Janelle Monae – Best Buy Theater, New York City

Janelle Monae – Best Buy Theater, New York City

The head of the newly minted Wondaland Records, Miss Janelle Monae performs at Best Buy Theater, in New York City. The show was a special engagement for Samsung customers and partners as evidenced by the curtain backdrop and the ever-present mobile devices, with which concert photography was encouraged.   Surprisingly, and refreshingly, Miss Monae only … Continue reading

Marina and The Diamonds – Rough Trade NYC

Marina and The Diamonds – Rough Trade NYC

Celebrating the release of her third LP “FROOT” Marina (sand Diamonds) took to the small Rough Trade stage for a mini acoustic set accompanied by just a guitarist and gleefully tacky balloons spelling out the album title. Stripped of all the production heard on the album, her voice beautifully cut through the hundreds of piercing teenage girl screams. Beautiful and … Continue reading

Yes William – Mercury Lounge, New York

Yes William – Mercury Lounge, New York

Chicago/New York-based Emily Einhorn, performing under the moniker Yes William opened up the night with her solo acoustic set at the Mercury Lounge. A set of beautifully sung, melancholy songs which can be found on her latest EP “These Are Your Friends.” (bandcamp)  

Ohnomoon – Mercury Lounge, New York

Ohnomoon – Mercury Lounge, New York

Ohnomoon celebrated the release of their latest record “VVV” (itunes, bandcamp) at Mercury Lounge. Filled with beautiful ethereal harmonies over hooky shoegaze rhythm, Ohnomoon packed the house for an early set of originals and topped the night off with a unique cover of Bowies “Ashes to Ashes.” Theirs was a spooky pop take on an … Continue reading