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James Bay | Hammerstein Ballroom

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Fellow hat enthusiast. Skinny boy in skinny black jeans. Rocker/british babe with a gentle soul. That is, newcomer James Bay, all the way from across the pond. A skilled guitarist, singer-songwriter and undeniable good looks have all the American girls wishfully believing to have found their one true soulmate - that is, if he would even notice them within the crowd. I confess, I didn't get him to notice me but I did get to shoot him as up close as I could at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. His one man show easily pleases the crowd with sing-a-longs to Alicia Key's 'If I Ain't Got You' and his own hit 'Hold Back The River', his witty english remarks in between, and a guitar for every mood. He played some acoustics, some semi-acoustics, and a whole lot of electronic. Oh, what a one fine skill!

 

Little May | Northside Festival

little may, liz drummond, hannah field, annie hamilton, concert photography, northside festival, rought trade, music show, indie folk, musician, girl band, live music show, concert, sound of australia, australian band, australian music "This song is about when you like someone and they like you back but not enough because they go snuggle someone else" is how Hannah from Little May introduced their current US single Hide. The whole audience pretty much knew what she was talking about - especially all the girls. Little May is an indie-folk band from Sydney, Australia formed by Hannah Field, Liz Drummond, and Annie Hamilton. I first saw them live last year during CMJ Festival and now again for Northside Festival in Brooklyn, where I pretty much rekindled my girl crushes. They had me at Liz's finger picking on that gorgeous burgundy acoustic guitar, Annie's silver purple hair, and Hannah's "I know I can't danced but I don't care" moves. I hadn't felt like this about a girl band since Haim. It's refreshing to discover ladies that create sweetly harmonized, vulnerable music and do it with such an impeccably sense of self. Even further, they have that "girl band" look nailed to the core - silver purple hair, noise rings, multiple ear piercings, layered nineties necklaces, skinny black jeans with laced-up black platform booties, teared up tees, and loads of black eyeliner. No wonder I'm crushing over them.

Panama | Primavera Sound

primavera sound festival, heineken, barcelona, music festival, spain, panama the band, panama, always, music photography, electronic, indie pop, future classic, bandI was ecstatic to see Panama while visiting Barcelona on my recent travels thru Spain. Even more ecstatic to see them once again for gratis at Primavera Sound Festival. I mean - it's not everyday I get to attend a festival for free in a foreign country. So as expected they put on a great set and played all my favorites. Can't wait to see them soon, hopefully state-side.