2 posts categorized "under 100"

05/17/2010

Holy Ghost!'s Rad Live Band Debut at Under 100

Typically we like to save our "exclamation points" until the end of a post title...to conjure up how stoked we are about what is new, what we just saw, and the like. But in the case of Holy Ghost!, the punctuation comes sooner than later, and hell, we're A-OK with that because it's almost like we're telling you how freaking psyched we were to be at their live band debut this past Saturday, May 15, without getting to the end of the sentence. Yep...so excited!

 

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We've been fans of HG! for, hell we'll say it, going on three years or so now. And generally speaking, we'd only caught them live in a strict DJ setting, where their concoction of dancey disco-pop and rock always left us drenched in sweat and with a super big smile slapped on our faces.

 

Enter Saturday night at Tribeca's Under 100...a basement space worthy of hosting exactly that number of people. With over double that figure crammed into the dark room, boys, girls, label mates and beasts alike all gathered for the New Yorkers' live band debut. Beginning just after midnight, the sweaty and sardine-like crowd were treated to the band's opening chords...full of lush and plush sounds that had everyone dancing through the rub ups and downs of the tight quarters.

 

Running the gamut of songs you've all heard and loved, like Hold On, Say My Name and Static on the Wire, Holy Ghost! were backed on vocals by Chris Glover (Penguin Prison) before being joined by Chairlift's Caroline Polachek for the finale, I Know I Hear.

 

Buy Holy Ghost!'s Static on the Wire EP here tomorrow. Full set of pictures from the show can be found here. Video of It's Not Over below as well.

  

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mp3: Michael Jackson - Get On The Floor (Holy Ghost! Edit)

mp3: Holy Ghost! - Hold On

05/04/2010

Introducing: ArpLine

ArpLine, a Brooklyn quintet new to the eyes and ears of Beastonia, is one name you should familiarize yourselves with. See, over the next few months, I can envision posting quite a bit about these lads. After hearing blips about 'em over the past year or so, I made my way to Under 100 on Saturday night for an intimate DIY gig that cuts to me this morning, in front of my computer, spinning their disc on repeat. Mega win.

 

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The five-some of Sam Tyndall, Adam De Rosa, Michael Chap Resnick, Oliver Edsforth and Nathan Lithgow are a band of rad dudes who come together to create an ambient, 60s garage and psych rock influenced sound. Having caught a bit of buzz in the blog world, and now with upcoming live dates including a support set for School of Seven Bells, ArpLine are easily a "top 5 beastly band to watch" through the rest of the year.

 

Playing at the tiny and exclusively rad space, Under 100, on Saturday night, the band performed a 30 minute set of songs from their 10-track songbook. Matching atmospheric tones with their frontman's unique vocal stylings, ArpLine created a cool refuse from a hot Spring night. While certainly not the most polished of acts, their passion and potential is part of their ever entrancing charm.

 

My suggestion? Check out this budding troupe on any of the below dates...all coming up sooner than later. They're only going to get better and better with each stop.

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May 5 - Cinco De Mayo Party @ LPR w/ Hooray for Earth & Midnight Masses - NY, New York
May 13 - The Bell House w/ MILAGRES - Brooklyn, New York
May 14 - Downstairs Cafe - Bennington, VT
May 15 - Piano's w/ Uninhabitable Mansions, Dinosaur Feathers & Natureboy - NY, New York
May 20 - TT The Bear's - Presented by Extraneous Noise w/ Magic Magic + More - Cambridge, MA
June 10 - Mercury Lounge - w/ School of Seven Bells - NY, New York


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mp3: ArpLine - Fold Up Like A Piece Of Paper

  


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