It’s neither entirely fair nor feasibly avoidable to compare American Football’s second LP to their seminal first. The two share an eponym, inviting the designation LP2 for the new release. Their covers are, more or less, the same: a wide photograph of a house with a lit-up window, the band title with the same layout.
Black and gold sweep over the stage at the commencement of the second act. The crowd reducing itself to a dull murmur, we wait as all instruments except a digital soundboard and a lone-standing saxophone clear the stage.
On September 16, Ra Ra Riot played the Fillmore in support of Young the Giant’s Home of the Strange tour. Check out photos from the show here.
At 10:20 PM, a hush of anticipation fell over the crowd. Flume would be on any minute, his setup of geometric rods arranged in cubic patterns hanging over the stage and a single desk equipped with laptops and cords tilted towards the audience.
On August 9, Neon Indian (Alan Palomo) performed a free show at the East River Park Amphitheater in New York. Here’s the night recapped in photos.
Opening for Glass Animals on a Monday night, Pumarosa gives an absorbing set that deserves more full attention that it probably gets as people trickle in to the 2,500 capacity space. But the crowd that came in time to catch Pumarosa becomes increasingly mobile as singer and guitarist Isabel Munoz-Newsome sways and whirls as they mirror … Continue reading “Pumarosa at The Fillmore (9/26)”
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.