Posted in music | pictures on July 21, 2014

photos by Amanda Hatfield; words by Bill Pearis

Calvin Love / Las Rosas @ Seaport Music Fest 7/18/2014
Calvin Love
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With spiky hair and a black jacket with flower-accented lapels, Calvin Love looks like a character out of Less Than Zero. His music fits that too, dusty desert rock, heavy on the ethereal synths. Which made for pretty good setting sun music at the Seaport Music Fest this past Friday (7/18). He played a few new songs, hopefully he'll announce a new record soon.

Opening the night was local band Las Rosas who I had somehow managed to never see before Friday, despite playing all the time. Glad to have finally caught them: as far as '60s-style groovy surf/psych, Las Rosas do it very well, and look the part too. They're maybe NYC's version of the Allah-Las. Pictures from the night are in this post.

Like we said, Las Rosas play a lot and there are a few chances to catch them in NYC: July 31 at Glasslands with Juan Wauters and Cassie Ramone (tickets); then August 19 at Union Pool with Spider Bags (tickets). They also play two NYC shows with Shannon & the Clams: September 9 at Union Pool and September 12 at Palisades (tickets).

All Las Rosas dates are listed, plus more pics of their and Calvin Love's Seaport Music Fest show, below...

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Las Rosas - 2014 Tour Dates
Jul 31 - Glasslands Gallery - Brooklyn, NY
Aug 19 - Union Pool - Brooklyn, NY w/ Spider Bags
Sep 05 - Cherokee Farms - Lafayette, GA
Sep 09 - Union Pool w/ Shannon & the Clams
Sep 12 - Palisades 906 - Brooklyn, NY w/ Shannon & the Clams

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Comments (6)

"With spiky hair..."
Do I not understand what "spiky hair" looks like? One of us doesn't.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2014 12:53 PM

re: las rosas - aren't those the guys from daytona & wild yaks?

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2014 3:20 PM

Yes, I would say his hair is more tousled than spiky. Still, the Less Than Zero description is apt.

Posted by E.L. Fudge | July 21, 2014 4:45 PM

Yes, agreed on the Less Than Zero bit.

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2014 1:11 PM

las rosas - best band in new york, no doubt

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2014 11:12 PM

I saw him and his band live and had a great time. They are very cool.

Posted by Kali | November 21, 2014 11:14 AM

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