Posts by AdHoc Staff

How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others, According to Dent May

How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others, According to Dent May Photography by Carson Culver

In #adhoclifeadvice, we ask artists we love to answer questions from you, our readers. This time around, LA-based songwriter and performer Dent May—who is also a self-described hotel bar lounge singer and aspiring daytime TV talk show host—shares wisdom about finding creative inspiration and focusing on yourself. Dent May plays Market Hotel on July 13 with Shannon Lay. 

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Photo Gallery: Parquet Courts at Public Arts

Photo Gallery: Parquet Courts at Public Arts Photography by Natalie Piserchio.

Parquet Courts played this past weekend on Saturday night at Public Arts in the Lower East Side – opening for them was Brooklyn locals Flexi. The talented Natalie Piserchio was there to capture the show in the beautiful space. Take a look at the evening below! 
 

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Photo Gallery: Smerz at National Sawdust

Photo Gallery: Smerz at National Sawdust Photo by Edwina Hay

On Friday night, Scandinavian duo Smerz played a sold-out show at National Sawdust. Electronic up-and-comer MHYSA opened the show.Photographer Edwina Hay was there to capture the night, check it out below.

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Buzzy Lee Made a "Kick Em Out of Your House Kindly" Playlist

Buzzy Lee Made a Photography by Brantley Gutierrez

Last month Sasha Spielberg released 'Facepaint', the debut EP under her latest moniker Buzzy Lee and we are very excited to be presenting her first ever NYC performance at Park Church Co-op on May 16.

To celebrate the occasion, Buzzy Lee made us a "kick em out of your house kindly" playlist - the perfect mix for those generous enough to host a "kickback" but not cool enough to party til the sun rises.

Check it out below what Buzzy Lee had to say about each track and keep these tunes handy for the next time you need to usher out your guests with the aux cord! 

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Photo Gallery: Car Seat Headrest at Market Hotel

Photo Gallery: Car Seat Headrest at Market Hotel Photo by Lauren Khalfayan

On Tuesday evening, Car Seat Headrest played an intimate sold-out show at Market Hotel. Gold Connections, longtime friend of Car Seat Headrest's Will Toledo, opened the show. There was a magic, electric feeling in the air and the ever talented Lauren Khalfayan was there to capture it all. Have a glimpse into that beautiful evening below.

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Photo Gallery: Jeff Rosenstock at Warsaw

Photo Gallery: Jeff Rosenstock at Warsaw Photography by Nick Karp

Missed out on Jeff Rosenstock's two shows at Warsaw last Thursday 4/29 and Friday 4/20? No worries! Here are some killer live photos by Brooklyn-based photographer Nick Karp.

 

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Photo Gallery: Built To Spill

Photo Gallery: Built To Spill Photography by Lauren Khalfayan

Last night, indie rock luminaries Built To Spill played Baby’s All Right alongside California-based electronic duo Rituals of Mine. If you weren’t able to make the sold-out show, check out some of photographer Lauren Khalfayan’s colorful and dreamy snaps of the concert below.

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Photo Gallery: 33 1/3 Book Release of Jawbreaker's 24 Hour Revenge Therapy

Photo Gallery: 33 1/3 Book Release of Jawbreaker's 24 Hour Revenge Therapy Photo by Natalie Piserchio

This past Saturday, April 7, Murmrr Ballroom hosted the release of the newest 33 1/3 book, Jawbreaker’s 24 Hour Revenge Therapy. Jawbreaker's Blake Schwarzenbach (singer/guitarist) fielded questions and told stories about how the album came to be. He was joined by Tim Kinsella (Cap'n Jazz, Joan of Arc, Owls) and author Ronen Givony. Photographer Natalie Piserchio was on hand to grab some images from the evening. Check them out below!

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#AdHocLifeAdvice with Jeff Rosenstock

#AdHocLifeAdvice with Jeff Rosenstock Illustration by Anna True

In #adhoclifeadvice, we ask artists we love to answer questions from you, our readers. This time around, Brooklyn via-Long Island songwriter Jeff Rosenstock, formerly of Bomb the Music Industry!, waxes philosophical about perfectionism and juggling musical influences. Jeff Rosenstock plays Warsaw on April 19 and April 20 with Bad Moves and Martha – tickets for the first night are still available.
 
 

stripped-down, and those limitations can

lead to cool creative stuff.

There’s a million ways to approach

songwriting, and everyone does it in their

own way. I feel like as long as you’re

making the stuff you want to make,

you’re on the right track.

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Photo Gallery: Laraaji at National Sawdust

Photo Gallery: Laraaji at National Sawdust

The phenomenal Laraaji came to National Sawdust last Friday, March 30 for a sold out performance with support from trio Dallas Acid. Check out some incredible shots taken by Lauren Khalfayan below! 

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