Recent Posts in tour dates - Page 8
March 24, 2015
by Andrew Sacher
Chillwaver Memory Tapes hasn't released music or toured since 2013, but he'll change that this year. Next week (3/31), he'll put out the "Fallout" / "House On Fire" single via Carpark, and the a-side of that is streamable now. It's a synth pop song that's a little more aggressive than what he initially became known for, but those reverbed-out vocals are still hazy as ever. Listen below.
Memory Tapes is also touring in the summer, and hitting NYC on July 25 at Baby's All Right with Computer Magic. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (3/27) at 10 AM.
All dates are listed, with the new song stream, below...
by Bill Pearis
Ash in the studio (via @Ash_1977)
Long-running Irish band Ash vowed in 2007 that they'd never make another album, and only release singles. Well, they've now broken that promise in the form of Kablammo!, the band's first new album in eight years which will be out May 26. Pre-orders are available now. The first single "Cocoon" is a real ripper, going back to the punky, poppy style they did so well on 1977 and Free All Angels. You can stream it below.
Ash will be in NYC right after the album's release to open Ride's sold out show at Terminal 5 on June 4. The day before (6/3) they'll be at Rough Trade for a Kablammo! release show. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (3/27) at noon.
All tour dates are listed, along with the "Cocoon" song stream, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Brooklyn doom/sludge Blackout (which features onetime Cheeseburger guitarist Christian Gordy) play around their hometown a lot -- perhaps you've caught them here with Eyehategod, Acid King, Naam, or others. Their next show is an album release party happening April 11 at Union Pool with Hound (members of Ted Leo + the Pharamcists and None More Black) and Hasj. Tickets are on sale.
The album being celebrated at that show is self-titled and will be out next week (3/31) via Easy Rider Records. It's the kind of stuff that's somewhere between metal and straight rock, and it gets a little psychedelic too, thanks in part to their use of effected vocals. A full stream of the album premieres below...
NYC Popfest will be here before we know it, happening May 28 - 31 at venues around the city, with such bands as The Loft, Eternal Summers, The Spook School, Darling Buds, Beverly, Wildhoney, Veronica Lake and more. Since we last posted, daily lineups have been posted:
May 28 @ Cake Shop: Beverly, Young Romace, Wildhoney Roman a Clef, Souvinir Stand (tickets)
May 29 @ Cameo: The Loft, Papa Topo, The Catenary Wires, Jessica & the Fletchers, Pale Lights (tickets)
May 30 @ Baby's All Right (free day show): The Chandler Estate, Working, The Just Joans & more TBA
May 30 @ Knitting Factory (evening): The Darling Buds, The Spook School, Veronica Lake, Brideshead, Wallflower, Expert Alterations (tickets)
May 31 @ Littlefield: Club 8, #Poundsign#, Eternal Summers, Lunchbox, Seabirds, Palms on Fire, Starry Eyed Cadet, Sapphire Mansions (tickets)
In addition to the live shows, there will also be two NYC Popfest dance parties: After the 5/29 Cameo show, stick around for a special Friday edition of Mondo!. Then after the 5/30 Knitting Factory show, you can stick around for Daniel Novakovic, who runs Swedish indiepop nights So Tough So Cute, and Too Cute To Puke, who will spin tunes late into the night.
You can also buy a four-day festival pass that gets you into all NYC Popfest events.
Detailed show schedules for all NYC Popfest shows are below...
March 23, 2015
John Lydon's second memoir, Anger Is an Energy: My Life Uncensored was released last year in the UK and will get a North American release on April 28 via Dey Street Books. It was well-recieved in the UK, here's an exceprt of The Guardian's review:
On the face of it, Anger Is an Energy is true to the form: light on reflection and context, and told with barely a pause for breath. As with other celeb memoirs, it sometimes achieves a tone of self-importance that takes it into the realm of the Pooteresque. But it is a relief to report that it is also fascinating, and stands as a corrective to the idea that Lydon is merely a former pantomime villain. It also amounts to a 500-page yell of insistence that he should be entitled to do what he damn well likes, for two reasons: first, the superlative nature of so much of the music that he has created; and second, the life through which he struggled before music offered him an escape route. In an age in which a caste of privately educated musicians threaten to dominate what remains of British rock while singing about nothing much at all, this is what gives the book its fundamental spark: the sense of raw working-class art, and someone driven to create by the furies to which the title allude.On the day of release (4/28) at Saint Vitus, Lydon will talk with Pitchfork's Brandon Stosuy. You need to buy a copy of the book to attend. There will be a Q&A portion, but questions must be submitted in advance.
Lydon's first book, Rotten: No Blacks, No Dogs, No Irish, was published in 1994 and is more of an oral history, with contributions from Chrissie Hynde, Don Letts, the other Sex Pistols, and more. It's very good and well worth seeking out.
In other news, The Sex Pistols' classic debut Never Mind the Bullocks will be coming out as a picture disc for Record Store Day in the UK.
Active Child will soon be back with new album Mercy which is out on June 16 via Vagrant. It's his first full-length since 2011's You Are All I See. You can listen to the first single "1999" (not a Prince cover), below.
Around the new album's release, Active Child will head out on tour with Icelandic band Low Roar, and he'll stop in NYC at Music Hall of Williamsburg on June 16. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (3/27) with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (3/25) at noon.
All dates are listed along with the new album cover art and the new song, below...
Shamir's "Call it Off" is the new single to be released off his forthcoming debut album, Ratchet, which is out May 19 via XL. The video, directed by Philip Hodges, finds the singer being transformed into a puppet and is a sparkling visual confection you can watch below.
You may have also heard Shamir's "On the Regular" in a new commercial for Android's bid in the mobile watch market, and you can check that out below too. Meanwhile, a remix of "I Know It's A Good Thing" by Negative Supply features on the new GODMODE sampler cassette American Music which is out March 31..
Shamir was in Austin last week for SXSW and has a couple West Coast dates coming up before heading to the UK. All dates are listed below...
by Bill Pearis
Brooklyn duo Courtship Ritual have released a video for "Ancient Drip" which was featured on last year's underrated PITH LP. (It just barely missed my Best of 2014 list.) Directed by Anthony Sylvester, it puts a dark, kaleidoscopic face to the song and you can watch that below. That song is also featured on a new GODMODE compilation cassette titled American Music that also features a unreleased Courtship Ritual track ("Gris Gris"), as well as songs from YVETTE, Motion Studies, Shamir and more. The cassette's out March 31. Tracklist is below.
Courtship Ritual have a few NYC shows coming up: March 28 at Shea Stadium with Phedre, Doomsquad and VOTIIV; then April 3 at Palisades with UK band Vision Fortune; and May 5 at Union Pool with Weeknight and Aircrafting.
by Andrew Sacher
photo: Hop Along at BV-RBSS at Baby's in January (more by Ryan Muir)
Hop Along have put out a second single from their new album Painted Shut, which is due May 5 via Saddle Creek (their first for the label). The new one's called "Powerful Man" and it's got choppy, crunchy Weezer-esque verses, plus a classic-sounding guitar solo from Joe Reinhart. It's also a dark song, lyrically. Singer Frances Quinlan told The FADER it's about witnessing a boy getting beaten up by his father in front of a school when she was 18. Listen below.
UPDATE: PRESALE PASSWORD HERE.
The Dillinger Escape Plan, who played their first show in eight months in Austin this past weekend as part of the Thrasher Deathmatch at SXSW, will be heading out on the road this summer for a short East Coast headlining club tour proudly co-presented by Party Smasher Inc, BrooklynVegan and Invisible Oranges. Mutoid Man and Primitive Weapons, who shared a bill at Saint Vitus earlier this month, will be along for the ride. Rosetta also plays the Philly show.
Tickets go on sale Friday (3/27) and here are the dates and ticket links:
6/16 @ Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington DC (tickets)Your first chance to get tickets for these shows will be via the BV/IO presale which starts Tuesday (3/24) at 10 AM. Check back Tuesday morning for the password.
6/17 @ Union Transfer, Philadelphia (tickets)
6/19 @ Royale Nightclub, Boston (tickets) -
6/20 @ Irving Plaza, NYC (tickets)
UPDATE: PRESALE PASSWORD HERE.
DEP's full itinerary also includes some festivals. All tour dates are listed, with more about the Austin show, below...