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December 11, 2014

photos by Amanda Hatfield


Williamsburg venue Glasslands is in its final month before the building's new residents move in, and last night the venue's series of final shows continued with a stacked four-artist bill. Headlining was Waxahatchee in solo mode playing stripped down versions of fan favorites and doing a bit of previewing her upcoming album too. Before that we got psych-folk from Steve Gunn (backed by a bassist and drummer), the most likeminded set on the lineup to Waxahatchee from The Goodbye Party (aka ex-Ambulars member Michael Cantor), and Weyes Blood's classic pop stylings with her powerhouse pipes. Pictures from the show are in this post.

Other upcoming shows at Glasslands before they close include How to Dress Well, Peter Silberman & others, Widowspeak, Quilt & What Moon Things, Bass Drum of Death & Mitski, Trust and more.

In related news, Waxahatchee-related band Swearin' play a free show at Brooklyn Night Bazaar on Friday (12/12). Since we last spoke, Quarterbacks, Mean Creek and Bethlehem Steele were added to that show. Quarterbacks will release a self-titled album, the followup to this year's Quarterboy, on February 10 via Team Love. You can stream a track from that, with more pictures from the Glasslands show, below.

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December 10, 2014

Matthew E White

Matthew E. White deservedly saw a boost in his career thanks to the strength of his 2012 LP, Big Inner, which got him a deal with Domino, who re-released the album in 2013. Now he's announced his first new album for the label, Fresh Blood, which will be out on March 10. You can check out the tracklist and a video trailer for the LP below. Artwork above.

Just ahead of its release, Matthew will be coming to NYC to debut music from the album on March 3 at the BRIC House. The night is billed as "the world premiere of Matthew E. White: Southern Lights Tonight" and will feature Matthew "flanked by strings, horns, background singers, and backed by the inimitable Spacebomb house band." Tickets are on sale now to members of Matthew's fan club and go on sale to the general public on January 6 at noon. Brooklyn Independent Media will be filming the show.

Matthew's only other two shows announced at the moment are that same month in Europe. All dates are listed, with the album trailer and tracklist, below...

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by Bill Pearis

Craft Spells

Craft Spells released their second album, Naseua, via Captured Tracks earlier this year which took them into more pastoral sonic landscapes than we'd heard them do previously. If you haven't checked it out you can stream the whole thing below via Rdio.

The band will be on tour with San Francisco's The Bilinda Butchers starting in February. The tour hits NYC at Mercury Lounge on March 13. Tickets for that show are currently on AmEx presale with the regular on-sale starting Friday (12/12) at noon. All dates are listed below.

As for The Bilinda Butchers, it might not surprise you that a band whose name references My Bloody Valentine's other singer/guitarist might have shoegaze tendencies. The band released their new album Heaven, over the summer and you can stream the whole thing below.

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Debbie Harry

Debbie Harry, who recently played a John Lennon tribute in her hometown with fellow New York punk icon David Johansen and others, has six more appearances in NYC coming up. The Blondie singer will do a six-night residency at Upper East Side cabaret supper club Cafe Carlyle in March. She plays five consecutive shows from Tuesday, 3/24 through Saturday, 3/28 and then takes Sunday and Monday off before wrapping up on Tuesday, 3/31. Four of the nights are sold out but you can still get tickets for the March 26 and March 27 performances.

Looks like March 2015 is NYC Punk Legends Month. As mentioned earlier today, Suicide play Webster Hall that month and David Byrne will be honored at Carnegie Hall then too. Get those CBGB t-shirts ready!

Watch a classic Blondie video below...

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by Bill Pearis

Flowers of Evil

As mentioned, Brandon from Crocodiles will be DJing tonight at Baby's All Right as part of Kanine Records' holiday party which is free with RSVP. Brandon will also be playing at Baby's tonight too as part of Flowers of Evil which also features members of A Place To Bury Strangers, SISU, and Young Boys. Despite the makeup of the band being all from groups you could get away with calling JAMC-esque, Crocs says Flowers of Evil are "probably not what you'd expect it to be." They're the final band of the evening, preceded by Beverly, Public Access TV and Jamaica Queens. DJs (which include Kip from TPOBPAH, Lio from Kanine, and me) start at 7 PM and bands begin at 8 PM.

Crocodiles, meanwhile, will say farewell to the soon-to-close Glasslands on Sunday (12/14) with Cassie Ramone, Birds of Maya offshoot Spacin' and Brandon's wife Dee Dee of Dum Dum Girls on DJ duty. Tickets for that are still available.

And lastly, Charles from Crocodiles and WARTIME gives us his Top 10 of 2014, which is a list of shows he saw. Check that out below...

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Martin Rev at Webster Hall in October (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Martin Rev

One half of pioneering New York synth punk duo Suicide (Martin Rev) recently played Webster Hall opening for Zola Jesus, and now he and his partner in noise Alan Vega have scheduled a headlining Suicide show at that same venue for March 7. Tickets to see these legends in action go on sale at 10 AM on Friday (12/12).

One of Suicide's songs was recently performed by another CBGB veteran, David Byrne, at Arcade Fire's Barclays Center show in August which CBGB vets Television opened. Meanwhile, the same month as that Suicide show, David Byrne will be celebrated at Carnegie Hall.

To see some newer bands who owe a bit to New York City rock history at Webster Hall, head to the the Parquet Courts/PC Worship show there this Thursday (12/11). That's sold out.

Listen to some Suicide below...

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How to Dress Well at Flow Festival 2014 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)

As discussed, How to Dress Well is playing one of the last-ever Glasslands shows on December 16, and it's since been revealed that he'll be appearing live in NYC the day after that too. On December 17 at Verboten, HTDW will take part in SPIN and Microsoft's The Connect Sessions, which "pairs groundbreaking artists across the worlds of music, digital design, and visual art to build one-of-a-kind, collaborative pieces of content."

The pairings include Ian Williams of Battles/Don Caballero with visual artist Ron Amstutz, How to Dress Well with multi-media artist Melissa Matos (TRUSST), and electronic musician Com Truise with videographer Deborah Johnson (aka CandyStations). The show goes from 8 PM to midnight, and is 21+. To get in, you have to RSVP.

Watch a video from How to Dress Well's 2014 album, below...

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Neutral Milk Hotel at FFF 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
Neutral Milk Hotel

Neutral Milk Hotel have been playing tons of reunion dates since 2013, and they've now announced a 2015 tour that they're calling their "last tour for the foreseeable future." They write:

dear friends we love you but it's time to say goodbye for the never ending now to announce that spring 2015 will be our last tour for the foreseeable future and so we extend our deepest gratitude to all the beautiful people who came to see us over the last year.....

we'd also like to give thanks to ms. aurora borealis, father foam horse, and mr. valentich for there collaborative contributions to the "womb rume" message that made its way onto this ear area only a few months ago, but from now on, all ciphers shall be sealed exclusively by the meister milk. thank you.

No NYC dates on this one, but there's a few in the Northeast so you won't have to travel too far if you still haven't seen them yet and want to. All dates are listed below...

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Sinden and Fake Blood (photo via @gsinden)

Fake Blood (aka UK producer and DJ Theo Keating) makes fun/quirky dance music and will release The Science EP next week (12/15). You can stream two of the three tracks below. He's going on a DJ tour with fellow Brit Sinden that will hit NYC on Saturday (12/13) at Slake. Alex English is also spinning and tickets are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

As for Sinden, who worked with Mykki Blanco last year, he's recently been releasing music under the The Crystal System banner, which will be a series of collaborations. New single "Got Me Moving" is a collaboration with Fritz and SYF and you can stream that below.

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by Andrew Sacher

Runaway Brother

As discussed, Cleveland rockers Runaway Brother are releasing their debut album, Mother, on February 24 via Tiny Engines. Still no music out from that yet, but from the sounds of their 2012 EP and 2014 non-LP single, we're pretty excited for it. We're also excited to announce that BrooklynVegan is presenting Runaway Brother in NYC on Saturday, January 10 at Baby's All Right with another great poppy indie band Slingshot Dakota. More bands TBA, but tickets are on sale now. 18+.

RB also play Philly the day before that. Their current tour schedule, streams of their EP and single, and a stream of Slingshot's most recent LP, below...

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