Arc Iris with King and Kimbra live at the Brooklyn Steel
David Keenan at the Rockwood Music Hall
Walk The Moon at the Hammerstein Ballroom
Lots of Dancing and high energy.
Wolf Parade and Charly Bliss live at the Fillmore
Reactivated Canadian quartet Wolf Parade, who released their fourth record Cry Cry Cry last year, played the Fillmore in San Francisco on January 16th, with Brooklyn’s Charly Bliss in tow for a blistering opening set.
Glen Hansard and guests play Brooklyn Steel
Sunday night in Brooklyn and there is no room for anyone else at Brooklyn Steel. Glen Hansard‘s show sold out a long time ago and for a very good reason. Hansard was on fire, and tore through 3 hours of material old and new, with openers August Wells and special guest David Keenan (who brought the house down). A magical night amongst friends and music lovers.
The Accidentals live at The Iridium
An hour filled with feel-good music
Common Jack Live at Arlene’s Grocery
Saturday night on the frigid lower East side of Manhattan at Arlenes Grocery Common Jack took to the stage in front of a packed house. John Gardner fronts this 5 piece band tonight (Joe Carroll on guitar, Erica Swindell on keys and violin, Harper James on bass, and Dave Scalia on drums). The indie folk vibe is shining bright for these guys as we were treated to songs old and new as well as some unreleased material. Their latest single “Restless” (a song about taking a step back an giving yourself a chance to gather your thoughts) is out now on all platforms. Highlight of the set was “Faded Flag”. Simply stunning.
Passion Pit at Terminal 5
Passion Pit made a long overdue & triumphant return to NYC. It was great to see Michael in such great spirits thriving off of the crowd. Nothing but the hits made it a wonderfully nostalgic night.
Cherry Glazerr, Vagabon and Shannon Lay at the Fillmore Live
LA’s Cherry Glazerr headlined a triple bill at the Fillmore in San Francisco with Vagabon and Shannon Lay on December 28th.
Ex Hex, Sail Mail, and Des Demonas play the Black Cat
A phenomenal Saturday at the Black Cat in Washington, D.C. as the indie rock awesomeness of Ex Hex led a strong three-band bill on 2017’s penultimate night. Mary Timony, Betsy Wright and Laura Harris unleashed some new Ex Hex material as well as old. Snail Mail and Des Demonas played some great sets to warm up the chilled crowd.
Bully with Smut and Material girls at Terminal West
Bully, who just wrapped up the first leg of their North American tour behind new album Losing, brought the house down last week in Atlanta with the support from Cincinnati shoegazers Smut and Atlanta locals Material Girls.
Wolf Alice at Brooklyn Steel
High-energy rock songs
Metz at The Independent
In support of their third record, “Strange Peace”
The National with This is The Kit at Verizon Hall
The National electrified a sold-out Philly crowd with “Sleep Well Beast” and many of their indie-rock classics in this grand classical music hall.
The Dream Syndicate with Richard Lloyd at The Bowery Ballroom
The Dream Syndicate rocked the socks off of the crowd hungry for music from their first album in 30 years (How Did I Find Myself Here?) as well as their classics.