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.
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!
Phil Elverum took to the stage at Knockdown Center last Thursday, March 22nd with just his guitar and a wilting Christmas tree by his side for 'An Evening With Mount Eerie'. Check out some of the photos Becca Magrino captured below!
Danish punk band Iceage brought their incredible 'Opening Nights' residency to New York last week. Nick Karp captured some intimate snaps of Thursday night's show at Kinfolk 90 with support from Gong Farmer, check them out below!
Missed out on our two showcases at SXSW last week? No worries! Catch up with this sweet assortment of professional and polaroid pics from both of our showcases at Cheer Up Charlies in Austin!!
Palm (cred: Hayden Sitomer/AdHoc Staff)
Last Saturday March 17th, Danny L Harle brought his epic HARLECOR3 show featuring Serena Jana, Jen Mas, DJ Ocean and DJ Fuck to the Sunnyvale stage. Nick Karp got some sweet snaps of the evening – check them out below!
Last week, UK-based post-punk band Idles played a sold out show at Ceremony. Check out some sweaty, action-packed snaps of the show by photographer Nick Karp below.
Last Wednesday March 7th, Secret Circle (WIKI, Antwon, Lil Ugly Mane) played their second crazy Brooklyn show this month at Market Hotel. Nick Karp was there to capture the magic – check out his images below.
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AdHoc Issue 25 is here! Download a PDF of the zine at this link.
Howdy, pardners! God, we’re so sorry we said “howdy” and “pardners”; it’s SxSW time again, and we’re excited. Last year, after our yearly showcase at Cheer Up Charlies, we snuck away from the bustle of Dirty Sixth Street and hit the Broken Spoke, a legendary country dancehall with an entire room dedicated to the cowboy hats of the rich and famous. Between glugs of Lone Star, we caught a set from The Derailers, one of the greatest and loudest honky-tonk bands of our time. They covered Buck Owens, they covered The Beatles, they played songs about heartbreak and hangovers, and we tried to dance along with the regulars and failed miserably. That spirit of discovery and possibility defines the SxSW experience, no matter how many stages get sponsored by Doritos.
This year, if you’re looking for something off the beaten path, we’ll be back at Cheer Up Charlies on Red River, putting on two nights of shows on two stages, featuring sets from Snail Mail and Flasher—two artists featured in this zine—as well as HOVVDY, Sudan Archives, A Place to Bury Strangers, Sammus, and Ought. We’ll see you at HOVVDY, pardners, and we’ll try to keep the puns at a minimum.
AdHoc 25's contributors:
Taylor Mulitz is a freelance designer and the guitarist and vocalist of Flasher. He designed this issue’s cover.
Anna True is a food-motivated graphic designer and illustrator. She made the illustrations for this zine.
Jeff Rosenstock is an up-and-coming songwriter from NYC. He penned this issue’s advice column.
Look out for physical copies both at our shows and at record stores, bookstores, coffee shops, and community centers throughout the city. There will also be copies at our SxSW showcases at Cheer Up Charlies. If you happen to live outside of New York, you may order a copy as well.
Catch AdHoc at SxSW for our Unofficial and Official showcases on 3/14 & 3/16!