Recent Posts in tour dates - Page 6
May 19, 2015
Courtney Love, who is currently on tour opening for Lana Del Rey with a member of The Hold Steady in her band, is now releasing a 7" on the label that Wavves runs. (Technically it's a split release between Wavves' label Ghost Ramp, and Crush Music, which Courtney, Wavves, Fall Out Boy, Panic At The Disco and others are signed to.) The a-side is "Miss Narcissist," which you can stream below, and the b-side is "Killer Radio," which will only be on the physical version which is coming out soon.
The artwork for the single was designed by Courtney. Check that out, with the song stream, and her upcoming list of tour dates, below...
by Andrew Sacher
photo by Mitchell Wojcik
Mutoid Man, the power trio with members of Converge and Cave In who make killer heavy rock, have shared a second single from their upcoming album, Bleeder. The new song's called "Reptilian Soul," and like a lot of their best songs do, it injects their hardcore/metal roots with a big dose of bluesy swagger. This one also comes kinda close to QOTSA territory. Check it out below.
Mutoid Man have a BrooklynVegan/Invisible Oranges/Party Smasher Inc-presented tour with Dillinger Escape Plan and Primitive Weapons coming up, which hits NYC on June 20 at Irving Plaza. Tickets for that show are still available. The tour also hits DC, Boston and Philly with Rosetta.
Bleeder comes out June 30 via Sargent House. Listen to previous single "Sweet Ivy" here and the new one, with their list of tour dates, below...
May 18, 2015
by Jayson Green (of Violent Bullshit, Orchid, etc)
Jon Fine of Bitch Magnet, Don Caballero, 'Your Band Sucks', etc
Unlike most rock memoirs, Jon Fine's YOUR BAND SUCKS: What I Saw At Indie Rock's Failed Revolution (But Can No Longer Hear) is not a tale of triumph. It's something much more relatable. His band, Bitch Magnet, never made it big. They never defied the odds and overcame. None of that mattered. They did it anyway. YOUR BAND SUCKS is a true window into why we make art at any cost even when it seems like the world doesn't care. Jon has been making weird, loud fucked up rock music for over thirty years in bands, along with Bitch Magnet, like Vineland, Coptic Light and Don Caballero. You can hear Jon talk about it in person with Ted Leo at McNally Jackson in NYC Tuesday May 19 at 6:30 PM. After that he'll be touring the country talking with people like Mark Arm of Mudhoney and Clint Conley of Mission of Burma. All of his live dates are listed at the end of this interview.
I recently sat down with Jon over a Meat Hook sandwich in his old neighborhood Williamsburg to talk about his truly excellent book.
BrooklynVegan: I was surprised when I read the book. I thought it was going to essentially be an anecdotal history of independent rock music...
Jon Fine: ...like Our Band Could Be Your Life.
BV: Exactly, or Please Kill Me, but this is not that. It's an intensely personal memoir about your obsession with rock music. Did you know right away that's how you wanted to structure it?
JF: I knew it was going to be a memoir, but the other books that have been written as memoirs about this time period were written by people who were famous. I knew I was not and kind of had to make a virtue out of that. I was interested in the bands that I knew, and I really liked, who weren't the big bands. I mean no one knows these fucking bands. People kind of know Slint very vaguely, but Bastro, Slovenly...you probably hate these bands.
BV: I hate some of them, but it doesn't matter. It doesn't matter if you like the bands or even if you know the bands because it's not about the bands necessarily. It's about you and your relationship/addiction to music.
JF: That was kind of what I was hoping for. To me this was a very interesting moment in American culture. This isn't the kind of book that gets into it like "and on this alternate version of 'Rocks Off' is the 8th take that they did in Montreux and you can hear Keith nodding off..." (laughs). You don't need that level of interest.
It's a really personal book. I couldn't think of any other way to write it. I didn't want to write a history because that's kind of been done, but at the same time I wanted to bring other people into it. I just really wanted to know what it was like for these other bands that were in this middle to lower tier with us. Most of them eventually have to stop doing it. The other rock memoirs from this genre, like Dean Wareham, Bob Mould, Juliana Hatfield they all kind of end with them still "doing it" in a fashion. With a lot of these bands in the book, we all had to stop because it wasn't an option to support yourself. I'm not talking about getting rich; I'm talking about paying rent and feeding yourself. Whether it's Anne Eickelburg of Thinking Fellers, or Mark Robinson of Unrest, or Justin Chearno and Scott DeSimon of Pitchblende, you hit this wall in your thirties. I just find that really interesting and not just because it happened to me. I hope other people do too.
photo: Title Fight at SXSW 2015 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Gainesville punk festival The Fest returns for its 14th year from October 30 - November 1, and today they added a bunch of more bands to their lineup. Additions include Title Fight, Modern Life Is War, another reunion show from The Progress, Into It Over It, Pet Symmetry, As Friends Rust, Pianos Become the Teeth, Smoke Or Fire (playing Above the City), Bigwig, Loma Prieta, TWIABP, Cayetana, Superheaven, Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate), Told Slant, War On Women, Pujol and many more. Full list of additions below.
The newly-added bands join Desaparecidos, The Menzingers, mewithoutYou, The Jazz June, Beach Slang, Iron Reagan, Modern Baseball, Lagwagon and many more.
Tickets go on sale June 1. Lineup additions below...
by Bill Pearis
Cold Beat (photo by Abby Banks)
San Francisco's Cold Beat, the band featuring Hannah Lew (Grass Widow) and Bianca Sparta (Erase Errata) who made one of my favorite albums of 2014, will be playing their first East Coast shows next week. The first stop is NYC Popfest, where they were just added to the May 31 Littlefield show with Club 8, Eternal Summers and more. Tickets are still available. All dates are listed below.
That is not the only change to the Littlefield Popfest show. Russian band Palms on Fire dropped off, and Canadian band The Holiday Crowd has been added. Additionally, #POUNDSIGN#, who were originally playing Sunday night, are now part of the Friday (5/29) show at Cameo that also features The Loft, The Catenary Wires are more (tickets). And The Loft's Pete Astor will now also be doing a solo set at the free daytime show at Baby's All Right on Saturday, May 30. Updated schedule is listed below.
If you'd like to go to NYC Popfest for free, we're giving away a pair of passes that will get you into every event. Details, plus Cold Beat and Holiday Crowd album streams and Popfest schedule, below...
Failure's first album in 19 years, The Heart Is A Monster, comes out June 30 via INresidence (pre-order), and today we continue rolling out the band's in-studio diary they kept of the recording process. We already posted part 1 HERE, and part 2, written by Greg Edwards (also of post-Failure band Autolux), can be read below.
Failure also announced more summer tour dates today, though nothing in NYC at the moment. Those dates are listed below too.
Bell Witch - 'Four Phantoms' artwork
The day 1 lineup includes Fred Thomas, Gun Outfit, Mitski and Dreamcrusher. Tickets are on sale.
And day 2 is Pitchfork's Show No Mercy showcase (their metal column), and that one features Bell Witch, Akitsa, Alberich and special guests. Tickets are on sale for that one too. Flyers for both, below.
Gun Outfit, who haven't been in NYC in a while, were also recently announced for another Northside showcase. They play the Wharf Cat Records showcase on June 13 at Shea Stadium with The Ukiah Drag, Sediment Club, Ancient Sky and Psychic Blood. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Gun Outfit and Ukiah Drag also both play Berserktown in LA.
Bell Witch recently released their newest album, Four Phantoms. Stream that, with the Pitchfork flyers, below...
Two '80s alternative icons -- The Psychedelic Furs and The Church -- will be touring North America together this summer. Dates include NYC's Irving Plaza on August 18, and Long Island's Theatre at Westbury on August 19. Tickets to both those shows go on sale Wednesday (5/20) at 10 AM with Live Nation presales beginning Tuesday (5/19) at 10 AM.
photo: Bouncing Souls at House of Vans in 2014 (more by Mimi Hong)
NJ punk heroes The Bouncing Souls will play a home state show this summer on July 17 at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville. It's their first time playing the venue in over ten years, and they've got a pretty impressive cast of openers on board for it. Phoenix folk punks Andrew Jackson Jihad provide direct support, and before them it's another killer NJ punk band, Screaming Females. Opening is Asbury Park's Seaside Caves. Tickets are on sale. Show flyer and Bouncing Souls' full tour schedule below.
Seaside Caves will give their self-titled debut EP a vinyl release on the Souls' label Chunksaah Records three days before the show (7/14). They just wrapped up a tour in NYC at Pianos over the weekend (5/16) that began earlier this month at Asbury Park tapas and cocktails bar Watermark (not a place that normally has shows). You can stream their EP below.
The Souls aren't the only Jersey punk vets playing Starland this summer. Lifetime are too.
Funk legend George Clinton was in NYC last week (5/12) for a talk at Brooklyn Museum as part of the Red Bull Music Academy. The hour-plus conversation touched on his whole career, being sampled and more. You can watch the whole thing below. If you'd like to hear more from him, Clinton released a memoir, Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain't That Funkin' Kinda Hard on You?, last year.
Clinton will be back in our area soon, but with Parliament-Funkadelic, playing two free NYC shows: Queensbridge Park on July 15 as part of SummerStage, and then Brooklyn's Metrotech Commons on July 16 as part of BAM's free summer R&B Festival. The Metrotech show is at noon, and later that day P-Funk will play another free show, this time at Newark's NJPAC Theatre Square. Originally Clinton was to have played NJPAC on June 10 as part of a "House Party" with Kid n' Play and Full Force, but that was recently cancelled.
Then on July 19, Clinton and P-Funk play The Paramount in Long Island. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All upcoming dates are listed, along with video of Clinton's BAM lecture series, below...