Deerhoof @ The Marlin Room, 3/28/15

Deerhoof concluded the US leg of their tour Saturday night at Webster Hall’s Marlin Room. The band’s most current album, La Isla Bonita, released September 2014, was certainly featured but Deerhoof always makes sure to give the audience a taste of every sound they have progressed through in their incredible twenty years of existence. The Marlin Room is a perfectly intimate venue […]

The Antlers @ Rough Trade, 6/17/14

Williamsburg’s Rough Trade Records hosted The Antlers‘ record release show for their fourth album, Familiars, last week as part of their continuing series of tying live performances to purchases of new records. The Antlers are comprised of Peter Silberman on vocals and guitar, Michael Lerner on drums, and Darby Cicci on keyboards and brass, as well as a fourth member […]

of Montreal @ LPR, 5/11/14

Opening for of Montreal, a band that has 12 albums each as magnificent as the next and currently comprised of Kevin Barnes, Rebecca Cash, Clayton Rychlik, Jojo Glidewell, Bob Parins, and Bennett Lewis, is no small feat. of Montreal always keeps it interesting and has never really settled into one sound for more than an […]

Liars Night One @ Le Poisson Rouge, 5/8/14

The evening began strongly with the lovely Jana Hunter, Baltimore based singer songwriter of Lower Dens. She provided the perfect introduction for Liars, composed of Angus Andrew on vocals, Aaron Hemphill on percussion, guitar, and synth, and Julian Gross on the drums. Although Liars has successfully avoided being tied down to a genre, in general, their […]

Deerhoof @ Le Poisson Rouge 5/3/14

In the spirit of Deerhoof, a 4-piece band comprised of Greg Saunier on drums, John Dieterich and Ed Rodriguez on guitars, and Satomi Matsuzaki on bass and vocals, the theme of the evening seemed to be strong leading (and cute) women and curiously awesome music. Beginning with Awkwafina, New York based female Asian hip-hop phenomenon, […]

Kevin Barnes @ Le Poisson Rouge, 4/11/14

As a rather large fan of of Montreal, I literally jumped at the opportunity to see Kevin Barnes in the flesh – no electronics, no band, no theatrics – only the human being, and his guitar. When I arrived at the venue, the thought of a whole other band standing between me and the possibility of […]

Suuns @ Death By Audio 2/21/2014

Within Death by Audio’s vividly decorated psychedelic walls came Suuns, a four piece electronic rock band from Montreal. Suuns channel the essence of space and the galaxies – unearthly, vast, and growing while always moving, always in a rhythm. Quite the abstract description, but quite fitting once you’ve actually heard some of their music. To be more […]