An airy ambiance crafted by dim lights, muffled laughter and hints of cheap but decent beer greets me as I enter Boot & Saddle. Casually stationed in the back amongst friends, Briana “Hetepsa” Mills and Mark “Nu Ra” Cave embody serenity; any signs of nervousness concerning their show are either absent or hidden underneath the […]
Pond, psychedelic rockers from Perth, Australia, stopped by Underground Arts as part of a short US tour following a tour in South America. Nick Allbrook, lead singer of the band, gave WQHS some behind-the-scenes insight in an interview prior to the show.
The Head and the Heart performed at the Fillmore on October 23. Here’s a photo recap of the show.
Black and gold sweep over the stage at the commencement of the second act. The crowd reducing itself to a dull murmur, we wait as all instruments except a digital soundboard and a lone-standing saxophone clear the stage.
On September 16, Ra Ra Riot played the Fillmore in support of Young the Giant’s Home of the Strange tour. Check out photos from the show here.
At 10:20 PM, a hush of anticipation fell over the crowd. Flume would be on any minute, his setup of geometric rods arranged in cubic patterns hanging over the stage and a single desk equipped with laptops and cords tilted towards the audience.
On August 9, Neon Indian (Alan Palomo) performed a free show at the East River Park Amphitheater in New York. Here’s the night recapped in photos.
Opening for Glass Animals on a Monday night, Pumarosa gives an absorbing set that deserves more full attention that it probably gets as people trickle in to the 2,500 capacity space. But the crowd that came in time to catch Pumarosa becomes increasingly mobile as singer and guitarist Isabel Munoz-Newsome sways and whirls as they mirror […]
Cardiknox, the stage name for Lonnie Angle and Thomas Dutton’s two piece band, brought tremendous energy to Bowery Ballroom last Wednesday night. Based in New York but originally from Seattle and having spent time in LA, the duo blends 80s pop-style synths and beats with strong, belting vocals (the two met working on musicals in New York).
On Tuesday, Rey Pila played to a sold-out Capitol Theatre in support of The Strokes. Opening for The Strokes can be a tough job, but Rey Pila handled it well, flirting with the lo-fi vocals and technical guitar skills of The Strokes to lure the audience in while still maintaining their unique sound. Though The […]