Recent Posts in tour dates - Page 6

July 22, 2014

by Bill Pearis

Bob Log III

Self-described one-man-band-guitar-party-dance-mess Bob Log III is currently on tour bringing that wild thing he does to towns all over North America. See him live and you're a convert. (Check out video below.) NYC will have two chances to experience him: August 4 at the McKittrick Hotel and August 5 at The Wick with D'NT. Advance tickets are available for the Wick show.

Opening most of Bob's East Coast dates -- including both NYC shows -- are Tucson, AZ's #1 party band, The Pork Torta. Says Trapped by Desert:

The Pork Torta make you feel like you walked onto the set of a David Lynch film set in a dark bar in the middle of the desert with some wild, emotionally dissident yet highly rhythmic band pounding away as people grind on each other while strobe lights almost make you blackout and the rhythm makes you go crazy.
The Pork Torta's new album is titled Live in Estonia. While it's questionable whether this was actually recorded in Estonia -- or live at all -- it's pretty entertaining and funny, a funky mess a la The Minutemen. Stream the whole thing below.

All tour dates -- including ones in Philly, CT and lots more -- are listed, along with videos and streams, below...

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Blake Mills at the Cap in 2012 (more by David Andrako)
Blake Mills

Blake Mills, a frequent tourmate and collaborator of Fiona Apple, will release his new album, Heigh Ho, on September 16 via Verve/Record Collection. The album's single, "Don't Tell Our Friends About Me," features Fiona, along with Jon Brion (who's produced multiple Fiona Apple albums, Kanye's Late Registration, and more, and scored Magnolia, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and more), Rob Moose (Bon Iver, Antony and the Johnsons, Sufjan Stevens) and Gabriel Kahane. Stream that song, with another track from the LP, below. Another song on the album, "Seven," will feature Fiona as well.

Blake is going on a tour following the album's release which hits NYC for shows on October 1 at Le Poisson Rouge and October 8 at Rough Trade. The Rough Trade show is with National/Bon Iver/Dirty Projectors/etc collaborators yMusic. Tickets for LPR and Rough Trade go on sale Friday at 10 AM and noon, respectively.

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

Continue reading "Blake Mills releasing an LP, shares song ft. Fiona Apple & Jon Brion, touring (dates & streams)"

by Andrew Sacher

photo by Joshua Thomas
It Looks Sad

Charlotte, NC's It Looks Sad. are set to release their self titled debut EP on Tiny Engines this summer. The band's bio is quick to drop Beach Fossils as an influence, likely because of the clean guitar leads, but their passionate vocals that sometimes near a scream suggest they've got roots in harder-edged punk and emo. (So basically, they've probably had the same music listening trajectory as a majority of US rock bands in their 20s). Three of the four tracks on the EP are currently streaming, and you can check them out for yourself, below.

It Looks Sad. will also be going on a short tour this August which hits NYC on 8/6 at Cake Shop with Sharkmuffin, Haybaby and Beiju. Doors are at 8 PM, admission is $7. All dates are listed, with the streams, below...

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by Ian Chainey

Mother Brain at Saint Vitus in 2014 (more by Drew Gurian)

France's Department of Correction achieved two grindcore rites of passage this year, releasing a split with mincers Agathocles and wiggling themselves onto a six-way split (Monsters! from Kaotoxin). Busy? You bet, but they're not done. In August, the Persian quartet will tour the US with Jersey's blasting duo Budd Dwyer. The two will trek across the entire country, including stops in Baltimore, Austin, and Los Angeles. On August 8, they'll shake the floor at NYC's Saint Vitus along with stunning sludgesters Sea of Bones and the core craziness of Mother Brain. Tickets are $10 at the door and in advance.

Mother Brain, who released unrelentingly ripping Rise and Grind 7" back in March, will also be joining Department of Correction and Budd Dwyer at Obnoxious Noise Fest 2014 on August 9. The fest will take place on Long Island at Even Flow Bar and Grill in Bay Shore, New York and features a stacked bill including Malignancy, Artificial Brain, Pyrrhon, and more. Mutilation Rites were on the bill, but "had to drop off [due] to unfortunate circumstances. A replacement band will be announced shortly." Tickets are $20 at the door.

In related news, Pyrrhon will also be playing the Tombs record release show at Saint Vitus on July 25. Tombs also just released a beer. Mutilation Rites released their album Harbinger this week, which you can find discussed with other new releases in Invisible Oranges' Upcoming Metal Releases. And Sea of Bones are currently out on the road. The aforementioned August 8 date is their final stop.

All of the dates along with flyers, streams from Department of Correction, Mother Brain, Budd Dwyer, and Sea of Bones appear below.

Continue reading "GRIND: Department of Correction & Budd Dwyer touring (Sea of Bones too), playing 2 NY shows with Mother Brain (dates)"

by Andrew Sacher

Joyce Manor

Joyce Manor's third album, Never Hungover Again, is out today (their first for Epitaph), and if you haven't heard it, it packs a real punch of raw, melodic punk that's readymade for the stage like their debut, but expansive on their sound (the synths of "Falling in Love Again," the jangle of "Heated Swimming Pool") like their sophomore LP. The band have now put out a video for one of its rowdier tracks, "The Jerk," which you can watch below.

As discussed, Joyce Manor will be in NYC TONIGHT (7/22) at Rough Trade to celebrate the new album with a release show. All you have to do to get in is pick up a copy of the LP at Rough Trade today. They go on at 7 PM. They'll also be back in September when their proper tour hits Bowery Ballroom.

New video and list of dates below...

Continue reading "Joyce Manor made a video for "The Jerk" (watch); their album release show at Rough Trade NYC is tonight"

by Andrew Sacher


Philly's Cassavetes have been making their way around their hometown's scene (and the surrounding area), playing shows there with other local bands like The Menzingers, Nothing, and plenty of others. Maybe you caught them in NYC last week at Sick Feeling's Trans Pecos residency. As mentioned, they'll be back in NYC this week for a show at Suburbia on Saturday (7/26) with NYC regulars Chumped, Montreal's Laureate, and the Tiny Engines-signed Bostonites Save Ends. That show is part of a short tour with Save Ends. All dates are listed below.

Cassavetes have also now signed to Black Numbers (Placeholder, Muscle & Bone), who will release their debut LP, Oh So Long, this fall. That album's first single is "Tied Down," a dose of gruff punk that fans of early Hot Water Music and Small Brown Bike should dig into. Check it out below.

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Mutual Benefit at Pitchfork Festival 2014 (more by James Richards IV)
Mutual Benefit

Mutual Benefit just wrapped up an appearance at Pitchfork Festival and a short tour with Wild Beasts that hit NYC's River Rocks series, and Jordan Lee & co. have now expanded their tour. They're already set to play NYC at Glasslands on Halloween which is not sold out, but they've now added a larger NYC happening sooner on September 13 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (7/25) at noon. Updated dates are listed below.

The NYC show and a few others are with Baltimore's Soft Cat, whose many-membered chamber folk should appeal to fans of Mutual Benefit. You can stream their latest release, 2013's Lost No Labor, below. Other dates on the tour are with Ricky Eat Acid, Julie Byrne, and Suno Deko (who recently played Hundred Waters' fest and who are now streaming a new EP).

Full list of dates, with Soft Cat stream, below...

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Kevin Drew w/ BSS at Williamsburg Waterfront in 2011 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew released his new solo album, Darlings, earlier this year, and has already come to the US to open Feist's solo tour and play a full band release show (with multiple Arts & Crafts musicians) at NYC's Bowery Ballroom, which happened after being postponed a few weeks in April. Now, he's announced a much longer North American tour which brings him back to NYC on September 26 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. No word yet on what his live lineup will be like this time. Tickets for the MHOW show go on sale Friday (7/25) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (7/23) at noon.

No openers announced for the MHOW show yet, but many dates are with J Mascis (who plays his own NYC show and also with Witch this week, 7/23). A few others are with Belle & Sebastian and one is with Thurston Moore. This month into August, Kevin's on a Canadian run with Modest Mouse (who have a few NYC-area dates after). All dates are listed, with a video from the new LP, below...

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July 21, 2014


The 2014 World Cup is over but for those in NYC who want to keep some of it's locale's spirit can do so via the Brasil Summerfest which is currently underway and runs through July 26. Tonight (7/21) you have two chances to see singer Baby Do Brasil. She's playing a free after-work show at South Street Seaport and will later play The Blue Note (tickets). Then later tonight Tutu Morales and Francois K will DJ at Cielo (10 PM doors).

Tuesday (7/22) at Le Poisson Rouge it's the previously discussed Arto Lindsay show with Zs and Bigyuki (tickets). Also that day you can catch samba/reggae singer RogĂȘ who plays a free show at Hudson Square Music & Wine Fest at City Winery.

The rest of the lineup includes DJ Sany Pitbul and MC Junior at Lincoln Center Out of Doors on Thursday (7/24, free); and electronic act Baianasystem on Saturday (7/26) at Joe's Pub (tickets). Brasil Summerfest comes to a close with the Baile Funk Closing Party which happens Saturday at Glasslands with DJ Sany Pitbull, MC Junior, and Zuzuka Poderosa with Nego Mozambiqu (tickets).

All Brasil Summerfest shows are listed here.

Sustain Release

Sustain-Release is a new electronic festival coming to the Catskills this year from September 12-14 at Camp Lokta, a summer camp in Wurtsboro, NY. The lineup includes forward-thinking and experimental artists such as Blondes, Ital, Huerco S, Protect-U, Forma, Aurora Halal, Rrose, Person of Interest, Mike Servito, Bryan Kasenic, Clay Wilson, Xosar, MGUN, Antenes and more. Tickets ("limited to 500... strictly 4 the freaks") are on sale.

Full lineup below...

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