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December 11, 2014
Perfect Pussy at Shea Stadium in August (more by Dylan Johnson)
In the past year, you've seen Meredith Graves sing in her band Perfect Pussy, you've seen her talk Andrew WK, Lana Del Rey and double standards, and maybe you've read her opinions on Sun Kil Moon or her writing at Rookie (like this piece on Embrace). Well now she's got even more on her plate -- she's going solo.
She told DIY Mag that she's writing a solo record now to come out in 2015 and is also setting up her own record label and publisher, with the first two releases due out this spring. One of those, she told Fucked Up singer Damien Abraham on his podcast, will be from the band So Stressed.
She also says she'll be prefacing the solo record with a few split 7"s, including one with singer/songwriter Kevin Devine (who's touring soon). Regarding that decision, she told DIY Mag, "Each of us went through a motherfucker of a personal loss this year, and we just realized that without discussing it first, we're both writing songs about our situations. He's a new friend and I feel like I've known him forever." None of her solo music is out just yet but stay tuned. Hopefully it won't just be christmas cookies.
Perfect Pussy are done playing shows for 2014, but you can catch Meredith in NYC TONIGHT (12/11) at HiFi Bar (formerly Brownies) for their "Words and Guitars" series. She'll be reading, along with Okkervil River singer Will Sheff and rapper Billy Woods, as well as Zachary Lipez, Michael Tedder, Mishka Shubaly, Daniel Ralston, Hannah Silk Champagne and Rob Sheffield. That begins at 8 PM.
Perfect Pussy released their debut album, Say Yes to Love, earlier this year on Captured Tracks and it's been ending up on a few year-end lists. Watch a fan-made video of "Driver" from that with concert footage below...
Wino with Saint Vitus at Saint Vitus in 2012 (more by Samantha Marble)
When we last heard from Scott "Wino" Weinrich, he was being deported from Norway for possession of methamphetamine during a St. Vitus tour and subsequently pledging to get clean and continue with his work. It would seem now that he's making good on at least part of that promise, with the welcome news that he'll be performing solo and headlining the Feast of Krampus shows that will take place in NYC and Philadelphia. Conceived as a darker, more-pagan-oriented holiday celebration, the shows are named after Krampus, the demonic Alpine beast from traditional European folklore. Sounds like the perfect way for Wino to get back on the performing horse.
The Philadelphia show will take place on December 27 at Underground Arts and will feature Sixty Watt Shaman, Wizard Eye, Skeleton Hands and Chimpgrinder, and tickets are on sale now. The NYC show will be on December 28 at Saint Vitus and will also feature Sixty Watt Shaman, as well as Godmaker, Birch Hill Dam, Moon Tooth and Buzzard Canyon. Tickets for that sure-to-be-occult show are also currently on sale.
Check out a video of Saint Vitus playing Saint Vitus in 2013 (via Pit Full of Shit) below...
High on Fire on Motorhead's Motorboat cruise (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Just yesterday, Windhand singer Dorthia Cottrell announced her debut solo album, and now the band are set to go on a short tour supporting riff masters High on Fire in early 2015. All dates will be revealed shortly, but we already know of a few including NYC on January 9 at Saint Vitus with openers Mountain of Wizard. Tickets for that show will be available here starting 10 AM on Friday (12/12).
All currently known dates are listed, with a couple videos, below...
Wrekmeister Harmonies at Saint Vitus in 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
Chicago-based experimental metal project Wrekmeister Harmonies just gave their newest piece, Then It All Came Down, the video treatment, filmed and edited by WH leader JR Robinson himself. The video premiered over at our metal blog Invisible Oranges, where IO's also got an interview with JR. Here's an excerpt:
Tell us more about the images used in the video. Did you collect them all yourself? Where are they from?Read the rest of that interview here.
Yeah I shot all the footage myself. Some places here in Chicago and in nearby Gary, Indiana as well as some locations in northern California. The statue of Ronald Reagan was terrifying to me... found that in a state park somewhere in Mendocino County. The broken mirror shots were my nod to Raymond Pettibon who did all the great artwork for Black Flag. He used a lot of Manson imagery for their flyers and the band had a very communal living situation coupled with a very "fuck you be afraid of us" vibe. To me, that aesthetic was an obvious reverberation of what Manson, Beausoleil and the rest were cultivating in southern California nearly a decade before.
As discussed, Wrekmeister Harmonies will be performing the piece live in NYC at Signal Gallery this Sunday (12/14) with an exciting lineup of collaborators. That includes Slint's Dave Pajo, Om/Grails/Holy Sons' Emil Amos, Indian's Dylan O'Toole & Ron DeFries, Liturgy's Hunter Hunt Hendrix, Bloodliest's Eric Chaleff, L'Altra's Lyndsay Anderson, plus Scout Pare Philips, Esther Shaw, David Grant, and Brent Arnold. Tickets are still available.
Check out the new video below...
Testament on the Motorhead Motorboat in October (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
A couple of stacked east-coast hardcore/metal festivals have recently announced their lineups. First up, Damaged City Fest will take place in Washington D.C. from April 10-12. It will feature UK-based The Mob, Canada's Career Suicide, DC's Coke Bust, PA's Hounds of Hate, NJ's Razorheads, and NY-based Warthog and Ajax, among many others. Those last few bands, along with DC's Red Death, who will also be making an appearance, were featured in our hardcore roundup last week. Ticket info and more bands TBA. Full initial lineup below.
The following weekend, Worcester, MA will play host to the more metal-centric New England Hardcore and Metal Festival on April 17-19. The lineup is pretty huge, with classic thrash like Testament, Exodus and Nuclear Assault joining more current popular bands like Between the Buried and Me and more exciting underground acts like Nails, Wisdom in Chains and Homewrecker. Tickets are available now in either three-day packages or for individual days.
Check out the initial lineups and flyers for both fests, below...
When we last saw Off!, in the video for "Over Our Heads," the band (well, most of them) and Jack Black had survived a disastrous skydiving trip only to be confronted by an angry grizzly. We pick up the story now in Off!'s "Meet Your God" video. Can Keith Morris and Jack survive in the wild? Will you ever hear the phrase "are we having spaghetti again?" in quite the same way ever again? Watch the video below.
Waxahatchee at Glasslands last night (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Just this morning we posted pictures of Waxahatchee (aka Katie Crutchfield) at the Glasslands show she played last night (12/10), and now comes the exciting news that she's signed to Merge Records for her third full length which will be out in early 2015. Congrats Katie! Here's what she says about the signing:
I'm so happy to announce that Waxahatchee will be working with Merge. They've been one of my favorite labels for a very long time. They're wonderful people, and I'm so excited about making records with them in the future!Merge is putting the new album out in North America and Wichita is releasing it in the rest of the world. It will follow 2012's American Weekend and 2013's Cerulean Salt, which both came out on Don Giovanni (who have their 2015 showcases soon).
Watch a video from Cerulean Salt below...
RL Grime at Coachella 2014 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
LA beatmaker RL Grime released his debut album, Void (which features How to Dress Well), earlier this year and his previously-announced tour in support of it will soon land in NYC for a huge sold-out show in NYC on December 19 at Terminal 5 with Lunice and Branchez. You've now got another chance to catch him here later that night though, when he heads to Output to headline an afterparty in the main room. Doors open at 10 and there's also sets from Abjo, Andre Power and Tha Yellow R. Kel in the venue's Panther Room. Tickets are on sale now.
In recent related news, his WeDidIt pal Shlohmo signed to True Panther and announced a tour this week.
Updated dates are listed, with the video for "Valhalla" from the LP, below...
Le1f at the Whitney in 2013 (more by Ryan Muir)
NYC rapper Le1f will celebrate the holidays in his hometown this year with a Kwanzaa party on December 28 at SOB's with DonChristian, Rahel, Boody, Abdu Ali, Juliana Huxtable, Joey Labeija and more special guests. The show is being presented by The 2nd Annual Camp & Street, and tickets are on sale now.
The only other appearance Le1f has scheduled at the moment is a DJ set at Cameo on 12/19, also with DonChristian and Joey Labeija, as well as Tigga Calore, False Witness, Shyboi and Geng. Tickets for that show are on sale now too.
Le1f released the Hey EP earlier this year (his first for Terrible/XL). Watch the video for "Sup" from that below...
by Bill Pearis
As mentioned, Disappears will release their new album, Irreal, via Kranky on January 19. These guys don't sit still long, musically, and the new album is very different from what they've done before... though you could still call them krauty post-punk. It's bleak, heavily rhythmic, and more than a little creepy, with lots of space for tension. That headroom and anxiety can really be heard on "Halcyon Days," which slowly builds for nearly three minutes before singer Brian Case steps to the mic. It's dubby, in a Jah Wobble/PiL kind of way, with a haze of feedback floating in the ether. Stream it (via The Quietus) below.
Before Disappears hit the West Coast with UK band Hookworms, they'll tour the East Coast with Montreal's Suuns which makes for a pretty perfect pairing. The NYC show happens at Rough Trade on February 28 and Christines are on the bill as well. Tickets are on sale now.
All tour dates are listed, along with the new Disappears song, Irreal's chic album art and tracklist, below...