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April 18, 2014

Perfect Pussy at SXSW 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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We recently mentioned that Perfect Pussy would bring their non-stop tour to NYC for two shows this weekend, including the Record Store Day in-store at Rough Trade NYC on Saturday (4/19) afternoon and a Silent Barn show later that night with Arm Candy. Unfortunately, the band have had to cancel both dates. Liz Pelly writes on the Silent Barn show's Facebook event page:

unfortunately perfect pussy have to cancel all of their dates this weekend. the singer of the band was in the hospital yesterday and is spending the week recovering. we just hope that she is ok!! <3333 we can reschedule this for next time they are in town.

we might try to possibly put together a different late-night show on sat. night @ the barn, details forthcoming

Meanwhile, the Rough Trade NYC RSD in-store will still go on as planned with Hospitality, Fear of Men, Nothing, Palehound and many more.

Perfect Pussy will also return to NYC when their tour hits the Northside Festival (6/12-15) for a TBA Brooklyn show.

Updated tour dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Perfect Pussy cancel NYC shows this weekend due to illness"

by Andrew Sacher

Iron Chic
Iron Chic

Earlier this month, Long Island punks Iron Chic wrapped up their North American tour in support of last year's great The Constant One, and next week they'll cross the Atlantic to support it in Europe. Before then though, Iron Chic will squeeze in one more NYC show this weekend. They open the previously discussed World/Inferno Friendship Society show happening at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday (4/19), which also includes Philly's Bad Doctors. Tickets for Saturday's show are still available. All dates are listed below.

In related news, Iron Chic bassist Mike Bruno's other band Crow Bait released another song from their upcoming debut album, Sliding Through the Halls of Fate, which comes out on May 20 via Don Giovanni. The new song, "The Ocean," shows the band's alt-country influences a lot more strongly than last single "83," and it can be streamed below.

All Iron Chic dates are listed, with a video of them at The Fest and the new Crow Bait song, below...

Continue reading "Iron Chic playing MHOW w/ World Inferno on Sat. before European tour; Crow Bait released a new song (dates, stream)"

By Doug Moore

Godflesh at Irving Plaza on 4/10 (more by Greg Cristman)

You've already stopped caring about work for the day. Might as well start sorting out your riff-centric weekend bands. HLD time! Let's knock out the news first.

Noted music writer and general good dude Hank Shteamer is currently running a Kickstarter campaign that intends to reissue a box set of out-of-print albums by the great '90s post-hardcore band Craw. The campaign has four days left and is a ways off from its goal. Pledge here if weird and smart are prereqs for your heavy music library.

Norwegian black metal stalwarts 1349 and NYC sludge supergroup Serpentine Path have both debuted singles from their upcoming albums. Get a piece below.

Local black metal mainstays Mutilation Rites have announced that their new album, entitled Harbinger, will be out this summer via Prosthetic. Antagonistic Floridian tech-grind crew Maruta have also announced plans to record a new album over the summer; Scott Hull of Pig Destroyer will track drums and mix the final product. Maruta will also tour the East Coast around their MDF appearance in May, including a previously-mentioned NYC appearance on May 21 at Saint Vitus alongside Cripple Bastards. The full run of dates are below.

While we're at it, Lord Mantis and Hell Militia have announced a brief tour around their respective Martyrdoom Fest appearances here in NYC in early June. Those dates are below as well.

The Psalm Zero-curated Chaos Bodies local showcase series has announced its next installment, again at Trans Pecos. This one's a doozy: Ocrilim (AKA Mick Barr), Child Abuse, Couch Slut, and Nebadon on April 26 (next Saturday). No presale tix -- $10 at the door.

As for this weekend...

Tonight (4/18): This year's edition of New York's Alright is in full swing, with Inmates, Anasazi, Omegas, Proxy, Warthog, and Mercenary blowing up Le Poisson Rouge (tix). Zyanose, La Misma, Aspects of War, and Life Chain are playing an aftershow at the Acheron that opens its doors at 10pm, but there are no presale tix available. Master are bringing their tour to Saint Vitus, with local support from Insatanity, Fist Hammer, Nervo Chaos, Hate Storm Annihilation, and Netherion (tix). If you wanna get even more old-school than that, you can catch Iced Earth with Sabaton and Revamp for an evening of clean solos and cleaner vocals at Best Buy Theater (tix).

Tomorrow (4/19): New York's Alright continues with Infernöh, Crazy Spirit, Gas Rag, Wiccans, Stoic Violence, and Murderer (tix). The Metal Alliance Tour, featuring Behemoth, Goatwhore, 1349, Inquisition, and Black Crown Initiate, will hit Irving Plaza, though it's sold out.

Sunday (4/20): The entire Metal Alliance lineup sans Behemoth -- that's Goatwhore, 1349, Inquisition, and Black Crown Initiate -- are playing an off-night show at Saint Vitus (tix). Nile are playing a surprisingly under-the-radar show at Stage 48 with Winter Nights, Imperial Crypt, and Sunlord (tix). Somehow, no noteworthy stoner sludge or Christian metal shows were booked for this date.

For more options, check out our NYC Metal Show Calendar. It rules.

Over on Invisible Oranges: we checked out new music by Wrong and Graves at Sea. We chatted with notable metal (and non-metal!) illustrator Randy Ortiz about his craft, and we straight-up chilled with Godflesh at their NYC show for our East Village Radio show -- don't forget to tune in next week at 10pm EST. And, as ever, we ran down all the metal fit to buy.

What'd I miss?

Continue reading "The Heavy Lowdown: 1349, Serpentine Path, Mutilation Rites, Maruta, Lord Mantis, weekend shows & more"

by Bill Pearis

Gold-Bears

Atlanta band Gold-Bears will be back with their second album, Dalliance, on June 3 via Slumberland. With big catchy choruses, the band's rowdy indiepop fits nicely alongside Superchunk or The Wedding Present (who have a song called "Dalliance," that they are probably familiar with). You can stream first single "For You" below.

Gold-Bears are also touring this year. As mentioned, they play the 2014 edition of NYC Popfest (their second visit), where they'll be part of the all-day Sunday show at Littlefield on June 1 that also features The Hidden Cameras, The Spook School, Colour Me Wednesday, Heathers, Pam & Bart, and Marine Life. Tickets to that are on sale, as are four-day Popfest passes. Gold-Bears will also play Bushwick's Shea Stadium on June 3 with the rest of the line up TBA.

All dates are listed, along with the new song stream, below...

Continue reading "Gold-Bears ready second LP for Slumberland (stream a track), playing Shea Stadium after NYC Popfest ++ other dates "

by Doug Moore

Stephen O'Malley (1/3 of Nazoranai) at Big Ears Fest (more by Joshua Ford)

Its pure improvisation, I'm going to try and avoid as many clichés as I can here, in talking about improvisation. That's the whole thing though, its not a cliché, the idea is that I don't know what the idea is. The idea is in the present, so everything that happens is happening right then, and will probably never be repeated. Even stylistic tendencies, I've noticed, have been completely different every time we play together...It's an interesting exercise in patience, in trance, in timbre and in alertness as a player.

[Stephen O'Malley on Nazoranai]

As briefly mentioned in our Stephen O'Malley interview post (quoted above), Nazoranai -- a perplexing improvisational trio that features the prolific and influential Japanese experimental musician Keiji Haino, SunnO))) / Khanate guitarist Stephen O'Malley, and Australian multi-instrumentalist / occasional SunnO))) contributor Oren Ambarchi -- will be embarking on a brief North American tour in May, which will include a NYC stop at The Wick on May 21. Tickets for that show are available now.

A few days later, O'Malley and Ambarchi will play a duo show as part of the NYC edition of Tectonics Festival. This reprisal of a May 2013 Tectonics Glasgow performance will go down on 5/23 at Issue Project Room in Brooklyn. No advance tickets, $20 at the door. Full Tectonics schedule here.

All of O'Malley's dates (including a few solo appearances) are listed below...

Continue reading "Nazoranai touring North America; Stephen O'Malley and Oren Ambarchi playing a duo set at NY's Tectonics Fest (dates)"

Listening to a piece by Hauschka can be deceiving: What sounds like an ensemble of musicians and instruments is just one man, performing at one piano. His real name is Volker Bertelmann, and he hails from Dusseldorf, Germany, where he works with his "prepared piano." He wrests disruptive sounds from the instrument's 88 keys by outfitting the strings or mallets with objects such as ping-pong balls, aluminum foil and leather.

[...] "They create a whole carpet of sounds underneath the tones that the hammers create," Hauschka tells Weekend All Things Considered host Guy Raz. "What I like about it is that there is something going on without my control." [NPR]

German pianist/composer Hauschka released his newest album, Abandoned City, earlier this year via Temporary Residence Ltd./City Slang, and tonight (4/18) he begins his North American tour in support of it. Hauschka's roots are in techno, but for this project he utilizes prepared pianos, a concept made famous by John Cage and others, though Hauschka claims he wasn't familiar with Cage when he first came up with the idea to do so. (As Sonic Youth fans may know, it's also something you can do with a guitar.)

Hauschka and his prepared piano will hit NYC on this tour on April 25 at Joe's Pub, and after a European run, he'll return for another show on May 27 at Glasslands. The Joe's Pub show is sold out, but tickets for the Glasslands show are on sale now.

All dates are listed, with a video of "Elizabeth Bay" from the new album and a stream of another LP track, below...

Continue reading "Hauschka released an LP, touring North America (dates, video)"

Ben Watt & Bernard Butler (via Ben's Facebook)
Ben Watt

Everything But the Girl guitarist Ben Watt had to postpone his NYC and LA shows due to visa issues but those shows -- his first-ever solo headlining in the U.S. -- have been rescheduled. He's now playing two nights at NYC's Joe's Pub on June 11 & 12 and tickets are on sale now. Right after that, he'll jet to LA to play The Echoplex on June 13. Like before, he'll be accompanied at those shows by former Suede guitarist Bernard Butler.

Meanwhile, Ben's new solo album, Hendra, is out April 29 but you can stream the whole thing (via The Guardian) below...

Continue reading "Ben Watt streaming new album, 'Hendra' (listen), reschedules NYC & LA dates for June, now playing two nights at Joe's Pub"

Coachella 2014 Weekend 1 Day 1 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
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Coachella 2014 wrapped up its first weekend this past Sunday, and the second weekend is underway as we speak (set times). If you're not in California braving the desert, you can stream many of the sets starting today (4/18) at 9 PM EST.

Last week's stream was hosted on Coachella's YouTube channel, but this week's will be air on television on the AXS TV channel. Sets that will stream today include Haim, Neko Case, Broken Bells, Kate Nash and more.

Sets that stream on Saturday include Pixies, Queens of the Stone Age, Nas, Future Islands, MGMT, Fatboy Slim and more; and on Sunday, they'll air Beck, Arcade Fire, Muse (from Saturday), Fishbone, Daughter, Pet Shop Boys (from Saturday), and more. Each day's stream will also re-air the following day at 2 PM EST.

If you haven't been keeping up with our Coachella coverage, check out day 1 pictures, day 2 pictures, and day 3 pictures of weekend 1.

by Wyatt Marshall

Puce Mary at Northside Fest 2013 (photo by Samantha Marble for Pitchfork)
Puce Mary

Last minute Friday night plans alert: Denmark's Puce Mary, a Posh Isolation affiliate noise artist who has plans to play that label's LA fest in May, will play the US much sooner at Brooklyn's Baby's All Right tonight (4/18). Tonight's show is an Ascetic House-presented afterparty (midnight start) for the ongoing New York's Alright festival, and features a genre-appropriate lineup of Ligature (Chris Hansell, of Warthog/Foreplay, ex-The Men), Venerence (Sean Ragon, Cult of Youth) and Nothing Changes alumni Saran Man. There will also be music from DJ Jane Pain (of Foreplay), DJ Pissdrinker (of Hoax), and more TBA in the front room from 10 PM until 4 AM. Tickets for tonight's show are available.

Puce Mary isn't playing one of the New York's Alright main events, which tonight include Inmates, Anasazi, Omegas, Proxy, Warthog, and Mercenary at Le Poisson Rouge (5 PM, tickets); and Zyanose, La Misma, Aspects of War and Life Chain at Acheron (10 PM, no advance tix).

The only other US date we're currently aware of for Puce Mary is Posh Isolation's two day fest in LA with Lust for Youth, Iceage, Sexdrome, Lower and Age Coin. That's going down May 16-May 17. Catch that if you live out in California, where it's never cold, always sunny and the burritos/tacos are sooo much better than anything in NYC. SMDH.

Stream a Puce Mary track below...

Continue reading "Puce Mary playing NY's Alright afterparty tonight, LA's Posh Isolation Fest in May +++ stream a track"

River to River Festival 2013 (more by Ryan Muir)
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The free River to River Festival returns in 2014 to various outdoor NYC venues from June 19-29 and includes music, dance, theater, visual art, film and "unique participatory experiences." Some highlights this year include the annual Bang on a Can Marathon happening June 22 at Brookfield Place, Winter Garden (more info), and...

On June 24 at the Brookfield Place Winter Garden, world-renowned string quartet ETHEL is joined by guest guitarist Kaki King to present a special performance of ...And Other Stories. The collaboration is anchored by a re-imagining of Bach's masterful Brandenburg Concerto #6 and includes works from ETHEL's repertoire by Phil Kline and John Zorn, plus original compositions by Kaki King and the world premiere of a work by Serbian composer Aleksandra Vrebalov composed especially for ETHEL and Kaki King.

Last year's successful partnership with Original Music Workshop, a new music venue set to open in Brooklyn in 2015, continues with three more "Ex-Situ" concerts of contemporary music in site-specific locations. Curated by composer Paola Prestini, this year's series is dedicated to the music and influences of master minimalist composer Terry Riley. It begins on June 20 with "Terry Riley and Friends," a concert featuring works by the composer performed by musicians including his son Gyan Riley, Tracy Silverman and the Young People's Chorus.

Other notable shows include People Get Ready at North End Way on June 19; Piñata Protest, Kuenta I Tambu (KiT), Helado Negro and SLV at The Uplands, South Street Seaport on June 27; composer/percussionist Susie Ibarra (who just teamed up with Mirah for Ecstatic Music Festival) & Roberto Rodriguez on June 21 at India House (1pm), Peter Minuet Plaza (3pm), and Tear Drop Park (5pm); Sergio Mendoza (Devotchka, Calexico) with La Orkestra and Rey Vellenato Beto Jamiaca on June 29 at The Uplands, South Street Seaport; and more.

Again, all River to River events are free and open to the public. The entire 2014 line-up is listed, with details, below...

Continue reading "2014 River to River Festival lineup (Kaki King, Terry Riley, KiT, People Get Ready, Sergio Mendoza, Susie Ibarra & more)"

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