Live

Nicolas Jaar @ subMercer, SoHo

Courtesy: Charles Roussel of One Night Shot Coming off the heels of his latest EP, Don’t Break My Love, all members of Nicolas Jaar’s Clown and Sunset imprint converged on Lower Manhattan from St. Petersburg, Paris, Montreal and Providence, Rhode Island for a secret show in the basement of a hotel in SoHo, aptly named […]

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Deer Tick @ The Echo Los Angeles 11.1.11

About half way through their cross-country tour, Rhode Island band Deer Tick stopped in Los Angeles Tuesday night to play the Echoplex. While the audience waited for McCauley and co to take the stage, you could sense that the crowd was battling some post-Halloween delirium. But all that changed when Deer Tick filled the room […]

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The Stepkids @ The Echo Los Angeles 10.29.11

Los Angeles’s independent Stones Throw Records already packs a powerful roster of musicians including founder Peanut Butter Wolf, the eclectic Jonti, and of course the mastermind Madlib. Initially, and especially for hip hop fans, The Stepkids do not sound like the expected addition to the label, but, if you look under the hood, and pull […]

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Ryan Adams @ The Largo 10.09.11

I need to preface this article by saying this is less of a live show  review and more of a commentary with my relationship to the music of Ryan Adams.  Despite everything that has been said about the history of Adams, his musical output, and so-called artistic wrong turns; Ryan Adams is the reason I […]

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Neon Indian @ The Bootleg Theater

We caught the Alan Palomo project Neon Indian last week at The Bootleg Theater, by far one of LA’s coolest, upcoming venues. In upbeat, 8-bit spirit, they put on a heck of a show, getting the kids on their feet and moving. Our gifted photographer Paley Fairman was able to pick up some of the […]

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Radiohead @ Roseland Ballroom

Radiohead performed last night at the Roseland Ballroom in Midtown Manhattan for the second of their two impromptu concerts in New York City.  David Kennedy (Pearson Sound / Ramadanman), Falty DL and Four Tet opened up for the Oxfordshire outfit. Former Portishead session drummer Clive Deamer rejoined the band on stage – following a string […]

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Fleet Foxes @ Williamsburg Waterfront

If I count the dozens of times I have listened to the numerous NPR recordings of Fleet Foxes’ shows – in Austin, at the Newport Folk Festival and in Washington D.C. – I might have thought that I had an idea of what their performance at the Williamsburg Waterfront on Saturday would  be like.  My […]

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Live // The National @ The Hollywood Bowl 9.11.11

As if The National’s shows are not heavy enough on their own accord, the Brooklyn-based band happened to share their night at the Hollywood Bowl with the tenth anniversary of September 11th earlier this week – a benchmark that seems to have come too soon. Now I’m not about to give a detailed walkthrough of […]

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TV On The Radio @ Williamsburg Waterfront

In another incarnation, this publication was known as All Things That Rock and although it has been nearly 5 years since we first were introduced to TV On A Radio in a big way, the Brooklyn-based band ceases to amaze. After seeing them perform the Saturday of the 2009 version of Coachella, and being a […]

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