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 …

Nickel Eye’s First US Show @ Music Hall of Williamsburg, CMJ 2008

Strokes bassist Nikolai Fraiture performed tonight with his new pet project/band, Nickel Eye. They played a number of songs, including “Back from Exile”: and “Brandy of the Damned”: Unless I missed something, no other Strokes appeared at the Music Hall tonight. The first song the band played was my favorite… airy, with beautiful harmonies sung …