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Pond – Music Hall of Williamsburg – May 9, 2017

May 10th, 2017


(Pond play The Bowery Ballroom tonight.)

Photos courtesy of Pip Cowley | pipcowleyshoots.com

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Slowdive – Brooklyn Steel – May 8, 2017

May 9th, 2017


Photos courtesy of Adela Loconte | adelaloconte.com

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Catfish and the Bottlemen – Brooklyn Steel – May 6, 2017

May 8th, 2017


Photos courtesy of Adela Loconte | adelaloconte.com

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Nao – Brooklyn Steel – May 5, 2017

May 8th, 2017


Photos courtesy of Annie Kane | anniekane.work

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Smino – The Bowery Ballroom – May 2, 2017

May 3rd, 2017


Photos courtesy of Annie Kane | anniekane.work

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Jamestown Revival – Brooklyn Steel – April 30, 2017

May 1st, 2017


Photos courtesy of Annie Kane | anniekane.work

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Mitski – Brooklyn Steel – April 29, 2017

May 1st, 2017


Photos courtesy of Dana (distortion) Yavin | distortionpix.com

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Of Montreal Make Weird Normal at Music Hall of Williamsburg

April 28th, 2017

Of Montreal – Music Hall of Williamsburg – April 27, 2017

You’re weird! When you were a kid, that would’ve been a put-down, but nowadays, in some circles, the greater sin is being normal. No worries for Kevin Barnes, the lead genius behind Of Montreal, who showered a sold-out Music Hall of Williamsburg with their Day-Glo, bizarro resplendence last night. With a later start time, the set was the kind of happening that transpires when the normal folk are sleeping, a giant dreamlike hairy beast, a yeti in Brooklyn, marching across the stage as the band wound up “Gratuitous Abysses,” before Barnes had even taken the stage. The cosmic doo-wop sounded like eight genres mashed together, or maybe more like flipping among them so fast that it felt that way, a good primer for the sight-and-sound feast of a show that followed.

At times watching Of Montreal go through their set, many songs accompanied by a traveling troupe of performers acting out a hallucinogenic scene, each difficult to describe in words, was like watching a Saturday morning cartoon, the band maybe splitting time between their deeply psychedelic grooving and, at any moment, hopping off in a multihued van to go fight crime somewhere. The opening stretch was heavy on the synth and disco whorls, but a few songs in, Barnes picked up his guitar and the sound worked more toward a funked-up glam. The audience continuing to push closer to the stage to get into his orbit, whooping at each wardrobe change, Barnes working a new look at each third of the night.

The set list folded selections from Of Montreal’s vast and varying catalog, “Different for Girls” fueling a front-to-back dance party, “Bunny Ain’t No Kind of Rider” getting everyone to sing along in collective glee, “Gronlandic Edit”—with Barnes singing about “all the party people dancing”—was explosive fun of room-rattling bass. The last third of the performance was a nonstop blast of crowd-pleasers, with enough “Is that what I think it is, WTF?” moments mixed in to get most people in the room shaking their heads almost as much as they were shaking their bodies. The set closed, appropriately, with “The Party’s Crashing on Us,” off 2005’s The Sunlandic Twins album, which goes to show how long Barnes has been infectiously bounding around a stage with Chinese dragons and the like, in a hot-pink number, or with little clothing on at all, for that matter, as normal as can be. —A. Stein | @Neddyo

Photos courtesy of Silvia Saponaro | www.saponarophotography.com

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The New Pornographers – Terminal 5 – April 26, 2017

April 27th, 2017


Photos courtesy of Joe Papeo | www.irocktheshot.com

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Shura – The Bowery Ballroom – April 25, 2017

April 26th, 2017

Shura - The Bowery Ballroom - April 25, 2017

Photos courtesy of Nick Delisi | www.nickdelisi.com

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Generationals – Music Hall of Williamsburg – April 25, 2017

April 26th, 2017

Generationals - Music Hall of Williamsburg - April 25, 2017

Photos courtesy of Annie Kane | anniekane.work

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Chairlift – Brooklyn Steel – April 22, 2017

April 24th, 2017

Chairlift - Brooklyn Steel - April 22, 2017

Photos courtesy of Nick Delisi | www.nickdelisi.com

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Ra Ra Riot – Music Hall of Williamsburg – April 22, 2017

April 24th, 2017

Ra Ra Riot - Music Hall of Williamsburg - April 22, 2017

Photos courtesy of Annie Kane | anniekane.work

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Acid Dad – Rough Trade NYC – April 22, 2017

April 24th, 2017

Acid Dad - Rough Trade NYC - April 22, 2017

Photos courtesy of Silvia Saponaro | www.saponarophotography.com

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Record Store Day – Rough Trade NYC – April 22, 2017

April 24th, 2017

Steve Earle - Rough Trade NYC - April 22, 2017

Photos courtesy of Silvia Saponaro | www.saponarophotography.com