Recent Posts in tour dates - Page 3

September 12, 2014

iLoveMakonnen at Warm Up last week (more by PSquared)

Buzzy, Drake-approved rapper iLoveMakonnen had two NYC shows scheduled including one for tonight (9/12) at Gramercy and another for September 25 at Baby's All Right. Tickets for the Baby's show are still available, but tonight's Gramercy show has been cancelled. Refunds are available. Instead, Makonnen will now play another NYC show on Tuesday, October 21 at SOB's. That's the first night of CMJ but it's not clear yet if it's an official show. Tickets are on sale now. Stay tuned for possibly more CMJ shows.

Makonnen isn't the only good hip hop show in NYC that was recently announced. Here's a roundup of a few of the others...

Open Mike Eagle, whose great Dark Comedy LP came out earlier this year, plays a NYC show on October 14 at Glasslands with an all-around impressive lineup of Serengeti and Billy Woods. Tickets are on sale now.

Power 105.1 Powerhouse returns to Barclays Center on October 30 this year with J. Cole, Ne-Yo, Jeezy, Kid Ink, T.I., Childish Gambino, French Montana, Migos, Tinashe, and another newly buzzed-about rapper, Bobby Shmurda, whose single "Hot Nigga" has gone pretty viral thanks to Bobby's "Shmoney Dance" in the video which since inspired the song "Shmoney Dance" by Rowdy Rebbel, featuring Bobby Shmurda. You can watch both of those videos below. Tickets for Power 105.1 Powerhouse are on AmEx/Live Nation presale now, with a general on-sale starting Monday (9/15) at 10 AM.

Kevin Gates, who was already in town for a couple of his own shows earlier this year, will return to open for B.o.B. on November 24 at Irving Plaza. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Joell Ortiz of Slaughterhouse is releasing a new album, House Slippers, and celebrating on Tuesday (9/16) at SOB's. Tickets are on sale.

Fabolous was supposed to play BB King's on August 23, but that show ended up being rescheduled to September 27. Tickets are on sale and all tickets from 8/23 will be honored. Fabolous also plays the Def Jam 30th anniversary celebration at Barclays Center.

Those are of course just a few of the many great hip hop shows coming up in NYC. Other previously discussed shows include Vince Staples, Tyler the Creator, Wu-Tang / Dipset, The Weeknd / Schoolboy Q, Vic Mensa / Iggy Azalea, Ab-Soul (which Bas was added to), Big K.R.I.T., Joey Bada$$, Run the Jewels, Flatbush Zombies / Underachievers and still more. What else?

Bobby Shmurda videos below...

Continue reading "hip hop roundup: iLoveMakonnen, Bobby Shmurda, Open Mike Eagle, T.I., Migos, J. Cole, Kevin Gates, Ab-Soul, more"

by Bill Pearis

September Girls

Irish band September Girls released their debut album, Cursing the Sea, back in January via UK indie label Fortuna Pop. Here's what I wrote then:

Let's just get this out of the way: Yes, it's another "______ Girls" band who draw inspiration from Phil Spector, VU and JAMC/C-86, but Dublin, Ireland's September Girls are quite good at what they do. (Yes their name comes from the Big Star song "by way of The Bangles.") Four of the five members (two of which were in The Chalets if you remember them) write and sing so there's some variation in the songs. Their debut album, Cursing the Sea, came out a couple weeks ago in the UK via Fortuna Pop (home of Joanna Gruesome and Shrag). I'm pre-disposed to like this kind of thing but I think it's definitely superior product.
Their album is finally getting a Stateside release via Kanine on November 25. The band played SXSW this year and will return to North America for CMJ next month. So far there are two shows on their schedule: the Oh My Rockness showcase on October 21 at Cameo with Mannequin Pussy, Vasudeva, Amanda X, and headliners PINS; and the Kanine/Insound showcase at Brooklyn Night Bazaar on October 24 with Frankie Cosmos, Flowers, Beverly and Only Real. Tickets to the Cameo show are on sale now and the BKNB show is free.

Stream a few September Girls songs below...

Continue reading "September Girls' debut LP getting US release, playing NYC during CMJ (dates, streams)"

Thee Oh Sees at Death by Audio in June (more by PSquared)
Thee Oh Sees

John Dwyer and his new lineup of Thee Oh Sees were in NYC for Northside earlier this summer and the band seems fully back in the groove as they just announced a full fall tour. That comes to NYC for two shows: Bowery Ballroom n November 18 and Warsaw on November 21. Both shows are with Jack Name and tickets to both shows will go on sale September 19 at noon, with an AmEx presale for the Bowery show beginning September 17 at noon.

The days inbetween Thee Oh Sees' two NYC shows are currently open for the band and also happen during the last week Death by Audio will be open. Might they pay a visit one last time? All dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Thee Oh Sees touring this fall, playing two NYC shows with Jack Name (dates)"


The reunited Luscious Jackson released Magic Hour and played their first NYC show in ages last year. They've got a couple dates on the horizon, including their first-ever Brooklyn show, at The Bell House on November 22. No openers as of now but tickets are on sale. Dates are listed below.

Meanwhile, there are new reissues of bandmembers' solo albums -- Jill Cunniff's City Beach and Gabby Glaser's Gimme Splash -- both of which came out in 2007 and now have bonus tracks. They're available through most digital outlets and can be streamed, via Rdio, below...

Continue reading "Luscious Jackson playing first-ever Brooklyn show & other dates; Jill Cunniff & Gabby Glaser reissue solo LPs (stream)"

by Andrew Sacher

Vince Staples

Odd Future/Black Hippy collaborator Vince Staples already has a few impressive mixtapes under his belt, like 2013's Stolen Youth and this year's Shyne Coldchain Vol. 2, and he's planning to put out his first commercial release, the Hell Can Wait EP, on September 23 via Def Jam. So far two of its singles have been released, "Blue Suede" and "Hands Up," both of which are dark self-serious songs. "Hands Up" especially, which isn't named for the hype phrase that you might have guessed it was, but as a response to the recent reports of police brutality across America. Check both out below.

Vince is on board for Odd Future's Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival happening in LA this November, but ahead of that he'll play a NYC show on September 24 at SOB's. Tickets for that one are on sale now. Those are his only two dates we're currently aware of.

Song streams below...

Continue reading "Vince Staples releasing 'Hell Can Wait' EP (stream two tracks), playing NYC before Odd Future's Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival"

Jonathan Richman

Jonathan Richman will once again head out on a fall tour this year which brings him to NYC for a two-night stand. The Modern Lover will hit The Bell House on November 18 & 19. Tickets for both of those shows are on sale now. All dates are listed, with a video from last year's run, below...

Continue reading "Jonathan Richman touring, playing 2 nights at The Bell House"

Benjamin Booker

New Orleans soulful blues/garage rocker Benjamin Booker released his self-titled debut LP on ATO last month, and he'll be supporting it on tour this fall with Nashville's Blank Range. The tour brings him to NYC for two shows, first at Mercury Lounge on November 6 and then Baby's All Right on November 7. Tickets for Merc and Baby's go on sale today (9/12) at noon.

All dates are listed, with the video for "Have You Seen My Son?" from Booker's debut LP and a stream of another track, below...

Continue reading "Benjamin Booker released debut LP on ATO, touring w/ Blank Range, including two NYC shows (dates, video)"

Detroit Cobras at The Bell House in 2011 (more by Chris La Putt)
Detroit Cobras

Detroit Cobras are bringing their garage rock covers back on the road for a four-date Northeast tour which kicks off in Brooklyn TONIGHT (9/12) at The Bell House. Opening tonight and in Philly are fellow Detroit band Blaire Alise & The Bombshells and tonight's show also includes local Brooklyn garage rockers Hector's Pets. Tickets for tonight's show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

Related band Reigning Sound also have a tour coming up that hits NYC during CMJ.

List of Detroit Cobras dates, and a video, below...

Continue reading "Detroit Cobras kicking off short tour in NYC tonight (dates)"

(photo via @badseed45)

RSVP is open for the BrooklynVegan-curated Red Bull Sound Select show at Palisades with White Lung, Power Trip and Sick Feeling TONIGHT at MIDNIGHT. It's $3 at the door with RSVP and $10 without.

Tickets for the Johnny Marr shows at Gramercy Theater and Stone Pony go on sale today at 10 AM. Tickets for his MHOW show are still available.

Tickets for the Holy Ghost! show at Irving Plaza go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for The Head & The Heart's show at Hammerstein Ballroom go on sale today at 10 AM.

Every Time I Die and The Ghost Inside are playing Webster Hall on December 12. Tickets for that show go on sale today at 10 AM.

The UK's Circa Waves and the NYC-based but UK-beloved Public Access TV are playing Bowery Ballroom on October 22, part of CMJ. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Florida band Black Kids, who returned last year after taking some time off, will be in NYC to play Cameo on October 9. Tickets are on sale now.

Tickets for the Aimee Mann & Ted Leo Christmas shows at Town Hall, The Space at Westbury and Tarrytown go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Sloan show at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Afghan Whigs' show at MHOW go on sale today at noon. Tickets for their Beacon Theatre show are still available.

Tickets for Deer Tick's six-night run at Brooklyn Bowl go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Electric Youth show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the newly-added third Interpol show at Terminal 5 go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Les Sins show at Verboten go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Ryan Adams shows at Hammerstein Ballroom go on sale today at 11 AM.

Tickets for the Frankie Cosmos and Porches. shows at Baby's All Right go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Tyler, The Creator shows at Starland Ballroom and Terminal 5 go on sale today at 3 PM and noon, respectively.

Tickets for the Leftover Crack show at SRB Brooklyn with Mutilation Rites and others are on sale now.

$5 tickets for The Blow's "Unplugged" residency at Union Pool are on sale now.

Tickets for the Deerhoof shows at Baby's All Right are on sale now.

Tickets for the Wampire and TOPS show at Baby's All Right are on sale now.

Tickets for the Pharmakon record release show at Palisades are on sale now.

Hank Wood and the Hammerheads and L.O.T.I.O.N. are playing Palisades on September 25 and October 25. 9/25 is with Ansazi and 10/25 is with Blazing Eye, Savageheads, Face the Rail and Ivy. Tickets for that 9/25 and tickets for 10/25 are on sale now.

Jeffrey Lewis & the Jrams, Shilpa Ray and Palberta are playing Palisades on October 4. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Brooklyn bluegrass band The Defibulators are performing The Kinks' 1971 album, Muswell Hillbillies, at The Bell House on September 24 with Dustbowl Revival. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Only Crime (featuring current and former members of Converge, Descendents, Black Flag, Modern Life Is War, Tegan & Sara and Good Riddance) are playing Saint Vitus on October 19 before The Fest. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Bayside are playing Saint Vitus on October 6, an even smaller venue than their already-small (and sold out) MHOW show with I Am the Avalanche happening two days earlier. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Aloe Blacc is playing Santos Party House on September 30. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone are playing BB King's on February 6, 2015. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.

Browse our NYC Concert Calendar for shows happening today and every day - comedy shows, heavy metal concerts (courtesy of our heavy metal blog), and free shows included.

September 11, 2014

Team Spirit / Puppet Team Spirit

Team Spirit, the band fronted by former Passion Pit member Ayad Al Adhamy, are finally coming out with their debut album, titled Killing Time, which will be out September 30 via Vice/WB. The first single "Surrender" is a big riff rocker with a very catchy chorus. Taking cues from some of the lyrics, the music video (directed by Alex Russek) finds a puppet version of the band looking for a hit the easy way -- aka selling your soul to The Devil. You can watch that, and stream "Teenage Heart" from the album, below.

If you're going to Riot Fest Chicago this weekend, look for Team Spirit on Sunday (9/14). They'll also be playing a few East Coast shows in October, including Baby's All Right on 10/1 with Sunflower Bean.
Tickets are on sale now. Other dates on the trek are will Canadian band Alvvays. All dates are listed below.

Speaking of, it was recently revealed that in addition to the 9 previously-announced bands playing classic albums at Riot Fest, Cheap Trick (whose song "Surrender" is not the Team Spirit song in this post) are performing Heaven Tonight.

List of Team Spirit dates, with the video and stream, below...

Continue reading "Team Spirit releasing debut LP, playing Northeast shows w/ Alvvays after Riot Fest Chicago (dates, streams)"