Best known for his work with Vampire Weekend, Rostam has announced his debut record “Half Light” available through Nonesuch Records on September 8, 2017.
My experience one year ago was similar to many of the speakers at Huizenga Park on Sunday, June 11 who recalled that fateful day. Waking up to many of my friends in Orlando checking in as “safe” on Facebook was a heart wrenching thing to live through. Gradually, more and more information broke through about Pulse, a gay nightclub in the area. My heart sank knowing that I had queer friends in the area and I held my breath waiting for them to respond with a “safe” check-in. The idea of “safe” in these spaces I hold onto dearly for a sense of community was attacked that day.
For the release of their debut LP “Swear I’m Good At This,” the Brooklyn duo, Diet Cig, played two consecutive shows at local venue Baby’s All Right. The early show was opened by surf pop rockers, Daddy Issues, with the late show featuring the “dashing dino dames” of T-Rextasy.
NYC based vocalist Valerie Teicher aka Tei Shi already has two sold-out shows at Brooklyn mainstay Rough Trade NYC, but for the release show of her debut record “Crawl Space” she did a special free afternoon show.
In support of their upcoming record “You’re Welcome,” surf punk pop outfit Wavves are on a national tour, as their dates with Blink 182 and The Naked and Famous wrap up.
Singer Chris Farren has made the rounds lately performing with both Antarctigo Vespucci and his own project in support of his latest record “Can’t Die.”
With the first incarnation of Indie Pop Prom occurring in both Philly and Brooklyn, the two sold-out shows doubled as a birthday party for curator Maria Sherman. As she revealed in a personal Time Magazine piece, the proceed from the event went to directly benefit The Pink Fund as her mother had been stricken with cancer last Halloween.
Originally set to take place at Queens’ Trans-Pecos, indie rock supergroup Antarctigo Vespucci brought their show to Brooklyn’s Villain, a much larger event space that has since taken over the majority of Market Hotel shows. Spearheaded by Jeff Rosenstock (Jeff Rosenstock/ formerly of Bomb the Music Industry!) and Chris Farren (Fake Problems/Chris Farren) the Initially, the show had Ian Graham from Cheap Girls performing a solo set, but was quickly removed from the bill once allegations of abuse and “predatory” behavior surfaced.