Apache Beat, 8PM, Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2
by Kelsey Paine
New wave/indie rockers Apache Beat offered up atmospheric indie-rock mixed with a large dose of style during their set at Rockwood Music Hall last night. The five-piece band oozes that certain 'cool factor' that all bands aspire to, but only few actually possess. This is due mostly to Australian front woman Ilirjana Alushaj, a dark-haired beauty who was declared one of the most stylish New Yorkers by Time Out New York and even edits The Pop Manifesto, an online culture magazine. Writhing around the stage, twisting the mic cord around her lithe black-clad body, Alushaj belted out the band's new single “Another Day” a soaring new-age dance pop gem, and the ominous drum-heavy “Let It Go” with an ethereal and erotic presence that lit up the space's small stage. Look for Apache Beat's just-released debut album, Last Chants, for even more of the band's eclectic mix of punk, pop and psychedelic new wave.
Sun Airway, 9PM Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2
Even though Conan was jumped, beaten up, and left for dead by NBC, he's still managing to make headlines. O'Brien announced on his twitter that he'll be, "heading to your town on a half-assed comedy & music tour. I repeat: It's half-assed." The ‘Legally Prohibited From Being Funny On Television Tour' was announced shortly after the twitter craze that Conan sparked by following a random person (Sarah Killen), who went from 3 followers (pre-Conan) to 27,900 followers and was given a bunch of free stuff.
One of the last stops on tour will be at this year's Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, Tennessee. Conan has never turned down the opportunity to rock out on his previous talk shows, so it seems like a perfect fit.
The tour will start April 12th in Eugene, Oregon, for tickets and details visit Team Coco.