Darkside’s End @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple, 9/12/14

Darkside is the collaboration of synth maven Nicolas Jaar and guitarist David Harrington. The project, whose sound weaves between ambient and dance, popped on to the scene three years back with an eponymous EP, and gained further prominence last year with a debut LP, Psychic. The duo recently announced a split from the project, with tonight’s show their conclusion. The […]

Odesza Announce New LP, In Return, Playing Shows

Seattle electronic duo Odesza (Harrison Mills, Clayton Knight) have been pulsing out waves of grooving electronica for the past two years, in case you missed their prior efforts, My Friends Never Die and Summer’s Gone. Today, the twosome have announced their latest record; entitled In Return, it will be out September 9th on Counter Records. Along with this announcement is […]

Come Out for Oscar Key Sung This Friday at Glasslands; Win Tix

Nascent beat maker and emotional r&b crooner Oscar Key Sung will be making a stop at Glasslands Gallery this Friday. The young Australian’s riding high off the waves generated with his Holograms EP back in April and will be making his first appearance here in Brooklyn as part of a tour that has spanned continents. Check out the […]

Sylvan Esso @ The Westway 5/08/14

Meet my new favorite band. Sylvan Esso stopped by NYC last week as part of their debut album tour and brought some infectious energy with them. Amelia Meath, folk singer for Mountain Man, pairs up with electronic music producer Nick Sanborn and give birth to a contender for catchiest album of the year. Intricate and […]

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 […]

Moderat @ 1260 Atlantic Avenue, 4/26/14

The German electronic project Moderat, a collaboration between electronic duo Modeselektor and electronic musician Apparat stopped by Brooklyn to play a warehouse show. It was probably one of the most fun live acts I’ve ever been to. It was part of their 2014 world tour, and their only show in the U.S. after Moogfest. Moderat plays […]

Dan Deacon Helped Us Bid 285 Kent Farewell, 1/17/2014

A down note to mark the advent of 2014 was the sudden closing of Brooklyn’s esteemed DIY venue-warehouse, 285 Kent. It has served the Williamsburg area well for years as a proving grounds for many local bands and haven for traveling oddities. With little notice besides a suddenly bare events calendar, the venue announced a […]