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Javelin at Glasslands

Javelin

George Langford and Tom van Buskirk of Javelin

As I mentioned in a previous post, I spent some time with the band Javelin and it just so happened that they were playing at Glasslands in Brooklyn this weekend. The show sold out and as I walked in with Alois Kronschlaeger (holding two large platters of food), we were greeted by Tom van Buskirk, wearing a bright orange jacket. He thanked us for coming and we settled in to hear the opening acts Monster Rally and High Life.

Like most Javelin shows, the atmosphere was super energetic. People were ready to hear the electro-synth music that combines punk, r&b, and latin rhythms into a unique sound that cannot be replicated. In addition to that unique sound, Javelin performs unlike any other band, playing live with a plethora of electronic gear on stage – Tom even wears instruments around his neck and hits pedals with his toes. At this concert, Javelin played some new stuff which reaches the next level of sonic genius with its intense beats, complex synthesis, and fancy layering. I have never seen George Langford rock out so hard on his drum machine and Tom as always jumped around while singing songs like “Soda Popinsky.”

All in all, it was an amazing show. I can’t wait to hear more of their new material.

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Little Anchor

Little Anchor

Little Anchor at Glasslands

I have known Alexa Cabellon, the lead singer/songwriter of Little Anchor for many years. The story goes that Alexa always wanted to be a songwriter but it wasn’t until she recorded a demo that someone told Alexa that she could sing and thus Little Anchor was born. Last night, they celebrated the release of the angelic ballad, “Until Our Eyes Adjust” at Glasslands. Although it was a bitterly cold night on the water in Williamsburg, old and new friends alike came out to support Little Anchor and the lighthearted yet emotionally charged sweetness of their music.

Also on the ballot was the awkward boy band, Uncles and the awesome spook pop band, Deidre. Honorable mentions go to the guys who were doing live lighting with remote controls on the side. They made my night.

All in all, it was a wonderful evening to celebrate the music of friends.

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