The Jaguar Club live at Santos Party House

Posted by The G on April 4, 2010 under G Reviews | Comments are off for this article

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The Jaguar Club

On April 3, 2010 at Santos Party House in New York, the Brooklyn-based band The Jaguar Club opened for Irish rockers Ash.  Though they site Echo and The Bunnymen, The Smiths and Talking Heads as influences, I was getting a Jeff Buckley meets Jim Morrison vibe from charismatic lead singer Will Popadic.  Their brief 30 minute set was upbeat and the crowd was left begging for more as they left the stage.  I think this band has the potential to be a huge success and it was really great seeing them live in the intimate space at Santos Party House.  If you want to check them out for yourself, which I highly recommend, click here and you can grab free mp3s of their tracks “Sleepwalking,” “World Gone By,” “This Year,” and “Who Says We’re The Last.”  Of course after hearing those songs, you will want more and at that same link you can also purchase their music.  I am looking forward to hearing big things about this band in the very near future.

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Ash live at Santos Party House

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Tim Wheeler of Ash.

On April 3, 2010, Irish rockers Ash played a really intimate show at Santos Party House in New York.  Lead singer Tim Wheeler announced that this was the first show they’ve played in New York in over two years and the sold out crowd was loving every second of it.  The band took us through hits such as “Shining Light” and “A Life Less Ordinary” to new tracks like “Arcadia” and “The Dead Disciples.”  Ash are currently doing a really cool project called “Singles A-Z” where every two weeks, they are releasing a new song both in electronic format and as a vinyl single.  As if the show wasn’t rockin’ enough, Russell Lissack from Bloc Party joined the band for his first performance with the band.  He’ll also be accompanying them on their upcoming UK tour.  I have to admit, I knew very little about the band prior to attending the show and like all great rock stars, they did their job by turning me into a fan long before the night was over.


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G Meets Stine Bramsen of Alphabeat

Posted by The G on March 24, 2010 under Encounters with G | Comments are off for this article

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Stine Bramsen of Alphabeat and G.

Prior to hitting the stage for their first appearance in New York, I met singer Stine Bramsen of Alphabeat.  She was very gracious and supercute. Alphabeat’s upbeat dance music will definitely put you in a party mood and Stine’s energy on stage will definitely have you shakin’ your moneymaker.  The US is catching up to what the rest of the world already knows when it comes to this band and when their album “The Beat Is” comes out state-side, the 6 piece UK based Danish band are set to become superstars.

G Meets George Craig of One Night Only

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George Craig of One Night Only and G.

Prior to One Night Only taking the stage for their sold out show at Santos Party House, I met lead singer George Craig of the British band.  He was very cool.  He might look like he is in a boy band, but George Craig and his band totally rock!  Many reporters view One Night Only to be “the next big thing,” and I, for one, will be looking forward to hearing great things to come for this band.

Alphabeat live at Santos Party House

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Anders SG and Stine Bramsen of Alphabeat.

The UK-based Danish pop group Alphabeat played their first ever show in New York City on March 23, 2010 at Santos Party House.  The sold out crowd had already gotten warmed up as the DJ played songs such as “My Little Red Book” by Love and “The Look” by Roxette to get the party started and then the opening act One Night Only totally rocked our socks off.  However, when Alphabeat hit the stage, the crowd went absolutely batshit nuts!  The pop sensations have a mix of Human League, Animotion and 90s Euro Dance to their sound and according2g as well as the crowd – that’s a good thing!  Their album “This Beat Is” has been released overseas, yet it’s not scheduled for release in the US until later this year. As the crowd sung along to every word, Anders SG – the male vocalist – thanked the crowd for downloading the album illegally. He was joking, but he said he said he just wants people to hear the music.  He shares vocal duties with the exquisite Stine Bramsen and when I met her prior to the gig, she was super nice (a picture of that coming soon).  A few fun facts about the band:  Alphabeat consists of 6 members and 3 of them are named Anders – though none are related to each other.  They had been asked to open for the Spice Girls on their reunion tour, but the band felt that performing for huge crowds that didn’t know any of their music would be counterproductive.  Never fear, Lady Gaga asked them to open on her recent tour of the UK and Ireland and as we all know – everything Gaga touches turns to gold.

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