The Dig live at Bowery Ballroom

Posted by The G on May 24, 2011 under G Reviews | Read the First Comment

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Emile Mosseri of The Dig

Emile Mosseri of The Dig

Here’s a band I think you might dig:  The Dig.  The quartet from New York opened for Glasvegas on May 23, 2011 at Bowery Ballroom.  Though the online descriptions of the band’s sound often say “power pop,” I thought they were a lot more rock and roll than pop.  Emile Mosseri and David Baldwin traded off on vocal duties and also played bass and guitar, respectively.  

David Baldwin of The Dig

David Baldwin of The Dig

The Dig played for 40 minutes and the audience loved the set as much as I did.  In case you weren’t at Bowery Ballroom last night, The Dig told me that they’ll be playing with The Postelles at Mercury Lounge on June 8, 2011, so check that out if you are needing a fix of some good rock/power pop.  I hope you’ll dig The Dig.

The Dig

The Dig

Glasvegas Live at Bowery Ballroom

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James Allan of Glasvegas

Scottish rockers Glasvegas returned to the live stage in New York last night, May 23, 2011 with a sold out show at Bowery Ballroom.  The band hit the stage at 10 pm after an equally rockin’ set from The Dig (more to come on The Dig, so please stay tuned).  Glasvegas’ new album “EUPORIC /// HEARTBREAK \\\” was recently released and the band played tracks off the record mixed in with their classics such as “Geraldine,” “Daddy’s Gone” and “It’s My Own Cheating Heart That Makes Me Cry.”  Bono from U2 was so taken with “Cheating Heart,” that allegedly after hearing the song, he invited Glasvegas to open for U2 on a leg of their 360 Degree Tour.

Glasvegas

Glasvegas

Glasvegas’ performance was very intense.  Aside from flashing lights and a glowing microphone cord, dark lighting gave the show an even better ambiance.  Lead singer James Allan looked and sounded amazing.   He often got so wrapped up in the songs, he’d end up performing on his knees – as if pleading the lyrics to an invisible lover.  Allan has said in interviews that he approached the lyrics to their new record from a gay perspective.  He says he is not gay, but that it’s time for homophobes to ‘wake the fuck up.’  Amen, James! 

Gay or not, it was almost distracting how great James Allan’s arms looked and he wore a Help! by the Beatles T-shirt, which made me like him even more.  After the jump, see the set list as well as another rocker I got to meet when I was backstage with Glasvegas.

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