Brief Review: Kurt Vile at Maxwell’s

Posted by The G on June 18, 2012 under Encounters with G, G Reviews | Read the First Comment

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Kurt Vile

Kurt Vile

Kurt Vile is getting huge!  A few short years ago, he was the support act to many bands and now Kurt Vile is a headliner.  Prior to a summer European tour, Kurt Vile played a very intimate show at Maxwell’s in New Jersey on June 15, 2012.  He’s being compared to a young Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty and with media buzz like that, the future is looking bright for Kurt.

He played an hour long set that included “Peeping Tomboy,” “Jesus Fever” and “Blackberry Song,” which was a nice mix of tracks from the several studio albums he’s released, including the latest “Smoke Ring for my Halo.”  The crowd was loving every second of Kurt’s set, which featured his backing band The Violators.

You can see the set list after the jump.

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Heypenny and Kyle Andrews

Posted by The G on April 2, 2010 under G Reviews | Be the First to Comment

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Ben Elkins of Heypenny and Kyle Andrews.

On March 26, 2010 at Maxwell’s in New Jersey, I saw the incredibly talented Heypenny and Kyle Andrews open for Jupiter One.  Kyle Andrews has a sound that fuses rock and roll with electronica.  Heypenny sounds a bit like the Scissor Sisters meets Radiohead.  Both are good things, according2g.  They each played solo sets and then had an all-star finale on stage with Jupiter One.  I think both of these bands are ones to watch in 2010.  You can download 2 Heypenny songs: Copcar (demo) and Parade on his official site.  I couldn’t find any free mp3 of Kyle Andrews that are legal to download, but you can check out his music on his myspace page.  Let us know what you think.

Kyle Andrews and Ben Elkins of Heypenny.

G meets K Ishibashi of Jupiter One

Posted by The G on March 27, 2010 under Encounters with G | Be the First to Comment

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K Ishibashi of Jupiter One and G.

At the Jupiter One show at Maxwell’s in Hoboken, New Jersey, I met lead singer K Ishibashi.  He was super cool. If you don’t know Jupiter One’s music, the indie-pop band has really catchy tunes such as “Countdown,” which will have you hitting the repeat button.  I encourage you to check out their music.  G thanks K for being cool and putting on a great show.

Jupiter One live at Maxwell’s

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K Ishibashi of Jupiter One

On March 26, 2010, New York based band Jupiter One played a sold out show at the legendary venue Maxwell’s in Hoboken, New Jersey.  I discovered this band when I purchased a cd from and they suggested that based on my musical preferences, I might enjoy Jupiter One.  Sight unseen, I purchased their self-titled debut album and on the first listen, I was instantly hooked.  They have catchy indie-pop songs that have a little bit of a new wave and rock feel.  I especially recommend the song “Countdown,” as it’s one that I play over and over again.  I think that once you hear that song, you’ll be making some Jupiter One CD/mp3 purchases.  Their second album “Sunshower” was released in September of 2009 and it’s just as good as their debut.  The liner notes to both of their albums do not feature any pictures of the band, so when I saw them take the stage at Maxwell’s, it was a nice surprise to see what they look like.  Their hour long set featured all the songs you’d be dying to hear live and for their last song, they were joined on stage by the members of their two opening acts Heypenny and Kyle Andrews.

See a few more pictures and the set list after the jump.

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