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by Bill Pearis

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While PUJOL released the underrated KLUDGE earlier this year, he has lately been futzing with his 2012 album, United States of Being. Adding parts and redoing arrangements with the help of new friends to match the sounds he always had in his head, the new version of the record is titled Reunited States of Being, coming out on tape for Cassette Store Day (9/27) as well as digital. We've got the premiere of the anthemic, "Dark Knight in Shining Armor" from which you can stream below -- alongside the original if you want to a/b the two tracks.

As mentioned, PUJOL will be out on the road this fall, most of the time with Screaming Females, including NYC's Knitting Factory on October 4 (tickets). There are also a few shows with J. Roddy Walston & the Business. All dates are listed, along with the song streams, below....

Continue reading "PUJOL releasing 'Reunited States of Being' for Cassette Store Day, touring w/ Screaming Females (dates, new track stream)"

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Tickets to see She Keeps Bees at Beat Kitchen are on sale now.

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Screaming Females @ MHoW in May (more by Caroline Harrison)
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Screaming Females have a handful of fall US tour dates on their schedule, including a couple that feature support from Pujol and Tenement. One of those three-band bills takes places at the Logan Square Auditorium on October 7, and tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Friday (8/15) at noon CST.

All known Screamales dates lie after the jump...

Continue reading "Screaming Females touring, playing Logan Square Auditorium w/ Pujol & Tenement"

Screaming Females at MHOW in May (more by Caroline Harrison)
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NJ power trio Screaming Females are a touring machine, and though they don't have a tour lined up at the moment, they'll be playing a local-ish show at Brooklyn's Knitting Factory on October 4. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (8/8) at 10 AM.

UPDATE: It's a full tour, and most dates (including Knitting Factory) are with Pujol. All dates are listed below.

In somewhat related news, Allison Crutchfield, whose band Swearin' have played with Screaming Females on more than one occasion and were part of a split release with them, just put out a 7-song solo EP, Lean In To It. She's backed by a drum machine and Radiator Hospital singer Sam Cook-Parrott who played bass, contributed vocals, and co-wrote "Lupe." Swearin's Kyle Gilbride mixed and mastered. You can download it for $5 at bandcamp and stream it in full below.

Radiator Hospital announced an extensive tour not long ago, but unfortunately no dates in NYC at the moment.

Continue reading "Screaming Females playing Knitting Factory; Swearin's Allison Crutchfield released a solo EP (stream it)"

words and photos by Caroline Harrison

Dinosaur Jr / Screaming Females @ MHOW - 5/28/14
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Converse Rubber Tracks nailed the line-up for last night's (5/28) free (and sold out) show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Philly's Creepoid, who feature an ex-member of noise rock trio Fight Amp, has gained well-deserved attention for their second full-length. The crowd didn't appear to be familiar with the band, but they were definitely into the grooved out 90s rock set. Creepoid gained a few fans last night, which is all the more impressive considering the performances that followed.

If you've never seen Screaming Females play live, you should fix that (in fact, they just released a live album, which I guess is the next best thing). The trio transforms from unassuming everymen to banshee-wailing, grinning, grooving rock gods the second they play their first note. And the energy is infectious--bassist "King" Mike barely stops grinning or jumping, and guitarist/vocalist Marissa Paternoster throws her whole body into howling and shredding. Given Paternoster's audible J. Mascis influence, Screaming Females are a natural choice to open for Dinosaur Jr--and this was not the first time the band had taken on that supporting role. (Not even the first time at that venue.)

Then finally at 10 PM Dinosaur Jr took the stage. Lou Barlow sheepishly admitted that it was their first show in six months--not that anyone could tell. Barlow and Mascis are a study in contrasts on stage--Mascis shreds in place, occasionally tossing around his silvery hair, while Barlow sinks into every groove he plays. Dinosaur Jr is that rare band whose new songs are as well-received by their fans as their old ones, so the crowd couldn't have been happier with their set. Pictures of the show are in this post.

Dinosaur Jr will be back in NYC to headline the free 4Knots Fest on July 12 at South Street Seaport with Speedy Ortiz, Viet Cong, Nude Beach and more.

Creepoid's next show here is the Exploding In Sound Northside Showcase at Baby's All Right (6/15) with Guerilla Toss, Krill, Ovlov, Celestial Shore and many more (tickets).

More pictures, including all three bands' setlists, below...

Continue reading "Dinosaur Jr, Screaming Females & Creepoid rocked Music Hall of Williamsburg (pics & setlists)"

Dinosaur Jr. @ T5, 2012 (more by Gretchen Robinette)
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The Julie Ruin had to drop off as headliners of the 2014 Village Voice 4Knots Music Festival , as singer Kathleen Hanna has had a lyme disease relapse. (Feel better, Kathleen!) The fest has announced their new headliner: Dinosaur Jr.  They'll join Those Darlins, Speedy Ortiz, Radkey, Viet Cong, Nude Beach, Juan Wauters and more TBA at South St. Seaport on July 12. That show is free and all ages.

Dinosaur Jr. will play NYC before that, headlining the free Converse Rubber Tracks show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on May 28 with Screaming Females and Creepoid. While free, all tickets have been claimed for that one. They were also part of last night's Fun Fun Fun Fest announcement (with Blood Brothers, Judas Priest, Mineral, Failure and many more).

In other news, Dino Jr. frontman J. Mascis is guesting with the band on Late Night with Seth Meyers all this week. The show airs weeknights at 12:30 AM on NBC.

Touche Amore at Santos in 2011 (more by Rebecca Reed)
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Gainesville punk mecca The Fest recently announced its 2014 lineup and now many additional artists were announced, including Hot Water Music, Screaming Females, Touche Amore, Pianos Become the Teeth, Modern Baseball, Tiltwheel, The Sidekicks, Rescuer, Spraynard (reunion), Worriers, Three Man Cannon, Two Knights, Ben Nichols, Restorations, Placeholder, Enabler, The Weaks and more. Full list of additions below, and stay tuned for yet another announcement on April 21.

The new additions join previously announced bands Descendents, Lifetime, The Menzingers, The Marked Men, Modern Life Is War, Into It Over It, You Blew It!, Circle Takes the Square, Self Defense Family, Lemuria, The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die, and more. Tickets go on sale on Sunday (4/20) at 4:20 PM.

Lineup additions below...

Continue reading "The Fest announces more bands (Hot Water Music, Screaming Females, Touche Amore, Pianos BTT, Modern Baseball & more)"

photos by Jeff Ryan

The Julie Ruin // Screaming Females at Lincoln Hall on 04.09.2014
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Kathleen Hanna's The Julie Ruin brought their spring tour with Screaming Females through Chicago for a sold-out show at Lincoln Hall on Wednesday night (4/9). Hanna and co. ripped through tunes from 2013's Run Fast, but also reached back to her 1998 solo LP Julie Ruin for a few songs -- "V.G.I.," "Radical or Pro-Parental," and "Breakout A-Town." Material from both Julie Ruin albums was complimented by covers of Le Tigre's "Friendship Station" and "Eau d'Bedroom Dancing" and Bikini Kill's "This Is Not A Test." Pictures from Lincoln Hall are in this post.

More of them, and The Julie Ruin's full setlist, lie after the jump...

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Do Division 2013 (more by Kirstie Shanley)
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As discussed, Do Division 2014 is slated to take place from May 30 - June 1 on Division Street (between Damen Ave. & Leavitt St.). The street fest's initial lineup includes High on Fire (who also play the Empty Bottle on May 31), Bass Drum of Death, J Mascis (who also plays Subterranean on June 1), Screaming Females (who play Lincoln Hall on April 9), Oozing Wound, JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound, and more. Admission is donation based ($5 per day is suggested). Check out the full initial lineup below...

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Though the 2013 Sled Island Festival got flooded out, it returns to Calgary, AB this year from June 18 - 22. The full line-up will be announced on April 29, but artists appearing include St. Vincent, Spiritualized, Neko Case, Rocket from the Crypt (who play NYC tonight), Rhye, Touche Amore, Bob Mould, Mission of Burma, The Julie Ruin, Killer Mike, White Lung, and more. Festival passes are on sale now, with tickets to individual shows going on sale April 11.

Full initial line-up of Sled Island 2014 artists, and a teaser video, below...

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Screaming Females at Bowery Ballroom in 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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NJ shred punks Screaming Females rarely have a lack of shows. Their previously announced tour dates have them in NYC this Saturday (3/22) at ABC No Rio for a matinee with sludge metallers Thou (who also play Vitus the next day), and it won't be long til they're back. The Screamales will celebrate their first live album, Live at the Hideout (recorded in Chicago with Steve Albini), which comes out 4/8 via Don Giovanni, with a NYC release show on May 16 at Brooklyn Night Bazaar with their DG labelmates Marvin Berry and the New Sound. Like all BKNB shows, admission is free.

Updated dates are listed, with a stream of "Lights Out" from the live album, below...

Continue reading "Screaming Females on tour, playing ABC No Rio w/ Thou this weekend, live LP release show at BK Bazaar in May (dates)"

by Bill Pearis

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Toys That Kill's Todd Congelliere is releasing a solo album, Wrong Side, which will be out via Lauren Records/Recess sometime in the near future. Unlike TTK's salty-sweet punk, this definitely sounds like a solo joint, ranging from VU-style workouts to piano-fueled rave-ups and a little "When the Levee Breaks" sampling in there too. Preorder the album here and you stream the whole thing (via Noisey) below.

Todd has a couple NYC shows coming up. He's on the bill for the Screaming Females / Tuff Tits show at Silent Barn on March 7 (which is Shellshag's birthday party), and then again with Tuff Tits at Death by Audio on March 9. The DbA show has Todd playing with Shellshag, and they'll help each other out on each's respective songs, and Magnets, Dirty Circle, and Lilith Velkor are also on the bill.

Screaming Females, who also have other dates, just released a stream of "Lights Out" from their upcoming Steve Albini-recorded live album, which you can listen to below.

Todd also has some European dates this spring and all are listed, along with the album stream, below...

Continue reading "Todd Congelliere (Toys That Kill) releasing solo LP, playing shows w/ Screaming Females, Shellshag (dates & LP stream)"

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Last month, Screaming Females tagged Chicago for a special two-night stand at the Hideout. Both nights were tracked live by Steve Albini for their Live At The Hideout LP, which is due out on April 8 via Don Giovanni. The first taste of that album is a driving, seven-minute version of "Lights Out" from 2009's Power Move, and you can take a listen to it at the bottom of this post. You'll also find the tracklisting for Live At The Hideout below.

As discussed, Screamles are slated to embark on a spring North American tour with The Julie Ruin. When we first told you about that tour, Marissa Paternoster and co. weren't announced for the Chicago show, but they'll now be appearing with TJR at Lincoln Hall on April 9. Advance tickets are still available.

All Screamles dates, a stream of "Lights Out" (live), and album info. for Live At The Hideout lie after the jump...

Continue reading "Screaming Females share "Lights Out" off 'Live At The Hideout,' opening for The Julie Ruin at Lincoln Hall (dates, song stream)"

Screaming Females at Bowery Ballroom in 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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Shredding NJ trio Screaming Females, who were recently in NYC for the Don Giovanni showcases, don't have any plans to return here on their upcoming tour with The Julie Ruin (it does hit NJ's Asbury Lanes on 4/12 though), but they've since announced two intimate NYC appearances to go down this March before then. First they'll play the birthday surprise party for their friends/labelmates Shellshag at Silent Barn on March 7 with Tuff Tits and "Special Guests." Flyer below.

After that, and this is a weird but awesome pairing, they'll play a matinee at ABC No Rio on March 22 with sludge metal crew Thou. That's one day before Thou's Saint Vitus show (3/23) (tix), and Thou also returns to ABC No Rio in July on their summer tour.

Screaming Females singer Marissa Paternoster plays NYC again the day after the Silent Barn show when her other band Bad Canoes opens for Paint It Black at Brooklyn Night Bazaar (3/8). That show is also opened by the great Hop Along and Night Birds. Totally free.

All Screaming Females dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Screaming Females playing 2 intimate NYC shows (1 w/ Thou!) before tour with The Julie Ruin (updated dates)"

"At the Don Giovanni records showcase rn. These are some damn good bands, and DG is exhibit A of what a punk label should be." - @Lowry_Phil

"The Screaming Females killed it tonight. The whole Don Giovanni showcase ruled." - Andrew Alvarez

"Don Giovanni Recs showcase night two highlight: watching Upset with Peter Stampfel while he contributed harmonies from the crowd" - Jenn Pelly

Cali X rockin' the Don Giovanni showcase (via @pinker)
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New Jersey's Night Birds followed Vacation with their first performance together in three months. New dad Brian Gorsenger didn't look like he'd lost any of his usual energy and aggression during the hiatus. By this point, the mosh pit was going full-throttle. Beer and beer cans continued to fly overhead, and Gorsenger had fans screaming the choruses to "Born to Die in Suburbia" and "Maimed for the Masses" into the mic right along with him.

Wisconsin's Tenement closed out the evening. In contrast to the abbreviated set the band played at Asbury Lanes back in September, last night they pulled out all the stops. The set ranged from classic-rock inflected punk to extended instrumental drones. Guitarist Amos Pitsch brought along a case filled with paraphernalia that included duct tape, a tambourine, and bells. He rolled the tambourine over to a fan in the front row. He duct-taped the strings of his guitar to the fingerboard, jingled bells in both hands, and even played guitar using a full can of beer as a slide. As the band unplugged their instruments at the end of the set, cries went up for one more song; and, after a few moments, the band obliged setting the pit roiling one, final time. [Speak Into My Goodeye]

NJ punk/indie rock label Don Giovanni Records put on their annual Brooklyn showcases last week, kicking off at Death by Audio this past Thursday (2/6), and continuing with a two-night stand at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Friday (2/7) and Saturday (2/8) with five bands each night. The above review is of the DbA show which included sets by Tenement, NIght Birds, Vacation and more, and the MHOW shows had sets by Screaming Females, Laura Stevenson, California X, Nude Beach, Priests and still many more. If you went, how was it? A short video of Cali X's set is below.

California X have other upcoming shows, including another NYC show happening on March 14 at Shea Stadium with solid local support coming from Sleepies and LVL UP. That's a good option if you're staying in NYC during SXSW this year. Tickets go on sale today (2/10) at noon. All upcoming Cali X dates are listed below.

As discussed, Vacation's tour includes another NYC show TONIGHT (2/10) at Cake Shop with Nancy and Flykills.

Night Birds open for The Queers when they play Love Songs for the Retarded in full at Mercury Lounge on Saturday (2/15). The Scandals are on that show too, and tickets are still available. Before that, they'll play an instrumental set as Killer Waves at Grand Victory on Thursday (2/13) with garage rockers Shocked MInds and Foster Care.

Priests have multiple upcoming shows too.

All Cali X dates are listed, along with that clip, below...

Continue reading "Don Giovanni showcases happened w/ Screaming Females, Priests, Vacation & more; Cali X add another NYC show"

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Chicago folk-punk musician Al Scorch has produced and directed a commercial for Screaming Females' two-night stand at the Hideout on January 30 & 31 (tickets, tickets), which he'll serve as the host of. And reminder: Steve Albini will be recording both shows for a live LP, titled simply Live At The Hideout, that will hit stores on April 8 via Don Giovanni. Watch Al run around Chicago and tell folks about the shows via megaphone below...

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Cincinnati poppy punks Vacation were already announced as one of the bands playing the Don Giovanni Brooklyn showcases, and since we last spoke they've announced a full tour surrounding that show. The tour includes another NYC show happening a few days after the Don Giovanni show on February 10 at Cake Shop with Flykills. All upcoming dates are listed below.

Vacation play the first night of the Don Giovanni showcases, which happens at Death by Audio on 2/6 with Tenement, Night Birds, Nuclear Santa Claust and The Groucho Marxists (tickets). The other two nights happen at MHOW on 2/7 & 2/8 with Screaming Females, Laura Stevenson, Nude Beach, California X, Priests and more (tickets).

Speaking of Screaming Females, they're also about to record a live album in Chicago that Steve Albini is recording, and after that they're heading out on a tour with The Julie Ruin. That tour doesn't hit NYC but it will be nearby when it hits Asbury Lanes on April 12 in Asbury Park, NJ. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

All Vacation and all Screaming Females dates are listed, along with a stream, below...

Continue reading "Vacation touring around Don Giovanni showcase; Screaming Females recording a live LP & touring w/ The Julie Ruin"

Paint It Black in Philly in 2013 (more by Alyssa Tanchajja)
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It's been years since Philly hardcore greats Paint It Black (fronted by Dan Yemin, also of Lifetime and Kid Dynamite) have played NYC (Songkick says not since 2011) but fortunately that will finally change this year. They'll come back for a Noisey-presented show on March 8 at Brooklyn Night Bazaar. Like all Night Bazaar shows, it's totally FREE, and making it even better there's a great support lineup of fellow Philly faves Hop Along, NJ/Brooklyn surf/skate punks Night Birds, and Bad Canoes, who are fronted by Marissa Paternoster of Screaming Females/Noun. Like we said, it's free, and like all nights at Night Bazaar there's shopping, food, and more.

Hop Along play NYC sooner as an opener on the first of two final Bomb the Music Industry! shows, which is now sold out.

Night Birds also play sooner at the Don Giovanni showcase on February 6 at Death by Audio with Tenement, Vacation, Nuclear Santa Calust and The Groucho Marxists (tickets); and Marissa Paternoster plays the DG showcase with Screaming Females at MHOW on 2/8 with California X, Brick Mower, Priests and Black Wine (tickets).

Flyer for the Night Bazaar show and streams from all four bands below...

Continue reading "Paint It Black returning to NYC for a free show w/ Hop Along, Night Birds & Bad Canoes (ft. Marissa of Screaming Females)"

Screaming Females at Electrical Audio tracking Ugly (more by Kirstie Shanley)
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As discussed, Screaming Females will be heading to Chicago at the end of the month for a two-night stand at the Hideout on January 30 & 31 (tickets, tickets). We now know that Steve Albini, who tracked 2012's Ugly at Electrical Audio, will be recording both shows for a Screamales live LP. Live At The Hideout is slated to be released on April 8 via Don Giovanni Records. Get your tickets while you can...

They'll also be touring throughout North America with Kathleen Hanna's The Julie Ruin this spring.

All Screamales dates and a show flyer lie after the jump...

Continue reading "Steve Albini recording Screaming Females at Hideout for live LP"

The Julie Ruin @ Brooklyn's MHoW in October (more by Wei Shi)
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Kathleen Hanna's The Julie Ruin welcomed their debut LP, Run Fast, back in September via Dischord Records. They're currently touring throughout Australia in support of it, and will also be embarking on a spring North American run in April. That run includes a performance at Lincoln Hall on April 9. Tickets go on sale this Friday (1/17) at noon CST. Most dates feature support from Screaming Females, though they're not currently announced for the Chicago show.

Before teaming up with Hanna and co., Screamles have a winter tour of their own. That tour will bring them to Chicago for a two-night stand at the Hideout on January 30 & 31. White Mystery will open the first night, while Fake Limbs will take the second. Advance tickets for both shows are still available.

All known Julie Ruin // Screamles dates and a couple of videos lie after the jump...

Continue reading "The Julie Ruin playing Lincoln Hall on spring tour; Screaming Females playing two nights at the Hideout"

Nude Beach at Webster Hall in 2013 (more by PSquared)
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As discussed, NJ punk label Don Giovanni Records is doing its annual Brooklyn showcases in February, and since we last spoke there's been a couple changes. Due to the questionable future of 285 Kent, the February 6 show that would've happened there has been moved to Death by Audio. Its lineup of Tenement, Night Birds, Vacation, Nuclear Santa Claust and The Groucho Marxists is still the same and anyone who bought tickets to the 285 Kent show will be admitted to the DbA one. If you didn't get tickets yet, they're still available.

The following two nights happen as planned at Music Hall of Williamsburg on February 7 and 8. 2/7 has Laura Stevenson, Shellshag, Upset, Worriers and since we last spoke, Nude Beach were revealed as the guest on the bill. And 2/8 has Screaming Females, California X, Brick Mower, Priests and Black Wine. Tickets for both MHOW nights (including a 2-day pass) are still available.

Screaming Females at Bowery Ballroom in September (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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We've been asking around for artists to tell us their favorite albums of 2013, and the people at NJ punk/indie rock label Don Giovanni Records sent over some lists from a few of their artists. At the bottom of this post, you can browse the lists from label co-founder Joe Steinhardt (also an artist on the label as Modern Hut), DC post-punks Priests, eclectic Brooklyn duo Shellshag, Amherst sludge rockers California X, Wisconsin punk rippers Tenement, Hilly Eye, Lauren Measure's new pop punk band Worriers, and Marissa Paternoster, the shredder/vocalist of Screaming Females (and also the brains behind Noun). One major trend on the lists is that the self-titled debut from Radioactivity (the new band of The Marked Men's Jeff Burke and Mark Ryan) appears more than any other album. If you haven't heard that one yet, you can stream it below.

As discussed, most of the bands mentioned will be playing the Don Giovanni showcases happening in Brooklyn on February 6 at 285 Kent and February 7 and 8 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for 285 Kent and MHOW (including a 2-day pass option) are still available.

Lists and streams below...

Continue reading "Don Giovanni bands list favorite LPs of 2013 (California X, Screaming Females, Priests, Tenement, Worriers & more)"

Tenement at Bowery Ballroom in September (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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Like they do every year, NJ punk label Don GIovanni Records will put on a showcase in Brooklyn in early 2014, happening on February 6 at 285 Kent and February 7 and 8 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets are not on sale yet, but will be available via Ticketfly for 285 Kent and Ticketmaster for MHOW (2-day pass option included) on Friday (11/22). Flyer below. Facebook event page here.

Night 1 is the most traditionally, in-your-face punk show of all of them, with sets from Tenement, Night Birds, Vacation, Nuclear Santa Claust, and The Groucho Marxists.

Night 2 is pretty diverse, headlined by singer/songwriter Laura Stevenson, and also featuring eclectic duo Shellshag, new "supergroup" Upset (mems. Best Coast, Vivian Girls, Hole, etc), Lauren Measure's new project Worriers, and a guest.

And night 3 is another heavier one with the shredding Screaming Females, the sludgy California X, the punky/grungy Brick Mower, political punks and newest signees Priests, and power pop (the Replacements kind) trio Black Wine.

Absent from these incredible lineups is Waxahatchee, whose tour with All Dogs and Cayetana hits NYC in January.

Along with the showcase announcement, Don Giovanni have also just put out their 2013 label sampler, which features a track from all of their 2013 releases, including songs by many of the bands playing the showcases. Stream that sampler in full below. They've also just began their holiday sale, where you can purchase 5 LPs for $50 or 5 CDs for $40 through November 29. Check that out here.

In related news, Bomb the Music Industry!, whose lineup once included Laura Stevenson, are officially calling it quits and they'll play their final show in Brooklyn on January 19 at Warsaw. Tickets (including a live recording) for that show go on sale Friday (11/22) at noon. So far, they've announced that Michigan power pop rockers Cheap Girls will open, and there's more openers TBA. More info and a message from BTMI at the Facebook event.

Don Giovanni showcase flyer and 2013 sampler stream below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Swearin' at Bowery Ballroom in September (more by PSquared)
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Both Screaming Females and Swearin' spend a lot of time touring, and with both bands living so close to NYC, we get plenty of chances to see them here. Neither band have anything scheduled here at the moment, but they'll be pretty close when they team up for a show in Philly on New Year's Eve at Johnny Brenda's. This punky double bill is as a good a reason as any to ring in the new year in Philly, and tickets to do so go on sale Wednesday (11/13) at noon. Philly band Batty, who, like Screaming Females, played Ladyfest Philly this year, open the show. All dates for both Screaming Females and Swearin' are listed below.

If you haven't heard the new Swearin' album Surfing Strange, which came out last week (11/5), I think it's a huge step up from their already-great debut and I highly recommend it. On the debut, they basically came off as a pop punk band -- a lo-fi one that appealed to the indie rock kids, but a pop punk band nonetheless (not saying that's a bad thing, by the way) -- and it made sense. Most of the songs were handled by Allison Crutchfield, whose pop punk band P.S. Eliot, which she drummed in and her sister Katie (who now records as Waxahatchee) sang/played guitar in, had just broken up.

But the new album is far more collaborative, and as a result, far more diverse. Guitarist Kyle Gilbride (who used to front Big Soda) splits lead vocals almost evenly with Allison this time around, and they do more Pixies-style dual vocals together too. When Kyle does take lead, he's letting out an aggressive whine falling somewhere between Superchunk's Mac McCaughn and Built to Spill's Doug Martsch, with the earworm melodies to back comparisons like that up. Meanwhile bassist Keith Spencer, who didn't sing lead at all on the first album, takes the mic for two songs on this one, both wildly different from each other and from the rest of the album. "Melanoma" falls somewhere between Mineral and Red House Painters, and "Glare of the Sun" sounds like a Revolver-era Beatles song for the current DIY rock scene. The rest of the album sees the band going through the perfect power pop of early Weezer, J Mascis-worthy power chord riffage, and just the kind of bracing indie rock that will (hopefully) never go out of style.

All dates for Swearin' and Screaming Females are listed, along with a Spotify stream of Surfing Strange and videos from both bands, below...

Continue reading "Swearin' & Screaming Females touring separately, playing New Year's Eve together in Philly; 'Surfing Strange' out now"

by Wyatt Marshall

Andrew of Castevet at Lit Lounge, 2010 (more by Samantha Marble)
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Extreme sport junkie, Music Academy presenter, sponsor of cool Sound Select showsmagazine publisher and beverage maker Red Bull has put together a list of the 30 best guitarists under 30. In the two-part rundown, the list covers some territory, lumping Pallbearer's Brett Campbell, Liturgy's Hunter Hunt Hendrix, Mac Demarco, Danielle Haim, Ben Greenberg of The Men, Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz, Marissa Paternoster of Screaming Females and Fun guitarist and Lena Dunham-dater Jack Antonoff onto the list. You can check out the whole list below.

Music of the heavier persuasion was decently represented, and Castevet's Andrew Hock made the cut. You can catch him in action with Castevet at an Invisible Oranges sponsored show on October 25 at Union Pool with Churchburn, Oneirogen and Vorde. Also on the list, as a pair, are Inter Arma riff monsters Trey Dalton and Steven Russell. Inter Arma will be back in NYC soon to play Saint Vitus on October 30 with Black Tusk, Descender and No Way.

Ty Segall, who also made the list, will be here next weekend (but on drums) with his band Fuzz, playing a sold out show at Mercury Lounge on 10/12 with CCR Headcleaner. (There is also a show with "Buzz" and "DDT Shampoo" at Death by Audio on 10/13).

You can catch The Men at MHOW in November.

Speedy Ortiz, among others, will be here for CMJ.

Who'd they leave off the list? Check out the full list of Red Bull's 30 under 30 below...

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