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 […]

Vandana Jain @ Pianos, 1/13/15

Live at Pianos last week was Vandana Jain, who gets a lot of respect from me as the frontwoman of an all analog electronica group live. Ominous, dire synthpop is the name of her game and she definitely exceeds at weaving a soundscape to match it. Since 2013’s Anti Venus, she has been at work […]

East India Youth is here, Win Tix to Glasslands Gig

Maybe you heard “Heaven How Long?” in our last episode of Beet Box Radio from East India Youth. If not, (or even if so, it’s a fantastic song), here is the music video, both rustic and abstract. East India Youth is a solo project by British musician William Doyle, and this week marks his first […]

Faded Paper Figures @ Yale, 10/19/14

Faded Paper Figures have been one of my most cherished musical bands for a long time, with a warm and comforting sound in the sphere of electronica that can wrap around you like a blanket. However, with a series of demanding day jobs, tours are extremely rare from them. Being mostly based in Los Angeles, they’ve never […]

some minor noise @ Paper Box, 8/28/14

some minor noise of Toronto stopped by Bushwick’s Paper Box last week for a gig arranged by our pals at Kaiotic Music. The duo of Jane Void and Wayne Doe released Anachronisms, their debut LP earlier this Summer. The group’s output is a specter of electropop, melodious but glitchy and dire in content. What I take most […]

Salt Cathedral Planning Oom Velt, Win Tix to Glasslands

Since catching Salt Cathedral on the Young & Sick gig a couple months back, we’ve been fans here of their music. The duo of Juliana Ronderos and Nicolas Losada make some slick electronic pop, and are imminently releasing their second EP, Oom Velt. Originally scheduled for yesterday, it has been postponed until September 9th (technical difficulties). For those […]

On the Beet with Kodacrome

Kodacrome is a Brooklyn electronic duo of Ryan Casey and Elissa LeCoque that have been active on the concert scene here for a few years. I caught up briefly with them to get some background on who they are and what their band is all about. Today is a very big day for the group, with […]