Concert Preview

Brooklyn quartet Dropper are set to release their brand new EP and will celebrate it’s release with a hometown show tomorrow night at The Sultan Room.

The band have given us the privilege of premiering the whole EP in full with you, which you can find streaming below in its entirety. It’s 3 songs of passionate rock that has a very 90s influence but one that channels modern concerns in a way that feels very natural and moving. They have a knack for knowing how to give time to build a song up and deliver that final blow that you have been waiting for.

If you like what you hear, be sure to grab tickets for the release show tomorrow night and see what the band is all about in person.

Preview: High Waisted At Sea 5

By Will Oliver, August 12th 2019

This Friday night High Waisted At Sea 5: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Booze Cruise hosted by local New York surf rockers High Waisted will take place and it’s not to be missed.

The boat show is always a good time but this is their fifth and final boat show which means it’s your last chance to rock out with these guys on a freaking boat. Not only that, but there’s an open bar, photo booth, and plenty of other reasons why you should grab one of the last remaining tickets for the show right here.

We hope to see you there. Stay tuned for our coverage of the show coming very soon.

Preview: The Flaming Lips at The Capitol Theatre

By Will Oliver, July 23rd 2019

Last weekend The Flaming Lips returned with their 15th studio album King’s Mouth via Warner Records.

They’re currently on tour in support of the new LP, which includes a performance next Tuesday night (July 30th) at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York.

Not only do they play, but the opening set will be a powerhouse of talent as well, including The Claypool Lennon Delirium and Particle Kid (J. Micah Nelson, son of Willie Nelson).

Tickets for the show can still be bought here. We’re looking forward to seeing The Flaming Lips bring their colorful and extravagant live show to Port Chester and hope to see you there.

[Photo by Dutch Doscher]

Last month Seattle folk outfit The Head and the Heart returned with their new album Living Mirage via Warner Bros. Records/Reprise Records. They celebrated its release day with an intimate performance at Bowery Ballroom and will return this Sunday with a much larger showing in Queens at Forest Hills Stadium.

The show, which is the inaugural year of the ALT92.3 Summer Open, sports a lineup that will also feature performances from Young The Giant, Fitz & The Tantrums and Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional. It will be a great diverse day of music that will go perfectly for a nice summer day at Forest Hills.

There are still some tickets available for the show which can be found here.

Photo by Anthony Bauer

The National have kept my ears plenty busy for the past month with the release of their lovely new album (and short film) I Am Easy to Find (via 4AD) and gave us a few sneak peaks of the new music in the live format with a memorable performance at Beacon Theatre and a slightly more intimate one at the iHeartRadio Theater.

Next week the band returns to us lucky New Yorkers once again for two nights at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival at Prospect Park Bandshell as a part of their proper full tour in support of the album which includes an opening performance from Courtney Barnett on both nights. Not a bad way to spend an evening in Brooklyn, eh?

Tickets are sold out for Night 1 on June 12th but there are still some available for Night 2 on June 13th, at least for now. So move quick, and we hope to see you there!

Preview: MGMT at The Capitol Theatre

By Will Oliver, May 15th 2019

MGMT are still touring hard in support of their delightful 2018 album Little Dark Age that will bring them back to New York next week.

On Monday, May 20, the band will stop into Port Chester, New York for a performance at the prestigious Capitol Theatre.

This is the band’s first time playing in New York since their two-night run at Brooklyn Steel and will feature an opening performance from Warpaint and will be a much different show experience than the band’s upcoming Webster Hall dates that will follow.

You can still find some tickets available to buy for the show here and stay tuned post-show for our coverage.

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.