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Great Good Fine OK Play Two Hometown Shows This Weekend

June 15th, 2017

Influenced by the likes of Prince, Michael Jackson and Chaka Khan, Jon Sandler and Luke Moellman—who met through a friend in common—have been deftly mixing disco, pop and synths as the Brooklyn electronic duo Great Good Fine OK (above, performing “Always” live for Baeble Music) since forming in 2013. Their newest EP, III (stream it below), arrived just after the start of the New Year. And they’re finally back in their hometown this week for a pair of shows, tomorrow at Rough Trade NYC and then at The Bowery Ballroom on Saturday night. Soulful singer-songwriter Morgxn opens each performance.

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Moderat – Terminal 5 – April 19, 2017

April 20th, 2017

Moderat - Terminal 5 - April 19, 2017

Photos courtesy of Adela Loconte | adelaloconte.com

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Moderat Bring Acclaimed Live Show to Terminal 5 Tomorrow Night

April 18th, 2017

Approaching a decade ago, Sascha Ring—who was making ambient, dreamy soundscapes as Apparat—teamed up with Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary—already known for their rambunctious, genre-spanning techno music as Modeselektor—to form the Berlin experimental-techno trio Moderat (above, doing “Bad Kingdom” live in concert on Pitchfork TV). They’ve released a host of EPs alongside three full-lengths, including last year’s aptly titled III (stream it below). “The rich subtlety of its sound design demands repeated plays. Each time the album reveals something new. III is an album that worms its way into your day-to-day life. It’s an album that grows each time you listen to it. It’s an album than sounds different, and feels different, with each subsequent play,” gushed Clash. “III is a triumph that takes pop and redefines it, and may come to be seen as a watershed moment for the group as they hit full stride.” Another aptly titled release, the live recording Live (stream it below), arrived later in 2016. PopMatters lavished the album with praise, but added that “Live cuts out a crucial part of the Moderat live experience: the visuals. The light show and films that feature in Moderat’s concerts are essential.” Fortunately, you can get the entire experience when Moderat play Terminal 5 tomorrow night. Multimedia artist Dominick Fernow’s Vatican Shadow opens the show.

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Miike Snow – Radio City Music Hall – September 29, 2016

September 29th, 2016

Miike Snow - Radio City Music Hall - September 29, 2016

Photos courtesy of Pip Cowley | pipcowleyshoots.com

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Miike Snow and Charles Bradley Come to Radio City Next Wednesday

September 23rd, 2016

More than a decade ago, Swedish writer-producers Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg began to gain fame as Bloodshy & Avant, working with the pop queens like Madonna, Jennifer Lopez and Kylie Minogue, and winning a Grammy along the way for Britney Spears“Toxic.” But sometimes it’s more fun to make your own music, and so the childhood friends joined with another writer-producer, the New York City–based Andrew Wyatt, to form their own electro-pop band, Miike Snow. Their third full-length, the aptly titled iii (stream it below), came out this past March. The album’s “foundation rests on ebullient, instantly hummable melodies and, like most pop albums, the songs hinge on Karlsson and Winnberg’s mastery of cathartic swells that would make a festival crowed go bonkers,” according to Entertainment Weekly. And, per AllMusic, “This mix of genres at work makes for an exciting listen, another addictive affair of dark melody and bold beats from a trio that excels in intelligent, deftly produced pop art.” Find out for yourself how it all sounds live when Miike Snow (above, doing “Genghis Khan” for KCRW FM) play Radio City Music Hall next Wednesday. And as an added bonus, Charles Bradley—whose most recent LP, Changes (stream it below), has rightfully earned him comparisons to James Brown and Wilson Pickett—opens the show.