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December 1, 2015

Harold Budd

Composer Harold Budd has worked with a veritable Who's Who of ambient music, most notably Brian Eno, Cocteau Twins, but also folks like XTC's Andy Partridge and more. Turning 80 next year, Budd is still going strong. This year saw the reissues of two of Budd's collaborations with former Ultravox frontman John Foxx including 2003's Translucence/Drift Music and 2011's Nighthawks which was made with pianist Ruben Garcia. Those are out now on Foxx's Metamatic label, and you can stream them via Spotify below.

Harold Budd will play NYC's The Kitchen on December 15 as part of their "Synth Nights" series. The performance is with keyboardist Bradford Ellis and artist Jane Maru, and also features verse from Budd's seventh book of poetry, Aurora Tears. The compositions used here also appear at The Kitchen as part of the continuing exhibition "From Minimalism into Algorithm." Tickets for this special night are on sale.

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by Andrew Sacher

Less Than Jake

Gainesville ska punks Less Than Jake have announced a 2016 tour of two-night stands, playing 1996's Losing Streak on night one and 1998's Hello Rockview on night two in each city. LTJ gets cheesy at times (like a lot of ska punk), but they were a lot more fun at Riot Fest Denver this year than some of the "cooler" bands, and I'll always ride for Losing Streak as one of the genre's most enjoyable LPs. If you were ever considering seeing this band, seeing that album front to back is the way to do it. And Hello Rockview, being home to "All My Best Friends Are Metalheads" and all, ain't too shabby either.

The tour hits NYC on March 9 at Highline Ballroom (Losing Streak) and March 10 at Gramercy Theatre (Hello Rockview). Tickets go on sale Wednesday (12/2) at noon and Friday (12/4) at 10 AM, respectively, and there's a Live Nation presale for the Gramercy show starting Wednesday at 10 AM.

All dates are listed, with some Losing Streak and Hello Rockview favorites, below...

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Neko Case will be in NYC this Friday (12/4) for a show at The Apollo, which was weirdly relocated from original location, Brooklyn Masonic Temple. A few tickets are still available. Speaking of weird, a couple days after her Apollo show, Neko will be discussing her new vinyl box set, Truckdriver, Gladiator, Mule, at WNYC's Greene Space on Sunday (12/6) with... Bobcat Golthwait? It's true, the pair have been Twitter friends for some time and will finally do some IRL gabbing, also discussing Goldthwait's new documentary Call Me Lucky. Tickets are on sale but we're also giving a pair away. Enter to win, below.

Golthwait, a comedian best known for the Police Academy movies and setting fire to Jay Leno's chair, is also a talented filmmaker, having made dark cult classic Shakes the Clown in 1991, World's Greatest Dad in 2009 and has been behind the camera for Marc Maron's IFC series. Call Me Lucky is about comedian-turned-activist Barry Crimmins:

Call Me Lucky is the inspiring, triumphant and wickedly funny portrait of one of comedy's most enigmatic and important figures: Barry Crimmins. The beer-swilling, politically outspoken and whip-smart comic whose efforts in the 70s and 80s fostered the talents of the next generation of standup comedians. But beneath Crimmins' gruff, hard-drinking, curmudgeonly persona lay an undercurrent of rage stemming from his long-suppressed and horrific abuse as a child - a rage that eventually found its way out of the comedy clubs and television shows and into the political arena.

Directed by Bobcat Goldthwait, Call Me Lucky bravely tells Crimmins' incredible story of transformation from a rage-fueled funnyman into an acclaimed proponent of justice who personified the healing power of comedy.

You can watch the trailer for Call Me Lucky below and the film is streaming on Netlfix and a variety of on-demand platforms.

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by Andrew Sacher

Jamie Woon

Jamie Woon had one of the early defining releases of the alt-R&B trend with 2011's Mirrorwriting, but as the genre began to really take off he basically disappeared. That finally changed last month when he put out his new album Making Time which proves he certainly isn't out of interesting ideas. If you haven't heard it yet, check out a Spotify stream of the whole thing below.

Now he's set to support that new album with a tour in 2016. More dates are likely TBA, but he has UK shows announced for March and a NYC show happening February 5 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for that one go on sale Friday (12/4) at noon.

All known dates are listed, with the album stream, below...

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by Bill Pearis


Having reformed at the start this decade, glammy Britpop survivors Suede made a strong case for their return with 2013's terrific Bloodsports and will follow that up in January with new album Night Thoughts. The record was produced by longtime collaborator Ed Buller and two tracks have been released from it: "Outsiders" (which is a very Suede title) and the brand-new single "Like Kids." Both cuts balance bombast, hooks and glitter as few other bands can do. Watch the videos for both below.

Suede will also be releasing an accompanying Night Thoughts feature film directed by Roger Sargent. He says:

The record deals with a lot of familial themes - life, death, love, anguish and despair; themes that are expanded upon in its visual companion, providing a study of how those elements affect the human psyche. It resonated with me for many reasons, not least because my mother passed away a few days after I started writing a story for the film. The film starts with a man drowning in the waters of a deserted beach at night, as he fights for life, his mind plays out the events that lead him to be there.
You can watch a trailer for the film below.

Suede also have some EU/UK dates lined up for the new year. Those are listed below too.

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photo: Dominick Fernow with Prurient at Saint Vitus in 2014 (more by Greg Cristman)

Dark electronic musicians Zomby and Vatican Shadow (aka Dominick Fernow aka Prurient) have announced a late-night one-off NYC show at China Chalet on December 11 (47 Broadway). Tickets, for what should be a pretty cool night, are on sale now.

Zomby has a few other dates coming up, but Fernow seems to be keeping things quiet at the moment. Check out Vatican Shadow's "Cairo is a Haunted City," the video for Zomby's "With Love" and upcoming dates for Zomby, below...

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PLUS: new remix series launched

photo: Dave Harrington w/ Darkside in 2014 (more by PSquared)
Dave Harrington

To celebrate the holidays, Darkside's Dave Harrington is kicking off a 12 Days of Remixes series, which includes remixes and edits of Beyoncé, Nils Frahm, Tyondai Braxton, Empress Of, Steve Reich, and more. He says, "I'll be sharing all of the un-released remixes and edits I've made and have been playing in my DJ sets over the last couple years." The first is out today and it's Dave's take on Michael Jackson's "Human Nature." Listen below.

The series leads up to December 13, the day Dave Harrington & friends do their second annual Holiday Spectacular at Le Poisson Rouge. The show will have a house band backing Antlers frontman Peter Silberman, Yeasayer co-frontman Anand Wilder, A Place to Bury Strangers frontman Oliver Ackerman, Bear In Heaven frontman Jon Philipot, Tokyo Police Club frontman Dave Monks, Tanlines' Jesse Cohen & Eric Emm, Olga Bell, Sam Cohen, Holly Miranda, Tim Mislock (Hedwig & the Angry Inch, Antlers), Jen Goma (A Sunny Day In Glasgow, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart), Real Estate frontman Martin Courtney, and more vocalists singing their renditions of holiday songs. Tickets are available, and all proceeds will go to the Harlem School of The Arts.

Some of the house band members are also playing Nicolas Jaar's label Other People's residency at Trans-Pecos this month.

Full LPR show lineup and that MJ remix below...

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by Bill Pearis

Protomartyr @ Pitchfork Fest 2015 (more by James Richards IV)

Having released three great albums in three years (most recently The Agent Intellect), Detroit's Protomartyr are not resting yet. They just announced a lengthy North American tour that will keep them busy for most of 2016's first quarter.

The tour hits NYC on February 13 at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Priests. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (12/4) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (12/2) at noon.

Priests play a few of Protomartyr's East Coast shows, and other dates are with Amanda X, Spray Paint and Chastity Belt. All dates are listed below...

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photo: Napalm Death at Gramercy Theatre in February (more by Mathieu Bredeau)
Napalm Death

Two metal institutions, Melvins and Napalm Death, have announced a huge co-headlining tour in 2016 with killer support from Melt Banana.

The tour will stop in NYC for two shows, at Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 14 and Webster Hall on April 15. Tickets for MHOW go on AmEx presale Wednesday (12/2) at noon and on sale to the general public Friday (12/4) at 10 AM, while tickets for Webster Hall go on sale Friday at 10 AM. All dates are listed below.

Napalm Death released Apex Predator: Easy Meat earlier this year, and the Melvins have a new documentary about their 51 shows in 51 states tour.

Check out a Napalm Death live set from earlier this year, an interview with Buzzo where he discusses the 51 states tour, and all tour dates for the "Savage Imperial Death March Tour," below...

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by Rob Sperry-Fromm

photo: Bell Witch at Acheron in 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Bell Witch

We mentioned that Seattle's Bell Witch are touring with Wrekmeister Harmonies in December behind the Chicago group's Night of Your Ascension, both playing a set of their own music and serving as the backing band for Wrekmeister's J.R. Robinson. Now the two serious-minded doom outfits have announced another run dates across the east coast in early 2016, some of which will include Pallbearer.

The tour will kick off in NYC for a show at Saint Vitus on 2/23 (unfortunately no Pallbearer on that one). Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

Bell Witch released Four Phantoms, one of the best doom albums of the year, back in April. They've had a busy year, recently playing Northside Fest and Martyrdoom. Wrekmeister Harmonies just put out a new video for "Night of Your Ascension" starring David Yow of The Jesus Lizard, which features Yow at a scary feast. It's as insane as that sounds.

Stream Four Phantoms, watch the Wrekmeister Video, and check out all tour dates below...

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