Monday, October 16, 2017

The Courtneys played Park Church Co-op

Cruising along behind their great sophomore record, the aptly-titled II, Vancouver's The Courtneys came to Greenpoint's Park Church Co-op for a fantastic set on a crisp autumn night.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Guns N' Roses played Madison Square Garden

The reunited Guns N' Roses brought their Not In This Lifetime Tour to Madison Square Garden for an epic night of rock and roll wonder.

Saturday, October 07, 2017

The National played Forest Hills Stadium

The National released their seventh full-length, Sleep Well Beast, this past September and brought their latest tour through Queens in support of the record.

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Broken Social Scene played Brooklyn Steel

Broken Social Scene released their first new record in seven years this Spring and dropped by Brooklyn Steel to help celebrate.

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Dinosaur Jr played Brooklyn Bowl

Dinosaur Jr played their first of two nights at Brooklyn Bowl with support from Easy Action. Despite the lack of a new album to promote, the always thrilling trio still ran through the classics for a night of high pumping rock and roll.

Monday, October 02, 2017

Thundercat played Brooklyn Steel

Thundercat is having a banner year due, in part, to the success of his latest record, Drunk. After playing the main stage at this year's Afropunk festival, he returned for two shows at Brooklyn Steel.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Kamasi Washington - "Desire"

Kamasi Washington is set to release a new EP, Harmony of Difference, on September 29. It's his first collection of new material since his 2015 breakout, The Epic.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Interpol, Deerhunter, and Battles played Forest Hills Stadium

To celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of their debut album Turn on the Bright Lights, Interpol played the classic, in full, with all-star support from Deerhunter and Battles.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Screaming Females - "Black Moon"

Screaming Females are back with their first new material since 2015. New single "Black Moon" finds the band in classic form, ripping major solos with killer triumph.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Arcade Fire played Madison Square Garden

For the first time in their career, Arcade Fire delivered an album that was met with harsh reviews from both fans and critics alike. Luckily, their current tour proves that they're still one of the best live bands in the world.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Baroness and Sannhet played Brooklyn Bazaar

To celebrate the relaunch of music magazine Revolver, the mighty Baroness and the best band in Brooklyn, Sannhet, crashed into Brooklyn Bazaar for a night of powerful music. In addition to promoting Revolver, the night also doubled as a benefit for mental health and awareness for National Suicide Prevention Day.

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Shabazz Palaces played Warsaw

This summer, rap futurists Shabazz Palaces dropped not one, but two full-length records. On a soggy Wednesday evening, the duo touched down in Greenpoint's Warsaw to mystify the people of New York with their eclectic rhythms and verses.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

The Brian Jonestown Massacre played Brooklyn Steel

The Brian Jonestown Massacre rolled into Brooklyn Steel on their latest jaunt across North America. They stretched out their classic spaced-out sound for nearly two hours of seething bliss.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Washed Out played Brooklyn Steel

Ernest Greene's latest record, Mister Mellow, is his first for Stones Throw, and finds the artists moving from chilled-out tropical vibes to lush, textured grooves. On a chilling August night, he brought his new record to life at Brooklyn Steel.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Afropunk Brooklyn 2017

Afropunk returned to Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn for another year of unity and celebrated togetherness in a particularly rough year. It was equal parts music, art, fashion, and political revolution.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Brand New - "Can't Get It Out"

Brand New's latest album, Science Fiction, is a testament to their dynamic sound and the patience of meticulous production and self-determination to break through their old standards and emerge on top of their game.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Yumi Zouma - "Depths (Pt. 1)"

New Zealand dream-pop act Yumi Zouma have announced their sophomore record, Willowbank. Along with the announcement, the band has also shared the opening track "Depths (Pt. 1)."

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Linda Perhacs - "Winds of the Sky"

On September 22, Linda Perhacs will release her third record, I'm a Harmony. Following last year's single "The Dancer," Perhacs has shared a second song from the record, "Winds of the Sky" featuring Nels Cline of Wilco.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Fleet Foxes played Prospect Park

On a perfect summer evening, Fleet Foxes came back to Brooklyn to serenade Prospect Park in promotion of their third full-length, Crack-Up.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Panorama 2017

The second annual Panorama festival took over Randall's Island for the last weekend of July as the second of three large-scale festivals that now call New York City home. 

Monday, July 24, 2017

Kendrick Lamar played Barclays Center

King Kendrick was an astounding presence for his second sold-out night in Brooklyn. Riding high off his latest release, the most critically acclaimed record of the year (so-far), the DAMN. tour was a non-stop high of epic proportions.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Ride played Brooklyn Steel

After releasing their first album in two decades, shoegaze legends Ride returned to Brooklyn for a marathon set featuring loads of new material.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The War on Drugs - "Strangest Thing"

"Strangest Thing" is the third stunning single from The War on Drugs upcoming record, A Better Understanding, which drops on August 25 via Atlantic.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

METZ - "Cellophane"

METZ are back and ready to release their third record, Strange Peace, on September 22 via Sub Pop. In anticipation of the new album, the band has shared the lead single, "Cellophane", which is a ripping track that shows strong promise for the band's continued assault on ear drums.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Albums of 2017.5

In 2017, the world seems to be on a mission to self-destruct. Luckily, we have music to help distract us or aid us through these dire times. We're only half-way through this bizarre and chaotic year, but musically, we still have much to anticipate.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Sannhet - "Way Out"

Following last year's compilation record, Young Death, Brooklyn's Sannhet have announced their third studio album. So Numb, the follow-up to 2015's Revisionist is out August 25 via Profound Lore.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Lightning Bolt played Pioneer Works

For nearly two decades, Lightning Bolt have come to define the American underground noise scene. As part of Pioneer Works' exhibit Grand Ole Opera, the duo brought their live experience to Brooklyn for a night of intense pleasures.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Battles played House of Vans

Since releasing La Di Da Di, their third full-length album back in 2015, the men of Battles have been relatively quiet with no sign of movement. Suddenly, after announcing a massive gig opening for hometown heroes Interpol this fall, Battles announced a last minute and much more intimate show at House of Vans.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

LCD Soundsystem played Brooklyn Steel

Just like they did in April, LCD Soundsystem's current residency at Brooklyn Steel focuses mostly on the hits, shares some new jams, and overall sees James Murphy and company firing away on all cylinders for a hypnotic night full of infectious grooves.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Arcade Fire - "Creature Comfort"

Arcade Fire are back and are set to release their new record, Everything Now, July 28 via Columbia. After dropping the title-track lead single, they've now shared a new song and video for the follow-up, "Creature Comfort".

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Sheer Mag - "Need to Feel Your Love"

Sheer Mag, the righteously rockin' band from Philadelphia, are set to release their debut full-length record, Need to Feel Your Love, on July 14.

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Radiohead - "I Promise"

This summer, Radiohead will release OK Computer: OKNOTOK 1997-2017, a reissue of their 1997 landmark album. Along with various b-sides, the reissue will also include three previously unreleased tracks and the first, "I Promise", is a stunning reminder of the band's radical shift from one-hit-wonders and Brit-Pop luminaries to mega-stars of the underground.

Thursday, June 01, 2017

The War on Drugs - "Holding On"

The War on Drugs released a new, sprawling single for this year's Record Store Day. Hot on the heels of that great new track, the band has announced the follow-up to 2014's epic Lost in the Dream. It's called A Deeper Understanding and it's out August 25 via Atlantic.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Washed Out - "Get Lost"

Ernest Greene, better known as Washed Out, has returned with a new track just in time for summer. It's called "Get Lost" and it is out now via Stones Throw.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Real Estate played Brooklyn Steel

In support of their fourth album, In Mind, Real Estate wrapped up their tour with Frankie Cosmos at Brooklyn Steel for a Sunday evening full of pristine pleasure and grace.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Broken Social Scene - "Hug of Thunder"

Following 2010's great Forgiveness Rock Record, Broken Social Scene are finally set to release their first record in seven years. The album is called Hug of Thunder and it's out July 7.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Slowdive played Brooklyn Steel

Slowdive are back with their first new record in 22 years. To celebrate, the band's current tour brought them to New York for two nights at Brooklyn Steel.

Friday, May 05, 2017

LCD Soundsystem - "Call the Police"

After announcing their reunion and headlining festivals around the world last year, LCD Soundsystem have finally shared brand new music.

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Ryan Adams played the Beacon Theatre

Ryan Adams is on tour behind his latest full-length record, Prisoner. After stopping by Rough Trade this past winter to promote the new album, he dropped in on the famed Beacon Theatre for an absolutely breathtaking performance.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Mitski played Brooklyn Steel

Touring behind last year's excellent Puberty 2, Mitski brought the rock to the new Brooklyn Steel for a killer night of loud tunes.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Phoenix - "J-Boy"

The forever stylish and cool dudes of Phoenix are set to drop their new record, Ti Amo, this summer via Loyaute/Glassnote.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Shabazz Palaces - "Shine a Light"

Shabazz Palaces have announced their new album Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star. It's out July 14th via Sub Pop.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Shamir - Hope

Surprise! Shamir Bailey dropped a new album this week called Hope. It was recorded over a single weekend and you can stream it now on Soundcloud.

Friday, April 14, 2017

New Order played Radio City Music Hall

Post-punk and electronic luminaries New Order played Radio City as a warm-up for their appearance at Coachella and a short California tour. 

Saturday, April 08, 2017

LCD Soundsystem played Brooklyn Steel

Back from the dead, LCD Soundsystem have now entered year two of their reunion streak. In accordance with the opening of the new Williamsburg venue Brooklyn Steel, the band has taken up a brief residency to help test our new songs will still bringing the hits.

Friday, April 07, 2017

Jack White - "Battle Cry"

With no press or announcement, Jack White has shared "Battle Cry", his first new song since 2014. It's streaming now.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Weyes Blood and Julie Byrne played Music Hall of Williamsburg

On Thursday evening, Music Hall of Williamsburg hosted a wonderful double billing of Weyes Blood and Julie Byrne for an intimate night of somber folk music.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Power Trip - "Executioner's Tax (Swing of The Axe)"

In February, Texan thrash-metal band Power Trip released their excellent sophomore record, Nightmare Logic, via Southern Lord. Now, you can watch the video for the single "Executioner's Tax (Swing of The Axe)."

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Wilco played the Beacon Theatre

Wilco's four night residency at the iconic Beacon Theatre in support of last year's solid Schmilco saw the band reach deep throughout their history to deliver a magical night of splendid, rich American Rock.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Sunn O))) played Knockdown Center

For almost twenty years, Sunn O))) have been champions of drone and doom. The latest installment of the Tinnitus Music Series brought the band to the Knockdown Center in Queens for their largest New York City show of their career.