The Backfires

The Backfires NYC

This past November, we went to a sold-out Bowery Ballroom show headlining Manchester rock band, Courteeners. It was an electric, memorable evening kicked off by their opening act: a local up-and-coming rock band called The Backfires. The group caught the whole crowd’s attention that night. Since they wrapped up supporting Courteeners for their East Coast tour dates, The Backfires have been busy selling out a show in London, recording new music, and gearing up for their next NYC concert coming up at Baby’s All Right on February 22nd.

Brother Moses

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Brother Moses is an indie rock band who wants to make music that people put on when they’re driving in their cars. At least, that’s what the group’s lead singer and guitarist, James Lockhart, told us before their show at Baby’s All Right last week. After the recent release of their latest EP, Apocalypse Football, and on the brink of the upcoming album to follow, Brother Moses kicked off their series of three east coast shows at the Williamsburg venue.

The Backfires

The Backfires’ sound has noticeable traces of their roots in the London alternative scene. Everyone in the audience felt those early-aughts British rock vibes, regardless of knowing the band’s beginnings.

Say She She

This is the (super adorable) story of how three Brooklyn musicians came together to create their band, Say She She. The female-led, seven-piece group describes their genre as “discodelic,” where the singers’ vocals bleed together like watercolors painted on funky, soulful tracks. 

Neil Frances

Late in September–on one of those totally perfect post-summer/pre-fall nights–Neil Frances gave a colorful, groovy show to a full crowd of happy fans on the Elsewhere rooftop.

Girl Gang

Our biggest thing is: When we rise, everyone rises. So we want to continue to grow people’s networks and create opportunities. That’s our ultimate goal.

Charlotte Rose Benjamin

Charlotte Rose Benjamin’s show at the Sultan Room came at this special moment between the spring release of her debut album, Dreamtina, and the band’s upcoming cross-country tour with Langhorne Slim.

Andie Aronow

People at our shows are laughing and dancing and crying and hugging. There’s…a little bit of magic in the air! I want people to walk away feeling like they had an unexpectedly great experience that they will take forward with them.

Goodbye Knitting Factory

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On August 21st, The Knitting Factory Brooklyn had their last show in their legendary Williamsburg location after 13 years on Metropolitan Ave. The show headlined Hannibal Buress, paying homage to the venue’s history. The comedian had several gigs at the Knitting Factory BK early in his career and returned this summer for a final goodbye.

Cobra Man

Cobra Man’s vibrant power disco style has built them a cult-like following around the country. Anywhere they go, the seven-piece band led by Andy Harry and Sarah Rayne can find a wild group of fans and put on an electric show. We were fortunate enough to catch up with them before their show at Bowery Ballroom to hear more about rock n’ roll, disco, skating videos, and everything in between.