Recent Posts in tour dates
August 28, 2015
Outsider artist and improvisational musician Lonnie Holley, just played London's Meltdown Fest on Monday (8/24) which was a collaborative performance with Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor. (This year's Meltdown, which also featured Young Marble Giants, was curated by David Byrne.) You may remember that Lonnie was part of the Arthur Russell tribute shows at BAM earlier this year and he'll be back in NYC this fall, performing at Artists Space Books & Talks on October 6. The show is presented by Issue Project Room and tickets are on sale now.
In other news, a major showcase of Holley's work, titled "Something to Take My Place" just opened at South Carolina's Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston School of the Arts. It's his first solo exhibit in over 20 years and features a residency, exhibition, video, concert, and monographic catalogue. It runs though October 10. The Halsey Institue commissioned a 20-minute documentary on Holley, also titled "Something to Take My Place," and you can watch that in full below.
NYC electro-leaning label GODMODE will have a very busy second half of 2015, releasing six EPs before year's end, including noisemakers YVETTE's Time Management on October 2, plus ones by Fasano and Hand of God (both were just released digitally), as well as Fitness (9/11), synthy R&B duo Soft Lit (9/25) and Malory (10/30). All of them will be released on a limited edition megacassette titled You've Been Sweating Wrong Your Whole Life that will be out 10/30. You can stream Fasano and Hand of God's EPs in full, plus watch the new video from Soft Lit (Tara Chacon and Tyler of Motion Studies) below.
There will also be GODMODE parties happening at Elvis Guesthouse featuring "five nights of slightly antagonistic dancing and deliberately bad mixing." The next one happens September 9 and is curated by Fitness.
by Bill Pearis
New Zealand's Salad Boys have shared a second song from their terrific new album, Metalmania, which is out September 18 via Trouble in Mind. (Pre-orders are available in limited mixed-color vinyl.) These guys make the kind of fiercely strummed, jangly guitar pop that never really goes out of style (even if it's never exactly in style, either). "No Taste Bomber" is a fine example of what they do, with the song spending half its five-minute length on the kind of one-chord jam the Feelies or The Meat Puppets might unleashed in 1985. Listen below.
It won't be too long till Salad Boys' North American tour starts, which has expanded a bit since our last post. In addition to the October 1 show at Palisades (no advance tickets yet), they'll also play Elvis Guesthouse the next night (10/2, tickets). Updated tour dates are listed below.
by Bill Pearis
Haley Bonar, who released 2014's very good Last War, has another band called Gramma's Boyfriend. With this band, that also features members of Cloak Ox and Andrew Bird's band, Bonar further explores her late-'80s alt-rock leanings, taking things into danceable dark new wave territory. Gramma's Boyfriend's new album, Perm, will be out via Graveface on October 9 and you can stream the synthy/smoky "Forget The Stones" below.
Gramma's Boyfriend will be in NYC for CMJ, playing the Panache showcase at Knitting Factory on October 14 with Slim Twig, Ezra Furman, Drinks, Juan Wauters, Sheer Agony, and Babe Rainbow. Tickets are on sale now.
There may be more CMJ shows announced as we get closer to the fest. Stay tuned.
by Bill Pearis
Slim Twig has released a video for "Fadeout Killer" from his new album, Thank You for Sticking wtih Twig. Like the song, there's a dreamlike quality to the video, directed by David Rendall, that has Twig running a race of one. There's also a woman in a house answering a phone. They are connected. What does it mean? That is a question probably for a therapist, but you can watch it below.
Since we last posted, Slim Twig has added a few tour dates. We knew he was going to be here for CMJ and one of those shows has been announced: Knitting Factory on October 14. That's a Panache showcase that's also with Ezra Furman, Juan Wauters, Drinks (aka Cate Le Bon and Tim Presley of White Fence), Montreal's Sheer Agony, The Babe Rainbow, Gramma's Boyfriend (featuring Haley Bonar). That is a pretty good lineup and tickets to that go on sale today at 10 AM. Poster for that show is below
Updated Slim Twin tour dates are listed, along with the "Fadeout Killer" video, below...
by Andrew Sacher
The Saddest Landscape will follow 2012's After The Lights with a new album, Darkness Forgives, on October 23 via Topshelf (pre-orders coming soon). The first single is "Souls Worth Saving" which also drops as a 7" single with a non-album b-side on 9/25, and it's streaming now. It's another dose of the band's raw, emotive post-hardcore / screamo, the kind of song that should please longtime fans and newcomers alike. Check it out below (via AV Club).
The band will also tour after the album comes out, including a short Northeast run with Vattnet Viskar, whose boundary-pushing black metal opus Settler dropped earlier this year. That run hits NYC on November 15 at The Studio at Webster Hall. Tickets are on sale now.
All dates are listed, with the new song, below...
August 27, 2015
photo: The Men @ Cake Shop in May (more by Jena Cumbo)
After taking some time off, Brooklyn's The Men appear to be back in action. No word on any new recordings but they will be playing some shows this fall. In October they'll headline Panache's CMJ showcase at Baby's All Right on 10/16, (they were the TBA) with Destruction Unit, Michael Rault, Celestial Shore, Dirty Ghosts, Beach Baby. Tickets for that show are on sale now, and you can also get in with a CMJ badge (based on capacity).
After that, The Men will play The Acheron on November 14 with San Francisco band Wild Moth and PC Worship (tickets), then Bowery Ballroom the next night (11/14) where they'll open for Ty Segall's other project, Fuzz (tickets).
All tour dates, plus flyers, below...
by Bill Pearis
Girls Names forthcoming album, Arms Around a Vision, is easily the best thing they've ever done and, in my opinion, one of 2015's best LPs. They've come a long way from being the Irish analog to Crystal Stilts, and while they're still endebted to early '80s post-punk, they've really made it their own -- snarling, bleak and very compelling. The band also have a good sense of humor, too, as seen in the new video for "A Hunger Artist." Directed by Matthew Reed, it's a dead-on parody of '80s-era UK music shows with a hilariously awkward band interview followed then a mimed "live" performance in a white room. Stay till the very end for a tip of the hat to one of my favorite YouTube videos ever. Watch it below.
Girls Names Arms Around a Vision is out October 2 via Tough Love. No word on North American dates, but the band will be on a UK/European tour this fall and those dates are listed below.
The Kills were to have toured a bit in September, but those dates have been either cancelled or postponed, as the band have decided to try and finish their new album first. From the band:
Attention East Coast fans! Sadly, due to scheduling conflicts, Jamie and Alison have had to make changes to the upcoming tour dates. The band's appearance at the Landmark Festival in Washington DC has been cancelled, as is the Northampton, MA show. The other three shows are being arranged as follows:Those two NYC shows at Warsaw are sold out. Alison Mosshart's other band, The Dead Weather, meanwhile, will release new album Dodge & Burn in September via Third Man.
April 11 Philadelphia Union Transfer (rescheduled from Sept 23)
April 12 Brooklyn Warsaw (rescheduled from Sept 24)
April 13 Brooklyn Warsaw (rescheduled from Sept 25)
Tickets are still valid, or you can get refunds from source if you can't make the new dates. Thanks for your patience and support while the new album is finished!
Here's the video for Alex G's "Bug," the current single from his forthcoming Domino Records debut, Beach Music. Directed by Micah Van Hove, it follows a young, scraggly us-Vs-the-world couple on a lazy day of smoking, driving, hanging out, and fireworks. Experience the vibes below.
As mentioned, Alex G's tour kicks off with a record release show at Brooklyn's Baby's All Right on October 8 with Ronald Paris (of Porches), and Forth Wanderers. Tickets are still available. Updated tour dates are listed below.