Recent Posts in tour dates - Page 3
April 16, 2015
The Dresden Dolls' albums Yes, Virginia (2006) and No, Virginia (2008) are being getting their first-ever vinyl release for Record Store Day 2015 (Saturday, 4/18) as a a three-LP set, The Virginia Monologues. To celebrate, The Dresden Dolls (who haven't played NYC since 2010) will perform a free show at Rough Trade as part of the store's RSD15 special events on Saturday. Amanda Palmer (who is very pregnant right now) and Brian Viglione will also be signing copies of the vinyl at the store. Their set is at 6 PM and free. Keep in mind that the L Train will not be running from 8th Ave - Bedford at all this weekend.
As for the rest of Rough Trade's Record Store day events, Sondre Lerche will also be there, performing on the mezzanine while the 78 Project cuts his set directly to a 78RPM record, Alan Lomax-style. There will also be sets from Lee Bains III, Howlin Rain, Saun & Starr, Lord Raja, as well as signings by The Buzzcocks (who play NYC tonight and NJ on Friday) and Kim Gordon. One slot in their schedule is still listed as "Special Guests" -- any guesses? Schedule is listed below and you can see what RSD15 exclusives the store is getting here. Rough Trade will be open from 8 AM - 11 PM on Saturday.
by Andrew Sacher
Cap'n Jazz/Owls/Joan of Arc/etc guitarist Victor Villarreal is currently in the midst of a short tour in continued support of this year's Sleep Talk. The tour comes to NYC on Sunday (4/19) at Leftfield with Living Room, Verses Narrow and Servant Girl. Tickets are on sale now. All dates are listed below.
Brooklyn's Verses Narrow, who now count former BoySetsFire drummer Mat Krupanski as a member, are releasing their new Loom EP soon and a full stream premieres in this post. Loom is rooted in the style of the '90s post-hardcore bands who pre-dated and influenced that decade's alt-metal boom -- think stuff like Quicksand and Jawbox and you've got a pretty good idea. And if you like those bands, this Verses Narrow EP could be your alley too. Listen below.
by Andrew Sacher
photo by Cheryl Groff
The Underground Railroad to Candyland is one of the many projects of the great Todd Congelliere (also of Toys That Kill and FYP, and the owner of Recess Records), and they're releasing a new album called The People Are Home on May 26 via Recess. First single "Th Ppl r Hm" does what the band does best -- it's punk that's raw and lo-fi, but also has a genuine pop sensibility. Check it out, premiering below with the album trailer.
Underground Railroad to Candyland and Toys That Kill are both touring this year, and Toys That Kill come to NYC on their run with Benny the Jet Rodriguez to play Acheron on June 23. Tickets for that show should be available soon via Ticketfly. URTC also play a NJ show in New Brunswick on June 24, and TTK play one in Trenton on June 25.
All dates are listed, with the new song and album trailer, below...
photo: SOAK @ SXSW 2015 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Charming young Irish singer SOAK has a video for new single "Blud" which is from her debut album, Before We Forgot How To Dream (out June 2 on Rough Trade). You can watch it below.
Last in the US around SXSW, SOAK will be back this summer for a quick tour, playing six shows on both coasts. The tour wraps up in NYC at Le Poisson Rouge on July 14. Tickets will be available soon through LPR's website. All dates are listed below.
April 15, 2015
What was your immediate reaction to the "sellout" stuff? Did you feel zen about it, or were you more like, "Fuck this"?Against Me! singer Laura Jane Grace already has two US solo shows coming up in May (including one in NYC - tix), and in the following two months, the full band will go on a North American tour. Support comes from former My Chemical Romance member Frank Iero and San Francisco's Annie Girl & The Flight.
I think that's the knee-jerk reaction that happens. Obviously, when I was 23 years old and going through this, people were physically trying to fight us, slashing our tires. Stuff like that puts you in a really dissenting place. I definitely, at times, had that attitude of "Fuck you." But the thing that I was taught with punk rock was: Think for yourself. Don't listen to what other people tell you. Be happy to live your life. So I've only ever made decisions based on the facts that I've known to be true. A lot of that, I'm sure, was hard to explain to people, especially if you look at an album like [2010's] White Crosses, thinking... well, obviously I was reconciling a lot of things in my life, and what happened next. I was still wrapped up in all that, so my narrative at the time of all of these records was completely different than other people's. [Laura Jane Grace to SPIN]
They're set to play NYC for Brooklyn's Northside Festival on June 13, but that show is still TBA. Meanwhile, they also have a NJ show on June 19 at Starland Ballroom. Tickets for the whole tour go on sale Friday (4/17). All dates are listed below.
Laura recently performed a solo acoustic rendition of "Pretty Girls (The Mover)" from 2005's Searching For A Former Clarity (one of the first songs to hint at her gender dysphoria) for the AV Club. You can watch that here. She was also just interviewed by SPIN for their new feature on revisiting past albums that the magazine awarded "Album of the Year." The album in question here is Against Me!'s major label debut, 2007's New Wave, and the excerpt above is of Laura talking about the accusations at the time of "selling out." You can read the rest of the interview here. Also, keep up with Laura's new advice column at Noisey.
List of Against Me! dates below...
photo: Phil Lesh at the Cap in March (more by Greg Cristman)
Netflix has picked up the exclusive rights to "The Other One: The Long Strange Trip of Bob Weir," the documentary about Grateful Dead co-founder, songwriter, guitarist and vocalist Bob Weir. According to Variety, the film "chronicles Weir's journey from his youth in Palo Alto, Calif., to becoming a global superstar as a member of one of the world's most influential and popular bands. The pic focuses on his partnership with Garcia and includes musical performances and archival footage, as well as interviews with Dead bandmates, colleagues, fans, family and Weir himself."
2015 is the Dead's 50th anniversary, and as you probably know, the band's surviving members (Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann) are playing shows in celebration. Three Chicago shows were originally announced and quickly sold out, and the recently added pair of California shows are now sold out as well. Like the Chicago shows, the original members will be joined by Trey Anastasio (guitar), Jeff Chimenti (keyboards), and Bruce Hornsby (piano) for the California dates.
Phil Lesh already had four shows at Port Chester, NY's Capitol Theatre lined up for this fall as well, and he's now added two more shows to the run happening November 1 & 5. Tickets for the new dates go on sale Friday (4/17) at noon, and you can still grab tickets (same link) for the previously-announced October 30 and November 6 shows.
Check out a trailer for "The Other One" below...
photo: RVIVR at Saint Vitus in 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Two socially conscious punk bands, RVIVR and War on Women, are playing shows with Propagandhi again, coming to upstate NY and Portland, ME in June.
Right after those shows, RVIVR and War on Women will play a small Brooklyn show together at Palisades on June 21. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
War on Women released their new self-titled album this past February on Bridge Nine Records. They have other dates too, which are listed, along with the video for "Glass City" from that LP, a stream of Propagandhi's "Failed States" and the video for RVIVR's "Goodbyes," below...
by Zack Baker
Local punks Outta Gas (mem Giant Peach, For Serious This Time, Cattle Drums) are a relatively new band on the NYC punk circuit but they've already become regulars in the scene. The band now has a follow up to their 2013 debut cassette on the way, a self-titled 7" EP out this May on Dead Broke Rekerds/Life On An Island/All In Vinyl (UK). We're premiering the first new single from that EP, "Every Minute," in this post.
"Every Minute" follows the frenetic pace Outta Gas set with their debut, loaded with careening guitar lines laid over a heavy-thudding drumbeat. The song has singer Alex using his broken shout, and his mile-a-minute delivery is a perfect fit for the song's runaway energy. It makes the two-minute runtime blow by in a breeze.
Dead Broke Rekerds is run by Mike Bruno from Iron Chic and Crow Bait, both of whom have played with Outta Gas before. Dead Broke has a knack for spotting great bands early, as they proved by putting out Beach Slang's first EP last year.
Outta Gas will be heading out on tour in support of the 7" over the next few weeks, with an album release show in Brooklyn at Legion Bar on April 24 with Inkmouth. No advance tickets for that show, but you can find more info here. Most of the other dates are TBA, but you can browse their tour schedule along with the premiere of "Every Minute" below...
photos by P Squared Photography
Jeff Beck @ Capitol Theatre 4/13/2015
Legendary guitarist Jeff Beck kicked off his tour with Tyler Bryant at Port Chester's Capitol Theatre on Monday (4/13), the first of many NYC-area dates for the two. Jimmy Hall, who fronted the '70s southern rock band Wet Willie, is vocalist for this tour which starts a three-day run at The Paramount tonight (tickets) before heading back to Capitol for another show Saturday (tickets). Pictures from Monday's Cap show in this post.
Meanwhile, Jeff announced a new live album, Jeff Beck Live+, coming May 5 via Atco Records. The album includes live versions of 14 of the virtuoso's hits recorded during his 2014 tour. In addition to the live cuts the record features two new studio tracks, "Tribal" and "My Tiled White Floor" (he played the latter at Monday's show). He's also currently working on two different books, the first official documentary focused on his career and is expected to release his 17th full-length later this year.
Jeff also recently added a string of midwest dates to his solo tour, which picks back up after the make-up dates with ZZ Top from their cancelled tour last year. All of Jeff Beck's upcoming dates along, pictures and his setlist from the first Capitol Theatre show and a live video, below...
by Andrew Sacher
photo: Residuels at Beerland in Austin
Philly garage punks Residuels have covered The Stooges and had the cover praised by Iggy Pop himself. They just opened the Philly stop of The Sonics' tour, and this Thursday (4/16) they'll be in NYC to open for the Buzzcocks show at Irving Plaza. So you probably have an idea of what you're getting from them -- classic-sounding stuff inspired by '60s garage rock and early punk -- and they do it well. Listen to their recent cassingle, "Valley Of Fire" (with Stoogers cover "I Got A Right" on the flip), below.
The Buzzcocks/Residuels show also has Otherworldy Things on the bill. Tickets are still available and we're also giving away a pair. Details below.