Real Estate w/R. Stevie Moore, Andrew Cedermark
Saturday, August 11
Better than: The thousand times I have listened to Real Estate's Days.
In front of shifty blue stage lights on Saturday night, Real Estate keyboardist Jonah Mauer squinted at his bandmate, guitarist Matt Mondanile. On ... More >>
Panda Bear w/ Ducktails
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Sunday, July 3
Better than: Blasting Person Pitch at home while watching your computer's iTunes visualizer.
That "Better than" section above is not just a joke. On Sunday night, Panda Bear, a/k/a Noah Lennox a/k/a the poppier dude from Animal Col ... More >>
Julian Lynch, La Big Vic, Campfires, and Ducktails
Friday, July 30
Julian Lynch played at Glasslands on Friday night on a bill with some old friends. It was a rare New York performance for the Ridgewood, New Jersey-born musician, who lives in Madison, Wisconsin and hates touring. Organ ... More >>
Titus Andronicus and Ducktails, respectively. Pics by Georgia, way more below.Whew, what a whirlwind of a weekend! The L Magazine hosted the 2nd-annual Northside Festival, a major throwdown of bands, art, film, and more bands, all packed into multiple venues across Williamsburg and Gre ... More >>
Let's start with last night's most curious revelation. "Our album's here, you can buy it," says Real Estate main guy Martin Courtney, from the stage at Glasslands, a few hours into Death and Taxes' release party there. He adds: "It'd be nice if people stopped stealing it." Polite, but pointed ... More >>
We missed Saturday's Underwater Peoples Late Summr Showcase (went to forgetters instead, suckas), but Chocolate Bobka didn't, and they came back with video. It ain't much to look at, but Matt Mondanile's Ducktails set seems like it was a real dripping monster--high-focus, low-key tropical noise th ... More >>
Perhaps even more than James Ferraro, de facto godfather of what the Wire has decided to dub "hypnagogic pop" (they must've known what they were getting into), Matt Mondanile is seemingly an octopus. Separating what normally could be called sessions, or maybe EPs, into different projects, the dude f ... More >>
Look, it's a member of Das Racist eating food. Photo by Sam Horine.
In the week we spent the early hours of recovering from Siren Festival--highlights of which were many and varied and included a photo of Das Racist daring to eat a type of food the duo doesn't rap about--we were officially and ... More >>