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July 24, 2014

David Byrne

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Johnathan Demme's classic Talking Heads concert film Stop Making Sense, and the film has been making the rounds at various screenings around the country and was just released on Blu-Ray. The film will screen as part of Lincoln Center's Sound + Vision Festival at the Walter Reade Theater on August 1, to be followed by a Q&A with David Byrne himself. File this one under 'not to be missed.'

Tickets are sold out, but If you'd still like to go we have two pairs of tickets to the Lincoln Center screening to give away. ALSO one of those two winners will also be getting the new Blu-Ray of the film SIGNED BY ALL FOUR MEMBERS of the Talking Heads. Details on how to enter the contest, plus a few clips from Stop Making Sense, below...

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Guitar Center

Guitar Center will be opening a new location in Times Square on Thursday, August 7 at 7 PM. That'll give NYC's tourist mecca 28,000 square feet of new axes to choose from and to show off those new licks you learned when you try 'em out (remember, no Stairway). In celebration of that, The Roots will play next door at the free show at Best Buy Theater that day. Even though it's free, you still need a ticket to go, and there's a few places to pick one up on August 5 (details HERE). We also have two pairs to giveaway. One of those pairs also COMES WITH A LUDWIG DRUMSET (Questlove's signature 'Breakbeats' line), courtesy of Guitar Center. Here's what it looks like when Questlove plays it:

Guitar Center

Details on how to enter the contest, below...

Continue reading "The Roots playing a free show to celebrate Guitar Center's new Times Square location (win tix and/or a drumset!)"

July 21, 2014

by Ian Chainey

It'll Get Worse Before It Gets Better cover art
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Somewhere, there's a band named Invincible that's like, "Huh."

Fucking Invincible is the new project from fellas from Dropdead and Daughters. Surprise: they're loud. They play a type of ultra-aggressive core that loves tossing '90s-styled jud-jud breakdowns into the maelstrom. Their new album on Atomic Action! Records is called It'll Get Worse Before It Gets Better, which you can stream in full below. It rages in tight, minute-long packages. The songs never outstay their welcome, using a one-and-done approach for segment construction. That means It'll Get Worse Before It Gets Better is the kind of record you leave on repeat. It also means the title is kind of a lie. It's pretty good from the get-go.

Fucking Invincible will hit the road September for a string of dates that run through the eastern half of North America. That tour hits NYC on September 27 at the Acheron. Tickets and support slots will be announced soon. All dates are listed below.

They also just played Connecticut last night (7/20) with Oathbreaker and Cult Leader, the touring package that will hit the Acheron on Thursday (7/24) for a BrooklynVegan-presented show that includes Young and In the Way, Badr Vogu and Meek Is Murder. Tickets for that show are still available and we're also giving away a pair. Details on how to enter to win, with the Fucking Invincible LP stream and list of dates, below.

Continue reading "Fucking Invincible streaming LP, touring +++ win tix to our Oathbreaker / Cult Leader show this Thursday"

July 16, 2014

Sheer Terror (photo by Jammi Sloane York)
Sheer Terror

NYHC vets Sheer Terror put out Standing Up For Falling Down, their first album in 18 years, earlier this year, and not along ago played a hometown show at Brooklyn Night Bazaar. Since we last spoke, they've been added as an opener to another local show, the one UK vets Subhumans are headlining on July 27 at Le Poisson Rouge with White Collar Crime and Mischief Brew. Tickets for that show are still available, and we're also giving away a pair.

Contest details, with a full set video of Sheer Terror at BK Bazaar, below...

Continue reading "Sheer Terror opening for Subhumans in NYC (win tix!)"

July 14, 2014

Braid in Chicago in June (more by Jeff Ryan)
Braid

Braid's excellent reunion album, No Coast is out now and the band will soon bring their tour with A Great Big Pile of Leaves and Marietta to NYC's Music Hall of Williamsburg (7/26). Tickets for that show are still available, and we're also giving away a pair. Details on how to enter to win are below.

We already mentioned that co-lead singers Bob Nanna and Chris Broach would be DJing an afterparty in Brooklyn, and it's since been announced that the party will happen down the block at Cameo. As rumored, the party is also Washed Up Emo's first Emo Night in Brooklyn (they were all previously at EV bar Idle Hands).

Contest details for MHOW, with No Coast standout "East End Hollows," below...

Continue reading "Braid tour starts soon; NYC afterparty happening at Cameo +++ win tix to MHOW!"

July 10, 2014

GOASTT at Hammerstein in June (more by Gretchen Robinette)
GOASTT
GOASTT

Sean Lennon's band The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger (or The GOASTT) put out their newest album, Midnight Sun, earlier this year and have now made a video for one of its tracks, "Too Deep," which was filmed right here in NYC. The song recalls the more psychedelic moments of Sean's father's band, but hey if Tame Impala can do it, why can't an actual Lennon? The video premieres in this post and can be watched below.

GOASTT are currently on a tour with Beck (which just hit NYC). They'll play NYC again (without Beck) during this year's Summerscreen series in McCarren Park. They play on July 30 along with a screening of Heathers. That show is free. All dates are listed below.

We're also giving away a signed vinyl copy of Midnight Sun. Details on how to enter to win that, with the list of dates and new video, below...

Continue reading "Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger -- 'Too Deep' (video premiere, a NYC show after Beck tour & a chance to win signed vinyl!)"

July 1, 2014

photo by Dan Monick
Joyce Manor

Joyce Manor will release their much-anticipated third album Never Hungover Again on July 22 via their new label home of Epitaph, and from the sound of its two singles, we're in for more fast-paced melodic indie punk. As discussed, the band's tour brings them to NYC in September but they'll be here way sooner to celebrate the new record on release day (7/22) at Rough Trade NYC.

It's an in-store (doors at 6:30 PM, music at 7) and to get in you need to buy the record at the Rough Trade store that day. There's one other way to get in though, we're giving away a few pairs of tickets and details on that are below.

Their proper tour hits Bowery Ballroom on 9/15 with The Exquisities and Mike Bell & The Movies. Tickets for that show are still available. Updated dates are listed, with the two song streams from the LP, below...

Continue reading "Joyce Manor playing Rough Trade NYC on record release day before tour (updated dates & a chance to win tix!)"

June 25, 2014

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Former Walkmen bassist Peter Matthew Bauer released his debut album, Liberation!, this week via Mexican Summer. It's a lovely record and you can stream the whole thing below and if you need more convincing to buy it. You can also watch a short "infomercial" on the record as well.

As mentioned, Peter plays a NYC record release show on Thursday (6/26) at Rough Trade with AM Mills, and Skyler Skjelset (who is also a member of Peter's band). Tickets are still available but if you'd like to go for free we're giving away a pair. Details on that are below.

After the Rough Trade show, Peter will head off on a proper tour of the Southwest and West Coast. His former bandmate, Hamilton Leithauser, is busy on tour this summer himself. All PMB dates are listed, along with the album stream and the infomercial, below...

Continue reading "Peter Matthew Bauer released 'Liberation!' (stream it), adds West Coast dates after NYC record release show (win tix!)"

June 20, 2014

by Bill Pearis

David Kilgour & the Heavy Eights
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David Kilgour & the Heavy Eights will release their new album, End Times Undone, on August 5 via Merge. The album was recorded in short bursts over three years, mainly out of rehearsals. "We've become so obsessed with capturing the creative moment as early as possible when we get together," says Kilgour who also fronts legendary NZ band The Clean. That process seems to have paid off, the new album is a real gem, sparkling, with an off-the-cuff charm that compliments their melodic sensibilities. Fans of Real Estate who have never dipped a toe into Kilgour's pool, time to jump in. A prime example of the album's creative process is single "Comin' On." Says Kilgour, "That was one of the ones where it was a rehearsal really, and I missed the first chorus. That was the wrong arrangement... but we just ended up liking it so much." You can stream it below.

He and the band will be on our side of the world this summer, playing Merge 25 next month, and then playing a few shows on the West Coast. Then in August, Kilgour will hook up with his brother Hamish and Robert Scott for The Clean's tour that hits NYC on 8/28 at Glasslands which is now sold out. Luckily, The Clean have added another another NYC show, playing Rough Trade on August 21. Tickets for that one go on sale today (6/20) at noon. If you'd like to go for free, we're also giving away a pair, and details on that are below.

The Clean's four-LP Anthology is out July 15. All Clean and David Kilgour dates are listed, along with the new Kilgour song, below...

Continue reading "David Kilgour & the Heavy Eights ready new LP (stream a track); The Clean expand tour, playing Rough Trade (win tix!)"

June 18, 2014

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THE PAST IS A GROTESQUE ANIMAL is a personal, accessible portrait of an artist - of Montreal frontman Kevin Barnes - whose pursuit to make transcendent music at all costs drives him to value art over human relationships. As he struggles with all of those around him, family and bandmates alike, he's forced to reconsider the future of the band, begging the question - is this really worth it?
Jason Miller's of Montreal documentary, The Past is a Grotesque Animal, is a very up-close, very personal look at the band and main man Kevin Barnes in particular. The film opens around the country this week at limited engagements. Screening dates are listed below. We're premiering an exclusive clip from the film which you can watch, along with the film's trailer, below.

NYC can see The Past is a Grotesque Animal at the IFC Center on Friday (6/20) and Saturday (6/21) at 9:45 PM and 11:45 PM. The Friday early show is sold out but you can still get tickets to the three other screenings. If you'd like to go for free, we've got a few pairs of tickets to give away to the non-sold-out screenings. Each winner will also get a vinyl copy of Of Montreal's latest LP, Lousy with Sylvainbriar. Details below.

Of Montreal, the band, will be on a tour this fall which doesn't hit NYC. List of screening dates, that exclusive clip, trailer, and contest details, below...

Continue reading "Of Montreal documentary opens this week nationwide (dates): watch an exclusive clip and win tix to NYC screenings & vinyl"

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