Zac Pennington is an overflowing cup of sex.
Sky Ferreira played the Glasslands. In my friend Stephanie’s words, “She’s reached the level of popularity and respect where people shush other people for talking while she’s playing.”
You know you’re the woman when people in NYC line up to cram into a venue and stand in dead silence just to watch you play your guitars.
Metric played a last minute intimate show for fans only at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn last Wednesday. Metric is so great live, that I’m convinced they could do a show where they just play nursery rhymes and they would still be better than 90% of bands out today. I was waiting in line for the bathroom after the show and the girl in front of me turned to me and said, “They were so good, I’m destroyed, I think I might have been in a coma”. It was really that good.
I went to both of Fiona’s NYC shows. The Music Hall of Williamsburg show and the Bowery Ballroom show two nights later. I have a lingering obsession with her from my adolescence. I don’t listen to her every day, but when I found out she was finally playing some small venues here, all reason left me and I went ahead and bought some ridiculously over priced tickets on ebay and StubHub, the ticketmaster sale sold out in an impossible matter of nano seconds.
I will only be posting pictures from the first night. The second night I ended up in an awful spot behind some people who I am sure were around 7 feet tall and I couldn’t see, much less take pictures.
She was perfect. The new songs were as good or better than I expected. Can’t wait to buy the album.
I finally got to see Florence + The Machine perform during the Creators Project event in Brooklyn on Saturday. It was worth the wait, she has one of those voices that seems larger than her. I’m sure the fact that we were under the arch of the Manhattan Bridge added to the great sound. I heard it wasn’t so great in the back, but up near the front it was perfect. I didn’t have a photo pass but I brought my camera anyway and got some pretty decent pictures from about 50 feet away, thank you 70-300mm lens. They’re all from the same angle, couldn’t move around cause it was packed and I was stuck against a wall behind some tall people.
This show was fantastic and in a beautiful setting. The Creators Project really outdid themselves this year. Can’t wait to see what they have in store next year.
I went to day one of the Creators Project event in DUMBO yesterday. It was definitely one of the best events I’ve been too all year. Below are some pictures I took while walking around and visiting the different galleries and so on. I also go to see a beautiful performance by Florence & The Machine under the Manhattan Bridge Archway, I will post those pictures later.
I managed to get into the Vice.com launch party two weeks ago. It was mostly a media event with only a handful of actual fans getting in. I think it would have been a lot livelier if there had been more music fans there, too many people were just standing around looking like they were too jaded to be excited about getting into this spectacular event, but it was cool nonetheless. I stuck around to watch Tanlines and Death From Above 1979 perform.