This is a repost of WQHS’s interview from last winter with bassist Mat Santos of Ra Ra Riot in advance of their new record. Now, they’re back again with Young the Giant supporting their Home of the Strange tour. Both bands will be playing the Fillmore this Friday, September 16.
On Saturday in Times Square, a marquee on 42nd street reads “RAMIN KARIMLOO” in red letters. Lights line the bottom of the awning, beckoning to tourists and New Yorkers alike who flock to the BB King Blues Club, excitedly snapping photos of the sign.
Cardiknox, the stage name for Lonnie Angle and Thomas Dutton’s two piece band, brought tremendous energy to Bowery Ballroom last Wednesday night. Based in New York but originally from Seattle and having spent time in LA, the duo blends 80s pop-style synths and beats with strong, belting vocals (the two met working on musicals in New York).
Saturday at Mysteryland was the second full day of music, building up to headliner Skrillex’s performance at 11:30 PM.
From June 10-13, Mysteryland 2016 took over the Woodstock festival grounds at Bethel Woods in upstate New York. With a music lineup that featured emerging and veteran electronic artists, countless art installations, a comedy stage, a speaker series, yoga classes, and more, Mysteryland transformed Bethel Woods into a haven of music and art.
Denis Jašarević, the man behind Gramatik, blends jazz, hip hop, and EDM to create his own unique style. Epigram, his latest album, was released this past March, free with a special catch: to download the 10-track album, you need to create your own cover art on Gramatik’s website. Like all of Gramatik’s discography, the album … Continue reading “A Look at Gramatik”
On Tuesday, Rey Pila played to a sold-out Capitol Theatre in support of The Strokes. Opening for The Strokes can be a tough job, but Rey Pila handled it well, flirting with the lo-fi vocals and technical guitar skills of The Strokes to lure the audience in while still maintaining their unique sound. Though The … Continue reading “Rey Pila @ Capitol Theatre (5/31)”
Rey Pila is a Mexican rock band making waves in the US rock scene. After a tour with Brandon Flowers of The Killers, opening for The Strokes tonight at the iconic Capitol Theatre, and headlining a special Cult Records show tomorrow night, Rey Pila is just warming up. With a new album in the works … Continue reading “Interview with Diego Solórzano of Rey Pila”
On last Thursday evening, Fruit Bats played Rough Trade in Brooklyn in celebration of their latest album, Absolute Loser, which came out on Friday. According to frontman Eric Johnson, it was their first show in New York in five years.
Little Green Cars, an indie-rock band from Dublin, Ireland, played Union Transfer on April 20. The five-piece band, signed with Glassnote, released their second album Ephemera on March 11. It features the lead single “The Song They Play Every Night”, named after a poem by Nobel prize winning poet W.B. Yeats.