Recent Posts in tour dates - Page 3
September 29, 2014
UK duo Coves are singer Rebekah Wood and multi-instrumentalist John Rigard, who make a smoky brand of guitar pop, full of tremolo'd minor chords and reverbed atmosphere. The band's new album, Soft Friday, was released via Nettwerk earlier this month and you can stream a few songs and videos below, and listen to the whole thing over at Rdio.
Coves are currently on tour with The Raveonettes which makes a good match (if maybe a little too perfect) so if you're going to see them, its worth showing up early. The Raveonettes and Coves play NYC tonight (9/29) and Tuesday (9/30) at Music Hall of Williamsburg and tickets are still available.
All Coves tour dates, plus videos and streams, below...
by Bill Pearis
San Francisco's Cool Ghouls straddle a line between the present and the past. In tight with the current garage/psych scene, their sound also hearkens back to the days of Haight-Ashbury scene. Their sophomore album, A Swirling Fire Burning Through The Rhye, is out November 11 via Empty Cellar and was recorded live to tape by Sonny Smith of Sunsets fame and mixed and mastered by Mikey Young (Total Control, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, etc etc). The new album's opening cut, "And it Grows," is a great example of what Cool Ghouls do, ramblin' psych with twangy harmonies. It's a good one and makes its premiere in this post.
The band's only upcoming show at the moment is a Halloween show at SF's Thee Parkside. Hopefully they'll be heading East at some point. "And it Grows" plus another track stream off the new album, below...
With his big screen directorial debut out now, Stuart Murdoch is back in Belle & Sebastian mode and the group have just announced their new album, Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance, which will be out January 20 via Matador. The album, their first studio LP since 2010's Write About Love, was produced by Ben H. Allen III (Animal Collective, Bombay Bicycle Club), with longtime studio pal Tony Doogan on mixing duties. You can watch a promo video of the band making the album in Atlanta (Atlanta?) below.
Belle & Sebastian will be playing a few shows in North America this fall around their appearance at the 2014 ACL Festival in Austin, staying entirely below the Mason-Dixon line. They have also announced a NYC show for next spring, playing Radio City Music Hall on June 10. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (10/3) at 11 AM.
All dates, plus the album trailer, below...
New Zealand's Yumi Zouma were at one point supposed to be in NYC next month for CMJ, but they have decided to stay home so they can open for fellow kiwi Lorde on four big NZ shows. Now the synthpoppers will be in North America in November for shows on both coasts, including NYC at Glasslands on November 14. No openers have been announced but tickets are on sale now. All dates are listed below.
That Glasslands show is a release party for the band's new single, "Alena," which will be out October 7 digitally via Cascine and will also come out as a 7". (That's the cover art, above.) The track will also be on Yumi Zouma's next EP, due out in early 2015. In the meantime you can stream their EP from this year, plus check out a tour flyer, below...
As speculated when posters showed up in Williamsburg, Neil Diamond's first-ever Brooklyn show will in fact happen at Erasmus Hall High School, which Neil attended from 1954-56, as he confirmed on Twitter. The show's tonight (9/29), doors open at 5 PM and Neil goes on at 6. Tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis starting at 3 PM, and they're asking that no lines are formed prior to 3. You can also try to win them via a contest on Neil's Facebook.
Another flyer with more details below...
September 28, 2014
UPDATE: Yes it is.
As you may have heard, Neil Diamond is playing his first-ever show in his hometown of Brooklyn on Monday (9/29). They're announcing the location Monday morning, but posters are up in Williamsburg announcing that the concert will be at the site of his alma mater, Erasmus Hall High School in Flatbush. Neil, who also went to Lincoln High School in Coney Island, attended Erasmus from 1954-56. Other attendees of that school include his "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" partner, Barbra Streisand, as well as Marky Ramone, music mogul Clive Davis and others. It closed as a public high school in 1994 and was turned into Erasmus Hall Educational Campus, housing five separate schools.
UPDATE: Yes it is.
Wherever the show turns out to be, doors to the show open at 5 PM. Neil plays at 6. Tickets will be available on a first come, first serve basis. You can also try and win them through a contest on Neil's Facebook. Neil's new album, Melody Road, is out October 21.
Titus Andronicus @ Webster Hall earlier this month (more by Greg Cristman)
Titus Andronicus just played Webster Hall earlier this month with Buzzcocks and just mentioned on Twitter that they're playing somewhere much, much smaller on Monday (9/29): Cake Shop. The show, which is billed as a "private, 21+ event" and part of the "Newcastle Brown Ale Bartender Gigs" series, is free with RSVP. Also: "Newcastle Brown Ale and snacks provided." It's the band's only date on their schedule at the moment.
September 26, 2014
by Andrew Sacher
Canadian '90s/early '00s-era post-hardcore/emo band Grade have been active again for a few years now, and this fall they'll finally make their way back to the Northeast US for shows in NYC and Philly, both with NJ's Ensign. The NYC show happens November 28 at Saint Vitus with Jewel Heist and Regret. Tickets for that show are on sale now. The Philly show is the day after and they have a couple Canadian shows before then. All dates are listed below.
Grade released five full lengths in their time (as well as a handful of splits and EPs), the last being 2001's Headfirst Straight to Hell, and since reuniting they've put out a 2010 split EP with Bane which had them still sounding in good form. Their early records, including 1999's Under the Radar LP, their first full length for Victory Records and arguably their most influential release, merged melodic hardcore and emo and helped pioneer the screaming/clean-singing bands of the early 2000s. A couple years later, bands like Taking Back Sunday and Thursday would sign to Victory and help take this sound into the mainstream, but unfortunately Grade broke up before they had the chance to achieve that level of success themselves. Their stuff lives up well though. Revisit Under the Radar, along with a track from their 2010 comeback EP and their list of dates, below.
New Amsterdam Records is presenting an all-day event at MoMA PS1 on October 19 called Sound/Source, an "exploration of electroacoustic music in all its forms, featuring collaborations between legends, luminaries, and newcomers as they examine the interplay between human and machine sounds." The centerpiece of the event is electronic composer Paul Lansky's series of Idle Chatter granular synth compositions on the 30th anniversary of the series' birth, including a new live vocal arrangement performed by members of Roomful of Teeth as well as an eight-channel surround sound arrangement performed by Lansky himself. (Lansky's "Mild und Leise" was famously sampled by Radiohead on "Idioteque.") Additionally, Holly Herndon will offer her own interpretation of "Idle Chatter."
Also that day: a performance of Alvin Lucier's "I am sitting in a room" making use of the resonant frequencies in MoMA PS1's geodesic dome. Former Battles vocalist Tyondiai Braxton will also do a set, and pianist Vicky Chow will perform Tristan Perich's album-length piece, Surface Image, a collaboration which will be released next month via New Amsterdam (watch a trailer for the LP below).
Additionally, there will be a number of site-specific sound installations, from Nate Boyce & Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never) in the Boiler Room basement; Daniel Wohl with Olga Bell (Dirty Projectors) and Caroline Shaw in the rooftop Richard Serra room; and literal elevator music created by Lucky Dragons. There will also be a handcrafted instillation of electronic instruments from MOOG.
Tickets for Sound/Source are on sale now. Trailer for Surface Image below...
Weedeater in Chicago in 2013 (more by Jimmy Farabi)
North Carolina stoners Weedeater signed to Season of Mist not long ago, and are planning to release a new album for the label recorded by Steve Albini. Not many other details on that yet, but they did just announce a tour with hardcore rippers Full of Hell and the proggy Lazer/Wulf. That tour hits NYC on November 7 at Saint Vitus. Tickets for that show are not on sale yet but should be soon via Ticketfly. All dates are listed on the tour flyer below.
Full of Hell are also gearing up to release a collaborative album with noise veteran Merzbow on November 25 via Profound Lore. You can stream a track "Gordian Knot," which is one hell of a racket, below.
Weedeater tour flyer and Full of Hell/Merzbow stream below...