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Chaz Bundick Meets the Mattson 2 Provide Easter Treats

April 17th, 2017

Chaz Bundick Meets the Mattson 2 – The Bowery Ballroom – April 16, 2017

Chaz Bundick Meets the Mattson 2 – The Bowery Ballroom – April 16, 2017
Chaz Bundick, performing as Toro Y Moi, plays a palette of dyed-egg pastel colors: yellows, pinks and muted purples of groove. Twin brothers Jared and Jonathan Mattson, performing as the Mattson 2, are an oversized, slightly psychedelic rabbit of instrumental music. Together, they’re appropriately called Chaz Bundick Meets the Mattson 2, and they proved to be a perfect Easter treat last night for a sold-out Bowery Ballroom. More or less playing from their recently released album, Star Stuff, the trio met somewhere in the middle of their styles, which turned out to be a rather large and fertile musical space.

Although Bundick provided vocals on several songs, the set felt largely like instrumental music, relying more on mood than lyrics. And for the most part, that mood was decidedly jubilant. The stage was lit like a dance club—shafts of color through clouds of smoke, and the music pulsed with that energy. Bundick swapped between his synthesizer and a Hohner bass pretty much every other song, creating a checkerboard of sound, a playful push and pull between styles. That space between Bundick and the Mattsons was filled with modern jazz, Santana disco, drum-heavy free-form, psychedelic boogaloo and power-trio rage.

Every show has an arc and Sunday night was a one-way trajectory, each song sounding more focused and better than the previous, a constant build to an ecstatic conclusion, the album tracks thoughtfully arranged to optimize the live performance. When the end was finally reached, Bundick announcing, “No encore, we mean it,” they’d pretty much played it all, there were no Easter eggs left to uncover. —A. Stein | @Neddyo

Photos courtesy of DeShaun Craddock | dac.photography

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Gucci Mane – Terminal 5 – April 9, 2017

April 10th, 2017

Gucci Mane - Terminal 5 - April 9, 2017

Photos courtesy of DeShaun Craddock | dac.photography

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Bastille – Barclays Center – March 30, 2017

March 31st, 2017

Bastille - Barclays Center - March 30, 2017

Photos courtesy of DeShaun Craddock | dac.photography

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Hayley Kiyoko – The Bowery Ballroom – March 27, 2017

March 28th, 2017

Hayley Kiyoko - The Bowery Ballroom - March 27, 2017

Photos courtesy of DeShaun Craddock | dac.photography

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K.Flay – The Bowery Ballroom – February 27, 2017

February 28th, 2017

K.Flay - The Bowery Ballroom - February 27, 2017

Photos courtesy of DeShaun Craddock | dac.photography

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Tash Sultana – Mercury Lounge – February 15, 2017

February 16th, 2017

Tash Sultana - Mercury Lounge - February 15, 2017
(Tash Sultana’s show at Rough Trade NYC tomorrow is sold out, but she returns to NYC to play The Bowery Ballroom on 10/2 and Music Hall of Williamsburg on 10/3.)

Photos courtesy of DeShaun Craddock | dac.photography

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Mac Miller – Terminal 5 – December 12, 2016

December 13th, 2016

Mac Miller - Terminal 5 - December12, 2016

Photos courtesy of DeShaun Craddock | dac.photography

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Troye Sivan – Terminal 5 – November 14, 2016

November 15th, 2016

Troye Sivan - Terminal 5 - November 14, 2016

Photos courtesy of DeShaun Craddock | dac.photography

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Roísín Murphy – Music Hall of Williamsburg – November 4, 2016

November 7th, 2016

Roísín Murphy - Music Hall of Williamsburg - November 4, 2016

Photos courtesy of DeShaun Craddock | dac.photography

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Phantogram – Hammerstein Ballroom – October 22, 2016

October 24th, 2016

Phantogram - Hammerstein Ballroom - October 22, 2016

Photos courtesy of DeShaun Craddock | dac.photography

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Oh Wonder – Terminal 5 – October 19, 2016

October 20th, 2016

Oh Wonder - Terminal 5 - October 19, 2016

Photos courtesy of DeShaun Craddock | dac.photography

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Glass Animals/Pumarosa – Terminal 5 – September 29, 2016

September 30th, 2016

Glass Animals - Terminal 5 - September 29, 2016

Photos courtesy of DeShaun Craddock | dac.photography

(Pumarosa play Rough Trade NYC on 10/8.)

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St. Lucia – Terminal 5 – September 20, 2016

September 21st, 2016

St. Lucia – Terminal 5 – September 20, 2016

Photos courtesy of DeShaun Craddock | dac.photography

(St. Lucia play Terminal 5 again tonight.)

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ScHoolboy Q and Joey Bada$$ – Terminal 5 – September 11, 2016

September 12th, 2016

ScHoolboy Q - Terminal 5 – September 11, 2016


Photos courtesy of DeShaun Craddock | dac.photography

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The Neighbourhood – Terminal 5 – June 15, 2016

June 16th, 2016

The Neighbourhood – Terminal 5 – June 15, 2016

Photos courtesy of DeShaun Craddock | dac.photography