On March 23, 2015, Sweden’s Erik Hassle played a sold-out show at Pianos in New York. The show was announced at the last minute, making it even more impressive that fans packed the house for the criminally underrated pop/soul singer. Erik Hassle is currently supporting New Zealand’s Broods (see video I shot at one of their first ever US shows here) and decided to book a solo gig where he showcased several new songs in front of an adoring crowd, which also included his parents and many of his friends from Sweden. Erik Hassle has a hell of a voice, very soulful and his dance moves on stage will make you fall in love with him.
I would normally be posting a video I took at the show, but sadly the Youtube police are after me at the moment for copyright infringement – despite the fact that I don’t make a penny from my Youtube account AND I post concert videos with the intention of turning my readers onto music they probably would not be exposed to without my site. Thanks for sticking up for me (and all the others that are in a similar position) bands, managers, etc – NOT! Makes perfect sense, doesn’t it?!
Erik Hassle – Pianos
So in the absence of a live version of “Innocence Lost,” which I would have loved to have posted, you should definitely check out that song. It’s amazing! If you want to see the video, you can come over to my place. Ha! As an alternate plan, for my international readers, you can see a little clip of “Fuck The Pain Away” on my Instagram account. In addition, you can hear samples of many Erik Hassle tracks on his official website (link will open in a new window). Before his final song of the night “No Words,” Erik mentioned that the song will be available as a single in the next few weeks, so be on the look out for that song. It was great! Follow him on his Soundcloud page for updates.
Erik Hassle is supporting Broods on the following dates, so make sure you don’t miss his set (because it will likely be as good if not better than the main act).
03/25 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY
03/26 – Trocadero Theater – Philadelphia, PA
03/27 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
03/28 – Visulite Theatre – Charlotte, NC
03/29 – Masquerade (Hell Stage) – Atlanta, GA
03/31 – Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
04/01 – Trees – Dallas, TX
04/02 – Emo’s – Austin, TX
Erik Hassle Pianos Setlist
Thanks for a great show Erik. Can’t wait to see you again!
When I first discovered the sounds of British electro/pop singer Frankmusik, the song that really drew me in was “3 Little Words.” On the deluxe version of his debut album “Complete Me,” there’s a bonus disc entitled “Recomplete Me,” which features reworked versions of the album’s songs. Awesomely, whilst Frankmusik was in town performing tracks off his excellent new album “Between,” he performed both the “electronic” as well as “piano” version of “3 Little Words.” Super cool, according2g. Click play and enjoy “3 Little Words,” in two different arrangements!
Frankmusik is back! The soulful/pop British singer is currently embarking on his first US headlining tour and one of his first stops was a sold out show at New York’s Pianos on June 8, 2013. This is the third time I’ve seen Frankmusik and also the third different city I’ve seen him in. Previously, I’d seen him in London as well as Los Angeles so it was great to see him in New York. He released his 3rd album “Between” online and it’s already number 4 in the US Dance Charts on iTunes. Congrats!
The new songs, including “Fast as I Can” and “Map” are upbeat and definitely recommended for dancing like many of the tracks on his debut “Complete Me,” which was released in 2009. Speaking of that album, we were also treated to a dance version of “3 Little Words” as well as a piano version of the song (and videos of both will be coming soon, so stay tuned!), plus an a cappella version of “Confusion Girl,” and “Better off as Two,” which is the song that put his name on the music map.
He mentioned that he is moving to Brooklyn, and I am not sure if he was just joking or not, but it would be cool and since Rod Thomas aka Bright Light Bright Light has done this move already and they have similar styles, so if this is true, hopefully a collaboration will be forthcoming. I guess we’ll all have to stay tuned. Sign up on Frankmusik’s email list and you can download a free 4 track EP called “Far From Over” on his official website for a limited time. Highly recommended listening and like the title of the EP suggests, Frankmusik’s career is on the rise once again and for that, I am super excited! Thanks for a great evening and I look forward to more shows and more grooves!
2013 is turning out to be a great year for music. Barely one month into the new year and I’ve already seen three tremendously talented artists: Jake Bugg, Jessie Ware and Tom Odell. 22 year old British singer/songwriter Tom Odell performed his first ever show in the USA at New York’s Piano’s on January 24, 2013. Despite sub-freezing temperatures, the sold out show was packed to the rafters and Tom Odell lived up to (and surpassed) all the online buzz.
Tom Odell performed a brief 5 song set, but the power of his voice more than made up for the length of the show. He has a powerful voice that has elements of Thom Yorke of Radiohead and musically his sound marries folk, pop and beautiful piano ballads perfectly. You can have a listen for yourself at Tom Odell’s official website as you can download demos of “Another Love” and “Sense” for free for a limited time. His debut album “Long Way Down” is slated for release in April 2013 and there is no doubt, Tom Odell is a name you’re going to be hearing about for a long time! He announced that he has plans to come back to the states later in 2013, so put him on your radar if he is not already and make sure you see him live!
This is a live version of the new single by singer Rod Thomas, who is better known by his stage name Bright Light Bright Light. The track is called “Feel It” and we at according2g.com are feelin’ it! The video was recorded at Piano’s in New York on August 2, 2012. Pass it on.