The Harmaleighs – “Sorry, I’m Busy”

By Will Oliver, March 12th 2019

The Nashville indie duo The Harmaleighs will release their new album She Won’t Make Sense on August 2nd via Nettwerk Music. They’ve recently let go of the album’s lead single, a track entitled “Sorry, I’m Busy”

“Sorry, I’m Busy” sees the duo of Haley Grant and Kaylee Jasperson tackle themes of paralyzing social anxiety and give it a more powerful garage rock sound while also having traces of a personal folk rock approach that is much more expansive here.

Enjoy a listen to the track below.
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Photos by Dutch Doscher

Amanda Palmer will release her new album There Will Be No Intermission on March 7th via Cooking Vinyl. On Monday, February 25th she gave an intimate performance at Joe’s Pub ahead of her much larger upcoming tour dates to work out her show among a group of dedicated patrons and friends. The night broken up by an intermission covers everything from birth to death highlight by intimate emotional storytelling.

Find a full gallery of photos from Palmer’s stirring performance posted in the photo gallery below.
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Photos by Omar Kasrawi

There are some artists who demand complete silence at their shows. Some ask for it, and some just command it by the sheer power of their voice. Australia’s Meg Mac is the latter. And the sold out show at Rockwood Hall of Music’s second stage were a testament to that soulful siren quality she exudes. It was the kind of night where the crowd was more than happy to let her take over. Cell phones seemingly out of sight, and no one taking over the music. Hell, you almost felt guilty for letting ice cubes in your drink clink together.
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Photos by Dutch Doscher

Los Angeles rockers Cherry Glazerr returned last month with their awesome third album Stuffed & Ready, which was released via Secretly Canadian.

They previewed some of this new material when we caught them at House of Vans last summer but these songs are now fully fleshed out and ready to go just in time for their tour in support of the new record. This included a sold out performance this Saturday night at Bowery Ballroom, which featured an opening performance from Sneaks.

Find photos from both bands’ performances posted in the gallery below, along with Cherry Glazerr’s setlist.
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Panda Bear at Pioneer Works (February 15, 2019)

By Will Oliver, February 16th 2019

On February 8th Panda Bear returned with his sixth album Buoys via Domino Records. He recently kicked off his new tour in support of the record, which included a sold out two-night run at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn.

He kicked off the show with one of his biggest songs, “Comfy in Nautica,” making it perfectly clear that we were in for a special night. Nearly half the set was made up of new material from Buoys, which he previewed for us the last time we saw him perform live, last year at Brooklyn Steel.
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Photos by Omar Kasrawi

On Thursday night Peter Murphy & David J celebrated brought their “40 Years of Bauhaus Ruby Celebration” tour to New York for a performance of Baohaus’ debut album In The Flat Field in its entirety, along with a set of other favorites from the band’s career.

Our photographer Omar Kasrawi was there to capture photos from their performance, as well as opener Vinsantos.

Find all of his shots posted in the gallery below
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Together Pangea – “Bet You Wish I Would Call”

By Will Oliver, February 14th 2019

Los Angeles rockers Together Pangea will return with new EP Dispassionate on May 31st via Nettwerk Music. The band have recently shared the EP’s lead single “Bet You Wish I Would Call.”

It’s a different approach and sound for the band, with a calmer and laid back summery-themed vibe with a distinct California feel to it that suites them quite well.

Enjoy a stream below.
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It’s been over four years since I last saw Damien Rice perform, back in 2014 when he performed an underplay at The Box ahead of the release of his third album, My Favourite Faded Fantasy. This also happened to be my first time seeing Rice perform, so it’s safe to say that I was spoiled by the intimacy of this performance. But I knew that I had to catch him the next time that he returned to play for us here in New York.
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Monday Morning Matinee

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