An Encounter with Best Coast

Posted by The G on October 1, 2010 under Encounters with G | Be the First to Comment

Photos taken with my hand.

Betheny Cosentino - Lead singer of Best Coast and G

Moments after Best Coast’s awesome set at New York’s Bowery Ballroom, I met the trio.  As you can see from the above and below photos, the band was extremely nice.  As I’m from Los Angeles now residing in New York, a question I get asked a lot is “which place do you like better?”  My reply is always the same – “both places have really awesome things and both places have really sucky things.”  I don’t even understand how you can compare the two cities as there are almost as many differences as similarities.  With that being said, I couldn’t resist asking Best Coast lead singer Bethany Cosentino “which coast is the best coast?”  Without pause, she quoted Jim Morrison and told me “The west is the best.”  Love it!  Thanks to the band for being awesome live and for being cool people!

Ali Koehler (Drummer) Best Coast and G

Bobb Bruno (Guitar) Best Coast and G

Best Coast live at Bowery Ballroom

Posted by The G on September 30, 2010 under G Reviews | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.

Betheny Cosentino of Best Coast

On September 29, 2010, California’s Best Coast played a sold out show at New York’s Bowery Ballroom.  Their music has lit the blog-o-sphere on fire and after seeing them live, I understand why.  Their music is surf/indie pop with no slow songs, just catchy-as-hell straight to the point songs that make you want to rock!  Lead singer Betheny Cosentino couldn’t be cuter, drummer Ali Koehler plays the heck out of the drums and Bobb Bruno was head-banging to every song on guitar. A trio of pop perfection.  They played songs off their EPs as well as tracks from their debut album “Crazy For You” which was released in July of this year.  I’m cutting this review short due to the fact that in the last 4 hours, I’ve met over 10 artists, saw and met 3 bands and as I am still recovering from laryngitis, my head feels like it is about to explode.  I met Best Coast after the show and I asked Betheny Cosentino “which coast is the best?”  Stay tuned for the answer.

Best Coast

See the set list after the jump.

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