Recent Posts in tour dates - Page 5
September 11, 2014
by Bill Pearis
Australian expats Free Time released a new 7" last month via Underwater Peoples. The A-side was an upbeat rocker (in a Feelies kind of way) called "Esoteric Tizz." The B-side, "Guess Work," is much more chill and instrospective. The video for the song, shot in stark black and white by director Johann Rashid, fits the song's vibe, a quiet portrait of New York City that looks like it could've been made by Beth B or Jim Jarmusch in 1980. That makes it's premiere in this post and you can watch it, and stream the other side of the single, below.
Free Time just played Cake Shop last night with Australian band The Stevens (who have two more NYC shows), and you've got a couple more chances to see them in the coming weeks with more Aussie bands. They play September 21 at Glasslands with Scott & Charlene's Wedding, Cassie Ramone and Liam Betson (tickets), and then Death by Audio on September 26 with Dick Diver, PC Worship and Dark Blue.
Video and single stream below...
Pharmakon at Saint Vitus in 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)
NYC noisemaker Pharmakon's new album, Bestial Burden, comes out October 14 via Sacred Bones. Though she unfortunately had to cancel last month's hometown show, she's now scheduled a release show for Bestial Burden happening in NYC on November 22 at Palisades (906 Broadway in Brooklyn). Tickets for that show are on sale now.
by Andrew Sacher
Warpaint at Prospect Park in June (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Earlier this week SBTRKT dropped the Raury collaboration "Higher" from his new album Wonder Where We Land (due 9/23 via Young Turks), and now he's put out "Voices In My Head," which features rapper A$AP Ferg and indie band Warpaint (drums from Stella Mozgawa, vocals from Emily Kokal). So far none of these singles have sounded very much alike, so it'll be interesting to see how this whole thing comes together. Listen to the new one below.
Warpaint also have a previously discussed tour coming up, which brings them back to NYC on October 14 at Webster Hall. Since we last spoke, it's been announced that that show and a few others will be opened by New Zealand's Liam Finn (who played a handful of his own NYC shows over the summer). Tickets for the NYC show are still available.
All Liam Finn dates are listed, with the new SBTRKT song, below...
More New Year's Eve options for those who'll be in NYC: DFA dance duo Holy Ghost! will be keep bodies moving at Irving Plaza (12/31) with "special guests" TBA. Tickets are currently on presale (password is "DONYC") and the go on sale to the general public on Friday at 10 AM.
Between now and the drop of the ball, Holy Ghost! have other tour dates and will also be working on new music -- their last album was 2013's Dynamics. Flyer for their NYE show, with their list of tour dates, below...
Folk singer Diane Cluck is currently on the road once again in support of this year's very good Boneset LP, her first since 2006. The tour hits NYC tonight (9/11) and Friday (9/12) at Rockwood Music Hall, the same venue she sold out two nights at last time. For these shows, she's promising a mix of the old and the new, and will be adding in new handmade instruments to her set. She'll be joined by special guest Isaac Gut at tonight's show on harmonica. Tickets for tonight and Friday's Rockwood shows are on sale now.
Diane's saying the tour will be her last for a while so she can focus on her musical studies and completing her ongoing Song-of-the-Week project. The most recent installment of that was last week's "Grandma Say" which you can hear a clip of here. Some of the songs that ended up on Boneset were initially debuted during that series.
All dates on the tour are listed, with the video for "Sara" from Boneset, below...
September 10, 2014
Weatherbox at Saint Vitus in July (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Earlier this year, Weatherbox had to drop off their tour with Dikembe (after hitting NYC) due to frontman/main member Brian Warren's mental health issues. It seemed like things were looking better when Weatherbox announced a tour with Finch and Maps & Atlases, which is set to kick off later this month, but now they've unfortunately had to drop off this one too. The band writes on Facebook:
Friends,Bummer to hear. Get well soon Brian!
It's with a heavy heart that we must announce that we're pulling off the Finch/Maps & Atlases tour. For us it's a double-edged sword because the only way we could have possibly been kept from this tour is health and unfortunately that's still the issue we face. Brian has been in and out of facilities since we returned in early August and unfortunately the symptoms he encountered back on tour continue to plague him.
We'd like to extend a huge apology to Finch, Maps & Atlases, all the fans and promoters, and anyone else affected by our cancellation. We believe more that anyone that the show must go on, but we simply cannot tour until Brian can be stabilized.
We'd like to thank Triple Crown Records for their continued support and we're vowing now that the 'Box will be back in action in 2015!
The tour is still happening without them and hitting NYC on October 18 at Gramercy Theatre. Tickets for that show are still available.
In related news, earlier this week we posted a new song by Future Crooks, a band featuring Brian Warren on guitar.
by Bill Pearis
London trio Flowers released their debut album, Do What You Want To, It's What You Should Do, this week (9/9) via Kanine. Produced by former Suede guitarist Bernard Butler, it's delicate, pretty indiepop not a million miles away from The Sundays or the first Cranberries album. The record's many charms make take a few listens to blossom but definitely reward with time. You can check out the video for single "Joanna" and stream the whole album via Rdio below.
Tue 10/21 @ Cake ShopThe Kanine party at BKNB is with Frankie Cosmos, Beverly, fellow UK band Only Real and Ireland's September Girls. That show is free. Details on the other CMJ showcases and parties they're playing are still TBA. Before CMJ they'll be on a UK tour with Kanine labelmates Fear of Men. All dates are listed, along with video and streams, below...
Wed 10/22 @ Pianos (Kanine Records CMJ Party)
Wed 10/22 @ The Delancey (SESAC CMJ Party)
Wed 10/22 @ Cake Shop (Terrorbird CMJ Party)
Thu 10/23 @ Knitting Factory (Dr. Martins Party CMJ Party)
Fri 10/24 @ Brooklyn Nite Bazaar (Kanine Records CMJ Party)
photo by Bella Sullivan
Comprised of Harmony and Cleo, the Los Angeles duo is skilled at writing songs that are so unbelievably catchy, you can't help but put each one on repeat for an hour (or two or three...). There is no doubt these girls have talent when it comes to ultimate girl-power jams like "Love Spell" with the lyrics "Love spell / Go to hell / Drink my wine / Everything's fine" that practically beg to be sung along with all your friends on at 3 a.m. on a Friday night.Maria Sherman also included it in her list of the 20 Best Tapes of 2014 So Far for Wondering Sound and later interviewed them for the same site. Here's an excerpt from that on writing songs about sex:
I think the thing that freaked me out the most was the way people were getting the message -- especially younger girls. A lot of young girls listen to our music and identify with it. It's really easy to feel empty when you're 13 years old and a girl -- especially when it comes to your sexuality. It's something you're about to explore and it's something you know nothing about. When you hear that song, it's easy to [want to] fill that void that you have inside yourself with sex -- to be validated by another person. My greatest fear is that a teenage girl will come to our show feeling empty and will hear that song and think "Ok, I'm just going to do that. That might make me feel better."The duo have now signed to Wichita Recordings (Cloud Nothings, Waxahatchee), who will reissue a remastered version of the EP physically and digitally on November 18. It's since been taken off bandcamp (you can still listen on Spotify though), but you can stream one track, "Jane," below.
Girlpool have some California shows coming up this month, including the LA stop of the Radiator Hospital tour, and then they'll make their way to NYC in October where they have four shows scheduled, including two during CMJ. They play the soon-to-close Death by Audio on October 18 and Silent Barn on October 19, both with Slutever, and then the KXLU unofficial CMJ showcase on October 23 at Death by Audio and the Father/Daughter CMJ showcase on October 24 at Silent Barn. Stay tuned for full lineups, and possibly more NYC shows added while they're here.
All dates are listed, with the song stream, below...
The Blow @ MHOW in 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
The Blow have been in NYC this summer making a new album, details still to come. New stuff might be played at The Blow's "Unplugged" residency which happens the first three Wednesdays in October at Union Pool. Say the band:
We are doing a series of experimental short sets on the first three Wednesdays in October at Union Pool in Brooklyn. These shows are a laboratory for working out new ways of performing electronic music live. We will be performing songs, just songs, from the extended Blow catalog.There will be different openers at each show:
Oct 1 with DJ DapwellTickets are just $5 and on sale now.
Oct 8 with DJ DJ Laura Dern/(aka Colin Self)
Oct 15 with Sadie Benning
In 2013, The Blow released their first new album in six years. Let's hope we don't have to wait as long for this new one. Flyer for the residency below...
by Andrew Sacher
photo by Chris Muir
We recently posted that College is touring North America this fall and now it's been announced that his "A Real Hero" partners Electric Youth will be doing the same. The Toronto duo will kick off their tour in LA on November 3 and make their way to NYC for show at Music Hall of Williamsburg (11/12) later in the month. Tickets for that show are currently on AmEx presale and they go on sale to the general public on Friday (9/12) at noon. All dates are listed below.
Electric Youth have also signed to Secretly Canadian, who will release their debut album, Innerworld, on September 30. Three of its singles are out now, "Runaway," "Innocence" and "The Best Thing," all of which are examples of their cool synth pop that should appeal to fans of M83 or Electric Youth's fellow Drive soundtrack contributors, Chromatics. Streams of all three, the video for "Innocence," and a new remix of "Runaway" by Maths Time Joy, below.