Live Performance

Mexican-American singer Omar Apollo recently released his new EP Friends, featuring personal offerings such as the track “Hearing Your Voice.”

Apollo has gained a reputation for his live shows, which you can get a taste of through the smooth live performance of the track that he has released via Vevo DSCVR.

The smokey and soulful approach shines in the live environment and certainly sets the mood. Apollo will hit NYC on May 25 & 26 for sold out performances at Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Enjoy the live performance of “Hearing Your Voice” below.
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British singer-songwriter Chloe Foy is finishing up her current tour in the UK, with a few days of shows left remaining. The talented musician has recently returned with a lovely brand new single with “Oh You Are Not Well,” which further showcases her talent as a pure and true songwriting talent.

“Oh You Are Not Well” immediately strikes you with her passionate vocals and intricate delivery and well-crafted lyrics. It’s a track that soars and soars to new heights with every step of the way.

Then there’s her pretty cover of Mazzy Star’s “Fade Into You,” a song that is certainly not in shortage of covers. This is a faithful cover that she still adds enough of her own mix to make it a worthy addition to the collection of covers.

Enjoy both “Oh You Are Not Well” and her take of “Fade Into You” below.
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Arctic Monkeys Cover Stephen Fretwell’s ‘-‘

By Will Oliver, September 12th 2018

Arctic Monkeys are hard at work touring in support of Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino but a recent stop in New York brought them to Electric Lady Studios where they laid down two recordings as a part of the Spotify Singles series.

One was a live version of single “Four Out Of Five,” and the other was a cover of the Stephen Fretwell song “-” taken from his 2004 album Magpie and performed solo by Turner. Fretwell also played bass for The Last Shadow Puppets live during the The Age of the Understatement era.

“-” definitely fits the headspace and mood of the new era and it can be streamed below along with the live performance of “Four Out Of Five.”
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Moaning – “Artificial” (Live at Tapetown)

By Will Oliver, September 10th 2018

Los Angeles natives Moaning released their self-titled debut earlier this year via Sub Pop Records.

The band has been hard at work touring in support of the album and back in June, we caught them at Elsewhere (Zone One).

Their tour also brought them all the way to Aarhus, Denmark, where they recorded a live video session with Tapetown. This included a pummeling performance of their song “Artificial, which you can watch below.
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Tash Sultana – “Harvest Love”

By Will Oliver, August 9th 2018

Australian multi-instrumentalist Tash Sultana caught my attention in a big way during her set at Governors Ball back in June.

She’s set to release her debut album Flow State on August 31 and “Harvest Love” is a breathtaking offering from the track to give you an idea of the variety and range that Sultana can offer on a single track. Based on her live performance at Governors Ball, she’s truly a unique talent that has a bright future ahead of her.

If you don’t believe me, find out for yourself and take a listen to “Harvest Love” below and stay tuned for more on Sultana very soon.
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Boston Calling kicked off night 1 of the festival tonight and it featured a late night performance from The National. They were joined by fellow festival performer Maggie Rogers during “I Need My Girl,” who offered some great duel vocals with Matt Berninger to the crowds clear delight.

Our very own Ross Bernhardt is at the festival and captured a video of the moment for us. Find a video of the performance posted below.
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Hater – “Blushing” (Live at Tapetown)

By Will Oliver, March 6th 2018

Last year Swedish indie rock outfit Hater released not only their great debut album You Tried (which made my best albums of the year list) but also an EP with Red Blinders.

The band recently stopped into Danish studio Tapetown to record a Live At Tapetown session, giving us a heavenly version of Red Blinders track “Blushing.” Fans of Alvvays should look no further, these guys will be your new favorite band.

Enjoy their live performance at Tapetown below.
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The Fresh & Onlys – Wolf Lie Down (Live At Tapetown)

By Will Oliver, December 28th 2017

Tapetown is a recording studio out of Scandinavia that has been producing some great live sessions, most recently a wonderful live performance from Danish up and coming rockers Blood Child, which we recently posted about here.

Back in November, the series returned with another great session, this time from San Francisco’s The Fresh & Onlys who gave a great performance of their track “Wolf Lie Down,” the title track from their new album which was released via Sinderlyn earlier in the year.

Enjoy the great session below and find the whole album over at bandcamp, where you can stream or purchase it.
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Blood Child – “Psycho”

By Will Oliver, December 10th 2017 — with 1 comment

Hailing from the underground punk scene in Denmark are young rockers Blood Child. They came to my attention after being sent a live video of them performing a live session of their track “Psycho.” It definitely calls to mine of groups such as Ice Age, with a post-punk sound that features some great riffs and vocals that work together to create one hell of a glorious amount of noise. The fact that this track is live makes it all even more impressive.

Hope to get a proper recorded version of this but god damn, this version will do for now. Enjoy the video of the performance at Tapetown Studios posted below.
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Morrissey at Kings Theatre (September 24, 2016)

By Will Oliver, September 26th 2016 — with 1 comment

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This Saturday, September 25, the legendary Morrissey returned to us in New York for a sold out performance at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, a much more intimate performance that his show at Madison Square Garden last summer.

It’s been two year since the release of his last album, World Peace Is None of Your Business, but Morrissey’s setlist at Kings was still heavily loyal to the album, along with the usual favorites from his solo career (“Everyday Is Like Sunday,” “Irish Blood, English Heart”). Being a smaller show, you had plenty of Morrissey die-hards quite literally rushing the stage trying to deliver a huge or a personal gift to Morrissey, only to be taken down by his well-placed and quick-moving personal security guards that stand to his side on both direction.
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