Recent Posts in tour dates - Page 5
November 20, 2015
photo: Mac at BV-SXSW 2015 (more by Tim Griffin)
Earlier this year, Superchunk frontman Mac McCaughan released his first solo album, Non Believers. Now he's released a one-track instrumental remix version of it called Staring At Your Hologram. Here's how Mac puts it:
Staring At Your Hologram is an album-length instrumental deconstruction / revision & remix of my Non-Believers record which came out in May 2015. The songs are sometimes still recognizable in their new shapes but have been sewn together into one long track.Listen below.
For the most part I took away the drums and the vocals, rearranged some parts and brought instruments to the fore that in the original album were more of a bed for the guitars and vocals. Tape echo and reverb have been judiciously applied. If the most obvious influences on Non-Believers are bands like New Order or the Cocteau Twins, then for this version of the album i was drawing on a different part of the 80s landscape and trying to imagine what it would sound like if Arthur Russell or Cluster made an album by remixing the basic tracks. Unlike a record with singing and words and super-linear songs this is meant more as something you can put on and either pay attention to, or not.
Mac has a few solo dates coming up, but first Superchunk play two NYC shows (both sold out). The first is the stacked Ground Control 15th anniversary show at Webster Hall on 12/2 (with Titus Andronicus, Rainer Maria, Kurt Vile, Parquet Courts and many more) and the second is an intimate headlining show on 12/3 at Baby's All Right. Since we last spoke, All Dogs were added to that show which is a good fit for Superchunk. If you have tickets, it's worth showing up for them.
Meanwhile, All Dogs are on tour now with Frankie Cosmos, and that tour hits NYC this weekend at The Marlin Room at Webster Hall on Sunday (11/22). That show also has Epoch bands Eskimeaux and Florist, and tickets are still available. Updated dates are listed below.
All Dogs singer Maryn Jones is also a member of Saintseneca, who just announced a tour with Thao & the Get Down Stay Down and Little Scream.
by Rob Sperry-Fromm
Portland experimental doom trio Eight Bells are preparing a new album called Landless which is out February 12 on Battleground and was produced by the legendary Billy Anderson. They're now streaming the first song from Landless, which is called "Hating." The song plays like a refinement of what Eight Bells did more long-windedly on their last album The Captain's Daughter. There's a classical doom feel to this that's wedded to a modern sense of progressiveness, with reverb-y harmonies and organ melding creating a vivid contrast with the driving, powerful drumming of new member Rae Amitay. It's good stuff, and you can stream it below.
Eight Bells will soon be heading out on that previously-mentioned tour with Voivod and Vektor that hits NYC for a show at Gramercy Theatre on 2/7 (tickets) and then NJ at the Stone Pony on 2/11 (tickets). All dates are listed below.
Rae, the new drummer, is the Chicago-based musician who also drums for Thrawsunblat and fronts the excellent death/grind band Immortal Bird. Immortal Bird released their debut LP Empress/Abcess this year which, if you missed it, is an absolutely vicious series of catchy, grindy rippers. The band wears its influences (as IO notes, Converge and Pig Destroyer come most quickly to mind) proudly, but executes at such a high level that you're too busy headbanging to notice.
Stream the new Eight Bells song (via Noisey) and the Immortal Bird album below...
photo: Iggy Pop in Austin in 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
The 26th annual Tibet House US Benefit Concert happens February 22, 2016 at Carnegie Hall, and the initial lineup has just been announced. As usual, it includes artistic director Philip Glass, and it includes the return of Iggy Pop, plus Basia Bulat, Sharon Jones, FKA twigs and Dechen Shak-Dagsay & Helge van Dyk. Tickets are on sale now.
Scott Kelly & Bruce Lamont @ Funhouse - 11/19/15 (photo via Ernest Natur)
NJ punks Crazy & the Brains are always up to something. We just posted their new "Brain Freeze" video and tour dates, including a show with Negative Approach at Jersey City venue Funhouse on 11/25. Funhouse is the venue run by the band themselves, which opened earlier this year. The description reads:
A new DIY music venue / art collective run By Crazy And The Brains. Located in the last remaining section of Downtown Jersey City yet to be revitalized, Funhouse marks just the beginning of our plan to give local artists and musicians a platform for expression.Besides that Negative Approach show, they just hosted Scott Kelly of Neurosis last night (11/19) (anyone catch that?) and C&TB play there again on 12/5 with Smalltalk (mem Bouncing Souls, Worthless United). That's it for now but more shows are likely on the way. Check their calendar for more.
Crazy & the Brains have more dates of their own coming up, including NYC's The Bitter End tonight (11/20). All are listed below...
photo: Framtid at Chaos In Tejas 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Okay now they're just spoiling us. In the past 24 hours we've learned that '80s-era Japanese hardcore legends G.I.S.M. are playing their first non-Japan show ever (Roadburn Fest) and the similarly beloved/influential Death Side are playing NYC in 2016. Now the relatively newer but no less furious Osaka band Framtid have announced a return to the US too.
Last here in 2013 for Chaos In Tejas (pictures), the band will come back in 2016 to play NYC on March 25 and Boston on March 26. Venues still TBA, but stay tuned.
Check out the flyer and a stream of 2002's Under The Ashes below...
CJ Ramone & band
Last year, CJ Ramone (a Ramone from 1989 to 1996) released the solo album Last Chance to Dance, which featured Adolescents and Social Distortion members, on Fat Wreck Chords. He's on tour again in support of it, and will be through December.
After hitting a bunch of European dates, CJ returns to NYC to play Grand Victory on December 19. Tickets for the NYC show are on sale now.
All dates are listed, with a couple song streams, below...
First time i heard Death Side was some time during the mid '90s. My friend Gen sent me the Bet On The Possibility LP. Until then i had heard Japanese stuff like GISM, SOB, and Bastard. This was on another level though, and the album seemed to steamroll right over me leaving me with my jaw hanging open. The song writing, the vocals, Chelsea's incredible guitar playing... it all fit so perfectly. And just when i would think "Damn, that was the greatest song i've ever heard", the next song would kick in. This is one of those rare albums where every song just gets better and better right until the amazing epic closing track Crossfire, which veers off into Iron Maiden territory, with Chelsea pulling off incredible metallic riffs and leads like it was nothing. The guy truly was the Adrienne Smith of hardcore. RIP! [Blogged and Quartered]Almost immediately after G.I.S.M. announced they'd play their first-ever non-Japan show, it was announced that Death Side will play NYC the same weekend. The show's set to happen April 16 at a TBA venue and it's their only North American show.
The Japanese hardcore band's initial run was from 1987 to 1994, and it produced (among other things) the great 1991 album Bet On The Possibility, referenced in the quote above. Stream that album in full, with the NYC show flyer, below...
photo: James Blake at Terminal 5 in 2013 (more by Jono Bernstein)
There's still absolutely no word on when that new James Blake album is coming, but meanwhile he's coming to North America in December for a few DJ dates. He hits Toronto, Michigan, and NYC.
The NYC show happens December 19 at Output with Airhead, Dan Foat and Mr Assistant. Tickets are on sale now. He also DJs London tonight (11/20). All dates are listed below.
While we wait on new music from James, he did just DJ a bunch of other people's music on BBC Radio 1. Listen to his show here, which included Joy Division, Juicy J, AFX, Young Thug, Travi$ Scott, Bullion, Earth Wind & Fire, and more.
Hans Chew and Rhyton play Mercury Lounge on Sunday (11/22). Tickets are available.
Chrome Sparks plays Baby's All Right on February 12. Tickets go on sale at noon.
Crocodiles play Grand Victory on December 5 with Scully and Cabana Kids. Tickets are on sale now.
The second annual Dave Harrington & friends holiday spectacular happens December 13 at Le Poisson Rouge. Tickets are on sale.
November 19, 2015
photo: Slick Rick at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2010 (more by Tim Griffin)
It's been a good day for old school hip hop heads, with that weird Chinese Tupac biopic and the Nas / Juicy J / Pimp C song off the posthumous Pimp C album, but it doesn't stop there. There are some good NYC shows coming up with veterans too:
Slick Rick plays his annual birthday show on January 15 at Brooklyn Bowl. Tickets go on sale Friday (11/20) at 10 AM. He also plays New Year's Eve in Deroit with Whodini, Doug E. Fresh, EPMD and Big Daddy Kane, and has other upcoming shows too.
Duck Down celebrates its 20th anniversary with a show on December 3 at BB King's that has Boot Camp Clik, Buckshot, Smif-N-Wessun, Black Moon, Da Beatminerz and O.G.C.. Tickets for that stacked lineup are on sale now.
Watch some classic videos below...