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July 17, 2014

Low at The Concert Hall in 2013 (more by PSquared)
Low

As if it wasn't exciting enough that the reunited Slowdive are going on a full North American tour, it just got more exciting because slowcore vets Low were added as the opener, making for two '90s indie rock greats (just one that never broke up) in one night. As discussed, the tour hits NYC on October 25 at Terminal 5. Tickets for that show are back on BrooklynVegan presale after initially selling out (password: Avalyn). If you miss out on the presale, you can try again in the general on-sale starting Friday (7/18) at noon.

Updated dates are listed, with videos of both bands, below...

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Dalai Lama

Spend Samhain with Samhain and then cleanse your soul two days later when His Holiness himself The Dalai Lama will take over the Beacon Theater for two days (not everyone can be the Allman Brothers). The event description reads:

Tibet House US, a non-profit organization that aims to preserve and present the endangered Tibetan culture, will host a two-day teaching by His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama during his visit to New York City on November 3 and 4, 2014. Tickets range from $70-$330. The discourse will take place at the Beacon Theatre over two sessions each day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. The teaching is on Profound Wisdom and Vast Compassion: Lama Tsong Khapa's Essence of True Eloquence.
Get em before they're gone.

He's also in Boston on Mischief Night, and in Vancouver a week before that.

Modern Life Is War

The Modern Life Is War reunion continues. The melodic hardcore greats have already put out a solid comeback LP and have done some touring. So far this year they have upcoming appearances booked at Deathwish Fest (next week, 7/22-23) and The Fest in October, and now two club dates have been added for August. Those include Philly on 8/29 and NYC the next day at Bowery Ballroom (8/30). Tickets for that show go on sale Monday, 7/21 at noon.

All dates are listed, with a stream of their 2013 LP and a live video from the Witness era, below...

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photos by Mimi Hong

Flume @ T5 - 7/16/14
Flume
Flume

Australian producer Flume is currently in NYC on his tour on the heels of a Lorde remix, a Disclosure remix and his 2012 debut LP. Last night (7/16) he played the first of his three massive sold-out Terminal 5 shows. Pictures of last night, including openers Nadus and Sweater Beats, are in this post.

Flume's run continues tonight (7/17) with Goldlink and Noah Breakfast, and Friday with Sweater Beats and Goldlink. More pictures from last night, below...

Continue reading "Flume played his first of 3 Terminal 5 shows w/ Sweater Beats and Nadus (pics), does it again tonight & Friday"

Cheap Trick

Glammy powerpop heroes Cheap Trick are keeping the flame alive on tour this summer, playing a mix of headliling dates, some package tour shows with other "heritage" acts and festival appearances, like Riot Fest in Chicago. They're also on this year's KISS Kruise. On their swing through the East Coast, they'll play Huntington, NY's The Paramount on August 26. Tickets are currently on presale (password is PULSE) and go on sale to the general public Friday (7/18) at 10 AM.

All tour dates are listed, along with a stream of their 1977 album In Color, below...

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Black Anvil

We've had no lack of posts about Black Anvil's new album Hail Death that they'll be playing in its entirety at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn this Sunday (7/20), and earlier today we did a big KISS roundup that included news related to the Melvins and White Lung. Hours later we find out Black Anvil are streaming a KISS cover! So here's another KISS post. Listen to the cover of "Under The Rose" (which appears on the deluxe version of Hail Death), and the original, below.

Black Anvil kick off a tour with Skeletonwitch and Ghoul in Chicago in September. Skeletonwitch play their own Saint Vitus show in October while on the road with Amon Amarth who play Best Buy Theater in NYC that same night.

All Black Anvil dates are listed below...

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by Bill Pearis

dana-buoy

As you may know, Akron/Family's Dana Janssen makes electronic pop as Dana Buoy, having released his debut album under that name in 2012. He's got a new EP, Preacher, due out next week (7/22) via Middle West and we've got the premiere of one of it's tracks, "Isla Mujeres." It's big-hearted, anthemic and you can stream it below.

Dana Buoy will be on tour in August including a run with Sylvan Esso (who have two sold-out shows here in September with Dana). He's got two NYC shows too: Rough Trade on August 8 with The Rosebuds (tickets) and August 9 at Baby's All Right with Janka Nabay (tickets).

All Dana Buoy dates are listed, along with the song stream, below...

Continue reading "Dana Buoy releasing new EP, touring w/ Sylvan Esso, playing NYC show w/ The Rosebuds (dates & new track stream)"

by Rob Sperry-Fromm

Pez

"As far as I can tell, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss are fucked-up alcoholic junkie guys. So I don't think Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley should let those two fuck-ups ruin them. Why should they? Okay, they chose to be alcoholics and fuck-ups, now in doing that they have to face the consequences. Gene Simmons didn't do it, why should he face the consequences? That's what I think!"
- King Buzzo, to the Missoula Independent
Keeping up with the zeitgeist as always, KISS have been in the news a lot lately. We already told you that they're currently touring with Def Leppard in support of our military, but so much else is happening in the world of KISS that it warrants further discussion.

"Fucked-up alcoholic junkie guy" Ace Frehley is releasing a new solo album called Space Invader in August on eOne. He's already released a song called "Gimme a Feelin", which is streaming here.

Second of all, we'd like to remind you of the existence of 4th annual KISS Kruise which sets sail on Halloween and runs through November 4th and also involves Cheap Trick and, oddly enough, Purson, among some other acts. This places them in the rarefied air of artists like Weezer and Flogging Molly who have their own sea-bound carnivals. Full lineup below.

Immediately upon returning to land, the band will set up shop in the desert for the most appropriate Vegas Residency in the history of Vegas Residencies. KISS Rocks Vegas will run from November 5-23 at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. "What happens in Vegas will not stay in Vegas, not if we have anything to do with it," says Gene Simmons, with some trenchant commentary on the digital age. Tickets go on sale Friday (7/18) at 10 AM.


Pez


Meanwhile, avowed KISS fan King Buzzo of the Melvins, who has been touring in support of his recent solo release, has, as you can see above, gotten involved in the discussion about KISS's new, Frehley and Criss-less lineup, which is apparently controversial in some circles. After receiving some hatred from Kiss fans who were upset about his "junkie" comments, Buzz was none too pleased, and retorted via his Vice-published tour diary. "So, for the record, you Kiss fan fuckheads who are giving ME shit for saying as it turns out, the exact same thing as Gene can KISS my ass!" There are a number of similarly wonderful quotes in both Buzzo articles, so I'd recommend reading them in full.

And in a final bit of musicians-talking-about-KISS-in-Vice-news, White Lung's Mish Way has apparently turned into Chuck Klosterman and is now writing about how great it is to get stoned at a KISS concert and the relative differences between rock decades. The 21st century, man.

White Lung are touring in July and September.

Buzz was just in NYC for two shows. We caught the 2nd one which was at The Wick.

Below check out the Melvins classic cover of "Goin' Blind," so you can understand where King Buzzo is coming from. Kiss dates and Kruise lineup are down there too.

Continue reading "KISS announce Vegas residency & Kruise; King Buzzo tells KISS nuts to KISS his ass (but like Mish Way, is a fan)"

by Klaus Kinski

Harrington w/ LSF @ Austin's Mohawk (more by Tim Griffin)
LSF

As usual, I am nailing you with a super last-minute show announcement that I should have mentioned days ago so you could have adjusted your agendas accordingly. Recurring show of awesomeness The Talk Show Series Presents will be back at Over the Eight in good ole Disney Presents Williamsburg Brooklyn TONIGHT (7/17) at 8:30pm. As you know, the Talk Show Series presents is an ongoing series that takes place at Over the Eight (594 Union) with a revolving cast of hosts, guests, and show titles. A recent installment called The Kevin Corrigan Show took place on April 17th and brought a whopper of a line-up including Michael Shannon, Natasha Lyonne, as well as Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson from Broad City. It was insane. And packed. And people were butt-hurt when they couldn't get in. But I have a place for those people. It's called "day care." Because they are freakin' babies.

Anyhow, the next installment of The Talk Show Series Presents is, as I mentioned in the paragraph above, TONIGHT (7/17) at 8:30 PM and is billed as The Tim Harrington Show and features special guests Holly Miranda, J.C. Chandor (Director of All is Lost, Margin Call), Sasheer Zamata (SNL's first African American female cast member since 2007), and Carmelo the Science Fellow (Brooklyn's Mr. Wizard). And the show is abso-tootely free! You know host Tim Harrington as vocalist and partial nudist of legendary rock n' roll outfit Les Savy Fav. As a matter of fact, I caught Tim when he was a guest during a Talk Show Presents episode hosted by Bobby Tisdale and can 100% vouch for his attributes as extremely funny and engaging human being. Tonight's show promises to totally rip. It's gonna be funny. As well as poignant. And cozy. So if you have nothing to do head over there and enjoy yourself.

In other The Talk Show Series Presents news, the folks over there have been recording episodes of The Kevin Corrigan Show at someone's high-rise apartment, and so far the guests have been staggering. Head over to their tumblr and thrill to immaculate photographs shot by the great Seth Olenick that feature superstars Nick Offerman, Pedro Pascal, Janeane Garofalo and James Franco. More pics here and here.

by Andrew Sacher

Sick Feeling

Don Devore has been involved in many projects over the years, including '90s Philly punk band Ink & Dagger (who briefly reunited in 2010/11 with Geoff Rickly on vocals) and Brooklyn psych pop band Amazing Baby (who you may remember from the MGMT/Yeasayer buzz era, and maybe saw open for either or both of those bands in NYC), as well as quite a few others.

Don's now in yet another band, Sick Feeling, who currently have a residency at Trans-Pecos in Ridgewood, Queens. Sick Feeling has him back on his punk game, but it's noisier, garagier, and sounds more directly inspired by traditional hardcore than Ink & Dagger. Check out three tracks, plus a remix of one of them by Tell, below.

The Trans-Pecos residency is co-presented by Terrible Records (which is co-owned by Grizzly Bear's Chris Taylor and features non-punk music like Solange and Empress Of) and includes upcoming shows TONIGHT (7/17) and the following Thursday (7/24). Tonight's show is with Terrible associate Dev Hynes performing a new piece, Concret 1, as well as Dutch Guts, Cassavetes and Georgia. Cities Aviv was initially billed but appears to have dropped off. Flyer for tonight's show, below.

Then next Thursday it's with Dev once again, this time as his Gayer project with collaborator/girlfriend Samantha Urbani, as well as Tell (who we mentioned above remixed a Sick Feeling track).

You can also catch Dev's main band, Blood Orange, for free in NYC at their upcoming Central Park Summerstage (8/16) show.

Sick Feeling streams below...

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