Live Concert Photography: Coke Weed with Earring, Steep Leans and Prince Rupert’s Drops
Baby’s All Right
November 8, 2015
As I’ve mentioned a couple of times on this site over the past couple of weeks, part of the early part of this year will focus on catching up on several things that I just wasn’t able to get to in 2015. After all, this site is a (mostly) one-man operation run out of my bedroom/home office, and there simply isn’t enough hours in a day for me to do everything that I want (and need) to do. But I can’t complain; that’s the life of a someone who runs a blog that people seem to care very deeply about — and it says something about the work I’ve committed the past 6 years on.
Last November, I was at Williamsburg’s hottest, new venue Baby’s All Right for a night of psych rock and indie rock featuring Coke Weed, EARRING, Steep Leans and Prince Rupert’s Drops. Over the course of the past year, the Bar Harbor, ME-based psych rock quintet, currently comprised of of founding members Milan McAlevey (songwriting, guitar) and Nina Donghia (vocals), with Caleb Davis (guitar), Chris Dirocco (bass), and Peter Cuffari (drums) have become JOVM mainstay artists with the release of the band’s fourth full-length effort, Mary Weaver. And from album singles “All The Shades,” “Dead Man Walking,” and “I Could Be So Real,” the material reveals both a subtle yet decided change in sonic direction as the material still hews to psych rock but with elements of 70s Bowie, Eno, and Martin Hannett‘s renowned production work with Joy Division, New Order, and others.
Now, if you’ve been frequenting this site for some time, going back to when this site was primarily hosted on Tumblr, you might remember that I’ve written about Brooklyn-based psych rock/prog rock quintet Prince Rupert’s Drops. Named after a glass making technique, also known as Dutch tears in which dripping molten glass is dripped into cold water, the band comprised of Leslie Stein, Bruno Meyrick-Jones, Chad Laird, Steve McGuirl and Kirsten Nordine are not only labelmates with Coke Weed on Beyond Beyond Is Beyond Records, they’ve developed a reputation locally for a dense, complex sound and one of the better live shows in the NYC scene.
Check out some photos from the night below.
(Photo Caption: EARRING performing at Baby’s All Right back in November.)
(Photo Caption: Coke Weed performing at Baby’s All Right last November.)
For these photos and more, check out the Flickr set here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsksHoxmu