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February 10, 2016

House of Pain

Veteran LA rap group House of Pain, best known for "Jump Around," are reuniting once again this year around St. Patrick's Day like they did in 2010. A few shows are announced, including Boston on St. Patrick's Day proper, followed by two NYC-area stops.

The NYC-area shows happen at Wellmont Theatre on March 18 and Irving Plaza on March 19. Tickets for those shows go on Live Nation/Music Geeks presales today (2/10) at 10 AM (passwords = "awards" and "musicgeeks"). General on-sale starts Friday (2/12) at 10 AM. All dates are listed below.

In other old-school hip hop news, production group Organized Noize, who famously worked with OutKast, Goodie Mob and more, are subject of a new documentary called The Art of Organized Noize which is premiering at SXSW. A week later the masses can see it too -- it will be on Netflix starting March 22. OutKast appear in the trailer, as do Future, Puff Daddy and more. Watch that below.

Another upcoming rap documentary is End of Malice on Clipse member No Malice. The doc includes appearances by his Clipse partner Pusha T and frequent collaborator Pharrell. It comes out on March 27 on Revolt TV, and there will also be a film tour which hits NYC on March 2 at AMC Loews 19th St. East 6. Tickets for that screening are on sale now. All dates are listed, with the trailer, below.

On a more R&B-oriented note, the 'Ladies Night R&B Super Jam' takes place Friday (2/12) at Barclays Center with Jodeci, Faith Evans, Jagged Edge, SWV, The Lox, Carl Thomas, Blackstreet, Total and Black Rob. Tickets are available.

Tickets for the recently-announced Slum Village, Black Milk and Guilty Simpson show at Higline Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Freddie Gibbs show at the same venue also go on sale at noon.

For something newer, Iamsu, fresh off playing SOB's two weeks ago, returns to the venue on March 24 with Ishdarr, Stro and DonMonique. Tickets are on sale.

More upcoming hip hop in NYC includes Future, Kanye West, Del The Funky Homosapien, Mobb Deep, Pusha T, Rockie Fresh, Jazz Cartier, Flatbush Zombies, Lauryn Hill, Kool Keith, and still more.

What else?

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Beyonce

Beyonce recently announced a tour which includes NYC's Citi Field on June 7. The presale for that started yesterday (2/9) and quickly sold out, but now she's added a second show for the next night (6/8) at the same venue. Tickets for this one go on BeyHive presale (password = "formation") and VIP presale today (2/10) at 10 AM, and AmEx presale today at noon. General on-sale for both shows begins February 16 at 10 AM.

As you already know, Beyonce recently dropped her new single "Formation." Her stylist says the new album is finished. Watch the "Formation" video, with the updated list of tour dates, below...

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February 9, 2016

by Bill Pearis

Kyle Forester

You may know Kyle Forester as the affable, often wisecracking keyboardist for The Ladybug Transistor (and it's offshoot O/R/F) and Crystal Stilts. He makes music under his own name, too, having released Forester Sings Stein in 2012 and will release the self-titled Kyle Forester LP on May 20 via Flying Moonlight Records. The first single is the LP's bouyant opening number, "Won't Go Crazy Tonight," that is in the same pop ballpark as Nada Surf. You can stream it below.

You can catch Kyle in NYC this weekend as he'll play Cake Shop on Saturday (2/13) with The Hairs and Glitter. Tickets are on sale and flyer for that show is below.

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Future

Future's upcoming tour with Ty Dolla $ign hits NYC on February 27 at Hammerstein Ballroom for a show that sold out a while ago. If you missed out on getting tickets though, or just want to keep the party going late that night, you're in luck. Future is squeezing in a late-night live show at Stage 48 (2/27) which goes from 11 PM to 4 AM. It's with DJ Bobby Trends, DJ Triple Threat, DJ Spade and Frank Roth. Tickets are on sale now.

This past weekend, Future released his new album EVOL, his second full-length release of 2016. Stream "Low Life" (ft. The Weeknd) off that, with his updated list of tour dates, below...

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photo: The Sonics @ The Bell House 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
The Sonics

Last year, garge punk progenitors The Sonics released their first new album in nearly 50 years. In 2016 they're going on the first ever full North American tour in their history. Also on the tour will be Barrence Whitfield & The Savages and The Woggles, and dates include a stop at Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg on June 4. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (2/12) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (2/10) at noon.

All tour dates, which include an appearance at Sled Island in Calgary, are listed below...

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photo: Bon Iver in Austin in 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
Bon Iver

Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and The National's Aaron Dessner are holding their second annual Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival in Eau Claire, Wisconsin on August 12-13. The official lineup hasn't been announced yet, but they sent a cassette featuring the artists playing the fest to those who bought early bird tickets.

Most excitingly, the tape includes a new (or at least unreleased) song by Fall Creek Boys Choir, the name of the song that Justin Vernon collaborated on with James Blake in 2011. It also includes an unreleased Bon Iver song from 2009 or 2010 called "Haven, Mass."

Plus, there's a song by Bryce Desssner, So Percussion, Sean Carey and Justin Vernon; one by Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner; and Shabazz Palaces; Bruce Hornsby; My Brightest Diamond; Jon Hopkins; Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld; and more.

Listen to the whole tape below. The untitled Fall Creek Boys Choir song comes in at the one hour, fifteen minute mark.

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photo: Freddie Gibbs at Pitchfork Fest 2015 (more by James Richards IV)
Freddie Gibbs

Indiana rapper Freddie Gibbs is staying prolific, and just dropped a new song today. It's called "Money, Cash, Hoes" and pays some tribute to Jay Z and DMX's 1998 song of the same name, but it's not a remix or anything like his recent Kanye re-interpretation. Listen below.

Gibbs also announced a lengthy tour that hits NYC on April 26 at Highline Ballroom. Tickets for that show go on sale Wednesday (2/10) at noon.

All dates are listed below...

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Sled Island

Canadian music festival Sled Island has announced the initial lineup for its 2016 edition. With it comes some wider-reaching news: Robert Pollard is reactivating Guided By Voices and they'll headline the festival. There's also going to be a new GBV record, according to the band's Facebook, where Pollard plays all the instruments. The live shows will be with a new lineup of Guided by Voices as well featuring Bobby Bare Jr. (guitar), Kevin March (drums), Nick Mitchell (guitar), Mark Shue (bass). Pollard last brought the GBV name out of the attic in 2014. (He's got a new solo album too.) Stay tuned.

As for the rest of the initial Sled Island lineup (which is being guest-curated by Peaches), it includes Built to Spill, Deafheaven, Protomartyr, Julia Holter, Psychic TV, The Sonics, Duchess Says (who just played Megaphono in Ottawa) and more. Sled Island happens June 22 - 26 in Calgary, AB and tickets/passes are on sale now.

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by Andrew Sacher

photo: Andy Hull w/ Manchester Orchestra at Firefly 2015 (more by Dana Distortion)
Manchester Orchestra

Manchester Orchestra frontman Andy Hull is going on another of his solo tours this spring, this time with The Dear Hunter frontman Casey Crescenzo and All Get Out frontman Nathan Hussey. (That last one is an especially well-matched pairing.)

The tour hits NYC on April 6 at The Bell House. Tickets for that show go on sale Thursday (2/11) at noon and the whole tour is on artist presale now. All dates are listed below.

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by Andrew Sacher

photo by Mark Simpson
Endless Mike

The Johnstown, PA collective led by "Endless" Mike Miller, Endless Mike & the Beagle Club, have been going at it for over a decade, and their newest album Saint Paul is due out March 4 via Anti-Flag's A-F Records (pre-order). They make nasally folk punk not far removed from Andrew Jackson Jihad, The Mountain Goats or The Weakerthans, as you can hear on the album's latest single "Winter In Westmont." That song premieres below.

The band is also going on tour, including a Brooklyn show on album release day (3/4) at the soon-to-be-open bar Gold Sounds (44 Wilson Ave). That's with Brook Pridemore, who also celebrate a new album that day, and True Dreams, Teenage Halloween and Kung Fu Crimewave. It's a free show. More info here.

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

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