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Lushlife @ Glasslands: April 18, 2012

Lushlife @ Glasslands: April 18, 2012

April 19, 2012, By

Although his lyrics may sometimes skew towards violent imagery, don’t be fooled—Lushlife is a teddy bear. His energy onstage is approachable and …

Neon Indian, Housse De Racket, Friends @ Echoplex

Neon Indian, Housse De Racket, Friends @ Echoplex

April 19, 2012, By

  Brooklyn tropical pop band Friends kicked off the Neon Indian show at the Echoplex in LA on Tuesday night, and they had a seriously …

Deniz Kurtel @ Marcy Hotel: April 14, 2012

Deniz Kurtel @ Marcy Hotel: April 14, 2012

April 16, 2012, By

Wolf And Lamb’s Marcy Hotel is a weird place. Its website seems completely tongue-in-cheek, with pictures of a place that is certainly not the …

Grouper, Julianna Barwick @ Guggenheim: April 13, 2012

Grouper, Julianna Barwick @ Guggenheim: April 13, 2012

April 16, 2012, By

  Musicians and museums have a cozy relationship in New York, and it seems to get cozier every year. Whether it’s legendary acts like …

Yukon Blonde, Library Voices @ Pianos

Yukon Blonde, Library Voices @ Pianos

April 12, 2012, By

Canadian based power-pop bands Pianos Tuesday night. “This song is about the impending end of our life. Fairy dust and all that shit,” explained Library …

Mastodon @ Roseland Ballroom: April 11, 2012

Mastodon @ Roseland Ballroom: April 11, 2012

April 12, 2012, By

If the chorus of piercing screams and sea of devil horns wasn’t enough to convince you, let me say it right now: New York …

Alabama Shakes @ Bowery Ballroom: April 11, 2012

Alabama Shakes @ Bowery Ballroom: April 11, 2012

April 12, 2012, By

  After last night’s Alabama Shakes show at Bowery Ballroom, all I wanted to do (and what I did) was walk/skip to a …

Horrors @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg: April 9, 2012

Horrors @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg: April 9, 2012

April 10, 2012, By

  Critics have complained that the Horrors looks too emo, doesn’t produce enough of the idealized big venue Brit-rock sound or lacks top-notch lyrics, …

Screaming Females @ Bell House: April 6, 2012

Screaming Females @ Bell House: April 6, 2012

April 10, 2012, By

  People don’t go to a Screaming Females show so much to see Marissa Paternoster as to experience her. Unless you got to the …

Nada Surf, An Horse @ Webster Hall: April 7, 2012

Nada Surf, An Horse @ Webster Hall: April 7, 2012

April 10, 2012, By

Nada Surf made it clear throughout its set Saturday night that this was a homecoming of sorts. “This is the first rock club I ever …