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February 11, 2014

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 "

January 23, 2014

by Bill Pearis

Metronomy

We're about six weeks out from Metronomy's fourth album, Love Letters, which hits the public on March 11 via Elektra/Because. You may remember that the new album was made at London's famed Toe Rag Studios on analogue tape with little or no help from computers/sequencers. You really get a sense for what this could mean for the new album with its title track, which Metronomy just posted for streaming. Driven by a pounding piano line, it's more like something The Kinks would've done in 1971 or perhaps Bowie or ELO. You can stream it -- and watch the video for "I'm Aquarius" -- below.

Metronomy will be in NYC early next month for the BrooklynVegan presented show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on February 5, their only current North American date. That show is sold out but we're giving a pair away. Details below.

Continue reading "Metronomy share 'Love Letters' title track ++ win tickets to sold-out MHOW show"

January 10, 2014

Action Bronson at VICELAND at SXSW 2013 (more by Dylan Johnson)
Action Bronson

As you may know, NYC rapper Action Bronson is about to take on two-sold out hometown shows at Irving Plaza TONIGHT (1/10) and Saturday (1/11) before kicking off a full US tour next week. Though both are sold out, if you didn't get tickets and would still like to go, we're giving away a pair to each night.

Details on how to enter to win, along with the list of dates and a video, below...

Continue reading "Action Bronson sold out 2 Irving Plaza shows (win tix to both)"

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)"