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September 30, 2015

National Sawdust

National Sawdust, the former Williamsburg sawdust factory on N. 6th St. that has been turned into a multi-use facility containing a chamber hall, a recording studio, and a restaurant (three years and $16 million in the making), will finally open its doors this week. Thursday's opening night (10/1) features two "Discover the Space" show. The early show (7:30 PM) has Nico Muhly performing a new piece with Bryce Dessner and violist Nadia Sirota, Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq, National Sawdust Executive Director and composer Paola Prestini and more (sold out).

Then the late show (11 PM) has Cibo Matto performing with Nels Cline. They're playing a set from "National Sawdust Curators & Artists" which includes steel pan performer and composer Andy Akiho, cellist Jeffrey Zeigler, and poet Roger Bonair-Agard, and also a DJ set from James Murphy. tickets are still available and you can save 25% with coupon code: ARTISTLED.

Friday night (10/2) has two shows: Tanya Tagaq (performing a live score to Nanook of the North (tickets); and also pianist and keyboardist Leo Genovese who will present Legal Aliens, "a new set of compositions for a large ensemble comprised of musicians from around the world" (tickets).

There's also the start of the Terry Riley festival on Saturday (10/3) with Matmos, John Zorn, Roomful of Teeth, and more (tickets). Zorn gets his own festival starting next week, and other October events include Hess is More and Low City on 10/17 (tickets), and Montreal's Majical Cloudz and She-Devils on 10/21 (tickets). In November there's producer/remixer/video artist Shura on 11/6 (tickets) and Real Estate's Martin Courtney on 11/20 (tickets) and both of those shows are presented by Billy Jones of Baby's All Right and Elvis Guesthouse.

There's lots more coming up at National Sawdust, check out their calendar for details.

by Andrew Sacher

Dawn Richard

We already knew D∆WN (aka Dawn Richard) would be completing the trilogy of 2013's GoldenHeart and this year's BlackHeart with RedHeart (now seemingly called The Red Era), and we just got its first single: "Dance." That's an appropriate name for this song that compared to her last two albums is, well, a lot more danceable. It's got thumping bass, pounding polyrhythmic drums, and you can listen below. The album's due in early 2016.

D∆WN has a few shows coming up too, including NYC on November 11 at the Marlin Room at Webster Hall. Tickets for that one are on sale now.

All known dates are listed, with the stream of "Dance," below...

Continue reading "D∆WN (Dawn Richard) shares "Dance" from 'The Red Era,' playing shows"

photo: The War on Drugs @ End of the Road 2015 (more by Rachel Juarez-Carr)
War on Drugs @ End of the Road 2015

The War on Drugs are playing Radio City Music Hall on October 8 and tickets are still available (and we're giving away a pair too). But if you'd like to see them somewhere smaller in NYC, they've just announced a show the day before (10/7) at Music Hall of Williamsburg. This is show is presented by concert app Jukely and, like the Hot Chip show at Baby's All Right, is an exclusive for Jukely Pass members. If you're a member, you can claim tickets on Thursday (10/1).

Oneohtrix Point Never

Oneohtrix Point Never (aka Daniel Lopatin) is following 2013's R Plus Seven with Garden of Delete on November 13 via Warp. So far he's released the single "I Bite Through It" and a series of teaser videos with clips of the album, all of which you can check out below.

OPN is also going on a tour with a new live lineup that has Nate Boyce on guitar, and that includes a show in Brooklyn on November 20 at Villain. It's part of Pitchfork/Blackened Music's 'Tinnitus' series, and tickets are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

Daniel also scored the upcoming film Partisan, which also has music by Robyn & Metronomy's Joseph Mount, Jarvis Cocker, Sebastian Tellier and more. More info here.

Continue reading "Oneohtrix Point Never releasing 'Garden of Delete' & touring"

Levitation Austin 2016
Levitation Austin 2016

Dates and the initial lineup for the 2016 Levitation Festival have been announced. Formerly known as Austin Psych Fest, the three-day festival returns to Carson Creek Ranch from April 29 - May 1 and will feature Brian Wilson performing Pet Sounds, plus performances by Animal Collective, Flying Lotus, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Sleep, Lee Scratch Perry, Ty Segall, Black Mountain, and Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats. Lots more artists will be announced later but weekend passes, deluxe passes, camping passes, and camping rentals are on sale now. You can watch the lineup announce video below.

Meanwhile, Levitation will be in NYC for CMJ with a showcase at Rough Trade on October 17 featuring Ringo Deathstarr, Shannon and the Clams, Whitney, Cheatahs, Stealing Sheep, Murals, and Cloud Castle Lake. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Continue reading "Levitation Austin announces 2016 dates & initial lineup: Brian Wilson playing 'Pet Sounds,' Animal Collective, BJM & more"

photo: All Points West 2009 (more by Tim Griffin & Chris La Putt)
All Points West

AEG Live, the concert promoters behind Coachella, Firefly, Bumbershoot, Hangout Fest and more, are looking to put on a new festival in Queens, NY Daily News reports. It wouldn't be AEG's first NYC-area festival; they used to put on All Points West in Jersey City.

According to the Daily News, the fest is tentatively called Panorama and it would go down in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The article points out that it would be one of the biggest events in Queens since the 1964 World's Fair. It would also be in direct competition with NYC music festival Governors Ball, whose organizer Tom Russell tells the NY Daily News:

The timing of this corporate-run festival would threaten our ability as a small business to continue putting on the kind of event that has showcased the best artists, created hundreds of local jobs and put millions of dollars back into the city's economy.
GovBall happens June 3-5 on Randall's Island in 2016, and Panorama is hoping to do their fest two weeks later. If there actually is room for two music festivals in NYC, that's even more artists exclusively playing festivals instead of clubs for a certain amount of months each year.


One hundred percent of ticket proceeds will benefit nonprofit organizations dedicated to advancing positive community relations and effecting systemic change for the development and sustainability of just societies, this inaugural event's philanthropic focus.

All funds collected from ticket proceeds and donations will be administered by New World Foundation on behalf of TIDAL.


TIDAL users can purchase tickets starting at 12pm EST by logging into their TIDAL account, through the, the desktop or mobile app. General on sale for the public is Friday, October 2, 2015.

Diane Cluck

We recently mentioned that folk singer Diane Cluck has an upcoming Kingston, NY show with Jeffrey Lewis and it turns out that show is part of a longer October tour in continued support of her 2014 LP Boneset.

The tour includes two NYC shows: October 8 & 9 at Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 3). Tickets for both are on sale now.

All dates are listed, with a video of the NPR Tiny Desk Concert she played last year, below...

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September 29, 2015

photo: Jason Isbell at Prospect Park in July (more by David Andrako)
Jason Isbell

Jason Isbell recently announced a tour in continued support of his great Something More Than Free with opener Shovels & Rope.

The tour already includes a NYC show happening February 25 at Beacon Theatre, which is almost sold out, and now there's a second one added for the next night (2/26) at the same venue. Tickets for the newly-added show go on sale Friday (10/2) at 11 AM with Chase/AmEx/local presales starting Thursday (10/1) at 11 AM.

Updated dates are listed, with the lyric video for the new album's title track, below...

Continue reading "Jason Isbell extends tour with Shovels & Rope, adds 2nd NYC show (updated dates)"

photo: Kate Nash at Coachella in 2014 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Kate Nash

British alt-pop singer Kate Nash doesn't appear to have a tour announced at the moment, but she'll make her return to NYC for a CMJ show at Bowery Ballroom on October 17th with Balthazar. It'll be her first NYC show in two years, and it's a much smaller one than the Terminal 5 gig she played in 2013. Tickets go on sale on Wednesday (9/30) at noon, and CMJ badges will also be accepted.

Kate recently played the all-female-fronted festival Burger-A-Go-Go where past collaborator Kimya Dawson joined her for the Moldy Peaches tune "Anyone Else But You." Watch a video of that below...

Continue reading "Kate Nash announces CMJ show, covered "Anyone Else But You" with Kimya Dawson at Burger-A-Go-Go (watch)"