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June 22, 2015

Photos by Greg Cristman

UMO @ Warsaw 6/19/2015
Unknown Moral Orchestra

Unknown Mortal Orchestra's Multi-Love tour hit NYC on Friday (6/19) for a sold-out, sweaty and danceable show at Warsaw. Pictures (including ones of Morcheeba-esque openers Buscabulla) and setlist are in this post. The band then hightailed it down to Baby's All Right for a late-night show there (which was also packed and sweaty). UMO hit the stage a little before 2 AM. Did you go to either? Both?

More pics below...

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June 19, 2015

photos by David Andrako

Will Oldham and Eighth Blackbird  @ Prospect Park 6/18/2015
Bill Frisell Trio & Eighth Blackbird
Bill Frisell Trio & Eighth Blackbird

It was a lovely evening on Thursday (6/18) for a free Celebrate Brooklyn! show at the Prospect Park Bandshell. The night featured a few interesting pairings. First there was was neo-folk arist Sam Amidon and The Bill Frisell Trio, who worked together on Sam's album Lily-O. Then it was Chicago's contemporary music ensemble Eighth Blackbird who performed Frederic Rzewski's spoken-word piece "Coming Together," Steven Mackay's "Lonely Motel" with actor/librettist Rinde Eckert, and then backing Will Oldham (their first time playing live together) for a selection of songs. Pictures from the night are in this post.

Celebrate Brooklyn!'s next Prospect Park Bandshell show happens Saturday (6/20) with DanceBrazil and Forro in the Dark. That show is free and starts at 7:30 PM.

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photos by Amanda Hatfield

Shamir @ Music Hall of Williamsburg 6/18/2015

Shamir played Music Hall of Williamsburg on Thursday night (6/18) which was biggest and most high-profile NYC show to date. The sold-out show also served as as a record release show for his debut album, Ratchet, which came out via XL in May, and he his new band played most of it, and also covered Joyce Manor's "Christmas Card." It was an enthusiastic crowd, especially when he jumped into it for one song. Soft Lit, who played Ratchet (and used to be part of his old backing band) opened the show. Pictures from the night are in this post.

Shamir's tour hits Philadelphia tonight. More pics from MHOW below...

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June 18, 2015

photos by James Richards IV

UMO @ Lincoln Hall -- June 6, 2015

It has finally been revealed who is playing Baby's late Friday night... Unknown Mortal Orchestra. The band announced it and is giving away tickets:

New York! We are excited to announce that we will play a last minute free after-party show at Baby's All Right tomorrow night, after our sold out Warsaw show! There will also be a DJ set by Wild Nothing. Doors at 1am and UMO will play at 1:30am. The show is 21+. We are giving away 75 pairs of tickets. Include your name as a comment [HERE] and we will be picking 75 random winners and your name will be on the list at the door for two tickets. We'll post the names of the winners tomorrow morning on our Facebook page!
Baby's ticket page also says RSVPing on UMO's Facebook page is the way to get in.

We recently caught UMO at Lincoln Hall in Chicago and have some pics and the setlist here. More below...

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Pixies @ Chicago's Metro 6/10/2015
The Pixies

Overall, Deal or not, they played really well, and they seemed into it. Like I said above, the last time I saw them, at Riot Fest, and maybe even the time before that, they seemed bored and going through the motions. Maybe the opportunity to headline for diehards--for surely far less money than they make at festivals--ignited something fun in them. It certainly showed in the set list, right? It wasn't a greatest-hits run through or an insistence on the new stuff: They played five songs from Indie Cindy--a way to say they like the record, I guess--but also hits ("Wave Of Mutilation," "Here Comes Your Man," "Debaser," "Velouria") and deep-ish cuts ("I've Been Tired," "Cactus"). - AV Club
Last Wednesday (6/10), Pixies were supposed to open for Robert Plant at Chicago's FirstMerit Bank Pavillon, but when the onetime Led Zeppelin frontman got ill and canceled, Pixies ended up up playing Metro, which they hadn't played since 1989. It was also guitarist Joey Santiago's birthday, making for an extra fun evening. Pics and setlist are in this post.

Tonight (6/18), Pixies will back in the Boston area to help say goodbye to Cambridge, MA's club T.T. The Bear's Place which is closing after 41 years. Tonight's show will mark the first time the Pixies have played T.T. The Bear's since 1987, which was not too long after Surfer Rosa was released.

Pixies tour dates, plus more pics from Pixies' Chicago show, below....

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photos by Amanda Hatfield; words by Bill Pearis

Spoon / The Antlers @ The Wick 6/17/2015
The Antlers

"This is a good room for that one," Britt Daniel remarked after Spoon played "Outlier" at The Wick on Wednesday night (6/17). The cavernous former brewery favors bass and danceable songs like that are definitely a good fit for the space, but Spoon (and The Wick) sounded really good last night overall. It's also nice when a band 20 years into their career are still making records people want to hear played live, with last year's They Want My Soul being well represented with six songs, plus favorites from most of their other records (including rare inclusion "Metal Detektor" from A Series of Sneaks). Printed setlist is below. This was the second of two Brooklyn shows for the band, having played the much bigger Kings Theater the night before (anybody go to that?). With some dramatic lighting working well with the industrial vibe, it made for a fun evening.

Both Brooklyn shows were opened by tourmates The Antlers whose expansive sound also worked well at The Wick. The venue, by the way, is coming along, with bathrooms finally open so you don't have to go over to The Well anymore. Unless you want a (much) better beer selection -- when I asked what the two choices on draft at The Wick were, the bartender said "light or dark." Okay then! A/C seemed to be working too, but it was also a cool night.

More pics from Spoon and The Antlers at The Wick, below...

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photos by Carly Hoskins

Self Defense Family / Wildhoney
Self Defense Family
Wild Honey

Post-hardcore boundary pushers Self Defense Family are about a week and a half away from releasing their new album, Heaven Is Earth (due 6/30 via Deathwish), and earlier this week they wrapped up a run of Northeast dates ahead of it. That included the Iron Pier Northside showcase at Brooklyn's Acheron on June 13 with Baltimore shoegazers WIldhoney (who have a new EP coming this summer on Topshelf) and Somerset Thrower. Pictures of that show continue below...

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June 17, 2015

photos by Greg Cristman


British hard rock/heavy metal vets Girlschool wrapped up the North American leg of their tour, after hitting NYC on Sunday (6/14) at Saint Vitus. To a packed, into-it house, Girlschool delivered a fun set that leaned most heavily on their 1981 sophomore album, Hit and Run. They also gave us two from their upcoming Guilty As Sin album, "Take It Like A Band" and "Come, the Revolution."

Support came from 2000s-era Swedish hard rockers Crucified Barbara, plus Old James, Velvet Black and Tang. More pictures of the whole show, with Girlschool's setlist and a video, below...

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June 16, 2015

photos by by Rachel Juarez-Carr

Mac Sabbath @ Brooklyn Bowl London, 6/11/2015
Mac Sabbath
Mac Sabbath

There are lots of high-concept tribute acts out there. You may have seen Tragedy, NYC's all-metal Bee Gees tribute band, Lez Zeppelin, the all-girl Led Zeppelin cover band or, say, The PIzza Underground. Well here's LA's Mac Sabbath, which is about as high concept as it gets, with disturbed versions of a certain fast food chain mascots reworking Black Sabbath songs to their own needs...aka "Iron Man" becomes "I Am Frying Pan." You get it, you get it. Our UK correspondent caught Mac Sabbath's show at the London branch of the Brooklyn Bowl franchise last week (6/11) where they played with another mashup tribute act, Elvana (we'll let you figure that one out on your own). Pictures from the night are in this post.

Mac Sabbath will be back in the States and touring the West Coast and Southwest this summer and fall. Nothing on the East Coast. All dates are listed, with lots more pics, below...

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photos by PSquared Photography

Built to Spill @ 50 Kent - 6/13/15
Built to Spill

Built to Spill were just in NYC for a big 50 Kent show over the weekend, which saw them playing a good amount of old faves and a couple off this year's Untethered Moon. Now they've announced another string of tour dates for late summer/early fall, including three more in NYC.

They'll return here to play Bowery Ballroom on September 23, 24 and 25, and Brooklyn Bowl on September 26. Tickets for Bowery go on sale Friday (6/19) at noon, and tickets for B Bowl go on sale Friday at 10 AM. All dates are listed below.

We posted a set of pictures from that show (which also included Best Coast, Alvvays and Bully), and we've got another batch of BTS pics in this post. More, with the tour dates, below...

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