Concert Reviews

Article + Photos by Will Oliver

Prior to this year we didn’t expect to see The Rapture perform live anytime soon. To our pleasure and surprise earlier this year they announced that they were back and performed at Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 30th as a warm-up for some festival dates. As if it wasn’t great to finally see them play just once, they announced another pair of dates once again at MHOW, on December 3rd & 4th.

We caught the night one performance last night which was both similar and different to what we got this time around, with the rotation of some of the tracks as well as an encore that featured some deeper cuts like “Out of the Races and Onto the Tracks, “Caravan” and their cover of The Psychedelic Furs’ “Dumb Waiters.”

But it was the tried and tested longstanding favorites like “Get Myself Into It” “Whoo! Alright – Yeah… Uh Huh.” “Echoes” and “House of Jealous Lovers that had the crowd turning back the clocks and dancing their way all the way back to the mid-2000s.

The quartet of Luke Jenner, Gabriel Andruzzi, Vito Roccoforte and Harris Klahr seemed to be having a great time playing these songs again and haven’t lost a step, sounded every bit as tight and groovy as they did the last time around, making me hope that maybe there’s a chance at some new music on the horizon and some more live dates to follow.

Find a full gallery of their performance and the setlist, posted along with shots of openers Crickets and Wah Together.

Wah Together:


The Rapture:

The Rapture setlist:

1. In the Grace of Your Love
Never Die Again
Pieces of the People We Love
Get Myself Into It
The Devil
Whoo! Alright – Yeah… Uh Huh.
House of Jealous Lovers
Sister Saviour

Out of the Races and Onto the Tracks
Dumb Waiters
How Deep Is Your Love?

Article + Photos by Joe Saturday

Chicago’s Beach Bunny, who recently signed to Mom + Pop Music, brought their energetic brand of indie pop to Brooklyn’s Rough Trade for a sold out show on the 21st of November. Fronted by Lili Trifilio on guitar and vocals along with Matt Henkels on guitar, Jon Alvarado on drums, and Anthony Vaccaro on bass, the band ripped through a 14-song setlist that included five songs off of their upcoming debut LP.
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Photos by Killian Young

Matt and Kim are currently celebrating the 10th anniversary of their breakthrough album Grand. It’s hard to believe that it’s been a full decade since it’s release but that meant a tour for the album where they played the album straight through, along with a set of newer songs and selections. This tour brought them back to New York (we last caught them back in January) for a pair of headlining shows at both Terminal 5 and Brooklyn Steel.

Our photographer Killian Young was there to capture photos from their Terminal 5 performance on November 24th.

Find all of his shots from their set posted in the gallery below.
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Photos by Krystena Patton

Boston natives Crumb released their debut album Jinx earlier this year and have been on tour ever since in support of it. On November 22nd & 23rd they returned to New York for a pair of headlining shows at Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Our photographer Krystena Patton was there to capture photos from their night 2 performance on the 23rd.

Find all of her shots posted in the gallery below
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Mt Joy White Eagle Hall

Article + Photos by Ross Bernhardt

Mt. Joy and opener Adam Melchor brought warmth to White Eagle Hall in Jersey City on an otherwise cold and rainy late October night. The headliners came with plenty of polish, especially on new material, even if the instruments weren’t always working with them.

Guitarist Sam Cooper needed his bandmates to stretch at some points early on in the set to deal with some technical issues, and to keep things light, lead singer Matt Quinn joked, “It’s Sam’s first show with the band tonight!” The sellout crowd was more than happy to wait for Cooper to get his sound right, and the band made the wait well worth their while.
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Article + Photos by Bryan Lasky

Last night Phish opened their very short fall tour that will last 10 days but see the band play 7 shows and a special show for SiriusXM. They opened with a bang blasting into “First Tube” that had Trey holding his guitar high up in the air. A bust out of “Bye Bye Foot” for the first time since 1997 and the debut of Page McConnell’s “Maybe” from Vida Blue were the special selections from the band. Closing out set one with a very fun romp through Jimi Hendrix’s “Fire” kept the Thanksgiving run tradition of celebrating the late guitarist’s birthday.
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Photos by Dana Pacifico

French producer Gesaffelstein returned with his sophomore album Hyperion earlier this year (released via Columbia Records), which brought him to New York back in June for a memorable showing at Day 1 of Governors Ball.

On November 22nd he returned for a proper headlining effort of his own at Kings Theatre and our photographer Dana Pacifico was there to capture photos from his performance.

You can find the rest of her shots from his Kings Theatre performance posted in the gallery below.

Monday Morning Matinee

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