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Anamanaguchi

Eight-bit champions Anamanaguchi released the helium-powered single "Pop It" earlier this fall which you may have heard recently in a Target commercial. The song just got a video that matches the style of the song, all candy colors and a girl whose face is always just obscured by a balloon. You can watch it below. Look for the band's new album, [USA], out in 2015.

Until then, Anamanaguchi have some live dates, including opening for Dillon Francis' January 16 show at Barclays Center in NYC (tickets). All dates are listed, along with the video, below...

Continue reading "Anamanaguchi share video for new single "Pop It," playing shows, opening for Dillon Francis at Barclays"

Team Spirit @ BV SXSW 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Team Spirit

More upcoming shows have been announced for Brooklyn Night Bazaar. For those looking for a cheap Valentine's Day (2/14) date option BKNB has headliners Team Spirit, who you may remember last V-day released the Love is for Suckers EP. The night also features The Liza Colby Sound, Hard Nips, Blue & Gold, Lowell, and DJ Pegasus Warning. This was the night that Bernie Worrell was originally supposed to play. And if you're also the forgetful gift giver, you can also do last-minute gift shopping while your significant other is in the bathroom line. They'll be none the wiser.

The next night (2/15) is the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and the rest of that line-up has been finalized, with D'NT (formerly Don't), Low Fat Getting High, and DJ Andy Animal.

Then on February 28, it's a pop/dance line-up with Body Language, Joywave, Echo Friendly, and Jamaican Queens.

And a bit further out, on March 21 Brooklyn Night Bazaar has 8-bit champions Anamanaguchi with the rest of the line-up TBA.

Meanwhile, this weekend at BKNB, on Friday (1/31) it's The Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra, Spanglish Fly, Los Hacheros, and DJ Mickey Perez; and on Saturday (2/1) it's Streets of Laredo, Lily & the Parlour Tricks, Rocket & the Ghost, Mall the Horse, and Mikey Palms and Friends.

As always, Brooklyn Night Bazaar show are free.

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin, Soundwave photos by Caitlyn Ridenour

Preservation Hall Jazz Band & Desaparecidos @ Voodoo Fest Day 1 - 11/1/13
Voodoo Day 1
Voodoo Day 1
Soundwave

"The Friday Voodoo line-ups are usually pretty slow, so I came into City Park expecting to have a lot of downtime (which ended up being a good thing because for some reason Voodoo never deems it necessary to label anything, so every stage is always unmarked).... I had some time to kill before the night truly began, so I marveled at all of the extraordinary costumes festival goers brought to the park (Walter White was an obvious favorite).

The night began with Desaparecidos. I'm a huge fan of post-hardcore--I love Fugazi, Minor Threat, Rites of Spring, you name it, I probably at least like it. I've also been to (probably more than) my fair share of post-hardcore shows (getting stuck in an Against Me! mosh pit is arguably the punkest thing I've ever done), so when I say that Desaparecidos's Voodoo performance was the best post-hardcore show I've ever seen, it definitely means something. Conor Oberst definitely brought his best cynical self to the show, spouting political statements and really getting into the music with major head banging." [The Daily Reveille]

Other sets on Voodoo day 1 included Anamanaguchi, Those Darlins and New Orleans's own Preservation Hall Jazz Band, all three of which also had over to our Soundwave stage hosted by the funny Dave Hill and Billy Jones (Soundwave schedule HERE).

The day's big headliner was Pearl Jam, who recently played two big shows at Barclays Center, and whose...

headlining set [at Voodoo] started emotionally when guitarist Mike McCready introduced Steve Gleason, the Washington state native who settled in New Orleans after his days with the New Orleans Saints ended. Stricken with Lou Gehrig's disease, the wheelchair-bound Gleason rolled to declare, in his computer-generated voice, "This is my hometown; this is my hometown band." Gleason's presence lingered throughout the show as McCready wore a Team Gleason T-shirt and Eddie Vedder, a wristband. Vedder later dedicated the show and 2006's "Inside Job" to Gleason and his family, and announced that the band let Gleason write the set list -- which led to the inclusion of a quiet "Chloe Dancer" alongside a number of songs from the new Lightning Bolt. [SPIN]
Pearl Jam's full setlist and pictures from the whole day, costumed attendees included, are in this post. Pictures from Day 2 are HERE. More Day 1 below....

Continue reading "Voodoo Fest 2013 -- Day 1 Pics (Anamanaguchi, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Pearl Jam, Desaparecidos, Those Darlins & more)"

Dave Hill & Billy Jones will reunite in New Orleans (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Soundwave

Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails, and The Cure co-headline the Voodoo festival in New Orleans this weekend. Anamanaguchi, Those Darlins, The Gaslight Anthem, F. Stokes, Matt & Kim, Cults, Jingle Punks Hipster Orchestra and many more will also play sets as part of the New Orleans-music heavy, but eclectic 3-day lineup. Check out the full festival schedule.

This is also the 5th and final festival of 2013 that you'll find a Toyota Soundwave tent where BrooklynVegan, SPIN and Purevolume will be set up all weekend with host Dave Hill, BrooklynVegan co-host Billy Jones, and a full schedule of additional live interviews and sets that you won't find on the festival's main schedule.

Stop by today/Friday to catch a live interview with Anamanaguchi at 2:30 and one with Preservation Hall Jazz Band at 4:00, right before a live set by Those Darlins. Saturday Cults play a set at 1pm before rapper F. Stokes takes our stage. Sunday we get a set by Jingle Punks Hipster Orchestra shortly after their earlier bigger stage show.

When festival artists aren't playing or talking to us, Dave Hill and Billy Jones will be telling jokes and spinning tunes. Please stop by and heckle them, and check out our full Soundwave schedule below...

Continue reading "Voodoo begins in New Orleans; Find us & Dave Hill in the Soundwave tent (performance & interview schedule)"

tickets

Megadeth are playing The Wellmont Theater on November 29 in Montclair, NJ and The Paramount on December 3 in Huntington, NY. Tickets to those shows go on Live Nation/Mobile App presales today at 10 AM (password: "scorcher"). General on-sale begins Friday (9/27) at 10 AM.

Tickets to see Justin Timberlake at Madison Square Garden go on Fan Club presale today at 10 AM.

Lissie is playing Webster Hall on November 25. Tickets to that show go on AmEx presale today at noon, with a general on-sale starting Friday (9/27) at noon.

Breton are playing Glasslands on December 13. Tickets to that show are on sale now.

Cashmere Cat and Anamanaguchi have been added to the Dillon Francis shows at Terminal 5. Tickets to those shows are still available.

Tickets to see Father John Misty at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Disclosure at Terminal 5 go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see M.I.A. at Terminal 5 go on AmEx presage today at noon, with a general on-sale starting Friday (9/27) at noon.

Tickets to see Jagwar Ma at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Mikal Cronin at Webster Hall go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Sky Ferreira and Smith Westerns at Webster Hall go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see King Krule at Webster Hall go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Machinedrum at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to the Luscious Jackson show at Webster Hall are on sale now.

Tickets to see Dr. Dog at Terminal 5 go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Frontier Ruckus are playing Mercury Lounge on December 5. Tickets to that show go on AmEx presale today at noon, with a general on-sale starting Friday (9/27) at noon.

Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.

Browse our NYC Concert Calendar for shows happening today and every day - comedy shows, heavy metal concerts (courtesy of our heavy metal blog), and free shows included.

The Cure at Osheaga 2013 (more by Toby Tenenbaum)
The Cure

As discussed, Voodoo Experience is going down from November 1-3 in New Orleans this year, and since we last spoke, the lineup was expanded to include The Cure, Matt & Kim, Anamanaguchi, Rudimental and more. Those additions join previously announced names like Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails, Desaparecidos and more. Tickets for the festival are still available.

Updated lineup below...

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Anamanaguchi at BV-SXSW 2013 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
Anamanaguchi

NYC videogame rockers Anamanaguchi are set to play Canada's LIGHTS Festival in Regina, SK this month (8/21), but before they leave home, they'll play a Girls & Boys party at Webster Hall on August 16 with Ghost Beach and CRNKN. Tickets for that show are on sale now, and if you'd like to go for free, we're also giving away a pair.

Those are the band's only two North American dates at the moment. Details on how to enter to win tickets for the Webster Hall show are below.

Continue reading "Anamanaguchi playing Webster Hall before LIGHTS Festival (win tix!)"

Fucked Up at House of Vans in 2011 (more by Chris La Putt)
Fucked Up

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

Fucked Up, Title Fight, Hop Along @ House of Vans
This year's free House of Vans shows kick off tonight with a stacked triple billing of hardcore epics Fucked Up, genuine emo rippers Title Fight, and fuzzy folky alt-punks Hop Along. Like all House of Vans shows, this one is free with RSVP (which is now closed), but even if you've RSVPed, it's still first come, first served.

Prefuse 73 @ Output
Instrumental hip hop icon Prefuse 73 will be coming to NYC tonight to DJ the weekly Input party at Williamsburg dance club Output. These things tend to go late, so if you like to dance all night, this should be a good one. 10 PM doors. Advance tickets are still available.

Courtney Love, Starred @ Capitol Theatre
Courtney Love and Starred played their first of four NYC-area dates last night at Brooklyn's Warsaw, and the run continues tonight at Port Chester's Capitol Theatre. Check out pictures and a video of last night's Warsaw show.

Old 97s, Trapper Schoepp & The Shades @ Brooklyn Bowl
Alt-country band Old 97s will be kicking off their three-night stint at Brooklyn Bowl tonight. Each night sees the band playing a different album in full (plus other songs) with a different opener. Tonight Old 97s will perform Hitchhike to Rhome, and support comes from Trapper Schoepp & the Shades.

Keren Ann @ City Winery
Singer-songwriter Keren Ann was at City Winery back on the 20th, and she plays her second show at that venue tonight. We hear her set goes great with a bottle of the City Winery produced Keren Ann signature Cabernet Sauvignon.

Advaeta, Dark Room, Lorelle Meets The Obsolete, Bueno @ Shea Stadium
Brooklyn trio Advaeta, who are a regular on the local live circuit, are playing a release show for their new 7" at Shea tonight with sets from Dark Room, Lorelle Meets The Obsolete, and Bueno. You can stream both sides of the 7", "Gold Thought Exit" b/w "Newo" (which were recorded at the Silent Barn studio), below.

Mark Mulcahy @ Mercury Lounge
Having just released Dear Mark J Mulcahy I Love You, his first album in eight years, the onetime Miracle Legion and Polaris singer is also playing his first NYC show in ages. The new LP is terrific (stream it via Spotify) and his warm, weathered voice is always welcome. Tickets are still available.

Treetop Flyers, White Violet, Samuel Cooper @ Glasslands
London folk crew Treetop Flyers released their newest album on Partisan this week (6/25) and were at Mercury Lounge last night to celebrate. Tonight, they will be at Glasslands, with Athens, Georgia's White Violet and Samuel Cooper of local outfit Sunglasses.

Butter The Children, Huge Pupils, Poverty Hollow, Flagland @ Death By Audio
Downtown-signed pop shoegazers Butter the Children are headlining a bill at Death by Audio tonight, which is being rounded out by Poverty Hollow, and Flagland. Ovlov were initially on this show, but have been replaced by Huge Pupils.

Hugh Masekela @ Jazz Standard
Legendary horn-player Hugh Masekela was in the NYC-area for three shows this past spring, and this week he'll be actually in NYC for four nights at Jazz Standard. The first of those is tonight, and he'll be there every night through Sunday (6/30).

Q-Tip Offline @ Stage 48 Z Bar
The funky will be well-represented at Q-Tip's sold-out OFFLINE party, where the Abstract Poetic will rope in like-minded selectahs to join him behind the wheels of steel. Asses shall shake.

Peter Frampton, Robert Cray @ Beacon Theater
Back in 2011, Peter Frampton celebrated the 35th anniversary of Frampton Comes Alive, and now he's back out on the road with his Guitar Circus and special guests Robert Cray Band, Don Felder (ex-Eagles), and Byrds founder Roger McGuinn. Roger's been joining him for some classic Byrds tunes at recent shows, so hopefully we can count on that happening tonight too.

Heart, Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience @ Jones Beach
Another classic rock option tonight is heading to Jones Beach (which is newly renovated due to Hurricane Sandy Damages, and recently hosted Fleetwood Mac and Rush) to catch Heart and Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience.

The Girl Can't Help It @ Videology (FREE)
There were rock n' roll movies before 1956's The Girl Can't Help It, but it was the first to not treat it like some dumb teenage fad. Smart, funny and visually inventive, with performances from Little Richard, Fats Domino, The Platters, Eddie Cochran, and Gene Vincent, it's a genuine classic. 8 PM.

Anamanaguchi, Heartsrevolution, Gildas @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Absolut Vodka is in the middle of a Williamsburg takeover, which began last Saturday (6/22), and includes a Kitsune party at Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight (6/27) with sets from Anamanaguchi, Heartsrevolution, and Gildas. The party is free, but RSVP closed yesterday, and now the only way left to get in is to find Heartsrevolution in NYC today in their one-of-a-kind crystallized ice cream truck. They have ten tickets left, and there's no word yet on where the truck will be today, but you can follow their twitter for updates.

The Absolute takeover also includes a Pride celebration on Friday (6/28) as part of NYC Pride Week.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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Continue reading "What's going on Thursday? (Fucked Up, Mark Mulcahy, Prefuse 73, Advaeta, Old 97s, Hugh Masekela & more)"

Anamanaguci

Anamanaguchi is a boy band made up of hackers and producers born & raised on the Internet, currently living in New York City.

On May 14th, they [released] Endless Fantasy through their own brand new label, dream.hax - their first album since soundtracking Scott Pilgrim vs. The World in 2010.
The "boy band" will celebrate that album with possibly one of their biggest headlining shows to date in their "current" home of NYC at Irving Plaza THIS Friday (5/16) with Pictureplane and Hot Sugar. Tickets are still available. Get 'em while they're hot, sugar.

Meanwhile, you can also catch Anamanaguchi in a slightly more intimate setting at The Space in Hamden, CT tonight (5/16). It's the start of a tour that was recently extended throughout the summer. All dates, many with Chrome Sparks and Kitty Pryde, are listed below.

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Anamanaguchi @ BV-SXSW 2013 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
Anamanaguchi

Anamanaguchi, who we were happy to host for a 2nd time at SXSW in Austin this year (watch their ENTIRE performance below), has also been keeping busy with a very successful Kickstarter related to their new album release. Head over there to add to the $176,317 they've already raised in 13 days and for more info. Head below for more album info, songs and videos to consume, and all tour dates...

Continue reading "Anamanaguchi kicking ass on Kickstarter, released an LP, expand tour (dates)"

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Tickets

Tickets to see Dinosaur Jr. at Irving Plaza go on Governors Ball presale today at 10 AM. Live Nation and Music Geeks presales are happening Thursday at 10 AM (Music Geeks password: "music geeks") with the general on sale starting Friday at 10 AM.

Courtney Love has a couple NY-area shows this summer, playing The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester on June 27 and the Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park, NJ on June 28. Tickets to the Stone Pony show go on Live Nation and Live Nation Mobile presale today at 10 AM with the regular on-sale happening Friday (5/10) at 10 AM. Tickets to the Cap show go on sale Friday at noon.

Tickets
 to see Mac Miller with openers Chance the Rapper, Earl Sweatshirt, Action Bronson, The Internet, Vince Staples and Meek Mill at Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park, NJ, Manhattan Center Hammerstein in NYC, Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, CT and Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park, NY go on Citi and VIP Package presale today at 10 AM. Citi/Live Nation/Ticketmaster presales for the Hammerstein show begin Thursday at 10, Live Nation Mobile App presale for the Stone Pony show begin Thursday at 10 and Live Nation/Ticketmaster presale for the Oakdale show begin Thursday at 10 AM. General on sale for the Stone Pony, Hammerstein Ballroom and Upstate Concert Hall shows start Friday at 10 AM and general on sale for the Oakdale Theatre show begins Friday at noon.

Owen was added to the Laura Stevenson and Field Mouse show at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for that show are still available.

Tickets to see Austra and DIANA at Webster Hall go on AmEx presale today at noon. Tickets to the Music Hall of Williamsburg show are still available.

Tickets to see CSS and Io Echo at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon. Tickets to the Brooklyn Bowl show go on sale Friday at noon.

Tickets to see Savages at Webster Hall go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Donnie & Joe Emerson at Mercury Lounge go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Gold Panda at Webster Hall go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Bob Saget at Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Mark Kozelek (of Sun Kil Moon & Red House Painters) at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on AmEx presale today at noon.

The Psychedelic Furs are playing Irving Plaza on August 3. Tickets for that show go on Live Nation/Live Nation Mobile App/Music Geeks presale today at 10 AM (Music Geeks password is "musicgeeks").

Pictureplane was added to the Anamanaguchi show at Irving Plaza. Tickets for that show are still available.

Superhumanoids is playing Mercury Lounge on June 21. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon.

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Anamanaguchi at BrooklynVegan SXSW 2013 day party
2013 BrooklynVegan SXSW Day Party - Day 1

NYC Nintendo punks Anamanaguchi were just in Austin for SXSW, where they played the BrooklynVegan Wednesday day party. We've already posted pictures from that show, and you can check out another set of Anamanaguchi's Glasslands Stage set in this post.

The band has more upcoming dates, including a hometown show at Irving Plaza on May 17 with "special guests." Tickets for that show are on sale now.

All dates are listed, along with more pictures from SXSW, below...

Continue reading "Anamanaguchi playing shows, headlining Irving Plaza (dates and more pics from the BV SXSW day party)"

photos by Sarah Frankie Linder, words by Andrew Sacher

Delorean / Savages
Delorean
Savages

We kicked off our free BrooklynVegan SXSW day parties yesterday (3/13) in Austin at the Main & The Jr (aka the old Emo's location, aka 603 Red River St) with sets from Delorean, Robyn Hitchock, Savages, Camper Van Beethoven, Caveman, Braids, Maserati, Caitlin Rose, Anamanaguchi, Indians, Marnie Stern, Team Spirit, Torres, and Deep Sea Diver. Pictures from the party are in this post, and more are on the way soon.

The biggest surprise for me personally was Torres (aka Mackenzie Scott), whose self titled debut is great, but she really takes it to another level live. Her band is super tight, loud, and confident (her guitarist has some rock star moves) and Mackenzie has some serious pipes that she doesn't even fully reveal on the album. It was a much heavier show than I expected, and if you can catch her at one of her other upcoming SXSW shows, highly recommended.

Torres was followed by other great sets on the outdoor stage (Glasslands Stage), like the noisy math rock of Marnie Stern (who played a lot of her great new album), the danceable video game punk of Anamanaguchi, and a set from post-rockers Maserati, who along with Caveman, cooled things down for a bit. But that cooling down didn't last long, because once Savages took the stage, they were possibly even more intense than CMJ. They played some new stuff that they didn't have back then, and once that album finally drops, I've got pretty high hopes for it. Finally, Delorean wrapped up the outdoor stage with a dancey set. It was nice to end the day with some familiar tunes like "Real Love." Then Maserati came out and joined Delorean for a cover over Gary Numan's "Cars." Not really.

Meanwhile, indoors Deep Sea Diver kicked things off around the same time as Torres outside and they were followed by the fun-rock of Team Spirit, Copenhagen's Indians (who were a 3-piece and were better that way than when I saw him solo), a rousing country set from Caitlin Rose, the new electronic sound of Braids (which we also heard at CMJ), and the show ended with sets from two musical veterans: Camper Van Beethoven and Robyn Hitchcock. Robyn was great and he is especially funny on stage with his in-between song banter. He referred to the overheard sounds of Delorean from the other room as the sounds of devils, and "if they had been heard 200 years earlier, marches of men would have been sent to destroy these fiends," (or something like that).

In addition to the music, Onkyo was there, sampling their new headphones which hit stores next month. mophie, maker of invaluable iPhone chargers, were giving away discount cards good at their pop-up shop which was set up right across the street on Red River. We were also serving complimentary Jameson, and Zico coconut water, and free vegan queso and chips from Food For Lovers. We also had BrooklynVegan t-shirts for the first 50 people in the door, thanks to American Apparel. Also thanks to our other sponsors, Korg, Vox, Blackstar, Creative Recreation, Signazon, WILLCALL, Mirrored Media, and Redigi.

Our day parties continue today (3/14) with sets from Cloud Nothings, Parenthetical Girls, Death, METZ, Milk Music, Beach Fossils, Widowspeak, and more.

More pictures from yesterday's party below...

Continue reading "BrooklynVegan SXSW Wednesday day party in pics (Savages, Robyn Hitchcock, Delorean, Camper Van Beethoven & more)"

follow @BVSXSW on Twitter. here's another BVSXSW lineup announcement...

BV SXSW

As you know, BrooklynVegan is returning to Austin for SXSW this year and throwing four days of day parties at The Main & The Jr aka 603 Red River Street at the corner of 6th aka the old Emo's location. Those happen Wed (3/13), Thurs, Fri and Saturday (3/16). All shows are 100% FREE with RSVP.

We announced the Saturday lineup, and then the Friday lineup, followed by the Thursday lineup, and finally, here is the fourth and final one: the WEDNESDAY LINEUP...

Continue reading "BrooklynVegan free SXSW 2013 Wednesday day party lineup (Robyn Hitchcock, Delorean, Savages, Camper Van Beethoven, Caveman, Marnie Stern, Anamanaguchi & more)"

photos by Amanda Hatfield

"Thank you for big helping our red-party!!!! Ohhh YeahhhH!!!! @brooklynvegan" - Peelander-Yellow

"str8 up cried at two distinct moments at tonights @peelanderz show. they are truly incredible, and i am honored to be their friend. -luke" - Anamanaguchi

Peelander-Z

Peelander-Z wrapped up their last ever tour with Peelander-Red as a member in NYC at the BrooklynVegan-presented show at Knitting Factory Brooklyn on Friday (11/23). The tour already hit NYC back in October for a show at the Studio at Webster Hall, but returned on Friday to give their NYC fans one last chance to say goodbye to Red.

There were many people wearing red clothes and headbands in honor of Peelander Red, and the whole band were actually dressed in red for that show. On stage, Peelander Yellow said, "Tonight, we are Peelander Red Z!" At the end of the set, members of Anamanaguchi and Peelander's tourmates Electric Eel Shock came on stage with them to help celebrate one last show with Red. In turn, Red also joined openers Infinity Shred during their set.

More pictures and a video of Peelander-Z with Electric Eel Shock playing "Metal Man" at the Knitting Factory show, below...

Continue reading "Peelander-Z and friends said goodbye to Red, rocked @ the Knit (pics, video)"

by Bill Pearis

Peelander Red at BV CMJ 2011 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Peelander-Z

BrooklynVegan is presenting tonight's Peelander-Z show at Knitting Factory in Brooklyn which will, sadly, be the band's last with departing bassist Peelander Red. Tickets are still available, so you should come out help him go out with a bang. It should be a fun show all around with openers Electric Eel Shock, and Infinity Shred (with whom Red will also be shredding), plus a DJ set from Anamanaguchi.

Also, dancing is a great way to burn off all mashed potatoes and stuffing you stuffed in your maw on Thanksgiving. So come out, have fun and say goodbye to Red!

Hunx as Gayracula
Halloween costumes

All things considered, we hope you had a Happy Halloween. You already saw what John Vanderslice and Freelance Whales dressed up as, and Dum Dum Girls' nun costumes (Crocodiles in there too). We also already posted Deap Vally, Those Darlins & the Mountain Goats in Halloween attire, and you saw Vampire Weekend all decked out for Kimmel. Here's a whole bunch more. That's Hunx and a punx above. See the rest (sort of NSFW), below...

Continue reading "more pics of Bands in their Halloween Costumes -- (Wayne Coyne, Kickball Katy, Dirty Projectors, Hunx & more)"

Delicate Steve at 4Knots Festival 2012 (more by Chris La Putt)
Delicate Steve

Popgun Booking is turning four years old and they're celebrating with an anniversary party at their homebase of Glasslands on Saturday (9/29) featuring performances by 8-bit partiers Anamanaguchi and instrumental wonderkind Delicate Steve and DJ sets by True Womanhood and Friendly Ghost. (They also list Mitt Romney as DJing which is probably a joke, but his schedule is open that day.) The show is FREE but you do need to RSVP.

Delicate Steve, who spent most of the summer touring his new album, will be here for CMJ too. He's playing a just-announced My Social List showcase at the Martin Room in Webster Hall on October 16 with Teen Daze, Dent May, Heavenly Beat, Mac Demarco, Bleeding Rainbow, The Young Evils and Grand Resort. Tickets are on sale now.

Anamanaguchi, meanwhile, will be touring in October and November with Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin being the trek's midpoint. All tour dates, as well as a flyer for the Popgun Anniversary party, are below.

Continue reading "Delicate Steve playing CMJ after free show at Glasslands with Anamanaguchi who are touring this fall (dates)"

Disney

Not saying that Disney even realizes it, or knows who the band Anamanaguchi is, especially Mickey Mouse who is too busy at meetings and filming TV shows to know what's going on with random app commercials the company posts to YouTube, but it's a blatant rip-off nonetheless, as you can hear below...

Continue reading "Disney rips off Anamanaguchi"

photos by Leia Jospe

Anamanaguchi w/ Peelander-Yellow at Bowery Ballroom - 7/31/12
Anamanaguchi

Four NYC party-starters -- The Death Set, Ninjasonik, Hussle Club and Anamanaguchi -- teamed up for a show at Bowery Ballroom last week (7/31) before the latter headed over to Chicago for Lollapalooza. Anamanaguchi, who got some help from Peelander-Yellow at Bowery, played a new song at the show, a video of which you can watch below, along with more pictures of all three bands (FIGO were on the bill too but we missed them).

Continue reading "Anamanaguchi, The Death Set and Ninjasonik played Bowery Ballroom (pics, video)"

Anamanaguchi at Bamboozle 2012 (more by Leia Jospe)
Anamanaguchi

Anamanaguchi are soon to be on their way to Chicago for Lollapalooza, but before they leave NYC, they'll play a local show TONIGHT (7/31) at Bowery Ballroom with The Death Set and Ninjasonik. Hussle Club and FIGO are also on the bill. Tickets for tonight's show are still available.

Meanwhile, Death Set/Ninjasonik associate Cerebral Ballzy will be opening for the Jello Biafra-less Dead Kennedys at Santos tonight (7/31). Tickets for that show are still available.

All Anamanaguchi dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Anamanaguchi touring to Lollapalooza after NYC show tonight"

Fun Fun Fun Fest

After teasing folks with a few names here and there -- like Run DMC most recently -- Austin's annual Fun Fun Fun Fest (Nov 2 - 4) has revealed it's full line-up, including Public Image Ltd, De La Soul, Superchunk, Santigold, Refused, X peforming Los Angeles, and lots, lots more. 3-day passes go on sale at 10AM CST.

Full FFF Fest lineup is below.

Continue reading "Fun Fun Fun Fest full lineup (De La Soul, Refused, Fucked Up, Public Image Ltd, Santigold, Sharon Van Etten, Rakim, X, Converge, Japandroids & more)"

The old '80s new wavey NMS logo / Reks
Reks
Reks

It's beginning to feel like this summer is just one never ending music festival. In addition to the Northside Festival, which begins in Brooklyn tonight, NYC will get another multi-venue festival next week with the recently revived New Music Seminar which runs from June 17-20 this year. Some of you out there may have lived (and gone to see shows) long enough in New York City to remember the fest's original incarnation which existed for a week every summer from 1980 to 1995. It was a little like CMJ, but more focused on live music, though there were industry panel discussions and the like too.

For the new version (which actually existed last year too in a very small form), badgeholders will have access to a number of industry talks and also a selection of live shows. Those shows include a free show at Tammany Hall on Tuesday (6/19), presented by eMusic, with Anamanaguchi, Hooray for Earth and Yellow Dogs. They also include the previously discussed Deer Tracks show at Pianos on Wednesday (6/20) with Mon Khmer, Nouela, and Crux.

Another notable one is REKS, Soul Khan, Maffew Ragazino, and The Doppelgangaz at Public Assembly on Tuesday (6/19). REKS released an album this year called Straight No Chaser, which was produced by Statik Selektah and features guest appearances from Action Bronson, Termanology, Slaine, and others. You can stream the whole thing below via spotify along with a video for album track, "Chasin'."

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photos by Leia Jospe

Kreayshawn
Bamboozle 2012

Bamboozle and its schizo line-up was this weekend at the Jersey Shore and Friday's line-up included Skrillex, Incubus and Mac Miller on the main stage. We however, hung mainly at the Beach Party Stage for sets with Kreayshawn and Casey Veggies (and not Big Freedia unfortunately), with a dash over to the Temple of Boozle stage for Anamanaguchi. Big Freedia, perhaps tired from her very late show at Santos the night before, missed her headlining slot at the Beach Party Stage, but made it in time for the Bamboozle afterparty at Wonder Bar, which Anamanaguchi also played. Pictures from the fest and afterparty are in this post.

Check out more below... and more coverage of the rest of the fest is on its way.

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by Andrew Sacher

A$AP Rocky at Coachella 2012 (more by David Andrako)
ASAP Rocky

As mentioned, the Bamboozle festival goes down in Asbury Park this weekend (May 18-20). The festival, which has a continuing history of booking some of the lamest pop punk bands around, like Boys Like Girls, The All American Rejects, and Never Shout Never, has a few interesting/odd inclusions this year. For one, Bon Jovi is one of the headliners. Not only could they probably sell out an Asbury Park show without the rest of the Bamboozle lineup, but do any pop punkers want to see them anyway? Or did mom just need somewhere to be while her kids were seeing The Maine?

The other two headliners don't exactly fit the Bamboozle stereotype either: brostep tycoon Skrillex and grunge torchbearers Foo Fighters. But what's most interesting to us is within this odd mix of mall punk and Grammy Awards Winners, there's actually a handful of acts that we'd love to see, including many of our favorite new rappers, and some emo/pop punk forefathers that knew the difference between throwing a little melody into their punk and straightening their hair. If you do plan on making the trek to NJ this weekend, here's some recommendations of who to check out at the fest:

On Friday (5/18), bounce music party-starter Big Freedia, former Odd Future member Casey Veggies (who actually deserves to exist without that prefix), and Kreayshawn play the Beach Party Stage. Meanwhile, Anamanaguchi will be at the Temple of Boozle Stage. You can also catch Big Freedia in NYC on Thursday (5/17) at Santos before Bamboozle. Tickets are still available.

On Saturday (5/19), the Zumiez Stage will be graced by '90s greats Hot Water Music (who play Gramercy on 5/21-22) and The Promise Ring (who play Irving on 5/20). You can also catch some solid hip hop sets at the Beach Party Stage from A$AP Rocky, Action Bronson, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire and Iggy Azalea (who plays SOBs on Thursday (5/17)). Blink-182 were also supposed to play on Saturday but they had to cancel their May dates due to illness and were replaced by My Chemical Romance.

On Sunday (5/20), fellow Jersey punks The Gaslight Anthem (who will preview new material at their sold out MHOW show TONIGHT (5/16)) and The Bouncing Souls (who celebrate their new record at Webster Hall on June 9) will be at the fest. Catch the Gaslight Anthem on Main Stage and the Souls on Zumiez Stage. Star Slinger will also play the Temple of the Boozle stage.

And last, literally last, but not least, well maybe least, and defintely WTF, this year's Paramount Stage will be closed down by none other than comedy legend Andrew Dice Clay who plays after fellow 80s & 90s entertainers Dramarama (who also play the afterparty at Stone Pony) who play after 1996 hit makers Spacehog (who you can also catch at Brooklyn Bowl Thursday).

Tickets for the festival are still available.

Did we leave anyone good out? Check out the set times below...

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Lollapalooza (more by Grant MacAllister)
Lolla

Chicago Sun Times reports:

Lollapalooza has revealed its official 2012 list of performers -- a typically wide-ranging smorgasbord of genres and styles topped by nearly a dozen mainstage headliners: the Red Hot Chili Peppers, freshly reunited bands Black Sabbath and At the Drive-In, the Black Keys, Jack White, Florence + The Machine, the Shins and Passion Pit, plus spotlighted electronic music including Swedish house titan Avicii, French dance duo Justice and DJ-producer Bassnectar.

The annual music festival is scheduled for Aug. 3-5 in Chicago's Grant Park.

Rumored lineups have circulated widely, as they usually do, and Lollapalooza itself stoked the speculation in recent weeks via a series of CTA and online advertisements that seemed to hint at who would be playing.

The ads featured lyrics from such acts as Sigur Ros, Santigold, Jack White, Kimbra, Twin Shadow, the Weeknd, Bloc Party and more -- all bands that wound up on the bill.

Check out the full list below...

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