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February 19, 2014

Lost in the Trees at Lincoln Center in 2013 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Lost in the Trees

Indie folk band Lost in the Trees are currently in NYC. Their tour with All Tiny Creatures hits Bowery Ballroom TONIGHT (2/19) and they just finished performing/being interviewed on WNYC's Soundcheck. If you missed it, you can listen later when the archived link goes up later today.

Tickets for tonight's Bowery Ballroom show are still available, but if you'd like to go for free, we're also giving away a pair. Details on how to enter to win are below.

Lost in the Trees also just performed in the Moog Sound Lab, and you can check out that session, along with the updated list of tour dates and contest details, below...

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February 12, 2014

by Wyatt Marshall

Pharmakon @ RBMA, May 2013 (more by PSquared Photography)

As discussed, noisy/experimental/industrial tour-de-force Theologian will be performing at the Nothing Changes party tonight (2/12) along with Nick Klein, who traffics in noise-laced experimental electro. The show at Home Sweet Home, as always, and starts at midnight.

The upcoming Nothing Changes schedule is rolling out, with forthcoming performances from upcoming tourmates Damien Dubrovnik and Helm (2/19), as well as Virile Games (2/26), who just released an EP, Wounded Laurel (a reissue of an earlier 2xcs), on Hospital Productions. You can see the Nothing Changes schedule through most of March below.

As mentioned, Dubrovnik and Helm are playing Baby's All Right on 2/18 with New York noise-maker Pharmakon. Tickets are still available but if you'd like to go for free, we're giving a pair away. Details below. For our readers in Austin, we're also giving away tickets to the Dubrovnik/Helm date on 2/17 there.

Nothing Changes schedule, Pharmakon dates, and giveaway details below...

Continue reading "'Nothing Changes' upcoming schedule (Theologian, Damien Dubrovnik & more) ++ win tix to Pharmakon @ Baby's"

February 11, 2014

Yellow Ostrich

As mentioned, Yellow Ostrich are releasing their new album, Cosmos, on February 25 via Barsuk. We're got the premiere of a live video of the band performing the single "Shades" and you can watch that below.

While the band's tour hits NYC's Bowery Ballroom on April 4, Yellow Ostrich are playing a private NYC show on Wednesday (2/12) at Pianos, showcasing much of the new album. BrooklynVegan is presenting the show and, though it's invite-only, we are giving a few pairs away to lucky BV readers. The show is early -- the band's on at 7 PM -- and details on how to get tickets are below.

If you can't make the show, tickets for Yellow Ostrich's Bowery show in April are still available. They'll also be at SXSW too. Updated tour dates are listed, along with the live video and another Yellow Ostrich album track stream, below...

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Diarrhea Planet at Tomorrow Never Knows 2014 (more by Sara Pieper)
Diarrhea Planet

We mentioned back in December that two Nashville bands, Those Darlins and Diarrhea Planet, were planning to tour together this year. The dates have since been announced in full, and that tour kicks off this weekend, bringing the two bands to NYC on Sunday (2/16) at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Desert Sharks. Tickets for that show are still available, and we're also giving away a pair. Details on how to enter to win, along with the updated list of dates, below.

We just caught Diarrhea Planet in Chicago with Yuck and Pink Frost during Tomorrow Never Knows. You can check out more pics from that (like the one above) at BV Chicago. After the tour with Those Darlins, DP have a few festival appearances lined up, including Alabama's Hangout Fest and a return to NYC for Governors Ball in June.

Those Darlins, who also play Savannah Stopover and SXSW, recently released a new track from the sessions of their 2013 LP, Blur the Line, titled "Why Can't I." You can stream that song below, along with a recent video of the band playing "That Man" for Nashville Cream's "Live in the Morgue" series.

All dates are listed, along with streams and contest details, below...

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February 10, 2014

by Bill Pearis

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As you may know, groovy French band La Femme are playing a BrooklynVegan-presented show at Glasslands on March 23. Future Punx (who just opened for Marked Men at Saint Vitus) open the show with one more band TBA, plus yours truly on DJ duty all night. Tickets for that show are still available but if you'd like to go for free, we're also giving a couple pairs away. Details below.

Right after that NYC show, La Femme will hook up with ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead as part of their "Source Tags & Codes" tour, including the 3/29 date at Bowery Ballroom. (They do not open the MHOW show.) Tickets are available for that one too, and all La Femme dates are listed below.

Meanwhile, La Femme just made a video for "Si Un Jour" from last year's fantastic Psycho Tropical Berlin (my #3 of 2013) and you can watch that below, along with a stream of the whole album.

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January 23, 2014

by Bill Pearis

Metronomy

We're about six weeks out from Metronomy's fourth album, Love Letters, which hits the public on March 11 via Elektra/Because. You may remember that the new album was made at London's famed Toe Rag Studios on analogue tape with little or no help from computers/sequencers. You really get a sense for what this could mean for the new album with its title track, which Metronomy just posted for streaming. Driven by a pounding piano line, it's more like something The Kinks would've done in 1971 or perhaps Bowie or ELO. You can stream it -- and watch the video for "I'm Aquarius" -- below.

Metronomy will be in NYC early next month for the BrooklynVegan presented show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on February 5, their only current North American date. That show is sold out but we're giving a pair away. Details below.

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January 10, 2014

Action Bronson at VICELAND at SXSW 2013 (more by Dylan Johnson)
Action Bronson

As you may know, NYC rapper Action Bronson is about to take on two-sold out hometown shows at Irving Plaza TONIGHT (1/10) and Saturday (1/11) before kicking off a full US tour next week. Though both are sold out, if you didn't get tickets and would still like to go, we're giving away a pair to each night.

Details on how to enter to win, along with the list of dates and a video, below...

Continue reading "Action Bronson sold out 2 Irving Plaza shows (win tix to both)"

January 8, 2014

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Australia guitar pop combo Cloud Control have foolishly left the part of the world where it's summer right now to experience the polar vortex -- and to play some North American shows, including one in NYC at Baby's All Right on Saturday (1/11) to which tickets are still available. Additionally, if you'd like to go to the NYC show for free, we've got a pair of tickets to give away. Details below.

They're also headlining Brooklyn Bowl on Sunday (1/12) which is part of the "It's a School Night Series." Avers and Arms also play, and that's free with RSVP.

If you haven't checked out their melodically anthemic album Dream Cave, you can stream via Rdio and check out a couple videos below.

In anticipation of their tour, Cloud Control put together a mixtape for us and with songs by Talking Heads, Modern Lovers, Yo La Tengo and more, it would definitely make for good road soundtracking on the drive between gigs. You can stream it below.

Continue reading "Cloud Control are here, made a tour mixtape (stream it) ++ win tickets to Baby's All Right show"

December 11, 2013

Arcade Fire at ACL 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
Arcade Fire

Last week, Arcade Fire added a third Barclays Center (8/24) show to their tour. Tickets for that show go on sale to the general public Friday (12/13) at 10 AM, but there's an exclusive BrooklynVegan presale on Thursday (12/12) from 9 AM to 10 PM. Check back here at 8 AM on Thursday for the password. UPDATE: choose "Promotions & Special Offers" pulldown in "ticket type" and then use password "VeganFire3"

After the BV presale, a Live Nation presale begins at 10 AM. Tickets for Arcade Fire's other two Barclays Center dates (8/22 & 8/23) are still available.

Additionally, we've got a few pairs of tickets to giveaway to the third night (8/24), and details on how to enter to win those are below...

Continue reading "Arcade Fire's third Barclays Center show ticket updates (BrooklynVegan presale & a chance to win tix!)"

December 6, 2013

Vampire Weekend at ACL 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
Vampire Weekend

As discussed, Vampire Weekend -- who, since we last spoke, have ended up on A.V. Club's and NME's best of 2013 lists -- have a few upcoming US dates this month, including a private 'Live From The Artist's Den' taping on December 10. Though it's private, we're giving away a pair of tickets, and details on how to enter to win are below.

And in case you missed it, we're also still running contests for TONIGHT'S (12/6) A$AP Ferg show, The Roots at Brooklyn Bowl (12/9), MGMT & Dinosaur Jr. at Barclays Center (12/13), The Breeders at Webster Hall (12/19-20), and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds at Prospect Park (7/26). Click the links for more details on those contests.

Vampire Weekend contest details below...

Continue reading "win tickets to private Vampire Weekend show; Nick Cave, A$AP Ferg, The Roots, MGMT & Breeders too"