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July 31, 2015

Duran Duran '80s

Duran Duran were scheduled to play a concert at the Seaport with Wyclef Jean on Tuesday (8/4) to benefit the South St Seaport Museum, but the show was just canceled. From the press release:

"After a tremendous amount of effort to maintain the date for next week, we are extremely disappointed to say that as of this morning we have had to cancel Dock Rocks due to unforeseen issues at the site," said Captain Jonathan Boulware, Executive Director of the South Street Seaport Museum "We had an incredible response to the event, which included a selection of VIP boat experiences, alongside the concert on the pier, but location logistics have now precluded our moving forward with Tuesday's event in the way that we had originally envisioned. Our plan is to host an alternative fundraiser in the fall that will include many of the same performances, as well as an opportunity to enjoy everything that the Seaport has to offer, while supporting the Museum that was so badly damaged during Hurricane Sandy. We thank our sponsors and partners within the city for their help in planning."
Duran Duran singer Simon Le Bon said:
We are really sad that next week's show is now not happening. We love that part of the city and were very much looking forward to playing against that incredible skyline in support of the Seaport Museum. We are in town this week to launch the first single from our new album 'Paper Gods' and were hoping to give fans a chance to hear a couple of tracks from the new record.
Duran Duran also said on Facebook that they hoped to do something with the Seaport Museum soon. Stay tuned about the makeup show and who will actually play it. Meanwhile, Duran Duran's two shows this weekend at Port Chester's The Capitol Theatre are sold out, but you can still get tickets to see them at Nile Rodgers' FOLD Festival on Long Island on Wednesday (8/5).

On the Record with Mick Rock

Legendary photographer Mick Rock has shot just about everyone who's anyone in his 40+ year career. Iconic pictures of stars like Bowie, Lou Reed, Queen, Iggy Pop, and Blondie have earned him the title, "The Man Who Shot the Seventies". Times and technology have changed, but Mick is still at it, and now he has a TV show too.

To quote Ovation:

Today, Mick is as in-demand as ever; photographing legends-in-the-making like Snoop Dog, Daft Punk, The Killers, Cee Lo Green, and the Black Keys, among many others, but this summer, he'll come out from behind the camera to host his own show: On the Record with Mick Rock.

Featuring guest stars Josh Groban, Kings of Leon, The Flaming Lips and Patti LaBelle, On The Record With Mick Rock goes into each of the artists' hometowns to check out the sights and sounds that inspire them. A unique spin on the musician profile series, the show's stripped-down style and Mick's unapologetic rapport with his guests produces candid conversations and musical performances not usually seen on television.

The series premieres on the Ovation Network on Sunday, August 2 at 8 PM (EST). in the first episode, Mick visits Josh Groban in Los Angeles. Details about each episode are listed below along with a few clips from the show where Mick talks about Bowie, the Beatles, Snoop Dogg and more. Check em out...

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by Andrew Sacher

Tender Defender

Yesterday, we posted about a cancer benefit happening at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus on August 16 with Big Eyes, Shellshag, Aye Nako and Tender Defender (tickets). As BV readers probably know, we talk about those first three bands a lot around here, but Tender Defender are a new band that the show flyer billed as "new Latterman." Now we have more details, and it turns out that description couldn't be more accurate.

Tender Defender is a trio of musicians who were all in Latterman -- Phil Douglas (now also of Iron Chic), Mattie Canino (now also of RVIVR) and Pat Schramm (now also of Bridge & Tunnel) -- and they sound... exactly like Latterman! (And also like Iron Chic and RVIVR.) That's a good thing of course. Latterman were one of those bands who were never too popular but always had a devoted fanbase, and it's safe to say they're sorely missed.

Tender Defender's debut mini-LP is coming in late 2015 on Dead Broke Rekerds (the label run by Phil's Iron Chic bandmate Mike Bruno), and its first single "Hello Dirt" is out now. Listen below, and download it (name your price) at bandcamp.

Speaking of Big Eyes, they're also playing a BV-presented show with Against Me! and Cakes Da Killa, which is $3 with RSVP.

Continue reading "Latterman members formed Tender Defender (listen), playing cancer benefit w/ Big Eyes, Shellshag & Aye Nako"

by Bill Pearis

Deaf Wish Pain LP

Australian band Deaf Wish release their first album for Sub Pop, Pain, next week (8/7) but are streaming the whole thing right now via SPIN. While they live up to their name -- the band's show last year at Death by Audio was one of the loudest shows I'd ever seen there -- it's not all tinnitus-inducing. There are multiple singers/songwriters in the band and some of it is on the pretty side, and some of it is more like Sonic Youth, Cosmic Psychos and METZ in a head-on collision. It's all pretty good. Stream the whole thing below.

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by Andrew Sacher

Radioactivity at Baby's All Right - 7/30/15 (photo via)
Radioactivity

Radioactivity brought their tour to NYC last night (7/30) at Baby's All Right in support of this year's great Silent Kill. They did basically everything you want out of a punk show -- short set, but no breaks in between songs for banter or anything. Just rocking straight through. If you haven't checked out the band (which includes members of The Marked Men) yet, we highly recommend it. It might not be totally accurate to call it "pop punk" but it's classic pop songwriting and classic punk energy. Kinda like if the Ramones were raised on '70s power pop instead of '60s girl groups.

Opening was Flesh World, the new band with members of Brilliant Colors and Limp Wrist, who were a great match for Radioactivity and also sounded excellent. They're a bit moodier, use a little more reverb, and sometimes dive into C-86/post-punk territory (like the bassline of set-closer "Church of Flesh"), but mostly up that same alley of driving punk.

Flesh World play two more shows in NYC this week, one of which is with Total Control, Lust For Youth and Sannhet on Saturday (8/1) at MHOW (tix). That's the second of two Total Control shows this week, the first of which is TONIGHT (7/31) at Palisades (tix).

Check out videos of Radioactivity and Flesh World at Baby's (via Heartbreaking Bravery) below...

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photos by Gretchen Robinette

Primus / Dinosaur Jr. / The GOASTT @ Pier 97
Primus
Dinosaur Jr
The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger
Dinosaur Jr

How did touring with Dinosaur Jr. come about?

I think for the past couple years we have always been on the lookout for better bands and to see if they wanted to put on some sort of evening of music together. We've done little short runs here and there, but I think this was the time that we found another band that wanted to go on and put on an evening together, so it just kind of came up that way, probably about a year ago. We had also played together years ago at a festival.

When the band is getting ready to go on tour, how do you prepare?

You know, that depends. We have been playing so much that we've only been home for a couple of days, so we'll just slide back into it like normal pretty much. Usually over the course of the tour we'll experiment with different things and we'll try to re-learn different songs and try to see if there's anything new we can fit into the mix. - [Aquarian Weekly]

The Primus/Dinosaur Jr/The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger tour hit NYC on Thursday (7/31) at Hudson River Park's JBL Live @ Pier 97. While Primus still still has some of their Chocolate Factory stage set with them, their actual setlist was more of a greatest hits as you might expect for a tour like this. Dinosaur Jr was heavy on the distortion and the favorites, delivering "Out There," "Feel the Pain," "Start Choppin'" and their cover of The Cure's "Just Like Heaven" amongst others. J Mascis has been coming out during Primus' set on this tour too. Sean Lennon's The GOASTT opened the night with their very Beatlesque sound.

Pictures from the whole night, plus setlists for Primus and Dinosaur Jr, below...

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nuns at disneyland

Chillwavers Small Black are still at it, with a new album on the way, a new single out now, and a NYC show happening November 21 at Baby's All Right. Tickets go on sale at noon.

Tickets to the Tits of Clay show at Rough Trade go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to the Lilys show (where they'll play an all early-'90s dreampop set) at Baby's All Right are on sale now.

Tickets to the Ought show at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon. Tickets for their show at Silent Barn are on sale now.

Tickets to the Mike Krol shows at Cake Shop and Baby's All Right go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Tears for Fears' shows at  The Capital Theatre, the Mayo PAC and Count Basie Theatre go on sale Friday (7/31) at noon (click venues for tickets).

Tickets to the How to Dress Well show at Baby's All Right go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Circa Survive Juturna 10th anniversary show at Best Buy Theater with RX Bandits go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to the Chance the Rapper show at Terminal 5 go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to the just-added, second Albert Hammond Jr show at Bowery Ballroom (9/22) go on sale today at noon. Tickets to the 9/21 Bowery show are also still available (same link).

Tickets to the Craig Finn show at Bowery Ballroom with Esme Patterson go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to the Cymbals Eat Guitars show at Rough Trade with Solvey and Painted Zeros go on sale today at noon.

 Tickets to the Josh Ritter show  at Rough Trade go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to the Big Scary show at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to the Langhorne Slim show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at noon.

There's a benefit show for the Bushwick School for Music, which "is dedicated to creating and hosting tuition-free music education programs in Bushwick, Brownsville, Bed-Stuy and the surrounding neighborhoods," happening August 7 at Baby's All Right with Rubblebucket, Zula and Celestial Shore. Tickets are on sale now.

Tickets for the Robert Plant show at the Capitol Theatre go on sale at noon. Tickets for his Hammerstein Ballroom show are still available.

Tickets for the Decemberists show at the Capitol Theatre go on sale at noon. Tickets for their Radio City show with Lucius are still available.

$3 RSVP is open to see Vince Staples with Lil Herb and Loaf Muzik on August 10 at The Shop, the next Brooklyn-curated installment of Red Bull Sound Select.

$3 RSVP is open to see Against Me! with Cakes Da Killa and Big Eyes on September 4 at The Stone Pony, the following Brooklyn-curated installment of Red Bull Sound Select.

Tickets to see indie-approved mainstream country artist Ashley Monroe at NYC indie rock venue Bowery Ballroom go on sale at noon.

Ariana Grande is playing Barclays Center on September 27. Tickets go on sale Saturday (8/1) at 10 AM.

Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.

Browse our NYC Concert Calendar for shows happening today and every day - comedy shows, heavy metal concerts (courtesy of our heavy metal blog), and free shows included.

Disclosure

We already knew some of the collaborators on Disclosure's upcoming sophomore album, Caracal (due 9/25 via PMR/Island), and now they've revealed the full list, including some big names. Miguel, The Weeknd, Lorde and past collaborator Sam Smith are among them. Check out the full tracklist below.

Sam Smith, who was the lead singer on the unstoppable "Latch," sings on new single "Omen." Do you think it lives up to its predecessor? Listen below.

Disclosure's only two upcoming US shows are at NYC's Madison Square Garden and LA's Memorial Sports Arena.

Speaking of Miguel, his tour hits NYC at Terminal 5 on Sunday (8/2) (sold out) and the much smaller Bowery Ballroom on 8/5 (tickets).

Continue reading "Miguel, The Weeknd & more to appear on Disclosure's new LP"

tickets on sale

Eskimeaux, who just wrapped up a tour with Mitski and Elvis Depressedly (who just announced a tour with The Front Bottoms) plays NYC again on October 2 at Baby's All Right with Told Slant, Attic Abasement and Real Life Buildings. Tickets are on sale.

R. Kelly is playing Barclays Center on September 25. Tickets go on sale at 10 AM.

$3 RSVP is open to see Vince Staples with Lil Herb and Loaf Muzik on August 10 at The Shop, the next Brooklyn-curated installment of Red Bull Sound Select.

$3 RSVP is open to see Against Me! with Cakes Da Killa and Big Eyes on September 4 at The Stone Pony, the following Brooklyn-curated installment of Red Bull Sound Select.

Tickets for the Judas Priest and Mastodon shows at Prudential Center and The Paramount go sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets to the Suffers show at Mercury Lounge and Rough Trade go on sale at 10 AM.

Tickets to the Charlatans show at Webster Hall go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets to the Youth Lagoon / Moon King show at Webster Hall go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets to see the Bouncing Souls, Leftover Crack, Beach Slang and All Torn Up shows in Long Island, Clifton Park, NY and Lancaster, PA go on sale at 10 AM.

Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.

Browse our NYC Concert Calendar for shows happening today and every day - comedy shows, heavy metal concerts (courtesy of our heavy metal blog), and free shows included.

by Andrew Sacher

photo: The Front Bottoms at MHOW in June (more by Mimi Hong)
Front Bottoms

The Front Bottoms already released two singles this year, "West Virginia" and "Cough It Out," and today they're back with a third: "Help." It's not a Beatles cover, but it is pretty great Front Bottoms song. It's more or less TFB doing what they do best, but they scale things back a bit compared to their last album. This one has more restraint, and dare I say, a more "mature" sound? Watch the video, directed by Mike Petrow, below.

All three singles will appear on their upcoming album, which they now finally announced details of. It's called Back On Top and comes out September 18 via Fueled by Ramen. To record it, they went with producer Joe Chiccarelli, who's worked with The Strokes, The Shins, Morrissey and more. You can check out the artwork and tracklist below. If you pre-order, you get all three singles as an instant download.

The band also announced a North American tour with The Smith Street Band and Elvis Depressedly, which is a solid lineup all around. BrooklynVegan is proud to present the two NYC shows: October 14 & 15 at Irving Plaza. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 7 at 10 AM. There's a fan club presale starting Saturday (8/1) at 10 AM and a BV presale starting Monday (8/3) at 10 AM. Check back here Monday morning for the password.

All dates are listed, with the video, artwork and tracklist, below...

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