Here we have The Venetia Fair performing at The Sinclair in all of their flamboyant, theatrical, grandiose, dirty, sweaty, riotous glory.
Watching an Airport show makes me feel like Benny from the Lego Movie. Just substitute “Airport!” for “Spaceship!” These guys draw from an endless well of perfectly crafted songs about modern life filtered through a ’70s AM Radio transmission.
I’ve seen Magen Tracy perform with Parlour Bells, Nate Leavitt, OldJack, St. Helena, Brendan Boogie, The Phil Aiken Army, The Sheila Divine and Bright Lights, Big Rod.* Friday night was the first time I had the pleasure of seeing her perform her own songs. Accompanied by Nate Leavitt on guitar or alone with her piano, Magen delivered powerful vocals, dynamic melodies and mature arrangements. I like where this is headed.
* Oh, man. I just got all nostalgic for the MixTape shows.
The Life Electric took to The Middle East Downstairs stage and closed out the Western Education album release show like rock stars.
In this exciting episode of Twin Berlin At The Middle East, we find the band rocking out and frolicking in their skivvies. If you think you’ve seen this one before, wait until they do the Dizzy Piggyback* while sounding like the rambunctious spawn of Dinosaur Jr. and The Pixies.
* Patent Pending