Video: Mobb Deep played Queensbridge Park last night

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The iconic 90s group played an hour-long set last night to a huge crowd — we estimate 8,000 to 10,000 fans attended. The free show was sponsored by Summerstage. See the closing moments of their set below: [Read more...]

Dinosaur jr. headlined 4 Knots Festival

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The Village Voice’s annual 4 Knots Music Festival drew thousands of spectators to the South Street Seaport yesterday. Split over 2 stages, the event was graced with the most beautiful weather. We got there just in time to bring you some impressions from Dinosaur jr.‘s, Mac Demarco‘s, Those Darlings‘ and Viet Cong‘s sets. Sorry for the poor audio quality of Demarco’s clip. The sound volume was generally very low and apparently it is true that in 2014 nobody pays attention to the bands on stage anymore but just chatters the day away. On the VIP ship docked right next to the stage, the twenty somethings seemed more concerned with ‘gittin some’ than with what the artists had to offer. Anyway, Dinosaur jr. destroyed as expected, low sound volume or not.

Dinosaur jr. – Freak Scene

Dinosaur Jr. – In A Jar

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INFEST played first ever New York City show

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Last night, hardcore power violence progenitors INFEST brought their re-united ruckus to the intimate 4 walls of The Acheron in East Williamsburg. It was the band’s first ever appearance in New York City since their scheduled show with Born Against and Rorschach at Abc No Rio in 1991 never came to fruition. They will do it again tonight at the much bigger Wick around the corner from last night’s shenanigans. The show is sold out but you can watch their NYC debut in full here on Freewilliamsburg.

INFEST at The Acheron

White Lung played Saint Vitus

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Canadian Punks White Lung celebrated the release of their new Domino Records released album “Deep Fantasy” with a sold out show at Saint Vitus the other night. Watch the whole thing below:

Merchandise are here

Recent 4AD signing Merchandise played Glasslands and Saint Vitus over the weekend. You have another chance to catch the Floridian 80′s style shoe gaze-psych-weirdos on Wednesday 6/25 at the Nothing Changes party at Home Sweet Home (131 Chrystie Street in Manhattan). Doors for that show are at 10pm. The band goes on at midnight. Check out their latest promo video below as well as their full set from Saint Vitus.

Merchandise at Saint Vitus

Merchandise – Little Killer

Pallbearer debuted new material at Northside Festival

Doom greats Pallbearer headlined the Show No Mercy Northside Festival Showcase at Club Europa last night and offered a first look into their upcoming album. Half of their hourlong set was made up of new cuts, one of which you can stream below. The sound is a bit rough, apologies for that.

Pallbearer – Foundations of Burden

Free House of Vans shows kicked off last night

Charles Bradley, Mac Demarco and Benjamin Booker rang in the free summer parties at House of Vans last night. As always, the Williamsburg warehouse was packed to the gills, free beer flowing all night. In what seemed to be more of a co-headlining arrangement, Demarco and Barkely both played hourlong sets to equally enthusiastic crowds. Snippets of all performances are below.

Charles Bradley at House of Vans

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Pissed Jeans covered Agnostic Front

Summer is finally here, so are the season’s free shows. Union Pool hosts a series called Summer Thunder in their courtyard on the patio, typically during the afternoon on Saturdays. Yesterday, Cold Fronts from Philly and Sub Pop’s Pissed Jeans delivered some sunbathing jams, including a cover of Agnostic Front’s classic “Victim in Pain”.

Pissed Jeans at Union Pool

Cold Fronts at Union Pool