Concert Preview

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.

Dr. Dog returned with new album Critical Equation this April, with a release on We Buy Gold Records.

They’re touring in support of the new record and they will bring their show to New York for a three-night run at Brooklyn Steel from June 19-21. As if Dr. Dog wasn’t enough, all the shows will be opened by (Sandy) Alex G.

June 19 is sold out but there are still some tickets remaining for both June 20 and 21.

If you’re in need of tickets, we have a pair to give away for the final night of the run on June 21. To enter the contest Read the rest of this entry »

Chicago’s Maps & Atlases are back with new album Lightlessness Is Nothing New which was released on June 1 via Barsuk Records.

They’ll bring their tour in support of the new record to New York for a performance at Music Hall of Williamsburg on June 20. There are still some tickets available for sale but we have a pair to give away to one lucky winner.

To enter the contest, all you have to do is send me an email to weallwantsomeone[at]gmail[dot]com with Maps and Atlases in the subject and list the name you’d want guestlisted in the body. I’ll pick a winner and notify them closer to the show date.

Good luck!

Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly are celebrating 20 years of rock and roll chaos with a co-headlining tour properly given a tagline of “Together Celebrating Over 20 Years Of Mayhem.” They’ll bring this rowdy summer tour to us in Queens, New York, for a big-time performance at Forest Hills Stadium on Friday, June 22.

In addition to Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly, the show will feature an opening performance from Jake Burns of Stiff Little Fingers. While there are still some tickets available, I would move quickly on these as the show is right around the corner and sure to be one hell of a party.

Preview: Who To See Early At Governors Ball 2018

By Will Oliver, May 24th 2018

It’s hard to believe how fast 2018 has gone and that it’s nearly June. This means one thing, Governors Ball is right around the corner. I’m confident that you guys are already sure of a few big-time headlining acts that you are locked in to see. I don’t need to tell you to see Eminem or Jack White. But what I can do is highlight a few bands of various style and degrees of success who are playing earlier in the day that I recommended you ignore your hangover and get to Randall’s Island Park a little bit earlier in the day to make your festival experience that much fuller.

Here are a few of those artists that we hope you get to the grounds a little bit earlier to catch next weekend:
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Preview: France Rocks Summerfest 2018

By Will Oliver, May 24th 2018

France Rocks Summerfest will return for its third annual year from June 1-July 5, allowing music lovers in New York City a chance to show off an expansive collection of talented French musicians as well as International artists who draw inspiration from France.

Presented by France Rocks and the Bureau Export (the French Music Export Office), along with support from New York Music month and Lacoste, the lineup includes over 25 artists across genres spanning from rock, indie pop, world and electronic, that will take place in over 25 venues across the city from Central Park Summerstage and Lincoln Center to Brooklyn’s Northside Festival and Brooklyn Steel and intimate venues as well.

There’s always a wealth of great music in New York City, especially in the dead of summer, but France Rocks will provide fans with something a little different and bring some fresh sounds and even more culture to the best city in the world with plenty of fresh and established talent that deserves to be discovered.

Find the full lineup on the website or posted below:

June 1- Zimmer @ Elsewhere – Presented by Pop Gun | 6PM
 June 1- Louisahhh @ The Good Room | 10PM
June 2- Gregory Porter @ Central Park SummerStage | FREE | 7PM
 June 3- The Blue Dahlia @ The Loft at City Winery | FREE| 11AM
 June 3- Yuksek @ Elsewhere – Presented by Pop Gun | 2PM 
June 6- Amadou & Mariam @ Brooklyn Steel – Presented by The Bowery Presents | 8PM 
June 6- Dirty Deep, Datcha Mandala @ DROM | FREE
 June 9- Michelle Blades @ Northside Festival | 12PM
 June 12- Polo & Pan @ Bowery Ballroom | 9:30PM
 June 13- Juniore @ Piano’s | 7PM
 June 14- Piers Faccini @ David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center | FREE | 7:30PM
 June 15- Piers Faccini @ The Loft at City Winery | 8:30PM
 June 16- Son Little @ Central Park Summerstage | FREE | 7PM
 June 19- Matmatah @ DROM | FREE
 June 19- Itamar Borochov @ Nublu
J une 20- Joakim, Chassol, Vianney @ Central Park Summerstage | FREE | 6PM 
June 21- Elida Almeida @ David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center | FREE | 7:30PM 
June 25- Timsters @ The Penthouse at The Standard, East Village | FREE | 7PM
 June 26- Meshell Ndegeocello @ Murmrr Theatre | 8PM
 July 1- BONOBO, St Germain @ Brooklyn Mirage | 8PM
 July 2- Pilc Moutin Hoenig Trio @ Blue Note | 8PM & 10:30PM 
July 5- Melissa Laveaux, Delgres @ David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center | FREE | 7:30PM

Preview: Ash at Baby’s All Right

By Will Oliver, May 22nd 2018

Longstanding Irish indie rock trio Ash recently returned with their seventh studio album Islands on May 18 via Infectious Music. The trio of Tim Wheeler, Mark Hamilton and Rick McMurray will bring the tour to us on May 30 for a performance at Baby’s All Right, along with Beverly, who will open the show.

The band have decades worth of great material to play, as well as a first look at some of the fresh-faced material off of Islands. Getting to see them in a room like Baby’s All Right (I last caught them at Bowery Ballroom way back in 2012) will be a special treat and shouldn’t be missed.

There are still some tickets available for the performance but we recommend you get them soon as they’re bound to sell out any minute. Head back here for coverage from the performance coming very shortly.

Preview: Jon Hopkins at Elsewhere

By Will Oliver, May 18th 2018

English producer Jon Hopkins recently returned with his beautifully stunning new album Singularity, released earlier this month via Domino Records.

He’ll stop into New York next Tuesday, May 22, for a performance at Elsewhere featuring an opening performance by Beta Librae.

Tickets are sold out for the show but you can enter the waitlist when some tickets do become available. If you have yet to do so, you best do it quick as this show is not one to miss.

Stay tuned for coverage of the show coming soon after.

Courtney Barnett returns this Friday with her highly anticipated new album Tell Me How You Really Feel which will be released via Mom + Pop Music. She’ll celebrate the release with us here in New York this weekend with an intimate performance at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday that is very much sold out.

The show will also feature an opening performance from Palehound, which sets this up to be one hell of a 1-2 punch. As I said tickets are sold out, but keep an eye on the ticket page for any last minute drops, or potentially some tickets that may be available at the door (though, not likely). This is not a show to be missed, that much is for sure.

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