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Gories @ Maxwell’s: January 27, 2012

Gories @ Maxwell’s: January 27, 2012

January 30, 2012, By

Some bands age like a bottle of fine wine, immaculately preserved in a temperature-controlled cellar next to 900 identical bottles of 900 identical flavors. The Gories ages …

Hundred In The Hands, Bikini, My Best Fiend @ Glasslands

Hundred In The Hands, Bikini, My Best Fiend @ Glasslands

January 30, 2012, By

In the heavily saturated world of DIY music venues in Williamsburg, there is truly no better space than Glasslands Gallery. With the help of Popgun, …

Cass McCombs, Frank Fairfield @ Bowery Ballroom: January 25

Cass McCombs, Frank Fairfield @ Bowery Ballroom: January 25

January 26, 2012, By

An aura of mystery is difficult to cultivate, but even harder to sustain. California-born singer-songwriter Cass McCombs must know this, but, judging from his tight, …

Wilco @ Hollywood Palladium: January 24, 2012

Wilco @ Hollywood Palladium: January 24, 2012

January 26, 2012, By

Wilco has been around for 18 years, so on Tuesday night, at Wilco’s first of three L.A. shows, the age discrepancy of the audience …

Chairlift @ Bowery Ballroom: January 23, 2012

Chairlift @ Bowery Ballroom: January 23, 20122

January 24, 2012, By

Like fellow octave-obliterating vocalist Leslie Feist, Caroline Polachek of Chairlift built early buzz for her band thanks in part to an Apple commercial. Last night …

Akron/Family @ 285 Kent: January 21, 2012

Akron/Family @ 285 Kent: January 21, 2012

January 24, 2012, By

  Akron/Family is one of those rare breeds of bands that understands the value of multitasking, not just instrumentally but also musically and aesthetically. …

Jeff Mangum @ Brooklyn Academy Of Music: January 20, 2012

Jeff Mangum @ Brooklyn Academy Of Music: January 20, 2012

January 24, 2012, By

The correct pronunciation of Jeff Mangum’s last name feels counterintuitive. You want to call him Magnum, as in Magnum P.I., but doing that …

Caveman @ Bowery Ballroom: January 20, 2012

Caveman @ Bowery Ballroom: January 20, 2012

January 23, 2012, By

Last Friday night, Bowery Ballroom was overtaken by a powerful smoke machine. It filled the stage and made everything a little hazy, and I’d …

Sharon Van Etten @ Mercury Lounge: January 18, 2012

Sharon Van Etten @ Mercury Lounge: January 18, 2012

January 19, 2012, By

Brooklyn songstress Sharon Van Etten debuted her forthcoming album, Tramp, in its entirety last night to a sold-out crowd at New York’s Mercury Lounge. …

A-Trak @ Webster Hall: January 13, 2012

A-Trak @ Webster Hall: January 13, 2012

January 16, 2012, By

When ’90s mixing wunderkind A-Trak assumed the turntables at 1:35 a.m. on Saturday morning, the floors of Webster Hall were already slick with PBR and …