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Delta Rae @ Bowery Ballroom: July 17, 2012

Delta Rae @ Bowery Ballroom: July 17, 20127

July 18, 2012, By

Gospel stomp. Those two words introduced me to Delta Rae. I had to know what a band described like that sounded like. But after a …

Young The Giant @ Central Park SummerStage: July 16, 2012

Young The Giant @ Central Park SummerStage: July 16, 2012

July 17, 2012, By

For Young The Giant the burning question seems to be: How much longer can the band soak up the success of its debut album? After …

El-P, Killer Mike @ Irving Plaza: July 13, 2012

El-P, Killer Mike @ Irving Plaza: July 13, 2012

July 16, 2012, By

Mr. Muthafuckin’ Exquire must be hot as hell. It’s a balmy 80-plus degrees at the front of Irving Plaza on Friday The 13th, and …

Blitzen Trapper @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg: July 15, 2012

Blitzen Trapper @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg: July 15, 2012

July 16, 2012, By

I have a long relationship with Blitzen Trapper. When they released Furr, their breakout 2008 album filled with sophisticated, twangy storytelling, I was won over. Led …

Robert DeLong @ The Troubadour: July 11, 2012

Robert DeLong @ The Troubadour: July 11, 20121

July 12, 2012, By

The stage: covered in orange taped X’s and florescent splatter paint. The audience: adorned with X arm bands and excited smiles. As the house …

Nick Hoppner @ Electric Warehouse: July 3, 2012

Nick Hoppner @ Electric Warehouse: July 3, 20121

July 6, 2012, By

Five minutes before 6 AM on July 4 in Brooklyn, NY, Nick Höppner steps up behind the DJ booth and the two men standing near it, …

Photos: Beat Connection, White Arrows @ Knitting Factory

Photos: Beat Connection, White Arrows @ Knitting Factory

July 6, 2012

Seattle electro-pop duo Beat Connection played the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn on Thursday night alongside L.A. synth-punk group White Arrows, Brooklyn psych-artist Rioux and …

Moonface With Siinai @ Bowery Ballroom: June 30, 2012

Moonface With Siinai @ Bowery Ballroom: June 30, 2012

July 2, 2012, By

Not many bands can take the stage after the Charriots Of Fire theme plays. It’s a tough song to follow with its slow build, …

Calder Quartet @ Blum And Poe: June 30, 2012

Calder Quartet @ Blum And Poe: June 30, 2012

July 2, 2012, By

When you hear the words “electronic music” what comes to mind? Aphex Twin? Daft Punk? Skrillex? Most likely not late 19th and early 20th century …

Motion City Soundtrack @ Gramercy Theatre: June 29, 2012

Motion City Soundtrack @ Gramercy Theatre: June 29, 2012

July 2, 2012, By

I went into the Motion City Soundtrack show at the Gramercy Theatre expecting to relive a special part of my life. Having been a fan …