Happy labour day weekend everyone. While many may be fleeing the city for a break, those of us who remain can enjoy a little more elbow room for a few days, and you can enjoy some excellent shows while you’re at it.
I really don’t have anything useful to say for an intro, but fortunately I do have five very useful recommendations for you all this weekend.
Letterman’s favorite band returned to his show last night with a new song, dedicating the performance to their home town, Baltimore. “This song goes out to the people of Baltimore,” their lead singer Samuel T. Herring said. “Let us not discount their voices.”
As their secret set during Death By Audio’s final week was well worth the freezing cold wait around the block, so too was the freezing cold walk to Terminal 5 for Future Island’s second sold out show this past Friday. The sheer charisma and dedication of the band, specifically lead singer Samuel T Herring, is […]
5) !!! at Union Pool While dance punk faded as fast you’d expect something called dance punk to fade, a few solid bands survived the fallout, including !!! (pronounced Chk Chk Chk), who recently announced an impromptu four-night stand at Union Pool. Saturday marks the close of that run, and is a must-see for any […]
Photo via BK Mag 2014 will be a year bookended by loss in Williamsburg. When 285 Kent closed its doors in January, it was like a shotgun blast through the heart of the local music community. While it was true that Williamsburg had been condofying for years, and spots like Monster Island, Secret Project Robot, […]
Far too many words have been written about the idiocy of “indie rock” as a genre, but most would concede to the term’s utility in defining acts as varied as Vampire Weekend and Deerhunter over the past decade or so. Such broad-scoped categorization is as trite and banal as “alternative rock” was in the mid-to-late […]
Last night was the penultimate House of Vans show of 2014. Headliner Future Islands brought out the devoted fans and they delivered an energized performance that demonstrated why their live shows have become viral YouTube hits. Frontman Samuel T. Herring had the crowd moving with his bizarro dance moves and schizophrenic Death Metal-Morrissey-Elton John vocals. […]
It’s quite the day for free shows. Just this morning, we shared the July dates for Union Pool’s Summer Thunder series, which includes shows from The Men, Widowspeak and Ex-Cult. Now we’ve got the July and August House of Vans bills for ya, and they’re maybe even more impressive. The new dates feature headlining shows […]
So if you’re anything like me, you’ve probably still got Future Islands last album playing on repeat — and luckily for all of us, Thrill Jockey will be bringing us the Baltimore synth-pop trio’s newest, On The Water, on October 11th. To visually capture these heart-breaking and simultaneously soothing tunes is our good friend and […]