Rostam Brings 'Half-Light' To Brooklyn with Special Guests
    • FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2017

    • Posted by: Alexander Spruch

    Rostam played the Music Hall of Williamsburg on September 27th and the hometown love was well-represented by the sold out crowd that night. Accompanied by a string quartet as well as a drums and keyboard combo, Rostam was able to bring to life the majority of his recently released Half-Light EP. Many of the songs were presented with visuals projected in the background, with one notable highlight being a night portrait from underneath the Williamsburg Bridge. The performance itself was exceptional, with songs Rostam himself referring to as "organic", I.E. more string heavy, making the transition to the live space more eloquently than their electronic counterparts.

    Making the most of the encore ritual we come to expect from performers Rostam's first 3 songs upon returning to the stage were all accompanied by special guests. Specifically, Hamilton Leithauser, Charli XCX, and Angel Deradoorian. Each of them partnered up with Rostam to deliver a song that they had worked on together, showcasing the musician's outstanding production capabilities in a variety in genres. After the guests wrapped up, Rostam finished the show out with a couple of more songs from Half-Light and thanked the Brooklyn crowd for making it out. Throughout the night the crowd had admonished praise upon the singer, constantly shouting out professions of love and cheering. Rostam's previous and recently departed act may have been misappropriated as a Brooklyn band, but from the warm vibes in the Music Hall of Williamsburg that night it sure was hard to tell.

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