The Kooks Make Beautiful Music Once Again @ Bowery Ballroom – 6/27/11

Wow, it’s been just over three years since the last time I saw the Kooks perform live in concert. So I was pretty darn excited to see the British wunderkids at the intimate setting of the Bowery Ballroom. Just before 10pm, the guys swaggered onto the stage, and the young ladies (let’s call them “Kookies”) […]

Let’s Juicebox Their Faces Off – The Strokes @ Coachella

Video of The Strokes performing “Juicebox” live at Coachella 2011 I kind of want to live by these words. I wonder what that would look like… Thnx Julian Casablancas and your wonderful stage banter! What a perfect Casablancasism. BTW, “Under Control” is pretty much one of my favorite Strokes songs ever:

Greatest Week in NYC: The Strokes Return and LCD Soundsystem Say Goodbye @ MSG – 4/1/11 and 4/2/11

This week has been completely insane — I witnessed over 9 hours of LCD Soundsystem (yup, I was at the LCD MSG show as well), and one glorious night of The Strokes all in one week. I think I sweated off my body weight about three times over, dancing myself clean, moshing in multiple pits, […]

The Strokes Return to NYC @ Madison Square Garden (MSG) – 4/1/11

So there’s the band called The Strokes. They are originally from right here in New York City, and you may have figured it out by now, but I really like them. They played their first public hometown gig in over five years and this was definitely a heroes welcome. The guys were in fine form […]

LCD Soundsystem Blow My Mind with a Harry Nilsson Cover – 3/30/11

Wow. My second LCD Soundsystem farewell show @ Terminal 5. Definitely way crazier than the first night’s gig. I nearly DIED when they broke into my absolute favorite Harry Nilsson song, “Jump Into the Fire,” during their encore. Check out Bromander-in-Chief James Murphy totally killing it in this video I took of the song: VIDEO: […]

March Madness: The Strokes at the Theater at Madison Square Garden

I thought it would only be appropriate to revisit The Strokes‘ previous set of shows at the sister venue to Madison Square Garden — the Theater at MSG. In 2003, the band did three sold out shows to promote their newly released second album, Room on Fire. I distinctly remembering complaining about having to watch […]

LCD Soundsystem’s Farewell Concert Series @ Terminal 5 – 3/28/11

A last minute ticket came through for tonight’s LCD Soundsystem final shows blowout at Terminal 5. It’s been years and years since I last saw LCD Soundsystem, but they have always remained in my mind as one of the premiere effortlessly cool bands from NYC. Up at the front it was a dirty, sticky, absolutely […]

March Madness: The Strokes/White Stripes Show @ Irving Plaza and Radio City Music Hall

My brain exploded twice in one week when both the Strokes and the White Stripes played a double headlining bill first at Irving Plaza (August 14, 2002) and then at Radio City Music Hall (August 15, 2002) in New York City. The Irving Plaza show was insane of course, with the White Stripes opening, and […]