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Cold Beat playing East Coast shows, including NYC Popfest (win tickets to whole fest!)

by Bill Pearis

Cold Beat (photo by Abby Banks)
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San Francisco’s Cold Beat, the band featuring Hannah Lew (Grass Widow) and Bianca Sparta (Erase Errata) who made one of my favorite albums of 2014, will be playing their first East Coast shows next week. The first stop is NYC Popfest, where they were just added to the May 31 Littlefield show with Club 8, Eternal Summers and more. Tickets are still available. All dates are listed below.

That is not the only change to the Littlefield Popfest show. Russian band Palms on Fire dropped off, and Canadian band The Holiday Crowd has been added. Additionally, #POUNDSIGN#, who were originally playing Sunday night, are now part of the Friday (5/29) show at Cameo that also features The Loft, The Catenary Wires are more (tickets). And The Loft’s Pete Astor will now also be doing a solo set at the free daytime show at Baby’s All Right on Saturday, May 30. Updated schedule is listed below.

If you’d like to go to NYC Popfest for free, we’re giving away a pair of passes that will get you into every event. Details, plus Cold Beat and Holiday Crowd album streams and Popfest schedule, below…

Cold Beat – 2015 Tour Dates
May 19 Rickshaw Stop San Francisco, CA
May 31 Littlefield Brooklyn, NY (NYC POPFEST)
Jun 01 Philamoca Philadelphia, PA
Jun 03 The Pinhook Durham, NC
Jun 08 Empty Bottle Chicago, IL
Jul 15 The Chapel San Francisco, CA


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NYC POPFEST – 2015 DAILY SCHEDULE

THURSDAY MAY 28th
VENUE: CAKE SHOP | 21+

7:30pm DOORS

8:00pm SOUVENIR STAND (NYC)
8:45pm ROMAN A CLEF (NYC)
9:30pm WILDHONEY (MD)
10:15pm YOUNG ROMANCE (UK)
11:00pm BEVERLY (NYC)
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FRIDAY MAY 29th
VENUE: KNITTING FACTORY

FILM SCREENING – 5:00pm (running time 102 minutes)

MY SECRET WORLD: THE STORY OF SARAH RECORDS

My Secret World. The Story Of Sarah Records is the first feature length documentary to explore this influential and often misunderstood label. Now the label founders, former Sarah band members, music critics and those that have been inspired by the label tell their story.

The production of this documentary has been made possible by the generosity of everyone involved; the artists who’ve permitted their music to feature in the soundtrack, the interviewees for their time and help, the film makers who helped film the interviews and the Sarah fans who donated archive footage and photographs.

Directed and funded by Lucy Dawkins, My Secret World has been 4 years in the making.
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FRIDAY MAY 29th
VENUE: CAMEO | 21+

7:00pm DOORS

7:30pm PALE LIGHTS (NYC)
8:15pm JESSICA & THE FLETCHERS (SPAIN)
9:00pm THE CATENARY WIRES (UK)
9:45pm PAPA TOPO (SPAIN)
10:30pm #POUNDSIGN# (CA)
11:15pm THE LOFT (UK)

AFTERPARTY!

MONDO! – INDIEPOP DANCE PARTY
New York City’s premier indiepop disco featuring Mondo resident DJs Miss Modular, Kevington, and Dr Maz.

immediately following the show at Cameo
11:45pm – 4am
Free for ticketholders / passholders | $5 without
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SATURDAY MAY 30th – AFTERNOON SHOW
VENUE: BABY’S ALL RIGHT |

FREE SHOW

1pm DOORS

1:45pm THE CHANDLER ESTATE (NYC)
2:30pm WORKING (RI)
3:15pm THE JUST JOANS – acoustic (UK)
4:00pm PETE ASTOR (The Loft / The Weather Prophets) (UK)
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SATURDAY MAY 30th
VENUE: KNITTING FACTORY | ALL AGES

6:30pm DOORS

7:15pm EXPERT ALTERATIONS (MD)
8:00pm WALLFLOWER (JAPAN)
8:45pm BRIDESHEAD (GERMANY)
9:30pm VERONICA LAKE (MI)
10:15pm THE SPOOK SCHOOL (UK)
11:00pm THE DARLING BUDS (UK)

AFTERPARTY!

SO TOUGH! SO CUTE! (SWEDEN)
So Tough! So Cute! & Too Cute To Puke is a club night based in Malmö with occasional nights in London. The music policy is primarily Indie Pop, Girl-Groups, Punk, Sixties Soul, C86 and Post-Punk with bits of DIY, Swedish Indie, Ska and Garage Punk thrown in for good measure.

immediately following the show at The Knitting Factory
11:45pm – 3:30am
Free entry!
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SUNDAY MAY 31st
VENUE: LITTLEFIELD | 18+

3:00pm DOORS

4:30pm SAPPHIRE MANSIONS (NYC)
5:15pm COLD BEAT (CA)
6:00pm STARRY EYED CADET (CA)
6:45pm SEABIRDS (UK)
7:30pm THE HOLIDAY CROWD (CANADA)
8:15pm LUNCHBOX (CA)
9:15pm ETERNAL SUMMERS (VA)
10:15pm CLUB 8 (SWEDEN)

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For a chance at winning a pair of tickets 2015 NYC POPFEST: either tweet something that includes both @BrooklynVegan AND “NYC POPFEST” in the tweet, or send an email to BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM with the subject line “NYC POPFEST”. Include your first and last name in the email. We’ll pick a winner at random and contact them with more details. If you enter by email, it will not be shared with anyone else. Good luck!
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