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February 4, 2016

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

The Smashing Pumpkins and Liz Phair have added a second night at NYC's Beacon Theatre, happening April 5. That's in addition to the previously announced Beacon show on 4/4, part of their tour together where Smashing Pumpkins are playing mostly acoustic. Tickets for both shows go on BrooklynVegan presale today at 10 AM -- use password BKVEGAN.

If you miss out on the presale, tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday (4/5) at 11 AM.

February 3, 2016


As you may know, if you're a music trivia nerd or have been following any music trivia nerds on Twitter for the past 72 hours, the Ramones began the studio sessions for their now-legendary debut album forty years ago this month. Things have been popping up in celebration of that, including a retrospective that's coming to the Queens Museum from April 10 through July 31. It's called "Hey! Ho! Let's Go: Ramones and the Birth of Punk," and the NY Times reports that it "will examine the group's influence on both music and art, as part of a spate of spring programming under the museum's new director, Laura Raicovich, that focuses on Queens as a Petri dish of global culture." Here's more:

The Ramones show, organized with the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, where a second part of the exhibition will open on Sept. 16, will include more than 350 objects, from the band's archives and those of Arturo Vega, who designed the band's logo; from artists like Shepard Fairey and Yoshitomo Nara; and from Mad magazine and Punk magazine, to demonstrate, as the museum says, how the Ramones "served as both subject and inspiration for many visual artists, resulting in a large body of works." (Marky Ramone, who replaced Tommy as the group's drummer, was born in Brooklyn.)
The retrospective will open at the same time as the museum's biannual Queens International, which "showcases artists who live or work in Queens."

Meanwhile, Marky Ramone plays a Lead Belly tribute in NYC this week and CJ Ramone plays a Motorhead tribute in NYC on Valentine's Day.

Watch the Ramones play "Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue" off their debut album at CBGB in 1977, below...

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Miike Snow

Swedish pop act Miike Snow kick off their upcoming North American tour with a record release show for their new album iii on 3/3 at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC. That show has sold out and they have added another NYC date, this one the next day (3/4) at Warsaw in Brooklyn. Tickets for the Warsaw show go on sale Thursday (2/4) at 10 AM. Both of these shows are presented by Governors Ball who will have Miike Snow playing the fest in June. Updated dates are listed below.

In other news, Miike Snow singer Andrew Wyatt, in collaboration with German artist Sarah Ortmeyer, will be part of an event called "Valium Valentine" which happens at MoMA PS1 on February 14. Here's what it's all about:

Throughout the six-hour musical performance Mr. Wyatt is joined by male guest musicians for an improvised durational piece. Creating an emotional peak at the top of every passing hour, female singers each perform a song that Mr. Wyatt has composed especially for the occasion. In her artistic practice Sarah Ortmeyer often explores moments of ritualized happiness. For VALIUM VALENTINE she transforms the VW Dome into a planetarium of egg-shaped stars within a set that is as romantic as it is sad.
This six-hour event is from noon - 6 PM and guests include Hisham Bharoocha, Heather Goldin of Beau, Damon McMahon (aka Amen Dunes), Charlotte Kemp Muhl, Empress Of, Zanna Van Vorstenbosch, Charli XCX and Nick Zinner. Tickets are on sale.

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photo: Rockie Fresh at SXSW 2013 (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
Rockie Fresh

Chicago rapper Rockie Fresh recently released his very solid new mixtape/free album/whatever The Night I Went To..., and now he's announced shows in support of it. They happen this February/March in Chicago, NYC and LA.

The NYC show happens March 2 at the Studio at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

All dates are listed, with the stream of The Night I Went To..., below...

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by Bill Pearis

Ty Segall

Ty Segall gets ambitious with a new short film, Emotional Mugger, which was directed by Matt Yoka. Though it uses songs from the album of the same name (often in stripped/remixed form), calling it a music video would be wrong. The 15-minute short film is a paranoid sci-fi horror flick where Los Angeles is as much the star as Ty. (This is very much the weird L.A. of Repo Man.) Witness to all manner of very strange occurrences, Segall is more an emotionless spectator than a participant. Might he be an actual zombie? Strange in all the right ways, watch Emotional Mugger below.

The Emotional Mugger tour will hit NYC at the end of the month with two nights at NYC's Webster Hall on February 27 & 28. Tickets are still available. Updated tour dates are listed below...

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by Rob Sperry-Fromm

photo: Full of Hell at Saint Vitus in 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Full of Hell

The collaboration between The Body and Full of Hell is coming soon after being talked about for what felt like for forever. They've released a new song from One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache, which comes out March 25 via Neurot (pre-order), called "The Little Death."

Those expecting brutality here will not be disappointed. The screeching noise of The Body colliding with the furious grind of Full of Hell essentially renders the concepts of "notes" or "discernable sounds" more or less irrelevant. This is a blistering wash of fury, punctuated by drum and vocal breaks, thundering breakdowns, and pervaded by a general air of insanity. You can stream it below.

The Body and Full of Hell will tour Europe together in April. Before that, FOH will be in NYC to play Music Hall of Williamsburg on 3/11 with Pig Destroyer, Dropdead, and recent additions Cloud Rat and Mother Brain. Tickets for that show are still on sale.

The Body have their own new album on the way too.

Stream "The Little Death" (via Spin) and check out tour dates for Full of Hell and FOH/The Body below...

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Hannibal Buress Comedy Camisado

Hannibal Buress' new Netflix comedy special, "Comedy Camisado," debuts on Friday (2/5), but people in NYC can see it early when he'll host a free screening at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Thursday (2/4). That's also Hannibal's birthday. Here's more, straight from Hannibal:

Hey it's Hannibal, I'm doing a special screening of my new Netflix special "Comedy Camisado." If you can't come to this event, it'll be streaming on Netflix February 5th. I also turn the weird age of 33. They're will be some music by DJ Yamez following the screening. We might have a special musical guest. There will be no hors d'oeuvres. It's not that type of party. Yes I had to google how to spell hors d'oeuvres.
Doors at 7 PM and things start at 8 PM. It's 18+. Who do you think the special musical guest could be?

It's a busy month for Hannibal, with Season 3 of Broad City debuting in a couple weeks, he's got a new Spotify show (just like us), and you may have heard him talking with Joey Bada$$ on Pitchfork Radio yesterday live from Men's Fashion Week.

If you need more Hannibal Buress to watch, he made a pilot for Comedy Central titled Unemployable that didn't get picked up. He's shared the whole thing though -- watch it, along with a trailer for "Comedy Camisado," below.

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photo: Lauren w/ Worriers at Baby's in 2015 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Brooklyn-based not-for-profit Gender is Over! (If You Want It) is celebrating its first anniversary with a benefit show for the Immigrant Defense Project at Brooklyn DIY spot Silent Barn on February 18. David Dondero of Sunbrain and Lauren Denitzio of Worriers are playing the show, along with a special guest billed as "Clarice Starling." We're not sure who the special guest is, but maybe it's worth noting that this show happens one day before a certain major Gender Is Over supporter plays NYC. Tickets are on sale now.

Worriers are also touring with The Smith Street Band and Hard Girls and playing a one-off with Iron Chic.

Check out the flyer for the Silent Barn show below...

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by Rob Sperry-Fromm

photo: Phil Anselmo with Down at Housecore Horror Fest in 2013 (more by Trent Maxwell)

On January 22, former Pantera frontman and always prolific metal musician Phil Anselmo stirred up considerable controversy as he hosted the annual Dimebash show. Dimebash is an all-star concert that pays tribute to the late Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell, and this year it featured the likes of Dave Grohl, Robert Trujillo, Dave Lombardo, Gary Holt, and various others. Unfortunately this year's event was less joyous than usual, as Phil Anselmo, probably drunkenly, decided that it was a good idea to close the show by coming out on stage, giving a nazi salute, and yelling "white power."

After that video surfaced, Phil offered the following justification:

White Wine Power

This predictably caused a lot of backlash, though not as much as it might have if it had been, say, Lars Ulrich, as Robb Flynn of Machine Head (who was at Dimebash) pointed out in a condemnation of Phil's remarks.

Despite his initial "no apologies from me," Phil eventually -- perhaps spurred by the remarks of Flynn and others -- apologized:

Even in the wake of the apology, things have continued to sour for Anselmo. His sludge band DOWN just had their appearance at FortaRock fest in the Netherlands cancelled by the festival organizers. The organizers say:

There has been close consultation between all parties recent days, since we wanted to make a well informed decision. On that basis, the decision is made to cancel the act. We want to make clear that there is no room for racism or fascism on FortaRock.
Anthrax's Scott Ian also came out hard against Anselmo in the wake of the apology, and suggested he donates to Holocaust education organization Simon Weisenthal Center. He posted the following message to instagram:

A photo posted by Scott Ian (@scottianthrax) on

Phil Anselmo is an extremely influential person in the metal community, with his tentacles in a lot of different projects, like his label Housecore Records, his festival, and his many bands with many different important figures of the metal world at large. Hopefully that doesn't stop the industry to continue to hold him accountable.

photo: Those Darlins at 4Knots Festival in 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Those Darlins

Those Darlins were supposed to play a NYC show at Baby's All Right on January 23 that was part of their farewell tour, but it was cancelled after Winter Storm Jonas came to town. It was one of a few dates that fell victim to the weather. They promised the shows would be rescheduled and kept their word, announcing new dates today. They're playing Baby's All Right on March 17 with Idle Bloom. Tickets are on sale now.

The rescheduled dates (which include stops in Philly, DC and Boston) are listed, along with a couple videos and the tour flyer, below...

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