Modern Baseball, Tiny Moving Parts, The Hotelier and Sorority Noise played Marlin Room at Webster Hall (pics & setlists) – BROOKLYN VEGAN

photos by Mimi Hong, words by Andrew Sacher

Modern Baseball / The Hotelier / MoBo’s crowd
Modern Baseball
The Hotelier
Modern Baseball

Modern Baseball, Tiny Moving Parts, The Hotelier and Sorority Noise brought their tour to NYC this past Thursday (6/5) for a sold out show at the Marlin Room at Webster Hall. Pictures of all four bands, Modern Baseball and The Hotelier’s setlists, and a MoBo video are in this post.

Sorority Noise kicked things off with a set of late ’90s/early ’00s-style poppy punk. They were probably the most straightforward of the four bands (not in a bad way), and despite being first on a four band bill in a pretty large venue, they still had a fair amount of the crowd singing along.

Then came The Hotelier, who immediately took those crowd singalongs to another level. Singer Christian Holden didn’t have to so much as get out the first syllable of “An Introduction to the Album” for the majority of the audience up front to yell every word right back. Multiple times in that song alone, Christian backed away from the mic and successfully allowed the crowd to take over. They played seven of the nine songs on this year’s excellent Home, LIke Noplace Is There (plus “Settle the Scar” from their 2013 split with Modern Baseball and others), an album that sonically is not far from Tell All Your Friends, Deja Entendu or The Room’s Too Cold, but is so lyrically powerful that it doesn’t sound dated or derivative. They fully know how to bring those songs to life too. Every crack in Christian’s voice is still there on lines like “Now I’m lost and I can’t take this path back home,” and the band is tight as hell.

Tiny Moving Parts followed with a set of their math rock-tinged post-hardcore. Vocalist/guitarist Dylan Mattheisen has got some real chops, noodling his way through complex riffs and tapping, and never missing a beat. The band go pretty nuts too, jumping around on stage, and were generally all smiles the entire show.

Finally Modern Baseball closed out the show to a very excited crowd who knew every word. The band said more than once on stage that it was their biggest headlining show yet, and it was pretty clear that these guys are only going to move to bigger and bigger stages. The band’s songs are endlessly catchy, and though they deliver them like the major anthems they are, you can tell they came up playing basements. During “The Weekend,” members of the opening bands ran up on stage to sing along and then crowd surfed, and for the closing song of the pre-encore set, “Your Graduation,” the guest singer who appears on the album came out for his verse and then also jumped right into the crowd. Those big moments aside, when they stripped down and Jake Ewald played “Pothole” solo, it was as or more powerful than the rockers. Unfortunately, one of the two co-lead singers Brendan Lukens was sick with pneumonia and had to miss the show, but Sorority Noise’s Cameron Boucher (also of Old Gray) filled on guitar and the band was still in fine form without Brendan. (Not that he wasn’t sorely missed — and get well soon!)

More pictures of all four bands, with those setlists and video HERE

Skrillex, Branchez, and Yogi at Webster Hall – JOONBUG.COM

Saturday, 06/07/2014, 10:00pm – 4:00am
Webster Hall, 125 E 11th St, New York, NY 10003

If are upset about not seeing Skrillex shut it down at Governors Ball this coming weekend, do not worry! Skrillex and his label OWSLA will be hitting up Webster Hall after his Govs Ball performance on Saturday night, as the Brite Nites musical guest, along with label mates Branchez and Yogi.

You can’t say enough about the producer and disc jockey Skrillex. Currently one of the biggest names in the EDM industry, he represents all that is good with the genre and scene. Always throwing down life changing sets and always in the forefront of what’s about to blow up, Skrillex leads the way in innovation for electronic music.

With his record label OWSLA becoming one of the hottest labels in the game, it is obvious that Skrillex knows what he’s doing. Names like Zedd, Porter Robinson, Rusko, Seven Lions, Jack Beats, and Kill The Noise, are some artists people would associate with the upper level tier of producers, and all are signed to OWSLA. Count Branchez and Yogi in that category as well, who will be opening up for Skrillex at Webster Hall this Saturday.


One of the best live bands in America right now is Destruction Unit. The Arizona band’s triple guitar attack is a force to be reckoned with, piling on layers and layers of noisy psychedelia to their hard-driving punk. It’s no surprise that we presented their last show (pictures from that sold-out gig), because they fucking rip, and now Noisey is also pleased to present Desturction Unit again, this time with Uniform (previously profiled), Alberich, and Drew McDowall of Coil/Psychic TV at The Studio at Webster Hall on July 3rd. Tickets are on sale. You should go.


To say this is overdue is an understatement. Noisey is amped out of our minds to present the first ever Yung Lean show in North America, and it’s taking place right here in the goddamn United States. You hear that freedom? That’s the Sad Boy movement. They’re here and ready to give Uncle Sam a bucket hat. The show will happen on July 9 in the Marlin Room of New York City’s Webster Hall. You can cop your tickets here and below watch the video for “Kyoto,” which involves riding ATVs, driving boats, and holding badass swords. Don’t forget: “the best thing about music is that it’s invisible.

Soundgarden’s Webster Hall Show Will Air on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM Channel – JAMBANDS.COM

Tonight, Soundgarden will perform their classic 1994 album Superunknown in its entirety at Webster Hall in a special intimate show. The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that the show will also be aired on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM station on June 13 at 10 PM ET. The channel, 101 on SiriusXM, will host a concert for the first time. Additionally, Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell appeared on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast to discuss all things Soundgarden and Superunknown. Cornell spoke about the band’s hit, “Black Hole Sun,” and how surprised he was it became an international hit. “It’s not anthemic. It’s extremely dark. It’s very esoteric,” he said. “It’s stream-of-consciousness lyrics that I don’t know what they mean. I don’t know what Paul Anka thinks it means, but he sings the shit out of it.”Additional topics include Cornell’s youth in Seattle listening to The Beatles, progressive music, his sobriety and Soundgarden’s life after Superunknown, among others. Listen to the full podcast here.

Owen playing The Studio before American Football’s Webster Hall shows – BROOKLYN VEGAN

Mike Kinsella is a very busy man. First he’ll be behind the kit of the Owls reunion tour with Hop Along and Glocca Morra which hits NYC on July 11 at Bowery Ballroom (tickets). Then, he’ll take the mic for the American Football reunion shows, including the three in NYC at Webster Hall from October 10-12 (all sold out).
Directly before those American Football shows, Mike will play WH’s small room, The Studio at Webster Hall on October 9, with his solo project Owen. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (5/9) at 10 AM. Mike has covered American Football as Owen before, so with the other guys in town hopefully we’ll get some surprises.
It’s the only upcoming Owen date besides California’s Nick Fest which another Mike Kinsella band, Their/They’re/There also plays.

Dinosaur Jr. to Headline Village Voice 4Knots Music Festival – VILLAGE VOICE

By Brian McManus Tue., May 20 2014 at 10:30 AM

If you follow Late Night with Seth Meyers on Instagram, you already know Dinosaur Jr. guitarist/legend J Mascis is sitting in with Fred Armisen’s 8G Band all week. So last night we decided to march on up to 30 Rock and ask if he and his band would do us the honor of playing our 4Knots Music Festival. He said yes, but only if we could beat him “Devil Went Down to Georgia”-style in a guitar solo challenge. We foolishly took him up on the offer.
See also: Those Darlins, Speedy Ortiz + More to Play Village Voice 4Knots Music Festival

And lost. Badly. Because Mascis isn’t just responsible for one of the greatest interviews of all time, he’s one of the most badass guitarists who has ever strapped one on. He’s also an extremely nice fellow who agreed to play 4Knots after beating us anyway (perhaps because he felt badly about how silly he made us look). So start stocking up on earplugs, because Dinosaur Jr. will be joining Those Darlins, Speedy Ortiz, Radkey, Viet Cong, Nude Beach, Juan Wauters and a few more we can’t tell you about just yet at the fourth annual Village Voice 4Knots Music Festival on July 12th at South Street Seaport! As always, it’s FREE, and will no doubt be one of the most special days of your already special 2014 summer. (We know you. You’ve got big plans.)

The show kicks off, rain or shine, at 1 p.m. and runs until 8, after which most right thinking people will head up to Webster Hall and the official 4Knots After Party we’re going to tell you all about in the coming days. We’re very excited about all of this and hope you’ll come join us on the water. See you there!

Village Voice Announces Winners of 59th Annual Obie Awards, Names Tom Sellar Lead Theater Critic – VILLAGE VOICE

2014 Obie Awards hosts Tamara Tunie and Hamish Linklater. See more photos.

The Village Voice presented its 59th annual Obie Awards, celebrating achievement in the Off-Broadway and off-off Broadway theater, at a ceremony earlier tonight at Webster Hall in Greenwich Village. The festivities were co-hosted by Tamara Tunie and Hamish Linklater. Among the presenters: Betsy Aidem, Harvey Fierstein, Lena Hall, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Andy Karl, David Bar Katz, Cristin Milioti, Kelli O’Hara, Lily Rabe and Stephen Trask.

Estelle Parsons

Highlights of the 2014 Obies included the Lifetime Achievement Award, which Kelli O’Hara presented to Estelle Parsons, 86, for her extraordinary, multifaceted life in the theater. In a statement read aloud by Andy Karl, star of the Broadway production of Rocky, Al Pacino apologized for not being able to attend and hailed Parsons as “a guiding light, a force, and a genius actor.” Pacino was returning a favor: Parsons presented him with an Obie back in 1968.
At the other end of the temporal spectrum, Sydney Lucas, 10, became the youngest recipient in Obies history when she won an award for her performance in the Off-Broadway musical Fun Home. The show was also honored in the Musical Theater category, with an Obie for author Lisa Kron, composer Jeanine Tesori and director Sam Gold.

During the ceremony, Lucas performed a song from Fun Home, “Ring of Keys.”

See photos from the 2014 Obie Awards ceremony

Playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, who received an Obie for Best New American Play, is featured on the cover of this week’s Village Voice, available late tomorrow (Tuesday). The Voice’s new lead theater critic, Tom Sellar, profiles Jacobs-Jenkins in a feature story for the Obies issue. Also inside: an essay by Obies chairman Michael Feingold, and a profile of Lifetime Achievement Award winner Estelle Parsons, written by Dennis Brown.

The Chainsmokers Take ‘#SELFIE’ to No. 1 on Dance Chart – BILLBOARD

By Gordon Murray | March 20, 2014 4:09 PM EDT

The Chainsmokers’ surge up Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart with “#SELFIE” culminates in the track taking over the top spot (5-1).

“#SELFIE” (featuring an uncredited vocal from Alexis Killacam) reigns with Airplay and Digital Gainer honors, also bolting up Dance/Electronic Streaming Songs (16-7; 1.4 million U.S. streams, according to Nielsen BDS), Dance/Mix Show Airplay (4-2), Dance Club Songs (33-19) and the Billboard Hot 100 (28-18). It ranks at No. 1 for a second week on Dance/Electronic Digital Songs (111,000 downloads sold, up 26 percent, according to Nielsen SoundScan).

The Chainsmokers’ march to No. 1 took only five weeks, the fastest flight since Lady Gaga’s “Applause” needed only two frames last August.

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