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August 25, 2015

photo: Paul McCartney in Philly (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)

We recently caught Sir Paul at Firefly Fest, in Philly and then at Lollapalooza. Today five more Paul Mcartney shows were announced. To quote the press release:

The McCartney live experience is a once in a lifetime opportunity: in just three hours some of the greatest moments from the last 50 years of music are relived, music which for many has shaped the very soundtrack of their lives. Paul and his band have performed in a staggeringly impressive range of venues and locations, including outside the Coliseum in Rome, in Moscow's Red Square, Buckingham Palace, at the White House, a free show in Mexico to over 400,000 people, played the last ever show at San Francisco's Candlestick Park where The Beatles played their final concert, and even broadcast live into space! Featuring Paul's band of the last 10+ years - Paul "Wix" Wickens (keyboards), Brian Ray (bass/guitar), Rusty Anderson (guitar) and Abe Laboriel Jr (drums) - the show never disappoints.

The tour also uses state of the art technology and production to ensure the entire audience has the best possible experience. With massive screens, lasers, fireworks, unique video content and, of course, the best songs in the world, a Paul McCartney show is so much more than just an ordinary concert. Paul's shows attract a multi generational audience from different backgrounds all brought together by his music.

You can read about the Delaware show (with pics fron PA) HERE. Check out the new dates and ticket info below...

Continue reading "Paul McCartney announces 5 October shows: Buffalo, State College, Toronto, Ohio & Detroit (dates & ticket info here)"

by Bill Pearis


Earlier today, we mentioned that Protomartyr would be playing a free NYC show this weekend with Deradoorian and will be on tour this fall with Amanda X. If you're going this weekend you now have a second song from their new album to hear before the show. "Dope Cloud" is probably the catchiest song Protomartyr have ever made, with an actual sung chorus. It's also one of their best, a defeatist anthem ("dope" in this case is material wealth) with frontman Joe Casey's lyrical powers on full display. It's also the song that gives The Agent Intellect its title. Listen below.

Continue reading "Protomartyr share "Dope Cloud" from new LP"


If you've seen the 1998 vampire action flick Blade, you probably remember its opening scene, set at a stylish underground rave where unsuspecting revelers are having the time of their lives...until they're showered in blood and the vampire feasting begins. (If you don't remember that scene, you can watch it below.) BBQ Films, the folks who turned Rough Trade into Empire Records earlier this year, will be paying tribute to that scene -- and the film -- with a Blade Rave happening October 9 at Terminal 5.

The Blade Rave is an official afterparty of New York Super Week, presented by New York Comic Con 2015. The Crystal Method, who featured on many of the Blade movies soundtracks, will headline the night that also features sets from Pictureplane, a place both wonderful and strange, and DJ Choyce Hacks, plus a special Blade Rave performance from immersive dance collective The Dance Cartel.​ Tickets are on sale now and include include a screening of the film, live music and performances, and a limited-edition event poster, with more to be announced closer to the event date.

A teaser trailer for Blade Rave is below...

Continue reading "The Crystal Method, Pictureplane & more playing bloody 'Blade Rave' during NY Comic Con / Super Week"

by Andrew Sacher

photo by Jonathan Minto
Roger Harvey

Last fall, we mentioned that Roger Harvey was prepping his debut album and we posted a few alternate versions of songs from it. Now he's finally ready to get this thing out into the world. Roger signed with Black Numbers for the album, titled Twelve Houses, and the label will release it in early October (pre-order).

The album's first official single is "City Deer," which premieres in this post. While some tracks, like his debut single "Lovers Can Be Monsters," bear a strong Neutral Milk Hotel influence, "City Deer" is one of the more rocking songs. It's not too far removed from the minor pop masterpieces Barsuk was putting out in the late '90s / early '00s (think early John Vanderslice and Death Cab), and it would also fit nicely with newer bands like The Antlers or Youth Lagoon. Like all of those bands, it's delicate, quietly ambitious, and wears its heart on its sleeve ("I'm obsessing over death again / like I did when I was seventeen"). Check it out below.

Roger Harvey has a few dates coming up, including an Atlanta show with Beach Slang, The Sidekicks and Cayetana (the latter two of which he played a BV show with in January), and then The Fest (again).

Continue reading "Roger Harvey details debut album, 'Twelve Houses' (stream the new single, "City Deer")"

photo by Chloe Alexandra Thompson
Wax Idols

Wax Idols have just announced fall tour dates starting just after the October 16 release of their third album, American Tragic. The NYC stop will be for a special Nothing Changes Halloween Party which happens at Saint Vitus on 10/31 with Azar Swan and tourmates Them Are Us Too. Tickets will be available soon.

All tour dates are listed, along with streams of "Lonely You" and "Deborah," below...

Continue reading "Wax Idols touring w/ Them Are Us Too, playing Nothing Changes Halloween party @ Saint Vitus w/ Azar Swan"

by Andrew Sacher

photo: Amanda X at Baby's All Right in February (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Amanda X

Last year, Philly trio Amanda X released their debut album, Amnesia, and on September 22 they'll follow it with a two-song EP, Hundreds and Thousands, on Self Aware Records (pre-order). We've got the premiere of "Juniper," which picks up right where their album left off with quality distorted-guitar led indie rock. Check it out below.

The band will be also be on tour this fall with Protomartyr, who play a free NYC show with Deradoorian this weekend. All dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Amanda X releasing a new EP, touring w/ Protomartyr (dates and new track stream)"

photo: Protomartyr at 2015 Pitchfork Fest (more by James Richards IV)

We recently mentioned that Deradoorian would play a release party for The Expanding Flower Planet in NYC this Friday (8/28) at Trans-Pecos (tickets) and it turns out that's actually one of two NYC shows for her this weekend.

The second is a Pitchfork-presented show on Saturday (8/29) at Villain (50 N. 3rd St) with the great Protomartyr and a special guest headliner. It's free, but you have to email to get in. Entry is first come, first served. Show flyer and set times below.

Protomartyr have other dates coming up, including shows with Amanda X and CMJ. Deradoorian also tours with Laetitia Sadier, including NYC on 9/11 at Baby's. Tour schedules and new music from both artists, below.

Continue reading "Protomartyr & Deradoorian touring separately, playing a free NYC show together this weekend (dates)"

photo: GD50 in Chicago (more by Jay Blakesberg)
Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart & Bill Kreutzmann recently announced two MSG shows as Dead & Company (with John Mayer and more). Those shows both sold out, and now the band have added more tour dates. They play Albany, Philly, DC and Mass. shows around the MSG dates, LA on New Year's Eve, and San Francisco right before that.

Full tour schedule and ticket info below...

Continue reading "Grateful Dead members & John Mayer add more tour dates"

Melody's Echo Chamber in Chicago 2012 (more by James Richards IV)
Melody's Echo Chamber

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Melody's Echo Chamber, Quilt @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
With a new album supposedly on the way (her first since her 2012 debut) it will be exciting to hear what Melody Prochet has up her sleves, musically, these days. Added treat: Boston's great Quilt open the sold-out show.

Royal Headache, Sheer Mag, Home Blitz @ Rough Trade
With a terrific new album, High, just out, Australia's Royal Headache hit town for their first of three Brooklyn shows with Sheer Mag. Both bands raise a ruckus, probably even at a well-mannered place like Rough Trade. Like all of their shows here, this is sold out.

Heems, Sandunes, Big Baby Gandhi @ Baby's All Right
Das Racist may be over but Heems is still making quality music on his own, most recently releasing the 2015 album Eat, Pray, Thug. He plays Baby's tonight in continued support of that.

The Atlas Moth, Vattnet Viskar, Family @ Saint Vitus
This is a pretty great double bill for metal fans with the psychedelic sludge of The Atlas Moth and the boundary-pushing black metal of Vattnet Viskar.

Kamasi Washington @ Blue Note (2 shows)
Jazz musician Kamasi Washington has been having a pretty busy year. He appears on Kendrick Lamar and Thundercat's new albums, and he also has his own, The Epic, out on Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder label (Thundercat features on that album too). Tonight he wraps up his two-night stay at the Blue Note with 8 PM and 10:30 PM sets each night.

Maudlin of the Well @ The Stone
Toby Driver begins his residency at The Stone tonight, and he kicks things off with two sets (8 and 10 PM) from his avant-garde metal band Maudlin of the Well.

Cake Shop Comedy @ Cake Shop
If you miss Big Terrific and Hannibal Buress' Sunday night show at Knit, and are looking for a new free, weekly comedy show that happens in a rock club and sometimes has big name talent stop by unexpectedly, "Cake Shop Comedy" might do the trick. (Aziz Ansari  and Louis CK have both stopped by in recent weeks.) 8 PM.

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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August 24, 2015

The Sword

This past Friday, retro riffers The Sword released their new album High Country on Razor & Tie. You can pick it up on iTunes, and we're also giving away an album bundle that features one copy on Double Black Vinyl, on CD copy, and one High Country Album Art T-Shirt. Head below to enter the contest.

The Sword's tour with Royal Thunder hits NYC on December 1 at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show are still available.

Meanwhile, there's some cool metal coming up in NYC sooner than that. This week, the Atlas Moth / Vattnet Viskar tour lands at Saint Vitus on Tuesday (8/25). Tickets are still available. The next day, AC/DC's tour hits NYC-area venue MetLife Stadium (8/26). You can still get tickets for that one too.

Earth's tour with Holy Sons hits NYC on Wednesday (8/26) at LPR with Marc Ribot & Ikue Mori (buy tickets or win them) and Thursday (8/27) at Saint Vitus (sold out). The next night, Vitus hosts So Hideous and Set and Setting (tickets).

Some exciting metal news was announced today too. Candiria are playing their first non-festival NYC show since reuniting. Cavity are playing their first East Coast show in over a decade. And the legendary Pentagram added a second NYC date to their tour.

Over at Invisible Oranges, we ran down the upcoming metal releases of this week. We've also got album streams from Cemetery Lust and Putridity, and a Horna song stream.

What else?

Enter The Sword contest below...

Continue reading "The Sword's 'High Country' out now (win an LP bundle!) +++ NYC shows this week from Atlas Moth, AC/DC, Earth & more"