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March 27, 2015
Glasgow indie pop duo Honeyblood recently wrapped up a North American tour with 2:54 that hit NYC back in February, but before they go home they'll squeeze a few more dates here including another in NYC. It's a totally free one, happening Saturday (3/28) at Brooklyn Night Bazaar with an all-around excellent lineup of Cassie Ramone, Mannequin Pussy, Bong Wish and Aye Nako.
All dates are listed, with a video from their 2014 LP, below...
by Bill Pearis
Jack Ladder & the Dreamlanders @ Rough Trade 3/26/2015 (via @brooklynvegan)
Jack Ladder & the Dreamlanders seem like the kind of band teleported straight from 1985 -- specifically the set of Miami Vice -- straight to Rough Trade's stage last night (3/26). Ladder (real name Tim Rogers) was wearing a linen suit, guitarist Kirin J Callinan was dressed like Kid Creole and bassist Donny Benet looked like he just came from a Maître D job. Musically, it's even more so: liquid, Japan-style bass, glassine synths, stabs of affected guitar and Ladder's enormous baritone croon front and center. They've even got a song called "Neon Blue," which is about as '80s as you can get without namechecking specific references. Ladder's new album, Playmates, is enjoyable but it works better live where eccentricities coalesce with the band's formidable musicianship.
Both those qualities are shared by both Callinan and Benet. Callinan, sporting a pencil mustache and mischievous grin the entire time, slithered around the stage, using his guitar like a gun. Benet, meanwhile, is a seriously good bassist, laying down soft-focus, sexy grooves. Ladder stayed mostly stationary, keeping his cool, letting that voice bring the personality. I was hoping Sharon Van Etten, who sings on two of Playtime's songs, might make a special appearance, but no go. A really fun show all the same. I caught a little bit of Sam Cohen's opening set and he was also pretty good (I missed first band Invisible Familiars).
The night before, Jack Ladder played a (heavily hinted at) surprise set at Baby's All Right, as part of a post-midnight show that had performances from both Kirin and Donny. The latter is even more blatantly '80s (check out the album cover to his new album, Weekend at Donny's) and his and Kirin's set sounds like it was lot of fun (so says a friend of mine, instagram video below).
Jack, Donny, Kirin and the rest of the Dreamlanders, who played a BrooklynVegan day party and other SXSW shows, are headed to the West Coast for an LA show on Monday (3/30). Kirin J Callinan, meanwhile, will be back in NYC next month playing a day show at Baby's All Right on April 11 that's being billed as "Drunk Yoga." He and fellow Aussie Lord Fascinator will be performing "miracles" and entry ($10) comes with a yoga-themed cocktail. Tickets are on sale.
photo: Into It. Over It. at Bowery Ballroom in 2014 (more by Mimi Hong)
Into It. Over It. are currently on tour in Europe with Modern Baseball and Tiny Moving Parts, and upon returning to the US, IIOI and TMP will do another short run together here. That includes a free NYC show happening April 25 at Brooklyn Night Bazaar, also with Major Leagues on the bill. Then IIOI head out again supporting Minus the Bear. All dates are listed below.
Into It. Over It. main man Evan Weiss is also a member of Pet Symmetry, who have a new album on the way. If you haven't heard them yet, you can listen to two tracks from that here.
photo: Mortuary Drape at MDF 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Returning for its fourth year, Signature Riff and Metal Kingdom's Martyrdoom festival is set to go down November 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 at Saint Vitus.
The lineup includes Necrophobic, Lvcifyre, Kommandant, Paroxsihzem and Vorde on night 1; Ride For Revenge, Nightbringer, Gonkulator, Blood Incantation, Sabbath Assembly and Spectral Voice on night 2; Mortuary Drape, Demonomancy, Black Anvil, Phobocosm and Sangus on night 3; Mortuary Drape (again), Omnizide, Kill, the Howling Wind and Discordia on night 4; and finally Bombers, Malthusian, Bell Witch and Luminous Vault on night 5. Tickets for all five nights are on sale now.
After Stardust, this is the second multi-night metal festival happening at Saint Vitus to be announced this week.
by Bill Pearis
Brooklyn rock n' roll wrecking crew Dirty Fences will deliver their new platter, Full Tramp, via Slovenly on May 19. It's sneery, beery and maybe a little leer-y and you can check out three songs from it below. We've also got video premiere of full-throttle first single "Heartbeater" which you can squint at below.
Having just ripped through Austin for SXSW, Dirty Fences are currently on the West Coast with The Shrine. No NYC shows are scheduled at the moment but that will likely change once they're back in town. All dates are listed, along with the video and song streams, below...
Ohio indie rockers Swearing at Motorists' tour with DTCV hits NYC this weekend and there's been a slight change in route. Their Saturday (3/28) show at Baby's All Right, which was to have started at midnight, has been moved to sister club Elvis Guesthouse and now starts at 8 PM. Tickets are on sale and updated dates are listed below.
In other news, DTCV released a video for single "Miley Cyrus Wins the Race" from the band's forthcoming new album. You can watch that below.
British comedian Simon Amstell will be back in the US next month with his new show To Be Free where he explores "freedom, joy, love, death, adventure, art, peace, sex, regret, success, eating, suffering, dreaming, healing, forgiving and everything in between." If you caught his Numb shows in 2012 you know he's a smart, thoughtful and very funny guy -- and maybe you saw his "work in progress" shows last year. A few recent videos of Amstell are below.
His tour brings him once again to NYC's Theatre 80 from April 14-18 and tickets are on sale now. All dates are listed below.
photo: Perfect Pussy in Chicago in February (more by James Richards IV)
Perfect Pussy are on tour now and about to play three NYC shows, the first of which is this weekend. That's part of their run with experimental rockers Deerhoof and happens Saturday (3/28) at the Marlin Room at Webster Hall, also with Zula on board. That's sold out.
Then the following weekend they play two shows at Baby's All Right: April 3 with Sick Feeling, Meat Wave and Mannequin Pussy (sold out); and April 4 with So Stressed, Wreck & Reference and Laced (tickets). Updated PP dates are listed below.
As for Zula, the Webster Hall show is one of three upcoming NYC appearances on their tour. They also go on a run with Palm which hits Brooklyn's Silent Barn on Tuesday (3/31), also with SoftSpot and Really Big Pinecone. That's $8 at the door. Zula and Palm team up again later on for a show on May 3 at Le Poisson Rouge with Landlady, whose Adam Schatz plays a solo set in NYC tonight (3/27) with Hallelujah the Hills. Ticket info TBA for the LPR show.
Henry and and Nate Terepka from Zula put out the Water Pressure EP earlier this month under the name Zula/annex. (Album art x2 above.) They just made a video for its psych-poppy track "MeUP" which premieres below.
Lenny Kravitz is playing Webster Hall on May 5. Tickets go on sale at noon.
Deep Purple are playing The Capitol Theatre on July 25. Tickets go on sale at noon.
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.
by Andrew Sacher
Upstate NY post-hardcore band Take One Car have been regulars on their local scene for years now. They self released two albums, 2009's When the Ceiling Meets the Floor and 2012's It's Going To Be a Nice Day, and more recently signed to TWIABP co-founder Derrick Shanholtzer's label, Broken World Media, who will release their third album, Everyone You Know Is Here Right Now, next week (3/31). You can pre-order yours.
The band's talk-singing style suggests they may have listened to a lot of early mewithoutYou and La Dispute, and like those bands, Take One Car are in dead-serious mode the whole time. You can listen for yourself -- the full album stream premieres below.