Recent Posts in tour dates - Page 8
December 6, 2013
by Bill Pearis
Nick Lowe was amongst the show casualties when Rough Trade were forced to cancel/postpone/move shows due to noise complaints from their Williamsburg neighbors. Nick was to have played Sunday afternoon (12/8). There is good news, though. Nick Lowe's show is being moved to Music Hall of Williamsburg. The show's Sunday at 2 PM and you do need to go to Rough Trade to buy his new album Quality Street to get a wristband for entry. Nick is also playing with Calexico backing him at Beacon Theatre on Monday (12/9) as part of the WFUV benefit that's headlined by Iron & Wine. Tickets are still available.
Speaking of, that new album Quality Street is Lowe's first-ever holiday album. A mix of originals and covers, it's the kind of enjoyable, classy affair that you expect from Lowe and he's done us the favor of refusing to put sleigh bells on it. You can stream the whole LP at Spotify and watch the video for "Christmas at the Airport" below...
Jamaican duo Keith & Tex only recorded a few singles in the late '60s before going their separate ways (specifically, the U.S. and Canada, respectively). Their 1967 cover of The Spanishtonians's "Stop That Train" has endured as a rocksteady classic, and Keith Rowe and Texas Dixon have reunited a few times over the years since.
Keith & Tex are getting back together for a few shows. They'll be in NYC next weekend for a show at Littlefield on December 14 where they'll be backed by Crazy Baldhead. This show, presented by the Dig Deeper folks, also features Deadly Dragon Sound System as the night's DJs. Tickets are on sale now and a flyer for the show is below.
Next year, Keith & Tex be playing their first-ever UK show at the London International Ska Festival which goes down April 17 - 20. Derrick Morgan, Ken Parker, Dennis Bovell and more. (Junior Murvin, who died this week, was also scheduled to play). Tickets are on sale now.
All Keith & Tex dates are listed, along with streams of "Stop That Train" and a few other Keith & Tex singles plus the London Ska Fest line-up, below.
by Wyatt Marshall
Cancer Bats are in the midst of the previously discussed tour with Red Fang, Indian Handcrafts and The Shrine (dates below), and the day after that tour hits NYC (12/11 at Bowery Ballroom, tix), they'll be taking a night off to play a very special Black Sabbath tribute set at Saint Vitus (12/12) with No Way and Blackest. The Cancer Bats will be performing as Bat Sabbath, which is also the name they used to release their tribute EP which they titled Bastards of Reality (like every other Sabbath cover band). This isn't the first time Cancer Bats have busted out the Bat Sabbath--they've played double headlining Cancer Bats/Bat Sabbath shows before, and toured Canada as Bat Sabbath late in 2011, too. Tickets for the Vitus show are on sale. Listen to Bat Sabbath below.
The real Black Sabbath is touring North America too.
Cancer Bats aren't the only band on the Red Fang tour with a little something on the side. The Shrine is playing a show at The Acheron with Natur, Dirty Fences, and Iron Force on 12/12 too. Tickets for that show are still available.
Updated dates are listed, along with the Bat Sabbath stream, below...
by Bill Pearis
cover art to Household's 'Elaines' EP
Brooklyn's Household have a new EP, Elaines, with six new songs in the band's minimalist, skeletal style. You can stream a track from it below. Another of the those songs, "Panorama," also appears on the new Beyond Inversion compilation that benefits Rachael's Women's Center in Washington, DC and it also features tracks from Perfect Pussy, Potty Mouth, Sadie Dupuis (of Speedy Ortiz) and 19 others. You can stream Household's song below too.
Household play a record release show in NYC tonight (12/6) at Death by Audio, and it's a strong bill all the way, with the poppy punk of Aye Nako, the gentle jangle of Air Waves and Sapphire Mansions. The show is $7 and proceeds go to benefit the Ali Forney Center which helps find shelter for homeless LBTG youth. Flyer for the show is below.
Tonight's DbA show is also a release party for Sapphire Mansions, whose new mini-LP, Over America, recently got its vinyl release. If you have an appreciation for or are familiar at all with early '80s Cherry Red Records or Creation (especially Felt), you will probably dig their brittle, poppy, organ-driven sound. You can stream the EP below.
by Andrew Sacher
When I was recently discussing emo bands, I only mentioned North American bands, but there of course emo bands in other countries, like the UK. Granted, most British emo bands sound like American bands, but there have been some great ones, like Plaids, Crash of Rhinos, and the most recent one to grace my ears, guitar/drum duo Nai Harvest. These guys released a solid album earlier this year, Whatever, which does the mathy, shouty, Midwest thing pretty well, and they've now teamed up with the trusty Topshelf Records (and Dog Knights) to release their new EP, Hold Open My Head, on March 3. They released the title track this week, which calms down the post-hardcore tendencies of Whatever and veers more towards emo's indie rock side. You can stream that track, along with a full stream of Whatever, below. The band's only dates at the moment are a European tour with Gnarwolves, and those dates are listed below too.
In other Topshelf news, Florida's You Blew It! recently announced that they'll release their sophomore LP, Keep Doing What You're Doing, for the label on January 14. The first single from that album, "Award Of The Year Award," is also indebted to the mathy, shouty Midwest sound and you can stream that below. The record was produced by Evan Weiss (Into It. Over It., Their/They're/There, etc). As discussed, You Blew It! are going on a tour with The Front Bottoms, which doesn't hit NYC but does hit Long Island on January 30 at 89 North (tickets). The Front Bottoms also play two sold-out NYC shows, including a BV holiday show. All You Blew It! dates are listed below.
Speaking of Evan Weiss and Topshelf, we just mentioned that Topshelf bands The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die and A Great Big Pile of Leaves were added to the Into It. Over It. tour. Their/They're/There tours with Birthmark even sooner.
Nai Harvest and You Blew It! streams, along with the lists of dates, below...
by Wyatt Marshall
Carcass at Gramercy Theatre in September (more by Greg Cristman)
Carcass, The Black Dahlia Murder, Gorguts and Noisem are teaming up for the Third Annual Decibel Magazine Tour, which is already making a case for one of 2014's best lineups and showcases both the worthy veterans and up-and-coming. Old school death metal pioneers Carcass put out one of the year's top metal albums in Surgical Steel--a triumphant comeback that earned Decibel Mag's top album of the year on their Top 40 Albums of 2013 list--and it was just a few months ago that the band leveled Saint Vitus and played Gramercy Theatre. The same accolades apply to Gorguts, whose Colored Sands, the band's first album in seven years, landed at number three on Decibel's list. Youngsters Noisem, who scored number nine on the Decibel list, have been wowing everyone wherever they go with their chaotic, shot-in-the-arm thrash. They just wrapped up a tour with melodic death metal vets Black Dahlia Murder, who will provide direct support to Carcass.
Carcass frontman Jeff Walker seems pretty amped for the show:
This is possibly the unsexiest Decibel Tour lineup yet," he quips. "We're all bringing the 'girth' back to the U.S., along with gray hair and sensible footwear. But it's the music that matters, right? Just close your eyes and think of England. If that fails, think of Tampa.The tour stops in NYC at the Best Buy Theater on Friday, April 11. Ticket info is forthcoming at the Decibel tour website. Check out the tour dates below...
by Doug Moore
Brooklyn jazz/prog/rock unit Zevious are fresh off of a month-long tour with Dysrhythmia, with whom they share talented drummer Jeff Eber. They'll be showing off their road-tested chops for their last hometown show of the year at Union Pool on Sunday (12/8). Joining them will be equally out-there Ohio band Hyrrokkin, who will be celebrating the release of their "new" (released in September) album Pristine Origin. We premiered some material from that album over at Invisible Oranges around the time of its release, and if you missed it, you can stream it below.
Rounding out the lineup will be the hilariously-named Pants Exploder, which features Jason LaFarge of Seizures Palace Studios, and a joint improv set from musicians Matt Schulz (Holy Fuck, Enon) and Greg Saunier (Deerhoof).
No advance tickets, but admission is $10, and doors are at 8 PM. Stream some Hyrrokkin and Pants Exploder below...
by Bill Pearis
Warpaint return next month with their eponymous sophomore album on January 21. The band let us hear "Love is to Die" earlier this year and have just shared a second track, "Biggie." The new song is all fat, pulsing analog synths and ghostly vocals and you can stream it below.
The band have also just announced a few 2014 tour dates, mostly on the East Coast. Warpaint will usher in spring in NYC at Webster Hall on March 21. Tickets for Webster Hall go on sale December 13 at noon with an AmEx presale beginning December 11 at noon.
All tour dates are listed, along with the new track stream and video of the band playing Pitchfork Paris, below...
DOWNLOAD: Daniel Rossen - "Return to Form" (MP3)
Daniel w/ Grizzly Bear at CBGB Fest 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Back in 2012, Grizzly Bear's Daniel Rossen (also of Department of Eagles) released the solo EP, Silent Hour/Golden Mile, and he'll now be going on his first-ever solo tour in the spring of 2014. That tour kicks off in Seattle and ends in Brooklyn on April 15 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.
As discussed, Daniel Rossen also joins Beach House, Robin Pecknold (Fleet Foxes), Hamilton Leithauser (The Walkmen) and others to perform Gene Clark's No Other in full on tour this January.
Download "Return to Form" from Daniel's EP above, or stream it, along with the list of tour dates, below...
Real Estate at Treasure Island 2013 (more by Autumn Andel)
Real Estate have been relatively quiet lately, though they do have a third album in the works, but they will play a last-minute NYC one-off happening on Saturday (12/7) at Baby's All Right with Chicago's Bare Mutants (who are touring), Free Time, and Turnip King. Tickets for that show go on sale today (12/6) at 11 AM. Their only other announced date at the moment is San Francisco's Noise Pop Festival in 2014.
And you can also see Turnip King tonight at Emet (75 Stewart Ave in Brooklyn) for the Showpaper benefit that also includes Painted Zeros, No One and the Somebodies, Hippy and Gingerlys.