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April 17, 2015

photos courtesy Jack White

Jack White @ Coachella 4/11/2015
Jack White Coachella

White is one of indie music's most revered figures, a musician who would certainly go into a Coachella hall of fame inaugural class alongside the likes of Beck, Radiohead and Daft Punk. As a result, he could have walked out on Saturday night, waved to the crowd and taken his victory lap. Instead he did just the opposite, attacking the audience with drums that sounded like an explosion on songs like opening 10-minute version of the White Stripes' "Icky Thump." Perhaps the Weeknd closing out the main stage instead of the rocker gave White a chip on his shoulder, or maybe he just connects best with the Indio desert; whatever the reason, White was fired up on Saturday night compared to his many other festival gigs over the past two years. - [Billboard]
Jack White has been a tireless performer for the last 15 years or so, but has decided he needs a break. After his performance this weekend at Coachella, he'll be playing acoustic shows in the five states in which he has yet to perform. The shows' states and cities won't be announced till the day of the performance, though it's speculated that he'll be playing Alaska, Idaho, the Dakotas and Wyoming. Jack will be performing as part of a quartet featuring Fats Kaplin, Lillie Mae Rische and Dominic Davis and the shows will be totally acoustic, with the only amplification being ribbon microphones. These are the first totally acoustic shows White has ever done.

Jack's final electric set for a while will be Saturday (4/18) at Coachella. His fiery Weekend 1 set (see review above) featured songs from throughout his career and didn't shy away from White Stripes favorites like "Hotel Yorba" and "Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground." You can watch video of "That Black Bat Licorice," and check out the setlist and a few more pics from that show below.

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photo: Shuggie Otis at BB King's in 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)

We recently posted about cult R&B/soul great Shuggie Otis' 2015 North American tour, but at the time all dates were not yet announced. Now they are and it actually includes two NYC shows, not just one.

Shuggie plays here July 24 at Brooklyn Bowl and July 25 at BB King's. TIckets for B Bowl and BB King's are on sale now.

All dates are listed below...

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photo: Mad Decent Block Party 2014 (more by Chris La Putt)
Mad Decent

The Mad Decent Block Party tour returns this summer, and now initial lineups have been announced. Check the Block Party website for each city's specific lineup, but artists playing include Major Lazer, Diplo, Jack U, Skrillex, iLoveMakonnen, Tyler the Creator, Vic Mensa, T-Pain, Flosstradamus, Cashmere Cat, Die Antwoord, Cut Copy, Riff Raff, RL Grime, XXYYXX and more.

The NYC stops happen August 8 & 9 in Coney Island's MCU Park and have Cashmere Cat b2b Trippy Turtle, Die Antwoord, Gent & Jawns, Major Lazer, Vic Mensa and three more TBA on day 1; and CL, Grandtheft, Jack U, Party Favor, Tyler the Creator and What So Not on day 2.

Tickets for the whole tour are on sale now. All announced artists below.

Tyler the Creator's fourth album (counting Bastard) is out now. It's called Cherry Bomb and features Kanye West, Pharrell, Schoolboy Q, Lil Wayne and more. You can listen below.

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photo: Adventures at Baby's earlier this month (more by Mimi Hong)

UK rockers Basement announced a US summer tour earlier this month, and today they revealed the openers for the East Coast leg (not counting the NJ show, which is co-headlining with Title Fight). They'll be joined by their punky Run for Cover labelmates Adventures, and two Exploding In Sound bands, LVL UP and Palehound. Here's what Basement said about the openers:

We are really excited to announce that ADVENTURES, LVL UP and PALEHOUND will be the support bands for the second leg of our USA tour this summer. The bands we get to support us are bands that we have chosen ourselves because we either love them as people, as a band or both. If you haven't heard of one of the bands don't just dismiss them because you haven't heard their music before, go check them out and listen to them. Excited to tour this summer with these awesome bands.
That leg of dates includes the NYC show happening August 17 at Irving Plaza. Tickets for that show are still available. All dates are listed below.

Adventures were in NYC last week, and related band Code Orange returns to open for Poison the Well in May, and they'll be in the area this July on the Rockstar Mayhem Fest tour with Slayer, King Diamond and more.

LVL UP and Palehound also have a NYC show together this Saturday (4/18) at Silent Barn with Ava Luna (album release show) and Palberta. LVL UP also play NYU Strawberry Festival with Cloud Nothings and more in May, and they'll hit Shea on their tour with Glocca Morra and Greys later that month.

All lists of dates and some videos/song streams below...

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Pattern is Movement recording their 'Shaking Through' session...

After 13 years playing together as Philadelphia art-pop duo Pattern is Movement, Andrew Thiboldeaux and Chris Ward are going their separate ways. Before disbanding, they'll head out on a farewell tour that hits NYC at Baby's All Right on June 18. Tickets are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

Pattern is Movement released their self-titled fourth LP last year via Hometapes and you can stream it below. The duo will also be featured on the upcoming season of web series Shaking Through where they were given two days to record a song. You can watch the raw footage of the first day of their session below and look for the finished product soon.

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photo: The Casualties at Acheron in 2013 (more by Tod Seelie)

Not long ago, we mentioned that NYC street punk vets The Casualties have a NJ show with D.R.I. happening 5/31 at Starland (tickets), and it turns out that show is part of a longer tour for The Casualties. It also includes a Brooklyn show happening June 5 at Acheron with I.R.A., Iron Force and Agitator. Tickets are on sale now. All dates, including a Long Island show, another NJ show, and a Spain festival with Bad Religion and Jello Biafra, are listed below.

That's not the only old school punk show happening in NYC in the next few months. Agent Orange (or at least frontman Mike Palm and the newer members he's playing with now) recently announced a Brooklyn show to take place May 14 at Saint Vitus with In the Whale. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Two days earlier at Saint Vitus (5/12) is Punk Rock Karaoke with members of Social Distortion, the Adolescents, Bad Religion, Circle Jerks and The Dickies (tickets). That's the same lineup doing the karaoke pre-party for Atlanta's Wrecking Ball fest in August. And that fest has its own dose of old school punk from Descendents and Judge.

Speaking of Judge, they're the subject of a new Noisey documentary that's gradually being rolled out. You can watch part 1 and part 2 below.

Judge also shared a member with Gorilla Biscuits, whose guitarist Walter Schreifels plays NYC soon with his garage/psych band Dead Heavens. They would have played Vitus last night (4/16) but that was cancelled, but they have two Bowery Electric shows: May 14 with Slonk Donkerson and May 21 with Slavve. Tickets for both are still available.

Into Another

Judge also featured members of Youth of Today, who also had a member in Into Another, who put out their Omens EP this week, their first release since the '90s. You can pick yours up here and listen to an Rdio stream of it below.

And a few previously-mentioned NYC shows in this realm: Black N' Blue Bowl happens in May with Burn, Crumbsuckers, Sick Of It All, Madball, Dave Smalley, The Regulators (mems Bad Brains/Cro-Mags) and more.

Adolescents and The Weirdos are touring, and playing NYC on June 26 at Gramercy Theatre (tickets).

Cheetah Chrome (Dead Boys), The Split Squad (members of Blondie, Plimsouls & more) and the fabulous Fleshtones play Bowery Electric on April 25 (tickets). Blondie also open for Morrissey at MSG.

Buzzcocks played NYC last night (4/16), will hit NJ tonight (4/17), and they're doing a signing at Rough Trade on Record Store Day.

Bad Religion, who we just caught at Coachella, bring their tour to NYC for four dates in June.

Former Misfit Doyle will be here soon too.

This weekend, Boston vets Gang Green hit Grand Victory on Saturday (4/18) with Antagonizers ATL, Drug Shock and Gozer. Tickets are still available.

What else?

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photo: The Maccabees at MHOW in 2013 (more by Guy Eppel)

Mumford & Sons and The Maccabees announced a tour earlier this week, including a NYC show happening at Coney Island's MCU Park on June 2. Tickets for that show went on sale today and are apparently almost sold out, but they've already added a second show happening a day later (6/3) at the same venue. Tickets for the new show are on sale now.

Updated dates are listed below...

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photos by Mimi Hong, words by Andrew Sacher

AGBPOL @ MHOW - 4/13/15
A Great Big Pile of Leaves

Brooklyn's A Great Big Pile of Leaves brought their tour with headliners RX Bandits and openers Cayetana to their hometown earlier this week at Music Hall of Williamsburg (4/13). AGBPOL's latest LP is mathy, chilled-out pop in the vein of Minus the Bear, but live they came off a bit more like a straight rock band. The crowd wasn't as packed for them as it was for RX Bandits, but they definitely had a lot of people there rocking out and singing all the words. Pictures of all three bands from that show are in this post.

AGBPOL wrap up the run with RX Bandits/Cayetana in Philly tonight (4/17) and then head out on a European tour with The Early November and You Blew It!. Those same three bands also play NJ's Pinelands Music Festival in August (tickets).

In between the European tour and NJ festival, AGBPOL will return to Music Hall of Williamsburg (6/19), this time to headline. The show's in support of the five-year anniversary of their debut album, Have You Seen My Prefrontal Cortex?. Tickets go on sale today at noon.

All dates are listed, with more pictures from MHOW and an AGBPOL music video, below...

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photo: Pity Sex at Webster Hall in 2014 (more by Mimi Hong)
Pity Sex

Ann Arbor shoegazers Pity Sex are on tour and coming to the NYC-area for two shows this weekend. The first is a free one in Brooklyn TONIGHT (4/17) at Brooklyn Night Bazaar) with Foxes In Fiction, John Galm (Snowing, Street Smart Cyclist, Slow Warm Death, etc) and The Spirit of the Beehive. Then they play a Quinnipiac University show in CT on Saturday (4/18) with Pianos Become the Teeth (tickets). Updated list of Pity Sex dates (including a Cleveland show with Alkaline Trio) below.

In related news, members of Slow Warm Death and Street Smart Cyclist are also in White Pisces, who also have shows coming up this weekend. They play Brooklyn on Saturday (4/18) at Bohemian Grove (64-66 Grove St) with Idiot Son, Bodega Bay, Royal Garde and The Regrets. Show starts at 8, $5 at the door gets you in, and it's the vinyl release show for White Pisces' new LP, Weather, which came out this week on Square of Opposition. You can stream that album in full, below.

White Pisces then play two Pennsylvania shows, one with Spill and one with Mannequin Pussy. All of their dates, the LP stream, and Pity Sex dates, below...

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Kirin & Sean

Kirin J Callinan has been sticking around NYC since his tour with Jack Ladder ended. Maybe you saw him at "drunk yoga" last weekend at Baby's? He's doing a free show tonight (4/17) at Elvis Guesthouse with Sean Nicholas Savage. It's a little bit different (that is a relative term with Kirin) and we'll let him explain:



On Kirin's instagram he posted a flyer for the show that lists Kirin J Cameltoe, Sean Savage Bliss and Devonte Hymen as the performers. Also: free beer from 7-8 PM, with the show starting at 8 PM. Spank Rock and Lord Fascinator will be DJing. Again, it's free but there is an option to claim tickets so it might be worth doing that just in case.

Flyer and more all-caps details via Kirin, below...

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