Recent Posts in tour dates - Page 4
December 17, 2014
by Bill Pearis
JEFF the Brotherhood have a new record due out in 2015, which will be their second for Warner Brothers. Details are still forthcoming but Jake and Jamin have offered up the first single, "What's a Creep," which is a crunchy JEFF-style piledriver, completely with a twin lead solo. You can stream or download below.
The boys were in NYC for DbA's final night, playing in their old two-piece configuration but the current line-up of JEFF is a quartet. Folks in Chicago can catch this new incarnation of JEFF at Empty Bottle on New Year's Eve. That and Burgerama are their only dates at the moment, but that will likely change sooner than later.
Bob Saget at Bowery Ballroom in 2013 (more by PSquared)
Bob Saget, who as you probably know by now is much raunchier than the famed Danny Tanner, has a few shows announced for 2015, including two in the NYC-area. First he plays NYC proper on April 16 at Best Buy Theater, and that's followed by a Long Island show on April 17 at NYCB Theatre at Westbury. Tickets for the Best Buy Theater show go on sale at noon on Friday (12/19), and tickets for Westbury are on sale now.
All currently announced dates are listed, with a video of his standup, below...
photo: Mos Def at Rock the Bells 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
The Eric Garner protests, like last weekend's Millions March, in NYC continue, and as you've probably seen and heard, many of those lending their voice to the cause are prominent musicians. Mos Def (aka Yasiin Bey), offered an audio statement called "Thoughts On The Upheaval From A Global Perspective" via Stop Being Famous, as Billboard points out. Here's some of what he said:
Where are we? We're at a critical time. We're at a watershed moment for humanity. The urgency to 'change this miserable condition on this earth,' as Malcolm X said, is occurring to many of us, reaffirming itself.You can listen to the audio below.
It's the opportunity for necessary change, positive change, and it's not necessarily convenient or comfortable as I'm sure it is with any period of growth. I read somewhere that in order for an arrow to fly, the bow has to be drawn back. There's some pressure involved and I think we're all feeling that pressure. Some of us are more aware of it than others. Some of us are trying to drown it out. But we all feel it one way or another, in indelible ways in these times and days.
RZA also spoke to Vanity Fair about it, saying:
The value of a man's life has been totally reduced. It has never been even put at the proper value, when it comes to a black man... But we have an old-school mentality of what you can do, as a cop, and how someone already considered a criminal, even when he's not committing a violent crime, or a real crime. Selling a cigarette is not really a crime, standing on the corner is not a real crime, at the end of the day.On Sunday (12/14), when Aretha Franklin attended the premiere of Selma (the film based on Martin Luther King and the 1965 civil rights marches of Selma, Alabama) in NYC, she was interviewed about how important she thinks a film like Selma is coming out at this time, and said:
But in this case, with Eric Garner, there is not a criminal here. This looks more like the ego and frustration of a man--forget that this guy was a cop. Take the uniform off. If you take the uniform off of those guys, it looks like a neighborhood beat down. It looked like a black guy got jumped by a bunch of white guys. It looks like this gang jumped that guy.
I think that it's gonna bring a higher level of consciousness to everything that's happening, particularly between the movie and the Fergusons and all of the different happenings that we've had lately involving all of the young African American men. There is certainly a correlation between the two, the timing, and i think most importantly the timing. What was happening way back when and what is still happening now.Lil B just released a song called "I Can't Breathe," which you can listen to below.
Meanwhile, money has been raised for Eric Garner's family via Fundly and Indie GoGo campaigns. Fundraisers, like the one Russell Simons was at, are becoming more common. Two happening in NYC just popped up today:
One is a show billed as "BLACK LIVES MATTER" happening on December 23 at SOB's. No artists announced at the moment, but tickets are on sale now.
The other is a noise show happening December 30 at Palisades with live sets from Nick Klein & Shredded Nerve, Miguel Alvarino, Appetite, Saran Man, Negation, Coil's Drew McDowall, Pure Matrix, POI, Bookworms and Young Male, as well as DJ sets from Analog Soul, Half Life and Pharmakon (aka Margaret Chardiet). That one's $12 at the door.
They may not really need the fundraisers in the end though, as the New York Times reports that New York City comptroller Scott M. Stringer is also "seeking to negotiate a settlement of a $75 million civil rights claim brought my Mr. Garner's family."
Stream the Lil B song and Mos Def speech below...
Young Widows at Saint Vitus in January 2014 (more by Ebru Yildiz)
Noisy Louisville post-punks Young Widows have announced a run of tour dates for March 2015. They'll be joined on the whole tour by Shannon Wright (formerly of '90s indie band Crowdsell), who Young Widows are already outspoken fans of. They'll also be joined for all but three dates by NYC post-hardcore duo The Austerity Program, who released their first LP since 2007, Beyond Calculation, earlier this year.
The tour will hit NYC for a show at Saint Vitus on March 17. Tickets for that show go on sale this Friday (12/19) at noon.
All dates listed, along with video of Young Widows playing their excellent LP Easy Pain in its entirety at Saint Vitus in January (via Pit Full of Shit), a stream of a track from Shannon Wright's latest album, and a full stream of The Austerity Program's Beyond Calculation, below.
Kevin Morby, who is opening for Amen Dunes at Bowery Ballroom on 1/22 (tickets) , has just announced a tour for late winter that has him on the road with Jessica Pratt (who has a new album out next month) on the West Coast and Ryley Walker (who's played with Amen Dunes too) on the East Coast. The tour wraps up in NYC at Baby's All Right on March 15. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
If you haven't checked out Morby's 2014 album, Still Life, you can do that via Spotify. He also shared his list of his favorite albums of the year with us. All Kevin Morby tour dates are listed below...
Experimental German composer/musician Hauschka released his latest album, a collection of works for prepared pianos called Abandoned City, earlier this year via Temporary Residence Ltd./City Slang (read more about that here). Now he's announced another North American tour in support of it. It's a short run of dates, kicking off in Chicago in April 9 and ending in NYC on April 15 at Le Poisson Rouge. Tickets for LPR are on sale now.
All dates are listed, with the video for "Craco" (by "Weird Fishes" director Tobias Stretch) from Abandoned City, below...
The glacially paced, attention-span taxing music that's come to be dubbed slowcore would seem an unlikely export for sunny, spontaneous Southern California, but Spain goes a long way toward proving you can't always judge a book by...well, its place of publication. Led by bassist/vocalist Josh Haden (a former member of the Minutemen-damaged agit-punk combo Treacherous Jaywalkers, the son of venerable free-jazz bassist Charlie Haden and brother of that dog's Haden sisters), the quartet ambles deliberately through soundscapes that evoke the windswept romance suggested by its name. - [Trouser Press]Slowcore pioneers Spain (aka Josh Haden for all intents and purposes) released Sargant Place, their fifth album, last month via Dine Alone Records. The record features Josh's father and jazz legend Charlie Haden's last-recorded performance, on the song "You and I," and his sister Petra (that dog., The Decemberists, etc) is on it too. You can stream the album (via The Key) below.
Spain will be touring Europe early next year and will stop in NYC on the way there, playing a free show on January 29 at Lincoln Center's David Rubenstein Atrium, and then February 3 at Rough Trade. Tickets for the Rough Trade show go on sale Friday (12/19) at noon. All dates are listed, along with the album stream, below...
Protomartyr's second album, Under Color of Official Right, is one of the year's most acclaimed albums, matching witty if bleak observations to snarling postpunk backing. The band spent most of the year on the road, out on tours with Spray Paint, Whatever Brains and Parquet Courts, making space for both SXSW, CMJ and one of DbA's final shows, too. Which leads to Protomartyr's Top 10 of 2014 list they sent us, which could have only been sent by them. Here's the setup:
As is often the case with touring, all you have is time and it must be killed. Going to see a movie, any movie, is our default band activity. We go to the theater and whatever is showing next is what we see. We'd like to think this is the reason why we saw so much shit, but honestly, seeing something awful became an addiction. Other than that, the only criteria was that the theater had to sell booze. That became an addiction as well.You won't find Boyhood or Birdman or Grand Budapest Hotel on this list, but it's a funny read and works as a travelogue as well. Protomartyr's "Ten Movies We Saw This Year" are listed with commentary below.
In other news, Protomartyr are part of a Joyful Noise Recordings' new subscription record club, the 2015 Flexidisc Series where "some of our favorite artists to release never-before-heard recordings on a fleeting analog format." Other artists contributing to the series include Cloud Nothings, Wye Oak, Deerhoof & Celestial Shore, Sonny & the Sunsets, and King Buzzo.
If you you're going to be in Detroit around Christmas, Protomartyr are playing on December 26 at Jumbos, a place they wrote a song about on their first album. Flyer for that is below as well...
As discussed, Jose Gonzalez is going on a 2015 tour, and since we last spoke it's been announced that Icelandic folk singer Ólöf Arnalds will be opening on both European and North American dates. That includes the NYC show happening April 10 at Webster Hall. Tickets for that one are on sale now. Full list of tour dates below.
Olof's newest album, Palme, was recorded with longtime collaborator Skúli Sverrisson and múm's Gunnar Örn Tynes, and it came out earlier this fall via One Little Indian. You can stream that in full below, via The Line of Best Fit, and also head to that link to read Olof's own track-by-track thoughts on the record.
Jose Gonzalez's new album, Vestiges & Claws, will be out next year. It's his first solo album since 2007, but he did contribute music under his own name and with his band Junip to last year's The Secret Life of Walter Mitty soundtrack (which also features Arcade Fire and other bands). You can stream "Step Out" from that soundtrack, with the Olof LP stream and list of dates, below.
Tickets to see Mykki Blanco, Perfect Pussy, Ricky Eat Acid, Ronald Paris a "special secret guest" and more at Baby's All Right on New Year's Eve are on sale now, including the $99 "Baby's 2015 Watch" option that gets you into a year's worth of shows at the venue.
Alvvays tickets go on BV presale today too.
July Talk are playing Mercury Lounge on February 28. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon with a general on sale date Friday (12/19).
SOB's is hosting 'BLACK LIVES MATTER: A Fundraising Event for Eric Garner's Family' on December 23. Tickets are on sale.
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.