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April 29, 2015

Appleseed Cast

Emo/post-rock vets The Appleseed Cast are still very active, continuing to tour and make records, but this year they'll take time to do the nostalgia thing too. 2000's Mare Vitalis, their sophomore record and one of their best albums, turned 15 this past February and in support of its anniversary they'll be playing the whole thing on tour from May to August. The run kicks off in Tokyo and wraps up at Atlanta's Wrecking Ball festival.

They've got quality support lined up too, including Dads and Annabel, who are both on board for the NYC show happening July 28 at The Studio at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (5/1) at 10 AM. All dates are listed below.

Mare Vitalis followed 1998's The End of the Ring Wars -- a Sunny Day Real Estate/Mineral-inspired album and really their only one that you can call straight emo (it had some killer songs too) -- and began their trek into the post-rock territory that they would explore even further on its masterpiece of a followup, Low Level Owl. Mare Vitalis nails the middle ground of those two styles brilliantly, and 15 years later it still sounds fresh. If you don't have it already, you can pick it up (name your price) at the Deep Elm bandcamp (along with several other Appleseed Cast and Deep Elm releases) and stream it below.

Openers Annabel have a new album, Having It All, coming this spring via Tiny Engines (pre-order), and so far two excellent tracks have come out from that. If you're into The Appleseed Cast and other emo/indie bands from that era, Annabel will be right up your alley too. Listen to "Everything" and "Another Day, Another Vitamin," below.

Continue reading "Appleseed Cast announce 'Mare Vitalis' 15th anniversary tour with Dads & Annabel (who have a new LP coming)"

photos by Carly Hoskins

Lucius @ MHOW 4/27/2015

Brooklyn's Lucius brought their colorful co-fronted pop to Music Hall of Williamsburg on Monday for a free show with alt-pop outift Field Mouse. Pictures and live video from the show are in this post. The night served as a kickoff for Lucius' tour dates this summer, which include stints with both The Decemberists and My Morning Jacket. Luciusl next play NYC  on June 13 in Prospect Park with Luke Temple, which is a free show part of Celebrate Brooklyn's just-announced 2015 season.

Field Mouse are also heading out on tour this summer on supporting runs with Hop Along and mewithoutYou, the latter of which hits Bowery Ballroom on July 17 and tickets are still available.

Check out more pictures from Monday's show, a video of Lucius playing "How Loud Your Heart Gets" on Monday and a tour video from Field Mouse's recent run with Kevin Devine and Dads below...

Continue reading "Lucius played MHOW w/ Field Mouse (pics, video), playing free Celebrate Brooklyn! show w/ Luke Temple in June (dates)"

FKA twigs' 'Congregata' show in London (photo by Paula Harrowing)

Over the course of two nights, the singer / dancer / producer / choreographer / director will perform two very special concerts at the Brooklyn Hangar. The exciting next step in her evolution, we've given her complete freedom to bring her radical vision to the stage. Accompanied by ten dancers, costumes by Alexander McQueen, and spectacular visuals, this original production not only will this sound like the future, it'll look like it too.
FKA twigs already announced two of her new 'Congregata' shows (description above) to take place at NYC's Brooklyn Hangar on May 17 & 18 during this year's Red Bull Music Academy. Both of those sold out, but she's now added a third show for May 19, which is on sale now.

She recently debuted the show in London, and that's a picture from it above and you can watch a short video clip here.

Last month, twigs put out the video for her Boots collaboration "Glass & Patron." Watch that, with her updated list of tour dates, below...

Continue reading "FKA twigs sold out her NYC 'Congregata' shows, adds third show (updated dates)"

photo: River to River Festival 2013 (more by Ryan Muir)
River to River

The free River to River Festival returns in 2015 to various outdoor NYC venues from June 18-28 and includes music, dance, theater, visual art, film and more. Some highlights this year include the annual Bang on a Can Marathon which happens June 21 at Winter Garden at Brookfield Place as well as shows with Olga Bell, Roomful of Teeth, and more. River to River kicks off with the R2R Bash at Battery Park City's North End Way on June 18, featuring a performance by East African vocalist Somi.

Full schedule below...

Continue reading "River to River Festival announces 2015 lineup / schedule"

iLoveMakonnen @ Bowery Ballroom - 4/28/25 (photo by @theaddictz)

Rapper iLoveMakonnen had the club goin' up on a Tuesday last night (4/28) at Bowery Ballroom, his first of two sold-out NYC shows on his current tour. The tour hits NYC again tonight (4/29) at MHOW, then takes Thursday (4/30) off before picking back up in DC on Friday (5/1).

However, on Thursday at Palisades in Brooklyn, Phantom Posse, the pop collective that often counts Makonnen as a member, are playing. Makonnen showed up at their Silent Barn show in January so it wouldn't be surprising if he does that again this week. Also on the bill is Pope Coke, Moon Bounce and Blood Moon. Tickets are on sale.

Stream Phantom Posse's newest album, with the updated list of Makonnen tour dates, below...

Continue reading "iLoveMakonnen began his two-night NYC run; Phantom Posse playing Palisades on Thursday"

photo: Slim Cessna's Auto Club in Austin in 2010 (more by Tim Griffin)
Slim Cessna's Auto Club

Gothic alt-country vets Slim Cessna's Auto Club have a double-LP and live-DVD package on the way to collect the best of the band's 20-plus year history. An Introduction for Young and Old Europe gathers some of the Auto Club's greatest studio moments and the DVD documents their 20th anniversary shows in their Denver hometown. You can watch two videos from the DVD including the brand new video for "Jesus Is In My Body, My Body Has Let Me Down," premiering in this post. The LP/DVD comes out May 12 via the band's new SCACUNINC label (following years on Alternative Tentacles).

The band is also heading out on an extensive headlining US tour throughout the summer. The tour comes to NYC twice with stops at Mercury Lounge on May 28 and Rough Trade on May 29. Tickets for both shows are on sale now.

All dates are listed, with the new videos, below...

Continue reading "Slim Cessna's Auto Club releasing a compilation & live DVD, touring (dates & new videos)"

by Andrew Sacher

Beauty Pill

Beauty Pill was formed back in the early 2000s by Chad Clark, who formerly fronted the great DC/Dischord eccentrics Smart Went Crazy. Beauty Pill released two EPs, followed by their 2004 debut album, The Unsustainable Lifestyle (all on Dischord), but then never got around to following that up and had to take several years off after Chad was diagnosed with viral cardiomyopathy. Fortunately, Chad made it through two surgeries, is well enough to make music again, and returned last week with the long-awaited followup to their debut. The new album's called Beauty Pill Describes Things As They Are and it came out on their new label home of Butterscotch Records (order yours).

The new album has Chad and co. in great form, some of it picking right up where they left off and other parts covering new ground. You can stream the whole album below, and also watch the video for the track "Dog With Rabbit in Mouth Unharmed" (premiering in this post), which is sung entirely by Chad's bandmate Jean Cook.

Beauty Pill will also begin a tour this week, which includes a three-night run in Virginia and then comes to NYC on May 8 at The Bell House with Grooms (who also have a new album out this year) and The Flag. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

All dates are listed, with the album stream and new video, below...

Continue reading "Beauty Pill released their first album in 11 years, made a video, touring, playing NYC w/ Grooms (dates, LP stream)"


A career-spanning box set of Lloyd Cole & the Commotions, titled Collected Recordings 1983-1989, is coming out June 29. It includes the band's three studio albums which have been remastered from the original tapes whenever possible, as Cole told folks on Facebook:

Easy Pieces original 1/2" tapes didn't survive, I'm afraid. They have been baked etc, but to no avail. Thankfully back up copies were always made and we will be able to remaster the CD from this. Not ideal, but much better than tweaking existing digital files. I've heard the first try with this tape and it's already superior to the original CD and vinyl, but it can be better, so more work will be done. In putting this box together we are trying to reproduce Rattlesnakes and Mainstream exactly as they were when released as we don't think there is room for improvement (sonically), but everyone involved agrees (Clive included) that Easy Pieces could be improved in this respect.
The box set also includes two discs of b-sides, rarities, outtakes and live recordings, as well as a DVD of their videos, TV appearances and live footage. You can check out the tracklist below.

Lloyd Cole will be going on an acoustic tour of the East Coast this spring, kicking things off in NYC at The Bell House on May 30. It's an early show and tickets are on sale now. All dates are listed, along with video of a 1984 concert, below.

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Chomp, the band including former Cloud Nothings guitarist Joe Boyer (it used to also include Cloud Nothings/Total Babes drummer Jayson Gerycz and Total Babes' Christopher Brown but no longer does), are releasing a new 7" on June 9 via Future Boy Reordings, and the a-side "The Rational Anthem" premieres below.

Chomp are also playing a few shows the week the 7" comes out, including two in NYC. Those happen June 10 at Palisades with Soaker, Telepathic and Jesus Jim ($5 at door) and June 11 at Cake Shop (more bands and ticket info TBA). All dates are listed below.

In related news, Total Babes are also touring, including a run opening for Sebadoh. It doesn't hit NYC, but all dates (including the nearby CT show) are listed below. Total Babes are also releasing their new album, Heydays, on May 19 via Wichita, and have shared three songs from that so far. Listen to those below too.

Continue reading "Chomp share new song, touring; Total Babes also touring (with Sebadoh) and have a new LP coming (stream 3 tracks)"

photo: Santigold at Bowery Ballroom in 2012 (more by David Andrako)

Santigold doesn't have a very busy tour schedule coming up, besides a couple festivals, but this May she'll play a small free NYC show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on 5/14. It's presented by Steve Madden Music, and free tickets can be claimed starting Friday (5/1) at noon.

All known dates are listed below...

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