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today in Chicago
* Weyes Blood @ The Burlington
* Blitzen Trapper, PHOX @ Lincoln Hall
* White Lies, In The Valley Below @ Metro
* Jordan Klassen, The Vale, Steven Gilpin, Stephen Mulcahy @ Township
* Verma, Basic Cable, Rectal Hygienics, The Funs @ Empty Bottle (Free Show)

Verma, Basic Cable, Rectal Hygienics, and The Funs play a free show at the Bottle.

Blitzen Trapper and PHOX play Lincoln Hall.

Phantogram performed "Black Out Days" on Fallon. Check out the footage below, and catch them at the Vic Theatre on October 9 with Future Islands.

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tim-hecker

As mentioned, Tim Hecker's new album, called Virgins, is slated to hit stores on October 14 via Kranky Records. You've already heard "Black Refraction" from the LP, and can now take a listen to the album in its entirety via NPR.

Hecker, who will be in Chicago to play a Kranky 20th anniversary show at Constellation on December 14 (tickets), will also be celebrating the release of Virgins with a performance at Co-Prosperity Sphere on October 12. The Empty Bottle Presents-curated Red Bull Sound Select show also features The-Drum and Wrekmeister Harmonies. Advance tickets, which are just $3, are on sale now.

All known Tim Hecker dates and his video for "Black Refraction" lie after the jump...

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Mark Kozelek

Elf Power at Terminal 5 in 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Elf Power

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Earl Sweatshirt, Vince Staples @ Bowery Ballroom
Odd Future rapper Earl Sweatshirt finally made his full return with Doris, the long-awaited followup to his 2010 debut, EARL, and now he's on a month-long headlining tour in support of it. Vince Staples, who appears on Doris, and also put out his own album this year, opens the show.

Elf Power, Great Lakes @ Knitting Factory
Elephant 6 vets Elf Power are about to head on a tour opening for their old pals Neutral Milk Hotel, but before that they're doing some smaller headlining dates, like tonight's Brooklyn show at Knitting Factory. Opening is another Elephant 6-related band, Great Lakes.

Mark Kozelek @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Whether he's playing in Red House Painters, as Sun Kil Moon, collaborating with The Album Leaf, or covering everyone from Godflesh to the Misfits, Mark Kozelek is one of our generation's best and most prolific songwriters, and a leading member of the slowcore movement.

The Weeknd, Banks, Anna Lunoe @ Radio City Music Hall
Canadian R&B singer The Weeknd followed his trilogy of mixtapes with his first official studio album, Kiss Land, this year and he's supporting it on a big tour that brings him to NYC for two nights at Radio City. Tonight's the first night and he does it again tomorrow.

Goblin, Secret Chiefs 3 @ Webster Hall
It's something that almost no one thought they'd ever see on North American shores: Italian prog rockers Goblin, whose soundtrack from Dario Argento's Suspiria is a undisputed classic, playing in NYC.  Tonight's their second NYC show and tickets are still available

Steely Dan @ Beacon Theatre
Donald Fagen and Walter Becker continue their seven-night run at Beacon, tonight doing what many believe to be their finest album, Aja, in full, plus "selected hits." Tickets are still available.

Butter The Children, Neighbors, Teen Girl Scientist Monthly @ Cameo Gallery
Another of the many chances to catch NYC pop shoegazers Butter the Children.

Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
Wyatt Cenac does his weekly Night Train comedy show at Littlefield with guests Julian McCullough, Jeffrey Joseph, Ron Babcock, Mike Recine, Janelle James, and Marcella Arguello.

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Cheetah Chrome

Cheetah Chrome, guitarist for legendary punk band The Dead Boys and pre-Dead Boys band Rocket From the Tombs (with whom he's reunited in recent years), is set to put out his first-ever solo release this week (10/8) via Plowboy Records, which he co-founded. Aptly titled Solo, the release is a 7-song EP that features songs from his 1996 "great lost solo album" (produced by Genya Ravan, executive produced by CBGB owner/Dead Boys manager Hilly Kristal), and from a 2010 session he did with New York Dolls guitarist Sylvain Sylvain when they teamed up for a collaborative project, The Batusis, which also featured The Cult's Lez Warner and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts' Sean Koos.

The EP's single is the jangly acoustic rocker "East Side Story," which you can stream (via USA Today), along with the tracklist below. That's the album artwork above.

The EP comes out the same day as the CBGB movie, which features Cheetah being played by Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley from the Harry Potter films) and a cameo by Cheetah himself. As discussed, that movie premieres at the CBGB Festival, where Cheetah will also be playing two full band shows.

Cheetah and his band -- rounded out by The Blackhearts bassist Enzo Penziotto, Iggy Pop/Samhain guitarist Pete Marshall, and drummer Frank Ferrer (Guns N' Roses, Psychedelic Furs) -- will play CBGB Fest shows on October 9 at Leftfield (87 Ludlow St) with Rousers, Pale Face, and Genya Ravan Band; and on October 10 at Bowery Electric for the previously discussed Carry On Band Series, which features a ton of other punk legends like Lydia Lunch, Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), Sylvain Sylvain, Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Group), Richard Lloyd (Television), Andy Shernoff (Dictators), Tuff Darts and more (tickets).

In related news, 1975-1980 footage of the NYC punk scene, including clips of The Dead Boys, Iggy Pop, Richard Hell, Bad Brains, The Cramps and more, has been put together for the archive film, Nightclubbing, which just screened in NYC this past Friday (10/4). A description (in case you missed it) reads:

In the summer of 1975 on New York's Lower East Side, Pat Ivers and a group of like-minded videographers with borrowed cameras set out to capture as much of New York City's exploding punk music scene as possible. After an early disbanding of the original group, Ivers found a sole partner in Emily Armstrong and the two continued the project for a total of five years, capturing legendary performances at CBGB's, Mudd Club, Danceteria and elsewhere by iconic bands and artists such as Iggy Pop, Dead Boys, The Cramps and more. Ivers and Armstong continued filming until a 1980 arrest, along with the entire staff of the illegally operated Danceteria, convinced them to stop (the pair were quickly exonerated and freed).
There's an opening happening at NYU's Fales Library on October 17 at 7 PM, with a party and screening. More info here. Check out some excerpts from the archives below.

Speaking of Richard Hell, he just read from his recently released autobiography, I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp, at Basilica Sound Scape. A new article on Columbus Alive about that book reads:

Hell's telling of his life thereafter is unclouded by hyperbole. Straightforward, interestingly done weavings of story and description are littered with occasional punches of universal truths. He writes about his bands, his poetry, his struggle to make a life as an unrelenting artist even if he didn't call himself that at the time, his planting of the roots of punk-rock and his warranted frustration that the Sex Pistols just kind of lifted his attitude and style and took it all the way into the annals of popular rock history.

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"There's a lot of talk of misogyny," Hell said about criticism he's faced since the book was released. "There's a lot of talk that I'm a terrible writer or that I'm a great writer. There's definitely a difference of mentality. Some people talk about how egotistical I am, others how honest or self-aware I am. ... But it was the truth. And that was what was important to me. To tell the truth as much as I could."

Richard Hell is also on the CBGB movie's soundtrack along with Dead Boys, New York Dolls, Television, and many more.

Cheetah Chrome EP tracklist and song stream, along with the 'Nightclubbing' excerpts, below...

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Bill Callahan at the Allen Room in 2012 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Bill Callahan
Goblin

Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

Goblin, Secret Chiefs 3 @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
It's a show that almost no one thought they'd ever see on North American shores: Italian prog rockers Goblin, whose soundtrack from Dario Argento's Suspiria is a undisputed classic. Tonight's show sold out but there are still tickets for Webster Hall tomorrow.

The New Yorker Festival
The annual compendium of erudite discussions and other fun stuff concludes tonight. Among the offerings: Paul Simon with Paul Muldoon; and a talk called "Television and Politics" with comedian W. Kamau Bell, Veep and In the Thick of It creator Armando Iannucci, The Good Wife's Robert & Michelle King, and Grey's Anatomy's Shonda Rhimes with Emily Nussbaum. Tickets to most events are sold out, but there are always a few standbys available before the show.

Old Monk, Lurve, Bad Look, Jerkagram @ Arlene's Grocery
Mathy indie rockers Old Monk headline this Bandshell-presented show. Free.

Surfer Blood, Team Spirit, Andy Boay @ Bowery Ballroom
Florida band Surfer Blood continue to crank out their Weezer-esque pop and tonight play their second of two NYC shows.

Tonstartssbandht, Jerry Paper, Florida, Sunflower Bean @ 285 Kent Avenue
Andy Boay (of Tonstartssbandht) has been on tour with Surfer Blood, having just played NYC at MHOW last night, and will play with them again tonight at Bowery Ballroom. Afterwards, Andy teams up with his brother/bandmate Edwin for a full Tonstartssbandht set at 285 Kent.

Vulture Shit, Haunted Horses, Advaeta, Echo Comets @ Cake Shop
Three solid local post-punk/punk bands Vulture Shit, Advaeta, and Echo Comets, join Seattle's Haunted Horses for a show at Cake Shop tonight.

Mannequin Pussy, Lust Cats of the Gutter, Future Punx, Kissing Is A Crime @ Death By Audio
Wild and raucous Mannequin Pussy are celebrating the release of their new EP tonight (which you can stream below). If you're heading that way, don't miss Fergus & Geronimo spinoff Future Punx who channel '80s new wave like Oingo Boingo, Wall of Voodoo and Flock of Seagulls. Don't miss Matt Molnar's (Friends, Soft Black, Pagan Rituals) post-punk project Kissing Is A Crime either.

Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band, Chris Corsano, Daniel Carter, Demian Richardson, David Moss, Little Shalimar @ Union Pool
This is the first date of HWBMB's (side project of TV on the Radio's Tunde Adebimpe) October residency at Union Pool which will happen every Sunday this month.

Bill Callahan, Lonnie Holley @ Webster Hall
Singing/songwriting great Bill Callahan (once known as Smog) keeps churning out great albums, and this year's Dream River is no exception. He's been on tour with outsider artist Lonnie Holley (who recently toured with Deerhunter), and tonigtht the two musicians come to NYC.

Born Gold, Headaches, Michael Parallax & Moonlasso @ The Ho_se
Spastic Canadian dance-pop project Born Gold returns with a new album, I Am an Exit, this week and celebrates with a release show in Brooklyn tonight. Check out the video for the album's single "Hunger" below.

Coltrane House benefit @ En Japanese Brasserie
This benefit brunch, hosted by Carlos Santana and featuring a live performance by Ravi Coltrane Quartet, benefits the restoration of John and Alice Coltrane's house in Dix Hills, LI.

Hannibal Buress @ Knitting Factory
Big league comedy talent (Chris Rock, Louis CK, etc) show up regularly (and unannounced) for Hannibal's very popular free comedy show at Knitting Factory's front bar. Get there early.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our full NYC show calendar.

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Sleigh Bells @ T5, 2012 (more by Chris La Putt)
Sleigh Bells

Andrew WK w/ Marky Ramone's Blitzkreig @ Santos (more by Dan Bracaglia)
Andrew WK

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The New Yorker Festival
The annual compendium of erudite discussions and other fun stuff starts continues. Tonight's options includes Kim Gordon's talk with author Alex Halberstadt (and a performance by Body/Head), and "An Evening with Funny or Die." While most events are sold out, a few tickets are always available before the show. Get there early and try your luck.

The Brooklyn Flea Record Fair @ Smorgasburg
Attention vinyl-lovers: get up close and personal with most of NYC's indie labels and record stores and this always-fun biannual event. There's exclusives, cool merch (DFA espresso cups?), and Minimal Wave cupcakes.

Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg, Andrew W.K. (special vocal guest), FIGO @ Irving Plaza
Well it's not the Ramones (or even the Romones), but the band's longtime drummer Marky is playing their classic tunes with party aficionado Andrew WK on vocals, so it's gonna be a fun time nonetheless.

Sleigh Bells @ Le Poisson Rouge
It's a record release show for Sleigh Bells' third album, which is out on Tuesday. No suprise this relatively tiny show is sold out but you can still get tickets to see them at Terminal 5 in November.

Potty Mouth, Perfect Pussy, LORDO, Tweens @ 285 Kent Avenue
All four bands on this bill are pretty great. Potty Mouth make punk-inspired indie rock and tonight's the album release party for their debut LP, Hell Bent. Syracuse noise punks Perfect Pussy will probably make for the most intense set of the night, while the bluesy LODRO and garagey Tweens will keep things on a more (but not too) lighthearted side.

Cyril Hahn, Ryan Hemsworth, Henry Krinkle, DKDS @ 88 Palace
Vancouver-via-Switzerland's Cyril Hahn is signed to PMR (Disclosure, Jessie Ware) and like many of his labelmates, his music skirts the line between addictive pop and inventive house. Opening is cloud rap-turning-pop producer Ryan Hemsworth.

The Growlers, Cosmonauts, Gap Dream, together PANGEA, Habibi, White Fang, Colleen Green @ Bowery Ballroom
It's the Burgerama Caravan of All-Stars featuring a whole bunch of bands on the cassette-loving Fullerton label. The show starts early with Colleen Green & White Fang on at 7:30 PM. If you're going -- the show's sold out -- you should get there early for them. We're also looking forward to seeing Gap Dream whose new album, Shine Your Light, is quite good.

Versus, Slothrust @ Knitting Factory
Versus were originally to have played this show tonight but are no longer on the bill -- The Skins now headline.

Forest Fire, Shilpa Ray, Backwords @ Glasslands
Synthy-acoustic locals Forest Fire celebrate the release of their new Fatcat album, Screens (stream it at Spotify), tonight.

Lapalux, Natasha Kmeto, Alex Burkat @ Glasslands
Brainfeeder-signed producer UK Lapalux makes some pretty fine future garage, and finally got his debut LP out this year after a series of great EPs.

Teenanger @ NXNE 2012 (more by David Andrako)
Teenanger

Cy Barkley (& the way Outsiders), Teenanger, Pampers @ Death By Audio
Toronto's Teenanger make nitro-fueled punk that falls somewhere between The Ramones and The Buzzcocks. You can stream their new album, Singles Don't $ell, below. Tonight's DBA show is opened by awesome locals Pampers who you should definitely check out too, not to mention Nashville garage punks Cy Barkley and the Way Outsiders.

Bill Orcutt, Jon Mueller @ Issue Project Room
IPR continues its 10-year Anniversary tonight with a solo acoustic set from blues guitarist Bill Orcutt and avant percussionist Jon Mueller.

Ex Cops, Heliotropes, Heavenly Beat @ Mercury Lounge
Three good local bands and it's a free show. You need to RSVP via the Thrillcall mobile app to do so.

Surfer Blood, Andy Boay, Team Spirit @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Florida band Surfer Blood continue to crank out their Weezer-esque pop and are here playing MHOW tonight and Bowery Ballroom tomorrow.

Boris, Mike Servito, Wrecked @ Output
In case you were wondering, this is not the Japanese band Boris, but the Berlin-based DJ of the same name.

Local H, Monkey Paw @ Santos Party House
Back in action after singer Scott Lucas nearly losing his vocal chords in an attack,  underrated alt-rock survivors Local H are back to tear it up.

Lake, Pianos Movers, Chris Norda @ Shea Stadium
Olympia, WA indiepop band Lake just released their sixth album, The World is Real, via K Records. (Stream it on Spotify.) If you're tastes are on the sunshine pop end of the spectrum, definitely check them out.

Title TK, Logan Takahashi of Teengirl Fantasy, Hot Sugar @ Silent Barn
It's a record release party for Title TK, and things should get bumpin' when electronic musicians Logan Takahashi of Teengirl Fantasy and Hot Sugar take over.

Daughter, Bear's Den @ Terminal 5
Having come off a tour with The National, ethereal, folky UK band Daughter are here playing their biggest NYC show yet.

Fountains of Wayne, Soul Asylum, Evan Dando @ Webster Hall
Fountains of Wayne headline this nostalgia-tinged tour that includes fellow '90s alt-stars Soul Asylum and Evan Dando. Don't be ashamed to sing along.

Steely Dan @ Beacon Theatre
Donald Fagen and Walter Becker continue their seven-night run at Beacon and tonight's show is "Audience Request Night." Here's your chance to yell "Freebird."

Rufus, Sly Stone @ B.B. King Blues Club
It's a rare chance to catch funk/soul legend Sly Stone tonight when he opens for the also-renowned funk group Rufus.

Matana Roberts @ Jazz Gallery
Jazz saxist Matana Roberts defies the boundaries of her genre, bringing in elements of blues, spoken word, and more. Tonight she and her band play the Jazz Gallery.

The Smithereens @ Hackensack Street Fair
NJ college rock survivors play a free show today at 4 PM. "Blood and Roses" still sounds pretty good nearly 30 years later.

The Sun Ra Arkestra @ The Allen Room
Sun Ra may have passed on to a different plane, but his spirit lives on in the current edition of the Ra Arkestra, led by original member and saxophonist Marshall Allen. Added bonus: The Allen Room is easily one of the most spectacular rooms in NYC.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our full NYC show calendar.

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Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill, now out of prison, writes:

"Consumerism is part of some material I was trying to finish before I had to come in. We did our best to eek out a mix via verbal and emailed direction, thanks to the crew of surrogate ears on the other side. Letters From Exile is material written from a certain space, in a certain place. I felt the need to discuss the underlying socio-political, cultural paradigm as I saw it. I haven't been able to watch the news too much recently, so I'm not hip on everything going on. But inspiration of this sort is a kind of news in and of itself, and often times contains an urgency that precedes what happens. I couldn't imagine it not being relevant. Messages like these I imagine find their audience, or their audience finds them, like water seeking it's level". -Ms. Lauryn Hill
Listen to "Consumerism" below...

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BRMC @ T5 earlier this year (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
BRMC

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Buke and Gase, Patrick Higgins, Mivos Quartet @ Le Poisson Rouge
Experimental pop duo Buke & Gase make their own instruments (bass/uke and guitar/bass, get it?) and they also make some really interesting sounds with them. They headline this bill at LPR tonight, which doubles as a release party for the new Patrick Higgins double-LP.

The New Yorker Festival
The annual compendium of erudite discussions and other fun stuff starts tonight. You might consider checking out the talk with Boardwalk Empire star, Deerhoof fan and generally intense dude Michael Shannon who will also perform with his indie rock band Corporal.

California X, Turnip King, Body Parts, Total Slacker (DJ Set) @ 285 Kent Avenue
Equal parts sludge, punk, and indie rock, Amherst's California X simply rock, and as great as their record is, they're a band you really have to see live. Long Island indie rock traditionalists Turnip King open and they're worth catching too.

What Cheer? Brigade, Ski Lodge, Caged Animals @ Cheap Storage
Go for the very catchy indie pop sounds of Ski Lodge and Caged Animals, stay for Providence, RI's 19-piece brass band What Cheer?

Oneida, Dump @ Glasslands
Brooklyn stalwarts Oneida are always worth seeing, and tonight is with Dump (aka James McNew of Yo La Tengo).

Ken Vandermark, Nate Wooley, Jacques Demierre & Vincent Barras @ Issue Project Room
PR continues its 10-year Anniversary tonight with Chicago Saxophonist/composer Ken Vandermark and New York trumpet stalwart Nate Wooley.

Porcelain Raft, Sarah Neufeld @ Mercury Lounge
Arcade Fire and Belle Orchestre violinist Sarah Neufeld released her new album of instrumental compositions, Hero Brother, and will be playing selections from that tonight.

Massive Attack V Adam Curtis @ Park Avenue Armory
Trip hop pioneers Massive Attack have collaborated with filmmaker Adam Curtis for this thought-provoking sensory overload. Reggae legend Horace Andy and Cocteau Twins vocalist Liz Fraser add to the experience. Just don't expect a traditional concert. Tonight's the final night, sold out.

Blondie, X @ Roseland Ballroom
These two classic punk bands have been on tour together for a while, and tonight they pass through Blondie's hometown for a Roseland Ballroom show. Blondie have a new record on the way, so expect some stuff from that, in addition to tons of classics.

Dan Friel, Bambara, Psychic Blood, Bennio Qwerty @ Shea Stadium
Brooklyn's Bambara get loud, and they're about to head out on a European tour with a couple likeminded bands (A Place to Bury Strangers, METZ) but before that they play one last hometown show at Shea tonight. Also on the bill are Brooklyn's Bennio Qwerty and Mass' Psychic Blood, who have a similar taste for loud, raging rock, and ex-Parts & Labor member Dan Friel.

Pictureplane @ Mishka Store (350 Broadway)
He opens for Girl Talk Saturday at Brooklyn Bowl, but you can catch Travis Egedy even sooner and for free in a store this early evening (the event runs 7-10pm)

Fountains of Wayne, Soul Asylum, Evan Dando @ The Space at Westbury
This is the first show for Bowery Presents' latest venue, The Space at Westbury, and features a nostalgic '90s evening of alt-rock favorites.

Dave Hill (via his @instagram)
Dave Hill

Todd Barry, Dave Hill, Valley Lodge, Walter Schreifels, Brooke Van Poppelen, T. Berry @ Union Hall
Dave Hill pulls double duty tonight as host and leader of house band Valley Lodge at this evening of "comedy, music and gunplay." Todd Barry and Walter Schreifels (Quicksand, etc) are among the guests. Tickets are still available.

Screening of 'Nightclubbing' w/ Emily Armstrong & Pat Ivers @ The Newsroom

In the summer of 1975 on New York's Lower East Side, Pat Ivers and a group of like-minded videographers with borrowed cameras set out to capture as much of New York City's exploding punk music scene as possible. After an early disbanding of the original group, Ivers found a sole partner in Emily Armstrong and the two continued the project for a total of five years, capturing legendary performances at CBGB's, Mudd Club, Danceteria and elsewhere by iconic bands and artists such as Iggy Pop, Dead Boys, The Cramps and more. Ivers and Armstong continued filming until a 1980 arrest, along with the entire staff of the illegally operated Danceteria, convinced them to stop (the pair were quickly exonerated and freed).
The filmmakers screen archive excerpts and talk with Richard Boch (Mudd Club) and Pat Irwin (Raybeats, B52's). 7PM.

Ceramic Dog (w/ Marc Ribot) @ Union Pool
Marc Ribot is a man of many projects. He's a well-known Tom Waits collaborator, and lately he's been doing some gigs with John Zorn. Tonight he takes his power trio Ceramic Dog to Union Pool.

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Restavrant @ Warsaw
Denim, leather, garagey riffs and sneery attitude is what's in store tonight with BRMC.

Herbie Hancock @ The Capitol Theatre
Jazz/fusion legend Herbie Hancock has been a master of the keys for decades, and he's got plenty of great diverse material to pull from, making this NYC-area show a sure-to-be interesting night.

Steely Dan @ Beacon Theatre
Donald Fagen and Walter Becker continue their seven-night run at Beacon, and tonight they'll be performing their 1980 album, Gaucho, in full plus "selected hits."

Foster Care, Teenager, Raccoon Fighter, Slothbear @ Cake Shop
One of NYC's best garage punk bands, Foster Care headline this show tonight but don't miss Toronto's awesome Teenanger who have previously toured with METZ.

Weird Owl, Ancient Sky, The Nuclears @ Death By Audio
NYC psych band Weird Owl are set to pop out their new album, Healing, via TeePee records and tonight's the record release show. Just know that whenever you tell someone you're going to see Weird Owl, expect "Eat It" or "Like a Surgeon" jokes.

Dita Von Teese @ The Gramercy Theatre
Burlesque superstar Dita Von Teese concludes her four-night run at Gramercy.

Emiliana Torrini @ Apple Store SoHo
Emiliana Torrino, whose new album Tookah is out via Rough Trade, makes a somewhat random and rare appearance at the Apple Store today at 8pm.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our full NYC show calendar.

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Atoms for Peace at UIC Pavilion on 10.02.2013
Atoms For Peace @ UIC Pavilion - 9/27/2013
Atoms For Peace @ UIC Pavilion - 9/27/2013

Atoms for Peace tagged Chicago on Wednesday night (10/2) for a sold-out performance at UIC Pavilion as part of their fall North American tour in support of Amok. The Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich-lead project tore through material from their new LP and Yorke's The Eraser, as well as a pair of covers: Yorke's UNKLE number "Rabbit in Your Headlights" and Radiohead's "Paperbag Writer." Did you catch the project, which also features Flea (bass), Joey Waronker (drums), and Mauro Refosco (percussion), at UIC? If so, what did you think? Pictures and the complete setlist from their 10/2 Chicago show are in this post.

More below...

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CMJ

The cost of a CMJ Music Marathon badge -- which gets you into the convention floor and the many panel discussions in addition to the nighttime showcases -- has been out of the range of most non-industry music fans. But this year, CMJ is offering a Evening Showcase Pass for $159 via LivingSocial. Compare that to the current $549 pricetag for a full badge. Like with a badge, entry to shows via the Evening Showcase Pass is "first come, first serve based on venue capacities and restrictions."

Meanwhile, CMJ just released the full schedule for this year's fest (what has been announced so far) which goes down at venues all over NYC from October 15 - 19. Peruse at will.

Invisible Oranges' two night showcase at Saint Vitus (October 17 & 18) is headlined both nights by Pelican. BrooklynVegan will be at CMJ too and stay tuned for details on our showcases and day parties.

by Dominick Mastrangelo

Dodos / Braids @ Pop Montreal 9/26/2013
Dodos
Pop Montreal Day 2

With the first day of POP Montreal always being a lighter day, Thursday (9/26) started things rolling toward the weekend and busier schedules with way too much to see in way too many parts of the city.

I freed up the early part of my evening by jumping at the chance to photograph the Patrick Watson and Braids soundchecks at L'Olympia ahead of their live broadcast performances and interviews with Jian Ghomeshi later that night for Q music. The restrictions for shooting the actual broadcast left little opportunity to get anything decent so, having shot both bands before, I found myself at a very empty O'Lympia in the middle of the afternoon.

After a brief stop at the POP Quarters for the media mixer it was off to the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art to see Suuns who I had last seen open for The Antlers at Webster Hall a couple years back. The sold out show featured projections of the band in duplicate. It took a song or so to realize that what we were watching wasn't live video but previously recorded live takes that were synced with each song and slightly off. The band sounded great and the extended back end of "Edie's Dream" was pulsingly hypnotic.

I left after that and made my way up Saint Laurent to catch The Dodos at Sala Rossa. When I arrived the venue was already on a one in, one out policy as Cousins finished up their set. The Dodos played a bunch of songs from their new album, Carrier, as well as a few older songs. The house lights came up after the first encore but with the crowd shouting for one more song the band obliged. "When you put it like that," said drummer Logan Kroeber, before the band launched into "The Season" to close out the set.

I also caught Viet Cong, the new band from some of the members of the defunct Women, and more on that soon. Pics from Day 1 are here. More pics from Day 2 below...

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Albini & BUB: "No, that is not the microphone Gavin Rossdale used..."
Albini

Sure you can look at cats on the internet. You probably just were. But isn't it fun to look at internet videos of cats on a big screen in a big room with lots of people? That's the idea behind The Internet Cat Video Film Festival which comes to NYC at Warsaw on October 25. In addition to lots of internet cat videos, one of the web's most famous cats, Lil BUB, will be there in the flesh. Also there: Supercute! who probably have songs about cats. Tickets are on sale now.

Speaking of Lil BUB, you have probably seen the video of him meeting the other most famous feline on the internet, Grumpy Cat, over the summer. If not, you can watch that meeting below. Meanwhile, on the latest episode of his web talk show (shades of Space Ghost), Lil BUB chats with another legendary grumpy cat, indie rock producer Steve Albini (who is probably grumpy that we referred to what he does as "producing"). You can watch that below too.

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by Andrew Sacher

Pagiins

Over the summer, we wrote about Arksansas garage/psych rockers Pagiins, who are packaging together their two EPs -- Good Things Take Time and Bad Things Don't -- for release via 20 Sided Records next week (10/8). You already heard the punked up trip "Open Up Your Mind" and now the band have made the whole EP available for streaming. It's not all as druggy as that first single. Many of the songs are straight up garage punk, others -- like "Motel Sixin'" and "Settle Down" -- are swaggery rockers, and then there's the elongated psychedelic slacker rock track, "Good Things Take Time." The album stream makes its premiere in this post, and you can listen in full below.

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by Doug Moore

Scott Ian in the makeup chair...
Ian

Scott Ian -- known by most for his constant presence on VH1, in addition to his contributions to Anthrax -- is a pretty weird-looking dude to begin with. But have you ever wondered what he'd look like if he mutated into a horrible, Lovecraftian fish-man monster? If you have, then congratulations! You're a huge weirdo. But even if you haven't, now's your chance to witness this transformation; it's streaming below.

The video is part of a five-part Nerdist web series called Blood and Guts with Scott Ian. In this particular episode, Hollywood makeup artist Joel Barlow (known for his work on Inception, The Lone Ranger, the Pirates of the Carribbean films, and the new Star Trek films) puts Ian in full-on The Shadow Over Innsmouth makeup. Why? So Ian can sit in a hairdresser's chair and crack wise while he's transformed into a fish-man, presumably.

Here are some more details, from the Blood and Guts presser:

:"Following two successful seasons, Blood and Guts with Scott Ian has returned to the Nerdist Channel with Season 3. A new episode will debut every Thursday in October, leading up to the season finale on Halloween. The Season 3 premiere - which features Johnny Depp's regular makeup designer, Academy Award winner Joel Harlow - can be viewed on the Nerdist Channel.

Blood and Guts is hosted by Scott Ian, guitarist and founding member of legendary metal band Anthax. Ian, a longtime horror aficionado, gives viewers a behind-the-scenes looks at how some of the all-time greatest practical effects artists create the gore and monsters that genre fans love. The series differs from typical behind-the-scenes shows due to Ian's infectious excitement and curiosity, coupled with the clever ways the effects are integrated into each episode. Ian is often the one in the makeup chair, experiencing squibs, gore appliances and complex character makeups with rare enthusiasm.

The full episode guide for the third season of Blood and Guts with Scott Ian, as well as the teaser, can be found below. Watch the teaser here.

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photos by Amanda Hatfield

Jenny Hval @ Glasslands - 10/2/13
Jenny Hval

Norway's Jenny Hval makes a kind of forward-thinking art pop equally indebted to Laurie Anderson as it is to PJ Harvey, which needless to say, is quite an interesting mix. She just brought these sounds over to North America for a full tour, including stops at NYC's Mercury Lounge on Tuesday (10/1) and Glasslands last night (10/2). We caught the Glasslands show where the crowd paid close attention, which is exactly what this kind of thing calls for. Unfortunately, there was a bit of bleeding through the walls from the much louder Radical Dads show at 285 Kent next door, which Jenny commented on during her, but took it in stride. Opening the show was Tica Douglas and Ludwig Persik, and pictures of all three artists are in this post.

More below...

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by Doug Moore

Glorior Belli

We debuted a lyric video for a new song by French black'n'blues metallers Glorior Belli over at Invisible Oranges this afternoon. (Serious question: does anybody actually like lyric videos? Everyone I've heard from seems to hate them, but new tunes are preferable to no new tunes regardless of the streaming format, right?)

From IO regular Joseph Schafer's writeup:

""Blackpowder Roars," the opening track on Gators Rumble, starts off in swing time with a big, rubbery baseline and pentatonic blues guitar arpeggios vamping away. No blastbeats, no tremolo. Every instrument is doing its own thing while remaining distinctly audible--praise be to Baron La Croix. By the time Julien, Glorior Belli's chief songwriter and vocalist, comes in with his layered black-and-clean vocals, wailing on his Les Paul, the tone is set. The black powder doesn't roar until just before the song's end, and by that time, things sound way more Kyuss than Khold. That's a good thing in my book."
Check out the full writeup over at IO.

Gators Rumble, Chaos Unfurls comes out on October 29 via Agonia Records; preorder it here. You can check out another song from the album -- the decidedly more blackened "I Asked For Wine, He Gave Me Blood" -- here. Stream the "Blackpowder Roars" lyric video below.

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Miley Cyrus

Earlier today we posted a letter that Sinead O'Connor wrote to Mikey Cyrus (and update: now another letter too). Now Amanda Palmer has written a letter to Sinead about that letter, and you can read it in full below....

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by Wyatt Marshall

Jacket

In what's been a busy week for leather jacket action, we've unearthed another super-limited leather jacket linked to The Clash, this one designed by the band's bassist Paul Simonon -- who is actually quite the painter -- for Sailor Jerry. For $2300, you can have one of 50 Lewis Leathers "Limited-As-Hell Edition Leather Jackets" featuring Simonon's interpretation of Norman Collins' (Sailor Jerry) original skull and crossbones design from the '50s. You can read more about Simonon's collaboration with Sailor Jerry at The Independent, and purchase one here if you can afford it.

Paul Simonon and Mick Jones recently teamed up with Sailor Jerry for a Q&A event in support of The Clash's new greatest hits compilation, Hits Back, and the enormous forthcoming Clash complete re-mastered box set.

by Doug Moore

MDF

If you follow our metal coverage, you know that we're big fans of Maryland Deathfest, which has become the preeminent North American metal festival over its eleven-year run. MDF is a rarity; organizers Ryan Taylor and Evan Harting run the entire thing virtually on their own. Given that MDF now draws thousands of people every year, theirs is an extremely impressive logistical feat. Both men have devoted their lives to it, and they work on it full-time and year-round.

An upcoming documentary called Welcome to Deathfest promises a glimpse inside the machinery that makes the festival run. This isn't the first time someone's made an MDF documentary; Canadian filmmaker David Hall has made two concert movies at MDF, and has more footage in the works. But judging by its presentation, Welcome to Deathfest will take a more behind-the-scenes look at what goes into pulling the party off. Even if you're not a metal person, this flick should provide an interesting look into the mechanics of festival organization. No release date has been announced for the movie yet, but you can follow it on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

MDF 2014 happens May 22 - 25 and the initial line-up includes Nocturnus A.D., Cancer, Ulver, Candlemass, Sarke and more.

Stream some early footage from Welcome to Deathfest below.

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by Andrew Sacher

Iron Chic at Europa in 2012 (more by Rebecca Reed)
Iron Chic

Long Island punks Iron Chic have opened NYC shows for Bouncing Souls, Hot Water Music, Lifetime, and most recently that secret Saves the Day show at Saint Vitus, and if the melodic punk of those bands appeals to you, there's a good chance "Sounds Like A Pretty Brutal Murder," the first single off Iron Chic's forthcoming LP, The Constant One, will too. It's upliftingly anthemic with "you can keep tomorrow, after tonight we're not gonna need it" levels of live-fast/worry about the rest later slogans that sound destined to be shouted by a club of sweaty kids with half-empty beers flying everywhere.

The new record comes out on November 5 via Bridge 9 (their first for the label), and follows this year's Spooky Action EP. You can stream the new single below.

As discussed, Iron Chic have some upcoming shows, including one in Brooklyn on October 13 at Acheron with RVIVR, Nude Beach (who just opened our BV-curated Bouncing Souls show), and Giant Peach (tickets). They play another NYC show opening for Kill Your Idols at Santos on 11/30, the second of two nights at the venue for KYI (tickets).

Iron Chic also have a few upcoming Long Island shows. All dates are listed, along with the new song stream, album artwork and tracklist, below...

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Iceage in Portland in March (more by Autumn Andel)
Iceage

Copenhagen punks Iceage are still out supporting this year's You're Nothing and before the year ends, they'll follow it with a 7" on Matador, due out November 19. The 7" features covers of Sinead O'Connor's "Jackie" and the Bahumutsi Drama Group's "To the Comrades." You can listen to streams of both covers below.

As discussed, Iceage bring their current tour back to NYC for shows at Acheron on 10/15 with Pharmakon, Believer/Law, and Cold Ones (tickets); and again at the same venue the next night (10/16) with Survival (not the Hunter Hunt-Hendrix one), Ivy and Nuklear Blast Suntan (tickets). Updated dates are listed below.

Meanwhile, speaking of Sinead O'Connor, she just wrote an open letter to notorious pop star of the moment, Miley Cyrus. The letter begins:

Dear Miley,

I wasn't going to write this letter, but today i've been dodging phone calls from various newspapers who wished me to remark upon your having said in Rolling Stone your "Wrecking Ball" video was designed to be similar to the one for "Nothing Compares" ... So this is what I need to say ... And it is said in the spirit of motherliness and with love.

I am extremely concerned for you that those around you have led you to believe, or encouraged you in your own belief, that it is in any way "cool" to be naked and licking sledgehammers in your videos. It is in fact the case that you will obscure your talent by allowing yourself to be pimped, whether it's the music business or yourself doing the pimping.

Read the rest of the letter, along with the Iceage song streams and list of tour dates, below...

(and, update: a SECOND LETTER)

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