Recent Posts in music - Page 8
November 18, 2014
photos by PSquared
The Dream Syndicate @ Rough Trade 11/15/2014
"When we started out, I think we were influenced by all the best stuff and at the same time, a lot of our role models were bands that weren't appreciated in their time either," he said. "Nobody loved Big Star and The Stooges and The Modern Lovers and Television and The Velvet Underground, and all those bands I just named are considered to be eternal bands that weren't really racking up the numbers when they started. There's something about this music that's meant to last, as opposed to music that's just meant to be fashionable at the moment, and it allows you to revisit it years later. I think we're that kind of band." - [Examiner]Reunited paisley underground vets The Dream Syndicate played their first NYC shows since the Reagan years, parking at Rough Trade for two sold-out shows over the weekend. We hit the first show (Saturday, 11/15) show which was with local jangle-pop band EZTV. The crowd was full of die hards and frontman Steve Wynn was pretty chatty, telling stories about playing NYC in the past. Pictures and setlist are in this post.
Thee Oh Sees at Death by Audio in June (more by PSquared)
Thee Oh Sees are in town for two announced NYC shows with Los Angeles' Jack Name: Bowery Ballroom tonight (11/18) and Warsaw on Friday (11/21). Tonight's show, that also has Economy Punk (OJ from Xray Eyeballs' new band) on the bill, is sold out, but tickets are still available for Warsaw (also with Ice Balloons playing). As mentioned, in between those two NYC shows are two days off which happen to fall during these last five nights of DIY venue Death by Audio where they have played many many times. Not to mention the Death by Audio pedal company collaborated on a pedal with Thee Oh Sees' John Dwyer.
Speaking of Jack Name, his new album Weird Moons will be out January 20 via John Dwyer's Castle Face label. His lo-fi, glammy sound is not a million miles away from his LA neighbor Ariel Pink (who he'll also be touring with, including at NYC's Terminal 5), minus the novelty elements. You can stream "Running After Ganymede" from his new album below.
All Thee Oh Sees and Jack Name dates are listed, along with the Jack Name song stream, below...
by Andrew Sacher
The Dodos at Sasquatch 2014 (more by Chris & Rae Graham)
The Dodos will be releasing their sixth album, Individ, on January 27 via Polyvinyl. Its first single, "Competition," is out now and it's more of The Dodos' style of melodic and percussive indie folk. Check it out, with the LP's artwork and tracklist, below.
The Dodos will be opening for their labelmates American Football at two of the California dates on their reunion tour and also have a headlining tour of their own coming up in 2015 after the new album's release. That tour will have support from Springtime Carnivore and hits NYC on February 27 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for that show go on sale at noon on Friday (11/21) with an AmEx presale starting noon on Wednesday (11/19).
All dates are listed, with the new song stream, artwork and tracklist, below...
Australian alt/psych greats The Church -- still the core of Marty Wilson-Piper, Peter Koppes and Steve Kilbey -- will release their 25th (!) album, Further/Deeper, in North America on February 23. The album was released last month in Australia and you can stream it below.
The band will be coming over to tour around the album's release with two shows in NYC: Bowery Ballroom on March 13 and Rough Trade on March 14. Tickets for both NYC shows go on sale Friday (11/21) at noon, with an AmEx presale for the Bowery show beginning at noon on Wednesday (11/19). Shortly after those two shows, The Church head to Austin for SXSW. All dates are listed, along with the album stream, below...
Death by Art installation (more by Amanda Hatfield)
We are now at the last handful of shows at Death by Audio and, from what we hear, none of the these final five lineups will be announced in advance. Matt and Edan have posted a cryptic preview of what to expect tonight:
Here we are ladies & gents, the final five shows at death by audio, glad you are all glad to keep things a surprise, if you like fun, i guarantee you will have it tonight, i dont want to give away too much, but i will mention that the opening act has been performing at our fine venue for years and tonight he will produce a most ambitious work for us, performed by 9 musicians throughout the entire space, The Death by Audio Suite will start at 8:30pm Sharp! Followed by a performer with an animals anatomy! Followed by some old friends back from the grave & to button up the night a very surprise special guest which will need no introduction.What do you make of that? We look forward to finding out.
Big names who have already come in to help the venue shut down in style include Parquet Courts, Deerhoof, Woods, Screaming Females, Ted Leo, Speedy Ortiz, Dirty on Purpose, JEFF the Brotherhood, venue co-founders and residents A Place to Bury Strangers.Ty Segall, Dan Deacon, and Les Savy Fav.
of Montreal at Northside Fest 2012 (more by Joe McCabe)
of Montreal will hit the road again in the southern US this January, but ahead of that frontman Kevin Barnes will be performing a few solo shows. One of those gigs happens in NYC on December 11 at Baby's All Right, which seems like a cool place to see him. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
All dates are listed, with a live video of Kevin playing solo, below...
Smashing Pumpkins at Terminal 5 in 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
As discussed, The Smashing Pumpkins are releasing their new album Monuments To An Elegy on December 9, and they've now announced four release shows happening in Berlin, London, Paris and New York. The New York show happens December 8 at Webster Hall, a much more intimate NYC show than their last one here at Barclays center. For these shows, Billy Corgan and his current guitarist Jeff Schroeder will be joined by Rage Against the Machine/Black Sabbath drummer Brad Wilk and The Killers bassist Mark Stoermer. Tickets for the NYC show go on sale Wednesday (11/19) at noon.
In addition to these release shows, the Pumpkins will also play 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!,' KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas concert in California, and the South American Lollapaloozas. All dates are listed, with three song streams from the new album, below.
by Bill Pearis
When news broke that Beady Eye had called it quits (yes, it was sad), I pondered aloud if this closing door could be the opening of another leading to a Ride reunion. (Ride's Andy Bell played guitar for Beady Eye and bass for Oasis before that.) Still no official word, but Dangerous Minds points out that evidence to that possibility just appeared plastered across a building in Barcelona, Spain as you can see above. That photo was posted on Creation Records (the band's old UK label) facebook this morning. Barcelona, of course, is the home of the Primavera Sound festival where Ride's Creation Records labelmates and fellow '90s shoegazers Slowdive began their second act this year.
The only announced act so far for Primavera Sound 2015 is The Strokes.
Two Gallants at Bonnaroo 2013 (more by Jamie Goodsell)
Folk rock duo Two Gallants have announced that they'll release their fifth album, We Are Undone, on February 3 via ATO. It's their second album for that label after leaving Saddle Creek, following 2012's The Bloom and the Blight. Album artwork below.
The band has also announced a tour supporting the new album which includes US shows in California and NYC this February. The NYC shows happen February 13 at Mercury Lounge and February 14 at Rough Trade. Tickets for those shows go on sale Friday (11/21) at noon with an AmEx presale for the Merc show starting Wednesday (11/19) at noon.
All dates are listed, with the LP artwork and a video from their last album, below...
by Bill Pearis
As mentioned, Belle and Sebastian will release their new album, Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance, on January 20 via Matador. The album's first single, "The Party Line," definitely hints that the album's title may point to the direction of the album, as it's the grooviest thing they've released since "Your Cover's Blown." The band just released the single's video, directed LeBlanc + Cudmore, which details a a night out dancing that gets more surreal as it goes. Check it out below.
You'll have plenty of time to digest the new album before Belle & Sebastian make it to NYC for their show at Radio City Music Hall on June 10. Tickets are still available. The band have added a lot more dates to their busy schedule, including a few North American shows in March and April. Might they also be playing SXSW too? All are listed, along with "The Party Line" video, below...