Posted in To Do | music on April 28, 2013

Vampire Weekend at an ACL taping in March (more by Tim Griffin)
Vampire Weekend

today in NYC
* J Rome @ Joe's Pub
* Olivier Manchon @ Barbes
* Stephane Wrembel @ Barbes
* Tower of Power @ BB King's
* Cheap Trick @ John Varvatos
* Jonathan Toubin @ Glasslands
* Kendra Morris @ The Ace Hotel
* Les Claypool @ Gramercy Theatre
* Lee Ranaldo Band, VBA @ Union Pool
* Vampire Weekend @ Roseland Ballroom
* The Rascals @ Richard Rodgers Theatre
* Rihanna, A$AP Rocky @ Prudential Center
* Steve Coleman and Five Elements @ The Stone
* JDH & Dave P (FIXED), Turbotax @ Secret Location
* Paul Oakley Stovall and Brad Simmons @ Joe's Pub
* How To Destroy Angels, DIIV @ The Wellmont Theatre
* Lovely Little Girls, Infantphant, BBIGPIGG @ Cake Shop
* BFA, Toddlers, Leverage Models, Nightdogs @ Mercury Lounge
* Pile, Fat History Month, Porches, Bennio Qwerty @ Death By Audio
* Ruwa, Hans Tammen, Matt O'Hare, Your Friends and Neighbors @ Cameo Gallery
* Dot Wiggin Band, Aye Aye Rabbit, Last Car, Supercute! @ The Bowery Electric
* Turn To Crime, Lone Wolf and Cub, Firecracker Firecracker, Polygamyst @ Secret Project Robot
* Sweat Lodge, Byron Westbrook, Che Chen of True Primes, Matteah Baim, Meg Rorison @ Silent Barn

The huge Red Bull Music Academy NYC residency kicks off tonight with a FIXED party at a TBA location. The residency runs through May 31 with tons of cool events. More details HERE and HERE.

If you don't have tickets to tonight's Vampire Weekend show, you can still watch the live broadcast, which is being directed by Steve Buscemi and starts at 9 PM. You can also see that broadcast on the big screens at Brooklyn Bowl.

As a commenter just pointed out, Iggy and the Stooges will be playing Le Poisson Rouge today at 5 PM for a Soundcheck/NPR-presented performance of their new album, Ready to Die, plus classic favorites. RSVP is full, but you can watch the show streaming live on NPR. NPR is also still hosting the stream of Ready to Die.

A$AP Rocky opens for Rihanna at Prudential Center tonight, but does not play Highline Ballroom afterwards. The Rihanna tour hits Brooklyn on May 4 and 5 at Barclays, and Rocky goes on another tour which hits the NYC-area for a few shows in August with Wiz Khalifa, Joey Bada$$, Smoke DZA, and others.

If you're going to Death by Audio tonight for the Pile, Fat History Month, and Porches show, it's worth getting there early for local openers Bennio Qwerty. You can stream their recently released EP below and download it (name your price) at bandcamp.

Bennio Qwerty also return to Death by Audio on May 4 to open the previously discussed Bass Drum of Death and The Beets show. And though we didn't make the connection at the time, Austin's A Giant Dog (mems. OBN IIIs) are on that show too.

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Norwegian riffers Kvelertak made a video for the song "Kvelertak" off their pulverizing new album, Meir. Check it out below and catch the band in NYC on their tour with Cancer Bats and Black Tusk this May.

What else?


Kvelertak - "Kvelertak" Official Video

Bennio Qwerty - EP



Comments (21)

Soundcheck and NPR Music present punk rock icon Iggy Pop and his band The Stooges performing the new album, “Ready To Die,” in its entirety – and classic favorites in a special performance at Le Poisson Rouge in New York on Sunday, April 28 at 5 PM.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2013 12:12 PM

A nation of half a billion meat-eating warmongers, with a nuclear arsenal, and yet none of you can DJ with a fraction of the brilliance that Nina Kraviz has.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2013 12:28 PM

^Stupidest comment ever.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2013 12:46 PM

1246 it was an excerpt from one of the most ridiculous bv comments ever, in the nina kraviz thread. it is legend.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2013 1:31 PM

Ready to Die is not bad, not great.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2013 1:55 PM

i don't think anyone's going to the iggy show just to hear 'ready to die' nahsay. it is surprisingly decent though.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2013 2:10 PM

Roseland just tweeted that Fred Armisen is opening the Vampire Weekend show tonight at 8pm.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2013 3:03 PM

link or it didn't happen 3:03

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2013 4:23 PM

Looks like a good night to watch Game Of Thrones

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2013 5:45 PM

12:28/1:31 - Duly noted. I just read that pretentious drivel. With gems like "So try to rape her with your words," no wonder you're poking fun at it.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2013 5:49 PM

roseland tweeting that fred armisen is opening for VW tonight:

twitter.c o m/RoselandNY/status/328584379926466560

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2013 6:51 PM

@549 I have the comment framed on my wall next to a picture of Nina Kraviz's head on Carmen Electra's body.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2013 7:19 PM

Nina Kravitz > Fred Armisen

but you knew that already

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2013 8:28 PM

I can press start on my itunes playlist more brilliantly then any motherfucker in the western hemisphere.

Posted by Anonymous | April 28, 2013 11:17 PM

^ lustmord?

Posted by Anonymous | April 29, 2013 12:36 AM

I'd like to taste that! Thans for an information!!

Posted by | April 29, 2013 8:27 AM

replay sorry i basically raped you, but its for the greater good of AWESOME MUSIC

Posted by Alexandra | May 14, 2013 4:47 AM

Redbull culture clash 2012 in the UK was amazing! BBK shut it down. Sent American artist packing

Posted by Copley | May 14, 2013 6:50 AM

Man Fuck Dre Those beats are shitty My earphone pad fell off. Made in china

Posted by Howerton | May 14, 2013 6:51 AM

For this exact song, you're right, there are no black metal influences to be found. Listen to their first album, and it's full of it. If you can't see heavy metal influences here though, you need to listen to more heavy metal.

Posted by Sees | September 28, 2014 4:05 AM

The first album was a unique and refreshing combination of black metal, hardcore and rock. It was very aggressive. This is just straight classic rock without clean vocals.

Posted by Seesa | September 28, 2014 4:23 AM

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