You know a show is going to be good when you can hear the bass hits form down the block. And when I say hear, I mean you could FEEL them from a block away. That's what greets concert goers on a random Monday night in Brooklyn when the likes of Sepalcure and SBTRKT come to town.
Sepalcure opened the show, but were certainly just as anticipated as the main event. The duo, pumping out some of the most serious house music I've heard in a while, kept the crowd going for almost an hour. Both the main floor and balcony were completely packed, and unlike most concerts, even most dance concerts, there wasn't a single person just standing there. Everyone was groovin' and vibing on the crazy ups and downs Sepalcure were dishing out.
Up and coming British producer SBTRKT, aka Aaron Jerome, is coming to NYC for two dates this week. Tonight, he DJ's with Sepalcure and special guests at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tomorrow, he is performing his original songs with Willis Earl Beal at Webster Hall. That's two days of some awesome cutting edge bass music to fill your April quotas from the get go.
If you haven't heard of SBTRKT before, you're certainly in for a treat. Coming onto the scene in 2009 with two self-released twelve inches, his knob-twiddling prowess and ecclectic knowledge of electronic music rocketed him to the forefront of the burdgeoning post-dubstep scene. Now on the Young Turks label, a heavyweight in the prominent British electronic scene, SBTRKT just released his debut album to much acclaim.
Feeling musically starved? Need a concert fix? We've got you covered. Here are some incredible shows coming up in the next few weeks.
(p.s. If you got Kraftwerk Tickets, you suck.) (p.p.s. If there are any shows/artists you want us to add, comment below!)
Cloud Nothings/A Classic Education/Crinkles (Glasslands)
In 2003 a tech geek from Oregon began making electronic music under a very misleading name. Honoring an alternative high school, rather than a boat, YACHT’s debut was a somber albeit kinetic collection of ambience suitable for a reflective night in bed. However, a continuous mutation over the last eight years and the addition of four musicians has landed this rapidly growing group (in popularity as well as size) in an entirely different location than its origin. Their latest album Shangri-La, released June 21st, is a collection of socially aware dance tracks made of equal parts contemplative lyrics and loose-yourself beats. A savage reflection on our society’s current state, this album draws parallels between old world id and future cultural regression.
The Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival is coming ! This festival is only about good emerging talents. It is going to be at Public Assembly / Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday December 18 at 8.00pm. Tickets here ! Here is the line-up : Sinden, Kid Sister, Treasure Fingers, Penguin Prison, Javelin, French Horn Rebellin, Tittsworth, Class Actress, BRAHMS, oOoOO, FaltyDL, Lemonade, Creep, Michna, Cubic Zirconia, Bordy Language, Dave P., Star Eys, PUNCHES, Lloydksi, Blu Jemz, Free Magic, VDRK, Azari & III
The party was first supposed to be at Good Units, it moved to Williamsburg. This is the second edition of Dark Disco. Their main goal is to bring newborn talents with famous djs at the same party.
They won't only satisfy your ears but your eyes too. This is going to be one of those nights with great djs mixing with hudge screens behind them. I like this concept because it strangely doesn't disturb your focus on the music.
Dark Disco night at Music Hall of Williamsburg on December 4 with :
Mary Anne Hobbs
Toro Y Moi
Dirty South Joe
Nicky Egan, Le Poisson Rouge, 7PM
by Kelsey Paine
Having gone to high school back in Massachusetts with two of Nicky Egan's band members, I knew I had to check out their soulful set at Le Poisson Rouge. Originally from Philadelphia, Egan recently graduated from Berklee School of Music in Boston where she formed her band. The group's sound blends old school funk, R&B and rock, all intertwined with Egan's strong and smokey vocals, a cross between Etta James and Janis Joplin. These kids are serious about their music--Egan bangs out notes on her piano with a power and confidence far beyond her age, and Johnny Simon's guitar solo on an Aretha Franklin cover was sexy and electrifying. Look for Nicky Egan's debut solo album Good People to come out soon.
Nottz (and special guests), Sullivan Hall, 8:30PM