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February 10, 2016

by Bill Pearis


Los Angeles band Crescendo make dreampop that both shimmers and snarls. The band's second album, Unless, is due out next week (2/19) via We Were Never Being Boring and is superior shoegaze pop that will appeal to fans of Eternal Summers, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Field Mice, and The Radio Department. Lovely new single "Tell" makes its premiere in this post and you can listen to that, along with a few other songs on the album, below.

Like a lot of bands, Crescendo will be heading to SXSW next and will be touring around it. Unfortunately they aren't heading any further east than Texas but all dates are listed below.

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photo: Smashing Pumpkins at Jones Beach in 2015 (more by Greg Cristman)
Smashing Pumpkins

As previously mentioned, the Smashing Pumpkins are going on an acoustic tour with support from fellow '90s-era great Liz Phair. That tour already includes NYC shows on April 4 and 5 at Beacon Theatre, and now includes a third on April 6. Tickets for the new date go on sale Friday (2/12) at 11 AM with a BrooklynVegan presale starting Thursday (2/11) at 10 AM. Check back here Thursday morning for the password.


A few tickets for the other two shows are still available (same link). Updated dates are listed below...

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A$AP Rocky and friends modeling his Guess line

We are in the midst of New York Fashion Week 2016, the glitziest time of year in the city. In addition to all the fashion shows, there are tons of parties, many of them with a music theme. Kanye West is throwing a big one at Madison Square Garden on Thursday (2/11) which will double as a premiere party for his new album. Tickets are still available.

Most of these NYFW parties, however, are much smaller and invite-only. But that never stops people from trying to scam their way in, though. For example, A$AP Rocky will celebrate his new limited-edition Guess Originals collection with a party at Lower East Side club The Box on Thursday. He'll perform, as will A$AP Twelvyy, Playboi Carti and Cozy Boys. Rocky's Guess Originals collection will be officially be available next week (you can order online now though), and for his line the familiar GUESS logo becomes GUE$$. He talked to The Hollywood Reporter about it:

I actually looked into the archives just to see what was available and after that my main focus was silhouettes and reconfigurations, because I didn't want it to fit exactly like those jeans back then, when they were so big and baggy. I wanted to give kids today knowledge of what Guess meant to Hip Hop and the urban community in the nineties and late eighties. From the drug dealer on the corner with the t-shirt, the rapper Nas saying 'When I get dressed, it's nothing less than Guess' and Tupac in the movie Juice
Elsewhere this Fashion Week...

There's a NYFW tribute to David Bowie happening at Electric Room below Dream Downtown on Friday (2/12). The band is made up of fashion people (Michael H, Andy Hilfiger, etc), but they're promising appearances by drummer Sterling Campbell (B-52's) and Earl Slick and others. Invite only.

Ra Ra Riot will perform at Gramercy Hotel's Rose Bar on Wednesday, February 17. Also invite only but they do play Webster Hall next month.

by Andrew Sacher

photo by Sonic Highlark
Acid Dad

You can probably guess what kind of music NYC's Acid Dad make from their name, and if you guessed psychedelic garage rock you'd be right. It's not too druggy or scuzzy though -- Acid Dad pack their songs with hooks and are clearly here to have a good time. Their debut EP Let's Plan A Robbery comes out February 26 digitally and on cassette via Knife Tapes, and we've got the premiere of its track "Don't Get Taken." Check it out, along with the previously-released "Fool's Gold," below. You can pre-order the cassette now.

Acid Dad have tour dates announced from this month through late April. Strangely enough, those don't include any NYC shows, but they play here all the time (Oh My Rockness named them one of the hardest working local bands of 2015). Surely they'll schedule another hometown show soon.

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by Andrew Sacher

photo by Josh Wool
Sam Beam Jesca Hoop

Iron & Wine main member Sam Beam has teamed up with fellow indie-folk singer Jesca Hoop for a collaborative album called Love Letter for Fire. It's due April 15 via Sub Pop, and the first single is the gentle, warm-sounding "Every Songbird Says." Check it out, with the artwork and tracklist, below (via Pitchfork).

Other contributors on the album include Wilco's Glenn Kotche, Robert Burger, Eyvind Kang, Sebastian Steinberg, and Edward Rankin-Parker. It was produced, recorded and mixed by Tucker Martine.

Sam and Jesca will also support the album on a tour with New Zealand Dead Oceans signee Marlon Williams opening. Th tour hits NYC on May 20 at Town Hall. Tickets go on sale February 19 at noon.

All dates are listed below...

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House of Pain

Veteran LA rap group House of Pain, best known for "Jump Around," are reuniting once again this year around St. Patrick's Day like they did in 2010. A few shows are announced, including Boston on St. Patrick's Day proper, followed by two NYC-area stops.

The NYC-area shows happen at Wellmont Theatre on March 18 and Irving Plaza on March 19. Tickets for those shows go on Live Nation/Music Geeks presales today (2/10) at 10 AM (passwords = "awards" and "musicgeeks"). General on-sale starts Friday (2/12) at 10 AM. All dates are listed below.

In other old-school hip hop news, production group Organized Noize, who famously worked with OutKast, Goodie Mob and more, are subject of a new documentary called The Art of Organized Noize which is premiering at SXSW. A week later the masses can see it too -- it will be on Netflix starting March 22. OutKast appear in the trailer, as do Future, Puff Daddy and more. Watch that below.

Another upcoming rap documentary is End of Malice on Clipse member No Malice. The doc includes appearances by his Clipse partner Pusha T and frequent collaborator Pharrell. It comes out on March 27 on Revolt TV, and there will also be a film tour which hits NYC on March 2 at AMC Loews 19th St. East 6. Tickets for that screening are on sale now. All dates are listed, with the trailer, below.

On a more R&B-oriented note, the 'Ladies Night R&B Super Jam' takes place Friday (2/12) at Barclays Center with Jodeci, Faith Evans, Jagged Edge, SWV, The Lox, Carl Thomas, Blackstreet, Total and Black Rob. Tickets are available.

Tickets for the recently-announced Slum Village, Black Milk and Guilty Simpson show at Higline Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Freddie Gibbs show at the same venue also go on sale at noon.

For something newer, Iamsu, fresh off playing SOB's two weeks ago, returns to the venue on March 24 with Ishdarr, Stro and DonMonique. Tickets are on sale.

More upcoming hip hop in NYC includes Future, Kanye West, Del The Funky Homosapien, Mobb Deep, Pusha T, Rockie Fresh, Jazz Cartier, Flatbush Zombies, Lauryn Hill, Kool Keith, and still more.

What else?

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Beyonce recently announced a tour which includes NYC's Citi Field on June 7. The presale for that started yesterday (2/9) and quickly sold out, but now she's added a second show for the next night (6/8) at the same venue. Tickets for this one go on BeyHive presale (password = "formation") and VIP presale today (2/10) at 10 AM, and AmEx presale today at noon. General on-sale for both shows begins February 16 at 10 AM.

As you already know, Beyonce recently dropped her new single "Formation." Her stylist says the new album is finished. Watch the "Formation" video, with the updated list of tour dates, below...

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February 9, 2016

by Bill Pearis

Kyle Forester

You may know Kyle Forester as the affable, often wisecracking keyboardist for The Ladybug Transistor (and it's offshoot O/R/F) and Crystal Stilts. He makes music under his own name, too, having released Forester Sings Stein in 2012 and will release the self-titled Kyle Forester LP on May 20 via Flying Moonlight Records. The first single is the LP's bouyant opening number, "Won't Go Crazy Tonight," that is in the same pop ballpark as Nada Surf. You can stream it below.

You can catch Kyle in NYC this weekend as he'll play Cake Shop on Saturday (2/13) with The Hairs and Glitter. Tickets are on sale and flyer for that show is below.

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Future's upcoming tour with Ty Dolla $ign hits NYC on February 27 at Hammerstein Ballroom for a show that sold out a while ago. If you missed out on getting tickets though, or just want to keep the party going late that night, you're in luck. Future is squeezing in a late-night live show at Stage 48 (2/27) which goes from 11 PM to 4 AM. It's with DJ Bobby Trends, DJ Triple Threat, DJ Spade and Frank Roth. Tickets are on sale now.

This past weekend, Future released his new album EVOL, his second full-length release of 2016. Stream "Low Life" (ft. The Weeknd) off that, with his updated list of tour dates, below...

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photo: The Sonics @ The Bell House 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
The Sonics

Last year, garge punk progenitors The Sonics released their first new album in nearly 50 years. In 2016 they're going on the first ever full North American tour in their history. Also on the tour will be Barrence Whitfield & The Savages and The Woggles, and dates include a stop at Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg on June 4. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (2/12) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (2/10) at noon.

All tour dates, which include an appearance at Sled Island in Calgary, are listed below...

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