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The Flaming Lips – Terminal 5 – March 9, 2017

March 10th, 2017

The Flaming Lips - Terminal 5 - March 9, 2017
(The Flaming Lips play the Westburty Theater tomorrow night.)


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The Mummies – Music Hall of Williamsburg – October 25, 2016

October 26th, 2016

The Mummies - Music Hall of Williamsburg - October 25, 2016

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Regina Spektor – Rough Trade NYC – October 18, 2016

October 19th, 2016

Regina Spektor - Rough Trade NYC - October 18, 2016

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Kula Shaker – Rough Trade NYC – September 29, 2016

September 30th, 2016

Kula Shaker - Rough Trade NYC - September 29, 2016

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Death Grips – Terminal 5 – September 16, 2016

September 19th, 2016

Death Grips - Terminal 5 - September 16, 2016

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Peaches – Rough Trade NYC – September 12, 2016

September 13th, 2016

Peaches – Rough Trade NYC – September 12, 2016

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The Specials – Terminal 5 – September 9, 2016

September 12th, 2016

The Specials – Terminal 5 – September 9, 2016

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Rooney – Music Hall of Williamsburg – May 20, 2016

May 23rd, 2016

Rooney - Music Hall of Williamsburg - May 20, 2016

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Savages Deliver with Gusto at Warsaw in Brooklyn

March 30th, 2016

Savages – Warsaw – March 29, 2016

Savages – Warsaw – March 29, 2016
Every so often, the thrill of a concert sends a powerful reminder of the myriad ways that music compels us. In an age when accessibility to songs old and new is nearly effortless and the pleasure of listening to them on your own time is so technologically enhanced, the appreciation of being there in the midst of a live performance can be obscured. Then you see a group like Savages takes the stage on a cold night in Brooklyn, and it hits home: This is the essence of it all. Whether they’ve intended to or not, Savages have grabbed a commanding spot in the genre of post-punk with style and purpose, and with exhilarating live performances, they’ve grabbed the attention of many.

With the full arsenal of air-tight musicianship, charismatic presence and their sexy appearance, these London girls have created a buzz that has steadily swelled since their debut album, Silence Yourself, in 2013, drawing fans of all sorts to their shows in feverish anticipation. With the freshly released Adore Life added to their repertoire, Savages seized the spotlight in front of a sold-out room at Warsaw last night and rose up to the occasion. A striking edge of posture combined with the hard jabbing of the drum, bass and guitar that drives their sound, Savages delivered with focus and gusto—with the aura and dark mystique of predecessors such as Joy Division and Interpol.

There are few lead singers at the moment like Jehnny Beth. You simply can’t take your eyes off of her as she hurls herself into each song with an impressive range of vocal delivery switching between rapidly spitting bullets, extended bellows and slow enchanting croons. Behind her, the instrumentation was so true that even when pushed out at full thrust, it was clearly defined. Guitarist Gemma Thompson ripped through the set with slide distortions and sinister accents, periodically whipping around to spar with her amps. There was a collective excited feeling of awe among those in attendance that carried afterward with buzzing about the greatness of the performance just witnessed. You’ve got to give it to Savages. They throw themselves into it with everything they have, leaving it all onstage, giving you all the incentive you need to go see the band you love in your headphones in their fullest stature in the flesh. —Charles Steinberg

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Santigold – Rough Trade NYC – March 1, 2016

March 2nd, 2016

Santigold - Rough Trade NYC - March 1, 2016

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Tove Lo Concludes American Tour at Terminal 5

October 22nd, 2015

Tove Lo – Terminal 5 – October 21, 2015

Tove Lo - Terminal 5 - October 21, 2015
The Swedes have a tradition of crafting infectious pop, from ABBA to Ace of Base to Robyn. And who hasn’t heard of pop-producer extraordinaire, Max Martin? Tove Lo is no different from her countrymen, having penned Top 40 hits, like her own “Habits (Stay High),” Ellie Goulding’s “Love Me Like You Do” and Hilary Duff’s “Sparks.” Lo reverts to darker material when writing her own material, which sets the singer-songwriter apart from the current pop princesses. Her appearance also shies away from the stereotypical Swedish blonde-haired, blue-eyes for a dark brunette. Lo’s outfits are pulled straight from the ’90s, complete with Cheap Mondays and Doc Martens.

Wearing a jumpsuit and fingerless gloves, last night Lo descended upon a sold-out Terminal 5 to close out her American tour. The barefoot performer opened with crowd favorite “Not on Drugs” and quickly commanded those in the audience to point their fingers in the air for “The Way That I Am.” Following a rousing rendition of her latest single, “Moments,” Lo shared how she had been at Terminal 5 three years ago for a show by her friends Icona Pop and dreamed about how awesome it would be to play that stage.

Her wishes were granted on Wednesday night, and Lo heartily thanked all in attendance for making those dreams come true. The singer turned up the sexy with “My Gun” and “Like Em Young” before switching to a song of heartbreak, “Over.” After a very brief musical intermission, Lo returned donning a studded motorcycle jacket, tights and Doc Martens. She resembled a naughty Leighton Meester gyrating back and forth across the stage. Adding to the salaciousness, the songstress stripped off her jacket to reveal some serious side boob and further punctuated “Talking Body” with a quick flash of her bosom as the chorus climaxed. Lo saved the best for last, ending her encore with her breakout single, “Habits (Stay High).” —Sharlene Chiu

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FFS – Terminal 5 – October 6, 2015

October 7th, 2015

FFS - Terminal 5 - October 6, 2015

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