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After a run of summer festivals, supremely talented singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers is home in Brooklyn this week to play Brooklyn Steel tomorrow and again on Thursday. Both appearances sold out quickly, but The House List is giving away two tickets to Thursday’s show. Don’t have any of your own and still want to go? No worries. Try to Grow a Pair. It’s easy. 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 (Maggie Rogers, 8/17) and a brief message explaining what your favorite thing is about August. Eddie Bruiser, who could use a little convincing, will notify the winner by Thursday. Good luck.
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Maggie Rogers – The Bowery Ballroom – April 11, 2017
When Pharrell takes an eye to an artist (and I’m not talking about his stint on The Voice), ears perk up. The celeb producer was enchanted by American songwriter Maggie Rogers’ track “Alaska” while teaching a master class at NYU last summer. Her anticipated EP, That the Light Is Fading, released back in February layers Rogers’ folk sensibilities with newly examined dance tempos she acquired living abroad. Rogers has the swagger of an Amelia Meath (Sylvan Esso) and the hymnal quality of Florence Welch (Florence and the Machine). Last night at The Bowery Ballroom, the first of two sold-out New York City shows, the singer-songwriter took center stage donning a custom white denim suit designed by Christian Joy. The room was filled with the chirping of crickets as Rogers opened with “Color Song” and her frenetic dance moves were unleashed.
After the dance-pop track “Dog Years,” the recent graduate offered a slow jam written for a crush entitled “Say It.” Wise beyond her years, Rogers pensively acknowledged not only how much has changed for her in the past year, but also the world itself. “Global grief hangs heavy as summer heat,” the first lines of “Hashtag,” rang especially true for the sunny front earlier in the day and the current political climate. She revealed that “Little Joys” was the first song she wrote in NYC and admitted the opening was inspired by Sharon Van Etten. Light on the material, a cover of Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon” was reimagined with dance beats ebbing and flowing into the folk-rock classic.
Before the final song, Rogers became teary and choked up recounting the times she had previously been to The Bowery Ballroom as an audience member. She pulled herself together, saying, “I really love making music,” and culminated the evening with the track that had left Pharrell virtually speechless. No longer a fledgling songwriter, the world awaits the next chapter of Ms. Maggie Rogers. —Sharlene Chiu
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Acclaimed singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers returns home this week to play The Bowery Ballroom tonight and Music Hall of Williamsburg tomorrow. Both appearances sold out quickly, but The House List is giving away two tickets to Wednesday’s show. Don’t have any and still want to go? Try to Grow a Pair. It’s easy. 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 (Maggie Rogers, 4/12) and a brief message explaining your best idea of how to take advantage of this current run of warm weather. Eddie Bruiser, who’s always looking for a good idea, will notify the winner tomorrow. Good luck.
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