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December 20, 2013
Dev Hynes may have lost his apartment earlier this week in a devastating fire but he hasn't lost his spirit. Perhaps as a way of giving back to fans who have shown him much support this week, he's playing a FREE NYC show Saturday night (12/21) at Cameo under his old Lightspeed Champion guise. It'll just be him solo and doors are 6 PM with the show over before 8 PM. You do need to RSVP.
Dev plays with his full Blood Orange band in NYC on February 6 at Webster Hall which is sold out.
by Wyatt Marshall
Dan Barrett is Giles Corey. Not the Giles Corey that was pressed to death in New England in 1692, but Barrett isn't much different. Giles Corey is the moniker of Dan Barrett, the Connecticut based mastermind behind Enemies List Recordings and one half of shoegaze/drone/industrial/metal outfit Have A Nice Life. This self titled release is Barrett first official solo release as Giles Corey and since I received a copy in my mailbox to review on Friday I have been trying to tackle the idea of how I'm going to do this record justice with a review. Before we go on, you must understand that this isn't just a record. This isn't just nine tracks of some of the best gloomy folk music you have heard. This is a memoir. This is a cry for help. This is a dark, black memory. This is something so personal that it challenges the listener. This is listening to a plane crash or a car wreck. This is listening to a suicide note. This is something we haven't heard before. Accompanying this nine track album is 150 page book.Dark folk one-man band Giles Corey is playing NYC on January 12 at Cameo with Planning For Burial, My Mountain and Whip Angels. Giles Corey has teamed up with Planning for Burial before--the two share a similarly bleak vibe, with Planning for Burial bringing droning, shoegaze-y minimalist songs with occasional hints of black and doom metal to the table. Giles Corey's music brims with melancholy, so prepare to revel in your mid-January SAD. Tickets for the Cameo show are on sale now.
"Sometime in the Spring of 2009 I tried to kill myself. Six months before that, I used a Voor's Head Device for the first time"
This is the first sentence of the introduction. Following this sentence, the introduction goes on to tell about how Barrett wore this device over his head, sat at his piano and blacked out. He remained unconscious for an hour, until his tape recorder clicked to a stop. [Heavy Boots]
Listen to a live Giles Corey set (with Planning for Burial on keyboard in one song), the self-titled LP mentioned above, and Planning for Burial's latest below...
Like they did this past season with Nas and others, the Mets will have a few post-game concerts after select home games at Citi Field. It was just announced that 50 Cent will play after the June 14 Mets-Padres game, following previous announcements that Huey Lewis and the News play after the July 12 Mets-Marlins game and Boyz II Men play August 16 after the Mets-Cubs game. There's still one more concert TBA for after the September 27 game. "Tickets for post-game concerts are on sale now at Mets.com and (718) 507-TIXX. Admission to the concert is included in the price of the game ticket."
Maybe it's not your #1 way to see a show, but if you're a baseball and music fan and you go to a few games a year, why not pick the one that comes with a free 50 Cent or Huey Lewis concert? Who really wants another bobblehead anyway?
And speaking of sports-related concerts, a bunch of Super Bowl weekend shows were just announced.
Lauryn Hill at Rock the Bells 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Lauryn Hill has been on her short homecoming tour, having just played Boston on Wednesday (12/18). But now, like she did with one of her November Bowery Ballroom shows, she's postponed more of the upcoming NYC-area dates. Her Count Basie Theatre show which would have happened on Sunday (12/22) was moved to February 7, and her Capitol Theatre show which would have happened on 12/28 was moved to January 31. Tickets for the new dates at Count Basie and the Capitol are on sale, and all tickets purchased for the original dates will be honored. Her Long Island show, scheduled to happen at The Paramount on
December 26, appears to still be on at the moment but we'll keep you posted if that changes (tickets).
UPDATE: The Paramount show was moved to January 26.
Updated dates are listed below...
Those Darlins at Glasslands in 2012 (more by Devan Council)
Nashville rock and rollers Those Darlins and Nashville garage punk ragers Diarrhea Planet have announced that they plan to tour together in 2014. While most of those dates are still TBA, we do know that the NYC stop of the tour happens on February 16 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Meanwhile, Those Darlins are planning on releasing a live album in 2014 which they're recording at their hometown venue The Stone Fox tonight (12/20). If you're in the Nashville area and want to be there for it, you can still grab tickets.
All currently known Those Darlins dates are listed below...
Bass Drum of Death at Seaport Music Festival 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Garage rock duo Bass Drum of Death (who are a trio live) have been loving the road lately with no plans to slow down. They've announced another North American run for winter 2014 that brings them back to NYC for a two-night stand at Union Pool on February 4 and 5. Tickets for night 1 and night 2 are on sale now.
All dates are listed, along with their video for "Crawling After You," below...
by Doug Moore
Metallica at the Apollo Theater, 2013 (more by PSquared Photography)
You may remember Metallica setting the highly-sought-after world record for "rock band that has played on the most continents" a few weeks back by playing a gig in Antarctica for a selection of South American fans. You can watch a video of the entire set below if you missed it the first time around.
In a move that will hopefully surprise nobody, the band have elected to monetize this momentous occasion by making the audio available for paid download in a variety of formats. They're calling it Freeze'em All, missing yet another opportunity for a well-placed Trapped Under Ice joke. Seriously, guys, if you're gonna get punny about this show, pluck the low-hanging fruit. I personally wasn't at all impressed by the amp-modeler guitar tones that the band employed for the Antarctica gig, especially given that there are tons of nice-sounding modelers on the market these days. You can score an Axe FX II for a couple grand -- chump change for these guys. Or maybe their guitar techs are just terrible at dialing modelers in? Pure speculation, but again, you can check the video out below and judge for yourself.
In related news: Metallica will continue their globe-trotting next year with a South American tour in March and a European tour in May, June and July. Ticket purchasers get to choose 17 of the planned 18-song set list by vote; the 18th tune will be their first new song since their infamous LuLu collaboration with Lou Reed.
The European tour has another notable feature -- it conflicts with the now two-year-old Orion Festival, thus nixing the fest for 2014, according to Rolling Stone. (It was in Detroit last year.) Its future is now up in the air; the band hasn't ruled out the possibility of resurrecting it in 2015 but don't seem to have definite plans.
Check the aforementioned Antarctica video, the Freeze'em All (seriously, come on!) track listing, and Metallica's 2014 dates thus far below.
Mobb Deep at Central Park in August (more by Robert Altman)
Mobb Deep have announced that they'll release their first album since 2006's Blood Money with The Infamous Mobb Deep, a double album that will include new material in addition to a digitally remastered version of their classic sophomore LP The Infamous and 10 unreleased tracks from that album's session.
Havoc and Prodigy also announced an extensive 2014 tour that includes a show in their hometown of NYC happening on March 29 at Gramercy Theatre. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Much sooner than that though, they'll play the previously discussed Hip Hop Reunion II happening in CT at Foxwoods Resort Casino on Saturday (12/21) with Lil Kim, Fabolous, Redman, Method Man, Warren G and more. Tickets for that show are still available, but not many left.
All dates are listed on the tour flyer below...
UPDATE: Lorde sold out both nights at Roseland and added a third happening on 3/10. Tickets for that one are on sale now.
Maria Minerva is playing Mercury Lounge on January 31. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Juan Wauters (of The Beets) is playing Rough Trade NYC on February 15. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.
People Get Ready are playing Baby's All Right on January 4 with Shy Hunters. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
TEEN are playing Baby's All Right on February 1 with Icewater, Tiger Dare and Pocean. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.
December 19, 2013
Trust at MoMA PS1 in 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Toronto goth pop artist Trust (who was the duo of Robert Alfons and Austra's Maya Postepski, but now appears to just be Robert solo) has announced that he'll release the followup to debut LP TRST with a new album, Joyland, on March 4 via Arts & Crafts. He hasn't released any music from it yet, but you can watch a trailer for the album, below.
Trust has also been announcing some shows, including one in London and another in NYC happening on January 24 at Glasslands. Tickets for the NYC show are on sale now.
All currently announced dates are listed, along with the trailer, below...