Recent Posts in tour dates
December 19, 2014
We recently posted Ed Banger label head Busy P's remix of Sinkane's "New Name," and it turns out that that's actually one of four remixes on a free DFA Records holiday remix EP. It also features Magic Touch putting their magic touch on The Juan Maclean's "A Simple Design, CFCF's take on Dan Bodan's "Romeo," and Daniel T. & Cooper Saver reworking Museum of Love's "Who's Who of Who Cares." Download the EP HERE.
Busy P is also ringing in the new year with an Ed Banger New Year's Eve party at Le Bain, also featuring DJ Falcon and Blu Jemz. More info here.
Stream the whole EP below...
Photo: Joan Jett w/ Alice Cooper in October (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
As discussed, The Who are going on a 50th anniversary tour in 2015, and since we last spoke, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts have been added as an opener, including on all five NYC-area dates. Those happen on May 20 at Nassau Coliseum, May 26 at Barclays Center, May 30 at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, October 25 at Prudential Center and October 27 at Madison Square Garden. Tickets for all five shows are still available. Forest Hills tix here, and tix for the other four here.
Joan Jett is getting inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with Lou Reed, Green Day and others, and she was recently honored in NYC by Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, Alice Cooper, Kathleen Hanna and others. Meanwhile, The Who just had to postpone two London dates this week due to Roger Daltrey's throat infection. Get well soon, Roger!
All dates (including other near-NY shows like Mohegan Sun and Atlantic City) are listed below...
Mr. Twin Sister @ Baby's All Right, 10/3/2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Baby's All Right has just let it slip that Mr. Twin Sister is the "special guest" at their New Year's Eve Party this year. It was already a pretty impressive line-up, with sets from Mykki Blanco, Perfect Pussy, Ricky Eat Acid, Porches frontman Aaron Maine in his Ronald Paris guise, Sunflower Bean, as well as Perfect Pussy singer Meredith Graves, Chances with Wolves, James K, Dubbel Dutch and Mr. UNO on DJ duty. Tickets are still available as is the "2015 Baby's Watch" that gets you into NYE and most all of next year's shows (and you also get a watch).
Mr Twin Sister will also open for Sylvan Esso at Terminal 5 next month, which is now sold out.
Photo: Peaking Lights @ Modern Sky Fest 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Dubby psych duo Peaking Lights are playing Mexico's upcoming Festival Nrmal in 2015, but before that they'll ring in the new year in NYC with a New Year's Eve show at Good Room (formerly Europa). It's a No Ordinary Monkey party, and also features Joubert Singers and special guest DJs. Tickets are on sale now.
Those are their only two announced shows at the moment. Watch a video from Peaking Lights' 2014 album, Cosmic Logic, below...
Festival Nrmal is returning to Mexico from February 28 to March 1 in 2015, and the lineup features Swans, Phantogram, Future Islands, Black Angels, Machinedrum, Omar Souleyman, Majical Cloudz, TOPS, Twin Peaks, Peaking Lights, Kirin J Callinan, METZ, Boogarins, DJ Dodger Stadium, HTRK and more. Tickets are on sale.
Full lineup below...
Grunge-folk singer Torres wrapped up a short tour with Strand of Oaks earlier this month that hit NYC on 12/4 at Bowery Ballroom. Anyone catch that? That's a picture of her and Strand of Oaks hanging out the NYC show, above. Her next NYC show is a free one, happening January 30 at Brooklyn Night Bazaar with Mainland and Ancient Ocean (aka John Bohannon, who's in Torres' live band). That's her only announced date at the moment.
She also posted a list of her favorite albums of 2014, which (like Strand of Oaks' list) includes her friend/collaborator Sharon Van Etten. (While we're talking about collaborators, both Sharon Van Etten and Strand of Oaks also happen to be J Mascis collaborators.)
Find out who else made her list, and watch a video of Torres & SVE's 2014 single "New Skin," below...
by Andrew Sacher
Le1f-associated rapper/singer DonChristian released his album Renzo Piano earlier this year, which features Le1f, fellow avant-rapper Antwon, production from The-Drum's Jeremiah Meece, frequent Le1f collaborator Boody, FACT year-end list maker lsdxoxo and others. If you're into the kind of dark, left-field stuff of Le1f and Antwon, you'll likely dig DonChristian too. You can stream the album and watch the video for its track "Clerk" below, and download it for free here.
Later this month, he opens Le1f's Kwanzaa show at SOB's on 12/28, which also features singer Rahel (who's on Renzo Piano as well), Boody, Abdu Ali, Juliana Huxtable, Joey Labeija and more special guests. Tickets for that are still available too.
In addition to guesting on Renzo Piano, Rahel also has a song with Jeremiah Meece, and she's featured on that FACT-approved lsdxoxo album, whorecore, which also features another great left-field NYC rapper Cakes Da Killa. You can stream that album below.
Cakes Da Killa also had lsdxoxo produce multiple tracks on this year's Hunger Pangs, and he's got two upcoming local shows too. He was added to the !!! (chk chk chk) / Prince Rama New Year's Eve show at Knitting Factory (tickets), and he's got a show at Baby's All Right on February 20 with UNIIQU3 (tickets).
DonChristian and lsdxoxo album streams below...
by Andrew Sacher
Shilpa Ray's last release was the It's All Self Fellatio EP, which came out in 2013 via Nick Cave's Bad Seed Ltd. label, and she's since announced that she'll follow it with an LP called Last Year's Savage in 2015 via Northern Spy. The album's first single is "Nocturnal Emissions," for which Shilpa Ray released a video back in 2012 before her last EP came out. The video was directed by Maria Gigante, and produced by, written by and starrng Shilpa, who plays an activist advocating for a masturbation-free world. The video came to be during the time of the Todd Akin controversy, and features a clip of his "the female body has ways to shut that whole thing down" quote. It gets NSFW for about a second. Watch it below.
Shilpa plays a hometown show in NYC TONIGHT (12/19) at Cake Shop with Wild Bore, Young Runner and Stuydeyed. That's $8 at the door. It's her only announced show at the moment.
The Bright Light Social Hour are playing Mercury Lounge on March 5 and 6. Tickets for those shows go on sale today at noon.
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.
Photo: Horse Feathers @ Sasquatch 2009 (more by Chris Graham)
Portland folk rockers Horse Feathers released So It Is With Us, the followup to 2012's Cynic's New Year, earlier this fall via Kill Rock Stars. If you've yet to hear it, you can stream it in full below. A tour has now been announced in support of it for 2015, hitting NYC on March 28 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets go on sale at noon today (12/19).
All dates are listed, with the LP stream, below...