Recent Posts in tour dates - Page 7
February 28, 2014
by Andrew Sacher
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan at BV-CMJ 2013 (more by Chris La Putt)
Theatrical Canadian rockers Yamantaka // Sonic Titan are returning to our side of the border for SXSW and Austin Psych Fest, and they'll also be playing a number of club shows around then too. One of the shows is in Brooklyn on April 13 at Baby's All Right with local post-black metal band Sannhet. Considering the slight metal tendencies of YT//ST that pairing isn't entirely out of left field, but it's still a bit unexpected and sounds like it should be awesome. Tickets for the Brooklyn show are on sale now.
The rest of the US dates are with Perfect Pussy, whose tour has them in NYC a few days before YT//ST's Baby's All RIght show.
You can also catch Sannhet sooner when they play Saint Vitus on March 20, opening for Nothing. Also on that bill is Dark Blue (mems. Clockcleaner, Ceremony, Purling Hiss) and York Factory Complaint. Tickets are still available.
All YT//ST dates are listed, with streams from them and Sannhet, below...
UK producer Tourist is set to return to the US this March for SXSW and Ultra, and while he's here he'll be doing a number of club dates too. Those dates include a stop in NYC on March 10 at Output. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Tourist also returns to NYC in June for Govenors Ball. All dates are listed, with the tour flyer, below.
Tourist's upcoming EP, Patterns, finally has a release date of April 22 via Money Records in the US (and via Disclosure's Method Records in Europe). Since we last spoke, he released another single from that EP, "I Can't Keep Up." With the guest lead vocals of Will Heard, it's one of Tourist's poppiest tracks to date, and you can check it out below.
Good news / bad news, Mary Onettes fans. First, the good. The Swedish band's new mini-LP, Portico, is out next week (3/4) and is a lovely piece of ethereal (but not chillwave) dreampop. You can stream it right now (via V Magazine) in this post.
Here's the bad: The Mary Onettes' North American tour was to have started this weekend but will not make their the Alston, MA (3/5 at Great Scott) and Brooklyn (3/7 at Glasslands) dates. No word on the other dates of the short tour as of yet. In both those cases, tourmates Heavenly Beat are still playing and the Glasslands show is now being headlined by Tei Shi (who originally was going to play the venue on 3/2). Atlanter is also on the Glasslands bill and tickets are on sale.
UPDATE: Due to visa issues, the tour is canceled. However, they are still able to play their offical SXSW showcases and will do so. Mini-LP stream, below...
by Bill Pearis
UK comedian Simon Amstell has brought his terrifically funny show Numb to NYC a couple times already -- as well as some "work in progress" shows -- and if you missed it before, he's coming back to do a bigger show at The Bell House on April 8 and tickets are on sale now.
Simon also recently appeared on Marc Maron's WTF podcast and you can check that out here. If you're completely new to his comedy, you can check out a few clips from his "Numb" performances below...
by Doug Moore
'Ichneumonidae' album cover
Toby Driver is best known for his work as the frontman and showrunner for the avant-metal shapeshifters Kayo Dot, but he makes use of his diverse talents in many other capacities -- as the bassist for Vaura and Secret Chiefs 3, as the vocalist for the new mope-doom band Disparish, and as a modern classical composer. He wears this last hat for his musical contributions to Ichneumonidae, a music/dance collaboration whose successful 2012 Kickstarter campaign describes itself thusly:
Ichneumonidae (pronounced Ick-noo-MON-eh-dee) is a new collaborative music and Butoh dance piece by Toby Driver and Michelle Morinaga, featuring the virtuosic violin work of Timba Harris. Named after a horrifying family of parasitic wasps, Ichneumonidae explores the astounding psyche of parasites, touching on dualities of survival and self-destruction, the perilous tensions of coexistence, and the subtle horrors of the colonized body.The Ichneumonidae soundtrack is now available for download via Bandcamp. You can stream its 12-minute opening track below; most of it is highly psychedelic modern classical based around guitar and violin, but it bleeds into electronica at times, too.
Originally performed as a violin/guitar duet between Driver and Harris, with dance and percussive elements performed by Morinaga, (see above video) we want to expand the music to suit a larger ensemble, namely, two violins, vibraphone/orchestral percussion, guitar, synth, and heavily processed vocals. This is Toby Driver's first foray into writing music specifically to accompany dance. Our plan is to record the music in a professional studio with the large ensemble and create a dance film in a separate studio using the audio recording.
You may also recall that Driver's main band Kayo Dot will be playing Invisible Oranges's SXSW showcase on March 13 at Quantum Lounge, along with Black Tusk, Mutoid Man, Yautja, Wild Throne, & Venomous Maximus. They're also playing a few dates on the way back from SXSW; you can check those out (and stream their newest album) below...
Nathaniel Rateliff at BV-CMJ 2009 (more by Vincent Cornelli)
Denver folk singer Nathaniel Rateliff released his newest album, Falling Faster Than You Can Run, towards the end of last year, and he says it gets an official US release on April 1. To support that release, he'll go on a US tour in April and May which hits NYC on April 23 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets for that show go on sale today (2/28) at noon.
All dates are listed, with a stream of the album and a video for one of its tracks, below...
We recently wrote about Seattle melodic bass duo Odesza, who released the dancey but listenable-on-headphones EP My Friends Never Die and came through NYC on their tour opening for Emancipator. The duo are continuing to tour, and they'll be back in NYC, this time to headline Knitting Factory on May 10. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
All dates, with a stream of the EP, are listed below...
Some of you may remember Irish band Dott who played a few NYC shows a couple years ago. The band's debut album, Swoon, came out in December via Graveface and it's extremely catchy stuff, harmony-laden early-'60s-meets-early-'90s indie rock. You can stream the whole thing via Rdio. The band have just made a video for album standout "Talk to You" and we've got the premiere of that in this post.
Dott are flying over to the U.S. to join the Casket Girls and Stargazer Lilies as part of the Graveface Roadshow as it heads towards Austin for SXSW, including the official Graveface showcase on March 14. The Graveface Roadshow already made it's way through NYC, but Dott will play here after Austin, hitting Cake Shop on March 16.
All dates are listed, alsong with the flyer for the Graveface SXSW showcase and Dott's new music video, below.
Today in "You Can't Make This Stuff Up," Public Enemy's Flavor Flav fronts a new band called the FlavorTronZ, who "cover hit songs from the '70s thru the '90s [...] from such greats like Wild Cherry, Sly & The Family Stone, Elton John, Led Zeppelin, The Gap Band and many others." Their first show was opening for Public Enemy in Las Vegas in 2012, and though they've pretty much remained quiet since then... they're back. The band will make their Iridium debut on April 2 in NYC with two headlining shows at the venue (8:30 PM & 10:30 PM). Tickets for those shows go on sale today (2/28) at 10:10 AM.
You can watch a video with clips of Flavor Flav and the band doing some of those covers and a trailer video introducing the band and its members, below...
Action Bronson royalty portrait (by Amar Stewart)
This Saturday (3/1) from 7 PM to 11 PM, Williamsburg gallery Cotton Candy Machine (S 1st St) will hold its first artist residency with painter Amar Stewart, whose series, "Hip-Hop Royalty," includes 17th century royalty style portraits of rappers like Action Bronson (pictured above), Jay Z, Biggie, Eminem, Tupac, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes and more. Preview more of the portraits at Bedford & Bowery.
There's also been some more recently announced hip hop shows in NYC, including Odd Future's The Internet, who play SOB's on March 16. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Bronx crew B.I.C. (Bitches Is Crazy), who released the free 4/20 album Influence last year, play SOB's on March 20 with CJ Fly of Pro Era, Quincy Vidal and S.I.T.H. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Long-running Brooklyn rapper Sean Price plays SOB's on April 24 with special guests. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Slick Rick celebrates the 25th anniversary of his 1988 debut, The Great Adventures of Slick Rick, at BB King's on May 7 with a live backing band. Tickets are on sale now.
Iggy Azalea plays Irving Plaza on May 5. Tickets for that show go on sale today (2/28) at 10 AM.