Recent Posts in tour dates - Page 7

March 26, 2015

by Bill Pearis


Well crap. Hookworms' tour of North America was about to go underway... but visa issues have reared their ugly heads again. The just posted this on their Facebook:

We are really sorry to tell you that unfortunately we are forced to cancel our upcoming US/Canadian tour. There has been an unexplained hold-up in the visa process and we will now not have them back in time for the tour which was due to start in Santa Ana, CA next week. I don't know whether this is some kind of backlog from SXSW or whether we are just an unfortunate anomaly, but everything was submitted with plenty of time, and there were zero issues with visas when we played in New York 18 months ago, so we're just as confused and upset as anyone else.

We've spent the last 6 months organising this trip along with our US booking agent Alisa and the good people at Domino, so devastated doesn't really begin to cover it.

You can read their whole message below. Dates included two in NYC at Palisades and Rough Trade. Major bummer. Their label, Weird World, uses the phrase "postpone" not "cancel" so let's hope they come back sooner than later.

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photo: James Holden at Barclays Center in 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
James Holden

British electronic producer James Holden has yet to announce a followup to his great 2013 album, The Inheritors, but while we wait for that, we'll have a chance to see him live this spring. He's going on a tour that's mostly in Europe, but right after he plays Montreal's Mutek festival, James comes to NYC to play Le Poisson Rouge on May 28 with Forma and FIXED DJ JDH. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (3/27) at 10 AM.

All dates are listed, with a stream of Inheritors highlight "Renata," below...

Continue reading "James Holden touring, playing NYC after Mutek (dates)"

photo by Esme Mcclear
Fred Thomas

Michigan indie pop band Saturday Looks Good To Me returned a few years back, and now frontman Fred Thomas is putting out his first solo album. It's called All Are Saved, and is due out April 7 via Polyvinyl. The album includes early singles "Cops Don't Care Pt. II" (with Radiator Hospital's Sam Cook-Parrott on backup vocals), "Every Song Sung To A Dog" (with Andrew W.K. on backup vocals), and "Bad Blood." You can listen to all three below.

Fred is also going on a tour in May that brings him to NYC for two shows: May 10 at Elvis Guesthouse and May 11 at Palisades. Tickets for Elvis Guesthouse are on sale now and tickets for Palisades should be on sale soon.

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

Continue reading "Saturday Looks Good To Me's Fred Thomas releasing solo LP on Polyvinyl ft. Radiator Hospital & Andrew WK, touring"

by Bill Pearis

Talk in Tongues

Los Angeles quartet Talk in Tongues make lightly psychedelic guitar pop that will likely appeal to fans of Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Dungen (who have remixed them), the new Toro Y Moi album, or even breezy '70s stuff like Seals & Croft. (There are occasionally flutes.) Their debut album, Alone with a Friend, will be out May 19 via Fairfax Recordings. You can stream a couple songs from it below.

Talk in Tongues just played SXSW and will soon be heading out on a proper North American tour, including a stop in NYC at Baby's All Right on April 12 with Kyp Malone's band Ice Balloons and Odonis Odonis (who are on tour together). Tickets are on sale now.

All tour dates are listed below...

Continue reading "LA psych-pop band Talk in Tongues ready debut LP, touring (dates, streams)"

by Bill Pearis

Odonis Odonis at Brooklyn Night Bazaar, 2014 (more by Ebru Yildiz)
Odonis Odonis

Toronto's gothy, abrasive/ethereal Odonis Odonis are working on their follow-up to last year's Hard Boiled Soft Boiled, but in the meantime made a new video for "Office Sluts" from that record and you can watch that below. If you want to hear new stuff, you're going to have to go see them live when Odonis Odonis head out on tour with Ice Balloons, the funky conglomerate that counts TV on the Radio's Kyp Malone as a member.

That tour hits NYC on April 12 at Baby's All Right with LA band Talk in Tongues also on the bill. Tickets are on sale now.

After this tour wraps up, Kyp will be back on the road with TVotR, including a couple NYC-area shows with the Pixies. All dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Odonis Odonis share "Office Sluts" video, touring in April with Kyp Malone's band Ice Balloons (dates)"

by Andrew Sacher

Sweet John Bloom

Cambridge, MA indie rockers Sweet John Bloom (ex-Daniel Striped Tiger, Four Eyes, Lost Twin) have a sound that recalls Superchunk, Dinosaur Jr or your late '80s / early '90s band of choice. But while they may wear their influences on their sleeves, they know how to craft a good hook better than a lot of bands who do the same thing. Their debut album, Weird Prayer, was recorded with home state production hero Justin Pizzoferrato (who's worked with Dinosaur Jr), and it's due out this spring via Tiny Engines. Get a taste from the video for "Blood Moon," which you can watch below. Artwork and tracklist below too.

The band have two shows coming up at the moment, one in Brooklyn on April 24 at The Gutter, and then another in Cambridge on April 26 at Middle East Upstairs.

Continue reading "Sweet John Bloom on Tiny Engines, playing shows (listen)"

by Andrew Sacher


You may know New York trio Crying as a band that mixes chiptune and pop punk, but as their series of tweets screenshotted above points out, they're also huge fans of... Rush. And that's pretty apparent from their new single "Patriot," which is a departure from their earlier material. The song opens with an intro that bears an uncanny resemblance to Rush's "The Spirit of Radio," and the chorus bring in synths that recall Rush's mid-'80s new wave period. Not to mention Crying have a technical drummer who's a great fit for this kind of proggy workout. But when singer Elaiza Santos comes in with dream pop vocals, it's clear that Crying aren't just copying their heroes. They take on prog more like Mew or The Most Serene Republic, mixing it with more modern trends in indie. Listen for yourself below.

Crying are about to kick off a tour with Eskimeaux, but first they play a free NYC show on Friday (3/27) at Brooklyn Night Bazaar. That lineup's pretty great all around, with Crying's Run for Cover labelmates Teen Suicide headlining, plus Amanda X, LVL UP, Flagland and Washer.

Speaking of Eskimeaux, the Epoch member and Frankie Cosmos collaborator recently released the first single from her upcoming album, OK, which comes out May 12 via Double Double Whammy. It's called "Broken Necks," and it's an intricately-layered intimate pop song that would've fit nicely on former Carissa's Wierd singer Jenn Ghetto's S album last year. Listen below.

Continue reading "Crying go totally Rush on new single "Patriot," starting tour this week with Eskimeaux (who also has a new song)"

by Bill Pearis

(photo by Daniel Roland Tierney [via])
Male Gaze

San Francisco's Male Gaze is the new band from Matt Jones of Blasted Canyons. He's got a strong melodramatic delivery, which gives them a gothy slant, but their music definitely leans on the "punk" in post-punk. Male Gaze just released a seven-song mini-LP, Gale Maze, via John Dwyer's Castle Face label (that Matt also helps run) and it's a real bruiser, hooky and danceable but hard-hitting and sneery. There's not a bum track on Gale Maze and it's not miles, sonically, from the stuff coming out of Denmark lately. Stream two tracks and check out the video for "Mr. Wrong" (which plays off the band's name), below.

Male Gaze are currently on a West Coast tour and play Seattle tonight. Let's hope they head east soon. All dates are listed below.

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Syrian singer Omar Souleyman will release his new album, Bahdeni Nami, on July 28 via Modeselektor's Monkeytown Records. That's the cover art above and Modeselektor produced some of it, like the nine-minute "Enssa El Aatab" which you can stream below. Four Tet and Giles Peterson offer up production as well on the album.

Souleyman is in the US currently, playing the Treefort Festival in Boise, ID tonight, Slingshot fest in Athens, GA on Friday (3/27) and the Big Ears fest in Knoxville, TN on Saturday (3/28). He'll be back in May for a few more shows, including one at NYC's Le Poisson Rouge on May 22 with Tasseomancy. Tickets go on sale Friday (3/27) at 10 AM.

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

Continue reading "Omar Souleyman worked w/ Four Tet & Modeselektor on new LP, touring, playing NYC in May (dates + new song stream) "

photos by Amanda Hatfield, words by Andrew Sacher

Ceremony @ BV-SXSW at Red 7 - 3/21/2015
BrooklynVegan SXSW Saturday Day Party - Red 7

Ceremony were just down in Austin for SXSW last week, playing a few shows including the BrooklynVegan Saturday party at Red 7. The shapeshifting band previewed a few songs from their upcoming album, and while people often use "sounds like Joy Division" to just mean "post-punk," these new Ceremony songs really sounded like Joy Division. Not a bad thing though, because Ceremony do it well.

Now the album's officially been announced, and studio recordings for two of the tracks, "The Separation" and "The Understanding," are out. Check them out for yourself in the band's new video (dir. Ross Thomas), below. The album's called The L-Shaped Man, and will be out May 19 via Matador.

The band also announced a few tour dates, including a NYC show happening July 1 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for that show will be on sale soon via Ticketmaster. They're also performing songs from the new album this Friday (3/27) at Kinfolk 94 (94 Wythe Ave in Brooklyn) at 6:45 PM. RSVP here, but admission is still first come, first served.

All dates are listed, with more pictures of their BV-SXSW set, the album artwork and new video, below...

Continue reading "Ceremony announce new album & tour, share two new songs, played BV-SXSW (pics, video, dates)"