by Michael Lello Children of ’90s alt rock and trained in jazz, Slothrust is as likely to craft a hooky earworm as a complex, prog-rock-esque breakdown. And the three-piece band’s knack for combining those seemingly disparate elements in an authentic and fresh way has propelled it, three albums into its career, as an original voice […]

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Allen Tate Performs @ Rough Trade


Allen Tate January 20th 2017 Rough Trade NYC Allen Tate brought the songs of his debut Sleepwalker album and some new stuff to Rough Trade NYC

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Medeski Martin & Wood Sell out 3 nights


January 16th 2017 (le) Poisson Rouge NYC Medeski, Martin & Wood Medeski, Martin and Wood celebrated 25 years of playing together. Playing for old and new friends at (le) Poisson Rouge, they performed three sold out shows. These photos are from the first night

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Freya Wilcox & The Howl


Freya Wilcox & The Howl is Brooklyn blues-punk with raw grit that is hard to ignore. The band found each other following the release of Freya’s solo EP ‘Dirt Music’ and have been spreading songs about lying to lovers, falling for assholes and fighting for all the wrong things ever since Freya Wilcox & The Howl […]

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WHY? Shares “This Ole King”


WHY? Shares “This Ole King“ Via Stereogum New LP ‘Moh Lhean’ Out 3/3 Via Joyful Noise (pre-order) Announce North American Tour Dates In March & April “This Ole King” seems to be an exhale of sunshine — like one of those “light boxes” for impending Seasonal Affective Disorder.” – Stereogum   WHY? will release its sixth album, Moh Lhean, […]

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Motel Pools at Union Pool


Dec 20th 2016/1993 Union Pool, Brooklyn Motel Pools   It used to be when I thought of motel pools I would picture the reflection of a neon vacancy sign projected on the chilly waves of a pool where a few late night drunk tenants might be playing. As of December 29th, I have changed my […]

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The VeeVees


Packed with loads of energy and creative songs, The VeeVees  shook the crowd at Knitting Factory, getting them pumped for The Last Internationale Sophia Urista – vocal / Andrea Belfiore -Drums / Artur Novoselsky – bass / Garrett Cillo – guitar & vocals

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T S U T R O a new electronic project from Jacob Montague


t s u t r o a n g k o r (feat. Welshly Arms) * from the upcoming LP * Due out 2 / 10 / 17 “Craftily mixes East and West melodies, incorporating downtempo electronic beats and traditional Cambodian instruments … has an exotic tropical Miike Snow feel” – CraveOnline For Jacob Montague, […]

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SLOTHRUST SHARE ‘WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD’ VIA BROOKLYN VEGAN, NEW LP #3 AT CMJ, SIRIUS XM LOFT SERIES L ‘EVERYONE ELSE’ OUT NOW ON DANGERBIRD   “Slothrust have released some their best songs yet on their recent album ‘Everyone Else’. The Brooklyn-based trio’s music-replete with lo-fi guitar, abrasive vocals and lyrics full of awkward yet […]

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The Last Internationale


The Last Internationale November 29th The Knitting Factory, Brooklyn NY It is the closing days of November, and fans have come out in full force on a rainy night in Williamsburg-Brooklyn, braving the elements to see The Last Internationale perform a most special set at the Knitting Factory. Dodging heavy rain drops, co-founders Edgey Pires and […]

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Pet Shop Boys The Super Tour


Pet Shop Boys Morristown NJ November 10th 2016 The Pet Shop Boys are no strangers to playing famous opera houses and amphitheaters. You can now add to that list of venues, with the Boys bringing their current “Super Tour” to one of Hollywood’s original Golden Age movie theaters, The Mayo Arts Center in Morristown New Jersey. Originally built in 1937 as a movie […]

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Slothrust at Rough Trade NYC


Slothrust Rough Trade NYC November 1st 2016 With Halloween still in the air from the night before, Boston’s Slothrust took to the Rough Trade NYC stage in front of a sellout crowd.  It was the record release party for their latest LP, Everyone Else, which was released on October 28th by Dangerbird Records.  The Slothrust threesome is comprised of Leah […]

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Tegan and Sara


Tegan and Sara The Theater at Madison Square Garden November 4th 2016 Set list Back in Your Head I Couldn’t Be Your Friend How Come You Don’t Want Me Drove Me Wild Goodbye, Goodbye Faint of Hear White Knuckles I Was a Fool Shock to Your System Alligator Northshore Living Room The Con Call It […]

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The Head and the Heart @ Terminal 5


The Head and the Heart Terminal 5 October 20, 2016 Seattle-based indie-folk band, The Head and the Heart, opened their much anticipated two night stay at New York’s Terminal 5 with a sold out killer show. In a prelude to the night’s festivities, first filling the dark stage were the fitting sounds of the Eagles “One […]

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Suzie Mac in Cornwall


Suzie Mac Fistral Beach UK August 13 2016 Just off the shore side of Fistral Beach and sprinkled with just the right amount of glitter, the artistic Suzie Mac took the stage at the 2016 Board Masters Festival. Opening with the moving “Amazing Grace”, her stunning voice quickly drew in those on the beach who were viewing […]

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Frightened Rabbit Part: 3


Frightened Rabbit’s “Painting of a Panic Attack Tour” came to an exciting close on October 3rd at New York City’s (Le) Poisson Rouge.  With a tour circuit that began in their hometown of Glasgow in early March, the musical journey reached 5 countries and 69 dates commencing in New York.  The Scottish indie-rock band made […]

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Sigur Ros sell out New York


Sigur Ròs October 5th 2016 Radio City Music Hall NYC Icelandic band Sigur Ròs, began a highly anticipated three-night stay in the New York area, kicking off to a sold-out crowd at the legendary Radio City Music Hall. Band members Jón Þór Birgisson (Jònsi) on guitar and vocals, Georg Hólm on bass and Orri Páll […]

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Interview with Michelle Wake


Michelle Wake’s new song “ A Soiree” really showcases her beautiful voice and talented song crafting skills. She will be following it up with the release of an EP and playing some New York dates starting October 7th.  We had the chance to get to know Michelle a bit better and more about her music. Angelo: […]

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Dick Dale Surfer of the Rock Waves


Dick Dale—Surfing the Rock Tidal Wave Bayside, New York August 23rd, 2016 ============================== Dick Dale, the ever innovating legendary guitarist and the surf music phenomenon he is credited for, invaded the tri-state area, playing four incredible nights this past summer.  It started out on August 23rd at the YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts in Bayside, […]

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An Evening with The Head & the Heart @Rough Trade NYC


An Evening with The Head and the Heart at Rough Trade Gearing up for two filled to capacity nights at NYC’s Terminal 5 on October 20th and 21st, The Head and the Heart surprised fans with an intimate show at Rough Trade on September 15th. The show was livestreamed on Team Coco and was to celebrate […]

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Interview with Andy Timmons


I recently had the chance to chat with the revered Andy Timmons about guitars, music, touring, life and how they all come together for him. Having played with Danger Danger, Pawn Kings, Andy Timmons Band (ATB) and some of the greatest musicians on the planet, he’s also released several critically acclaimed solo albums.  Now with […]

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Michelle Wake Album release show


Michelle Wake will follow her October 4th release of her EP FOR NOW with a show at Ridgewood’s Footlight bar. Wake’s life as a musician in New York stems from a childhood in Michigan, when she began playing songs for family and friends before she could read or write. From her first foray into performance, she’s […]

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Lucky Chops sells out Bowery


Lucky Chops Wednesday, September 14th  Bowery Ballroom 12 hours after leaving New York City’s Bowery Ballroom, I still have that tune in my head “Without you”, and I feel the need to jump around and dance. This is what a Lucky Chops brass band concert will do to you.  The get-up-and-go style and enthusiasm that […]

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Erin & her Cello @ Rockwood


Erin and Her Cello Friday, September 9th Rockwood Music Hall Coming from Stage 3 this past Friday night at the prominent Rockwood Music Hall, Erin and Her Cello took to the stage and gave their fans exactly what they have come to expect; a unique musical experience with a rare blend of comedy, true talent, […]

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Review by Michael Lello of Highway 81 revisited NEW YORK, NY — About halfway through the first of its two sets last Thursday night at City Winery, The Weight ripped through a rollicking, chunky version of The Band’s “Time To Kill.” “We’ve got time to kill/ What a thrill, June and July,” the group sang, […]

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Review by Michael Lello of Highway 81 revisited WESTBURY, NY — Progressive rock juggernaut Yes has pegged most of its recent tours to the recreation of classic albums from its revered catalog. But what happens when the band puts the spotlight on, arguably, its two most divisive albums — 1973’s sprawling, double-LP, 4-song, “Tales from […]

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Slipknot at Jone’s Beach


Slipknot welcomed the Slipknot family into Jone’s Beach Nikon theater with a startling theatrical display and astounding sounding performance.  Joined by Of Mice and Men, and Marilyn Manson. Set List Be Prepared for Hell The Negative One Disasterpiece Eyeless Skeptic Before I Forget Killpop Dead Memories Everything Ends Psychosocial Pulse of the Maggots Left Behind […]

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Dead & Company @ Citi Field


Dead & Company arrived at Citi Field featuring  John Mayer playing along side original Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann.  Also on stage was bassist Oteil Burbridge and keyboardist Jeff Chimenti. Set:1: Shakedown Street (Grateful Deadcover) (with Donna Jean Godchaux) (Bob Weir and John Mayer shared vocals) Jack Straw (Grateful Deadcover) (Bob Weir and John […]

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Guster fills the Space at Westbury


GUSTER June 15th, 2016 The Space at Westbury Greeted by an overwhelming & excited crowd after what’s been a long 4 year absence from the local area, Guster took their place on stage at The Space in Westbury. Over the past few years, the band from Boston has made trips to nearby Brooklyn and Manhattan, […]

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We Were Promised Jetpacks open tour in NYC


     We Were Promised Jetpacks opened their 2016 North American tour Tuesday night May 31st in New York City, a special place for the band, as it was the first city they ever played in the USA. This time doing it by rocking The Bowery Ballroom. The dynamic Scottish indie-rock band comprised of Adam Thompson on guitar and […]

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Frightened Rabbit Lands at Terminal 5


Frightened Rabbit Terminal 5 NYC May 5th 2016  This past week marked the highly anticipated return of Scottish indie-rock band Frightened Rabbit to the Big Apple.  This time playing to a fervent sellout crowd at New York City’s Terminal 5 club, it was a captivating musical evening that won’t soon be forgotten. With the release […]

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King Radio at Rockwood


King Radio at Rockwood stage 2 NYC May 6th 2016 Photos & Review by Angelo Santoro If you have been to Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 in New York City, you know how small the pie-shaped stage is, so when seven musicians march out onto the stage sharing the space with a baby grand piano, […]

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Lucy Dacus at Terminal 5


Opening for Houndmouth played a blazing set at Terminal 5 nyc. Lucy Dacus will be coming back to the NYC area in June playing rough trade on the 2nd. not to be missed sound cloud “I don’t want to be funny anymore” Photos by Angelo Santoro

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The Cult @ the Paramount


The Cult The Paramount Huntington NY April 6 th On April 6th 2016 The Cult returned to the Paramount.

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Eric Burdon & The Animals


The Eric Burdon & The Animals Postponed show from December 4th, 2015 played a Rescheduled show on February 6th, 2016 with special guest: Randy Jackson of Zebra.

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Heliotropes @shea stadium BK


It was a fun night with the Heliotropes riping it up at Shea Stadium BK. Jessica Numsuwankijkul Gregg Giuffre Richard Thomas Ricci Swift

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