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Grow a Pair: Win Free Tickets to See Lana Del Rey Tonight

October 24th, 2017

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After performing there on Monday, Lana Del Rey plays Terminal 5 again tonight. The show, as you can imagine, is (very) sold out, but on the plus side, The House List is giving away two tickets. Want to go? Try to Grow a Pair. It’s easy. Just fill out the form below, making sure to include your full name, email address, which show you’re trying to win tickets to (Lana Del Rey, 10/24) and a brief message explaining what you love so much about her. Eddie Bruiser, who caught last night’s show, will notify the winner today.

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Grace Mitchell Makes Her NYC Headlining Debut at Mercury Lounge

August 1st, 2017

Portland, Ore., singer-songwriter and mult-instrumentalist Grace Mitchell (above, peforming “Kids (Ain’t All Right)”) quickly earned comparisons to Halsey, Lorde and Lana Del Rey when, still in her mid-teens, she put out a pair of EPs, Design (stream it below) and Raceday (stream it below), in 2014-15, filled with electronic- and R&B-fueled pop. The genre-bending musician has recently been releasing singles, and with a debut long-player due to arrive later this year, she makes her New York City headlining debut tomorrow night at Mercury Lounge. Local electro-pop duo Frances Rose open the show.

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Nikki Lane Brings New Music to Music Hall of Williamsburg

February 28th, 2017

When it comes to talented singer-songwriter Nikki Lane, AllMusic says it best: “Nikki Lane reinvents the nostalgic sounds of 1960s country music for a modern audience, mixing Southern twang with lush orchestral arrangements and the occasional pop/rock hook.” She dropped out of high school in South Carolina before hightailing it to Los Angeles to work as a fashion designer. Later, she moved to New York City where she began making acoustic country songs following a bad breakup, before ultimately settling in Nashville, where her career would eventually take off. Her first full-length, Walk of Shame (stream it below), came out in 2011, earning her comparisons to Wanda Jackson and Neko Case. All or Nothin’ (stream it below), produced by the Black KeysDan Auerbach, followed in 2014. “If Lana Del Rey had pores, bodily fluids or even the rare hair out of place, she might be Nikki Lane, the East Nashville firebrand who understands sangfroid is a lot more explosive when you roughen up the edges and throw down a gauntlet,” raved Paste. Lane (above, performing “Jackpot” live in studio for WRLT FM) returned with her third full-length, Highway Queen (stream it below), just a couple of weeks ago. “Three albums into her career, Lane remains true to her vision of classic country by way of alt-rock—a pigeonhole she seems happy to inhabit,” according to Exclaim. “This is her best album yet.” Find out how it sounds live when Nikki Lane plays Music Hall of Williamsburg on Thursday night. A pair of singer-songwriters, Brent Cobb and Jonathan Tyler, open the show.

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Vanic Headlines Music Hall of Williamsburg Tomorrow Night

October 20th, 2016

Vancouver, B.C., DJ and producer Jesse Hughes is best known as for his melodic-trap future-bass work as Vanic, expertly using bright synths, vocal samples and electro house in remixing and collaborating with big names like Taylor Swift, Lana Del Rey, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Chvrches. And not only is he ready to make a name for himself with original music—which he began releasing this year (like “Samurai” featuring Katy Tiz, above)—but Vanic has also hit the road, taking his live show across North America. Don’t miss him on Friday at Music Hall of Williamsburg.

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Hana Plays the Late Show at Mercury Lounge on Friday Night

June 15th, 2016

Singer-songwriter and producer Hana burst onto the scene last year with the single “Clay,” which earned her shout-outs from Lorde and Grimes and moved Nylon to proclaim, “Meet the Internet’s newest music obsession” and that the song “was an intimate, stripped-down piece of synth-pop perfection, with a hook that burrows itself into your head and refuses to get out.” Of course, it turns out that Hana (above, doing “Chimera”) wasn’t new at all. Hana Pestle had been releasing EPs since 2008, including this year’s five-track self-titled effort (stream it below). She’s toured with Grimes and Lana Del Rey and now you can see her play Mercury Lounge on Friday night. Electro-pop duo Frances Rose open the show.

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Don’t Miss Blake Mills Tomorrow Night at Music Hall of Williamsburg

July 29th, 2015

A musician’s musician, California native Blake Mills is a talented dude, ably working as a singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer and composer. And even if you don’t know his name (yet), plenty of big names in music do. “Eric Clapton recently called him ‘the last guitarist I heard that I thought was phenomenal.’ The producer Don Was says he is ‘one of those rare musicians who come along once in a generation,’” according to the New York Times. Mills founded his first band, the Dawes precursor Simon Dawes, with high school friend Taylor Goldsmith. When the group broke up, Mills went on to play in Jenny Lewis’s band and to tour with Band of Horses, Fiona Apple and Lucinda Williams, while managing to find time to do session work with the likes of the Avett Brothers, Norah Jones, Kid Rock, Neil Diamond and Lana Del Rey. As a means to drum up more session work, Mills (above, performing “Don’t Tell Our Friends About Me” for Public Radio International) put out his debut solo album, Break Mirrors (stream it below), in 2010, which led to him scoring producing work with acts like Conor Oberst, Alabama Shakes and Sky Ferreira. His sophomore effort, Heigh Ho (stream it below), arrived last year to some impressive reviews: “It moves through musical eras and genres without ever sounding out of place, too clever, or at all clumsy. Mills is as centered as a songwriter as he is a player and producer. There is nothing extra here and that’s as it should be. Heigh Ho puts on offer much of what he’s learned these past four years, and displays it all with acumen and openness,” per AllMusic. Currently winding down an East Coast swing, Blake Mills plays Music Hall of Williamsburg tomorrow night. Local jazz guitarist Julian Lage opens the show.

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Ahead of Their Debut EP Prinze George Play Mercury Lounge Tonight

February 10th, 2015

Naomi Almquist (vocals) and Kenny Grimm (production and multi-instrumentalist) grew up as childhood friends outside Washington, D.C., in Prince George’s County, Md. Later, the two met Isabelle De Leon (drums) while she was in college and things took off from there, forming the band Prinze George, now based in Brooklyn, in 2013. Almquist has a keen interest in bands fronted by women, so it should probably come as no surprise that the hook-heavy pop singles they’ve released have won the band comparisons to the likes of Lana Del Rey and MS MR. Their debut EP comes out next month, but you can catch Prinze George—along with Ayertonight at Mercury Lounge.

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Gesaffelstein Brings His Dance Party to Terminal 5 Tomorrow

November 5th, 2014

While much of the Paris techno scene revolves around upbeat dubstep, Mike Lévy—who records and performs under the name Gesaffelstein (a combination of Gesamtkunstwerk and Einstein)—mines a darker, more dissonant industrial territory while still driving people to the dance floor. Lévy is busy working as a DJ and producer. He’s remixed and worked with big names like Lana Del Rey and Kanye West, producing two Yeezus tracks, including its first single, “Black Skinhead.” His debut full-length, Aleph (stream it below), came out last year to plenty of love from critics and fans alike. Consequence of Sound called him “a noted producer on the frontline of reinstating the timeless techno sound.” And furthermore: “During his live sets, France’s Gesaffelstein isn’t afraid to throw down a techno banger, but across his 14-track Aleph LP, there is a steadfast focus on infusing dance-floor chaos with hushed melodies, soul-piercing vocals and isolated, minimal basslines.” And before he returns to Europe, Gesaffelstein (above, his video for “Hate or Glory”) plays Terminal 5 tomorrow night. Local duo Fixed (JDH and Dave P) open the show.

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Woodkid Plays Webster Hall Tonight

October 15th, 2013

Yoann Lemoine is a man of many hats: He’s a music-video director, a graphic designer and a singer-songwriter. Born in Lyon, France, Lemoine spent time studying in London before relocating to Paris. And while he was busy working with the likes of Katy Perry, Taylor Swift and Lana Del Rey, Lemoine still found time to write and record a pair of atmospheric-pop EPs under the name Woodkid. His debut full-length, The Golden Age (stream it below), out this past spring, is a lush, orchestral concept album about the life of a young boy. And Woodkid (above, performing “I Love You”) is now out touring the world in support of it, which brings him to Webster Hall tonight.