Recent Posts in tour dates - Page 3
March 3, 2015
Matthew E White's lush, string-laden new album, Fresh Blood, is out next week and you can stream the whole thing over at NPR. Tonight (3/3) in Brooklyn, he'll be playing the album with a 30-piece orchestra at BRIC House, which is sold out.
In a more scaled-down manor than tonight's show, White will be going on tour next week, starting with appearances at the Savannah Stopover and SXSW, and will make his way back to NYC again for a show at Baby's All Right on April 6 with Wilsen and Karima Walker. Tickets for the Baby's show are on sale now.
All dates are listed below...
by Andrew Sacher
photo: Runaway Brother at Baby's All Right in January (more by Amanda Hafield)
Cleveland's Runaway Brother have already put out a couple songs from their debut LP, Mother (due 3/31 via Tiny Engines) (pre-order), and we've now got the premiere of a third, "Catch." I've talked before about how Runaway Brother make pop punk that's more musically ambitious than the genre tends to be, and "Catch" is a perfect example of this. On one hand, this is the kind of youthful stuff that fans of Modern Baseball and The Front Bottoms are bound to love, but on the other, there's dynamic and rhythmic shifts, delicate textures, and a building instrumental passage not often heard in this genre. Check it out below
Runaway Brother have a few tour dates coming up too. Nothing in NYC, but they're nearby twice this week for a Long Island show at Soul Sounds tonight (3/3) and they play a Trenton, NJ show with Tiny Moving Parts at The Rathskeller on Friday (3/6).
They return for Asbury Park's Skate & Surf Fest (May 16 & 17) with (appropriately enough) Modern Baseball and The Front Bottoms, as well as Cloud Nothings, American NIghtmare, Beach Slang, Hot Rod Circuit, mewithoutYou, Thrice, The Gaslight Anthem, Small Brown Bike, Defeater, Pianos Become the Teeth and more. Tickets are still available.
All dates are listed, with all three singles from Mother, below...
photo: My Morning Jacket @ CBGB Fest 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
My Morning Jacket are back with The Waterfall, their first album in four years, which will be released on May 4. The album was recorded at Panoramic House in Stinson Beach, CA, a hillside studio that overlooks the Pacific -- a location that proved inspirational, says frontman Jim James:
For me, every record has the spirit of where we made it. Stinson Beach was so psychedelic and focused. It was almost like we lived on our own little moon out there. It feels like you're up in the sky.You can check out first single "Big Decisions" below.
Already scheduled for appearances at Governors Ball, Bonnaroo and other festivals, My Morning Jacket have now announced a full North American tour. Support along the way comes from Hiss Golden Messenger, Lizzo (who just opened for Sleater-Kinney), Lucius and others. All dates are listed below.
by Bill Pearis
Seatle's Chastity Belt will be on tour with Courtney Barnett this spring, including three sold-out shows at NYC's Bowery Ballroom in May. You'll have one more chance to see them in NYC as BrooklynVegan is presenting a Chastity Belt headlining show at Rough Trade on May 22 (that's the day after the last Courtney Barnett show Bowery Ballroom). It's a late show (doors at 10:30 PM) with an opener TBA. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (3/6) at noon.
Chastity Belt's great new album, Time to Go Home, puts real snarl (and welcome humor) into jangly pop, and it will be out March 24 via Hardly Art. (Pre-orders are available.) Check out the video for the album's slow-burn title track below.
The band have also announced a tour which includes three NYC shows: Webster Hall on March 18 and 19 (tickets on sale 3/6 at 9 AM) and a larger show, Celebrate Brooklyn at Prospect Park on July 22. Tickets for Prospect Park go on sale Friday (3/6) at noon with AmEx, Ticketmaster, and Celebrate Brooklyn presales starting Wednesday (3/4) at noon.
Night 1 of the Webster Hall shows is with Mimicking Birds, but no openers announced for the other two yet.
All dates are listed, with the new song, below...
March 2, 2015
photo: Pissed Jeans at FFF Fest 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
Philly's noisy post-hardcore bashers Pissed Jeans are working on a new album this year, and while we're still awaiting more details on that, we do know there's a few chances to catch them live. Among those chances is a stop in NYC for two shows at Baby's All Right on May 9 (early and late). Tickets for the 7:30 PM show with VEXX go on sale Friday (3/6) at 10 AM. Ticket info and more bands TBA for the other show.
All known dates (still more TBA) are listed, with a video, below...
photo: Torres at The Seaport in 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Torres' sophomore album Sprinter comes out May 5 via Partisan, and she's continuing to play shows in her current hometown of NYC ahead of its release. Last week, she opened for Timber Timbre at Bowery Ballroom, and this week she'll play a live WNYC Soundcheck session at The Greene Space on Tuesday (2/3) afternoon (12:30 PM). Admission is free with RSVP.
She was also announced today for Pitchfork SXSW. Updated dates are listed, with the single from her upcoming album, below...
Regal Degal will release their new album, Not Now, on May 19 via Terrible Records. Label co-owner and Grizzly Bear member Chris Taylor co-produced the album with the band. The centerpiece of the album is "Pyramid Bricks" and the video for that song was recently released. Directed by Lily X, the Egyptian-themed video stars frontman Josh de Costa and model Abbey Lee. Says Josh:
This video was one of the first projects we took on shortly after relocating back to NYC. We'd just put out the Pyramid Bricks EP and met Lily and her cool crew, and we realized that we had no video to promote the release so it was a no-brainer collaboration. We would get together and draw inspiration from various movies and music videos; giallo films, the Mummy franchise, the Stranglers' "Golden Brown" video, and plenty of others were on the figurative vision board for this one. Once Abbey Lee Kershaw signed on we knew it was going to be a special production... Fast forward like a year later - we had re-recorded the song, which could've completely messed with everything, but its new dimensions seem to complement the video perfectly and vice versaCheck it out, along with LP art and tracklist, below.
The band have a couple NYC shows this month. They'll play a free show on Thursday (3/5) at Elvis Guesthouse in the East Village, and then they'll open for The Pop Group at Bowery Ballroom on March 17 with You on the bill as well (tickets). The Pop Group's other NYC show is with Pampers.
Toronto quartet Grounders sound hazy but are anchored by strong pop hooks. The band's self-titled debut album will be out May 12 via Nevado Music and was made with studio help from members of Broken Social Scene and Absolutely Free. You can stream "Secret Friend," which opens the album, below.
Like a lot of musicians, Grounders are on their way to SXSW and will stop in NYC to play a show on Thursday (3/4) at Cake Shop with fellow Torontonians Twist and Sun Cut Flat. All dates, including the Savannah Stopover, are listed below.
The Cake Shop show is a newly-added date for Twist (which features Brian of Holy Fuck), who played Baby's All Right on Sunday night. Anybody go to that? Twist also play Shea Stadium on March 6.
Mumford & Sons' traveling festival Gentlemen of the Road returns this year, with a stopover not far from NYC in Seaside Heights, NJ on June 5 & 6 with The Flaming Lips, Alabama Shakes, The Vaccines, The Maccabees, Dawes, the Very Best, Jenny Lewis, Little May, JEFF the Brotherhood, Blake Mills and more TBA. Tickets go on sale Friday (3/6) at 10 AM. There's other stopovers in Iowa, Scotland, Washington, Colorado, and more TBA. All current lineups below.
The Mumfords have also announced that their third album, Wilder Mind, is due out May 4 via Glassnote. A new article about the album on Rolling Stone says, "Mumford & Sons have mostly removed their signature elements - banjo, acoustic strumming, stomping kick drum - and replaced them with U2-sized guitars, synths, spacey mellotrons and even some drum machines." The album was produced by Arctic Monkeys' go-to guy and Simian Mobile Disco member James Ford, and they also recorded part of it in The National's Aaron Dessner's studio in Ditmas Park (inspiring the song "Ditmas"). Artwork, tracklist, and teaser video below.