Recent Posts in tour dates
February 7, 2016
by Klaus Kinski
As BrooklynVegan's resident UK comedy fiend and all around Anglophile, I am pleased as punch to report that 25 year old Scottish comedic powerhouse Daniel Sloss is about to bring his stand-up show "Dark" to NYC's Soho Playhouse from February 9 through February 13. Tickets are on sale now. After that, he jets over to Los Angeles to perform at the Westside Comedy Theater on February 16 and February 23.
In his quarter century on this planet, Daniel has become of of the UK's most sought-after comedians. Not only did he sell out all eight of his seasons at Edinburgh's Fringe Festival, but "Dark" has previously sold out four weeks at the renowned Edinburgh Conference Centre to over 10,000 people. He's also toured 80 dates across UK and 15 countries in Europe plus a week-long run of dates in London which were added because of insanely high demand. Sloss is also big on the tele in the UK; he starred in his own BBC3 show The Adventures of Daniel, and appeared on UK TV's Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Sunday Night at the Palladium, The John Bishop Show, Russell Howard's Good News, The Paul O'Grady Show and many more.
In the US, he appeared on Conan a whopping five times. He's also performed on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Pete Holmes Show, and @Midnight. This is a great opportunity to see a prolific comedian on our home turf in an intimate setting before he inevitably moves onwards and upwards to large theaters. Check out his five Conan appearances below.
February 5, 2016
photo: Phish at MSG in 2012 (more by Ryan Barkan)
With their New Year's MSG run behind them, Phish have announced a summer tour. There's an online ticket request period underway now at tickets.phish.com. It runs through Friday 21 at 11:59 PM, and tickets go on sale to the public February 25.
This tour doesn't hit NYC, but it comes close for a three-night run at Saratoga Performing Arts Center from July 1-3 and a Hartford show on July 8 at Xfinity Theatre. All dates are listed below...
Sunnyvale is a new Brooklyn venue, located at 1031 Grand St (that's officially East Williamsburg). They've been in "soft open" mode for the last couple weeks (has anyone gone?) but will have their official Grand Opening Party on Saturday (2/6) featuring live sets from Oberhofer and LODRO, plus Psychic TV's Genesis P-Orridge & Edley O'Dowd, and a late-night DJ set from Cassie Ramone. Tickets are on sale.
They're also going to have a regular comedy night, called "Just a Show," which is hosted by Harris Mayersohn and its inaugural night happens February 17 with Aparna Nancherla, Catherine Cohen, Yedoye Travis, Josh Gondelman, and Drew Michael with videos by Mitra Jouhari (tickets).
Tonight (2/5) at Sunnyvale it's Cole, Angels in America, D. Gookin and Jacob Marley. There's also a free Superbowl party with late night karaoke on Sunday (2/7). More events and shows to be announced.
Queensbridge rap vets Mobb Deep celebrated the 20th anniversary of their classic album The Infamous in 2015 (and 2014, actually), and this year they'll celebrate its also-great followup, 1996's Hell on Earth. They'll also give it a deluxe reissue with bonus material, Billboard reports.
The tour includes NYC shows on April 12 and 13 at the Blue Note, and they'll have the duo backed by Phony PPL. Though the Billboard announcement did say the whole tour is a Hell on Earth tour, Blue Note's website is actually saying they're performing The Infamous. Maybe we'll get some of both? Tickets for both NYC shows are on sale now.
All dates are listed, with a stream of Hell on Earth classic "Drop A Gem On Em," below...
Yesterday, we mentioned that The Monkees will celebrate their 50th anniversary with their first new album in 20 years and a tour. Now the dates for that tour have been announced.
It hits NYC on June 1 at Town Hall. Tickets for that show should be on sale soon. All dates are listed below. Michael Nesmith, who did contribute to the new album, stopped touring with them last year.
As mentioned, their new album will feature songwriting from Rivers Cuomo, Ben Gibbard, XTC's Andy Partridge, Rogue Wave's Zach Schwartz, and Fountains of Wayne's Adam Schlesinger, who also produced it. Rolling Stone revealed today that Noel Gallagher contributed songwriting too. They also revealed the cover art, which is pictured above.
Listen to Weezer do "I'm A Believer," with the list of dates, below...
by Bill Pearis
NYC's Out to See Festival is happening now through April at 192 Front Street at South Street Seaport, featuring music, art and film. The festival is presented by Little Water Radio (full disclosure: I've got a show on LWR) and most events are free. This weekend's events include a performance by No Bra and Neon Music tonight (2/5) at 8 PM and Platinum Vision on Saturday (2/6) at 8 PM. Then on February 10, it's the monthly edition of Animation Nights NY which presents animated shorts from around the world. Other upcoming events: a screening for Russ Meyer's classic Beyond the Valley of the Dolls on February 17, and there's a kids "Intro To Interactive Electronic Circuits" workshop on February 20.
There are also other kids events, workshops, a market every Sunday (noon - 5 PM) and more. More info is at the OTS website, and Out To See's 2016 schedule is listed below.
by Rob Sperry-Fromm
photo: Revocation at Gramercy in 2014 (more by Mathieu Bredeau)
As always, the metal and hardcore universe continues to exist unabated. Here's a roundup of some stuff coming up...
There's a bunch of heavy festivals here in the states. Besides the always-great festivals like Maryland Deathfest, there are a few recent metal fests announced that lean more towards mall metal but do have some good stuff. First of all there's New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, which goes down in Worcester, MA On April 15-16. This year's lineup includes headliners The Black Dahlia Murder and Killswitch Engage, plus Earth Crisis, Ringworm, Rivers of Nihil, Old Wounds, Fallujah and various others. Tickets are on sale now.
There's also Heavy Montreal for the border-crossing metalheads. That one happens on August 6-7 and involves Mastodon, Ghost, Sabaton, Carcass, Suffocation, Inquisition, Kataklysm, Biohazard, Mantar and again, Killswitch Engage. Tickets are on sale.
Also, in upstate NY, there's Rock'n Derby Festival on May 20-22 with Lamb of God, Megadeth, Clutch, Wolfmother, Wild Throne, Anthrax and Ghost. Not to mention Dokken and Scott Stapp! This fest will also involve a demolition derby and pro wrestling. What are you waiting for? Buy tickets now.
In terms of NYC shows coming up, tech-death monsters Revocation are going on a short run of dates and hitting Saint Vitus on March 17. Support for that has yet to be announced, but tickets for that are on sale now. Dates below.
Old-school evil black metal band Archgoat are touring with Valkyrja, and they'll be stopping in NYC for a show at Saint Vitus on March 20. Tickets for that are on sale now, and you can check out all tour dates below.
Heavy, catchy punks Angel Du$t are playing a few east coast dates with Higher Power and Soft Grip, including NYC at The Acheron on March 18 with support from Liberty. Tickets for that are on sale now, and you can check out those dates below.
There's some new music making the rounds, including a new single from locals Prong. That's called "Cut and Dry," it's from their upcoming album X - No Absolutes, which is out today (2/5) and you can stream it below. The whole album is on Spotify.
San Francisco doom duo Black Cobra have a new album on the way called Imperium Simulacra and they recently debuted the title track. It's a stellar piece of riff-mongering, the likes of which we've come to expect from this band, and you can stream it below. Imperium Simulacra is out February 25 via Season of Mist.
Canadian power-metal band Striker just premiered their incredibly fun new LP Stand in the Fire over at Invisible Oranges. You can stream that ripper below. As always, keep an eye on IO for a steady stream of good metal.
Now on to the reminders. Since we last spoke much has been announced. There's Amon Amarth/Entombed A.D., The Sword/Purson, Dylan Carlson, Weekend Nachos, Kvelertak/Torche/Wild Throne, and Grim Reaper.
And of course there's more. You've got five (five) Killswitch Engage shows, Magrudergrind/Mutilation Rites, Cauldron, Tau Cross, Unearth/Ringworm, Dragged Into Sunlight/Primitive Man/Cult Leader/Churchburn, UXO/Primitive Weapons, Behemoth/Myrkur, Ghost, Cannabis Corpse, Pig Destroyer/Dropdead/Full of Hell, and Whores/Fight Amp.
Also: Dysrhthmia/Artificial Brain, Poison Idea/Child Bite/Iron Reagan AND Poison Idea/Child Bite/Sheer Terror, Rivers of Nihil Krallice/Sabbath Assembly/Gnaw, Coffins/Noisem/Ilsa, Bell Witch/Wrekmeister Harmonies, Black Tusk, Taake, Young and In the Way, Vattnet Viskar, and Bongzilla/Black Cobra.
And, to give you a fourth paragraph of links (because 4th time is the charm), there's Abbath/High on Fire/Skeletonwitch/Tribulation, Abigail Williams/Fleshgod Apocalypse, Melvins/Napalm Death/Melt Banana, Cannibal Corpse/Obituary/Cryptopsy, Voivod/Vektor/Eight Bells, Megadeth/Suicidal Tendencies, Black Sabbath, Slayer/Testament/Carcass, AC/DC, and Iron Maiden.
That about does it. What did we miss? Stream new Black Cobra, Prong, and Striker, and check out the new Conan video below...
photo: Craig Finn at Lincoln Center's Appel Room in February (more by Sachyn Mital)
Atlanta's Shaky Knees Festival just announced some additions to its 2016 lineup: Slowdive,Deer Tick, Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn, LANY,and The Japanese House.
These are in addition to the bulk of the lineup they announced last month, which includes At the Drive-In, Florence + The Machine, My Morning Jacket, Jane's Addiction, Deftones, Foals, Against Me!, Hop Along and many more. Daily lineups have been announced as well, and you can see who is playing each day in the fest's new poster, below.
Shaky Knees goes on from May 13-15 at Centennial Olympic Park. 3-day passes and single-day tickets are on sale.
by Tatiana Tenreyro
photo: Andrew Bird at LPR in 2015 (more by Sachyn Mital)
Andrew Bird tested out new material last year, hinting at the making of a new record. He officially announced today the release of his new album, Are You Serious, which is out on April 1 via his new label Loma Vista Recordings. The album was produced by Tony Berg and features collaborations with Blake Mills and Fiona Apple. The album art was created by the great John Baldessari. Artwork and tracklist are below.
He premiered the first single "Capsized" on last night's episode of Conan. It's a bit more classic rock than his previous folky tracks, but still with his signature violin style, expertly mimicking bluesy electric guitar. Watch that, and the official lyric video, below.
As previously mentioned, Andrew is heading on a spring tour in support of his new album, including two NYC shows: April 7 at Kings Theatre and April 8 at Terminal 5, which are both sold out. All tour dates are listed below...