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August 19, 2014
Flosstradamus at Mad Decent Block Party 2013 (more by Dylan Johnson)
Chicago electronic duo Flosstradamus, who recently played Mad Decent Block Party (again), have now announced a North American tour. They'll be joined by GTA and Curtis Williams w/ Two-9 (who's also touring with Big K.R.I.T.). The tour will stop in NYC for a show at Terminal 5 on December 12. Tickets are already on AmEx and Flosstradamus presale (anyone know the Floss password?) and they go on sale to the general public Friday (8/22) at noon.
Flosstradamus recently released a single called "Rebound," which you can check out, along with a new tour documentary on the duo and the list of all tour dates, below...
August 18, 2014
YACHT at Treasure Island 2011 (more by Autumn Andel)
YACHT have added a third NYC show to their tour with White Fang. It happens at Mercury Lounge on September 23, which follows their other two dates at Mercury Lounge on 9/20 (sold out) and Rough Trade on 9/22 (tickets). Tickets for the 9/23 show go on AmEx presale Wednesday (8/20) at noon, and on sale to the general public on Friday (8/22).
Speaking of DFA bands, the label is throwing their Summer Soiree on Saturday (8/23) at The Wick, featuring the NYC live debut of Pat Mahoney's new group Museum of Love, plus DJ sets from Holy Ghost!, Nancy Whang and others. Tickets are still available.
Updated tour dates for YACHT are listed, along with the video for "Utopia/Dystopia (The Earth is On Fire)," below...
You've maybe heard by now that Aphex Twin logos were popping up in NYC and a blimp with the logo and "2014" flew over London, and now (in what should be a surprise to no one), the legendary electronic musician has officially announced his first album since 2001. It's called SYRO and a release date is still TBA, but Pitchfork points out the title, tracklist and the above image were posted to a website that can only be viewed via the Tor browser. There's also this website, http://syro2eznzea2xbpi.com/, which you can view in a regular browser and contains most of the album info as well.
The Aphex Twin logo spotted in Tribeca (photo via @jumpfreeze)
Earlier this year, a "lost" album by Aphex Twin side project/pseudonym Caustic Window saw release. Now it seems like something more official could be on the way from Richard D. James, as the Aphex Twin logo has been popping up all over New York City, from outside Radio City Music Hall, to tribeca (see above) to Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg. Meanwhile, in England on Sunday there was a blimp flying over the city with the logo and "2014" written on it as well. James hasn't released an album since 2001 (and nothing much at all since "Rubber Jonny" 10 years ago). With his label Warp celebrating its 25th anniversary, maybe the time is right.
August 17, 2014
Darkside in Chicago in January (more by Brigid Gallagher)
Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington have announced that their collaborative project Darkside will be coming to an end ("for now") this year. Their "last show" will take place in their hometown of NYC on September 12 at Brooklyn Masonic Temple, a smaller space than their last show here at Terminal 5. The show will be opened by Valentin Stip who's signed to Nico Jaar's label. Tickets are on sale now. Their only other US date is FYF Fest. They've also got some international dates which are listed below.
The band have also released two songs recorded while they made their LP, Psychic, which didn't make the cut. Stream those (one appropriately called "Gone Too Soon"), with the list of dates, below...
August 16, 2014
Mad Decent Block Party, which Dillon Francis just played (more by Chris La Putt)
Dillon Francis is playing Barclays Center on January 16. Tickets for that show go on sale today at 10 AM.
Ani DiFranco and Jenny Scheinman are playing Music Hall of Williamsburg on November 14. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.
The BrooklynVegan-presented Hard Girls, Jeff Rosenstock (Bomb the Music Industry), Broadcaster and Chumped show at Death by Audio happens this Sunday (8/17). Admission is $8 at the door.
The Hood Internet are playing Le Poisson Rouge on August 21 with Body Language (DJ) and Skinny Friedman. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Le Poisson Rouge with host some veteran hip hop and soul on August 28 with Souls of Mischief, Adrian Younge, Venice Dawn and Ali Shaheed Muhammad. Tickets are on sale now.
Saul Williams is playing Le Poisson Rouge on September 5 with Osekre and the Lucky Bastards, Patrice and Koku Gonza, as part of the Aputumpu Fall Series/Festival. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.
August 14, 2014
Def Jam Records, the label responsible for some of the most influential hip hop ever released (Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, Kanye West, much more), is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and in honor of that they'll throw a big show at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on October 16. It's got a lineup of artists from throughout Def Jam's history as a label with legends, currently-rising artists and plenty in between, including Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, DMX, Fabolous, Foxy Brown, Jhené Aiko, Onyx, Method Man, Redman, Ashanti, Ja Rule, Warren G, EPMD, and Jeremih. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 22 at 10 AM with AmEx/Radio/Venue/Promotor/Ticketmaster presales starting Thursday, August 21 at 10 AM.
Def Jam is also releasing two versions of a limited edition box set in honor of the anniversary, which "will include Selections From The Roots of Def Jam, which is curated by Rick Rubin and features music that inspired him to create the label, as well as a two-volume compilation of Def Jam Recordings' Greatest Hits." 'Def Jam 30' video below.
Method Man will also be part of another big Barclays Center show on September 20, when his group Wu-Tang Clan play their show with Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Lil Kim, The Diplomats, Curren$y and Dom Kennedy (tickets).
EPMD were also added to the NYC stop of Dirtybird's 'BBQ tour' which happens on Sunday (8/17) at 50 Kent with Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, Kill Frenzy, Christian Martin, Justin Jay and Ardalan. Tickets are on sale for that show.
We also mentioned that Jeremih is playing a free NYC show with Run the Jewels this month, for which RSVP is now closed.
Rick Ross also appears on Jeezy's new single "Beautiful" which also features The Game. The song's off Jeezy's upcoming album, Seen It All, which also features Jay Z, T.I., YG, Lil Boosie, Kelly Rowland and more. You can stream the new single below...
Teengirl Fantasy on a boat in 2012 (more by Leia Jospe)
DAYLIGHT is a two-day festival happening at Greenpoint's Europa on Friday and Saturday (August 15 & 16) featuring such acts as Teengirl Fantasy, Pictureplane, Excepter, DJ Dog Dick, Co La, Profligate, Dope Body, Gobby, Eartheater and lots more. Tickets (either individual days or a two-day pass) are on sale. It's a collaboration between HOSS records (home of DJ Dog Dick, Ric Rab) and Break World, a brand new label. To tell us a little more about the party fest, here's Edaan from Break World:
We met Hoss when my partner at the label, Ben Pittard, hit up Brad (owner of Hoss Records, and mindfucker at Mexcellent and R. Mexico) as well as Max Eisenberg (DJ Dog Dick) about playing a show at our local and beloved club, The Nightlight with my band Bonglestar and our friends Archeali. Everyone really loved everyone's set and we hung out, and everything just felt right and realized how close all our tastes were. I loved Hoss artists like Rick Rab, Dope Body, Ecstatic Sunshine, Excepter, obviously Dog Dick, and dug into some stuff I hadn't heard like Sadaf, Shams, and it was all some pretty next level shit! So it just kinda made sense to try to collaborate with these guys, so I hit them up about co-hosing a party with us, that would also act as our launch.Check out Friday and Saturday's DAYLIGHT lineup and the fest's flyer below.
That party soon turned into a sort of festival ... crazy two-day party. We got Hoss artists, upcoming Break World Artists (tbd), and a bunch inbetween that we both just dug a whole lot.
August 13, 2014
The Acid are a trio featuring one Brit (veteran DJ/producer Adam Freeland), one American (math wiz and Abelton expert/instructor Steve Nalepa), and an Australian (singer Ry X). The three, whose combined efforts make super chilled out neo-R&B, just released their debut LP, titled Liminal, via Mute. You can stream the whole thing, plus watch the video for "Fame," below.
The group will be in North America in October, playing NYC's Rough Trade on 10/10. Tickets to that show are on sale Friday (8/15) at noon. After their Rough Trade show, The Acid will open a week's worth of Alt-J shows on the West Coast. When that wraps up, they'd theoretically still have time to hit NYC for CMJ on the way back, though no dates for that have been announced. All known dates are listed, along with streams of the LP, video and a Factory Floor remix of "Fame," below...
Last Friday at Full Moon fest on Governor's Island, we were set to perform a headline live set but unfortunately due to travel issues could only perform as DJ's. The band will be playing a make up show this Saturday 8/16 at Babys All Right, hope you can make itBrooklynVegan is excited to be presenting Delorean's full-band show at Baby's All Right this Saturday. It's at 11 PM, sandwiched in-between the early show (Jacco Gardner / EZTV / Nick Garrie) and the late-night Deadly Dragon Soundsystem DJ party. Tickets for Delorean are on sale now (if you went to Full Moon Fest you should have a discount code emailed you), and we're also giving away a pair. Details below.
Delorean also play Montauk's Surf Lodge on Sunday (8/17) which is a free show that's worth checking out if you're out that way (and lah di da if you are!).