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January 20, 2015
One of network TV's funniest series, Bob's Burgers will be taking the show on the road in March with Bob's Burgers Live:
...will feature the talented voice cast of the hit animated series, including H. Jon Benjamin ("Bob Belcher"), Kristen Schaal ("Louise Belcher"), Eugene Mirman ("Gene Belcher"), Dan Mintz ("Tina Belcher") and John Roberts ("Linda Belcher"), along with creator and executive producer Loren Bouchard. Performances will include a raucous and lively mix of stand-up comedy, fan Q&A, a live BOB'S BURGERS table read and an exclusive sneak peek at upcoming episodes.What, no songs? Surely there will be songs. The NYC stop is March 27 at Beacon Theatre. Tickets go on sale Friday (1/23) at 10 AM with LiveNation, Chase cardmember and local presales starting Thursday (1/22) at 10 AM.
All dates are listed below...
by Bill Pearis
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will release their second album, Chasing Yesterday, on March 2. The new single from the LP is "Ballad of the Mighty I" which features longtime friend Johnny Marr on guitar. Noel told The Guardian about the collaboration:
I tried to get him to play on the last album but it never happened. So when I put this track together and knew he would be perfect for it I called him and asked if I could send him the rough mix. He said: 'No, I don't want to hear it. I'm just going to react to it on the day.' He didn't even want any pointers. Well, that was brave of him. He just arrived with two guitars and a bag of effects pedals. And I have to say, he's unbelievable. He's way up there, on another level to the rest of us. The result is a burst of energy that helped make Mighty I one of the best songs I've ever written.The song is a nice bit of string-laden disco rock, and you can watch the video for the song which plays off Gallagher's noted disdain for the artform. (Watch edited highlight's of Noel's commentary from the Oasis DVD below.) The director appearing in the video calls him "Liam" and, when Noel proves uncooperative, lets him know "Chris Martin did 12 takes!" There are also possible nods to Verve and Radiohead videos, but Johnny Marr does not make an appearance. Watch it below.
As mentioned, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will play the 2015 Governors Ball. That will finish off a spring North American tour for the band. All dates are listed below.
by Andrew Sacher
photo: Erez Avissar
To quickly recap, Brooklyn black metal band Liturgy put out Aesthethica, their best-received album yet, in 2011. Not long after, their not-so-secret weapon Greg Fox (drummer) left the band. They then began playing as a duo with a drum machine (also without bassist Tyler Dusenbury), and this past summer, they regrouped as a full band. Now they're finally ready to release the follow-up to Aesthethica, The Ark Work (due 3/24 via Thrill Jockey), and first single "Quetzalcoatl" has them abandoning black metal, using entirely clean singing and sounding closer to dark industrial rock.
Listen for yourself below...
by Bill Pearis
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion are back with a new album that's a tribute to their hometown. Titled Freedom Tower - No Wave Dance Party 2015, the album is "a chronicle of grit and terror and love" that's been "overmodulated, cooked with dirt, and finished in acid rain!" The trio made the album at the Daptone House of Soul studios in Bushwick and if snappy first single "Do the Get Down" is any indication, there is some real fire under the JSBX's collective butts this time. You can check it out via the "visual" (don't call it a video!) for the song, which through a series of clips "reverse-gentrifies" New York City. Watch it below.
You can catch the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion in gentrified Brooklyn at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Valentine's Day (2/14), as part of the Planned Parenthood Valentine's Day Benefit that also features Shannon Funchess (Light Asylum), Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Group), Julianna Barwick, Austin Brown (Parquet Courts), Cassie Ramone (The Babies, ex-Vivian Girls), Brad Oberhofer (Oberhofer), Crocodiles, EZTV, and Christian Peslak (Saint Rich/Delicate Steve) and DJ Jonathan Toubin. Tickets are still available.
The JSBX will then go on tour in the spring, though no additional NYC dates have been announced apart from the MHOW show next month. All dates are listed, along with the new song stream, below...
Like New York City contemporaries such as Agnostic Front and the Cro-Mags, the Crumbsuckers were one of the original purveyors of 1980s crossover: the bridging of metal and hardcore that temporarily united the two divergent tribes of metalheads and punks into one bloody unified mosh pit. Getting their start in 1983, the band were soon an integral part of New York's Lower East Side-based hardcore scene, cutting their teeth at the legendary dive A7 before moving on to CBGB's famed Sunday matinees, as they and the movement gained strength. [Allmusic]Long Island crossover thrash vets The Crumbsuckers last reunited for their 20th anniversary in 2006, and they'll be regrouping yet again for this year's Black N' Blue Bowl, the annual NYC hardcore fest happening May 16 and 17 at Webster Hall.
Since we last spoke, more bands were added to BNB Bowl, including Candiria, Madball, Dave Smalley (performing Dag Nasty, Down By Law and All Songs), The Rival Mob, Fury of Five, Devil In Me and Booze & Glory. They join other previously-announced bands such as Sick Of It All (who also play NateFest). Ticket info still TBA. Updated lineup below.
In related news, Richmond, VA's United Blood Fest was announced for March 27 & 28, the weekend after NateFest. It happens at The Canal Club with Judge and Breakdown (who both played BNB Bowl 2013), plus Code Orange, Cold World, Terror, Rotting Out, Give, God's Hate, Heavy Chains and more. Full lineup below. Breakdown's only other announced show at the moment is opening night 1 of No Warning's reunion shows in NJ.
photo: Desaparecidos at Voodoo Fest 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Brand New and Conor Oberst's punk band Desparecidos were both already announced for the Sundays of Coachella, and now the two bands have added two club shows together happening not long before the fest (unfortunately nowhere near NYC). Also on the Sundays of Coachella is Joyce Manor, who we just caught in NYC, and who toured with Brand New but didn't meet them, and were covered by Desaparecidos while touring with them. All BN dates (including Shaky Knees Fest) are listed below.
UPDATE: Desaparecidos also play a San Francisco show in between their Coachella performances with Joyce Manor and Touche Amore (who are also on the Sundays of Coachella).
In related news, Crime In Stereo were added as openers to three of The Movielife's reunion shows, including both sold-out NYC shows at Irving Plaza and their not-sold-out Philly show on 3/6 at TLA. Night 1 of Irving also has Pass Away (Mikey & Kellen formerly of I Am the Avalanche + Eric of Crime In Stereo), and Zumo Kollie will open Irving night 2 and Philly.
Updated Movielife dates and the list of Brand New dates, below...
by Bill Pearis
UK punk poet John Cooper Clarke had to cancel his last NYC visit due to visa issues, but he's now announced a new round of dates on the East Coast this spring. The new NYC date will be May 7 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (1/24) at noon with an AmEx presale on Wednesday (1/22) at noon. All dates are listed below.
John Cooper Clarke recently collaborated with fellow, still-going Mancunians Inspiral Carpets on the song "Let You Down." That's from Spitfire, the Inspiral Carpets' first album since 1994's Devil Hopping. (The band is still led by organist Clint Boon but singer Tom Hingley is not in this lineup.) You can stream that, and watch an hour-long BBC documentary and a couple of other videos, below...
photo: Weatherbox at Saint Vitus in 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Weatherbox, whose 2014 album Flies In All Directions was one of our favorite albums of 2014, have announced that they'll head back out on tour in March/April as direct support to Have Mercy. Also joining as openers will be You Me and Everyone We Know and Head North. The tour hits NYC on March 14 at The Studio at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show go on sale at noon on Thursday (1/22).
Weatherbox had to drop off a tour last fall due to mental health issues, but made their return to the stage earlier this month. Hopefully this tour goes down without a hitch. All dates are listed below.
Have Mercy also play a free NYC show with Banquets on 2/27 at Brooklyn Night Bazaar.
Flemington, NJ melodic hardcore band Purpose were a band ahead of their time. Big things may have happened for them if they hadn't broken up in 2001. Their last show was at Westwood Garage in June of that year, and they haven't played since. They weren't completely forgotten though. Their entire 27 song discograpy was released by Black Numbers in 2007. Punk News reviewed it at the time:
One of New Jersey's better kept secrets over the course of the `90s and into the tip of the early 2000s seemingly had, well, a purpose. That purpose -- conveying real, profound and inspired emotion -- comes across pretty well in this nicely done, career-spanning overview.Listen to Discography: 1994-2001 in full, courtesy of Spotify or Bandcamp, below. Pick it up for $6 at Bandcamp.
Missed them the first time around? Maybe the biggest surprise on the just-announced lineup of NateFest is that Purpose are reuniting! It's unclear who will be a member this time though, but stay tuned for updates.
Led by John Waverka (who went on to front The Break), with constant member Brian Fahey, the band had a rotating cast of characters during its lifespan. Other members included Mikey Allen, Chris Oliver, Cass McGrath, Ed McGrath, Shaun Weeden, Anthony Anastasio (who went on to play in Saves The Day), and Bill Henderson.
Purpose member Bill Henderson is/was also in The Procedure, x One Way x, Between The Wars, Helcaraxe, AND Thursday! Though Bill left Thursday in 2000, he was one of the five original members, and one of the three original members of Thursday from Hunterdon Central High School in Flemington -- where Purpose formed, and where Kid Dynamite's Jason Shevchuk also went to school. Jason later formed None More Black, who are also playing NateFest.
Listen to all of Purpose's songs below...
As previously mentioned, Nate Gluck of NJ hardcore mainstays Ensign is sadly battling cancer, and now Ensign have teamed up with a handful of other hardcore bands to put on NateFest in his honor, on March 21 & 22 at a TBA New Jersey venue.
The lineup includes long-running NYHC legends Sick of It All, as well as recently back-in-action NY veterans such as Kill Your Idols, Indecision, and Killing Time. There's also a handful of regrouped NJ vets including Endeavor, Mouthpiece, NORA, and two of Nate Gluck's other bands Strength 691 and For the Love Of.
There will also be a few long-running NJ bands who never went away like Ensign themselves, None More Black, Shai Hulud and Bigwig, reunited Canadians Grade (who just played with Ensign), and newer NJ bands Old Wounds and Stag Party.
Lastly, two particularly interesting bands on the lineup are the reunited Purpose (pre-Thursday/Saves the Day) and 45 Revolutions, whose lineup includes vocalist Mike Ferraro of Judge, bassist Arthur Smilios of Gorilla Biscuits, guitarist Charlie (Moose) Garriga of CIV, and drummer Vinny Hooliganz. They played Santos last month. Watch a video below.
Venue, ticket info, and even more bands for NateFest TBA. Meanwhile donate some money to help cover Nate's medical bills at the GoFundMe page.
There's a few other chances to catch some of the NateFest bands in the area too. Sick of It All play Black N' Blue Bowl in NYC, Shai Hulud play Coco66 (3/19) right before NateFest (tickets), and Indecision open for NJ vets E-Town Concrete in their home state on Valentine's Day at Starland Ballroom. That show is also with LI vets VOD, plus The Banner, Suburban Scum (also playing BNB Bowl) and Razorblade Handgrenade (tickets).
Check out a few videos of some of the bands playing NateFest below...