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July 6, 2015

by Andrew Sacher

Denzel Curry

Florida rapper/producer Denzel Curry is a collaborator and past tourmate of Deniro Farrar, and a former member of SpaceGhostPurrp's Raider Klan collective. Last month he put out his latest release, a double EP called 32 Zel / Planet Shrooms, which he executive produced with Mark M. Maturah and Christopher "Freebase" Valencia. As you may have guessed from the title and his SpaceGhostPurrp association, it's drugged-out atmospheric rap. But Denzel balances the hazy production with aggression and complexity in his rapping. You can stream the whole double EP below. Denzel also has another mixtape in his Kings of the Mischievous South series coming, and recently released the loose freestyle "6 Billion Dollar Nigga" (produced by Ronny J). You can stream that below too.

Denzel is currently on a short European tour that wraps up this week, and he'll play NYC on August 6 at SOB's. Tickets are on sale now.

That's his only US show announced at the moment. All dates are listed, with the streams, below...

Continue reading "stream Denzel Curry's new double EP, see him in NYC"

photo: Mudhoney @ MHOW, 2013 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
Mudhoney

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

Mudhoney, Pampers @ Bowery Ballroom
Having just returned from a European tour, grunge punk icons Mudhoney are in town for two shows. Tonight's the first and if you're going definitely don't miss the bruising art-punk of openers Pampers.

Nude Beach, Outer Spaces, MPHO, RIPS @ Silent Barn
Brooklyn's Nude Beach excel at the kind of anthemic, heartland indie rock that the Midwest did so well in the '80s. This show also features promising indie rockers Outer Spaces and MPHO, aka Mark Perro of The Men and Holly Overton of Juniper Rising.

Goatwhore, Ringworm, Black Breath, Theories @ Saint Vitus
There's basically nowhere better to be in NYC tonight if you're a metalhead. NOLA vets Goatwhore headline, Ringworm and Black Breath bring the high-quality metallic hardcore, and deathgrind newcomers Theories start things off. Great bill all around.

Statik Selektah w/ special guest @ Santos
Veteran hip hop producer Statik Selektah releases his new album tomorrow and celebrates with a release show tonight. The album's stacked with killer guests, including Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$, Talib Kweli, Sean Price, Smif N Wessun, Bodega Bamz, Skyzoo, Rapsody, comedian Hannibal Buress, and still many more, and he's saying select guests will be appearing at this show.

Night Train @ Littlefield
Seaton Smith subs for regular Night Train host Wyatt Cenac, and tonight's comedy talent includes Aparna Nancherla, Claudia Cogan, Tyler Richardson, Maeve Higgins, Chris Laker, and more.

Mandingo Ambassadors @ Union Pool
Monday's at Union Pool are usually home to Rev. Anderson and his Love Choir, but they've got the night off and in their place is Mamady Kouyaté's group Mandingo Ambassadors who carry on the Guinean dance band tradition. Two sets tonight: 10:30 PM and midnight, both free.

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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July 5, 2015

by Bill Pearis

Dick Diver celebrating American freedom in Cleveland (photo via @Dick_Divas)
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Australia's Dick Diver are currently on tour in the US, and have just added an NYC show TONIGHT (7/5) at Cake Shop with Green Pages and Beastie Vee. That show is $8 at the door. You can also catch Dick Diver on Tuesday (7/7) at Baby's All Right with Lightning Bug (tickets). If you haven't checked out Dick Diver's terrific new album, Melbourne, Florida, it's loaded with sparkling guitar pop (with just enough dust on its boots), you can stream it below.

Green Pages, who open tonight, features members of German Measles, Beets, Sapphire Mansions and make scrappy, catchy indie rock and you can stream their three-song demo below. Beastie Vee features members of Tall Juan's band.

Updated Dick Diver tour dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Dick Diver on tour, playing last-minute Cake Shop show tonight"

Lifter Puller at D4th of July (via Hold Steady Twitter)
Lifter Puller

Dillinger Four celebrated their 21st anniversary and America's independence yesterday with their D4th of July festival in Minneapolis that also included Against Me!, Scared of Chaka, Toys That Kill, and more. Earlier in the day, Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn mentioned on Instagram that he'd be going, and started posting old fliers of his old band Lifter Puller's past shows with Dillinger Four. As it turned out, Craig ended up reuniting with his Lifter Puller bandmates for their first show in 12 years at the fest! Watch videos below.

Craig also has a new solo album coming.

Continue reading "watch Craig Finn reunite Lifter Puller at Dillinger Four's July 4th festival"

photo: Chris Gethard @ Rough Trade (more by Ryan Muir)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Dick Diver, Green Pages, Beastie Vee @ Cake Shop
Australia's Dick Diver are in the fine jangly tradition of The Go-Betweens, making heartfelt guitar pop with just enough rust on the edges. This is just-added show and openers Green Pages feature members of a number of Cake Shop regulars (German Measels, Sapphire Mansions / The Beets). $8 at the doo.

Swirlies, Laced, Kudgel, DJ Ning Nong @ Baby's All Right
Veteran shoegaze band Swirlies are touring in support of new reissue of their seminal Blonder Tongue Audio Baton LP, and while they aren't performing it in full like they did at Silent Barn yesterday, expect a lot of that album tonight. Also on the bill are fellow Boston vets Kudgel (who Swirlies released a split with in 1992) and Laced, the punky side project of Beach Fossils Dustin Payseur.

Dikembe, Slingshot Dakota, Big Eater, For Everest @ Shea Stadium
Gainesville emo revivalists Dikembe were set to be on tour with Empire! Empire!, who had to drop off, but Dikembe still made it here and they play with driving pop duo Slingshot Dakota.

Wild Pink, Gulfer, Vasudeva, Living Room, People Like You @ Cameo
Speaking of emo revival, if you dig mathy Kinsella-style emo, this whole bill (except Wild Pink, who are more indie rock) has elements of that.

Chris Gethard @ Union Hall
Chris is doing another of his "Career Suicide" shows at Union Hall, which will have "an hour of stand up focusing on suicide, alcoholism, and all the other funniest parts of life."

The Grateful Dead's Chicago shows are this weekend, and there are a few places you can watch the simulcast in the NYC-area.

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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July 4, 2015

4th of July Dogs 2015

Happy Fourth of July! Pleaser check out our guide to holiday events and fireworks, and you can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of today and tonight's shows. Meanwhile, here are some highlights...

Swirlies, Krill, Advaeta @ Silent Barn
Veteran shoegaze act Swirlies play their first of two NYC shows this weekend. This one is especially enticing as they're playing their 1993 album, Blonder Tongue Audio Baton in its entirety for "(probably) the first time and (maybe) the last time ever."

Kool A.D., Cities Aviv, Yung Gutted @ Aviv
If your idea of celebrating America's independence involves seeing left-field rappers, Aviv is the place for you to be tonight.

Festival of Independance w/ Freedy Johnston, Prince Rama, Salt Cathedral, more @ South Street Seaport
South Street Seaport hosts a wide variety of musical acts across three stages at this all-day music fest. Singer-songwriter Freedy Johnston and new age / space age duo Prince Rama are highlights. The Seaport's also a good place to watch the Macy's fireworks extravaganza.

Summer Thunder w/ Joe Bataan @ Union Pool
It's the Independence Day edition of Union Pool's free summer series, today's headlined by Latin Soul great and Summer Thunder vet Joe Bataan. Festivities start around 2 PM with band going on just a little later.

Warm Up w/ Nicky Siano, Virgo Four, Cut Copy DJs, Galcher Lustwerk b2b DJ Richard, and Bobbito Garcia aka Kool Bob Love @ MoMA Ps1
The Warm Up series continues, bringing another full day of forward thinking electronic music to MoMA PS1's outdoor courtyard.

Crazy and The Brains, Toby Goodshank, Little Cobweb, The Ben Pagano Band, Preston Spurlock @ Palisades
If you like classic '70s-style punk, but have thought to yourself "needs more xylophone," you're not alone. The members of Crazy & the Brains had this same thought, and they deliver their xylophone-filled punk in a way that sounds a lot better live than it does on paper.

Living Colour @ Commodore Barry Park (International African Arts Festival)
The International African Arts Festival began Thursday and runs through Sunday. Today's the third day, and features alt-metal vets Living Colour headlining. Admission is a suggested donation of $5 (or $2 for children).

Chromeo @ Surf Lodge
If you're out in Montauk for the holiday weekend, The Surf Lodge seems to be a cool place to catch popular bands playing very intimate shows. For example, tonight it's Montreal's dancepop duo Chromeo who last summer headlined SummerStage in Central Park.

The Grateful Dead's Chicago shows are this weekend, and there are a few places you can watch the simulcast in the NYC-area.


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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July 3, 2015

by Andrew Sacher

Statik Selektah

Veteran hip hop producer Statik Selektah is following last year's What Goes Around with another solo album, Lucky 7, on Tuesday (7/7) via Showoff/Duck Down. Like its predecessor, it's insanely stacked with impressive guests. Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$, Ab-Soul, Big K.R.I.T., Talib Kweli, Sean Price, Smif N Wessun, Skyzoo, Bodega Bamz, Rapsody, A$AP Twelvyy, Royce Da 5'9", comedian Hannibal Buress and more show up on this thing. Check out three unsurprisingly-fire singles -- "All You Need" (ft. Action Bronson, Ab-Soul, Elle Varner), "Beautiful Life" (ft. Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$) and "Top Tier" (ft. Sean Price, Bun B, Styles P) -- below.

Statik Selektah is celebrating the album in NYC the day before it comes out at Santos Party House (7/6), and he's promising that guests from the album will show up. Maybe it's a stretch to assume that say, Ab-Soul or Big K.R.I.T. will be in town, but it doesn't seem crazy to expect Bronson, Joey, Talib or any of the other locals. Tickets are on sale now.

Talib Kweli is in the midst of a three-night NYC run. He just played Brooklyn Bowl the past two nights, and will be in Commodore Barry Park today (7/3) for the International African Arts Festival.

Joey Bada$$ & Pro Era are doing their big Steez Day show on Tuesday (7/7) at Central Park SummerStage with Flatbush Zombies, The Underachievers, Phony Ppl, Smoke DZA and more, plus Statik Selektah on DJ duties. After that, Pro Era, Flatbush Zombies and The Underachievers head to Highline Ballroom for a late-night show (11:15 PM doors). Central Park is sold out but tickets for Highline are still available.

Statik Selektah song streams and tracklist below...

Continue reading "Statik Selektah celebrating LP ft. Action Bronson, Ab-Soul, Joey Bada$$, Talib Kweli & more in NYC with special guests"

tickets

Tickets for the Revocation and Cannabis Corpse show at The Studio at Webster Hall go on sale at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Cult of Luna and Kylesa show at Gramercy Theatre go on sale at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Caspian and Circle Takes the Square show at Rough Trade go on sale at noon.

Tickets for the Stars of the Lid show at St. Agnes Church go on sale at noon.

Jim Gaffigan and Jeannie Gaffigan are appearing on Ron Bennington's Unmasked for a live-taping at Carolines on Broadway on July 9. Tickets are available for raffle via Twitter.

Capitol Records-signed In the Valley Below, whose new video was filmed on the top of their label's iconic building in the band's hometown, is touring in the fall, but first they play a free Fiat-presented show at Baby's All Right in Brooklyn on July 14. RSVP is required (email itvbrsvp@townsquaremedia.com to RSVP).

'90s-style rockers Rozwell Kid and Soda Bomb are playing Shea Stadium on August 9 with Pocket Hercules and Baked. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

French house producer Fred Falke is playing Output on July 10 with Cut Snake and Eagles & Butterflies. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.

Browse our NYC Concert Calendar for shows happening today and every day - comedy shows, heavy metal concerts (courtesy of our heavy metal blog), and free shows included.

photo: George Clinton @ Beekman Beer Garden, 2011 (more by Chris La Putt)
George Clinton

It's Independence Day Weekend and we've got a guide to holiday events/concerts, and you can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Meanwhile, here are some highlights...

George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic, Fonky Kong @ Governors Island
It's the "Funk n' Cue" bash, starring interplanetary groovemaster George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic. Opening is Fonky Kong, who feature a member of Lettuce. Doors are at 5 PM.

Evan Caminiti, Circuit Des Yeux, Ancient Ocean @ Trans-Pecos
Circuit des Yeux (aka Haley Fohr) recently released her new album, In Plain Speech, which is her first for Thrill Jockey and first with a full band. The band is also on tour with her, and tonight's her first of two NYC shows. Headlining is her Thrill Jockey labelmate Evan Caminiti (aka one half of Barn Owl).

Sasha, SCUBA, Guti, Agoria, Kate Simko, Brad Miller, Joris Voorn @ Verboten StageONE at 50 Kent
The long weekend starts early with all-day "Last Day on Earth" party which is the first of the big shows Verboten is presenting at 50 Kent. Doors at noon.

Juan Atkins, DUST, Reade Truth, Alex From Queens @ Good Room
Keep dancing late into the evening with this party headlined by techno originator Juan Atkins.

Old Wounds, Vein, Go Deep, Icarus @ Grand Victory
NJ's Old Wounds released their second album, The Suffering Spirit, this week, offering up more of their crushing metallic hardcore. If you're going, it's also worth catching 6131 signees Go Deep, who make pissed-off heavy hardcore.

Talib Kweli @ Commodore Barry Park (International African Arts Festival)
The Interntional African Arts Festival began Thursday and runs through Sunday. Today's the second date, and features local hip hop veteran Talib Kweli headlining. Admission is a suggested donation of $5 (or $2 for children).

The Gradients, Bambara, Heaven's Gate, The Cradle @ Palisades
This is a very solid bill of NYC indie rock, which serves as the tour kickoff for The Gradients and The Cradle. In between are the very boisterous Bambara, and the muscular, melodic/dreamy sounds of Heaven's Gate.

Ital, Umfang, Pictureplane, Cities Aviv @ Lot 45
Local dancefloor-movers Ital, Umfang and Pictureplane team up with rap weirdo Cities Aviv for this late-night party at Bushwick restaurant/bar/venue Lot 45 (411 Troutman St). It's free before 11 PM, and $10 after that.

Crime in Stereo, Incendiary, Royal Psalms @ Saint Vitus
If you dig Long Island hardcore, this bill is tailor-made for you with the long-running melodic band Crime In Stereo and the newer, more metallic Incendiary.

Pile, The Austerity Program, Couch Slut @ The Bell House
If you dig the sounds of noisy underground '90s rock, this whole lineup should appeal to you. Describing the entire bill, Justin from The Austerity Program says it offers "three takes on the question nobody asked in 1994: "All the people buying these AmRep seven-inches, what will their music sound like in about two decades?" Your tl/dr answer: Pile = "rock-y", The Austerity Program = "pound-y", Couch Slut = " gonorrhea-y"." There you have it.

Izzy True, Vagabon, Fern Mayo, Painted Zeros @ Silent Barn
Don Giovanni-signed singer/songwriter Izzy True has a sound that's part anti-folk, part indie rock on her debut EP that came out on DG this week.

The Growlers @ Surf Lodge
If you're out in Montauk for the holiday weekend, The Surf Lodge seems to be a cool place to catch popular bands playing very intimate shows. Tonight it's garagey party-rockers The Growlers.

The Grateful Dead's Chicago shows are this weekend, and there are a few places you can watch the simulcast in the NYC-area.

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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July 2, 2015

Pearl Jam

Those sneaky boys in Pearl Jam tweeted the above picture and wrote "Stay tuned." We have no idea what this means, but a little detective work shows that the picture has a striking similarity to NYC subway entrances. Will they give up the road for platform busking? Perhaps they'll be doing something bigger in NYC? Gothamist points out that there's a crowdfunding campaign to get them to play Forest Hills Stadium, but Daniel Sheffer, one of the organizers behind that campaign, thinks it's more likely they're playing the Global Citizens Festival happening September 26 in Central Park. The only confirmed performer at the moment is... Ed Sheeran.

In other news, Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament helped bring Browning, Montana a new skatepark. It opened this past Friday (6/26), and Jeff was in attendance. Flathead Beacon reports:

For a remote reservation town not accustomed to receiving much recognition, the Browning community hosted a monumental party at the park's official opening, with none other than Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament in attendance - not to play bass guitar with his legendary, Seattle-based rock band, but to skateboard with some new friends.

Thunder Park was funded in large part through a $250,000 donation from Ament, who has been doling out cash for skateparks on and near reservation land all over Montana in an effort to inject active, creative outlets for young people in depressed economies.

"This all started when I was skating in St. Ignatius and I met two kids from Browning and they were just ripping," Ament said. "I asked them if they had a skatepark, and they told me about these two ramps at the bingo hall."

Maybe this is Jeff's way of dealing with a midlife crisis?