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January 29, 2015

photo: Foo Fighters at Irving Plaza in 2014 (more by PSquared)
Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters have a big stadium tour coming up that's set to hit NYC on July 16 at Citi Field (home of The Mets). That show sold out, but they've since added a second show happening a day earlier (7/15) at the same venue. Both are with Royal Blood. Tickets for the new date go on sale at 10 AM on Friday (1/30). Updated dates are listed below.

In related news, NME reports that Dave Grohl stopped by The Cribs' studio when they were recording their upcoming Ric Ocasek-produced LP, and bassist/singer Gary Jarman called his appearance a "good omen":

"We left to go get pizza and withing three minutes we returned with Dave Grohl," the bass player said. "We played with him in Ireland and he was like, 'The Cribs? I love you guys!' We thought it was a really good omen for the first day of the record - it was just like a rabbit's foot or something."
Looking forward to seeing what Grohl's magical powers can do when the record comes out in March (hear a song).

Foo Fighters dates below...

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photo by Alicia Giammaria
Pet Sun

Last year we wrote about Canadian garage pop-punks Pet Sun around the time they put out their debut EP and came to NYC for CMJ. They've now got another tour beginning tonight (1/29) that brings them back to our side of the border in February. It includes a return to NYC on February 13 at Cake Shop with Weird Womb (who they played with at CMJ), Moral Panic (ex-Livids) and Nail Polish. $8 at the door. All dates are listed below.

Pet Sun also recently signed to The Hand Recordings and are planning a new album for late summer. Meanwhile, they have a new live session video for "Feel Like I'm Going Away," the title track off last year's EP, which premieres in this post. Watch that, with the list of tour dates, below...

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by Bill Pearis


Lower Dens will release their third album, Escape from Evil, on May 31 via Ribbon Music. The first single from the album, "To Die in LA," is maybe the most straight-forward pop song Jana Hunter and crew have done yet, and you can stream it below.

The band will celebrate the new album on release day (3/31) at Baby's All Right with Matteah Baim and Gold Dime. Tickets are on sale now. It's their only announced date at the moment.

Check out album art, tracklist and song stream below...

Continue reading "Lower Dens will 'Escape from Evil' on new LP (stream a song), playing release show at Baby's All RIght"


Long-running, eclectic and generally well-regarded music festival Iceland Airwaves will happen November 5 - 9, 2015 in Reykjavík. They've just announced the initial lineup which includes Ariel Pink, Perfume Genius, GusGus, Spanish bands Mourn and Hinds, East India Youth and more. Lots more bands still to be announced, but tickets are on sale now.

Initial 2015 Iceland Airwaves line-up listed, along with an announcement video, below...

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photo::: King Gizzard @ BVCMJ 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
King Gizzard

Frenzied Australian mass King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard spent a good chunk of 2014 in the US and Canada on tour (and a lot of that hanging out in NYC). They'll be heading back this way for Bonnaroo and will then do a short, week-long North American tour. The NYC stop happens on June 19 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (1/30) at noon.

All dates are listed, along with the video for their single "Cellophane," below...

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January 28, 2015

photo: United Nations at Saint Vitus in 2014 (more by Greg Cristman)

Geoff Rickly's screamo band United Nations have announced two homecoming shows for 2015, one in DC and the other in Brooklyn. Both are with two DC bands, post-rockers Black Clouds (who are Geoff's label, Collect Records) and punks Loud Boyz. The DC show happens 2/28 at Rock & Roll Hotel and the NYC show happens March 2 at Saint Vitus. Tickets for that one are on sale now.

In related news, Geoff's synth rock band No Devotion are currently working on their debut album, and it's being recorded with (now former) Bloc Party drummer Matt Tong, as original drummer Luke Johnson has stepped down. Phil Jenkins from Kids in Glass Houses will be playing with No Devotion at live shows.

In more related news, Pianos Become the Teeth (who have a few members in United Nations) have two upcoming NYC-area appearances: Spring Mixtape Fest at Long Island's Revolution Bar on March 28 with Title Fight, Defeater and others (tickets), and Asbury Park's Skate & Surf Festival happening May 16 & 17 with The Gaslight Anthem, American Nightmare, Beach Slang and more (tickets).

Stream some UN, Black Clouds and Loud Boyz below...

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by Bill Pearis

Colleen Green

Colleen Green has shared a new song from her forthcoming I Want to Grow Up, which is out February 24 via Hardly Art. "TV" is one of the many crunchy pop jams on the record, which she made with JEFF the Brotherhood's Jake Orrall and Diarrhea Planet's Casey Weissbuch, and you can stream it below.

Green's currently on tour in Japan but will play West Coast dates in February. Hopefully we'll get East Coast dates soon as well. All dates are listed below.

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photo::: Lauryn Hill @ Chicago's House of Blues, 2014 (more by Brigid Gallagher)
Lauryn Hill

As mentioned, Lauryn Hill is going on an "acoustic performance series" tour, including a bunch of NYC shows: Rough Trade on February 17 (sold out), Highline Ballroom on February 20 & 23 (night 1 sold out, night 2 VIP tix available) and an early and late show at Blue Note on February 25 (tables sold out, but first-come-first-serve bar seats are available night of show).

Since we last posted, Lauryn has added more NYC shows: Blue Note is presenting a show at Madiba Harlem at My Image Studios on March 21. Tickets to that show go on sale Friday (1/30) at noon. She'll also play March 25 at City Winery. Tickets for City Winery go on sale Thursday (1/29) at 3 PM for VinoFile members and Friday (1/30) at 3 PM to the general public.

That makes seven upcoming NYC shows. All dates are listed below.

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photo: Spirit Family Reunion at Central Park in 2014 (more by Chris La Putt)
Spirit Family Reunion

NYC locals Spirit Family Reunion recently announced a handful of upcoming dates around the state. In February the folk group will be milling around upstate with The Felice Brothers, playing Rochester, Ithaca and Kingston. The band play their hometown later this spring at Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 17. Tickets for the MHOW show are on AmEx presale now, with a general on-sale at noon on Friday (1/30).

Those are three of four NY shows The Felice Brothers are playing, the other being this year's annual "Shine A Light" benefit show at Long Island's Cannon's Blackthorn on February 7 with Strand of Oaks. Tickets for that show are still available.

From there The Felice Brothers are heading to Australia and New Zealand with Conor Oberst on his tour there. Conor also plays NYC at Governor's Ball, and his punk band Desaparecidos recently signed with Epitaph for a new album and have dates coming up.

All dates for Spirit Family Reunion and Felice Bros, with videos from each, below...

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by Bill Pearis


I saw these girls play at Electrowerkz last night and they were's like The Pastels meets Mink De Ville and has a real ramshackle joy to it. It's even better live when all the guitars are out of tune. Innocence and dissonance... Spanish Stroll indeed! - Bobby Gilespie (Primal Scream)
Up until recently, Madrid's Hinds were called Deers... that was until Montreal band The Dears made them change it. (A "Hind" is a female deer, by the way, so they stayed close to the source with the new name.) Whatever you call them, the band make endearingly shambly surf/garage pop, not too far from The Pastels (as Bobby Gilespie mentions above) or The Beets. So far Hinds have two singles, both of which you can stream, along with videos for the very catchy "Bamboo" and "Castigadas en el Granero," below.

Hinds will be visiting North America in March for SXSW and Burgerama, with a tour bookended by NYC shows: March 13 at Baby's All Right and March 31 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets to Baby's All Right go on sale at 10 AM on Friday (1/30) and tickets to Mercury Lounge are currently on AmEx presale and go on sale to the general public on Friday at noon.

All tour dates are listed, along with streams, video and tour flyer, below...

Continue reading "Spanish band Hinds (fka Deers) touring around SXSW and Burgerama, including 2 NYC shows (dates, streams)"