Recent Posts in tour dates - Page 2

November 23, 2015

by Andrew Sacher

Der Panther

Der Panther recently relocated from Madrid to NYC, and they're also the latest artist to sign to the always-amazing Barcelona festival Primavera Sound's label. Their first release for the label will be the seven-track album Lux on May 18, and we've got the premiere of the video for "Gecko" off that album. It's a low-key, psychedelic electronic pop song and the very trippy video suits it perfectly. Check it out below.

According to the label, "the duo is intent on not appearing in person and during their live acts they perform inside a cube onto which they project images." You can see them do that in their new hometown on Saturday (11/28) at The Gateway (1272 Broadway in Brooklyn) with Gggasmess and Vasco Ispirian. It's a free show and the flyer is below. It's their only date at the moment.

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by Andrew Sacher

Anderson .Paak & TOKiMONSTA
Anderson Paak Tokimonsta

California R&B/soul singer Anderson .Paak (who's all over the new Dr. Dre album and who we profiled here) recently dropped two new songs. One is the '70s-soul/funk-inspired "Am I Wrong," a collaboration with Schoolboy Q, and the other is the danceable "Put It Down," his second collaboration with EDM producer TOKiMONSTA. Stream both below.

Anderson is also heading out on a tour with TOKiMONSTA later this month, and hitting NYC twice in December. They play Bowery Ballroom on 12/2 and Rough Trade on 12/3, both of which also have Two Fresh on the bill. Rough Trade is sold out, but tickets for Bowery are available.

All dates are listed below...

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November 21, 2015


Atlanta rapper Future put out four full length releases this year -- DS2, the Drake collab What A Time To Be Alive, and the Beast Mode and 56 Nights mixtapes -- and he'll be wrapping up this banner year with a New Year's Eve show at NYC's Pier 36 with a DJ set from Rudimental. It's part of the RPM-presented Big Week NYC and tickets are on sale now.

As part of the same series, Future collaborator Travi$ Scott opens for Nicky Romero and The Chainsmokers at Pier 94 on NYE (tickets).

Future put out a video for "Rich $ex" off DS2 this week. Watch that, with the list of all of his tour dates, below...

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November 20, 2015


NYC electronic musician Arca follows last year's debut album Xen today with Mutant, out on Mute (and featured on Rough Trade's top albums of the year). To celebrate the relase, he out put a brand new video for the song "Front Load," which is directed by frequent collaborator Jesse Kanda and not even a little bit safe for work (it's mostly closeups of genitals), so approach with caution. (Update: YouTube removed the video "as a violation of [their] policy on nudity or sexual content" but it's up now on Vimeo.)

Arca will be DJing at Williamsburg club Output on December 3 with Total Freedom and Shayne. Tickets are on sale now. It's his only upcoming date at the moment.

Earlier today, Arca collaborator FKA twigs was announced as part of the Tibet House benefit concert.

Check out the video and a Spotify stream of Mutant below...

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photo: Mac at BV-SXSW 2015 (more by Tim Griffin)
Mac McCaughan

Earlier this year, Superchunk frontman Mac McCaughan released his first solo album, Non Believers. Now he's released a one-track instrumental remix version of it called Staring At Your Hologram. Here's how Mac puts it:

Staring At Your Hologram is an album-length instrumental deconstruction / revision & remix of my Non-Believers record which came out in May 2015. The songs are sometimes still recognizable in their new shapes but have been sewn together into one long track.

For the most part I took away the drums and the vocals, rearranged some parts and brought instruments to the fore that in the original album were more of a bed for the guitars and vocals. Tape echo and reverb have been judiciously applied. If the most obvious influences on Non-Believers are bands like New Order or the Cocteau Twins, then for this version of the album i was drawing on a different part of the 80s landscape and trying to imagine what it would sound like if Arthur Russell or Cluster made an album by remixing the basic tracks. Unlike a record with singing and words and super-linear songs this is meant more as something you can put on and either pay attention to, or not.

Listen below.

Mac has a few solo dates coming up, but first Superchunk play two NYC shows (both sold out). The first is the stacked Ground Control 15th anniversary show at Webster Hall on 12/2 (with Titus Andronicus, Rainer Maria, Kurt Vile, Parquet Courts and many more) and the second is an intimate headlining show on 12/3 at Baby's All Right. Since we last spoke, All Dogs were added to that show which is a good fit for Superchunk. If you have tickets, it's worth showing up for them.

Meanwhile, All Dogs are on tour now with Frankie Cosmos, and that tour hits NYC this weekend at The Marlin Room at Webster Hall on Sunday (11/22). That show also has Epoch bands Eskimeaux and Florist, and tickets are still available. Updated dates are listed below.

All Dogs singer Maryn Jones is also a member of Saintseneca, who just announced a tour with Thao & the Get Down Stay Down and Little Scream.

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by Rob Sperry-Fromm

Eight Bells

Portland experimental doom trio Eight Bells are preparing a new album called Landless which is out February 12 on Battleground and was produced by the legendary Billy Anderson. They're now streaming the first song from Landless, which is called "Hating." The song plays like a refinement of what Eight Bells did more long-windedly on their last album The Captain's Daughter. There's a classical doom feel to this that's wedded to a modern sense of progressiveness, with reverb-y harmonies and organ melding creating a vivid contrast with the driving, powerful drumming of new member Rae Amitay. It's good stuff, and you can stream it below.

Eight Bells will soon be heading out on that previously-mentioned tour with Voivod and Vektor that hits NYC for a show at Gramercy Theatre on 2/7 (tickets) and then NJ at the Stone Pony on 2/11 (tickets). All dates are listed below.

Rae, the new drummer, is the Chicago-based musician who also drums for Thrawsunblat and fronts the excellent death/grind band Immortal Bird. Immortal Bird released their debut LP Empress/Abcess this year which, if you missed it, is an absolutely vicious series of catchy, grindy rippers. The band wears its influences (as IO notes, Converge and Pig Destroyer come most quickly to mind) proudly, but executes at such a high level that you're too busy headbanging to notice.

Stream the new Eight Bells song (via Noisey) and the Immortal Bird album below...

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photo: Iggy Pop in Austin in 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
Iggy Pop

The 26th annual Tibet House US Benefit Concert happens February 22, 2016 at Carnegie Hall, and the initial lineup has just been announced. As usual, it includes artistic director Philip Glass, and it includes the return of Iggy Pop, plus Basia Bulat, Sharon Jones, FKA twigs and Dechen Shak-Dagsay & Helge van Dyk. Tickets are on sale now.

Basia Bulat, who has a new band with Arcade Fire members and a Jim James-produced album on the way, also has tour dates of her own, including SXSW and NYC in April.

Scott Kelly & Bruce Lamont @ Funhouse - 11/19/15 (photo via Ernest Natur)
Scott Kelly Funhouse

NJ punks Crazy & the Brains are always up to something. We just posted their new "Brain Freeze" video and tour dates, including a show with Negative Approach at Jersey City venue Funhouse on 11/25. Funhouse is the venue run by the band themselves, which opened earlier this year. The description reads:

A new DIY music venue / art collective run By Crazy And The Brains. Located in the last remaining section of Downtown Jersey City yet to be revitalized, Funhouse marks just the beginning of our plan to give local artists and musicians a platform for expression.
Besides that Negative Approach show, they just hosted Scott Kelly of Neurosis last night (11/19) (anyone catch that?) and C&TB play there again on 12/5 with Smalltalk (mem Bouncing Souls, Worthless United). That's it for now but more shows are likely on the way. Check their calendar for more.

Crazy & the Brains have more dates of their own coming up, including NYC's The Bitter End tonight (11/20). All are listed below...

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photo: Framtid at Chaos In Tejas 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)

Okay now they're just spoiling us. In the past 24 hours we've learned that '80s-era Japanese hardcore legends G.I.S.M. are playing their first non-Japan show ever (Roadburn Fest) and the similarly beloved/influential Death Side are playing NYC in 2016. Now the relatively newer but no less furious Osaka band Framtid have announced a return to the US too.

Last here in 2013 for Chaos In Tejas (pictures), the band will come back in 2016 to play NYC on March 25 and Boston on March 26. Venues still TBA, but stay tuned.

Check out the flyer and a stream of 2002's Under The Ashes below...

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CJ Ramone & band
CJ Ramone

Last year, CJ Ramone (a Ramone from 1989 to 1996) released the solo album Last Chance to Dance, which featured Adolescents and Social Distortion members, on Fat Wreck Chords. He's on tour again in support of it, and will be through December.

After hitting a bunch of European dates, CJ returns to NYC to play Grand Victory on December 19. Tickets for the NYC show are on sale now.

All dates are listed, with a couple song streams, below...

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