Concerts

May 18, 2013 § Leave a comment

For the first time in a long time, I’ve purchased concert tickets far in advance. Usually, going to a show is a last minute decision for me. And sometimes, that causes me to miss out on getting tickets. I purchased tickets for STRFKR on September 7th and Walk the Moon on September 20th. Both in New York City. Both at Terminal 5. I bought two tickets for each, but I don’t know who’s going with me yet, but who the hell cares!

“Atlantis” – STRFKR

“Quesadilla” – WALK THE MOON

Tropfest in Brooklyn is also coming up next month (June 22nd). Tropfest is a short film showcase, that also has a few musical artists playing. I’m going mainly for Chairlift, and Neon Indian who will be DJ-ing. There’s also Bear in Heaven, Ghost Beach, and People Get Ready.

“I Belong In Your Arms” – Chairlift

-Rob

P.S. Who wants to go to these 3 shows with me?

The Joy Formidable

March 1, 2013 § 2 Comments

I recently started listening to a band named The Joy Formidable. I instantly fell in love with them. They remind me a lot of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. My favorite song of theirs, Whirring, is just below.

The Joy Formidable just released their latest album, “Wolf’s Law” on January 21, 2013. Their most recent single off that album is named This Ladder Is Ours.

I’m hoping to see them perform in April, at Webster Hall. They’ll be playing with Blood Red Shoes, and You Won’t, two other great bands. Doors at 6:00pm, and I get out of work 6:00pm that evening, so I hope I can make it!

Also, speaking of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, tickets sold out for their show at Webster Hall in seconds! When tickets went on-sale at noon today, I tried to purchase 2 and they were already sold out! The Yeah Yeah Yeahs posted on their Facebook page that they are taking measures to prevent tickets from falling into the hands of scalpers. Hopefully this will free up some tickets for me +1.

Have a good weekend!

-Rob

Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s – Rot Gut, Domestic

February 23, 2012 § Leave a comment

Margot and the Nuclear So & So's

I first heard of Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s last fall, and I’ve been in love with them ever since. I was at that point where I didn’t feel like listening to anything in my iPod. And I have a lot of music on my iPod, so i don’t even know how that’s possible. I asked a friend of mine to recommend a band, and she recommended this amazing band. The first song I heard by them was “Skeleton Key,” shown below.

When I heard they were releasing a new album soon, I got all giddy inside. Their sound has changed a little bit from their past albums, but I love the direction the band is going in. The album is out March 20th so take a listen below.

Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s are currently on tour. Click here to go to their website and check out when they’ll be in your area.

Margot & the Nuclear So and So's - Rot Gut, Domestic

If you like what you hear, make sure to like them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter. You can also pre-order their new album on their website!

Enjoy!

-Rob

Ingrid Michaelson – Human Again

February 22, 2012 § 1 Comment

Ingrid Michaelson - Ghost

I hadn’t heard of Ingrid Michaelson until a few weeks ago. She’s been around for a few years, but I heard of her when an awesome girl named Judy recommended her to me. The video below shows a video of Ingrid performing her single off her newest album.

I absolutely love this song, especially this version which is just Ingrid’s piano playing and her vocals. The version on the album has more instruments involved. In this video you could feel the emotion in her voice. Her voice is absolutely beautiful, in fact hauntingly beautiful. Get it? The song is named ‘Ghost.’ I apologize for the horrible joke, won’t happen again. Okay I can’t promise that…

Last month on the 24th, Ingrid Michaelson released her new album Human Again, pictured below. If you haven’t had a chance to listen yet, you need to make time. Click here to go to her website and check out some songs off this album. And once you listen and decide you love it, make sure to purchase it from one of the links on that page.

Ingrid Michaelson - Human Again

I’m a little sad because I’d love to see her live sometime soon, but alas, she will not be in New York City until May. If you’d like to see when she’ll be in your area, click here!

If you love her like I do, make sure to like her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter.

Enjoy!

-Rob

MAN ON EARTH

February 21, 2012 § Leave a comment

MAN ON EARTH

Photo by Zoe Hiigli

I first heard of these guys about a month ago when my band played a show with them in Long Island. Unfortunately, I thought the sound guys didn’t do a great job *cough cough*, because I couldn’t hear the vocals too well. For MAN ON EARTH, you really need to hear the vocals to understand the music. In all music, the melody is important, but their songs have such a great vocal melody that it feels as if something is missing without it. Just the other day I decided to look them up again, and now I can’t stop listening. My favorite song so far is “I’d Be Good For You,” the video shown below.

What I love so much about this band, is that they really know how to write a song. There’s some bands out there where each musician wants to do something complicated to sound cool. MAN ON EARTH doesn’t over-complicate things. The musicians are extremely talents, but know when it’s appropriate to keep it simple and when to amp it up. They know how to make a song where all the instruments fit together amazingly, with an amazing vocal melody spouting out artfully crafted, emotional lyrics.

MAN ON EARTH - Things They'd Never Believe

This past fall they released their newest CD “Things They’d Never Believe.” If you’d like to get a little preview of it before you download, head on over to the music section of their website, where you can stream the album. Make sure to buy it afterwards!

If you like what you hear, make sure to like them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter. If you’d like to see them live, They’ll be playing at Copperfields in Boston, MA on March 10th, and Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, NY on March 29th! Check out their website for more info!

Enjoy!

-Rob

Cursive – “I Am Gemini” 1 Day Away (Stream the whole album)

February 20, 2012 § 2 Comments

Cursive - I Am Gemini

I already posted a little piece about Cursive’s new album, “I Am Gemini” a little more than a week ago. Just as a reminder, on February 21st (tomorrow) the album will hit stores, but you can purchase it earlier. You can also stream the entire album online courtesy of Rolling Stone by clicking here! I’m listening to it right now and loving it. Give it a listen, and if you like it, make sure to buy now from the Saddle Creek Website, or get it in stores tomorrow!

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Also, here’s a list of Cursive’s shows. They’re currently touring around the US so make sure to catch them when they’re in your area!

Enjoy!

-Rob

This Old Ghost – Island of Violent Lovers

February 18, 2012 § Leave a comment

I just heard of this band the other day when they followed me on Twitter. After giving them a listen, I have come to only one conclusion. They are amazing. Think of a mix of Death Cab, The Shins and Band of Horses. Make sure to give them a listen because they fricken rock. If you live in New York City, make sure to go see them play at the Bitter End next Friday.

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If you like what you hear, they have their album up for download on Bandcamp!

-Rob

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