James Blake @ Music Hall of Williamsburg, 10/6/2011

I just came back from the James Blake show in Williamsburg. I now know what the sound of a room full of ovaries exploding sounds like: basically faint squeals of ecstasy for about 1 hour non-stop. Master of the subtle, slow build, James Blake has you wrapped around his youthful, tiny little British finger without …

Coldplay Live on Letterman in NYC – 9/20/11

Longtime readers of this site will already be accustomed to my undying, uncool devotion to the British “rock” band Coldplay. But it is due to this broadcasting of affection that people end up being so generous whenever the band rolls into town. Thanks to the unbelievable kindness of Product Shop NYC, last night I was …

Things From Last Month: Foster the People, Cut Copy, Johnny Marnell, Kalli

Hey y’all. Sorry I have basically fallen off the face of the planet in terms of updates. August was a great month — saw lots of good music. Here are some of the shows I witnessed: The biggest blowout I attended last month was on August 11th for Celebrate Brooklyn‘s last concert of the summer, …

I Love You Jesse Eisenberg – AKA the Day My Brain Exploded

If you have been following my Twitter, you’ll know that on Friday I was in spitting distance of the man I like to call “Sir Eisenhair” or as my friend Adam Kuban so cleverly re-named him, “Jeisenhair”. Yes, that’s right — I was in the midst of Mr. Jesse Eisenberg!!! He was at the SoHo …

Hurting This Way: Sweating Through Friendly Fires @ Summerstage – 8/7/11

Sure I had back sweat, front sweat, side sweat, and butt sweat, but today’s FREE Friendly Fires + Naked and Famous + Cults show for Summerstage at Central Park was SO FUN. I was dancing up a storm, making a fool of myself. If you were in the crowd, you may remember me from such …

The Raveonettes @ Beekman Beer Garden – 7/31/11

Last Sunday I had a pretty radtastical casual day at the Beekman Beer Garden at South Street Seaport watching those oldies, but goodies, The Raveonettes do a free show by the Manhattan waterfront. I can’t tell you the last time I saw the Raveonettes in concert — probably the mid-2000s time frame — but I’m …

Summertime Fun So Far: Seaport Concerts, Al Fresco Dining, and Sing-a-Longs

Gosh, the summer is just flying by! Here are a couple of things that have put a smile on my face so far: The Radio Dept. and Asobi Seksu @ River to River, South Street Seaport – July 15, 2011 A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of re-living the mid-2000s with a performance …

Village Voice 4Knots Festival – July 16, 2011 – Part 1: Titus Andronicus, Black Angels

On Saturday I was lucky enough to be in town for the first ever 4Knots Festival presented by the Village Voice. The 4 Knots fest is the replacement for the now defunct Siren Festival — the VV’s free music event on Coney Island. If memory serves me correct, I had attended each and every Siren …

It’s Such a Perfect Day: Austra and tUnE-yArDs @ Pier 54, July 14, 2011

I probably looked like an idiot today. Not only was I wearing a t-shirt with French words on it (in honor of Bastille Day), but I was also walking around with a sh-t eating grin on my face ALL DAY LONG. “Why?” you may ask? Well it was simply a beautiful, glorious day in NYC. …

My Brightest Diamond Makes Waves at Castle Clinton for R2R

Last Thursday I headed over to Castle Clinton at Battery Park to catch the incredible Shara Worden aka My Brightest Diamond. My first introduction to the seductive stylings of MBD was two years ago at the Dark Was the Night concert at Radio City Music Hall, where I was completely blown away by Shara’s rendition …