Recent Posts in tour dates - Page 7

February 2, 2016

photo: Mac Sabbath @ Brooklyn Bowl London, 2015 (more by Rachel Juarez-Carr)

The kings of Drive-Thru metal, Mac Sabbath, are heading out on tour this year. You pretty much know the drill by this point: fast-food themed Black Sabbath covers with elaborate costumes and stage show. They'll be coming through NYC for a show at the Highline Ballroom March 25 with support from Syka and The U.S. Americans. Tickets for that are on sale now.

As you may know the real Black Sabbath are on tour too. All tour dates are listed, along with a few Mac Sabbath live videos, below.

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In honor of the late Lemmy, a handful of musicians will come together to play a Motorhead tribute show on Valentine's Day (2/14) at Bowery Electric. What could be more romantic?

The lineup includes Cro-Mags vocalist John Joseph, former Ramone and solo artist CJ Ramone, the very prolific Todd Youth (Murphy's Law, Danzig, etc), Eric "Chupacabra" Arce (Murphy's Law, Misfits), Monster Magnet's Dave Wyndorf and Phill Caivano, and many more. Get tickets and check out the full lineup here.

by Andrew Sacher

World Be Free

World Be Free -- the new band featuring Terror vocalist Scott Vogel, Gorilla Biscuits/CIV's Sammy Siegler and Arthur Smilios, Strife's Andrew Kline, and Joe Garlipp of Despair and Envy (the NY band) -- release their debut album The Anti-Circle this week (2/5) via Revelation Records (pre-order). We've already posted a few songs, and now we've got the premiere of the whole album. Gorilla Biscuits and other classic Revelation bands are the main reference points here. World Be Free is basically a trip back to the youth crew era, but they do it so convincingly (and have guys who were actually there) that it doesn't come off like mere revival or imitation. They've also got their old pal Walter Schreifels guesting on "I'm Done." Give this thing a rip for yourself, below.

The band is also touring, including NYC on February 21 at Saint Vitus with Manipulate, Blind Justice and Jesus Piece. Tickets for that show are still available. Other dates on the tour are with classic Rev band Judge (another band of Sammy Siegler's).

All dates are listed, with the album stream, below...

Continue reading "stream World Be Free's debut album (mem of Gorilla Biscuits, Judge, Terror, Strife, etc)"

photo: True Widow at FFF 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
True Widow

Slow, sad, self-proclaimed "stonegaze" band True Widow are touring in 2016. They'll come through NYC for a show at Saint Vitus on April 27 with Drab Majesty to close out their run on the road. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (2/5) at 10 AM.

True Widow last released Circumambulation in 2013, and they're expected to put out a followup this summer. You can stream the last album, and check out all tour dates, below...

Continue reading "True Widow announce spring tour dates"

photo: Matmos @ National Sawdust in October (more by Greg Cristman)

Matmos are just about to release Ultimate Care II, their new album that's made entirely from washing machine sounds. They've just released a new video for "Ultimate Care II: Excerpt Three." It is, well, a song made of washing machine sounds, and the video centers heavily on the washing machine theme, as director Max Eilbacher elucidates:

The video echoes this process, separating the machine from its intended domestic position. An animated model of a washing machine is often shown as isolated, orbiting in a screen of black, while undergoing material transformation- it is a visual equivalency to acousmatic sound. The hard, white facade of the machine undergoes a material change, warping, melting, and bending at the inclination of body parts, bodies at work, captured from washing machine pornography. The domestic is work, just as sex is work, all inclusive in the industry of sterility.
You can watch the "Excerpt Three" video below.

Matmos have some shows coming up, including one in NYC at National Sawdust on March 19, for which tickets will be on sale soon. They'll also play Baltimore, Chicago and Philadelphia. All dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Matmos share new video from washing machine sounds LP, playing shows (dates)"

by Tatiana Tenreyro

photo: Frankie Cosmos @ BVCMJ 2015 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Frankie Cosmos has announced the release of a new album Next Thing, which will be out on April 1 via Bayonet. The first single off the album is "Sinister," where she casually sings about feeling sinister and not being able to be like Arthur Russell and write happy songs. Stream it below.

In support of their new album, they'll be heading on tour with Frankie Cosmos member Gabby Smith's other band, Eskimeaux, in April. They'll be kicking off that tour with two record release parties at Shea Stadium on April 1 & 2 that also have Anna McClellan on the bill. Tickets for both shows go on sale Friday (2/5) at noon.

The rest of the tour dates are listed, along with the tracklist and artwork for Next Thing, below...


Continue reading "Frankie Cosmos announces 'Next Thing' LP (listen to "Sinister"), playing 2 NYC release shows & touring w/ Eskimeaux "

by Bill Pearis

photo: Songhoy Blues @ Koko London, 2015 (more by Rachael Juarez-Carr)
Songhoy Blues

Malian band Songhoy Blues will be heading back to North America this spring for a week of shows in the Midwest and Northeast. The band are exceedingly charismatic performers and if they play near you, definitely try and see them. Dates include NYC's Le Poisson Rouge on April 14. Tickets for the LPR show go on sale Friday (2/5) at noon.

All dates are listed, along with a "Le Ring - Live" video, below.

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by Andrew Sacher

photo: PUP in Chicago in 2014 (more by Jeff Ryan)

Canada punks PUP recently announced two NY shows including Brooklyn's Saint Vitus on February 12. That show sold out very quickly, but the band has now added some spring/summer dates, including a return to NYC.

They'll play Music Hall of Williamsburg on June 25, which will be their largest headlining NYC show yet. Tickets for MHOW go on sale Friday (2/5) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (2/3) at noon. All dates are listed below.

PUP recently released a new song called "DVP." It's been a staple of their shows for a while, so if you've seen them you already know this one rips. If you don't know it, but you like beer-fueled punk ragers with a singer that sounds like he's at the of his rope, you should check this out. Listen below.

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photo: Fear of Men @ Seaport Music Fest 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Fear of Men

UK band Fear of Men are putting the finishing touches on the follow-up to their 2014 debut, Loom. Guitarist Daniel Falvey spoke to DIY Magazine about what's changed this time:

We got a lot more interested in manipulating sounds and building songs with computers, but we had to learn how to combine that with our live performance," says Falvey, who had to work out "how to make guitars sound like strong synthesisers, but with an organic quality that only a guitar could bring. We're very interested in combining those worlds.
Falvey added, "We wanted to write an album that would make the stage shake, and we had to work out how we could sound stronger and get our ideas across in a more concise way."

There's been no music released from the still-untitled album, but Fear of Men will be in the U.S. next month for SXSW, and immediately after they'll stop in NYC to play Rough Trade on March 22. Tickets for the Rough Trade show go on sale Friday (2/5) at noon. It's their only non-SXSW date on this trip. Flyer for the Rough Trade show is below.

Continue reading "Fear of Men ready second LP, playing NYC after SXSW"

by Bill Pearis

Charles Bradley

Charles Bradley's Changes is out April 1 via Daptone (pre-order yours) and he's just shared a second song off the LP. "Change for the World" is a impassioned plea for everyone to "change our love." Says Bradley:

This world is in turmoil--guns, violence--people are feeling like they have no way out. Young people don't know which way to turn. This song is about opening up our minds to understand--talk with the young people, hear what they have to say. We've got to change for the better of our souls. We've got to change our love. Get back to the golden rule and people's sense of humanity.
It's another knockout vocal from Bradley and the production on the song puts a dub spin on the signature Daptone soul which works great. It's a terrific song and you can listen below.

Bradley's NYC record release show is coming up -- April 23 at Beacon Theatre -- and tickets are still available. That's also the kickoff of his North American tour. All dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Charles Bradley shares "Change for the World" from new LP, announces full US tour (dates, stream)"