Recent Posts in tour dates - Page 2
March 26, 2015
by Bill Pearis
Odonis Odonis at Brooklyn Night Bazaar, 2014 (more by Ebru Yildiz)
Toronto's gothy, abrasive/ethereal Odonis Odonis are working on their follow-up to last year's Hard Boiled Soft Boiled, but in the meantime made a new video for "Office Sluts" from that record and you can watch that below. If you want to hear new stuff, you're going to have to go see them live when Odonis Odonis head out on tour with Ice Balloons, the funky conglomerate that counts TV on the Radio's Kyp Malone as a member.
by Andrew Sacher
Cambridge, MA indie rockers Sweet John Bloom (ex-Daniel Striped Tiger, Four Eyes, Lost Twin) have a sound that recalls Superchunk, Dinosaur Jr or your late '80s / early '90s band of choice. But while they may wear their influences on their sleeves, they know how to craft a good hook better than a lot of bands who do the same thing. Their debut album, Weird Prayer, was recorded with home state production hero Justin Pizzoferrato (who's worked with Dinosaur Jr), and it's due out this spring via Tiny Engines. Get a taste from the video for "Blood Moon," which you can watch below. Artwork and tracklist below too.
The band have two shows coming up at the moment, one in Brooklyn on April 24 at The Gutter, and then another in Cambridge on April 26 at Middle East Upstairs.
by Andrew Sacher
You may know New York trio Crying as a band that mixes chiptune and pop punk, but as their series of tweets screenshotted above points out, they're also huge fans of... Rush. And that's pretty apparent from their new single "Patriot," which is a departure from their earlier material. The song opens with an intro that bears an uncanny resemblance to Rush's "The Spirit of Radio," and the chorus bring in synths that recall Rush's mid-'80s new wave period. Not to mention Crying have a technical drummer who's a great fit for this kind of proggy workout. But when singer Elaiza Santos comes in with dream pop vocals, it's clear that Crying aren't just copying their heroes. They take on prog more like Mew or The Most Serene Republic, mixing it with more modern trends in indie. Listen for yourself below.
Crying are about to kick off a tour with Eskimeaux, but first they play a free NYC show on Friday (3/27) at Brooklyn Night Bazaar. That lineup's pretty great all around, with Crying's Run for Cover labelmates Teen Suicide headlining, plus Amanda X, LVL UP, Flagland and Washer.
Speaking of Eskimeaux, the Epoch member and Frankie Cosmos collaborator recently released the first single from her upcoming album, OK, which comes out May 12 via Double Double Whammy. It's called "Broken Necks," and it's an intricately-layered intimate pop song that would've fit nicely on former Carissa's Wierd singer Jenn Ghetto's S album last year. Listen below.
by Bill Pearis
(photo by Daniel Roland Tierney [via])
San Francisco's Male Gaze is the new band from Matt Jones of Blasted Canyons. He's got a strong melodramatic delivery, which gives them a gothy slant, but their music definitely leans on the "punk" in post-punk. Male Gaze just released a seven-song mini-LP, Gale Maze, via John Dwyer's Castle Face label (that Matt also helps run) and it's a real bruiser, hooky and danceable but hard-hitting and sneery. There's not a bum track on Gale Maze and it's not miles, sonically, from the stuff coming out of Denmark lately. Stream two tracks and check out the video for "Mr. Wrong" (which plays off the band's name), below.
Male Gaze are currently on a West Coast tour and play Seattle tonight. Let's hope they head east soon. All dates are listed below.
Syrian singer Omar Souleyman will release his new album, Bahdeni Nami, on July 28 via Modeselektor's Monkeytown Records. That's the cover art above and Modeselektor produced some of it, like the nine-minute "Enssa El Aatab" which you can stream below. Four Tet and Giles Peterson offer up production as well on the album.
Souleyman is in the US currently, playing the Treefort Festival in Boise, ID tonight, Slingshot fest in Athens, GA on Friday (3/27) and the Big Ears fest in Knoxville, TN on Saturday (3/28). He'll be back in May for a few more shows, including one at NYC's Le Poisson Rouge on May 22 with Tasseomancy. Tickets go on sale Friday (3/27) at 10 AM.
All dates are listed, along with the new song stream, below.
photos by Amanda Hatfield, words by Andrew Sacher
Ceremony @ BV-SXSW at Red 7 - 3/21/2015
Ceremony were just down in Austin for SXSW last week, playing a few shows including the BrooklynVegan Saturday party at Red 7. The shapeshifting band previewed a few songs from their upcoming album, and while people often use "sounds like Joy Division" to just mean "post-punk," these new Ceremony songs really sounded like Joy Division. Not a bad thing though, because Ceremony do it well.
Now the album's officially been announced, and studio recordings for two of the tracks, "The Separation" and "The Understanding," are out. Check them out for yourself in the band's new video (dir. Ross Thomas), below. The album's called The L-Shaped Man, and will be out May 19 via Matador.
The band also announced a few tour dates, including a NYC show happening July 1 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for that show will be on sale soon via Ticketmaster. They're also performing songs from the new album this Friday (3/27) at Kinfolk 94 (94 Wythe Ave in Brooklyn) at 6:45 PM. RSVP here, but admission is still first come, first served.
All dates are listed, with more pictures of their BV-SXSW set, the album artwork and new video, below...
Culture Club canceled their 2014 tour that would've included two shows at Beacon Theatre back in November. Boy George is on the mend and he and the rest of the band will be here this summer, including Beacon Theatre on July 27 & 28. If you had bought tickets to either of Culture Club's shows at Beacon Theatre, you have first shot at tickets via a presale that's happening now. There are Live Nation and Chase cardmember presales staring Monday (3/30) at 10 AM and tickets go on sale to the general public Thursday, April 2 at 10 AM. All Culture Club tour dates are listed below.
In other news, you may have seen Boy George as a guest judge on American Idol last night where contestants performed "Karma Chameleon" with him. Video of that is below.
The sold-out Coachella already announced its lineup and sideshows, and now the Do LaB Stage lineup has been announced. As the press release notes, "The Do LaB stage, unlike the festival's other five stages, will change its lineup each weekend. Musicians will come from afar - Berlin, France, Australia, England, and Spain - to play this memorable stage." The one exception is Lucent Dossier Experience plays both weekends.
Weekend 1 has Loudpvk, Sebastien Leger, Droog, Ooah, Fort Knox Five, Edu Imbernon, Cassian, M.A.N.D.Y., Russ Liquid, Mihkal, Coyote Kisses, Lane 8, Joe Kay x Jay Prince, Justin Jay, Jackal, Jai Wolf, Jesse Wright, Hayden James, Falcons, Clozee, Dirtwire, Till Von Sein, Bit Funk, B.R.E.E.D., Addatap and An-ten-nae>
Weekend 2 has A Tribe Called Red, Adam Freeland, Andrew Luce, Atish, CRNKN, Dance Spirit, Dr. Fresh, GoldRush, Hoodboi, Hunter Leggitt, J. Philip, Lisbona, Kraddy, Louis Futon, Mija, Morillo, My Favorite Robot, Patricio, Pomo, Redux, Robot Koch, Sabo, TasyTreat, Tropicool, Whitehorse and Worthy.
Also, you can watch a just-released GoPro video recap of Coachella 2014, below...
by Bill Pearis
Vancouver's sludgy, smudgy Weed are back with a new album, Running Back, which will be out April 7 via Lefse. (Limited edition pink vinyl is available to pre-order.) You can stream two songs off it, including "Yr Songs" which makes its premiere in this post. If you dig Dinosaur Jr and Swervedriver, then you'll wanna crank these up. Listen below.
Weed will be on tour in April, including an NYC show at David Blaine's the Steakhouse on April 3 with B'urnt, Big Huge and Mother Tongue. All tour dates are listed below.
photo: Slayer at the Theater at MSG in 2013 (more by Caroline Harrison)
Bonnaroo 2015 is just a few months away (June 11-14), and the fest now revealed its late night sets.
The Friday night has a "special late night set" on the What Stage from Deadmau5, as well as late night sets from STS9, Flying Lotus, Earth Wind & Fire, Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood, Odesza and Run the Jewels.
Saturday night has Bassnectar, Flume, D'Angelo and the Vanguard, Slayer, Superjam! and Tycho.
Watch a video about the festival's Late Nights, below...