Recent Posts in tour dates
December 18, 2014
by Andrew Sacher
Austin punks Institute (mems Wiccans, Glue, etc) released a self-titled EP earlier this year on Deranged, a single on Katorga Works, and since we last spoke they put out the Salt EP on Sacred Bones. Though they have roots in hardcore, Institute have post-punk vibes running through them, and the newest EP falls somewhere in between those two worlds. Stream it below.
Institute have a few dates coming up this month and next year (including SXSW). They'll play NYC on December 27 at Silent Barn with two local noise duos, Uniform (ex-The Men, Drunkdriver) and Appetite (Ciarra Black and Jane Chardiet), and Ascetic House-signed synth artist Horoscope. That show is $8 at the door. All dates are listed below.
As discussed, you can also catch the Institute-related Glue with local ragers Warthog on New Year's Day at Saint Vitus, also with Allergy and Nandas (tickets). You can also catch Appetite at the tribute for Eric Garner's family at Palisades on 12/30.
Stream of Institute's 'Salt' EP and list of dates, below...
Pop-house producer Moon Boots has been pumping out a steady stream of great singles for a while now. We premiered his track with Kyiki earlier in the year, and he recently dropped "There's No Love," another of his bubbly dance tracks. Check it out below.
Moon Boots is also playing a few dates coming up, including a stop in NYC at Verboten on December 26 before playing New Year's Eve in LA. Tickets for the NYC show are on sale now.
All dates are listed, with that song stream, below...
Pop-minded producer Cyril Hahn dropped the bass-heavy Voices EP in October on PMR. We posted two of its tracks before that, and now you can listen to the other two, below.
This month, he's going on a short holiday tour, including New Year's Eve in Toronto and a NYC show on December 26 at Output with support from Obey City and Baile. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Cyril's tour closes out on the January Holy Ship cruise, which leaves from the coast of Miami and also features A-Trak, Flume, Boys Noize, RL Grime, Duke Dumont, Rudimental (DJ), Rustie, Odesza, Spank Rock and more. That's the first of two Holy Ships in 2015, and both are sold out.
Boys Noize has tour dates before Holy Ship as well, also including a show at Output on December 28. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
All dates for both Cyril Hahn and Boys Noize, as well as the Cyril Hahn song streams, below...
Asbury Park's Skate & Surf Festival returns in 2015 on May 16 & 17, and the initial lineup was just announced, via Property of Zack. There's some cool names this year, including Small Brown Bike, Beach Slang, The Front Bottoms, Modern Baseball, Manchester Orchestra, Dropkick Murphys, Dads, The Scandals, The Wonder Years and more (along with some less cool things like Atilla). Still more TBA too, but you can check out the full initial lineup below. Tickets go on sale at 8 PM today (12/18).
by Bill Pearis
Norway's kitschy king of the dancefloor, Todd Terje, released one of 2014's best records, It's Album Time, which threw together a lot of different styles all under the special care of his particular aesthetic. Terje is also a master of the remix and edit, both of which come into play on his reworking of Dolly Parton's 1973 classic "Jolene." The song's signature elements -- the light fingerpicking, Dolly's voice -- remain intact as Terry lays down disco hi-hats, bongos and keyboards. It may be the best marriage of country and dance music since Tammy Wynette worked with The KLF. The remix was created especially for Chandelier Creative's 2014 holiday party and while the whole thing hasn't been released, you can stream a chunk of it below.
Todd was in Brooklyn in 2013 for his short collaborative tour with fellow Norwegian Lindstrom. Todd's coming back to NYC in less than a month, playing live in NYC at Verboten on January 15. Free Magic is also on the bill and tickets are on sale now. There's been no word of a North American tour but he does have other far-flung dates lined up for 2015, and all are listed, along with the "Jolene" remix, below...
by Andrew Sacher
R&B singer Dawn Richard's last album was 2013's Goldenheart, and she's since revealed that it is the first in a planned album trilogy. The second intallment, Blackheart, is coming on January 15, 2015, two years to the date after its predecessor. Its first single, "Blow," is out now. The production here dives a little deeper into heavy electronics than her last album, and similarly to that one, it's not really "indie R&B" but it's not exactly standard radio fare either. You can watch the video (dir. Monty Marsh) for the single and check out the album artwork below.
Dawn also has two shows scheduled following the release of the album, one in NYC and one in California. The NYC show happens January 22 at the Marlin Room at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Full tour schedule, with the video and LP artwork, below...
by Bill Pearis
Montreal's TOPS released their second album, Picture You Staring, which features one of my favorite songs of the year, "Way to Be Loved." (You can check out the video for that, complete with Mac DeMarco's NSFW-if-you-pay-attention cameo, below.) The band have been touring for most of 2014 and were last in NYC for CMJ. TOPS will dip into the U.S. side of the border again in late winter, including NYC at Baby's All Right on March 14. That's a late night show (doors at midnight) following the separate Lust for Youth show earlier that night. While the rest of the bill has not been announced, tickets are on sale now.
If you're in Los Angeles for New Year's Eve, TOPS are playing the Park Plaza Hotel as part of a celebratory extravaganza with Classixx, Kindness, and headliners Blood Orange. All tour dates are listed below.
Photo: Lust for Youth @ Saint Vitus in 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Copenhagen synth poppy post-punks Lust For Youth released the very good international LP on Sacred Bones this year, and they'll continue supporting it on a 2015 North American tour. That tour hits SXSW and NYC twice for shows on March 11 at Home Sweet Home (a Wednesday, same night as HSH's Nothing Changes party) and March 14 at Baby's All Right. No openers announced yet for either show. Tickets for Baby's on sale now.
All dates are listed, with the video for "Illume" from International, below...
Our metal blog Invisible Oranges, fresh off presenting that awesome Psalm Zero show, is presenting yet another NYC metal show with a great lineup. This one will feature filthy local doom-purveyors Serpentine Path, who share members with Unearthly Trance and Humanless (who were on that Psalm Zero show), up-and-coming Boston doom crew Fórn, and local black metal crew Vilkacis, who share members with Fell Voices and Vorde. The show will take place on January 4 at Saint Vitus, and tickets are on sale now.
Stream Serpentine Path's latest record Emanations, Fórn's new EP The Departure of Consciousness, and Vilkacis's most recent EP The Fever of War, below...
by Bill Pearis
Brooklynites John-Paul Norpoth and Jannina Norpoth make orch pop as Hollands. Having played around for a few years, Hollands released their string-laden debut album, Restless Youth, in November and fans of groups like Fanfarlo and Seabear should definitely check it out. It's streaming in full below.
Hollands will play Restless Youth start-to-finish on New Year's Eve at Jack (505 1/2 Waverly Ave) in downtown Brooklyn with Aaron Roche, CAN-D and Hey Guy on the bill as well. They'll be armed with a full string section and the show is timed to wrap up right as 2015 rings in. Flyer for the show is below...