On Thursday, June 13, 2019, Princess, the Prince cover band featuring Gretchen Lieberum and Maya Rudolph, headlined Irving Plaza in New York, NY. There was an opening set by DJ Brainchild and more photos from the very fun show are now available on Irving Plaza’s Facebook page here.
rock and/or roll
On Friday, May 31, 2019, a reunited Bikini Kill began their string of sold shows in New York City at Brooklyn Steel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. They were joined by local trio, Palberta.
I covered the special show for Music Existence and the full gallery can be found here.
On Thursday, May 30, 2019, the tour called "Songs and Stories" featuring Art Alexakis (Everclear), Chris Collingwood (Fountains of Wayne), Max Collins (Eve 6), and John Wozniak (Marcy Playground) came to Gramercy Theatre in New York, NY.
The evening featured the men performing their songs on acoustic guitar for solo sets and during group sets which were cover songs. I covered the show for Live Nation/Gramercy Theatre and the full gallery is now available on the venue's Facebook page here.
On Wednesday, May 29, 2019, two bands from Los Angeles played a sold out show in Brooklyn at Brooklyn Steel, The Distillers and Starcrawler.
On Friday, May 24, 2019, Filthy Friends and Dressy Bessy performed at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY. Filthy Friends 12 date tour in support of their new album Emerald Valley. I shot the show for Music Existence and the gallery is now available here.
On Thursday, May 23, 2019, Northern Island rock band The Undertones headlined a sold out show at Gramercy Theatre in New York, NY. This was their second show in NYC (they played the night before at (le) Poisson Rouge) and were joined by Washington, DC’s Dot Dash.
I covered the sold out show for Live Nation/Gramercy Theatre and the full gallery is now available on their Facebook page here.
Currently on tour of support of their newest record, This Mess is a Place, Seattle’s Tacocat headlined Music Hall of Williamsburg and were joined by their current tourmate, Sammi Lanzetta. Opening the show was Philadelphia’s Control Top, who I’ve been meaning to see live for a while now.
I covered the live performances of all three acts and that gallery is now live on BrooklynVegan here.
Red Bull Music Festival New York continued with a sold out show by Teyana Taylor called House of Petunia on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at Grand Ballroom at Manhattan Center.
I covered the show for Music Existence and the full gallery is now available on that site here.
On Saturday, May 11, 2019, the second record release show for Olivia Neutron-John’s self titled, full length album took place at Elsewhere in Brooklyn, NY (the first record release show took place the night before in Philadelphia, PA). ONJ was joined by local acts True Blue (the solo project of Maya Lander) and 178 Product (featuring Sal Principato of Liquid Liquid), who performed a mostly improvised set.
The 2019 edition of Red Bull Music Festival in New York continued with a sold out, headlining performance by Philly rapper Tierra Whack.
I covered the special show for Music Existence and the full gallery is now available here.
On Thursday, May 9, 2019, Moor Mother: Red Summer took place at BRIC in downtown Brooklyn.
I attended the special performance and photographed it for Music Existence which is now available here. This year’s edition of Red Bull Music Festival ends on May 18th.
On Wednesday, May 8, 2019, Red Bull Music Festival continued with a sold out show at Elsewhere in Brooklyn featuring sets by JPEGMAFIA and Abdu Ali.
This year’s edition began on April 29th and will conclude on May 18th. More information about this year’s festival can be found here. The full gallery from last night’s concert is now available on Music Existence here.
Santigold brought her “Ten Years Golder” tour to New York on Friday, May 4, 2019 at Hammerstein Ballroom. She was joined on this leg on the tour by Naeem (formerly known as Spank Rock). I covered the fun show for Music Existence and the full gallery is now available here.
On Wednesday, May 1, 2019, EELS headlined a show at Irving Plaza during their tour with Robert Ellis. Before last night, the previous time I saw EELS perform was in June 2006.
I covered the show for Live Nation/Irving Plaza and photos of both performances are now live on Irving Plaza’s Facebook page here.
On Thursday, April 25, 2019, the tour featuring Melbourne, Australia’s Camp Cope, Philadelphia’s Thin Lips, and Brooklyn’s Oceanator came to Warsaw in Brooklyn, NY.
I covered the special show for Live Nation/Warsaw and a full gallery from the sold out, AdHoc and BrooklynVegan presented concert is now available on Warsaw’s Facebook page here.
On Saturday, April 27, 2019, the second day of the WFMU Record Fair took place at the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The second day featured live performances in addition to vendors selling records, CDs, food, and more on the floor. I made it to the center in time to catch The Gories who performed at 3:30PM, with Allen Hill (of The Allen Oldies Band) singing along to songs before the band from Detroit took the stage. I last saw The Gories at Lincoln Center in July 2010 for a show called The Detroit Breakdown. The Gories performed a set before their sold out concert at Music Hall of Williamsburg later that evening with The Oblivians, Derv Gordon and The So What, and Baby Shakes, playing songs that they wouldn’t be playing live at MHOW. All the songs that were performed at the record fair aired live on WFMU including the sets by the bands I didn’t capture in the above gallery (The Oblivians, So What with Derv Gordon, and The Nuclears). If you would like to listen to the Gories’ live set, it’s available in DJ Todd-O-Phonic Todd’s archive here.
Last week, I saw a tweet where Elsewhere announced AZ rap group Injury Reserve were performing at Zone One at Elsewhere in Brooklyn. I texted my husband the link to the tweet and we immediately bought tickets figuring that it would be more difficult to get one later.
Upon arriving to their special show last night (Wednesday, April 24, 2019), audience members were given glasses and told there would be strobes in use via a sign (the event was called “Let There Be Light”). Injury Reserve took the stage at 10PM and I captured their special performance in the above gallery. The next time they’re in town, they’re not playing such a small space and tickets won’t be as cheap.
On Tuesday, April 17, 2019, the tour featuring La Dispute, Gouge Away, and Slow Mass came to New York for a Saint Vitus presented show at Irving Plaza.
I covered the show for Live Nation/Irving Plaza and the full gallery featuring all three acts is now available here.
Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the release of his album, It’s Dark and Hell is Hot, DMX began his tour in his hometown of New York with a sold out show at Manhattan’s Irving Plaza on Monday, April 1, 2019.
He was joined by fellow rapper One Shot Dealz and DJs Funkmaster Flex and HR.
A full gallery from the show last night is now available on Irving Plaza’s Facebook page here and another sold out show occurs Friday night (April 5th) at the same venue as well.
On Friday, March 29, 2019, Failure and Swervedriver brought their co-headlining tour to Warsaw in Brooklyn, NY.
I covered their sets, plus the one by their tour opener, Criminal Hygiene. The full gallery is now live on Warsaw’s Facebook page here.