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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...

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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!)"

May 6, 2014

by Wyatt Marshall

Clay Rendering at Saint Vitus in January (more by Greg Cristman)

Post-industrial husband and wife duo Clay Rendering are teaming up with dark ambient master Lussuria and minimalist noise/ambient project Dual Action for an east coast tour in early May that, unfortunately, doesn't hit NYC. All three acts have released material on noise purveyors Hospital Productions, and for the Hospital collectors out there the tour will present an opportunity to steer clear of Discogs for a while--there will be a merch table consisting of new and sold out releases at each show. All dates are listed below.

Mike Connelly, one half of Clay Rendering, was once a member of experimental noise originals Wolf Eyes. Wolf Eyes will be appearing at Red Bull Music Academy's stacked Hardcore Activity in Progress show, which also features Tim Hecker, Napalm Death, Gunplay and many more. Just ten bucks gets you in to that show at Knockdown Center in Queens on Friday May 16. Tickets are still on sale, and we're also giving away a pair. For a chance to win, retweet this Invisible Oranges tweet.

In more Hospital Productions news, power electronics project FFH will be performing at this Wednesday's (5/7) edition of the weekly Nothing Changes party at Home Sweet Home. Check out the full upcoming Nothing Changes schedule.

All dates for the Clay Rendering and Lussuria tour are listed below...

Continue reading "Clay Rendering touring w/ Lussuria; Hardcore Activity in Progress coming soon (win tix!)"

May 2, 2014

by Bill Pearis

Connan & Dev under the covers / Connan, Liam et al
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By the end of Connan Mockasin's set at Bowery Ballroom last night (5/1), during an extended version of "Forever Dolphin Love," there were maybe upwards of 20 people on stage, including fellow kiwi Liam Finn on bongos, Blood Orange's Dev Hynes on guitar, Kirin J Callinan and his band, plus about seven girls pulled from the audience. At one point Kirin tossed Liam his guitar with which he played a solo and then tossed it back down to Kirin. It was a crazy love-in of a night that threatened to derail at any second but never quite did.

Connan, in a flowered silk suit that looked like it was bought from someone's aunt, started his set in the middle crowd, on the floor. After a mid-show intermission, he appeared from under a sheet with Dev to do Caramel slow jam "I Wanna Roll With You." Finn, who had Connan play a few of his Brooklyn "murmuration" shows, came out a few times throughout the show with some of his band. Like his music, it was loose and wobbly, but Connan's band (who were also dressed mostly like someone's aunt) is lithe and adept and can really make this stuff work. Plus, Connan's a kooky charmer which is what you need to pull off these sort of shenanigans. It wasn't all nuttiness. Connan played pretty much everything you'd want to hear, leaning a little more heavy on 2010's Please Turn Me Into The Snat than the new more R&B-flavored Caramel, though songs from the latter definitely come alive more than on the too-slick studio recordings. A very fun show.

Kirin J Callinan @ Bowery
Kirin

This was the first time I'd seen Kirin J Callinan with a full band, including two drummers. The Australian artist's electro-goth material is a little more distinctive to these ears than his guitar-driven songs, but like Connan (though in a completely different way), Kirin's a genuine weirdo who couldn't be normal if he tried. And, thankfully, he's not trying.

Connan and Kirin do it again tonight (5/2) at Music Hall of Williamsburg, the third night of their North American tour. Liam Finn will be joining Connan again tonight, though probably not Dev as he's part of the Atomic Bomb! A Tribute to William Onyeabor at BAM. But you never know what might happen. Tickets are still available but if you'd like to go for free, we're giving a pair away. Details below.

Continue reading "Liam Finn and Dev Hynes showed up for Connan & Kirin's show at Bowery Ballroom; win tix to MHOW tonight"

April 28, 2014

by Bill Pearis

Connan & Kirin are ready. Is America?
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Connan Mockasin and Kirin J Callinan's upcoming North American tour starts this week, with two NYC shows: Thursday (May 1) at Bowery Ballroom, and Friday (May 2) at Music Hall of Williamsburg. They're both on the eccentric end of the spectrum and this tour should be interesting and entertaining. Tickets are still available but if you'd like to go for free, we're giving a pair away to each show. Details below.

In celebration of the trek, Kirin J Callinan has released a cover of k.d. lang's 1992 single "Constant Craving." It's a duet with Sofia Brous and as you can imagine, Callinan puts his unique spin on the song. Stream it below. He's also currently engaged in a little crowdfunding so he can "tour internationally, make engaging & entertaining new videos, write & record a new album and put on the best dog gamn show you've ever seen, live, in a city near you!" Learn more via Kirin's very entertaining Pozible video below.

Meanwhile, Connan (who's been hanging out in Brooklyn since SXSW) recently shared a Yours Truly video session and you can watch that, with the list of dates, all videos and streams, below...

Continue reading "Kirin J Callinan covers k.d. lang (listen); tour w/ Connan Mockasin starts this week (win tix to NYC shows)"