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Tredici Bacci @ Trans-Pecos in May (photo by @trans.pecos)
Tredici Bacci  at Trans Pecos

Ridgewood venue Trans-Pecos, now fully legit, has been open for a year and half offering up "connoisseur level new and outsider music from all walks of musical and social life." In addition to founders Todd P and Sam Hillmer, the venue relies on a revolving bunch of currators to help book shows, and Trans-Pecos has just announced its new crop for Summer 2015. They include no wave legend James Chance, Sick Feeling/Collapsing Scenery's Don Devore, Hiro Kone, Black Dice / Pixeltan's Hisham Bharoocha, noise composer Bob Bellerue, Lichens main man Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, Sex Magazine and more. Full rundown of Trans-Pecos' new curators is below.

James Chance will play Trans-Pecos on Friday (6/26) with Will Epsein, Parlor Walls, and Eve Essex. The show is presented by outgoing curator, Northern Spy, so it's a bit of a changing of the guard. Tickets are on sale now. On Saturday (6/27) Trans-Pecos has an all-day show they're calling the Stoned Soul Picnic with Friend Roulette, Artanker Convoy, Sly Moth, Los Rockwells, Paycheck and "special guests." Check out Trans-Pecos' upcoming schedule here.

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The Clientele @ The Bell House in May (more by Greg Cristman)
The Clientele

Obits @ The Bell House in 2011 (more by Erik Erikson)

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

The Clientele, Murals, Olson, Rydholm, Forester @ Baby's All Right
Merge recently reissued The Clientele's genuinely wonderful 2000 album,Suburban Light, as a two-disc special edition, and the lineup of the band that made that record plays tonight.

Obits, Biblical, Sun Ladders @ Union Pool
This week's edition of Union Pool's free "Summer Thunder" series is headlined by Sub Pop's snarling rock band Obits. Bands usually start around 4PM.

Liam Finn, August Wells, Laura Stevenson @ Le Poisson Rouge
On his new album, The Nihilist, Finn played 67 instruments. That actually sounds about right, as anyone who's seen his live shows knows the dude can play anything. And often does!

Trap Them, Coliseum, Incendiary, White Widows Pact @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
It's a good night for heavy music at Brooklyn NIght Bazaar with metallic hardcore faves Trap Them, post-hardcore rippers Coliseum, and local NYHC-inspired crew Incendiary.

The Sheiks, Vulture Shit, Washer, DONE @ Cake Shop
Memphis garage rockers The Sheiks, who you may have seen when they toured with John Wesley Coleman last year, have a pretty good pedigree. Singer Frank McLallen also currently plays bass in Ex Cult, and the band's new 7" was produced by Jack Oblivian.

Mexican Slang, Parlor Walls, Truthers @ Death By Audio
Toronto's Mexican Slang will bring you right back to the '60s with their psychedelic rock that's genuinely trippy.

CYMBALS, Future Punx, Donovan Blanc @ Glasslands
UK band CYMBALS released their new album, The Age Of Fracture, earlier this year and if you're a fan of Hot Chip this might just appeal to you to. This is a good lineup all-around, with nu-wavers Future Punx and Captured Tracks' signee Donovan Blanc.

Bill Nye The Science Guy @ Irving Plaza
A PBS kids TV superstar in the '90s, Bill has seen a resurgence lately (we could use more science in the world) and will be doing three sold-out nights at Irving Plaza, this being the second.

Champagne Jerry @ Joe's Pub
Brooklyn rapper and Ad-Rock collaborator Champagne Jerry continues his monthly Joe's Pub residency.

Robert Hood, Objekt, RROSE, Vatican Shadow, Container, Young Male @ MoMA PS1
As always, the weekly Warm Up lineup is filled with forward-thinking electronic music, this time from minimal techno pioneer Robert Hood, Dominick Fernow's "militant religious industrial" project Vatican Shadow, noisemaker Container, and still more.

Deltron 3030, Nomadic Massive @ Prospect Park Bandshell
Alternative rap supergroup Deltron 3030 -- Del tha Funky Homosapien, Kid Koala and Dan the Automator -- made their long-awaited return in 2013 with a new album and a tour with a full orchestra. They're back for this free Celebrate Brooklyn! show.

Tonstartssbandht, Fiasco, Ski Lodge, Slothrust, Ghost Beach, Dances, Slonk Donkerson, Roses, Honduras, Jangula, Little Racer, Painted Zeros, The Due Diligence, Mannequin Pussy, Heeney, The Gradients, Bueno, Low Fat Getting High, Sofa Club, Big Muff Radio, The Indecent, Mayor Creep, Warcries, Dead Sexy Sheila, Loser Cruiser, Ceramics @ Radio Bushwick (Gigawatts Festival)
The four-day Gigawatts Festival is in full swing with a huge lineup of bands and this all-day event. There's a ton of great bands but we suggest Honduras, Low Fat Getting High, Slothrust, Mannequin Pussy and Ski Lodge in particular.

Ava Luna, Man Forever, Warehouse @ Rough Trade
Brooklyn's funk-punk collective Ava Luna headline this show, but don't miss openers Warehouse who are from Atlanta and make noisy postpunk. In between is Man Forever, aka Oneida drummer Kid Millions.

>Bouncing Souls, The Menzingers, Ted Leo @ Stone Pony
NJ punk heroes The Bouncing Souls turn 25 this year and they're celebrating that anniversary with this show in their hometown tonight. Opening is The Menzingers, who owe a thing or two the Souls, and another beloved punk vet, Ted Leo.

Kind of Like Spitting, Living Room, Caravela, Salvatore Rex @ Suburbia

Kind of Like Spitting spent the 2000s making killer emotional indie rock, and in recent years main man Ben Barnett reactivated the band. They're still not the most active though, tonight's their first NYC show in two years.

Gogol Bordello, Man Man @ The Capitol Theatre
The always-wild gypsy punks Gogol Bordello don't hit NYC on their current tour, but they'll be nearby for three area shows, this being the second. The eccentric Man Man will be a good fit too.

Drowners @ The Surf Lodge
Owing a lot to the early '00s sound of The Strokes and The Libertines, local rock band (and former models) Drowners know their way around a hook and catchy chorus. If you're out in Montauk today, this free show is certainly a good option.

Los Rockwells, Artanker Convoy, Christy & Emily @ Trans-Pecos
Rumbling out of hibernation, jazzy, dubby Artanker Convey spin their web tonight.

Ma Jolie, The Great Apes, The Britnays, Jumpers @ Shea Stadium
Ma Jolie make noodly post-hardcore that hearkens back to bands like Bear vs Shark (whose song "Ma Jolie" may or may not have inspired this band name).

Murphy's Law, Yuppicide, Jenncity @ Rocks Off Concert Cruise
NYC punks Murphy's Law have been at it since the early '80s and there's still never a lack of chances to see them in action.

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

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JoeJoe Fiorentino, a longterm member of the NYC underground music community who played bass in Artanker Convoy, as well as with James Murphy, Daughter, and more passed away unexpectedly November 15. Tonight (12/5) his friends are throwing a party at the Gutter in Williamsburg (200 N 14th St) called "The Joe 'Fashion Night Out' benefit & memorial Bash." It will feature live performances by Artanker Convoy, Hamish Kilgour, Fly Ashtray, The Jewish, Mossy Pine, Clay Dots and Jonathan Toubin will be the night's DJ. The event is free but donations will be taken at the door that will go to his two kids. Additionally, there will be a silent auction tonight to raise more money for his family.

R.I.P. Joe, and flyer for the show is below.

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Some of you may remember art installation The Maze which took over Death by Audio back in Fall 2009 and at at Chashama's Visual Arts Space in 2009. Well it's back, as the You Are Here Festival has returned for a month-long residency at Secret Project Robot Gallery in Bushwick (389 Melrose St) from July 12 - Aug 4.

Just like in previous years, the festival will include a "gigantic life size maze", and will host a grip of performers on Thursday - Saturday during their stay at the space. Thursday's kickoff event (7/12) features Miho Hatori's New Optimism, ZS, Bachanalia, Ann Liv Young and DJ JG Thirlwell of various Foetus incarnations. Other performers throughout the month include Xeno and Oaklander, Hubble, Mick Barr, Dan Friel, Zs, VAZ, Amen Dunes, Extra Life, Diamond Terrifier and many many more. Full schedule for "You are Here" is below including details on the art exhibitions at the space.

The festival is also readying a limited mixtape, featuring unheard/rare tracks from many of the performers scheduled for the event. Get a copy at the shows and at the You Are Here site, and check out "Hubble Potatoes" by Hubble which appears on said comp below.

In related news, both Diamond Terrifier and Hubble will perform at Zebulon tonight (7/10), joining Excepter and Hagfish & Poet Lounge. The show is part of a month-long residency durated by Diamond Terrifier (Sam Hillmer of Zs) on Tuesdays at the venue. The remainder of shows will feature a Patrick Higgins electro-acoustic set with Sleng Teng, and Tetryl Red on 7/17, ATM, with Psychic Reality, and Chuck Bettis on 7/24, and the final show on 7/31 with Talibam!, Violet Raid, Sun Watchers, and GADDFJXR.

Full details on the fest are below. The group is currently seeking funding for a Berlin edition in September 2012, contribute if you can.

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Fort Tilden

Sunday June 14th @ FORT TILDEN BEACH
:: each year we throw an informal, quiet party in a beautiful public place, w/
:: many diverse musicians playing two or three songs w/ no amplification
:: this year, it's on Fort Tilden Beach in the Rockways! best beach in NYC! [Todd P]
Schedule (subject to change) below...

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by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Howlies - Chimera (MP3)
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DOWNLOAD: Real Estate - Suburban Beverage (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Uninhabitable Mansions - We Misplaced a Cobra in the Uninhabitable Mansion (on WFMU) (MP3)

Cinema 16

For about a year now, Cinema 16 has been giving short films a live soundtrack courtesy of local bands. Up till now, it's been happening at the Starr Space in Bushwick, but tonight (2/25) Cinema 16 heads to The Bell House for a double feature with four shorts and original music from Wild Yaks and Artanker Convoy.

Cinema 16

Wild Yaks perform to leftist group Public Theater's Pie in the Sky and Edwin S. Porter's early cinema (1906) short Dream of a Rarebit Fiend. I actually caught them doing this at Cinema 16 a couple weeks ago and their ramshackle, Tom Waits-y wailing rock fit well especially with the Depression-era Pie in the Sky (which stars Elia Kazan!). Artanker Convoy, whose music leans toward the instrumental, atmospheric and trippy, are a more obvious fit for this kind of project. They'll be performing to an abstract animation by Harry Smith and Robert Enrico's Oscar-winning 1962 short, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, which was shown in America as an episode of The Twilight Zone. Again, both bands have composed original music for this that's unlikely to be heard anywhere else, so it's definitely something worth checking out. Also: free ice cream.


Thursday (2/26) at Death By Audio are two of Atlanta's better rock bands (and there are a lot of 'em down there, let me tell you): Howlies and Gringo Starr. I particularly like the Howlies, who are celebrating the release of their debut album, Trippin' With the Howlies, which is one of the more fun rock records I've heard in a while. While steeped in nods to the '60s (surf rock, the Zombies, Love, the Troggs, etc) they've got good songwriting chops to go along with their good taste. Gringo Star, apart from the groan-worthy name (though it's better than A Fir-Ju Well which is what they used to be called), are a garage-rockin' party band not unlike Mando Diao that don't seem to have more of an agenda than having a good time. (And wanting you to have a good time too.) Which these days, should be enough. I can't say I listen to their latest album, All Y'all, a whole lot but they're fun live. Also on the bill: Brooklyn-via-Brazil duo Soundscapes who make '80s-inspired ethereal guitar pop, and Bonnie Baxter who you may have seen open for Apes and Androids at Music Hall of Williamsburg last month.


Friday (2/27): The Spicy Times blog (a joint production of the ladies behind Jinners and I Rock I Roll) is having its monthly party at Union Hall with a pretty great lineup with two bands I've written about before: Uninhabitable Mansions that features Robbie and Tyler from Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and Annie of Au Revoir Simone and who will be selling their debut 7" at the show; and Spacecamp, who are as we speak finishing up work as backing band on Lightspeed Champion's second album. Maybe they'll bring him along? Weirder things have happened. Also on the bill: Staten Island's all-girl seven-piece Vessels and free Colt 45.

Also Friday is that Swirlies show at Mercury Lounge, their first NYC show in five years. Swirlies also play Philly tomorrow (2/26) and Boston on Saturday (2/28).


Saturday (2/28): It's Cake Shop's monthly The World's Birthday Party party. If your birthday is in February you get free admission, a gift at the door and two free drink tickets. If you're not a February child, it's $8. Bands include Boston's Major Stars who should light up the joint with their stoner hard rock riffs, and Spectre Folk which features Mike of Magik Markers.

Real Estate
Real Estate

Late night Saturday at Cake Shop, it's a free show with New Jersey's Real Estate who are kind of getting a ton of hype right now from the likes of Pitchfork and Stereogum and Gorilla Vs Bear and others, all on the back of one three-song, white vinyl 7" which I have to admit I do like a lot. (Also having Matt Mondanile [aka Ducktails] in the group doesn't hurt.) Galaxie 500 seems to be the go-to reference for Real Estate and there is that dreamy vibe to their songs, but I'd also site criminally-overlooked '90s band Acetone as well. They've got a second 7" due out soon on Woodsist, so don't expect the interest to die down anytime soon. In addition to the Cake shop show, Real Estate have shows next week at Glasslands and Dead Herring, as well as an upcoming tour that includes a bunch of stops in Austin during SXSW (though none of them at official showcases). All tour dates at the end of the post.

Also Saturday: lovers of shoegaze, dreampop and goth should head straight to Mercury Lounge for a pretty stellar bill of Mahogany, The Depreciation Guild, Blacklist, Cruel Black Dove, and Home Video. Tickets are on sale.

That's all for this week. Tour dates and some videos after the jump....

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