Recent Posts in tour dates
March 12, 2014
Fucked up at HoV, 2013 (more by Maclyn Bean,)
Toronto punks Fucked Up have announced that they'll be releasing their fourth LP, Glass Boys this summer. While Matador will handle putting it out in the US and globally, the band is working with hometown label Arts & Crafts for the first time to release it in Canada.
The group previewed the new record by playing it live straight through at their Long Winter series show on March 7. Now Toronto was at the event (which also included karaoke, comedy and a sleepover) and writes....
The new songs feature an even wider array of unexpected influences than before, at times pushing their unique take on hardcore closer to the prog rock of Rush, and other moments the chiming power pop of Big Star. There was even a section that sounded more like a swinging psychedelic jam band. [Now Toronto]The only other hint at what the album might sound like is a super brief teaser trailer the band posted earlier this week. Watch that below.
And on top of all that, Fucked Up is down in Austin this week for SXSW this week, and they are indeed one of the "artists we're excited to see." The band's SXSW schedule is listed, along with album art, and the Glass Boys teaser, below...
March 11, 2014
Cass McCombs in Brooklyn in 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
Cass McCombs has a number of dates coming up this year, including festival appearances at Bonnaroo, Sasquatch, and day 1 (5/23) of Boston Calling. The day before his slot at the Boston festival, he'll play a club show in NYC at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (3/14) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (3/12) at noon.
All currently known dates are listed, with a recently released video, below...
Joey Bada$$ in Austin in 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
Brooklyn rapper Joey Bada$$ doesn't have a full tour scheduled at the moment, but he was just announced for Montreal's Osheaga Festival, the UK's Reading and Leeds festivals, and he also announced a Smokers Club-presented hometown show happening on -- wait for it... 4/20 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Opening the show is young Chicago rapper Lil Bibby who Vibe says will rule 2014, Joey's fellow Pro Era members CJ Fly, Kirk Knight and Nyck Caution, plus Black Dave, Mick Jenkins, Kris Kasanova and Shakespeare. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (3/14) at noon.
Joey also plays Disclosure's 'Wild Life' show in Chicago this June. A couple of videos and the MHOW show flyer are below...
Built to Spill at Irving Plaza in 2013 (more by Caroline Harrison)
As discussed, indie rock vets Built to Spill are playing some Northeast club shows surrounding their appearance at Boston Calling and their opening slot on Death Cab's upstate NY show. That includes two NYC shows (5/20 at MHOW, 5/21 at Bowery Ballroom), which are now sold out, but since we last spoke they expanded their tour, including a THIRD NYC show happening on May 15 at Brookln Bowl. Tickets for the newly-added show go on sale Friday (3/14) at noon.
Much sooner, they'll play Treefort Music Festival in their hometown of Boise, ID where they're promising a set of all new songs. Hopefully this means a new album is on the way. Updated dates, including a NJ show, are listed below...
by Wyatt Marshall
England's Extinction of Mankind specialize in seriously heavy-hitting crust with a metal edge--give a listen to their album Northern Scum below (those guitars!). It was exciting enough that Extinction of Mankind was scheduled to play Maryland Death Fest, and now the band has announced a string of dates surrounding their appearance in Baltimore. Extinction of Mankind will be starting off on the west coast before jumping east for a string of east coast shows. The tour will hit NYC on May 29 at a yet-to-be determined venue. Stay tuned for details both here and on the band's Facebook page--there's a lot to come, as no supporting bands or venue info has been released for any of the tour dates.
All dates, a flyer, and a stream of Northern Scum can be found below...
by Bill Pearis
As mentioned, La Femme are over from Paris for a lengthy tour of North America that is currently in Austin for SXSW. They play the French Tech party tonight (3/11) at Trinity Hall (RSVP) and their last shows of the week is the Friday BrooklynVegan free day party at Red 7. La Femme also play NYC at Glasslands on March 23, which is presented by BV and also features Future Punx and Regal Degal, making for a solid Sunday night's entertainment. (I'll be DJing between sets, too.) Tickets are still available. They'll also open for Trail of Dead on their two NYC shows (MHOW 3/28, Bowery Ballroom 3/29) at the end of March. All dates are listed below.
The band's 2013 album, Psycho Tropical Berlin, was just got a stateside release with a few bonus tracks. The band just released a video for album cut "Amour Dans Le Motu" and it's an eight-minute epic into the heart of darkness, and then the heart of a disco. Jungle warfare, topless dancers and general French sexiness abounds. Needless to say it's not exactly safe for work. Watch it below.
The band also took time out of their busy schedule to answer our 5 QUESTIONS:
1) What is your favorite venue to play in the country (or world) and why?
Probably one that we have not played yet! But of the ones that we have played, we would say The Showcave, in Eagle Rock, L.A.
by Andrew Sacher
Philly punks The Menzingers recently announced that their fourth album, Rented World, would be out on April 22 via Epitaph and revealed its lead single, "In Remission," a track with a bit more studio shine than their last release but possibly even more aggression. They've now announced a spring/summer tour of the US and Canada in support of that album which hits NYC on May 30 at Webster Hall, their largest headlining gig in NYC yet. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (3/14) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (3/12) at noon.
All dates are listed, with the video for "In Remission," below...
Montreal's Osheaga Festival is returning this year from August 1 - 3 at Parc Jean-Drapeau. The lineup was just announced and includes Outkast, Jack White, Arctic Monkeys, The Replacements, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Modest Mouse, Local Natives, Haim, SBTRKT (who's streaming a new EP), Pusha T, Gogol Bordello, Cut Copy, Flume, Chance the Rapper, Gesaffelstein, Danny Brown, Four Tet, Volcano Choir, Against Me!, Joey Bada$$, Jon Hopkins, Kevin Drew, Duke Dumont, Shlohmo, The Dismemberment Plan, Courtney Barnett, Hospitality, The Men and more. Tickets are on sale now.
Check out the complete lineup below...
The New Mendicants -- aka Joe Pernice and Teenage Fanclub's Norman Blake -- released their debut album, Into the Lime, earlier this year. Take a listen via Rdio, and you can also hear it live if you're going to be near the Northeast this spring, including NYC at Mercury Lounge on May 1. Tickets go on sale Friday (3/14) at noon with an AmEx presale beginning Wednesday (3/12) at noon.
All dates and a stream of Into the Lime's "Shouting Match" lie after the jump...
DJ Rashad at Pitchfork Fest 2013 (more by Cory Dewald)
Production wizard DJ Rashad is heading down to Austin for SXSW this week, where he'll play multiple shows, including the Warp showcase, the SPIN party at House of Vans, a Pitchfork day party and more. After that he'll head north, and will stop off in NYC for a show on Saturday (3/15) at Cameo with his Hyperdub labelmate Ikonika. Also on that bill is Doctor Jeep and tickets are on sale now. Show flyer and the list of all tour dates below.
Ikonika, who is over from London, also plays a few SXSW shows, including the Surefire Boat Party with Rashad today (3/11). She recently released the "Beach Mode" single, which features guest vocals from another Hyperdub artist, Jessy Lanza, who also plays SXSW including the free BrooklynVegan Friday party. Stream that song, plus a Rashad stream and the lists of dates for both, below...