The NYC Debut of Melanie De Biasio

Darkness shrouded Rockwood Music Hall, and barely a flicker of light illuminated the figure on stage. The silhouette was Melanie De Biasio, a native of Belgium, and tonight was her first performance here in New York City, a private event hosted by her label, PIAS. Joined by Pascal Paulus on guitar, she wove through a short set of material showcasing […]

Kneebody + Kimbra @ Le Poisson Rouge, 9/26/14

Two continents collided with epic results as American jazz experts, Kneebody, took the stage at Le Poisson Rouge with New Zealand pop maven, Kimbra. The union was borne of Kneebody bassist’s Kaveh Rastegar’s collaboration with Kimbra on her new track “Love in High Places“. The combined star power of the two led to a packed house of many […]

Jesse Cook @ Town Hall, 4/18/14

What I take most from the live show of Jesse Cook is the sound of hands. A multitude of them all clapping in unison, to be precise. Jesse uses the audience as his instrument, providing a surrounding sense of percussion that actively engages the listener. This is all beyond his mastery with wielding the guitar […]