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Concert Reviews

By Isabella Ciervo On Wednesday, March 20th, I had the honor to witness Lucy Dacus perform at White Eagle Hall in Jersey City. The venue itself flooded me with awe as I pushed through the concert hall doors. Purple and blue light soaked the audience as one of the wonderful openers, Fenne Lily, greeted us […]

By Shannon Donaghy Brooklyn’s Market Hotel is a small unique venue right off the Myrtle Ave subway station, so close in fact, that you can see the trains running by through the windows behind the stage. The venue was nothing short of impressive, especially because it didn’t seem like it would be much more than […]

By Samuel Carliner On Friday, February 22 I saw Julia Holter at Warsaw. This was a PopGun presents show. Warsaw was one of the most intimate venues I’ve been to which was a great setting for the type of music Julia Holter makes. The opener was Jessica Moss who set the tone by playing the […]

By Brian Lange The band that is Never Going Back to New Jersey played their first show of 2019 at Sayreville’s Starland Ballroom on February 22nd. Less Than Jake are certainly not newcomers to the venue, having performed there countless times in their 27-year history, and are not a tired appearance either. Opening the show […]

by Mike Stringham On Saturday, January 19th I saw Mineral at Elsewhere in Brooklyn. This show was another PopGun Presents show at their lovely new-ish venue Elsewhere. It was a rainy and snowy night and I was supposed to work until 5pm. That was fine, because Mineral was slated to go on at 8:45pm. Well, […]

By Sarah Gregor On December 4th, I saw Kodaline at Irving Plaza. The New York City venue was some place I have never been to, but have heard a lot about because it usually features some more alternative, smaller known bands (which appeals to me). It almost reminded me of The Paramount Place in Huntington, […]

By Mike Stringham On Friday, November 30thI saw Snail Mail at White Eagle Hall. This was my second time seeing the band in the last few months, seeing them open for Alvvays at Warsaw in late September. It was 30 degrees out that night and I couldn’t find parking for a half hour, until I […]

By Mike Stringham On Friday, November 23rdI went to see Death From Above (1979) at Elsewhere in Brooklyn. This was another wonderful PopGun Presents show (they put on an overwhelming amount of cool shows) that I had the pleasure of attending. Ironically enough, I saw DFA in 2014 on Black Friday as well, but that […]

By Joshua Calderon When going to this year’s Skanksgiving at Starland ballroom, I wasn’t too excited because I haven’t been to one in over two years. When I arrived, it wasn’t too packed yet and the opening band wasn’t too great. As the night went on, the last three bands blew the roof off of the […]

By Josh Mathew Utterly brilliant is the best way, I think, to verbalize POND’s November 8th performance at Elsewhere in Brooklyn. Elsewhere is a fairly new venue in Bushwick, Brooklyn housing a wonderfully crafted performance space, a bar, cafe, and outdoor courtyard. A perfect, intimate space for up and coming bands to really showcase their sound. […]

By Sarah Gregor On Tuesday, November 20th I saw The Struts at The Paramount in Huntington NY. As an avid listener of The Struts, I was stoked to see them in concert. The band has said before that they are inspired by other bands such as Queen, The Rolling Stones, and Def Leppard, so if […]

  By Mike Stringham On Thursday, November 8th I made my way out to Brooklyn Bazaar after work to see a screamo show with .gif from god (​giffromgod.bandcamp.com​) from Richmond, Virginia headlining. This band shares members with another great screamo band from the same town, Ostraca (​ostraca.bandcamp.com​) – who I’ve seen a bunch of times […]

 By Mike Stringham The Mercury Program Concert Review by Mike Stringham On Thursday, November 15th I saw The Mercury Program (themercuryprogram.bandcamp.com) at Brooklyn Bazaar. It happened to snow half a foot that afternoon/night and I was working until 8pm. All my coworkers said not to go because it was too dangerous (the roads were terrible), […]

By Sarah Gregor On Wednesday, November 7th, I saw Iron and Wine in concert at the Paramount in Huntington, New York. I have gone to The Paramount numerous times in my life for other concerts and it has easily become one of my favorite venues to go to. The spacious yet quaint standing room allows […]

By Sarah Gregor On Saturday, November 3rd I saw the band Mom Jeans at Asbury Lanes. Asbury Lanes sounds exactly how you think it would: it is a bowling alley. This was somewhat off-putting in terms of wondering how the venue was going to cater to a band in the middle of a bowling alley, […]

By Brian Lange When Modest Mouse takes the stage in 2018, it’s a sight to behold. The indie rock band that cut their teeth playing local shows as a power trio in the Pacific Northwest now plays stages like the Wellmont in Montclair with eight musicians. 20-year-old songs – originally recorded with just guitars, bass, […]

By Victoria Merse Nothing But Thieves headlined at House of Independents this past Saturday the 13th of October. Demob Happy were one of the two openers for the event and they played what I thought was an excellent set. The band is made up of three members Matthew Marcantonio, Thomas Armstrong, and Adam Godfrey. Their […]

By Mike Stringham On Tuesday, October 16th at Brooklyn Bazaar I saw TTNG (FKA This Town Needs Guns) perform their seminal album Animals in its entirety. Not only did they play their best album, they did it with their original vocalist, Stuart Smith. He left the band in 2010 to many fans dismay (including myself), […]

By Mike Stringham On Friday, October 26th I got to see Minus The Bear at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park. Minus The Bear has been a staple in the genre that is math rock for nearly the last two decades. Without them, current math rock would not be where it is, almost noticeable. Some […]

By Jeffrey Alexander Lopez STRFKR at first glance glitzes and shines like a 1980’s pop band, toying and testing the limits of the synthesizer, but at a closer glimpse beams to a more psychedelic synth. Of all the adjectives that best fit the band and their style, “futuristic and spacey” comes to mind. Borrowing from […]

By Mike Stringham I got to see Modest Mouse at Wellmont Theater on Wednesday, October 10th. Having seen them last year, I was excited to get to review them for a second consecutive year. I didn’t catch the opening band, but I’m almost certain they had an awful name.   Anyway, it seemed as if […]

Review by Nate Williams Rating: 10/10 Ritual Unions It’s rare that I consider a musical performance perfect, I don’t even give myself that satisfaction after a well-received performance. So when I tell you that Swedish electronic band Little Dragon’s concert at Elsewhere Hall in Brooklyn was perfect beyond description, you know that I mean it. Opening […]

Alvvays Concert Review by Mike Stringham   I saw Alvvays at Warsaw in Brooklyn last night, but ironically enough I went to the wrong venue first, but then realized it was at good ol’ Warsaw; the home of fresh pierogies and live music. I was on the guest list thanks to Mercury East Presents, and […]

by Victoria A. Merse Hozier’s performance at the Beacon Theatre September 24th was an unforgettable experience. The show started out with a performance from the Irish Folk Duo Hudson Taylor. The group consists of two brother Alfie and Harry who grew up in Dublin Ireland and formed there duo in 2011. The performance was unforgettable […]

by Jeffrey Alexander Lopez Remo Drive has taken the emo scene by storm and given it a new hope. Made principally up of two brothers, Erik and Stephen Paulson, Remo Drive’s music has risen to the top. Releasing their album, “Greatest Hits” on the 16th of March 2017, they gave the cuffed jean wearing, flannel […]