February 18, 2009

Buke and Gass played Chelsea Markets

While I definitely see my fair share of live shows around the city, I do not see as many local bands as I could and should see. There are so many bands playing good music in New York every day of the week. Last night Margot, John, and I went to see Buke and Gass play a free show at the Chelsea Markets. This duo does a great bluesy folk rock show that is reminiscent of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Compared to the last time I saw them at some loft in Brooklyn, this was quite the shift. The last space (a giant loft over some industrial workshop) seemed much more their cup of tea then before the screening of and independant documentary entitled Full Battle Rattle. Their set was short and the audience was clearly there for the free beer and screening (not a bad way to spend President's Day), but these two put on a really good show. Much more of the lo-fi blusey acoustic rock seemed to come out of them from what I remember and I'm glad. Definitely an act to check out in the New York area.

February 9, 2009

Radiohead Kill the Grammys

I didn't even watch the awards this year since I haven't been impressed by them since my early high school days, but I do pay attention to pretty much all things Radiohead. Once again these guys prove why they are one of the best things out there:

Radiohead - 15 Step (feat. USC Marching Band)

And in other news, Stereogum posted this update on the new Grizzly Bear album. This is one of my most anticipated albums of 2009 and can't come out soon enough. So far we have the album title (shout out to MA!) and the (somewhat) tracklist. The new songs they played over the summer are amazing so hopefully the rest of the album will follow suit.