Recent Posts in tour dates - Page 5
April 11, 2014
Created in the explosive space between the surreal and the concrete, The Good Inn follows Solder Boy--the lone survivor of the explosion of the battleship Iéna--as he wanders aimlessly after the accident, falls deeply for an innkeeper's daughter, and even more deeply into a bizarre, alternate universe he discovers through a hole in his bedroom wall.The above description is of Pixies frontman Black Francis' debut novel, The Good Inn (written with co-author Josh Frank), which is being celebrated with a book launch in Brooklyn on April 25 at The Powerhouse Arena (37 Main St). The event runs from 6-8 PM, and will feature Black Francis, Josh Frank and the book's illustrator Steven Appleby. TIckets are on sale now, can be applied as credit towards the purchase of The Good Inn.
The world he finds exists at the intersection of art and violence, and introduces readers to the very real (and surreal) characters who created the first narrative pornographic film. The Good Inn weaves together real characters from the history of French cinema with darkly whimsical illustrations by Steven Appleby and recreates the lost story of La Bonne Auberge, as seen through the eyes of a shell-shocked soldier.
Through Soldier Boy's journey as the subject and star of the world's first stag film, we explore the power of memory, the simultaneously destructive and healing power of light and how the early pioneers of these stag films helped shape their industry for generations to come.
Blurring the lines between fact and fiction, film and prose, reality and surreality, The Good Inn bends readers' minds and holds its own against the best surrealists--from Lynch to Dali to Serling. It is sure to challenge our conceptions of history, highbrow and lowbrow and how we consume art in all its forms.
by Doug Moore
Whitehorse at the Acheron, 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Both Australian sludge/noise unit Whitehorse and prolific and like-minded Americans The Body (who, for the record, are in fact currently based in Portland, OR) are both at Roadburn this weekend and will embark on separate European tours afterwards. Once they've wrapped those up, the two will reconvene for a NYC show at Saint Vitus on May 8. along with compelling local support from Gnaw & Theologian. Tix are available now.
This won't be your only opportunity to catch The Body live this spring/summer -- they'll be back on July 5 at ABC No Rio as part of their tour with Thou, whom they just released a collaborative EP with. Not to be outdone by their tourmates in the absurdly-prolific department, Thou have also released another EP, this one a standalone entitled The Sacrifice. You can stream it below. In a thematically appropriate but wholly unsurprising twist, it features a Nirvana cover ("I Hate Myself and I Want to Die," specifically), a band they've covered before.
(And speaking of Saint Vitus and Nirvana...)
Check out the Thou stream and all lists of tour dates below...
Death in June @ The Bell House, 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
Influential and controversial neofolk band Death in June toured last year, including a show at The Bell House. The band are planning a return trip this year and, while the whole tour hasn't been announced, the NYC show has: The Webster Hall on May 31. The show is with the Miro Snejdr-Herr Lounge Corps and tickets are on sale now.
As to the controversy part, we wrote before their tour last year:
The band has repeatedly toyed with Nazi imagery over the years, which has led to show cancellations on a few occasions including in Chicago (this 2013 tour currently has a Chicago date scheduled). And though Douglas P has repeatedly denied any nefarious use for a Death in June logo depicting a totenkopf the fact remains that it was an insignia for the SS during the Third Reich. (For the record, Douglas P, sole original member still with DIJ, is an out homosexual.)Despite the controversy, last year's Bell House show was kind of a non-event.
Dan Croll brings his tour to NYC for a show at Bowery Ballroom on 4/17 which is now sold out. As discussed, he also plays a Northside Festival show, and it's now been announced that that show happens on June 15 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for that one go on sale today at noon.
Houndmouth are playing Brooklyn Bowl on June 21. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.
Guy Blakeslee of The Entrance Band is playing Mercury Lounge on June 17 with Weyes Blood. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon. Also catch Weyes Blood at the BrooklynVegan-curated Red Bull Sound Select show with Woods, The Woolen Men, and Cassie Ramone.
Wisconsin indie pop band PHOX, who just opened for Laura Mvula in NYC and who release their debut album Slow Motion on 6/24 via Partisan, play their own NYC show on July 23 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.
April 10, 2014
Inc. at PIanos in 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
WBAR Barnard College Radio's Annual FREE WBAR-B-Q happens again this year on April 19 on Barnard's Lehman Lawn from noon to 8 PM. This year's will be headlined by Inc. (the day before their tour hits Knitting Factory), and also features Ka, LVL UP, Darlings, Jerry Paper, DJ Dog Dick, Yellow Eyes, Giant Claw, Amanda X and Arm Candy. It's all ages, totally free, and open to the public. More info at the Facebook event.
Full lineup and flyer below...
by Doug Moore
Eyehategod at Saint Vitus, 2013 (more by Caroline Harrison)
Rumors of an Eyehategod / Ringworm / Enabler tour in support of the former's upcoming self-titled album (their first in almost 15 years) have been floating around for a few days now, but it's now officially been announced. The three bands will take to the road in North America from late May through late June, shortly after EHG complete a brief run of West Coast and festival dates.
The tour will hit NYC on 6/7 at Europa -- not my first choice for venue, but this lineup will destroy no matter what the surroundings. Tickets aren't on sale yet, but will be available at this link soon. All dates are listed below.
In the meantime, stream both of EHG's recently-released singles and check out their full set of announced dates below...
by Bill Pearis
Austin's Spray Paint make scratchy animal beat garage, all arched eyebrows, shouty choruses and nervy guitar playing. If you like early Devo, The Fall and their sonic descendants The Intelligence and The Blind Shake, their splatter is of a similar ilk. The band put out two albums in 2013 and you can stream a few tracks off each below.
Spray Paint are currently on tour with Detroit's Protomartyr which makes for a pretty great double bill. That tour hits NYC this weekend at Death by Audio on Saturday (4/12) with The Mark Morgan Band and Palm, and then on Sunday (4/13) at Cake Shop with V.B.A.. The band also have a few dates after their run with Protomartyr and all are listed below.
Flyers for the two NYC shows and song streams below...
digital rendering of Pier 97...
As we mentioned in the Robyn / Roykskopp tour announcement post, NYC is getting a new summer venue this year, Pier 97, a 5,000+ capacity venue which will be booked by Live Nation and part of Hudson River Park. It's located on the Hudson River at 57th St. That's a digital version of what it will look like, above.
In addition to the Robyn/Royksopp show on August 20, there's also a Thievery Corporation show on August 15, and others which are listed below, plus more TBA. Tickets for all Pier 97 shows go on sale Friday (4/11) at noon, except the Thievery Corporation show which goes on sale Friday, April 18 at 10 AM.
Hopefully they have more luck than Bowery Presents did with Pier 26 which won't be returning this year due to noise complaints.
Initial list of Pier 97 shows below...
by Bill Pearis
Originally a songwriting outlet for Trevor Vaz, he soon recruited a bassist and drummer, morphing into Dances. The Brooklyn trio will release their debut EP, Whiter Sands, next week via Black Bell Records (home of Honduras and Total Slacker). The band make scuzzpop not unlike Wavves and we've got the premiere of the video for their garagey stormer, "Rat," in this post.
Dances will play NYC's Pianos on May 10 which is part of a Black Bell Records night that also features Honduras, Slonk Donkerson, Painted Zeros and The Gradients. Tickets are on sale.
"Rat" video below...
by Andrew Sacher
Greys in Chicago in 2013 (more by Zach Pollack)
As previously mentioned, Toronto punks Greys are releasing their debut LP If Anything, on June 17 via their new label home of Carpark, and since we last spoke they released its first single. The track's a minute-and-a-half punk ripper called "Guy Picciotto" whose records with Fugazi and Rites of Spring may have taught Greys a thing or two. Check out the song below.
Greys were supposed to play a show with fellow loud Canadian bands HSY and The Beverleys at Death by Audio this March, but a van problem caused them to cancel the show. The bands have since rescheduled, and will now hit DbA on May 16 together. Greys and HSY each have a few other dates (no others in the US), all of which are listed below.
HSY are also releasing a new 7", "Cyber Bully" b/w "Phantasm Blast" on June 2 via Too Pure/Buzz Records (the latter is also Greys' label in Canada). They've just unleashed its menacing a-side, which is moodier and more devilish than other stuff we've heard from them in the past. The reverbed-out screams sound like something jacked from the audio of an old horror film, and the band's mid-tempo chug is the perfect backdrop. Listen to that below.
The Beverleys' latest release is their 3-song EP which is out now (also on Buzz) that we said mixes dark '80s post-punk, '90s rock, and sneering attitude-filled vocals. If you haven't heard that yet, you can stream it below as well.
Greys and HSY's dates are listed, with all streams, below...