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January 28, 2015

photo::: Lauryn Hill @ Chicago's House of Blues, 2014 (more by Brigid Gallagher)
Lauryn Hill

As mentioned, Lauryn Hill is going on an "acoustic performance series" tour, including a bunch of NYC shows: Rough Trade on February 17 (sold out), Highline Ballroom on February 20 & 23 (night 1 sold out, night 2 VIP tix available) and an early and late show at Blue Note on February 25 (tables sold out, but first-come-first-serve bar seats are available night of show).

Since we last posted, Lauryn has added more shows including 2 more in NYC: Blue Note is presenting a show at Madiba Harlem at My Image Studios on March 21. Tickets to that show go on sale Friday (1/30) at noon. She'll also play March 25 at City Winery. Tickets for City Winery go on sale Thursday (1/29) at 3 PM for VinoFile members and Friday (1/30) at 3 PM to the general public.

That makes seven upcoming NYC shows as well as new shows in Philly and Boston. All dates are listed below.

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photo: Spirit Family Reunion at Central Park in 2014 (more by Chris La Putt)
Spirit Family Reunion

NYC locals Spirit Family Reunion recently announced a handful of upcoming dates around the state. In February the folk group will be milling around upstate with The Felice Brothers, playing Rochester, Ithaca and Kingston. The band play their hometown later this spring at Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 17. Tickets for the MHOW show are on AmEx presale now, with a general on-sale at noon on Friday (1/30).

Those are three of four NY shows The Felice Brothers are playing, the other being this year's annual "Shine A Light" benefit show at Long Island's Cannon's Blackthorn on February 7 with Strand of Oaks. Tickets for that show are still available.

From there The Felice Brothers are heading to Australia and New Zealand with Conor Oberst on his tour there. Conor also plays NYC at Governor's Ball, and his punk band Desaparecidos recently signed with Epitaph for a new album and have dates coming up.

All dates for Spirit Family Reunion and Felice Bros, with videos from each, below...

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by Bill Pearis


I saw these girls play at Electrowerkz last night and they were's like The Pastels meets Mink De Ville and has a real ramshackle joy to it. It's even better live when all the guitars are out of tune. Innocence and dissonance... Spanish Stroll indeed! - Bobby Gilespie (Primal Scream)
Up until recently, Madrid's Hinds were called Deers... that was until Montreal band The Dears made them change it. (A "Hind" is a female deer, by the way, so they stayed close to the source with the new name.) Whatever you call them, the band make endearingly shambly surf/garage pop, not too far from The Pastels (as Bobby Gilespie mentions above) or The Beets. So far Hinds have two singles, both of which you can stream, along with videos for the very catchy "Bamboo" and "Castigadas en el Granero," below.

Hinds will be visiting North America in March for SXSW and Burgerama, with a tour bookended by NYC shows: March 13 at Baby's All Right and March 31 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets to Baby's All Right go on sale at 10 AM on Friday (1/30) and tickets to Mercury Lounge are currently on AmEx presale and go on sale to the general public on Friday at noon.

All tour dates are listed, along with streams, video and tour flyer, below...

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by Andrew Sacher


Who was the first artist that made you identify with punk rock?

Jazz Rodríguez Bueno and Carla Pérez Vas: [in unison] PJ Harvey.

JRB: When I was 14, my father was listening to her and he said, "You'd like this!" And I did.

[...] Do you think English is more effective than Spanish when it comes to writing in this style of music?

JRB: We started writing in English because we listened to a lot of music in English. Here, if you write in English, people will listen to you, but they won't understand what you're saying. People have the image that if you sing in English, it's more professional and cooler, but I don't think it's the only language you can express yourself in. [Pitchfork]

The above interview is with teenage Barcelona punks Mourn, who recently signed to Captured Tracks, who's giving their self-titled debut album a US release on February 17. That the band loves PJ Harvey makes sense. They don't exactly sound like her, but they have a similar knack for being punk and indie rock at the same time, aggressive without sacrificing melody, and having a commanding and unrestrained vocalist. Like many great punk bands before them, Mourn don't shield their anger in metaphor: lines like "Just go fuck yourself!" and song titles like "Boys Are Cunts" are all over this record. Take listen to the whole thing via Rdio, below.

Mourn are on board for hometown festival Primavera (with another hero of theirs, Patti Smith), and they'll go on their first US tour this spring. So far their only announced dates are in NYC and LA, but given the timing of their trip, it wouldn't be surprising if they play SXSW too. The NYC shows happen on March 29 at Baby's All Right and March 30 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets for Baby's are on sale now, and tickets for Merc are on AmEx presale, with the general on-sale starting at noon on Friday (1/30).

UPDATE: The full tour has now been announced (no SXSW). A new video is out too, and you can watch that, with the list of dates and album stream, below...

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by Andrew Sacher


NYC's EULA make the kind of noise rock that came out of this city 30 years ago, so it's appropriate that they teamed up (again) with Martin Bisi, who's worked on Sonic Youth and Swans records, to produce their next album, Wool Sucking. It's due out March 3 via EULA singer Alyse Lamb's arts collective Famous Swords and on cassette via Mirror Universe. We've got the premiere of the video for its first single "Noose" (dir. Jason Shelton), which you can watch below.

The band also have tour dates coming up, including two hometown shows. The first is this Thursday (1/29) at Shea Stadium with grungy UK buzz band Drenge and Staten Island rockers Bueno ($10 at door). Then they play a Wool Sucking release party on March 5 at Palisades. Ticket info and more bands TBA.

All dates (including Hamden, CT and Montclair, NJ shows) are listed, with the new video, below...

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by Bill Pearis

Viet Cong

Viet Cong's widely-acclaimed debut album came out last week and, if you haven't checked it out, you can stream it via Rdio below. The Canadian band recently released a video for "Silhouettes," one of the most driving, straightforward songs on the album. Director Brook Linder, who also made the video for A Place to Bury Strangers' "Straight," turns the song into a creepy sci-fi tale. The director says:

"Silhouettes" came from blending iconography from old haunted house films and late '70s, early '80s sci-fi: So, pluck an astronaut from a spacewalk and set him in the House on Haunted Hill. The fun comes with playing those types off of each other, like mashing an old DOS-like computer interface up against the organic-looking galactic explosions.
Watch the video below.

As you may know, Viet Cong are in NYC as we speak for two record release shows, playing Union Pool tonight (1/28) with Honey and PC Worship, and Mercury Lounge on Thursday (1/29) with What Moon Things. Both those shows are sold out, but we're giving away two pairs of tickets to tonight's Union Pool show. Details on that, flyer for tonight's show, and updated tour dates, below.

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photo: Lo-Pan at IO-Northside 2013 (more by Harriet Roberts)

Ohio stoner rockers Lo-Pan are hitting the road again this March for a US tour with Detroit rockers Against the Grain (who are working on a new LP with Joel Grind from Toxic Holocaust). The tour takes place in the Northeast during SXSW, so they're calling it the "NXNE Tour" (not to be confused with Toronto's June festival NXNE), and it hits NYC on March 18 at Saint Vitus with Family. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

ATG also play a free Asbury Park show two days earlier. All dates are listed below...

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Detroit's annual electronic music festival Movement returns this year from May 23-25 (Memorial Day Weekend). The phase one lineup was announced and it includes Snoop Dogg under the name DJ Snoopadelic, Richie Hawtin, Disclosure, Dog Blood (aka Boys Noize and Skrillex), Carl Craig, Matthew Dear, Danny Brown, Ben UFO, Clark, Fort Romeau, Nina Kraviz, People Under the Stairs, Rone, Shigeto and more. Tickets are on sale now.

Full phase one lineup below...

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photo::: Hanni El Khatib @ Knitting Factory, 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Hanni El Khatib

San Francisco soulful garage rocker Hanni El Khatib just released his third full-length, Moonlight, via Innovative Leisure. You can stream that in full below. He's gearing up for a hefty US tour opening for Dr. Dog  followed by a headlining European tour. The US dates with Dr. Dog don't come to NYC, but Hanni El Khatib will stop here on the way back from Europe, playing Bowery Ballroom on March 30. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (1/30) at noon.

Dr. Dog may not be coming to NYC with El Khatib -- they did just play here a few times -- but they will be opening for Dispatch at MSG on July 10. Tickets for that show are on sale.

All upcoming Hanni El Khatib and Dr. Dog dates are listed, along with a video for Moonlight's title track and  album stream, below...

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Oklahoma power pop band Broncho have rescheduled their Rough Trade show that got canceled on Monday due to Juno. They're coming back on February 2, and Dreamers and Heaven will open. Any tickets from Monday's show will be honored if not already refunded, and a new ticket link should be up soon.

The band is currently on a tour with Billy Idol, which hits NYC tonight (1/28) at Beacon Theatre. Sold out.

Updated dates (including a run with The Growlers whose tour includes four nights at Baby's) are listed below...

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