Recently someone on the internet described Jessie Ware as "the missing link between Adele and Sade," which is one of those "LOL WUT" statements only a music writer could invent. But after her live show this Wednesday at Music Hall of Williamsburg, it all makes sense. It doesn't quite come through on her recordings, but yes, she does have Adele-level pipes, and yes, she can get as funky as Sade. Who knew? Russell Crowe, apparently.
Compared to the pyrotechnic ... Read More
BY Tess Duncan in Music Stuff on Feb 11, 2013 |
Long Island native Laura Stevenson was a keyboardist for ska punk act Bomb the Music Industry! before going solo in 2006. Ever since, she’s been spinning out indie-folk jams and showing off her impressive vocal range on numerous splits and full-length albums. Last week, we shared a stream of her latest EP, Runner, and that night we went to her EP release show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, where her recorded material truly came to life.
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I've seen the dreamy Sondre Lerche quite a few times, but this Williamsburg show felt different than any show I'd seen of his before. Usually solo on guitar, this modern-day crooner is consistently mesmerizing to watch. This time though, he had a backing band, and I saw him go from softly strumming to rocking out! The band made all the difference in his energy and performance. Watching Sondre alone gives the audience warm fuzzies, but watching him with a ... Read More
Utopia, the second song to be released from YACHT's new album, Shangri-La, is a super-fun, synth-pop dance song. As the duo sing “There’s nothing in the future / it’s up to us to make utopia” it's hard to not find your head bobbing about and dreaming about whatever fantastical utopian world they're going to create.
Listen for yourself!Shangri-La is set to release June 21st, and both Utopia ... Read More
BY Kelly McClure in Music Stuff on Aug 24, 2010 |
Upon discovering that Juliette Lewis was going to be playing in Brooklyn to promote her new album Terra Incognita, it wasn't at all odd to me that I wanted to go - even though I don't own any of her albums, or know any of her songs. I can only imagine that this is the sort of thing that actors and actresses in bands hate, and why Jared Leto of 30STM fame prefers to keep on the down low (meaning he wears lots of makeup) in his own celeb-fronted band, but sometimes ... Read More
BY Kelly McClure in Music Stuff on Jun 26, 2010 |
It's fun to imagine our favorite musical artists having their own favorite musical artists, and who those might be. Sometimes, while listening to albums, I create supergroups in my brain and think of how awesome it would be if the artists who create the soundtrack for my days and nights got together to share a stage. It would be, well, anyway ... what I'm trying to say here is that Thao Nguyen (Thao With the Get Down Stay Down,) and Mirah have discovered that they ... Read More
BY Kelly McClure in Music Stuff on Apr 11, 2010 |
So last night I had a free pass to go see Small Black play a show at Music Hall of Williamsburg, but opted to stay home and work on my night cheese instead. This morning I am riddled with anxiety about having missed it, because I am quickly becoming a massive fan of their melodic Casio stylings. Their debut self-titled EP is set to come out later this month on Jagjaguwar and it's pretty much a perfect little nugget of lazy keyboards, casual boy singing, and ... Read More
BY Intern Laura in Music Stuff on Feb 24, 2010 |
Tired of the winter blahs? Dance your troubles away at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on March 5th when our pals Heloise & the Savoir Faire come to Brooklyn with a sparkly brand of electro-rock that is all their own. The five-piece is sure to get you moving with their rock'n'roll charged beats and Heloise's captivating stage presence.
Can't wait for the show? Check out their tunes at FredPerrySubculture.com and feel ... Read More