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August 13, 2014
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 DF 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.
July 31, 2014
The dudes just got off tour with Eagulls, and as we mentioned they've got two NYC shows coming up. The first is at Mercury Lounge with fellow Chicagoans The Lemons on August 13 (tickets), and the second is at Baby's All Right on August 14 with Public Access TV in addition to The Lemons (tickets). If you'd like to go to either of the NYC shows for free, we're giving away a pair of tickets to each. Details for that are below.
Twin Peaks have expanded their tour since we last posted as well. Updated tour dates, along with the video for "Flavor," below...
July 30, 2014
by Bill Pearis
see Jarvis fix a flat...like common people
If you're a Pulp fan you probably already know that you've got two upcoming chances in NYC to see Florian Habicht's excellent and very entertaining documentary PULP: A Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets. It's screening August 6 at Lincoln Center with a Habicht post-show Q&A as part of the venue's Sound + Vision fest (tickets); and then Rooftop Films on August 7 (Industry City in Sunset Park location) with a post-screening Q&A with Jarvis Cocker and Habicht (tickets). If you'd like to go to the Rooftop Films screening/Q&A for free we're giving away a pair of tickets. Details on that are below.
The Rooftop Films screening just got a little more interesting. Before the screening, the good folks at Mondo NYC will be DJing, and immediately after the Q&A there will be a Pulp karaoke contest judged by Jarvis and Habicht. To enter, you need to Tweet to @RooftopFilms saying which Pulp song you'd like to do with the hashtag #singforjarvis, and plead your case. Song selections and more details here but they do suggest maybe you might want to pick a song besides "Common People." Too band "Bad Cover Version" isn't an option -- too meta?
Trailer for the film and the "Bad Cover Version" video below...
July 24, 2014
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...
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:
Details on how to enter the contest, below...
July 21, 2014
by Ian Chainey
It'll Get Worse Before It Gets Better cover art
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.
July 16, 2014
Sheer Terror (photo by Jammi Sloane York)
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...
July 14, 2014
Braid in Chicago in June (more by Jeff Ryan)
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...