Recent Posts in tour dates - Page 8
November 15, 2014
by Andrew Sacher
If you go to metal shows in NYC, there's a good chance you've seen or heard something about Vorde, the new-ish local black metal band that shares members with Ruin Lust, Fell Voices, Anchorites and (A)Truth. Following a promising lo-fi demo, Vorde have upped the sound quality just a bit for their self-titled debut album which came out this week on Psychic Violence Records. Going by the two songs that are streaming online, this is truly evil sounding stuff. The singer sounds like he's slowly dying as he groans over the rest of the band's dissonant and hellish atmospheres. Check out those tracks for yourself below. If you like what you hear, head to their release show tonight (11/15) at the Acheron with Haethen, Kama Rupa and Drowning the Virgin Silence. Tickets are available.
Update: The streams have been taken off the Fallen Empire bandcamp as of now.
November 14, 2014
by Andrew Sacher
Sweet Jesus (photo by Angela Owens)
As discussed, DC/Dischord vets Soulside are reuniting for some shows this year including two in NYC: December 17 & 18 at Saint Vitus. Hopefully you got your tickets because those are both sold out now, but if you are going you might want to show up early for the just-announced openers: Sweet Jesus. The band (not to be confused with the '90s Britpop band) has only been around for a few years, but their members have been around longer, having played in Have Heart, Verse, Dropdead and Soul Control. With a resume like that, you know you're getting totally crushing hardcore which is exactly what their new Box EP on Triple-B Records is. You can stream that in full below.
Soulside's other two reunion shows are in DC. The first is with Moss Icon, who open the Rainer Maria reunion show on New Year's Eve in NYC (tickets). The second is with Dot Dash (ex-Youth Brigade, Julie Ocean, Saturday People) and Office of Future Plans, whose Gordon Withers is on a new compilation with another Dischord band Alarms & Controls (and Chuck Ragan and Tim Kasher and more). OFP singer J Robbins is on tour with Jonah Matranga as we speak, and hitting NYC later this month.
And speaking of DC and Dischord, Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC 1980-1990, premieres in NYC tonight (11/14). Fugazi's First Demo (which made Rough Trade's top albums of 2014) is also streaming.
Updated Soulside dates are listed, with the Sweet Jesus EP stream, below...
photos by Tim Griffin
Gorilla Biscuits @ FFF 2014
The next band up was New York hardcore OGs Gorilla Biscuits. I caught their set at the festival and their FFF Nites show at the very tiny Mohawk Indoor later that night. Both were great but needless to say the late show was the one to be at. It's hard to believe this band formed over 25 years ago because they were still one of the freshest sounding bands of the weekend. Civ said on stage at both shows never to lose yourself, to stand up for and believe in the same things you did when you were 16 at 20, 30, 45. If anyone can preach that at a show he can, he's living it. GB played just about every song you wanted to hear -- "High Hopes," "Big Mouth," "No Reason Why," "Degradation" and so many more favorites. The Mohawk show didn't have a mosh pit so much as the entire room was a constantly-moving swarm of bodies both on and off stage. It was the kind of show where everyone left grinning and covered in each other's sweat. And after midnight on Sunday (or Monday morning by then), it was the best possible way to wrap up the weekend.We wrote the above about Gorilla Biscuits' sets at Fun Fun Fun Fest this past weekend. Now we've got a set of pictures from their set in this post.
GB guitarist Walter Schreifels stays busy with plenty of other projects too, one of which is his blues rock-inspired Walter Schreifels and the Dead Heavens, who recently played a BV co-sponsored CMJ show. That band has since scheduled another NYC show happening on November 23 at Shea Stadium with Sneeze, Raw Blow and Vomitface. It's their only upcoming date at the moment. Walter also recently released a 7" with his other new group Vanishing Life.
More Gorilla Biscuits pics from FFF below...
Savages in Chicago in 2013 (more by Jeff Ryan)
As discussed, Savages are coming to NYC in January for intimate shows at Baby's All Right (1/12), Mercury Lounge (1/14) and Saint Vitus (1/17). Those shows went on sale today and sold out almost immediately. The band has now added additional shows at all three venues: 1/19 at Baby's All Right, 1/21 at Mercury Lounge and 1/24 at Saint Vitus. Tickets for the newly-added shows at Baby's, Merc and Vitus go on sale at noon today (11/14).
Updated dates are listed below...
As discussed, Animal Collective are on a DJ tour which hits NYC tonight (11/14) at Brooklyn Bowl with Avey Tare, Geologist and Deakin in tow. It also returns to that same venue on December 12 without Avey Tare. Tickets for both nights are still available.
While Geologist is in town this weekend, he'll stop by Baby's All Right on Saturday (11/15) to DJ their recurring Grateful Dead brunch, which as you may have guessed is an afternoon of brunch and DJs spinning Dead tunes. Saturday's show will be hosted by Schaeffer Beach (aka TAO's Rich Schaefer and Bowery Presents' Johnny Beach), goes from noon to 4 PM and is free (the music, not the brunch). Flyer below. As you may remember, Animal Collective are no strangers to the Grateful Dead, having gotten the first ever licensed Grateful Dead sample in their song "What Would I Want? Sky."
Meanwhile, to hear some Dead tunes in a live environment, the ongoing Phil Lesh & Friends residency at Port Chester's Capitol Theatre continues this weekend with shows tonight (tickets) and Saturday (sold out). You can also get tickets to their upcoming shows the following two Fridays and Saturdays -- 11/21, 11/22, 11/28, and 11/29. Phil also plays three shows leading up to New Year's Eve at that venue with JRAD. 12/30 and 12/31 are sold out, but tickets to 12/29 go on sale today at noon.
Perhaps most noticeably, the new lineup--Cristina Cano on keys, Anita Lee Elliott on bass, and Amanda Spring on drums--is all women. Ford describes the choice as a "daydream," not a statement so much as the simple fulfillment of a wish to make music with other women.Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside called it quits late last year, but singer Sallie Ford has struck out on her own and is now backed by an all-new lineup (more on that above). Sallie's first album under her own name, Slap Back, was produced by The Decemberists' Chris Funk and came out this past October via Vanguard Records. You can check out a stream of the whole thing (via Popmatters) below.
"Now I feel a little silly about it because that's all people are talking about. That we're all girls," admits Ford. "And I think it especially gets on the nerves of the girl musicians I'm playing with because I think they've [each] been struggling their whole music careers to be labeled as just 'a musician who is really awesome,' and not just because they're a girl." [The Artery]
Sallie and her new band are on the road now with Crooked Fingers, the solo project of Archers of Loaf singer Eric Bachmann. That tour lands in NYC TONIGHT (11/14) at Rough Trade. Opening this show and most others is Northampton's And the Kids. Tickets for tonight's show are available.
All remaining tour dates are listed, with Sallie's LP stream and a Crooked Fingers video, below...
Thievery Corporation are playing Webster Hall on December 18 and 19. Tickets for those shows go on sale today at 10 AM.
Tickets for the Demetri Martin shows at The Paramount, Town Hall and Wellmont Theatre go on sale today at 10 AM. Tickets for his Capitol Theatre show are still available.
No wave legend Lydia Lunch is doing another of her "Retrovirus" shows at Rough Trade on January 10 with Weasel Walter, Bob Bert and Tim Dahl. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.
Long Beach, CA garage rockers Tijuana Panthers released Wayne Interest, the followup to 2013's Semi-Sweet, earlier this year via Innovative Leisure. It's another batch of their beachy garage rock, as you can hear for yourself by streaming it in full below.
The band is wrapping up a west coast tour with Mariahi El Bronx this weekend, and in early January they'll head to the east coast for a short tour here. That tour kicks off in Asbury Park on January 3 at Asbury Lanes and after hitting Baltimore, DC, Mass., New Haven and Philly it wraps up in NYC on January 9 at The Studio at Webster Hall. Tickets for the NJ and NYC shows go on sale today (11/14) at 10 AM.
All dates are listed, with the LP stream, below...
As discussed, quirky comedian Demetri Martin is going on a short US tour this December which hits the NYC-area for a show at Port Chester's Capitol Theatre on December 12 (tickets). He's now expanded his tour through March and the new dates include three more shows in the NYC-area. He plays Long Island on January 30 at The Paramount, NYC proper on February 28 at Town Hall, and Montclair, NJ on March 1 at Wellmont Theatre. Tickets for the newly-added shows go on sale today (11/14) at 10 AM.
Updated dates are listed below...