Article + Photos by Joe Saturday

Formerly London-based but now Brooklyn-based artist Shura released her second album forevher via Secretly Canadian in August and has been touring in support of the LP since late September. The North American leg of this tour wrapped up in front of a sold out audience at Music Hall of Williamsburg on the 23rd of October.
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Aldous Harding has released one of the best albums of the entire year with Designer (released via 4AD), which has been on constant rotation for us all year. We last caught her at Rough Trade NYC this past April just ahead of the albums’ release and we caught her latest performance on September 30th, at a sold out Music Hall of Williamsburg.
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[Photos/Review]: Pinegrove at Brooklyn Steel (September 29, 2019)

By Will Oliver, October 19th 2019 — with 1 comment

Article + Photos by Will Oliver

We last caught Pinegrove last October when they played to a sold out Music Hall of Williamsburg on the heels of the release of Skylight. It’s been nearly a year since we have seen them last and the band has since moved up to much bigger rooms such as Brooklyn Steel, where they played on September 29th, following two other sold out area shows of similar size at Webster Hall and White Eagle Hall.
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Photo by Kelsey Wagner

New York’s very own High Waisted are preparing for the release of the fourth installment of their psychedelic mixtape series ‘Acid Tapes’ and While the first tape saw the band record while they were on acid all in one go at a haunted house in Nashville, they have since found a more deliberate and articulate recording process that saw them bunker up at a studio in Bedstuy built by the band’s very own Jono Bernstien and Stephen Nielsen and saw them mix digital and analog gear with vintage instruments to create some dreamy magic.

The band will celebrate the release of the new Tape with a show at Mercury Lounge this Friday that will also feature support from Yella Belly and Songs for Sabotage. You can find the Facebook RSVP here and buy tickets now right here. I’ve also included a stream of Acid Tapes Vol 4 which you can listen to below and purchase here.
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Photos by Krystena Patton

Brian Wilson and The Zombies closed out their “Something Great from ’68” tour together with a performance in New York on September 26th at Beacon Theatre. Following the last few years touring with a focus on The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds, Wilson (who we last saw in 2016) and his band turned the spotlight on their 1968 album Friends. Meanwhile, The Zombies (who we last saw in 2017) performed their landmark 1968 album Odessey and Oracle in full following a few other favorites.
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Resurrection Fern – “Coffee”

By Will Oliver, October 3rd 2019 — with 1 comment

Resurrection Fern is a Nashville-based folk singer who has helped build her platform and audience using Twitch. She is preparing for the release of her brand new full-length album. She has recently shared her lovely new single “Coffee,” following the release of the previous album single “Savanna.”

“Coffee” has a familiar 90s-esque folk/pop quality to it that is a part of its warmth and charm. Her lovely vocals and guitar playing aren’t breaking the mold of the genre but they are genuinely performed and captured sharply with appropriate production that captures the quality of the track in a confident fashion that seems lost on a lot of songs of a similar ilk released on mainstream platforms these days.

Photos by Dutch Doscher

On September 16th Marina (formerly Marina and the Diamonds) returned to New York for a performance at Summerstage in Central Park, with an opening set from LPX, Lizzy Plapinger of MS MR.

Marina is touring in support of her two-part album Love + Fear, which was released via Atlantic Records this April. She broke the set up in a similar format with songs that fit into both the Love and Fear section of her set.

Our photographer Dutch Doscher was there to capture photos from both performances, all of which can be found posted in the gallery below.
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[Review]: Cat Power at Webster Hall (September 22, 2019)

By Will Oliver, September 30th 2019

Words + Photos by Qbertplaya

Musicians Erik Paparozzi, Adeline Jason and Alianna Kalaba took their respective places on the stage in the dimly lit Grand Ballroom of Webster Hall and began playing their instruments. Eventually, the enigmatic singer Chan Marshall, perhaps better known by her stage name Cat Power, emerged from the shadows and joined them at center stage. Clad in a long black dress, she clutched a stick of burning incense that left a skinny trail of smoke as she made her way around the stage before she settled in at the mic stand and started singing.
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Words + Photos by Omar Kasrawi

There’s something magical about watching an artist create right in front of you eyes. Whether it’s the paint splashing on the canvas to match the sounds echoing around them, or vice versa, seeing the visions and stream of consciousness come to life before your eyes is a truly singular experience. And that’s the moment that Mike McCready and Kate Neckel are taking around the country in a handful of intimate shows of their “Infinite Color and Sound” mixed media project.

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