Lenny Kravitz @ Terminal 5 - 8/31/11
I’ve somehow gone my entire concert-going life without seeing Lenny Kravitz live in any setting, club or festival. A mob gathered outside of Terminal 5 for the Samsung sponsored event (many of them with old magazines featuring the singer), showing that Lenny can still pull them in. Still clad in shades, he ran through a career spanning 11-song set, including an extended jazz version of...
Peelander and Peewonder-Z @ Death By Audio ...
The last time I saw Peelander-Z, they were hanging off rails at South Street Seaport. This celebration at Death By Audio didn’t have that, or human bowling, but yet again, they put on a completely different show. Peelander’s “sisters” Peewonder-Z were the real highlights of the show. Marching into the main room mariachi style, they played a bit on their own and then...
Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players @ Death By...
It had been around 7 years or so since the last time I’d ventured out to see the Trachtenburgs and not a lot has changed over the years. Rachel’s a lot more grown up, but Jason still nervously banters in between songs and Tina still silently mans the projector. This time the band was joined by Jason’s jazz band Pendulum Swings, and debuted some new material in addition to the...
MNDR @ Public Assembly 8/11/11
Amanda Warner shed her glasses to perform at the GLMR KLLS Fall Bash tonight at Public Assembly in Williamsburg. She ran through a 10-song set consisting of some new material and old favorites like “Fade To Black”, and the show closer “Sparrow Song.” Twasn’t a bad first show back in the states at all!
Planned Parenthood Benefit with Best Coast and...
Le Poisson Rouge hosted a benefit for the much maligned Planned Parenthood organization on Thursday night. Apparently the whole thing was the brainchild of Best Coast frontwoman Bethany Cosentino and raised a good deal of money to help the cause. Those Darlins played in support of its new release Screws Get Loose. Pictures below!
N.E.R.D @ Highline Ballroom 5/31/11
Thanks to Coors Light, Noone Ever Really Dies came back to New York with another free show. Setlist below and pictures too! N.E.R.D @ Highline Ballroom 5/31/11 I Wanna Jam Sacred Temple The Man She Wants To Move Backseat Love God Bless Us All Sooner Or Later Hypnotize You Hot n Fun Everyone Nose Medley (Seen The Light, Am I High?, Bobby James, Provider) Lapdance Rock Star
Kanye West @ MoMA’s Party In The Garden 5/10/11
Wow. That’s the only word I can use to describe the party that went down at MoMA’s annual fundraiser. Over an hour of hits in a (somewhat) intimate setting. And an appearance from that friend of Kanye’s. Jay something. Amazing.
Ninjasonik’s ‘When Anxiety Attacks’ Release @...
Another amazing Ninjasonik mixtape, another rager. This go around with help from Naeem Juwan and the inimitable Theophilus London.