From Arizona to Australia, Alex Aiono Makes Waves

By Anna Letson, Senior Multimedia Editor A hop, skip and a jump across the Pacific from his Arizona bedroom to a packed show at the Oxford Art Factory, YouTube star Alex Aiono was making waves at his Sydney debut. Escaping the heat of a Saturday afternoon, the venue was abuzz with the vibe of a…

Jake Bugg isn’t Buggin’

By Kalkidan Tadese, Contributing Writer Jake Bugg’s Got Jokes, but his music isn’t one. Jake Bugg’s fourth album “Hearts That Strain” was released this past September and features the country folk, americana tunes of “How Soon The Dawn,” “This Time,” and “Southern Rain.” The singer-songwriter’s meteoric rise in 2013 is gossiped to be long behind…

Sunflower Bean preforms at Elsewhere

By Alyssa Craig, Contributing Writer Sunflower Bean, a Brooklyn based rock band, gave an incredibly exciting and energetic performance at Elsewhere in Bushwick last Thursday. Frontwoman Julia Cummings’ vibrant performance gave life to the songs that she was performing. Her infectious energy radiated throughout the room and made the crowd feel genuinely excited to be there….

FKJ sells out the Brooklyn Steel

By Aicha Fall, Contributing Writer   Multi-instrumentalist FKJ (French Kiwi Juice) headlined a sold out show at the Brooklyn Steel this Sunday night, one of his first few stops on the second North American leg of the ‘(End Of) Album Tour.’ He has previously made his way around the world to sold out shows in…

St. Vincent Comes Home

By Alex Cullina, Staff Writer St. Vincent played to a sold-out crowd at Kings Theatre in Flatbush on December 2. The show, the first of two New York performances, was a part of the “Fear the Future” tour promoting her new album, “Masseduction.” Born Annie Clark, the singer and guitarist has been called “the female…

Soccer Mommy, Emily Yacina, and Yohuna Glow at Baby’s All Right

By Sara Nuta, Contributing Writer For a Tuesday night, Baby’s All Right was packed on Nov. 14 in anticipation of New York-based artists, Soccer Mommy, Emily Yacina, and Yohuna. The stage, which is so often claimed by indie rock outfits (read: mediocre dude-bands) was to be taken by a refreshingly all-female bill, and the atmosphere…

Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia in concert at 92Y

By Devanshi Khetarpal, Staff Writer On Nov 16, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia performed in the Kaufmann Concert Hall at 92nd Street Y. He was accompanied by Pandit Subhankar Banerjee on the tabla and Jay Gandhi on the bansuri. The event was presented by the World Music Institute, whose very first concert, The Festival of India, was…

Bleachers End “Gone Now” Tour with a Bang

By Julia Fields, Contributing Writer On Monday, Bleachers played a sold out show at Terminal 5 on their Gone Now Tour, promoting their latest album release. This was the second to last show of the tour. The band showed their intense gratitude and joy to be playing there in the city where many of the…

Alex Lahey Thrills Brooklyn

By Jillian Harrington, Contributing Writer Australian artist Alex Lahey flew halfway around the world for the American leg of her tour “I Love You Like a Brother,” playing The Music Hall of Williamsburg last Thursday. Her fast-paced punk-indie rock invited the entire crowd to dance and sing along, providing for an effortlessly captivating night. Openers…

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…