Recent Posts in tour dates - Page 6

June 26, 2015

Plus, listen to Pete Rock's new Panda Bear remix

by Andrew Sacher

photo: Talib Kweli at Brooklyn Bowl - 6/24/15 (via BrooklynVegan Instagram)
Talib Kweli

On Thursday (6/24), hip hop legend Pete Rock celebrated his new Petestrumentals 2 album with a star-studded release show at Brooklyn Bowl. He brought out advertised guests, including Sean Price (who host Pharaohe Monch also rapped with), Slum VIllage, Large Professor, Das EFX and more. Plus there were some surprises like DJ Premier, who held down the DJ booth for Pete to end the night on the mic, and Talib Kweli, who came out early on to play his hit "Get By."

Talib will be back at Brooklyn Bowl twice in the next week, with live full-band shows on Wednesday (7/1) and Thursday (7/2). Both will be opened by Rapsody, Niko Is and K Valentine. Tickets for night 1 and night 2 are on sale now.

Pete Rock grabbing the mic as DJ Premier handles the boards #peterock #djpremier #brooklynbowl

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Pete Rock also has other NYC appearances coming up, including one TONIGHT (6/26). It's the "Masters of Ceremony" show at Radio City with fellow legends Rakim, The LOX, DMX, Shabba Ranks, Mase, Brand Nubian and Das EFX. Pete's playing as a duo with longtime collaborator CL Smooth. Tickets are still available. After that show, Rakim, The LOX and other surprise guests head to the Blue Note for a 12:30 AM jam with The Soul Rebels, Slick Rick and surprise guests (tickets).

Pete also performs at the screening of Nas documentary Time Is Illmatic on July 19 in Queensbridge Park. That's a free SummerStage show.

Pete's also one of the five remixers on Panda Bear's upcoming remix EP. Listen to his taken on "Crosswords" and check out the tracklist for the EP, below...

Continue reading "Talib Kweli was a surprise guest at Pete Rock's Brooklyn Bowl show, playing two full-band shows there soon"

photo: Wolvserpent at Acheron in 2010 (more by Fred Pessaro)

Tonight (6/26), the three-day metal festival Stardust begins at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus and continues through Sunday (6/28). Since we last spoke, the lineups have changed a bit. Taake, Bethlehem, Wolvhammer, Young and in the Way, and Inter Arma all dropped off, and Wolvserpent were added to two of the shows. The lineups now look like this:

Fri, 6/26: Wolvserpent, Fell Voices, Anicon
Sat, 6/27: Tombs, Black Anvil, Svart Crown, Vorde
Sun, 6/28: Wolvserpent, Fell Voices, Svart Crown, Mutilation Rites
Tickets for all three, including a three-day pass option, are still available.

Cat playing an accordion

RSVP for the free Miguel show at Le Poisson Rouge opens today at noon.

Tickets for the Titus Andronicus, Ex Hex and Spider Bags show at Warsaw go on sale at noon.

Daughter are opening for Ben Howard at Radio City on September 28. Tickets are on sale now.

Lianne La Havas sold out her Bowery Ballroom show and added a Terminal 5 show happening on September 26. Tickets go on sale at noon

Tickets for the Boys Life and Josh Berwanger show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale at noon.

Tickets for the Jen Kirkman show at Bowery Ballroom go on sale at noon.

Tickets for the Low show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale at noon.

Tickets for the Leon Bridges show at Webster Hall go on sale at noon.

Tickets for the Dungen show at Baby's All Right with Quilt go on sale at noon.

Tickets for the Duran Duran show at Capitol Theatre go on sale at noon.

Tickets for the John Grant show at Le Poisson Rouge go on sale at noon.

Tickets for the Odesza show at Terminal 5 go on sale at noon.

Tickets for the Rudimental shows at Webster Hall and Warsaw go on sale at noon.

Tickets for the Seoul show at Rough Trade go on sale at noon.

Tickets for the Marina & the Diamonds show at Terminal 5 go on sale at noon.

Tickets for the Twin Shadow show at Terminal 5 go on sale at noon.

Houndmouth is playing Irving Plaza on September 25. Tickets go on sale at noon.

Bluegrass band Steep Canyon Rangers (who are sometimes Steve Martin's backing band) are playing Bowery Ballroom on October 12. Tickets go on sale at noon.

Tickets for the 7Seconds show at Saint Vitus go on sale at 1 PM.

Tickets to see Stitches, the "Brick In Yo Face" dude, at the Studio at Webster Hall with Main Attrakionz go on sale Saturday (6/27) at 10 AM.

Tame Impala, Old 97's, Windhand, Velvet Teen, The Darkness, Peaches, Wavves, Turnover, Bonobo & more NYC shows went on sale today too.

Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.

Browse our NYC Concert Calendar for shows happening today and every day - comedy shows, heavy metal concerts (courtesy of our heavy metal blog), and free shows included.

Eleventh Dream Day

Chicago indie rock survivors Eleventh Dream Day will release their 13th album, Works For Tomorrow, on July 24th via Thrill Jockey. While they haven't shared a song from it yet, you can check out the cover art and tracklist below.

The band have a couple shows on their schedule: a hometown Chicago release show on 7/24 at The Hideout, and then one at NYC's Mercury Lounge on August 21 with old friends Anteitam, plus 75 Dollar Bill. Tickets are on sale now.

75 Dollar Bill, the NYC duo whose Wooden Bag EP came out early this year on Other Music Recording Co, play Sunday (6/28) at Trans-Pecos with Bill Orcutt and more.

Continue reading "Eleventh Dream Day releasing 'Works for Tomorrow' in July, playing Chicago, and NYC w/ Antietam & more"


Tickets for the Tame Impala shows at Radio City Music Hall go on sale at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Old 97's shows at Brooklyn Bowl go on sale at 10 AM.

Tickets for Windhand show at Gramercy Theatre with Danava and Monolord go on sale at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Chuck Ragan show at Irving Plaza go on sale at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Pure Bathing Culture show at Baby's All Right with Wild Ones go on sale at 10 AM.

Tickets for the The Fall of Troy Doppelganger show at Webster Hall with And So I Watch You From Afar and Slothrust go on sale at 10 AM.

Tickets for the The Velvet Teen show at Knitting Factory go on sale at 10 AM.

Tickets for The Darkness' 3 NYC-area shows go on sale at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Motorhead and Anthrax show at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater go on sale at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Peaches show at Irving Plaza go on sale at 10 AM.

Tickets for Wavves shows at Irving Plaza and Saint Vitus go on sale at 10 AM.

After the Pianos Become the Teeth, TWIABP, Turnover and Take One Car show at LPR (tickets), Turnover will open for Lydia and Seahaven at Gramercy Theatre on October 1. Tickets go on sale at 10 AM.

Riff Raff is playing Webster Hall on July 11. Tickets go on sale at 10 AM.

Chris Gethard is doing two more of his Career Suicide shows at Union Hall on July 5 and 20. Tickets are on sale now.

Bonobo added two more dates to his ongoing DJ residency at Output on August 8 and November 12. Tickets are on sale now.

Gabriel Garzón-Montano is playing Le Poisson Rouge on July12. Tickets are on sale now

Tickets for the SOPHIE show at Output with Star Eyes and Cry Baby are on sale now.

Rodrigo Amarante (of Little Joy) plays Rough Trade on July 25. Tickets are on sale now.

Porcelain Raft's new Half Awake EP is out now, and he's celebrating with a release show tonight (6/26) at Baby's All Right. Joining him will be Skyler Skjelset and Crater. Tickets are on sale.

Miguel, Titus Andronicus, Boys Life, Low, Dungen, Leon Bridges, Daughter, John Grant, 7Seconds & more NYC shows go on sale today too.

Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.

Browse our NYC Concert Calendar for shows happening today and every day - comedy shows, heavy metal concerts (courtesy of our heavy metal blog), and free shows included.

Morrissey on Fallon

Morrissey is currently in NYC, in good health and spirits, and stopped by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night (6/25) to play "Kiss Me A Lot" from last year's World Peace is None of Your Business. You can watch that below.

On Saturday, Moz plays a vegan-for-the-night Madison Square Garden (6/27) with Blondie. Tickets are still available.

All tour dates are listed, along with the Tonight Show video, below...

Continue reading "Morrissey played "Kiss Me a Lot" on 'Fallon' ahead of MSG show w/ Blondie (watch)"

by Klaus Kinski

Q.E.D. Astoria

One of NYC's most interesting and criminally overlooked-by-me venues has to be Astoria Queens' multi-use space Q.E.D. The place opened back in November of 2014 and has since played host to an incredible array of performances, lectures, comedy events, and more and someone should probably punch me and the yams for waiting this long to blab about it. Q.E.D. was started by a superior lady named Kambri Crews, a long-time producer and promoter of stand up comedy who, for four years, served as the Director of Marketing and PR for the comedy club Comix. During that time she also created and ran the 50-seat venue Ochi's Lounge. Those are two venues I miss very much. She followed that by becoming the comedy booker for the 92Y Tribeca. Kambri is also the author of the heartbreaking memoir Burn Down The Ground and an accomplished public speaker and storyteller, giving speeches and performing around the USA.

Q.E.D. is very much a venue for the people, by the people. Not only do they present us with a staggering variety of their own free or cheap programming and classes, (like a special effects make-up class that looks crazy awesome on Saturday [June 27]), but they're also all ears if YOU want to teach a class or if YOU want to curate your own show. It's DIY without all the pretension and affectation.

And Kambri very much keeps her roots as a comedy producer and curator alive and well at Q.E.D. July in particular has a ton of great shows on the calendar, including such names as Aparna Nachrerla, "TV's Frank" Conniff, Myq Kaplan, Ted Alexandro, and more.  So when you're done cooking yourself to tumor city on Rockaway Beach, cool of at Q.E.D. yo!

Notable QED comedy shows are listed below...

Continue reading "Astoria, Queens space Q.E.D. hosting comedy, classes & more"

June 25, 2015

by Andrew Sacher

Lowercase Roses

Tigers Jaw are going on a short acoustic tour this week, and opening those shows will be The Sidekicks guitarist Matt Scheuermann's other project, lowercase roses (previously known simply as roses). Matt released the three-song self-titled lowercases roses EP on Christmas last year, and it's good stuff. They're somber acoustic songs that fall somewhere between early Death Cab and The Microphones, and should work well on an acoustic tour with Tigers Jaw. That's the EP's artwork above (designed by Hop Along singer Frances Quinlan) and you can stream the whole thing below.

The tour is in Philly tonight, Somerville on Friday, and NYC on Saturday. As discussed, that NYC show happens at Le Poisson Rouge (6/27). Tickets are still available.

For Tigers Jaw, the tour is in support of their new acoustic album, Studio 4 Acoustic Session. As you may know, Studio 4 is the studio of producer Will Yip, who recorded Tigers Jaw's last album, and recent albums by Title Fight, mewithoutYou, Pianos Become the Teeth, Pity Sex and so many more. (It was just announced today that he's working on the new Nothing album too.) Will also partnered with Run for Cover Records (which Tigers Jaw is signed to) to launch his own imprint, Memory Music, which is the label putting out Tigers Jaw's acoustic album next week. You can stream it in full below and pre-order it here.

Tigers Jaw also have full-band shows coming up, but they're opening for New Found Glory and Yellowcard. If you're into that sorta thing, you can see that tour in NYC on 10/24 at Best Buy Theater (tickets). All TJ dates below.

Lastly, speaking of The Sidekicks, they have a few shows with All Dogs coming up. None in NYC, but they'll be nearby for an Asbury Park show on August 20 at Asbury Lanes with ROMP (tickets). That same month, All Dogs are releasing their new album, Kicking Every Day, on Salinas Records (8/28). Teaser video, album artwork, tracklist and list of dates, below.

Continue reading "lowercases roses (mem The Sidekicks) opening for Tigers Jaw, who are streaming their acoustic LP ++ new All Dogs coming"

photo by Kawai Matthews

Philly neo-soul singer Bilal is releasing the followup to 2013's A Love Surreal next week (6/30) with In Another Life via eOne/Purpose Music Group. The record was produced by the great Adrian Younge (who also has a new album with Ghostface Killah on the way), and it features Kendrick Lamar, Big K.R.I.T. and Kimbra. You can listen to the Kendrick and K.R.I.T. collabs and a third album track below, and stream the whole LP via Pandora.

Bilal is also touring in support of the album. He kicks off in his hometown on release day, and the next night he'll be in NYC for a show on July 1 at Highline Ballroom. Adrian Younge will be on hand to DJ that show. Tickets are on sale now.

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

Continue reading "Bilal streaming LP ft. Kendrick Lamar & Big K.R.I.T., touring"

by Bill Pearis

Bill Orcutt

Since his days in '90s noise band Harry Pussy, Bill Orcutt has been unleashing his frenetic, bluesy/jazzy blast guitar style upon the world. He's got a new collaborative album with drummer Jacob Felix Heule, titled Colonial Donuts, which will be out September 8. Their styles work well together and you can get a taste via "Labor And Enchantment," which rolls through like a thunderstorm on a tin roof, lasting barely a minute. That track makes its premiere in this post and you can stream it below.

Bill Orcutt will be in NYC this weekend, playing Trans Pecos on Sunday (6/28) with 75 Dollar Bill, Tom Carter, Pat Noecker and Excepter on DJ Duty. Tickets are on sale.

Continue reading "guitarist Bill Orcutt releasing collaborative album w/ Jacob Felix Heule (stream a track); playing Trans-Pecos this weekend"