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2016 4Knots Music Festival – The Photos

Organizers of the 4Knots Music Festival brought it back to Manhattan’s South Street Seaport this year (lowering the ticket price to free once again) and booked the legendary indie-rock Guided by Voices to headline the day. Check out them photos!

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Northside Photo Round-up: Brian Wilson, Eagulls, Vundabar, T-Rextasy, Manic Pixi, Big Bitch (and some more…)

The 2016 Northside Festival wrapped up last weekend and Royal Flush captured the scene, black ‘n’ white style.

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The Giraffes, Live Photos from Sunnyvale (Brooklyn, NY)

Like beer? Like whiskey? Like walking away from a show drenched in both? It’s The Giraffes, alumni of the Royal Flush magazine “book release” parties, and it’s a f@@king good time.

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Wolf Parade Marches into Brooklyn: Live Photos from the 2016 Northside Festival

Wolf Parade, you just played here in New York about a month ago. That wasn’t enough, really. Five sold-out nights at the Bowery Ballroom? You know we needed more. At least one more night (for free) to kick off the 2016 Northside Festival, outdoors in Williamsburg’s McCarren Park. There’s no more hiatus, no more waiting for […]

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Cage The Elephant: Live Photos from Sailor Jerry’s Spiced Rum Fleet Week Block Party

Free Cage The Elephant concert, free BBQ, free beer and Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum cocktails, free tattoos from American Traditional legend and Ink Master judge Oliver Peck, Fleet Week, Memorial Day weekend, Norman Reedus riding in on a custom Harley Davidson, Playboy playmates Chelsie Aryn and Britt Linn…

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New Madrid Rips: Photos from The Studio at Webster Hall

Here’s my review: Go see New Madrid live. (Brooklynites have a chance to see the band free tonight at New York’s Baby’s All Right, lucky you.) New Madrid’s underwater-psych rock vibe opened up into an intense and emotional landscape of loudness and shoegazing mastery in front of an audience at The Studio at Webster Hall on Friday night.

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Caveman Plays Otero War: Photos from The Bowery Electric

Caveman. They say that they got to The Bowery Electric at 1, started drinking at 3, and the show started at 8. Well, they got me beat. Damn day job. But the open bar during the show was an immediate comfort. “Drink some whiskey,” said singer Matt Iwanusa to the intimate room full at Bowery Electric. “It’s on us.” And hot damn did they play well in the midst of their binge.

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Michael Monroe Kicks Out the Glam: Photos from the Gramercy Theatre, NYC

Dead, Jail, or Rock’n’Roll. That’s my entire review. Want more? OK. Michael Monroe. He’s that Finnish dude from the superlatively influential band Hanoi Rocks. Lived in New York’s East Village for years. Lived, breathed, ate up bands like The Damned, Dead Boys, The Heartbreakers…

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Super Vixens: Garbage with Torres Live in Chicago, The Photos

Watch out, America! Royal Flush’s New York-based concert photographer hit the road, pulling into Chicago’s Riviera Theatre for Garbage’s 20 Years Queer tour. Yes, Shirley Manson has been making boys (and some girls) come of age for two decades, and she is still every bit of the super vixen since seducing the masses in the video for “Vow” back in 1995.

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Anderson East ‘n’ Kaleo at Mercury Lounge, that Athens ‘n’ Iceland Music Vibe

“Cause it’s Saturday night and I’m high and I’ve been drinking…” Yes, you get me Anderson East, you and your blue-eye soul. Thanks for the “I Would Die 4 U” cover to close the night at the Houston Street mainstay Mercury Lounge. And thanks for having the Icelandic-born (now Texas-living) Kaleo open the early set […]

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2015 4Knots Music Festival – The Photos

Manhattan’s Pier 84 docked both the eminent and emerging in the music scene at this year’s 4Knots Music Festival. Royal Flush was on hand to get some suds and sun, and of course photos. Can’t ever forget that. Can’t ever forget Screaming Females and Marissa Paternoster’s solos, either. Or the Welsh’s taste in furry costumes on an 88 degree night. That hyper-T. Rex inspired Twin Peaks set. Malkmus being Malkmus. $5 beers.

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2015 Northside Music Festival, Day 4 – Run the Jewels and Sleigh Bells

Royal Flush closed out Northside, got the hands up, and bounced. Boombox-metal (a truly epic sub-genre) filled our hearts and moshing tenancies, and a homecoming of sorts for one of hip hop’s emerging superstars headlined the final show in the melting-pot of 50 Kent, amidst the rain and dancing yupsters. VINCE STAPLES @ 50 KENT […]