Last week, WQHS got a chance to chat with Thom Powers of The Naked and Famous. Thom and I talked about their new album Simple Forms, visual art, the challenges of streaming services for artists, and being a part of a band that is fronted by a female with an Asian background.
Pond, psychedelic rockers from Perth, Australia, stopped by Underground Arts as part of a short US tour following a tour in South America. Nick Allbrook, lead singer of the band, gave WQHS some behind-the-scenes insight in an interview prior to the show.
The Head and the Heart performed at the Fillmore on October 23. Here’s a photo recap of the show.
Red Baraat, a dhol (Indian drum) and brass powerhouse best described as an Indian wedding band that found big band jazz, stopped by Johnny Brenda’s last Saturday. Check out the photo recap of their set that had the sold out venue dancing all night.
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)”