Thomas Mars stood between them, the two guitarists of Phoenix. Laurent Brancowitz and Christian Mazzalai softly played the closing riff of "Love Like a Sunset Part II," the wistful, crescendoing track from the band's 2009 record, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix. The two stretched each note of the closing ditty, letting the harmonies ring for a moment. A sly smile crept across Mars' face. In 15 years, when Behind the Music (is that still a thing?) runs their Phoenix episode, Mars will tell the camera, in his charming, subtle French accent, "Oh, yes. That show at Music Hall of Williamsburg just before Bankrupt! released. That was one of the most important moments in our career."
This past Saturday on March 30th, New Yorkers celebrated the arrival of spring with the NYC Craft Beer Festival at the Lexington Avenue Armory. For about 50 dollars, beer enthusiasts were able to taste over 150 American Craft beers in a 2 oz souvenir shot glass that was theirs for the keep,...
On March 30th, artists flooded Spike Hill for the Famous Hill party, curated by Audiofemme and Famous NYC. The night featured Archie Green, Kuf Knotz, Animal House, B-Tips, Longarms, Redfoot, Diamond Bones, and Empty Chairs.
ALL PHOTOS BY NATE "IGOR" SMITH
From Eric Sundermann's write-up from the March 31st show at The Beacon:
Opener Sharon Van Etten -- who could probably sell-out the Beacon on her own right -- set the evening's tone nicely. A bit nervous and dressed in all black, she thanked the crowd for coming early. "I know I'm not Nick...
On March 30th, the Zombie Rave invaded Webster Hall. There was dancing, hooking up, and the occasional blood orgy feast upon human flesh.
ALL PHOTOS BY LAURA JUNE KIRSCH
Zombie Girls of New York: Beauty and Braaaiins (NSFW)
Brooklyn Zombie Crawl Afterparty (NSFW)