December 16, 2014
The Gaslight Anthem at ACL 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
The Gaslight Anthem recently announced a tour with The Scandals and Northcote which hits NYC on February 28 at Terminal 5. Not surprisingly, that show sold right out, but those three bands have now added a second NYC show happening February 26 at Webster Hall. Tickets for the newly-added show go on fan club presale today (12/16) at 10 AM with the general on-sale starting 10 AM on Friday (12/19).
Updated Gaslight Anthem dates are listed below...
Girlpool at BV-CMJ 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
It's been just over a year since The Le Sigh put out the first edition of their zine and accompanying compilation tape, and the blog's second release is coming on December 21. The blog and zine highlight women in music and art, and the second issue of their zine is themed around "The Occult." It features unpublished work from artists Faye Orlove, Phoebe Harris, Caitlin Hazell, Ilenia Madelaire, Beth Heinly, Hana Haley, Samantha Conlon, Alana Questell, Leah Rials and Lindsay Bottos.
Girlpool, Slutever, All Dogs, Parasol, Fleabite, Jawbreaker Reunion, Free Cake for Every Creature, Littler, Gurr, Alice, Boy Spit, Marge, Florist, Cyberbully Mom Club, Cynthia Ann Schemmer, Couples Counseling, Harmony Tividad, Adult Mom, Zone Out, Manors and SALES have all contributed tunes to the accompanying tape, you can check out Girlpool's track "Alone At The Show" below.
The Le Sigh is throwing a release party for the tape in NYC at The Silent Barn on Sunday (12/21) with performances from Jawbreaker Reunion, Free Cake for Every Creature, Manors and Adult Mom. You can pick up the zine/tape combo for $20 and the tape will be available on its own for $8 at the show. $8 at the door gets you in.
Though they won't be at the release show, Girlpool did just re-release their debut EP on Wichita and are playing a few dates around California in the coming months. Those dates are listed, with their contribution to the tape and the Silent Barn show flyer, below...
Lou Reed at Tibet House benefit in 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
When you started playing little punk clubs in California, I imagine the furthest thing from your mind was the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.The 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees were announced back in October, and now they've revealed that Lou Reed, Green Day, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Bill Withers, and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band have all been inducted into the Rock Hall. Additionally, Ringo Starr will be honored with the Award of Excellence, and The "5" Royales with the Early Influence Award.
We've known each other since we were 10. We came up as the MTV kids. I think at some point, when we started getting into punk rock, we thought it was never going to go this route. We never thought we'd actually get on MTV. The stuff that was on there was all surface. I don't know, man. It's just a trip. [Billie Joe Armstrong to Rolling Stone]
The awards ceremony takes place on April 18 in Cleveland. Tickets for that go on sale at 10 AM on 12/18.
The Smiths, Nine Inch Nails, Chic, N.W.A., Sting, and Kraftwerk were all also nominated, but not inducted.
The Decemberists in Austin in 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
Having shared "Make You Better" and "Lake Song" from their new album, What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World, The Decemberists have now put out a third new single, "The Wrong year." Check out the lyric video below.
The album will be out January 20 via Capitol, and they'll be on tour with Alvvays soon too.
by Andrew Sacher
Electric Wizard at MDF 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
The last time Electric Wizard played the US was MDF 2012, and that was their first show here since 2002. Now the UK doom masters have announced a full North American tour for 2015 with Satan's Satyrs kicking off in Philly in late March and ending on April 19 in LA! The tour includes a NYC show happening on April 2 at Webster Hall, which looks like it will be their first show in the city since playing North Six in 2002. Tickets for Webster go on sale at 10 AM on Friday (12/19). All dates are listed below.
Electric Wizard released their eighth album this year, the excellent Time to Die. It's the kind of evil psychedelic doom that EW mastered on their seminal albums Come My Fanatics... and Dopethrone that still no one does quite like them. Watch a fan-made, band-approved video for "We Love the Dead" from that album, with the tour flyer and list of dates, below.
How to Dress Well @ The Slipper Room in June (more by Chris La Putt)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
How to Dress Well, Porcelain Raft, Heems (DJ) @ Glasslands
How to Dress Well continues to progress from his lo-fi R&B beginnings into a real-deal songwriter with much higher production, and this year's "What Is This Heart?" is his best example of that yet. Tonight's his first of two NYC appearances in NYC this week (though tomorrow's will be a less conventional show), and this is one of the last-ever shows at the soon-to-close venue. Sold out.
Reflection Eternal, Black Moon, Smif N Wessun, Chelsea Reject, Niko Is @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
It's Duck Down's annual holiday party, headlined by Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek's duo Reflection Eternal, who haven't played since 2010. Fellow Duck Down vets Black Moon and Smif N Wessun are on there too, along two newer artists. BrooklynVegan is proudly co-sponsoring this one.
Yelawolf @ Gramercy Theatre
Fast-talking southern rapper Yelawolf returns to NYC to headline Gramercy Theatre tonight. He's got a new album in the works for 2015. Maybe he'll play some of that tonight.
Frenchkiss Holiday Party @ Baby's All Right
Record label Frenchkiss is celebrating the holidays at Baby's tonight and a special guest is promised. Any idea who it'll be?
Rhett Miller, Jen Kirkman, Dave Hill, Wyatt Cenac @ City Winery
It's Rhett Miller's annual holiday show with a variety of music and comedy performers (Dave Hill is kinda both).
Gross Relations, Total Girlfriend Experience, Hounds Basket, Dahl Haus @ Knitting Factory
Recalling the fuzzy/synthy indie rock of bands like The Rentals, Brooklyn band Gross Relations make easily digestible pop of their own. They headline this local lineup tonight.
Dan St. Germain's "Christmas Spooktacular" @ Union Hall
Famed bearded New York comic Dan St. Germain is bringing his stand up to Union Hall tonight. He's truly redefined the comedy hustle, performing at every venue from The Stand to Conan in the past few months. Now, he's showcasing his talents in his home turf and bringing some talented friends along with him. Joining the "Spooktacular" is none other than Brooks Wheelan (SNL), Jared Logan (Comedy Central), Kevin Barnett (Sleepwalk With Me), Jacqueline Novak (fresh off her new album "Quality Notions"), and comedy duo Team Submarine (Chicago Sketchfest, NPR, UCB).
Slonk Donkerson, Dances, Heliotropes, Jangula @ Rough Trade
Here's a very solid lineup of Brooklyn indie, including the straight-up guitar pop of Slonk Donkerson and the heavy riffage of Heliotropes.
Estelle @ BB King's Blues Club
UK R&B and soul star Estelle (best known in the U.S for her 2008 hit "American Boy" with Kanye West) will be back with her fourth album, True Romance, early next year. Get an early taste at this intimate show tonight.
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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December 15, 2014
Youth Code at Best Buy Theatre earlier this month (more by Greg Cristman)
L.A. industrial/hardcore duo Youth Code have announced a one-off NYC show at Saint Vitus on January 27, where they'll be joined by like-minded harsh-electronics outfits Statiqbloom and Sannhet. Tickets are on sale now. Youth Code, who put out a new EP earlier this year, are currently on tour with Skinny Puppy, with whom they've already played a bunch of shows this year. (Skinny Puppy are also not happy with the U.S. government using their music in Guantanamo torture). They'll also be headed to Sweden in 2015 for Kollaps Festival. Full lineup for that fest is listed below.
As mentioned, Statiqbloom just had to postpone the remainder of their tour with Corrections House, due to that band's singer, Mike "IX" Williams, being ill. Sannhet, meanwhile, have a new album due out in March called Revisionist and it's being released via The Flenser.
All upcoming dates for the Youth Code are listed, along with Sannhet's new album teaser, a stream of Statiqbloom's new split with Zex Model, and a stream of Youth Code's recent EP A Place To Stand, below.
Corrections House at Saint Vitus in 2013 (more by Caroline Harrison)
Heavy supergroup Corrections House have been touring with Statiqbloom for the past few weeks, having stopped in NYC to play Saint Vitus earlier this month. The tour had been scheduled to continue for the next week, but remaining dates have been postponed due to health issues for Corrections House co-frontman Mike "IX" Williams, also of Eyehategod. Luckily it doesn't sound terribly serious, as it seems Mike is just burnt out from a year of hard touring with his various projects, and has been prescribed rest and vitamins by his doctor. In an official statement, he writes, "Overwork, nonstop travel, overexertion on stage and poor eating habits will eventually grind you to rubble. I need a bit of time to heal and repair my wounded body and mind." The use of the word "postponed" from the band seems to imply that they will try to reschedule the cancelled dates at some point down the road. Here's hoping that happens, and that Mike gets well soon. Meanwhile, Statiqbloom will be playing with Sannhet and Youth Code at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus in January.
In a bit of a consolation prize, you can now watch video of Corrections House's full set from Saint Vitus earlier this month (via Pit Full of Shit). Check that out below, along with a list of cancelled dates.
Steve Earle in Austin, 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
We reported before that Michael Dorf's annual charity tribute concert at Carnegie Hall (on 3/23) will feature the music of Talking Heads and David Byrne, and that Bebel Gilberto would be among the performers. The initial lneup has now been announced and also includes Alexis Krauss of Sleigh Bells, Perry Farrell, The Roots, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Rufus Wainwright , Steve Earle and more. The full list is below, and stay tuned for the rest to be announced (David Byrne, if he's going to make an appearance, will never officially be listed). Tickets, including $10,000 "fantasy" tickets that give you the "ability to join entire ensemble for encore on the stage at Carnegie Hall, Backstage Access throughout the concert, full access to rehearsal day at City Winery, and customized encounters with artists" are on sale now and proceeds go to fund music education.
Speaking of rehearsals at City Winery, they usually put tickets on sale for the show part of that too, but we don't see anything up there yet.
Initial lineup of the Carnegie tribute below...
photos by Greg Cristman
Local proggy black metal outfit Anicon and more straight ahead Brooklyn black metallers Yellow Eyes wrapped up their tour together in their hometown this past Saturday (12/13) at Union Pool, where they joined forces with fellow NYC metal band Kosmodemonic. Anicon and Yellow Eyes' tour experience was noticeable at this homecoming show, with super tight sets from both bands. The psychedelic Kosmodemonic were great too, making for a solid show all around.
More pictures of all three bands below...