Recent Posts in tour dates - Page 5

August 28, 2015

by Bill Pearis

Salad Boys

New Zealand's Salad Boys have shared a second song from their terrific new album, Metalmania, which is out September 18 via Trouble in Mind. (Pre-orders are available in limited mixed-color vinyl.) These guys make the kind of fiercely strummed, jangly guitar pop that never really goes out of style (even if it's never exactly in style, either). "No Taste Bomber" is a fine example of what they do, with the song spending half its five-minute length on the kind of one-chord jam the Feelies or The Meat Puppets might unleashed in 1985. Listen below.

It won't be too long till Salad Boys' North American tour starts, which has expanded a bit since our last post. In addition to the October 1 show at Palisades (no advance tickets yet), they'll also play Elvis Guesthouse the next night (10/2, tickets). Updated tour dates are listed below.

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by Bill Pearis

Gramma's Boyfriend

Haley Bonar, who released 2014's very good Last War, has another band called Gramma's Boyfriend. With this band, that also features members of Cloak Ox and Andrew Bird's band, Bonar further explores her late-'80s alt-rock leanings, taking things into danceable dark new wave territory. Gramma's Boyfriend's new album, Perm, will be out via Graveface on October 9 and you can stream the synthy/smoky "Forget The Stones" below.

Gramma's Boyfriend will be in NYC for CMJ, playing the Panache showcase at Knitting Factory on October 14 with Slim Twig, Ezra Furman, Drinks, Juan Wauters, Sheer Agony, and Babe Rainbow. Tickets are on sale now.

There may be more CMJ shows announced as we get closer to the fest. Stay tuned.

Continue reading "Gramma's Boyfriend (featuring Haley Bonar) releasing new LP, share "Forget The Stones" & playing CMJ"

by Bill Pearis

Slim Twig Fadeout Killer

Slim Twig has released a video for "Fadeout Killer" from his new album, Thank You for Sticking wtih Twig. Like the song, there's a dreamlike quality to the video, directed by David Rendall, that has Twig running a race of one. There's also a woman in a house answering a phone. They are connected. What does it mean? That is a question probably for a therapist, but you can watch it below.

Since we last posted, Slim Twig has added a few tour dates. We knew he was going to be here for CMJ and one of those shows has been announced: Knitting Factory on October 14. That's a Panache showcase that's also with Ezra Furman, Juan Wauters, Drinks (aka Cate Le Bon and Tim Presley of White Fence), Montreal's Sheer Agony, The Babe Rainbow, Gramma's Boyfriend (featuring Haley Bonar). That is a pretty good lineup and tickets to that go on sale today at 10 AM. Poster for that show is below

Updated Slim Twin tour dates are listed, along with the "Fadeout Killer" video, below...

Continue reading "Slim Twig shares "Fadeout Killer" video, expands tour, playing CMJ show w/ Ezra Furman, Drinks, Juan Wauters & more"

by Andrew Sacher

The Saddest Landscape

The Saddest Landscape will follow 2012's After The Lights with a new album, Darkness Forgives, on October 23 via Topshelf (pre-orders coming soon). The first single is "Souls Worth Saving" which also drops as a 7" single with a non-album b-side on 9/25, and it's streaming now. It's another dose of the band's raw, emotive post-hardcore / screamo, the kind of song that should please longtime fans and newcomers alike. Check it out below (via AV Club).

The band will also tour after the album comes out, including a short Northeast run with Vattnet Viskar, whose boundary-pushing black metal opus Settler dropped earlier this year. That run hits NYC on November 15 at The Studio at Webster Hall. Tickets are on sale now.

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

Continue reading "The Saddest Landscape announce new album 'Darkness Forgives' & tour with Vattnet Viskar (dates, stream)"

August 27, 2015

photo: The Men @ Cake Shop in May (more by Jena Cumbo)
The Men at Cake SHop

Panache announced their lineup for their CMJ showcase which happens at Baby's All Right on 10/16. It includes The Men, Destruction Unit, Michael Rault, Celestial Shore, Dirty Ghosts, Beach Baby. Tickets for that show are on sale now, and you can also get in with a CMJ badge (based on capacity).

For Destruction Unit that's the TBA CMJ show they had mentioned a few weeks ago. Their other CMJ show happens 10/17 at Alphaville (tickets).

The Men have other shows coming up after CMJ too. There's the previously discussed show at The Acheron (11/14) with San Francisco band Wild Moth and PC Worship (tickets), and then Bowery Ballroom the next night (11/15) where they'll open for Ty Segall's other project, Fuzz (tickets).

All tour dates, plus flyers, below...

Continue reading "The Men & Destruction Unit playing CMJ together, and other shows separately (dates)"

by Bill Pearis

Girls Names

Girls Names forthcoming album, Arms Around a Vision, is easily the best thing they've ever done and, in my opinion, one of 2015's best LPs. They've come a long way from being the Irish analog to Crystal Stilts, and while they're still endebted to early '80s post-punk, they've really made it their own -- snarling, bleak and very compelling. The band also have a good sense of humor, too, as seen in the new video for "A Hunger Artist." Directed by Matthew Reed, it's a dead-on parody of '80s-era UK music shows with a hilariously awkward band interview followed then a mimed "live" performance in a white room. Stay till the very end for a tip of the hat to one of my favorite YouTube videos ever. Watch it below.

Girls Names Arms Around a Vision is out October 2 via Tough Love. No word on North American dates, but the band will be on a UK/European tour this fall and those dates are listed below.

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The Kills

The Kills were to have toured a bit in September, but those dates have been either cancelled or postponed, as the band have decided to try and finish their new album first. From the band:

Attention East Coast fans! Sadly, due to scheduling conflicts, Jamie and Alison have had to make changes to the upcoming tour dates. The band's appearance at the Landmark Festival in Washington DC has been cancelled, as is the Northampton, MA show. The other three shows are being arranged as follows:

April 11 Philadelphia Union Transfer (rescheduled from Sept 23)
April 12 Brooklyn Warsaw (rescheduled from Sept 24)
April 13 Brooklyn Warsaw (rescheduled from Sept 25)

Tickets are still valid, or you can get refunds from source if you can't make the new dates. Thanks for your patience and support while the new album is finished!

Those two NYC shows at Warsaw are sold out. Alison Mosshart's other band, The Dead Weather, meanwhile, will release new album Dodge & Burn in September via Third Man.


Here's the video for Alex G's "Bug," the current single from his forthcoming Domino Records debut, Beach Music. Directed by Micah Van Hove, it follows a young, scraggly us-Vs-the-world couple on a lazy day of smoking, driving, hanging out, and fireworks. Experience the vibes below.

As mentioned, Alex G's tour kicks off with a record release show at Brooklyn's Baby's All Right on October 8 with Ronald Paris (of Porches), and Forth Wanderers. Tickets are still available. Updated tour dates are listed below.

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Fat Demarco

Fat White Family apparently aren't fans of fellow indie rocker Mac DeMarco, as they made clear in a short Facebook post yesterday. They cited a video of Mac playing "Still Together" at Pitchfork, saying "jest or not, it is a crime" and then adding:

"not only does this song sound exactly like the lion sleeps tonight but it also contains the lyrical gem " its easy love, fits like a glove, from up above... together" .... he should be contemplating his crimes in a windowless cell in the Hague... god is on our side.
Hopefully Mac doesn't give in to their demands, and hopefully they don't make good on their promise.

Fat White Family and Mac, who both played Austin's Levitation fest earlier this year, will also both play UK fest End of the Road in September. Maybe they can hug it out there. For Mac, that fest is one date on a huge world tour that includes sold out shows at Bearsville Theater in Woodstock on October 11 and at the Troc in Philly on October 12. Tickets are still available for his October 10th show with Alex Calder at the Cap though, for those who don't want him to stop making music and who missed him at his four recent NYC shows. All of his dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Fat White Family will join Isis if Mac DeMarco doesn't retire"

by Andrew Sacher

photo: Zombi at Saint Vitus in 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)

We knew experimental duo Zombi would be playing this year's Housecore Horror Festival, and now they announced a tour with their Relapse labelmates Pinkish Black leading up to it. The tour hits NYC on November 11 at Saint Vitus. Tickets will be on sale soon via Ticketfly. All dates are listed below.

Both bands will have new albums out on Relapse before then. Zombi's Shape Shift arrives on October 16 and is prefaced with two synth workouts, "Pillars of the Dawn" and "Mission Creep," and Pinkish Black's Bottom Of The Morning drops on 10/30. Going by eerie lead single "Brown Rainbow," it should be a good one to get the day before Halloween. Check out those songs below.

And actually, Relapse is putting out a second related release by both bands on each album's respective release date. Zombi's Steve Moore is releasing his score to Belgian horror film Cub and pre-Pinkish Black band The Great Tyrant is releasing The Trouble With Being Born.

Continue reading "Zombi & Pinkish Black releasing new albums, touring together"