It’s going to be a cold weekend, but it’s also going to be a long one so try to get out there and enjoy yourselves. Like above-freezing-temperatures, I’ll practice brevity. 5) Kleenex Girl Wonder, Wild White, Black River Manifesto at Silent Barn Billed as a “post-love fest” for Sunday, you can get your jangle on at […]
Congratulations, everyone, we survived another week. Yeah, great, go us. In a bid to winnow the abominable chasm of nihilism from the wonderful glee of aural orgasm, here are some recommendations for the weekend.
The term “post-punk” is almost as nauseatingly ubiquitous as saying “indie”, but language is descriptive and lazy-usage aside, post-punk is going to land you smack bang into Viet Cong-territory. The Canadian 4-piece arrive on a wave of expectation due to their outstanding self-titled album that has just been released; Mercury Lounge is suitably packed to […]
With almost the entire city having a “snow” day on Tuesday, the feel of the week is skewed. Thursday feels like Tuesday, which will feel pretty good when the realisation hits. Here are some ideas for the impending weekend that don’t involve watching oversized men throwing a ball around for about 3 seconds then taking […]
I’ll be taking over this column from Coleman, who has admirably been handing you better plans than you had for the weekend for quite some time now. Your ears might get a bit more of a break from time to time (please, always bring earplugs), but as someone who goes to 150-odd shows a year, […]
One of Glasgow’s finest, The Vaselines, had fans swaying during their songs and in stitches between at The Bell House on Friday night. The once fairly enigmatic band have been going more steady since 2008 and released their third full-length record, V For Vaslines, last year. The album is packed with their customarily catchy tunes and two-part vocal harmonies; […]
After the 2014 massacre which saw the loss of Death By Audio, 285 Kent, Glasslands and many more, Cake Shop is now my favourite concert venue in New York. With good sound, a welcoming vibe and mercifully bad phone reception downstairs which means less people disappearing up their own devices, there’s just always been something […]
Death By Audio hosted its last ever show on the 22nd of November with the final set being played by Lightning Bolt, we have some great video from the final two nights below. As the saying goes, you don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone, but for some, Vice media paved paradise to put […]
La Hell Gang recently signed to Brooklyn’s Mexican Summer label and played their first ever US show on Wednesday night at Glasslands. Having followed Chilean pyschedelic rock extensively over the last couple of years, it is always a rare but essential opportunity when a band rolls in to town. Given that La Hell Gang’s new album, Thru Me […]
Jane’s Addiction headlined the CBGB festival this weekend in Times Square, which also included the legitimately legendary, Devo. I squeezed in to a packed crowd for Devo’s 4:30pm set before heading off to see Jeff the Brotherhood and Diarrhea Planet at Death By Audio. We have full video sets from both bands below, courtesy of (((unartig))).