Photos by Matt Esposito

California indie rockers Film School returned last year with new album Bright To Death, which was released via Hauskat Records.

Their currently on tour in support of the album, which brought them to Brooklyn on May 7th for a performance at Baby’s All Right along with openers Mint Field and Rich Girls.

Our photographer Matt Esposito was there to capture photos from all three performances, find all of his shots posted in the gallery below.
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Vampire Weekend has finally returned to us with new album Father Of The Bride, their first for Columbia Records and without founding member Rostam Batmanglij. It has been a long six years since the release of their previous album Modern Vampires of the City and the band have not disappointed with their newest effort, one that seemingly grows with every new listen.

Since last summer the band has been playing a variety of smaller shows to break-in their new lineup consisting of guitarist Brian Robert Jones, keyboardist/guitarist Greta Morgan (aka Springtime Carnivore), keyboardist Will Canzoneri and second drummer Garrett Ray, in addition to core members singer/guitarist Ezra Koenig, bassist Chris Baio and drummer Chris Tomson. But prior to earlier this month, the band had yet to perform live in their hometown of New York during this newfound era, which changed on Sunday, May 5th with a unique performance at Webster Hall.

Kicking off with doors at 10 am, the show began with a pre-show breakfast of bagels and featured not one, not two, but three different sets throughout the day, with a pizza lunch in-between all the music. Now that’s how you throw a homecoming show.
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Sharon Van Etten continued her impeccable winning album streak with the release of Remind Me Tomorrow earlier this year via Jagjaguwar. She’s been touring hard in support of the album all year and returned for another headlining show (following Beacon Theatre earlier this year), this time at Webster Hall on May 4th. This was our first time seeing the singer-songwriter perform since her performance at Governors Ball back in 2015 and our first time back to the newly reopened and renovated Webster Hall.
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Photos by Michael Gebhardt

Canadian band The Strumbellas returned to New York on May 2nd for a performance at Brooklyn Steel that came in support of their new album Rattlesnake, released earlier this year via Glassnote Records.

Our photographer Michael Gebhardt was there to capture photos from their performance, along with openers The Moth & The Flame.

Find all of his shots of The Strumbellas posted in the gallery below, along with openers The Moth & The Flame.

The Moth & The Flame:

The Strumbellas:

Premiere: Same Girls – “Wait”

By Will Oliver, May 14th 2019

Photo by Kiyo Vigliotti

Oakland indie rock band Same Girls are an indie rock band out of Oakland who released their debut album Young Minded via Text Me Records in September 2018.

The trio of childhood friends, Taifa Nia, Tyler Valentino, and Otto Janes are gearing up for the release of their new single “Wait” tomorrow. But lucky for you, we are the privilege of premiering it one day early for your exclusive listen.
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I was starting to get worried that I wouldn’t get to see The Rapture play again live anytime soon (it’s been a while). Which made their surprise return announcement one of the best pieces of news I’ve heard all year, made even sweeter by the fact that they would be playing live shows again, mainly around a performance at the Just Like Heaven music festival out in Long Beach, California. Even better, the band would perform an intimate warm-up show ahead of the festival at Music Hall of Williamsburg on the night of April 30th, the same venue where they played their last live show way back in 2012.

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Monday Morning Matinee

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