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October 21, 2014

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NYC shoegazers Asobi Seksu went on indefinite hiatus in 2013 and guitarist James Hanna now has a new band, Youth Worship, which formed early this year. Youth Worship finds Hanna in more rocking mode, and "Pink Snow" from their just-released debut EP is a real stomper. (The rest of the EP is a little more in Asobi style.) That song's video, directed by Bradley Cantor, makes its premiere in this post and you can watch it, and stream the whole EP, below. The band have put the finishing touches on their first album which features guest appearances by some of the Boris folks and will be out in early 2015.

Youth Worship will play a hometown NYC show on November 3 Trans Pecos with new Captured Tracks artist Dinner, as well as Night Squad. That's their only upcoming date.

Streams below...

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Crowbar at Gramercy Theatre in September (more by Mathieu Bredeau)
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New Orleans sludge mainstays Crowbar have spent much of 2014 touring behind their excellent new LP Symmetry in Black. Now they've announced yet another tour to go down before the year ends, this time with Unearth and Black Crown Initiate. That tour rolls into NYC on December 8 at Saint Vitus. The Vitus stop (presented by Noisey) will also include a screening of Noisey's 'NOLA' documentary, which was made by former BV writer Fred Pessaro and is really worth checking out. Tickets for that show will go on sale this Friday (10/24) at noon.

Crowbar also just put out a new video for "Symmetry in White" from their new LP, which you can watch below. The final NOLA episode will be revealed soon (UPDATE: It's out now and can be watched below), but 'til then you can watch the latest episode, with the full list of tour dates, also below...

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Twin Peaks @ Baby's All Right in August (more by PSquared)
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As mentioned, Chicago band Twin Peaks will be playing BrooklynVegan's Friday (10/24) CMJ Day Party at Baby's All Right, the last band of the show at 5: 45 PM. That's one of six CMJ shows for the band and here's all of them:

Wed. Oct. 22 @ Glasslands (NME CMJ Showcase) - 10:20PM
Thu. Oct. 23 @ Rough Trade (Rough Trade Day Party) - 5PM
Thu. Oct. 23 @ Santos (New Shapes) - 8:30PM
Thu. Oct. 23 @ Glasslands (Communion) - 1AM
Fri. Oct. 24 @ Baby's All Right (Brooklyn Vegan Day Party) - 5:45PM
Fri. Oct. 24 @ Rough Trade (Aquarium Drunkard) - 10:15PM
In other news, Twin Peaks just released a video for "Making Breakfast" from this year's Wild Onion and you can watch that below.

Twin Peaks also have lots of non-CMJ shows too and all dates are listed below...

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Tickets for all US dates of the Sleater-Kinney reunion tour, including the NYC show happening 2/26 at Terminal 5, go on pre-sale today (10/21) at 9 AM. To access the presale, you have to sign up to be a member at their website.

Full list of tour dates, with a stream of a song from their new album, below...

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Thurston Moore w/ Sonic Youth in 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
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Because of CMJ, we're doing 'What's Going On' slightly different this week. Each day there's a handful of day shows which are listed first, followed by the night shows. With so many events happening each day, we've limited this to our top picks, but there's a list of other good ones below the fold. And for even more of tonight's shows, you can browse our full NYC show calendar.

DAY SHOWS

Peter Matthew Bauer, Bo Ningen, Happyness, Money, Spires, Slothrust, Strange Names @ Baby's All Right
The good folks at Tell All Your Friends PR are putting on this day party featuring former Walkmen bassist Peter Matthew Bauer, plus Japanese prog metalists Bo Ningen, UK indie rock trio Happyness and more. A varied and very solid day party option.

CYMBALS, Curtin, J Fernandez,September Girls, Casual Sex, Boyd Shropshire, Flowers, Beach Day @ Cake Shop
Cake Shop is always a safe CMJ bet and today's free day party was booked by the venue itself, featuring a bunch of acts from across the pond, including English bands CYMBALSand Flowers, Ireland's September Girls and Scottish band Casual Sex. Plus: Kurt Vile cohort Boyd Shropshire, LA's J Fernandez and Florida pop band Beach Day.

NIGHT SHOWS

Secret Chiefs 3 @ Le Poisson Rouge
Mr. Bungle member Trey Spruance leads the instrumental experimental rock collective Secret Chiefs 3, whose tour hits NYC for its first of two shows here this week (during but not part of CMJ).

The Mystery Lights, Calvin Love, Homeshake, Honey/Free, OJ Pimpson @ Baby's All Right
This is a free late night show from the folks at M for Montreal featuring a mix of Canadian (Calvin Love, Homeshake, OJ Pimpson) and U.S. acts. Starts at midnight and if you make it to the end (on this the first night of CMJ) we salute you.

DIIV, Splashh, PAWS, Nuns, Beach Day @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
DIIV are busy finishing up their new album but will play this show at North Brooklyn's one-stop shop for locally-made gifts, mini-golf, micro-brews. tasty food and live music. The other bands on the bill -- including UK indie rockers PAWS and Splash -- are good too. While most shows at BKNB are free, this one is $20, or you can get in with your CMJ badge.

Wreckless Eric, Scott & Charlene's Wedding @ Death By Audio
Punk/new wave vet Wreckless Eric is maybe best known for his 1977 hit "Whole Wide World," but he's more than that and continues to be very active. Tonight's an intimate show at the soon-closing Death by Audio and with quality support. FYI: Eric's on at 9 PM and Scott & Charlene's Wedding at 10 PM.

Tom Vek, Olga Bell @ Mercury Lounge
Tom Vek's style -- jittery, syncopated, danceable postpunk -- is as distinctive as his voice, and he hasn't futzed with it too much over his 10-year career. Having released his third album, Luck, earlier this year he's over for a few US shows this week.

Alkaline Trio, Jenny Owen Youngs @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Grim but melodic punks Alkaline Trio have eight records ranging from pretty good to pretty great, and they'll be playing two in full at each night of this 4-night run at MHOW (it won't be announced which albums are which night). This is night 1, though all four shows fall during CMJ, they're not part of the fest.

Roomrunner, Celestial Shore, Heliotropes, Washer @ Palisades
Baltimore grunge lovers Roomrunner have a new EP called Separate out this week just in time for CMJ. This is one of a couple shows they've got scheduled, and the whole lineup is solid.

John Nolan, '68, Chris Farren, Xerxes, The Felix Culpa, Aviator, Rescuer, In Between, Foreign Tongues, Maps for Travelers @ Paper Box (FREE No Sleep showcase, BV co-presents)
The trusty No Sleep Records is throwing its showcase which is FREE (no badges required) which starts early at 6 PM and goes til after midnight. There's a ton of cool stuff, including a solo set from Taking Back Sunday's John Nolan, a few killer post-hardcore bands (Xerxes, Aviator, Rescuer, Maps For Travelers), the reunited Felix Culpa, the punky Run Forever and more. BrooklynVegan proudly co-presents this one.

Honey Wild, Fractures, Little May, Monica Heldal, Happyness, Son Little, Elle King, Horse Thief @ Rockwood Music Hall
WFUV and Communion Records helped put this show together, featuring Oklahoma's anthemic Horse Thief (shades of Fleet Foxes), the US live debut from Australia's Little May, and the throwback indie rock sounds of Happyness.

The Crookes, Money, Spring King, Longfellow @ Rough Trade
Clothing brand Ben Sherman is presenting this show so it may be no surprise all the bands are from the UK. We're especially looking forward to Spring King whose anthemic swagger falls somewhere between Wavves and Palma Violets. Also: this show is free.

The Thurston Moore Band, PCPC (mems Parquet Courts + PC Worship) @ Saint Vitus
Thurston Moore's new band includes his former Sonic Youth bandmate Steve Shelley, My Bloody Valentine bassist Deb Googe, and guitarist James Sedwards, and unlike Thurston's last acoustic-y album, this band's more similar to what Thurston was writing in latter-day Sonic Youth. Their tourmates, PCPC, are the result of Parquet Courts and PC Worship members coming together for a collaborative project, so that should be interesting as well. This non-CMJ show is their first of two sold-out NYC shows, the next one being Rough Trade on Sunday.

Ex-Breathers, Glish, Vetter Kids, The Hawks of Holy Rosary @ Shea Stadium
This is the Texas Is Funny showcase with a good lineup of that label's bands all around, most notably Florida hardcore rippers Ex-Breathers.

Dream Police, Natural Velvet, Psychic Blood, Survival @ Silent Barn
Most interestingly, this is one of a few CMJ shows for Dream Police, the other project of The Men's Mark Perro and Nick Chiericozzi, who make more avant-garde and effect-laden music than The Men's recent output. Psychic Blood are good too.

The Horrors, Moon Duo (members of Wooden Shjips) @ Stage 48
Psych out tonight with British post-punks The Horrors and the groovy drone of Moon Duo. For those who like to show-hop at CMJ, Stage 48 is out of the way, but it's The Horrors' only East Coast show this tour.

Inter Arma, King Parrot, So Hideous, Lazer/Wulf, The Moon Tooth @ The Acheron
This is the Metal Injection/MetalSucks showcase and it's headlined by the awesome psychedelic metallers Inter Arma who just put out a one-song 40-minute EP. Locals So Hideous are well-matched and the proggy Lazer/Wulf are cool too.

Weyes Blood, Guy Blakeslee, Heat, The #1s, J Fernandez, Lydia Ainsworth @ Union Pool
Tonight, Union Pool hosts the YVYNYL CMJ showcase which has a great and diverse lineup. There's powerhouse vocalist Weyes Blood, The Entrance Band's Guy Blakeslee, Montreal's fuzzed-out Heat, Ireland's power pop/garage rockers The #1s, the guitar pop of J Fernandez, and the new age-y Lydia Ainsworth.

James @ Webster Hall
Long-running Manchester band James formed in 1982 and were originally signed to Factory Records (home of Joy Division, New Order, Happy Mondays). They were championed early by The Smiths but seemed saddled with underground success until "Sit Down" and then "Laid" which took the band into international stardom in the early '90s. The band have remained active since, and released La Petite Mort, their 13th album, earlier this year which finds them in much the same big anthemic, danceable style they've always worked in.

The Allman Brothers Band @ Beacon Theatre
The current lineup of The Allman Brothers Band has had a very long and impressive run, but sadly the band has chosen to retire at the end of this month. They'll go out with a bang though, with six shows in eight nights at the Beacon, this being the first.

The Kills, Alec Soth, Joe Purdy, Billy Bragg @ Terminal 5
Though The Kills' intimate CMJ show at Bowery Ballroom on Thursday is probably the place to be if you're a Kills fan, you can catch them playing a "short set" at this one, which is The Open Road Aperture Foundation Benefit Party, a tribute to photographer/filmmaker Robert Frank.

PINS, September Girls, Mannequin Pussy, Vasudeva, Amanda X @ Cameo Gallery
Oh My Rockness curated this night of four excellent female-fronted bands -- including Manchester UK's PINS, Philadelphia's Amanda X -- plus the dudes that are Jersey's Vasudeva.

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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BrooklynVegan will be at Baby's All Right for CMJ again this year with a Friday day party, a Saturday day party (lineup TBA very soon!) and an official Saturday night show.

BV is also co-presenting tonight's No Sleep showcase and Thursday's Iron Pier showcase.

What else?

More of today's options below...

Continue reading "What's going on Tuesday? (CMJ, Thurston Moore, Inter Arma, Horrors, James, Secret Chiefs 3, DIIV, Wreckless Eric & more)"

October 20, 2014

Matmos

Brooklyn's Issue Project Room will be closing in 2015 for renovations to its Boerum Place theater. One of the final events before it closes will be a special IPR benefit on December 9, featuring electronic duo Matmos performing scenes from Robert Ashley's groundbreaking television opera Perfect Lives which ran from 1978 - 1983. Tickets are available now for IPR members and will go on sale to the general public on Wednesday (10/22). It's Matmos' only show on their schedule. Here's a little bit more about the performance:

Perfect Lives (1978-83) is Robert Ashley's opera "about" bank robbery, cocktail lounges, geriatric love, adolescent elopement, et al, in the American Midwest. One of the definitive text-sound compositions of the late 20th century, it has been called a comic opera about reincarnation. Originally commissioned by the Kitchen in the early 80s, Ashley's Perfect Lives, the opera for television is widely considered the precursor of music-television and a masterpiece of the American vernacular. A Spanish-language adaptation of Perfect Lives, Vidas Perfectas, was commissioned by ISSUE Project Room in 2012 and later staged as part of the 2014 Whitney Biennial.
The Matmos performance even takes place just after the Kim Gordon & Loren Connors show at Issue Project Room on 12/3 with Gary War. Tickets for that show go on sale to the general public on Friday (10/24).

RSD

As you may know, in addition to the April Record Store Day, there's a RSD Black Friday (November 28) too, with its own exclusive releases. The list for this year's is out now and features releases from The Afghan Whigs, Against Me!, The Beatles, David Bowie, The Decemberists, The Flaming Lips, The Grateful Dead, Green Day, Husker Du, Iron Butterfly, J Mascis, Judas Priest, Jenny Lewis, Mastodon, Metallica, New Order, Conor Oberst, Outkast, Phil Spector, St Vincent, The Doors, Ramones, They Might Be Giants, Johnny Thunders, Wu-Tang Clan, Neil Young and more. Check out the full list here.

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As mentioned, BrooklynVegan is returning to Baby's All Right for our free day parties during CMJ on Friday (10/24) and Saturday (10/25).... like 4 days from right now. We already told you the Friday (10/24) party would have Protomartyr, and King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, and now we're thrilled to announce the full lineup:

FRIDAY, Oct 24 @ NOON @ Baby's --- FREE (RSVP)!
12:00 Dilly Dally <---- FIRST U.S. SHOW
12:45 The Wytches
1:30 Tweens
2:15 King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
3:15 Protomartyr
4:00 The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die
5:00 Single Mothers <----- ONLY CMJ SHOW
5:45 Twin Peaks
It kicks off early at noon with a FREE KEG OF BELL'S BREWERY CRAFT BEER while it lasts (special variety TBA), and a set by Dilly Dally, the Toronto lo-fi rock band who only have a few tracks out, but they all sound very promising.

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Noon is also when Matt Marcus of Three Kings Tattoo will start giving out free tattoos courtesy of Sailor Jerry Sign up at his table for the chance to win one and get inked right inside the front room of Baby's for free. (this year tattoo recipients will be picked by raffle instead of first come, first served like last year).

Then it's the UK's The Wytches who recently released their debut LP on Partisan which is a little psych and a little garage.

By the time the Wytches get off stage, we'll start handing out complimentary Sailor Jerry rum beverages while supplies last.

The always-fun Tweens, who were great at our SXSW party earlier this year, follow, and then it's the Australian psych maniacs King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard who always bring the party.

Complimentary Sailor Jerry will still be flowing and we'll have multiple varieties of Bell's on tap for you to try out.

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Then it's the sarcastic and smart post-punks Protomartyr, followed by lushly arranged emo band The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die.

Then the volume gets turned up for Canadian punks Single Mothers, who finally put out their debut LP after some delay this year, and Chicago's raucous Twin Peaks will wrap up the day on an equally loud note. Hopefully nobody rips down the ceiling this time!

Again, the show is totally free (no badge required). RSVP here. 21+ to enter.


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Stay tuned for the Saturday day lineup (so far we've announced Bo Ningen), also stick around for our official showcase at Baby's on Saturday night.

Listen to some of the Friday artists below...

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Mekons

Acclaimed Mekons documentary Revenge of the Mekons premiered a year ago at NYC Doc fest and is now getting a proper release. It'll screen in NYC at Film Forum from Oct. 29 - Nov. 4 with daily showtimes at 12:30, 2:45, 5:00, 7:15, 9:30 PM. Tickets are on sale now. The October 29 7:15 PM screening will feature a Q&A with the Mekons' Jon Langford and Steve Goulding and director Joe Angio. Later that night, Langford will play the afterparty at The Bell House (tickets). If you'd like to go for free, we're giving away a pair of tickets to attend both. Details below.

Some of the other Film Forum screening have special guests too. The October 30 9:30 PM screening features a Q&A with the Langford and Angio, and for some others:

Nov 1 - Craig Finn (of The Hold Steady) introduces 7:15pm screening
Nov 3 - writer/critic Luc Sante introduces 7:15pm screening
Nov 4 - writier/critic Greil Marcus introduces 7:15pm screening
Trailer for Revenge of the Mekons and contest details, below..

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Brooklyn neo-wavers Future Punx will release a new EP, titled I'm So Inspired, which will be out via Dull Tools on November 11. (The title track has been a live set highlight for some time.) They've also just made a video for "Spike Train," their contribution to the new LAMC split 7" with Parquet Courts. You can watch that below.

Future Punx also have a few CMJ shows, including the Oh My Rockness CMJ Kickoff party which happens tonight (10/20) at Baby's All Right with Doprah and headliner Tom Vek (tickets). The full schedule of their fest shows:

WED 10/22 @ CAKE SHOP NYC (5:30 PM) | Terrorbird day party
THU 10/23 - NYC CMJ (evening) @ The Silent Barn | Dull Tools showcase
SAT 10/25 - NYC CMJ (10:30 PM) @ Pianos | Birddog Promo showcase
Future Punx will also be going on a tour in November. Those dates are listed, along with the new video, below...

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