Posted in music | pictures on January 15, 2013

photos by PSquared Photography

Jake Bugg @ Bowery Ballroom, 1/14/2013
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Although his self-titled debut album is not out in the USA yet, that didn't stop the sold out crowd from singing along to his European hits "Taste It," "Country Song," and "Lightning Bolt." I'll be posting a video from the show in the coming days so stay tuned. Jake Bugg is so talented and again when you consider how young he is and how great he already sounds, it will blow your mind. As I tend to do when I go to concerts, I had the opportunity to tell Jake Bugg how great his show was and he was extremely cool. - [According to G]
UK charts-topping youngster Jake Bugg played a sold-out show Bowery Ballroom last night (1/14), his first NYC show with his band. (He played solo acoustic at The Slipper Room back in December.) If you've got free time this afternoon, you can see Jake Bugg at The Living Room today (1/15) at 4 PM. The show is free but it would probably be wise to get there early as it is a tiny venue (that won't be around much longer at its current location).

More pics from last night's Jake Bugg show, including ones of opener Valerie June, below...

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Comments (21)

I <3 prepubescent british boys

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2013 1:17 PM

I dreamt I had a pair of wicker TOMS. Not even shitting you.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2013 1:27 PM

pedophiles heaven

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2013 1:33 PM

good to see Andy Roddick on drums after retiring from his unimpressive tennis career.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2013 1:38 PM

how that girl could play the entire set with a rotting octopus on her head is truly amazing.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2013 1:42 PM

"According to G" sounds like a major tool !

Posted by ME | January 15, 2013 2:22 PM

I've got neckties older than this guy.

Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2013 2:38 PM

If any of you were actually in the know about music, you would had been at the show and not making ignorant comments. Sucks to be you. Jake Bugg was amazing and has a very long career ahead of him...suckers!

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2013 4:58 PM

Yeah, NME darlings of the week always last forever...

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2013 6:15 PM

His album will be in my collection forever, right next to Bis and Gay Dad.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2013 6:40 PM

He's the modern day Menswear

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2013 7:51 PM

Will folk last?

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2013 12:03 AM

The British press have already tried this "quiet is the new loud" hype thing before.

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2013 8:33 AM

1:42 - You're crazy. That chick's medusa dreads are hot.

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2013 8:34 AM

Yeah the British Press overhype everything...will you hear Palma Violets in 5 years, probably not... I hate folk music, and I was dragged to this show the other night without ever really hearing him. The kid was fucking great. He definitely has a long career ahead of him. The electric songs were pretty rocking, and he closed the show with Johnny Cash...so what the fuck are you gonna say about that?

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2013 10:15 AM

"The electric songs were pretty rocking, and he closed the show with Johnny Cash...so what the fuck are you gonna say about that?"

I'll say this about that: fuck you hipsters embracing Johnny Cash like its some lost treasure no one else knows about. Jesus Christ, Cash has been marketed out the ass to pop culture and advertising more in death than in the last few years alive. Everyone knows who he is and at least vaguely knows his music. Some dweeb tweener from the UK playing a JC tune is not even remotely cool or esoteric, its fucking expected like snow in the Swiss Alps.

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2013 4:42 PM

Cash was actually rarely known until just recently.

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2013 6:26 PM

that guy according 2 g is idiotic

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2013 4:26 PM

A lot of Bugg's tune mesh Dylan's folk with Cash's honky tonk blues. It's pretty damn great. The kid's got skills and will certainly surpass being just a fad. Excellent show if you were there. He just needs a little practice connecting with the crowd who gave him a very warm reception throughout the night. For NYC, you gotta earn it!

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2013 8:26 PM

I'll say this to you 4:42, regardless of your feelings on Johnny Cash. I will bet you anything this dweeb tweener from the UK could play and sing your ass under the table any day of the week.

...Go pull the stick out of your ass you fucking prick. You're so fucking country. You probably wrote that message from a Nashville studio recording lap steel guitar parts. Get off your fucking high horse... Just because you wear flannel when you go out in Bushwick doesn't make you any more entitled to liking Johnny Cash than anyone else on this board.

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2013 4:32 PM

i friggen love this guys music.. one out of the only two artists I ever list to!

Posted by Mallory | September 12, 2014 3:02 PM

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