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January 27, 2015

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Zola Jesus on a snowy Manhattan Ave (via Dima Drjuchin)
Zola Jesus

Zola Jesus kicked off her two-night stand at Saint Vitus on Sunday (pictures / setlist), and in order to finish it last night, she was one of very few to actually play NYC during the snow storm. And Zola Jesus took "playing NYC during the snow storm" to new levels when she took a trombone player and the crowd outside to perform "Nail" in the snow in front of the venue. Watch a video below.

Continue reading "Zola Jesus performed in the snow outside Saint Vitus (watch)"

Bumble

The blizzard was kind of not so blizzard-y (in NYC at least), but Winter Storm Juno has scared away most of tonight's notable shows. Here's a rundown of what is and (mostly) isn't happening, at least at this point. We'll update.

After initially being postponed, tonight's Years and Years show at Rough Trade is happening after all. Doors at 8 PM with the band on at 9 PM. This will be their first U.S. show.

London Grammar's show at Terminal 5 has been postponed to Wednesday (1/28). All tickets honored and refunds are available if you can't make the new date.

Tonight's performance of Mike Doughty's biblical rock opera at the WNYC Greene Space has been re-scheduled for Thursday (1/29). Wednesday's two shows will remain as originally scheduled.

The Louis CK concert at Madison Square Garden is canceled.

Marilyn Manson's show at The Paramount with Unlocking the Truth has been postponed, new date TBD.

Nick Hakim's final show of his residency at Mercury Lounge was initially postponed and now it's back on. Also still on: Adia Victoria early show at Merc with Mrs. Adam Schatz.

The Motion City Soundtrack show at Irving Plaza has been postponed till Wednesday (1/28).

Ska-punk fans: ReelBigFish and Less Than Jake's show at Best Buy Theater has been rescheduled for a time less likely to be affected by snow: June 16. The two bands' show on Wednesday (1/28) at Best Buy is still on for now.

Tonight could be a good chance to finally check out Sleep No More. it's open, and they're giving out "a complimentary toast of bubbly at check-in to warm your weathered soul."

Brooklyn Bowl is closed tonight.

Federico Ughi Quartett's show at Union Pool tonight has been canceled.

Ne-Yo's record release show at Stage 48 has been postponed, details TBA.

Bettye LaVette's show at Cafe Carlyle was cancelled.

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Notable NYC shows that are still happening as of now:

Youth Code, Sannhet, and Statiqbloom show at Saint Vitus is 100% still on.

Jim Gaffigan "in conversation" with Judy Gold at 92 Y is currently still on.

Brooks Wheelan's show at Union Hall is still on and is a record release party for his new comedy album, This is Cool, Right?

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January 26, 2015

photo: Ex Hex at MoMA Nights in 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Ex Hex

Mary Timony's power pop trio Ex Hex announced a new string of dates last December, including two NYC shows, and they've since added a third in the area. While they're already scheduled to hit Le Poisson Rouge (tix) and MHOW (tix), they'll also be playing WFMU's Monty Hall on April 22 in Jersey City the night before their LPR show. Tickets for that show are available now.

Update dates are listed, with their recently-released "Don't Wanna Lose" video, below...

Continue reading "Ex Hex playing WFMU's Monty Hall before LPR & MHOW"

photo::: Primus @ Beacon Theatre (more by Matthieu Bredeau)
Primus

Alt rock oddballs Primus dropped their wonderfully out-there full-length tribute to 1971's version of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory last year, and the band is back with a deluxe edition of the album as well as a spring tour. The deluxe edition features a newly-mixed surround-sound version of the album and an accompanying live CD and will be released on April 28. You can pre-order the deluxe edition over at Club Bastardo.

Primus brought their Willy Wonka-themed show to Beacon Theatre last Halloween, and the new spring dates have them coming back to the NYC-area with a Long Island show at The Paramount on April 25. Tickets for the Paramount go on sale Friday (1/30) at 10 AM with a venue presale beginning Wednesday (1/28) at 10 AM.

Check out a video of Primus' Chocolate Factory show in Orlando and all of the band's upcoming dates below...

Continue reading "Primus releasing deluxe edition of 'Willy Wonka' tribute LP, touring this spring (dates)"

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As mentioned, Louis CK went ahead and canceled Tuesday's MSG show due to Winter Storm Juno which is just starting to hit NYC and may drop two feet of snow. Mayor Bill de Blasio has declared a State of Emergency starting at 11 PM tonight. (Subways and public transportation close at 11 PM tonight too!) Here are some other blizzard show updates. If you are out tonight, please be safe!

Zola Jesus' show at Saint Vitus tonight is still on but set times are now earlier: 7 PM for UNIFORM and 7:30 for Zola Jesus.

Tuesday's (1/27) Youth Code, Sannhet, and Statiqbloom show at Saint Vitus is currently still on.

Tonight's Broncho show (1/26) at Rough Trade is still happening. UPDATE: nope, that's also canceled.

Savages' show at Baby's All Right tonight has been postponed, and is now a late show on Thursday (1/29). All tickets honored, refunds available if you can't make the new date.

Tonight's Marilyn Manson show at Terminal 5 with Unlocking the Truth has been postponed till Thursday (1/29). All 1/26 tix honored. Refunds at point of purchase for those who can't make it. Their show on Tuesday (1/27) at The Paramount in Long Island has been postponed as well, details TBD.

Tonight's Action Bronson show at BB King's has been postponed till February 2. All tickets will be honored. Contact point of purchase if you cannot attend.

Bully at Pianos tonight has also been canceled due to weather.

Tonight's Steve Earle show at City Winery has been canceled.

The Nels Cline show tonight at Iridium has been postponed. New date still TBA.

Brooklyn Bowl is closed tonight (1/26) and Tuesday (1/27).

Littlefield is closed tonight, so no Night Train with Wyatt Cenac. Tonight's other show, with TinyRhino, has been moved to next Tuesday (2/3).

Reverend Vince and the Love Choir plays every Monday at Union Pool but tonight's is canceled. He'll be back next week.

Tonight's Year and Years show at Le Poisson Rouge (which was to be their US debut) has been canceled, as has LPR's early show ("Glass & Blood"). Refunds for Years and Years available at point of purchase.

Similarly, the other Years and Years show (Rough Trade on Tuesday, 1/27) has been postponed. Stay tuned for the rescheduled date.

In other LPR news, Tuesday's art gallery opening for Alexander Kaletsky's "Inspirations" has been rescheduled for Thursday. Same time

Mercury Lounge is closed tonight.

Joe's Pub is closed tonight.

Knitting Factory is closed tonight.

Shows at The Living Room tonight have been canceled.

Tonight's Sharkmuffin show at Grand Victory has been postponed.

Union Hall canceled The Mehran Show tonight.

More comedy cancellations: 9:30pm and 11pm shows at UCB Chelsea canceled; 9:30pm and 10:30pm UCB East shows canceled. Early shows still TBD.

The final night of Vomitface's Cake Shop residency tonight has been postponed till Monday, February 2.

The newly refurbished Kings Theatre was to have had a "preview" performance on Tuesday (1/27) with the Brooklyn Youth Chorus and more but that has been canceled.

A-Trak was supposed to play Atlantic City tonight. Also cancelled.

All Broadway shows are canceled tonight.

What else?

Continue reading "blizzard canceling / postponing most shows in NYC today & Tuesday (Zola Jesus still playing, but early.)"

Blink-182

FIRST A BLIZZARD, and NOW THIS?!?!

Today, the Travis Barker-presented Musink Festival was announced for March 20-22 in Costa Mesa, CA with Bad Religion, Rancid, Yelawolf, OFF!, Sick of It All, Ignite and Travis's own band billed as blink-182 w/ Matt Skiba (who you may know as the frontman of Alkaline Trio).

It's billed that way because, as Radio.com reports, Tom Delonge has quit blink-182:

"We were all set to play this festival and record a new album and Tom kept putting it off without reason. A week before we were scheduled to go in to the studio we got an email from his manager explaining that he didn't want to participate in any Blink-182 projects indefinitely, but would rather work on his other non-musical endeavors." Travis Barker and Mark Hoppus plan to honor all Blink-182 commitments including the Musink Festival and are excited to have singer/guitarist Matt Skiba join them for this project. "No hard feelings, but the show must go on for our fans." Additionally, Skiba will continue to make new music and tour with the Alkaline Trio.
Tom also quit via an email from his manager in 2005, but the band didn't continue without him that time. The Mark... Matt, and Travis show?

UPDATE: Tom is now saying that he didn't quit the band. He posted the following:

To all the fans, I never quit the band. I actually was on a phone call about a blink 182 event for New York City at the time all these weird press releases started coming in... Apparently those releases were 'sanctioned' from the band. Are we dysfunctional- yes. But, Christ..... #Awkward #BabyBackRibs
"The ONLY truth here is that I have commitments that limit my availability this year. I love Blink-182 and I'm not leaving," he added, to Entertainment Weekly.

UPDATE 2: Mark and Travis open up about in a new very revealing interview with Rolling Stone. Travis says "I think he's just bummed because Mark and I were finally honest," and "It's hard to cover for someone who's disrespectful and ungrateful." Read more here.

Tickets to see "blink-182 w/ Matt Skiba" and other bands at Musink Fest go on sale at 10 AM PST on Friday (1/30). Full lineup below...

Continue reading "Tom Delonge quits blink-182?"

Advance Base

Chicago lo-fi pop outfit Advance Base, the current project of Owen Ashworth (formerly of Casiotone for the Painfully Alone), is heading out for a few dates in February, including a stop at Brooklyn's Silent Barn on February 27 with support from Hello Shark, Real Life Buildings and a solo set from Adult Mom. All dates are listed below.

Advance Base released a collection of covers and rarities titled Plastic Owen Band back in November. It includes a wide swathe of covers such as Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Lodi," Neil Young's "Philadelphia" and a version of his old project Casiotone for the Painfully Alone's "Natural Light." There are a handful of demos and instrumental pieces scattered among the covers, and Julie Byrne, Gordon Ashworth and Katrina Dixon all make guest appearances.

Check out all of Advance Base's upcoming dates and stream Plastic Owen Band in it's entirety below...

Continue reading "Advance Base released a covers/rarities comp, touring in Feb"

Winter Storm Juno

Millions of people in the Northeast are bracing for Winter Storm Juno, which threatens to become a major snowstorm today through Wednesday with the potential for blizzard conditions and more than 2 feet of snow.

The high confidence in forecast wind and snowfall led the National Weather Service to issue blizzard warnings well in advance of the storm from the New Jersey shore all the way to Downeast Maine, including the cities of New York City, Boston, Providence, Hartford and Portland. Most of the warnings are in effect from Monday afternoon or evening through late Tuesday night.

At least 28 million people are in the zone of potential blizzard conditions, and millions more will see enough snow to complicate travel.
[Weather Channel]

Winter storm Juno is underway. Get prepared. Then get cozy. Then please enjoy the short "Juno" Spotify playlist embedded below, featuring eccentric rap giant Danny Brown, eighties indie legends Throwing Muses, Shins guitarist Jessica Dobson's band Deep Sea Diver, Canadian indie rock bad boys Tokyo Police Club, Scotlands's underappreciated Life Without Buildings, and more...

Continue reading "Six songs called "Juno" (to get you through winter storm Juno)"

photos by Mimi Hong

"Dang, Foxing moves me to chills every time. #TheAlbatross #Love @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar" - Michelle Feghali

"Never seen anyone smash a trumpet on stage before tonight. Good job, @FOXINGtheband" - Dan Ozzi

Foxing / Slingshot Dakota / Everyone Everywhere @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar - 1/23/15
Foxing
Slingshot Dakota
Everyone Everywhere

Brooklyn Night Bazaar brought out an absolutely stellar lineup for last Friday's (1/23) show, featuring the heart-wrenching operatics of St. Louis' Foxing, entertaining Pennsylvania duo Slingshot Dakota, Philly's stellar Everyone Everywhere, New Paltz "slo-punk" outfit What Moon Things and fuzzy indie rockers The Sea Life. Check out pictures from the show in this post.

The show was one of Foxing's last for a while -- the band has been talking about a new album and posted to their Facebook that they are heading home to finish writing it. We're still waiting patiently to hear tunes from the follow-up to their impressive debut The Albatross.

Slingshot Dakota are also prepping to head back into the studio to record, as seen on the band's Tumblr. They're heading on a run through the East Coast that starts at Philadelphia's Two Piece Fest ends at Chicago's Two Piece Fest.

What Moon Things also open the second of Viet Cong's two NYC shows on their tour. Those happen this week at Union Pool on Wednesday (1/28) with PC Worship and Honey, and Mercury Lounge on Thursday (1/29). Both are sold out -- let's hope the weather doesn't affect them.

More pictures (including a few portraits of Foxing) and a video of Foxing playing "Rory" (featuring members of Prawn, Secret Plot to Destroy the Entire Universe, Gatherer and Gates) at the BK Bazaar show, below...

Continue reading "Foxing, Slingshot Dakota, Everyone Everywhere, What Moon Things & The Sea Life played BK Night Bazaar (pics & video)"

by Bill Pearis

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Chas Bundick will release What For?, his new album as Toro Y Moi, on April 7 via Carpark. The record is a little more guitar-oriented than past Toro Y Moi records, as Bundick explains:

I've done electronic R&B and more traditional recorded type R&B stuff. I just wanted to see what else was out there. It's all coming from the same mindset and point of creativity. It's just me trying to take what I already have, and then taking it further.
You can check out the very catchy first single "Empty Nesters" below.

Toro Y Moi will be touring this spring, with dates including his biggest NYC show yet: Terminal 5 on May 1 with opener Vinyl Williams. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (1/30) at noon with an AmEx presale beginning Wednesday (1/28) at noon. All dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Toro Y Moi releasing new album, announced spring tour, including Terminal 5 (dates, new song stream)"