Recent Posts in tour dates
September 15, 2014
The Daptone label is throwing a three-day holiday party called the Super Soul Revue at NYC's The Apollo on December 4,5 & 6 with Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings and Charles Bradley playing all three nights. The lineups otherwise vary a bit but are as follows:
Thursday, December 4, 2014, 8p.m. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Antibalas, Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens, The Sugarman 3, Saun & StarrThe shows are being recorded by Daptone's in-house engineers for a live album to be titled the Daptone Soul Revue, Live at the Apollo. Tickets for these special night go on sale Thursday (9/18) at 10 AM with a Daptone presale (password: DAPTONEFIRST) starting Tuesday (9/16) at 10 AM.
Friday, December 5, 2014, 8p.m.: Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Charles Bradley & Menahan Street Band, Antibalas, The Como Mamas
Menahan Street Band, Saun & Starr
Saturday, December 6, 2014, 8p.m.: Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, The Budos Band, Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens, The Sugarman 3, Saun & Starr
Charles Bradley, meanwhile, plays Beacon Theatre on October 4 opening for Afghan Whigs (tickets). Sharon Jones in currently in Australia on tour. All tour dates for Jones and Bradley are listed below.
East India Youth's William Doyle is an artist of two halves. On the one hand he's an emotional electronic songsmith: think a James Blake you don't want to grab by the scruff of the neck and pack off to national service. On the other, he's an inventive composer who can turn his hand to Harold Buddesque soundscapes one minute (Total Strife Forever I-IV) and surprisingly banging techno such as Hinterland the next. His debut album - probably the first, and last, to feature a title constructed from a Foals pun - oscillates between these styles... - [The Guardian]East India Youth's album Total Strife Forever is one of 12 records up for this year's Mercury Music Prize. If you haven't heard it yet, you can stream it via Rdio and check out a few videos below.
In November, East India Youth will be coming over for his first US tour dates, including two in NYC: Mercury Lounge on 11/17 and Glasslands on 11/22. Tickets for Glasslands go on sale Friday (9/19) at 10 AM; tickets for Mercury Lounge go on sale Friday at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (9/17) at noon.
Between the two NYC shows, East India Youth will be on the West Coast opening for Gruff Rhys. All dates are listed, along with videos and streams, below...
by Bill Pearis
What, exactly is the difference between an LP and an EP? Is it the amount of songs? The total length? There is definitely a grey area there and Canadian quartet Teenanger put themselves right on the edge with their new eight-song, 24-minute record which they've definitively titled E P L P. Fresh out on Telephone Explosion Records, the record is more of their sneering, searing garagepunk and you can stream the whole thing below.
The band just played a record release show in their hometown of Toronto and will be at Pop Montreal this week. After that they're gearing up for a tour that will have them crossing the border into the US for a few Northeast shows. NYC gets two: the soon-to-close Death by Audio on October 16 with Philly's The Abandos and Foster Care; and Cake Shop on October 17 with Abandos and Nancy. All dates are listed, along with the EPLP stream, below...
Brooklyn band Milagres released their second album, Violent Light, via Kill Rock Stars this past spring. They've released a new single from the record, the gently anthemic "Terrifying Sea," which makes its premiere in this post. Check it out below.
Milagres have a couple live dates on their horizon, including one at Rough Trade NYC on September 24. Jesse Marchant and Basic Shapes open the show and tickets are on sale now. They'll also play Cincinnati's Midpoint Music Festival on September 27.
The three-day Ohio fest also features Afghan Whigs, Real Estate, Panda Bear, OK Go, Joseph Arthur, Ex Hex and lots more. Full 2014 Midpoint Music Festival lineup is listed, plus the new Milagres video, below...
Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Cat Stevens (or Yusuf) is releasing a new album, Tell 'Em I'm Gone, on October 27 which includes five originals and five covers including one of Edgar Winter's "Dying to Live" which you can stream (via Rolling Stone) below.
He's also announced a short North American tour for December which hits NYC on December 7 at Beacon Theatre. Tickets for that show go on sale September 27 at 10 AM with an Amazon pre-order preasle starting September 24 at 10 AM.
All dates are listed, with the new song stream and LP tracklist, below...
Brooklyn art pop musician Nandi Rose Plunkett, aka Half Waif, released her debut album, KOTEKAN earlier this summer and now she's given its single "Ceremonial" the video treatment courtesy of director Grace Gardner. Nandi says the song "is the shadowy secrets, the enticing mysteries, that go on behind every mundane day... the ceremonies behind the daily tasks. The ceremonies are our basic and primal urges, constantly pulsating behind our pretty everyday selves." The video premieres in this post and can be watched below.
Half Waif also has a few shows coming up. First, she'll play a solo set at Rooftop Films TONIGHT (9/15). That's free and starts at 7:30 PM. She's also got another NYC show happening Thursday (9/18) at Glasslands with Pinegrove, Una Lux and Poor Remy. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
All dates are listed, with the new video, below...
by Ian Chainey
Cleveland nasties Nekrofilth are currently on tour. The filthy punkified death/thrashers are spreading their putridity across places like Chicago, Toronto, and Montreal. Tonight (9/15), they'll play NYC's the Acheron with Skull and Crypter for an Invisible Oranges-presented show. Tickets are available now. The remaining dates of their tour appear below.
Nekrofilth have built up a fanbase of sleaze-hungry metalheads that like it old, rotten, and worm-eaten. The band hit a new high/low with 2013's Devil's Breath, a furiously charging wall of buzz that was equal parts Repulsion and Macabre and early Dwarves. The song title "I'm a Degenerate" should give you an idea as far as the lyrical themes are concerned. The band's members have logged time in Nunslaughter, Apartment 213, and Masakari. You can check out an interview we did with Zack Rose on Invisible Oranges late last year. Bring your best grave digging attire and leave your conscience at the door.
All of the dates along with Nekrofilth's Devil's Breath appear below.
Brooklyn band Coastgaard are currently working on their new album, Derecho, which should be out in early 2015. In the interim have given us a taste of what's to come via new single, "Black White Fuzz." Though the title might have you expecting something noisy, the new song is actually sparkling guitar pop, an update of the baroque sounds of The Zombies or The Left Banke. It makes its debut in this post.
You can catch Coastgaard live here in NYC this Friday (9/19) at Brooklyn Night Bazaar where they play with White Bike and headliners Here We Go Magic. Like most BKNB shows, it's free. You can RSVP to skip the line.
"Black White Fuzz" stream, below...
For Robyn Hitchcock's new album, The Man Upstairs, he worked with legendary British folk producer Joe Boyd (Nick Drake, Fairport Convention, Etc). Boyd suggested that Hitchcock make "a Judy Collins album," such as Elektra would have released in in the late '60s, with a mix of originals and covers, all in a spare acoustic style that showcases Hitchcock's skill with the frets and his nicely aged voice. Among the covers are versions of The Doors' "The Crystal Ship" and a particularly lovely take on The Psychedelic Furs' "The Ghost in You." You can stream that and the whole album below.
Robyn will be on tour this fall, including a stop at New York's City Winery on November 10. Tickets are on sale now. Before that, Robyn will be in New York this week for the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, appearing as part of the Pretty Good Friends show at The Bell House on Saturday (9/20). That's sold out though you can still buy the Eug Express Lane VIP packages that get you +1 into everything.
All Robyn Hitchcock tour dates are listed, along with the stream of his album, below...
Public Enemy at Made In America 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
New York hip hop legends Public Enemy have a couple dates scheduled this year, including one in their home state happening on Tuesday (9/16) at Brooklyn Bowl and then one in France in October. The Brooklyn show will be opened by PE2.0 (the group led by MC Jahi, with DJ Lord and The baNNed, the rhythm section of Public Enemy) and Kendo The Almost Famous. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
All dates are listed, with a video, below...