Eight months after we kicked off our exciting monthly show series at the hospitable, warm and inviting Bardot in Hollywood, we’re thrilled to have officially made TuneCore Live a bi-coastal affair! Last Wednesday at the Living Room in Brooklyn – the wonderful setting of our headquarters – the TuneCore team welcomed 18th & Addison, BRAEVES, PigPen Theatre Co. and DJ Matt FX as they helped us present an amazing night of music, networking, and of course, a healthy dose of partying.
Thanks to our friends at Swisher Sweets, CeleBuzz and Mirrored Media, guests were treated to a fantastic evening in the beautiful, multi-level venue whose roof deck offered a picturesque view of New York City – the perfect backdrop for mingling before and in between sets. We’re thankful, too, for all of those who were able to join us, especially the NYC-based TuneCore Artists who came out to kick it with their favorite digital distribution team.
Hailing from just a couple of rivers over, 18th & Addison hit the stage first, and boy did they bring the energy! The four-piece’s vocal harmonies, fast drums and catchy guitar riffs brought each and every member of the crowd back to the glorious mid-90’s/early-00’s era of fun, emotional pop-punk.
Up next, Long Island’s own BRAEVES switched the vibe up a bit with their dreamy, reverb-fueled indie rock jams. Bringing a crowd of supportive fans, these guys proved not only with their tight musical and rhythmic timing, but also their banter between songs, that they’ve been playing together awhile and surely have a bright future ahead of them.
The final set of the night came as the 7-piece PigPen Theatre Co. approached the stage. These guys had it all: guitars, percussion, keys, a banjo, and an accordion – all rotating song-by-song like a well-oiled Americana/indie-folk machine! Their harmonies were on point as the crowd was collectively blown back by the band’s versatility. But perhaps the most enjoyable part of their set came later on, when all members of the Theatre Co. ditched the stage for the center of the room, creating a jam circle completely surrounded by the audience. They truly brought the energy of a woodsy, whiskey-induced campfire gathering to a crowded, urban Williamsburg concert venue.
If you’re a TuneCore Artist (or just an indie music fan) in the New York City-area who couldn’t join us, fear not! We’ll be back in action for round two of many to come this September. All you have to do is head over to the TuneCore Live Facebook page to stay up to speed with upcoming events and RSVP opportunities. To get a real sense of what went down, make sure to check out our photo gallery below!