrigue I’m set to wondering whether now is the time to invest in some shares of anti-perspirant in preparation of the sudden upswing in sales after the rest of the world catches on to The Balconies... (Read more)
It’s a fact; the East Coast cannot get enough of Muse. The British mega trio played two spectacular nights at New York Citys Madison Square Garden, and were still able to pull a highly impressive crowd for their gig at New Jerseys IZOD Center last Friday.
The band are on tour to support their sixth... (Read more)
Arguably Scotland’s top Ska band Bombskare brought musical mayhem to a delighted sold out King Tuts in Glasgow to unveil their superb new album The Day The Earth Stood Stupid. The Edinburgh based masters of ska play a form of the music that is fun, very tongue in cheek and absolutely impossible to stand still... (Read more)
New York songwriter Drazy Hoops‘ latest release is a lemons to lemonade retelling of a night off the rails; an ode to the resilient spirit and the will to overcome life’s obstacles. This collection of hard living, painful truths, funny observations and a few self-inflicted wounds, tells a story that is mostly triumphant in the... (Read more)
In December 2010, members of Acid Baby Jesus and Hellshovel joined forces and created Voyager 8. Now these two bands are going on the road and bringing their psych freakouts to a city near you!! Check out the dates below
Acid Baby Jesus
“Often pegged as Athens, Greece’s answer to the Black Lips,... (Read more)
Boston duo You Won’t (Josh Arnoudse and Raky Sastri) are thrilled to announce a run of East Coast tour dates with NYC bands Pearl And The Beard and Lucius. The tour kicks off in Philadelphia, PA at Johnny Brenda’s on November 30th and concludes December 8th at Fete Lounge in Providence, RI. These late autumn dates cap... (Read more)
Metal supergroup AxeWound, featuring Bullet for my Valentine’s Matt Tuck, and Liam Cormier of Cancer Bats, are heading out on their debut U.S. tour this month, playing in NYC at The Studio in at Webster Hall on November 28.
AxeWound, which also includes Jason Bowld (Pitchshifter) on drums, guitarist Mike Kingswood (Glamour of the Kill) and... (Read more)
Rush Midnight, the solo project of Twin Shadow’s former bass player, Russ Manning, has released his second single, Crush, from his Debut EP +1, which was released on October 30.
Crush, produced by Twin Shadow, is available on The Rolling Stone website for free download now.
Rush Midnight will support the EP launch, with a... (Read more)
When a band re-releases material a bit of suspicion tends to arise but when it’s done with such passion and precision then respect is the only feeling that can be evoked. Northern Irish rock band Ash will be releasing their A-Z Series in the United States, both digitally and physically. This is the definitive version... (Read more)
With so many concerts cancelled or postponed due to hurricane Sandy it was incredibly hard (near impossible even) not to be excited about Grouplove’s headlining show at Terminal 5. The colorful band bought in their exuberance and demanded jumping and screaming from their fans. The vast crowd of Terminal 5 couldn’t help but give all... (Read more)
Letting Up Despite Great Faults has premiered ‘Bulletproof Girl’ with RCRD LBL, the second single off their Untogether album, out next week. ‘Bulletproof Girl’ follows ‘Visions,’ the album’s first single released this summer with Paste. Untogether is an album that radiates infectious melodies, heartbreaking sentiments, and danceable dreampop. The quartet will return to NYC this month to debut the... (Read more)
Laughter filled the halls of Best Buy Theater on the Friday night of New York City Comic Con. The reason being was because of a grown man jerking off into the air while making a voice that you’d most likely hear in an 80’s movie.
The event taking place was The Nerdist podcast performing a... (Read more)
Sóley Stefánsdóttir, student of composition and member of the Icelandic indie-collective Seabear and Sin Fang, has announced performances down the East Coast with Of Monsters and Men. The mostly sold-out tour supports her We Sink debut full-length via Morr Music, and begins on November 15 in Toronto stretching through November 30 in Orlando. The intimate songs off We Sink will be performed across two dates in NYC... (Read more)
Empires have had an incredibly busy year. Touring the states relentlessly and winning crowds night after night isn’t as easy as it seems but Empires are a band that clearly are not only willing to take such a task on but to make it seem implacably easy. I’ve been dying to catch one of their... (Read more)
NY-Berlin trio Fenster are returning to the US for a run of East Coast dates and performances at CMJ’12 in support of their debut full-length, Bones, out now on Morr Music. The new dates follow the group’s first ever US shows this past spring in NYC and SXSW ’12. In celebration of the tour they have offered a remix of... (Read more)
Frank Turner is an incredibly busy man and shows no sign of slowing down. Touring relentlessly throughout 2012 hasn’t weaken his resolve one bit and getting to sit with him for a couple minutes definitely felt like more of a treat then an obligation. This interview was conducted minutes before the British singer performed to... (Read more)
Passion! That’s the best thing you’ll find at a gig. Relentless and uncontrollable fucking passion! and that’s what Webster Hall had on Sunday evening. Frank Turner was in town and was playing the final night of his headlining tour in the states with The Sleeping Souls.
First opening act was Jenny Owen Youngs, a beautiful... (Read more)
The idea of “breaking America” is something that plagues almost all European acts at one point or another. The trick (that I’ve noticed at least) is to simply play as many gigs as possible, an ethos that Northern Irish lads Two Door Cinema Club have implemented onto their path. By doing so the band has... (Read more)
Diamond Rugs are excited to announce that they have confirmed a run of fall tour dates, supporting their 2012 debut record, Diamond Rugs (Partisan Records). Diamond Rugs will kick off their first-ever tour on October 28th in Durham, NC, culminating with a performance at Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Festival. Prior to these rare live shows, the band... (Read more)
BEACH HOUSE are pleased to share details of their fourth album, Bloom. Like their previous releases it further develops their distinctive sound yet stands apart as a new piece of work.
The landscape of Bloom was largely designed on the road, between the countless sound checks and myriad experiences of... (Read more)
Singer Rafiq Bhatia has released his debut EP Strata, which will be followed shortly by his debut full-length album, Yes It Will on October 23rd. In support of these releases, Bhatia will be performing a residency at Piano’s in NYC, full details of his upcoming performances are listed below.
On September 21st pop punk bands Boys Like Girls and All-American Rejects played to a sold out crowd at New York City’s Best Buy Theater. Both acts played exnpansive high octane sets filled with screaming fans, soaring guitars, and passionate vocals.
Boys Like Girls played various covers, hits from their previous albums, and tunes from... (Read more)
The seven-piece band Slightly Stoopid are set to release their seventh studio album “Top of the world” on their own label Stoopid Records. The highly anticipated album continues to explore a variety of styles with help from some of their biggest influences.
Reggae legends Barrington Levy and Don Carlos appear on tracks “Ur Love” and... (Read more)
A sold out show is a dime a dozen here in New York City yet once in a while you’ll exception to that rule. The best is when it’s a new artist and seeing them become overwhelmed at the realization of “wow this is happening”
This is how it was for Lianne La Havas last... (Read more)
Imagine Dragons truly came into their own at Irving Plaza Friday night. Seeing the band take to the sold out crowd with such force was an outstanding sight and the best part was seeing how their songs have evolved into the massive anthems they are today. After seeing the band perform at Firefly Festival earlier... (Read more)
Beirut is a band I’ve heard a lot yet hadn’t heard any of their music. I’ve always heard that there is something special about them and that seeing them live truly is an experience. The smiling faces at Rumsey Playfield on Wednesday night certainly reinforced this, especially the anticipation in the air which was literally... (Read more)
You know that feeling of when you enter a venue and know your mind is about to get fucking blown? That’s how I felt as I made my way into Music Hall of Williamsburg on Thursday night. When I entered some odd lo-fi electronic band that you’d find in an episode of Skins was playing... (Read more)
Le Guess Who? has announced the initial lineup for their 6th annual music festival taking place November 29th – December 2nd in Utrecht, a city 30 minutes outside of Amsterdam, Netherlands. Le Guess Who? is one of the leading International festivals for independent music, with this year’s lineup includingDestroyer, MONO, Julianna Barwick, F*** Buttons, Grimes, a special festival... (Read more)
Hot off the Homebake Press… Welcome to Homebake 2012: “It’s the end of the world and we know it and I feel fine” – REM. It’s a famous line from a (in)famous song and yet if only the Mayans could have chosen it as a theme for their much hyped Doomsday prophecies. And so Ladies and... (Read more)
Bloc Party played a triumphant gig at Terminal 5 last night. The band kicked off their set with single ‘Octopus’ and front-man Kele Okereke made sure that the crowd would feed off his energy. This was the bands third and final night of their residency at the three thousand capacity venue. Okereke exclaimed mid-way through... (Read more)
It’s odd when a band goes away for a long time and it’s certainly something that stirs emotions. Anticipation and passion are some of the most prominent feelings that a hiatus bring about and there was a massive abundance of both of those feelings last night at Terminal 5.
Three thousand fans lined up to... (Read more)
In a bid to back the only entry from Sierra Leone in the 2012 London Olympics, singer Janka Nabay has teamed up with fellow countryman the Brooklyn-based rapper Pupa Bajah to release a national anthem.
Hoping to will the Sierra Leonean track and field athlete Ola Sesay to victory, Nar London stands to inspire. Based... (Read more)
Seeing a band support you’re unfamiliar with supporting a band you love can be quite an experience for various reasons. It usually boils down to either enjoying what the newcomers have to offer or leaving with positive things to recollect about from their performance. Plants And Animals are an indie band from Canada who is... (Read more)
To call the inaugural Firefly Music Festival a massive success would be an understatement. Many flocked to the fields of Dover, Delaware to experience a music festival that could rival major festivals such as Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo, most certainly left fulfilled by this endeavor and seeing it all come together truly was something amazing.
Acts such... (Read more)
It was an incredibly beautiful morning at South Street Seaport last Sunday morning. French tourists filled the area and tour guides could be seen trying to get the attention of various people. On the pier a little bit north of the heart of the seaport was a massive stage that already had occupants hovering around... (Read more)
This year featured one of the biggest line-up’s for the Van’s Warped Tour. Almost every act was a hotly tipped band that has amassed a massive following throughout the past two years. This was also the first year I got to experience the festival at PNC’s Bank Arts Center and I have to say it... (Read more)
Australian-based producer/DJ Duo, Mikah Freeman and Vance Musgrove, otherwise known as The Aston Shuffle, have just released their latest “Won’t Get Lost” Mixtape with NYC-based dance label, Plant Music. This mixtape features popular house hits, steady electro pop beats, and indie dance favorites.
Earlier this year, The Aston Shuffle released their “Won’t Get Lost” EP via... (Read more)
Seeing growth stem from something you’re passionate about will certainly stir many emotions within you. The Governors Ball Music Festival is one of the events I was looking forward to last year. Mostly for its inaugural year and also because of the people putting the festival on, but most importantly I knew it would end... (Read more)
BEACH HOUSE are pleased to share details of their fourth album, Bloom. Like their previous releases it further develops their distinctive sound yet stands apart as a new piece of work.
The landscape of Bloom was largely designed on the road, between the countless sound checks and myriad experiences of two years of touring. These... (Read more)
A nice intimate gig is a massive welcome after a trip, especially after dealing with a massive venue like Bonnaroo. Nights like this are even more welcome when the band playing the show is an act that not only hasn’t been in the states for some time but has also released one of the best... (Read more)
Seeing a band you love come back after recording a record is a grand treat, but another is getting the chance to see them live. Many acts will go about this in a very calculated way but Metric are anything but a calculating band, at least in terms of being typical or standard with how... (Read more)
There truly aren’t music festivals like Bonnaroo. Sure Lollapalooza and Coachella are known for being mammoths in terms of content and performances but Bonnaroo is the only festival I’ve ever been too which felt as though it had its own community that was incredibly loyal to the festival and the simple idea of having a... (Read more)
Day three started in the afternoon for me which allowed me to relax at the campsite for a bit. It was my first time waking up to the true Tennessean sun and holy fucking shit balls! How do people deal with that every day? As I ran to the water pod to give myself a... (Read more)
Several days later and I’m still recovering from Bonnaroo, one of the best music festivals I’ve ever been to. I’ve never been to Tennessee before my adventures there last weekend but it was a trip I will certainly never forget. Me and my friend made our way to the camp grounds (Camp Dutch to be... (Read more)
Seeing a band take to America the way South African rockers The Parlotones have is something that’s quite uncommon. Not only has the band toured the states relentlessly throughout the previous year but their latest album, Journey Through The Shadows has songs that clearly showcase the bands love for America and their experiences in this... (Read more)
Everyone comes to New York City for a different reason. Whether it’d be to achieve a dream of seeing skyscrapers or party like it’s the last night on earth, the fact that you’re in the mecca of culture (in the United States at least) is a truly beautiful thing to behold. Musicians especially always come... (Read more)
New York City is famous for always providing grand events for its citizens and something which proves to be incredible is how new events are being born constantly as well. A great example of this is The Great Googa Mooga Music and Food Festival hosted by Superfly. The festival takes two major loves of the... (Read more)
On Wednesday night I headed to Bowery Ballroom for a much needed night of live music. A sold out gig at Bowery Ballroom is something that feels much more of a treat then actual work, especially when it’s a band that everyone can’t stop talking about such as Foxy Shazam.
Before I get into the... (Read more)
Belfast band – six miles north, fronted by Barry Tipping, will play Black Box Belfast on Thursday the 24th May 2012. After spending a year bolted down to record new work, the ‘Still Waiting for the Revolution’ album was completed and is due for release soon. Thursday’s gig will also see the release of a new... (Read more)
It’s always a great thing to head off to watch a band perform, but its even more of a treat when the support act ends up being more then a fitting selection to open up for one of your favorite artists. The Boxer Rebellion was very wise to choose Nashville natives Canon Blue to open... (Read more)
With the release of new album Bloom now just 4 weeks away, BEACH HOUSE have revealed another of the album’s stunning tracks – ‘Lazuli’- which is streaming on their website now. ‘Lazuli’ will be released on a very lovely blue opaque 7″ vinyl as part of Record Store Day this coming Saturday… available in all... (Read more)
I am writing this review while still aching all over my body and as the stench of sweat embeds itself into my black shirt as I yell “CURSES SHIRT!”…yep should probably go do something about that. This New York City photographer has just experienced what was quite possibly the best concert he will ever witness... (Read more)
We Are Scientists is a band that always delivers when it comes to a live show. With a grand slate of upcoming UK/European shows this summer the band decided to get their feet wet with a hometown show at the Brooklyn Bowl music venue located in well….come on now, it’s in the name.
It was... (Read more)
Musicians who don’t falter when it comes to getting into the faces of their fans while screaming their lyrics certainly leave a massive fucking impression and this turned out to be a key feature of the sets that took place at Irving Plaza on Friday night.
At The Skylines started the night with a bang... (Read more)
Something that makes people love the fuck out of a good rock n roll show is that words tend to become secondary to the sound of a guitar making as much noise as possible. Sure some banter might come from the musicians on stage between songs but for the most part rock n roll bands... (Read more)
22-year-old Swedish star Avicci is one of biggest DJ on the planet, helped by having recently headlined the world famous Ultra Festival with Madonna. On the 3rd June, Avicii will descend upon Dublin for his debut Irish performance to headline at The O2.
It had been a fantastic couple of years for Avicci, recent highlights... (Read more)
If you’re Delta Spirit, you don’t bring a trashcan lid onto your stage if you’re not going to use it, and after they finished their main set, the crowd at Webster Hall wasn’t going to let them not use it. The lid was presumably there to be used... (Read more)
July 28th and 29th sees the beginning of Catalpa Festival on Randall’s Island. The initial lineup includes The Black Keys, Snoop Dogg (performing Doggystyle LP), TV On The Radio, City and Colour, Umphrey’s McGee, The Big Pink, AraabMuzik, Felix Da Housecat & Fort Atlantic
Weekend Passes From $99.99 Tickets and further info HERE
Full... (Read more)
Beach House have released long awaited details of their fourth album, Bloom. Like their previous releases it further develops their distinctive sound yet stands apart as a new piece of work.
The landscape of Bloom was largely designed on the road, between the countless sound checks and myriad experiences of two years of touring.
With her much-anticipated debut “Child Bride” due for release late April, Hannah Cohen has just announced news of her first-ever London headline show, performing at the Vortex in Dalston in May. Hannah Cohen comes from a family of poets and musicians, broadcasters and booksellers. She left home as a teenager to travel the world working... (Read more)
Swedish “desert rock kings” Truckfighters have announced March U.S. tour dates. The highly respected trio – recently called “the best band that’s ever existed” by Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme – will kick off a two week trek on March 1 in Charlotte, NC.
The tour will hit Pittsburgh (March 2), Chicago... (Read more)
Rex Hobart and the Misery boys got together in Kansas City in the winter of 1997. Rex had come to Kansas City from small St. James, MO in 1989. He started out owning Kasnas City’s rock scene in the band Giants Chair, but had been writing and playing country songs on his own for a... (Read more)
Dex Romweber, one of the greatest icons of American music underground, is set to play two shows in New York and New Jersey. Pioneering the template for the stripped to-the-essentials guitar/drums duo format in the (should be) world famous psycho-surf-rockabilly-garage-punk combo Flat Duo Jets-so often emulated, so rarely duplicated, Dex continues his resurgence with the... (Read more)
The giant birthday balloon alien could have ruined the night, but Sharon Van Etten and company wouldn’t let that happen. The alien was centerstage throughout her encore, but the comedy of it being there couldn’t overcome Van Etten’s presence. She had already stopped the Bowery Ballroom crowd once this night, and a lurking alien wasn’t... (Read more)
Heyo Gigapers. Haley here, and as the resident Austinite here on Gigape, I thought I’d help out and make a playlist of some of the bands getting a lot of hype before this year’s SXSW. I for one am really glad I got to catch acts like The Vaccines and Foster the People at small... (Read more)
You’ve got to have balls to open your new album with a track that has a one minute thirty seven second intro. The Jane Bradfords have balls but balls need to be backed up with talent and thank the music Gods they have that in bucketful’s. The modern day Joy Division intro of Last Stop... (Read more)
“Rooms like this are where rock n roll is born!” is what Mona front-man Nick Brown shouted midway through the bands sold out set at Mercury Lounge. Sure the crowd members wearing leather jackets and the smell of beer splattered on the floor emphasized this greatly but what really made this quote ring true was... (Read more)
Founders Entertainment is excited to announce the lineup for the 2012 edition of the Governors Ball Music Festival. Expanding to two days in its second year, the festival will take place on June 23rd and 24th, providing attendees with a full weekend’s worth of good times and great music spread across two stages with no... (Read more)
Seeing a band progress is in my opinion the best part about being a music journalist. One of the bands I have seen throughout the years is O’Brother. I first encountered the band at Irving Plaza three years ago as they opened up for Biffy Clyro/Manchester Orchestra. Fast forward to now and the band has... (Read more)
Gig Ape favourites, Dublin trio The Minutes, have left a trail of destruction in their wake across the ocean. Born in Dublin in the mid-nineties, Mark Austin (Vocals, Guitar), and cousin Shane Kinsella (Drums) recruited Tom Cosgrave (Bass) to round out a trio bound together by family ties and their common love for late 70s... (Read more)
Jack’s Mannequin, Allen Stone, and Jukebox The Ghost Bring Amazing Entertainment To NYC. The first couple months of a new year tend to be a major dry spell for concerts. Gladly nobody told that to Jack’s Mannequin and they’re opening acts. I think this alone helped rise the excitement to incredible levels for the bands New... (Read more)
Austin, TX psychedelic garage rockers THE SAINT JAMES SOCIETY have signed with NYC’s Tee Pee Records and will release their self-titled debut The Saint James Society on February 7, 2012. Recorded at ATX’s Cacophony Recorders ( The Black Angels, Explosions in the Sky, Roky Erickson), the four song EP delivers electric rock music that brilliantly... (Read more)
Innovative rock duo The Violet Lights, are thrilled to announce the release of their debut EP SEX & SOUND. In support of its April release, the Los Angeles based band via Green Bay, Wisconsin will bring their fresh collection of songs full of muscular guitars and hummable hooks across the country for a 45-city North... (Read more)
Something that never gets old for a music fan is a genuinely rocking show. The smell of beer smashing on the floor as people jump up and down, the girl grabbing onto your shirt so she doesn’t fall over, and a front-man not only shouting into his mic but into the faces of the front... (Read more)
Seeing hard work pay off has to be an incredible feeling for a band, but experiencing it is something else entirely. That’s why album release shows exist in my opinion. You labor for days to record, hours to polish, and then when it’s all said and done you grab your instruments and share with the... (Read more)
Hannah Cohen comes from a family of poets and musicians, broadcasters and booksellers. She left home as a teenager to travel the world working as a model, soon finding herself in New York and becoming over the next few years something of a muse to the city’s art scene, posing for Richard Prince, Terry Richardson, David... (Read more)
Barsuk Records have announced the release of “Marathon Runner”, the debut single from Yellow Ostrich’s sophomore LP Strange Land, out March 6th. Singer/guitarist Alex Schaff described the track as focusing on “the constant need to figure out what you are and what you want to be.”
Yellow Ostrich have also confirmed a spring tour... (Read more)
Passion, inspiration and hard work are crucial to success in the modern world of music, well that, a panache for menage-a-trios and fitting into the party scene in Tel Aviv. Welcome to the world of Deadbeat Darling. Since early 2007 Deadbeat Darling frontamn Joseph King knew what he wanted to do and where he wanted to... (Read more)
Mindless Self Indulgence announce spring 2012 North American tour dates plus Tighter out now on The End Records. For over a decade, Mindless Self Indulgence, a four-member outfit based out of New York City, have been whipping crowds of eager fans in to furious riots with their heart-pounding electro-punk and death-defying stage antics. Now they’re back... (Read more)
Concerts in January tend to be hard to find, let alone a music festival. The lovely people at GlobalFest however see the month as a great time to hold their event and this idea has yet to prove them wrong. For those reading who are unfamiliar with what GlobalFest is; it is an annual festival... (Read more)
Italian techno stars Dadub (Daniele Antezza and Giovanni Conti) are getting ready to release their new vinyl EP and are also set to make their debut on the shores of America at the National Underground on Friday 13th January. The show is run by New York promoter Erratic and has other acts confirmed to... (Read more)
2011, seeing the release of their debut LP and a national tour, was a good year for Country Mice. Ending the year with Twister featuring on a number of Best of Lists, the foursome are starting 2012 of with a headlining show at Mercury Lounge, joined by Cuckoo Chaos & Fabric, next Friday. This is... (Read more)
After seeing their show earlier this year (read HERE) it was clear to me Me Talk Pretty was not only a talented band to watch performing live but also a band that clearly enjoyed what they were doing. They’re headlining show at The Gramercy Theater received a great turn out of friends and fans... (Read more)
For months the buzz surrounding Gary Clark Jr. has been building: he’s amazing, he’s the next great guitarist, you have to see him to believe it. Well, I’ve now seen him, and I do believe it.
Standing on a stage with framed photos from classic Rolling Stone covers... (Read more)
Out December 13th, a precursor to her forthcoming full-length on Barsuk Records, this 7″ showcases the title track of said album, La Grande. The single includes a non-album track on its B-side, a haunting rendition of the Leadbelly classic “In The Pines”.
Side A – La Grande (album version)
Side... (Read more)
One month after ending their 2011 tour in New York, Deer Tick will be returning to ring in 2012 at Brooklyn Bowl.With doors opening at 6 PM and the show starting at 8, what can be expected of Deer Tick? If their end-of-tour show at Webster Hall was any indication, you can probably expect a... (Read more)
Washington DC-based quartet Deletes Scenes have announced a set of fall tour dates with Jukebox the Ghost and The Spinto Band including two December sets in NYC. They will perform behind their sophomore full-length, Young People’s Church of the Air, an experimental patchwork of 80′s pop, R&B, surf rock, dark funk, and Go-Go. The new... (Read more)
Young Buffalo are Jim Barrett & Ben Yarbrough. Earlier this year the band released their EP, Young Von Prettylips, on Cantora records. The EP highlights the bands ability to create a sound that straddles the line between pop’s melodic heart and rock’s chaotic edge. Since the release the band have been out on the road... (Read more)
With the crowd chanting for “One More Song,” all S of So frontman Liam Finn could do was say “We’ve played everything we have!” The band, and the four others at the Knitting Factory last night, had only formed twelve hours earlier as part of Brooklyn’s second Rock... (Read more)
Straight out of Stockholm, Sweden, electro-pop group Lo-Fi-Fnk have returned stateside for a fall North American tour including stops in NYC, Chicago, and Mexico along the way. Sharing the stage with Architecture in Helsinki and DOM the band will continue to perfom behind their sophomore full-length, The Last Summer, the follow up to their well... (Read more)
When Dex Romweber plays the guitar, you don’t hear it so much as it reaches back and stimulates something the lizard part of your brain. The Meat Puppets bring something else entirely to the stage: a sense of fame-charred revival.
Romweber, who first gained fame as one half of the... (Read more)
Never Shout Never new album Time Travel out now plus new UK and Ireland tour dates also confirmed.
With 2.5 million Facebook fans and over 157 million plays at MySpace, Never Shout Never – the 20-year-old Missourian Christofer Drew – already has a huge fanbase behind him as proven when readers of Alternative Press named... (Read more)
EAGLE CLAW is an explosive, unbridled force. Possessing an uncanny songwriting sense, fearless innovation, unparalleled technical ability and a bottomless pool of raw talent and creativity, the Austin-based “InstruMETAL” quartet is inarguably one of the “Live Music Capital of the World”‘s most exciting new bands.
This Friday, October 14, EAGLE CLAW will launch a U.S.... (Read more)
NYC trio Cookies has released a brand new single and video for their song “Wilderness Tips” The song title was taken from a Margaret Atwood book Ben saw someone reading on the train.
Directed by the ever-talented Wyeth Hansen (who has directed all of the band’s videos including the most recent “Summer Jam”), the video... (Read more)
On October 22 in New York City, Hip-hop and hardcore will converge on a grand scale at True Till Def. Hosted at Andrew W.K’s Santos Party House in downtown Manhattan, this free with RSVP event will showcase iconic and emerging, legendary and buzzy hardcore and hip-hop acts together under one roof. True Till Def is presented... (Read more)
Extreme metal band The Fucking Wrath will kick off a U.S. headlining tour on October 7 in its hometown of Ventura, CA. Touring in support of their brand new album Valley of the Serpent’s Soul (released September 27 on Tee Pee Records), TxFxW will lay waste to stages across the country through early November. The... (Read more)
Tristen is pleased to announce her upcoming tour dates, including an appearance at CMJ 2011 and December gigs with Justin Townes Earle. Since the release of her critically acclaimed album Charlatans At the Garden Gate this past spring, Tristen has been on tour non-stop, playing clubs and making festival appearances including her Bonnaroo debut, where... (Read more)
There are infinite songs about relationships, and certainly music can take love to a new, magical level when presented with the right song and the right people. But rarely do we come across an interplay of music and love as symbiotic–as desperately codependent–as it does in the work of debut indie outfit The Echo-Friendly. The... (Read more)
Portland-based dream-pop group Radiation City have announced a second run of national tour dates in support of their recently released debut, The Hands That Take You, available now through Tender Loving Empire (Typhoon, Loch Lomond). The quartet will weave through the Midwest and return to NYC for several anticipated sets at this year’s CMJ Music... (Read more)
CMJ 2011 is coming to New York and the excitment can already be felt amongst music fans. For those of you who are unfamiliar with CMJ than allow me to explain, CMJ is short for College Music Journal and is a week (roughly) long festival which takes place in New York City, kind of a similar... (Read more)
The folks behind the 2011 edition of the CMJ Music Marathon have seemingly raised a clarion call for every band you may have heard of to swarm upon New York for five days in October.
From October 18-22 there will be roughly1,300 live performances in over 80 locations in New York. While it... (Read more)
On Thursday evening Two Door Cinema Club played their second headlining show at New York City’s Terminal 5. The band have been touring in support of their debut album, Tourist History since it’s release last February (of 2010 to be exact) and after seeing them four times I can honestly say that Two Door Cinema... (Read more)
Its been a good week for Scottish Ska band Bombskare….supporting the legendary Toots and The Maytals at one of Scotland’s finest venues and also picking up Punk Recording of The Year award for their album A Fistful Of Dynamite at The Scottish New Music Awards…. A strange one that but still it is an award…... (Read more)
Last week’s hurricane scare caused the citizens of New York City to go in frenzy. People shopped to overstock their houses with food, filled cups with water, and those who had no choice evacuated off the island. Seeing such fear would usually make most tourists follow suit but the band members of Saint Motel simply... (Read more)
Seeing a venue getting converted into something else is quite incredible. Last Friday evening I and 3,000 other people got to witness this at Terminal 5 as the venue was changed from a music venue into a dance club.
The show was SOLD OUT and Bag Raider’s were on support sampling tracks at the helm... (Read more)
The Subways a rock trio from Hertfordshire, United Kingdom who are gearing up to release their third album, Money and Celebrity this September. After touring with bands such as Ash, The Strokes, Taking Back Sunday and opening for rock legends such as Foo Fighters and AC/DC the band have returned to the studio after the successful release... (Read more)
Örebro, Sweden fuzz frontrunners TRUCKFIGHTERS have announced their first ever U.S. tour dates in celebration of the band’s tenth anniversary. The highly respected trio – recently called “the best band that’s ever existed” by QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE frontman Josh Homme – will kick off the U.S. trek on July 13 in Providence, RI. The... (Read more)
There are infinite songs about relationships, and certainly music can take love to a new, magical level when presented with the right song and the right people. But rarely do we come across an interplay of music and love as symbiotic–as desperately codependent–as it does in the work of debut indie outfit The Echo-Friendly.(Read more)
Savoir Adore from Play Escape From New York in August 7th with Mates Of State, Of Montreal & Reptar.Savoir Adore are very excited to announce they will be playing Escape To New York Festival in Southampton, NY August 5th – 7th.
Escape to New York is a special event unlike anything the east coast has... (Read more)
Don’t worry, it was welcomed stalking.
Over the past half a year, I’ve had a lot of fun following Biffy Clyro around the globe (though mostly around the United States). So think of this post as sort of a tour diary.
I went to all of the following shows:
9/11/2010 Wembley Stadium, London, UK (with... (Read more)
Radical Dads Record Release Party will take place on June 16th At Union Pool With Pursesnatchers & Hospitality.They will play Northside Festival, June 18th.Mega Rama out June 14th On Uninhabitable Mansions.Radical Dads was founded in 2008 along the banks of the Gowanus Canal. Lindsay Baker sings and plays the guitar. Robbie Guertin (Clap Your Hands... (Read more)
“THIS IS NO BRIDGET JONES!” could certainly be heard from the pedestrians of Delancy street on Tuesday May 31st. I would assume that to an unexpected person hearing that being shouted in a unison of over three hundred people that a dire sense of caution would begin to crawl over their consciousness but to a... (Read more)
Something that becomes difficult for bands that come out of New York City is a mixture of interesting obstacles. Not only does a band have to be talented but they also have to sound good, a feat that’s way easier said than done. Luckily for The Dig they never have to worry about this problem.... (Read more)
YVETTE set to plays 2 New York Shows, May 15th At Death By Audio With Soft Circle & May 25th At Death By Audio.Yvette 7″ Out Now! YVETTE represents a unique brand of loud music, imposing structure upon noise and yielding songs that can only be described as frenzied, explosive, and pummeling.
Noah Kardos-Fein and Rick... (Read more)
Founders Entertainment is thrilled to announce the addition of Brooklyn based hip hop trio Das Racist to the lineup for the June 18th Governors Ball Music Festival. Taking place on Governors Island in NYC, the Governors Ball is also upping the ante for summer music festival fun by incorporating an exciting list of activities into... (Read more)
Following the cancellation due to illness of their Paddy’s Day show in Dublin, HERCULES & LOVE AFFAIR have announced a rescheduled date for early June.The New York disco royalty are set to play a full live show at THE BUTTON FACTORY on Friday 10th June, following the release of their long awaited second album “Blue... (Read more)
Clare’s Rounder Records debut album, SILVER AND ASH, has received a tremendous amount of attention including features in Billboard Magazine, The New Yorker, The New York Times, and on NPR’s Weekend Edition. Clare also recently performed on the NBC’s late night TV program “Last Call with Carson Daly”: click video above to view
The album... (Read more)
The Parklife Weekender 2011 announces Chase & Status as first headliner.More time, more stages and more talent for year two Sat 11th & Sun 12th June 2011 Platt Fields, Manchester!The Parklife Weekender 2011 confirms a dazzling line up across an increased seven arenas hosted by different friends and partners each day. Expect drum... (Read more)
Minneapolis, Minnesota’s Swimming With Dolphins will release their debut album, Water Colours, on May 17 via Tooth & Nail. The ambient synth-pop singer/songwriter, Austin Tofte, formally of Owl City, is currently on tour with Family Force 5 in support of the compelling disc, which was greatly inspired by the ocean and fond childhood memories of... (Read more)
Australian rock band Sick Puppies made they’re way into New York City on March 24th. The anticipation was high amongst their fans for a stellar performance.The band to get the crowd going first was Me Talk Pretty, a four piece rock pop band from the very city they were playing in that night.
Frontwoman Uliana... (Read more)
Locksley are a four-piece rock band out of Madison, WI who now call New York City home. Over the past few years as an unsigned act, they’ve built up an impressive list of accomplishments. Among those are sales of over 60,000 albums worldwide, playing as the backing band for Kinks legend Ray Davies, performing on... (Read more)
A lot of artists would tell you that playing a gig on Monday evening is either shows two things: That you have a strong fan base or that you (the artist or most likely your management) are completely stupid. Luckily for KT Tunstall no one would ever dream of putting her in the latter after... (Read more)
Sam Halliday from Northern Irish band Two Door Cinema Club takes some time out from the busy schedule of potential world dominance to speak to GigApes Ken Grand-Pierre about At the Drive In,60’s pop videos and a record called Frengers!
Gigape: Do you remember what experience you had that made you decide you wanted to... (Read more)
When it comes to judging musicians these days I can honestly say that 90% of the time my final judgment rests on the live performance. To me a musician cannot be great or even competent unless they can perform live. Prior to the approaching date of Joe Satriani’s NYC show I would watch live videos... (Read more)
A show which promises to be dark and atmospheric is something that’s not often easy to find. Mix that in with a venue I’ve never been to before and my excitement levels go off the roof.
I am talking about Interpol headlining Radio City Music Hall, a glorious venue which can make a man of... (Read more)
Before we go into this review I want to take this moment to congratulate Biffy Clyro for selling out the biggest venue of their North American tour!
A feat considered a massive achievement for the band that’s amassed a massive crowd at Reading and Leeds Festival and playing Wembly in support of Muse later in... (Read more)
This is a band I have been waiting all year to see. Every fellow music lover and photographer in the UK has done nothing but praise their catchy tunes, the stage presence filled with confidence and fun, and also the uncontainable energy in which they play in. I am of course talking about The Joy... (Read more)
I missed seeing Enter Shikari live last time they came to NYC due to illness, so imagine my excitement upon having the chance to see them live! I’m not a fan of hardcore music (more into what a friend calls “NME bands”) but something that impressed me with Shikari and they’re 2009 release Common Dreads was their... (Read more)
Neil will now play 3 dates at London’s O2 with the extra date being on Wednesday 13th July. Tickets for the extra date go on sale tomorrow, Thursday 7th April at 9am from www.livenation.co.uk
Neil Diamond will play the LG Arena Birmingham on June 28 and 30, an outdoor show at Glasgow’s Hampden... (Read more)
Fans of Swedish rockers had no idea what to expect from the support for the bands sold out NYC gig.
The support slot was won by Californian female rapper k.flay. With a touch of aggressiveness and sincerity throughout her forty five minute set something happened that rarely does at NYC shows, the crowd were completely... (Read more)
Australian rock band Sick Puppies made they’re way into New York City on March 24th. The anticipation was high amongst their fans for a stellar performance.
The band to get the crowd going first was Me Talk Pretty, a four piece rock pop band from the very city they were playing in that night.
Frontwoman Uliana Preotu’s excitement... (Read more)
The Parisian synth-pop four-piece released a digital mixtape and now they’re touring the US on their way to SXSW with their unique space-disco European-chic music.Chateau Marmont will be making their North American touring debut down to this year’s SXSW, with stops in Chicago, NYC and Canada along the way. In support of their upcoming dates they’ve... (Read more)
Rather than muddling his music’s disparate take on the world around him, attempting to intertwine songs written under different circumstances and in different frames of mind, Rathborne decided to offer audiences his ideal window into his headscape – two EPs, each unique in their own right, as one album.
Dog Years EP embraces Rathborne’s more... (Read more)
The Joy Formidable End US Tour in NYC.This is a band I have been waiting all year to see. Every fellow music lover and photographer in the UK has done nothing but praise their catchy tunes, the stage presence filled with confidence and fun, and also the uncontainable energy in which they play in. I... (Read more)