PS I Love You live at Mercury Lounge

Posted by The G on March 31, 2011 under Encounters with G, G Reviews | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.

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Paul Saulnier of PS I Love You

On March 30, 2011, Canadian garage rock band PS I Love You opened for fellow Canuck Diamond Rings at New York’s Mercury Lounge.  Backed with funky beats and furious drumming, shredding guitars and feedback echoed through the crowd as PS I Love You got the crowd revved up for a night of fun and dancing.  The band played tracks off their debut album “Meet Me At The Muster Station” and were joined by headliner Diamond Rings on their final song of the night (“Leftovers”).  I was enjoying what I heard and my attention kept flipping from watching lead singer Paul Saulnier to drummer Benjamin Nelson, who was not only a fantastic drummer, but quite a hottie!

Benjamin Nelson of PS I Love You

Benjamin Nelson of PS I Love You

Benjamin, PS I love YOU!

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Video: “White Nights (Picnic Version)” live by Oh Land

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Photos and video by G.  Art by Eske Kath.

Welcome to Oh Land at Charles Bank Gallery in New York

New York!  You have two final chances to see Danish pop sensation Oh Land perform tracks from her self titled debut album in an art gallery.  At the Charles Bank Gallery, Oh Land and artist Eske Kath have teamed up for a live installation entitled “Welcome to Oh Land.”  Eske Kath designed the cover art for the album and the singer is performing a 4 night residency at the gallery in front of the art.  Backed with a string section, Oh Land is performing “picnic versions” of tracks from her album and it was a very fun experience.  Thanks to A Heart is A Spade for guest list action.  The Charles Bank Gallery is located at 196 Bowery in Manhattan.  Remaining performances are on March 31 and April 1, 2011 at 8:30 PM.  My suggestion is to get there early because the entry line tends to wrap around the block.  If you can’t make it, it’s a pity, but here’s a sample of what you’re missing out on.  Below, see the “picnic version” of Oh Land’s “White Nights.”  Enjoy!

An Encounter with LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy

Posted by The G on March 30, 2011 under Encounters with G | Be the First to Comment

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James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem and Geoffrey Dicker

The countdown to the final LCD Soundsystem show is days away.  I met the soon to be former lead singer, James Murphy.  I couldn’t resist and I said to him “This is the part where I beg you not to break up the group.”  He smiled and waved goodbye to the past in the photo he was so kind enough to take with me.  Thanks James and just know that if you decide to reunite, we’ll be waiting!  LCD Soundsystem’s final shows are March 30 and 31, 2011 at Terminal 5 and the final show will be April 1, 2011 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

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