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May 17, 2013
The Lemonheads @ Mohawk in Austin, 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
The Lemonheads will be going on a short Northeast jaunt in July and those dates include a couple in the NY area: Knitting Factory on July 24 and The Wonder Bar in Asbury Park, NJ the day before (7/23). Tickets for the Knit show just went on sale, as did tickets for the Wonder Bar. All dates are listed below.
The Lemonheads released a split 7" with the Misfits for Record Store Day this year, which included their version of "Skulls" on one side and the Misfits original on the other. You can stream it below.
Tickets to see Odd Future and Meek Mill at Williamsburg Park for Peter Rosenberg's 2nd Annual Birthday Show go on sale today at noon.
Young Empires and Black Light Dinner Party are playing Mercury Lounge on June 25. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.
Phil Lesh & Friends are playing The Capitol Theatre on July 22 & 23. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.
Robert Randolph & The Family Band is playing The Capitol Theatre on August 10. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.
Two Door Cinema Club and St. Lucia are playing Manhattan Center Hammerstein Ballroom on October 11. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.
The Killers are playing Prudential Center in Newark, NJ on August 8. Tickets for that show go on sale today at 11 AM.
Marisa Monte is playing Beacon Theatre on June 28. Tickets for that show go on sale today at 11 AM.
Is Tim Dog still among us? Video news story and more info below...
Canadian R&B singer The Weeknd, who picked up two Juno Awards this year (including R&B Album of the Year for Trilogy), is getting read to release a new album, Kiss Land. There isn't a release date (though 8/27 is rumored) or any other details yet, but you can stream the record's title track, all seven minutes of it, below.
Hot on the heels of that horrible NY Times article "How I Became A Hipster", Huffington Post got a panel of experts together to discuss the concept of "Hipster". Watch below...
In addition to playing drums (and other things) for The Decemberists, John Moen has also logged time with Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, Elliott Smith, and Robert Pollard's Boston Spaceships. Revise Your Maps is the title of John's second solo album under the Perhapst moniker, his first in five years. Out June 25 on Jealous Butcher Records, the record's got a dusty, Laurel Canyon vibe and isn't miles away from the groups he's played with. Hear for yourself, we've got the premiere of the ebullient cut "Ramble Scramble" in this post. You can stream that below.
May 16, 2013
photos by Sachyn Mital
Matthew E White @ Bowery Ballroom, 5/13/2013
Last night at the Bowery Ballroom, he was given a lot more space, but he brought a much smaller band along for the ride. Opening with the soft, aching "Will You Love Me," it was quickly apparent that this wasn't going to be a night of horn-and-string-filled chamber pop. Instead, White and his band ripped into the louder sections of the song with a gnarled guitar part and a country-tinged swagger. The group has been touring this material for a while now and like any adventurous, talented group of musicians, it's obvious they take a certain amount of glee in finding new wrinkles in them, stretching solos out into new shapes and trying out new arrangements just for the hell of it. That playful tendency grew even more apparent as the group jumped into "Steady Pace," a brisk whirling dervish of a track from the record. At one point White and bassist Cameron Ralston even did some coordinated dance moves, shuffling back in forth with shit-eating grins on their faces. - [CMJ]Matthew E. White's tour rolled into NYC on Monday (5/13) for his biggest show here yet, playing Bowery Ballroom. The Virginia Beach native was supported by Helado Negro. Did you catch his show? Photos from Bowery, including one of the setlist, are in this post.
Matthew's North American tour is over now and he'll head to Barcelona next weekend for Primavera Sound. He's got a few other festivals (like Bonnaroo) on the summer docket, plus an upcoming European tour. All dates are listed, along with more Bowery pics, below.
Deradoorian @ Our Heart Ached for Syria SXSW 2013 benefit (more by Tim Griffin)
As mentioned, Nightlands tour will hit NYC at the end of the month for a show at Mercury Lounge on May 29. The night has become more enticing as Deradoorian will be opening and promises to debut a few new songs. Tickets are still available. Her only other show at the moment is opening for Animal Collective at Washington DC's 9:30 Club on June 10.
Nightlands, meanwhile, have added a few shows since we last posted about them -- including a stop at North Carolina's Hopscotch Music Festival -- and all dates are listed below.
There's another new megaclub coming to Williamsburg:
Verboten (German for "forbidden") -- a popular dance party company that throws techno and house DJ events around the city -- is applying for a liquor license for its soon-to-open nightclub on North 11th Street that will hold more than 700 people, company representative Jen Schiffer said at a public meeting this week.Verboten, which will be located at N. 11th and Kent (which puts it right by Output) and can hold 700 people across two rooms, is also promising lessons for kids during the daytime and a full kitchen.
"It attracts a discerning crowd of music fans, Europeans, hipsters, freaks, party girls and industry types," the company's website explains of its "techno programming."
Schiffer said the new venue would include two rooms -- one that could accommodate 411 people and another that could hold 321 guests. The venue has applied to remain open until 4 a.m. on weeknights and 6 a.m. on weekends. - [DNA Info]
TBA interior (via)
Run by a gaggle of nightlife veterans from Blkmarket Membership, Porch, and Deep, the democratic space (there's no door policy) has a pumping sound system, stiff tequila drinks (try the Habla Habanero, made with Espolon Reposado and mango purée; $10), and room for up to 150 bodies. Still, it's the rarefied techno, electronica, and house programming-- a lineup that includes heavies like Stimming, Pig&Dan, and Butane.TBA's schedule includes "ARTIFACT 001: Latency Recordings Showcase" tonight with Joey Anderson, Suleiman & Sidney, Taimur Agha, and Jordon; and Billy Caldwell & Justin Strauss on Friday (5/17). Anybody been yet?
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Foxygen @ Knitting Factory 5/13/2013
Foxygen just wrapped up a three-night NYC run, that began with the BrooklynVegan-curated Red Bull Sound Select show at Knitting Factory on Monday (5/13) and a second night there (5/14) and finished last night (5/15) at Mercury Lounge. Anybody hit the second Knit or Mercury Lounge show? Anyone go to all three? We've got a second set of photos from the RBSS show, including ones of openers Amen Dunes, LODRO, and Prince Rupert's Drops, in this post.
Foxygen will spend their summer on the festival circuit, playing Pitchfork, Woodsist and Solid Sound amongst many others. That also includes another stop in NYC at the free River Rocks show on July 25 with Thao & The Get Down Stay Down. All tour dates are listed with more pictures from KF below.