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April 10, 2015

photo: Origin at Gramercy Theatre in February (more by Greg Cristman)

NYC never has a lack of good metal shows and metal tours passing through. Here's a roundup of a few upcoming ones that we haven't gotten a chance to talk about yet...

Long-running death metal band Origin play Maryland Deathfest in May and are going on a Metal Injection-presented tour with Krisiun, Aeon, Alterbeast, Soreption and Ingested in late summer/early fall. That tour hits NYC on October 1 at Saint Vitus. Tickets are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

OG DMers Master also play MDF, and they hit NYC not long beforehand on May 7 at Acheron for a show with Solstice, Dismemberment, Hate Storm Annihilation and Sunlord. Tickets are on sale now. Dates are listed below.

Swedish d-beaters Wolfbrigade play MDF too, and the day before their set at that festival they'll stop by NYC to play Acheron on May 22. Tickets are on sale. It's their only US club show.

New Hampshire black metal band Vattnet Viskar announced that their Sanford Parker-produced sophomore LP, Settler, will be out June 16, and that they're going on a short May tour leading up to MDF with Early Graves. That hits NYC on May 21 at Saint Vitus, the show that already included Anaal Nathrakh, Incite and Secrets of the Sky. Tickets for that stacked bill are still available. All dates are listed below.

Neurot-signed psych metallers U.S. Christmas are teaming up with related band Generation of Vipers for an April tour that hits Brooklyn on April 23 at Saint Vitus and Jersey City on April 24 at The Dopeness with Thera Roya and Sunrot. Tickets for Vitus are on sale now, and Jersey is $10 at the door (more info here). All tour dates are listed below.

Fulgora, a new project of Pig Destroyer and Agoraphobic Nosebleed drummer Adam Jarvis, play their first-ever NYC show on May 21 at Acheron with Wake, Sunrot and Scowl. Tickets are on sale.

Melodic death metal band Horrendous are playing another NYC show this year in support of last year's excellent Ecydysis. The new date happens May 29 at Saint Vitus with Pyrrhon, Huldra, Somnol and Sentience. Tickets are on sale.

Pyrrhon, who were dropped from Relapse but will release their new Growth Without End on June 2 via Handshake Inc (read their statement here), also play Saint Vitus on June 18 with KEN mode, Fight Amp and Couch Slut. Ticket info still TBA.

photo: Livver at Death by Audio in 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)

Salem, MA noise-hardcore band Livver play Acheron on April 24 with Rozamov, Godmaker and Dead Empires. Tickets are on sale.

Portland's noisy, sludgy Wizard Rifle play Acheron on April 25 with Netherlands, The Austerity Program and Tween. Tickets are on sale.

Torrential Downpour, Syphilitic Lust and The Sheltering Sky play Acheron on May 1. Tickets are on sale.

Fit For An Autopsy, Aborted, Archspire, Dark Sermon and Alekhine's Gun play Saint Vitus on May 9. Tickets are on sale.

Beneath Oblivion, Sea of Bones and Fin'amor play Acheron on May 6. Tickets are on sale.

There are a few coming up this weekend too. There's LA death-grind vets Excruciating Terror playing two shows: Saint Vitus on Saturday (4/11) (tickets) and an all-ages Sunday (4/12) matinee at Silent Barn ($8 at door). Brooklyn doomers Blackout play Union Pool on Saturday with Hound and Hasj (tickets). At the Gates, Converge, Pallbearer and Vallenfyre play Webster Hall on Sunday (sold out); Inter Arma, Yautja and Forn play Saint Vitus on Sunday (tickets); and Cleric, Torrential Downpour, Morality Crisis, Bangladeafy and Hannibal Montana are playing Paper Box on Sunday (tickets).

Other previously-mentioned metal shows include Goatwhore / Ringworm / Black Breath / Theories, Crowbar / Lord Dying, Misery Index / Lord Dying, Bongzilla, Conan / Mantar, Samothrace, Dillinger Escape Plan / Mutoid Man / Prmitive Weapons, Girlschool, Today Is the Day, Elder / Kings Destroy / Apostle of Solitude, Van Halen, Scorpions, Royal Thunder / Wild Throne, Iron Reagan / Angel Du$t / Noisem, Liturgy / Psalm Zero, Ufomammut, Full of Hell / The Body, and more.

In other heavy news, we premiered music from Venomous Maximus and House of Atreus over at Invisbile Oranges this week.

Still need more? Check out our NYC Metal Calendar.

Lists of tour dates below...

Continue reading "NYC heavy roundup: Origin, Master, Wolfbrigade, Vattnet Viskar, Horrendous, Generation of Vipers, Fulgora & more"

the early days of Big Terrific (via Max Silvestri's Facebook)

As you may know, weekly NYC live comedy show Big Terrific is coming to a close this month, with a big send-off show at Warsaw on Sunday, April 26 with original hosts Max Silvestri, Jenny Slate and Gabe Liedman. That sold out, so they've added a late show at 10 PM, same night. Jo Mande will be appearing as well at both Warsaw shows, plus lots of promised "special guests." Tickets are on sale now.

by Bill Pearis


White Reaper, who you may have seen playing shows in the last year with Deerhoof, Titus Andronicus, or Priests, will release their new album, White Reaper Does it Again, on July 17 via Polyvinyl. The first single, "Make Me Wanna Die," is an infectious piece of hyperactive guitar pop, loaded with overdriven guitars and attitude. You can stream it below.

The band will be on tour with Twin Peaks next month, including the NYC date at Music Hall of Williamsburg on May 2. Tickets are still available. They'll keep touring after their run with Twin Peaks and all dates are listed below.

Continue reading "White Reaper ready new LP for Polyvinyl (listen to a song), touring with Twin Peaks & other dates"

Ginger Baker
Ginger Baker

The Blue Note Jazz Festival is back for its 5th year in NYC, taking over venues across the city throughout the month of June. The festival brings a wide array of music to the city, not just strictly jazz.

A few of this year's highlights include:

Ginger Baker with Pee Wee Ellis, Alec Dankworth and Abass Doodoo at B.B. King Blues Club on June 17 & 18 (tickets)

Robert Glasper Trio at Blue Note Jazz Club on June 24-27 (tickets)

Buddy Guy at B.B. King Blues Club on June 9 & 10 (tickets)

Meshell Ndegeocello, Roy Hargrove and Gabriel Garzon-Montano for a free show Central Park Summerstage on June 6

Kathleen Battle at Blue Note Jazz Club on June 11 (tickets)

There's plenty of other artists playing the festival including Hot Lips Morant performing the music of Louis Armstrong, Abdullah Ibrahim, Savion Glover, Bebel Gilberto, Al Di Meola, The Bad Plus, Natalie Cole, and many more. Full schedule and information for the festival can be found here.

Blue Note Jazz Fest is also presenting its 7th annual Gary U.S. Bonds Birthday Bash with special guests at B.B. King Blues Club on June 16. Tickets for that show are on sale now.


Dot Wiggin of cult band The Shaggs will be opening for Neutral Milk Hotel on a string on Northeast shows next week. Before that, The Dot Wiggin Band are playing NYC on Sunday (4/12) at Baby's All Right with Arc Iris and Rachel Trachtenberg. That's a 4 PM all-ages matinee and tickets are on sale. All tour dates are listed below

Rachel Trachtenberg, formerly of The Trachtenberg Family Slideshow Players and Supercute!, and currently of The Prettiots, is also playing Cake Shop on April 23 with longrunning NYC avant jug band The Scene is Now (including Ed Askew collaborator Jay Pluck), as well as George Sand and Luscious Skin. You can also see her when The Prettiots play a free (with RSVP to show on April 27 at The Standard East Village in the Penthouse.

In related news, Rachel's former Supercute! bandmate Julia Cumming now fronts Sunflower Bean who have two shows this weekend with Honduras: Saturday (4/11) at Elvis Guesthouse and Monday (4/13) at Baby's All Right with Monograms on the bill as well. Tickets to both those shows are on sale.

Flyers for Dot's tour and The Prettiots show, below...

Continue reading "Dot Wiggin playing NYC on Sunday before tour w/ Neutral Milk Hotel; Sunflower Bean playing 2 shows this weekend"


Danish tape-noise master Mikkel Rørbo has been working under a new alias, Knækkede Stemmer. The former brains behind Alleypisser already has a few releases out on notable experimental labels Jartecknet, Nostilevo, and upcoming ones on Total Black and Alien Passengers.

Rørbo comes to the US for the very first time this Sunday (4/12) at Trans-Pecos for a Knækkede Stemmer show with Shredded Nerve, (who were in NYC for a show with Pharmakon recently) Scant, Remnants and Arbiter. It's his only US show. No advance tickets, admission is $8 at the door.

The show also serves as a kickoff for Chrondritic Sound labelmates Shredded Nerve and Scant's impending west coast tour. Running from Tuscon, AZ to a two-night finale in Los Angeles, the tour features plenty of other experimentalists such as Marshstepper, Hive Mind (who Shredded Nerve and Scant toured with last summer) and a handful of others. Shredded Nerve and Scant will be playing a few collaborative sets on the tour, check out all of those dates below.

Marshstepper are also set to play the massive upcoming Nothing Changes party at Output on May 13 with the stellar lineup of Merzbow, Genesis P-Orridge, Wolf Eyes' Aaron Dilloway, Prurient, Pharmakon, Ron Morelli, Uniform and more. Tickets for that show, which is part of Red Bull Music Academy, are available now.

Nothing Changes also have updated their schedule for their usual parties at Home Sweet Home including a show with Shredded Nerve, Negation and Ligature on May 6. Check out the schedule in full along with Shredded Nerve and Scant's tour dates and a stream of Knækkede Stemmer's Betynget Af..., below...

Continue reading "Knækkede Stemmer making US debut at NYC one-off with Shredded Nerve & Scant (who tour together after)"

photo: Frankie Cosmos w/ Porches at Baby's last week (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Frankie Cosmos

Frankie Cosmos has a tour lined up with related band Porches, including a small sold-out NYC show on May 26 at Elvis Guesthouse, but there will be at least two more chances to see her in NYC before that. One of those is TONIGHT (4/10) at another very small place, David Blaine's The Steakhouse, the Bushwick DIY spot where half of LVL UP lives. The rest of the bill features Trace Mountains (mem LVL UP), Alice, and a "super magic secret headliner." Any guesses? Girlpool? (Who are in town with no show tonight.) Porches?

Her next NYC show after that is May 17 at Brooklyn Bow Wow (1581 DeKalb Ave) with Gingerlys, Lost Boy? and DJ Doss. The event description reads: "We've curated a first ever pups & humans concert at Bushwick's favorite doggy day care, Brooklyn Bow Wow. Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition (BARC Shelter) will be there to support the cause. There will be a bar and plenty of pooches to jam out with." Doors are at 6 PM and $10 gets you in.

After the Porches tour, Frankie plays the Bayonet Records Northside showcase at Rough Trade NYC on June 12 with Beach Fossils, Jerry Paper and Warehouse. Tickets for that show are still available.

Updated Frankie Cosmos dates are listed, with a video, below...

Continue reading "Frankie Cosmos playing 2 NYC shows before tour w/ Porches (one with a secret headliner tonight)"

by Bill Pearis


Juan Wauters has a new video for, "Asi No Mas," from his forthcoming album, Who Me?. The video was shot by Matthew Volz who has done design/artwork for almost all of Juan's records, and was shot in Mexico City. In it, Juan tries to teach a local mariachi band the song, while Volz captures the vibrant streetlife surrounding them. Watch it below.

Juan just wrapped a tour, but has another NYC show on the horizon: Shea Stadium on May 9 with Nude Beach, Tall Juan and Vox Disco. Tickets are on sale. He's got a couple festival appearances lined up for later this year -- all dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Juan Wauters shares "Asi No Mas" video, playing Shea Stadium with Nude Beach & more"

April 9, 2015

photo: Sleigh Bells @ Brooklyn Bridge Park, 2014 (more by Chris La Putt)
Sleigh Bells

Sleigh Bells have been added to Run the Jewels and Vince Staples' Northside Fest show at 50 Kent on June 14. Tickets are still available. 50 Kent's shows for 2015 are being called "Brooklyn Live at the Inlet" as the location is part of Bushwick Inlet Park. Shows there include Northside Fest shows with Neko Case and Rhye on June 12 (tickets), and Best Coast, Built to Spill, Alvvays and Bully on June 13 (tickets).

Other shows happening as part of Brooklyn Live: Common's show on July 11 as part of the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival (tickets), and a hip hop/EDM event called "The Greatest Day Ever" on July 18 (details TBA but tickets on sale). Dance club Verboten, which is a few blocks from 50 Kent, will be throwing parties on July 3, August 23 and September 19, details TBA.

photo: Ides of Gemini at Webster Hall in 2013 (more by Lukas Hodge)

Doom trio Ides of Gemini were to have played four NYC shows this week -- three opening for The Mountain Goats (tonight, 4/9, at Webster and 4/11-12 at City Winery) and a headlining show on Friday (4/10) at Saint Vitus. Unfortunately, they've cancelled all four. They write:

Due to Kelly's injury, we will be unable to play the scheduled NYC shows with the the Mountain Goats at Webster Hall (tonight) & the City Winery (Saturday & Sunday) - as well as our scheduled show at Saint Vitus Bar (Friday) with Kosmodemonic & Steve Brodsky. With a few days of rest and a little luck, we're hoping we can rejoin the Mountain Goats tour in Philly on Monday night.
Bummer. Feel better Kelly, and hopefully they'll get back on the road sooner than later.

Tonight's Mountain Goats show at Webster Hall will instead have Emil Amos' band Holy Sons opening. No replacement has been announced for the City Winery shows. All three are sold out.

Continue reading "Ides of Gemini cancel all four NYC shows; Holy Sons opening for Mountain Goats tonight instead"