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July 30, 2015

jaakko eino kalevi

Finnish musician Jaakko Eino Kalevi was supposed to be in NYC this weekend, playing a headlining show at Baby's All Right on Friday (7/31) and appearing at MoMA PS1's Warm-Up on Saturday (8/1). Unfortunately, Visa Issues strike again:

Due to unforeseen visa complications I am sorry to say that I will not be able to play the shows in New York this Friday at Baby's All Right and at MoMA PS1 on Saturday. This is incredibly disappointing, but be assured that I will be in the US to play as soon as possible. Meanwhile you can see me in the good old Europe-continent.
Bummer! We hope to see you soon, Jaakko!

Friday's show at Baby's is now a solo set from Ronald Paris of Porches and True Blue. It's free.

Mad Decent

The 2015 Mad Decent Block Party tour starts in Atlanta this Friday (7/31), and afterparties for select cities have been announced. So far there's Alanta, Ft. Lauderdale, Philly, and both NYC dates. Details on each are here.

The NYC parties happen August 8 at Webster Hall and August 9 at Verboten with "Mad Decent All-Stars" billed for both nights. We're not sure exactly who that is, but it seems likely that some of the artists playing the day shows will show up. Tickets for night 1 and night 2 are on sale now.

Those day shows both happen at Coney Island's MCU Park. 8/8 has 4B, Cashmere Cat b2b Trippy Turtle, Die Antwoord, Getn & Jawns, Major Lazer, VIc Mensa, Lunice, Tommy Trash, and Yellow Claw (sold out). 8/9 has CL, Gorgon City (DJ), Grandtheft, iLoveMakonnen, Jack U (aka Skrillex & Diplo), Knife party, Party Favor, Tyler the Creator and What So Not (tickets).

The original 'Revolution Girl Style Now' cassette insert
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Pacific Northwest feminist punks Bikini Kill's first release, a 1991 demo cassette titled Revolution Girl Style Now, is getting its first ever vinyl and CD pressing on September 22 via Bikini Kill Records. In addition to the eight songs that were on the original tape, the reissue comes with three previously unreleased songs -- "Ocean Song", "Just Once", and "Playground" (the latter of which is only partial as the they ran out of tape when recording it). The reissue was mixed by Fugazi's Guy Picciotto and mastered by John Golden.

Pre-orders are available now and there will also be a limited edition replica version of the demo cassette available by mail order only. They've made a trailer for the album that features footage from Bikini Kill's first-ever show in Olympia, Washington. Watch that below.

Meanwhile, Kathleen Hanna's current band, The Julie Ruin, will play Bard Summmerscape in the Spiegeltent on Saturday (8/1) which is sold out. They're also playing Burger A-Go-Go 2 in Santa Ana, CA in September. All Julie Ruin dates are listed below.

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Lydia Lunch

Retrovirus, no wave legend Lydia Lunch's project with Weasel Walter (Flying Luttenbachers, Behold... The Arctopus), Bob Bert (Sonic Youth) and Tim Dahl (Child Abuse), have some shows coming up this month and next. They play LA this weekend, two New Zealand shows in August, and NYC's Le Poisson Rouge on August 23. Tickets for LPR are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

In related news, Nicolas Jaar will release a collection from Lydia Lunch's former band Teenage Jesus and the Jerks on his Other People label. It's called Live 1977-1979, and includes recordings from NYC's Max's Kansas City and CBGB and Toronto's Horseshoe Tavern. That follows Other People reissuing Lydia's Conspiracy of Women earlier this year.

Lydia isn't the only legendary no wave musician playing LPR in August. Three days later, Ikue Mori will be there playing a collaborative set with guitar great Marc Ribot. They'll be opening for Earth, for whom it's the first of two NYC stops on their tour. Tickets for that show are still available, and we're also giving away a pair on Facebook.

Ikue also plays Roulette on Saturday (8/1), and has a bunch of upcoming appearances at The Stone. She plays there August 10 with Bruce Ackley, Mike Lockwood and Jen Baker, and twice in September during vocal quartet Mycale's residency. That includes 9/17 with Mycale and 9/20 with Sylvie Courvoisier and Jim Black.

She then plays Jon Rose's October residency on 10/11 with Rose and John Medeski. After that, she plays 8 PM and 10 PM sets on November 18 during Zeena Parkins' residency. The early set is Ikue and Zeena, and the late set has that duo joined by Erik Friedlander and Cyro Baptista. Other artists playing Zeena's residency include Nate Wooley, White Out, Nels Cline, Okkyung Lee, and more. Full schedule here.

Lastly (for now), Ikue plays the 12/18 date of Chuck Bettis' residency with Bettis and Sylvie Courvoisier. We mentioned earlier today that Chuck's residency also includes Mick Barr, who has his own residency at the venue in August. That one includes an 8/19 show with Retrovirus member Tim Dahl.

Watch a live Retrovirus video, with their list of tour dates, below...

Continue reading "Lydia Lunch's Retrovirus playing shows; Ikue Mori is too; Nicolas Jaar releasing live Teenage Jesus LP on his label"

by Andrew Sacher

Alessia Cara

Toronto's Alessia Cara has been getting a lot of hype lately for her debut single "Here," which is based on the same Isaac Hayes sample used by Tricky's "Hell is Just Around the Corner" and Portishead's "Glorybox". It's played a lot on Beats 1 Radio, the blogs like her, and Taylor Swift does too. She's signed to Def Jam, who will release her debut Four Pink Walls EP on August 28 ("Here" included) and a full length later this year.

Going by the sounds of "Here," Alessia will probably end up in the "alt-R&B" category -- it's a good fit that her album will include production by Malay, who did a lot of work on Frank Ocean's Channel Orange, and Pop & Oak, who did two tracks on Miguel's new album and the Nicki Minaj/Jessie Ware song "The Crying Game" -- but it's thankfully not the post-James Blake/Weeknd/etc-type stuff that's been played to death. She seems more inspired by Amy Winehouse than that stuff anyway. Alessia played "Here" on Fallon last night (7/29), backed by The Roots. You can watch that, and the song's music video, below.

Alessia has tour dates coming up in August, including two in NYC. First she plays Bowery Ballroom on August 26 with FLETCHER (tickets), and a few days later she plays a free Saturday daytime concert at Arthur Ashe Stadium (8/29) for Arthur Ashe Kids Day.

All dates are listed, with those videos, below...

Continue reading "Def Jam-signed R&B singer Alessia Cara touring, playing two NYC shows (dates & videos)"

Soundwave 2014
photo: Killer Mike in the Toyota Tent in 2014 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)

Lollapalooza is taking over Chicago's Grant Park this weekend with headliners Metallica, Paul McCartney Sam Smith, The Weeknd, Florence & the Machine, and more.

BrooklynVegan, SPIN and VIBE are returning to the sold out festival this year with a presence in the Toyota Tent which is located within the grounds of the Chicago festival. The tent, just north of the BMI stage, is marked "Toyota Sound Central" in this map:

Like previous years, the Toyota Tent will host live performances, live Q&As and DJ sets from 1-7 PM each day. Stop by to check out intimate, bonus sets by artists playing the festival (For instance, Glass Animals play the Samsung Galaxy Stage Friday at 2:15. You can then see them again in the Toyota tent at 6pm the same day).

Come see BrooklynVegan Lolla representative Billy Jones interview Albert Hammond Jr of the Strokes on Sunday at 1pm. Stick around to say hello to Toyota Tent host Yassir Lester, and to see Of Monsters & Men and Gogol Bordello play inches from your face. Come see BrooklynVegan-presented performances by Twin Peaks and Pell on Saturday afternoon. Check out the full weekend schedule below....

Continue reading "Lollapalooza 2015: find us in the Toyota Tent (with Gogol Bordello, Twin Peaks, Pell, Albert Hammond Jr. & more)"

photo: Toxic Holocaust at Europa in 2012 (more by Jonathan McPhail)
Toxic Holocaust

Relapse labelmates and Portland neighbors Toxic Holocaust and Lord Dying are touring the US together from late August through early October. The tour lands in NYC on September 10 at Saint Vitus. Tickets for that show go on sale today (7/30) at 1 PM.

Earlier this year, Lord Dying released Poisoned Altars, which Toxic Holocaust frontman Joel Grind produced. TH's latest is 2013's Chemistry of Consciousness. Streams of both LPs, and the list of tour dates, below...

Continue reading "Toxic Holocaust & Lord Dying announce tour (dates)"

by Bill Pearis

La Luz

La Luz's new Ty Segall-produced album, Weirdo Shrine, is out next week (8/7) and the band are now streaming the whole thing over at NPR. It's pure surf rock, but with no shortage of hooks, dark humor and general fun spirit. They're just really good at it. Listen to the album below.

As good as the records are, seeing La Luz live is what will really win you over to their camp, and their North American tour starts soon. The NYC show happens at Bowery Ballroom on August 29 with openers EZTV and Scully. Tickets are still available.

Updated tour dates are listed, along with the album stream, below...

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One of the new bands we suggested you check out this year was Atlanta indie rockers Blis., who recently signed to Sargent House for their TBA debut LP. At the time of our post, the band's only upcoming date was hometown festival Wrecking Ball (Aug 8), but now they're set to go on a lengthy tour afterwards.

The tour includes a leg with Nashville alt-pop band Bandit, which hits NYC on November 8 at Bowery Electric. Tickets for that show are on sale now. They also have other dates with Sargent House labelmates And So I Watch You From Afar and Mylets.

All dates are listed, with a stream of Blis' EP from earlier this year, below...

Continue reading "Blis. touring, including NYC & other shows with Bandit (dates)"

by Andrew Sacher


Brooklyn black metal band Krallice had been teasing a new album recently, and lo and behold, all of a sudden the entire thing is here. It's called Ygg huur, it's out digitally today, and will be out physically in the fall via Gilead Media. It follows 2012's Years Past Matter and on first listen feels a bit rawer/punkier than its predecessor. It's good stuff -- listen below.

Krallice have two shows coming up in their hometown of NYC this August. The first is August 13 at Trans-Pecos with Geryon and Andromorphus Rexalia. Tickets are on sale.

The following week they play a 10 PM set at The Stone on August 21, which is part of Krallice guitarist Mick Barr's residency at that venue from August 18-23. Check out the full schedule for that residency below. Directly after that ends, the next Stone residency is from another local experimental metal musician, Toby Driver.

Two of the dates in the residency have Mick playing with Chuck Bettis, who has his own Stone residency from December 15-20, the last day of which includes Mick and Krallice's Colin Marston.

Continue reading "Krallice dropped a new album 'Ygg huur' (stream it), playing shows, including Mick Barr's residency at The Stone"