To help kick off the launching of Windows 8, Microsoft set up shop within New York City’s Pier 57, creating a mini version of Manhattan which they dubbed “Microtropolis”. The installation featured all the neighborhoods, from Chelsea and Kips Bay to the Upper West Side and the West Village, as well as landmarks like Washington Square Park and the Statue of Liberty. One celebratory event, dedicated to “music inspired by New York,” included DJ sets by The Strokes’ Albert Hammond Jr. and Sinkane and a live performance by Brooklyn-based group Caveman (seen in the picture above). The band, whose music can be described as delightfully cool, charming and melodic indie pop, played a number of tracks off their stellar debut full-length CoCo Beware, which came out earlier this year on Fat Possum Records. On stage, as they were cloaked in purple and blue hues, they ravaged their drums, beating and breathing a thrilling energy into their 30-minute set. They’re certainly the type of act whose recorded music is great, and whose live show is even greater.
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