Entries tagged with: Andrew Jackson Jihad
by Andrew Sacher
Jeff Rosenstock spent the late '90s through 2004 leading ska punks Arrogant Sons of Bitches, and the following ten years leading Bomb the Music Industry (and sporadically re-activating ASOB), and now he's officially gone solo. His new solo album, We Cool?, comes out next week (3/3) via Side One Dummy, and it's currently streaming in full.
Jeff's a veteran artist with a devoted following, and those fans have probably already heard this album by now, but if you've still yet to dive into Jeff's work this isn't a bad place to start. It stands on its own as a solid album, even outside of the context of his previous bands, and it's a surprisingly modern-sounding record. If you didn't know Jeff's been doing this for over 15 years, you'd think he was another indie-punk breakout alongside Joyce Manor and Lemuria. Take a listen to the whole thing below, via Spin.
Jeff's about to go on a stacked tour with Andrew Jackson Jihad, The Smith Street Band and Chumped, which hits NYC on 3/20 at Warsaw (tickets), but he'll be playing the city sooner than that. All five boroughs of it.
To celebrate the record, Jeff's doing a run of five free all ages shows in one day (March 8), beginning in Staten Island at 10 AM, then hitting Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and ending in Manhattan at 9 PM. Here's his schedule:
10:00AM - Staten Island Artists Building Corporation - Staten IslandAnd for the real superfans: Jeff's giving out wristbands at the first four shows, and the first 25 poeple to show up to the fifth show with all four wristbands gets a limited poster designed by Jeff.
1:30PM - Rough Trade - Brooklyn
3:00PM - Trans Pecos - Queens
with Dan Friel and Laura Stevenson
6:00PM - Rodrigue's Coffee House at Fordham - The Bronx
with Doubting Thomas Cruise Control
9:00PM - Babycastles - Manhattan
with Chris Gethard and Spraynard
After the AJJ/SSB/Jeff/Chumped tour, Jeff and Chumped will do a run of dates themselves including Absury Park's Asbury Lanes on April 26 (tickets). All dates are listed, with the new album stream and 5 boroughs flyer, below...
Photo: Thurston Moore @ Saint Vitus in October (more by PSquared)
Over the past month or so, we've been posting 'Best of 2014' lists from several artists, including Caribou, Converge, Yo La Tengo, A Place to Bury Strangers, Screaming Females, A Sunny Day In Glasgow, Tom Scharpling, Vetiver, Moon Duo, Tigers Jaw, Pianos Become the Teeth, Title Fight, Protomartyr, Klaus Johann Grobe, Kevin Morby, Hookworms, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Foxing, Evan Weiss, Crocodiles, and others (you can browse our "Best of 2014" tag for more).
Here's a roundup of even more artist year-end lists, including lists from The Wytches, Tweens, Weatherbox, Caspian, Plague Vendor, Andrew Jackson Jihad, S, PAWS, Cheap Girls, Frameworks, Tiny Moving Parts, Greys, Sarah Silverman, clipping., Low, Tacocat, Mikal Cronin, Ex Hex, Jason Narducy (Superchunk, Bob Mould Band, Split Single), Ceremony, Thurston Moore and Iceage. Find out what made their lists below...
Andrew Jackson Jihad
Folk punks Andrew Jackson Jihad returned this year with their fifth album, Christmas Island, and they've now announced they'll continue supporting it with a 2015 tour. It's a pretty stacked tour, with support from their Australian SideOneDummy labelmates The Smith Street Band, their American labelmate Jeff Rosenstock, and Brooklyn DIY pop punks Chumped. The A.V. Club-presented tour hits NYC on March 20 at Warsaw. Tickets for that show (and all other dates) go on sale Friday (12/12). All dates are listed below.
As usual, you've got other chances to catch Chumped in their hometown before that. They celebrate their great debut record, Teenage Retirement, on Saturday (12/13) at Suburbia, also with Jeff Rosenstock, as well as Cayetana, Chris Gethard and Adult Dude (tix at door). Then, they open for Plow United on 12/30 at Acheron (tickets). If you haven't checked out Teenage Retirement, you can change that by listening below.
Both Chumped and Andrew Jackson Jihad made Jeff Rosenstock's 2014 year-end list. Speaking of year-end lists, SideOneDummy, and Chumped, Chumped's SideOneDummy-signed recent tourmates PUP also gave us a list of their favorite albums of 2014. And (wait for it), it includes Cayetana, who play Chumped's release show (and whose release show Chumped played) and who toured with PUP when both bands opened for The Menzingers (who have dates coming up) who it also includes!
Check out their whole list/entertaining commentary, with the AJJ dates, below...
Jeff Rosenstock w/ BTMI at NYU Strawberry Fest 2012 (more by Andrew St. Clair)
Jeff Rosenstock, formerly frontman of the recently-broken up Bomb the Music Industry and the been-broken up Arrogant Sons of Bitches, currently a solo artist and one half of Antarctigo Vespucci with Chris Farren of Fake Problems, has given us a list of his favorite albums of 2014. It includes Chumped, whose LP release show in Brooklyn he plays on 12/13, as well as Hard Girls, who he joined at their BV-presented NYC debut (Chumped played that one too). It's a cool list all around. Check it out, including commentary, below.
In addition to his full-band set the Chumped release show (which also includes Cayetana, Chris Gethard and Adult Dude), Jeff plays full-band in Ithaca with Perfect Pussy this Saturday (12/6) and solo in Providence later in the month. His full tour schedule, with his year-end list, below...
La Femme at Bowery Ballroom in March (more by Amanda Hatfield)
France's La Femme have an addictive sound pulling from psychedelic pop, surf rock, ye-ye and more, and as good as their recorded music is, their live shows are crazy on another level. So lucky for us, they've announced that they'll be returning to the US this fall where they have three shows announced so far -- NYC's Le Poisson Rouge on October 16, LA's Echoplex on October 23, and San Francisco's Beach Goth Party on 10/25 with The Growlers, The Drums, DIIV, GZA, Cherry Glazerr, Andrew Jackson Jihad, Chelsea Wolfe, The Spits, Atlas Sound and more. CMJ is right in the middle of that gap, so it doesn't seem impossible that they'll play some shows during that as well. Tickets for LPR go on sale today (8/15) at noon.
All dates are listed, with a couple videos, below...
Vivian Girls at their last show (more by PSquared)
As previously mentioned, Cassette Store Day is returning this year on September 27, and since we last spoke, the first round of releases has been announced. There will be cassettes from Foxygen, Vivian Girls, Mutual Benefit, Dntel, Kevin Morby, Fear of Men, They Might Be Giants, Weedeater, Zero Boys, Kurt Braunohler, Enslaved, Immortal, Suffocation, Testament, Typhoon, The Rural Alberta Advantage, PUJOL, Chuck Ragan, The Gaslight Anthem, Andrew Jackson Jihad, Restorations, R. Stevie Moore and many more, as well as still more being added.
Check out the full initial list below...
by Andrew Sacher
Andrew Jackson Jihad put out their fifth album, Christmas Island, via their new label home of SideOneDummy (Gogol Bordello, Gaslight Anthem) this past May, and earlier this month they kicked off their tour with Cheap Girls. That hits NYC on Saturday (6/14) at Le Poisson Rouge with Dogbreth (tickets) and the next day they'll play a free in-store at Rough Trade NYC (6/15) at 2 PM. No wristband required, and the band will be signing any copies of Christmas Island purchased that day. Updated dates are listed below.
AJJ also recently performed the new album in full at the SideOneDummy offices. We've got the premiere of their performance of "Do, Re, and Me" which includes singer Sean Bonnette singing into a bouquet of flowers. The new record is a bit softer than its revved-up predecessor, 2011's Knife Man, and "Do, Re, and Me" is especially one that really falls closer to just "folk" than "folk punk." It's a cool video and you can check it out below.
A few weeks before the new album came out, I spoke with Sean about the new record, this tour, past tours (including one where they were pulled over four times on one day in three different European countries), and more. You can read that interview, along with the video and updated list of tour dates, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Cheap Girls at BV-SXSW 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Michigan power pop trio Cheap Girls just wrapped up tours with Against Me! and The Hold Steady (which included our SXSW showcase), and they've now announced that they'll hit the road again soon supporting Phoenix folk punks Andrew Jackson Jihad (who they played NYC with in January). Cheap Girls' last tour didn't hit NYC, but this one will on June 14 at Le Poisson Rouge. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (4/18) at noon.
After the run with Cheap Girls, AJJ head out on a second leg of dates with Hard Girls. Opening the whole tour is AJJ's Phoenix neighbors Dogbreth, who also go on a short western US tour with Waxahatchee this week. All dates are listed below.
Both Cheap Girls and Andrew Jackson Jihad have new albums coming out this year. As mentioned, Cheap Girls will release Famous Graves on May 13 via Xtra Mile. You can stream two of its tracks, "Knock Me Over" and "Man In Question" (ft. Craig Finn), below.
AJJ release their new album, Christmas Island, on May 6 via their new label home of SideOneDummy, which follows 2011's Knife Man LP on Asian Man. The new record was produced by John Congleton, who's been having a killer 2014, also helming the new Swans, Cloud Nothings, Angel Olsen, and St. Vincent albums this year. You can listen to its single "Children of God" below. If you're new to the band, fans of Against Me!, Bright Eyes or Titus Andronicus should take note.
All dates are listed, with all streams, below...
Lemuria at Chaos in Tejas 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
Bomb the Music Industry are calling it quits and playing a previously discussed final show at Warsaw on 1/19 with Cheap Girls. Since we last spoke, more details have been announced, including that Andrew Jackson Jihad was added to that show, and that BtMI! will do another show on 1/17 at the same venue with The Slackers, Lemuria and Hop Along. Both are sold out.
Meanwhile, while Michigan power poppers Cheap Girls, Buffalo indie punks Lemuria, and Phoenix folk punks Andrew Jackson Jihad are in NYC, they'll all be teaming up for their own show happening in between the BtMI! shows on January 18 at Europa. AJJ are headlining and Cheap Girls will be playing acoustic. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Cheap Girls and Lemuria both have other upcoming dates, all of which are listed, along with a couple videos, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Circle Takes the Square (photo by Danin Drahos)
As discussed, Gainesville's The Fest is returning this year from October 31 to November 3, and they've just expanded their lineup to include more artists. Additions includes post-hardcore/screamo giants Circle Takes The Square, who have been reunited for a bit but still only rarely play US shows; Geoff Rickly's United Nations, who are also back, but have not been as active as Geoff's solo project; punk vets ALL; Titus Andronicus (who have multiple NYC-area appearances coming up); Fake Problems and more.
Those recent additions join previously announced names like Torche, White Lung, Bouncing Souls, Ceremony, Braid, Paint It Black, Samiam, Knapsack (reunion), The Draft (reunion), The Menzingers, The Lawrence Arms, Hop Along, Code Orange Kids, Creative Adult, Pity Sex, Mean Jeans, Retox, Lemuria, Greys, Tenement, Tim Barry, Toys That Kill, The Night Marchers and more. Tickets for The Fest are on sale now.
Circle Takes The Square returned in December, 2012 with Decompositions Volume Number One, their first album of new material since reuniting and second overall. It's not the instant masterpiece that their 2004 debut, As the Roots Undo, is, but it's still damn good. Download it in its entirety at bandcamp (name your price) or stream it in its entirety, along with the updated The Fest lineup, below.
Though things are certainly getting a little better, much of NYC is still devastated by Hurricane Sandy (like Staten Island and Coney Island). Lots of people still don't have power and transportation is limited. Here's the list of shows that are and aren't happening in town tonight (11/2/2012).
The Grouplove show at Terminal 5, which MS MR opens is still on for tonight, but due to complications caused by Hurricane Sandy, the show will no longer be livestreamed on the Bowery Presents YouTube page.
The Hospitality and TEEN show at Bowery Ballroom tonight has been postponed due to lack of power. A new date TBA.
Crooked Fingers and John Vanderslice at The Bell House is happening.
Grass Widow, Royal Baths & Habibi at 285 Kent is happening.
For those with bored kids (as in real kids, not, like "the kids") in Williamsburg, Brooklyn Bowl is having a Family Day as we speak, with free brownies for bowlers.
At 6 PM, Brooklyn Bowl goes back to being 21+ with Particle playing at 8 PM and a late night dance-a-thon featuring The Fort Knox Five and the Funk Hunters starting at 11:30 PM.
Over at Cameo you can see strong>Apollo Heights, Backwords, and Fan-Tan. $10, more info here.
Tonight's Chris Isaak show at Beacon Theater has been postponed to November 11. All tickets will be honored.
The Sonar Fest Tour with Die Antwoord, Azari and III, and others was scheduled to hit Roseland Ballroom tonight, but that show has been cancelled.
Meanwhile, Andrew Jackson Jihad, Future of the Left, and Jeff Rosenstock (of Bomb the Music Industry) were supposed to play Le Poisson Rouge tonight, but that show has been moved to Europa. Tickets are available.
LPR, still without power, also cancelled tonight's Draleta Music presents: "Picking Up the Pieces" show.
Tragedy (the tribute band) at Merury Lounge has been rescheduled for 1/5. Hollis Brown at Mercury Lounge will have a "new date soon."
Lincoln Center says "Friday's White Light Festival performance of The Spirit of the Body is postponed. New York Philharmonic, Lincoln Center Theater, Chamber Music Society, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Film Society, and Metropolitan Opera performances will go on as scheduled. For further information, please contact the presenting organization. The David Rubenstein Atrium and New York Public Library are open."
The Adam Green and Binki Shapiro show at Maxwell's has been cancelled due to no electricity at the venue. Adam and Binki are still supposed to play Le Poisson Rouge on Monday (11/5).
Highline Ballroom had to cancel both of their shows tonight. The early show, David Choi and Clara C has been postponed to Sunday (11/4), and the late show, Maya Jane Coles, has been relocated to SRB Brooklyn (177 2nd Ave).
Our Miami Connection screenings are postponed.
The Bloody Beetroots show at Webster Hall has been cancelled.
The STS9 shows at Best Buy Theater for tonight and tomorrow both appear to still be on.
The Pearl Jam/Joseph Arthur side project RNDM show at Music Hall of Williamsburg is still on for tonight. David Garza opens all dates on the tour.
Union Hall is open for Hoots & Hellmouth.
Your 33 Black Angels and The Archive play Zebulon.
The Smashing Pumpkins show at Susquehanna Bank Center would have happened tonight, but that show was one of the shows the band was forced to postpone.
UCB Chelsea is open but UCB East is still closed.
Fontana's opened with a generator last night (just as a bar, no show) and probably will do the same tonight.
Rockwood Music Hall is closed, and says "All tickets for tonight's Jaymay show will be honored at one of her upcoming two shows (11/9 or 11/16). Alternatively refunds are available by contacting MusicToday customer service at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-594-TIXX (8499)."
Pianos is still closed, so no Luke Rathborne, Mon Khemer, Little Rader or Chris Bathgate, but Pianos promises they will open as soon as power goes on.
Cake Shop is still closed.
The Living Room is closed.
Joe's Pub is closed.
Santos Party House is closed.
Sunshine Cinema is closed.
more updates to this post coming...
If you're at home., watch the telethon with Bruce Springsteen and many others.
Aerosmith still played the 'Today Show' this morning and Steven Tyler dropped the F-bomb. Video below...
Laura Stevenson @ MHOW in June (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Laura Stevenson and the Cans have a short run of dates this month which kicks off in NYC for CMJ and then makes its way south, culminating in Gainesville's The Fest. During CMJ the band will play the Deli showcase at The Delancey on October 16 with Blonds, Shakey Graves, XNY, Backwords, Swear and Shake, and more. Then after that, they'll play the Let's Get Messy showcase at The Rock Shop on October 17 with Roomrunner, Archie Powel & The Exports, Twin Tigers, Pretty & Nice, and more. Advance tickets for the Rock Shop show are available and you can also try to get into both of those shows with your CMJ badge.
As mentioned, when the band returns home after their October run, they'll play a local show in Brooklyn at Public Assembly on November 11 with The Shondes, Leda, and ADVAITA. Tickets for that show are still available.
In related news, The Mountain Goats' 2002 LP, Tallahasse, celebrates its tenth anniversary this year, and in honor of that, Crooked Neighbor is releasing a tribute album called Tallahasee Turns Ten, out digitally on November 5 and physically in January, 2013. The album features covers by Laura Stevenson, Kimya Dawson, Jeffrey Lewis, Miracles of Modern Science, Andrew Jackson Jihad, Bomb the Music Industry! and others. You can stream Laura Stevenson's take on "No Children," and check out a list of all upcoming LSATC dates below.
Future of the Left at HotelVegan 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
Is there such thing as too much Future of the Left? In addition to their shows with Andrew Jackson Jihad and their headlining show at Knitting Factory, the Welsh foursome will also make an appearance at Maxwell's in Hoboken, NJ on November 26 for yet another headlining show. Tickets are on sale.
The Knit and Maxwell's shows are two of a handful of newly added headline dates for the ex-McClusky noise-rock favorites. All other dates, as well as video, are below.
Future of The Left at Saint Vitus, June 2012 (more by Caroline Harrison)
In addition to those dates with Andrew Jackson Jihad that will crash-land at Le Poisson Rouge on 11/2 (tickets), Future of The Left will also play a headlining show of their own in NYC. Look for the Welsh boys/lady to take to the stages of Knitting Factory on November 27. Tickets go on sale (24 at 10AM.
FOTL welcomed their latest LP, The Plot Against Common Sense, earlier this year. The Knit show makes it four NYC appearances for the UK band since the release of the LP; the band played Europa followed by a surprise show at Saint Vitus happened in middle June (pictures of both). An updated list of tour dates and video are below.
Future of The Left at Saint Vitus, June 2012 (more by Caroline Harrison)
Folk punk duo Andrew Jackson Jihad have tapped Welsh greats Future of The Left to join them on a three-week jaunt across the US. Kicking off outside of Baltimore and terminating on the West Coast, look for AJJFOTL to swing through NYC for a date with Le Poisson Rouge on November 2. Ticket info is forthcoming.
Before AJJ hits the road for those FOTL shows, look for the band to play a string of dates with Against Me! and Joyce Manor (who recently played House of Vans and Acheron) on the West Coast. The days leading up to the FOTL tour will be spent at The Fest in Gainesville.
Speaking of The Fest, the massive Gainesville outing recently added another batch of bands, including Sainthood Reps, Fake Problems, Dwarves, Brian McGee, Hull, Paul Baribeau, Riverboat Gamblers, Let Me Run, Rivernecks, Tubers, The Criminals, Worlds Scariest Police Chases, Kepi Ghoulie and The Treats. Full lineup is below.
All tour dates are listed below, along with The Fest full lineup and a couple videos.
The Fest is back for round 11 (!) adding bands from across the spectrum of punk rock for the multi-day Gainesville, Florida extravaganza. The Fest announced its initial lineup earlier this month but has doubled that number, bringing the total tally to a whopping 217, and there are more to go! The lineup includes Lagwagon, Naked Raygun, Baroness, Red Fang, Off with Their Heads, Torche, Valient Thorr, 7 Seconds, F.Y.P., Braid, Titus Andronicus, Toys That Kill, Underground Railroad to Candyland, Frank Turner and many more (see below). Tickets are now on sale (and sold out quick last year).
Full lineup is below, expect to see some surprises at The Fest as well; Sleepytime Trio reunited there last year.
by Andrew Sacher
LA band Joyce Manor, who we just mentioned are playing Generation Records on Record Store Day, released their sophomore LP, Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired, this week (4/17) via Asian Man Records and kicked off a tour with folk punk outfit Andrew Jackson Jihad and Treasure Fleet the same day. That tour comes to NYC on Friday (4/20) at Knitting Factory for two shows. The early show is already sold out but tickets for the late show are still available, and the Saturday RSD show is free. After that tour ends, Joyce Manor will do a quick west coast run with Touche Amore before playing Chaos in Tejas. All dates are listed below.
Like we saw Cloud Nothings do earlier this year, Joyce Manor are blurring the lines between '90s emo and indie rock on both this year's Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired and their 2011 self titled debut. The band approaches Jawbreaker-like emo with an Archers of Loaf styled lo-fi delivery and production. Only two songs on the 9-song album break the two-minute mark (the whole thing is just above 13 minutes) eschewing the time-wasting embellishments that have come to accompany "emo" as the word grew more and more dreadful. Instead, we're given quick blasts of catchy, stripped down, no-frills punk, or dare I say, pop punk. Stream the new album in full at Spinner and stream the track, "Violent Inside," below. The album artwork and tracklist are also below.