March 6, 2015
Saul Williams and Sons Of An Illustrious Father are playing Brooklyn Bowl on May 7. Tickets go on sale at 10 AM.
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photo: THEESatisfaction @ Bowery Ballroom, 2011 (more by Toby Tenenbaum)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
THEESatisfaction, Columbia Nights, Moruf @ Santos Party House
THEESatisfaction are Sub Pop labelmates and collaborators with Shabazz Palaces, and they pretty much screw with the R&B formula as much as Shabazz does with rap. Tonight's the release show for their new album, EarthEE.
The Growlers, Broncho @ Baby's All Right
Party rockers The Growlers released Chinese Fountain back in September which found the band in a laid-back mood, drawing inspiration from twangy early-'60s rock, with a few danceable numbers in there as well. Tonight's their thrid show of a five-night-stand at Baby's All Right with Broncho. Doors at midnight for this one.
Lexie Mountain Boys, Greg Davis, Greys, Chandos, Ear Pwr, Safety Scissors,Adventure, Jimmy Whispers, Montag (DJ Set), Young Magic (DJ Set) @ Baby's All Right
Before the Growlers show will be this jam-packed bill of bands helping Carpark Records celebrate their 16th anniversary. Doors are at 5:30 PM.
Brother Joscephus (and the Love Revolution), Stumblebum Brass Band, Underground Horns @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Brooklyn Night Bazaar puts local crafts, microbrews, food-truck type eats, mini golf, ping pong, and live music all under one Greenpoint roof. Tonight's live entertainment is headlined by Brooklyn's 12-piece, New Orleans style soul band Brother Joscephus. Free.
Nancy Whang (The Juan Maclean/LCD Soundsystem) (DJ Set), Midnight Magic (DJ Set), Violent Bullshit, Naked Heroes, Ambience @ Cameo Gallery
This is an all-in-the-family night with a mix of live music (Violent Bullshit Naked Heroes), plus DJ sets from Nancy Whang, Midnight Magic and Turing Machine.
Scarcity of Tanks, Talibam!, Richard Papiercuts Sound Machine, Rodenticide @ Alphaville
Having just attempted to levitate VICE's offices into the East River, anarchist rable-rousers Talibam! play this new Bushwick venue.
Mayer Hawthorne (DJ Set), The Range, Astro Nautico (DJ Set) @ American Natural History Museum
The Museum of Natural History's electronic music series One Step Beyond continues tonight with a headlining DJ set from the soulful Mayer Hawthorne, direct support from IDM producer The Range, and local opening DJs Astro Nautico (aka Obey CIty, Bennett Kuhn, and Paul Baisley).
Death Vessel, Matt Sucich, Summer Underground @ Chelsea Market
Paper Garden Records' free Chelsea Market shows continue today, headlined by falsetto-tinged indie folkie Death Vessel.
Lee Foss, Eskuche & Nu Sky, DKDS, Psychemagik, Nikola Baytala @ Output
London/LA duo Psychemagik are expert are some of the most remixers of the moment and are skilled producers too. Catch them spinning tonight in Output's Panther Room.
California X, Darkwing, Ovlov, IYEZ @ Saint Vitus
California X recall the sludgy rock of bands like Dinosaur Jr and Torche, and their new LP brings some new elements in too like Thin Lizzy-esque twin leads. Ovlov are pretty likeminded to Cali X too.
Your 33 Black Angels, Wild Bore, Twist, Moon Tower @ Shea Stadium
Toronto duo Twist are musician Laura Hermiston and Holy Fuck's Brian Borcherdt, formed two years or so ago. Laura writes the songs, which have a '60s/'70s folk-rock vibe, and Borcherdt adds just enough grit in the production. It's certainly in the Mazzy Star system.
Screaming Females, Downtown Boys, Aye Nako @ Silent Barn
Screaming Females are already known for their shredding guitar solos, but the new album Rose Mountain has the band focusing a little more on great choruses. It's up their with the best of their previous work. Tonight's the fourth and final NYC show on their current tour, and both openers tonight are great too. Advance tickets sold out, but some tix available at doors.
Couch Slut, No Way, Bardus,Grizzlor @ The Acheron
Couch Slut's killer debut, My Life As A Woman, is an unrelenting mix of metal, hardcore, noise rock, and it even gets kinda pretty once or twice.
Craig Ferguson @ Town Hall
Now that he's free from hosting a late night talk show, Craig Ferguson has time to get back into standup and continues his three-night run at Town Hall tonight.
Dave Hill, Valley Lodge, Aparna Nancherla, Mrs. Smith, Bandits on the Run @ Union Hall
It's the March edition of Dave Hill's show "Meet Me in the Bathroom and Tell Me All Your Secrets" with his group Valley Lodge as the house band.
Los Lobos, Alejandro Escovedo @ Capitol Theatre
Legendary LA band Los Lobos continue strong 30-plus years into their career -- their most recent album Si Se Puede: Los Lobo And Friends made a number of Best of 2014 lists.
Slingshot Dakota, Bethlehem Steel, Vagabon, Lauren Early @ Aviv
Slingshot Dakota's driving pop sounds kind of like a more energetic Mates of State, and it's even better live. This is their last show before they start recording their new album. Locals Vagabon are worth showing up for too.
Ellis Ashbrook, Gospels, Key Rings @ Bowery Electric
Drawing from a host of post-punk influences (Wire, Siouxsie), newish Brooklyn band KEY RINGS are a dark, driving downpour fitting of Manchester 1980.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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March 5, 2015
Sepultura co-founders Max & Igor Cavalera's current band Cavalera Conspiracy released their newest album, Pandemoniom (with Converge's Nate Newton on bass), last year, and now they've announced a tour in support of it. The tour is with Bay Area thrash vets Death Angel, Corrosion of Conformity Blind (featuring original CoC drummer Reed Mullin and vocalist Karl Agell, who sang on 1991's Blind), and Lody Kong (which features Max's sons Zyon and Igor).
It hits NYC on April 19 at the Marlin Room at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (3/6) at 10 AM. All dates are listed below.
Meanwhile, the other two long-running members of Sepultura still play under that name, and they also play the Marlin Room at Webster Hall, but on May 30. Tickets are on sale.
List of Cavalera Conspiracy/Death Angel/CoC Blind dates, and some videos, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Norway's Jenny Hval signed to Sacred Bones for her next album, which is called Apocalypse, girl and comes out on June 9 via the label. The album was produced by a fellow Norwegian musician, noise veteran Lasse Marhaug, and it features Thor Harris (of Swans), Oystein Moen (of Jaga Jazzist), Okkyung Lee, Havard Volden, Kyrre Laastad, and Rhodri Davies. The new single, "That Battle Is Over," is out now, and it takes the art pop of 2013's Innocence Is Kinky into slightly bigger-sounding territories. Listen below.
As mentioned, Jenny has tour dates supporting St. Vincent and Perfume Genius, including his NYC show on March 19 at Stage 48 (tickets). She's now added her own much smaller NYC show happening at the new Bushwick venue Alphaville on March 29 with SoftSpot. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (3/6) at 10 AM.
Updated dates are listed, with the song stream and LP tracklist, below...
photo: Brian Wilson at Wellmont Theatre in 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Beach Boy Brian Wilson was already scheduled to perform at NJ's State Theatre 2015 Benefit Gala in May, and he's now revealed a full tour to take place in the following months. It kicks off in California, brings him back to the NYC-area for a couple shows, and ends back on the West Coast in Seattle. The band for this run includes former Beach Boys Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin. And in what should be a great double bill, storied singer Rodriguez will open on almost all dates (except Toronto).
The NYC-area shows happen June 30 at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater and July 1 at PNC Bank Arts Center. Tickets for those shows go on sale April 17 at noon.
Brian's new solo album, No Pier Pressure, is due out April 7 via Capitol, and the new biopic on his life will screen this month at SXSW. All dates are listed, with the lyric video for "The Right Time" from the new album, below...
photos by Greg Cristman
Kelela / Ezra Koenig / party people @ MoMA's Armory Party 3/4/2015
Wednesday night (3/4) was the annual Armory Party benefit at MoMA, a glizty gala celebrating Armory Arts Week here in NYC with champagne, fancy h'or deurves, open bar, people dressed to the nines (and beyond), and a live performance by Kelela. The forward-thinking R&B singer had a little problem with feedback at the start of the show which she solved by jumping offstage and into the audience. The sound guys soon got things fixed and had her back on stage. Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig, Alex Taylor of Hot Chip, E*Vax of Ratatat and DJ Business Class spun tunes at various points throughout the evening. Pictures from the night are in this post.
The Armory Show modern art fair happens at Piers 92 & 94 in Manhattan through Sunday (3/8). Sunday is also the opening of the highly anticipated Bjork retrospective at MoMA that has gotten mixed early reviews. The night before the Armory Party benefit, MoMA had an opening party for the Bjork exhibit that featured a DJ set with Vulnicura (and Kelela) collaborator Arca. Anybody go to that?
More pics from the 2015 Armory Party, below...
by Andrew Sacher
The UK's Violent Reaction recall old school straight edge hardcore and Oi!, and they're set to deliver another dose of that on their sophomore LP, Marching On. It's due March 31 via the legendary Revelation Records, which has been responsible for a handful of the band's straight edge influences. (For example, a recent press photo has singer Tom P wearing the shirt of Rev co-founder Ray Cappo's band Youth of Today.) Listen to the just-released "No Pride" (via Lambgoat) and three other rippers from the LP, below.
Violent Reaction were on our side of the pond with The Flex last year, and they'll return for another tour here this spring. The tour is leading up to DC's Damaged City Fest, and it hits NYC along the way at Acheron on April 3 with La Misma, Arms Race, Standoff and NYC Headhunters. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
All dates are listed, with the four song streams, below...
Fresno, CA rapper Fashawn signed to Nas' Mass Appeal Records last year, and last week the label released The Ecology, Fashawn's long-awaited followup to his promising 2009 debut, Boy Meets World. Nas features on the new record, as does Dom Kennedy, Busta Rhymes, BJ the Chicago Kid and more, and it was mostly produced by Exile. Stream the full album below.
Fashawn is on tour now in support of The Ecology with openers SonReal, DJ Exile and Earthgang. The tour hits NYC on March 11 at SOB's. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates, including SXSW, are listed below...
by Andrew Sacher
photo: Mormon Crosses w/ Mish Way in Chicago in 2014 (more by James Richards IV)
Vancouver punks Mormon Crosses toured last year as an opener for their neighbors White Lung -- the above picture is from the Chicago show on that tour when White Lung singer Mish Way joined them on stage -- and today they've put out a new two-song single, Exit Type (Two). The first song, "Braxton Hicks," features spoken word from Mish in a Patti Smith/Velvet Underground fashion, and the second, "Amber," has Mormon Crosses in a more aggressive punk mode. White Lung guitarist Kenneth William mastered the tracks.
Listen to both below, and grab the track with Mish for free at bandcamp.
photo: Brian Bell w/ Weezer at Bowery Ballroom in 2014 (more by Dana (distorton) Yavin)
First Weezer was announced for Burger Records' Burgerarma Four festival, and more recently it's been announced that Burger signed The Relationship, the band fronted by original (and current) Weezer guitarist Brian Bell. They've had a rotating lineup, but Brian's currently joined by drummer Anthony Burulcich (who was in The Bravery and briefly in Morrissey's live band), bassist John LaRue (who's also worked with Albert Hammond Jr), and guitarist Nate Shaw. Their new 7", "Oh Allen," will be out April 8 via Burger, and you can watch a video of them playing that song at last year's Weezer Cruise, below.
The Relationship are also on Burgerama Four, and right after that they'll head out on a lengthy US tour with support from Gringo Star. The tour hits NYC on April 29 at The Studio at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (3/6) at 1 PM. All dates are listed below.
And in other Weezer news, Detour, the upcoming FOX sitcom based on Rivers Cuomo's life, has found its Rivers. Deadline reports that British actor Ben Aldridge will star as Michael Sturges (the character based on Rivers), and that Joey Morgan will be cast in the pilot too. The pilot was written by Psych creator Steve Franks and directed by Jeremy Garelick.
The Relationship tour dates and video, below...