Recent Posts in tour dates - Page 6

March 2, 2015

photo: Courtney Barnett at Lollapalooza 2014 (more by James Richards IV)
Courtney

We already heard the rockin' first single "Pedestrian At Best" from Courtney Barnett's upcoming proper debut album, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit (due 3/24 via Mom + Pop), and now she's put out the more laid-back "Depreston." So far both tracks have been great, and we can't wait to hear the rest. Check out the new one below.

Courtney's upcoming tour has been expanded and now includes a fourth Bowery Ballroom show (5/22) following the three sold-out ones. All NYC shows are with Chastity Belt, and Courtney's fellow Aussie Darren Hanlon was added to those shows too.

UPDATE: The tour dates initially included a fourth Bowery Ballroom show, but it's actually just the three.

Updated dates are listed, with the "Depreston" video, below...

Continue reading "Courtney Barnett shares new song; Darren Hanlon added to shows with Chastity Belt"

Lou Reed

The late Lou Reed would have been 73 today, and in honor of that there will be a tribute show in Ridgewood, Queens tonight (3/2) at Trans-Pecos with Jeffrey Lewis & the Jrams, The Brooklyn What, Franz Nicolay, Mark Perro (The Men), Casey Holford, Steve Espinola, Brook Pridemore, Tim Garrigan, Eleanor, Anton Sword, Pete Galub, The Pendulum Swings, Phoebe Novak, Ben Shepherd, Rosy Street, Yoni Gordon and Will Atkins. Tickets are $7 and all proceeds benefit Picture the Homeless.

It's not the first Lou tribute that Jeffrey Lewis is partaking in. Watch a video from his performance at the birthday celebration he organized for Lou last year, below...

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Madonna

Madonna's new album Rebel Heart is out this week, and she's now announced an international tour in support of it. The tour begins in Miami this August and is set to wrap up in Glasgow in late December.

She'll hit NYC for two arena shows -- September 16 at Madison Square Garden and September 19 at Barclays Center -- and will also be nearby for an Atlantic City show on October 3 at Boardwalk Hall. Presales for all dates begin at her website on Tuesday (3/3) at 10 AM local time, which you'll need an Icon Live Pass for (unless you're a Lifetime Legacy Member). Tickets for the NYC shows go on sale Monday, March 9 at 10 AM with a Citi cardmember presale starting Wednesday (3/4) at 10 AM.

Rebel Heart features a handful of modern collaborators, including Kanye West, Chance the Rapper, Nicki Minaj, Diplo, Blood Diamonds, Sophie, Ariel Rechtshaid and more. Stream the song with Chance the Rapper, alongside the full list of tour dates, below...

Continue reading "Madonna announces 2015 tour (MSG & Barclays included)"

photo: Pixies at Coachella 2014 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Pixies

photo: TVOTR at Governors Ball 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
TVOTR

Both Pixies and TV on the Radio are touring separately this year, and they're set to cross paths at Cooperstown's Brewery Ommegang on May 22 and Boston Calling on May 24. We're now excited to announce that right in between, BrooklynVegan is presenting the double bill of Pixies and TVOTR at Asbury Park, NJ's Stone Pony Summerstage (5/23). Pixies' tourmate John Grant is also on the Cooperstown and Asbury Park shows. Tickets go on sale Friday (3/6) at 10 AM, with a Pixies presale starting Tuesday (3/3) at 10 AM, and BrooklynVegan and Live Nation presales starting Wednesday (3/4) at 10 AM.

Pixies' tour with John Grant also includes two NYC shows: 5/27 at Beacon Theatre and 5/28 at Kings Theatre (tickets). No NYC show scheduled for TVOTR at the moment.

All dates are listed, with a couple videos, below...

Continue reading "Pixies, TV on the Radio & John Grant playing shows together before Boston Calling, including Asbury Park (BV presents)"

Nellie McKay

Singer/songwriter and actress Nellie McKay is releasing the followup to 2010's Home Sweet Mobile Home this year with My Weekly Reader on March 24. It's a '60s covers album that has her taking on songs by The Beatles, The Kinks, Crosby Stills & Nash, Small Faces, Frank Zappa, Herman's Hermits, Steve Miller Band, Richard & Mimi Farina, Moby Grape, Country Joe McDonald, Gerry & the Pacemakers, The Cyrcle and Alan Price. Keeping with the '60s theme, she recorded it with Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick. Her cover of Moby Grape's "Murder In My Heart for the Judge" came out a little while back and can be streamed below, and we've now got the premiere of her cover of another California psych/folk rock artist, Country Joe McDonald. She does "Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine," as you can hear while you watch the very appropriate visual accompaniment (by The Joshua Light Show), below. Tracklist below too.

Nellie's also going on a tour, which includes five shows at NYC's 54 Below, the cabaret supper club in the basement of Studio 54. She plays the club on April 13, 15, 16, 17 and 18. The venue's event description reads: "Led by a trail of incense, Nellie revisits some of the melodies from the 1960s in her new show. Celebrating the release of her new album, My Weekly Reader, she will travel to a land of strange and wonderful musical delights with the grooved assistance of her magical band, The Cosmic X-Rays (Alexi David/bass, Cary Park/guitar, Kenneth Salters/drums)... A splendid time is guaranteed for all!" Tickets for all five shows are on sale now.

On the day of the album's release (3/24), Nellie will play a free in-store at Barnes & Noble in TriBeCa at 6 PM. If you purchase the album at B&N, you get priority seating, and she'll be signing CDs afterwards.

All dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Nellie McKay releasing a '60s cover album, touring, playing six NYC shows (dates & new song stream)"

February 28, 2015

Sufjan

Sufjan Stevens' new album, Carrie & Lowell is out 3/31 via Asthmatic Kitty, and the folky lead single "No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross" has us very excited for it. TODAY (2/28) you'll have a chance to hear the album in full in NYC at the "Sufjan Stevens Indies Only Silent Listening Party" at Other Music from 5-7 PM. Here's the details:

Other Music is excited to be participating in the Sufjan Stevens Indies Only Silent Listening Party for his upcoming album, "Carrie & Lowell." Fans who pre-order the album from us will have the opportunity on Saturday evening (5-7pm), February 28, to listen to a copy of the LP test pressing through headphones -- and for such an intimate album, that's how it's meant to be heard! Sound Off Experience are providing the transmitter and headphones that will be lent to the group of pre-order customers for this exclusive event at Other Music. These silent listening parties are the only way for fans to hear "Carrie & Lowell" this far out from its March 31 release date, long before any on-line album streams appear or radio stations get a copy of the record. Add to this, the first 25 customers who pre-order the LP will be guaranteed a limited colored vinyl pressing.
You can pre-order the LP from Other Music HERE.

It's one of a few listening parties happening worldwide between now and mid-March. You can check out the full list of dates for those parties (with still more TBA) below...

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February 27, 2015

by Andrew Sacher

Scrapers

The masked four-piece pictured above is NYC's Scrapers, who feature former Roger Miret and the Disasters bassist Brian Darwas, plus vocalist Bee Wiseman (aka "Mr. Bee," head barber at Frank's Chop Shop), Sol Keller, and Dodi Wiemuth. This past January, they released their new album, Dark Party, which is nine songs of early '80s-style hardcore. None of them pass the two-minute park, a handful don't even hit the one-minute mark, and all of them rip. Listen below.

Scrapers play their hometown on Saturday (2/28) at Aviv (496 Morgan) with the great Couch Slut (who also play Coco 66 tonight), Chain Gang Grave and The Gentlemen. The all ages show starts at 8 PM, and admission is $5 at the door.

Stream Dark Party below...

Continue reading "NYC punks Scrapers (mem of Roger Miret & the Disasters) released an LP, playing Aviv on Sat w/ Couch Slut (listen)"

photo: Motor Sister @ Saint Vitus - 2/12/15 (photo by Jason Donnelly)
Motor Sister

Motor Sister -- the new band of Mother Superior's Jim Wilson, Anthrax's Scott Ian, Scott's wife and Jim's past collaborator Pearl Aday, Joey Vera (briefly also of Anthrax), and John Tempesta (ex-Exodus, Testament, currently of The Cult) -- are just over a week away from releasing their debut album, Ride (due 3/10 via Metal Blade), and it's now streaming in full via AllMusic. Listen below.

Motor Sister were also just in NYC, playing Saint Vitus on February 12. Anyone go to that show? How were they? If you missed it, or just want to relive it, check out two videos from the show below.

Scott Ian wasn't the only '80s thrash veteran to play Vitus this month. Former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo played on 2/23 with his band Philm. Philm's tour hits NYC again on Monday (3/2) at The Stone. Slayer without Lombardo is touring this year too, and Motor Sister drummer John Tempesta's two former bands Testament and Exodus are touring together. Exodus guitarist Gary Holt is also a current member of Slayer.

Motor Sister are also now labelmates with two former Megadeth members, Chris Broderick (guitar from 2008-2014) and Shawn Drover (drums from 2004-2014). The two recently teamed up with Henry Derek (ex-Scar The Martyr) on vocals and Matt Bachand (Shadows Fall) on bass to form the band Act of Defiance, who will have their debut album out on the label this summer. If you're at all curious what that might sound like, you can watch a teaser video below.

Meanwhile, if you were wondering what Dave Mustaine does for fun, why, he plays Metallica songs of course! Metallica also have dates coming up this year, including headlining Brazil's Rock In Rio which they were announced for this week. All of their dates are listed below.

And last but not least in '80s thrash news, Overkill have announced a big NYC show happening October 17 at Terminal 5 with two veteran power metal bands, Symphony X and Sanctuary (whose 1987 debut LP was produced by and featured Dave Mustaine). It's Overkill's only upcoming US date at the moment. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 6 at noon.

Motor Sister videos and LP stream, Act of Defiance teaser, and Metallica dates, below...

Continue reading "Motor Sister played Saint Vitus, streaming LP, now labelmates with an ex-Megadeth band; Overkill schedule NYC show"

photo: Death Valley Girls @ Burger A-Go-Go 2014 (more by Debi Del Grande)
IMAGE

Australian party rock duo The Gooch Palms have expanded their tour with LA riff-n-wailers Death Valley Girls to include East Coast dates as well, including a stop in NYC at Silent Barn on May 12. The rest of that lineup is still TBA, and we also wouldn't be surprised if the two bands add another NYC show while here. All dates are listed below.

The Gooch Palms recently released a new 7" single and you can watch a video from that below. Death Valley Girls (who no longer include Patty Schemel as a member) released the "Electric High" single back in December and you can stream that below as well.

All tour dates for each band are listed below...

Continue reading "The Gooch Palms expand tour with Death Valley Girls, playing NYC and other East Coast dates"

Direct Effect

Florida hardcore band Direct Effect released their solid debut album, Sunburn, last year, and they've now signed to Jade Tree for its followup. That makes them one of a handful of newer bands to recently join the label, including Dark Blue, You Blew It!, Spraynard, and Dogs On Acid (members of Algernon Cadwallader, Snowing and Hop Along). Stay tuned for more info on that. Meanwhile, revisit Sunburn below.

Direct Effect also have a tour coming up, which begins in NYC on Saturday (2/28) at 538 Johnson. All dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Direct Effect signed to Jade Tree, touring, playing NYC on Sat"