From Big Ass Lens: Of all the indie bands we bumped hard in our high school and college days, The Dismemberment Plan still get knock in my stereo. They’re one of the few bands whose development is so finely traceable and their sound so consistently matured from record to record that I often wonder how […]
On a brick ass night on Kent Ave last week, we found a surplus of warmth at the always excessively hot Saudi sweatbox known as Glasslands Gallery, where we caught Kentucky native Idiot Glee perform his last NYC show of the year. We haven’t heard anything quite like Idiot Glee, the solo project of Lexington […]
Last Wednesday, while most of you crowded your ways onto packed trains and subjected yourself to unpleasant Homeland Security “enhanced” patdowns, the crew at Big Ass Lens spent the day soundchecking and chatting with Jose Gonzales and his longtime band, Junip. The result is this 5 1/2 minute profile of the band, which includes footage […]
Tame Impala played the first of two sold out shows in Manhattan last night, and Big Ass Lens was there to watch them catch wreck. Check out a video from this show of their single, “Solitude is Bliss”, a polite and tightly packaged monster of a track which we captured in glorious BAL goodness. All […]
BAL caught up with the uber-talented and super friendly Marnie Stern during her breakneck 7 show marathon at CMJ, where she granted us an on-camera interview and access to several of the shows she played at. What emerged was a portrait of tireless ambition, perspicacity, and dedication to a craft – one which she has […]
What better way to counter your Monday morning misery, than to catch some fresh and exclusive footage of Deerhunter playing in Manhattan last Friday? Probably one of the most hyped bands nowadays, Deerhunter have been cleaning up with monster critical acclaim from their latest album Halcyon Digest. Those lucky enough to get into the sold […]
Miss last week’s Menomena show at Webster Hall? Probably not the wisest decision – this Portland based art rock trio put on quite the live gig, but rarely play in the Big Apple. It’s straight though, Freewilly and Big Ass Lens documented the experience on video, providing the next best thing to seeing them live. […]
Somehow we dodged the rain and managed to see a great show from our favorite Scottish band, their first show in the U.S. since 2006. Here’s the encore. More at Big Ass Lens
Pavement played the first of many NYC reunion shows last night on the Williamsburg Waterfront, and Big Ass Lens was there to capture and document the experience. The band played material spanning their entire career, including “Unfair”, the video above. Lots more footage, including a 4 song mega mix, and review of the show over […]
Can’t front on the freeness! One of our favorite up and coming bands, Grandfather, are making it easy on our wallets this weekend. On Saturday evening they’ll release their Steve Albini engineered debut, Why I’d Try, with a free album release show at Cameo Gallery at the Lovin Cup Cafe on North 6th street.
Their debut LP has been getting major drop on the BAL record player. These New Yorkers create dynamic, intense and violent psychedelic rock. Their album is available for free on their website, grandfathermusic.com, and handmade CDs and vinyl will be for sale at the show.
Should make for a proper, free evening – doors at 10:30, band at 11 sharp.
Big Ass Lens captured the band at the Knitting Factory a few months back, video after the jump.