LIVE: White Denim @ NaNola, 3/2/14

March 5th, 2014, 4:00 pm by Greg

White Denim

Photographs by Bryan Lasky

One of the breakthrough bands of last summer’s Solid Sound festival at MASS MoCA, Austin-based White Denim rolled into NaNola in Malta last Sunday afternoon (March 2) for an intimate, invite-only concert sponsored by WEQX-FM. About 100 fans packed into the place for 45-minute performance in support of the band’s Jeff Tweedy-produced album, Corsicana Lemonade.

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LIVE: Willie Nile @ LarkFest, 9/21/13

October 15th, 2013, 4:00 pm by Greg
Willie Nile (photo by Richard Brody)

Willie Nile (photo by Richard Brody)

Review and photographs by Richard Brody
Additional photographs by Bryan Lasky

The day-long musical fireworks on Lark Street needed a grand finale, and who better than Willie Nile and his superb band to supply that at LarkFest’s Madison Avenue stage? The crowd was pumped from the opening salvo: “This Is Our Time,” with lyrics, “Can you feel the power, can you feel the drive, can you feel the feeling that it’s good to be alive?” Support came steady from the tight rhythm section of Johnny Pisano on bass and Alex Alexander on drums and Matt Hogan’s slamming lead guitar; band and crowd became one, and the party kicked into an even higher gear.

The set featured a number of songs from Nile’s recent album, American Ride, including “Life On Bleecker Street” about his adopted NYC home and specifically the street on which his career began some 40 years ago. Willie being Willie, this was not a nostalgic trip back home, but rather a humorous and somewhat cynical view of hipsters, stars, wannabees and tourists who all see Bleecker Street as the destination.

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LIVE: Rodeo Barons in the Attic @ LarkFest, 9/21/13

October 7th, 2013, 3:00 pm by Greg
Rodeo Barons (photo by Timothy Reidy)

Rodeo Barons (photo by Timothy Reidy)

Photographs by Timothy Reidy and Bryan Lasky

Yes, it’s a special LarkFest 2013 two-fer – Rodeo Barons (who played on the Madison Avenue Stage) and Barons in the Attic (who played on the Washington Avenue Stage) – both at the same time…

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