September 10, 2007

Ari Gold @ Joe's Pub - 9/4, NYC

ENTOURAGE!  Ok, you know I had to make that reference.   Once again, I got to head down to Joe's Pub to check out Ari Gold's CD Release party.  Woohoo.  The place was packed so I found a place at the bar to enjoy the show from.  To be honest, I had no idea what to make of the show when I got there.  They were setting up a few stands for his backup singers.  They were both wearing masquerade-ish masks.  Throw in the guitarist, drums and saxaphone.  It was crowded up there.  Actually, I think there was a keyboardist, too. 


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August 30, 2007

The Click Five @ Radio City Music Hall - 8/27, New York

So, I've really enjoyed covering shows all summer long but I have to say, The Click Five at Radio City was probably the one I was looking forward to most.  I really wasn't sure what to expect when I got there but I guess I should have known it would be a crowd of tween girls and their parents.  I felt out of place but I didn't care because I love The Click Five and their new album.  I couldn't wait to see the show, especially since it is the first tour since their new singer, Kyle Patrick, joined the band.


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August 15, 2007

The Guggenheim Grotto @ The Canal Room - 8/9, NY

I went to check out The Guggenheim Grotto at The Canal Room last week. I was excited to check them out after hearing their iTunes single of the week, Waltzing Alone.


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August 06, 2007

Michael Buble @ Radio City Music Hall - 8/2, New York

I was really excited to go check out Michael Buble at Radio City Music Hall. I've only been there once to see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. I was curious to see how a live concert was in the space. Overall, I'd have to rank his concert as one of my top five most entertaining concerts EVER.


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August 02, 2007

Kacie Sheik @ Symphony Space/Unwined – 7/26, New York

I’ve been trying to catch one of Kacie Sheik’s shows for months now, they always seem to be in the middle of the week when work is busiest for me.  Anyway, I finally got to catch her at Symphony Space’s Unwined event.  I really enjoy acoustic sets, they feel more personal and the artist’s talent becomes so much more apparent when it is just them and a guitarist.


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July 31, 2007

Brett Dennen @ The Box - New York 7/29

I headed down to The Box to check out Brett Dennen on the 25th. I was a little shocked when I got there and found this sign staring at me at the entrance.


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July 18, 2007

Ben Jelen @ Bowery Ballroom, New York – 7/16/2007


Bowery Ballroom is another one of my favorite venues in the city.  I was lucky enough to catch Ben Jelen’s CD release show on Monday night.  The new album, which came out yesterday, is called Ex-SENSITIVE.  Ben’s manager came out before the show and gave a little introduction.

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Dispatch @ Madison Square Garden, New York – 7/13/2007



Last Friday, I caught Dispatch’s first of three sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden. I had never been to The Garden before (don’t hate, I’m not into sports and I’ve only seen a show at the MSG Theater) and when I walked onto the floor, I was in awe of the space.  It was HUGE and the security guards that led me and my friend Laura to our seats laughed at me when I said this was my first time there.  We had awesome seats, fourth row on the aisle. We arrived pretty early and it was pretty empty.  I turned to Laura and asked her (this was before I knew the shows were sold out) “Do you think this whole place will be packed when the show starts?”  Sure enough, the place was filled with screaming fans of all ages. 


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July 13, 2007

Audio Fiction at Rock Room 45, New York - 7/12/2007

I managed to catch a portion of Audio Fiction’s show at Rock Room 45 last night. It was a really fun show -- the crowd was energetic and the band was great!  Ok, I have to say I’m slightly biased because Darren (on bass) is my karaoke-duet-partner-in-crime.  I was really excited to finally see him perform live (and to check out the new ‘stache).  The only bad think about the night was I couldn’t stay for the whole show!  


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DJ Dolores & Aparelhagem - S.O.Bs, New York - 7/12/2007

Yesterday, I caught DJ Dolores & Aparelhagem at S.O.Bs in New York.  They have a really unique sound, mixing synthesizers and breakbeats with live instrumental music.  This included acoustic guitars, electric guitars, percussion, and keyboards.


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July 11, 2007

Do you like mayhem?! Old Springs Pike @ Joe's Pub - 7/9/2007 New York, NY

I spent the last 11 days in sunny California but I was eager to get back to enjoy summertime in New York.  I actually arrived at JFK at 6am on Monday morning, a red-eye back ala JetBlue.  I spent all day at work and wasn't sure if my body could handle an 11:30pm show.  Luckily, I was able to squeeze in quick nap before I headed down to Joe's Pub.  I have to say, Joe's Pub is one of my favorite places in the city.  It has a small, intimate feel and the "worst seat" in the house isn't half bad.  I was really excited to see Old Springs Pike, not only because I've been hearing great things about their music/shows but because they're all from one of my many former residences, Delaware/Pennsylvania (yeah tax-free shopping!).


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