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March 25, 2015

photos: Lucius @ Outside Lands 2014 (more by Samantha Saturday)

Brooklyn's Lucius will soon be on the road, doing stretches with both The Decemberists and My Morning Jacket. Before that, they'll play a free hometown show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 27, sponsored by Steve Madden. You still need to claim your free tickets via Ticketmaster and they become available on Friday (3/27) at noon.

All dates are listed, along with a flyer for the MHOW show, below...

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photo: Mykki Blanco at Afro-Punk Fest 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Mykki Blanco

NYC rapper Mykki Blanco will be leaving rap to pursue investigative journalism focused on "homosexuality and gay culture in remote corners of the world." The rapper's first foray into the field will be going to Nepal in May to learn about the rights and culture of the country's third gender "Meti." Mykki's statement also includes plans to go to school for sociology and gender studies soon to learn more about his new focus and the explanation that "writing words that rhyme over beats made by other people mostly male" is no longer an interest.

Read the statement in full below...

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by Andrew Sacher


Lancaster, PA fuzz punks Placeholder broke up recently, but now singer Brandon Gepfer formed a new band with members of another sorely missed Lancaster band, the Topshelf-signed screamo rippers We Were Skeletons. The new band's called Spill and they've got a TBA EP on the way, but meanwhile we're premiering their first single, "Sucks Either Way." The new song's a little calmer than their past projects, not that that's a bad thing though. It's a mid-tempo rocker recalling Let It Be/Tim-era Replacements, and Spill does that sound justice while giving it their own spin too. Check it out below.

The band have a few dates coming up, including hometown shows with Diarrhea Planet, Iron Chic, Spraynard and others. Hopefully they'll come to NYC soon too.

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

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Tickets for the Pixies second show at Beacon Theatre are on fanclub presale now (password: SNAKES) and go on MGSE Insider and Bowery presales tomorrow (3/25) at 10 AM.

Toadies, who have been revisiting their past in cool ways lately, are now going on... Everclear's annual Summerland tour which hits NYC on June 23 at Irving Plaza. Tickets for that show are on LiveNation/MusicGeeks and VIP presale now.

Beyonce/Run the Jewels collaborator Boots is playing Bowery Ballroom on July 16. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Of Monsters and Men are playing Hammerstein Ballroom on May 7. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale tomorrow at 10 AM.

YouTube rap sensations Turquoise Jeep are playing Brooklyn Bowl on June 18. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Tickets for the Active Child show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the BrooklynVegan-presented Superheaven, Diamond Youth and Rozwell Kid show at The Studio at Webster Hall are on sale now.

Tickets for the Hudson Mohawke show at Irving Plaza are on Live Nation, LN Mobile App, and Music Geeks presales now.

Tickets for the Shabazz Palaces show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets and single-day passes for this year's Lollapalooza are on sale now.

Tickets for both Palma Violets shows at Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg go on AmEx presale today at noon.

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


Franco-Finnish synthpop duo The Dø released their new album, Shake Shook Shaken, last month, which further refines the band's mix of acoustic instruments and synthesizers, leaning a little more on the latter this time. You can check out the video for single "Miracles (Back In Time)" and stream the album via Rdio below.

The band will be in North America later this summer for a short tour, including NYC at Bowery Ballroom on June 10. Tickets for the NYC show go on AmEx presale today at noon, with the general on-sale starting Friday (3/27) at noon. All dates are listed below.

Continue reading "The Do released 'Shake Shook Shaken,' touring this spring (dates, streams)"

photo: Billy Idol @ Beacon Theatre in February (more by Greg Cristman)
Billy Idol

Eighties icon Billy Idol continues to tour, and has a few US dates lined up for May, which will bring him back to NYC for a big show at JBL Live at Pier 97 on May 29. Openers have not been announced but tickets for that show are currently on Live Nation and mobile presales, and go on sale to the general public on Friday (3/27) at 11 AM.

All dates, including a stop at San Francisco's Outside Lands fest, are listed below...

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Van Halen

Van Halen, still back with David Lee Roth, are set to tour North America once again this summer. The tour hits the NYC-area on August 9 at PNC Bank Arts Center, August 13 at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater and August 27 at Susquehanna Bank Center. Tickets for all dates go on sale April 4, with pre-sale info being announced locally (stay tuned for NYC-area info). All dates are listed below.

Van Halen are also releasing their first live album with David Lee Roth, Tokyo Dome Live in Concert, on March 31. That day, they'll also reissue Van Halen and 1984. All three will also be released together as a box set. Listen to "Runnin' With the Devil" and "Panama" from the live album, below.

They'll also make their first US TV appearance with David Lee Roth since he rejoined in 2006 on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. It airs on March 30 and 31. They'll do it again on Ellen on April 2.

Tour dates and song streams below...

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photo: Juicy J at Terminal 5 in 2014 (more by Chris La Putt)
Juicy J

Juicy J released a new mixtape last month ahead of his upcoming album, THC: The Hustle Continues. And while a release date for that is still TBA, he'll be going on 'The Hustle Continues' tour this spring and summer.

The tour hits NYC on June 15 at Irving Plaza. Tickets for that show are on Citi, Live Nation, Ticketmaster, and VIP Package presales now. General on-sale starts Friday (3/27) at 10 AM.

He also recently put out a video for "All I Need" off his mixtape. You can watch that, with the list of tour dates, below...

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photo: Jane's Addiction in Times Square in 2014 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)

Like they did last year, Jane's Addiction will be performing their classic 1988 album, Nothing's Shocking, at select shows this year. And this time they're coming to the NYC-area.

They won't be in NYC proper, but they play NJ's Starland Ballroom on May 15, Long Island's Paramount on May 18, and Port Chester's Capitol Theatre on May 19. Head HERE for Long Island and NJ tickets. LI is on venue presale now, and general on-sale starts Friday (3/27) at 10 AM. NJ presale starts Thursday (3/26) at 9 AM and general on-sale starts Friday at noon. Tickets for the Cap go on sale Friday at noon HERE.

All known dates are listed, with a full stream of Nothing's Shocking, below...

Continue reading "Jane's Addiction playing 'Nothing's Shocking' in full at select dates (three NYC-area shows included)"

by Bill Pearis

No Joy

Montreal's No Joy will release their third album, More Faithful, on June 9 via Mexican Summer. The record was produced, like 2013's great Wait to Pleasure, by Jorge Elbrecht and recorded in Brooklyn and Costa Rica. The first single, "Everything New," is pretty lovely, as the band further melds their ethereal and noisy sides. Stream it below.

No Joy will be doing a short Northeast tour this weekend that doesn't drop below New England. But they'll be in NYC for a record release show at Baby's All Right on June 23. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

The band are also doing a UK tour with Cheatahs in May. All dates are listed, along with the new song stream, below...

Continue reading "No Joy announce 'More Faithful,' share first single "Everything New," touring, playing NYC release show (dates, stream)"