Posted in music on October 3, 2012

sign at Death by Audio via @andrewstclair

Following 285 Kent's lead, as of October 1, 2012, five-year-old Williamsburg DIY spot Death by Audio is now a NO SMOKING venue. Our clothes thank you.

Speaking of, Great Design says S. 2nd & Kent is "Where Sound is Born." No show at DbA tonight, btw.

Death Grips finally announced a tour! It doesn't include any NYC dates at the moment, but they tweeted, "more tour dates to be announced! (pretty much all the missing spots being mentioned).'

You can also make money off the new Death Grips album.

Willis Earl Beal, who is on tour now, released a "free digital Principles Of A Protagonist soundtrack EP of 5 re-recorded songs from Acousmatic Sorcery" via BitTorrent.

Speaking of BitTorrent and Death Grips, the rap-noise crew are the most downloaded artist on BitTorrent for the first half of 2012, with over 34 million downloads, beating Counting Crows, DJ Shadow, and Pretty Lights.

Generation Records will give you a free ticket to one of the Rev25 shows at Irving Plaza with purchase of a Chain of Strength t-shirt.

Happy Birthday to Talib Kweli (37), Gwen Stefani (43), Tommy Lee (50) and Lindsey Buckingham (61).

We premiered a new Riverboat Gamblers video on BV Austin.

You can stream the new Converge record in full.

Touche Amore do a great cover of The Replacements' "Unsatisfied" for their new split with The Casket Lottery (out now on No Sleep Records). Meanwhile, The Casket Lottery offer their take on Beach House's "Myth." Stream the entire release (both bands offer an original song as well) at the No Sleep Bandcamp.

Legendary black metal crew Von, widely considered to be the first US black metal band, have released a new song (!) in "Jesus Stain" from their upcoming Satanic Blood due on Oct 31. Stream that track below courtesy of Decibel Magazine.

Public Assembly is hosting a hummus cook-off and raffle on October 14 to help raise money for the NYC Coalition Against Hunger in memory of Craig Murphey.

Meanwhile you can catch Silver Apples at Public Assembly.

Then you can catch Silver Apples at 92YTribeca.

Help save the Historic Slave Theater in Bed-Stuy.

More stuff below...


Ever wonder what it's like to be in the studio with The Fall's Mark E. Smith? This video pulls back the curtain on one of rock's most enduring frontmen. Watch below. Warning: Although it's in English, you might not understand a word of it:

The first Presidential Debate is tonight and Brokelyn offers up a drinking game to help get you through it.

Klaus sez: The next season of The Walking Dead begins on Sunday October 14th on AMC. While the show boasts some of the worst acting I have ever seen on television, the show also boasts some of the best gore effects I have ever seen on television. Anthrax axe-man Scott Ian recently visited the visual effects lab responsible for WD's incredible zombie-gore for his new YouTube show, . CHECK IT OUT YO

Josh Freese quits A Perfect Circle who are playing Lollapalooza Brazil.

James Iha was spotted staying dry at a Yankees game. He plays two NYC-area shows this week.

Smashing Pumpkins played Austin and are now on tour. The NYC show is at Barclays Center on Halloween.

Oh, and MELLON COLLIE AND THE INFINITE SADNESS is being re-released in multiple physical and digital configurations, including an expanded 5CD+DVD Deluxe Box Set.

Monster artist Chet Zar, who does Tool's scary visuals, will be the subject of a documentary, if this Kickstarter is successful.

The theme of this year's Village Halloween Parade is "Tick! Tock!"

Autopsy are releasing a Halloween comic book.

Gizmodo says this year's best Halloween costume is cheap, easy and awesome.

Make sure you have tissues handy before watching this one. Ben "Macklemore" Haggerty and Ryan Lewis made a video for Same Love in support of Music for Marriage Equality. Washington State passed a gay marriage bill in February, but Referendum 74, up for vote in November, puts the bill's future in the hands of the public. Same Love has been racking up views on YouTube, and hopefully will help inspire people to turnout at the polls and vote to approve Referendum 74.

Memory Tapes is releasing a new album called Grace/Confusion via Carpark on 12/3. Listen to one of its six songs:

Memory Tapes - Sheila

And here's that Von stream we mentioned above:



Comments (25)


Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2012 7:05 PM

thanks for the link to amour&discipline article about death grips.

Posted by goldorak | October 3, 2012 7:30 PM

"Public Assembly is hosting a hummus cook-off and raffle on October 14 to help raise money for the NYC Coalition Against Hunger in memory of Craig Murphey."

I would like to believe I am responsible for this very VERY special event.

Posted by The original hummus guy. | October 3, 2012 7:44 PM

NYC and its anti-freedom smoking stance is lame. A little smoke and relaxation is a good thing. Also, smoke covers up the stench of beer farts and body odor really well.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2012 8:26 PM

8:26- fuck off. I don't want to be subjected to your shitty habits and smell. Good for DBA.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2012 8:46 PM

Fuck tobaccophobes and fuck that runt Bloomberg.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2012 9:08 PM

DBA not wanting smoking in their place probably has more to do with not wanting the smoke to damage their sound equipment and less to do with not liking the smell.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2012 9:09 PM

Obama = epic fail. Wow....

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2012 10:28 PM

8:46 needs to grow up and not depend on others to make her happy. If you just can't stand any smoke smell on your Forever21 blouse, just leave.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2012 10:42 PM

10:28 you got that right. Fucking thing of beauty. The emperor has no clothes.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2012 10:52 PM


Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2012 11:52 PM

That hummus cook-off sounds like some kind of trap.

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2012 12:02 AM

This very special event

Posted by Minsk | October 4, 2012 2:56 AM

Like smoke is a problem in DBA. The ceiling probably has asbestos, the place smells like gutter punks even when they are not there which is not often, water damage in the walls most likely & real nasty bathrooms.
All fine and dandy since theres great bands there sometimes, its just that smoke is the least of the big deal.

So the condo dwellers across the street will complain about people standing out front now every 5 mins. Didnt DBA not want people out front because of the pussy condo people?

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2012 3:09 AM

3:09 makes a lot of shitty points and one valid one. having people outside will not be good for DBA

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2012 4:16 AM

Assuming shows run on time, is it absolutely necessary to let people outside? I mean, if it's four hours max, I highly doubt people would avoid the venue simply because of their desire to smoke. It's like riding an airplane.

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2012 4:50 AM


Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2012 9:10 AM

its fucking depressing that grown adults smoke cigarettes in 2012

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2012 9:26 AM

Wow - MELLON COLLIE AND THE INFINITE SADNESS is $95.00 @ Amazon. Way to go Billy!

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2012 9:45 AM

wow, $95 for Mellon Collie? dang.
in other news, my tribute band the Dashing Blumpkins will be performing at a super secret loft show on Saturday.
in the eye of the jakal i go kaaa-boom.

Posted by the jim | October 4, 2012 9:55 AM

I'll gladly take MORE smoke if it meant no more scarvy trendy hipsters.

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2012 10:09 AM

Hummus Cook-Off = Standing Fart Pit

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2012 11:37 AM

Hey bros can i bum a smoke from yall?

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2012 8:06 PM

If Friends can't make it who can? Those kids were straight shameless. RIP, spectacular retards. This the end of an era.

Posted by rewayat | November 23, 2012 6:44 PM

I smoke, but in many places ban ends up being important, just getting normal and makes us smokers smoke less

Posted by Acompanhantes SP | May 15, 2013 11:30 PM

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