Recent Posts in tour dates - Page 4
March 25, 2015
Recently reunited indie/emo veterans Kind Of Like Spitting put out their latest effort, a split LP with Warren Franklin and the Founding Fathers, with Topshelf Records last month. Stream the album in full below.
Kind Of Like Spitting's tour with The City On Film and Lee Corey Oswald kicks off tonight (3/25) in Denver and winds its way around the US before closing out in Seattle in April.
We're giving away tickets to the Chicago and NYC shows, which happen at Beat Kitchen on 3/27 and Studio at Webster Hall on 4/1, respectively. NYC is also with Living Room. Contest details below.
KOLS' Ben Barnett is also set to play a solo set with Rocky Votolato and former Vivian Girl Cassie Ramone the night after the full band NYC stop at Suburbia on April 2. That show doesn't have any advance tickets, it's $10 at the door.
All Kind Of Like Spitting dates, giveaway details and a stream of the split LP, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Norwegian art pop musician and M83/Royksopp collaborator Susanne Sundfor released her sixth album, Ten Love Songs, last month, and it's another diverse collection of hers. If you're unfamiliar, Susanne makes the Zola Jesus/Austra kind of art pop, and like those artists she's unafraid of mixing her arty ambitions with actual pop. Album opener "Darlings" is an atmospheric take on sweeping '90s radio ballads, while "Accelerate" and "Delirious" are pretty danceable. She also dives into ethereal folk with "Silencer," modern classical at the end of "Memorial," and abrasive electronics with album closer "Insects." Check out two tracks below.
All dates are listed below...
by Sean O'Connell
It's safe to say Action Bronson's image has reached a hyperbolic magnitude. From a humble beginning of playground raps and obscure chef references, Action has grown over the past few years into a king-size connoisseur of all things absurd. While his lyrics have morphed from hard-nosed Queens-centric wordplay purism to impossible fantasy, Action's live performances have remained crowd-pleasing spectacles from the jump. The Flushing rapper's on-stage antics have been well documented on social media, and through the marketing maelstrom that Vice has orchestrated since signing Action back in 2012. Whether it be throwing televisions into the crowd or running out of the venue with fans, Action has continuously raised his own bar on noteworthy performances.
Last night's (3/24) show at Terminal 5 featured many of these same stunts, with Bronson throwing packages and stage rushers into the crowd (video of the latter below), unsuccessfully attempting to crowd surf, and finding his way to the bar at the back of the venue. Yet Bronson, who was celebrating the release of his major label debut Mr.Wonderful, seemed to have more interest in slowing things down. Action came out with his entire crew in tow: producers Party Supplies, longtime collaborator Meyhem Lauren, producer Alchemist as DJ, and fan favorite hypeman Big Body Bes. Hot 97's Peter Rosenberg provided a DJ set before Meyhem Lauren warmed the crowd up with a few of his cuts. Action's short set featured almost exclusively tracks off of Mr.Wonderful with the only exception being "Amadu Diablo" from his last mixtape Blue Chips 2.
After an energetic entrance featuring some of his album's well-known singles, Action slowed things down to an almost sluggish pace, singing the chorus to his latest single "Baby Blue" totally out-of-key (to the crowd's amusement). Still, when his genius one-liners weren't being shouted back at him Action seemed less a maturing rapper and more a slightly disinterested veteran, even saying at one point "I'm too old for this". The remainder of the set found Bronson singing on some of the slower Mr. Wonderful tracks taking a cue from Billy Joel and the grandeur of 80s New York. The crossover appeal that can be found on the album was slipshod on the stage. Whether it be the common record release show vanity or the side-effect of a bigger, less intimate venue that Terminal 5 is, Action seems he is finding the balance between his polished bravado and his hungry Queens hip hop roots.
Action Bronson and The Alchemist also both teamed up with Earl Sweatshirt for the new song, "Warlord Leather," which is a bonus track to Bronson's new album, as well as Earl's just-released I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside. Listen to that, with a few more pictures from T5, below...
PJ Bond has a long history of playing in punk-related bands including Outsmarting Simon, The Color Fred and more. And like many others with punk histories have done, he now makes folky singer/songwriter stuff. He's got a new album called Where Were You? coming out May 5 on Xtra Mile Recordings worldwide (who have put out music by other artists who like folk and punk, like Against Me! and Frank Turner) and Black Numbers in the US. We've got the premiere of new single "The Better Option," which you can check out below.
photos: Lucius @ Outside Lands 2014 (more by Samantha Saturday)
Brooklyn's Lucius will soon be on the road, doing stretches with both The Decemberists and My Morning Jacket. Before that, they'll play a free hometown show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 27, sponsored by Steve Madden. You still need to claim your free tickets via Ticketmaster and they become available on Friday (3/27) at noon.
All dates are listed, along with a flyer for the MHOW show, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Lancaster, PA fuzz punks Placeholder broke up recently, but now singer Brandon Gepfer formed a new band with members of another sorely missed Lancaster band, the Topshelf-signed screamo rippers We Were Skeletons. The new band's called Spill and they've got a TBA EP on the way, but meanwhile we're premiering their first single, "Sucks Either Way." The new song's a little calmer than their past projects, not that that's a bad thing though. It's a mid-tempo rocker recalling Let It Be/Tim-era Replacements, and Spill does that sound justice while giving it their own spin too. Check it out below.
The band have a few dates coming up, including hometown shows with Diarrhea Planet, Iron Chic, Spraynard and others. Hopefully they'll come to NYC soon too.
All dates are listed, with the new song, below...
Toadies, who have been revisiting their past in cool ways lately, are now going on... Everclear's annual Summerland tour which hits NYC on June 23 at Irving Plaza. Tickets for that show are on LiveNation/MusicGeeks and VIP presale now.
Beyonce/Run the Jewels collaborator Boots is playing Bowery Ballroom on July 16. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Of Monsters and Men are playing Hammerstein Ballroom on May 7. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale tomorrow at 10 AM.
YouTube rap sensations Turquoise Jeep are playing Brooklyn Bowl on June 18. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Tickets for both Palma Violets shows at Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg go on AmEx presale today at noon.
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.
by Bill Pearis
Franco-Finnish synthpop duo The Dø released their new album, Shake Shook Shaken, last month, which further refines the band's mix of acoustic instruments and synthesizers, leaning a little more on the latter this time. You can check out the video for single "Miracles (Back In Time)" and stream the album via Rdio below.
The band will be in North America later this summer for a short tour, including NYC at Bowery Ballroom on June 10. Tickets for the NYC show go on AmEx presale today at noon, with the general on-sale starting Friday (3/27) at noon. All dates are listed below.
photo: Billy Idol @ Beacon Theatre in February (more by Greg Cristman)
Eighties icon Billy Idol continues to tour, and has a few US dates lined up for May, which will bring him back to NYC for a big show at JBL Live at Pier 97 on May 29. Openers have not been announced but tickets for that show are currently on Live Nation and mobile presales, and go on sale to the general public on Friday (3/27) at 11 AM.
All dates, including a stop at San Francisco's Outside Lands fest, are listed below...
Van Halen, still back with David Lee Roth, are set to tour North America once again this summer. The tour hits the NYC-area on August 9 at PNC Bank Arts Center, August 13 at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater and August 27 at Susquehanna Bank Center. Tickets for all dates go on sale April 4, with pre-sale info being announced locally (stay tuned for NYC-area info). All dates are listed below.
Van Halen are also releasing their first live album with David Lee Roth, Tokyo Dome Live in Concert, on March 31. That day, they'll also reissue Van Halen and 1984. All three will also be released together as a box set. Listen to "Runnin' With the Devil" and "Panama" from the live album, below.
They'll also make their first US TV appearance with David Lee Roth since he rejoined in 2006 on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. It airs on March 30 and 31. They'll do it again on Ellen on April 2.
Tour dates and song streams below...