Wavves Thrill in Brooklyn

By Brandi Powell, Staff Writer Brooklyn Steel presented a trio of some of the most exciting bands in rock music Thursday night. The line-up was packed with California natives: Culture Abuse, Wavves, and Joyce Manor. The warehouse was still filling in when Culture Abuse took the stage, but they immediately garnished energy from an audience…

Corey Harper Sets Pier 16 Abuzz at Octoberfest

By Anna Letson, Multimedia Editor With the Brooklyn skyline setting in the sun across the East River, Pier 16 was abuzz with young twenty-somethings and beer connoisseurs at the Samuel Adams Octoberfest. Singer songwriter Corey Harper returned to play in New York City with everything that has helped him grow since he played here just…

Nina Nesbitt’s Nostalgic Performance at the Mercury Lounge

By Danielle Matta, Under the Arch Editor I’ve been following Scottish singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt since I was fourteen and used to send my music recs to my friends over email; in a list including songs from Passenger, Gabrielle Aplin, and an excessive amount of emoticons, I suggested Nesbitt’s “Noserings and Shoestrings” to my middle school friend…

Charlotte Cardin Gets “Dirty, Dirty”

By Alexa Leo, Contributing Writer Hailing from Montreal, Canada, 22 year old Charlotte Cardin is a model turned singer-songwriter that first received exposure in the music industry in 2013 by earning a spot within the Top 4 finalists of the Canadian “The Voice,” “La Voix.” Sonically, Cardin’s voice is soulful and sultry, with clear jazz…

The National Hypnotizes Forest Hills Stadium

By Amelia Reardon, Contributing Writer Last Saturday, in the romantic setting of the Forest Hills Stadium, The National yet again graced the audience with their hauntingly beautiful music. In the light of the setting sun, their opener, Daughter, gave a prelude to the somber atmosphere of the night with melancholy songs, such as “Burn It…

Alvvays Brings a Visual Wonderland to Brooklyn Steel

By Nicole Rosenthal, Contributing Writer Within the past few decades, it has become customary for artists to attempt to sell their sound by focusing on their image. It is, without a doubt, brilliant for an artist to expand into a visually creative field. But, in an era of artists donning ski masks, holograms and meat…

Radio City Gets a Taste of Solange’s Stardust

By Michael Muth, Contributing Writer She descends from the stage’s upper right corner, commanding attention with every sultry and confident step. The wall of sound continues to swell and build as she floats to her position with her weapon of choice in hand — a sleek handheld microphone.  The stage, dominated by two pyramids on…

3rd Annual Elsie Fest Charms Central Park

By Julia Fields, Contributing Writer This past Sunday, the Third Annual Elise Fest took place in Central Park at Rumsey Playfield Summerstage. Darren Criss, actor and musician from “Glee” and “How to Succeed in Business” on Broadway, created Elsie Fest for the Broadway lover. Criss hopes that this festival spreads awareness for the importance of…

Neon Trees Deliver an Electrifying Performance at the Bowery Ballroom

By Nicole Rosenthal, Contributing Writer There aren’t many artists that are as unapologetically themselves as Neon Trees. For nearly a decade, the rock outfit has released vibrant, quirky new wave-inspired tracks that undoubtedly leave audiences dancing in their seats. Cultivating catchy alternative tunes, sensational dance moves and flashy instruments–matched with equally flashy outfits, Neon Trees…

Pangea delivers the bare minimum at the Williamsburg Music Hall

By Tye Musante, Contributing Writer On the last day of September, autumn finally shifted into place and the band Pangea took to the stage at the Williamsburg Music Hall just as the air was beginning to chill. The Californian rock band’s latest album Bulls and Roosters is a solid record filled to the brim with…

Oh Wonder’s Surprisingly Vibrant Crowd in a Surprisingly Vibrant Show

By Fernanda Esquivel, Contributing Writer The English duo Oh Wonder stirred up the crowd at the Brooklyn Steel on Wednesday night, September 27th, inspiring tears, excitement and dancing among the young crowd- and they didn’t let the masses forget how grateful they were to be playing there. The alt pop duo is all about the…