Live Concert Photography: Glamgare and CIB Presents: Late Guest at the Party with Beverly Girl and Bunny X at Lola 8/7/19

Live Concert Photography: Glamgare and CIB Presents: Late Guest at the Party with Beverly Girl and Bunny X at Lola 8/7/19
Over the past couple of years, I’ve written a small handful of posts on’s monthly indie music showcases. And as you may recall, although the site was officially founded by married duo — and dear friends of this site — Oliver Bouchard and Elke Nominkat, the site can trace its origins back to when Bouchard and Nominate met in Munich, Germany in the 90s, and bonded over a mutual love and appreciation of Lisa Stansfield‘s fantastic breakout hit “All Around The World.” While in Munich, the duo put on showcases and minded their local scene fro the next cool thing; however, by the early 2000s, Bouchard and Nominikat relocated to New York, where they quickly discovered a vital and crowded music scene, that they began blogging about in 2001 — with Glamgare being a way to champion the artists they loved.
Their latest showcase at the newly renamed Lower East Side lounge/music venue Lola featured two synth pop acts that have made their rounds locally, the night’s headliner, Late Guest at the Party and the night’s opener, Bunny X. The bill also included Scandinavian synth pop/synth soul stars and JOVM mainstays Beverly Girl making their NYC area debut. Check out photos from the show below.
Headlining the night was the rising, Brooklyn-based indie electro pop quartet Late Guest at the Party. According to the band’s Facebook fan page, they specialize in “sad boy dance music” that owes a major sonic debt to classic house and 80s synth pop.

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With a series of critically applauded and commercially successful singles, the Helsinki, Finland-based synth pop/synth soul trio Beverly Girl has developed a reputation for being at the forefront of Scandinavia’s nu-disco and synth soul scenes while firmly establishing a sound that will remind many listeners of I Feel For You-era Chaka Khan, Cherrelle, The Gap Band, Cameo, Atlantic Starr and contemporaries like Escort, as the Finnish trio displays a subtly contemporary feel to the proceedings.

The trio is currently working on their highly-anticipated full-length debut, which is slated for release during the fall.

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IMG_0425 Bunny X is a New York-based synth pop duo comprised of Abigail Gordon and Mary Hanley. Collaborating with songwriters and producers like Disco Success‘  and Male Room’s Conrad Kaneshiro and GGGAMESSS‘ Miles Maxwell, the duo is largely inspired by Italo Disco, Pet Shop Boys, Timecop1983, Ken Laszlo and others — although some listeners will hear also hear early Madonna in their sound.   IMG_0010

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For these photos and more, check out the Flickr set here: