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Arctic Monkeys – Madison Square Garden – February 8, 2014

February 10th, 2014


Photos courtesy of Peter Senzamici | petersenzamici.com

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Drowners Celebrate Album Release Tomorrow at The Bowery Ballroom

January 30th, 2014

Welshman Matthew Hitt (vocals and rhythm guitar) had made a home for himself in New York City—“I like the way things are done here. I like how late everything happens”—when he began meeting like-minded musicians: Lakis Pavlou (drums), Jack Ridley III (lead guitar) and Erik Lee Snyder (bass). Together the foursome became Drowners, and they simultaneously began writing material and working on their live sound. Thanks to their first EP, Between Us Girls (stream it below)—which, filled with upbeat rock, drew comparisons to the Buzzcocks and the Kinks—they hit the road with Arctic Monkeys and the Vaccines. Their self-titled debut full-length (stream it below), just came out on Tuesday on Frenchkiss Records, and Drowners (above, in their video for “Luv, Hold Me Down”) play The Bowery Ballroom tomorrow night.

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A Double Dose of the Maccabees

February 13th, 2013

They’re all from South London, but the Maccabees have roots in Brighton. Originally Orlando Weeks (vocals) and Robert Dylan Thomas (drums) began making music together prior to meeting Hugo White (guitar). And just as quickly as the duo became a trio, the three-piece grew into a five-piece with the addition of Rupert Jarvis (bass) and Felix White (guitar and vocals). So when Weeks decamped to Brighton for art school, his bandmates followed suit. The school didn’t take, but the Maccabees (above, playing “Feel to Follow” for BBC Radio 1) did. Upon the release of Colour It In, with its catchy melodies, thick harmonies and heavy doses of guitar, the quintet began touring regularly with the likes of Arctic Monkeys and Bombay Bicycle Club. Somewhere along the way Sam Doyle replaced Thomas as drummer, but that didn’t change the band’s musical output. In fact the Maccabees’ third disc, Given to the Wild (stream it below), came out this last year, and now they’ve crossed the pond to tour North America, and you can see them tomorrow at The Bowery Ballroom and on Saturday at Music Hall of Williamsburg.

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A Simian Mobile Dance Party Comes to Webster Hall

December 5th, 2012

James Ford and Jas Shaw were already part of the experimental-electronic band Simian, but, with shared interest in electronic dance music, they wanted something more. So they left the original group to form the electronic-music duo Simian Mobile Disco. As DJs and producers, Ford and Shaw are also known for their remix work (together and individually) with groups like Arctic Monkeys, Muse and Florence and the Machine. Their first LP, the subtle but energetic Attack Decay Sustain Release, came out in 2007 and was very well received. Simian Mobile Disco have remained busy ever since: Their third album, Unpatterns (stream it below), was released earlier this year, and tomorrow night they bring their dance party to Webster Hall.

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Arctic Monkeys – Terminal 5 – December 10, 2009

December 11th, 2009

Arctic Monkeys - Terminal 5 - December 10, 2009

Photos courtesy of Gregg Greenwood | www.gregggreenwood.com

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Grow a Pair: Win Free Tickets to See Arctic Monkeys on 12/11

December 8th, 2009

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On the heels of releasing their third studio disc, Humbug, Arctic Monkeys embarked on a recently finished European tour. On Sunday, the English quartet touched down on U.S. soil for a quick trip across the country, which finds them playing Terminal 5 on Thursday and Friday. Tickets for both dates sold out, but you can try to Grow a Pair to Friday’s show because The House List is giving away two tickets. Just fill out the form below. List your name, e-mail address, which show you’re trying to win tickets to (Arctic Monkeys, 12/11) and a brief message explaining what your favorite animal is to see at the zoo. Eddie Bruiser, a snake lover, will notify the winner by noon on Friday, December 11th. Good luck.

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