Young Galaxy @ (le) Poisson Rouge, 1/28/16

The evolution of Montreal-based band Young Galaxy has been stunning. Between their 2013 release Ultramarine and their 5th studio LP Falsework, released this past fall, the band has developed a unique signature electronic pop sound that suits them perfectly. I’ve discovered that their live shows are a special experience as well. They embarked on their North American […]

Young Galaxy Kicks Off Their Falsework Tour at LPR, Win Tix

If indie pop with delectable synth hooks, pulsating beats, and gritty vocals sound attractive to you, Montreal’s Young Galaxy may be a group you’re into. The dreamy Canadian group released their fifth studio album, Falsework, via Paper Bag Records in October last year. This installment is another stepping stone on their journey into full-fledged synthpop territory. […]

One Week Left in Not Blood Paint’s Kickstarter, Next Show Announced at LPR, Win Tix

Our darlings, Not Blood Paint, need your help. We’ve covered them multiple times, lauding their sense of artistic community and theatrical snarl. The independent collective are at work on their most ambitious record yet, Believing is Believing, and turned to crowdfunding to bankroll it. As of this writing, they have hit their initial $8k target with a […]

John Grant, Villagers @ Le Poisson Rouge, 10/17/15

John Grant has been one musician much on my mind lately. The bearded pop composer released his third record, Grey Tickles, Black Pressure, earlier this month and its oddness has wrapped itself tightly around my ears. It continues his penchant for dramatic songwriting, gallows humor, and spacy electronic interjections. He teamed up with Villagers for a brief tour of […]

TAMARYN w/ Samantha Urbani @ Le Poisson Rouge 8/28/15

Physically, Tamaryn casually climbs the Le Poisson Rouge’s stage while mentally she appears to be fully immersed in the introspective mindset that she wrote Cranekiss within. It is her most personal album to date. Formerly associated with a more atmospheric tone in her debut album The Waves (2010) and in Tender New Signs (2012), the New Zealand born artist […]

Cathedrals’ NYC Debut @ Le Poisson Rouge, 6/20/15

Occasionally there comes a show where yours truly is caught off guard by true showmanship and energy on stage; this weekend’s performance by San Fransisco’s Cathedrals was one of those evenings. The act is a duo of Brodie Jenkins (vox) and Johnny Hwin (guitar, vox), bolstered live by Mitchell Wilcox (drums) & Jonathan Hererra (bass/synth) to form a tight four […]

Ex Hex @ Le Poisson Rouge, 4/23/15

Rising DC trio Ex Hex headlined a dense bill at LPR. The four hour, four band marathon for the sold out show filled with people culminating in a packed house by night’s end. The strength of their last year debut, Rips, resonated throughout the audience. Mixed with a formidable and sultry rock and roll stage presence, we can have ourselves […]

Years & Years @ Le Poisson Rouge, 03/31/15

The weather on March 31st might have called for scattered showers, but that did little to dissuade excited Years & Years fans from queuing outside of Le Poisson Rouge hours before doors opened. Despite being sold out, many waited for hours on line in the hopes of finding extra tickets. This wasn’t unlike the first gig […]