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January 27, 2015
Death Cab for Cutie announced a tour with The Antlers yesterday that includes some pretty big venues and none in NYC. However, now they've added a NYC show, and it's a very small one happening TOMORROW: January 28 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Rather than The Antlers, this one is with Say Hi, who are currently on Death Cab's former home of Barsuk Records. Tickets go on sale at noon today (1/27).
Death Cab's new album, Kintsugi, comes out March 31 via Atlantic. Listen to lead single "Black Sun," with their updated list of dates, below...
by Bill Pearis
Swedish duo Moonbabies, returned after a long hiatus last year with a new single, and have just announced Wizards on the Beach which is out April 28. It's their first album in seven years, and members Ola Frick and Carina Johansson Frick produced it themselves and will release it via their own Culture Hero label. Like their previous work, the new album mixes classic pop and dance music into Moonbabies' quirky style. Get an early taste via new double single, "24 / Oceankill," which you can stream below.
by Andrew Sacher
Kath Bloom, the cult folk singer who got her start in the '70s and has seen a resurgence in recent years, will release the followup to 2010's Thin Thin Line this year. The new album is called Pass Through Here, and will be out on February 6 via Chapter Music (pre-order), and we've got the premiere of its new single "Let The Music Come" in this post. This follows lead single "Criminal Side," and both have Kath staying true to the kind of authentic folk that made her a beloved cult artist in the first place. It's timeless-sounding stuff, as you can hear for yourself below.
Album artwork, tracklist, and a couple upcoming West Coast dates, also below...
Live Ideas, "an annual arts and ideas festival offering artists of all disciplines an opportunity to engage audiences and come together for lively discussion and exploration under a new theme each year," returns for its third year from April 15-19 at New York Live Arts Theater (219 W. 19th St), and this year's curator will be the great Laurie Anderson.
Highlights of this year include an early look at Anderson and Deborah Hay's evening-length work, Figure A Sea; original compositions by John Zorn; a day-long exploration of Estonian composer Arvo Pärt's life-work and music; and an evening with Hal Willner, Chloe Webb and special guests featuring rarely heard works by Lou Reed. Plus: a performance of John Cage's 1976 Lecture on the Weather, and a film series featuring works by Julian Schnabel, Chris Marker and more.
Tickets are on exclusive member presale now and go on sale to the general public on February 16.
Full schedule of events below...
video by unARTig
Zola Jesus on a snowy Manhattan Ave (via Dima Drjuchin)
Zola Jesus kicked off her two-night stand at Saint Vitus on Sunday (pictures / setlist), and in order to finish it last night, she was one of very few to actually play NYC during the snow storm. And Zola Jesus took "playing NYC during the snow storm" to new levels when she took a trombone player and the crowd outside to perform "Nail" in the snow in front of the venue. Watch a video below.
The blizzard was kind of not so blizzard-y (in NYC at least), but Winter Storm Juno has scared away most of tonight's notable shows. Here's a rundown of what is and (mostly) isn't happening, at least at this point. We'll update.
After initially being postponed, tonight's Years and Years show at Rough Trade is happening after all. Doors at 8 PM with the band on at 9 PM. This will be their first U.S. show.
Tonight's performance of Mike Doughty's biblical rock opera at the WNYC Greene Space has been re-scheduled for Thursday (1/29). Wednesday's two shows will remain as originally scheduled.
The Louis CK concert at Madison Square Garden is canceled.
Marilyn Manson's show at The Paramount with Unlocking the Truth has been postponed, new date TBD.
Nick Hakim's final show of his residency at Mercury Loungehas been postponed to February 17. However, the Adia Victoria early show at Mercury Lounge with Mrs. Adam Schatz is still on.
The Motion City Soundtrack show at Irving Plaza has been postponed till Wednesday (1/28).
Ska-punk fans: ReelBigFish and Less Than Jake's show at Best Buy Theater has been rescheduled for a time less likely to be affected by snow: June 16. The two bands' show on Wednesday (1/28) at Best Buy is still on for now.
Tonight could be a good chance to finally check out Sleep No More. it's open, and they're giving out "a complimentary toast of bubbly at check-in to warm your weathered soul."
Brooklyn Bowl is closed tonight.
Federico Ughi Quartett's show at Union Pool tonight has been canceled.
Ne-Yo's record release show at Stage 48 has been postponed, details TBA.
Bettye LaVette's show at Cafe Carlyle was cancelled.
Notable NYC shows that are still happening as of now:
Youth Code, Sannhet, and Statiqbloom show at Saint Vitus is 100% still on.
Jim Gaffigan "in conversation" with Judy Gold at 92 Y is currently still on.
Brooks Wheelan's show at Union Hall is still on and is a record release party for his new comedy album, This is Cool, Right?
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January 26, 2015
photo: Ex Hex at MoMA Nights in 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Mary Timony's power pop trio Ex Hex announced a new string of dates last December, including two NYC shows, and they've since added a third in the area. While they're already scheduled to hit Le Poisson Rouge (tix) and MHOW (tix), they'll also be playing WFMU's Monty Hall on April 22 in Jersey City the night before their LPR show. Tickets for that show are available now.
Update dates are listed, with their recently-released "Don't Wanna Lose" video, below...
photo::: Primus @ Beacon Theatre (more by Matthieu Bredeau)
Alt rock oddballs Primus dropped their wonderfully out-there full-length tribute to 1971's version of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory last year, and the band is back with a deluxe edition of the album as well as a spring tour. The deluxe edition features a newly-mixed surround-sound version of the album and an accompanying live CD and will be released on April 28. You can pre-order the deluxe edition over at Club Bastardo.
Primus brought their Willy Wonka-themed show to Beacon Theatre last Halloween, and the new spring dates have them coming back to the NYC-area with a Long Island show at The Paramount on April 25. Tickets for the Paramount go on sale Friday (1/30) at 10 AM with a venue presale beginning Wednesday (1/28) at 10 AM.
Check out a video of Primus' Chocolate Factory show in Orlando and all of the band's upcoming dates below...
As mentioned, Louis CK went ahead and canceled Tuesday's MSG show due to Winter Storm Juno which is just starting to hit NYC and may drop two feet of snow. Mayor Bill de Blasio has declared a State of Emergency starting at 11 PM tonight. (Subways and public transportation close at 11 PM tonight too!) Here are some other blizzard show updates. If you are out tonight, please be safe!
Tuesday's (1/27) Youth Code, Sannhet, and Statiqbloom show at Saint Vitus is currently still on.
Savages' show at Baby's All Right tonight has been postponed, and is now a late show on Thursday (1/29). All tickets honored, refunds available if you can't make the new date.
Tonight's Marilyn Manson show at Terminal 5 with Unlocking the Truth has been postponed till Thursday (1/29). All 1/26 tix honored. Refunds at point of purchase for those who can't make it. Their show on Tuesday (1/27) at The Paramount in Long Island has been postponed as well, details TBD.
Tonight's Steve Earle show at City Winery has been canceled.
The Nels Cline show tonight at Iridium has been postponed. New date still TBA.
Brooklyn Bowl is closed tonight (1/26) and Tuesday (1/27).
Littlefield is closed tonight, so no Night Train with Wyatt Cenac. Tonight's other show, with TinyRhino, has been moved to next Tuesday (2/3).
Reverend Vince and the Love Choir plays every Monday at Union Pool but tonight's is canceled. He'll be back next week.
Tonight's Year and Years show at Le Poisson Rouge (which was to be their US debut) has been canceled, as has LPR's early show ("Glass & Blood"). Refunds for Years and Years available at point of purchase.
Similarly, the other Years and Years show (Rough Trade on Tuesday, 1/27) has been postponed. Stay tuned for the rescheduled date.
In other LPR news, Tuesday's art gallery opening for Alexander Kaletsky's "Inspirations" has been rescheduled for Thursday. Same time
Mercury Lounge is closed tonight.
Joe's Pub is closed tonight.
Knitting Factory is closed tonight.
Shows at The Living Room tonight have been canceled.
Tonight's Sharkmuffin show at Grand Victory has been postponed.
Union Hall canceled The Mehran Show tonight.
More comedy cancellations: 9:30pm and 11pm shows at UCB Chelsea canceled; 9:30pm and 10:30pm UCB East shows canceled. Early shows still TBD.
The final night of Vomitface's Cake Shop residency tonight has been postponed till Monday, February 2.
The newly refurbished Kings Theatre was to have had a "preview" performance on Tuesday (1/27) with the Brooklyn Youth Chorus and more but that has been canceled.
A-Trak was supposed to play Atlantic City tonight. Also cancelled.
All Broadway shows are canceled tonight.
FIRST A BLIZZARD, and NOW THIS?!?!
Today, the Travis Barker-presented Musink Festival was announced for March 20-22 in Costa Mesa, CA with Bad Religion, Rancid, Yelawolf, OFF!, Sick of It All, Ignite and Travis's own band billed as blink-182 w/ Matt Skiba (who you may know as the frontman of Alkaline Trio).
It's billed that way because, as Radio.com reports, Tom Delonge has quit blink-182:
"We were all set to play this festival and record a new album and Tom kept putting it off without reason. A week before we were scheduled to go in to the studio we got an email from his manager explaining that he didn't want to participate in any Blink-182 projects indefinitely, but would rather work on his other non-musical endeavors." Travis Barker and Mark Hoppus plan to honor all Blink-182 commitments including the Musink Festival and are excited to have singer/guitarist Matt Skiba join them for this project. "No hard feelings, but the show must go on for our fans." Additionally, Skiba will continue to make new music and tour with the Alkaline Trio.Tom also quit via an email from his manager in 2005, but the band didn't continue without him that time. The Mark... Matt, and Travis show?
UPDATE: Tom is now saying that he didn't quit the band. He posted the following:
To all the fans, I never quit the band. I actually was on a phone call about a blink 182 event for New York City at the time all these weird press releases started coming in... Apparently those releases were 'sanctioned' from the band. Are we dysfunctional- yes. But, Christ..... #Awkward #BabyBackRibs"The ONLY truth here is that I have commitments that limit my availability this year. I love Blink-182 and I'm not leaving," he added, to Entertainment Weekly.
UPDATE 2: Mark and Travis open up about in a new very revealing interview with Rolling Stone. Travis says "I think he's just bummed because Mark and I were finally honest," and "It's hard to cover for someone who's disrespectful and ungrateful." Read more here.
Tickets to see "blink-182 w/ Matt Skiba" and other bands at Musink Fest go on sale at 10 AM PST on Friday (1/30). Full lineup below...