Recent Posts in music - Page 6
July 29, 2014
photos by Mimi Hong
"IM WATCHING FUCKING BRAID PLAY RIGHT NOW." - Eric Drumm
'90s emo pioneers Braid began their current reunion back in 2011 but it's been more exciting than ever lately with the release of No Coast, their first full length since 1998's now-legendary Frame & Canvas and a very good one at that. The band wrapped up their tour with A Great Big Pile of Leaves this past weekend, hitting NYC on Saturday (7/26) at Music Hall of Williamsburg. We didn't get the setlist for that particular show, but they look pretty much the same for most nights on this tour and have included new album standouts like "East End Hollows," "Bang" and the title track," as well as classics like "The New Nathan Detroits," "Please Drive Faster," "First Day Back" and plenty more. If you caught the show, what did you think? Anybody stop by Washed Up Emo's afterparty at Cameo where Bob Nanna and Chris Broach were DJing?
We unfortunately missed AGBPOL (though they're touring again soon), but pictures of Braid are in this post and continue below...
by Bill Pearis
Hailing from Minneapolis, and having nothing to do with a certain sports team, The Miami Dolphins either sound like a nervous breakdown or a kindergarten class on an extreme sugar high. Neither is a bad thing, in this case, as its channeled through scratchy, hyperactive pop. (A more melodic, somewhat less chaotic Ponytail isn't too far off a comparison.) The band's new album, Becky, will be out August 19 and you can stream a few cuts from it, plus the video for "Pucker Upper," below.
The band are currently on tour and will play NYC on Thursday (7/31) at Death by Audio with Advaeta, Killer BOB, and Semi Femme. Show flyer, with the list of dates, video and song streams, below.
by Rob Sperry-Fromm
High On Fire at Bowery Ballroom in 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
In the latest addition to the awesome Converse Rubber Tracks free show series in NYC, stoner metal royalty High On Fire will bring their tour to Music Hall of Williamsburg on August 15. Opening will be local brutalizers Blackest, ensuring that this will be a heavy experience. High On Fire are one of the best live bands around, and as usual with these free Rubber Tracks shows, you'll need tickets to get in, which go on "sale" Wednesday (7/30) at noon.
UPDATE: The show is actually part of Converse Rubber Tracks' first-ever tour which also features High on Fire headlining free ticketed shows in Boston, Toronto, LA, and San Francisco. All dates are listed below.
The last Rubber Tracks show in NYC was J Mascis and King Tuff's band Witch earlier this month (7/23). J Mascis plays NYC again when Heavy Blanket plays Union Pool and when his solo tour hits Bowery Ballroom in October. King Tuff also plays NYC again when his tour comes here for two shows in October.
All of High On Fire's dates are listed, with a video, below...
JEFF @ Santos, 2012 (more by Harriet Roberts)
Following 2012's Dan Auerbach-produced major label debut, Hypnotic Nights, JEFF the Brotherhood are back with a self-produced EP of covers titled Dig the Classics. The band take songs by Pixes, My Bloody Valentine, Teenage Fanclub and more and put their own distinctive spin on them. No track has been released to stream yet, but you can check out cover art and full tracklist below. It's out September 30 via Warner Brothers/Infinity Cat.
Jake and Jamin are about to head out on tour which will keep JEFF on the road through the fall. The October leg of that tour is with Diarrhea Planet and hits NYC for two shows: 10/12 at Death by Audio (their NYC spiritual home) and 10/13 at Santos Party House (site of the 2012 BV-presented record release party). Tickets for the Santos show go on sale Wednesday (7/30) at 10 AM. No word on tickets for DbA at the moment.
All dates are listed below...
by Andrew Sacher
Cymbals Eat Guitars at Webster Hall in 2013 (more by Rebecca Reed)
Cymbals Eat Guitars recently announced that they'd put out their third album, LOSE, on August 26 via Barsuk. After revealing two singles, "Jackson" and "Chambers," the band are now back with a third, "Warning," which is another example of CEG's ability to rock out in a big way. Check that out, with the other two tracks, below.
As discussed, the band have a record release show in NYC at Baby's All Right (8/26) on album release day with Grooms and "Bug Arms" (tickets), and they've now also just announced that they're opening Bob Mould's tour which hits NYC on September 10 & 11 at Bowery Ballroom, and 9/13 at MHOW. It won't be the first time they've opened for him. Tickets for those shows are still available.
Updated dates are listed, with the song streams, below...
The Ocean Blue made a welcome return last year with new album, Ultramarine, their first new album since the '90s. This year the band are reissuing their hard-to-find 2004 EP, Waterworks, on vinyl, now expanded into LP length with the addition of three extra tracks. We've got the premiere of one of those, "Can't Let Go," which you can stream below.
The band will be touring this fall, including a visit to NYC during CMJ. They'll play Pianos on October 22 and Brooklyn Night Bazaar October 25. Rest of those lineups (and ticket info) are still TBA. All dates are listed, along with the song stream, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Jonah in NYC in 2008 (more by Tim Griffin)
We recently mentioned that Jonah Matranga (Far, onelinedrawing, New End Original, etc) and J. Robbins (Jawbox, Government Issue, Burning Airlines, etc) teamed up to form the band Moral Mazes with Jeff Dean (Dead Ending, All Eyes West) and J's Office of Future Plans bandmate Darren Zentek. Their debut 7", Magic Tommy Jackson, is due out September 2 via Bridge 9 and we've now got the premiere of one its tracks, "Stay Unprepared."
Jonah takes lead vocals, and after experimenting with softer songs in his recent solo material and more polished production on the Far reunion album, "Stay Prepared" sounds like a trip back to his days of the more roughly recorded post-hardcore of New End Original and early Far. Check the track out below, and if you like what you hear you can pre-order it from Bridge 9.
Jonah also has solo dates coming up. He's on a UK tour now, and though a full North American tour hasn't been announced yet, we know he's playing NYC on November 23 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (8/1) at noon. All currently known dates are listed, with the new song stream, below...
MTB at Best Buy Theater in 2013 (more by Dylan Johnson)
If you miss out on getting tickets in the presale, the general on-sale starts Friday (8/1) at 10 AM. There are also ongoing VIP presales for most dates. Still no ticket info on the 10/15 Saint Vitus show.
TVOTR at Governors Ball 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
TV on the Radio have remained an active band and are on upcoming festivals like Treasure Island and Riot Fest (and the members, who are now scattered on both coasts, are even more active on their own with their various projects), but it's been over three years since they've released an album. That will change this year, when they follow 2011's Nine Types of Light with Seeds, which is due out in the fall. It's their first since leaving Interscope, and will instead come out on Harvest Records (also home of Morrissey). It's also their first since TVOTR member Gerard Smith sadly passed away.
Watch a teaser video for the album, below...
Papercuts released their fifth album, Life Among the Savages, back in May. If you dig rainy day baroque pop, Papercuts (the moniker of San Francisco's Jason Quever) do it very well and the new record's quite good. You can stream the whole thing via Rdio.
Quever will be bringing Papercuts eastward for a few dates in September, including two in NYC: September 5 at Baby's All Right with Olson, Rydholm and Forester (of Ladybug Transistor) and Michael Nau playing too; and September 6 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets to Baby's All Right are on sale now; tickets to Mercury Lounge go on sale Friday (8/1) at noon with an AmEx presale beginning Wednesday (7/30) at noon.
All dates are listed, along with the video for Life Among the Savages's title track, below...