Recent Posts in tour dates - Page 3
March 7, 2014
by Bill Pearis
Future Punx at 285 Kent last year
Brooklyn's Future Punx just put out their first 7" via Dull Tools, and its songs "999" and "Living in a Movie" are two terrific slices of 1980-style synthy new wave. (Think Devo, Oingo Boingo, Wall of Voodoo.) You can stream it below and buy it tonight (3/7) at the band's release party at Death by Audio. It's a family affair with likeminded band Final Bloom, plus fellow Dull Tools labelmates Eaters opening, and Andrew Savage (who co-runs the label when not fronting Parquet Courts) on DJ duty. $7 at the door.
Future Punx have a few more shows coming up, including the BrooklynVegan-presented La Femme show at Glasslands on March 23 with Regal Degal playing as well (plus yours truly on DJ duty). Tickets are still available. They'll also open for Parquet Courts at Bed Stuy's Sugarhill Supper Club on June 11 (details on that show TBA). All upcoming Future Punx shows are listed below.
Duo Eaters, meanwhile, will release their debut album on Dull Tools/Driftless Recordings on April 22. Bob Jones and Jonathan Schenke met while touring with Frankie Rose and bonded over a love of early synthwave, motorik grooves and tape experiments. Jones was a founding member of Eternal Tapestry and Schenke engineered Parquet Courts' Light Up Gold. If you dig John Carpenter soundtracks and darkwave type stuff, the album is pretty cool. You can stream "Far" below.
And since we're on the subject of Dull Tools, the label will release Dental Denial, the new album from Austin's Beth Israel, on March 17. Not unlike Detroit's Protomartyr, the band do spare, jagged postpunk really well and use "bleak" as a positive. You can stream the whole album below. The band will be playing shows during SXSW so if you're going, keep an eye out.
And not to leave them out Final Bloom don't have much music out there at them moment -- just a couple demos on their Soundcloud -- but they're fully in the synthwave sonic landscape. Stream one of those demos below.
Future Punx dates, flyer and streams, plus Eaters and Final Bloom streams, below...
I think the thing that's really special is that this is the real deal. This is live. In today's music world, you go to a concert and you're getting a lot of playbacks. There's click tracks. It is what it is. I'm not hating on it. But this is the real deal. This is pure. We're not playing to a click. We're not playing to tracks. This is all live instruments. I'm singing all the vocals with these guys on vocals. It's purely organic. I think in today's day and age, it's very exciting for an audience to see something that has that much heart. [Adam Lambert to Rolling Stone]Back in 2011, we asked What's the worst example of a band replacing their singer? around the time INXS, Journey, and "Sublime With Rome" were all touring. Giving all three of those a run for their money, American Idol season 8 runner up Adam Lambert will tour as the lead singer of Queen this year, in place of the late Freddie Mercury. He's performed with the band before but this will be their first full tour together. Can't wait.
The tour, which features original members Brian May and Roger Taylor (but not John Deacon), comes to NYC for a show on July 17 at Madison Square Garden. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 14.
All dates are listed below...
by Wyatt Marshall
Napalm Death @ Gramercy Theatre, 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
We ran down all the 2014 Red Bull Music Academyevents yesterday, and one we wanted to shed a little bit more light on is the incredible Hardcore Activity in Progress show that will be going down at the Knockdown Center in Queens on Friday May 16. Tickets are on sale now.
"Hardcore" here doesn't imply the genre -- ambient experimentalist Tim Hecker is billed alongside grindcore legends Napalm Death, while noise originals Wolf Eyes cozy up with Bible On the Dash having Gunplay. ("This is our hardcore" says RBMA.) In fact, hardcore is one of the few genres left off the bill, which looks to be one hell of an eclectic night. Regis will provide techno, and Bastard Noise will provide insanity.
Red Bull Music Academy hosted Drone Activity in Progress at the Knockdown Center last year, and as anyone who went knows, it was a blast, with dozens of experimental electronic artists split across a number of stages throughout the cavernous venue. That night featured Vatican Shadow, Body/Head, Pete Swanson, Alberich, Pharmakon and many more -- for those who attended, it was surely one of the more memorable shows of last year. All the stops were pulled out, and I imagine that will be the case for Hardcore Activity in Progress.
The Knockdown Center is a little ways out there, so hopefully they'll be running a shuttle like they did last time. Full lineup and flyer below...
Flume at FYF Fest 2013 (more by Wei Shi)
Australian producer Flume has been posting studio pics which hopefully means we'll soon get a followup to his 2012 self-titled debut. But what we do know for sure is he'll be coming to North & South America soon for Lollapalooza Chile/Brazil and Coachella, and after that he'll be playing a few club dates including NYC at Highline Ballroom on April 14. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
All dates are listed, with a video, below...
Doug Gillard also plays a release party for his new album, Parade On (due out 4/8 via Nine Mile), at Glasslands on April 8 with White Lighters. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Billy Idol is playing The Space at Westbury on June 1. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.
The Whigs are playing Bowery Ballroom on April 24 with Nikki Lane. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.
GOASTT at the Seaport in 2011 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Sean Lennon's band The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger will be heading out on the road with another relative of rock royalty, Syd Arthur, the psychedelic UK quartet whose violinist is Kate Bush's nephew. That tour brings the two bands to NYC for a show on June 5 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for that show go on sale today (3/7) at noon. All dates are listed below.
Syd Arthur will also be in the US much sooner to play SXSW in Austin next week. You can check out their full SXSW schedule below. They also have a new album, Sound Mirror, coming out on May 20 via Harvest. This week, they put out the video for its first single, "Garden of Time," which you can watch, along with the LP artwork, below.
Onelinedrawing, the solo project of Far's Jonah Matranga, will release his new Kickstarter-funded LP, Me And You Are Two, on March 24. From its two singles, "I Really Love Yr Company" and "Free," it sounds like Jonah went the acoustic route, though he does bring in a bit of additional instrumentation on the latter. You can listen to both below.
Jonah's also heading out on a tour after its release that includes a NYC show happening on April 16 on Mercury Lounge with Jamie Stellini, in addition to two NJ shows. Tickets to the NYC show go on sale today (3/7) at noon. There's also an album pre-order option that gets you the new record, plus tickets to any date on his upcoming tour.
All dates are listed, with those song streams, below...
Bob Mould is in town as we speak on his Workbook 25 tour. He appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman last night and performed "See A Little Light" from Workbook. Video below. Tonight and Saturday he'll be at City Winery with Chris Brokaw (Come/Codeine) and both those shows are sold out. Next week he'll be in Austin for SXSW and after that he'll be back in NYC for the tribute to Paul Simon at Carnegie Hall on March 31 (tickets).
"It's been great fun revisiting Copper Blue and Workbook," says Bob. "But it's time to move forward." He just announced his new solo album is titled Beauty & Ruin and will be out June 3 via Merge. Made with bassist Jason Narducy (Split Single) and drummer Jon Wurster (Superchunk, Mountain Goats), Bob calls it a "mini epic." Stay tuned for more details. Meanwhile, updated tour dates are listed, along with Bob's Letterman performance, below...
Mavis Staples at City Winery in 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Staple Singer Mavis Staples stays in great form and continues to tour pretty consistently. She was last in NYC in November, and she'll be going on another tour which brings her back on May 19 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for that show go on sale today (3/7) at noon.
All currently known dates (more TBA) are listed, with a video, below...