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July 24, 2014

By Ian Chainey

Cro-Mags at FFF Fest in 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
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John Joseph: Cyclist on the scene, philanthropist, author, health nut, master juicer. Oh, and sometimes he fronts a band. He has been known to do that. You know, NYHC legends. No big thing.

Cro-Mags have a few upcoming shows on the horizon. Along with some stops in Canada and back-to-back dates at Hartford, Connecticut's Webster Theater for TNT Fest, Joseph and company will play NYC's Saint Vitus on October 3 with Heavy Chains and further support slots to be filled soon. Tickets go on sale Friday (7/25) July 25 at noon.

All of the dates along with a video of Cro-Mags in action and Heavy Chains demo appears appear below.

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July 23, 2014

by Ian Chainey

Prince / Slayer's Kerry King jamming on slugs
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According to me, slugs are the most terrifying thing on the planet. Crawling bags of snot? Yeah, pass. Even typing the word makes me want to pour a protective circle of salt around myself at all times.

So it's with the utmost horror that I pass along the new Tumblr Slug Solos. The collection is courtesy of @michaelmphysics, the same brain behind Bass Dogs. The concept? Simple: "Some guitarists' solo faces look like they've just realised they're holding giant slug creatures." He's right. I've also soiled myself. You can check out a few of Michael's more (like the Prince one above) below, and see the rest here. The Kerry King one is our own creation though.

That said, there are some slugs I can get down with. A couple weeks back, Invisible Oranges reviewed Gastronomicon, the newest album by death metal band Slugdge. The theme is as nutty as the name, sliming up Lovecraftian tales about an ancient species of interstellar/inter-dimensional, you guessed it, slugs. Here's a taste of the lyrics:

Rhaexorog the lord of all, protector of what lies beyond/the greatest of the chosen ones, anointed of the netherslugs!
But don't let appearances make you think this is just a gimmick. Slugdge actually rip, like a crazy combination of Carcass, Demilich, Edge of Sanity, and Arcturus. All hail Mollusca the Greatfather.

More pics from Slug Solos appear below along with streams for two Slugdge albums.

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by Bill Pearis

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Keven Tecon logged time in San Fancisco bands Wax Idols and Soft Moon but left the drummers seat of both to form his own group, Vaniish. The new quartet -- featuring fellow Wax Idols member Amy Rosenoff  as well as Bay Area scene regulars Adam Beck and Nick Ott (drums) -- released their debut album, Memory Work, in June. As you might expect from the lineage (and band name), this is chilly stuff, ranging from pounding post-punk to more ethereal creations. If you're predisposed to the dark side, give this a listen below.

Vaniish will be in coming to NYC in September for a couple shows: Glasslands on 9/1 with Christines, INTERVAL and Winkie, as well as Weekend's Shaun Durkan on DJ duty (tickets). Then they'll play the 9/3 edition of Nothing Changes with fellow San Franciso band Offing, and Tiers.

Vaniish album stream below...

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DJ Spinn's set at Pitchfork 2014 (more by James Richards IV)
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Forward-thinking electronic label Hyperdub turns 10 this year and in celebration of that they're releasing four compilations, the first two of which are already out, featuring material from the label's artists including Burial, Jessy Lanza, Cooly G, the late DJ Rashad, Kuedo, DVA and more. Many Hyperdub artists will also be heading out on a label tour of North America which hits NYC on September 18 at Verboten with label founder Kode9, Scratcha DVA, DJ Spinn b2b Taso, Ikonika, Jubilee and Star Eyes. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

All dates are listed, with Kode9's minimix of the first compilation, below...

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by Ian Chainey

Om at the Met in 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
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Masters of metallic hypnosis, Om have been touring in short bursts this year. Back in April, they played a handful of dates out west. In October, eastern drone-heads get their opportunity to check out the doomy and dubby trio along with the supergroup Watter that features members of Grails and Slint. The bands have announced stops in places like Boston, Philadelphia, and Chicago. The two will play NYC's Le Poisson Rouge on October 5. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 25. The full tour schedule appears below.

Of course, the reason Om make these short, regional hops is because their members have packed planners. Al Cisneros is set to tour with Sleep in August, including a stop at NYC's Stage 48 on August 25. In case you missed it, Sleep also exhaled a song for the first time in 20 years. Emil Amos -- who also plays in Grails -- put the finishing touches on his solo Holy Sons album The Fact Facer which will see release through Thrill Jockey on September 23 (preorder). And Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe has his share of engagements under his Lichens moniker.

As for their future stage-sharers Watter, the Zak Riles, Tyler Trotter, and Britt Walford band released their debut This World in May. Like Om, the band emphasizes musical mysticism and weaves together many styles to create expansive soundscapes apt for meditation.

All tour dates are listed, along with a live video of OM and streams from Holy Sons and Watter,  below...

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photos by Chris La Putt

Juicy J @ T5 - 7/22/14
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"How many people know the history of Juicy J?" said Juicy. "What y'all know about that Three 6 Mafia?" From that moment on Juicy took us back to the 2000s, with "Poppin My Collar," "Sippin' on Some Syrup," "Slob on My Knob" and of course "Stay Fly."

For the entire set--which was much longer than one would have expected--Juicy had the crowd hype as he took everyone down memory lane. For over two decades he has seen success with Three 6 Mafia and as an individual artist. He even took a moment to ask the crowd if he should quit. That thought was quickly put to rest, as he ended his performance with "We in this Bxtch" and "Show Out."

I mean, if he did retire, who would supply the world with ratchet music? [XXL]

Juicy J is currently on another leg of his 'Never Sober' tour ahead of the release of his planned new LP, The Hustle Continues. The tour brought him through NYC last night (7/22) for a big show at Terminal 5 that saw him playing plenty of his recent hits ("Bandz a Make Her Dance," "Show Out," etc), other peoples' recent hits that he guests on (like Katy Perry's "Dark Horse" and Miley Cyrus' "23"), some cuts from his time in Three 6 Mafia and more. His older brother/collaborator Project Pat was supposed to open, but at the last minute he was replaced by Vinny Cha$e + Kid Art and Grafh. Pictures from the show are in this post.

More, with a video and the setlist, below...

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Jessie Ware, who features on the new SBTRKT album, recently announced a new album and tour which brings her to NYC on October 28 at Brooklyn Masonic Temple. We said to stay tuned for ticket info but have since realized that the only way to get in to all shows on the tour is via a ballot on her site. Registration is open through July 28 at noon UK time, and if you end up being one of the lucky ones, you'll find out by July 30 with a link to buy tickets. Jessie adds, "your name will be printed on each ticket so you can't flog them to touts!"

Glass Ghost

Glass Ghost, whose lineup includes vocalist/producer Eliot Krimsky (also of Here We Go Magic and founder/drummer Mike Johnson (also of Dirty Projectors), are set to release a new album, LYFE, on September 16 via Western Vinyl. The album features contributions from Brian Betancourt of Hospitality, Joan Wasser of Joan As Police Woman, Dirty Projectors' Nat Baldwin, and ex-TEEN member Jane Herships. We've got the premiere of a new single from the album, "Sound of Money," which is a nice dose of arty pop that should appeal to fans of the other projects these guys are in. You can stream that, with the LP tracklist, below.

Glass Ghost are also performing during the Sound + Vision Festival. They play the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center Amphitheater on August 5. Here's what Lincoln Center's site says about the performance:

Centering around the music of the band Glass Ghost, the visual component of this show is based on audience data, which is mined by LYFE™, a fictional company that identifies, analyzes, and advertises users emotions. Pre-show, participants take the MyLyfe™ survey, which asks them for a selfie, their online behavior, and drawings of a better future. During the show, as the music of Glass Ghost plays, audience members witness themselves and their data on the a screen--watched, quantified, and advertised, and then digitally disrupted as the LYFE™ software acquires an error and all data is erased and forgotten. The audience is then given a chance see their authentic selves laid out in front of them. LYFE™ is a music-video concert and audience participatory work in progress set for its world premiere in April 2015.
Tickets are still available.

Song stream below...

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by Bill Pearis

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You may know Joel Gion as the mutton-chopped tambourine player in Brian Jonestown Massacre whose sense of humor and wry asides made him a scene-stealer in BMJ doc DiG!. (You may also know him from that one episode of Gilmore Girls.) Joel is still with the BJM but he's got a solo album, Apple Bonkers, out on August 19 via The Reverberation Appreciation Society.

If you're a Jonestown follower, you might recognize some of the people who play on the album: Matt Hollywood, Daniel Allaire, Miranda Lee Richards, Pete Holstrom (to name a few). Says Joel of the album:

With all the BJM members now living  so spread out across the world, I found myself increasingly missing the album making process. This feeling of disconnect is what kick started me into exploring my own song writing process and turned out to be a hugely important piece of self discovery. No more time for my beloved laziness. So I made my own music with a with bunch of friends in the studio coming and going and having a great time creating. I think a lot of people are going to be surprised by this album.
With the musicians involved, it's no surprise that sonically it's firmly in the BJM's psychedelic '60s wheelhouse, but this is pretty together stuff and Gion has more up his sleeve than a tambourine. (He's not a bad singer, either, if you were wondering.) Hear for yourself, we've got the premiere of the Apple Bonkers' "Dart" which you can listen to, along with another track from the album, in this post. If you pre-order the LP you get an instant download of those two tracks.

No North American tour plans at the moment, but Joel Gion (with members of the BJM) are currently in the UK and those dates listed below. (He has another band, The Primary Colours, but that's not who is on this tour.) Joel says the band plans to be on the road on our continent later this year, stay tuned.

While we're on the subject, the Brian Jonestown Massacre released their 14th album, Revelation, earlier this year and it's by far the best thing they've done in ages. Post-DiG!, it's been easy to forget that people liked the BJM for the music before the onstage bust-ups. Anton Newcombe seems to have it together these days and Revelation is full of memorable melodies and not too much of the lengthy jamming which the band's late-'00s LPs were full of. If you dug Take it from the Man and Their Satanic Majesties' Second Request, you should definitely give this one a spin. It's streaming on Rdio. No North American BJM dates either.

Joel Gion streams, LP art and tracklist, and tour dates, below...

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Muscle & Bone
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Asheville's Muscle & Bone and Pennsylvania's Young and Heartless both have solid albums out this year -- Peace & Light and The Pull of Gravity, respectively -- and now the two bands are gearing up for a tour together in early August. We at BrooklynVegan are happy to announce we're presenting the NYC stop of that tour, which happens August 5 at Palisades (906 Broadway) in Bushwick. Also on that show is another Penn. band Placeholder and one more TBA. Doors are at 8 PM and $8 tickets are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

Muscle & Bone recently made a video for the new album's title track, which was shot by Adam Gross and Thomas Mims. Check out that video, with streams from the other two bands on the Palisades show, and the list of tour dates, below...

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