PHOTOS: Maybeshewill, DRIFTOFF—February 20th, 2016 @ The Bowery Ballroom, Manhattan, NY

February 20th, 2016, New York City’s own Bowery Ballroom was the host of a special and bittersweet event. Although there were only two bands, it was still nothing short of amazing. Opening the show was the new post-metal band DRIFTOFF, who we recently covered their show with Caspian and Defeater last weekend.

As stated before, we are very eager to see where this band goes in the future, as they have only been around for less than a year. Finally, Maybeshewill performed their long awaited, 10+ years in the making, first, and unfortunately final US performance. Anyone with a brain can tell you that post-rock is one of the most emotionally packed genres of music, and Maybeshewill prove that. Not only because their music is, well, emotional, but it was sad to see that this was their first and last US show ever. People came from all over (some as far as Chile!) for this show, and that in itself shows how much of a loyal fanbase they have. Here’s to hoping that videos from the show pop up somewhere in the depths of the internet, because it seriously was a special show. We’re gonna miss Maybeshewill. Enjoy the pictures below!

Maybeshewill

DRIFTOFF

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A recent graduate of Nassau Community College with an associates degree in liberal arts, Mark is currently a freelance photographer in the Long Island/New York City area (but travels frequently, especially if the job is worth it), and is constantly churning out riffs with his grindcore band, Blame God (who’s even playing with NAILS in March 2017). Aside from that, he is constantly searching for new bands to check out and attending/photographing shows.






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