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October 15, 2014

Weekend Nachos at A389 Anniversary 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Weekend Nachos

Hardcore and grind-oriented A389 Recordings have announced the first round of bands for their 11th annual Anniversary Bash, which takes place in Baltimore on January 15-17, 2015. Like in previous years, there are some exciting names booked so far including Haymaker, Weekend Nachos, Ilsa, Castle Freak, Genocide Pact, Pharaoh, Noisem, Sex Prisoner, Starkwather and Ampallang Infection. Many of these bands are on or associated with A389, and almost all of them, with the exception of Castle Freak, Genocide Pact, and Starkwather, played last year's event too. Stay tuned for more announcements, but in the meantime, this is reason enough to get excited.

Last year's A389 Anniversary Bash was co-sponsored by Invisible Oranges and included Systems Overload-era Integrity, Infest, Ringworm and more.

Along with Maryland Death Fest, the A389 Bash is one of at least two killer heavy festivals happening in Baltimore in 2015.

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The Vaselines released their new album, V is for Vaselines, last week (10/7) which hears them continuing in their cheeky, fuzzpop style. If you haven't checked it out, you can watch the video for "High Tide Low Tide" and stream the whole thing via Spotify below.

Eugene, Frances and the rest of the band will be heading to North America in the new year for a tour, including NY on January 16 at The Bell House. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (10/17) at 10 AM.

All tour dates are listed, along with video and streams, below...

Continue reading "The Vaselines released new album, touring North America in January (dates, streams)"

by Bill Pearis

Fox and the Law

Sometimes you just want to rock, late '70s style with big in-your-face riffs -- the kind that sound best blaring out of a car stereo on a long strip of highway. If you're currently in that mood, Seattle quartet Fox and the Law have what you're looking for. The band's new album, Stoned to Death, has it in heavy spades, with splatterings of sludge and psych. (We'll not say the G word but they are from the Emerald City.) The album's out next week (10/21) but you can stream the whole thing -- it makes its debut in this post.

Fox and the Law have a couple Pacific Northwest shows to celebrate the album's release, including one in their hometown on November 1 at the Black Lodge. (No Twin Peaks jokes please!) All dates are listed, along with the album stream, below...

Continue reading "Seattle rock band Fox and the Law ready new LP (stream it)"

Yellowbirds in Prospect Park in June (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Yellowbirds

Sam Cohen's Yellowbirds project is coming to an end, but will play a final show happening November 1 at Baby's All Right with Mesiko and Steve Salett (The Poison Tree). Tickets for that show are on sale.

After Yellowbirds call it quits, Sam will be releasing a solo album. Here's what he had to say about it:

In all this time, babies have been born (probably conceived on Yellowbirds tours), life has made all sorts of grand and subtle shifts and, more than ever, various musical projects beckon us all. As a result, I've been working on new music in a new manner, mostly by myself, which has led to a new record called Cool It, which will be released next year by Easy Sound Recording Co. The record marks a shift in process, and in tone, and I feel it's the closest thing yet to the core of what I want to share through music, so it's appropriate that it marks the moment I became Sam Cohen, as it were. I'm extremely excited about the new sounds and songs, the first of which will become available next month!

I hope you'll continue to find my music, and my music always finds you well.

You can watch a Yellowbirds video below...

Continue reading "Yellowbirds breaking up, playing final show next month; Sam Cohen prepping solo album"

by Bill Pearis

Sandro's SY window display on N6 St. (photo via @brooklynvegan instagram)
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Walking out of last night's Merchandise show at Music Hall of Williamsburg, I did a double take seeing a store across the street with a Sonic Youth Confusion is Sex window display, one half with with the album's artwork on the window itself, the other half with a hanging t-shirt. The store is the Brooklyn branch of high-end Paris boutique Sandro and there's an entire SY collection available currently. The tee, which is made from 100% cotton and looks like something you used to be able to buy on Saint Marks for 10 bucks, goes for $95 and is actually one of the cheaper items. There's also a $340 "Day Dream" sweater, two different $110 knit ski caps and a bunch of other Sonic Youth album cover shirts ($95 - $130). N. 6th St sure is weird these days.

In other, more affordable and interesting, Sonic Youth-related news, Kim Gordon will play Issue Project Room on December 3. She's performing as a duo with guitarist Loren Connors, the first time they'll have done this. (Loren has played with Kim's ex too.) Gary War, who lives in New Zealand these days and hasn't released an album in a couple years, will open the show. Tickets to the show go on sale to IPR Members on Friday (10/17) and will be available to the general public starting October 24.

Meanwhile, Kim also has a couple Body/Head dates at Union Pool next month; and Lee Renaldo's art exhibition at One Mile Gallery in Kingston, NY is up through next week, and he'll play a collaborative set with Noveller at Lincoln Center next month. Thurston Moore and Steve Shelley will be in town next week with The Thurston Moore Band.

by Bill Pearis

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Viet Cong (featuring former Women members Matt Flegel and Mike Wallace) will release their self-titled debut album on January 20 via Jagjaguar. The first track they're sharing, "Continental Shelf," has just a bit of glam (by way of Robert Pollard) mixed in with their dark, dissonant sound. You can stream it below.

The band will be playing a few East Coast shows around the LP's release, including two in NYC: January 28 at Union Pool and January 29 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets to Union Pool and Mercury Lounge go on sale Friday with, anAmEx presale today (10/15) at noon for Merc.

All dates are listed, along with album art, tracklist and the new song stream, below...

Continue reading "Viet Cong announce debut LP (stream a track) and tour dates, including two in NYC"

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Sébastien Tellier released his Brazilian-influenced new album, L'Aventura, earlier this year and has just shared a video for the flute-powered "Love." For it, Valentine Reinhardt created an animated video of the cover art he did for the album, which fits perfectly with the breezy song. You can watch it (via Nowness) below.

Tellier will be coming to North America for a few dates in December, including one in NYC at Bowery Ballroom on 12/2. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday at noon. All dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Sebastien Tellier made a new animated video (watch), announces North American tour dates"

Cannabis Corpse at Bowery Electric in 2010 (more by Suren Karapetyan)
Cannabis Corpse

Richmond, Virginia death metal and weed-pun purveyors Cannabis Corpse are going on another US tour in November/December with Texas thrash crew Mammoth Grinder. Bassist and studio-mastermind Phil "Landphil" Hall apparently never sleeps, as this comes on the heels of a new Iron Reagan album and an ongoing tour for that band. Not to mention his now-legendary neo-crossover band Municipal Waste recently hit the road as well. Mammoth Grinder are no slouches themselves, as they spent the summer touring with Power Trip, with whom they share a member.

The tour is in support of Cannabis Corpse's excellent full-length From Wisdom to Baked which came out earlier this year, and it will stop in NYC for a show at Saint Vitus on December 19. Tickets for that show are not yet on sale, but they should be up soon via Ticketfly.

All dates listed, along with a stream of From Wisdom to Baked standout "With Their Hash He Will Create," below...

Continue reading "Cannabis Corpse touring with Mammoth Grinder (dates)"

Phosphorescent at Outside Lands 2014 (more by Samantha Saturday)
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As discussed, Mobb Deep are playing Knitting Factory on 11/19 to help celebrate the venue's fifth anniversary in its current Brooklyn location. That show is one of many great shows scheduled for the week-long 'Knit Ball: Celebrating 5 Years in Brooklyn.' A few other highlights include Phosphorescent (solo) and Lady Lamb the Beekeeper (solo) teaming up on November 20 (tickets); a solo set from Andrew WK with Xenia Rubinos and The Skins on November 22 (tickets); and a not-free set from comedian Hannibal Buress (who often plays free Sunday shows in the front bar) on Sunday, November 23 (tickets).

The BrooklynVegan-presented Polaris show on 11/21 which Ski Lodge (which is sold out) is part of the week-long celebration too.

Other shows include Moon Hooch and Elephant Wrecking Ball on 11/18 (tickets); ASTR, Ghost Beach and Body Language (DJ) on 11/21 (tickets); MC Chris, MC Lars and Spose on 11/22 (tickets); and "very special guests" are promised for November 17.

Andrew WK has other dates including his January show with Marky Ramone at Gramercy Theatre. All of his dates are listed, with the Knit Ball flyer, below...

Continue reading "Knitting Factory celebrating five years in Brooklyn w/ Andrew WK, Phosphorescent, Lady Lamb, Hannibal Buress & more"

Courtney Wilcox

Courtney Barnett's tour with San Fermin starts this week in Atlanta and just in time for that, she's got a new live video of "History Eraser," one of the standout cuts from last year's The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas, which makes its premiere in this post. Part of Myspace's Wilox Sessions series, the live performance was hot at the downtown LA studio of Australian sculptor Kristian Burford. Courtney and the band sound great as usual and you can watch it below.

The tour will hit NYC during CMJ for a show at Webster Hall on October 22 with Mikhael Paskalev. Tickets are still available and if you have a CMJ badge you can try and get in with that. If you'd like to go for free, we're also giving away a pair of tickets. Details below.

All dates are listed, along with Courtney's Wilcox Sessions video, below...

Continue reading "Courtney Barnett shares new live session video; tour w/ San Fermin starts this week (dates ++ win tix to Webster Hall)"