How Charlie Mars Rolls at City Winery


Charlie Mars made a return to City Winery NYC, to celebrate the release of his latest LP, Blackberry Light. It was a seated, intimate affair at the classy winery and restaurant/venue, but not too classy for some old-fashioned heckling. It was apparent that the majority of the patrons in the large, decently packed place were

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Lower Dens Sells Out Bowery Ballroom


Lower Dens played to a sold out Bowery Ballroom, filling the space with their densely layered sound, full of metaphors relating to thought and existence. The band formed a half circle on stage, with band leader Jana Hunter on the right end, drummer Nate Nelson at the back, and bassist/vocalist Geoffrey Graham rounding out to

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Northside Festival Weekend Highlights


The first band of the weekend I caught was Caged Animals at Cameo. This is the project of singer/guitarist Vincent Cacchione, along with his sister Talya on bass, Patrick Curry on drums, and Magali Francoise on synth and awkward dance moves. Together they make fun psych surf pop rock about young love and the New

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