Category Archives: Review

Pictures/Review: Phil and the Osophers, Shilpa Ray, and Harlem Shakes at Southpaw

Last night’s show at Southpaw was a delightful way to spend Valentine’s day evening.  Ticketweb said it was sold out, but they were definitely selling tickets at the door.  Either way, it was a packed room half filled with Shilpa fans and half filled with Harlem Shakes fans.  I honestly didn’t realize Harlem Shakes were […]

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Album Review: Vetiver's Tight Knit

I’m not going to do a quick review for this because I don’t necessarily have all that much to say about the album.  Tight Knit isn’t complicated.  For a band that’s known as an important part of the New Weird America movement and has collaborated with Joanna Newsom and Devendra Banhart, this album is fabulously […]

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Album Review: Bishop Allen's Grrr…

_________________________ Quick Review: Bishop Allen’s new album (dropping on March 3rd 10th) is FUN FUN FUN (but still has substance)!  It’s overwhelmingly happy (which might be a bad thing), and takes so many twists and turns, all of which somehow manage to be upbeat.  I wish that it was coming out this summer, because it’s […]

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The Welcome Wagon at Southpaw

I know, I know.  I said I was going to get the hang of the photo thing.  I actually brought my camera to see the Welcome Wagon at Southpaw last night.  Unfortunately, I left the memory card in my computer.  A rookie mistake.  It won’t happen again.  Hopefully, this iphone photo will suffice. It’s a […]

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Album Review: Heartless Bastards' The Mountain

  __________________________ Quick Review: Do you like classic rock?  Do you like women who kick serious rock and roll butt?  Think of the Heartless Bastards‘ label mates The Black Keys with fewer guitar solos.  Though the album, which comes out February 3rd, isn’t too innovative, it’s worth checking out if you’re into classic-rocky rock. __________________________ […]

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Review: Matt and Kim at Music Hall of Williamsburg + new album Grand + Rude Mechanical Orchestra + Pictures

___________________________ Quick Review: I can predict whether or not you’ll love or hate dance “punk” band Matt & Kim based on one small factor.  Listen to any song for about thirty seconds.  If Matt’s nasally voice bugs you, move on to the next band.  If you like it, then there’s no reason you can’t enjoy […]

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Review: Antony and the Johnsons' The Crying Light

I just want to quickly reiterate that I realize no one really wants to read long reviews of albums.  That’s why I’m going to include a very quick one or two sentence review at the beginning of any review posts.  I’ll try to convey whether or not the album is worth your time as succinctly […]

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Review: Los Campesinos! at Sound Fix Records

Sorry about the crappy photo.  I’m still getting used to this whole blogging thing.  In the future, I promise to bring my real camera to shows instead of using my phone, but I figured this little picture was better than nothing at all. Last night Los Campesinos! only played five songs at Sound Fix and […]

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Vampire Weekend at NY Times Arts and Leisure Week

  I saw Vampire Weekend as one of the New York Times Arts and Leisure week events this Saturday.  I strongly dislike Vampire Weekend for various reasons which I will get to in a minute.  But the best thing about this story is the fact that I went to see them with my mom, as […]

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Animal Collective's Merriweather Post Pavilion

I am going to do record/live reviews for this site. I realize that most people do not want to read these reviews. I’m still going to write them, but I’ll put a section before the actual review where I briefly say who (if anyone) will like the music, what tracks are the best, and whether […]

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