By Paula Araujo
Upon the release of their upcoming album “Living Proof” New York natives, State Champs have been promoting the new record across the country. On Saturday, June 9, they held a pop up shop in NYC. The special event featured exclusive merch, early copies of the album, and the fellas themselves. Fans were treated to tote bags and posters upon arrival. The event also included a first look at their brand new music video for “Our Time To Go.” The evening was filled with fans filtering in and out as the band hung around inside and outside the store to give hugs, take photos, sign autographs, and chat about the new record. The fans were excited and eager about the new music just as much as the band was. They band shared their sentiments about the release and collectively agreed on “Frozen” being one of their favorite tracks.
Listen to the new record out Friday June 15. Catch them in LA on Friday for another exclusive pop up or this summer on the Vans Warped Tour.
On Saturday May 19, PVRIS played a free show at Mohegan Sun’s Wolf Den in Connecticut. The show was held in the middle of the Casino, making it a 21 and over show. The venue was rather intimate considering they played Terminal 5 in NYC on their last tour. The show was an hour long and filled with 11 songs, making the set list a nice mix of both their albums.
By Paula Araujo
Last month, Nat and Alex Wolff formerly known as the Naked Brothers Band played a show at their old stomping ground, Nuyorican Poets Cafe. The little venue was filled to the brim with warmth as fans in the crowd included their parents, and even former band mate Qaasim came out to support. Joining the brotherly duo on stage was another brother, Jack from the band AJR. The setlist included a few debut songs such as “Glue” and “All Over You”. They even took suggestions from the audience and made up a song called “Apple Waffles”. Fans were treated to favorites such as “Lullaby” “Passing Through” and “Tenderly”. The show was incredibly intimate and felt as though you were just catching them jamming in the comfort of their living room with friends.
Nat and Alex are not only extremely talented musicians, but incredibly down to earth human beings. You would have no idea that they’re currently rising stars on the big screen. They could easily be making much more money off their music if they wanted to by playing larger venues and charging more for tickets plus meet and greets. There’s a reason they keep coming back to this cafe and why they happily stick around after the show and really take the time to chat and meet their fans. Their kindness and hospitality radiates and resonates in way that is hard to find elsewhere in the industry. Their love and craft of music is pure and their appreciation of their fans doesn’t go unnoticed. If that’s not love, then what is.