Entries tagged with: Alberich
Brooklyn duo Beacon are playing a show at Bowery Ballroom on February 11. Tickets go on sale today at noon.
Local rockers Nude Beach play Union Pool this Saturday (11/14) with Savoy Motel, Fur Helmet and Eyes of Love. Tickets are available.
Swans guitarist Norman Westberg already has a release show for his new solo album happening Sunday (11/15) at Union Pool, and he since added another happening Saturday (11/14) at Bar Matchless with Wharton Tiers Ensemble, Western Estates and Faith NY. Tickets at door.
Indie pop bands Expert Alterations, EZTV, and Mercury Girls play Cake Shop on December 19 with DJ Drew Citron (of Beverly). Tickets are on sale.
Emo bands Free Throw, Young and Heartless and Daisyhead play Cake Shop on January 10. Tickets are on sale.
Brooklyn rap staple Jean Grae has a talk show at Union Hall, with editions happening November 24, December 12 and Dec 22 with different guests (like Wyatt Cenac and John Hodgman) each night. More info and tickets here.
Comedian Chris Gethard does his 'Career Suicide' shows again on November 18 and December 21 at Union Pool. The 11/18 show is with Joe Rumrill and the guest for 12/21 is still TBA. Tickets are on sale.
Zs member Sam Hillmer also plays as Diamond Terrifier, and has free shows every Monday of November at Trans-Pecos. The first was earlier this week. More info on each one here.
Portland, OR folk singer Johanna Warren, Maryland post-hardcore band Two Inch Astronaut, Jonah Furman (frontman of the now-defunct Krill) and Thelma play a Sunday matinee at Palisades on November 22. Tickets are available.
Skronky local punks Pill play Palisades (11/22) that night with Courtship Ritual, Winkie, The Naked Heroes and Plaque. Tickets are available.
Local DIY-pop artists Adult Mom, Fern Mayo, Vagabon and Long Neck (aka Lily of Jawbreaker Reunion) play Palisades on November 28. Tickets are on sale.
There's a Nothing Changes party happening December 7 at Saint Vitus with Consumer Electronics, Yellow Tears, Alberich and Copley Medal. Tickets are on sale.
Brooklyn's krauty indie rockers Grooms are playing Palisades on December 5 with Solvey (aka Jessica Zambri of Zambri) and Drawing Boards. Tickets are on sale.
Pile frontman Rick and his Exploding In Sound labelmate Bad History Month play Palisades on December 18 with Soft Fangs and Cave Cricket. Tickets are on sale.
There's a big ska show with The Slackers, The Pietasters, The Snails and Sammy Kay and the Fast Four happening December 19 at Irving Plaza. Tickets are on sale.
Slackers keyboardist/vocalist Vic Ruggiero also has five solo shows at Grand Victory in December: Dec 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. Different openers each night. More info and tickets here.
Escort, the 15-piece disco orchestra, play Brooklyn Bowl on December 18. Tickets are on sale now.
Amy Helm, the daughter of The Band's Levon Helm and who has played with Roger Waters, plays Brooklyn Bowl on January 14. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Soulful singer Gabriel Garzón-Montano, who sings on the new Drake album, plays Baby's All Right on December 18. Tickets are on sale now.
Comedians Starlee Kine, Jon Ronson, Sasheer Zamata, Aparna Nancherla, Todd Barry, Dave Hill, Jon Glaser, Maeve Higgins and more will perform at a benefit for UNICEF's Syrian children relief which happens at The Bell House on December 20. Tickets are on sale.
More benefits: Ted Alexandro, The Lucas Brothers, Hasan Minhaj, Sasheer Zamata, Seaton Smith, Michelle Wolf, Giulia Rozzi, Will Miles, Kenny DeForest, Clark Jones are all performing at The Bell House on November 18 with proceeds going to Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign. Tickets are available.
The "Landlady Holiday Spectacular" happens at The Bell House on December 6 with Nels Cline, Eli Paperboy Reed, Cassandra Jenkins, Nick Hakim, Erica Eso, Big Thief, The Danny Fisher-Lochhead Ensemble, Gemma, Jeff Curtin and His Magic Theremin, Angelica Bess, Sarah Pedinotti and more. Tickets are on sale.
Electronic dance artist Tiga performs at Output on November 28. Tickets are on sale.
Nineties dance music vet John Digweed plays Output on December 29. Tickets are on sale.
DJs/producers/remixers the Martinez Brothers spin at Verboten on November 25 with wAFF and Filsonik B2B Jesse Calosso. Tickets are on sale.
Multitalented R&B artist Meshell Ndegeocello plays Le Poisson Rouge on February 20. Tickets are on sale now.
Saratoga Springs' finest band, The Figgs, play their annual NYC holiday show at Bowery Electric on December 11 with Doug Gillard on the bill as well. Tickets are on sale now.
House music DJ/producer/remixer extraordinaire Todd Terry spins at Bowery Electric December 23. Tickets are on sale.
English folk rock vets The Strawbs play BB King Blues Club on May 10. Tickets are on sale now.
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.
photo: Enslaved at The Paramount in 2014 (more by Greg Cristman)
Plenty of great metal, hardcore and other heavy shows in NYC are getting announced all the time. We don't get a chance to write about all of them, so here's a roundup of some recently-announced stuff coming up:
Pennsylvania death metal band Rivers of Nihil will release their sophomore album, Monarchy, this week via Metal Blade (pre-order), and they're in NYC TONIGHT (8/19) to celebrate at Saint Vitus. Opening is the great local mathcore band Meek Is Murder and NJ's Cognitive. Tickets are on sale now. You can stream the new album in full below.
Norway's legendary Enslaved will return to North America in the fall for a tour with polished progressive metal bands Between the Buried and Me (the headliners) and Intronaut. That tour hits NYC on December 15 at Irving Plaza. Tickets are on Citi/Live Nation/Blastbeat/Ticketmaster presales now (password: "crowdsurf") and the general on-sale starts Friday (8/21) at 10 AM. Invisible Oranges just published a piece on BTBAM's new album, and wrote:
Between The Buried And Me sport incomparable technical skill, and their process of pushing tiny musical motifs to their logical conclusion is astoundingly thorough. But as they've gotten more compositionally ambitious, their ability to write songs that make sense on a moment to moment basis has fallen by the wayside. Each section of a typical Between The Buried And Me song is well constructed by itself, but as the band's career has gone on they've started to have trouble transitioning smoothly, resorting to full stops before shifting gears or making jarring leaps in key or tempo.On a more positive note, Enslaved released their 13th album In Times earlier this year, and you can watch the lyric video for "Thurisaz Dreaming" from that, below.
Where previously BTBAM could make these kinds of drastic choices come across as unpredictable and exciting they now only serve to disrupt the momentum and cheapen the impact of their jaw dropping instrumental prowess. Metalsucks once compared BTBAM to LeBron James but these days they are more like James Harden; prodigiously talented, clearly very good at what they set out to do, but holy shit can they be a slog to actually watch.
photo: Cattle Decapitation at Slaughter by the Water 2011 (more by Taylor Keahey)
Cannibal Corpse, Cattle Decapitation and Soreption are touring together this fall. They aren't hitting NYC, but will be nearby for Long Island's Emporium on 10/14 (tickets) and Pougheepsie's The Chance on 10/16 (tickets). Cattle Decapitation's new album The Anthropocene Extinction came out earlier this month on Metal Blade. You can stream it in full below.
Doom trio Castle are hitting the road in the fall, and playing NYC on November 16 at the Acheron. Tickets will be on sale soon via Ticketfly.
One-man industrial metal project Author & Punisher is touring soon with Muscle and Marrow, and hitting Brooklyn's Saint Vitus on November 3. Tickets are on sale.
Another one-man industrial project, Alberich, is playing with Azar Swan and Lussuria at the Acheron on October 2. Tickets are on sale now. You can also catch Alberich sooner with Sannhet and Uniform at Saint Vitus on Friday (8/21) (tickets).
The over-the-top Hellbent Hooker, who feature members of Ramming Speed and Mutilation Rites, play Saint Vitus on September 19 with Pink Mass and Prostitution. Tickets are on sale.
This week, the Trap Them / Full of Hell tour hits NYC at the Acheron on Thursday (8/20). Tickets for that show are still available. Other recently-discussed heavy shows/tours include GWAR, Danzig / Superjoint / Prong, Deafheaven / Envy / Tribulation, Locrian, Judas Priest & Mastodon and YOB / Black Cobra. Check out more in last week's roundup.
In addition to the new music already mentioned in this post, and the new Iron Maiden song, we got a couple other exciting new streams recently too. Indie-pop-turned-black-metal musician Amalie Bruun (of Ex-Cops, Frankie Rose's band, etc) is streaming her debut Myrkur album, M, which comes out this week via Relapse. Listen below, and check out Joseph Schafer's review at Invisible Oranges.
Sweden's not-actually-metal band Ghost will also drop their third album Meliroa this week on Loma Vista, and they're streaming it now. Listen below, and catch Ghost in NYC on their acoustic tour this weekend (8/23) and their full-band tour in September. Joseph from IO also recently wrote about "Ten Songs I Want Ghost to Cover,", including Perfume Genius, Justin Timberlake and more.
$3 RSVP is open to see Vince Staples with Lil Herb and Loaf Muzik on August 10 at The Shop, the next Brooklyn-curated installment of Red Bull Sound Select.
Proggy post-hardcore band Circa Survive are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their debut album Juturna on a tour with RX Bandits (whose members collaborate with Circa singer Anthony Green in The Sound of Animals Fighting). That tour hits NYC on October 23 at Best Buy Theater. Tickets go on sale Friday (7/31) at noon with a presale starting Thursday (7/30) at 10 AM.
Tickets for the Judas Priest and Mastodon show at Prudential Center go on Live Nation/Ticketmaster presales at 10 AM. The Citi presale is still ongoing (password = redeemer). Presale for The Paramount starts tomorow.
Josh Ritter's new album, Sermon on the Rocks, will be out October 16 and he and Royal City Band will play a record release show at Rough Trade on October 22 Tickets to that show go on AmEx presale today at noon.
A great lineup of local heavy bands, Sannhet, Uniform and Alberich< play Saint Vitus on August 21. Tickets are on sale now.
Langhorne Slim, who played Brooklyn Bowl last week, plays another Brooklyn show on September 15 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets go on AmEx presale at noon. General on-sale starts Friday at noon.
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.
photo: Prurient at Saint Vitus in 2014 (more by Greg Cristman)
We already knew Dominick Fernow would be playing NYC this weekend with his Vatican Shadow project at Nothing Changes on Sunday (6/14), but before that you can see him as Prurient at Saint Vitus TONIGHT (6/13). He was just revealed as the special guest on Pitchfork's Show No Mercy Northside showcase which also includes Bell Witch, Akitsa and Alberich. Tickets are still available, and you can also get in with a Northside badge.
Updated dates are listed, with a stream from Prurient's very good new album, Frozen Niagara Falls, below...
Bell Witch - 'Four Phantoms' artwork
The day 1 lineup includes Fred Thomas, Gun Outfit, Mitski and Dreamcrusher. Tickets are on sale.
And day 2 is Pitchfork's Show No Mercy showcase (their metal column), and that one features Bell Witch, Akitsa, Alberich and special guests. Tickets are on sale for that one too. Flyers for both, below.
Gun Outfit, who haven't been in NYC in a while, were also recently announced for another Northside showcase. They play the Wharf Cat Records showcase on June 13 at Shea Stadium with The Ukiah Drag, Sediment Club, Ancient Sky and Psychic Blood. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Gun Outfit and Ukiah Drag also both play Berserktown in LA.
Bell Witch recently released their newest album, Four Phantoms. Stream that, with the Pitchfork flyers, below...
When Gary Mundy formed Ramleh and the Broken Flag label in 1982, he was a primary participant in the UK power electronics scene, which attempted to outdo the industrial template first drawn by Throbbing Gristle. Very much a product of their time, his recordings were violent sonic bursts laced with proto-fascist and misogynist imagery, given vulgar titles meant to shock. Mundy and co-conspirator Philip Best quickly rose from this noise ghetto by applying the scene's best aspects (experimentation, improvisation, volume) to a more traditional rock format. Along with its sister group Skullflower, Ramleh laid the foundations for improvisational noise rock with a stubborn intensity that catered to no one. The band rarely issued records in quantities greater than 500, live shows were few and far between and cover art and liner notes were filled with cryptic drawings, photographs and abstract writings. Their sound remained reliably rooted in an unwavering formula: plodding heavy drums, an endlessly repetitive low-end bass groove and wave upon wave of guitar screech. - [Trouser Press]British power electronics and noise rock pioneers Ramleh, who are currently Anthony di Franco, Gary Mundy, and Martyn Watts, will be playing two rare NYC shows in NYC in early 2015: January 28 at Home Sweet Home for Nothing Changes with JFK and Kleistwahr, and then January 29 at Saint Vitus with JFK, Alberich, Theologian, and York Factory Complaint. Ramleh are promising each night wil completely different, divergent sets. Tickets to both shows go on sale Monday (11/3) at noon.
JFK is one of Anthony di Franco's solo projects, and Kleistwahr is the solo moniker of Gary Mundy. The three local acts on the VItus show fit the bill well too, and you can also catch Alberich at the same venue on 11/6 (tickets). These are Ramleh's only North American dates that we know of. A few Ramleh streams below...
Tickets for the newly-added solo acoustic Ryan Adams shows at Carnegie Hall with Butch Walker go on sale today at 11 AM. Tickets for his second Hammerstein Ballroom show are still available, the first night is sold out.
Tickets for the newly-added Flying Lotus and Thundercat show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on AmEx presale today at noon. Tickets (same link) for their Terminal 5 show are still available and we're also giving away a pair of tickets to that one.
The Range is playing Glasslands on November 22 with DJ Aurora Halal. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Alberich, Work/Death, Gordon Ashworth and Negation are playing Saint Vitus on November 6. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Destruction Unit-related Marshstepper, Denmark's Puce Mary and Ligature are playing Saint Vitus on December 11. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Xeno & Oaklander are playing 'Synth Nights' at The Kitchen on October 7. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.
Arcade Fire in Austin in April (more by Tim Griffin)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Arcade Fire, The Unicorns, Dan Deacon @ Barclays Center
Arcade Fire's massive Reflektor tour finally rolls into NYC tonight, for its first of three huge arena shows at Barclays Center. What New York-centric songs will they cover? What bobblehead celebrities will make an appearance? These shows are also doubly special because they're three of the VERY few reunion dates for fellow Canadian indie faves the Unicorns. And night three (Sunday) will be triply special with NYC punk legends Television.
X @ City Winery
LA legends X will be performing their first four albums in full over a four-night stand at City Winery. Tonight is their classic second album, Wild Gift. Sold out.
OFF!, Bad Antics, Gay Kiss @ Europa
Keith Morris' classic-hardcore-style supergroup OFF! are unfortunately without their regular drummer for this tour, but they didn't get just anybody to replace him. Dale Crover of the Melvins will be sitting behind the kit tonight, so this should be a cool one to catch.
Kevin Morby, Steve Gunn, Daniel Bachmann, Weyes Blood @ Baby's All Right
Guitar-slinger Steve Gunn, who you may have seen play with Kurt Vile's band, will release his new album, Way Out Weather, on October 7 via Paradise of Bachelors. Catch some of that live tonight as he tours with the terrifically talented Kevin Morby (Babies, Woods) and by all means get their early for Weyes Blood.
TEEN, White Hinterland, VietNam, Bebe Panthere @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Brooklyn Night Bazaar offers weekends of local artisan shopping, gourmet eats, beer and wine, ping pong, black light minigolf and music all under one Greenpoint roof. Tonight is headlined by the neo-R&B sounds of Brooklyn's TEEN.
Black Wine, Grand Pantry Men, Sore Saints, Brick Mower, Brett Davis, Tim Duffy @ Death by Audio
Black Wine's punky new album is out now on Don Giovanni and tonight's the release party with their labelmates Brick Mower, comedy from Brett Davis and Tim Duffy, and more.
Dead Gaze, Mystery Lights @ South Street Seaport
The penultimate Seaport Music Festival show of 2014 features Mississippi noise-pop band Dead Gaze whose most recent album, Brain Holiday, came out last year on FatCat. Opening are NYC's psych-garage rockers Mystery Lights.
The Clean, Roya @ Glasslands
Infinitely influential New Zealand legends The Clean just got their entire output released on one four-LP vinyl box via Merge and play their second of two sold-out NYC shows tonight. Opening is Roya which features Clean drummer (and Brooklyn resident) Hamish Kilgour on drums and Rahil of Habibi on lead vocals.
Kitty, Buckwheat Groats, AWKAFINA, Maxo, Swag Toof @ Palisades
If you like your rap with a sense of humor (and hey, who doesn't?), there's plenty of that here.
Mates of State, Mike Lawrence, Sheng Wang, Christie Young @ Pine Box Rock Shop
Mates of State have been putting out quality indie pop of the Barsuk/Polyvinyl variety (the labels they are/were signed to) for over a decade now, and though it's been three years since a new album, they'll have no lack of solid material at this free show.
RJD2 @ Rocks Off Concert Cruise
Hop aboard tonight's cruise and get a healthy helping of alt-hip hop beats from the man who's been behind Aesop Rock, Cage, Soul Position and plenty more.
The Sidekicks, Sundials, Dowsing, Chumped @ Saint Vitus
If you dig bands that toe the line between indie rock and punk, all four of the ones on this bill at Saint Vitus tonight do that and they do it well.
Baked, Porches, Celestial Shore, Bueno, Steve Hartlett @ Shea Stadium
Shea Stadium once again plays host to a fill full of quality DIY rock coming from four NYC regulars and a solo set from Ovlov's Steve Hartlett.
Beiju, ONWE, Bodega Bay, Babychange, Madam West @ Bowery Electric
It's no surprise to see an indie band with a little irony thrown it, but ONWE practically relies on it. It's catchy stuff either way.
Guided By Voices, Boogarins @ The Paramount
The ever-prolific Guided by Voices will play surely another marathon set tonight, boozy and riff-filled. Brazil's Boogarins are worth showing up early to catch.
Kristeen Young, Handjob Academy, Wildcat @ Union Pool
If you're not worrying about catching a cold from Kristeen Young (ask Morrissey), she plays tonight with clever/funny rap trio Handjob Academy.
Cymbals Eat Guitars @ Vibe Lounge (Long Island)
Cymbals Eat Guitars make some serious rock music on their new album, LOSE, which expands upon their already-solid sound and includes some of their best songs yet. Tonight they're on Long Island. After this, five more NYC shows to go.
Earthless, The Shrine @ Mercury Lounge
Earthless are trusty providers riffs on riffs on riffs, and The Shrine may not offer the same kind of 14-minute epics, but they've got some shredders too.
Oddball Comedy Festival w. Bill Burr, Chris Hardwick, Dave Attell, Hannibal Buress, Jeff Ross, Louis CK, Sarah Silverman, Brody Stevens @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
This year's traveling comedy cavalcade is a hard to pass up lineup, featuring Louis CK, Chris Hardwick, Hannibal Burress, Sarah Silverman and more.
Kurtis Blow, Doug E Fresh, Rob Base, Melle Mel @ @ BB King Blues Club
It's a night of real old school rap at BB King's, headlined by Kurtis Blow whose first album came out in 1980.
Pete Swanson, Alberich, Vereker @ Baby's All Right
Pete Swanson once named an album Punk Authority, which is actually a very fitting title, but don't expect guitars at Baby's tonight. It's gonna be noise-fueled electronics all the way.
Jordan Carlos, Kyle Grooms, Hadiyah Robinson, Mike Recine, Eli Yudin, Jason Saenz @ Union Hall
The Brooklyn Comedy Fest continues tonight with this special edition of "Cheap Date," featuring free snacks, sketches, amazing prizes... and notable comedians.
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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Destruction Unit at Austin Psych Fest 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
Roaring psychedelic punks Destruction Unit just wrapped up a tour which included Free Press Summer Fest, Chaos In Tejas' Weekend In Austin, and a run with Institute. That tour didn't hit NYC, but a few days after their upcoming hometown show with Deafheaven, they'll head our way for a Noisey-presented show on July 3 at The Studio at Webster Hall with noise artist Alberich and The Men/Drunkdriver-related duo Uniform. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Destruction Unit and Deafheaven are also both releasing Adult Swim Singles this year, on June 23 and August 25, respectively.
All currently known D Unit dates are listed, with a few killer live videos, below...
By Doug Moore
Stephen O'Malley with Altar, Brooklyn Masonic Temple 2010 (more by Greg Cristman)
We mentioned last month that Knoxville, Tennessee's upcoming Big Ears Festival (March 28-30) will include legendary SunnO))) / Khanate / Burning Witch guitarist Stephen O'Malley in a variety of collaborative roles. That appearance turned out to be one of a string of upcoming international solo and ensemble appearances for O'Malley. BrooklynVegan and DesertShore are pleased to announce that we'll be co-presenting O'Malley's upcoming New York City appearance on March 26 at Baby's All Right. Local noise/drone projects Alberich (last seen at the final 285 Kent show) and Ancient Ocean (who is presenting this show with us as DesertShore) will join the lineup as well. Tickets are on sale now.
Check out all of O'Malley's upcoming dates below, and watch some footage of his past solo work to get a sense of what to expect...
Deafheaven have an upcoming tour with Between the Buried and Me and Intronaut that hits Long Island in February, but as their tweet above confirms, you can see them in NYC much sooner than that (and with a more desirable lineup). They're the special guest on Saturday's (1/18) show at 285 Kent which also includes Wolf Eyes, Noveller, Alberich, MV Carbon, Lussuria and Sugarm. Unfortunately, that show is sold out.
Deafheaven were also confirmed for NYC festival Governors Ball.
As you may have heard, Brooklyn DIY venue 285 Kent is closing, but they're going out with a bang. It was just announced that Pitchfork, Ad Hoc, and Todd P will be presenting the venue's final shows which include Fucked Up, DIIV, White Lung, Laurel Halo, Autre Ne Veut, Dan Deacon and others, plus a number of special guests playing shows there this month. Tickets for all four of the incredibly stacked lineups are on sale now.
Full lineups for each show below...
photos by Lukas Hodge
Cold Cave @ 285 Kent, 6/29/2013
Despite much protest, Cold Cave and Boyd Rice teamed with Alberich (who has a few shows on the way), to play 285 Kent on June 29, the last of a clearly tumultous tour of cancellations and accusations. Unlike Saint Vitus, which happened near the start of the tour, 285 Kent was under fire for their acceptance of the show at their space. Late Friday, they responded and after all the hubub, the show went off as planned (not even a smoke bomb in the bathroom like at the Chicago show). Pictures of all the bands, as well as some of the anti-fascist literature that was available at the venue to counteract whatever nonsense Boyd Rice represents or may have been spewing, are in this post.
Wes & Cold Cave return to NYC -- minus Rice -- on September 4 at Glasslands. Tickets are still available.
More pics from Saturday's 285 Kent show below...
Though tickets are still available for Wolf Eyes' appearance at Saint Vitus on Saturday (7/6), the Motor City noise gang aren't hesitating at releasing details on their next NYC appearance. Wolf Eyes have announced an August 24 date at Issue Project Room with support TBA. Tickets are on sale.
In related news, Pharmakon will join another noise band, Hair Police, as part of a show at 285 Kent on July 12, which is a Sacred Bones event. Tickets for the show, which also features appearances from Alberich and Hollow Seed, are still available. Hair Police will ALSO perform at Issue Project Room the next day (7/13) with Chris Goudreau, White Suns, Guerilla Toss and Bob Bellerue + Tamio Shiraishi. It's an all-day affiair (3 PM - 8 p PM) and tickets for that are still available too. The shows are in celebration of the band's new LP Mercurial Rites, out now and streaming in full below.
Last but not least, if you can't wait until July 12 to get your Alberich fix, head out to Nothing Changes at Home Sweet Home Wednesday night (7/3). The noise artist will join Lussuria as part of the weekly late-night party. DJ sets from Ning Nong & Tamaryn help sweeten the deal.
Stream that Hair Police LP below.
by Fred Pessaro
Cut Hands, the latest venture from William Bennett of noise terrorists Whitehouse, begin a North American tour this week. The close-to-two-week stint will cherry-pick cities on the continent, hitting Chaos in Tejas along the way, but things kick off with a show in NYC at Public Assembly on Thursday (5/30). Believer/Law, Azar Swan and Horoscope get credited with the assist, and tickets are still available. The dates are in anticipation of Bennett's Madwoman LP due on Downwards "soon," though further details remain hazy.
Four days later, you can catch Believer/Law again in the same space, this time with Alberich, Winter Line, Belarisk and Temperature Within. Tickets are available at the door for this June 4 show at Public Assembly.
All Cut Hands dates are listed, along with a few song streams, below.
photos by PSquared Photography, words and additional photos by Fred Pessaro
Pharmakon / Prurient / Kid Millions / Kim Gordon
Sixteen bands that deal in ambient, drone, noise and power electronics converged on Knockdown Center in Queens last night (5/2) as part of the Drone Activity in Progress show. The multi-stage event, part of a massive May NYC takeover by Red Bull Music Academy, was housed in a giant warehouse/factory building somewhat-shaped like an "F," with three stages (Red Room, Grand Hall, and West Wing) located in separate areas. Most of the sets had minimal crossover to the other stages, set time staggering was well executed, but those that did overlap were obvious in reasons why: guitar drones vs thumping bass lines, etc. Soundbleed was shockingly minimal in each individual room.
That many bands is a lot to take in general, but personal highlights all seemed to come from the "Red Room" where I caught sets by Prurient, Pharmakon, Alberich and others, who each used keys, effects pedals, vocals, patch bays, and samples to create their versions of industrial-noise terror. Other highlights from the other stages (Grand Hall and West Wing) included guitar-noise from Body/Head (with Kim Gordon), guitar/ambient from KTL (with Stephen O'Malley), guitar qizardry from Mick Barr, Noveller and the spazzy/jawdropping Jim Sauter/Kid Millions.
Tonight's Red Bull Music Academy events are: Brian Eno's "77 Million Paintings" at 45 W. 32nd (sold out); Masters At Work w/ special guest and vibraphone legend Roy Ayers at Le Bain (which is free); and Knox, QuietDust, August Rosenbaum, and Jimi Nxir at Le Poisson Rouge which is also free.
In addition to this set, check out another set of pictures at InvisibleOranges. More photos from Drone Activity are below.
Pharmakon at Saint Vitus earlier this year(more by Fred Pessaro)
Set times for the Red Bull Music Academy's noise/drone extravaganza tonight (May 2) at the Knockdown Center in Queens have been announced. Drone Activity in Progress, which will feature sets from KTL, Vatican Shadow, Body/Head (Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth, who also performed last night), Prurient, Grassmas, Mick Barr, Pharmakon, Alberich and many others, will bring the noise to this show (which appears sold out). UPDATE: Tickets BACK on sale. You can snag a shuttle bus from the Jefferson L if you don't feel like making the walk, though it promises to be a lovely evening.
Flyer and set times are below.
Pharmakon will release Abandon, Margaret Chardiet's debut effort with Sacred Bones and first long-player overall. Look for it on May 14th via the label, but first check out the new track "Crawling On Bruised Knees" available for streaming below..
Chardiet's noisy, confrontational and abrasive live show is a must see, and you can catch her at a trio of upcoming NYC shows including, most imminently, the previously discussed April 7th date at 285 Kent with Jason Lescalleet and Spencer Yeh Trio (tickets) and at another show at 285 Kent on June 15th with Marshstepper, Body of Light, Lust For Youth and Foreplay as part of the Northside Festival. Ticketing info for that one is on the way, or get in with your Northside Festival badge.
Pharmakon also has one other NYC date, as part of the upcoming Red Bull Music Academy series of events, and it's a whopper:
On May 2, the Red Bull Music Academy will turn the spectacular Knockdown Center into a temple of thundering noise with some of today's most daring sound artists for Drone Activity In Progress. The night will see performances from sixteen solo artists and duos on three stages, where the sound bleed between stages is entirely intentional.Joining Chardiet will be performances from Stephen O'Malley, KTL (Stephen O'Malley & Peter Rehberg), Body/Head (Kim Gordon & Bill Nace), Prurient, Hunter Hunt-Hendrix of Liturgy, Oren Ambrachi, Alan Licht, Vatican Shadow, Pete Swanson, Mick Barr, Kid Millions/Jim Sauter Duo, Alberich, Noveller, grassmass and Hiram Martinez, and $8 tickets for the show, which is one night after the big "Round Robin Duet" show at Brooklyn Masonic Temple, are on sale and will include shuttle bus service from the Jefferson L train.
All other dates and that stream is below.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Natural Assembly's gothic, synth-heavy beats will sit alongside appearances from headliner Alberich, Endless Humiliation and Âmes Sanglantes as part of a show at Saint Vitus tonight (1/11). The appearance is one of only two for the duo (who played Philadelphia's Kung Fu Necktie last night), half of which will also perform as part of power electronics band Cremation Lily. Tickets are still available.
Head below for a stream of Alberich, Natural Assembly and Cremation Lily material...