by Tiana Feng
[NXNE] Dream Affair @ BLK BOX 6/13/2013
Thursday night at the BLK Box was the Pretty Pretty series. Opening the night was Brooklyn trio Dream Affair who are part of Hand Drawn Dracula’s Artifical Artists. The youngsters hit it off with their interesting wave of post-punk sound from their recent release From Now On.
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[NXNE] Black Marble @ BLK BOX 6/13/2013
New York’s Black Marble followed with some synthwave punk.
[NXNE] Black Marble @ BLK BOX 6/13/2013


[NXNE] Ell V Gore @ BLK BOX 6/13/2013
I caught the tail end of industrial punksters Ell V Gore‘s set after coming back from upstairs.
[NXNE] Ell V Gore @ BLK BOX 6/13/2013


[NXNE] No Joy @ BLK BOX 6/13/2013
After hearing Wait to Pleasure, I couldn’t wait to see shoegazers No Joy live. I found their live set a bit muddy. The group has a bit of work to do to translate the record into an engaging live set.
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[NXNE] Tonstartssbandht @ BLK BOX 6/13/2013
Before going elsewhere, I saw some of the hard to spell duo, Tonstartssbandht, from Orlando, Florida. Their experimental style reminds me of Dirty Beaches which makes sense considering they have a split together.
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