On March 3, 2014, English band Arthur Beatrice made their live debut in the United States at New York’s Mercury Lounge. The group has a mellow vibe to their sound and if you like The XX or London Grammar, you will like Arthur Beatrice. One of the highlights of the evening (aside from talking to The Vaccines lead singer Justin Young, who was in the audience) was their song “Late,” of which a video is posted below. Just press play!
Ella Girardot of Arthur Beatrice and Geoffrey Dicker
Orlando Leopard of Arthur Beatrice and Geoffrey Dicker
Hamish Barnes of Arthur Beatrice and Geoffrey Dicker
Elliot Barnes of Arthur Beatrice and Geoffrey Dicker
Thanks again to Arthur Beatrice and I wish you as much success as Beatrice Arthur!
Boston duo Timeflies are back! The group is genre-bending as their music infuses rap, hip hop, funk, dance, pop and electronica. They can definitely hold their own when they strip their music down and perform acoustic, as you are about to see. To promote their new album “After Hours” which will be released on April 29, 2014 on Island/Def Jam, the group stopped by the label’s New York headquarters to give us an exclusive preview of their album.
Rob Resnick of Timeflies
The video you are about to see is Timeflies’ latest single “All The Way.” Cal Shapiro freestyles in the middle of the song after having been given a list of topics (which he was not privy to before the performance began), he incorporates all of them into the song. This video will hopefully be enough to tide you over until Timeflies’ album “After Hours” sees the light of day on April 29, 2014.
On March 2, 2014, New Yorkers braved the threat of a massive snowstorm and skipped watching the Oscars to attend a sold out show from Bad Things at Mercury Lounge. The California based synth-rock band performed songs from their self titled debut which came out in January of 2014. Typically when you go to a show, the lead singer gets all the love and attention, but Bad Things has a quite famous bass player and all eyes were on him. Once the show got going, the crowd rocked out and one of the show highlights was the song “Caught Inside.” Find out who the famous bass player is after the jump (or just click “play”). Also, if you missed this show, Bad Things will be on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon later on in the week, so check your local listings!
Jean-Philip Grobler, known by his stage name St. Lucia, is a South-African-born and Brooklyn-based musician. Ahead of a tour opening for Foster The People in 2014, St. Lucia played four sold out shows at Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg, respectively. I attended the finale of the 4 at Bowery Ballroom on January 19, 2014.
Jean-Philip Grobler of St. Lucia
One of the highlights of the set (in addition to the super cool and trippy visuals that will be perfect on the same bill as Foster the People) was the song “All Eyes On You” which you can see below by pressing play! There is no doubt you’ll be hearing a lot more from St. Lucia in 2014 and beyond.
Jean-Philip Grobler of St Lucia and Geoffrey Dicker
On January 27, 2014, Cameroonian-born singer-songwriter, guitarist, pianist, model, and actress Andy Allo performed her first ever solo show in New York at Mercury Lounge in the Lower East Side. Fans braved the freezing temperatures only to have our hearts melted by Andy Allo’s smooth and very beautiful voice. She performed songs from her debut album “Unfresh,” a cover of Bob Marley’s “Waiting in Vain,” as well as tracks from her latest offering, “Superconductor,” a record that featured some help from the Voldemort of funk – Prince. Typically when Prince produces an artist, he brings out their best, but I can honestly say after seeing Andy Allo live, she is WAY better off without a little help from her friends. Her voice is incredible and her songs work better stripped down acoustically than they do featuring purple production. Like the Harry Potter universe did with Voldemort, Allo did not need to speak his name throughout her show and as a result, we were all able to fall in love with Andy Allo for her gift of song and not for her famous friends.
Check out an acoustic performance of her standout track “Yellow Gold” by clicking PLAY.
There’s no word if the Purple Police will come after me for posting this video, but if they do, I will comply and then write an article which will hopefully go viral about what a horrible person and business man Prince is… and boy, do I have stories I could tell. Not a threat, just a fact. He may be a control freak over his intellectual property, but he’s got nothing over mine. He may dress like a Jehovah’s Witness, but the similarities end there, I assure you!
Thanks for a great night Andy!
Andy Allo and Geoffrey Dicker
Andy Allo Setlist at Mercury Lounge. Now property of the G Archives.