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July 30, 2015

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As we've mentioned, Lollapalooza 2015 happens in Chicago's Grant Park this weekend with headliners Metallica, Paul McCartney Sam Smith, The Weeknd, and Florence + the Machine. (BrooklynVegan will be there too, in the Toyota Tent.) If you can't make it, Lollapalooza will be broadcasting live each day starting at 2 PM Central (3 PM Eastern) across three different channels.

The broadcast streaming schedule (which includes McCartney, Metallica, Hot Chip, War on Drugs, Father John Misty, Alabama Shakes, Django Django, DFA 1979 and more) is listed, along with the Lollapalooza video player, below...

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Al Lover

Psychedelic beatmaker Al Lover makes dance music, but of a sort that owes more to The 13th Floor Elevators (or Neu!) than typical disco/house/etc influences. (You may remember the mix he made for Levitation Fest this year.) He released Cave Ritual back in January and has now reimagined, reinterpreted and handed some songs over for others to remix on Cave Ritual Redux which is out August 10 via Stolen Body Records.

There are a couple tracks you can check out right now. "Labratory Broadcast In Stereo" is a two-minute motorik groover and the song "Brian Jonestown Masochist" gets a "reinterpretation" by BJM main man Anton Newcombe. The latter comes with a very cosmic video that is very easy to get lost in. Check it out and stream the other song (and the whole Cave Ritual LP) below.

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by Andrew Sacher

photo by Alexandra Gavillet

Wavves recently released the pop-punky lead single "Way Too Much" off their upcoming fifth album, V, which comes out October 2 via Ghost Ramp/Warner Bros (pre-order). Now they're back with second single "Flamezesz," which is a bit cleaner and more '90s power pop than '90s punk. Both are good, and keeping us excited for the record. Listen below.

Wavves' tour with Twin Peaks hits NYC on album release day at Saint Vitus (10/2) (sold out) and Irving Plaza on 10/6 (tickets).

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by Bill Pearis

Flesh World

San Francisco's Flesh World are in NYC for three shows this week: Baby's All Right tonight (7/30) with Honey Radar and headliners Radioactivity (tickets); then Saturday (8/1) at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Total Control, Lust For Youth, and Sannhet (tickets); and a late night show on Saturday at Acheron with Survival, La Cruor and Scully (tickets) .

We're also giving away a pair of tickets to the MHOW show over on our Facebook page.

Just in time for this tour, the band (which includes members of Brilliant Colors and Limp Wrist) have shared a video for "Just To Tear Me Down" from their terrific debut album The Wild Animals in My Life. Directed by Alex Cruse it's a video that could've been on 120 Minutes in 1989, with the band performing in a graveyard and a forest. It fits the song to a T. Watch that, and check out The Wild Animals in My Life in full, below...

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photo: Killer Mike in the Toyota Tent in 2014 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)

Lollapalooza is taking over Chicago's Grant Park this weekend with headliners Metallica, Paul McCartney Sam Smith, The Weeknd, Florence & the Machine, and more.

BrooklynVegan, SPIN and VIBE are returning to the sold out festival this year with a presence in the Toyota Tent which is located within the grounds of the Chicago festival. The tent, just north of the BMI stage, is marked "Toyota Sound Central" in this map:

Like previous years, the Toyota Tent will host live performances, live Q&As and DJ sets from 1-7 PM each day. Stop by to check out intimate, bonus sets by artists playing the festival (For instance, Glass Animals play the Samsung Galaxy Stage Friday at 2:15. You can then see them again in the Toyota tent at 6pm the same day).

Come see BrooklynVegan Lolla representative Billy Jones interview Albert Hammond Jr of the Strokes on Sunday at 1pm. Stick around to say hello to Toyota Tent host Yassir Lester, and to see Of Monsters & Men and Gogol Bordello play inches from your face. Come see BrooklynVegan-presented performances by Twin Peaks and Pell on Saturday afternoon. Check out the full weekend schedule below....

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photo: Toxic Holocaust at Europa in 2012 (more by Jonathan McPhail)
Toxic Holocaust

Relapse labelmates and Portland neighbors Toxic Holocaust and Lord Dying are touring the US together from late August through early October. The tour lands in NYC on September 10 at Saint Vitus. Tickets for that show go on sale today (7/30) at 1 PM.

Earlier this year, Lord Dying released Poisoned Altars, which Toxic Holocaust frontman Joel Grind produced. TH's latest is 2013's Chemistry of Consciousness. Streams of both LPs, and the list of tour dates, below...

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by Bill Pearis

La Luz

La Luz's new Ty Segall-produced album, Weirdo Shrine, is out next week (8/7) and the band are now streaming the whole thing over at NPR. It's pure surf rock, but with no shortage of hooks, dark humor and general fun spirit. They're just really good at it. Listen to the album below.

As good as the records are, seeing La Luz live is what will really win you over to their camp, and their North American tour starts soon. The NYC show happens at Bowery Ballroom on August 29 with openers EZTV and Scully. Tickets are still available.

Updated tour dates are listed, along with the album stream, below...

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One of the new bands we suggested you check out this year was Atlanta indie rockers Blis., who recently signed to Sargent House for their TBA debut LP. At the time of our post, the band's only upcoming date was hometown festival Wrecking Ball (Aug 8), but now they're set to go on a lengthy tour afterwards.

The tour includes a leg with Nashville alt-pop band Bandit, which hits NYC on November 8 at Bowery Electric. Tickets for that show are on sale now. They also have other dates with Sargent House labelmates And So I Watch You From Afar and Mylets.

All dates are listed, with a stream of Blis' EP from earlier this year, below...

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by Andrew Sacher


Brooklyn black metal band Krallice had been teasing a new album recently, and lo and behold, all of a sudden the entire thing is here. It's called Ygg huur, it's out digitally today, and will be out physically in the fall via Gilead Media. It follows 2012's Years Past Matter and on first listen feels a bit rawer/punkier than its predecessor. It's good stuff -- listen below.

Krallice have two shows coming up in their hometown of NYC this August. The first is August 13 at Trans-Pecos with Geryon and Andromorphus Rexalia. Tickets are on sale.

The following week they play a 10 PM set at The Stone on August 21, which is part of Krallice guitarist Mick Barr's residency at that venue from August 18-23. Check out the full schedule for that residency below. Directly after that ends, the next Stone residency is from another local experimental metal musician, Toby Driver.

Two of the dates in the residency have Mick playing with Chuck Bettis, who has his own Stone residency from December 15-20, the last day of which includes Mick and Krallice's Colin Marston.

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photo: Morrissey @ MSG last month (more by PSquared)
Morrissey at MSG

Morrissey wrapped up his North American tour this past weekend which seemed to go mostly without a hitch. Leaving the country was another story, apparently, as Morrissey claims he is the victim of sexual assault by a security officer at San Francisco International Airport, news he shared via True To You:

On leaving the US on 27 July I flew from San Francisco International Airport to London on flight BA 284.

At 2:30 in the afternoon I went through the usual airport security procedure including the stand-up 'scanner', and all was well - no bleeps and nothing unusual.

Before I could gather my belongings from the usual array of trays I was approached by an "airport security officer" who stopped me, crouched before me and groped my penis and testicles. He quickly moved away as an older "airport security officer" approached.

The officer who sexually assaulted me was identified as the General Manager On Duty. Luckily I was accompanied by two members of British Airways Special Services, who were horrified at the sexual attack and suggested that I lodge a complaint. I asked if there would be any point in lodging a complaint since, as with any complaint against a figure in "authority", the complaints are simply collected in order to protect the guilty officer should the matter go further. The British Airways Special Services employees assured me that a complaint was worthwhile, and so I filed the appropriate information. However, before doing so, the guilty "officer" was confronted, and the conversation went thus:

You have just sexually groped this man.
Officer: That's just your opinion.
What you have done is illegal.
Officer: That's just your opinion.
You have no right to do what you have just done.
Officer: That's just your opinion.

You can read Morrissey's entire account of the incident, below...

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