Recent Posts in tour dates - Page 7
August 24, 2015
photo: Azealia Banks at Coachella 2015 (more by Samantha Saturday)
Azealia Banks recently cancelled her tour with K. Michelle because K was "unavailable," but Azealia said she'd be rescheduling dates. Now a handful of those new dates have been announced. No other acts have been revealed for the tour yet, but we know she'll be heading out this fall and hitting NYC on November 19 at Terminal 5. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (8/28) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (8/26) at noon.
All currently known dates are listed below...
by Bill Pearis
Bat For Lashes' Natasha Khan, producer Dan Carey and UK band TOY have formed a collaborative group called Sexwitch who will release their debut album on September 29. Khan and Carey had collaborated previously in 2013, covering an obscure Iranian folk song "The Bride." They got the itch to find more obscurities from around the world and after deciding on six tracks (including Skip Spence's "War in Peace"), Khan enlisted TOY as the backing band. (Dan Carey produced both TOY albums and Bat for Lashes' 2012 album The Haunted Man.) The first track to be released from the album is another Iranian song, "Helelyos," which on their cover has a distinct Can rhythm-heavy flavor to it. You can stream it below.
Sexwitch will play Saturday (8/29) at London's XOYO.
by Bill Pearis
Toronto band Fake Palms's self-titled debut album is out this Friday (8/28) via Buzz Records and we're premiering a stream of the whole thing. In the same dissonant universe as Viet Cong (or Women), Fake Palms' style is a little less obtuse, with an ear towards straightforward hooks. ("Pop" might be the wrong word but they write some very catchy songs.) If you dig dark post-punk you should definitely check it out. Pre-orders are available and you can listen to it below.
You can probably pick up a vinyl copy at Fake Palms' merch table on their current tour which is in NYC tonight (8/24) at Palisades with Baltimore's Sun Club, plus Fern Mayo, and Nap. Flyer for the show, and a list of all tour dates, below...
photo: Babes In Toyland in Italy this year (via Instagram)
'90s rockers Babes In Toyland have been on a reunion tour since February, with more dates coming up including Riot Fests, Fun Fun Fun Fest, and a BrooklynVegan-presented NYC show on 9/17 at Irving Plaza. However, the reunion will continue without longtime bassist Maureen Herman who was just fired from the band, as Stereogum points out. Maureen posted the following to Facebook:
First, I'd like to thank everyone for their incredibly kind thoughts and support. I may write like a motherfucker, but I don't know if I could ever find the right words to express how much Babes in Toyland's fans mean to me. It's true that I am no longer the bassist of Babes in Toyland.Bummer to hear. Updated Babes In Toyland tour dates are listed, with a video of a recent show, below...
Due to personal differences, Kat and Lori have made the decision to tour with someone else. I wish them nothing but the best and hope the tour is a huge success. When Kat and I first discussed playing again, one of the things we were most excited about was the opportunity to play in front of our kids. I can't help but be grateful that our too brief reunion gave me the chance to play in front of my daughter, Anna at our show at the Roxy.
Again, thank you all for being incredible fans and friends, and let's have a kickass rest of the year, shall we? I look forward to interacting with you all on my current and future creative projects.
August 21, 2015
by Andrew Sacher
Angel Deradoorian, former Dirty Projectors member and current Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks member, released her first album as Deradoorian, The Expanding Flower Planet, today via Anticon. I don't usually like using the term "world music," but Deradoorian really does pull influences from all over the globe for this album. It's sometimes progressive, sometimes psychedelic, but always strangely accessible. It's a wild listen, and you can dig in for yourself below (via NY Times).
Before that though, Deradoorian will celebrate the new album with a release show in NYC on August 28 at Trans-Pecos with Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe (aka Lichens) and Image Man. Tickets for that show are on sale now too. All dates are listed below.
Deradoorian also features on the new single from Boots (aka Jordan Asher, ex-Blonds), who co-produced and co-wrote a lot of BEYONCE and has worked with FKA twigs and Run the Jewels. The song's called "AQUARIA" and will appear on the album of the same name, due out November 13 via Columbia.
Listen to that, with the Deradoorian tour dates and album stream, below...
the in-process exterior of National Sawdust
Back in May, we posted details on the new non-profit Williamsburg venue National Sawdust, that's set to open on the corner of Wythe Ave and North 6th Street on October 1. Now the venue's initial schedule has been announced.
Three of the venue's curators, The National's Bryce Dessner, composer Nico Muhly and vocalist Theo Bleckmann, will team up for a concert on opening night. They'll be joined by the ACME ensemble and violist Nadia Sirota. Chris Thile (Punch Brothers, Nickel Creek) will open with a solo set. Tickets are on sale now. That's a 7:30 PM show, and there's also a late show that will have curator Jeffrey Zeigler teaming up with Cibo Matto and more (tickets).
Other upcoming shows include throat singer Tanya Tagaq on 10/2 (tickets), a multi-day Terry Riley festival (tickets), Chris Thile's band Punch Brothers on 10/8 (tickets), a John Zorn festival (tickets), Majical Cloudz on 10/21 (tickets), and much more. The venue currently has shows booked through December. Check out the full schedule.
That 10/21 show is currently the only upcoming tour date for Majical Cloudz, who have a new album on the way.
Philly's Jazmine Sullivan, the person behind this year's great neo-soul album Reality Show, has a collaboration in the works with pop singer (and Disclosure collaborator) Sam Smith. She's also opening for him in Raleigh.
That's one of a few shows Jazmine has coming up. Another is a free headlining show in NYC this weekend, part of the 2015 SummerStage season. She plays Central Park on Sunday (8/23) with support from Avery Wilson and Jordan Bratton. Show goes from 6-10 PM. Again, totally free.
All currently-known dates are listed, with the video for the Meek Mill-featuring "Dumb" off her new album, below...
photo: The Gotobeds @ Cake Shop in May (more by Jena Cumbo)
The Gotobeds are wrapping up work on their second album, which will be their first for Sub Pop, hopefully dropping early 2016. In the meantime, the Pittsburgh band will be taking a quick trip to NYC next weekend to open for Royal Headache and Sheer Mag at their just-added show at Saint Vitus on August 30 which is sold out (like RH's other two shows). It's The Gotobeds' only show on their schedule at the moment.
Royal Headache played the Beserktown II in L.A. last weekend and video has surfaced from that and you can watch that below.
by Bill Pearis
Larry Gus, the musical moniker of Greek electronic musician Panagiotis Melidis, will release his second album for DFA, titled I Need New Eyes, on October 2. Where his first album, Silent Congas, was almost entirely sample-based, the new album finds him working with real instruments and more identifiable pop structures. The first single from the record is "NP Complete," a slow-burn groover that grows more compelling across its six minute length. You can stream it below (via Stereogum).
Speaking of DFA, the label is throwing a party they're calling the "DFA Records Summer Hot Dog" at Brooklyn's The Good Room on August 29. The night features "DJ sets by the DFA family + special guests and a VERY special live performance!" That's the extent of the details (who might the live guest be? Museum of Love? Juan Maclean? Holy Ghost? Larry Gus?) but tickets are on sale now and the flyer's below.
Still no news on a Jawbreaker reunion, but here's, uh... something. Impose points out that Jawbreaker frontman Blake Schwarzenbach will play a show with the new-ish New York indie band Jawbreaker Reunion. I guess at least Blake is in good spirits about that band's name? The show happens at Kingston, NY's BSP Kingston on September 15. Tickets are on sale now.