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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"

December 4, 2013

A$AP Ferg

As discussed, A$AP Ferg is bringing his tour with Joey Fatts, Aston Matthews, Overdoz, and 100s to his hometown of NYC this Friday (12/6) at Irving Plaza. Tickets to that show were offered without fees as part of the venue's Black Friday-Cyber Monday deal, but now if you'd like to go and not pay anything at all, we're giving away a pair of tickets. Details on how to enter to win are below.

Ferg and Kanye collaborator Travi$ Scott also just made a video for their song "Uptown," which appeared on Scott's Owl Pharaoh mixtape. You can watch that video below.

In related news, another A$AP Mob member, A$AP Ant is playing a show later this month at Santos Party House on December 18 with Chicago rapper Fredo Santana headlining (and making his NYC debut at the show) and Young Gleesh. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Updated A$AP Ferg dates are listed, along with the new video and contest details, below...

Continue reading "A$AP Ferg made a video w/ Travi$ Scott, touring to Irving Plaza this week (win tix!); Fredo Santana making NYC debut"

December 3, 2013

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The Roots will be performing again at the annual Okayplayer Holiday Jam, now in its 7th year, at Brooklyn Bowl on Monday, December 9 with host Hannibal Buress and a few "surprise special guests." No one's been announced for this year (hence "surprise") but Q-Tip, Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def), Talib Kweli, Patti Labelle, A$AP Rocky, Big Daddy Kane, John Legend, Estelle, TV on the Radio, and more have appeared in years past. The event is private but Okayplayer is giving away 25 pairs of tickets and you can enter to win by filling out this form. BrooklynVegan is also giving away a pair and details on how to enter are below.

Speaking of holidays and The Roots, Okayplayer -- a music site which was started by Questlove in 1999 -- is selling a Cosby-style Roots holiday sweatshirt, which is part of the site's gift guide. That's it above.

Contest details and the flyer for the Holiday Jam, below...

Continue reading "The Roots have a holiday sweater, playing Okayplayer Holiday Jam (win tix!)"

December 2, 2013

by Bill Pearis

Holograms

Swedish band Holograms' released their second album, Forever, over the summer and it's another gritty blast of angsty post-punk, definitely showing the non-shiny side of Stockholm. If you haven't heard it yet, you can stream it below. The band just made a video for "Luminous," a slice-of-life clip which makes its premiere in this post.

Holograms will be heading to North America this week for their tour with TV Ghost (who gave us their Top 10 LPs of 2013), stopping at 285 Kent on Friday (12/6) with locals Heaven's Gate on the bill as well. Tickets are still available but if you'd like to go for free, we're also giving a pair away. Contest details, and the video and album streams, below...

Continue reading "Holograms made a new video, tour with TV Ghost starts this week (win tix to NYC show)"

November 27, 2013

Lauryn Hill at Rock the Bells 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Lauryn Hill

As discussed, Lauryn Hill has some homecoming shows scheduled, which would have included two (early and late) TONIGHT (11/27) at Bowery Ballroom and a number of December dates. Tonight's early show has been postponed until December 10 "due to weather," but her late show is still on. All tickets for the early show will be honored at the 12/10 show, refunds are available, and they will not be valid at tonight's late show. $100 tickets are still available for the late show.

UPDATE: we also have two pairs of tickets to give away to the late show. If you want a chance of winning them, check out the instructions below.

In addition to her new 12/10 Bowery Ballroom date, her other December shows include NYC-area shows on 12/22 at Count Basie Theatre in NJ (tix) and 12/28 at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester (tix).

Updated dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Lauryn Hill postpones tonight's early show "due to weather," still playing late show ---- WIN TIX +++ updated dates"

November 26, 2013

The Breeders at Pitchfork Music Festival 2013 (more by James Richards IV)
Breeders

As discussed, The Breeders are playing their last Last Splash shows this December on a short tour leading up to their New Year's Eve show in Austin. Speedy Ortiz will be supporting many of the dates, including both NYC shows happening on December 19 and 20 at Webster Hall. Tickets for both nights are still available, and we're also giving away a pair to each night. Details on how to enter to win, and the full list of tour dates, below.

UPDATE: In addition to performing Last Splash like they've been doing all year, the NYC, Chicago, Boston, and Austin stops will also feature full performances of their 1990 debut album, Pod.

Meanwhile, the Kim Deal-less Pixies are also touring and they'll be in the NYC-area for shows in Port Chester and NJ this January.

Speedy Ortiz also have other upcoming dates, including a NYC show with Los Campesinos! on January 22 at Irving Plaza (tickets) and a tour with Grass Is Green.

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

Continue reading "The Breeders playing 'Pod' AND 'Last Splash' on select dates (win tix to Webster Hall!)"

MGMT at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013 (More by Sarah Frankie Linder)
MGMT

As discussed, indie-pop-turned-psych-weirdos MGMT are currently on a tour which brings them to NYC for a huge show at Barclays Center on December 13 with Dinosaur Jr. and Kuroma (fronted by a member of MGMT's live band). Tickets for that show are still available, but we're also giving away a pair. Details on how to enter to win are below.

If you're wondering what to expect from this ever-changing band at the Barclays Center show, this review on Memphis Flyer of Saturday's Orpheum Theatre show sheds some light:

You wanted to hear their big hits, like "Kids," "Time To Pretend," and "Electric Feel?" Score.

You wanted to hear the trippy stuff like "Siberian Breaks" and "Of Moons, Birds & Monsters?" Score.

You wanted to hear material from the new album? Score.

MGMT's set list broke down cleanly, with 6 cuts from Oracular Spectacular, 5 from Congratulations, and 5 from the newest album, MGMT.

You could use those numbers as a guideline and come up with many permutations of set lists, but MGMT elected to play their most accessible material. So they didn't play "4th Dimensional Transition" but they did play "Weekend Wars"; they didn't play "Lady Dada's Nightmare" but did "Flash Delirium"; didn't play the 2nd half of MGMT but did the first half.

Looking at the nightly setlists they've been posting on Instagram, they do change the order up from show to show. Speaking of their instagram, they're running a contest on it where you can win a chance to play the giant cowbell during "Your Life Is A Lie" on stage with them.

In other Dinosaur Jr. news, J Mascis recently teamed up with Fred Armisen to cover TLC's "Waterfalls" at Berklee Performing Arts Center, which you can watch a video of below. J Mascis also just teamed up with Sharon Van Etten collaborator Doug Keith (not long after teaming up with Sharon Van Etten herself) to contribute a guitar solo to "Pure Gold In The 70s" off Doug's upcoming LP, Pony (due out 2/11). You can listen to that (via SPIN) below too.

Updated dates are listed, along with contest details, video and song stream, below...

Continue reading "MGMT on tour; win tix to their Barclays show w/ Dinosaur Jr"

November 22, 2013

Nick Cave at Beacon Theatre in March (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Nick Cave

As discussed, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds are going on a North American tour in 2014. Tickets to that tour, including the NYC stop at Prospect Park (7/26), go on sale today (11/22) at 10 AM. If you'd like to see that tour for free, we're giving away a pair of tickets to any show on the tour, your choice. Three winners will be selected (one pair per winner). Details on how to enter to win, along with the list of tour dates, below...

Continue reading "Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' 2014 North American tour on sale (win tix to any date of your choice!)"