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The Front Bottoms: Back on Top, for the First Time

Photos by Katherine Alex Beaven It’s a little after 5 PM in New York City and The Front Bottoms’ Brian Sella is sitting upstairs in Irving Plaza. It’s the first of two sold-out shows the band is playing here and, if the line of waiting fans that has stretched around the corner for the last hour is any indicator, things are about to get crazy. Later, during the show, the inside of the venue will be heaving, full of sweaty bodies desperate to get closer to the stage and have their voices heard by the New Jersey band.
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The Front Bottoms: Back on Top, for the First Time

Photos by Katherine Alex Beaven It’s a little after 5 PM in New York City and The Front Bottoms’ Brian Sella is sitting upstairs in Irving Plaza. It’s the first of two sold-out shows the band is playing here and, if the line of waiting fans that has stretched around the corner for the last hour is any indicator, things are about to get crazy. Later, during the show, the inside of the venue will be heaving, full of sweaty bodies desperate to get closer to the stage and have their voices heard by the New Jersey band.

Meet Me in the City: Jeffrey Lewis’ Lower East Side

Photos by Katherine Alex Beaven It used to be that New York’s Lower East Side stretched west from the East River to Broadway and all the way north to 14th Street. But little by little, it got chopped up into smaller areas that were then rebranded by realtors: The East Village, Chinatown, Alphabet City, Bowery, Little Italy, and the ever-sickening NoLIta (an estate agent contraction that stands for North of Little Italy).

Taking Back Sunday perform on auto-pilot in New York City

Photos by: Katherine Alex Beaven // This Times Square location has become something of a staple venue for Taking Back Sunday in the past couple of years. They were here for three nights in April 2014, on their tour with The Used, and before that also played one date of their ‘Tell All Your Friends’ tenth anniversary tour right here. Both times, the Long Island emo/rock band have been full of vitality and fire, yet tonight, the band seem kind of lacklustre.

Jeremy and the Harlequins Resurrect ‘You’re My Halo’ For New Album (Exclusive Song)

Photo by: Katherine Alex Beaven // When Jeremy Fury recorded “You’re My Halo” with his old band, they subtitled it “Prom Song.” His new group, Jeremy and the Harlequins, sharpened the tune into something more suited to a delinquents’ ball. The new version premieres today on Speakeasy. It’s a vintage-style rock ’n’ roll song powered by trebly guitar, Fury’s impassioned, reverb-soaked vocals and backing shoo-wops. The song comes from the group’s upcoming debut, “American Dreamer,” which comprises songs Fury and his drummer brother
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