Brooklyn-based synthpop duo Holy Ghost! have unveiled their new music video for their new song “Dumb Disco Ideas.” The new track is taken from the band’s upcoming sophomore album, Dynamics, which will be released this fall. Dynamics will be the follow-up to the group’s well recieved self-titled debut album which was released in 2011 and... (Read more)
Merge Records is excited to release a brand new single from Swedish pop maestros, Shout Out Louds, new record, Optica, set for a February 26 release. The new single, Illusions, can be heard via the band’s Soundcloud page.
The Line of Best Fit describes Illusions, saying that the song ” is... (Read more)
Los Angeles-based quintet Milo Greene will tour the U.S. this spring, playing a mixture of headline dates and shows with Stars, including two nights at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY (March 8 & 9). See below for itinerary.
Barsuk Records is thrilled to unleash Menomena’s video for “Plumage,” off their new album Moms. Pitchfork premiered the video, deeming it “a very strange mexican standoff…ridiculous and awesome.” The video, available below, was directed by Trevor McMahan, who described the clip as “the ultimate illustration of the beautiful conflict in the band’s music – that aural struggle... (Read more)
The 5th Annual Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival (BEMF) comes to the heart of Williamsburg for a multi-night, multi-venue takeover on November 9 and 10, 2012. Taking place across Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn Bowl, Public Assembly, Glasslands, Cameo and The Villain Loft; BEMF will premiere the most talked about and about-to-break talents in electronic music... (Read more)
Barsuk Records is excited to release Menomena’s new album Moms, out today. The full album is currently streaming below!! Moms is the Portland-based band’s fifth album, and their first as a duo. Next week, the band will begin their fall headlining tour, which features support from PVT. The tour will be followed by a European tour with... (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)
Besides being a signature song for Suckers, “It Gets Your Body Movin’” is a mission statement for the band as well. Ever since coalescing in Brooklyn four years ago, they’ve been restless experimenters, thriving on creative momentum.
And while the trio’s just-completed sophomore album Candy Salad, out now on Frenchkiss, is a remarkable progression from... (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)
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)
90s indie-rock quartet Braid have announced their upcoming Summer headline tour. The upcoming tour will begin on Tuesday, August 7 in Cleveland, OH, and culminate in a performance at Slim’s in San Francisco, CA, on Sunday, August 19. The tour will also be visiting Philadelphia, PA, New York City, Boston, MA and West Hollywood, CA.
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)
Most bands who are supporting a group such as The Horrors would probably find the task a daunting one. I mean how do you keep a crowd who are hungry for a band like The Horrors, a band who blend quick guitar chords with ambient shoegazing tones that have made most consider them a must-see... (Read more)
The Cribs are one of the best live acts out there and on Friday night, (the 13th no less!) the occupants of Music Hall of Williamsburg got to experience this opinion transformeditself into a solidified fact.
The first act of the night was a group called Skaters, a local band that perfectly suited the shift... (Read more)
Death Grips are commencing a tour in North America before heading to Europe and Britain, in support of their new album The Money Store. The new album is the first of two the guys have promised us this year. On April 13th, the band will release the video for “I’ve Seen Footage” off The Money... (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)
The Lumineers begin their tour tonight in San Diego, CA. The self-titled debut album will see release on April 3 through Dualtone.The Lumineers were formed by Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites in New York. Their story begins in 2002, the year Jeremiah’s brother and Wesley’s long-time best friend, Josh, died from a drug overdose at... (Read more)
Craig Finn was like Shrek tonight: he just kept peeling back layers. Already apart from his bandmates in The Hold Steady, Finn eventually peeled back his backing band as well until it was just him and his guitar standing in a spotlight on the stage. Why all the... (Read more)
The Cribs have announced the arrival of a brand new single. Lifted from the forthcoming album, In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull, ’Come On, Be A No-One’ has already proven to be a new highlight in the band’s ever expansive live set and sees The Cribs having reverted back to trio status in confident... (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)
The Cribs are set to release their fifth album in May. Entitled In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull, the album marks a return to their classic three-piece status.Recorded in upstate New York courtesy of Dave Fridmann’s Tarbox Road studio with Fridmann at the controls, a short self produced session at London’s Abbey Road and a few... (Read more)
The Boxer Rebellion announce upcoming Spring North American headline tour. Beginning on Friday, April 6, in Tucson, AZ, at Club Congress, the tour will take in nights at notable venues across the U.S. and Canada such as The Parish in Austin, TX, on Tuesday, April 10, Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY, on Friday,... (Read more)
Disclaimer: Welcome to the first edition of my band of the month. Each month I’ll be featuring one band whose either coming through New York City and/or releasing an album that just has to be heard. What set’s this apart from other band exclusives is that these pieces will be combined with live reviews as... (Read more)
You can’t go wrong with an $8 gig, especially when $1 of the proceeds are being donated to Toys For Tots, but what makes a gig like this a must see/hear experience is the fact that the headliner is Anna Calvi.
More like was due to the fact the gig took place last night at... (Read more)
London four-piece Veronica Falls play pop that mixes sweetness and light with dissonance and darkness. “We love bands like Beat Happening, Velvet Underground, Galaxie 500 and Felt, but we also love over-emotionalism”, says drummer Patrick Doyle. “We all originally bonded over the sinister sides to love songs from the 50’s and 60’s.”
CMJ 2011:Day 5 – Emmy The Great, Purity Ring, We Are Scientists, GuienaFowl, and Bearstronaut. Saturday was the last day of CMJ. I experienced a lot of amazing performances during the course of the festival yet I think I can say that Saturday will always remain a special day for me as it turned to a... (Read more)
Talking about Detroit in 1975, Bobby Hackney of Death said that they didn’t have names for punk, rock, funk, hardcore or anything other subgenre. They simply called what they played “hard driving rock and roll.” You could almost say a similar sentiment applies to the CMJ Music Marathon and Film... (Read more)
The woman in the panda outfit kept saying to me “I want you to film this… I want you to film this.” It was the homecoming show of D Generation’s reunion tour and she expected the crowd to erupt into a giant mosh pit, which might cause her... (Read more)
I mentioned in my review of The Parlotones show a couple months a go how a massive European band coming here to the states was always special, this also applied to Bombay Bicycle Club’s return to the states and on the night of their first show on their return at Music Hall of Williamsburg.
Any concert goer in New York City will tell you about the crowds. On average you’ll hear stories about crowd surfers and venues where even the walls began to sweat! But on average you’ll usually hear about the two to five girls dancing and a sold out venue filled with people simply standing.
Cymbals Eat Guitars released their debut album Why There Are Mountains in 2009, receiving a response that far exceeded the band’s expectations. Two years have gone by since that early hype cycle began, and a lot has changed. Half of the musicians that played on Why There Are Mountains came and went before major touring... (Read more)
Ryan and Sara met Don at a show at Melvin’s, a bar on St. Claude in the Marigny neighborhood of New Orleans. Ryan and Sara had just begun writing and recording songs together on an old 4-track with a mic hanging from the blade of a ceiling fan in the middle of that stifling sweaty... (Read more)
The seeds of New Moods sprouted a couple years ago in small house on the outskirts of Bushwick. After hours of overhearing his housemate artist/vocalist Billy Jones (Other Passengers) feverishly writing and recording rough demos for a solo project, producer/engineer Sean Maffucci (Icewater Scandal) was quickly inspired to get involved. Having spent the better part... (Read more)
Standing at the front of Music Hall of Williamsburg stage on Thursday evening ensured I would see The Raveonettes in action first hand. This was a band that has caught my interest through various facebook murmurs I would notice amongst my peers and colleagues. The main consensus that was going around was that they band... (Read more)
Northside Festival is thrilled to announce that Guided By Voices will headline the McCarren Park Stage on Saturday, June 18, with Wavves set to support.Individual tickets to the all-ages show are available for $30 advance / $35 day of the show.
Last month, Northside confirmed that Beirut would be returning to their adopted hometown to headline McCarren Park on Friday, June... (Read more)
Shilpa Ray And Her Happy Hookers have no plans of slowing down this spring. Following their current cross country run with legendary Japanese psych rockers Acid Mothers Temple, they immediately continue on with experimental Philly band Man Man for upcoming dates that run from the end of April until June 3rd in Washington, DC. The... (Read more)
Since its unveiling last week, Peter Bjorn and John’s sixth album Gimme Some has found praise flowing in from all corners.The trio performed Gimme Some’s first single “Second Chance” on Conan back in January, and once again in March on The Tonight Show (this time, however accompanied by a bearded, gong-playing mystery man.)
Click on the TV button above to see the exclusive video from Memphis!Here Comes A City was written and recorded over the past four years in five different cities across North America. The album title is both a nod to their heros, The Go Betweens, but also indicative of both their nomadic lifestyles. Elements of other... (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)
Recently The Get Up Kids stopped by the Music Hall of Williamsburg to support the release of their new album “There Are Rules”. This is the first recording from the Kansas City, MI band in over 6 years. The show started with Brooklyn natives Brian Bonz and The Miniature Tigers.