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March 24, 2015

Outside Lands

Another Planet Entertainment, Superfly and Starr Hill, in a partnership with the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, have announced [the] lineup for the eighth annual Outside Lands Festival. After four consecutive sold-out years, the world's only gourmet music festival that Rolling Stone hailed as "one of America's best," and the Huffington Post called "a well-rounded cultural event," will once again take place in San Francisco's historic Golden Gate Park August 7 - 9, 2015. While the Eager Beaver on sale had the fastest sell-out in the history of the festival, a limited number of 3-Day General Admission and VIP regular tickets go on sale this Thursday, March 26th at 10am PDT via A significant portion of every ticket sold will directly benefit San Francisco's Recreation and Park Department. The festival has given more than $10 million to the department since its inception.
The full lineup for this year's fest is listed, and in Funny or Die video form, below...

Continue reading "Outside Lands 2015 lineup"

by BIll Pearis


Chilean psych band Föllakzoid release their third album next week via Sacred Bones. It's four long, interconnected tracks making for a seriously heavy trip. You can stream the whole thing (via NME) below.

The band will indeed be playing Austin's Levitation fest in May, as well as Desert Daze on the West Coast before that, and will then head East, finishing up their tour in NYC at Rough Trade on May 23. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (3/27) at noon.

All tour dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Föllakzoid streaming new album, announce tour around Levitation and Desert Daze fests (dates)"

by Andrew Sacher

Rozwell Kid

Pennsylvania '90s rock lovers Superheaven (fka Daylight) are releasing their second album and first for SideOneDummy this year. It's called Ours Is Chrome, follows their 2013 debut Jar (released on Run for Cover), and will be out May 4. You can pre-order yours at the site. First single "I've Been Bored" is a heavy atmospheric rock banger that fans of past Superheaven tourmates like Nothing and Pity Sex should definitely check out. The video for that is also at and watchable below. Album artwork below too.

Superheaven are already on board for a few festivals, including Long Island's Spring Mixtape Fest on Saturday (3/28) (sold out), Asbury Park's Skate & Surf on May 16-17 (tickets), and Michigan's Bled Fest on 5/23 (tickets); and surrounding the latter two they'll go on a BrooklynVegan co-presented North American tour with two crunchy power pop bands, Diamond Youth and Rozwell Kid.

That tour begins in NYC the day before Skate & Surf at The Studio at Webster Hall on May 15. Tickets will be on sale soon.

All dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Superheaven announce new album, share first single, touring with Diamond Youth & Rozwell Kid (BV presents)"

photo: Ides of Gemini at Webster Hall in 2013 (more by Lukas Hodge)
Ides of Gemini

The Mountain Goats are set to tour this year, hitting NYC on April 9 at Webster Hall, and April 11 & 12 at City Winery, all three of which are sold out. Since we last spoke, the metal-loving John Darnielle & co added doom trio Ides of Gemini as an opener on several dates, including all three NYC shows.

You've also got another chance to catch Ides of Gemini in NYC. They play a headlining show while they're here on April 10 at Saint Vitus with local psych metal band Kosmodemonic and Cave In frontman Stephen Brodsky. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All IoG dates are listed, with a stream of their 2014 album on Neurot Recordings, Old World New Wave, below.

In related news, Stephen Brodsky's other band Mutoid Man are going on a BrooklynVegan/Invisible Oranges/Party Smasher Inc-presented tour with Dillinger Escape Plan and Primitive Weapons, for which tickets are on presale.

Continue reading "Ides of Gemini opening The Mountain Goats' tour, headlining dates too, including NYC with Stephen Brodsky"

Quilt in the studio with Jarvis Tavenier (via)

Quilt are currently in the studio with Woods' Jarvis Tavenier working on the new album, which should be out later this year. That's a shot from the studio, above. The band have a few shows in April surrounding Charlotte, VA's MACROCK festival and then in late spring Quilt open for Woods in NYC on June 16 at Rough Trade. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (3/27) at noon.

The Rough Trade show is a homecoming for Woods, who will be touring back from the Woodist Fest in Big Sur. Stops include a couple other festivals -- Sasquatch and Bonnaroo -- and all dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Quilt recording new album, touring, playing NYC with Woods who are also touring (dates)"

by Andrew Sacher

Memory Tapes

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...

Continue reading "Memory Tapes shares new single, announces tour (dates)"

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...

Continue reading "Ash releasing first new LP in eight years, share first single, playing Rough Trade before opening for Ride at T5 (dates)"

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...

Continue reading "listen to Blackout's new LP, see the release show w/ Hound"


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...

Continue reading "2015 NYC Popfest: daily lineups, afterparties and tickets"

photo: DEP at MHOW in 2013 (more by Rebecca Reed)

Tickets for the BrooklynVegan/Invisible Oranges/Party Smasher Inc-presented Dillinger Escape Plan / Mutoid Man / Primitive Weapons tour are on BV/IO presale for all dates now. You can get your using the PASSWORD, Partysmasher. Here are the dates and ticket links:

6/16 @ Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington DC (tickets)
6/17 @ Union Transfer, Philadelphia (tickets)
6/19 @ Royale Nightclub, Boston (tickets) -
6/20 @ Irving Plaza, NYC (tickets)
The Philly show is also with Rosetta.