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February 24, 2015
by Bill Pearis
The Juan Maclean, who released the terrific In a Dream can be seen DJing regularly here in NYC (and elsewhere), but its been a long time since they've performed live. Specifically, six years since they last toured. They'll be rectifying that this spring when the four-piece band version of The Juan Maclean goes on tour. That trek kicks off with a six-show NYC residency featuring three nights at Cameo on April 16 - 17 and then Union Pool on April 23 - 25. Tickets to all six NYC shows are on sale now.
Meanwhile, in related DFA news, Museum of Love (LCD's Pat Mahoney + Dennis "Jee Day" McNany) play Bowery Ballroom on Friday (2/27) with Oneida and Blondes on the bill as well. Tickets are still available but if you'd like to go for free, we're giving a pair away.
Contest details, and the list of all Juan Maclean tour dates, below...
February 4, 2015
photo: Patti Smith in Austin in 2013 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
The 25th annual Tibet House US Benefit Concert was announced last month, and the lineup's now been expanded. Patti Smith and Sturgill SImpson join a cast that already includes The Flaming Lips, Laurie Anderson, artistic director Philip Glass, Tenzin Choegyal, and Ashley MacIsaac. The concert takes place March 5 at Carnegie Hall. Ashley MacIsaac. Chuck Close, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard, Uma Thurman and Arden Wohl are Honorary Chairpersons for the evening.
Tickets are still available, and we're also giving away a pair. Details on how to enter to win, below.
Patti's only other upcoming dates are overseas. All of her dates, and an updated list of Sturgill's, below...
February 2, 2015
by Bill Pearis
Ariel and Rick sharing a smoke in "Dazed Inn Daydreams" video
Ariel Pink has worked with director Grant Singer on all the videos from last year's pom pom, a collaboration that continues with the recently released bittersweet clip for album standout, "Dazed Inn Daydreams." The video stars Rick Wilder of cult Hollywood punk band The Mau-Mau's and you can watch it below.
You can catch Ariel Pink around North America when his tour with Jack Name kicks off this weekend. He'll be in NYC on February 25 at Terminal 5. Tickets are still available, and if you'd like to go for free we're giving away a pair.
Contest details, updated tour dates, and the "Dazed Inn Daydreams" video, below...
January 28, 2015
by Bill Pearis
Viet Cong's widely-acclaimed debut album came out last week and, if you haven't checked it out, you can stream it via Rdio below. The Canadian band recently released a video for "Silhouettes," one of the most driving, straightforward songs on the album. Director Brook Linder, who also made the video for A Place to Bury Strangers' "Straight," turns the song into a creepy sci-fi tale. The director says:
"Silhouettes" came from blending iconography from old haunted house films and late '70s, early '80s sci-fi: So, pluck an astronaut from a spacewalk and set him in the House on Haunted Hill. The fun comes with playing those types off of each other, like mashing an old DOS-like computer interface up against the organic-looking galactic explosions.Watch the video below.
As you may know, Viet Cong are in NYC as we speak for two record release shows, playing Union Pool tonight (1/28) with Honey and PC Worship, and Mercury Lounge on Thursday (1/29) with What Moon Things. Both those shows are sold out, but we're giving away two pairs of tickets to tonight's Union Pool show. Details on that, flyer for tonight's show, and updated tour dates, below.
January 8, 2015
by Andrew Sacher
NYC's Crazy & the Brains followed their 2013 album, Let Me Go, with the Good Lord EP in very late December (12/30, to be exact), and we've now got the premiere of the video for its track "Ice Cream." Like their last album, it's xylophone-filled folk punk/anti-folk and fans of past showmate Jeffrey Lewis will likely dig. Check out the video below.
As discussed, you can catch Crazy & the Brains in NYC this Saturday (1/10) at Baby's All Right. It's a BrooklynVegan-presented show, also featuring Slingshot Dakota, Runaway Brother and Vasudeva. You can still get tickets, or you can enter to win a pair. Contest details below.
Crazy & the Brains also have other tour dates, including more NYC appearances. All of those are also listed below...
November 26, 2014
Sleaford Mods' latest album, the terrific Divide & Exit, has made every UK Best LPs of 2014 list we've seen so far: Rough Trade (#38), MOJO (#3), Q (#20), Uncut (#25), and NME (#9). If you haven't heard Divide & Exit (somewhere between The Fall and The Streets, but with loads more profanity) yet, stream the whole thing below.
Don't forget if you're in NYC over Thanksgiving weekend you can catch Sleaford Mods playing their first-ever North American show at The Wick on Saturday (11/29). BrooklynVegan is presenting the show which also features Pittsburgh's awesome The Gotobeds (ex-Kim Phuc) and reunited Brooklyn postpunks Rogers Sisters. (Sadly, the "very special guests" we mentioned before can't do it now.) Tickets are still available but if you'd like to go for free, we're giving away a pair. Details on how to enter, plus album streams by Sleaford Mods (and Gotobeds and Rogers Sisters), below.
November 12, 2014
The Pulp documentary is far from the only music film showing in NYC this month. Film festival DOC NYC runs November 13 - 20 with a wide variety of non-fiction films. Like last year, this also includes the "Sonic Cinema" music documentary program, which includes the world premiere of Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC 1980-1990 (SVA Theatre, Fri. 11/14); Elliott Smith portrait Heaven Adores You (SVA Theatre, 11/15 & 11/20); and Jingle Bell Rocks! (Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas, 11/19) which looks at people obsessed with Christmas music. Tickets are on sale (some shows sold out but rush tickets available) and the full "Sonic Cinema" lineup/details are below.
We're also giving away pairs of tickets to see Salad Days on Friday (11/14, 9:30 PM) and to the 11/15 (9:30 PM) screening of Heaven Adores You. Details below.
Not part of "Sonic Cinema," but DOC NYC is also hosting a 10th Anniversary screening of Metallica: Some Kind of Monster at IFC Center on Saturday (11/15, 11:15 AM) with director Joe Berlinger in attendance. Other non-music but notable films show at DOC NYC include Banksy Does New York, a look at the man in the Muppet suit I Am Big Bird, a 20th anniversary screening of Hoop Dreams and lots more. Full schedule is here.
"Sonic Cinema" lineup and trailers for all the films, plus contest details, below...
The terrific documentary PULP: A Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets is being released on Wednesday, November 19, playing at 35 cities including NYC at IFC Center. There are two IFC screenings, 11/19 and 11/20 both at 10 PM. Tickets are on sale, but if you'd like to go for free we're giving away a pair of tickets plus a movie poster just like the one above. Details below.
You can also watch the film via iTunes, VOD & digital beginning Friday, November 21. A full list of screening dates and locations, plus contest details and the film's trailer, below...
November 4, 2014
by Andrew Sacher
Lucero @ Bowery Ballroom - 11/3/14 (via BrooklynVegan Instagram)
Country punk greats Lucero kicked off their 'By the Seat of Our Pants' tour at NYC's Bowery Ballroom last night (11/3) for the first show in their three-night run at that venue. The idea for this tour is that they're opening with a stripped-down set and then taking a cigarette and whiskey break before returning for a regular full-band Lucero set. The stripped-down set was a real treat to see, especially if you're a fan of their slow sad stuff. They played a handful of songs they said they hadn't played in a while, and were super casual about it -- more than once Ben Nichols would say something to the keyboardist like "why don't you try accordion this one?" Including their half hour-ish intermission, the whole show went from about 9 PM to midnight and after all the rowdy stuff they went out the way they came in, slow and sad.
The tour continues at Bowery Ballroom tonight (11/4) and Wednesday (11/5). Tickets for both shows are still available and we're also giving away a pair to the night of your choice. Details below. After NYC, they'll do the same kind of 3-night runs in Boston, LA and San Francisco. They've also added a 3-night run in Colorado leading up to New Year's Eve, including two shows with Murder by Death.
Updated dates also listed below...
November 3, 2014
When we first mentioned the absolutely loaded (Geryon, Oneirogen, Psalm Zero, Sannhet, Gnaw, Vilkacis...wow) shows for French experimental/atmospheric doom-metal mainstays Year Of No Light at Saint Vitus, they were billed as YONL's first U.S. shows. It turns out that those aren't exactly their first U.S. shows, as they since announced and kicked off a tour here last week. The tour began in L.A. this past Thursday (10/30) and basically stays on the west coast with the awesome black/death rippers Take Over and Destroy until they head over to Vitus for their shows on November 13 and 14.
All dates and a stream of Year of No Light's latest album, also below...