Recent Posts in tour dates - Page 7
December 13, 2014
New York singer songwriter Jared Samuel, who has played with Martha Wainwright, Sharon Jones, Cibo Matto and Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger to name a few, makes music of his own as Invisible Familiars. His music is quirky, poppy and danceable as you'll be able to hear when Invisible Familiars' debut album, Disturbing Wildlife, comes out January 27 via Other Music Recording Company. The record features guest appearances Robbie Mangano, Tim Kuhl, Jolie Holland, Cibo Matto's Yuka Honda & Miho Hatori, Nels Cline, Ryan Sawyer, and Stuart Bogie from Antibalas. You can check out album track "Clever Devil" and the video for single "Heavenly All," below.
Invisible Familiars have a bunch of NYC-area shows coming up, including a free afternoon show on Sunday (12/14) at Union Pool in the front room. Sweepstakes also play and things get underway at 2 PM. Then the band will play three week residency at Brooklyn's Bar Lunatico (486 Halsey in Bed Stuy) on January 9, 16 & 23. The first of those (12/23) is Jared Samuel solo with "members of Levon Helm Band + Atoms For Peace"; the other three shows there are band shows. Then Invisible Familiars play Baby's All Right on January 30, other acts TBA.
They'll also play December 21 at The Rod & Gun Club with Vic Thrill. There are a couple other Invisible Familiar shows on the horizon and all dates are listed, with song stream and video, below...
December 12, 2014
As mentioned, Brooklyn's historic, spectacular Loew's Kings Theater has been undergoing a $94 million renovation to bring it back to it's ornate luster. Word is it'll be ready in January and the legendary Diana Ross will play Kings Theatre on February 3, the inaugural concert. Tickets are on sale now. Kings Theatre says:
We are thrilled to welcome New Yorkers back to this historic space and to launch a new era of presenting live entertainment at the Kings with an opening performance by Diana Ross, one of the great living legends of American musicAccording to Gothamist, leading up to the Diana Ross concert, Kings will be have free events, open houses and tours of the theatre. Kings Theatre, which was modeled on Versailles, was built in 1929 but closed in 1977.
Diana Ross has a few other live dates on either side of the Kings show, and all are listed below...
by Andrew Sacher
Foxing at Webster Studio in August (more by Amanda Hatfield)
The totally stacked Modern Baseball / Knuckle Puck / Foxing / Crying / Somos tour lands in NYC for its first of two shows tonight (12/12). Tonight's show is at Gramercy Theater and then they play Music Hall of Williamsburg on Monday (12/15). You can still get tickets to Monday's show but tonight is sold out. Updated dates are listed below.
If you haven't seen Foxing live, they're the kind of band you really have to see for yourself to get the full experience. But to at least get an idea of what to expect, you can check out the band's new live video for "Rory" that they filmed at The Fest this year. Watch it below.
Four Foxing members also gave us lists of their favorite albums of 2014. One of the lists includes Cymbals Eat Guitars who also included Foxing on their own list and also play NYC tonight. Check those out lists and the Fest video below...
by Bill Pearis
Parquet Courts @ Webster Hall 12/11/2014 (via @brooklynvegan instagram)
Parquet Courts capped off their busy 2014 last night (12/11) with their biggest headlining hometown show yet, playing a sold-out Webster Hall. The band were in good spirits -- Austin Brown spent the first part of "Uncast Shadow Of A Southern Myth" grappling with a bottle of wine and an opener -- in front of a crowd that sang along much of the time when they weren't moshing around. (Some did both.) In addition to "Uncast..." we got a few songs off the new Content Nausea (released under the name Parkay Quarts), like set opener "Urban Ease," plus "Everyday It Starts," the title track and "Pretty Machines." The latter, which sounds a little like "Sweet Child O' Mine," was augmented by two saxophonists as well as Eaters' Bob Jones on organ. (The other half of Eaters, Jonathan Schenke, was behind the soundboard. I'm not the biggest Webster Hall fan, but they sounded great last night.) We also got pretty much what you'd want to hear off of their other 2014 album, Sunbathing Animal, and Light Up Gold, including its still killer one-two opening punch of "Master of My Craft" and "Borrowed Time." "Stoned and Starving" was the only glaring omission. I had the feeling they would've played longer but a second show was set to start at 11 PM so they called it after a three-song encore. Setlist is below.
Opening the night were more experimental, noisier sets from PC Worship and Blues Control both of whom I thought did really well in a big place like Webster. Blues Control's more new-agey material in particular worked well with the venue's acoustics.
You may recall that PC Worship and Parquet Courts formed a noise band called PCPC that toured with Thurston Moore (who was playing Webster Hall's Marlin Room last night, coincidentally). PCPC will play in NYC tonight (12/12) at Trans Pecos where they'll perform with Greg Fox's Guardian Alien, Excepter, and Rat Piss Aquarium which is "Natalie Weyes Blood harshin." It's being billed as a release party for a PCPC book that they sold on tour:
Released for PCPC's 2014 European tour, this book contains 64 pages of artwork by A. Savage and Justin Frye. This gorgeous book includes 2 risograph mini-posters and one 22 x 34″, two-color silkscreen tour poster. Limited edition, these are expected to sell out fast, don't wait. Perfect gift for that quiet weirdo in the family!The Trans Pecos show is $8 at the door. Flyer for that, plus Parquet Courts at Webster Hall setlist and videos, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Your Old Droog @ The Studio at Webster Hall (photo by Seher Sikanda)
New York rapper Your Old Droog started picking up some buzz earlier this year when he dropped his self-titled EP on Soundcloud and was immediately met with reactions saying he sounded like another NY rapper, Nas. So much so, that rumors actually arose that Young Old Droog was the legendary MC himself. Those rumors quickly inspired a Complex writer to clarify, "I met Your Old Droog before and he's not Nas," and they were entirely silenced when Droog made his debut performance at The Studio at Webster Hall in September. A few weeks after the show, MTV brought up the rumors to Nas in an interview, and he'd never heard of Droog but clarified he would never release a secret EP. "I want you to know it's me when I drop."
Through Your Old Droog may not be the man behind Illmatic, he's still a promising young rapper himself. (Perhaps not as promising as Nas was as a young rapper, but that's not really a reasonable expectation.) He followed the EP with a self-titled LP in late November (which included all 9 songs from the EP), and here's what NPR had to say about it:
The songs are short and sharp, and all the hoopla around Your Old Droog has turned out to be decidedly beside the point. [...] He's so virtuosic it's funny, so insouciant I'm embarrassed to use that word, indifferent to what he calls "social events." Really, really smart. The music he chooses to pair with his words is melodic like we forget it can be; it feels good like Bobbito asking what you're supposed to say at the end of records.You can catch Droog in his hometown tonight (12/12) at Music Hall of Williamsburg with opener Dave East. Tickets are available.
Stream the EP below...
Antibalas @ The Apollo 12/5/2014 (photo by @bowwowmeowmeow)
Antibalas played the night's most exploratory set. Its Afrobeat has been infused with New York City propulsion and diversity. It ratchets up Fela's deliberate pace and sometimes exults in the dissonance of its churning, brawling funk. Amayo, its songwriter and lead singer -- in face paint and a flashy red-white-and-blue outfit -- sang about "dirty money," unity and respect for women, while the band's instrumental buildups were a galvanizing message on their own. - [The New York Times]Last weekend, Antibalas played the first two nights of the Daptone Super Soul Revue at The Apollo. (The Budos Band played the third.) Right after the holidays, Antibalas will be heading out on a co-headlining tour with Zap Mama, and those dates include a NYC show at Highline Ballroom on February 11. Tickets are on sale now.
Before their tour together starts, Zap Mama will take part in the 2015 globalFEST at Webster Hall on January 11. Tickets are still available for that. All Antibalas/Zap Mama tour dates are listed below...
photos by Brigid Gallagher
St. Vincent, who's finding herself on top of a few year-end lists, has been on tour and earlier this month she hit Chicago for holiday show with the amazing double bill of her and Future Islands. We caught that show, and pictures from it are in this post.
Following St. Vincent's ongoing tour with The Black Keys, she's playing more shows in 2015. Though none of the upcoming dates are in NYC, you won't have to travel too far to see her at Clifton Park, NY's Upstate Concert Hall on March 7. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Updated dates are listed, with more pictures from Chicago, below...
The Whigs are playing Bowery Ballroom on January 24. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.
Jesse Malin is playing Bowery Ballroom on April 11. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.
Not in NYC or even near it at all, but tickets for Burger Records' Burgerama Four festival at the Observatory in Santa Ana, California go on sale today at 1 PM (that's 10AM PST).
Will Butler, Carl Barat, La Dispute, This Will Destroy You, Joyce Manor, Andrew Jackson Jihad and more NYC shows went on sale this morning too.
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.
by Bill Pearis
Former The Pains of Being Pure at Heart drummer (and Depreciation Guild frontman) Kurt Feldman spends his time these days fronting Ice Choir, his synthpop project that meticulously recreates the sounds of The Big '80s. Ice Choir will release a holiday single next week (12/16) via Cascine titled Pure Holiday with two dreamy, midtempo ballads that could've been on a Dream Academy album or a John Hughes soundtrack. We've got the premiere of both sides in this post and you can stream it below. Sales of the 7" and digital go to benefit Coalition For The Homeless.
Ice Choir will celebrate the season and the release of this single with a Pure Holiday live show at Cameo on December 18 with Maxo and DV-i. Tickets are on sale. Show flyer below.
Related, Kurt produced Dum Dum Girls' contribution to Converse's Noise To the World 2, a new song titled "On Christmas." You can stream that below too.
Alex Winston is playing The Westway on January 22. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
The Left Banke (whose only original member is drummer George Cameron) are playing Joe's Pub on January 24. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.