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September 2, 2015
The B-52s are playing the Friends of Hudson River Park Annual Gala on October 8 on Pier 60. Tickets, starting at $1500, are on sale now.
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.
photo: Kathleen Hanna w/ The Julie Ruin at 2015 P4k Fest (more by James Richards IV)
Bikini Kill already shared one previously unreleased song, "Playground," from their upcoming Revolution Girl Style Now reissue, and here's another. Here's what Kathleen Hanna tells the NY Times about it:
"Ocean Song," too, was directly inspired by the feminist issues with which Hanna was grappling at the time. She had been working at SafePlace, a shelter for survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse in Olympia, Wash., and had begun to feel overwhelmed by the stories she was hearing -- and by how hard it was to make anyone outside the community listen to them. "I felt crazy, I felt like I'd been dropped in the middle of the ocean, and I was screaming, 'Look at all this stuff that's happening,' and was just making dolphin noises, nobody could hear me," she recalls. Two and a half decades (and three bands) later, Hanna's voice regularly reaches tens of thousands of people, but she hasn't abandoned those initial causes: just a few weeks ago, her current band, the Julie Ruin, flew to Olympia to play a gala benefit for SafePlace. "It was so thrilling and kind of full-circle for me to go back there, especially at the same time as the demo tape's coming out," she says. "It just felt really right."Listen below...
photos by Tim Griffin
Motorhead in Austin earlier tonight
Last week, Motorhead had to cut their Salt Lake City show short due to Lemmy's breathing problems, and then they cancelled their Riot Fest set completely day-of. Their tour picked up again at Emo's in Austin's tonight (9/1) (moved from Cedar Park Center), but sadly they cut this one short after three songs too. Ultimate Classic Rock was there and they wrote:
Unfortunately, Lemmy seemed shaky from the start, as he ambled onto the stage looking noticeably gaunt and tried to sing the first number, "Damage Case," clearly out of breath and at half speed. Meanwhile, guitarist Phil Campbell was doing everything he could to compensate by running about and engaging the audience much more than is his habit. Drummer Mikkey Dee also seemed to be trying to will Lemmy onward with his more measured but typically powerful attack.People are also saying Lemmy left the show in an ambulance. Bummer to hear, and we hope Lemmy gets better soon.
Alas, the situation did not improve as Motorhead struggled to complete another Overkill standard, "Stay Clean." After greeting his fans and admitting he was still under the weather, Lemmy lasted barely one minute into their next song, "Metropolis," before dropping his arms, backing away from his microphone, and conceding defeat in obvious disgust, as his bandmates simultaneously ground to a feedback-screeching halt.
As for the crowd, many of whom were no doubt aware of the frontman's recent health issues, they had nothing but supportive chants of "Lemmy! Lemmy! Lemmy!" -- especially once Kilmister briefly returned to the microphone, leaning on his now familiar cane, and apologized yet again for his inability to carry on, leaving those assembled no choice but to turn away and start filing out.
You can watch a video of Motorhead's last song and Lemmy leaving the stage, below. Pictures of Motorhead during their first few songs are in this post. If all goes well, their tour hits the NYC-area on 9/16 at Jones Beach with Anthrax.
Motorhead's new album Black Magic is out now. Listen (via Spotify) with their updated list of tour dates and more pictures, below...
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Joell Ortiz & Illmind @ The Wick
Joell Ortiz and Illmind teamed up for the very good collaborative album Human this year, and they've been supporting it with a number of local shows. Here's another, billed as "human. The Art Show (Joell Ortiz & !llmind)."
Lake Street Dive, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis @ Central Park SummerStage
Sibling trio Kitty, Daisy & Lewis make vintage sounding country-fried blues but have some interesting ties to UK punk and post punk. Their mom is Ingrid Weiss of The Raincoats and their new album The Third was produced by Mick Jones of The Clash and Big Audio Dynamite.
Pill, Ttotals, White Kyle, WALL @ Elvis Guesthouse
Nashville "outer blues" duo Ttotals highlight this bill that is headlined by saxxy Brooklyn no wave skronkers Pill.
Hoferlanz @ Union Pool
Multi-instrumentalist Ben Lanz has played in The National, Beirut, Sufjan Stevens' band and more, and if you like those bands you'll probably dig the band he leads, Hoferlanz, as well. Tonight's the release show for their new record.
Have Gun Will Travel, Garrett Klahn (Texas Is The Reason) @ Bowery Electric
Texas Is the Reason are unfortunately no longer reunited, but frontman Garrett Klahn is staying active as a solo artist. Tonight begins his 2-night NYC run opening for Florida's Have Gun, Will Travel.
What Moon Things, Infinity Girl, Happy You, Pencil @ Shea Stadium
Local shoegazers Infinity Girl recently signed to Topshelf and put out their new album Harm on the label. Tonight's the release show.
Babydungeons @ Babycastles
Tonight is another in Babycastles' "Babydungeons" comedy series that embraces humor that "does not necessarily come from comedians (but we like comedians). Babydungeons is people. Babydungeons is pretentious and passive about overintellectualizing the world (this is the life that chose me, not the life I chose). Babydungeons needs more reverb on this microphone." Tonight features Daniel Simonsen, Mary Houlihan, Ryan Bennett, Regi Metcalf, Sean J. Patrick Carney, Chandler Moses and Alexandra Tatarsky. Hosted by Andrew Ritchie, with DJ Night Sax.
DonMonique @ Baby's All Right (Pussypower party)
Earlier this year, DonMonique released the very good Thirst Trap EP. Tonight she plays the Pussypower party which is: "Power as held by women. An exclusive brand expression to celebrate & empower women of all walks of life. Your new favorite party thrown by girls, for girls at Baby's All Right." Tonight has resident DJ That's So Raben plus DJs Hannah Rad and Haruka Salt, and hosts Ebone Simone Johnson, Lolita Bandita, Lace Tomer, Dnice Romero, and Kristen Scalise.
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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September 1, 2015
photo by Eoin Carey
We Were Promised Jetpacks were in the US for a few shows earlier this summer including two in NYC, and they'll be returning for a lengthier tour in the fall. The new dates bring them back to NYC on December 5 at Warsaw. Tickets for that show go on sale Wednesday (9/2) at noon.
All dates are listed, with the video for "A Part Of It" off last year's Unraveling, below...
Smith Westerns broke up at the very end of 2014 and since then members Max Kakacek and Julien Ehrlich (who also played drums in Unknown Mortal Orchestra) have formed the new band Whitney that doesn't seem to stray too far from the warbly glam of their old band. Check out the Big Star-esque "No Matter Where We Go" below. It's the lead track from Whitney's debut EP, due out this month on the Lead Riders label. Read a statement from the label about the band below as well.
Whitney were just on tour, having played their first NYC show at Shea Stadium last week with Frankie Cosmos. Anybody go to that?
photo: Four Tet at Osheaga 2014 (more by Ellie Pritts)
Four Tet already released a new album this year and he's staying prolific. In the past week, he's released a remix of CHVRCHES' "Leave A Trace," a new track called "Digital Arpeggios" under his Percussions moniker, and a stream of his full set at this year's Dekmantel Festival. Listen to all of that below.
He'll also be doing a lot of touring, including a lot of European dates and a few US shows mixed in. One of those US shows is in NYC on December 2 at Output. Tickets are on sale now.
All dates are listed below...
photo: Bongzilla in LA in August (photo by @smoothbysantanaftrobthomas)
Doom stoners Bongzilla returned earlier this year and now they have more dates coming up. They'll go on a short Northeast run in October that brings them back to NYC on October 22 at Saint Vitus. More bands TBA. Tickets are on sale now.
by Andrew Sacher
New York rapper Angel Haze is releasing a new mixtape, Back To The Woods, on September 14 which features recent single "Babe Ruthless." Angel came a little closer to pop on Dirty Gold but this goes hard like those early tracks and freestyles that first caught our ears. Check it out below.
She celebrates the album on release day (9/14) at Baby's All Right. Tickets are on sale. It's her only currently announced date at the moment.
Angel Haze also appears on Kwamie Liv's recent single "Pleasure This Pain." Listen to that, with "Babe Ruthless," below...
Having finished up a tour with cellist Sam Davol earlier this summer, Magnetic Fields main man Stephin Merritt will be playing City Winery this fall on November 14. It's a late show (9:15 doors) and you can currently get tickets if you're a VinoFile member or through a BrooklynVegan presale. Use password magneticvegans. This is Merritt's only announced show at the moment.
Stephin Merritt recently composed two "micro-songs" titled "Lo" and "La". They were based on two poems from 101 Two Letter Words, Stephin's homage to the smallest words recognized by Scrabble. Watch videos of hiim and Davol performing them below.