Recent Posts in tour dates - Page 4
October 15, 2014
Electronic wizard Daedelus released his newest album, The Light Brigade, on Brainfeeder at the tail end of September and he's been on tour in support of it. That tour lands in NYC this Saturday (10/18) at Villain with Spazzkid, who's on most dates. The show and a few others on the tour will also feature his Archimedes A/V show. Tickets for NYC are on sale now.
Speaking of Brainfeeder, Flying Lotus' tour hits NYC tonight (10/15) for its first of two shows here.
All dates are listed, with a stream from the new LP, below...
Ezra Koenig w/ Vampire Weekend in Chicago (more by James Richards IV)
Some good and bad news regarding the ongoing UBUNTU: Music and Arts of South Africa festival in NYC. Paul Simon, who was supposed to join Ladysmith Black Mambazo at their Carnegie Hall show this Saturday (10/18), has unfortunately dropped off. The show will otherwise go on as planned and tickets are still available.
On a brighter side, fellow African music lover Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend and Laura Mvula have been added to 'Mama Africa: A Tribute to Miriam Makeba' happening November 5 at Carnegie Hall, which closes the festival. That concert is led by Angélique Kidjo and also features Makeba's supporting singers Faith Kekana, Stella Khumalo, and Zamo Mbutho, plus Vusi Mahlasela. TIckets for that one are on sale now.
CMJ is almost upon us, and one of the bigger shows early on in the week is the Panache showcase at Knitting Factory on 10/22 which is the first date of Reigning Sound's tour and also features Shonen Knife, White Fence, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard and more (tickets). All of Reigning Sound's dates are listed, with a recent WFUV session video, below.
Reigning Sound singer Greg Cartwright is also a frequent contributor to garage rock covers crew Detroit Cobras, who just announced a NYC show happening January 2 at Baby's All Right. Hopefully by then you'll have worn off your NYE hangover. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (10/17) at 9 AM.
Detroit Cobras' Bloodshot labelmate Lydia Loveless will also be in NYC this Friday for the first performance in Richard Hell's new series at the Symphony Space.
List of Reigning Sound dates and that video, below...
Jonathan Toubin, who was just named Best Club DJ New York 2014 by The Village Voice, is taking his Soul Clap & Dance-Off party on the road again, intenterspersed with monthly NYC editions at Brooklyn Bowl on October 25, November 15, December 20, January 17, February 28 and March 28. This month's is a CMJ edition with Mac DeMarco as guest selector and a panel of indie rockers (TBA) as judges. Tickets for Soul Clap that (and November and December editions) are on sale now.
Mac DeMarco plays Terminal 5 next month with Connan Mockasin (who plays Baby's this week) and King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard (who'll be here for CMJ). All Jonathan Toubin Soul Clap tour dates are listed below...
Compton rapper YG put out his well-received proper debut album, My Krazy Life, earlier this year, and he'll be heading back on tour in support of it soon. Most of the tour is co-headlining with A$AP Ferg, though unfortunately the closest it comes to NYC is on November 22 at Toad's Place in CT (tickets). However, during that tour YG will headline NYC without Ferg on November 17 at Best Buy Theater. That show is being opened by Nipsey Hussle. Tickets for the NYC show go on sale Friday (10/17) at noon.
All dates are listed, with a video form My Krazy Life, below...
Weekend Nachos at A389 Anniversary 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Hardcore and grind-oriented A389 Recordings have announced the first round of bands for their 11th annual Anniversary Bash, which takes place in Baltimore on January 15-17, 2015. Like in previous years, there are some exciting names booked so far including Haymaker, Weekend Nachos, Ilsa, Castle Freak, Genocide Pact, Pharaoh, Noisem, Sex Prisoner, Starkwather and Ampallang Infection. Many of these bands are on or associated with A389, and almost all of them, with the exception of Castle Freak, Genocide Pact, and Starkwather, played last year's event too. Stay tuned for more announcements, but in the meantime, this is reason enough to get excited.
Last year's A389 Anniversary Bash was co-sponsored by Invisible Oranges and included Systems Overload-era Integrity, Infest, Ringworm and more.
Along with Maryland Death Fest, the A389 Bash is one of at least two killer heavy festivals happening in Baltimore in 2015.
The Vaselines released their new album, V is for Vaselines, last week (10/7) which hears them continuing in their cheeky, fuzzpop style. If you haven't checked it out, you can watch the video for "High Tide Low Tide" and stream the whole thing via Spotify below.
Eugene, Frances and the rest of the band will be heading to North America in the new year for a tour, including NY on January 16 at The Bell House. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (10/17) at 10 AM.
All tour dates are listed, along with video and streams, below...
by Bill Pearis
Sometimes you just want to rock, late '70s style with big in-your-face riffs -- the kind that sound best blaring out of a car stereo on a long strip of highway. If you're currently in that mood, Seattle quartet Fox and the Law have what you're looking for. The band's new album, Stoned to Death, has it in heavy spades, with splatterings of sludge and psych. (We'll not say the G word but they are from the Emerald City.) The album's out next week (10/21) but you can stream the whole thing -- it makes its debut in this post.
Fox and the Law have a couple Pacific Northwest shows to celebrate the album's release, including one in their hometown on November 1 at the Black Lodge. (No Twin Peaks jokes please!) All dates are listed, along with the album stream, below...
Yellowbirds in Prospect Park in June (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Sam Cohen's Yellowbirds project is coming to an end, but will play a final show happening November 1 at Baby's All Right with Mesiko and Steve Salett (The Poison Tree). Tickets for that show are on sale.
After Yellowbirds call it quits, Sam will be releasing a solo album. Here's what he had to say about it:
In all this time, babies have been born (probably conceived on Yellowbirds tours), life has made all sorts of grand and subtle shifts and, more than ever, various musical projects beckon us all. As a result, I've been working on new music in a new manner, mostly by myself, which has led to a new record called Cool It, which will be released next year by Easy Sound Recording Co. The record marks a shift in process, and in tone, and I feel it's the closest thing yet to the core of what I want to share through music, so it's appropriate that it marks the moment I became Sam Cohen, as it were. I'm extremely excited about the new sounds and songs, the first of which will become available next month!You can watch a Yellowbirds video below...
I hope you'll continue to find my music, and my music always finds you well.
by Bill Pearis
Sandro's SY window display on N6 St. (photo via @brooklynvegan instagram)
Walking out of last night's Merchandise show at Music Hall of Williamsburg, I did a double take seeing a store across the street with a Sonic Youth Confusion is Sex window display, one half with with the album's artwork on the window itself, the other half with a hanging t-shirt. The store is the Brooklyn branch of high-end Paris boutique Sandro and there's an entire SY collection available currently. The tee, which is made from 100% cotton and looks like something you used to be able to buy on Saint Marks for 10 bucks, goes for $95 and is actually one of the cheaper items. There's also a $340 "Day Dream" sweater, two different $110 knit ski caps and a bunch of other Sonic Youth album cover shirts ($95 - $130). N. 6th St sure is weird these days.
In other, more affordable and interesting, Sonic Youth-related news, Kim Gordon will play Issue Project Room on December 3. She's performing as a duo with guitarist Loren Connors, the first time they'll have done this. (Loren has played with Kim's ex too.) Gary War, who lives in New Zealand these days and hasn't released an album in a couple years, will open the show. Tickets to the show go on sale to IPR Members on Friday (10/17) and will be available to the general public starting October 24.
Meanwhile, Kim also has a couple Body/Head dates at Union Pool next month; and Lee Renaldo's art exhibition at One Mile Gallery in Kingston, NY is up through next week, and he'll play a collaborative set with Noveller at Lincoln Center next month. Thurston Moore and Steve Shelley will be in town next week with The Thurston Moore Band.