The U.S. retail leg of the 2018 Dr. Martens Presents tour has come and gone — and this year’s gigs were, in a word, unforgettable. In a curated showcase of fresh talent from both coasts, we treated New York and LA to a total of seven free shows from the likes of Sudan Archives, Public Access TV, Eleanor Friedberger, A Place to Bury Strangers, Margaret Glaspy, Diet Cig and grandson, and those bands delivered.
Check out our highlights below.
Margaret Glaspy played an intimate set to a packed crowd — and, true to form, totally nailed a Mariah Carey cover.
A Place to Bury Strangers were so loud, a few shelves came loose from the wall … and they blew a fuse.
Diet Cig served up 45 minutes of high-energy rock ‘n’ roll, as evidenced by lead singer Alex Luciano’s sweaty face.