Entries tagged with: The Rock Shop
Brooklyn Americana/country/bluegrass/roots festival Americana Pie will be returning for its third year. The festival takes place across three Brooklyn venues, Littlefield, The Rock Shop, and Union Hall, from October 4-7 with over 30 bands. Tickets are available for the shows at Littlefield, Rock Shop, and Union Hall.
The full schedule is below.
by Bill Pearis
Austin's Tiger Waves are in town this week for their first NYC shows: Thursday (8/9) at Pianos with Golden Animals; then Friday (8/10) at Cake Shop with Night Panther, Popular Culture and Mariner; and Saturday (8/11) at The Rock Shop with Wyatt and The Happy Problem. All tour dates are listed at the bottom of this post.
You can stream Tiger Waves' Don't Be Yourself EP from earlier this year at the bottom of this post as well as their new "Weekends" single and both of them are free downloads from their Bandcamp site. The band make straight-up hooky guitar pop with some baroque touches, putting them somewhere between, say, The Shins and The Crayon Fields. Pretty catchy stuff.
A list of dates and streams are below.
by Bill Pearis
Ski Lodge are putting the finishing touches on their debut LP which will be out later this summer. In the meantime, the band have just released a video for "A Game," the jangly opening track from Ski Lodge's enjoyably tuneful EP from last year. In it, a girl makes breakfast while main Lodge resident Andrew Marr strums his guitar unaware on the couch. Some people like fruit in their cereal. Apparently others like blood. Watch it below.
In other news, Ski Lodge play The Rock Shop on Thursday (5/24), opening for The Spinto Band who are playing the final week of their residency at the club. The Extraordinaires are also on the bill and tickets are still available. And look for a new single from Ski Lodge, "Just to Be Like You," which will drop in a couple weeks.
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Sweet Shrag shirt!
"Allo Darlin's album on Fortuna Pop came out earlier this year. It was recorded in the basement of the Duke of Uke shop in London, where people like Darren Haymen, and the Wave Pictures like to hang out and a place where Allo Darlin singer and ukulele player Elizabeth Morris probably had her choice of ukuleles to play while recording. Morris started off the set solo with a new song she called Talulah, that contained a line about listening to that Go-Betweens album on cassette. Usually I would assume that a song with an obscure reference to a Go-Betweens album would be lost on the audience, but I think it's safe to assume that everyone in the room got it. The song was about as gentle and tender Allo Darlin would be this night.That Finest Kiss review comes from the October 29th show in Seattle which was one night before (and a country's length from) Allo Darlin's Saturday night, October 30th "Mondoween" Halloween show at The Rock Shop in Brooklyn. It was the UK's band 3rd NYC show this month, as they also played two during CMJ before heading west and touring back this way.
The rest of the band then joined her on stage for what they referred to a slow-burn of a set. A slow burn according to the band is gradually turning up the heat as the night goes on. Their self-titled album on Fortuana Pop is fun and similar to Camera Obscura, but where Camera Obscura are stiff and standoffish on stage Allo Darlin' are the types to put their arms around your shoulders and pogo with you until you're out of breath." [the finest kiss]
Shrag, featured on Elizabeth Morris's t-shirt, was also here for CMJ. More pictures from Mondoween at the Rock Shop, below...