Recent Posts in tour dates - Page 3

July 22, 2014

Kevin Drew w/ BSS at Williamsburg Waterfront in 2011 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
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Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew released his new solo album, Darlings, earlier this year, and has already come to the US to open Feist's solo tour and play a full band release show (with multiple Arts & Crafts musicians) at NYC's Bowery Ballroom, which happened after being postponed a few weeks in April. Now, he's announced a much longer North American tour which brings him back to NYC on September 26 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. No word yet on what his live lineup will be like this time. Tickets for the MHOW show go on sale Friday (7/25) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (7/23) at noon.

No openers announced for the MHOW show yet, but many dates are with J Mascis (who plays his own NYC show and also with Witch this week, 7/23). A few others are with Belle & Sebastian and one is with Thurston Moore. This month into August, Kevin's on a Canadian run with Modest Mouse (who have a few NYC-area dates after). All dates are listed, with a video from the new LP, below...

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July 21, 2014

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The 2014 World Cup is over but for those in NYC who want to keep some of it's locale's spirit can do so via the Brasil Summerfest which is currently underway and runs through July 26. Tonight (7/21) you have two chances to see singer Baby Do Brasil. She's playing a free after-work show at South Street Seaport and will later play The Blue Note (tickets). Then later tonight Tutu Morales and Francois K will DJ at Cielo (10 PM doors).

Tuesday (7/22) at Le Poisson Rouge it's the previously discussed Arto Lindsay show with Zs and Bigyuki (tickets). Also that day you can catch samba/reggae singer RogĂȘ who plays a free show at Hudson Square Music & Wine Fest at City Winery.

The rest of the lineup includes DJ Sany Pitbul and MC Junior at Lincoln Center Out of Doors on Thursday (7/24, free); and electronic act Baianasystem on Saturday (7/26) at Joe's Pub (tickets). Brasil Summerfest comes to a close with the Baile Funk Closing Party which happens Saturday at Glasslands with DJ Sany Pitbull, MC Junior, and Zuzuka Poderosa with Nego Mozambiqu (tickets).

All Brasil Summerfest shows are listed here.

Sustain Release

Sustain-Release is a new electronic festival coming to the Catskills this year from September 12-14 at Camp Lokta, a summer camp in Wurtsboro, NY. The lineup includes forward-thinking and experimental artists such as Blondes, Ital, Huerco S, Protect-U, Forma, Aurora Halal, Rrose, Person of Interest, Mike Servito, Bryan Kasenic, Clay Wilson, Xosar, MGUN, Antenes and more. Tickets ("limited to 500... strictly 4 the freaks") are on sale.

Full lineup below...

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by Bill Pearis

Courtship Ritual

Monica Salazar and Jared Olmsted are both from California but they met and formed Courtship Ritual here in Brooklyn. They describe themselves thusly:

Courtship Ritual are not a chillwave group, they are not a witch house group, they don't play EDM music and they don't play dubstep. Courtship Ritual are an original Post-Pop group of 2014, and their ditties are short, succinct and every one a potential swan song.
What do they sound like then? The most prominent components to these ears are Salazar's voice and Olmstead's liquid bass, giving Courtship Ritual a dark, mossy vibe. There's a little David J in there, maybe some early Eno or Japan, and they would make good openers for someone like Dum Dum Girls. The band's debut album, Pith, is out this week (7/22) on GODMODE (Shamir, Yvette). You can stream the whole album below.

Courtship Ritual have a couple NYC shows coming up. They play Palisades on July 31 with EULA, Pile, and Big Ups, and then they'll be back at Palisades on August 13 with Fasano, The Flag and Imperial Topaz.

Album stream and show flyers below...

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clipping

Earlier today we posted that Shabazz Palaces' album is streaming and now we've got news on their Sub Pop labelmates/future tourmates clipping. After that tour brings both clipping. and Shabazz (as well as others like Body Count, Fishbone, Trash Talk and many more) to NYC for the free AfroPunk Fest (8/23-24), clipping. will play more dates including Hopscotch and another NYC show that same weekend on September 7 at Glasslands. Tickets for the Glasslands show are on sale now.

All dates are listed, with the video for "Work Work" off clipping.'s new album, below...

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by Ian Chainey

It'll Get Worse Before It Gets Better cover art
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Somewhere, there's a band named Invincible that's like, "Huh."

Fucking Invincible is the new project from fellas from Dropdead and Daughters. Surprise: they're loud. They play a type of ultra-aggressive core that loves tossing '90s-styled jud-jud breakdowns into the maelstrom. Their new album on Atomic Action! Records is called It'll Get Worse Before It Gets Better, which you can stream in full below. It rages in tight, minute-long packages. The songs never outstay their welcome, using a one-and-done approach for segment construction. That means It'll Get Worse Before It Gets Better is the kind of record you leave on repeat. It also means the title is kind of a lie. It's pretty good from the get-go.

Fucking Invincible will hit the road September for a string of dates that run through the eastern half of North America. That tour hits NYC on September 27 at the Acheron. Tickets and support slots will be announced soon. All dates are listed below.

They also just played Connecticut last night (7/20) with Oathbreaker and Cult Leader, the touring package that will hit the Acheron on Thursday (7/24) for a BrooklynVegan-presented show that includes Young and In the Way, Badr Vogu and Meek Is Murder. Tickets for that show are still available and we're also giving away a pair. Details on how to enter to win, with the Fucking Invincible LP stream and list of dates, below.

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Jimmy Page

As discussed, Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page is releasing his autobiography, Jimmy Page, this year. Like we said, it's due out October 14 and features his first-hand account, along with 650 hand-picked pictures. In celebration of that, Page will come to NYC to discuss the book on November 3 at 92Y's Kaufmann Concert Hall. Tickets for that are on sale now.

Meanwhile, Led Zeppelin's first three albums were recently reissued but live shows are still out of the question.

Skinny Puppy @ Webster Hall in Feburary (more by Greg Cristman)

Veteran industrialists Skinny Puppy were last here in February and have just announced a late fall tour dubbed "The Alliance of Sound." Out on the road with them will be Irish/English duo VNV Nation, German group Haujobb, and LA EBM newcomers Youth Code. (If you haven't heard Youth Code's 2013 debut LP yet, it owes a lot to old school industrial and should pair well with Skinny Puppy.) The NYC stop of the tour happens at Best Buy Theatre on December 2. Tickets go on sale Friday (7/25) at noon.

All tour dates are listed below...

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by Andrew Sacher

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Places to Hide

Atlanta's Places to Hide put out their excellent debut album last year, and the band have now signed to Tiny Engines who will release their new EP, Wild N Soft, in October. They just premiered its first single, "Nowhere Bound," over at Stereogum, and like the stuff on their debut, it's strangely hard to classify. A little punky, a little stoner-y and a little indie pop, and it should appeal to fans of any of the three. Check it out below.

As discussed, Places to Hide have upcoming shows including a NYC show happening August 9 at Baby's All Right with Shockwave Riderz (the day after their Seaport show), G. Green and Black Pony. Tickets for that show are still available.

More dates have been added since we last spoke, and all are listed, with the new song stream, below...

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Jessie Ware

UK pop singer and Disclosure/SBTRKT collaborator Jessie Ware recently released "Tough Love," the single from her sophomore album of the same name which comes out this year. Now she's announced a tour which includes a few North American dates, culminating in NYC on October 28 at Brooklyn Masonic Temple. (That's a pretty cool place to see her.) Stay tuned for ticket info.

All dates are listed, with the "Tough Love" video, below...

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