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Bleachers – Brooklyn Steel – November 21, 2017

November 22nd, 2017


Photos courtesy of DeShaun Craddock | dac.photography

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Lukas Nelson – Music Hall of Williamsburg – November 20, 2017

November 21st, 2017


Photos courtesy of Marc Millman Photography | www.marcmillmanphotos.com/music

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Ron Gallo and Naked Giants Blur Lines at Rough Trade NYC

November 20th, 2017

Ron Gallo – Rough Trade NYC – November 19, 2017


Sometimes it’s best to start with the end and work your way back to the beginning. Such is the case with the show at Rough Trade NYC last night, which closed in burn-the-house-down fashion, Ron Gallo and his band joined by opening band Naked Giants, two power trios banging around onstage, at least half of the six musicians having removed their shirts, the sweat a couple of hours of no-garage-can-contain-this rock and rolling. The Naked Giants guys had already been onstage for three songs to close out the set, at one point joined by Dr. Dog’s Eric Slick as well, playing both sides of their split 7″ single and culminating in a frenzied cover of the Beatles’ “Helter Skelter.” Apparently they’ve been performing it together all along their tour, but when they played it in Brooklyn last night, it not only was an appropriate show closer, but also unwittingly, and perhaps unintentionally ironically, marked the passing of Charles Manson.

The packed house had been bouncing and percolating to both bands all night, but by this point, the energy from front to back was combustible, bodies slamming into one another and carelessly bounding up and down. Whatever the opposite of “quiet Sunday evening at home” is, this was it. The preceding set from Gallo and his trio had been an exercise in blurred boundaries, playing songs from their appropriately titled Heavy Meta record. The demarcation between headliner and opener seemed fluid, at one point midway through, after singing a song apparently about two headlining bands, the Naked Giants guys came on and swapped instruments, allowing Gallo and his group to hop into the audience to rock out with the crowd. Indeed the fourth wall between the performers and audience was as equally dynamic throughout, Gallo not only coming down off the stage on multiple occasions, but also chatting and bantering with folks in the audience, and the musicians mimicking the propulsive dancing of the crowd. At one point Gallo was able to merge all of the audience requests into one surreal medley, blowing into his trumpet and then threading together a few seconds of an unintelligible “Free Bird” with “Fight for Your Right to Party” and, of all things, “One of Us.”

The boundary between rock and roll show and performance art also disappeared, stretching back to the opening moments of Gallo’s set, when he played a little trumpet and then read a prepared introduction statement from a piece of paper seemingly channeling Christopher Walken. At other points, Gallo played his guitar with and on a skateboard. But for all the shenanigans, his set was a rage of rock and roll, channeling the great trios like the Jimi Hendrix Experience and Cream along the way. With Joe Bisirri on bass and Dylan Sevey on drums, the three-piece was greater than the sum of their parts, breathing fire into the material from the beginning. And as we continue to work our way backward through the night, we once again find Seattle’s Naked Giants. Seen from the end, their set was a bit of foreshadowing—their intense and thoughtful guitar-bass-drum rock a perfect tee up for the night. Their songs seemed to have a mind of their own, losing themselves in the middle to stray here or there in is-this-another-song fashion before hitting the head and drawing to a close. —A. Stein | @Neddyo

Photos courtesy of Silvia Saponaro | www.saponarophotography.com

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Silversun Pickups – Terminal 5 – November 15, 2017

November 16th, 2017

(Silversun Pickups and Minus the Bear play Brooklyn Steel on Friday night.)

Photos courtesy of Brian C. Reilly | www.briancreilly.com

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Tyler, the Creator – Terminal 5 – November 13, 2017

November 14th, 2017


Photos courtesy of DeShaun Craddock | dac.photography

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Slowdive – Terminal 5 – November 12, 2017

November 13th, 2017


Photos courtesy of Silvia Saponaro | www.saponarophotography.com

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Macklemore – Terminal 5 – November 10, 2017

November 13th, 2017


Photos courtesy of Marc Millman Photography | www.marcmillmanphotos.com/music

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All Them Witches – Music Hall of Williamsburg – November 8, 2017

November 9th, 2017


Photos courtesy of Silvia Saponaro | www.saponarophotography.com

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Kings Theatre – November 7, 2017

November 8th, 2017


Photos courtesy of Pip Cowley | pipcowleyshoots.com

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Flying Lotus – Brooklyn Steel – November 6, 2017

November 7th, 2017


Photos courtesy of Charles Steinberg | charlesosteinberg.com

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Elbow – Terminal 5 – November 2, 2017

November 3rd, 2017


Photos courtesy of Gregg Greenwood | gregggreenwood.com

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Primus – Brooklyn Steel – October 31, 2017

November 1st, 2017


Photos courtesy of Adela Loconte | adelaloconte.com

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Beach Fossils – Brooklyn Steel – October 28, 2017

October 30th, 2017

Photos courtesy of Mimi Hong | mimihongphotography.com

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Torres – Music Hall of Williamsburg – October 27, 2017

October 30th, 2017


Photos courtesy of Silvia Saponaro | www.saponarophotography.com

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Japandroids – Brooklyn Steel – October 26, 2017

October 27th, 2017


Photos courtesy of Pip Cowley | pipcowleyshoots.com