Photos by Matt Esposito

This Friday Minneapolis’ Night Moves will release their brand new album Can You Really Find Me via Domino Records.

On June 18 the band returned to New York for a performance at Rough Trade NYC where they gave fans a preview of the album, along with a selection of old favorites as well.

Our photographer Matt Esposito was there to capture photos from their performance, along with opener Liam Benzvi. Find all of his shots posted in the gallery below.

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New York hip-hop legends Wu-Tang Clan are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their classic debut album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) and have been touring this year in celebration. This included a performance at Terminal 5 back in January and on June 16th they returned to New York again for another performance, this time at the Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk.

The group ran through all the favorites off of the album as some of their own solo efforts. The sold out audience wasted no time getting into it, rushing up to the front and partying from start to finish.

Find a full gallery of photos from their performance posted in the gallery below.

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Photos by Anthony Mulcahy

On June 16th, folk-singer Ani DiFranco performed upstate in Woodstock, New York for a performance at Levon Helm Studios. Opening up the show was duo Gracie and Rachel who joined the back-end of DiFranco’s set as well.

Our photographer Anthony Mulcahy was there to capture photos from both performances, all of which can be found in the gallery below, along with DiFranco’s setlist.

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Last year Seattle’s Death Cab for Cutie returned with new album Thank You for Today, which was released via Atlantic Records. We caught them back in October when they were on the first leg of their U.S. tour in support of the album where they played Kings Theatre.

The band is back on the road touring in support of the album once again, which brought them back to New York City for a big-time performance in Queens, headlining Forest Hills Stadium on June 15th.

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Photos by P Squared

Jane’s Addiction’s Perry Farrell returned last week with his Kind Heaven, his first solo album in 18 years. He’s been touring in support of the new album this month with a few dates in New York at City Winery, which concluded with the final show on June 15th.

Farrell was supported by his Kind of Heaven Orchestra, which featured current Jane’s Addiction bassist Chris Chaney as well as his wife Etty Lau Farrell, who was an integral part of the show singing alongside Farrell, who engaged with fans throughout the performance, even giving one fan his own bottle of liquor towards the end of the show. Highlgihts from the set included his performance of Jane’s Addiction’s “Mountain Song” & “Been Caught Stealin'”, Porno for Pyros’ “Tahitian Moon” & “Pets” as well as his cover of Iggy and The Stooges’ “I Got a Right.”

Our photographer P Squared was there to capture photos from the performance, all of which can be found posted below along with the setlist.

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Longstanding English heroes The Specials returned last year with their politically charged new album Encore (their first album of originals since 1998 and the first new material with vocalist Terry Hall since 1981’s “Ghost Town”), which was released via Island Records. The band’s tour in support of the new record dropped into New York on June 14th for a performance at Brooklyn Steel.
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Photos by Anthony Bauer

Off album cycle touring can truly be a fickle thing, as you usually head to the show with a lot of uncertainty. Will the setlist be filled with mostly all old songs, all new songs (that nobody yet knows), or a really good mix of both? Thankfully on June 14th when Real Estate headlined a sold-out Webster Hall, we got a brilliant mix of both old and new that was definitely a sneak peek into the next era for the band. Along for the ride and kicking the night off was Philadelphia (via New York) band Palm.



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Photos by Qbertplaya

Last year cult soul/r&b singer Swamp Dogg returned with his new album Love, Loss & Autotune, which was released via Joyful Noise Recordings and features Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon. He’s touring in support of the album this year as he prepares to release another new album this year, which will also see Vernon featured again.

On June 14th his tour made its stop into New York City for a performance at Le Poisson Rouge. Our photographer Qbertplaya was there to capture photos from his performance, all of which can be found in the gallery below.

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Following night 1 of The National’s 2-night stand at Prospect Park Bandshell as a part of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival we returned for night 2, despite a bleak forecast of late night rain on the horizon. The weather did hold out during Courtney Barnett’s opening performance and as The National began their set, it seemed like we were possibly in the clear.

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Photos by Qbertplaya

On June 13th New Orleans’ Big Freedia performed at Central Park SummerStage as a part of their free summer series of shows across the city.

Our photographer Qbertplaya was there to capture photos from her performance, along with openers MikeQ x Qween Beat and Batekoo. Find all of her shots posted in the gallery below.

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