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DR. MARTENS PRESENTS: BABY’S ALL RIGHT JANUARY RECAP

Dr. Martens is hosting select shows at the Brooklyn music venue, Baby’s All Right, from now through March 2018. For a list of upcoming shows, click here.

Our Baby’s All Right residency in Williamsburg, Brooklyn started off strong in January. We hosted four noteworthy shows for a line-up that included a mix of musicians from a variety of genres and backgrounds. Read on for a full recap and discover your next favorite band.

January 15 – Kauf

Kauf and bandmates wear the 1460 Boanil Brush, 2976 Smooth, and 1460 Mono.

We kicked off 2018 with a set by LA-based indie electronic artist Kauf. It was a chilly Monday night, but Kauf brought the warmth with an energetic set, including Limestone, Kauf’s current favorite song to perform live. There to support his recent release Regrowth – an album that’s equal parts upbeat, danceable, and lyrically deep – Kauf was happy to be playing live, admitting “it’s been a lot of fun to play the guitar on stage again after a long hiatus.”

January 22 – Free show with Grim Streaker, Yucky Duster, and Rips

Our January free show served up three local bands: Grim Streaker, Yucky Duster, and Rips. We invited all of NYC to come and they did: the venue was packed, and each band delivered an energetic set.

Brooklyn noise/punk band Grim Streaker.

Yucky Duster are Baby’s All Right regulars, so they felt right at home on stage. The Brooklyn band has been called everything from pop to punk to surf rock. Vice called their songs “some of the best coming out of Brooklyn right now”, and they lived up to the hype with a set that did not disappoint.

Maggie of Yucky Duster wears the Magdalena Wyoming.

NYC quartet Rips opened up the show with their recently released LP (produced by Austin Brown of Parquet Courts). The self-titled debut is a unique blend of neo-psychedelic rock, Brooklyn post-punk and buzzing guitar riffs. Basically, it rips.

Rips wears the 101 Archive.

January 27 – Cape Francis

Cape Francis headlined our third show of the month, playing to a sold-out crowd. A solo project by Kevin Olken Henthorn, formerly of Stone Cold Fox, Cape Francis released his LP Falling Into Pieces in late 2017.

Self-described as “finger-picked electric guitar,” the sound of Cape Francis is inspired by folk and modern music. The sound may seem familiar as he’s frequently featured on Spotify playlists like Ultimate Indie and Underground Hits.

Cape Francis wears the 1460 Crazy Horse and 1460 Greasy.

January 31 – Elbows

January’s final Dr. Martens show doubled as an EP release party for Elbows, the moniker for songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Max Schieble.

Elbows plays around with jazz, electronic, hip-hop, and psychedelic pop, warping them into a fresh, genre-bending sound — so it’s no surprise that his new EP, Sycamore, brought a full house to Baby’s All Right. It was a good scene, as evidenced by Max declaring the night “a dream come true.” Indeed, it was a dreamy end to our round of January shows at Baby’s All right. Now, on to February…

Elbows wears the Adrian Tassel Loafer.
Learn more about our partnership with Baby’s All Right and view the February lineup here.

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