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October 23, 2014

Flowers photos by Amanda Hatfield

Fat White Family @ Glasslands very early this morning (photo via @sacha-lecca)
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Flowers @ Kanine day party, Pianos 10/22/2014
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It's just about time for our two free day parties which happen Friday, October 24 & Saturday, October 25 during CMJ at Baby's All Right, from noon-7pm (actually a bit later) each day. RSVP HERE. 21+ to enter. We're excited to announce that we've added UK bands Fat White Family and Flowers to the Saturday lineup. Those were the two TBA's and the full schedule looks like this:

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

SATURDAY, Oct 25 @ NOON @ Baby's --- FREE (RSVP)
12:00 Residual Kid
12:45 Bully
1:30 Flowers
2:15 Girlpool
3:00 Bo Ningen
3:45 Beverly
4:30 White Fence
5:15 Fat White Family 
6:15 Titus Andronicus

SATURDAY, Oct 25 @ 8pm @ Baby's --- $15 (tickets)
8:00 Sport (France)
8:45 Cayetana (Philadelphia)
9:30 Beach Slang (Philadelphia)
10:15 Pity Sex (Ann Arbor)
11:10 The Jazz June (Philadelphia/London)

Complimentary Sailor Jerry rum drunks beginning at 1pm each day. Complimentary Bell's Brewery beer at noon each day while it lasts. On Friday we're giving away a keg of rare Bell's Sweet Potato Stout. Multiple varieties of the craft beer will be available for purchase too. Free tattoo raffle, courtesy of Sailor Jerry, begins at noon each day.

Fat White Family headlined last night's NME showcase at Glasslands, playing a 2AM set where, from what we can tell, pants stayed on this time, but was a typically wild chaotic show otherwise. Be prepared for anything (and perhaps everything if you know what we mean.) Bo Ningen and Girlpool also played the NME showcase and are on our Saturday day party lineup as well. RSVP here. Our official CMJ showcase with The Jazz June, Pity Sex, Beach Slang and more happens immediately after (tickets; limited CMJ badges being accepted too).

Flowers (one of our 20 out-of-town bands to see at CMJ), meanwhile played three shows yesterday, including the Kanine/Slumberland/SEASAC day party yesterday at Pianos. Singer/bassist Rachel Kenedy has a voice that will make the hair on your neck stand up (a bit like Young Marble Giants' Alison Statton) and the band definitely have something live that doesn't quite translate to their excellent debut album. You should catch Flowers somewhere this week, and our party is their final CMJ show. They'll be touring the UK with The Wedding Present next year month, too. Pictures from their Pianos set are in this post and more from the rest of Kanine's day party are coming soon.

More pics from Flower's set at the Kanine day party below...

Continue reading "Flowers & Fat White Family added to free BV day party! (check out our full Fri & Sat schedule)"

Gruff Rhys @ BVSXSW 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
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Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys will release his new solo album, American Interior, in North America on November 4 and will be touring in support of it, including an NYC show at Baby's All Right on November 8 (tickets). He's just added a second NYC show, the next day (11/9) at Rough Trade. It's a noon matinee and is free with purchase of American Interior at Rough Trade between 11/4 and day of show.

in other news: as you may know, American Interior is also a film (as well as a book and mobile app), all based around Gruff retracing the steps of his distant relative John Evans as he traveled through North America in the 1790s. The film, co-directed by Dylan Goch, will make its NYC premiere at a free BrooklynVegan-presented screening on November 8 at Videology in Williamsburg. It's at 5 PM SHARP screening (Videology is just a few blocks from Baby's), and Gruff will be there to introduce the film. RSVP here; entrance based on capacity. Please arrive early. Hope to see you there!

In other SFA news, bassist Guto Pryce's other band, GULP, makes their NYC debut tonight (10/23, 6:45 PM) at Drom as part of CMJ. It's their only show this week.

Trailer for American Interior (and stream of the album), plus an updated list tour dates, below...

Continue reading "Gruff Rhys adds Rough Trade date; 'American Interior' film gets free NYC premiere (BV presents) before Baby's show"

photo by Elliott Landy
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As discussed, Bob Dylan is completing the Basement Tapes series on November 4 with the release of The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 via Columbia/Legacy (full tracklist below). That includes a previously unreleased take of "Yea! Heavy and a Bottle of Bread" which is making its premiere in this post. It's a more shambolic take than the one that appeared on the 1975 release of The Basement Tapes, and it goes without saying that this is cool stuff to hear. Here's commentary on the track from Sid Griffin's liner notes:

Another bizarre tale filled with absurdist lyrics. Unlike "...Quinn" and "This Wheel's on Fire," "Yea! Heavy..." never gained much traction as a publishing demo. Perhaps most recording artists were wary of singing the line, "Slap that drummer with a pie that smells."
Listen below, and hear other tracks from the collection debuting today at Stereogum, Death & Taxes, and SPIN.

Continue reading "listen to a previously unreleased take of Bob Dylan's "Yea! Heavy and a Bottle of Bread" from 'The Basement Tapes Complete'"

by Bill Pearis

Chasing Yesterday

Noel Gallagher will soon back with his second High Flying Birds album, titled Chasing Yesterday, which will be out March 2, 2015 via Sour Mash Records. (Looking back in anger is a no no; chasing yesterday may be something he finds good, bad or unavoidable, we'll have wait and see.) This is the first he's both written and produced himself, and Johnny Marr plays on closing track "Ballad of the Mighty." The first single is already out and called "In the Heat of the Moment" which is not an Asia cover. It's in the disco-rock direction much of his first solo album was, with a nagging "nah nah nah" chorus. Noel can still write a hook. The video just premiered and you can watch that below....

Continue reading "Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds are 'Chasing Yesterday' on new LP (watch first video)"

by Andrew Sacher

Bella Novela

Long Beach, CA's Bella Novela say they love both Iron Maiden and Abba "with equal levels of intensity," and it sounds like they probably love Heart and maybe Thin Lizzy too. (The artwork above also may give that away.) Not unlike The Darkness, Ghost, or High Spirits, Bella Novela take the sounds of '70s/'80s stadium rock and make them sound modern without really changing them much at all. They also sound a bit like a "less indie" version of that new Ex Hex album. Their newest album, Telemetry, is due out in the near future and we've got the premiere of its title track which pairs twin leads with glammy hooks. It's a super fun song, and you can check it out below.

Continue reading "Bella Novela releasing 'Telemetry' (stream a track)"

iLoveMakonnen at MoMA PS1 in September (more by PSquared)
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iLoveMakonnen played a CMJ show at SOB's on Tuesday (10/21) and while he was playing his hit "Tuesday," a crowd member tried to attack him. XXL writes:

The fan was in front of the stage while Makonnen was performing "Tuesday." He reached out for a dap and Makonnen gladly reciprocated in showing love back. The fan would then grab Makonnen, pull him down, and land a punch in before being taken away and escorted. No word on why the assault took place. Nonetheless, everyone continued to turn up, despite the skirmish.
You can watch a video of that below. Rae Sremmurd also played SOB's that night, and video of them playing "No Type" and "No Flex Zone" at that show is also below.

Makonnen plays FADER Fort on Saturday (10/25).

Continue reading "iLoveMakonnen attacked on stage at SOB's on a Tuesday"

by Andrew Sacher

Jet Setter

Dublin's Jet Setter are currently working on their debut EP and have only put out a few tracks so far, but they've already got a promising sound. Their newest single, "Dippin' Toes," is just two minutes of jangly '90s-style fuzz pop, and they squeeze some good hooks in there too. The video (filmed by Oliver Nolan) makes its premiere in this post. You can watch it, with a streams of two other singles, below.

Continue reading "Dublin's Jet Setter prepping debut EP, made a video (watch)"

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Panda Bear has been talking about his new album Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper for a while now, and now it's been officially announced. It's due out January 13 via Domino. That's the album artwork above and the tracklist is below. Spacemen 3's Sonic Boom, who also produced its predecessor Tomboy, worked on this one too.

He announced it along with the release of the 4-song Mr. Noah EP and put out a video for that EP's title track, which will also appear on the record. Watch that video below...

Continue reading "Panda Bear releases surprise EP, announces album release date and more details (watch the video for "Mr. Noah")"

Obits at Union Pool in 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro)
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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

Widowspeak, Juan Wauters, Dinner, Homeshake, Mega Bog, Alex Calder, Girl Tears @ Baby's All Right
Captured Tracks has rounded up many of its acts for this day party, including Widowspeak who are playing their only CMJ today. FREE.

Purling Hiss, Mainland, Palehound, Amanda X, Rivergazer, The Kickback, Prettiots, Whiskey Bitches, Beach Day @ Cake Shop
This is NYC Taper's annual day party at Cake Shop, with a good lineup of American indie rock, including Philly's loud, awesome Purling Hiss. If you can't make it (or want to have a document of being there), recordings of all the sets will be on his site soon after. FREE.

Hunters, Gringo Star, Flowers, September Girls, Port Juvee @ Knitting Factory
LA's Culture Collide festival is presenting this day party with a couple imports from across the pond (Flowers, September Girls), Georgia garage rockers Gringo Starr, Brooklyn rabble-rousers Hunters and more. FREE.

Twin Peaks, Happyness, The Wytches, Spring King, Nai Harvest @ Rough Trade
There's not a bad band on this free Rough Trade show with wild Chicago garage rockers Twin Peaks headlining, and otherwise a full lineup of UK bands. There's the '90s-style indie rockers Happyness, psych/garage rippers The Wytches, the punky poppy Spring King, and more '90s-style indie rock (but maybe slightly more '90s "alternative rock") from Nai Harvest.

NIGHT SHOWS

The Kills at Terminal 5 in 2012 (more by Devan Council)
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The Kills, Moon Duo, Nuns, Slothrust @ Bowery Ballroom
This is a VERY intimate show for The Kills, and naturally it's sold out but maybe if you have a badge and get there super early you'll get in. If you are going, don't miss psych rockers Moon Duo.

Ballet School, Money, Marissa Nadler, PINS, Wild Nothing (DJ Set), Simon Raymonde (DJ Set) @ Le Poisson Rouge
This is Bella Union's showcase, which features Manchester's poppy PINS and dream folk singer Marissa Nadler, among others.

The Wytches, Sunflower Bean, Bo Ningen, Tweens, Potty Mouth @ Baby's All Right (early)
This is Baby's All Right's official showcase and it's good the whole night with poppy punks Potty Mouth, poppy garage rockers Tweens, the crazy spectacle of Bo Ningen, young psych rockers Sunflower Bean, and psych/garage rockers The Wytches.

Saint Pepsi, Lydia Ainsworth, Tei Shi, TOPS, Ellie Herring (Ariel Pink Listening party, Sharmir DJ in front room) @ Baby's All Right (late)
After Baby's showcase, it's Gorilla Vs. Bear's late night party with live bands in the back and a listening party for Ariel Pinks' new album -- plus a DJ set from Shamir -- up front.

Beach Fossils, Small Black, Wardell, Fiance @ Brooklyn Bowl
Beach Fossils might now have the cool cache they had a couple years ago, but they remain an engaging, exciting live band. This show is free with CMJ badge or RSVP. $12 at the door.

The Paperhead, Doug Tuttle, Ultimate Painting, The Estrogen Highs, Negative Scanner @ Cake Shop
One of the most reliable small labels in the country, Chicago's Trouble in Mind has an incredible roster of psych, garage and krauty bands. Catch some of them -- including Nashville's The Paperhead, CT's noisy Estrogen Highs, and Veronica Falls offshoot Ultimate Painting -- all in one place. Also: the full Trouble in Mind merch table will be on hand, including rarities, limited edition colored vinyl and other stuff.

White Reaper, Meatbodies, Girlpool, Las Rosas, John Wesley Coleman, LA Witch @ Death By Audio
This free show is presented by KXLU and Burger and features the Polyvinyl-signed garage rockers White Reaper, LA's crunchy Meatbodies, LA lo-fi duo Girlpool, local poppy garage-psych band Las Rosas, Austin's funny and charming John Wesley Coleman, and the femme fatales in LA Witch. Also Burger + DbA + free = bananas potential.

Hamish Anderson, The Ocean Party, Bad//Dreems, The Prettiots, Dreamers, Mainland, Gulp @ DROM
This is the only CMJ show for Gulp, the band featuring Guto Pryce (bassist for Super Furry Animals). If you like tropicalia, krautrock and spaceage bachelor pad music (and Super Furry Animals), you'll wanna be at their 6:45 performance.

Honduras, The #1s, Big Quiet, American Darlings @ Hank's Saloon

Mac McCaughan (of Superchunk), J Fernandez @ HiFi Bar
Mac's been making a habit out of playing solo shows at CMJ, this being the third in a row that he does it. It's just him and an electric guitar, but he otherwise plays a bunch of Superchunk songs and it's a cool thing to experience.

Obits, Protomartyr, Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, Gem Club, S, Luluc @ Knitting Factory
This is the Sub Pop / Hardly Art showcase and is the glue that holds this otherwise disparate bill together. Go early for the gentler bands, including S, the current project of Former Carissa's Weird singer Jenn Ghetto; get there late for Obit's only CMJ show and Detroit's fiery Protomartyr.

Heat, Avid Dancer, Trixie Whitley, Cheerleader, Bully, Bee Caves @ Mercury Lounge
It's the High Road Touring showcase with Montreal's fuzzed-out Heat, LA's cool pop songwriter Avid Dancer, poppy Nashville punks Bully and more.

Alkaline Trio, frnkiero andthe cellabration @ 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 3, and though all four shows fall during CMJ, they're not part of the fest.

Paul Collins' Beat, Twin Guns, The Johnny's @ Niagara
Former Nerves songwriter and power pop godfather Paul Collins headlines this show at East Village mainstay Niagra.

The Bad Plus, Joshua Light Show / Glasser, Joshua Light Show @ NYU Skirball Center
Using old-school psychedelic "liquid light" projections, Joshua Light Show has been bringing a visual element to pop music since the mid'60s and his team do incredible things. This three-day festival starts tonight with an early show featuring The Bad Plus performing Ornette Coleman's Science Fiction and a late show with Glasser. Not part of CMJ.

Open Mike Eagle, HEEMS, Princess Nokia, Louis Logic, Malportado Kids, Yung Gutted, Chris Gethard, Greer Barnes, The Lucas Brothers @ Palisades
Between Open Mike Eagle, HEEMS and Princess Nokia, there's no lack of good indie rap on this bill, and comedian Chris Gethard is great at warming up the crowd at a show too.

Fort Lean, Seoul, The Great Void, Rioux, TOMBOY, Doprah, YAWN, Zula @ Lot 45
This is the Out in the Streets Festival's CMJ show which was originally supposed to be at Radio Bushwick. It's a solid lineup, with Montreal's lush synthpop practitioners SEOUL one of the highlights.

Moses Sumney, Adult Jazz, J Fernandez, George Maple @ Rough Trade
One-man/loop-pedal maestro Moses Sumney headlines this show that also features hyped UK band Adult Jass.

HSY, Vulture Shit, Mexican Slang, The Beverleys, Weaves, Muuy Biien @ Shea Stadium
Toronto label Buzz Records throws their showcase at Shea tonight with a number of their quality bands including sludge punks HSY, psych rockers Mexican Slang, garage punks The Beverleys and indie rockers Weaves.

PC Worship, Future Punx, Eaters, Beth Israel, B-Boys @ Silent Barn
Dull Tools, the label Parquet Courts' Andrew Savage and Future Punx's Chris Pickering, is throwing this party tonight with most of their excellent roster, including two of our 10 NYC Bands to See at CMJ, plus synth duo Eaters, Austin postpunks Beth Israel and B Boys. Maybe some surprises too. This will be a fun show.

Self Defense Family, Walter Schreifels & the Dead Heavens, Deep Pockets @ The Acheron (BV co-presents)
This is Iron Pier's showcase which BrooklynVegan is proudly co-presenting. Headlining is the smart, experimental post-hardcore band Self Defense Family, and there's direct support from post-hardcore legend Walter Schreifels (Quicksand, Gorilla Biscuits, etc) and his new band the Dead Heavens. Quality locals Deep Pockets open.

Christian Finnegan, Seth Herzog, Damien Lemon, Dan Soder, Michelle Wolf, The Amigos Band @ Bell House
This is a benefit for the continued -- and much needed -- relief aid to folks ravaged by Hurricane Sandy. It's a great comedy lineup with a few surprise guests promised as well.

Xylouris & White, Invisible Familiars, 75 Dollar Bill, Tall Tales and the Silver Lining @ Union Pool
Tonight's headliners are the duo of Dirty Three's Jim White and Cretan folk musician George Xylouris. Their debut album, Goats, mixes Xylouris' traditional lute style and White's avant leanings.

Gerard Way @ Webster Hall
The former My Chemical Romance frontman ditches the gothed-out stadium pop punk of his former band on his debut solo album, Hesitant Alien, which instead pulls heavily from '90s Britpop. Whether or not you were an MCR fan, it's worth checking out. This is his second of two NYC shows, and it's an official CMJ show.

Lloyd Cole @ City Winery
Having made swoony, literate guitar pop with The Commotions in the '80s and solo since the '90s, Lloyd Cole remains a suave talent whose banter entertains as well.

Buster Poindexter @ Cafe Carlyle
For something completely different (and not part of CMJ), David Johansen puts back on the tux and Buster Poindexter persona for a night of cabaret.

Little Kids Rock Benefit Honoring Joan Jett @ Hammerstein Ballroom
The annual Little Kids Rock benefit gala (which Brian Wilson played last year) tonight honors Joan Jett. Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong will present Joan with the award and Alice Cooper, Tommy James, Darlene Love, Jake Clemons, Glen Hansard, Brody Dalle and Jesse Malin will all be on hand to perform Joan's songs as a tribute to her.

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 Iron Pier showcase.

What else?

More of today's options below...

Continue reading "What's going on Thursday? (Obits, Protomartyr, The Kills, Mac McCaughan, Walter Schreifels, Joshua Light Show & more)"

October 22, 2014

UPDATE: Full lineup now announced.

Titus Andronicus (more by Mimi Hong)
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The lineup for the free BrooklynVegan Friday day party at Baby's All Right was already announced, and now we're excited to announce MOST of the lineup for our free Saturday day party at Baby's All Right (which is in three days from now):

SATURDAY, Oct 25 @ NOON @ Baby's --- FREE (RSVP)!
12:00 Residual Kid
12:45 Bully
1:30 Flowers
2:15 Girlpool
3:00 Bo Ningen
3:45 Beverly
4:30 White Fence
5:15 Fat White Family
6:15 Titus Andronicus
Like on Friday, things kick off early at noon with a FREE KEG OF BELL'S BREWERY CRAFT BEER while it lasts (special variety TBA),

Headlining the show is one of the most consistently great bands in the area, Titus Andronicus. It's their only CMJ show this year and going by other recent shows, we can probably expect to hear new material.

Also on the bill is scrappy LA duo Girlpool who have a bit of buzz behind them (we're excited to see them too) off the strength of their debut EP on Wichita.

White Fence at Glasslands in 2013 (more by PSquared)
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There's also psych rockers/Ty Segall associates White Fence, indie pop band Beverly (whose album but not live show includes Frankie Rose on drums), promising Nashville poppy punk band Bully, and the young but talented beyond their years Austin band Residual Kid.

TWO MORE BANDS will be announced tomorrow.
UPDATE: Full lineup now announced.

At noon, like the day before, 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).

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Complimentary Sailor Jerry rum beverages will also be flowing while supplies last, and we'll have multiple varieties of Bell's on tap for you to try out.

We're also at at Baby's All Right for our free Friday day party with Twin Peaks, Single Mothers, TWIABP, Protomartyr and more; and our official showcase on Saturday night with The Jazz June, Pity Sex, Beach Slang, Cayetana and Sport (tickets).

Listen to some stuff from the artists playing the Saturday day party below...

Continue reading "BrooklynVegan Saturday day party lineup (Titus Andronicus, Girlpool, White Fence, Beverly, Bully, free beer, free rum, free tattoos & more!)"