November 19, 2014
Marilyn Manson is playing Terminal 5 on January 26. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale at noon today, Ticketmaster presale at noon on Thursday (11/20), and general on-sale at noon on Friday (11/21).
You can also catch The Lone Bellow with Odessa at Bowery Ballroom on March 25 and MHOW on March 26. Tickets for those shows go on AmEx presale at noon today and the general on-sale begins at noon on Friday (11/21).
The Districts are playing Bowery Ballroom on February 10 with Pine Barons. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon with a general on sale starting at noon on Friday (11/21).
The Ting Tings are playing Bowery Ballroom on January 20 and Rough Trade on January 21. Tickets for those shows go on AmEx presale today at noon with a general on sale starting at noon on Friday (11/21).
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.
Bono at the Meadowlands in 2011 (more by Greg Cristman)
When Bono's cycling accident in Central Park was first reported, it didn't sound terribly serious. U2 had posted, "Bono has injured his arm in a cycling spill in Central Park and requires some surgery to repair it. We're sure he'll make a full recovery soon, so we'll be back!," which seemed like a speedy recovery was on the way. However, an update from Rolling Stone reveals otherwise. Bono was reportedly in surgery for five hours, and...
The singer suffered numerous serious injuries, including a "facial fracture involving the orbit of his eye," three separate fractures of his left shoulder blade and a fracture of his left humerus bone in his upper arm. The latter injury was particularly damaging, with the bone shattering in six different places and tearing through his skin.In order to recover, Bono will apparently "require intensive and progressive therapy," but they do expect a full recovery. Get well soon Bono.
According to orthopedic trauma surgeon Dean Lorich, MD, "[Bono] was taken emergently to the operating room...where the elbow was washed out and debrided, a nerve trapped in the break was moved and the bone was repaired with three metal plates and 18 screws." On Monday, Bono underwent a second surgery to repair a fractured left pinky finger.
by Rob Sperry-Fromm
Planning for Burial at Saint Vitus in 2011 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
New Jersey's Planning For Burial, who released the excellent Desideratum earlier this year, is heading out on a short run of east coast dates this month into December. He'll be hitting NYC for a show at Grand Victory on November 30, which will feature support from Phily's Psychic Teens (who just put out a new 7"), Street Sects nad Hex Cult. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.
Planning For Burial also recently released a split with Minnesota goth/post-punk crew Liar In Wait. Planning For Burial's track, "Mischief Night," which you can stream below, is really a continuation of the more accessible flavors of Desideratum, showcasing a strongly developed take on shoegaze and post-rock. Its a legitimately lush, beautiful, enveloping listen. Check it out, with the list of dates, below...
Deafheaven at Sasquatch 2014 (more by Chris & Rae Graham)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
"Top Secret!" @ Death by Audio
There's only four nights left of much-loved Death by Audio and none of the remaining lineups have been announced. Who could it be tonight?
TV on the Radio @ Rough Trade
TV on the Radio may not all live in NYC anymore but it remains their spiritual home. They celebrate their new album, Seeds, with four shows here this week. For tonight's show you need to buy a copy of the new album at Rough Trade to get into the show. Doors at 7:30 PM with the show at 8.
Fred Armisen, Jim Gaffigan, David Cross, Janeane Garofalo, Ted Leo, Greg Barris, Regina Spektor, Ira Glass, Jena Friedman @ Irving Plaza
Tonight's a benefit for Doctors Without Borders (who are on the front lines of dealing with the ebola crisis in Africa) starring a cavalcade of comedy and musical talent. Tickets are still available.
Deafheaven, Beast Patrol @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
The genre-defying black metal/post-rock/shoegaze force that is Deafheaven puts on shows that actually deserve to be called "epic" and if nothing else, there's not a dull moment watching frontman George Clarke on stage. This was free with RSVP which is now closed.
Mobb Deep, Smoke DZA, Fat Tony @ Knitting Factory
Though the new album Mobb Deep put out this year didn't quite live up to the 1995 album it was named after, The Infamous is still a stone cold classic and any chance to hear those songs live is worth taking. In all their years, apparently the Queensbridge duo have never played Brooklyn, and tonight's show is billed as their first-ever gig in the borough. It also doubles as a celebration for Knitting Factory's 5th anniversary in Brooklyn and has a good undercard.
Jonathan Richman @ The Bell House
With a naive charm and post-VU minimal style, Jonathan Richman has been charming audiences for 40 years. This is the second of two shows at The Bell House.
DJ Mustard, Nadus, Austin Millz, Jasonscott @ Output
We all know DJ Mustard from hearing his tag "Mustard on the beat, ho!" on like, every song on Hot 97, but the man behind hits from YG, Ty Dolla $ign, Tinashe, Jeezy, 2 Chainz, Tyga and so many more is behind them for a reason. He knows his way around a beat.
The Hold Steady @ The Space at Westbury
Though you'll have two chances to party with everyone's favorite literate bar rockers on and right before New Year's Eve in NYC, tonight you can catch them for free (with RSVP) just outside of the city.
Andrew Wyatt (of Miike Snow), Sky White Tiger, SINCE, Prince Rama (DJ set), Rinsed (DJ set) @ Baby's All Right
Baby's is often hoppin' with a party crowd and with a lineup of DJs and performers like this, it looks like tonight's gonna be one of those nights.
Seu Jorge @ Blue Note
Best known here in America for acting in City of God and The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (which he scored using only acoustic, Portuguese David Bowie covers), but Brazilian artist Seu Jorge has been making music since the '90s. This is part of his eight-night run at the Blue Note.
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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November 18, 2014
Well that didn't take long. Earlier today, a Ride reunion was teased and now it's officially been announced that the legendary shoegazers will bless us with their first shows since their 1996 breakup in 2015! As speculated, they will in fact play Barcelona's Primavera Sound Festival (with The Strokes and more TBA) and they've also announced two North American dates so far, one of which is at NYC's Terminal 5 on June 4 (same place fellow reunited shoegazers Slowdive just played). Tickets will be on sale soon.
Check out the full list of reunion dates (via Pitchfork) and listen to Ride's classic 1990 debut Nowhere and 1992's sophomore LP Going Blank Again...
Helmet at Webster Hall in 2012 (more by Chris LaPutt)
'90s heavy genre-defying legends Helmet recently celebrated their classic 1994 album Betty on a European tour, and they've now begun announcing North American dates for 2015. One of those is a Betty show happening in NYC on February 21 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for the Bowery show go on AmEx presale Wednesday (11/19) at noon and to the general public at noon on Friday (11/21).
only other currently announced dates are a festival in Chile in December and a DC show happening a few days after the NYC show. It seems likely that more could be announced, so stay tuned.
UPDATE: A full tour has been announced including a second NYC show happening February 22 at Saint Vitus. Each show will feature Helmet playing a Betty set and a full second set, no opener. Tickets for Saint Vitus also go on sale Friday at noon.
All dates are listed, with a stream of Betty, below...
Blood Orange at FYF 2014 (more by Adela Loconte)
As mentioned, Julian Casablancas + Voidz are currently on their tour, and will play NYC next week at NYC's Hammerstein Ballroom on 11/25 with Shabazz Palaces. Added to that bill is Blood Orange who you may have seen opening for the Voidz at Shea Stadium). Tickets for what's now a pretty strong triple bills are still available, and we're also giving away a pair.
Contest details, and updated list of dates, below...
photos by Amanda Hatfield; words by Bill Pearis
Future Punx / Priests / Downtown Boys @ DbA 11/17/2014
Monday night (11/17) was the last show on Death by Audio's schedule that had a posted lineup, and with no "special guests" it was also probably the last one to feel like a regular night at DbA before these final, possible bananas shows begin. Which is to say, a lot of fun with a great lineup of bands. DC quartet Priests were officially the undercard of the night but felt like headliners -- it was the most packed, with the most crowd reaction of the evening -- and they certainly have the skills and stage presence to carry a show. I've seen some less-than-awesome Priests shows but they were on fire last night. Priests' sound is a danceable mix of punk, post-punk and new wave styles and they do it very well, plus singer Katie Alice Glass has the kind of magnetism that was made for fronting a band like this. A knockout set.
Priests also benefited from a great lead-in, Providence< RI's Downtown Boys who share a label (Sister Polygon/Don Giovanni), sound and ideology. Downtown Boys are definitely more politically minded and their idealism, passion and spirit was carried the day. The X-Ray Spex/Romeo Void style saxophones didn't hurt either.
Following Priests is no easy thing to do but Future Punx kept the night going with pure fun, thanks to their update of Devo/Oingo Boingo hyper-new wave. With black lights, projects and heavy fog completing the picture, it was a great way to end the night. The show doubled as a release party for their brand new EP, I'm So Inspired, which is out via Dull Tools and streamable below.
The night started with duo Pinkwash who are also on Sister Polygon/Don Giovanni and make noisy punk with some mathy/proggy bits to augment the shouting; and openers B Boys who at times sounded so much like Chairs Missing-era Wire that I thought the last song might be a cover. Pictures from the whole night are in this post.
This show followed Fiasco on Sunday, Les Savy Fav on Saturday, and a handful of other bigger shows including Parquet Courts, Deerhoof, Woods, Screaming Females, Ted Leo, Speedy Ortiz, Dirty on Purpose, JEFF the Brotherhood, venue co-founders and residents A Place to Bury Strangers, Ty Segall, and Dan Deacon. Tonight begins the last five nights at DbA, all of which are "Top Secret!" lineups.
More pictures of Future Punx/Priests/etc below...
Foo Fighters in Chicago in October (more by James Richards IV)
Foo Fighters put out their stadium rock album, Sonic Highways, earlier this month, and now they've announced a tour where they'll appropriately be playing stadiums. Following a NJ show at Susquehanna Bank Center (7/6), the Foos will hit NYC on July 16 at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets. In order to "beat the bots" (aka scalper bots), there will be a box office-only presale for most dates starting Saturday (11/22) at 10 AM local time. You can visit the band's website for the complete list of box office locations. You'll just have to camp out for tickets like people did in the ol' days.
The NY and NJ shows, and other dates, are with the UK-loved rockers Royal Blood, but on a much cooler note, several other dates are with Mission of Burma (sometimes we need a reminder that Grohl actually does come from an amazing punk background). Their sold-out Chicago gig is also stacked with cool openers: Cheap Trick, Naked Raygun and Urge Overkill. All dates are listed below.
Speaking of Grohl's amazing punk background, anyone remember that Nirvana interview where they're talking about playing at the same festival as Extreme, and when Krist Novoselic says "I'm not even really sure if they're aware that things can actually operate on a different level" regarding their way of musical life vs Nirvana's, Dave interrupts and says "I don't think they're aware of how much they SUCK!" Would the Dave Grohl of today, who says Lorde represents the Nirvana aesthetic, ever diss a mainstream rock band in a public interview like that?
Meanwhile, Extreme celebrate the 25th anniversary of their album Pornograffiti at a Long Island show on January 24. Tickets go on sale Friday (11/21) if you're into that sort of thing. We're pretty sure we're doing laundry that day.
Watch that Nirvana interview, with the list of Foo Fighters dates, below...
Wino with Saint Vitus at Saint Vitus Bar in 2012 (more by Samantha Marble)
As we've discussed, iconic Saint Vitus frontman Scott "Wino" Weinrich was recently deported from Norway for possession of illegal substances during the band's ongoing European tour. The band has continued the tour in Wino's absence, and word subsequently came out that the illegal substance in question was methamphetamine. In the wake of this troubling news, Wino has released an official statement (via Decibel) that discusses the circumstances surrounding the arrest and the fact that he is seeking treatment for addiction. The entire statement is posted below...