Peaches @ Webster Hall

NEW YORK, NY—When artists are creative, they’re alluring. When they reveal themselves to be eccentric individuals, they’re intriguing. But when they prove to be completely out of their bloody minds, it makes for one hell of an entertaining gig. And Peaches’ show at Webster Hall was the zaniest, craziest, wildest …

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Interview with Ben Wysocki of The Fray: All Grown Up

Overnight commercial success might seem like a quick path to fame and fortune for a band but this doesn’t always mean it’s an easy road to travel.

While the Denver-based rockers The Fray reached huge levels of international acclaim soon after their hit “How To Save A Life” was propelled …

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Peter Björn And John @ Webster Hall

NEW YORK, NY-When internationals successfully wow every member of a capacity crowd at a New York show, it’s something special. It’s even better when overseas acts manage to get every person inside a venue dancing, cheering and feeling so goddamn excited that the energy buzzing throughout the performance lingers long …

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Interview With The Indigo Girls: Mutually Beneficial

Getting dumped by a major label is usually a serious career pitfall for a band. But in the case of the folk rock team Amy Ray and Emily Saliers—aka the Indigo Girls—getting dropped by Hollywood Records proved to be a blessing in disguise.

“It was sort of forced on us, …

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Shiny Toy Guns @ Webster Hall

NEW YORK, NY—Some artists create onstage characters in an effort to appear interesting and intriguing, and some musicians are just naturally captivating. The members of the Shiny Toy Guns, by their very nature, are gripping, and at their New York gig it was hard to take my eyes off them. …

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Video Interview With Taking Back Sunday, Pt. 1

Jordana Borensztajn sits down with the boys from Taking Back Sunday about their new album, New Again.
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Video Interview With Taking Back Sunday, Pt. 2

The thrilling conclusion.

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Jack’s Mannequin @ The Fillmore at Irving Plaza

NEW YORK, NY—Every so often you get lucky enough to experience a gig that completely blows your mind. And Jack’s Mannequin’s show at Irving Plaza was one of the best performances I’ve ever seen. Not only is Andrew McMahon incredibly inspirational for battling leukemia and surviving a huge battle when …

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The Faint @ Webster Hall

NEW YORK, NY—When it comes to a band like The Faint, being in the business for more than a decade pays off. At the first of the new-wave electro group’s back-to-back shows at Webster Hall, they very much proved they were veterans of the genre, who—rather than being worn down …

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of Montreal @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg

BROOKLYN, NY—I’m going to throw a bunch of words out on paper, and I want you to think about how they are all connected. Okay, here goes: Costumes, glitter, pigs, wolf, masks, feathers, sunglasses, cartoons, music and party. Any guesses? I’ll bet you’re struggling to come up with an answer so I’ll make it easy for you. Two words: of Montreal. They’re daring, edgy, over-the-top, and out of this world. They blend pop, rock and dance with a whole heap of crazy, and in some bizarre “of Montreal universe” that the quintet creates on stage, all of these elements blend together perfectly. Well, maybe not all; the topless performers at the end of the gig came as a huge surprise. But overall, of Montreal delivers something pretty unique. Their music is awesome. It’s high-energy, melodic, and by it’s very nature rouses a positive atmosphere and spirit, but the band’s true magic—and the reason why they had three back-to-back, sold-out shows in Brooklyn—is because of their vision as a group, and the wild and entertaining journey they take fans on.
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