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Pissed Jeans at YVETTE at Rough Trade NYC

On Thursday, June 7, 2018, Pissed Jeans and YVETTE performed at Rough Trade NYC in Brooklyn, NY. The show was a part of Northside Festival which is commemorating their tenth anniversary this year.

I'm not attending many Northside shows this year but I felt I had to attend this one as I love both bands and was pretty thrilled they were playing together. PJ are still touring in support of last year's Why Love Now? and YVETTE have a new album on the way.

Matt Korvette stated that the one thing that Rough Trade the venue had in common with Pissed Jeans the band was a strict 11PM curfew.

Pissed Jeans the band ended their set with "False Jesii Part 2" and were done at 10:55PM.

Hop Along, Saintseneca, and Bat Fangs at Brooklyn Steel
 Hop Along at Brooklyn Steel on Wednesday, May 30, 2018.

Hop Along at Brooklyn Steel on Wednesday, May 30, 2018.

 Hop Along at Brooklyn Steel on Wednesday, May 30, 2018.

Hop Along at Brooklyn Steel on Wednesday, May 30, 2018.

 Saintseneca at Brooklyn Steel on Wednesday, May 30, 2018.

Saintseneca at Brooklyn Steel on Wednesday, May 30, 2018.

 Bat Fangs at Brooklyn Steel on Wednesday, May 30, 2018.

Bat Fangs at Brooklyn Steel on Wednesday, May 30, 2018.

On Wednesday, May 30, 2018, Hop Along headlined their largest New York City show to date with a sold out show at Brooklyn Steel. They were joined by Saintseneca, and Bat Fangs, the new project from Betsy Wright and Laura King.

I covered the show for BTR and more images from the show are now available here.

Japanese Breakfast, Radiator Hospital, and Long Beard at Warsaw
 Japanese Breakfast at Warsaw on Thursday, May 31, 2018.

Japanese Breakfast at Warsaw on Thursday, May 31, 2018.

 Radiator Hospital at Warsaw on Thursday, May 31, 2018.

Radiator Hospital at Warsaw on Thursday, May 31, 2018.

 Long Beard at Warsaw on Thursday, May 31, 2018.

Long Beard at Warsaw on Thursday, May 31, 2018.

On Thursday, May 31, 2018, Japanese Breakfast headlined a show at Warsaw with support from Radiator Hospital and Long Beard. 

I've caught sets by Japanese Breakfast at PhilaMOCA, Union Pool, and Music Hall of Williamsburg before this show and it's been amazing to watch her grow as a performer along with the size of her audience. 

The full gallery from last night's show is now available on Music Existence here.

Leikeli47 and Kris Kasanova at Baby's All Right

Kicking off the Memorial Day holiday weekend with Leikeli47 at Baby's All Right was an absolute joy. The performance took place On Friday, May 25th and sold out a long time ago. When I saw she was performing at Baby's, I immediately bought tickets for myself and my fiancé when they went on sale. I can easily say this show last night was one of the best I've attended all year.

Leikeli47 was backed by three dancers, was gregarious, funny, and at one point, brought audience members on the stage to give them positive affirmations on their looks and style. She announced she had one song left and the audience immediately broke out into asking for an encore. She then asked people what they wanted to hear and performed brief versions to fit in as many requests as she could into her ending set. During one point in the show she politely asked people to put their phones away and live in the moment with her and each other. This show was part of a four date tour and she mentioned the Baby's All Right was her first sold out show and the first one to sell out from the tour.

She was joined by fellow Brooklyn rapper Kris Kasanova and a DJ who kept the audience dancing before and after sets. I felt lucky to witness her perform in a small room such as Baby's All Right because I know she'll be rightfully playing bigger spaces very soon.

Kodacrome and Johnny Magee at Union Pool

Celebrating the release of their third LP, Think Of The Children, Kodachrome had a record release show at Union Pool on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. The band were joined by Johnny Magee, and N'conduit, who headlined the show. Images of Kodacrome and Johnny Magee appear in the gallery above.

Night of 1,000 Bowies at House of Yes
 Night of 1,000 Bowies at House of Yes on Thursday, May 18, 2018.

Night of 1,000 Bowies at House of Yes on Thursday, May 18, 2018.

 Night of 1,000 Bowies at House of Yes on Thursday, May 18, 2018.

Night of 1,000 Bowies at House of Yes on Thursday, May 18, 2018.

 Night of 1,000 Bowies at House of Yes on Thursday, May 18, 2018.

Night of 1,000 Bowies at House of Yes on Thursday, May 18, 2018.

On Thursday, May 17, 2018, there was a celebration of the life and music of David Bowie at House of Yes in Bushwick. The dance party featured DJs, aerialists, and a beauty parlor (where one could be made up to look like Bowie).

I photographed some of the people who attended the event for BTR and the full gallery is now available here.

The Kills and Girls Skate Jam at House of Vans
 The Kills at House of Vans on Friday, May 18, 2018.

The Kills at House of Vans on Friday, May 18, 2018.

 During Girls Skate Jam at House of Vans on Friday, May 18, 2018.

During Girls Skate Jam at House of Vans on Friday, May 18, 2018.

 During Girls Skate Jam at House of Vans on Friday, May 18, 2018.

During Girls Skate Jam at House of Vans on Friday, May 18, 2018.

 During Girls Skate Jam at House of Vans on Friday, May 18, 2018.

During Girls Skate Jam at House of Vans on Friday, May 18, 2018.

 The Kills at House of Vans on Friday, May 18, 2018.

The Kills at House of Vans on Friday, May 18, 2018.

 The Kills at House of Vans on Friday, May 18, 2018.

The Kills at House of Vans on Friday, May 18, 2018.

On Friday, May 18, 2018, House of Vans in Brooklyn, NY hosted a Girls Skate Jam from 5-7:30PM where young girls and women were invited to skate around the space. Specific vendors were invited to sell their merchandise while a DJ played songs during the event. Artist Robin Eisenberg, one of the first women to contribute to Thrasher Magazine, sold her art, pins, and patches. After the Skate Jam ended, The Kills performed.

I covered the event for BrooklynVegan and more images, along with photos from the Chicago edition, are now available here.

Parquet Courts at Rough Trade NYC

On Thursday, May 17, 2018, Parquet Courts played an afternoon show at Rough Trade NYC in Brooklyn, NY ahead of the release of their newest album, Wide Awake. Fans who purchased the album either on CD or on vinyl attended the performance for free which was also streamed online by Pitchfork. For two songs, the band were backed by the Dull Tools Players.

After the show, the band announced a series of shows including an upcoming show at Elsewhere's rooftop on Monday, June 11th, and another on a boat the day before. 

Parquet Courts at Rough Trade NYC on Thursday, May 17th setlist:
Total Football
Normalisation
Almost Had to Start a Fight
In and Out of Patience
Mardi Gras Beads
Violence
Before the Water Gets Two High
Today Your Love Tomorrow the World
Freebird II
Back to Earth
NYC Observation
Wide Awake!

 

Smerz and MHYSA at National Sawdust
 Smerz at National Sawdust on Friday, May 11, 2018.

Smerz at National Sawdust on Friday, May 11, 2018.

 Smerz at National Sawdust on Friday, May 11, 2018.

Smerz at National Sawdust on Friday, May 11, 2018.

 MHYSA at National Sawdust on Friday, May 11, 2018.

MHYSA at National Sawdust on Friday, May 11, 2018.

On Friday, Norwegian duo Smerz performed a sold out show at National Sawdust in Brooklyn, NY with MHYSA. I've been attending AdHoc shows for years and this was the very first event I've specifically shot for them.

Check out the full gallery here.

Melkbelly, Brandy, and Bethlehem Steel at Alphaville

On Thursday, May 3, 2018, Chicago's Melkbelly headlined Alphaville in Brooklyn, NY again with sets by local acts Brandy (not Norwood, but this one) and Bethlehem Steel. The show was booked by AdHoc and for more photos of Melkbelly at Alphaville last year, check out my previous set here.

Oral History of Silent Barn
 Jordan and G Lucas Crane hug after Crane's performance at Silent Barn Last Rites on Sunday, April 29, 2018.

Jordan and G Lucas Crane hug after Crane's performance at Silent Barn Last Rites on Sunday, April 29, 2018.

 YATTA performing at Silent Barn's Last Rites on Sunday, April 29, 2018.

YATTA performing at Silent Barn's Last Rites on Sunday, April 29, 2018.

 During Mallrat's duo set at Last Rites at Silent Barn on Sunday, April 29, 2018.

During Mallrat's duo set at Last Rites at Silent Barn on Sunday, April 29, 2018.

For Gothamist, writer Hannah Frishberg created an Oral History of Silent Barn. Her piece ran with images of mine from their Last Rites event on Sunday, April 29th featuring performances by Mallrat, Shady Hawkins (who reunited for the show), Crosslegged, YATTA, and G Lucas Crane and readings by Carlos Salas, Liz Pelly, and Christopher Lee. 

The piece is now available on Gothamist here. For more images of Silent Barn, check out my posts here.

Last Days of Silent Barn
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Silent Barn closed on April 30th and before it did, I spent some time documenting some of their final shows along with some of the people that made it so wonderful and beloved.

I ended up extremely sleep deprived (I managed to sleep for nearly 11 hours last night) but I'm so very thankful Silent Barn allowed me to capture images of them and their final run of shows.

The full gallery is now available at BTR right here.

The Breeders and Flasher at Brooklyn Steel
 The Breeders at Brooklyn Steel on Monday, April 30, 2018.

The Breeders at Brooklyn Steel on Monday, April 30, 2018.

 The Breeders at Brooklyn Steel on Monday, April 30, 2018.

The Breeders at Brooklyn Steel on Monday, April 30, 2018.

 Flasher at Brooklyn Steel on Monday, April 30, 2018.

Flasher at Brooklyn Steel on Monday, April 30, 2018.

 Flasher at Brooklyn Steel on Monday, April 30, 2018.

Flasher at Brooklyn Steel on Monday, April 30, 2018.

On Monday, April 30, 2018, The Breeders continued their current tour of US and Canada with a sold out show at Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn, NY. The band was supported by Washington, DC's Flasher, whose debut record I'm really looking forward to purchasing when it's out next month.

Full gallery now available on Music Existence here.

Peter Hook and The Light at Brooklyn Steel
 Peter Hook & The Light at Brooklyn Steel on Friday, April 27, 2018.

Peter Hook & The Light at Brooklyn Steel on Friday, April 27, 2018.

 Peter Hook & The Light at Brooklyn Steel on Friday, April 27, 2018.

Peter Hook & The Light at Brooklyn Steel on Friday, April 27, 2018.

On Friday, April 27, 2018, Peter Hook & The Light performed at Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn, NY. Hook performed the music of both New Order (during the first set) and Joy Division (during the second set which took place after a brief intermission).

I shot the special show for BrooklynVegan and the full gallery is now available on that site here.

The last Dreamcrusher show at The Silent Barn

On Wednesday, April 25, 2018, Dreamcrusher performed for the final time at Silent Barn and created a bill featuring sets by Reagan Holiday, Sibling (Lux & Jacob Winans), Rafia's World, Jimi Lucid and DJ Yung Mayne.

Photos from the show appear in the gallery above. Silent Barn is still holding events up until their closure on the 30th. More information about those events can be found on their Facebook page or website.

Leland Sundries, Beams, and Trees Take Ease at The Silent Barn

On Sunday, April 22, 2018, Leland Sundries, Beams (of Toronto, Canada) and Trees Take Ease performed at The Silent Barn in Brooklyn, NY. Images from all three band sets appear in the gallery above.

Nap Eyes at Elsewhere
 Nap Eyes at Elsewhere on Thursday, April 19, 2018.

Nap Eyes at Elsewhere on Thursday, April 19, 2018.

 Nap Eyes at Zone One at Elsewhere on Thursday, April 19, 2018.

Nap Eyes at Zone One at Elsewhere on Thursday, April 19, 2018.

 Nap Eyes at Zone One at Elsewhere on Thursday, April 19, 2018.

Nap Eyes at Zone One at Elsewhere on Thursday, April 19, 2018.

 She-Devils at Zone One at Elsewhere on Thursday, April 19, 2018.

She-Devils at Zone One at Elsewhere on Thursday, April 19, 2018.

Halifax's Nap Eyes completed their current tour in Brooklyn at Zone One at Elsewhere on Thursday, April 19th.

I captured the band's live set, along with portraits, for BTR. I also took photos of the opener, She-Devils and the full gallery is now available here.

My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, CHMCL STR8 JCKT, and DJ Jet at Knitting Factory

Celebrating their founding of the band 30 years ago in 1987, My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult performed an anniversary show at Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, NY on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. The sold out, intimate show featured sets from DJ Jet and CHMCL STR8 JCKT.