Body/Head at PhilaMOCA
Body/Head, Kim Gordon and Bill Nace’s rock duo, melted faces and obliterated ears at their recent PhilaMOCA show.
Gunn-Truscinski Duo opened and dazzled as well.
Nicki Bluhm Soundcheck and Portraits at The Foundry
On July 26, Nicki Bluhm played The Foundry in Philadelphia. Photos of her and her band’s soundcheck as well as some portraits were captured.
Newport Folk Festival
Newport Folk Festival July 2018 in Newport, Rhode Island
Lori McKenna at World Cafe Live
On July 21, country folk singer Lori McKenna played behind her new LP The Tree at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. The sublime performance was opened by Whitney Fenimore.
Car Seat Headrest Live at the Fillmore
Car Seat Headrest played the first of two nights at the Fillmore in San Francisco on July 17th. Naked Giants opened the show and then joined Car Seat Headrest’s band for the rest of the night.
Arcade Fire at Festival Pier
On July 19, Arcade Fire took Philadelphia on a rock journey of the soul. Playing behind their unfairly underrated Everything Now, they showed why they are one of the premier music acts.
They wasted no time in energizing the crowd with an awesome opening with “Wake Up.” Playing rarities like “Cars and Telophones” and “Headlights Look Like Diamonds” right next to the familiar of “The Suburbs” and “Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)” showed that they are willing to break the setlist mold and trust the audience to be engaged.
The crowd was pulled in from note one and never let go. And the band brought their usual high-octane energy, especially Will Butler, ravaging drums and jumping near the crowd. Win Butler and Regine Chassigne were their usual radiant selves as well, using the energy of the night and the power of the songs to connect until the final notes of “Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains).”
Hamilton Leithauser opened with a strong set of rock that channeled Bob Dylan and Neil Young.
Arctic Monkeys at Forest Hills Stadium
Arctic Monkeys played a solid set at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, NY on June 24th.
Snail Mail at Union Transfer
Snail Mail played a sublime show at Union Transfer on Saturday, July 14. Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee joined Lindsey Jordan for a stunning cover of Sheryl Crow’s “Strong Enough.” Bonny Doon opened with Jordan on bass.
Mike Mills Rock Violin Concerto
On Saturday, July 7 at Brevard Music Center in Brevard, North Carolina, Mike Mills of R.E.M. performed pieces from his Concerto for Violin, Rock Band and String Orchestra. Violinist Robert McDuffie performed with him.
Pylon Reenactment Society Live
Pylon Reenacment Society performing on July 1, 2018, at Mercury Lounge, NYC.
Dessa and MONAKR Live at World Cafe
Dessa with MONAKR @ World Cafe Live from June 27.
Radiohead at Madison Square Garden
Radiohead always play wild setlists in New York. Night 2 of 4 was no different with All I Need, Idenikit, There, There, Everything In It’s Right Place & Karma Police as highlights, rounding out a heavenly night.
Phoenix at Brooklyn Steel
Phoenix brought their Ti Amo Speciale tour to Brooklyn for a SOLD OUT 5 night residency at Brooklyn Steel. It certainly was speciale!
Cicada Rhythm with Ciaran Lavery and Orion Freeman at Boot & Saddle in Philadelphia
Cicada Rhythm live June 20, at Boot & Saddle in Philadelphia.
Japanese Breakfast at the Fox Theater in Oakland
Japanese Breakfast at the Fox Theater in Oakland, CA on June 25th.