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April 14, 2014

by Andrew Sacher

DOWNLOAD: Martin Bisi - Sin-Love-Hate (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Martin Bisi - The Mermaid Queen (MP3)

Martin Bisi

Martin Bisi is an American producer and songwriter. He is known for recording important records by Sonic Youth, Swans, John Zorn, Material, Bill Laswell, Helmet, Unsane, Cop Shoot Cop, White Zombie, Boredoms, Angels of Light and Herbie Hancock's Grammy-winning song Rockit. [Wikipedia]
Martin Bisi is releasing a new solo record this week (4/15) called Ex Nihilo on La Société Expéditionnaire Records. From the sounds of its two singles, "Sin-Love-Hate" and "The Mermaid Queen," it sounds like Ex Nihilo is gonna be more of the weirdo stuff we've come to expect from Bisi. The latter is a Bowie-ish art rocker with operatic female vocals courtesy of Amanda White, and the former sees Bisi in spastic freak mode not unlike his past collaborator Michael Gira. Check them out by downloading above or streaming below.

Martin will celebrate the new album with a release show in NYC at Glasslands (4/15) the day it comes out. That show has a great lineup all around, with some of Martin's friends including Larkin Grimm, a White Hills side project called (wait for it) Black Valleys, and a side project of Eula (whose members just collaborated with Bisi at Bowery Electric last month) called Parlour Walls. Tickets for the release show are on sale now. Martin Bisi also has a US tour planned for late May and a European tour for early June. All of his dates are listed below.

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April 12, 2014

White Reaper

Louisville garage rock trio White Reaper recently announced that they signed to Polyvinyl Records (Japandroids, American Football) and will release their self-titled debut EP on the label on June 24 (pre-order). Take a listen to its ripping first single, "Half Bad," with the EP tracklist, below.

White Reaper don't have a tour scheduled at the moment, but they do play NYC TONIGHT (4/12) at Baby's All Right as the first band on an otherwise local bill with The Teen Age, Honduras, and Little Racer, who are celebrating the release of their new EP (streaming below). Tickets for tonight's show are available.

Streams below...

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April 11, 2014

by Doug Moore

Opeth at MHOW, 2013 (more by Caroline Harrison)

A lotta cool bands are putting stuff out soon! Let's dig into it.

Long-running Swedish prog metallers Opeth have announced that they will release their 11th album, Pale Communion, on June 17. (Okay, so they haven't been all that cool for a while now, but still, people love them.) Meanwhile, local black/death heavyweights Tombs have released a trailer for their upcoming third album, Savage Gold, which will be out on June 10 and which is now available for preorder. Trailer's below if you're into it.

The Dillinger Escape Plan, Mayhem and Diocletian have all debuted new songs, while NYC wallopers Tiger Flowers are streaming their album in full -- you can catch their record release show on Saturday (4/12) at the Gutter, along with Meek Is Murder, So Hideous, and Dead Channels. You can check all four of those streams out below as well.

While we're on the live local tip: sadistic Philly noise-metal greats Starkweather will be hitting Brooklyn for a one-off on May 3 at The Grand Victory, along with Lament, The Communion, and Pyrrhon (my band). Tix are available. Further, White Widows Pact (feat. members of Primitive Weapons and Grudges) have announced a roughly two-week East Coast tour, part of which will also involve Hollow Earth, including the concluding NYC stop at The Acheron on 5/20 (tix).

As far as other live options this weekend go:

TONIGHT (4/11): the much-ballyhooed Decibel Magazine tour, which features Carcass, The Black Dahlia Murder, Gorguts, and Noisem, will hit NYC at the Best Buy Theater (tix). If dropping $40 to see 40-somethings rage out onstage seems like a little much, you could opt instead for Hivesmasher, The Great Sabatini, Radiation Blackbody, Mother Brain, and Geryon (stacked!) at the Acheron (tix). Or if you wanna get the old-school vibe in a smaller space, UK proto-thrashers Satan are bringing their first-ever North American tour to Black Bear Bar (formerly Public Assembly), with support from Natur and Sacrificial Blood (tix).

TOMORROW (4/12): the aforementioned Tiger Flowers / Meek Is Murder / So Hideous / Dead Channels record release gig at the Gutter goes down. Sweden's Infernöh and BK's own Nomad will rock their previously TBA show at the Acheron, along with Who Killed Spikey Jacket?, Green Beret, & Ivy (tix). Infernöh and Nomad will be back next weekend for New York's Alright.

For more, scan our NYC Metal Show Calendar. It rules.

In the Invisible Oranges corner: we scoped out new music by The Oath, Aurvandil, Of Feather & Bone, and A Pregnant Light. We dispensed some helpful advice for independent bands who want to get music critics to check out their work. We gave away one last set of tickets to see Godflesh on our East Village Radio show, which was brought to you this week by Irving Plaza. (This Tuesday's show (4/15) features an interview with Godflesh, so be sure to tune in for that.) We also ran down all the metal fit to buy, as ever.

That does it. Check out that bundle o' streams and the White Widows Pact dates below. Anything else?

Continue reading "The Heavy Lowdown: Opeth, Tombs, Mayhem, Diocletian, White Widows Pact, weekend shows & more"

Good Inn

Created in the explosive space between the surreal and the concrete, The Good Inn follows Solder Boy--the lone survivor of the explosion of the battleship Iéna--as he wanders aimlessly after the accident, falls deeply for an innkeeper's daughter, and even more deeply into a bizarre, alternate universe he discovers through a hole in his bedroom wall.

The world he finds exists at the intersection of art and violence, and introduces readers to the very real (and surreal) characters who created the first narrative pornographic film. The Good Inn weaves together real characters from the history of French cinema with darkly whimsical illustrations by Steven Appleby and recreates the lost story of La Bonne Auberge, as seen through the eyes of a shell-shocked soldier.

Through Soldier Boy's journey as the subject and star of the world's first stag film, we explore the power of memory, the simultaneously destructive and healing power of light and how the early pioneers of these stag films helped shape their industry for generations to come.

Blurring the lines between fact and fiction, film and prose, reality and surreality, The Good Inn bends readers' minds and holds its own against the best surrealists--from Lynch to Dali to Serling. It is sure to challenge our conceptions of history, highbrow and lowbrow and how we consume art in all its forms.

The above description is of Pixies frontman Black Francis' debut novel, The Good Inn (written with co-author Josh Frank), which is being celebrated with a book launch in Brooklyn on April 25 at The Powerhouse Arena (37 Main St). The event runs from 6-8 PM, and will feature Black Francis, Josh Frank and the book's illustrator Steven Appleby. TIckets are on sale now, can be applied as credit towards the purchase of The Good Inn.

Meanwhile, the Pixies are over in California this weekend for Coachella. If you're not there, you can stream it live.

by Doug Moore

Whitehorse at the Acheron, 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)

Both Australian sludge/noise unit Whitehorse and prolific and like-minded Americans The Body (who, for the record, are in fact currently based in Portland, OR) are both at Roadburn this weekend and will embark on separate European tours afterwards. Once they've wrapped those up, the two will reconvene for a NYC show at Saint Vitus on May 8. along with compelling local support from Gnaw & Theologian. Tix are available now.

This won't be your only opportunity to catch The Body live this spring/summer -- they'll be back on July 5 at ABC No Rio as part of their tour with Thou, whom they just released a collaborative EP with. Not to be outdone by their tourmates in the absurdly-prolific department, Thou have also released another EP, this one a standalone entitled The Sacrifice. You can stream it below. In a thematically appropriate but wholly unsurprising twist, it features a Nirvana cover ("I Hate Myself and I Want to Die," specifically), a band they've covered before.

(And speaking of Saint Vitus and Nirvana...)

Check out the Thou stream and all lists of tour dates below...

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Death in June @ The Bell House, 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
Greg Cristman

Influential and controversial neofolk band Death in June toured last year, including a show at The Bell House. The band are planning a return trip this year and, while the whole tour hasn't been announced, the NYC show has: The Webster Hall on May 31. The show is with the Miro Snejdr-Herr Lounge Corps and tickets are on sale now.

As to the controversy part, we wrote before their tour last year:

The band has repeatedly toyed with Nazi imagery over the years, which has led to show cancellations on a few occasions including in Chicago (this 2013 tour currently has a Chicago date scheduled). And though Douglas P has repeatedly denied any nefarious use for a Death in June logo depicting a totenkopf the fact remains that it was an insignia for the SS during the Third Reich. (For the record, Douglas P, sole original member still with DIJ, is an out homosexual.)
Despite the controversy, last year's Bell House show was kind of a non-event.


Tickets for the Failure shows at Irving Plaza & Stone Pony go on sale today at 10 AM. Their MHOW show (same link) goes on sale at noon.

Tickets for the Lily Allen show at Highline Ballroom go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Mad Decent Block Party in Coney Island with Dillon Francis, Diplo, Flosstradamus and more go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to the Crosby, Stills & Nash shows at Beacon Theatre go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the newly-added Little Dragon show at Terminal 5 go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the inaugural Deathwish Fest happening in Boston with Converge, Trap Them, Code Orange Kids, Self Defense Family and more go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for The Antlers show at Webster Hall go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Le1f show at MHOW go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Boris show at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Real Estate show at Terminal 5 go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Shakey Graves show at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Lucinda Williams shows at The Stone Pony and The Space at Westbury go on sale today at 10 AM and noon, respectively.

If you didn't get tickets for the Robyn & Royksopp show at new summer venue Pier 97 in the BrooklynVegan presale, you can get them starting today at noon in the general sale.

Dan Croll brings his tour to NYC for a show at Bowery Ballroom on 4/17 which is now sold out. As discussed, he also plays a Northside Festival show, and it's now been announced that that show happens on June 15 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for that one go on sale today at noon.

Houndmouth are playing Brooklyn Bowl on June 21. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Guy Blakeslee of The Entrance Band is playing Mercury Lounge on June 17 with Weyes Blood. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon. Also catch Weyes Blood at the BrooklynVegan-curated Red Bull Sound Select show with Woods, The Woolen Men, and Cassie Ramone.

Wisconsin indie pop band PHOX, who just opened for Laura Mvula in NYC and who release their debut album Slow Motion on 6/24 via Partisan, play their own NYC show on July 23 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.

Browse our NYC Concert Calendar for shows happening today and every day - comedy shows, heavy metal concerts (courtesy of our heavy metal blog), and free shows included.

April 10, 2014

Inc. at PIanos in 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

WBAR Barnard College Radio's Annual FREE WBAR-B-Q happens again this year on April 19 on Barnard's Lehman Lawn from noon to 8 PM. This year's will be headlined by Inc. (the day before their tour hits Knitting Factory), and also features Ka, LVL UP, Darlings, Jerry Paper, DJ Dog Dick, Yellow Eyes, Giant Claw, Amanda X and Arm Candy. It's all ages, totally free, and open to the public. More info at the Facebook event.

Full lineup and flyer below...

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by Doug Moore

Eyehategod at Saint Vitus, 2013 (more by Caroline Harrison)

Rumors of an Eyehategod / Ringworm / Enabler tour in support of the former's upcoming self-titled album (their first in almost 15 years) have been floating around for a few days now, but it's now officially been announced. The three bands will take to the road in North America from late May through late June, shortly after EHG complete a brief run of West Coast and festival dates.

The tour will hit NYC on 6/7 at Europa -- not my first choice for venue, but this lineup will destroy no matter what the surroundings. Tickets aren't on sale yet, but will be available at this link soon. All dates are listed below.

Enabler also play NYC sooner when their tour with Cop Problem hits Grand Victory on 4/19 (tix).

In the meantime, stream both of EHG's recently-released singles and check out their full set of announced dates below...

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by Bill Pearis

spray paint

Austin's Spray Paint make scratchy animal beat garage, all arched eyebrows, shouty choruses and nervy guitar playing. If you like early Devo, The Fall and their sonic descendants The Intelligence and The Blind Shake, their splatter is of a similar ilk. The band put out two albums in 2013 and you can stream a few tracks off each below.

Spray Paint are currently on tour with Detroit's Protomartyr which makes for a pretty great double bill. That tour hits NYC this weekend at Death by Audio on Saturday (4/12) with The Mark Morgan Band and Palm, and then on Sunday (4/13) at Cake Shop with V.B.A.. The band also have a few dates after their run with Protomartyr and all are listed below.

Flyers for the two NYC shows and song streams below...

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