Ely Perlman EP Review & Interview

Ely Perlman EP Review & Interview

I met Inbal for coffee in January. “You’re a musician? You have to listen to my cousin, Ely. He’s a jazz guitarist. He has an EP online. Check him out!” I was skeptical. How many aspiring young musicians have posted half-finished pieces online? But a few days later I checked out his SoundCloud and I was … Continue reading “Ely Perlman EP Review & Interview”

Album Review: Mitski – Be The Cowboy

Album Review: Mitski – Be The Cowboy

On Be The Cowboy, Mitski enters into her phase of exploration, having reached a level at which she can finally stretch out her musical limbs and take more creative liberties than before. For starters, the album is composed of 14 tracks, only a couple of which exceed three minutes. It’s representative of her tastes diversifying, … Continue reading “Album Review: Mitski – Be The Cowboy”

Rex Orange County at U-Street Music Hall in DC

Rex Orange County at U-Street Music Hall in DC

On Monday night in Washington DC, Rex Orange County mesmerized a sold-out crowd at U-Street Music Hall. Despite an afternoon of heavy rain, when I arrived at the venue shortly after doors opened, the line snaked around the block. If the fact that his entire US tour sold out in mere minutes was not proof … Continue reading “Rex Orange County at U-Street Music Hall in DC”

Public Warms Up Sold-Out Belasco Crowd

Public Warms Up Sold-Out Belasco Crowd

Even though it was late on a Wednesday night, 1,500 people packed into a sold-out Belasco Theater for the culmination of the “Better with You” U.S. tour, excited for a headlining set from former teen heartthrob Jesse McCartney. While fans eagerly awaited a glimpse at their first crush, PUBLIC, an indie-pop band from Cincinnati, delivered … Continue reading “Public Warms Up Sold-Out Belasco Crowd”

Riding the Wave of Mutilation: Pixies at BB&T Pavilion

Riding the Wave of Mutilation: Pixies at BB&T Pavilion

Enclosed by the four lavender-colored walls of my middle school bedroom, I put an unmarked CD in my boombox, cranked the volume, and hit play. The CD was the third of six mixes I received as my introduction to “good music” from my first hipster crush – a dude who had long hair, smoked weed, … Continue reading “Riding the Wave of Mutilation: Pixies at BB&T Pavilion”

Animal Collective Revisits Sung Tongs at The Town Hall in New York City 7/19/18

Animal Collective Revisits Sung Tongs at The Town Hall in New York City 7/19/18

On a brisk New York City night, sheltered from the busy pedestrian and tourist traffic of Times Square in New York City, Animal Collective took a trip back to their roots and played a stripped-down version of their 2004 hallmark album, Sung Tongs, at the Town Hall. Animal Collective, which consists of Avey Tare (David … Continue reading “Animal Collective Revisits Sung Tongs at The Town Hall in New York City 7/19/18”