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March 27, 2014

TPOBPAH @ BV SXSW 3/15/2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
TPOBPAH

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart's new album, Days of Abandon, is out next month on Yebo Music and this week they released a video for single "Simple and Sure." Set at a dinner party (singer Kip Berman's the butler), it takes aim at our ADD culture, animated GIFs in particular. Says Kip:

I'm taken aback at how many online outlets now reduce their content to a series of GIFs, assuming a minute long video or a single paragraph of text to be too burdensome. We're as much prisoners of our need for constant distraction and instant sensation as the trapped guests at the dinner party.
You can watch the "Simple and Sure" video below.

After a tour around SXSW, The Pains are back home in Brooklyn and play Rough Trade on Friday (3/28). That show is sold out but we've got two pairs of tickets to give away. Details below.

And if you just can't make Friday's show, TPOBPAH will play Bowery Ballroom on May 22 as part of their tour with Fear of Men. Tickets are still available.

And speaking of, Fear of Men made a video for their single "Luna" and you can watch that below.

Continue reading "The Pains of Being Pure at Heart share "Simple & Sure" video ++ win tix to their sold-out Rough Trade show"

March 21, 2014

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After four months of being closed for renovations and soundproofing (a mere week after they first opened), Rough Trade's music venue finally has the green light to reopen. Tonight (3/21) there's two shows: Rathborne and Streets of Laredo early (tickets), and How to Dress Well late (sold out). Saturday night (3/22) is Elysian Fields, Melvin Van Peebles Menage A Trois, and The Aspiring Me (tickets); and Sunday has Genesis Breyer P-Orridge in conversation with JG Thirlwell, which is free, followed by a book signing.

Other notable upcoming shows: The Allah-Las (3/27, sold out), The Pains of Being Pure at Heart (3/28, sold out), and I Break Horses on 4/18 (tickets). Also upcoming is Ben Watt w/ Bernard Butler to which you can still get tickets (Joe's Pub is sold out), but if you'd like to go for free, we're giving a pair away. Details below.

Full Rough Trade schedule is here. If you're going there, don't forget to check out the big Moog installationGlad to have you back open, guys, and glad to not have to write "Rough Trade cancels/moves more shows" anymore.

Contest details below...

Continue reading "Rough Trade's music venue is open; How to Dress Well plays there tonight ++ win tix to Ben Watt"

March 7, 2014

Upset
Upset

Upset -- the new band fronted by former Vivian Girls/Best Coast drummer Ali Koehler, along with Patty Schemel (Hole), Jenn Prince, and a rotating fourth member (which did/does include Kickball Katy, Kyle Gilbride from Swearin', Rachel Gagliardi of Slutever) -- released their punky, poppy debut LP, She's Gone, back in 2013 via Don Giovanni, and they've now paid tribute to one of their punky influences, 7 Seconds, whose song "Not Just Boys Fun" they recorded a cover of. Check out that cover below.

Upset will also be heading to SXSW, where they'll play a number of shows including the BrooklynVegan day party on Friday, March 14 at Red 7, which also includes Parquet Courts, Beth Israel and more TBA. (full lineup coming very soon, we promise!) You can check out their whole schedule below.

In related news, Kyle Gilbride, who produced She's Gone and performed as a member of Upset at the Don Giovanni showcase in February will play NYC tonight when his band Swearin' brings their tour to Music Hall of Williamsburg (3/7) with Even Hand and Certain Spiders. It's the band's second NYC show this week (they played Cake Shop last night with former Vivian Girl Cassie Ramone), and was recently moved to MHOW from Rough Trade. Tickets for tonight's show are still available, and we're also giving away a pair. Details on how to enter to win are below.

Continue reading "Upset covered 7 Seconds, playing SXSW including BV day party; Swearin' playing MHOW tonight (win tix!)"

February 25, 2014

Wild Beasts

Wild Beasts fourth album, Present Tense, is out today (2/25) via Domino. While decidedly more synth-heavy than anything they've done before, the record is still very much in the band's lusty, decadent universe. The album's second single, "Sweet Spot," is maybe its best song, with the signature interplay between vocalists Hayden Thorpe and Tom Flemming in full effect. You can stream it below. The band also recently made a mix for FACT which opens with them covering Leonard Cohen's "Hey That's No Way to Say Goodbye" and you can stream that below too.

The band will be in the US next week, playing Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg on March 4. That show is sold out, but if you didn't get tickets we've got two pair to give away. Details are below.

Meanwhile, Wild Beasts will be doing an in-store set at Other Music the day before their MHOW show (Monday, 3/3) at 8 PM. That's free and open to the public. Flyer for their NYC appearances, "Sweet Spot" and FACT mix streams, as well as contest details, below...

Continue reading "Wild Beasts released new LP, covered Leonard Cohen (streams), add Other Music in store ++ win tix to MHOW show"

Duo de Twang

As mentioned, Les Claypool's Duo de Twang are playing two late 'Sleep No More' shows at the McKittrick Hotel this week (2/26 & 2/27). Thursday is sold out, but tickets are still available for the Wednesday show, and you now have one more chance to catch the Primus frontman while he's in town. Earlier in the evening, before the second McKittrick show (2/27), Duo de Twang will be playing a very intimate show at a secret Brooklyn location. BrooklynVegan is presenting the show, and we'll reveal the location on Thursday morning (we can say it's at 7 PM). Tickets will only be available at the door, and will be extremely limited due to the size of the room, but if you want to go for free, we're also giving a pair away. Details below.

If you can't make the show, it will be streaming live via TourGigs.com at 7 PM EST. Updated Duo de Twang tour dates, which also include SXSW, are listed below.

Continue reading "Les Claypool's Duo de Twang playing secret, BV-presents NYC show, which will stream live ++ win tix! (updated dates)"

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...

Continue reading "Lost in the Trees are here, played WNYC Soundcheck, playing Bowery Ballroom tonight (win tix! +++ Moog Sound Lab video)"

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...

Continue reading "Yellow Ostrich share new live video, playing private show at Pianos this week (win tix!)"

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...

Continue reading "Those Darlins share new song & live video; tour w/ Diarrhea Planet starts this week (updated dates + win tix to MHOW!)"

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.

Continue reading "La Femme made a new video, add tour dates, including some w/ Trail of Dead ++ win tix to their Glasslands show "