Recent Posts in tour dates - Page 6
November 26, 2013
Sky Ferreira at Rough Trade last night (11/25) (more by Chris La Putt)
Sky Ferreira helped celebrate the opening of NYC's new Rough Trade record store and music venue with an in-store yesterday (11/25), which we posted pictures of here. Yesterday she also appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman to perform "You're Not the One" off her recently-released Night Time, My Time, and you can watch a video of that performance below. She also has since made a video for that album's title track (directed by Grant Slinger), which you can watch at Pitchfork.
As discussed, Sky will be touring with Miley Cyrus and Icona Pop, and that tour hits the NYC-area on April 3 at Izod Center, April 5 at Barclays Center, and April 24 at Nassau Coliseum. Tickets for those shows are still available.
All dates are listed, along with those videos, below...
photos by Greg Cristman
ZZ Top @ The Paramount, 11/172013
Boogie blues legends ZZ Top wrapped up a fall tour earlier this month, including a few NY-area shows, with two nights at The Paramount in Long Island (11/16 & 11/17). At the 11/17 show, in addition to hits like "La Grange," "Tush" and "Sharp Dressed Man," the trio also covered Elvis' "Jailhouse Rock" and Jimi Hendrix's "Foxy Lady." Pictures from that show are in this post, including ones of opening band The Slim Kings. Dig those tailpipe mike stands.
ZZ Top have some holiday shows lined up in the South and those dates are listed below. Meanwhile, frontman Billy Gibbons will be playing NYC at City Winery on December 18. The night is billed as "Billy Gibbons & Friends" and will feature Will Lee and Anton Fig (of David Letterman's house band) and others. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
More pics and the setlist from the Paramount show, as well as ZZ Top's upcoming tour schedule, below...
MGMT at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013 (More by Sarah Frankie Linder)
As discussed, indie-pop-turned-psych-weirdos MGMT are currently on a tour which brings them to NYC for a huge show at Barclays Center on December 13 with Dinosaur Jr. and Kuroma (fronted by a member of MGMT's live band). Tickets for that show are still available, but we're also giving away a pair. Details on how to enter to win are below.
If you're wondering what to expect from this ever-changing band at the Barclays Center show, this review on Memphis Flyer of Saturday's Orpheum Theatre show sheds some light:
You wanted to hear their big hits, like "Kids," "Time To Pretend," and "Electric Feel?" Score.Looking at the nightly setlists they've been posting on Instagram, they do change the order up from show to show. Speaking of their instagram, they're running a contest on it where you can win a chance to play the giant cowbell during "Your Life Is A Lie" on stage with them.
You wanted to hear the trippy stuff like "Siberian Breaks" and "Of Moons, Birds & Monsters?" Score.
You wanted to hear material from the new album? Score.
MGMT's set list broke down cleanly, with 6 cuts from Oracular Spectacular, 5 from Congratulations, and 5 from the newest album, MGMT.
You could use those numbers as a guideline and come up with many permutations of set lists, but MGMT elected to play their most accessible material. So they didn't play "4th Dimensional Transition" but they did play "Weekend Wars"; they didn't play "Lady Dada's Nightmare" but did "Flash Delirium"; didn't play the 2nd half of MGMT but did the first half.
In other Dinosaur Jr. news, J Mascis recently teamed up with Fred Armisen to cover TLC's "Waterfalls" at Berklee Performing Arts Center, which you can watch a video of below. J Mascis also just teamed up with Sharon Van Etten collaborator Doug Keith (not long after teaming up with Sharon Van Etten herself) to contribute a guitar solo to "Pure Gold In The 70s" off Doug's upcoming LP, Pony (due out 2/11). You can listen to that (via SPIN) below too.
Updated dates are listed, along with contest details, video and song stream, below...
The last we heard, Lady Gaga was set to play Roseland Ballroom's final six shows before the venue closes. All six of those have sold out, and she's since added a seventh happening on April 7, and they're now saying this one will be the final show. Tickets for the newly-added show go on sale Monday (12/2) at 10 AM with a Little Monsters presale starting today (11/26) at noon and a Citi Cardmember presale starting Wednesday (11/27) at 10 AM.
Updated Roseland schedule below...
by Andrew Sacher
Grass Is Green
Boston's Grass Is Green have announced that they'll release Vacation Vinny, the followup to 2012's Ronson, on January 14 via Exploding In Sound. Like many others in the Northeast area have been doing, they recorded the album at Silent Barn's studio with Julian Fader and Carlos Hernandez of Ava Luna producing. The LP's first single, "Vacation 2.0," pretty much picks up where Ronson left off, with fidgety stop-start post-hardcore and screwy, discordant melodies that you might not call "catchy" but that definitely stick in your head. Stream the new track, along with the album artwork and tracklist, below.
As discussed, Grass Is Green will be going on a tour with Speedy Ortiz which doesn't hit NYC, but right before that, Grass Is Green will play an Exploding In Sound year-end celebration at Baby's All Right on December 30 with a ginormous lineup of Porches, Krill, Ovlov, Roomrunner, Pile (acoustic), Baked, Dead Wives, Big Ups, Gnarwhal, Two Inch Astronaut, Bad History Month, Woozy, and special guests. Admission is $10 at the door.
Meanwhile, Bad History Month has some other dates before that, including another Brooklyn show happening on December 17 at Death by Audio with Bueno, Bennio Qwerty, and Sediment Club. All of their dates are listed below.
Porches have other upcoming dates too.
And speaking of Exploding In Sound Records, BrooklynVegan is co-presenting a show with EIS on December 12 at Death by Audio with Chumped, PUP, Slothrust, Slow Warm Death, and Alarms & Controls.
All Grass Is Green and Bad History Month dates are listed, along with that song stream, album artwork and tracklist, below...
November 25, 2013
by Doug Moore
Goblin @ Emo's (more by Trent Maxwell)
We originally mentioned the forthcoming Goblin/Zombi tour back in early October, which had no scheduled NYC or NJ date at the time. In the weeks since, the tour has tacked on an NJ date at Starland Ballroom, Goblin turned in a memorable Housecore Horror Film Fest appearance, and Zombi side project Majeure has released an EP and played some dates with Mono.
Unsurprisingly, the gap between the Goblin/Zombi tour's NJ date and the ensuing MA date has now been filled with an NYC date at Le Poisson Rouge on December 8 (12/8). Tickets are available now. This show replaces an Albany date that in turn replaced a Clifton Park date. Sorry, upstate NY.
Check out the updated run of Goblin/Zombi dates and stream some tunes by each band below...
by Doug Moore
When a bunch of people who've been in other notable bands form a new band together, are we obligated to call them a "supergroup"? That word has some ugly connotations (and looks kinda dumb on the page), but it's also the most efficient stand-in term when dudes from band A get together with dudes from band B and their buddy from band C to form band D, so we're more or less stuck with it. Life is hard, friends.
So if you can stomach "supergroup" (the word) and supergroups in practice, we've got an interesting one here: Brooklyn's UnWed. This band features bassist Jason Black of Hot Water Music, vocalist/former HWM tour manager Neltie Penman, Primitive Weapons (and Instruction, Errortype:11, Gay for Johnny Depp, etc.) guitarist/vocalist Arty Shepherd, drummer Jeff Gensterblum (ex-Small Brown Bike), and guitarist Matt Kane.
To hear UnWed tell it, they sound like "Good '90s rock...Hum, Deftones, that kind of stuff; a little of Queens Of The Stone Age vibe going on, too." You can (kinda) judge for yourself with the teaser video posted below, which is their first publicly available music. The recordings it samples come from a 2-song EP that they'll be putting out via No Idea early next year. If you don't wanna wait, they'll evidently have a very limited run of 7" versions available at their first show, which will be at Saint Vitus Bar on December 8 (12/8), along with NJ's Gates, Baltimore's Have Mercy, and fellow post-SBB project States & Kingdoms. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Stream that UnWed teaser vid below...
by Bill Pearis
Mexico City quartet Rey Pila are gearing up to release their new album which was made here in NYC with producer Chris Coady (Beach House, Yuck). The first single is a catchy dollop of synth rock called "Alexander" and you can stream that -- along with the b-side, a cover of Chris DeBurgh's soft-rock mainstay "Lady in Red" -- below.
The band are getting ready head to Europe for some dates with Albert Hammond Jr. but before they do, they'll be playing two shows here in NYC: Tuesday (11/26) at Baby's All Right with Mainland and Silverbird, and then Bowery Electric on Wednesday (11/27) with Exclamation Pony and Reputante. All upcoming dates are listed below.
by Bill Pearis
Savannah, Georgia's The Casket Girls will release their second album, True Love Kills the Fairy Tale, on February 11 via Graveface Records. Ryan Graveface, who is also in Black Moth Super Rainbow, is a member of the group but it is fronted by Elsa and Phaedra Greene. The new album takes very hummable pop and runs it through dirty electronics, a production style that should be familiar to BMSR fans. You can stream True Love Kills the Fairy Tale's opening cut, "Same Side," below.
The Casket Girls will be touring once the LP is out, and that includes a NYC show at Mercury Lounge on February 18. Tickets for that show go on sale Wednesday (11/27) at noon. All tour dates are listed below.
by Bill Pearis
UK band TOY will release their second album, Join the Dots, in North America on December 10. Balancing hypnotic motorik grooves, post-punky guitarwork and paisley-powered melodies, the new LP bests their debut (which was one of my favorites of last year). You can stream the krauty title track below.
After announcing and then canceling NYC shows twice this year, TOY seem to have sorted out their visa issues and will be here in January for two shows: January 9 at Glasslands and January 10 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets to Mercury Lounge and Glasslands are both on sale now.
That's the start of a short tour for TOY (who did play SXSW this year) that hits both coasts and a few dates in Canada. All tour dates, plus the stream and video for "Join the Dots," below...