Protomen “Light Up The Night” at Williamsburg

By Taylor MacMillan, Contributing Writer When an android introduces a rock-opera band in Brooklyn, you know it’s about to get real. That’s just what happened on Wednesday, March 8th, as a robo-faced stranger by the name of “K.I.L.R.O.Y.” addressed the fans waiting in the Music Hall of Williamsburg. “K.I.L.R.O.Y.” is just one of the many…

SHY GIRLS at Music Hall of Williamsburg

By Ekaterina Vlasov, Contributing Writer On Friday Feb. 10, Portland-based R&B artist Shy Girls performed at Music Hall of Williamsburg, supported by openers NOYA and Flamingosis. All three acts displayed the power and diversity of electronic music. Noya’s hauntingly clear and beautiful vocals opened the show, blending traditional Spanish sounds with classic dance beats to…

Mac DeMarco brings high-energy slacker rock to Williamsburg

By E.R. Pulgar When you attend a Mac DeMarco show, you probably don’t expect the rising stoner rock demigod to put on an energetic set. Known for his laid-back, heartbroken artistry, DeMarco is best heard when laying in bed and staring at the ceiling for hours thinking about someone who probably isn’t returning your feelings….

PHOX warm up Williamsburg

By Carter G. Shelter Aided by the blistering cold outside, PHOX brought the raw beauty of the snowy woods of Wisconsin to Brooklyn on Sunday night. The band, currently in the midst of its first major headlining tour, makes music that falls somewhere between the baroque pop of Regina Spektor and the woodsy folk of Fleet…

The Drums jam out to classics and new hits at Brooklyn show

By Madeleine Grossman On September 16, singer Jonny Pierce of Brooklyn-based band, The Drums, swayed out onto the stage of the band’s sold-out Music Hall of Williamsburg show. Other founding member Jacob Graham stood to the left of Pierce, next to a retro looking console and began to play a slow intro. This marked the second show…

Laura Mvula at MHOW

By Warren Wolfe On Wednesday, April 9th, Laura Mvula brought her refreshing blend of genres to the stage of Music Hall of Williamsburg.  Born in Birmingham, UK, this songstress has been gaining a lot of ground since releasing her debut album “Sing to the Moon” last year, including two Brit Awards nominations and a coveted…

Swearin’ at MHOW

By John Ambrosio With two excellent albums full of catchy indie-pop/pop-punk tunes, Swearin’ is quickly proving themselves to be one of the better bands to come out of the 90s rock revival movement. While they haven’t earned the notoriety of Swearin’ front woman Allison Crutchfield’s twin sister Katie (of Waxahatchee), last night’s show at Music…

Kaiser Chiefs show they still have it at the Music Hall of Williamsburg

By Brian Capuder Kaiser Chiefs is a band for the crowd. Usually fans are pseudo-frustrated to go to a show only to be inundated with new, unfamiliar songs from a forthcoming album. Kaiser Chiefs must understand how this can be irritating for fans because their set consisted almost entirely of songs from “Employment” and “Yours…

Metronomy unveils new image at Music Hall of Williamsburg

By Brian Capuder Metronomy, an electronic band hailing from England, played another sold-out New York show on Wednesday night. They performed at the Music Hall of Williamsburg and tickets went about as quickly as Rebecca Black’s stint in the spotlight. Metronomy has been growing in popularity and confidence ever since 2011’s LP release, “The English…