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August 18, 2014
Mates of State at Mercury Lounge in 2011 (more by David Andrako)
Mates of State have just announced a free show on Friday (8/22) at Pine Box Rock Shop as part of the monthly comedy/music series Late Night Basement With Chris Rose. The show will also feature comedian Sheng Wang and author Christie Young. Mates of State will also be doing an interview. It starts at 9PM and is MoS' only upcoming date. Flyer for the show is below...
by Wyatt Marshall
Pharmakon at Drone Activity in Progress in 2013 (more by PSquared Photography)
Pharmakon is streaming "Body Betrays Itself" off of her forthcoming album Bestial Burden, the followup to her critically acclaimed 2013 debut Abandon. The song's a good one -- it pulses ominously along with Temple of Doom drums, while one-woman force Margaret Chardaret screams and wails over top. You can listen to it below. If you want to hear more, the album is out on Sacred Bones on October 14.
As we've mentioned, Pharmakon is touring Europe with Swans (again!) this fall. She was also scheduled to play an NYC show at Death By Audio on August 29 with Una Bestia and La Misma, but she's since had to drop off -- she's traveling to China for a couple dates with Liars, including Bejiing's Modern Sky Festival (which is getting a NYC edition) -- so NYC fans will have to wait.
Pharmakon recently sat down with Pitchfork to talk about the new album--head over there to read their Q&A. Otherwise, all tour dates are listed, along with the new song stream, below...
DFA1979 in LA earlier this month (more by Debi Del Grande)
At Death From Above 1979's recent LA show (pics/video), they previewed a handful of songs from their long-awaited second album, The Physical World (due 9/9 via Last Gang), and also handed out free CDs with a track from the upcoming LP. That track, "Government Trash," has now surfaced online and can be streamed below...
By Ian Chainey
GWAR-B-Q took place over the weekend, beginning with a special Viking memorial to former singer Dave "Oderus Urungus" Brockie. Jello Biafra and Randy Blythe paid their respects, with the latter snapping the pic of Oderus's gear set ablaze above on his Instagram while sharing these words:
Tonight we sent Oderus home in a fitting manner at the public memorial for Dave Brockie. A blazing Viking ship with Oderus laid out in it, the cuttlefish pointing proudly straight up. Watching my friend Dave's costume go up in flames in front of a thousand fans was so much more intense for me than the private memorial for friends & family we had April Fool's Day. I spoke at both of them, as GWAR asked me to, & both times as I spoke I was sad. But watching his alter-ego burn tore me up way more than the first memorial, maybe because there was Dave, the human who was my friend who just "left us"- I never saw his body- & then there was Oderus, who was something entirely else. To watch his stage gear burn was like watching part of my life literally go up in flames. I was sobbing my eyes out as I took this photo. It was just a super-intense moment. Very beautiful, but overwhelming. Fly free, Oderus- you are missedYou can also watch a video of the event below.
The festival started in earnest the next day with performances from Body Count, Hatebreed, Goatwhore, and a fresh off a court victory Misfits, culminating in the new-look GWAR taking the stage. All members shared singing duties and Mike Bishop was indeed brought back into the fold to take the lead on a few songs. This will probably be what GWAR will look like at Riot Fest and their likely upcoming tour. And, crisis adverted, it's not bad at all. A seriously shaky fan-shot video of the full set also appears below.
About to be the first (and prob only) person to pierce my genitals at GWAR-BQ today. This tweet sponsored by my death.
-- Jena Mason (@Bruce_wang69) August 16, 2014
Congrats? Definitely check out her Twitter feed for more.
The Oderus send-off along with the full GWAR live set appears below.
By Ian Chainey
Glenn Danzig, who last year recorded a covers album that may never come out, was in the studio over the weekend working on his next effort, a collection of Elvis covers. The pic above was posted to the Danzig Facebook page with the following message:
So strange how things happen.Working in studio all this week on "Danzig sings Elvis" ep & tonight is anniversary of day Elvis died"Eap, prap, lovp. A concrete release date hasn't been scheduled, but it's assumed the EAP EP will come out some time in 2015.
Is Danzig covering the King to blow off steam over the recent dismissal of his lawsuit v. Jerry Only? The lawsuit proposed Danzig was owed serious coin thanks to a lucrative Hot Topic deal brokered by Only that has spread Misfits-related merch far and wide (I saw a Crimson Ghost on an iPhone case. Don't look back. You can never look back). But, the presiding judge thought otherwise. According to RE-TOX:
Unfortunately, according to the judge, Danzig failed to allege which terms of the 1994 agreement Only actually breached. In the ruling, the judge notes that the merchandise provision of the 1994 agreement grants each co-owner (Danzig, Only, whoever) the "non-exclusive right to conduct merchandising and to exploit other rights relating to the use and exploitation of the name Misfits." AND that each will retain 100% of what each earns individually from exploiting these merchandising rights.Well, that smarts. Glenn, are you lonely tonight? At least Danzig has the higher profile concert schedule this year, playing Riot Fest and Housecore Horror Festival among other dates (as Samhain).
The best part: the agreement even states that neither Only nor Danzig has any obligation to pay the other person in the event one makes more money than the other.
Check out Danzig's cover of Elvis's "Trouble" recorded in 1990 below.
Waxahatchee at Coachella 2014 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
It's been a while since Waxahatchee have played NYC and even longer since they've headlined a show here, but that will finally change this fall.
A full tour hasn't been announced at the moment, but a few dates have popped up including a NYC show in-the-round at Le Poisson Rouge on November 10. Tickets for that show go on sale Wednesday (8/20) at 10 AM.
UPDATE: It's a full tour and will be Katie Crutchfield touring solo to preview songs from her upcoming followup to Cerulean Salt. All dates are listed below. She also gave this statement on the shows:
I'm really looking forward to my upcoming tour this fall. I'm planning on playing songs from both my albums as well as songs from a new album i just finished recording. I'll also be playing solo, which i'm really excited about. We chose most of the venues specifically because they're more conducive to a more intimate type of performance. When i first started playing these songs i only toured solo and it's always so gratifying for me to perform that way againWatch the video for "Misery Over Dispute" from last year's excellent Don Giovanni-released Cerulean Salt, with the list of currently known dates, below...
by Rob Sperry-Fromm
Nude Beach at 4Knots 2014 (more by Chris LaPutt)
Brooklyn's Nude Beach have been readying their new LP 77 for Don Giovanni, and they've just announced a release show for that record. It will take place in NYC on November 5 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets will go on AmEx presage starting Wednesday (8/20) at noon, and on sale to the general public on Friday (8/22) at noon.
Nude Beach also recently shared another new song from 77 called "For You," another catchy slice of classic-rock inflected power-pop. Its already stuck in my head, and you can stream it below...
California X at Death By Audio in 2013 (more by Vladislav Grach)
Poppy Amherst, MA sludge-punks California X are heading out on tour in a couple days. They'll play a NJ show in New Brunswick at Paradise Lost on August 31 with Brick Mower, Casual and Osaka. Then they'll play NYC at Death By Audio on September 6 with Slothrust and Mannequin Pussy. Tickets for both those shows are available at the door. No word yet on new music for the Don Giovanni-signed band, but hopefully some of that will be coming along as it feels like its been awhile since we got their excellent self-titled debut. All tour dates listed below.
Mannequin Pussy also have other dates, including their previously discussed show with Little Big League, Ovlov and Krill on September 3 at Shea Stadium. They also recently released another "new" song from the re-release of their debut album which is coming this September on Tiny Engines. You can stream that, with their list of dates and Cali X's dates, below...
photos by Amanda Hatfield, words by Bill Pearis
Boogarins / Jacco Gardner @ South Street Seaport - 8/15/14
It was two sides of a psychedelic coin on Friday (8/15) as the Seaport Music Festival brought in two young bands from around the world for one of the best nights there this summer. Looking a bit like Beck in a courderoy jacket and leather hat, Netherlands singer Jacco Gardner and a new version of his band gave us their baroque paisley pop, including a few songs from his upcoming second album. His band is tight and they pull off the harmonies effortlessly. (That said, they were even better at Baby's All Right on Saturday.) Brazil's Boogarins, meanwhile, are more on the guitar-heavy groovy tip, with a little Os Mutantes tropicalia in there for good measure. They clearly enjoying playing, and singer Fernando Almeida had a joyous smile on his face too. They also played some new material from their second album which is already in the can. Unlike last week when most folks stayed seated on the astroturf, people were on their feet for both bands. A really fun night.
This Friday's Seaport Music Fest features Oxford, Mississippi's Dead Gaze, Mystery Lights and one more TBA. More pics from Boogarins and Jacco Gardner below...
Title Fight at Coachella 2014 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Title Fight recently announced that they've signed to ANTI- for their anticipated third full-length album, and though details are still forthcoming on that, they've now just announced a lengthy tour for this fall. They'll be supporting Circa Survive on a run that hits NYC on November 11 at Best Buy Theater. Tickets for that show will be on sale soon via Ticketmaster. Many of the dates are also with the great Pianos Become the Teeth (whose new album should also be coming soon), but unfortunately not the NYC stop. All dates are listed below.