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June 13, 2014

by Ian Chainey

T.O.M.B.
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Unnerving noise/black metal destroyers Total Occultic Mechanical Blasphemy have been added to the Watain and Kosmodemonic show on June 15 at Brooklyn Bazaar (tickets). The Pennsylvanian project -- membership: No One -- will be playing a live set of material culled from the recently released Pennhurst / Xesse compilation that collected various demos and and EPs. T.O.M.B.'s nightmarish noise assault will also be sprayed across another LP in 2014. Titled Fury Nocturnous, the full-length will feature contributions from members of Mayhem. A label and a release date have yet to be announced. You can check out the full stream of Pennhurst / Xesse and a Fury Nocturnous teaser below.

Speaking of Watain, Invisible Oranges posted an interview with singer Erik Danielsson. In the piece, interviewer Jonathan Dick got Erik to open up regarding the latest round of black metal controversy:

Black metal will always be surrounded by controversy. It evokes energies. It thrives upon powers that are counteractive to what people view as law and order and ethics and so on. What I do need to underline here, because here is where people get it wrong: one of the greatest evils that people today know, be it an alternative culture or in conservative government halls, is Nazi Germany and Anti-Semitists and all of that. That is the one thing you cannot glorify.
Erik also talked about his upcoming Brooklyn performance that will feature all of the pyrotechnics and theatrics that American fans haven't been able to see before:
There's a need to set that up in the US in that medium, and for a long time we've been quite frustrated about not being able to present the whole show there and actually show our US fans, who are some of the most diehard fans that we have, the actual show that we do. I cannot say at this point whether or not it's going to be an exact setup similar to the ones we have in Europe, but it's definitely going to contain elements of a quite severe nature that haven't been possible to use yet in the States. I actually cannot wait. It's gonna be a really good and fucking powerful show, I think.
Tickets are still on sale and we have a few pairs you can win for free! For details on how to enter our contest, check below.

Continue reading "T.O.M.B. added to Watain (who we interviewed) -- Win Tix to the Brooklyn show"

June 12, 2014

Marissa

Marissa Nadler is one of the artists we're looking forward to catching this week at Northside -- she plays Pitchfork's showcase at Saint Vitus on Saturday (6/14) with Pharmakon, Youth Code, Pyrrhon, and Couch Slut (tickets). She'll be touring for most of the summer, including one in Boston with Gem Club. Updated dates are listed below.

Meanwhile, Gem Club will be in NYC next week to play Joe's Pub on June 17 with Megan Lui. Tickets are on sale now but if you'd like to go for free we're giving a pair away. Details on that below.

Gem Club will also be opening for Agnes Obel at Bowery Ballroom on August 14. Tickets for that show are on sale now. They've got a few other dates with Agnes, and all are listed below.

If you haven't checked out Gem Club's In Roses, it's a lovely record, pastoral, quietly beautiful and maybe owing just a little to Eno's ambient works. You can listen to it via Rdio.

All Marissa Nadler and Gem Club dates are listed, along with contest details, below...

Continue reading "Marissa Nadler expands tour; Gem Club opening for her in Boston, playing Joe's Pub next week (win tix!) ++ other dates"

June 10, 2014

by Andrew Sacher

World's Fair

Queens rap collective World's Fair put out their new "Uh Huh" single late last month, and we've now got the premiere of another new one, "Snow About 10 Feet." This one's got four of the six members (Cody B. Ware, Remy Banks, Jeff Donna and Nasty Nigel) for a posse cut that's a fine example of the wealth of New York rap we've gotten lately. Fans of Joey Bada$$, Flatbush Zombies, The Underachievers or A$AP Mob, don't sleep on this. Check it out below.

World's Fair are currently on a previously discussed tour with Two-9 that hits their home city of NYC TONIGHT (6/10) at The Studio at Webster Hall with two other quality locals, Cities Aviv and Aaron Cohen. Tickets for tonight's show are still available and we're also giving away a pair for free. Head to the BrooklynVegan Facebook for details on how to enter to win.

Updated dates are listed, with the tour flyer and song stream, below...

Continue reading "World's Fair have a new track (listen); tour w/ Two-9 hits NYC w/ Cities Aviv & Aaron Cohen tonight (win tix!)"

June 5, 2014

Boot Camp Clik

One of the many free Summerstage shows this year is the Duck Down BBQ with Boot Camp Clik and friends happening June 10 in Brownsville's Betsy Head Park. We proud to announce that BrooklynVegan is one of the sponsors of the show, and that since we last spoke there's been some updates.

In addition to the Boot Camp Clik (aka Buckshot, Smif N Wessun, Sean Price & Rock of Heltah Skeltah), there will be sets by CJ Fly, T'Nah Apex (both of Pro Era), Raz Fresco and Chelsea Reject. There's also a DJ set by Statik Selektah and Hot 97's Peter Rosenberg. The free show goes from 6-9 PM. Flyer below.

In honor of this event which Monster is also sponsoring, we're giving away a pair of Monster DNA Pro Headphones (retail value of $280), a Duck Down x Rocksmith Collaborative BBQ T-Shirt and a signed Buckshot & P-Money BackPack Travels CD. Details on how to enter to win those contests, below. Prizes can be picked up at the show.

As mentioned, Buckshot & P-Money celebrate BackPack Travels with a release show on June 26 at the Marlin Room at Webster Hall with Pro Era's Kirk Knight and Statik Selektah.

Pro Era also play a free Summerstage show in Red Hook Park TONIGHT (6/5).

Contest details below...

Continue reading "Boot Camp Clik playing free Summerstage Duck Down BBQ w/ Pro Era members & more (WIN SOME HEADPHONES)"

June 4, 2014

Sylvan

As mentioned, Sylvan Esso are headlining NYC's Bowery Ballroom on September 12. That show just sold out, and the dancey duo have now added a show at the decidely smaller Rough Trade happening the day before (9/11). Tickets for the Rough Trade show go on sale today (6/4) at 3 PM and we're also giving a pair away. Details on that are below.

Meanwhile, Sylvan Esso are currently on the road opening for tUnE-yArDs, including two sold-out Webster Hall shows next week. Updated tour dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Sylvan Esso expand tour, playing Rough Trade (win tix!) before sold-out Bowery Ballroom show (updated dates)"

May 15, 2014

The Strokes at MSG in 2011 (more by Bao Nguyen)
Strokes

The Strokes are making their return to the stage with a relatively intimate NY show on May 31 at Capitol Theater before their Governors Ball appearance on NYC's Randall's Island a few days later. Tickets went on fan club presale yesterday and sold right out, but you'll have another chance in the Citi bank presale which starts today (5/15) at noon. The general on-sale begins Friday (5/16) at noon.

Meanwhile, we're also still giving away a pair of of VIP tickets to Governors Ball 2014 in our contest with DoNYC. If you haven't entered yet, you can enter via the form below...

UPDATE: the just announced list of food vendors at Governors Ball, is also below...

Continue reading "Strokes Capitol Theater presale ++ still time to win VIP Gov Ball tix ((( Update: food vendor lineup announced)"

May 13, 2014

The Strokes at Bonnaroo 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Strokes

It was already announced that The Strokes would play their first hometown show since MSG in 2011 at this year's Governors Ball (the NYC festival that Julian Casablancas also plays with his band The Voidz), but if you don't want to brave a huge three-day festival to see them (or even one day of a three-day fest), you're in luck. The NYC cool kids of the early aughts will now preface GovBall with a headlining festival pre-show in the area at Port Chester's Capitol Theater on May 31, a far more intimate location than Madison Square Garden.

Tickets for the Cap show go on Strokes Fan Club presale Wednesday (5/14) at 10 AM, followed by Governors Ball/Citi bank presales on Thursday (5/15) at noon and the general on-sale Friday (5/16) at noon at this link.

Meanwhile, you can still get tickets to Governors Ball, which also includes Outkast, Jack White, Vampire Weekend, Phoenix, TV on the Radio, Disclosure, Damon Albarn, and more. But if you'd like to go for free, we've teamed up with DoNYC to give away a pair of VIP tickets to Governors Ball 2014. Enter our contest via the form below...

Continue reading "The Strokes playing NY show before Governors Ball -- get tix +++++ WIN VIP PASSES to the actual fest"

May 12, 2014

Andrew Bird in Chicago, 12/9/2013 (more by James Richards IV)
Andrew Bird

Andrew Bird has included Handsome Family covers in his sets for years now and is now releasing an album of Handsome Family songs titled Things are Really Great Here, Sort Of which will be out digitally June 3 and on vinyl later this summer. The album includes a cover of "Far From Any Road," which was the theme song to HBO's hit series True Detective.

With his band Hands of Glory (which includes Tift Merritt), Bird will be on tour for much of the summer, including the WNYC Radio Love Fest at BAM's Harvey Theater on June 6 ( a few tickets still left), and a free show at Central Park Summerstage on July 8. Right after the BAM show, Andrew Bird will play Rough Trade on June 7 with two performances (7 PM & 10:30 PM). Tickets for the Rough Trade shows go on sale Friday (5/16) at noon. But if you'd like to go for free, we're giving away a pair of of tickets to both Rough Trade performances.

All Andrew Bird tour dates are listed, along with contest details, below...

Continue reading "Andrew Bird releasing LP of Handsome Family covers, expands tour, including 2 shows at Rough Trade (win tix)"

May 9, 2014

photos by Milos Markicevic

EMA / Trust in Chicago - 5/4/14
EMA
Trust

EMA is about to bring her tour with Downtown Boys to Brooklyn for a show at Rough Trade TONIGHT (5/9) for what will be the third and final NYC date for EMA on this run. The show is sold out, but if you didn't get tickets you still have a chance because we're giving away a few pairs. Head below for details on how to enter to win. The show starts at 9 PM with an opening set from atmospheric NY/NJ band Owel.

Earlier this month, EMA's tour crossed paths with Trust's tour for a co-headlining show in Chicago at the Empty Bottle (5/4). Downtown Boys were on that show too, as were Trust's tourmates Mozart's Sister. Pictures of all four bands from that Chicago show are in this post.

Meanwhile, Trust recently announced more US shows including NYC at Irving Plaza on September 19. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

After Downtown Boys' run with EMA ends, the politically-charged, saxophone-fueled punk band will play a smaller NYC show on May 29 at Shea Stadium with a relatively likeminded bill of Nine of Swords, TV Freaks and Arm Candy.

More pictures from the Chicago show, with EMA contest details, below...

Continue reading "EMA's tour w/ Downtown Boys hits sold out NYC show tonight (win tix!) +++ pics from their Chicago show w/ Trust"

May 7, 2014

M.I.A. at Terminal 5 in 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
MIA

It was announced that M.I.A.'s tour would hit NYC for two nights with A$AP Ferg at The Knockdown Center (5/8 & 5/9) in Queens, however night 1 (5/8) has been cancelled. All tickets purchased for that night will be honored on night 2 (5/9). We're also giving away a few pairs of of tickets to the May 9 show. Details on how to enter to win, below.

The night after the Queens show, M.I.A. teams up with Solange for a sold out Webster Hall show (5/10), which is part of the two-day Vulture Festival which goes down in NYC this weekend.

Friday's show is also a good chance to check out the Knockdown Center if you haven't been there yet. It will also be home of the Hardcore Activity In Progress show (part of Red Bull Music Academy) with Tim Hecker, Napalm Death, Wolf Eyes, Gunplay, Regis, Bastard Noise, clipping., Okkyung Lee and more. We're giving away tickets to that one too.

Updated M.I.A. dates are listed, with the contest details, below...

Continue reading "M.I.A. & A$AP Ferg playing one show @ Knockdown Center (win tix!)"