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October 2, 2015
As mentioned, BOYTOY have their record release party tonight (10/2) at Good Room. It's also the record release party for Brooklyn psych-rock outfit Savants whose debut album is out today. You can get a taste via the video for "Dream Machine" which stars onetime Golden Triangle bassist Alix Brown. Watch it below.
In addition to tonight's show, Savants are also playing CMJ, also at Good Room on October 13 with Tall Juan, Surfbort, Scholars, Worthless, Navy Gangs, Acid Dad, Casey Hopkins Duo, Gods and Watermelon Sugar. No advance tickets for that show as of now.
by Rob Sperry-Fromm
photo: Aevangelist at Saint Vitus in 2014 (more by Caroline Harrison)
As always, there's a ton of metal happening right under everyone's nose, so now that it's October, let's round up some of the scary stuff. Over at Invisible Oranges, you can find a bunch of it, like this just-premiered new album by Aevangelist, Enthrall to the Void of Death, which is being released on 20 Buck Spin. Its an atmospheric, knotty, potentially overwhelming piece of death metal. It showcases enough reverb to choke a horse, and it is streaming below. Aevangelist don't have tour dates as of yet, but they are playing California Deathfest in Oakland on October 10 (we'll talk more about this later).
IO is also streaming the new album from Seattle's Serial Hawk, which is called Searching For Light. It's a groovy hunk of doom metal with a strong Om bent reflected in its bass playing that I would definitely recommend. Serial Hawk are currently on tour and will be playing NYC on October 11 at The Acheron, where they'll open for Jucifer along with It's Not Night: It's Space. Tickets for that show are on sale now. LP stream below.
This is but the tip of the iceberg on IO. Today editor Joseph Schafer published his editor's picks for September, which include a lengthy and fascinating consideration of the new Pope Francis jam, and are generally a great way to find under-the-radar metal (the new Dalla Nebbia LP, in particular, is an absolute gem). Along the lines of obscure gems, IO also recently published a Three part series on the history of South Korean heavy metal and hardcore punk, which is likewise fascinating stuff and is basically the definition of "worth a read."
IO writers also make a habit of appreciating classic albums when the occasion of an anniversary arises. On the main page alone, there are great re-assessments and celebrations of Judas Priest's now 25-year-old Painkiller, Obituary's equivalently-aged death metal masterpiece Nola, now a member of the two-decade club.
Speaking of Down, member Phil Anselmo's Housecore Horror festival is coming up. Mor than on a minute, but first some other exciting fall and winter metal festivals that are on the horizon. This weekend (October 3-4), Saint Vitus will play host to the 3rd annual NY Deathfest. The lineup features Ringworm, Gutalax, Disgorgement, Soils of Fate, Dead Infection, and many more. You can get tickets here.
For you west-coast deathfest enthusiasts, Oakland will be the site of this year's California Deathfest on October 9-11, which features not only Aevangelist but also a bunch of amazing bands like Noothgrush, Infest, Ghoul, Impaled, Autopsy, Lycus, Loss, Bolzer, and Immolation. Three-day passes and Saturday tickets (which, sadly, is Autopsy day) are sold out, but you can still get tickets for Friday and Sunday now.
November brings Martyrdoom to Saint Vitus. We've already discussed this, but consider this a reminder that the lineup is top-shelf (Necrophobic, Kommandant, Black Anvil, Blood Incantation, Bell Witch, etc.) and that tickets are on sale now.
And to finally bring things back to Anselmo, the Pantera/Down/Superjoint mastermind's own Housecore Horror Festival looms on the horizon. It takes place in San Antonio at The Aztec Theater On November 12-15, with a horrifyingly good lineup that has added King Diamond, Exodus and Claudio Simonetta's Goblin (who will be live-scoring Dawn of the Dead, which, yes please) to the already stacked roster of Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Eyehategod, Zombi, Crowbar, Corrosion of Conformity, Yob, Negative Approach, Nails, Ghoul, Cripple Bastards, and many more. On top of all this there is a "second stage" that appears in very small font on the flyer but will include excellent bands like Black Breath (whose Slaves Beyond Death also premiered at IO and is an early contender for metal album of the year), War Master, Disfigured, Aggravator and more. Tickets for the whole thing are on sale now.
There are also a whole bunch of great tours coming through NYC in the next month, most of which we've discussed already. KEN mode bring their tour with Child Bite behind their not-quite metal album Success to bear on NYC, playing the Acheron on October 9 (tickets). And later, Extortion and Full of Hell bring their tour to The Acheron on October 17 for a midnight show (tickets).
Over at Saint Vitus, tours will be welcomed from the likes of Goatsnake, whose new album is great and who will play NYC on October 15 with BIG/BRAVE and YDI (tickets). On October 21 the stacked tour of Kylesa, Inter Arma and Indian Handcrafts will weigh in (tickets). And then, on October 22, Bongzilla! (tickets).
Below, you can find streams for Aevangelist and Serial Hawk, as well as the full lineup for NY Deathfest and an updated lineup for Housecore.
by Andrew Sacher
Carb on Carb
Carb On Carb is the New Zealand duo of guitarist/vocalist Nicole Gaffney and drummer/vocalist James Stuteley. They put out their self-titled album earlier this year, which is a solid record of '90s-style emo/punk and often has a strong a feminist bent, as song titles like "The War On Men" and "Phenomenal Ladies" make pretty clear. It's a good album, especially for anyone with an affinity for Polyvinyl Records. You can stream the whole thing below and download a copy (name your price) at bandcamp.
Carb On Carb are currently on their first-ever US tour, which hits CMJ, The Fest, and more. Their CMJ show is the New Zealand showcase at Baby's All Right on 10/13 with Marlon Williams, Anthonie Tonnon and Lontalius. That's free with RSVP.
Carb on Carb play two NYC shows right before CMJ too. The first is a matinee at ABC No Rio on October 10 with Torch Runner, Archie Alone and Control (more info); and the second is Palisades on October 11 with PUNT, Talking Dog, Terrible Terrible and Oh, Oh, Ecstasy (tickets). All dates are listed below.
Speaking of Marlon Williams, who's also on the New Zealand showcase, he just signed to Dead Oceans (Tallest Man On Earth, Phosphorescent), and will put out a new album on the label in early 2016. Ahead of that, he released the single "Strange Things" this week. Video for that, and his tour dates (including a bunch of other CMJ shows), below.
The Get Up Kids' 20th anniversary tour just keeps getting longer. Since we last spoke, they added a second Chicago show, as well as Kansas City and Brooklyn dates too.
The Brooklyn show happens December 10 at The Bell House with Into It. Over It. and Rozwell Kid. That's right in between NYC's Irving Plaza (12/9) (tickets) and NJ's Starland Ballroom (12/12) (tickets) shows with the same openers. Tickets for the Bell House show go on sale Thursday (10/8) at noon.
Updated dates are listed, with the full-set video of their recent Santa Ana show, below...
Brooklyn psych-garage trio Las Rosas are currently putting the finishing touches on their debut album, but will be taking a break for a fall tour that starts next week, including a few dates opening for Shannon & the Clams. In the middle of their tour, they'll be back in Brooklyn to play Alphaville on Halloween. Details on that spooky show have yet to emerge, stay tuned.
All tour dates -- including runs with Cool Ghouls and Fletcher C. Johnson -- are listed, along with a stream of last year's "Ms. America" single, below.
by Bill Pearis
J. Fernandez has shared the video for "Between the Channels" which is from this year's fine, underrated Many Levels of Laughter. Jerzy Rose directed the video which follows a few social situations in slow motion. There's a haircut, cereal being eaten, nudes painted, a lot of crying, and one particularly sad shot of a stuffed panda toy lying face down in a corner. It all fits the melancholy vibe of Fernandez's song quite well. Check it out below.
You can catch J. Fernandez on tour with Detroit's Turn to Crime starting next week, and he'll be in NYC for CMJ, including the Inland Empire showcase at Cake Shop on October 16 with Turn to Crime, as well as The Gotobeds, Eaters, Tweens and Spray Paint (tickets); and Union Pool on October 17 with Tuff Sunshine, Christian Lee Hutson, Shana Falana and Stolen Jars.
All dates are listed below.
photo: Killing Joke at Irving Plaza in 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Goth/industrial legends Killing Joke will release their new album Pylon on October 23 via Spinefarm, the followup to 2012's MMXII. Now, as promised, they've announced a 2016 North American tour in support of that, with newer band The Soft Moon opening (a well-matched double bill).
The tour hits NYC on February 13 at Irving Plaza. Tickets will be on sale soon.
So far the band released two songs from the album, "I Am the Virus" and "Euphoria." Listen to both, with the list of tour dates, below...
by Bill Pearis
Brooklyn trio Dead Stars just released a new 7" titled "Calm Punk," another fine, hooky example of their '90s indie rock worship/mastery, very much in the loud/quiet/loud mode. The b-side, "Get Thru" is more of slow-build anthemic ballad that still allows for requisite pedal-stomping. That song makes its premiere in this post and you can check it out below.
Dead Stars have a couple local shows coming up: tonight (10/2) at Shea Stadium with Kissing Is A Crime, Other Colors, and Wild Pink; and then for CMJ they'll play October 16 at The Gutter with Sharkmuffin, The Battery Electric, No Ice, Dinowalrus, Dentist and Black Flamingo. Flyers for both of those shows are below.
by Andrew Sacher
Saintseneca's followup to last year's Dark Arc, Such Things, comes out next week (10/9) via ANTI- (the same label that today releases the breathtaking new Deafheaven album). Like on the last album, they very much go for the Neutral Milk Hotel/Arcade Fire style of indie, but they've got a refreshing take on it. Too many of the bands who ape this sound (and there are too many) go for the classical instrumentation or the whimsy or the whoa-ohs but leave out anything that makes it identifiable as "indie rock." Saintseneca are a band that came up playing venues like Death by Audio, and they keep those DIY roots intact. Not to mention they've got a member in punk band All Dogs and another in The Sidekicks (who at least used to be punk but now have a Shins/Band of Horses thing going on). Frontman Zac Little also has a unique, instantly-recognizable voice, and there's some new ground covered on Such Things too. Most notably -- at least to this writer -- the fairly prominent usage of sitar. You can stream the whole thing below (via NPR).
The band will be on an all-in-the-family tour soon, with support from The Sidekicks and Yowler (aka All Dogs/Saintseneca member Maryn Jones). That tour hits NYC on October 9 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets for Merc are still available.
After that tour, they'll head to Europe with Widowspeak. Updated dates below...
Big Head Todd and The Monsters w/ Mike Doughty are playing the Capitol Theatre on February 12. Tickets go on sale today at noon.
Dom Kennedy, Casey Veggies and Jay 305 are playing Webster Hall on November 23. Tickets are on sale now.
Rakim is playing at SOB's on November 11.Tickets are on sale now.
America are playing B.B. King Blues Club & Grill on November 7 and December 12.Tickets are on sale now.
Vanilla Fudge are also playing B.B. King Blues Club & Grill on November 8.Tickets are on sale now.
Herman's Hermits starring Pete Noone also have a B.B. King Blues Club & Grill show on November 14. Tickets are on sale.
The Wainwright Sisters (Martha and Lucy) are playing City Winery on November 7. Tickets are on sale now.
The English Beat are playing City Winery on November 12 are on sale now. Tickets are on sale now.
Steve Earle is playing a City Winery-hosted autism benefit on December 14 at Town Hall with his son Justin Townes Earle and Jackson Browne. Steve Earle also does his annual winter residency at City Winery on January 2, 11, 19 and 27. Tickets for all of those shows are on sale now.
Duran Duran are among the artists playing Fresh 102.7 Fall Fest on October 8 at the Theater at MSG. Full lineup and tickets here.
R&B/soul legends War, whose only original member is keyboardist/vocalist Leroy "Lonnie" Jordan, play BB King's on October 14. Tickets are on sale.
Everclear may continue to get lamer and lamer, with Art Alexakis leading an entirely different band than the one who made their '90s albums, but 1995's Sparkle & Fade remains one of the better albums of major-label post-grunge. They were still trying to be Nirvana and hadn't tried on matching suits (or polished production) yet, and it lives up pretty well today. You still might not want to see the present-day version of the band, but it seems worth mentioning that they're playing Sparkle & Fade in full on tour for its 20th anniversary, including NYC on October 26 at BB King's. Tickets are on sale now.
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.