Recent Posts in tour dates - Page 8
November 18, 2015
photo: Balance & Composure at Union Pool in October (more by Mimi Hong)
Balance & Composure recently announced a Brooklyn show happening January 6 at Saint Vitus. That show's still on sale, but if you were bummed that it's 21+ you may be happy to learn they added an 18+ show happening the next night (1/7) at the same venue. Tickets for that one are on sale now too.
No other dates to report of at the moment. Stream their most recent album, 2013's The Things We Think We're Missing, below...
photo: Tommy w/ The Replacements in Chicago in April (more by James Richards IV)
With The Replacements reunion seemingly over and his services in Guns N' Roses maybe not needed anymore, Tommy Stinson has some free time on his hands. He released a new EP, titled L.M.A.O., earlier this fall and you can stream the power-pop-ish "Breathing Room" and "Not This Time" off it below.
Tommy's also got a couple live shows coming up, both in the NYC-area. First is a free show at NYC's Berlin on Thursday (11/19) with The So So Glos. That is a FREE show and more details are here. Then he'll play Hudson, NY's Helsinki Hudson on November 25 which is a variety show called "Friday Night is Killing Me" that features "special guests, and it's being filmed. That's about all you need to know at this point." Tickets are on sale.
In a similar punky vein, on December 19 at Berlin you can catch Dirty Fences, The Ar-Kaics and The Jay Vons.
by Andrew Sacher
The Weeknd at MSG (via The Weeknd Instagram)
The Weeknd has come a long way since his early days as a "mysterious" artist making hazy mixtapes. Now he's got two #1 hits off his new album ("Can't Feel My Face" and "The Hills") and he's in the midst of a three-night run of arena shows in NYC. (Four if you count the nearby Prudential Center show he played last week.) This week's run kicked off on Monday (11/16) at MSG, and Noisey's review of the show talks about his ascent to fame:
Part of the reason that Tesfaye's been able to make the leap into superstardom while holding onto his indie cred is that while he's made adaptations in order to up his pop appeal, he hasn't compromised his core identity-"that nigga with the hair / singing bout popping pills, fucking bitches, living life so trill," as he puts it on Madness's "Tell Your Friends." That includes ballsy moves like making his big, Max Martin-assisted pop number that represented a real make-or-break moment in his career into a catchy song about cocaine addiction, or getting the line "When I'm fucked up, that's the real me" on the Billboard Top Ten, or releasing a special edition PAX vaporizer as a tour souvenir.That career-spanning set included everything from "High For This" (the first song many of us heard from him) through his cover of Michael Jackson's "Dirty Diana" through "Wicked Games" through of course "Can't Feel My Face" and "The Hills," and many more. Check out the full setlist and a view videos below.
...But even Tesfaye's newer and much more mainstream fans seem totally happy to let him be himself. They don't need him to learn complicated choreography or bring along a bunch of backup dancers or tamp down his pyrotechnics-loving headbanger side. If anything, he's bringing them to his own eccentric level. Partway through his set last night he brought out a rendition of "House of Balloons / Glass Table Girls" from his debut mixtape House of Balloons, and on the choruses he had an entire sold-out arena singing along with unrestrained joy to the Siouxsie and the Banshees song it samples. From where I was sitting, it felt like we were all winning.
The run continues at Barclays Center tonight (11/18) and Thursday (11/19). Like at MSG, Travi$ Scott (whose recent debut album features The Weeknd on "Pray 4 Love") and Banks will open. Tickets for both are still available.
He also plays a few of the mostly-lame Jingle Ball fests around the country, including Z100's in NYC at MSG on 12/11 with Fetty Wap and more (sold out). And he plays New Year's Eve on Miami Beach. Updated dates are listed below.
photo: Julie Klausner @ Bell House, 2012 (more by Erik Erikson)
Local comedian, podcaster, Difficult Person, and generally entertaining individual Julie Klausner is putting on a Christmas show on December 19 at Sid Gold's Request Room. "Julie Klausner's Depressing Christmas Party" will feature frequent collaborator Ted Leo, John Early (who was on Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp this summer), Cole Escola (Difficult People), Anthony Atamanuik and more TBA. Expect laughs, songs, and tongue-in-cheek yuletide revelry. Tickets are on sale now.
Ted and Julie also wrote a holiday song together called "Bitter on Christmas" for Julie and Billy Eichner's Hulu series Difficult People. You can listen to it via Apple Music.
Meanwhile, Ted Leo is also playing some Christmas shows of his own with Aimee Mann (they did this last year as well) on December 10 at Town Hall and December 12 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets are still available.
And in somewhat related news, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists drummer Chris Wilson's band HOUND has a new record coming out. SRA Records will release Out of Space on November 27, the same day they play a release show with The Kominas and Dangerbird at Everybody Hits Philadelphia. They released a new song today called "Over the Edge," which follows the previously-released "Emotional Collapse," both of which are fun, fuzzed-out '70s hard-rock rippers. You can stream them below.
photo: Evan Dando @ Bowery Ballroom,2011 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
The Lemonheads' Evan Dando, who seems to have his act back together after some spotty times a few years back, and is currently playing shows with a band that feature's Come's Chris Brokaw on guitar and Jen Turner of Inner on bass. Evan has a few more shows coming up, including an NYC stop at Knitting Factory on December 8. No word yet on openers for that show, but tickets are on sale now. He'll also play Philadelphia's World Cafe Live on December 12.
The Massachusetts musician is also set to be inducted into the Boston Music Awards Hall of Fame, so congratulations might be in order if you go to that Knitting Factory show.
All upcoming dates are listed, along with a live acoustic video from 2010, below.
by Bill Pearis
Former Hooray for Earth frontman Noel Heroux, will release his first album as Mass Gothic via Sub Pop on February 5. Noel produced the album himself and it was mixed by Chris Coady (Beach House, TV on the Radio). You can check out the fuzzy, moody "Nice Night" from the album, below.
Mass Gothic will be on tour with Mazed when the album comes out, and they'll play Brooklyn on February 27 at Palisades, also with Vomitface. Tickets go on sale Friday (11/20) at 10 AM. They'll also make appearances at SXSW and Savannah Stopover. All tour dates are listed below.
photo: Brian with Gaslight at Skate & Surf 2015 (more by Mimi Hong)
The Gaslight Anthem are going on a bit of a hiatus but frontman Brian Fallon is keeping busy and promising to release the Butch Walker-produced solo album Painkillers in 2016 via Island. He's touring too and just added a very intimate NYC date: January 19 at The Studio at Webster Hall. Tickets are on sale now. Password = PAINKILLERS.
All dates are listed, with some new songs he played at Newport Folk Fest, below...
photo: Sleater-Kinney at Pitchfok Fest 2015 (more by James Richards IV)
Sleater-Kinney's tour brings them to NYC in December for FIVE shows, and now the openers for all five have been announced. The first four are with newer female-fronted punk-related bands who likely consider S-K an influence, Torres, Waxahatchee, Perfect Pussy and Charly Bliss, and the last show (and most intimate) is with another veteran musician, Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth. The full schedule looks like this:
Dec 12: Kings Theatre w/ Torres (tickets)Torres also tours with Palehound in 2016, Waxahatchee plays the big Ground Control anniversary show in NYC, and Perfect Pussy (who just played the last-ever live show at Elvis Guesthouse) play the S-K show right in the middle of their December tour.
Dec 13: TERMINAL 5 w/ Waxahatchee (tickets)
Dec 14: Irving Plaza w/ Perfect Pussy (sold out)
Dec 15: Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Charly Bliss (sold out)
Dec 16: Market Hotel w/ Lee Ranaldo (sold out)
If you missed it, we just interviewed Carrie Brownstein of Sleater-Kinney. Earlier this year, Lee Ranaldo's former Sonic Youth bandmate Kim Gordon interviewed her too. Watch the hour-long video of that below...
photo: Wild Nothing at Terminal 5 in 2013 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Fans of reverby pop will be happy to learn about the double bill of Wild Nothing and Alex G happening in Brooklyn this Monday (11/23) at Baby's All Right. It's the only US date this year scheduled at the moment for both bands -- Wild Nothing are in South America as we speak and Alex G is touring Europe early next year (then SXSW). Tickets for Baby's are on sale now.
Alex G released his new album Beach Music last month on Domino. Wild Nothing, meanwhile, has been talking about a followup to 2012's Nocturne but still not much word on that. Music from both bands, the Baby's show flyer and list of tour dates, below...
by Andrew Sacher
photo: Loaf Muzik at BV-RBSS in August (more by Amanda Hatfield)
NYC rap crew Loaf Muzik (aka Oso Dope, Shine Sinatra, Shadow the Great and Kidaf) played the BrooklynVegan-curated Red Bull Sound Select show with Vince Staples back in August, and now they're the latest group to release a track for RBSS' series of collaborative singles. This one's with producer Harry Fraud, and he gives the song (titled "Camo Assassin") a psychedelic beat that all four rappers trade verses on. They're all very technically gifted (they namedrop Buckshot in the song, which may give you an idea of the kind of rappers they're channelling here), as you can hear for yourself below (via VIBE).
Loaf Muzik and Vince Staples team up again later this month for RBSS' 30 Days In LA.
Vince Staples, who we recently interviewed, also just announced another leg of tour dates (including Firefly Fest and Hangout). All dates, including the previously announced Brooklyn show, are listed below too...