Taking in The Helio Sequence at Bowery Ballroom


Seeing The Helio Sequence live is a cathartic experience. Since they’re touring in support of what may be their most introspective and meditative album yet, Negotiations, this makes complete sense. Guitarist/vocalist Brandon Summers and Drummer/keyboardist Benjamin Weikel come off as mellow, understated folk who have a keen sense for spacious, atmospheric compositions, and who are

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This is the Kit Plays The Mercury Lounge


This is the Kit is the songwriting project of Kate Stables, who has a voice like an old friend. Some songs are like a comfortably rollicking lullaby, and others like stimulating psychedelic adventures. For her late set at Mercury Lounge, Stables switched between banjo and electric guitar, and was joined by a drummer and bassist.

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Captain Ahab, Meet Freelance Whales

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Instrumental segments are bittersweet. A lot of new bands don’t have the skill-set or the patience to rely on their instruments. They are over-zealous is making a name for themselves to the point where they think a catchy lyric is all the need to rest on their laurels. Although an infectious chorus is. . .well

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Atomic Tom: Reads Like a Story


Atomic Tom, composed of lead vocalist Luke White, Philip Galitzine on bass, drummer Tobias Smith, and guitarist Eric Espiritu, performed  at Mercury Lounge last night in NYC to a frenzied crowd. Opening for Atomic Tom were The Dance Party and Lion of Ido, both bands which were a little recklessly dramatic, coating on layers and

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