Category Archives: Photos

Photos (for Impose): CMJ Day 1

Tuesday was a nice little CMJ warm-up.  I caught a few acts at Cake Shop in the afternoon, but nothing compared to the magnitude of the “I’m gonna stand outside Pianos in a giant clump wearing cool shoes and smoking a cigarette” that there was today, and that there probably has been for the entire […]

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Photos (for Impose): Night Manager, La Bic Vic, and Birthdays at Shea Stadium

Last night at Shea Stadium the rain may have kept a few people away, but by 10:30 a decent-sized crowd had trickled in.  Fortunately, this late start meant that I didn’t miss any of the first bands on account of me wanting to watch Tracy Morgan unleashed on live tv, but unfortunately, it meant that […]

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Photos: Sisters, Grooms, and Weekends at Dead Herring

Last Saturday, Sisters had their record release show at Dead Herring.  I was incredibly pumped, as Darlings and Grooms were playing with them, and so were Weekends, who I’d never managed to actually catch live before.  My friend and I walked into the cozy apartment as Darlings were finishing up their set.  Too bad, but […]

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Photos: Yellow Ostrich at Glasslands

Take note now.  Start listening to Yellow Ostrich.  I posted his song “Yellow Ostrich” last April, but last night (Tuesday) was his very first ever New York City show, and I believe his first show with a drummer.  He manipulates loop petals and rhythms into beautiful pop builds that are surprisingly unlike your typical loop […]

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Photos (for Impose): PAVEMENT

On Wednesday night, along with a lot of other soaking wet people, I saw Pavement in the rain.  This was basically the best thing ever.  For me, Pavement was one of those bands in high school that absolutely made me love music.  I don’t have the capacity to be critical at the moment.  To me, […]

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Photos: Thee Oh Sees, Sex Beet, Happy Birthday, and Fergus & Geronimo at Santos Party House

John Dwyer does not fool around.  His years and years-long career as a punk of all sorts gives him an unerring feel of authenticity and an unbeatable stage presence.  Plus, the songs are outstanding.  Hard and fast and relentless, just like rock music was always supposed to be.  Thee Oh Sees’ performance was the decided […]

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Photos: La Big Vic, Oberhofer, and Total Slacker at Monster Island Basement

Friday night at Monster Island Basement unfolded panel by panel, like one of those big road maps that people don’t use now that there’s GPS, into a pretty typical busy Friday evening.  Todd P was running around changing the songs, pouring whiskey, fiddling with the lights, while people trickled into the basement to watch La […]

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Photos (for Impose): Night Manager, Mainland Fever, Web Dating, and Post Post

This show happened over a week ago, but because of labor day and everything, the pictures didn’t go up until Friday.  It’s still worth talking about, though.  I think all four of the bands who played are full of potential, and are definitely bands to keep an eye on.  Mainland Fever is really young, and […]

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Photos (for Impose): War On Drugs, Light Pollution, and Xylos at Rock Shop

On Tuesday night I walked down to Rock Shop to check out both Philadelphia’s War On Drugs and the new Park Slop venue.  Rock Shop’s downstairs music component is pretty alright.  There were a ton of sound problems throughout the night, which mostly seemed like bad cables to me, so I think they have a […]

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Photos (for Impose): Ty Segall, Royal Baths, and The So So Glos at Cake Shop

I can’t remember the last time I smiled as much at a show.  I walked down to Cake Shop after a dinner with friends near St. Marks.  We walked out of the restaurant and felt like we were stepping onto a set of a movie about New York.  Summer does that to the city- everyone […]

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