Sondre Lerche celebrated his 30th birthday and the release of his live album Bootlegs at New York’s Bowery Ballroom. The Norwegian singer-songwriter looked back at his long, healthy career over a set that spanned about two hours. The show kicked off his ongoing tour with Fancy Colors.
British folk-pop duo Slow Club performed at Brooklyn’s Glasslands Gallery with characteristic humor and charm. They were accompanied by Secret Cities. Slow Club’s second album Paradise is out now on Moshi Moshi.
We met the up-and-coming Norwegian artist Mr. Little Jeans backstage at Brooklyn Bowl on July 14, after one of her first-ever shows. Born Monica Birkenes, she takes her stage name from a Wes Anderson character. Like the notoriously stylish filmmaker, she brings together both light and dark elements in her work to immediately likable effect. [...]
Seattle electro-poppers Beat Connection photographed in Williamsburg, Brooklyn before their July 5th performance at the Knitting Factory. Their North American tour continues throughout the summer. Beat Connection’s debut LP The Palace Garden is out now.
Last weekend, the Governors Ball Festival took over Randall’s Island in New York City. Featuring performances from Beck, Passion Pit, Fiona Apple, Modest Mouse, Built To Spill, Devendra Banhart, Explosions In The Sky, Passion Pit, Chromeo, Cults, Santigold, Walk The Moon, Penguin Prison, Art Vs. Science, and Cage The Elephant.