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Afghan Whigs @ Bowery Ballroom, May 2012 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Afghan Whigs

today NYC
* Wild Belle @ Zebulon
* Ute Lemper @ Joe's Pub
* Allah-Las @ Union Pool
* Jay-Z @ Barclays Center
* Norah Jones @ Sir Stage 37
* Bassam Saba Trio @ The Stone
* Tori Amos @ (le) poisson rouge
* Punch Brothers @ Gramercy Theatre
* The Denzels, Gunfight @ Legion Bar
* Dosa Hunt @ Nitehawk Cinema
* Todd Barry @ Eastville Comedy Club
* James Iha, Milagres @ Mercury Lounge
* Melvins (Lite), Tweak Bird @ Maxwells
* Sergei Tcherepnin @ Issue Project Room
* Silver Apples, CFCF, WIN WIN @ 92YTribeca
* Young Boys, Suburban Living, SISU @ Pianos
* Lefty Loosey Righty Tighty @ The Paper Box
* Girl Unit, Dubble Dutch, Nadus @ Grasslands
* Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull @ Beacon Theatre
* Girls & Boys w/ Peaches (DJ Set) @ Webster Hall
* Greg Laswell, Katie Herzig @ Highland Ballroom
* Sleigh Bells, AraabMUZIK @ The Capitol Theatre
* Oneohtrix Point Never, Nate Boyce @ The Kitchen
* HITS, Slam Donahue @ The Studio at Webster Hall
* Flosstradamus, DJ Sliink, Messkid, Yamez @ 285 Kent
* Mister Lies, Evenings, Beat Culture @ Cameo Gallery
* Moon Duo, Royal Baths, Degreaser @ Knitting Factory
* The Afghan Whigs, Eagles of Death Metal @ Terminal 5
* Neil Halstead (Slowdive/Mojave 3), Jim Hanft @ Union Hall
* The Raveonettes, Melody's Echo Chamber @ Webster Hall
* Anthrax, Testament, Death Angel @ The Wellmont Theatre
* Aeroplane, Catz n Dogz, JDH & Dave P @ Highland Ballroom
* White Arrows, Family Of The Year, New Cassettes @ Grasslands
* Mannequin Pussy, Earthquake Party!, Brabazones @ Shea Stadium
* Buck Gooter, Guardian Alien, I Love You, The Dreebs @ Big Snow
* Dispatch, Good Old War, Parkington Sisters @ Radio City Music Hall
* Psychic Blood, Heaven's Gate, Parquet Courts, Jeremy Smoking @ Dead Herring
* Island Twins, Grand Resort, Celestial Shore, Butter The Children, Lazyeyes, O-Face @ 171 Lombardy
* Micachu & The Shapes (DJ Set), DJ Rezzie, No Glow, Evan Michael, Judge Wise, T'Angelo @ Cameo Gallery

Dum Dum Girls offshoot SISU, who play Wednesday at Glasslands with Royal Baths, play Pianos tonight. Royal Baths open for Moon Duo at Knitting Factory tonight.

Head to your local record store this weekend to pick up AC Newman's new record, free ticket to the Monday show at Rock Shop included.

Speaking of record shopping, The Brooklyn Flea Record Fair is also this weekend. Keep an eye out for Flying Lotus.

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Animal Collective cancelled their Williamsburg Park show tonight but they did play Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night and you can watch video of them doing "Rosie Oh" below.

There's a new Killer Mike video, it's an animated clip for his track "Reagan" and you can watch it below.

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Animal Collective at Prospect Park in 2011 (more by Vincent Cornelli)
Animal Collective

Animal Collective were scheduled to bring their tour with Micachu & the Shapes to Williamsburg Park tonight (10/5), but have cancelled. The band writes...

Hey everyone,

We really wish we didn?t have to be writing this right now, but after taking Dave to the doctor this morning it turns out that he has laryngitis and unfortunately we are unable to play the show tonight. We are already in the middle of trying to reschedule NY dates in the next couple of months to make up for this cancellation.

Due to circumstances beyond both our and the promoter's control, we are unable to honor the tickets for tonight's show. Fans that have tickets will be able to get full refunds at the place of purchase, and we will let everyone know as soon as we have new dates scheduled. Again, our sincere apologies to fans anticipating this show. We are always psyched to play NYC and will make it up to you.

-Animal Collective

Damn. Feel better Dave!

Micachu & The Shapes were supposed to open, but you can still catch them Monday at LPR. Micachu also DJs at Cameo tonight.

Animal Collective did play Fallon last night though. You can watch below...

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Deakin w/ Animal Collective at Prospect Par in 2011 (more by VIncent Cornelli)

Earlier this week, we mentioned that fans were complaining that Animal Collective member Deakin (aka Josh Dibb) never got any of the rewards they were promised by donating to his Kickstarter campaign in 2009. He's since apologetically spoke to Pitchfork about the issue:

"I feel sad, but I've set up a situation where that could be the perception and I understand that", he said. "There are a couple things that are being misconceived."

The primary misunderstanding, Dibb told me, is the belief that he received any of the $26,000. In reality, all of that money has gone directly to TEMEDT, he says. "I think the [Kickstarter] was up for a day or two before I realized that I felt incredibly uncomfortable about the idea of asking people to fund a trip for me to go to Africa... that's why the project turned into a charity thing."

Still, the question remains as to why Dibb failed to follow through on the merchandise promised to donors. Why not just throw together some photos and notes and send them out? The answer can be interpreted as unsatisfyingly simple or as logical and justifiable.

"The gifts were supposed to be based around the music that I had been writing at that time, and when I came back, I personally felt really dissatisfied with it," he explained, and spoke of the struggles he's experienced in recording his first solo record and sticking to his self-imposed deadlines. "For me, as an artist-- whether or not people can be sympathetic to this or not-- it's just been a much slower process to do things on my own than with the band."

What Dibb seems especially apologetic about is his failure to provide donors with regular updates about the project, and to ensure that all the donors have received his messages. "I haven't been the best at updating people in the last two years," he said.

He also mentioned that he sent an update to his Kickstarter donors in August, but that he wasn't sure who actually received the message. The message reads:
I am writing to you once again to thank you for the tremendous support that you all gave back in December of 2009. I am writing you now to deeply apologize for the amount of time it has taken to come back to you with the rewards of your support. I have heard from a number of you expressing deep disappointment in the way that I have handled this project...

I also want to be clear so that all of you know that none of the money you donated was used for my trip. Nor is it being used to fund the materials that you will all be receiving (yes, you will!). All of these things are things that I have paid for myself or will be paying for myself. All of the money that you donated is being used by TEMEDT to continue their work to change the social dynamic in Mali...

...The crux of what has held this up is to record the songs that I was working on around that time in a way that I really felt good about. I am sure it seems inexplicable to some of you that that has taken nearly three years. On a personal level I have been coming to terms with my own creative process and some of that has been to accept that things take a long time to work through me.

So despite the fact that I know that I intend now and have always intended to turn this all into something that you all would be psyched about, I know that I have not been good about keeping you up to date and feeling included in the process which you all have the right to feel. I promise that for the rest of year my only two priorities will be to finish this and to be on tour with Animal Collective. I will keep you updated monthly on what is going on. Lastly I would like to speak to all of you directly if that is something that you would like...

Animal Collective will be in NYC soon for their Williamsburg Park show (10/5) with Micachu & the Shapes.

UPDATE Deakin issues an apology, explains situation


Speaking of Kickstarter accountability,

In 2009, Josh Dibb, who performs in the experimental noise-pop band Animal Collective as Deakin, set up a Kickstarter campaign to fund a trip to Mali. He'd been invited to perform at the famous Festival au Désert and wanted to simultaneously work with Malian anti-human-trafficking groups. He promised fans photos, field recordings or a book if they donated, and he raised more than $25,000.

If one looks at the top comments on his Kickstarter campaign site today, however, it's full of fans complaining that they have never received anything for their money. "I backed this as a gift to my boyfriend... good thing we're still dating since 2009!" one wrote. [LA Times]

Animal Collective recently put out a new album and are touring their way to Williamsburg Park.

'Centipede Hz' artwork

As mentioned, Animal Collective premiered the entirety of their new album, Centipede Hz, last night (8/19) on Animal Collective Radio. The album is now streaming there on-demand in advance of it's September 4 release date with song visuals created by Abby Portner.

The band also made a video for single for "Today's Supernatural," directed by frequent AC collaborator Danny Perez, which you can watch below, along with an interview with the band's electronics wrangler, Geologist (Brian Weitz).

As discussed, Animal Collective will support the new album on a tour with Micachu & the Shapes which hits NYC on October 5 at Williamsburg ParkTickets for that show are still available.

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My Morning Jacket at MSG in 2011 (more by Chris La Putt)
My Morning Jacket

today in NYC
* Sucker Punch @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Doug Benson @ Gramercy Theatre
* Hannibal Buress @ Knitting Factory
* Caged Animals @ Fulton Stall Market
* Young Mothers, Wake Island, Honey Wild @ Cake Shop
* UCB Presents the All Stars of Improv @ East River Park
* My Morning Jacket, Shabazz Palaces @ Williamsburg Park
* Gunfight, The Rotaries, The Hague, Family Photos @ Lulu's
* Eric Copeland (of Black Dice), US Girls, Zaimph @ Death By Audio
* Dan Neustadt plays Paul Simon's "Graceland" @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Heaven's Jail, The Shivers, Trash Gut, Jo Schornikov @ Glasslands
* Pressed And, It Is Rain In My Face, Cuddle Formation @ Cameo Gallery
* Anasazi, Infinite Void, The Waitress, Survival @ Brooklyn Fireproof East
* Darlings, La Otracina, Beach Arabs, Yellow Dogs, Lost Boy? @ Liz's Basement
* Pillow Theory, Brother Reverend, White Collar Crime, Ann Klein @ Mercury Lounge
* Wild Yaks, Fletcher Johnson, Daytona, Grand Resort, Snake Dudes, Ice Balloons @ Rippers
* Inner Circle, Israel Vibration, The Mighty Diamonds, DJ Carter Van Pelt @ Central Park Mainstage

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As mentioned, Animal Collective will premiere their new album, Centipede Hz, in tonight's episode of Animal Collective Radio which airs at 9 PM HERE.

White Lung have a new video for "Bag." Check it out below.

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BrooklynVegan photo exhibit currently @ 92YTribeca (photos by Amanda Hatfield)

today in NYC
* Llama @ Barbes
* Straylight @ The Stone
* Ulrich Ziegler @ Barbes
* Wanda Jackson @ Maxwell's
* Stanley Jordan Trio @ Iridium
* Q-Tip's #Offline @ Irving Plaza
* Sxip's Hour of Charm @ Joe's Pub
* Bushwalla, Todd Carey @ Glasslands
* Sleepies, Mr. Dream, EULA @ Dead Herring
* Pop Your Funk w/ DJ Mickey Perez @ Zebulon
* Tropical Ooze, Old Monk, Pre War @ Cake Shop
* Lacrymosa, Shenandoah & the Night @ Joes' Pub
* Widowspeak (DJ set) @ Metropolitan Museum of Art
* Celebration, Mike Wexler, Hiro Kone @ Union Pool
* Jane's Addiction, Die Antwoord @ Williamsburg Park
* Cuddle Magic, You Won't, These Animals @ 92YTribeca
* Tan Vampires, The Yes Way, Viva Mayday @ The Rock Shop
* Black Bananas, Bosco Delrey, Wild Yaks @ Mercury Lounge
* Mewithoutyou, Kevin Devine, Buried Beds @ Bowery Ballroom
* Doll Fight, Laura Stevenson, Wojcik, Leda @ Death By Audio
* Imperial Teen, We Can't Enjoy Ourselves @ Knitting Factory
* Bosco Delrey, Zambri, Prince Rama, Javelin @ The Dumbo Arch
* The Barrens, Invisible Days, End And, Generator Ohm @ 929 XPO
* Baby Acid, Mannequin Pussy, Sharkmuffin, French Miami @ Muchmore's
* Hot Sugar, Lotide, Raja, Jim-E Stack, PT & Cambo (The Kort) @ Spike Hill
* Ancient Sky, Gross Relations, Bad Credit No Credit @ Cameo Gallery
* Enfants Terribles: Lee Konitz, Bill Frisell, Gary Peacock & Joey Baron @ Blue Note
* Stephan Moore, Caroline Park, Tim Rovinelli and Evidence @ The Stone
* Futurist, Cobalt and The Hired Guns, BAM, Xylofaux @ The Bowery Electric
* Maxmillion Dunbar, Hieroglyphic Being, Antennes, SFV Acid @ 285 Kent Avenue
* Birthmark, Phone Home, Big Black Delta, Late Guest at the Party, Leaves of Green @ Pianos
* JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound, The Revelations featuring Tre Williams, Mingo Fishtrap @ Brooklyn Bowl

BrooklynVegan photo exhibit "480 Pixels" is up at 92YTribeca through September 6th. Stop by and check it out!

If you're looking for something to do this afternoon, Bosco Delrey, Zambri, Prince Rama, and Javelin are playing a free show under the DUMBO archway. There will be Smorgasburg food vendors and other fun stuff and festivities start at 2PM with bands starting around 3:30 PM. If you can't make it, they're streaming the show live here.

Tonight, Celebration play their old haunt Union Pool with Mike Wexler and Hiro Kone. Singer Katrina Ford is an instense, magnetic frontpersons and their live show is always something else.

Speaking of something else, the Film Society at Lincoln Center is showing 1980's indescribable cult flick The Apple tonight as part of their Midnight Movie series. If you've never experienced this phantasmagoric musical, maybe it's time to give way to BIM. Tickets are still available. Trailer for this masterwork is below.

Speaking of movies, don't forget we're showing one for free this Monday.

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Animal Collective made a video for their song, "Today's Supernatural," the single off of their upcoming album, Centipede Hz, which will stream in full on this Sunday's Animal Collective Radio show. Check out the video below.

Beth Orton, who will have a new album and NYC shows in October, played The Late Show with David Letterman earlier in the week. Watch her performance of "Magpie" below.

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The Very Best at Supreme Trading in 2009 (more by Ryan Muir)
The Very Best

today in NYC
* Whiplash @ UCB
* Nude Beach @ Other Music
* Mike Birbiglia @ UCB East
* Cowboy Indian Bear @ 929 XPO
* White Denim, Workout @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Phantom Power, Max Alper @ Glasslands
* The Gowanus All-Stars @ The Rock Shop
* Hot Tub with Kurt Braunohler @ Littlefield
* Sinkane, St. Claire, Cooper Formant @ Zebulon
* Deep Space presents Brendon Moeller @ Cielo
* Cowl, Ghost Cat, World's Strongest Man @ Cake Shop
* Krystal Klear, Thefft, MessKid, Braille @ Tammany Hall
* Ledisi and Joe @ MLK Jr. Concert Series at Wingate Field
* Entertaining The Bartender with Jena Friedman @ Ace Hotel
* Tony Scherr Trio with Anton Fier and Rob Jost @ Living Room
* The Campilongo Quartet with Erik Deutsch, Jeff Hill, Tony Mason @ Living Room
* The Very Best, Seye, Sinkane, Bajah & The Dry Eye Crew, Ill Skillz @ Gramercy Theatre
* C. Spencer Yeh, Grasshopper, Tiger Hatchery, Joey Molinaro, George DeMoura @ Big Snow

"The Muppets" screens on the beach in Coney Island.

Sinkane (of Yeasayer), who opened for Ava Luna over the weekend, opens for The Very Best at Irving Plaza tonight AND continues his residency at Zebulon.

Speaking of Yeasayer, after they held a scavenger hunt album stream, their new album, Fragrant World, is now available to stream in full on NPR.

Kurt and Kristen reunited for a special edition of "Hot Tub" at the Outside Lands Festival in California over the weekend. Kurt will be back soon and continue the Monday night comedy show at Littlefield without Kristen (who moved to LA), but meanwhile "Hot Tub" happens tonight with guest host Jared Logan and guests Barry Rothbart, JC Coccoli, RG Daniels, and Wyatt Cenac (who recently opened for Yo La Tengo and M. Ward at Celebrate Brooklyn).

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DIIV and Wild Nothing opened for Grimes at River Rocks on Pier 84 last week. Check out videos of both openers from that show below.

The third episode of Animal Collective Radio aired last night at 9 PM and will be streaming on loop until tonight at 9 PM. Last night's episode was curated by Avey Tare and features guest mixes by Atlas Sound and others. During the show, Avey revealed three new solo tracks and announced that they'll be streaming the new AnCo album, Centipede Hz, on next week's episode. Listen to Animal Collective Radio HERE.

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The xx at Terminal 5 last week (more by Toby Tenebaum)
The xx

Alt-J at Mercury Lounge in May (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)

today in NYC
* Whiplash @ UCB
* Spanglish Fly @ Barbes
* Ryan Raftery @ Joe's Pub
* Tony Scherr @ Living Room
* Mike Birbiglia @ Union Hall
* Cowboy Junkies @ City Winery
* Golden Animals @ Manhattan Inn
* The Zombies @ Highline Ballroom
* Sidi Toure @ Marcus Garvey Park
* Alt-J, Illumntr @ Mercury Lounge
* Raphael McGregor Quartet @ Barbes
* The xx @ Snug Harbor Cutural Center
* Surfing, Milk Dick, Hippy @ Cake Shop
* The Gowanus All-Stars @ The Rock Shop
* Jim Campilongo, Adam Levy @ Living Room
* Sinkane, Rakete, DJ Ryan Rasheed @ Zebulon
* Lucinda Williams, Amy Cook @ Bowery Ballroom
* CCB Reggae All-Stars @ Rocks Off Concert Cruise
* Yosh, Bezoar, Spirit of a Slain Eagle @ Lit Lounge
* Hot Tub w/ guest host Chris Gethard @ Littlefield
* Allison Weiss, Mal Blum, Mitten, XNY @ Public Assembly
* Reverend Vince Anderson & His Love Choir @ Union Pool
* The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Have Nots @ Webster Hall
* Delay, Nude Beach, Hop Along, These Days @ Death By Audio
* Night Beats, K Holes, Mmoss, Josh Iden (DJ set) @ Knitting Factory
* The Slaughter Survivors Tour 2012 @ The Studio at Webster Hall
* Tashaki Miyaki, Dirty Fences, Dirty Dishes, Sky Picnic @ Glasslands
* Fang, Eat The Turnbuckle, The Dead Tricks, The Sharp Lads @ Bowery Electric
* Heads of State featuring Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill and Ralph @ Wingate Field
* The Canon Logic, Hungry March Band, Brute Force & Daughter of Force @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Old Crow Medicine Show, The Lumineers, The Milk Carton Kids @ Central Park Summerstage

"Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol" screens on the beach in Coney Island.

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The xx, who just played Terminal 5 last week, play their second of four NYC shows tonight in Staten Island.

Alt-J play their first of two sold out NYC shows this week tonight. The band will return to NYC as part of a full tour in September.

The Zombies play their second of two Highline Ballroom shows tonight.

Lucinda Williams plays her first of four NYC shows tonight.

Animal Collective Radio, the weekly show curated by a different member of the band each week and began last week when Panda Bear premiered AnCo's new single, aired its second episode last night curated by Deakin and with a guest DJ set from Pantha du Prince. Last night's episode is streaming on loop until tonight at 9 PM HERE.

Antony and the Johnsons have a new NABIL-directed video for "Cut the World" off their new live album of the same name. Check it out below.

Jack White was in Chicago over the weekend for Lollapalooza. Check out his setlist from the festival HERE>. While he was there, he also played a surprise show at Reckless Records, where the Third Man Rolling Record store was parked outside. If you haven't yet, check out pics of Lollapalooza day 1 HERE and day 2 HERE. Pics of day 3 are coming soon.

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Animal Collective

Animal Collective revealed the first and super distorted lead single for their new album, Centipede Hz. It's called "Today's Supernatural" and you can stream it below. The track was premiered last night on Animal Collective Radio, a new weekly online radio show, which airs every Sunday at 9PM EST, presented by Domino and Creators Project. Each show is hosted by a different member of Animal Collective. Last night it was hosted by Panda Bear, and in addition to the premiere of the new single, his show featured guest DJ sets by Black Dice, Sublime Frequenices, and Haunted Graffiti. If you missed last night's show, it will be streaming on loop for the 24 hours following its airing.

As mentioned, Animal Collective will support the new album on a tour with Micachu & the Shapes which hits NYC on October 5 at Williamsburg Park. Tickets for that show are still available.

Stream "Today's Supernatural" below...

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by Bill Pearis

Micachu & the Shapes at Terminal 5 in June (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Micachu and the Shapes

Micachu & the Shapes' second studio album, Never, was released this week, loaded with tight angled rhythms, calamatous percussion and highly effected vocals. Devo and The Residents seem to be big influences this time out and the record also features an appearance by Wesley of Let's Wrestle on the song "Nothing." The band made a video for every song on the album and you can watch them all below -- they're definitely of a piece. You can also stream the album via Spotify.

Micachu, who opened for tUnE-yArDs last month and played a headlining set at Glasslands, will be back in North America in September to open for Animal Collective on their tour which hits NYC October 5 at Williamsburg Park. Tickets to that show are still available. After that, Micachu & the Shapes will play a headlining show October 8 at Le Poisson Rouge. No support has been announced yet but tickets are on sale now.

Micachu & the Shapes were supposed to DJ Warm Up at MoMA PS1 this Saturday (7/28), but they've since dropped off and have been replaced by Sinkane. The rest of the lineup includes Slava, MJ Cole, DJ Spoko, and Van Rivers. Tickets for Warm Up are on sale now.

A list of all Micachu & the Shapes dates and those videos below...

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Field Report at BV SXSW 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield) Field Report

Tonight (7/17) is the first show for new Brooklyn venue Williamsburg Park featuring Counting Crows, We Are Augustines, Field Report, and Kasey Anderson & the Honkies. Tickets for tonight's show are still available. Maybe this isn't the most exciting start for the venue, but there are a lot of cool shows coming up, including Refused with Off! on Wednesday (7/18), a big outdoor edition of Eugene Mirman's "Pretty Good Friends" with "special guests" and OK GO on Thursday (7/19), Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and Antibalas on August 18 (FREE), Bob Mould playing Sugar's first two albums on September 7 (FREE), David Byrne & St. Vincent on September 29, Animal Collective on October 5 and more. All upcoming Williamsburg Park shows are listed below.

If you're a fan of Field Report (aka former Justin Vernon cohort Chris Porterfield) but would like to see him in a more intimate setting, he's also playing an early show at Mercury Lounge on Saturday (7/21). Tickets are still available and we're also giving away a pair. Details on how to enter are below.

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As promised, Animal Collective tickets went on presale today (6/12) for their upcoming tour that includes a Brooklyn show at Williamsburg Park (where Descendents are also playing this summer). General sale for the AC Brooklyn show begins Friday at noon.

Animal Collective at Prospect Park in 2011 (more by Vincent Cornelli)
Animal Collective

As mentioned, Animal Collective will release their new album, Centipede Hz, on September 4 via Domino. They've just announced that they'll follow that release with a tour in support of the new album. That tour hits NYC for a show at Williamsburg Park on October 5. Tickets for that show are not on sale yet but check Ticketmaster for updates. Presales begin Tuesday (6/12) at 10 AM.

A list of all dates and the tour trailer below...

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Animal Collective in Prospect Park in 2011 (more by VIncent Cornelli)
Animal Collective

Animal Collective have announced via a video on their website that their new album, which is called Centipede Hz, will be out on September 4 via Domino. The album doesn't include "Honeycomb" and "Gotham" off their new 7" (listen to those HERE), but maybe it will include some of the new material they previewed at their Prospect Park show lat summer. Check out the tracklist and the teaser video below.

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Animal Collective

"Animal Collective are back with a new 7inch single titled 'Honeycomb / Gotham' featuring two brand new songs. The 'Honeycomb / Gotham' digital bundle is available today and the physical 7inch is available to pre-order now on the Domino Store with instant MP3 gratification of both tracks. The 7inch will be available via Dom Mart on the 26th of June and will also be available in stores later this summer."
Listen and order on Animal Collective's website or below...

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New Moods

New Moods (whose members include a Young Magic member and Gang Gang Dance's engineer) have been busy practicing for their 9pm set at the BV Holiday Party at Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight (12/13) (some tickets will be on sale at the door), but they managed to get this list in just in time for those going (or still thinking of going) (or wondering if they should show up for the opener) (you should!) to get to know them better. Here is a list of the top 10 music things that New Moods loved in/about 2011 (in no particular order)...

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Thee Oh Sees @ FFFFest 2011 (more by BBG)
Thee Oh Sees

today in NYC
* The Crooked Trio @ Barbes
* Judas Priest @ Izod Center
* Turbonegro @ Santos Party House
* The Claudia Quintet @ The Stone
* Phantogram, Exitmusic @ Maxwell's
* Todd Barry @ Eastville Comedy Club
* Boys Noize & Strip Steve @ Webster Hall
* Jason Adasiewicz's Rolldown @ The Stone
* Mike Doughty, Moon Hooch @ Brooklyn Bowl
* The Manifestation of Bennchoumy @ Sycamore
* John Fogerty, Delta Spirit @ Beacon Theatre
* Mira Stroika, Noah and The Megafauna @ Zebulon
* The Strange Boys, William Tyler @ Mercury Lounge
* Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog, Glass Rock @ Union Pool
* Marco Benevento, Superhuman Happiness @ 92YTribeca
* High Places, Test House, Matteah Baim @ Glasslands
* Small Black, Heavenly Beat, Rostam, etc @ Glasslands
* Peter Murphy, She Wants Revenge @ Paramount Theater
* Takka Takka, Brass Bed, This Old Ghost @ Spike Hill
* Selebrities, The Ice Choir, Dream Diary @ Cake Shop
* Shonen Knife, Hard Nips, Heavy Cream @ The Bell House
* .357 Lover, Bikini Carwash, Dave Godowsky @ Union Hall
* Architecture in Helsinki, Dom, Lo Fi Fnk @ Irving Plaza
* Purling Hiss, Pablo Picasso, Little Gold @ Cameo Gallery
* Thee Oh Sees, Total Control, Paul Cary @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Ani DiFranco, Melissa Ferrick @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Parts & Labor, Knyfe Hyts, Zulus, Antimagic @ Death By Audio
* The Airborne Toxic Event, Mona, The Drowning Men @ Terminal 5
* Black Anvil, Bloodiest, Mutilation Rites, Grudges @ Saint Vitus
* Keep Shelly in Athens, Body Language, Abadabad @ Bowery Ballroom
* The So So Glos, Mannequin Men, Cheap Time, Red Dwarf @ Shea Stadium
* Moniek Darge, Francoise Vanhecke, Graham Lambkin @ Issue Project Room
* Jonathan Pilkington Kahnt, Gunfight!, El Jezel, Clouder @ Fort Useless
* Mark Ronson (DJ), Janka Nabay, Awesome Tapes from Africa @ Santos Party House
* Start Making Sense (Talking Heads tribute), The Great White Caps @ Mercury Lounge
* The New Mastersounds, Soul Rebels Brass Band, Fox Street All Stars @ Highline Ballroom
* Mustard Plug, Flatfoot 56, Hub City Stompers, The Jukebox Romantics @ Knitting Factory
* John Wesley Harding's Cabinet of Wonders w/ Nicole Atkins, The Blue Fisherman, Howe Gelb, Myla Goldberg, Ted Leo, Eugene Mirman, Audrey Niffenegger @ City Winery
* Jesus Christ Pose (Soundgarden tribute), Lounge Act (Nirvana tribute), A Small Victory (Faith No More tribute), Silvergun Superman (Stone Temple Pilots tribute), Morning View (Incubus tribute) @ Trash Bar

Deer Tick headlines Webster Hall this Sunday. We're giving away tickets via Facebook.

A video of Brian Weitz aka Geologist of Animal Collective scuba diving in an aquarium, below...

What else?

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Real EstatE

To quote Todd P:

Wednesday October 19th @ 285 KENT AVE
| 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!



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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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Avey Tare @ PS1 in 2010 (more by Andrew St. Clair)
Avey Tare

Animal Collective member Avey Tare released his debut solo effort Down Here last fall via the band's own Paw Tracks Records. At the end of this November, Avey will head out on a 10-city solo tour that will hit Knitting Factory Brooklyn on December 2nd with Eric Copeland (of Black Dice). Tickets are on sale now. All dates are listed with some videos, below.

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DOWNLOAD: Panda Bear - Last Night At The Jetty (MP3)

Panda Bear @ MHOW in July (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Panda Bear

Tickets go on sale Friday at noon for an October 2nd Panda Bear show at Brooklyn Masonic Temple. The show is reportedly taking place one day after another NYC show, probably at Webster Hall (TBA soon). Total that makes at least six upcoming Panda shows including the previously announced POPPED! Fest in Philly (9/23) and the recently announced 9/29 Chicago show. All dates are listed below.


PANDA BEAR recently announced that his latest album Tomboy will be released as a special new limited edition 4x LP Box Set, on Oct 31st through Paw Tracks. It will feature the Tomboy album on 2x LPs, the Tomboy single mixes on 1x LP and several Tomboy unreleased instrumentals/acappellas, plus "The Preakness" and a 16-page art booklet. All profits from the sale of this set will go to the American Cancer Society. It's limited to 5000 copies worldwide.
The tracklist for the set is also below...

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photos by Dominick Mastrangelo

Neko Case
Pitchfork Festival

Bob Pollard of Guided By Voices
Pitchfork Festival

James Blake
Pitchfork Festival

The 2011 Pitchfork Festival continues through Sunday at Union Park in Chicago. Some of it is streaming online. A set of pictures from Friday continues below...

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photos by Vincent Cornelli, words by BV Collective

"Animal Collective killing it in Prospect Park right now! Check out that stage set, we helped make it!" - Prince Rama

"Animal collective at prospect park =
slighty "edgy" version of a frat haus bitchen kegger" - Frankie Rose

"unbelievable set by animal collective
at Prospect Park! @mindblown"
- Wild International

"Every other late comer in this crowd is a hater, but this is best Animal Collective set I've seen in 8 years. #nextlevel" - Max Burke

Animal Collective

Animal Collective, Deakin included, played Celebrate Brooklyn in Prospect Park last night (7/12) with Black Dice and Beta & Hatch (DJ). Looking over a few recent setlists could tip you off that AnCo have been filling the majority of their sets with new songs, and the Prospect Park show was no exception.

Save for "Did You See the Words," "Summertime Clothes," "Brothersport," and "Taste," every track the guys played has yet to be released. This was to the disappointment of some. Village Voice overheard a young woman say, "I thought those guys sang 'My Girls'?" and Vaughn Schoonmaker writes, "What is this song?" I heard mumbled from several fans in their late teens/early 20s. "When are they going to play [insert any one of their earlier song titles here]?" However, many others thought the set was incredible, us and the many clapping and cheering on the top of their lungs included. Yes, they should probably get over themselves and play more hits for those willing to spend $40 a ticket to see them play, but what they did play still sounded great and I guess that makes them pretty punk for not giving a shit (and consistent since it seems to be the same story after every one of their shows).

I wouldn't be surprised if the end result of these new songs is similar to the mixed reactions to Panda Bear's new songs at P4K Fest 2010, which are now on the beloved Tomboy LP. Though unlike the new Panda Bear LP, what we heard in Prospect Park last night was primarly fronted by the voice of Avey Tare.

Speaking of Animal Collective not giving a shit what people think, Black Dice opened for them again. I missed their opening set, but as tweeted, "Twitter makes you think nobody likes Black Dice but they just got huge cheers when Animal Collective thanked them before encore start." What did you think?

Beta ended up being music writer Andy Beta who also DJ'd the Animal Collective afterparty at the Bell House in 2009. More pictures from the whole colorful show and a video below...

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Panda Bear @ MHOW (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Panda Bear

Panda Bear brought Tomboy's opening track, "You Can Count On Me," to Fallon last night (7/11) with Tomboy-producer Sonic Boom (Peter Kember of Spacemen 3) and ODDSAC-director Danny Perez on visuals. Video below.

Animal Collective play Celebrate Brooklyn in Prospect Park tonight (7/12) with Black Dice and Beta & Hatch (wait, who?) (I think they're DJs?). The show is sold out. If you don't have a ticket you can always listen from outside the fence.

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photos by Amanda Hatfield, words by Andrew Sacher

Panda Bear

After an opening set by recent Domino signees Ducktails, Panda Bear came on stage with Tomboy-producer Sonic Boom (Peter Kember of Spacemen 3) to perform the recently released album in its entirety at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Sunday night (7/3). The sold out venue came off as a bit of an underplay for Panda Bear, whose last NYC show was headlining Governor's Island, though the intimacy made for the perfect setting. Panda Bear spent most of his time on guitar and vocals as Sonic Boom handled the knob-turning duties. Together, they took psychedelia to an entirely different level. Audience members' senses were blurred as the venue was filled with excruciating volume, while smoke machine smoke sifted through the air and trippy visuals swirled on screen. The hazy atmosphere was even more obscured by lights and colors shooting over the audience from projectors. I found myself needing periodic reality checks to remember I was at a Panda Bear show and not in some other weird dimension.

The delivery of the album was spot-on, and in typical Panda Bear/AnCo fashion, he ditched song breaks for droney interludes, extended passages, and trancelike repetition, adding at least 20 more minutes to the 50-minute album. The drone parts especially came through live. They added breathing room into the intense set that you didn't realize you were getting until the songs picked up again.

After one other non-Tomboy track ("Ponytail"?), he ended the show with Person Pitch-favorite "Comfy in Nautica" to much excitement from the crowd. And while I was equally excited to hear that song, it helped further illustrate how cohesive Tomboy is. The album's unlikely marriage of drone and Beach Boys-y psych pop is like no other. Tomboy lacks the immediate standouts like "Comfy in Nautica," and performing the album from start to finish showed how well it works as a continuous piece of art, and not a collection of singles. Panda Bear chose not to do an encore, which was fitting. The Person Pitch tracks, although great, already felt a little tacked on to what was a very complete set.

More pictures, the setlist and some videos from the show below...

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