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March 3, 2015

Kelela

R&B boundary-pusher Kelela is releasing the Hallucinogen EP on May 5 via Fade to Mind ahead of the release of proper debut LP, due some time this fall. First single "A Message" was co-written with Arca, and you can watch its video (dir. Daniel Sannwald) below.

Kelela will also perform at the MoMA Armory Party benefit (3/4) happening this week with DJ Alexis Taylor, DJ Ezra Koenig and more. Updated list of her dates, below.

Arca, who's also worked with Bjork, Kanye West, and FKA twigs, and is a solo artist on Mute, has announced a hometown show with past visual collaborator Jesse Kanda for April 8 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets go on sale Friday (3/6) at noon.

Kelela video and EP tracklist below...

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photo: Iceage at FFF Fest 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
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Iceage singer Elias Bender Ronnefelt's other band Marching Church already scheduled a few spring US dates, and now Iceage have announced a full international tour surrounding those. The new dates bring the Danish punks to NYC on June 16 at 315 Ten Eyck in East Williamsburg. That show and many others are with Australian punks Low Life, and making it an even better bill, NYC's Amen Dunes are on this one too. Tickets for that show go on sale Wednesday (3/4) at noon. All dates are listed below.

Meanwhile, the Marching Church dates include NYC shows on April 3 at a TBA Brooklyn location with Drew McDowall and April 4 at Acheron with Cheena. Tickets for both are still available. Marching Church also recently made a video for "Hungry For Love," which you can watch below.

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Purity Ring's second album, Another Eternity, is out today (3/3) via 4AD and if you haven't checked it out yet, you can stream it via Rdio, below. There's an NYC record release party tonight (3/3) at Elvis Guesthouse and, while the band won't be playing (they might be there though), there will be DJ sets from Blue Hawaii, Empress Of, and Kuhrye-00. It starts at 9 PM and free.

Meanwhile, Purity Ring's 2015 tour with Braids and Born Gold will start in May and hits NYC on June 2 at Terminal 5. Tickets for that show are still available, but they've added a second T5 show the next night (6/3). Tickets for the 6/3 T5 show goes on sale Friday (3/6) at noon.

Updated tour dates are listed below...

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TVOTR

Just yesterday we mentioned how TV on the Radio are touring this year but didn't have a NYC show scheduled. Well that changed quickly, as the band just revealed a show for May 20 at Kings Theatre with the wild Bo Ningen. Tickets go on sale Friday (3/6) at noon with AmEx and venue presales starting Thursday (3/5) at 10 AM.

TVOTR also have a couple shows with the Pixies and John Grant that are near NYC, including the BrooklynVegan-presented show on May 23 at Stone Pony Summerstage. Tickets for that show are now on Pixies presale. PASSWORD: SNAKES.

The BrooklynVegan presale starts Wednesday, and we'll post that password then.

TVOTR, Courtney Barnett, Shamir, Stromae and Boogie were also just announced for NPR's SXSW Showcase at Stubb's.

Meanwhile, Kyp Malone's solo project Rain Machine plays NYC tonight (3/3) at Cameo with Lewis Lazar and The Hydras, Aerial East, and Kelsey Lu. Tickets are on sale.

Updated TVOTR dates are listed below...

Continue reading "TVOTR expands tour, add NYC w/ Bo Ningen, NPR SXSW with Courtney Barnett; tix on presale for NJ show w/ Pixies"

photo: Michael Gira in Chicago last month (more by James Richards IV)
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The upcoming Big Ears Festival happening March 27-29 in Knoxville, TN, has been expanded once again. Like in past years, the festival will include a film portion, and a selection of that has been curated by filmmaker/musician Jim Jarmusch and Michael Gira, whose respective bands SQURL and Swans were already on the lineup. Like they just did In NYC, Jarmusch's band SQURL will perform scores to Man Ray's silent films. Here's more:

SQÜRL, film director Jim Jarmusch's band with drummer Carter Logan, will perform music that they wrote for several silent films from the 1930s by the legendary surrealist Man Ray. This project was premiered in late February in New York as part of WNYC's Silent Films, Live Scores program. SQÜRL, joined by lute virtuoso Jozef Van Wissem, also performed the score for Jarmusch's most recent film, Only Lovers Left Alive.

The occult electronic duo Demdike Stare will perform their re-scoring of 1922 silent Swedish/Danish documentary / horror classic, HÄXAN, Witchcraft Through the Ages. Technically filmed as a documentary about how superstition and the misunderstanding of disease and mental illness could lead to witch hunts, its dramatized sequences push it into the realm of horror films. It was originally banned in the United States.

Rounding out the Big Ears film programs for 2015, indie director Jim Jarmusch and Swans founder and leader Michael Gira have collaborated with the Criterion Film Collection in curating a program of select films, which will be screened on Sunday at Regal Entertainment Group's downtown Riviera Cineplex. Jarmusch's program is "Three in Black and White," an international triptych featuring Satayajit Ray's The Music Room, Aki Kaurismäki's La Vie de Bohéme, and Guy Maddin's My Winnipeg. Gira has selected a single film: the cult classic Eraserhead, David Lynch's groundbreaking feature film debut.

There will be a Bill Morrison retrospective too, during which jazz guitarist Bill Frisell's quartet performing Frisell's live score to Morrison's The Great Flood (like he did at MoMA last year).

These additions join Swans, tUnE-yArDs, Silver Apples, Perfume Genius, Grouper, Ben Frost and more. Festival passes are still available.

Updated lineup below...

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Matthew E White's lush, string-laden new album, Fresh Blood, is out next week and you can stream the whole thing over at NPR. Tonight (3/3) in Brooklyn, he'll be playing the album with a 30-piece orchestra at BRIC House, which is sold out.

In a more scaled-down manor than tonight's show, White will be going on tour next week, starting with appearances at the Savannah Stopover and SXSW, and will make his way back to NYC again for a show at Baby's All Right on April 6 with Wilsen and Karima Walker. Tickets for the Baby's show are on sale now.

All dates are listed below...

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by Andrew Sacher

photo: Runaway Brother at Baby's All Right in January (more by Amanda Hafield)
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Cleveland's Runaway Brother have already put out a couple songs from their debut LP, Mother (due 3/31 via Tiny Engines) (pre-order), and we've now got the premiere of a third, "Catch." I've talked before about how Runaway Brother make pop punk that's more musically ambitious than the genre tends to be, and "Catch" is a perfect example of this. On one hand, this is the kind of youthful stuff that fans of Modern Baseball and The Front Bottoms are bound to love, but on the other, there's dynamic and rhythmic shifts, delicate textures, and a building instrumental passage not often heard in this genre. Check it out below

Runaway Brother have a few tour dates coming up too. Nothing in NYC, but they're nearby twice this week for a Long Island show at Soul Sounds tonight (3/3) and they play a Trenton, NJ show with Tiny Moving Parts at The Rathskeller on Friday (3/6).

They return for Asbury Park's Skate & Surf Fest (May 16 & 17) with (appropriately enough) Modern Baseball and The Front Bottoms, as well as Cloud Nothings, American NIghtmare, Beach Slang, Hot Rod Circuit, mewithoutYou, Thrice, The Gaslight Anthem, Small Brown Bike, Defeater, Pianos Become the Teeth and more. Tickets are still available.

All dates are listed, with all three singles from Mother, below...

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photo: My Morning Jacket @ CBGB Fest 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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My Morning Jacket are back with The Waterfall, their first album in four years, which will be released on May 4. The album was recorded at Panoramic House in Stinson Beach, CA, a hillside studio that overlooks the Pacific -- a location that proved inspirational, says frontman Jim James:

For me, every record has the spirit of where we made it. Stinson Beach was so psychedelic and focused. It was almost like we lived on our own little moon out there. It feels like you're up in the sky.
You can check out first single "Big Decisions" below.

Already scheduled for appearances at Governors Ball, Bonnaroo and other festivals, My Morning Jacket have now announced a full North American tour. Support along the way comes from Hiss Golden Messenger, Lizzo (who just opened for Sleater-Kinney), Lucius and others. All dates are listed below.

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by Bill Pearis

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Seatle's Chastity Belt will be on tour with Courtney Barnett this spring, including three sold-out shows at NYC's Bowery Ballroom in May. You'll have one more chance to see them in NYC as BrooklynVegan is presenting a Chastity Belt headlining show at Rough Trade on May 22 (that's the day after the last Courtney Barnett show Bowery Ballroom). It's a late show (doors at 10:30 PM) with an opener TBA. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (3/6) at noon.

Chastity Belt's great new album, Time to Go Home, puts real snarl (and welcome humor) into jangly pop, and it will be out March 24 via Hardly Art. (Pre-orders are available.) Check out the video for the album's slow-burn title track below.

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Modest Mouse already released four songs from their upcoming album Strangers to Ourselves (due 3/17), and they've now put out a fifth, "Of Course We Know." Listen below.

The band have also announced a tour which includes three NYC shows: Webster Hall on March 18 and 19 (tickets on sale 3/6 at 9 AM) and a larger show, Celebrate Brooklyn at Prospect Park on July 22. Tickets for Prospect Park go on sale Friday (3/6) at noon with AmEx, Ticketmaster, and Celebrate Brooklyn presales starting Wednesday (3/4) at noon.

Night 1 of the Webster Hall shows is with Mimicking Birds, but no openers announced for the other two yet.

All dates are listed, with the new song, below...

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