Recent Posts in tour dates - Page 2

July 29, 2014

by Andrew Sacher

Cymbals Eat Guitars at Webster Hall in 2013 (more by Rebecca Reed)
CEG

Cymbals Eat Guitars recently announced that they'd put out their third album, LOSE, on August 26 via Barsuk. After revealing two singles, "Jackson" and "Chambers," the band are now back with a third, "Warning," which is another example of CEG's ability to rock out in a big way. Check that out, with the other two tracks, below.

As discussed, the band have a record release show in NYC at Baby's All Right (8/26) on album release day with Grooms and "Bug Arms" (tickets), and they've now also just announced that they're opening Bob Mould's tour which hits NYC on September 10 & 11 at Bowery Ballroom, and 9/13 at MHOW. It won't be the first time they've opened for him. Tickets for those shows are still available.

Updated dates are listed, with the song streams, below...

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Ocean Blue

The Ocean Blue made a welcome return last year with new album, Ultramarine, their first new album since the '90s. This year the band are reissuing their hard-to-find 2004 EP, Waterworks, on vinyl, now expanded into LP length with the addition of three extra tracks. We've got the premiere of one of those, "Can't Let Go," which you can stream below.

The band will be touring this fall, including a visit to NYC during CMJ. They'll play Pianos on October 22 and Brooklyn Night Bazaar October 25. Rest of those lineups (and ticket info) are still TBA. All dates are listed, along with the song stream, below...

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Papercuts

Papercuts released their fifth album, Life Among the Savages, back in May. If you dig rainy day baroque pop, Papercuts (the moniker of San Francisco's Jason Quever) do it very well and the new record's quite good. You can stream the whole thing via Rdio.

Quever will be bringing Papercuts eastward for a few dates in September, including two in NYC: September 5 at Baby's All Right with Olson, Rydholm and Forester (of Ladybug Transistor) and Michael Nau playing too; and September 6 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets to Baby's All Right are on sale now; tickets to Mercury Lounge go on sale Friday (8/1) at noon with an AmEx presale beginning Wednesday (7/30) at noon.

All dates are listed, along with the video for Life Among the Savages's title track, below...

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S

Onetime Carissa's Wierd singer Jenn Ghetto has been releasing records as S since the band broke up back in 2003. (Carissa's Wierd would also spawn Band of Horses and Grand Archives.) But up until now they were four-track home recordings. With the forthcoming Cool Choices (9/23, Hardly Art), S is now an actual band. Says Ghetto:

At the start of 2012, in the middle of a break-up, I started writing this record. As with the others, the songs all started in my bedroom, but I convinced my metal drummer friend Zach McNulty to help me flesh them out (you guys, he uses a lot of restraint), along with my longtime friends Betsy Olson (bass) and Carrie Murphy (guitar) because I knew they were talented, I liked being around them, and they both had cars.

We spent about a year getting the new songs livable. We played around Seattle, and then Hardly Art was like, "Hey if you are gonna make another record we would like to put it out." I got to know them when they reissued the Carissa's Wierd catalogue in 2010. And I was like "Yessssss!" So I tracked down Chris Walla (Death Cab for Cutie) to engineer and produce this thing. I had worked with him on a few Carissa's Wierd albums some years back, and thought he would be a perfect fit.

Chris Walla brings a similar production style to Cool Choices that he did to Now Now's Threads and you can hear for yourself via first single "Vampires" which is streaming below.

S will be touring this fall, hitting the East Coast in October, including a visit to NYC during CMJ. No details beyond they'll be here then have been announced, but all other dates are listed, along with the song stream, below..

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by Andrew Sacher

Frontiers

As previously discussed, former Elliott singer Chris Higdon's current band Frontier(s) will release a new EP, White Lights, next week (8/5) via Tiny Engines (pre-order). We've already posted a few tracks from it, and we've now got the premiere of the full EP stream. Like the singles hinted, White Lights doesn't exactly sound like Elliott, but it's masterfully crafted '90s-style post-hardcore by someone who also did that in the '90s. Not unlike the new Braid album or the Beach Slang EP (ex-Weston), Chris Higdon & co. embrace their roots, but they've also made an album that sounds fresh and relevant today. Listen below.

The band's tour kicks off soon too, hitting NYC on August 15 at Saint Vitus with Banquets and Image Society. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

List of dates, with the updated tour flyer and EP stream, below...

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by Ian Chainey

KEN mode at 285 Kent in 2013 (more by Caroline Harrison)
kenmode

Noisy post-hardcore trio KEN mode will be heading out on the road at the end of August for a short run of North American dates before hitting Europe with Hark. The first leg of their travels checks into places like Chicago and Philadelphia. On September 2, they'll play NYC's Saint Vitus for an Invisible Oranges presented show that also features Rosetta, Tiger Flowers, and East of the Wall. Tickets will be available soon. The full list of tour stops appears below.

The Saint Vitus bill is particularly stacked and all outfits are armed with new ammo. KEN mode are touring in support of 2013's Entrench. They recently released a video for "The Promises of God" which you can watch below. Post-metallers Rosetta just got back from China and continue to tour for their album The Anaesthete. Metallic hardcore deafeners Tiger Flowers dropped Dead Hymns in April. And the proggy East of the Wall put out Redaction Artifacts last year and have been shredding it up with recent dates that include a suddenly active PsyOpus.

All of the dates along with the KEN mode video and streams from their Saint Vitus stagemates appear below.

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by Andrew Sacher

Life and Times

Post-hardcore vets Shiner briefly reunited in 2012, but now that that's in the past, singer Allen Epley is back fronting The Life and Times, the band he formed after Shiner's initial breakup. The Life and Times are set to release their fourth album, Lost Bees, next week (8/5) via SlimStyle Records. They've already put out one of its singles called "Passion Pit" (seriously), and they've now got a second, "Animal Collective." Just kidding. It's called "Bored to Death" and it's more of the spacey post-hardcore/alternative rock we've come to expect from Epley and his bands. Or if you're unfamiliar, from other '90s bands who reunited in recent memory like Failure and Hum. Listen below.

The band are also going on a tour with support from DC post-punks Deleted Scenes which is a pretty cool double bill. That tour hits NYC on September 13 at Knitting Factory. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

All dates are listed, with streams of "Bored to Death" and "Passion Pit," below...

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R. Kelly at Pitchfork 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
R Kelly

We recently mentioned that Saintseneca (and other local artists) dropped off Columbus, OH's Fashion Meets Music Festival due to R. Kelly being booked as a headliner. The festival continued to receive backlash, including local radio station WCBE recently withdrawing as a sponsor. Turns out the backlash actually achieved something though. The festival posted the following:

FMMF and R. Kelly have decided to part ways. We appreciate the ongoing support of our Festival partners and look forward to kicking things off next month.
USA Today points out that R. Kelly's publicist issued the following statement: "R. Kelly is sorry to disappoint his fans but looks forward to seeing them in the near future during one of his upcoming tours."

This followed a June 25 Columbus Alive article where festival co-founder Bret Adams was quoted saying, "He's a nationally known name. He was not convicted of anything. He was acquitted," followed by, "We're running a festival to help brand the city of Columbus. We're not the morality police."

R. Kelly previously performed at the 2013 editions of Pitchfork Festival and Bonnaroo.

July 28, 2014

Haim @ T5 in May (more by Ebru Yildiz)
HAIM

Haim and Sleigh Bells will be playing a free concert at Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park on August 5, part of the "Live in Levis" series. The show is and 18+ and you do need to RSVP.

DJ Dog Dick at Mercury Lounge in 2013 (more by Jonathon Bernstein)
DJ Dog Dick

Black Dice's Eric Copeland,  as well as DJ Dog Dick, King Conqubine, Robot Death Cult and Fluct are currently on what they're calling the "Bushwick Small World Tour", which is a "conscious tour" of six small venues all within the Brooklyn neighborhood. The idea is being pitched as "a funny way to point out the insane amount of hard work and spaces coming out of a 20 block radius." The tour started Saturday (7/26) at Body Actualized Center and then moved to Secret Project Robot on Sunday (7/27). But you've still got four more  chances to witness this, including tonight (7/28) at Trans-Pecos. with Marley G, DJ Jacksy and a mix tape party with Max Alper and Diamond Terrifier too.

The different shows will feature slightly different lineups, with special guests each night. The rest of the tour looks like this:

July 29 @ Shea Stadium with Beech Creeps

July 30 @ The Ho_se with Kneeling Bus, Alaina Stamatis and DJs Prince Rama

July 31 @ Silent Barn w/ Hollow Bush, Non Horse, DJ Scooba Ooba and video art by Arron Warren

Flyer for the "Bushwick Small World Tour" is below...

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