Recent Posts in music - Page 7
March 4, 2014
First Lil Bub and now Gary Gnu...
Westchester's second Pop Goes the Culture variety show, a colorful evening of meaningful performances and meaningless awards recognizing favorite pop culture acts, was held Saturday, March 2 at the Alamo Drafthouse in Yonkers. The event, which honored everyone from Broadway star Gregory Jbara to Capitol Theatre owner Peter Shapiro, was presented by Mamaroneck author Jon Chattman and his A-Sides brand Pictured (L-to-R) Chattman, honorees - rocker Andrew W.K. and Great Space Coaster puppet Gary Gnu (with Jim Martin). Photo by: Lindsay Burdick WittsYou might not consider this news, but no gnews is good gnews!
Courtney Barnett in Chicago in February (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Australia's wordy psychedelic folk rocker Courtney Barnett just brought her tour to NYC for two sold-out shows, and with plans to return to the Northeast for Toronto's NXNE and Delaware's Firefly Music Festival, she'll squeeze in two more NYC shows this June. Now playing increasingly larger venues, Courtney will hit Music Hall of Williamsburg on June 14 (part of the Northside Festival, which Sharon Van Etten is also confirmed for) and Bowery Ballroom on June 17. Tickets for the NYC shows go on sale Friday (3/7) at noon with a AmEx presales starting Wednesday (3/5) at noon.
Courtney's 2012 double EP, A Sea of Split Peas, officially gets an American release on April 15 via Mom + Pop. Stream it in full, along with the list of dates, below...
DOWNLOAD: Phoenix - SOS In Bel Air (Ariel Pink's Krystal Bamboo Remix) (MP3)
Phoenix @ Barclays Center (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Phoenix, who just announced some North American dates to fill in the gap between Governors Ball in NYC and Bonnaroo in Tennessee, also just released a remix of "SOS in Bel Air" done by wacky Ariel Pink. You can download to "SOS in Bel Air (Ariel Pink's Krystal Bamboo Remix)" above and stream it below. Tour dates are listed below...
by Doug Moore
Dead Hymns cover
NYC metalcore bruisers Tiger Flowers are well known around the local live circuit for their colorful performances, but their record release schedule has been outstripped by their touring one -- though the band have been around for over five years, they have just one EP under their belts so far. That's finally about to change. We mentioned a few months back that the band have signed with Melotov Records. Their debut LP, Dead Hymns, now finally has a release date: April 6, about a year after it was initially recorded.
We premiered the second single from the album, "Batesian Mimicry," over at Invisible Oranges this morning. Here's an excerpt from our writeup:
Coalesce are their most obvious reference point, but that comparison doesn't tell the whole story; Tiger Flowers are less noodly and more terse, which means that you stand a good chance of headbanging to their music the right way on the first try. The band know this fact and make use of it. Like any good metallic hardcore band, they've got a knack for setting up huge slowdowns with dramatic pauses -- in "Batesian Mimicry," the band pull the rug out from beneath you about a minute into the track. The sequence of slamming grooves that follows is worth the long wait.Stream the new track below.
Tiger Flowers are also hitting the road for a short northeastern US tour in support of the album, which wraps up with a NYC hometown show at The Gutter on April 12. Support and other details TBA.
All dates are listed, with the stream of "Batesian Mimicry" and the entertaining video for the album's first single, "Cruisin' 'Til the Wheels Fall Off," below...
by Zach Pollack
Sharon Van Etten just recently detailed her forthcoming LP, Are We There, which is due out on May 27 via Jagjaguwar, and has now shared the album's lead single "Taking Chances." It's a hazy, slow-grooving number with a nice distorted chorus and you can take a listen to it at the bottom of this post. As discussed, SVE brings her tour to NYC for shows at Music Hall of Williamsburg on June 12 (as part of the Northside Festival), and Bowery Ballroom on June 13 & 14 (tickets). In addition to the tour, she'll also play the 2014 Pitchfork Music Festival.
Take a listen to Are We There's "Taking Chances" below...
by Andrew Sacher
Vancouver punks White Lung, whose two albums (and some 7"s) including the excellent 2012 LP Sorry, have come out on Canadian punk label Deranged Records, have signed to the larger Domino Records (Arctic Monkeys, Animal Collective). Their first release for the new label will be the "Drown With The Monster" 7", which comes out on April 29. Its title track is one of the band's heaviest and most power-chord-oriented tracks yet, and its video was filmed during one of their typically intense live shows (including Wax Idols singer Hether Fortune on bass). Check it out, with the tracklist and artwork, below.
White Lung don't have a full tour planned at the moment, but they will return to NYC for shows on June 25 at Saint Vitus and June 26 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets for those shows aren't on sale yet, but you can check Ticketfly for Vitus and Ticketmaster for Merc updates.
Video, artwork and tracklist below...
Deerhunter at MSG in February (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Deerhunter have a couple shows coming up this week, including a hometown show in Atlanta with Black Lips and Lonnie Holley on Friday (3/7), and they'll be in NYC TONIGHT (3/4) at Highline Ballroom for an NYU students only show with guitar hero Marnie Stern. Kiah Victoria is on the bill too, and advance tickets are on sale, but you do need an NYU ID to get in.
All Deerhunter dates (including an Atlas Sound show this month) are listed below...
Lykke Li at Summerstage in 2011 (more by Vincent Cornelli)
Lykke Li recently announced that her new album, I Never Learn, will be out on May 6. In support of that, she'll return to North America where she'll grace NYC with a show at the Apollo Theatre on May 15. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (3/7) at 10 AM, and there will be a BrooklynVegan presale starting Thursday (3/6) at 10 AM.
Check back here Thursday morning for the password. All dates are listed below.
UPDATE: Password = "LYKKEBV".
She also revealed the album's tracklist and made a video for one of its tracks, "Love Me Like I'm Not Made of Stone." Watch that, with the list of dates, below...
photos by P Squared Photography
Band of Horses @ Town Hall - 2/28/14
Seattle folk rockers Band of Horses put out an acoustic live album earlier this month, which was recorded in 2013, and they've been celebrating with more acoustic shows this year. One of those was in NYC at Town Hall this past Friday (2/28), which began with Ben Bridwell coming on stage solo, and eventually joined by the rest of his band members. Sera Cahoone opened, and pictures of both artists are in this post.
They continue (including one of BoH's setlist), with a video, below...
Liam Finn kicks off his residency at Union Pool tonight (3/4) which includes shows every Tuesday in March with different guests each time. Tonight's guests will be Brooklyn psychedelic pop band Zula, who you may have caught at Glasslands last night (3/3) with Landlady and Friend Roulette. Tickets for tonight's show are still available.
Zula will also be in Austin for SXSW, and upon returning to Brooklyn, they'll play another hometown show on March 22 at Shea Stadium with Celestial Shore, Tiny Hazard and Body Parts.
All dates are listed, with some streams, below...