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July 5, 2015

by Bill Pearis

Dick Diver celebrating American freedom in Cleveland (photo via @Dick_Divas)
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Australia's Dick Diver are currently on tour in the US, and have just added an NYC show TONIGHT (7/5) at Cake Shop with Green Pages and Beastie Vee. That show is $8 at the door. You can also catch Dick Diver on Tuesday (7/7) at Baby's All Right with Lightning Bug (tickets). If you haven't checked out Dick Diver's terrific new album, Melbourne, Florida, it's loaded with sparkling guitar pop (with just enough dust on its boots), you can stream it below.

Green Pages, who open tonight, features members of German Measles, Beets, Sapphire Mansions and make scrappy, catchy indie rock and you can stream their three-song demo below. Beastie Vee features members of Tall Juan's band.

Updated Dick Diver tour dates are listed below...

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July 3, 2015

by Andrew Sacher

Statik Selektah

Veteran hip hop producer Statik Selektah is following last year's What Goes Around with another solo album, Lucky 7, on Tuesday (7/7) via Showoff/Duck Down. Like its predecessor, it's insanely stacked with impressive guests. Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$, Ab-Soul, Big K.R.I.T., Talib Kweli, Sean Price, Smif N Wessun, Skyzoo, Bodega Bamz, Rapsody, A$AP Twelvyy, Royce Da 5'9", comedian Hannibal Buress and more show up on this thing. Check out three unsurprisingly-fire singles -- "All You Need" (ft. Action Bronson, Ab-Soul, Elle Varner), "Beautiful Life" (ft. Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$) and "Top Tier" (ft. Sean Price, Bun B, Styles P) -- below.

Statik Selektah is celebrating the album in NYC the day before it comes out at Santos Party House (7/6), and he's promising that guests from the album will show up. Maybe it's a stretch to assume that say, Ab-Soul or Big K.R.I.T. will be in town, but it doesn't seem crazy to expect Bronson, Joey, Talib or any of the other locals. Tickets are on sale now.

Talib Kweli is in the midst of a three-night NYC run. He just played Brooklyn Bowl the past two nights, and will be in Commodore Barry Park today (7/3) for the International African Arts Festival.

Joey Bada$$ & Pro Era are doing their big Steez Day show on Tuesday (7/7) at Central Park SummerStage with Flatbush Zombies, The Underachievers, Phony Ppl, Smoke DZA and more, plus Statik Selektah on DJ duties. After that, Pro Era, Flatbush Zombies and The Underachievers head to Highline Ballroom for a late-night show (11:15 PM doors). Central Park is sold out but tickets for Highline are still available.

Statik Selektah song streams and tracklist below...

Continue reading "Statik Selektah celebrating LP ft. Action Bronson, Ab-Soul, Joey Bada$$, Talib Kweli & more in NYC with special guests"

tickets

Tickets for the Revocation and Cannabis Corpse show at The Studio at Webster Hall go on sale at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Cult of Luna and Kylesa show at Gramercy Theatre go on sale at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Caspian and Circle Takes the Square show at Rough Trade go on sale at noon.

Tickets for the Stars of the Lid show at St. Agnes Church go on sale at noon.

Jim Gaffigan and Jeannie Gaffigan are appearing on Ron Bennington's Unmasked for a live-taping at Carolines on Broadway on July 9. Tickets are available for raffle via Twitter.

Capitol Records-signed In the Valley Below, whose new video was filmed on the top of their label's iconic building in the band's hometown, is touring in the fall, but first they play a free Fiat-presented show at Baby's All Right in Brooklyn on July 14. RSVP is required (email itvbrsvp@townsquaremedia.com to RSVP).

'90s-style rockers Rozwell Kid and Soda Bomb are playing Shea Stadium on August 9 with Pocket Hercules and Baked. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

French house producer Fred Falke is playing Output on July 10 with Cut Snake and Eagles & Butterflies. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.

Browse our NYC Concert Calendar for shows happening today and every day - comedy shows, heavy metal concerts (courtesy of our heavy metal blog), and free shows included.

July 2, 2015

Pearl Jam

Those sneaky boys in Pearl Jam tweeted the above picture and wrote "Stay tuned." We have no idea what this means, but a little detective work shows that the picture has a striking similarity to NYC subway entrances. Will they give up the road for platform busking? Perhaps they'll be doing something bigger in NYC? Gothamist points out that there's a crowdfunding campaign to get them to play Forest Hills Stadium, but Daniel Sheffer, one of the organizers behind that campaign, thinks it's more likely they're playing the Global Citizens Festival happening September 26 in Central Park. The only confirmed performer at the moment is... Ed Sheeran.

In other news, Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament helped bring Browning, Montana a new skatepark. It opened this past Friday (6/26), and Jeff was in attendance. Flathead Beacon reports:

For a remote reservation town not accustomed to receiving much recognition, the Browning community hosted a monumental party at the park's official opening, with none other than Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament in attendance - not to play bass guitar with his legendary, Seattle-based rock band, but to skateboard with some new friends.

Thunder Park was funded in large part through a $250,000 donation from Ament, who has been doling out cash for skateparks on and near reservation land all over Montana in an effort to inject active, creative outlets for young people in depressed economies.

"This all started when I was skating in St. Ignatius and I met two kids from Browning and they were just ripping," Ament said. "I asked them if they had a skatepark, and they told me about these two ramps at the bingo hall."

Maybe this is Jeff's way of dealing with a midlife crisis?

photo: Foxing at Brooklyn Night Bazaar in January (more by Mimi Hong)
Foxing

Foxing are currently on the road with mewithoutYou and they ran into horrible luck last night. They write:

Our hearts are truly broken.
Last night while we sleeping our trailer stolen. Literally all of our gear, a lot of Lithuania's gear, most of our clothes, personal items, and all of our merchandise was taken from us. We've contacted the police and filed a report; but as most bands who have been in our position can attest to, chances of recovery are low. We've known so many bands who have gone through this ordeal; at this point in history it truly feels like it's not a matter of if but rather when. Still, there is a difference between witnessing it and living it, and we are definitely 'living it' right now. I gotta tell you, it's just as soul crushing as one might imagine. There are a myriad of emotions running through our collective right now; just writing this is a bit overwhelming. I am grateful this isn't a message in regards to a car accident or a personal injury, we are all together and trying to remain positive, but like I said at the beginning: this is truly heart breaking.
This may be self-aggrandizing but I look at musicians, and artists a whole, as social servants. It is function and duty of the artist to bring something to other's lives; in a very small way offer ourselves and our work to the world and hopefully bring people together. Perhaps this is trite, but simply put, the arts saved my life. I know I can speak for everyone in the band when I say that our lives have been forever changed by witnessing and playing music in a live setting. Further more, from meeting and talking to strangers around the country, I believe that we are not alone. Our joy comes from playing our songs for friends and strangers alike, and in so, our instruments were an extension of ourselves; whoever took our things last night took our ability to perform; they took away a part of all of us. We are devastated.

-We are putting all of our shirt designs up on our store; if you've ever felt like you want a Foxing shirt, snagging one now would directly help us stay above water: http://foxing.merchnow.com/

-Also, this is really hard for me to write because we've always prided ourselves on our self-sufficiency, but we are hurting right now--if you feel like making a donation, you can send something via PayPal: FoxingTheBand@gmail.com

If you've read this far down: thank you for your time. We will update you as soon as we can.
Today is a sad day; let's hold onto to love

Sad to hear. As the above message says, if you'd like to help them out, you can pick up some merch or donate via PayPal (FoxingTheBand@gmail.com).

The tour with mewithoutYou hits NYC on July 17 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for that are still available.

All remaining dates are listed, with music from both bands, below...

Continue reading "Foxing had their trailer stolen while on tour w/ mewithoutYou"

by Andrew Sacher

photo: Ty Segall at The Bell House last month (more by PSquared)
Ty Segall

Ty Segall is a man of many musical projects, like his own (which just played four NYC shows last month), Fuzz, and Ty Segall & White Fence, to name a few. Now he's got another power trio to add to that list: Broken Bat.

The band is Ty, Melvins drummer Dale Crover, and OFF!/Redd Kross (and Redd Blood Cells) bassist Steven McDonald. So far, all the band have released is "just a taste" of first single "Take My Medicine." From the sound of it, they have a sludgy, evil vibe more similar to Fuzz than Ty's solo material. But what else would you expect from putting Ty in a studio with a Melvin? Listen below.



Meanwhile, the Melvins were just in NYC twice this week on their tour with Le Butcherettes, hitting Santos Party House on Monday (6/29) and Tuesday (6/30). Like they've been doing at other stops on this tour, the shows had them ending with covers of Pop-O-Pies' "Fascists Eat Donuts" [hey, the Pop-O-Pies! - Bill] and Bikini Kill's "Rebel Girl," with Le Butcherettes' Teri Gender Bender joining them on vocals. Video of those covers at the 6/30 show, and the setlist from that one, below.

Continue reading "Ty Segall forms band with Redd Kross/OFF! bassist & Dale Crover; Melvins covered Bikini Kill w/ Teri Gender Bender"

Jon Hamm on the Daily Show

Funny guy Scott Rogowski wraps up the current season of his live talk show, Running Late with Scott Rogowski, tonight (7/2) at Le Poisson Rouge. He's put together a pretty killer lineup of guests for his season finale, too: Jon Hamm and H. Jon Benjamin (both of whom are in Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp) will be there, as will Tom Papa and actor Craig Bierko. Tickets are still available.

Jon Hamm, who also lends his voice to upcoming Despicable Me sequel Minions, stopped by The Daily Show on Wednesday (6/30) to chat with departing host Jon Stewart, and you can watch that segment below.

Continue reading "Jon Hamm, H. Jon Benjamin & more appearing tonight on 'Running Late w/ Scott Rogowski' at Le Poisson Rouge"

Summerscreen 2015

Summerscreen, which is in its 10th year, already announced its movie lineup and they've now announced the bands (curated by Todd P) that will play before the film starts. Things kick off Wednesday (7/8) in McCarren Park with Alicia Silverstone comedy Clueless and an opening set from Zs. After that it's Regal Degal playing before Wet Hot American Summer (7/15), Blues Control before Dirty Dancing (7/22), Excepter before Dazed and Confused (7/29), Jah Division before Jurassic Park (8/5), and a "secret guest" playing before the final film on 8/12 which is once again an "Audience Pick." Gates open at 6 PM and bands start at 6:30, with the movies starting at sundown.

Speaking of Wet Hot American Summer, the new prequel miniseries, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, is coming to Netflix soon. The trailer just came out.

by Bill Pearis

Blank Realm 2015

Brisbane band Blank Realm have been around for nearly a decade, blending bluesy punk, arty noise, melodic hooks and heaps of snarly attitude into a sound that's distinctly Australian and now distinctly their own. Following a string of self-released CDRs, cassettes and 7"s, the band released the terrific, if underheard, Grassed Inn last year and are now about to release its follow-up. Illegals in Heaven will be out September 4 via Fire/Bedroom Suck. You can get a taste by way of single "River Of Longing" which offers a more rough-n-tumble version of late-'80s Flying Nun-style janglepop (There's some Bats in there). You can stream it, and check out the album's artwork and tracklist and a Rdio stream of Grassed Inn, below.

Blank Realm have toured the U.S. before but so far no dates on this side of the world have been announced. They will be in the UK and Europe in September and those dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Australian band Blank Realm ready 'Illegals in Heaven,' share single "River of Longing""

Maryland Deathfest 2016

Annual metalhead destination Maryland Deathfest announced its initial 2016 lineup last week, and today the festival revealed its second round of bands. The additions are Craft, Dead Church, Excel, General Surgery, Grave Miasma, Hemdale, Impaled Nazarene, Infernal Revulsion, Mystifier, Negative Approach, Sanitys Dawn and Yacopsae.

They join Venom, Bongzilla, Bongripper, Samael, and more previously announced bands. Stay tuned for the next batch of tickets to be released. Updated lineup below...

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