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Catch Rubblebucket Tomorrow Night at Rough Trade NYC

August 26th, 2014

Musically speaking, Alex Toth (trumpet, percussion and vocals) and Kalmia Traver (vocals and sax) have been together for a while. The two met as music majors at the University of Vermont and upon graduation they joined the reggae outfit John Brown’s Body. Eventually they decided to go in a different direction, forming Rubblebucket (above, doing “My Life”) and mashing together psychedelic pop and dance music with layered rhythm and melodies and arrangements by Toth. And as their sound grew bigger, David Cole (drums), Adam Dotson (trombone, vocals and percussion) and Ian Hersey (guitar) joined the band. The Brooklyn-based dance-rock crew released their newest full-length, Survival Sounds (stream it below), today. According to Baeble Music, “Like going on an island vacation with Passion Pit and Earth, Wind & Fire, Survival Sounds demonstrates the group’s seamless blending of their reggae, electronic, and ’70s funk influences.” The five-piece celebrates the album’s arrival tonight at Mercury Lounge, which is sold out, but you can still see them tomorrow at Rough Trade NYC. And if you go, just be prepared to shake it all night.

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Passion Pit – Hudson River Park Pier 26 – September 6, 2013

September 9th, 2013


Photos courtesy of JC McIlwaine | jcmcilwaine.com

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Grow a Pair: Win Free Tickets to See Passion Pit on 9/7

September 3rd, 2013

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This weekend Passion Pit close the season at Hudson River Park Pier 26 with shows on Friday and Saturday, each with Best Coast. Some tickets remain for the first show, but the second is sold out. Although it just so happens The House List has two extra Saturday night tickets, and they could be yours. Want ’em? Try to Grow a Pair. Just fill out the form below, making sure to include your full name, e-mail address, which show you’re trying to win tickets to (Passion Pit, 9/7) and a brief message explaining your predictions for this season’s AFC, NFC and Super Bowl winners. Eddie Bruiser, who’s compiling a spreadsheet, will notify the winner by Friday. Good luck.

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Cut Loose with Body Language and AVAN LAVA Tonight

August 1st, 2013

With a healthy dose of coed harmonies and funky synth sounds, Body Language—vocalist Angelica Bess, drummer Ian Chang and DJs-vocalists Grant Wheeler and Matthew Young—make R&B-tinged dance pop in the vein of Chromeo and Dirty Projectors. Their first EP, Speaks, came out in 2009, and that same year they opened for Passion Pit at The Bowery Ballroom. Two years later, the Brooklyn quartet released their first LP, Social Studies (stream it below), about which NPR said: “With its diverse mix of up-tempo dance beats, pop hooks and soulfully funky vocals, Social Studies has something for just about everyone, provided they don’t feel like sitting still.” Body Language (above, the video for their new single, “Well Absolutely”) have another full-length, Grammar, due in September.

Five years ago, while performing with Fischerspooner in Brazil, producers-multi-instrumentalists Le Chev and Ian Pai bonded over their shared love of Daft Punk, electronic music, Prince and R&B. And when the two met singer TC Hennes in New York City a few months later, they knew they were on their way to launching the indie dance group AVAN LAVA. The trio recorded a pair of EPs, including last year’s Flex Fantasy (stream it below), but when performing live, they team up with multi-instrumentalists-vocalists-dancers Drew Citron and Lo Lampert and percussionist Andrew Schneider. And for AVAN LAVA (above, doing “It’s Never Over”), when playing live it’s all about getting people moving, which, along with Body Language, they will do tonight at The Bowery Ballroom.

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The Specials Kick Off Eight Great Shows at Hudson River Park Pier 26

July 17th, 2013

By next summer Hudson River Park Pier 26, at North Moore Street in Tribeca, will be the home to an array of worthwhile things, like a restaurant, a boathouse and a dog run, but this summer Pier 26 hosts eight great outdoor shows, beginning tonight with the Specials (above, playing “Gangsters” at Glastonbury) and Little Hurricane. Fun. and Tegan and Sara follow next week with a pair of sold-out shows on Monday and Tuesday, and the Gaslight Anthem make two appearances, too—on 7/26 with the Bouncing Souls and 7/28 with the Hold Steady. OneRepublic, Mayer Hawthorne and Churchill take the stage on 8/10, and Passion Pit play on 9/6 and 9/7 (on sale Friday at noon). But it’s not only about the music. There will also be wine, exclusively from City Winery, and beer and food available on-site. Fight hot nights with cool music. Get outside!

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The Bowery Presents: Civic Theatre New Orleans

July 16th, 2013

Honoring the past, creating the future and reveling in the present, The Bowery Presents is thrilled to welcome New Orleans’ legendary Civic Theatre to our ever-growing family of venues. Following a nine-month renovation that includes the addition of the most advanced integrated tech infrastructure for a venue of its size anywhere in the country—not to mention partnerships with some of the best sound and lighting engineers and renowned mixologists (it is New Orleans) in the business—NOLA’s oldest theater is reopening its doors with an all-star lineup that includes Passion Pit, the Black Crowes, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and plenty more. Tickets for the complete fall lineup will go on sale to the public this Friday at www.civicnola.com and www.BowerySouth.com. For a one-of-a-kind concert experience, you’ll want to take a road trip, down south to New Orleans.

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Passion Pit Defy the Odds

February 11th, 2013

Passion Pit – Madison Square Garden – February 8, 2013


Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night prevents a proper concertgoer from heading out to see his or her favorite band play a live show. The harsh element on Friday night was a blizzard, but it was matched by an equally momentous event: Passion Pit at a packed Madison Square Garden. And thousands of fans braved the weather and trudged through the snow en masse, chapped lips and soggy socks be damned. They were met onstage by a mirror image of themselves. Michael Angelakos, the main force behind Passion Pit, had a score to settle, and he wasn’t going to let anything slow him down. “About seven months ago, they told me we would never tour again,” he announced defiantly early in the set. “And now we’re in Madison Square Garden.” They obviously were dead wrong—and continue to be more wrong than they could have possibly imagined. Passion Pit filled the Garden, and they did so with the aplomb and sizzle of a veteran band seasoned on the arena circuit.

Looking sharp in a black, slim-fit suit and feeling daring (did I spot brown shoes and matching tie?), Angelakos navigated the stage like a young Mick Jagger while doling out hit after hit. Even though they just released their sophomore LP, Gossamer, Passion Pit favored cuts from Manners, the 2010 album that launched the band to indie stardom. I didn’t keep score, but I’m fairly certain they played the entirety of that record. It was the right move, as the crowd sang along deliriously to Angelakos’s sneakily catchy hooks from favorites like “Little Secrets” (“Higher and higher and higher / Higher and higher and higher”) and “The Reeling” (“Oh noooooooo / Oh nooooooooo”). Of course, “Sleepyhead,” which Passion Pit played as their short and sweet encore, was the standout of the album and the night, catapulting thousands of smiling fans into the air. If any of Angelakos’s doubters were in the crowd on Friday, a screaming and undulating Garden would have persuaded them of their folly: Passion Pit are absolutely an arena band, and their career is just beginning. —Alex Kapelman

Photos courtesy of Joe Papeo | www.irocktheshot.com

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DoNYC.com: A New Web Site to Help You Know What’s Going On

October 24th, 2012

Let’s face it: This is a big city with lots to do. And sometimes the sheer amount of choices can be overwhelming and exhausting. Fortunately, our good friends at the brand-new
doNYC.com have your solution: easy-to-read concert and nightlife listings, plus recommendations for hot shows and cool events. That in itself would make this a totally worthwhile site, but doNYC.com also offers the chance to win tickets to some of the very most popular shows you want to see, like the Weeknd (10/25), 2:54 (10/25), Escort (10/27), Swans (10/29), the Smashing Pumpkins (10/31) and Passion Pit (2/8). So check it out and find something to do in NYC. You’ll be glad you did.

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Grow a Pair: Win Free Tickets to See Passion Pit on 12/30

December 28th, 2010

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Passion Pit plays The Wellmont Theatre twice this week. Tickets remain for New Year’s Eve, but Thursday’s show is sold out. However, The House List is giving away two tickets, so if you want to go, try to Grow a Pair. It’s easy. Just fill out the form below, including your full name, e-mail address, which show you’re trying to win tickets to (Passion Pit, 12/30) and a brief message explaining how you’ve been whiling away the hours with all this snow. Eddie Bruiser, who’s been spending considerable time with whiskey punch, will notify the winner by Thursday. Good luck.

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Spend New Year’s Eve with The Bowery Presents

December 27th, 2010

New Year’s Eve is coming soon, and if you don’t want to be making last-minute plans, figure out what you want to do that night right now. If you’re unsure of what to do, have no fear ’cause we’ve got two great suggestions. Drive-By Truckers (above doing “Used to Be a Cop” off their upcoming disc), have a new album, Go-Go Boots, out next year but they’re playing Terminal 5 on Friday. (Thursday’s Brooklyn Bowl show is sold out.) And Passion Pit (below, performing “Sleepyhead”) closes out 2010 in style on Friday at The Wellmont Theatre. (Their show there the night before is sold out.) Choose wisely. But, of course, you can’t go wrong with either!

Passion Pit – Colonel’s Row at Governors Island – June 30, 2010

July 1st, 2010

Passion Pit - Colonel’s Row at Governors Island - June 30, 2010

Photos courtesy of Jennifer Macchiarelli | www.jennylow.com

Ferry Information for Tonight’s Passion Pit Show on Governors Island

June 30th, 2010

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Beginning at 5 p.m., all ferries for tonight’s Passion Pit show on Governors Island will depart regularly from lower Manhattan at the north end of the Battery Maritime Building at 10 South Street, which is easily accessible from the 1, 2/3, J/Z, R/W and A/C subway lines.

Returning ferries from Governors Island will run about every 20 minutes all evening long. Please note that returning ferries may stop at either the Battery Maritime Building or just a few hundred yards north at Pier 11 (Wall Street and South Street), which is also accessible from the 1, 2/3, J/Z, R/W and A/C subway lines.

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Passion Pit Lights Up Terminal 5

January 11th, 2010

Passion Pit – Terminal 5 – January 8-9, 2010

Passion Pit - Terminal 5 - January 9, 2010

Backed by gigantic LED screens, Passion Pit took the stage to entrance music pounding through the speakers, an evolutionary gesture. The crowd—a mix of hardened hipsters with battle stories and tweens with tickets bought on parental credit cards—lost its collective mind in that cocktail of excitement and uncertain celebrity usually associated with midlevel professional athletes and reality-TV stars. In this pose, the Boston kids in Passion Pit proved to be as magnanimous as they were confident, saying something unspoken like: “Dear 3,000 people, thanks for buying tickets to see us. Appreciate it. Now we’re going to light this place up, OK?”

For a band little more than 18 months removed from a now-famed residency at Pianos, filling the joint at Terminal 5 on a Friday night must have been surreal. As if paying homage to its humble beginnings, Passion Pit opened with “I’ve Got Your Number,” the lead-track from the EP Chunk of Change. The crowd appeared clued in on the band’s catalog, words memorized and movement ready. And the band proceeded to make good on that unspoken promise, playing “Make Light” as the room turned into a cascading series of flashing white LEDs.

The show lagged slightly in the middle but found its legs in the homestretch. Passion Pit closed the main set with “Little Secrets,” turning the crowd into little bubbles of boiling water, popping up to the surface as if driven by some elemental. The band then returned with “Eyes Like Candles” and an explosive cover of the Cranberries’ “Dreams”—the night’s most unexpectedly pleasant moment—before closing with “Sleepyhead.” The floor turned into an undulating mass of clapping, stomping and jumping, and Michael Angelakos stormed around the front of the stage, much unlike those days at Pianos. —Geoff Nelson

Photos courtesy of Sean O’Kane | seanokanephoto.com

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Grow a Pair: Win Free Tickets to See Passion Pit on 1/10

January 5th, 2010

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While they haven’t been around for all that long, Passion Pit’s legion of fans continues to grow by leaps and bounds. So when we announced these three shows at Terminal 5 for later this week, they all sold out very quickly. But we’d still like to give you a shot to see them live. So The House List is giving away two tickets to Sunday’s show. Want to Grow a Pair of free tickets? Then fill out the form below, listing your name, e-mail address, which show you’re trying to win tickets for (Passion Pit, 1/10) and a brief message explaining why Sunday is the best night of the week to go out. Eddie Bruiser, a firm believer in Sunday Fun Day, will notify the winner by noon on Friday. Good luck.

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Passion Pit – SummerStage – September 25, 2009

October 1st, 2009

Passion Pit - SummerStage - September 25, 2009

Photos courtesy of Diana Wong | dianawongphoto.blogspot.com