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August 28, 2014
Toronto heavy psych outfit Biblical have been added as support to the previously discussed Death From Above 1979 tour. Biblical are still backing their 2014 album Monsoon Season. As mentioned, the tour will be stopping in NYC at Terminal 5 on November 28 (tickets) and several other US cities. We've got a pair of tickets to giveaway to both the NYC show and the Chicago show, happening on November 25 at the Riviera.
Contest details, with the list of all tour dates, below...
August 27, 2014
The BrooklynVegan-presented NYC premiere of "Riot on the Dance Floor, the Story of Randy Now & City Gardens" is happening this Thursday, August 28 at AMC Loews Village 7 in the East Village. Tickets are still available, and they include an after-movie Q&A with Director Steve Tozzi, and City Gardens booker-and-subject-of-the-documentary Randy Now, and Gibby Haynes (Butthole Surfers), Sim Cain (Rollins Band), John Joseph (Cro-Mags) and Howie Abrams (co-founder of In-Effect Records).
Gibby Haynes is also DJing the free afterparty at Bowery Electric. See you there?
Want to go to the movie for free? We're giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky winner. Details on how to enter to win, and a video of Butthole Surfers playing the club in 1985, below...
August 21, 2014
Matt Sharp's post-Weezer band The Rentals are releasing their first new album in 15 years next week (8/26) via Polyvinyl, and are now streaming it in full on Pitchfork. They also recently announced a short tour, for which openers have since been revealed. The East Coast run will get their Polyvinyl labelmates Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin on all three dates, with Polyvinyl alumni Mates of State joining in NYC and Philly, and Hooray For Earth in Asbury Park. Tickets for NYC, NJ and Philly are on sale now. The West Coast gets We Are Scientists (whose Keith Murray will be in The Rentals for this tour) and The Rentals' old pals/tourmates/collaborators Ozma (who put out a new LP this year which is streaming below). All dates are listed below.
Hooray For Earth have other shows much sooner than that, including a NYC show this Saturday (8/23) at Bowery Ballroom with Porches and Grooms. Tickets for that show are available and we're also giving away a pair, along with a copy of their new LP, Racy. Details below. Also below is their new video for "Say Enough" from Racy and a stream of an experimental guitar track they recorded with Grooms.
SSLYBY also recently mentioned that they're working on a new album at Seattle studio Hall of Justice, where Nirvana recorded Bleach and which former Death Cab guitarist Chris Walla now owns. Beau Sorenson, who co-produced 2010's Let It Sway with Walla, is producing.
And last but not least, you can catch Mates of State in NYC much sooner at their previously discussed free show this Friday (8/22) at Pine Box Rock Shop.
Lists of Rentals and Hooray For Earth dates, plus streams, below...
In 2009, Belle & Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch released God Help the Girl, a musical project that featured the band and guest vocalists telling a rock opera of sorts. It's now become a motion picture musical written and directed by Murdoch, which begins its North American release on September 5 and stars Hannah Murray (Game of Thrones, Skins), Olly Alexander (of the band Years and Years), Emily Browning and Pierre Boulanger. The story is about a lazy summer in Glasgow, as Murdoch explains:
A better summer, or at least a summer when something happened. It happened to a boy and a girl and a girl in a city roughly the same size and population of Glasgow. Perhaps the canals were a bit grimier, the high-rise buildings taller, the streets emptier when you needed them to be, and the beat clubs busier than the ones around here. But on the whole the city was this one.Check out the trailer for the film below. There's a private screening of God Help the Girl this Monday (8/25) at 6:30 PM at Nitehawk Cinema with Stuart Murdoch and cast (Emily Browning, Olly Alexander and Hannah Murray) in attendance. We've got two pairs of tickets to give away. Details on that are below.
Average joes can catch the film in NYC when it opens September 5 at Village East Cinemas. All North American screening dates are listed, along with contest details and the trailer, below...
August 19, 2014
The Unicorns are reissuing their seminal 2003 album, Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?, next week (8/26) and they've just shared one of its previously unreleased bonus tracks, "Let Me Sleep." Check it out below.
The band's few reunion dates include three Barclays Center shows with Arcade Fire and Dan Deacon (one of which is also with Television) in NYC this weekend. You can win tickets to the one with Television. Details below...
August 15, 2014
It took us a minute to fully realize it, but since losing Webster Hall, Bowery Presents has been booking shows at the similarly sized Manhattan venue Stage 48. You may already realize this. You may not care. Regardless, it's happening. Is it temporary? We don't know. Have you been to the venue? What do you think?
We actually have a pair of tickets to give away for the 9/9 Justin Townes Earle show. Want them? Details on how to enter to win below...
August 13, 2014
Last Friday at Full Moon fest on Governor's Island, we were set to perform a headline live set but unfortunately due to travel issues could only perform as DJ's. The band will be playing a make up show this Saturday 8/16 at Babys All Right, hope you can make itBrooklynVegan is excited to be presenting Delorean's full-band show at Baby's All Right this Saturday. It's at 11 PM, sandwiched in-between the early show (Jacco Gardner / EZTV / Nick Garrie) and the late-night Deadly Dragon Soundsystem DJ party. Tickets for Delorean are on sale now (if you went to Full Moon Fest you should have a discount code emailed you), and we're also giving away a pair. Details below.
Delorean also play Montauk's Surf Lodge on Sunday (8/17) which is a free show that's worth checking out if you're out that way (and lah di da if you are!).
Spoon @ Governors Ball 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Spoon took their sweet time announcing openers for their Central Park Summerstage show on September 10. (Most dates on the tour are either with EMA or Hamilton Leithauser.) But now it is known that multi-continent funk punks !!! (chk chk chk) and Dan Boeckner's new group Operators will be the night's very high quality undercard. Tickets are still available but if you want to go for free, we've got a pair of tickets to give away. Details below.
This marks Operators third NYC show (the first was BV's Northside showcase, the second was with now tourmates Future Islands). Also, interestingly, this means all four members of Divine Fits (Boeckner and Britt Daniel's combo band) will be performing at this show. In addition to Britt Daniel and Boeckner, Divine Fits guitarist/keyboardist Alex Fischel is now in Spoon, and drummer Sam Brown is in Operators. Maybe we'll get a DV encore?
Ticket giveaway details below...
August 11, 2014
photos by Samantha Saturday
Garfunkel & Oates @ Outside Lands 2014
The plots in Garfunkel and Oates are often so great on their own that they don't need the musical interruptions. "Speechless," a funny song about men's sports obsessions, is shoved almost haphazardly into what would otherwise be a wonderful episode about the absurdity of dating. (The central plot involves Riki and Kate seeing how long they can date two men without saying a single world; the results are hilarious.)Garfunkel and Oates, the new comedy show starring and fictitiously based on comedy-folk duo Garfunkel and Oates (aka actress/singers Kate Micucci and Riki Lindhome), premiered on IFC last week (8/7). That's an excerpt of Flavorwire's review above. Did you catch it? What did you think? You can check out a clip of their ode to "the embarrassment of an overactive gag reflex," below.
This isn't to say that Garfunkel and Oates is bad. In fact, it's quite good, and the strangeness of the show shines throughout the three episodes I viewed. The humor is both absurd and relatable, whether the stars are trying to "fade away" instead of breaking up with someone or are dealing with their porn doppelgangers achieving an overnight level of fame that Riki and Kate could only dream of. Episodes often drift into bits of fantasy, with the leads imagining their agent as a bumbling puppet or pausing during oral sex to sing a song about a poor gag reflex. [Flavorwire]
Garfunkel and Oates the band are currently on tour (dates listed below), having just hit Outside Lands in San Francisco over the weekend. We've got a set of pictures of them from that fest in this post.
The tour hits NYC on August 30 at Irving Plaza and returns to San Francisco on September 27 at Cobbs (for early and late shows). You can still get tickets to most dates on the tour, including both of those shows, and we're giving away a pair of tickets with meet and greet for both NYC and San Francisco (late show).
Contest details, with more Outside Lands pics, dates and that video, below...
August 6, 2014
COWSPIRACY: The Sustainability Secret, is a groundbreaking feature length environmental documentary, following an intrepid filmmaker as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today and investigates why the world's leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it.New environmental documentary Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret is screening around the country this month, including NYC on August 21 at 7PM at AMC Loews Village 7. If you'd like to go for free, we're giving away a few pairs of tickets. Details, and the film's trailer are below.
This shocking yet humorous documentary will be as eye-opening as "Blackfish" and as inspiring as "An Inconvenient Truth."
All Cowspiracy screening datse, plus contest details and the film's trailer, below.