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October 23, 2013

by Bill Pearis

Ashrae Fax

Ashrae Fax were a shortlived duo from Greensboro, NC whose 2003 full-length, Static Crash, only came out on CD-R to almost zero fanfare at the time. The called it quits shortly thereafter. The record -- dark, ethereal and danceable -- had a life of it's own, getting a tiny vinyl pressing a couple years ago. The good ears at Mexican Summer gave it a proper reissue over the summer. It's a real lost classic, sounding like a forgotten 1985 4AD collaboration between The Cocteau Twins, Colourbox and Dif Juz discovered in Ivo Watts-Russell's attic. (Their song "Pointbreak" is a stunner.) You can stream a couple songs below and listen to the whole thing on Rdio or Spotify.

Band members Alex Chesney and Renée Mendoza Haran (who now sings with NC band Ama Divers) were coaxed out of retirement for last month's Hopscotch Music Festival and are now on a short East Coast tour. That includes an NYC show this Friday (10/25) at Glasslands. Historics, Donovan Blanc and DJ Frankie Teardrop are on the bill too and tickets are still available. If you'd like to go for free, we're giving away a pair of tickets that come with a vinyl copy of Static Crash too.

Glasslands flyer, song streams and contest details below...

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October 15, 2013

Savages at ACL 2013 Weekend 1 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Savages

At last year's CMJ, Savages won everyone over with their intense live show, and this time around they're back, but not as some buzz band. The British post-punks play one of CMJ's largest shows, headlining Terminal 5 on Wednesday (10/16) with Duke Garwood (known for collaborations with Mark Lanegan, who coincidentally plays NYC tonight). Tickets for the show are still available, some CMJ badges will be accepted at the door, and we're also giving away a pair of tickets.

Contest details, along with the updated list of dates and a video, below...

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October 9, 2013

Body/Head at Union Pool in September (more by Adela Loconte)
Body/Head

We just recently posted some updates to the two-night Kim Gordon benefit at Issue Project Room (11/13-14), which take place in the midst of her band Body/Head's tour, but what we didn't realize is that there's yet another upcoming NYC show on Body/Head's schedule. This one happens a week after the IPR benefit at MoMA on November 21, as part of MoMA's PopRally series, which "features collaborations with artists and musical acts, performances, film screenings, receptions, and special viewings of exhibitions." Kathleen Hanna (of Bikini Kill, Le Tigre, and most recently The Julie Ruin, who played their second show ever with Body/Head) will be DJing. Tickets for the MoMA show are on sale now, and we're also giving away a few pairs. Details on how to enter to win are below.

Body/Head performs as a trio with no wave legend Ikue Mori at night 1 of the Kim Gordon benefit, and Kim performs in two separate duos (one with Jutta Koether, one with a TBA guest) at night 2. Tickets for night 1 and night 2 go on sale to the general public this Friday (10/11).

Meanwhile, The Julie Ruin next play NYC on October 25 at Music Hall of Williamsburg (sold out).

Updated Body/Head dates are listed, along with contest details and a song stream, below...

Continue reading "Body/Head touring, playing MoMA w/ Kathleen Hanna DJing after IPR benefit (updated dates & chance to win tix!)"

October 8, 2013

by Andrew Sacher

Zebra Katz at BV-SXSW 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Zebra Katz

We recently discussed a number of Halloween shows happening in NYC, and here's one that we missed with three local artists. Synth funk crew AVAN LAVA will team up with the gothy Light Asylum and rapper Zebra Katz, whose super fun live show proves "Ima Read" is no one hit wonder. Tickets for this Halloween party are on sale now, and we're also giving away a pair. Details below.

Zebra Katz recently collaborated with sugar-high pop duo Icona Pop on a one-off single, "My Party," which you can stream below...

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October 7, 2013

CBGB Fest

The 2013 CBGB Festival happens this week, kicking off on Tuesday (10/8) with the premiere of CBGB: The Movie at Landmark Sunshine. You can still get tickets to the premiere (though, at $50, they're not cheap). Then on Wednesday (10/9) the festival starts in earnest with music showcases around the city, a pretty enticing film festival, industry talks, photo exhibits, and a Thursday (10/10) keynote address featuring Duff McKagan and a reconstructed CBGB interior.

If you'd like to attend for free, we're giving away four pairs of music/film badges which "allows badge holder into Music Showcases and Film Screenings only on first come/first served basis. Does not include Music or Film Conferences." Details on how to enter are below.

On the music side of things, notable shows include the BV-presented Judge and Manipulate show at Saint Vitus on Friday (10/11); the huge, free show in Times Square on Saturday (10/12) with My Morning Jacket, Grizzly Bear, Divine Fits and a James Murphy DJ set; and the Carry On Band show at Bowery Electric on Thursday (10/10) with  Lydia LunchGlen MatlockSylvain Sylvain, Lenny KayeRichard Lloyd, Cheetah Chrome (one of two CBGB appearances for him) and more.

A few others: Bell X1 and Tristen play Bowery Ballroom on Saturday (tickets); recently rejuvenated '90s shoegazers The Veldt play Cameo on Thursday (10/10) with Heaven and Miracle Falls; Massachusetts metal band Killswitch Engage will be at Santos on October 12 with Eye Ra Haze (tickets); and Dale Ernhardt Jr. Jr. and Atlas Genius at Irving Plaza  on Thursday & Friday (tickets). There are lots of other bands playing, you can check out the whole schedule.

On the film side, in addition to CBGB: The Movie, you can catch such films as Bad Brains: A Band in DC, Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me, Cosmic Psychos: Blokes You Can Trust, Filmage: The Story of Descendents/All, Geek USA, Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin', Led Zeppelin Played Here, Montreal Underground, Pleased to Meet Me, Pussy Riot: Putin Pissed Himself, Searching for Sugarman, The Blank Generation and more.

There's also the "Never Again" photo exhibit at Wooster St. Social Club featuring many BV photographers. Opening night party for that is Wednesday from 7 - 10 PM and is free.

On a similar tip the same night, legendary downtown scenester, street photographer, and Beastie Boys cohort Ricky Powell has a photography exhibit, titled "Funky Dope Maneuvers Photography & Slideshow" happening on Wednesday at Site/109 (109 Norfolk Street) from 8 - 11 PM. RSVP and more info on that is here.

Contest details below...

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October 3, 2013

Alexandra Stewart at Le Poisson Rouge in September (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Alexandra Stewart

Brooklyn's Alexandra Stewart is about to release her debut EP, Wàbà, next week (10/8) via Braund Sound. The EP combines jazz-pop, folk, and the multi-layer arrangements of chamber pop, with Alexandra's pleasing vocals taking the forefront. A full stream of the EP and the video for its track "Pow Wow" premiere in this post, and you can check that out below.

The night of the EP's release, Alexandra will celebrate with a release party at Glasslands (10/8) that also includes Fallulah, Alexander Von Mehren and Hayley Coupon. Tickets for that show are on sale now, and we're also giving away a pair. Details on how to enter to win are below.

For Alexander Von Mehren, the Norwegian music who also combines orchestral stylings with pop, that show is part of his North American tour which also hits Mercury Lounge (10/9) a day later with Andrew Keoghan. Tickets for that show are still available, and we're giving away a pair to that one too. Details below.

Video, EP stream, and contest details below...

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October 2, 2013

Palma Violets @ MHOW in May (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Palma Violets

Palma Violets are currently on a tour, which was originally supposed to hit NYC last night but the date got moved to next Wednesday (10/9), still at Webster Hall. Skaters open and tickets are still available. But if you'd like to go for free, we're giving away two pairs of tickets. Details on how to win one pair are below. Another pair is exclusively at Facebook.

If you're going to the show and want to keep the party going, or if you're just looking for something to do late night on Wednesday, BrooklynVegan is sponsoring the official afterparty which happens at East Village bar HiFi starting at 10:30 PM. It's free and open to the public (21+) and members of Palma Violets will be DJing. Flyer for the afterparty is below.

An in other news, Palma Violets just made a video for "Rattlesnake Highway" from their debut album, 180, which came out in March. You can watch that below.

Continue reading "Palma Violets made a video, touring to NYC for rescheduled Webster Hall show; NYC afterparty scheduled (see you there?)"

September 30, 2013

CBGB Movie

As discussed, the CBGB Music & Film Festival is returning to NYC from October 9 to 13 across various venues, and a number of films (including the premiere of the CBGB movie) are screening at the festival. Festival badges are still available, and since we last spoke, tickets for individual movies went on sale.

The CBGB movie premieres at Landmark Sunshine Cinema on October 8 and tickets for that are on sale now.

Other screenings include Bad Brains: A Band in DC, Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me, Cosmic Psychos: Blokes You Can Trust, Filmage: The Story of Descendents/All, Geek USA, Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin', Led Zeppelin Played Here, Montreal Underground, Pleased to Meet Me, Pussy Riot: Putin Pissed Himself, Searching for Sugarman, The Blank Generation and more. Tickets for most of those are available at Brown Paper Tickets and the film's schedule is at CBGB's site (though it requires a lot of clicking around to see it all).

Additionally, we'll be giving away tickets to all the screenings happening at Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, which include Searching For Sugarman, Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams, The ESG Story, Pussy Riot: Putin Pissed Himself, The Johnny Thunders Story, Geek USA, Filmage: The Story of the Descendents/All and more. The full schedule of Wythe Hotel screenings and contest details are below.

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Andrew W.K. @ Riot Fest Chicago earlier this month (more by Cory Dewald)
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Party aficionado Andrew W.K., who is hard at work on his tome, The Party Bible, is also starting his tour with Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg this week. (Maybe you saw them at Santos back in May.) When we originally posted about this tour, they were to have played Irving Plaza on October 3, but that show has since been moved a couple days later and is now happening Saturday, October 5 at Irving Plaza. All tickets from the original will be honored, and are still available. If you'd like to go for free, we've also got a few pairs of tickets to give away! In addition to tickets, winners will also be able to meet Andrew, Marky, and the band.

All Blitzkrieg dates and contest details can be found below...

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Flying Lotus

Grand Theft Auto V and its soundtrack are out now, and as discussed, it's being celebrated with some live music events in NYC as part of the ongoing New York Film Festival.

The first of the live music events happens tonight (9/30) at Church of Saint Paul the Apostle (405 W 59th St) with four composers who worked on the game's score: ambient legends Tangerine Dream, hip hop producers The Alchemist and Oh No (who worked on the new Danny Brown album), and composer Woody Jackson (Red Dead Redemption, LA Noire).

After that, there's an afterparty at Le Poisson Rouge at 11 PM with DJ sets from Flying Lotus and BBC's Gilles Peterson, who both host radio shows in the game.

The show was initially $150 for the concert and afterparty, but has since been reduced in price. There's now a $40 ticket option that gets you into the concert and the afterparty, and $20 tickets for just the concert, or $20 advance tickets ($25 day of the show) for just the afterparty. We're also giving away tickets to both the concert and the afterparty. Details on how to enter to win are below.

Flying Lotus recently made his GTAV station, which includes music from Outkast, Tyler the Creator, Machinedrum, Tundercat, Aphex Twin, and more, available to stream in full (via Rolling Stone). You can listen to that, along with its tracklist and the contest details, below...

Continue reading "Tonight's Grand Theft Soundtrack event reduced in price, Flying Lotus afterparty on sale too +++ win tix!"