April 21, 2014

Eternal Summers at MHOW in 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Eternal Summers

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks, Dustin Wong @ Bowery Ballroom
Animal Collective members are taking some time off from their main band this year. Panda Bear has a new solo album on the way and Avey Tare is currently joined by ex-Dirty Projector Angel Deradoorian and ex-Ponytail member Jeremy Hyman in his new band Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks. Their tour with another former Ponytail member, Dustin Wong, hits Bowery Ballroom for a sold-out show tonight.

Eternal Summers, Sapphire Mansions, Beverly @ Cake Shop
Eternal Summers deliver more of their promising indie pop on their new Doug Gillard-produced album, The Drop Beneath. They came to town over the weekend for a Brooklyn Night Bazaar show, and now they're hanging around for something much smaller at Cake Shop. Also of note is that this will be the second full-band show for Beverly, who up to this point had just been the duo of Drew Citron and Frankie Rose (Frankie's no longer in the line-up). The C-86-inspired, organ-driven Sapphire Mansions are worth catching too.

Man Forever, So Percussion, Tigue @ Le Poisson Rouge
There will be some good percussionists of the indie/contemporary classical world at LPR tonight with Oneida drummer John Colpitts' (aka Kid Millions) Man Forever project, modern percussion ensemble (and Dan Deacon collaborators) So Percussion, and percussive trio Tigue (featuring members of Jherek Bischoff collaborators Contemporaneous Ensemble and Damon Albarn collaborators Ensemble Signal).

Chicago Underground Duo, Ryan Sawyer/Adam Schatz duo @ Baby's All Right
It's a night of experimental duos at Baby's All Right with the Northern Spy-signed Chicago Underground Duo (aka Rob Mazurek and Marc Ribot collaborator Chad Taylor), and a local duo set from Thurston Moore collaborator Ryan Sawyer and the prolific Adam Schatz (Landlady, Man Man, etc).

Elliott Sharp, Steve Buscemi @ Issue Project Room
As part of the William S Burroughs Centenary Celebration, Elliott Sharp and Steve Buscemi will put on a collaborative performance, creating "a collage of sound and words integrating texts by William S. Burroughs with Elliott Sharp's vast soundworlds."

Local H, Crook and Pony @ Mercury Lounge
'90s alt-rockers Local H still continue to tour, and tonight they're back in NYC to take over Mercury Lounge.

Holly Golightly, Party Lights @ Mercury Lounge
Once a member of Billy Childish's band Thee Headcoatees, Holly Golightly has been solo for nearly 20 years. She just released her new album All Her Fault, which is another fine slice of raw rockabilly garage. Tonight's her second of two NYC shows on this tour.

Taking Back Sunday, The Used, Tonight Alive, Sleepwave @ Best Buy Theater
Taking Back Sunday have been back with the lineup who made Tell All Your Friends for a few years now, and just released their second album since reuniting (and third overall by this lineup). The new stuff may lack the fire that made TAYF so great, but at least tonight's another chance to see the old favorites by the lineup who recorded them. This is their last of three sold out shows at Best Buy Theater on this tour.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Wyatt Cenac's weekly Night Train comedy show continues tonight with comedic guests Big Jay Oakerson, Dan Soder, Matt Koff, musical guest KING'S, and more.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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April 20, 2014

thank you easter bunny bock bock

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Delicate Steve, Dustin Wong, Deradoorian @ Baby's All Right
Pasta lovers rejoice, as there is some gourmet noodling going on tonight with mostly-instrumental group Delicate Steve, the exquisite loop pedal work of Dustin Wong and Dirty Projectors/Avey Tare associate Deradoorian.

Joey Bada$$, Lil Bibby, CJ Fly, Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution, Black Dave, Mick Jenkins, Kris Kasanova, Shakespeare @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Happy 4/20! (I mean Easter.) The Smokers Club is celebrating at Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight with an absolutely stacked hip hop show that includes local fave Joey Bada$$ and many other members of his Pro Era crew (CJ Fly, Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution). plus there's young rising Chicago rapper Lil Bibby and still many more. Sold out.

Inc., Ian Isiah, Shayne HBA (DJ), Special Guest @ Knitting Factory
It's a good night for alt-R&B at Knitting Factory with indie-leaning duo Inc. and auotune lover Ian Isiah (who plays with a full band tonight). Plus, they're promising a special guest.

Hank Wood and the Hammerheads, DIE, Savageheads, The Impalers, Razorheads @ The Wick (NY's Alright)
New York's Alright ends today with just one show, this 4 PM show at new-ish Brooklyn venue The Wick headlined by Farfisa-fueled garage punks Hank Wood and the Hammerheads.

Goatwhore, 1349, Inquisition, Black Crown Initiate @ Saint Vitus
The Metal Alliance tour just hit NYC's Irving Plaza last night with Behemoth, Goatwhore, 1349, Inquisition, & Black Crown Initiate. Tonight, everyone but the headliners take a night to squeeze in a smaller show at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus. Needless to say, this one will be getting more wild than Irving Plaza.

Koen Holtkamp (from Mountains), Mind Over Mirrors, Mike Wexler @ Union Pool
Koen Holtkamp of Mountains put out a solo album, Motion, earlier this year via Thrill Jockey which saw him making similarly excellent drone to that of his main project. Also on tonight's show are his likeminded Chicago tourmates Mind Over Mirrors and NYC psych-folk musician Mike Wexler.

Dead Brunch @ Baby's all Right
Before the Delicate Steve show at Baby's, you can get your 4/20 on with the (Grateful) Dead Brunch happening from 11 AM to 5 PM. Is anyone bringing weed tea?

Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band, Lions, Sean Lennon (DJ Set), One Tusk (DJ Set), Still Life (DJ Set) @ Brooklyn Bowl
Tonight's edition of the free It's A School Night party is headlined by TV on the Radio offshoot Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band and also functions as a listening party for the the album by Sean Lennon's Ghost of a Sabertooth Tiger. Free with RSVP.

Holly Golightly @ Rough Trade
Once a member of Billy Childish's band Thee Headcoatees, Holly Golightly has been solo for nearly 20 years. She just released her new album All Her Fault, which is another fine slice of raw rockabilly garage.

Brooklyn Folk Festival @ The Bell House
The three-day celebration of all things acoustic, rustic and down-to-earth concludes today.

Comedy Night @ Knitting Factory
Big league comedy talent (Chris Rock, Louis CK, etc) show up regularly (and unannounced) for Hannibal's very popular free comedy show at Knitting Factory's front bar. Get there early.

Lip Talk, Tomboy @ Glasslands
Formerly known as Railbird, Lip Talk make slinky, electronic-tinged pop. Check out their EP below. Brooklyn duo Tomboy open.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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April 19, 2014

Low

Recorded a song at home on an anxiety ridden Friday night. I'm giving it out for Free for Record Store Day and hopefully @lowtheband doesn't mind the rendition of their beautiful song.
Happy Record Store Day! Even if you're not out shopping today, you can still get new music (and this one's free) from Philly shoegazers Nothing, who posted a cover of Low's "In Metal" to their bandcamp along with the above message. Listen to the cover below.

If you are out and about today, Nothing are among the many bands playing the on-going Rough Trade NYC in-store, which is also free. They're on at 9 PM, and as of this post, remaining sets include Amen Dunes (6 PM), Fear of Men (8 PM), Hospitality (11 PM), and more.

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Hospitality @ MHOW in March (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Hospitality

RSD

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

As you might be aware, today is Record Store Day with special events at shops all over the city, with tons of music fans and record collectors out to score some of the many exclusive RSD releases. Don't know what to buy? We have suggestions. Don't know where to go? We can guide you. Just want free beer? We can help there too. Don't know what a record is? How did you come to this site?

Hospitality, Amen Dunes, Betty Who, Fear of Men, Mark Mulcahy, Milagres, Nothing, Palehound, The Rails @ Rough Trade
Between the killer line-up of free performances and all the RSD14 exclusive releases, expect Rough Trade to be packed all day long. Perfect Pussy had to cancel, though.

You can also catch Lonnie Holly at Other Music, Doug Gillard DJing at Generation, and The Dirtbombs' Mick Collins at Kim's. Details are in our RSD14 In-Store Performances & Special Events guide.

Blazing Eye, Nomad, NO, Pleasure Industry @ ABC No Rio (NY's Alright)
Infernoh, Crazy Spirit, Gas Rag, Wiccans, Stoic Violence, Murderer @ Le Poisson Rouge (NY's Alright)
School Jerks, Lumpy & The Dumpers, Varix, Creeping Dose @ Acheron (NY's Alright)

NYC's multi-venue punk/hardcore festival New York's Alright continues today at ABC No Rio (2 PM0, then Le Poisson Rouge (5 PM), and finally the Acheron (10 PM).

WBAR-B-Q @ Barnard College
The annual FREE WBAR-B-Q returns to Barnard College today from noon to 8 PM. Among the artists playing is indie/R&B duo Inc., rapper Ka, indie rockers LVL UP, the eccentric DJ Dog Dick, Philly post-punks Amanda X, Brooklyn lo-fi punks Arm Candy, and more.

Bobby Bare Jr., Cory Branan @ Mercury Lounge
Nashville alt-country singer Bobby Bare Jr. released his new album, Undefeated, on Bloodshot Records this week. Tonight he celebrates with a release show at Mercury Lounge. Listen to one of the new album's tracks, "The Big Time," below.

Frameworks, Gates, Lost Coves @ Saint Vitus
Frameworks make the kind of boundary-pushing post-hardcore that includes elements of post-rock, '90s/early '00s screamo, and even afrobeat on some songs like the title track to their new record, Loom, which comes out later this month. Tonight their tour with NJ emo band Gates hits Saint Vitus.

Highlife, Dutch E Germ, Logan Takahashi @ Secret Project Robot
Tonight at Secret Project Robot, it's a full bill of forward thinking NYC music from afro-pop band Highlife (led by Gang Gang Dance's pal Sleepy Doug Shaw), former GGD member Dutch E Germ, and Teengirl Fantasy's Logan Takahashi.

Behemoth, 1349, Goatwhore, Inquisition, Black Crown Initiate @ Irving Plaza
This year's Metal Alliance tour is their most black metal-intensive lineup yet, and it rolls through NYC tonight for a sold-out show at Irving Plaza.

Omar S, Jay Simon, Steve Summers @ Glasslands
Omar S' 2013 album, Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself was one of the year's best non-pop house albums in a year dominated by pop-house albums (Disclosure, Rudimental, you name it). The Detroit producer takes over NYC again tonight.

Weird Womb, Dead Waves, Mount Carmel, The Sros @ Cake Shop
Columbus, OH sludgemeisters and Drag City signees Mount Carmel highlight this bill that also has local scuzzpunks Weird Womb.

Ronnie Spector - Beyond The Beehive @ City Winery
"Beyond the Behive" is The Ronnettes singer's AV-filled, hit-packed autobiographical show show.

White Fang, Denney and The Jets, Hector's Pets @ Glasslands
This is an all-Burger Records night so expect crowd-surfing, stage-diving, and good-time gargey rock and roll.

No Joy @ Mexican Summer Five (more by P Squared)
No Joy

No Joy, Eternal Summers, Beach Day, Little Big League @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
The second night of Kanine Records weekend at BKNB is just as good as the first, with headlining sets from Montreal's great No Joy and Virginia's Eternal Summers. Plus, they'll probably have have copies of the Non Violent Femmes RSD comp at the merch table (and probably for less than at Record Stores).

Horse Feathers, Laura and Greg @ Joe's Pub
Justin Ringle's indie folk collective Horse Feathers are celebrating a decade together as a band this year. This is their second of two NYC shows.

World/Inferno Friendship Society, Iron Chic, Bad Doctors @ MHOW
World Inferno Friendship Society have been mixing punk, klezmer, cabaret and more since 1996. Long Island punks Iron Chic are worth getting their early.

David J, The Vandelles, Dead Leaf Echo, Sky Parade @ Pianos
As bassist in Bauhaus and Love & Rockets, David J helped define the goth/postpunk sound. His solo material -- like his new solo record -- is more in the acoustic folk mode but he'll be performing some of his old bands' songs with his band tonight. The Vandelles and Dead Leaf Echo are also on the bill which will also serve as a memorial for Christo Buffam who was in both bands.

Weaves, Video Daughters, Slothrust, Amanda X @ Shea Stadium
Canadian band Weaves blend somewhat disparate elements -- big rock riffs, liquid bass, ethereal harmonies -- into a danceable, eclectic sound, led by Jasmyn Burke's distinctive, emotive vocals.

Josh Wink, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs @ Verboten
Two generations of dance music meet tonight with Philadelphia techno/acid king Josh Wink, and UK producer Orlando Higginbottom (aka TEED).

B.B. King @ Lehman Performing Arts Center in the Bronx
A lot more people get called living legends than actually deserve it, but B.B. King is certainly one who does. At 88, he's still going... just remember to take your meds!

Miracles of Modern Science, Christopher Paul Stelling, Emanuel and the Fear (solo), Full Blued @ Baby's All Right
Local regulars Miracles of Modern Science hit Baby's All Right tonight, and if you're going you might wanna get there early to catch Full Blued -- the new project of Porches drummer (and briefly a onetime Ra Ra Riot drummer) Cameron Wisch -- whose orchestral indie should be a good fit with MoMS.

Brooklyn Folk Festival @ The Bell House
The three-day celebration of all things acoustic, rustic and down-to-earth contines today.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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The Breakdown

In honor of a new partnership with Warner Brothers, Prince just decided to release a new track to iTunes right before midnight on Friday night. It's called "The Breakdown". Listen below.

Warner Brothers/Prince partnership press release below:

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April 18, 2014

Walkmens

Over 6 million views in 5 days. If you're one of the few left who haven't seen it, watch kids react to walkmans, below...

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Perfect Pussy at SXSW 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
PP

We recently mentioned that Perfect Pussy would bring their non-stop tour to NYC for two shows this weekend, including the Record Store Day in-store at Rough Trade NYC on Saturday (4/19) afternoon and a Silent Barn show later that night with Arm Candy. Unfortunately, the band have had to cancel both dates. Liz Pelly writes on the Silent Barn show's Facebook event page:

unfortunately perfect pussy have to cancel all of their dates this weekend. the singer of the band was in the hospital yesterday and is spending the week recovering. we just hope that she is ok!! <3333 we can reschedule this for next time they are in town.

we might try to possibly put together a different late-night show on sat. night @ the barn, details forthcoming

Meanwhile, the Rough Trade NYC RSD in-store will still go on as planned with Hospitality, Fear of Men, Nothing, Palehound and many more.

Perfect Pussy will also return to NYC when their tour hits the Northside Festival (6/12-15) for a TBA Brooklyn show.

Updated tour dates are listed below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Iron Chic
Iron Chic

Earlier this month, Long Island punks Iron Chic wrapped up their North American tour in support of last year's great The Constant One, and next week they'll cross the Atlantic to support it in Europe. Before then though, Iron Chic will squeeze in one more NYC show this weekend. They open the previously discussed World/Inferno Friendship Society show happening at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday (4/19), which also includes Philly's Bad Doctors. Tickets for Saturday's show are still available. All dates are listed below.

In related news, Iron Chic bassist Mike Bruno's other band Crow Bait released another song from their upcoming debut album, Sliding Through the Halls of Fate, which comes out on May 20 via Don Giovanni. The new song, "The Ocean," shows the band's alt-country influences a lot more strongly than last single "83," and it can be streamed below.

All Iron Chic dates are listed, with a video of them at The Fest and the new Crow Bait song, below...

Continue reading "Iron Chic playing MHOW w/ World Inferno on Sat. before European tour; Crow Bait released a new song (dates, stream)"

By Doug Moore

Godflesh at Irving Plaza on 4/10 (more by Greg Cristman)

You've already stopped caring about work for the day. Might as well start sorting out your riff-centric weekend bands. HLD time! Let's knock out the news first.

Noted music writer and general good dude Hank Shteamer is currently running a Kickstarter campaign that intends to reissue a box set of out-of-print albums by the great '90s post-hardcore band Craw. The campaign has four days left and is a ways off from its goal. Pledge here if weird and smart are prereqs for your heavy music library.

Norwegian black metal stalwarts 1349 and NYC sludge supergroup Serpentine Path have both debuted singles from their upcoming albums. Get a piece below.

Local black metal mainstays Mutilation Rites have announced that their new album, entitled Harbinger, will be out this summer via Prosthetic. Antagonistic Floridian tech-grind crew Maruta have also announced plans to record a new album over the summer; Scott Hull of Pig Destroyer will track drums and mix the final product. Maruta will also tour the East Coast around their MDF appearance in May, including a previously-mentioned NYC appearance on May 21 at Saint Vitus alongside Cripple Bastards. The full run of dates are below.

While we're at it, Lord Mantis and Hell Militia have announced a brief tour around their respective Martyrdoom Fest appearances here in NYC in early June. Those dates are below as well.

The Psalm Zero-curated Chaos Bodies local showcase series has announced its next installment, again at Trans Pecos. This one's a doozy: Ocrilim (AKA Mick Barr), Child Abuse, Couch Slut, and Nebadon on April 26 (next Saturday). No presale tix -- $10 at the door.

As for this weekend...

Tonight (4/18): This year's edition of New York's Alright is in full swing, with Inmates, Anasazi, Omegas, Proxy, Warthog, and Mercenary blowing up Le Poisson Rouge (tix). Zyanose, La Misma, Aspects of War, and Life Chain are playing an aftershow at the Acheron that opens its doors at 10pm, but there are no presale tix available. Master are bringing their tour to Saint Vitus, with local support from Insatanity, Fist Hammer, Nervo Chaos, Hate Storm Annihilation, and Netherion (tix). If you wanna get even more old-school than that, you can catch Iced Earth with Sabaton and Revamp for an evening of clean solos and cleaner vocals at Best Buy Theater (tix).

Tomorrow (4/19): New York's Alright continues with Infernöh, Crazy Spirit, Gas Rag, Wiccans, Stoic Violence, and Murderer (tix). The Metal Alliance Tour, featuring Behemoth, Goatwhore, 1349, Inquisition, and Black Crown Initiate, will hit Irving Plaza, though it's sold out.

Sunday (4/20): The entire Metal Alliance lineup sans Behemoth -- that's Goatwhore, 1349, Inquisition, and Black Crown Initiate -- are playing an off-night show at Saint Vitus (tix). Nile are playing a surprisingly under-the-radar show at Stage 48 with Winter Nights, Imperial Crypt, and Sunlord (tix). Somehow, no noteworthy stoner sludge or Christian metal shows were booked for this date.

For more options, check out our NYC Metal Show Calendar. It rules.

Over on Invisible Oranges: we checked out new music by Wrong and Graves at Sea. We chatted with notable metal (and non-metal!) illustrator Randy Ortiz about his craft, and we straight-up chilled with Godflesh at their NYC show for our East Village Radio show -- don't forget to tune in next week at 10pm EST. And, as ever, we ran down all the metal fit to buy.

What'd I miss?

Continue reading "The Heavy Lowdown: 1349, Serpentine Path, Mutilation Rites, Maruta, Lord Mantis, weekend shows & more"

by Bill Pearis

Gold-Bears

Atlanta band Gold-Bears will be back with their second album, Dalliance, on June 3 via Slumberland. With big catchy choruses, the band's rowdy indiepop fits nicely alongside Superchunk or The Wedding Present (who have a song called "Dalliance," that they are probably familiar with). You can stream first single "For You" below.

Gold-Bears are also touring this year. As mentioned, they play the 2014 edition of NYC Popfest (their second visit), where they'll be part of the all-day Sunday show at Littlefield on June 1 that also features The Hidden Cameras, The Spook School, Colour Me Wednesday, Heathers, Pam & Bart, and Marine Life. Tickets to that are on sale, as are four-day Popfest passes. Gold-Bears will also play Bushwick's Shea Stadium on June 3 with the rest of the line up TBA.

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

Continue reading "Gold-Bears ready second LP for Slumberland (stream a track), playing Shea Stadium after NYC Popfest ++ other dates "

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