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March 4, 2015

Big Business

Stoner rockers Big Business are opening a string of dates on the Mastodon / Clutch tour this spring, and they've since added a headlining run to go down before that. Those dates include a NYC show happening April 9 at The Studio at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

Big Business aren't on the Mastodon/Clutch show in Central Park. Instead it's Graveyard, and tickets are still on sale.

List of dates and a live video, below...

Continue reading "Big Business headlining dates before Mastodon / Clutch tour"

by Andrew Sacher

Museum Mouth

North Carolina fuzz punks Museum Mouth released their newest album, Alex I Am Nothing, last year on Self Aware Records (order yours), and they've now made a video for its song "Sacred." It's a freaky video, in that way that a lot of the '90s alternative videos these guys probably watch are, and it pulls the ol' googly eyes on the bottom of the chin trick. Watch below.

Continue reading "Museum Mouth made a video for "Sacred""

photos by David Andrako; words by Bill Pearis.

Matthew E. White @ BRIC Arts Media House, 3/3/2015
Matthew White
Matthew White

Though his ambitious new album, Fresh Blood, isn't out till next week, Matthew E White celebrated last night with release show at the BRIC Arts Media House on Tuesday night (3/3). It was a special show too, with a 25-or-so piece orchestra and backup singers to replicate the deep shag arrangements on Fresh Blood. "I hope you're having half as much fun as I'm having," gushed White after a few songs. With all those strings, songs like the sweeping "Holy Moly" got the wall-of-sound scope they needed, and were worth trudging out in last night's slush to see. Pics and setlist are in this post. The show was filmed for BRIC's public access cable channel, so look out for that soon.

If you haven't heard Fresh Blood yet, it's streaming at NPR. Matthew E White and his regular band (minus all those strings and brass and backup singers) will be on tour soon, with another NYC show at Baby's All Right on April 6 with Wilsen and Karima Walker. Tickets are still available. Matthew also makes his network television debut on The Late Show with David Letterman on March 16

More pics from his BRIC show, below...

Continue reading "Matthew E. White celebrated 'Fresh Blood' with an orchestra at BRIC House (pics, setlist)"

by Andrew Sacher

photo: Other Lives at Rock Werchter in 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
Other Lives

Stillwater, OK indie trio Other Lives will follow 2011's Tamer Animals with their third album, Rituals, on May 5 via TBD Records. The reverby art rock of lead single "Reconfiguration" definitely sounds like the work of a band who've been hanging around Thom Yorke, but Other Lives make it their own. Listen, with artwork and tracklist, below.

Other Lives will support the new album on a tour this spring, which comes to NYC on May 29 at Music Hall of Williamsburg and May 30 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for those shows go on sale Friday (3/6) at noon with an AmEx presale for MHOW starting today (3/4) at noon.

All dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Other Lives releasing a new album, touring (dates & stream)"

by Andrew Sacher


Samantha is not a mononymous singer, but a Brooklyn punk trio with dudes named Mike, Alex and Gabe. Maybe you've caught one of their recent gigs, like with Week of Wonders or with White Mystery and Dead Stars. Their new album, Hourglass Noise, comes out April 21 and we've got the premiere of its new single "Fight" in this post.

Originally from Chicago, the singer is a dead ringer for Brendan Kelly of hometown heroes The Lawrence Arms, and their hard-driving punk isn't too far removed from that band either. Plus there's a little Jawbreaker and Get Up Kids in there too. Check it out below.

Samantha are playing SXSW and have three hometown shows coming up as well. Before they leave for Austin, they'll play Muchmore's on March 6 with Dead Wrestlers, Pussywolf and Young Guts; and after returning they'll play an album release party on April 24 at Cameo with Crowd the Airwaves, Plastiq Passion and Pussywolf (tickets). The following month, they play The Rock Shop on May 2 with The Tracys, The Thrill Sergeants and Cash Registers (tickets).

Stream "Fight" below...

Continue reading "Brooklyn punks Samantha releasing an LP (stream a track), playing shows"

by Andrew Sacher

Jessica Pratt

Jessica Pratt's new bare-bones folk album On Your Own Love Again (out now on Drag City) is one of the best of its kind in a while, and she's finally expanded her tour to include her first NYC show here since its release. After a couple US dates with Panda Bear, she'll hit Brooklyn's Union Pool on May 12. Tickets for that show go on sale today (3/4) at noon.

She also plays a few festivals, including Pitchfork, the just-announced Solid Sound, and the Pitchfork showcase at NXNE (with Vince Staples, Amen Dunes, Sannhet and more).

Check out her recent NPR Wold Cafe Next session, and listen to album highlight "Greycedes," with her full list of dates, below...

Continue reading "Jessica Pratt expands tour, playing Union Pool (dates)"


The BrooklynVegan-presented Pixies, TV on the Radio and John Grant show in NJ goes on BV presale today. Pixies also have NYC shows just with John Grant, and TVTOR has one with Bo Ningen.

Tickets for the Buzzcocks shows at Irving Plaza and NJ's Stone Pony are still on BV presale (password: theBVway), and a Live Nation presale starts today at 10 AM too.

Tickets for the Madonna shows at MSG and Barclays go on Citi cardmember presale today at 10 AM.

The current lineup of Sepultura (which we aren't the fondest of) play Marlin Room at Webster Hall on May 30 with Destruction, Arsis, The Last Ten Seconds Of Life, and Starkill. Tickets are on sale now.

Tickets for the Modest Mouse show at Prospect Park go on AmEx, Ticketmaster, and Celebrate Brooklyn presales today at noon. No presale for the Webster Hall shows.

Tickets for the second Purity Ring, Braids and Born Gold show at Terminal 5 go on AmEx presale today at noon. Tickets for night 1 (same link) are still available.

Tickets for the Joey Bada$$ show at Terminal 5 go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead show at MHOW go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Iceage show with Low Life and Amen Dunes at 315 Ten Eyck go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for The Meatmen show at Saint Vitus are on sale now.

Tickets to see Pissed Jeans at Baby's All Right are on sale now.

Tanlines are playing Bowery Ballroom on May 14. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon with a general on sale date Friday (3/6).

A mostly death/doom show with Father Befouled, Encoffination, Ghoulgotha and Martyrvore goes down April 4 at Saint Vitus. Tickets are on sale now.

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.


Tickets for the BrooklynVegan-presented Pixies, TV on the Radio and John Grant show at Asbury Park, NJ's Stone Pony Summerstage (5/23) go on BrooklynVegan presale today at 10 AM. PASSWORD: HEYBV.

There's also a Live Nation presale starting today at 10, and if you miss out on the presales, you can try again when the general on-sale starts Friday (3/6) at 10 AM.

Pixies and TVOTR also play Cooperstown together a day earlier. Pixies and John Grant play NYC twice on their tour together, and TVOTR play NYC with Bo Ningen on their tour.


Wilco's annual festival Solid Sound returns this year from June 26-28 at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA, and the 2015 lineup has been announced. Joining Wilco will be Mac Demarco, Parquet Courts, Tweedy, Shabazz Palaces, Taj Mahal, Richard Thompson Trio, Real Estate, Jessica Pratt, Stained Radiance: Nels Cline & Norton Wisdom, Ryley Walker, Felice Brothers, Autumn Defense, Cibo Matto, William Tyler, Bill Frisell, NRBQ and more. 3-day passes are on sale now. Full lineup below.

Wilco have other tour dates coming up too, including NY-area jam band festival Gathering of the Vibes, happening July 30 - August 2 in Bridgeport, CT's Seaport Park with Weezer, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, The Gaslight Anthem, Gregg Allman, Dark Star Orchestra ft. Melvin Seals, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, New Riders of the Purple Sage and more. Full initial lineup here. Tickets here.

All Wilco dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Wilco announce 2015 Solid Sound Festival lineup ++++++++ also playing Gathering of the Vibes & other dates"

photo: Growlers at Outside Lands 2013 (more by Paige K. Parsons)

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Trash Talk, Ratking, Lee Bannon @ Webster Hall Marlin Room
Raging hardcore band Trash Talk pretty much never play a show that doesn't have both the band and crowd going apeshit, and tonight's will likely be just that. Alt-rappers Ratking and hip hop producer Lee Bannon open.

The Growlers, Broncho @ Baby's All Right
Party rockers The Growlers released Chinese Fountain back in September which found the band in a laid-back mood, drawing inspiration from twangy early-'60s rock, with a few danceable numbers in there as well. Tonight's their first show of a five-night-stand at Baby's All Right with Broncho.

Self Defense Family, Creative Adult @ Saint Vitus
Makthaverskan had to unfortunately drop off this show due to visa issues, but it's still a great bill with arty post-hardcore band Self Defense Family and dark punks Creative Adult. The tour also hits Webster Studio on Sunday, and Makthaverskan are still set to be here for that one.

Nothing Changes w/ HTRK, Pop. 1280 @ Home Sweet Home
Australian post punk act HTRK released Psychic 9-5 Club, their most hushed, electronic-based album to date. Expect volume to be high tonight, however, when they play late night goth party Nothing Changes. Pop. 1280 makes this an appealing double bill, especially if you don't have to get up early on Thursday morning.

Kelela, DJ Ezra Koenig, DJ Alexis taylor, DJ E*vax, DJ Business Class @ MoMA Armory Party benefit
R&B boundary pusher Kelela headlines this year's MoMA Armory Party benefit at MoMA's Agnes Gund Garden Lobby with a two-hour DJ set from Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor, plus additional DJ sets from Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig, plus Business Class (aka Lawrence Abu Hamdan who is also the official commissioned artist for The Armonry Show) and E*vax (Ratatat).

Grounders, Twist, Sun Cut Flat @ Cake Shop
It's a double dose of Toronto pop tonight at Cake Shop with the hazy sounds of Grounders and '60s-ish duo Twist.

Jangula, Ski Lodge, Piers, Stalking Gia @ Pianos
Ski Lodge, who got a little more synthy on their new single, are doing a joint residency with fellow Brooklyn band Jangula every Wednesday in March, and tonight is the first of those shows.

Alice Boman, Julie Byrne, Cassandra Jenkins @ Rough Trade
Swedish singer Alice Boman makes spare, delicate music as heard on last year's compilation, EP II + Skisser . Her songs should play well in an intimate room like Rough Trade.

GDFX, Daniel Pearce / Andrew Smiley duo, Kate Henderson's Drone Acupuncture Installation, Sapropelic Pycnic @ Trans-Pecos
One of the few solo shows Greg Fox (GDFX) is playing in NYC before his band Liturgy heads out on tour this spring.

Animal Collective (DJ set), DJ Dogsynth, Spencer Sweeney
Animal Collective do another of their increasingly frequent DJ sets in NYC tonight. This one's at Output, rather than their usual home of Brooklyn Bowl, and it's just with Deakin and Geologist.

Dropkick Murphys @ The Paramount
It's almost St. Patrick's Day, and what better time to see Boston's favorite Celtic punks Dropkick Murphys? Tonight continues their 5-show run in the NYC-area.

Big Terrific @ Cameo
Max Silvestri hosts the free weekly comedy show in the back of Williamsburg's Cameo. No word on who's performing tonight, but Max usually lets us know via his Twitter.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.


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