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August 26, 2015

by Bill Pearis

(photo via Facebook)
Yonatan GatYonatan Gat

Former Monotonix frontman Yonatan Gat has a new record on the way, a two track, 12-minute "mini-album" made with his collaborative drummer Gal Lazer titled Physical Copy that was recorded in just three hours with Steve Albini at his Electrical Audio Studios. Gat's rhythm-heavy sound, propelled by Lazer, really benefits from Albini's touch (few record drums and give that "live" feeling as well as him). The record is out September 18 (pre-order) and we've got the premiere of one of it's sides, an instrumental simply titled "0." You can listen below.

For the real Yonatan Gat experience, you really need to see him live where his band's style -- usually set up on the floor and highly improvisational -- can be described as in-your-face. He'll be on tour this fall and the kickoff show is at Brooklyn's Rough Trade on September 12 with Innove Gnawa Band, and Honduras. Tickets are on sale now. All tour dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Yonatan Gat & Gal Lazer releasing Steve Albini-recorded mini-LP (listen to "0"), touring this fall"

Beach House

Beach House's new album Depression Cherry comes out this week via Sub Pop and the band is currently on tour in support of it. That tour previously did not include a NYC show, but now it includes a VERY intimate one happening Thursday (8/27) at Baby's All Right. Tickets go on sale Thursday at noon and they will sell out fast.

The band are also promising to play New York "many more times in the next year" so stay tuned for that. All dates below.

Continue reading "Beach House playing Baby's All Right THIS WEEK (updated tour dates)"

by Andrew Sacher

Fight Amp

Earlier this year, Fight Amp released their new album Constantly Off on Brutal Panda, and they're already following that with a two-song single on September 9 via Reptilian Records (pre-order). The single includes "No Trace" and "Hide Your Teeth," the latter of which features ex-Fight Amp/current Creepoid member Pat Troxell on backup vocals. "Hide Your Teeth" premieres in this post, and it's a crushing dose of noisy post-hardcore. Dig in, below.

Continue reading "Fight Amp releasing a new single ft. Pat of Creepoid (listen)"


Tickets for the six Dinosaur Jr  30th Anniversary shows at Bowery Ballroom go on BV presale today (8/26) at noon. PASSWORD = VEGANDINOSAUR.

If you miss out on the presale, general on-sale starts Friday (8/28) at noon.

by Bill Pearis

Future Punx

Future Punx's debut album, This is Post Wave, is out digitally this Friday (8/28) and you can listen to the whole record now -- a stream premieres in this post. With songs flowing into each other and callbacks/codas to others, it's a gleaming, seamless, fun, and highly danceable dystopian look our our post-everything world. Listen below.

The band start their first European tour this weekend but will be back in Brooklyn this fall just in time for the vinyl release of This is Post Wave (9/19). They'll play a record release party at Alphaville on October 2 with fellow Dull Tools band Pill and Wall. Flyer for the show, and a list of updated tour dates, is below.

Continue reading "Future Punx streaming 'This is Post Wave' LP, playing release party in Brooklyn after European tour"

St Vincent Taylor Swift Beck

If you've followed along with Taylor Swift's current tour at all, you probably know she's bringing out surprise guests at every tour stop. It's a pretty diverse list, but last night (8/25) in LA she made her first dip into "indie" by bringing out St. Vincent and Beck. They played Beck's "Dreams" from his upcoming still-untitled album, which you might end up calling "some indie record that's much cooler than hers." Video below.

Will Taylor continue to go deeper into indie? If so, indie musician Ed Droste of Grizzly Bear will probably not be her next collaboration. Following uproar against his recent tweets about Tay, he deleted his Twitter.

Continue reading "St. Vincent & Beck joined Taylor Swift on stage in LA last night for Beck's "Dreams" (watch); Ed Droste deleted his Twitter"

Arcade Fire The Reflektor Tapes

The 2015 edition of Pop Montreal is coming up in less than a month (September 16 - 20) and festival organizers have recently made a few additions to the already robust lineup. Perhaps most interesting is that Pop's film fest will have the world premiere of director Kahlil Joseph' Arcade Fire documentary The Reflektor Tapes which promises:

The film recontextualizes the album experience, transporting the viewer into a kaleidoscopic sonic and visual landscape. It charts the band's creative journey as they lay foundations for the album in Jamaica, record in Montreal and play an impromptu gig at a Haitian hotel on the first night of Carnival, before bringing their breathtaking live show to packed arenas in Los Angeles and London. The Reflektor Tapes blends never-before-seen personal interviews and moments captured by the band to dazzling effect, and features 15 minutes of exclusive unseen footage, filmed only for cinema audiences.
That is just ahead of the film's North American September 23 release date. It will be playing in NYC at Sunshine Cinema, BowTie Cinema Chelsea 9, East 86th St Cinema 4 in Manhattan and Williamsburg Cinema in Brooklyn. and tickets are on sale now for many of those screenings. You can watch the trailer for that below.

The full music lineup has been finalized and new additions include Seattle garage rock legends The Sonics, Doldrums, UK band All We Are, Prison Garde (the latest moniker of electronic musician Vaughn Robert Squire aka Sixtoo) and more. Other artists playing this year's Pop Montreal include Built to Spill, Giorgio Moroder, The Cribs, Mikal Cronin, Godflesh, Will Butler, Babes in Toyland, Thurston Moore, Stars of the Lid, Cannibal Ox, Besnard Lakes (performing as a 17-piece "orchestra"), Viet Cont, The Orb, and more.

There are also lots of panel discussions and lectures happening via the Pop Symposium, including one with Canadian songwriter Andy Kim (the man behind The Archies' "Sugar Sugar" and other bubblegum hits),

Festival passes and day passes are still available. Full Pop Montreal music and film lineups are listed below.

Continue reading "Arcade Fire doc 'The Reflektor Tapes' premiering at 2015 Pop Montreal before North American release ++ fest's full lineup"

by Andrew Sacher

photo: Julia Holter at Bowery Ballroom in 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Julia Holter

Julia Holter is releasing her new album Have You In My Wilderness on September 25 via Domino, and today she released its second single, "Sea Calls Me Home." Like lead single "Feel You," this new one is some of her biggest-sounding stuff yet but without losing the intimacy that made her earlier work so great. Check it out below.

Julia also announced a tour, which includes a West Coast run with Beirut, an East Coast one-off in NYC, and then she's off to Europe, Japan and Australia.

The NYC show happens October 24 at Rough Trade. Tickets go on sale Friday (8/28) at noon.

ALl dates are listed, with the new song, below...

Continue reading "Julia Holter releases new song, announces tour (dates, stream)"

photos by David Andrako

Big K.R.I.T. in Prospect Park - 7/31/15
Big Krit

The insanely-prolific Big K.R.I.T. so far hasn't released an album/mixtape this year, which is rare for him, but he did just announce a lengthy international tour for this fall. It's dubbed the "Kritically Acclaimed" tour, and includes dates in Australia and North America.

The tour hits NYC on October 28 at Highline Ballroom. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

Earlier this summer, Big K.R.I.T. played a Celebrate Brooklyn show in Prospect Park with Angel Haze. Check out a couple more pictures (like the one above) from that, via the Celebrate Brooklyn Facebook, below...

Continue reading "Big K.R.I.T. announces 2015 fall tour (dates)"

cantaloupe capital of the world

Tickets to the BrooklynVegan-presented Deerhunter/Atlas Sound show at Irving Plaza go on BrooklynVegan presale today at 10 AM (password: VEGANFRONTIER)

Tickets to The Weeknd, Travi$ Scott, and Banks shows at Prudential Center, Madison Square Garden and Barclays Center go on Live Nation presale today at 10 AM (password: MADNESS).

Tickets to the Travis Scott show at Gramercy Theatre go on Music Geeks presale today at 10 AM (password: MUSICGEEKS).

Tickets to the !!! (chk chk chk) shows at Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to the The World Is a Beautiful Place and I am No Longer Afraid to Die and Foxing show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to the Gary Clark Jr. show at Terminal 5 go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Seattle electronic duo Beat Connection play Mercury Lounge on November 25. Tickets go on AmEx presale today at noon with the general on-sale starting Friday (8/28) at noon.

Mac Miller is playing a sold-out show at Bowery Ballroom in September and just added a show at Huntington, NY's The Paramount on December 15 and Terminal 5 on December 16. Tickets go on AmEx presale for T5 and venue presale for The Paramount today at 10 AM.

The Movielife will continue their reunion when they open The Starting Line's holiday show on December 27 at Starland Ballroom with Somos. Tickets are on sale now.

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