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February 23, 2015

Benjamin Clementine

UK singer Benjamin Clementine debuted in 2013 with the Cornerstone EP, and he's steadily been picking up a good amount of hype (especially on his side of the pond). A Guardian article mentions he got Paul McCartney's approval after his Jools Holland performance, was the most shared artist on Spotify the following week, and got a major label deal (Virgin EMI) shortly after that. Earlier this month, he picked up French award Victoires de la Musique for best new artist.

His debut album, At Least For Now, came out earlier this year, and it's beginning to garner some pretty positive reviews (like this one from The Quietus). The general consensus is that he sounds like a male Nina Simone, which is pretty spot on to us. You can check out the videos for two of his tracks, "Condolence" and "Cornerstone," below.

Clementine has a ton of European tour dates coming up, and he'll make his US debut on April 29 at BRIC House Ballroom in NYC. Tickets are on sale now.

All dates are listed, with those two videos, below...

Continue reading "Benjamin Clementine released his debut LP, making US debut"

by Bill Pearis


UK upstarts Spring King have a new EP, They're Coming After You, which is out April 20 via UK label Handsome Dad. It'll be out in the US sooner, as a digital single on Feb 24 via Mom + Pop imprint Mermaid Avenue. We've got the premiere of rocking lead single "City" which is a real corker. (If you like Wavves and Twin Peaks style of poppy indie rock, you'll probably like this.) You can stream it, and check out the EP's cover art, below.

Spring King will be visiting the US for SXSW this year, so if you're going to that keep an eye out. Unfortunately they aren't playing any shows outside of Austin. (Maybe you caught them at CMJ last year in NYC.) Right after SXSW they'll be touring the UK with Courtney Barnett. All dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Spring King releasing new EP (listen to a song), playing SXSW before UK tour dates with Courtney Barnett"

by Andrew Sacher

Belle Mare

Brooklyn duo Belle Mare (aka Amelia Bushell and Thomas Servidone) released their home-recorded debut EP, The Boat of the Fragile Mind, in late 2012, and they've now recently finished up studio time at Electric Lady working on their first full length. They went in as a full band with help from drummer Rob Walbourne (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah), bassist Gary Atturio (Savoir Adore), and keyboardist Tara Rook, along with producers Tom Elmhirst and Ben Baptie, who worked together on U2's Songs of Innocence, Beck's Morning Phase, Arcade Fire's Reflektor and more. The album is expected sometime this fall, but meanwhile they're first releasing "Cicada" as a single. With the song's loungey atmospheric vibes, falsetto vocals, and the final crashing crescendo, it sounds like they probably take more than a little influence from Radiohead and Sigur Ros, but they're thankfully not just copying those bands. Check it out for yourself, it makes its premiere below.

The band have three hometown dates coming up: Friday (2/27) at Knitting Factory with PROM and Ponyhof (tickets), March 22 at Cameo, and April 7 at Manhattan Inn.

Continue reading "Belle Mare planning LP, playing shows (stream the new single)"

photo: Trans Am @ Baby's All Right, 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Trans Am

Long-running DC-area trio Trans Am released their aptly-titled tenth full length Volume X last year, finding them still in the post-rock groove. You can check out the video for album-opener "Anthropocene," below.

The band, who were last in NYC with Deerhoof last year, have a string of East Coast dates coming up, where they'll work their way down to Phuzz Fest in North Carolina. The tour brings Trans Am to NYC on April 16 at Baby's All Right. Tickets for that show aren't on sale yet, but should be soon via TicketFly.

All Trans Am tour dates are listed, along with the "Anthropocene" video, below...

Continue reading "Trans Am touring in April, playing Baby's (dates)"

photo: Black Milk at Webster Hall in 2011 (more by Andrew St. Clair)
Black Milk

Detroit rapper Black Milk dropped his fifth full-length If There's A Hell Below last fall, about a week after he and his live band Nat Turner toured their way to NYC. Now that you've had time to familiarize yourself with the new LP, Black Milk and Nat Turner will hit the road again this spring. The tour stops here in NYC at The Studio at Webster Hall on June 18 with support from MAHD. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

All of Black Milk's upcoming dates along with the video for If There's A Hell Below cut "What It's Worth" below...

Continue reading "Black Milk announces 2015 tour (dates)"


Tel Aviv shoegaze trio Vaadat Charagim will release their new album, Sinking As A Stone, on May 5 via Burger. You can stream the hazy first single, "Ein Li Makom" below.

The band are coming to North America in May to play Austin's Levitation (fka Austin Psych Fest) and will tour after, with their final date at Brooklyn's Baby's All Right on May 22. Tickets for that show will be available soon.

All Vaadat Charigim dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Vaadat Charigim releasing new album, touring after Austin Levitation fest (dates, new song stream)"

Cannibal Ox

Harlem hip hop duo Cannibal Ox have been planning the long-awaited followup to their essential El-P-produced debut for a while now, and it's finally officially been announced. It's called Blade of the Ronin and is due out on March 3 via IGC/iHipHop. When talking about the new album to Pitchfork, they said, "There's a lot of good, innovative stuff coming out. But on the real, Blade of the Ronin is gonna shut everything down." They recently put out the MF Doom-featuring single "Iron Rose," which you can check out below.

Can Ox have a few dates scheduled too, including a release show in their hometown at The Studio at Webster Hall on March 2 with killer support from GZA, Freeway and G-Jet. Tickets for that show are available now.

Meanwhile, El-P is in the studio with Killer Mike and Massive Attack.

All dates are listed, with the song stream, below...

Continue reading "Cannibal Ox finally releasing new album, playing shows, NYC with GZA & Freeway (dates & song stream ft. MF Doom)"

photo: Passion Pit at MSG in 2013 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Passion Pit

Passion Pit are releasing album #3 this April and already had some tour dates announced, including a sold-out NJ show with Death Cab. They've now added many more dates, including a show at Brooklyn's recently re-opened Kings Theatre on May 11. That's a somewhat intimate show for a band who's headlined Madison Square Garden. Holychild open that show and other dates. Tickets for Kings Theatre go on sale Friday (2/27) at 10 Am with Fan Club/AmEx presales starting Wednesday (2/25) at 10 Am and a venue presale starting Thursday (2/26) at 10 AM.

All dates are listed, with streams of the new album's two singles, below...

Continue reading "Passion Pit expand tour, playing Kings Theatre (dates)"

by Andrew Sacher

J Cole

So this explains why Big Sean had yet to announce a NYC date and why Jeremih dropped off the Kid Ink/Dej Loaf tour. The amazing quadruple bill of J. Cole, Big Sean, YG and Jeremih have announced an arena/amphitheater tour which brings them to NYC on August 4 at Madison Square Garden, and will also be nearby on July 31 at Susquehanna Bank Center and August 3 at PNC Bank Arts Center. Tickets go on sale Friday (2/27) at 10 AM with VIP Package/Citi Cardmember/Big Believers presales starting Tuesday (2/24) at 10 AM and Live Nation/LN Mobile App presales starting Thursday (2/26) at 10 AM.

The tour supports J. Cole's late-2014 release 2014 Forest Hills Drive, Big Sean's brand new Dark Sky Paradise (out this week), and YG's 2014 debut My Krazy Life. We're still patiently waiting on that new Jeremih album, but in the meantime he's been giving us a handful of singles and EPs.

All dates are listed, with some videos/song streams, below...

Continue reading "J. Cole, Big Sean, YG & Jeremih announce tour, playing MSG"

Willie NelsonWillie Nelson

Willie Nelson will release a new memoir, titled It's a Long Story: My Life, which is set for release on May 5. It's not his first book about his life -- he's published several, his first being 1988's Willie: An Autobiography. This one will touch on his childhood growing up during the Great Depression in Texas, his music career, tax problems, being a proponent of marijuana legalization and more.

Willie will also be touring for much of 2015, and is playing a free Celebrate Brooklyn! show in Prospect Park on August 12 with Old Crow Medicine Show. Tickets go on sale Friday (2/27) at noon with an OCMS presale on Tuesday (2/24) at noon, and BRIC Arts and AMeX presales on Wednesday (2/25) at noon. All dates are listed below.

Celebrate Brooklyn! hasn't provided their full 2015 schedule yet, but it kicks off June 3 with Chaka Kahn and also includes the Interpol show on July 21 (tickets). Another show was just announced: Damien Rice on June 17 . That's a ticketed show which benefits the concert series. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (2/27) at noon with a BRIC Arts presale on Wednesday (2/25) at noon and a Ticketmaster presale on Thursday (2/26) at noon. Damien also plays Beacon Theatre on April 4 which is sold out.

All Willie Nelson tour dates are listed, along with Old Crow Medicine Show dates, below...

Continue reading "Willie Nelson has a new book & tour, playing Prospect Park w/ Old Crow Medicine Show (where Damien Rice plays too)"