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by Bill Pearis

Bonfire Nights
Bonfire Nights

The annual post-SXSW Aussie BBQ is happening March 25 at the Bell House in Brooklyn, with a whopping 14 performers throughout the all-day event: Big Scary, Bonfire Nights, Busby Marou, Jonti, Jordie Lane, Oh Mercy, The Jefferson, Teeth & Tongue, Voltaire Twins, Wazu, Luluc, Pets with Pets, Traveller & Fortune, and Saskia Sansom.

Oh Mercy
Oh Mercy

With the only determining factor being country of origin, it's a disparate lineup, ranging from gentle folk (Jordie Lane, Luluc, Traveller & Fortune and Saskia Sansom), wide appeal pop (Big Scary, The Jefferson), psych rock (Bonfire Nights, Pets with Pets), synth/glitch/electro (Voltaire Twins, Jonti, Wazu), indiepop (Oh Mercy) and Teeth & Tongue, who is a little like Anna Calvi. Literally something for everyone. Unless all you like is jazz or metal or some other genre not listed above.

At the bottom of this post there's videos and music streams for every artist on the bill. Tickets are $12 -- that's less than a dollar per band. Pretty good deal and a fun way to spend a Sunday.

In addition to playing SXSW and the Aussie BBQ, Big Scary and Teeth & Tongue are going on more extensive North American dates (though not together) and those dates can be found at the bottom of this post. For Big Scary they included gigs at Mercury Lounge and Glasslands.

You can also grab a Big Scary tracks as part of a free mixtape they're giving away on Bandcamp, and as part of a free Family Records SXSW 2012 mixtape. The mixtape also contains songs by Savoir Adore, We Are Augustines and 10 others.

Twerps
The Twerps

While not part of the BBQ, Australia's Twerps (who made one of my favorite albums of 2012) will be over for SXSW too. After Austin, they're coming to New York for two shows:  March 29 at 285 Kent with Ducktails and March 30 at Mercury Lounge with The Mad Scene. After playing here, Twerps hit the road with Real Estate for an extensive North American tour and those dates are at the bottom of this post, along with a new video for album track "Through the Day."

Speaking of Hamish Kilgour (who is in the The Mad Scene), The Clean also just announced dates that bring them to Le Poisson Rouge this year.

Click through for videos and streams by all the Aussie BBQ bands, plus tour dates for Big Scary, Teeth & Tongue, and Twerps.

Continue reading "Big Scary, Oh Mercy & more playing Aussie BBQ, other dates; Twerps playing SXSW, NYC, touring with Real Estate"

Oberhofer @ 4Knots (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Oberhofer

Oberhofer, whose official upcoming tour has him/them headlining Bowery Ballroom in March, has been playing some suprise local show lately. The next, though not exactly a secret, happens tonight (2/14) at 285 Kent and tickets are on sale. Slowdance, Night Manager, and Bear Ceuse are also on the bill.

Alternatively, if you're 21+, you can head to Pianos to see a free show by Devin and others.

photos by David Andrako

This Will Destroy You @ Merkin Concert Hall
This Will Destroy You

This Will Destroy You are really mixing it up on this tour. Last night they played the fancy Merkin Concert Hall on 67th Street as part of the ongoing Ecstatic Music Festival, and on Saturday (2/11) they'll play a just-announced show at DIY space 285 Kent in Brooklyn with Wires Under Tension. Tickets are on sale for the show which happens the same day they play Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken with their tour-mate Amen Dunes (who they also played Lincoln Hall in Chicago with). Pictures from the Ecstatic gig are in this post

Last night (2/9)'s show was split into three acts:

Act 1:
A Far Cry - Steve Reich "Triple Quartet"
A Far Cry and Christopher Tignor - Christopher Tignor "Thunder Lay Down In The Heart"

Act 2:
Slow Six with A Far Cry

Act 3:
This Will Destroy You with A Far Cry

More pictures from the Merkin Concert Hall gig below...

Continue reading "This Will Destroy You played the Ecstatic Music Fest (pics), playing 285 Kent Saturday (on sale)"

Teengirl Fantasy at Governors Island in 2010 (more by Erez Avissar)
Teengirl Fantasy

Speaking of 285 Kent, Teengirl Fantasy are kicking off a short tour this month which includes a Brooklyn show happening next week on February 17 at 285 Kent with Ital (whose new album Hive Mind will be out next week via Planet Mu) and Expensive Shit (feat. Paul from !!!). Tickets for the Brooklyn show are on sale now. The tour flier with all dates is below.

Last month R&S Records announced that Teengirl Fantasy joined their roster, along with Bullion and Airhead, who plays this weekend at the R&S-presented LPR show (2/12) with James Blake and The Chain. That show is one day before James Blake plays the Tibet House benefit with Antony, Stephin Merrit, Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, and others.

Teengirl Fantasy also has ties to Hivern Discs, the label owned by John Talabot, who just released an album but unfortunately cancelled his LPR show.

All dates and flier below...

Continue reading "Teengirl Fantasy signed to R&S, playing February shows"

The Babies @ Cake Shop - 2/6/2012 (more by Jessica Amaya)
Babies

285 Kent, the most difficult venue to keep track of in terms of who is playing, is hosting a show TONIGHT (Thursday, 2/9):

===| THURSDAY 2/9 @ 285 KENT AVE |====
:: Alex Bleeker and the Freaks
:::: the Babies
:::::: Darlings
:::::::: Life Size Maps --- ep release
:::::::::: Heaven's Gate
285 Kent Ave @ South 1st | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
L-Bedford, G-Metropolitan, JM-Marcy | 8pm | $7-$10 sliding scale donation | all ages
For the Babies, that will be at least their 2nd show this week, as they opened for Widowspeak and the Dum Dum Girls at Cake Shop on Monday. For Babies member Cassie Ramone, it will be at least the 2nd of three shows because Vivian Girls are also playing a free NYC event on Friday. Details below...

Continue reading "Vivian Girls playing free Fashion Week event; The Babies are at 285 Kent tonight with Alex Bleeker"

photos by Andrew St. Clair

Pictureplane @ 285 Kent
Pictureplane

Class Actress and Pictureplane teamed for a show with Dog Leather and Beige at a sold-out 285 Kent on February 3rd. The show, which was followed by tunes from selectors Neon Indian and Joel Ford, was a one-off East Coast date for both headlining bands. Here are some pictures from the Brooklyn show (though we missed both openers.)

Look for Class Actress on the road and at SXSW this year, and from the looks of his tour dates, possibly Pictureplane in Austin as well. Check out a remix Pictureplane just did for for Black Marble, HERE.

More tour dates and 285 Kent pictures below...

Continue reading "Pictureplane, Class Actress & DJs Neon Indian & Joel Ford played 285 Kent (pics)"

photos by Dominick Mastrangelo, words by Bill Pearis

Blouse @ 285 Kent
Blouse

Captured Tracks took over 285 Kent Tuesday night, featuring three bands from their roster, as well as one that they merely liked a whole lot. I'm not sure if it sold out, but it was a full house by the end of the evening and a pretty fun night all-around.

Last time Blouse were in town, the band were a five-piece with a lead guitarist who really had that early U2/Chameleons sound down, which took the band into more "rock" territory than what you hear on their synth-heavy debut. Last night, Blouse were a quartet with the keyboards back in the forefront. Charline Hilton is charismatic front person who is no slouch, on guitar and the whole band are pretty tight in general. Blouse are best when they break out of the dreamy midtempo sound that makes up so much of their album: the driving "Time Travel" is probably their best song, but it's the cinematic "They Always Fly Away," that really impresses. In 285's airplane hangar acoustics, the song goes widescreen.

Cosmetics probably were the most successful group of the night at least as far as marriage of sound to space. The Montreal duo's icy, desolate beat -- made by vintage synths and sequencers cranked really loud -- sounded great bouncing off the metal ceiling and concrete walls, and fit the overall bombed-out Berlin warehouse vibe of the place. (The duo, all popped collar leather jackets and model-pretty, looked the part too.) From the bathroom they sounded like a munitions factory...in a good way.

Not that successful were The New Lines, the one non-Captured Tracks band on the bill, who haven't quite figured it out live. Their album, one of my 2012 favorites, is chilly baroque pop densely layered with harpsichord and all manner of analogue synths. It would be hard to pull off even under the best of conditions, something 285 Kent doesn't exactly afford, but even harder when you're only three members strong and your very good drummer can't hear the backing tracks. While they don't necessarily need the sonic precision their studio recordings have, a live bassist laying down the record's grooves would help immeasurably towards filling things out sonically. They did, however, have really cool psychedelic projections.

I got to 285 just a hair late to catch opener Heavenly Beat, the solo project of Beach Fossils bassist John Pena whose second single "Faithless" is like a lost 7" from some early-00's Swedish indiepop band. I think both sides are terrific. From what I was told, Heavenly Beat live is currently just Pena onstage with a laptop/ipod backing and not doing a whole lot, so maybe I didn't miss much. He plays this Saturday (2/4) at Cake Shop with fellow C/T band DIVE, plus Caged Animals and Fabric which is a pretty good bill overall.

More pictures from all the bands, including a shot of Blouse's setlist, below.

Continue reading "Blouse, Cosmetics, The New Lines & Heavenly Beat repped Captured Tracks @ 285 Kent (pics)"

Pictureplane at PS1 in 2011 (more by Erez Avissar)
Pictureplane

ex-Altered Zones publication AdHoc.fm, who presented a NYE show at 285 Kent, are presenting another show there this Friday (2/3) with Class Actress, Pictureplane, and Beige. Tickets for the show are on sale now.

Earlier this month, Pictureplane released a free remix album, Dimensional Rip 7: Thee Physical Remixes with remixes from Grimes, Tearist, Physical Therapy, and others. You can stream and download that whole album below.

Physical Therapy DJs Santos Party House (2/3) the night of the 285 Kent show. Pictureplane was initially going to DJ at that show too, but has since dropped off the lineup, which also includes Andrew W.K., Bad Rabbits, $hayne, Diamond Black Hearted Boy, and Mykki Blanco. Physical Therapy also DJs Blood Orange's now SOLD OUT release show at Glasslands.

Speaking of Beige, they also play the Captured Tracks show at 285 Kent TONIGHT (1/31) with Blouse, Cosmetics, The New Lines, and Mosaics.

Next week Class Actress heads to California for some shows with Superhumanoids who will be going on tour later this year with Active Child. All CA dates are listed below.

Speaking of AdHoc.fm, they're raising money on Kickstarter to launch the new publication.

Pictureplane album stream and Class Actress dates below...

Continue reading "Pictureplane, Class Actress, Beige, Physical Therapy, AdHoc"

MEN

Permanent Wave is a network of feminist artists and activists. If you want to help challenge the gender binary as it manifests itself in art, politics, and our personal lives, we want you to join. We believe that women, queer, and trans people should see each other as collaborators and inspirations, not rivals. We want to finish the conversation about equality that started generations ago and change the way women are treated.
As mentioned in This Week in Indie, MEN play a Permanent Wave party at 285 Kent tonight (1/26) with Making Friendz. Get out your goth tits tee and go. Tickets at the door. More info, like how there's gonna be a bake sale too, at the Facebook invite.

(MEN are not to be confused with the Men who just put out a new song and who play 285 Kent in March)

MEN have announced via their new website that "IN ONE MONTH OR LESS THERE WILL BE AN EP RELEASED." and that they've been nominated for a GLAAD Media Award, and that they now have a street team you can join.

DOWNLOAD: Dustin Wong - "Here We Come 2012" (MP3)

Dustin Wong
Dustin Wong

As mentioned, Akron/Family are currently on a tour with Bad Weather California that brings both bands to NYC on Saturday (1/21) at 285 Kent. Since the Brooklyn show was announced, Dustin Wong (ex-Ponytail) was added to the bill and advanced tickets went on sale. Bad Weather California (more about them below) also play Mercury Lounge with Woodsman while they're in town (1/22).

Dustin Wong is releasing his second LP, Dreams Say, View, Create, Shadow Leads on February 21 via Thrill Jockey. The album art and tracklist is below. He recently posted a song to his soundcloud titled, "Here We Come 2012." It's unclear if this has any ties to the new album but you can stream it below and download it above.

Dustin has also been added as an opener to Hospitality's record release show at Glasslands (2/3). That bill also includes Glass Ghost. Tickets are still available.

Speaking of Akron/Family, member Dana Janssen who creates solo material as Dana Buoy, has been added as an opener to some dates on Youth Lagoon's headlining tour. Dana will open the Bowery Ballroom show on March 27. There is still no opener announced for the MHOW show (3/28). Both NYC shows are sold out (but you can still get tickets to Youth Lagoon's upcoming show with Death Cab). All Dana Buoy dates below.

Akron/Family's tourmates Bad Weather California will be the first band (other than Akron/Family) to release a record on Akron/Family's Family Tree Records, when their album Sunkissed comes out on the label on February 21. The album was produced by Akron/Family member Seth Olinsky. Stream the album track, "You're My Friend," HERE and check out a Brass Tree Sessions video and an album promo video below. The artwork and tracklist are also below. After the Akron/Family tour, BWC have a bunch of dates of their own, including SXSW. Those are all listed below.

All dates, stream album art and tracklist below...

Continue reading "Akron/Family, Dustin Wong, Dana Buoy, Bad Weather California"

by Andrew Sacher

DOWNLOAD: Mac DeMarco - "Baby's Wearin Blue Jeans (MP3)

Blouse
Blouse

Brooklyn label Captured Tracks is presenting a show at 285 Kent on January 31 with Blouse, Cosmetics, The New Lines, Beige, and Mosaics. More details on this show are below.

Blouse, who we said to check out when they made their NYC debut this past September, released their excellent self-titled debut LP this past November on Captured Tracks (you can buy it on eMusic). The 285 Kent show is Blouse's last North American show before heading out on a European tour in February. All dates are listed below.

In other Captured Tracks news, they launched The Shoegaze Archives in late November, a new series where the label will reissue some of the more obscure releases of the '90s shoegaze era. So far, they've reissued releases by Should, deardarkhead, and Grabbel and The Final Cut. Reissues by Medicine and Half String are on the way. All of these releases are/will be available at the Captured Tracks webstore.

Mac DeMarco
Mac DeMarco

In more Captured Tracks news, last week, they announced their most recent signing; Mac DeMarco, who previously recorded under the moniker Makeout Videotapes. He'll release his debut EP under his own name for the label, Rock and Roll Night Club, on March 20. Mac's guitar has a real '60s garage rock feel to it but he sings with a seductive baritone that recalls '80s new romanticism as much as it does a '50s rockabilly croon. Grab the track, "Baby's Wearin Blue Jeans," from the EP above, and stream two more tracks at bandcamp. You can also stream the track below.

All dates, 285 Kent show details and song stream below...

Continue reading "Captured Tracks signed Mac DeMarco, releasing 90s shoegaze, hosting show in Brooklyn with Blouse & more"

photos by Andrew St. Clair

Trippple Nippples @ 285 Kent
Trippple Nippples

For those who felt that one New Year's Eve wasn't quite enough, Todd P offered a second chance to fulfill your New Year's wishes with a late show at 285 Kent that counted down to 3AM. Headlined by DIVE (who played earlier that night too), the Friends-filled show included a set by Trippple Nippples, the Japan art-rock crew who closes their NYC run with a show TONIGHT. The band will team with Guardian Alien, Hard Nips, Bad Credit/No Credit and a suprise guest for the show at Shea Stadium tonight (1/3). $7 gets you in.

More (slightly NSFW) (are pasties NSFW?) pictures from that late night DIVE/Trippple Nippples show on (technically) New Year's Day are below....

Continue reading "DIVE & Trippple Nippples played a LATE show @ 285 Kent on New Year's Eve (pics)"

Dive

Todd P reports:

HAPPY NEW YEARS EVE!!

So, tickets are SOLD OUT to 2NITE's AraabMuzik NYE @285KENT AVE & tickets will NOT be released at the door.

... But what are you doing late nite? After the ball drops & after the amateurs go home, come out to @285KENT AVE again & 2012 it up starting @ 2:30am!
Trippple Nippples | DIVE | Shea djs @285KENT AVE 230am 12/31 aka 1/1 NYE
+ Reyka Vodka open bar starting at 3am
GET A 2ND CHANCE FOR THAT MIDNIGHT KISS... @ 3AM

Dive also playing Cake Shop earlier in the night.

Trippple Nippples also play Shea Stadium before they leave town.

photos by Jessica Amaya

Widowspeak @ BV-Holiday party @ Bowery Ballroom
Widowspeak

285 Kent is throwing a holiday party tonight (12/20) with live sets from The Babies, DIVE, and Widowspeak and DJ sets by Matt Mondanlie (Real Estate, Ducktails) and Todd P. Doors are at 8 PM and entry is only $4, and:

Hot spiced cider will be available ++ xmas tunez ++ Ric Leichtung & John "Rambo" & Todd P all in Santa suits!

get in free if you work for Todd P or Ric/Rambo or JM/R or 285 KENT AVE or Market Hotel or SHOWPAPER or Shea Stadium or Big Snow or Death By Audio or Glasslands.

More info on the show below.

And it's the second holiday party in NYC during the past week for Widowspeak who just played a dreamy set at the BV Holiday Party at Bowery Ballroom on Saturday with Twin Sister and Ava Luna. To keep in the holiday spirit, Widowspeak did a cover of The Wailers' "She's Coming Home" during their set. Maybe you can hear that again tonight. Some pictures from from Bowery are in this post.

Speaking of The Babies and Real Estate, they're going on an east coast tour together in January. That tour doesn't include any NYC dates yet, but it kicks off the day after Real Estate plays Terminal 5 with Girls and King Krule (1/14). Tickets for that show are still available.

All dates, pictures and show info below...

Continue reading "Widowspeak played BV Holiday party @ Bowery (pics), playing 285 Kent's party w/ Babies & DIVE (tonight)"

AraabMuzik at Moogfest in October (more by Diana Wong)
AraabMuzik

When Altered Zones announced last month that they would no longer be operating, editors Ric Leichtung and Emilie Friedlander also announced a new project, AdHoc.fm, which will be "a 100% independent, daily music and visual culture publication" and is "coming in 2012."

Ad Hoc are throwing a New Year's Eve party at 285 Kent (12/31) with sets by AraabMuzik, Balam Acab, Light Asylum, Laurel Halo, Run DMT, a special guest, and Weird Magic DJs. Tickets for the show are on sale now. More details and dates are below.

Laurel Halo will also be DJing in NYC on New Year's Eve at Zebulon with DJ Hiro Kone and a band TBA. They'll be spinning "Italo Disco, House, Soul, Techno, Postpunk; whatever makes you move."

Another similar electronic-filled NYE option is the Nosaj Thing show at Glasslands (12/31). When we first discussed the show, no openers had been announced yet. We now know that the bill also includes El Topo (aka Dave Harrington of Nicolas Jaar's Darkside project), Archie Pelago, and DJIlirjana (Pop Manifesto/Typical Girls). Tickets are still available.

Speaking of AraabMuzik, he released the deluxe edition to his album Electronic Dream last week. The album features six new tracks, including the Deadmau5-sampling "I Remember," which you can stream below. We recently spoke to Gang Gang Dance engineer Sean Maffucci who is in New Moods, and he said "I don't think I've heard a record like this before. It seems to break every production rule and yet sounds so sweet and pleasing to the ears."

That stream, NYE show details and more AraabMuzik dates, below...

Continue reading "AraabMuzik, Laurel Halo, Balam Acab & more on NYE @ 285 Kent, Glasslands & Zebulon"

photos by Bryan Bruchman

new Friends @ Mercury Lounge
Friends

Advance tickets are now available for the previously discussed !!! show at 285 Kent Ave on 12/11, a Showpaper benefit also featuring an appearance from Friends and a DJ set from MNDR. Tickets are also available in person at Other Music and Co-op 87. In addition, tickets are still available for the previously discussed 12/12 Maxwell's date.

Friends recently played Mercury Lounge on 11/19 with Ganglians as part of the pair's dates together. The remainder of their tour schedule and more pictures from Mercury Lounge are below...

Continue reading "Friends played Merc w/ Ganglians (pics), playing 285 Kent w/ !!! (tickets now on sale)"

!!! at Sasquatch (more by Josh Darr)
!!!

Dance-punk band !!! is back for a trio of NYC-area shows annointed the "Punk Dog" tour in middle-December. The dates, as seen in the Black-Flag/Misfits inspired flyer below will include Dec 11 at 285 Kent Ave and Dec 12th at Maxwell's (tickets). The 285 Kent Show will be a Showpaper benefit and $10 gets you in (more artists and possibly advanced tickets TBA).

All dates, tour flyer and a recent video for "Most Certain Sure", below...

Continue reading "!!! schedule CT, NY & NJ shows (dates)"

by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Thee Oh Sees - Carrion Crawler (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Thee Oh Sees - The Dream (MP3)

Some recent Total Control cover art

Australian synth-punks Total Control are currently on tour with Thee Oh Sees, where they'll be in Texas for the Fun Fun Fun Fest this weekend, and then touring the rest of the country, with two stops in NYC: November 17 at 285 Kent and November 18 at Le Poisson Rouge. (For ticket links, click the dates.) All Oh Sees/Total Control tour dates are at the bottom of this post.

Although their web presence is minimal and enigmatic, Total Control's lineage is not: Daniel Young is in Straightjacket Nation, and Mikey Young spends time in Eddy Current Suppression Ring and both are also in UV Race. (Fellow UV Racer Alistair Montfort, plus Zephyr Pavey and James Vinciguerra round out the live line-up.) After a string of 7"s the band released Henge Beat back in August, a real corker of a debut album. It divides its time between motorik synth workouts, jittery post-punk and more Eddy Current style stormers, with a nice layer of repetition repetition repetition coating the whole shebang. You can stream one of the album tracks at the bottom of this post.

Thee Oh Sees' Carrion Crawler / The Dream

Most recently, Total Control released a split 12" with their current tourmates Thee Oh Sees on John Dwyer's Castle Face label which is worth picking up too. It is probably no surprise to learn that there's another Oh Sees album on the way, Carrion Crawler / The Dream, due November 15 on In the Red. Recorded live to tape over a few days this past June, it's a return to the more familiar Oh Sees sound after the demented psych folk that was Castlemania which came out back in May. You can download the two tracks that make up the album title at the top of this post.

Don't forget, this current line-up of Thee Oh Sees features Lars Finberg of The Intelligence and recent, well-deserved recipient of The Stranger's Genius Award for Music. Not that you need any more reasons to go to either (or both) of these shows.

Oh Sees / Total Control tour dates and a Total Control audio stream are below.

Continue reading "Total Control on tour with Thee Oh Sees, playing two NYC shows this month"

Andrew W.K., in his snowboarding and general party outfit (more by Chris Doss)
Andrew W.K.

Manhattan club co-owner Andrew W.K. is going to enter the realm of Brooklyn DIY for a special show on 11/13....

Saturday November 13th @ 285 KENT AVE
:: BABYCASTLES, DEATH BY AUDIO, & TODD P present
:: Andrew WK
:::: So Percussion & Calder Quartet
:::::: Tristan Perich
| 285 KENT AVE |
285 Kent Ave @ South 1st | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
L-Bedford, G-Metropolitan, JM-Marcy | 8pm | $tba | all ages
UPDATE: The show billing has changed and now it just says Andrew WK is DJing. Here is what it is now:
9pm - 1am @ 285 KENT (South 2nd & Kent Avenue)
$10
? Skeletons
?? So Percussion and Calder Quartet
???? Diamond Terrifier ( Zs solo )
?????? DJ Andrew WK

Premiering new music by Tristan Perich and Daniel Wohl.

Tickets will be available at the door for the night of experiemental electronic sounds, classical music and partying hard.

Then five days later, before Andrew hypes the Turbonegro crowd at Santos on 11/18, he'll host a pre-party in the same venue...

The World Snowboarding Championship in association with Innovation Norway, Visit Oslo and Santos Party House will be hosting the international launch party for WSC 2012 on November 18th. This special reception is a pre-cursor to the WSC which will go down Feb 10th-19th 2012 in Oslo, Norway (the world's winter capital and coolest destination for snowboarding in Europe). It will be hosted by none other than world ambassador of rock and the man behind Santos, Andrew W.K.. W.K. will also perform the official theme song to WSC 2012 "Go Go Go Go" live for the first time ever as well as premiere the video to the song. The song personally shouts out some of the top international snowboarders in the world today including Mark McMorris (Canada), Tyler Flanagan (USA), Kazuhiro Kokubo (Japan) and Peetu Piiroinen (Finland) and is packed with the energetic and frenetic signature style that W.K. is known for.
Unfortunately the pre-party (6-8pm) featuring free drinks and that short AWK performance is invite only, but we have two pairs of tickets you can win. Details on how to enter the contest are at the bottom of this post.

Tickets are still available for the public Turbonegro portion happening later in the night.

Contest details and a couple of videos below....

Continue reading "Andrew W.K. playing 285 Kent, hosting a private pre-party before Turbonegro at Santos too (win tix!)"

G-Side at Pitchfork Fest (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
G-Side

Alabama rap duo G-Side and NYC spitter Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire are teaming up for a last minute show at 285 Kent tonight (10/28). The show also includes a 'special guest TBA' which, as Bill hinted at in This Week in Indie, is Star Slinger (who also plays Music Hall of Williamsurg tonight). More info on this show and other G-Side dates listed below. G-Side also has more NYC dates to be announced soon (stay tuned).

G-Side will be sticking around the NYC-area to play SUNY Purchase's Fall Fest on Saturday (10/29). They'll be performing alongside Fang Island, Jessica Lea Mayfield (solo), Kvelertak, Janka Nabay, R E A L M A G I C, and others. The event is technically only open to students and their guests. Complete lineup and video below.

Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire was also recently announced as one of the openers for Das Racist's 11/16 show at MHOW with Despot, after filling in for Danny Brown at Das Racist's Bowery show in September which Despot also played.

All dates, info about tonight's show, Fall Fest lineup and video below...

Continue reading "G-Side are here, playing 285 Kent w/ Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire & secret guest ++ Purchase Fall Fest & more"

photos by Tim Griffin

Talib Kweli @ Mohawk Friday night
Talib Kweli

As previously mentioned, Black Star will return for a pair of dates at Best Buy Theater, and on the same night. Saturday December 3rd will see Yasiin and Talib Kweli perform their only LP in its entirety at an 8:00 show and an 11:30 show. Tickets are on sale for both. Talib Kweli joined Res and band to form Idle Warship, at the BrooklynVegan Day Party on Saturday (10/22) before heading to the Duck Down vs Blacksmith showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg next door. Pictures from the BV party are on the way, but we have a set of pictures in this post from the show Talib Kweli played at the Mohawk one night earlier (yes he was in Texas playing a show after midnight the night before he headlined our show at 5pm in Brooklyn!).

In related news, Wu-Tang Clan (billed as with Method Man, RZA, GZA, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, U-God, Inspectah Deck, and Masta Killa) will also head to Best Buy Theater in the coming months, hitting the venue on December 18th as part of a string of live dates that will also include Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ on 12/15 and Northern Lights in Clifton Park, NY on 12/17. Tickets are on sale for all dates.

Inspektah Deck will also HEADLINE his own show at 285 Kent on 11/4, joining Ava Luna, DJ Dog Dick, and a DJ set from WFMU'S Marty McSorley. Tickets are on sale. The show is meant to wave goodbye to Babycastles, a collective of independent gaming designers that built an arcade inside Silent Barn.

In other "hip hop at Best Buy Theater" news, Jadakiss, Lloyd Banks, Juelz Santana, Fabolous, Meek Mills, French Montana, and Red Cafe will team for a Funkmaster Flex Presents event at the venue on 11/24. Tickets are on sale.

J Cole plays there tonight (10/25).

Talib Kweli's show Friday night at the Mohawk in Austin, TX was with G-Eazy and Franchize. More pictures from that 10/21 performance, and Wu Tang dates, below...

Continue reading "Wu-Tang Clan tour dates, Talib Kweli live pics & stuff"

New plan: "advance tickets for Wed 10/19 Twin Sister / John Maus / OPN / Deradoorian going on sale @285KENT AVE on Tuesday from 330pm - midnight" - Todd P

DOWNLOAD: Dive - "Sometime" (MP3)

photos by Erez Avissar

Dive

Last Friday (10/7) at 285 Kent saw the busy-body Brooklyn band Dive support Friends with Night Manager, Heaven's Gate, Kevinz Gate and DJ Cassie Ramone. If you missed the show, check out a live audio stream of Friends and Dive below and check out the pictures from the show in this post.

Dive recently posted a new track from their debut 7", the flip of the previously released "Sometime". Stream "Corvalis" below.

Dive will join with member Cole Smith's other project, Beach Fossils, for a show at 285 Kent TONIGHT (10/14) when they team with MINKS and Heavenly Beat. $10 gets you into this all ages jam.

Tonight (10/14) will see Cassie Romone at Music Hall of Williamsburg as a member of The Babies. They open for Yuck and Porcelain Raft. Monday (10/17) The Babies play at Bruar Falls with White Fence and three more bands TBA. $8 gets you into this 21+ event.

Audio streams from the show, the song stream of "Corvalis" and more pictures from 285 Kent are below.

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Screaming Females at Bowery Ballroom (more by Devan Council)
Screaming Females

As discussed, Screaming Females (who just played Bowery Ballroom) are headed out for a round of dates that will terminate with a doubleheader at Court Tavern in New Brunswick, NJ on 11/6. But before they kick-back for a bit of much needed R&R, Screaming Females will return to NYC to play 285 Kent on 11/5 with Streeteaters and 3jane. $12 gets you into this all ages jam. Updated tour dates and some video is below.

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Real EstatE

To quote Todd P:

Wednesday October 19th @ 285 KENT AVE
:: DOMINO RECORDS / STEREOGUM / SOFTWARE party
| 285 KENT AVE |
285 Kent Ave @ South 1st | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
L-Bedford, G-Metropolitan, JM-Marcy | 8pm | $10 | all ages
He hasn't listed any acts yet, but Domino just announced that both Twin Sister and Deradoorian will be on the bill in addition to DJ sets from Animal Collective members Geologist & Deakin. Full lineup TBA.

It would seem like one of the bands they're not listing yet is Real Estate, who are signed to Domino, though Real Estate do need to be in Germany to start a tour just one day later, and they are playing a a free NYC show right before CMJ (their "only NYC performance" until November according to the invite)...

Real Estate will perform LIVE at the historic Astoria Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden.

Celebrate the release of Days with Real Estate, friends and the finest selection of beer in NYC.
Real Estate's ONLY NYC performance until their headlining show at Bowery Ballroom in November!
Hope to see you there!

REAL ESTATE 'DAYS' RELEASE PARTY
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2011

4 PM @ BOHEMIAN HALL & BEER GARDEN

29-19 24TH AVENUE
ASTORIA, NY

The Bowery Ballroom show they're talking about is also part of Real Estate's previously announced tour with Big Troubles.

UPDATE: The Domino CMJ showcase will announce exactly two more acts, and it has a flyer which you can look at below...

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