Recent Posts in tour dates - Page 7

May 20, 2015

by Andrew Sacher


Barcelona's young punky indie rockers Mourn made their US debut with two shows in NYC this past March, and they're set to return to our shores in the summer. They're already playing Chicago's Pitchfork Festival, and they more recently announced a run of dates surrounding that fest.

The dates include a NYC show happening at Rough Trade on July 22. Tickets for that show go on sale today (5/20) at noon.

The band also have a new three-song single Getrudis out today digitally and due on 7" vinyl this summer via Captured Tracks. Opening track "Gertrudis, Get Through This!" has a bit of a Kim Gordon thing going on in the verses, before leading into a janglier chorus. Listen to that, with the list of tour dates, below...

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by Bill Pearis


A mere 10 months after releasing their terrific debut album, UK band Ultimate Painting will be back with their second long-player, Green Lanes, on August 7 via Trouble in Mind. Like the first, Jack Cooper (Mazes) and James Haore (Veronica Falls) made the record themselves and then shipped it off to Total Control's Mikey Young for mastering. If you liked the first one, nothing much has changed: Cooper writes the VU/Dead style strummers with bendy guitar interplay; Hoare draws inspiration from elsewhere in the '60s (Beatles, Zombies) with a fondness for minor chords and close harmonies. But after a lot of touring, they're just better at it, and everything just gels a little more this time. You can check out Hoare's "Break the Chain" (which tips its hat to Lennon/McCartney) below.

Ultimate Paiting, who toured with Twerps around SXSW, will be back in North America later this year for Goner Fest. Before they head to Memphis, they'll play a few other East Coast shows, including NYC's Rough Trade on September 18. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon. Then, as mentioned, they'll play Woodstock, NY's Bearsville Theatre on September 20, that's also with Calvin Love, The Cairo Gang and headliner Mikal Cronin. Tickets for that show are still available.

All dates are listed, along with album art, tracklist and song stream, below.

Continue reading "Ultimate Painting announce second LP, 'Green Lanes' (stream a track), playing shows around Gonerfest"

May 19, 2015

by Bill Pearis


Veruca Salt have announced details of their first new album with the original lineup in almost 20 years. It's titled Ghost Notes and was made with Brad Wood who produced their classic 1994 debut. "The Museum of Bad Relationships," from their 2014 Record Store Day single is on there, plus 13 other new songs. You can watch the lyric video for "The Gospel According To Saint Me" and stream "Laughing in the Sugar Bowl" below.

As mentioned, Veruca Salt will be on tour this summer, playing Webster Hall on July 31. Tickets for that show are still available.

All tour dates are listed, along with album art, tracklist and song streams, below...

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Mykki Blanco
Mykki Blanco

Mykki Blanco recently announced that he'd no longer be rapping, but that doesn't mean he's not performing at all. Not long ago, he gave a spoken word performance called Baby Steps: How to heal yourself from everyday Psychic Poisons or Repentance for Dummies, and uploaded video along with the following statement:

Most people are familiar with my work in rap music and so may not be aware of my background in theater, acting and writing.

Last summer I participated in a writing residency at Galeria zé dos bois in Lisbon Portugal. Most of my theatrical and spoken performances have been very ephemeral, connected to either larger events or apart of lectures and panel discussions and have not been filmed. But I am happy to share with you here in its entirety my solo performance.

You can watch the performance below. No word yet what exactly Mykki's future performances will be, but he did just schedule a free NYC show happening August 22 at Riis Park Beach Bazaar, the Rockaway Beach location that the Brooklyn Night Bazaar people are now booking. Other artists TBA for that show.

Mykki's old friend from the rap days, Le1f, also announced a new NYC show today. He plays the POP Montreal Northside Festival showcase happening June 14 at Brooklyn Bowl with Princess Nokia and DJ HVAD. Tickets for that show are on sale now, and you can also try to get in with a Northside badge.

Le1f's most recent single is a remix of Nicki Minaj's "Truffle Butter." Listen to that, with the Mykki Blanco videos, below...

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by Bill Pearis

Shaun Ryder (right), with Kermit & Bez of Black Grape

Happy Mondays / Black Grape frontman Shaun Ryder announced earlier this year that he had "something in the pipeline." Turns out he's got a few things in there. He dropped a white label 12" last week, his first new music in eight years. Both tracks are pretty good: "Close the Dam" being chilled out funk, and "Electric Scales" a little on the crazed side. Ryder, who Factory Records chief Tony Wilson used to compare to W.B. Yeats, still gets off some good lines, too. It's a welcome return and you can stream both sides below.

Rhino recently reissued Happy Mondays' classic 1990 album Pills, Thrills & Bellyaches on vinyl (they used the original master tapes, it sounds great), and Shaun and Bez and Kermit will be on a Black Grape reunion tour in the UK / Ireland this summer. Tour dates are listed, along with a stream of their 1995 debut, It's Great When You're Straight... Yeah, below...

Continue reading "Shaun Ryder released new solo single (stream it); Black Grape going on UK reunion tour"

by Andrew Sacher

Ma Jolie (photo by Jess Flynn)
Ma Jolie

Philly punks Ma Jolie are following 2013's Polars LP with a new EP called Jetpack Mailman on June 16 via A-F Records. First single "Pittsburgh" is out now, and if you like Dillinger Four, Latterman, or Shed-era Title Fight, this will probably be right up your alley. Check it out below (via Noisey).

Ma Jolie are also touring with Choke Up in June. That tour begins in NYC on June 20 at Acheron, also with Pass Away, Living Room and The Tracys on the bill. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

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

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Vision Festival

This year marks the Twentieth Anniversary of the Vision Festival. To celebrate this milestone Arts for Art (AFA) plans 6 days that sets the standard for creative FreeJazz music, dance, visual art and ideas, which embrace values that challenge and inform. Historically, AFA has dedicated one festival night to give recognition to a single, deserving artist for their lifetime of achievement. This year AFA celebrates all VISION artists, in particular those iconic NY artists whose creative voices have helped build our reputation as the world's premier FreeJazz Festival. Vision Festival also acknowledges our longstanding relationship with Chicago's legendary AACM artists, as they celebrate their 50th Anniversary!

Highlights: Milford Graves, Roscoe Mitchell, William Parker, Marshall Allen & the Sun Ra Arkestra, Matthew Shipp, Henry Grimes, Amina Claudine Myers, Joe McPhee, Jason Kao Hwang, Dave Burrell, Joelle Leandre, Hamiet Bluiett, Gerry Hemingway, Marilyn Crispell, Karl Berger, Kidd Jordan, Douglas Ewart, Wadada Leo Smith, Ingrid Laubrock, Darius Jones and more
NYC's six-day Vision Festival returns from July 7-12 at Judson Memorial Church (55 Washington Square S) with an eclectic lineup of music, dance and poetry. Tickets for each day, and festival passes, are on sale now.

Full schedule with more info below...

Continue reading "NYC's Vision Festival 2015 lineup, schedule & tickets"

holy mountain

It's Fleet Week here in New York and with Memorial Day Weekend ahead, what better way to celebrate than a big, crazy party with Karin Dreijer Andersson from The Knife DJing? Presented by nightlife promoter Ladyfag, the event's called "Holy Mountain" and happens on Saturday (5/23) at Slake. Also DJing: Dgeral (who'll be spinning with Karin), Misshapes cofounder Greg K and lots more.

It's $10 before 11:30 PM and $15 after, or $10 all night if in "SERIOUS Fleet week or Space LQQK." Details and flyer are below. This is the first we've heard from Karin since The Knife called it quits following their Shaking the Habitual tour last year .

In related news, Ladyfag is also part of this year's Pop Souk which happens May 31 at Webster Hall. Pop Souk mixes club culture with shopping: "a pilgrimage where the cool cats come to socialize, listen to DJs... & shop!" It goes from noon - 6 PM and will take over the entirety of Webster Hall that day, and is free to attend. Flyer and vendor list for Pop Souk is below...

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photo: Lucero at Riot Fest Chicago 2014 (more by James Richards IV)

Country punks Lucero have a handful of dates coming up this year. They're making a few festival appearances, like Nelsonville, Peacemaker and Kaaboo, and opening the Philly stop of Social Distortion's self-titled LP 25th anniversary tour. In the midst of all that, frontman Ben Nichols is also doing a string of solo dates.

One of Ben's dates is a duo set with his Lucero bandmate Rick Steff, happening in NYC on June 12 at The Shop (presented by New Island Entertainment), Bushwick's new bar, BBQ & motorcycle garage located at 234 Starr St. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

All dates are listed, with a video of Ben playing Lucero's "My Best Girl" at a past solo show, below...

Continue reading "Lucero touring, Ben Nichols & Rick Steff playing a duo set in NYC (dates)"

photos by Chris La Putt

Screaming Females @ Knitting Factory - 2/28/15
Screaming Females

Screaming Females already had two NY/NJ appearances coming up, and today they announced a third, as well as a summer tour with their labelmates Vacation (which does not hit NYC). There's the Bouncing Souls show at Starland Ballroom in July that they're opening (tickets), as well as the BrooklynVegan-presented Chris Gethard Show premiere party at Rough Trade NYC (5/28) with Jeff Rosenstock and more. RSVP for that was full, but we just opened some more spots (hurry!).

The day before the Chris Gethard show, Screaming Females will give a free performance and a Q&A moderated by their friend Ted Leo at Apple Store SoHo (5/27) at 8 PM. You can reserve a spot. All of their tour dates are listed below.

Ted Leo is also involved with another Q&A happening in NYC TONIGHT (5/19) at McNally Jackson, where he's interviewing Bitch Magnet/Don Cab's Jon Fine on Jon's new book YOUR BAND SUCKS: What I Saw At Indie Rock's Failed Revolution (But Can No Longer Hear). That starts at 6:30.

Screaming Females' newest album is this year's Rose Mountain on Don Giovanni, which they celebrated with two release shows at Knitting Factory Brooklyn in February. We already one set of pictures from those shows, and we've got a second set in this post. More of those, including shots of openers Priests (who play Brooklyn Night Bazaar this weekend), Tenement and Vacation, below...

Continue reading "Screaming Females announce more dates, including free show & Q&A w/ Ted Leo at Apple Store SoHo +++ belated Knit pics"