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Preview: iii Points

By Dana Pacifico, February 14th 2019

It’s not every year single people look forward to Valentine’s Day weekend but here we are gearing up for a great one in Mana Wynwood, Miami for iii Points. Self-proclaimed “Festival of The Alternative Mind”, iii Points stands out from the crowd – which is important to do when the market is completely over-saturated and line-ups all looking rather similar. iii Points is the perfect niche blend of hip-hop and electronic to keep everyone dancing and bobbin’ well into the late night (the curfew isn’t till 5 am!).

Every day is stacked with heavy hitters and a great underground undercard. As someone who attends festivals quite frequently, there is so much unknown that I am giddy at what will be learned and loved by the end of the weekend. Tyler, The Creator, Beach House, SZA, James Blake, A$AP Rocky & Erykah Badu lead the line-up with exciting subs to follow. The Internet, Pussy Riot, Toro y Moi, James Murphy (!!!), Yaeji, Blood Orange, Khruangbin, Godspeed You! Black Emperor & DJ Koze create an eclectic grouping sure to cater to anyone’s musical tastes/needs. Smerz is a Norwegian duo with this dark feel. The second I heard their song, “Because”, I was instantly hooked. Looking forward to seeing these ladies kick off a great Saturday evening.

Not only does iii Points deliver with a great music line-up but they also provide world-class art installations. Max Cooper + Architecture Social Club will be bringing to life a light sculpture that looks as if it could be a giant hologram but instead made up of thousands of lights mapped to immerse the viewer in conjunction with live audio. Another incredible snag by the festival is trailblazing & iconic feminist artist, Judy Chicago. ICA Miami will be bringing Chicago’s installation, “Atmospheres” to the festival via video presentation. “Atmospheres” is a performance piece that uses smoke and fireworks to “feminize” the natural landscape. Originally, these performances took place between 1968 and 1975 throughout California and the Pacific Northwest.

With so much music and art to look forward to at iii Points not to mention the great weather forecast make sure you stay hydrated, put on sunscreen and bring your dancing shoes. It’s going to be a great weekend.

Last year saw soul rockers St. Paul and the Broken Bones return with their new album Young Sick Camellia.

They’re still touring hard in support of the album, which includes a stop in Port Chester, New York for a performance at The Capitol Theatre this Sunday, February 17th.

Some tickets for the show are still for sale but don’t sleep, these guys always bring a show-stopping force that shouldn’t be missed.

Preview: MØ at Hammerstein Ballroom

By Will Oliver, January 16th 2019

Danish pop singer is on tour in support of her album Forever Neverland, released last October via Columbia Records.

will return to New York this Saturday night for a performance at Hammerstein Ballroom, her biggest headlining performance here to date – certainly much bigger than when we saw her play Elsewhere back in September.

You can still find some tickets for the show for sale here and enjoy her performance of “Blur” on Jimmy Fallon the other night, which you can watch below.

Preview: Georgi Kay at Rough Trade NYC

By Will Oliver, November 28th 2018

Earlier this month Australian indie pop musician Georgi Kay recently released her new album Where I Go to Disappear via Monoki Records. She’s currently on tour supporting the album opening up some tour dates with Peter Bjorn and John, including their sold out performance at Rough Trade NYC on Friday night.

It will be a great 1-2 punch featuring two very different forms of pop at work but a combination that should be a dream for all those lucky enough to secure a ticket.

Stay tuned for coverage from the show right here in the days following the show. We can’t wait to see what kind of night that Kay and PB&J have in store for us.

Preview: Steven Wilson at The Capitol Theatre

By Will Oliver, November 28th 2018

Photo by Dutch Doscher

Last year Steven Wilson (of Porcupine Tree) released his fifth solo record To The Bone. He’s been touring hard in support of the record ever since. This includes a stop at the Playstation Theater back in April, which we caught.

Wilson is on the final leg of the 2018 portion of his “To The Bone Tour,” which will bring him back to New York for a performance at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester this Sunday, December 2. There are still some tickets available for the show which you can buy here.

Stay tuned for coverage from the show coming right after as well.

Preview: Jim James at The Capitol Theatre

By Will Oliver, November 7th 2018

My Morning Jacket’s Jim James returned with his new solo album Uniform Distortion this summer via ATO Records. He also followed it up with Uniform Clarity, an acoustic version of the album that was released on October 5.

James is on tour in support of the albums and this includes a stop at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York next Wednesday, November 14. The show will also feature an opening performance from Alynda Segarra from Hurray for the Riff Raff.

This tour is a special career-spanning acoustic one that will give fans of James a chance to hear some stripped down versions of many of his best pieces of music.

Tickets for the show are still available and can be bought right here.

Preview: Tower of Power at City Winery

By Will Oliver, October 16th 2018

Oakland, California music legends Tower of Power are an r&b-based horn section and band that have been performing together since 1968. They’re currently on tour celebrating their 50th Anniversary as a band.

If you’re in New York City, the band are playing the second of two nights at City Winery tonight in support of the tour and you can still grab some last minute tickets for the performance right here. It’s a nice intimate to see them at work and shouldn’t be missed.

This Friday, October 5, F*ck The Pietriarchy will put on a benefit concert for Planned Parenthood at Park Church Co-Op.

The benefit show features a great lineup featuring Sons of an Illustrious Father, Honduras, THICK, not to mention a bake sale, voter registration/information booth, a raffle, and even more surprises. But most importantly, all proceeds go to a good and worthy cause which is the real cause for celebration.

For more information head to the Facebook event page and you can buy tickets for the show here, with a variety of different options that come available to buy with a pie.

Preview: The Beths at Mercury Lounge

By Will Oliver, October 3rd 2018

New Zealand indie rockers The Beths have given us one of the best debut albums of the year with Future Me Hates Me, which was released earlier this year via Carpark Records.

The band are coming to New York in support of the fantastic record for a set of performances in Brooklyn and Manhattan, with the latter taking place at Mercury Lounge on Thursday, October 11, with support coming from local act Poppies.

There are still some tickets remaining for the show but considering their show at Alphaville the next night is sold out, we recommend you get the jump on tickets asap.

Preview: The Darbies at Coney Island Baby

By Will Oliver, October 1st 2018

The Darbies was formed by brothers Ronny and Nico Dave, two brothers from Los Angeles eager to create a new rock ‘n roll band influenced by classic acts of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. They brought along Jani Jaakko and Joe Galate forming the current version of the band who released their debut single “End of the Love” and are currently hard to work on their debut album.

You can get a taste of this new material this Wednesday when the band stops into New York City for a performance at Coney Island Baby, their debut performance in NYC.

There are still some tickets available for the performance, which you can find available to buy here.




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