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March 30, 2015


Longing for the days of Lollapalooza 1993 or bummed that you missed out on them? Primus and Dinosaur Jr have you covered. The alt/funk metallers and the guitar-soloing indie rockers are heading out on a tour together this summer.

The dates include two in the NYC-area: one at NJ's Stone Pony Summer Stage on July 24 and another at NYC's JBL Live at Pier 97 on July 30. Also another special guest TBA. Tickets for those shows go on sale Friday (4/3) at 10 AM, with a BrooklynVegan presale starting Wednesday (4/1) at 10 AM. Check back here Wednesday morning for the password.

There's also a presale for the whole tour happening now at Primus' site.

Meanwhile, you can catch Dinosaur Jr's J Mascis sooner when he opens for Dead Moon in NYC this June, and you can also catch Primus on their spring tour which hits Long Island in April.

Speaking of classic indie bands at Stone Pony Summerstage, BrooklynVegan is also presenting a Pixies / TV On the Radio show happening there in May (tickets).

All Primus / Dinosaur Jr dates are listed below...

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UnWed, the Brooklyn heavy rock band who feature members of Hot Water Music, Small Brown Bike and Primitive Weapons and are fronted by former HWM tour manager Neltie Penman, put out their debut EP on No Idea last year and they've since signed to 6131 for their first full length. The album's called Raise the Kids, and it will be out on their new label home on April 14. The album's new single, "The Innocent," premieres below.

UnWed also have dates coming up, including the previously-mentioned hometown show on April 30 at Saint Vitus opening for As Friends Rust, the reunited '90s/'00s band who hailed from the same Gainesville punk scene as Hot Water Music. That bill also includes Pagan Girls and Regret. Tickets are still available.

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

Continue reading "UnWed releasing new LP on 6131 (new song stream + dates)"

by Andrew Sacher

photo: KEN mode at BV-SXSW 2015 (more by Tim Griffin)
KEN mode

Winnipeg crushers KEN mode recently played some stuff off their upcoming sixth album, Success at one of the BV-SXSW parties, which we mentioned sounding closer to AmRep noise rock than their previous material. Now they've revealed the first studio recording from the LP, "Blessed," and the AmRep comparisons are even more apt here than we realized seeing it live. It seems very appropriate that the album was engineered by Steve Albini, mastered by his Shellac bandmate Bob Weston, and features an appearance by Oxbow's Eugene Robinson. (It also awesomely features members of Full of Hell.)

Success will be out on June 16 via Season of Mist. Watch the video for "Blessed," via Noisey, below.

KEN mode also announced a tour with fellow AmRep worshippers Fight Amp. That comes to NYC for a show on June 18 at Saint Vitus with killer local support from Pyrrhon and Couch Slut. Tickets for Vitus should be on sale soon via Ticketfly. All dates are listed below.

In related news, Fight Amp have announced the followup to 2012's Birth Control. It's called Constantly Off and will be out on June 9 via Brutal Panda. You can watch an album trailer with clips of new music, below.

Continue reading "KEN mode share "Blessed" from Albini-recorded LP, announce tour with Fight Amp (who also have a new LP on the way)"

by Andrew Sacher

photo: Nothing at Saint Vitus last week (more by PSquared)

Merchandise, who recently wrapped up a tour with Title Fight and Power Trip, and Nothing, who recently wrapped up a tour with Torche (which hit NYC last week), now announced they'll go on tour together surrounding both bands' appearances at Sasquatch. Making it a great triple bill, they're bringing Indiana sludge-gazers Cloakroom along for the ride too.

That tour hits NYC on June 6 at Palisades, the small all-ages Bushwick spot which seems likely to get packed for this show. Tickets for that one go on sale Friday (4/3) at 10 AM.

All dates are listed, with some song streams and videos, below...

Continue reading "Merchandise, Nothing & Cloakroom announce tour (dates)"


Massachusetts' Wilco-created Solid Sound Festival is back for its fifth year, taking place on June 26-28 at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA. The festival's creators return for two headlining sets on Friday and Saturday, with frontman Jeff Tweedy's solo project taking the top spot on Sunday. The rest of the lineup features a diverse set of artists including Real Estate, King Sunny Ade, Mac Demarco, Bill Frisell, Parquet Courts, Shabazz Palaces, Jessica Pratt and more. Single day tickets for the festival are on sale now and you can still get three-day passes too.

Check out the full lineup below...

Continue reading "Solid Sound Festival 2015: daily lineups + single day tickets"

by Bill Pearis


Doldrums' new album, The Air Conditioned Nightmare, is out next week via Sub Pop. It's a real step up for Airick Woodhead who this time out matches his kitchen sink approach to electronic music with a stronger sense of melody and more of a direct eye on the dancefloor. If you wished 2013's Lesser Evil had more songs on the same level as "Anomaly," the new album is for you. You can stream the whole thing (via FACT) below.

Right after the album's release, Doldrums' tour with his brother Daniel's band, Moon King, will start. Both Daniel and Maddy Wilde of Moon King are in Doldrums' live band, and they were terrific when I saw them last year. See them if you can, like at their two NYC shows: Mercury Lounge on April 17 (tickets) and Baby's All Right on April 18 with Malory playing as well (tickets).

Moon King, meanwhile, have shared another track from their new album, Secret Life, which is out April 14 via Last Gang. "Roswell" adds synthpop shininess to their shoegazy sound which is promising. Stream that below as well.

After their tour with Doldrums, Moon King will head to Europe for dates with TOPS and Unknown Mortal Orchestra. All Doldrums and Moon King tour dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Doldrums streaming new LP; Moon King share "Roswell" off their new LP; tour together starts soon (updated dates)"

This Is Hardcore 2015

This year marks the 10th edition of Philadelphia's annual This Is Hardcore festival, and the lineup is stacked as usual. From July 23-26 the festival brings hardcore to Philly including the Danzig-less Misfits playing the Danzig-written Earth A.D. in its entirety, The Exploited's first US show in over a decade, the newly-reunited Chokehold, American Nightmare, The Suicide File, Cro-Mags, H2O, Snapcase, Slapshot, Nails, Code Orange, Defeater, Power Trip (who just played our SXSW party), Bane (apparently making their last TIHC appearance ever), and many more.

Tickets for the fest go on sale Friday (4/3) at noon, including 4-day passes, 3-day weekend passes and single day passes. Day-by-day lineups are coming later this week, and afterparties at Underground Arts, Voltage Lounge and KungFu Necktie are TBA.

Check out the full lineup below...

Continue reading "This Is Hardcore 2015 lineup (The Exploited, Chokehold, The Suicide File, American Nightmare, Snapcase, Slapshot, more)"

by Andrew Sacher


Turnover's current tour hit the NYC-area twice this past weekend (opening for New Found Glory), and luckily for those who would like to see them somewhere more up close and personal, they now announced another run which hits NYC's Studio at Webster Hall on May 29, this time on a tour opening for Fireworks. Sorority Noise are on that leg too, and tickets for the NYC show will be on sale.

Fireworks also have a west coast run with Weatherbox, who played NYC earlier this month. All of their dates are listed below.

Turnover recently put out first single "Cutting My Fingers Off" from their upcoming sophomore album, Peripheral Vision (due 5/5 via Run For Cover), and today they put the video for second single, "New Scream." Both are the kind of atmospheric punk that fans of Title Fight, Pity Sex, Nothing, Superheaven and other stuff like that need to check out. Listen, with the list of dates, below.

Continue reading "Turnover release new song, announce tour with Fireworks and Sorority Noise (dates, video)"

by Bill Pearis


Low fi powerpop practitioners Warm Soda, who last year relocated from San Francisco to Austin, will release their third album, Symbolic Dream, on May 4 via Castle Face. That's the cover art above. Main man Matthew Melton's ability to cram in a crazy amount of hooks, choruses and solos into a two-minute song, as first single "I Wanna Go Fast" attests. You can stream that below.

The only North American date Warm Soda have is in Austin this Saturday (4/4) at Hotel Vegas, but the band will be heading to Europe for most of May and June, and all tour dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Warm Soda announce 'Symbolic Dream' & share first single"

by Bill Pearis

Damon & Naomi

Damon & Naomi released their new album Fortune in February which is another lovely record of hushed, folky pop. Fortune also serves as the soundtrack to a 30-minute silent film of the same name that was made by Naomi. You can watch the film and stream the album below.

They'll be heading to the UK for a few dates in April followed by an appearance at the Istanbul Film Festival where they'll perform a "cine-concert" soundtracking a screening of Fortune. Once back in the states, Damon & Naomi will play The Bell House on May 29 as part of the venue's "Boston in Brooklyn" series and the show is with Tanya Donelly (Belly, Throwing Muses) and Elisa Ambrogio (Magik Markers). Tickets are on sale. All dates are listed below.

There's also a "Boston in Brooklyn" event at The Bell House this Saturday (4/4) with The Sheila Divine, The Gravel Pit and Mean Creek. Tickets are on sale.

Luna in 2015

In related news, Damon & Naomi's old Galaxie 500 bandmate Dean Wareham is gearing up for Luna's first show in 10 years -- happening on LA on April 13 in Los Angeles -- followed by a tour of Spain. Since we last posted, the band have announced UK dates for August. We still await promised North American dates which should happen "later this year." All dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Damon & Naomi streaming 'Fortune' LP/film, playing NYC w/ Tanya Donelly & more; Luna add UK dates to reformation tour"