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April 23, 2015

photo: Waxahatchee at MHOW earlier this month (more by Amanda Hatfield)

The annual free Hudson River Rocks concert series on Pier 84 returns this summer with three shows. On July 9 it's Waxahatchee (who was here earlier this month) and special guests; on July 23 it's Scotland's We Were Promised Jetpacks with Boston's Krill; and on August 6 it's '90s-indie lovers Yuck with new 4AD signee U.S. Girls.

The pier is accessible at West 44th St or West 43 St at 12th Ave, and each show opens at 6 PM with the music starting at 7. Pier 84 is also the location of the (not free) 4Knots Music Festival this year.


Tickets for the Neil Young show at Jones Beach Theatre go on venue presale today at 10AM. Password: REBELCONTENT

Tickets for the Social Distortion show at Stone Pony Summerstage go on LiveNation and Ticketmaster presales today at 10AM.

Tickets for the Violent Femmes show at Rough Trade go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the  TV on the Radio and Bo Ningen show at Terminal 5 are currently on BrooklynVegan presale. PASSWORD = TVOTRBV.

You can win tickets to Day 2 of Governors Ball 2015 with Bjork, SBTRKT, Little Dragon, Future Islands, Kiesza, White Lung, Ryan Adams, Sharon Van Etten, Conor Oberst, Atmosphere and more. Enter HERE.

Frenchkiss-signed synthpop band Strange Names play Good Room on Tuesday (4/28) with Grand Electric, Ben R. Mackie, and Housing Corp. It's part of DoNYC & Jack Daniels' Signature Blend Series and it's free with RSVP.

Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.

Browse our NYC Concert Calendar for shows happening today and every day - comedy shows, heavy metal concerts (courtesy of our heavy metal blog), and free shows included.

by Bill Pearis


Turn to Crime release their new album, Actions, next week via frontman Derek Stanton's own Mugg & Bopp Records. The seven songs range from antsy post-punk to somnambulistic torch songs to something you might call pop. But it all exists in Stanton's particular overcast universe, with his soulful, world-weary vocals pulling you from one song to the next. A stream of the whole record premieres in this post and you can listen below.

The band will be venturing out of Detroit next week for a string of release shows, including one here in NYC at Union Pool on May 2. Tickets are on sale.

All dates are listed, along with the album stream, below...

Continue reading "Turn to Crime streaming 'Actions' LP, touring (dates)"

photo: Ex Hex @ BVSXSW (more by Tim Griffin)
Ex Hex

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

Ex Hex, Sheer Mag, Kuroma, Roya @ Le Poisson Rouge
Indie rock vet Mary Timony unleashes her inner rock star with power trio Ex Hex, making killer glammy power pop. Tonight's show is ex-tra special with recommended rabble-rousers Sheer Mag and more on the bill.

The Juan Maclean @ Union Pool
Now in the second half of their six-show Brooklyn residency, DFA mainstays The Juan Maclean move to Union Pool for the final three shows. They're playing as a four-piece and we hear their Cameo shows last weekend were killer. Sold out.

Jeremy Earl - "Landscapes" w/ Kevin Morby @ Cinders Gallery
Woods frontman Jeremy Earl will have some of his latest artwork on display at Cinders and tonight's the opening reception with a live performance by Kevin Morby. 7-10 PM, free.

Manic Street Preachers, Jennie Vee @ Webster Hall
2014 marked the 20th anniversary of Manic Street Preachers' most acclaimed album,The Holy Bible -- the band's last with Richie Edwards -- and are celebrating by playing it in full on this tour. This will be their first NYC show in six years.

Eaters, Yvette, Dan Friel @ Baby's All Right
Both synthy Eaters and noisy Yvette have been working on new records and will be trying out new stuff tonight. Homemade electronics wiz Dan Friel opens.

Crying, Slaughter Beach, Dog, Trace Mountains, Broken Beak @ Shea Stadium
Most excitingly, Modern Baseball co-frontman Jake Ewald's solo project Slaughter Beach, Dog makes its way to NYC tonight. But it's definitely worth getting there early for his tourmate Broken Beak, and the bill is rounded out by two quality locals: the Rush-inspired Crying and lo-fi singer/songwriter Trace Mountains (aka Dave from LVL UP).

Slick Rick, Hot Sugar, Hash Money, Mess Kid, STL GLD @ The Wick
Hip hop lifer Slick RIck has been crazy since the '80s, and he's still very active today. He's promising special guests at tonight's set. Also notable is opener Hot Sugar, who's collaborated with Heems, Kitty Pryde, Antwon and others, but is now maybe more known for doing most of the score for <i>Broad City</i>.

Delicate Steve, No Chief, Celestial Shore @ Brooklyn Bowl
Behold the guitar tonight in all it's noodly glory with mastery from both headliner Delicate Steve and openers Celestial Shore. In between is No Chief, the solo project from Sebadoh drummer Bob D'Amico.

Aye Nako, Slim Charles, Bluffing, Large Human @ Aviv
NYC's Aye Nako do pop punk right, and they've been playing a lot lately but any chance to see them is a good one.

US Christmas, Generation of Vipers, Thera Roya @ Saint Vitus
Neurot-signed psych metallers U.S. Christmas are currently on the road with related band Generation of Vipers, hitting NYC tonight.

San Fermin w/ Metropolis Ensemble, White Hinterland @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
With a sound somewhere between indie and Broadway, San Fermin make stirring, baroque pop. Tonight they'll be playing songs from their new album, backed by the Metropolis Ensemble.

Peaer, Battle Ave, Weather Underground, Robot Princess @ Palisades
Battle Ave make chilled-out, reverby indie rock (it makes sense that they share a producer with Real Estate), and they've got some great melodies and harmonies in there too.

Lindstrom, Eric Duncan, Ron Like Hell, Vinny Villbass @ Good Room
Collaborator with Todds (Terje and Rundgren), remixer to the stars and general cool dude, Norwegian producer Lindstrom spins tonight.

Rachel Trachtenberg, The Scene Is Now, George Sand, Luscious Skin @ Cake Shop
Formerly of Trachtenberg Family Slideshow Players and Supercute, Rachel now does her own solo thing and plays tonight with NYC indie rock vets The Scene is Now.

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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April 22, 2015

photo: Flogging Molly at Osheaga 2013 (more by Toby Tenenbaum)
Flogging Molly

Flogging Molly are once again set to sail away where no ball and chain can keep them from the roarin' waves. In other words, they're bringing back their St. Patrick's Day weekend Salty Dog Cruise in 2016, which debuted this past March.

They've got a bunch of friends coming along with them, including Rancid (who are playing so many punk fests lately), repeat offender Frank Turner, alt-metal shapeshifters Fishbone, Dropkick Murphys offshoot Street Dogs, celtic punks The Tossers, British folk singer Beans on Toast, the star-studded Punk Rock Karaoke, Indiana country blues band Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, ska vets The Slackers, British folk punks Skinny Lister, the Flogging Molly-related Bunny Gang, long-running Arizona punks Authority Zero, bluegrass punks Larry and His Flask, and more. Full lineup below.

You can book your reservation and get more information at the cruise's website, and drinks are complimentary which might be more important than the actual lineup, given the weekend they're setting sail.

Flogging Molly also have an upcoming tour with Gogol Bordello and Mariachi El Bronx.

Full Salty Dog Cruise lineup, flyer, and some more info, below...

Continue reading "Flogging Molly going on a St. Patrick's Day cruise again (with Rancid, Frank Turner, Fishbone, The Slackers & more)"

by Andrew Sacher


Australian post-punks Rule of Thirds are on a North American tour as we speak, having just hit NYC for New York's Alright this past weekend. They're currently in the midst of a run of dates with NYC's Survival, which has them in Pittsburgh tonight (4/22), and that run brings them back to NYC on Saturday (4/25) at Silent Barn. Pawns and The Brass are on that bill too, and $8 at the door gets you in. All dates are listed below.

Following their 2012 demo and a 2013 7", Rule of Thirds put out their self-titled debut full length earlier this year on Mass Media in the US and No Patience in their home country. As is the case with a lot of post-punk, the basslines are the driving force here (and Rule of Thirds have killer basslines), but singer Freya Zaknich's piercing, distinct vocals are no small part of their appeal either. The 7" is a little more punk/deathrock, while the LP comes a bit closer to the "sounds like Joy Division" classification, but both are great. Check them out, with a video, below.

Continue reading "Australian post-punks Rule of Thirds on North American tour, playing NYC this weekend (dates, song streams, video)"


Woods frontman Jeremy Earl is a visual artist as well and will be displaying new works in an exhibition titled "Landscapes" at Cinders Gallery in Williamsburg. Opening reception is at Cinders Hausclub on Thursday (4/23) from 7-10 PM and will feature a live performance by Kevin Morby. It's free.

You can catch Woods at Rough Trade on June 16 with Quilt and visuals via Drippy Eye Projections. Tickets are still available. That's part of their tour that includes stops at Sasquatch, their own Woodsist Fest in Big Sur and more.

by Bill Pearis

(photo by Megan Lloyd)
expert alterations

Baltimore trio Expert Alterations make classic, C-86 style indiepop with scratchy, jangly guitars, lead-like basslines and a sleepy vocal style. They look the part too -- dig those Pastels-style anoraks (and haircuts) in the picture above. They bring a lot of energy to it and the band's self-titled EP, out via Slumberland on June 1, is quite good. You can stream "A Bell" from it below.

As mentioned, Expert Alternations will play NYC Popfest on May 30 at Knitting Factory with The Darling Buds, The Spook School, Veronica Lake, Brideshead, and Wallflower. Tickets are still available.

You can catch Expert Alterations in NYC before that, though, as they'll be here this weekend for three shows: Friday (4/24) at Threes Brewing in Gowanus with Tall Juan and Green Pages (featuring members of The Beets, German Measles, and Sapphire Mansions); then Saturday (4/25) at Pet Rescue with My Teenage Stride, Summer Saints and The Bad New Ones; and Sunday (4/26) at Alphaville with Pale Lights, Cheap Sneakers, and Green Pages again.

All dates are listed, along with the new song stream, below.

Continue reading "Expert Alterations ready self-titled EP for Slumberland (listen), playing 3 NYC shows this weekend, NYC Popfest in May"

by Zack Baker

photo: A$AP Ferg in Queens in 2014 (more by Gretchen Robinette)
A$AP Ferg

LA rappers Overdoz dropped the video for their A$AP Ferg-featuring "F**k Yo' DJ," which has the whole crew going nuts to the thudding beat. The song spends most of its runtime (predictably) championing the rappers' production crew over everyone else's but they don't forget to toss in jabs about how much harder they party as well. Check the video out below.

Ferg recently dropped two videos to tide us over while we wait for his forthcoming Trap Lord followup. He'll also be heading out on Skrillex and Diplo's Full Flex Express tour as the only rapper on the train.

In related news, Ferg's crewmate A$AP Rocky has slowly been building to the release of his new album At.Long.Last.A$AP with a trio of advance singles and the Harlem rapper recently announced A.L.L.A.'s release date for May 12 via A$AP Worldwide/RCA. He'll be at this year's Red Bull Music Academy residency shortly before that for a sold-out talk at Madiba Harlem on May 7, and is now featured on a new Raekwon track. Listen to that collaboration below.

In one last bit of A$AP Mob news, A$AP Ant is playing a hometown show at The Studio at Webster Hall on May 4 with Sha Hef, Dougie F and DJ Michael Medium. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Check out the video for "F**k Yo' DJ" and Rocky's collaboration with Raekwon below...

Continue reading "A$AP Ferg & Overdoz made a video for "F**k Yo' DJ," Rocky released a song w/ Raekwon; A$AP Ant schedules NYC show"

by Bill Pearis

...apparently he *can*

Unknown Mortal Orchestra have released another song from the forthcoming Multi-Love which is out next month via Jagjaguwar. "Can't Keep Checking My Phone" is funky stuff, complete with a sliding disco bassline. The new directions Ruban Nielson heads, on what we've heard from the album so far, are promising. Stream the new single, and Multi-Love's title track, below.

UMO's tour starts next month and will be in NYC at Warsaw on June 19. Tickets for that show are still available. Updated tour dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Unknown Mortal Orchestra share funky "Can't Keep Checking My Phone" from new LP ++ updated dates"