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photo: New York's Alright 2014 (more by Matt Schiels)
Get out your studded leather, annual hardcore punk fest New York's Alright is returning in 2015 from April 17-19 at various NYC venues. This year's lineup has a lot of the local repeat offenders like Ajax, Anasazi, L.O.T.I.O.N., Warthog and more; as well as Boston's Aspects of War and Contingent, Austin's Glue, Melbourne's Kromosom, Tokyo's Isterismo and Raw Distractions, Philly's Sheer Mag, Malmo's Heratys, Oslo's Urbanoia, and more, plus a few more TBA. Tickets will be available on Valentine's Day (2/14). Full lineup below.
There's also a kickoff show happening April 16 at Acheron with Toronto's S.H.I.T., Texas' Vaaska, Ajax, Raid and "special guests that may or may not be announced."
NY's Alright 2015 lineup below...
American Football in Chicago in August (more by Jeff Ryan)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
American Football, S. Carey @ Webster Hall
Emo legends American Football had a very brief career in the late '90s that only resulted in one album, one EP and a few shows, but in the time since then those few recordings have gone on to become very loved and highly influential on the current emo scene. Now they're finally back and tonight begins their three-night run at Webster Hall, all of which are sold out.
Allo Darlin, Sapphire Mansions @ Glasslands
Winsome, charming, and undeniably talented, seeing an Allo Darlin show is a sure way to lift your spirits -- even for the ukulele-phobes out there. Sapphire Mansions take their name (and maybe just a smidge of their sound) from a Felt song and are quality too.
Mighty Mouse, Paul Raffaele, Speakerbot @ Glasslands
After the Allo Darlin' show, hang around Glasslands to party late with London producer Mighty Mouse.
Electric Six, Soft White Sixties @ Marlin Room at Webster Hall
Electric Six are essentially a one-joke band -- off the charts ego/bravado/innuendo over danceable rock -- who've managed to milk it across 11 albums. (Human Zoo is out next week.) Whether you had enough after "Danger! High Voltage!" or still dig the schtick, E6 are always a fun live show.
The Muffs, Upset, Miriam @ The Bell House (CBGB Festival)
The Muffs put out some killer (and often underrated) garage rock/pop punk in the '90s and now they're back with a new album on Burger that's on par with their prime-era material. Upset feature members of Hole and Vivian Girls and they're pretty likeminded to the Muffs, and Miriam is the new solo project of Norton Records co-founder/A-Bones drummer/singer Miriam Linna.
Yelle, Lemonade @ Irving Plaza
Despite the language barrier, Yelle scored a big club hit in the late '00s with "A cause des garçons" (Later used for the French people dancing SNL sketch). She just released her third album, Complètement Fou, featuring more of her effervescent Franco-synthpop.
Buke and Gase, Battle Trance, Palm @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Buke and Gase make their own instruments and use them to create pretty eccentric sounds. Battle Trance count one of the former tUnE-yArDs sax players as a member, and they should be interesting too.
Code Orange, Twitching Tongues, Soul Search @ Palisades
Code Orange dropped the "Kids" from their name and went in a more alt-metal direction on this year's I Am King. Their shows are usually crazy and that should definitely be the case at the small Palisades.
Hiro Kone, Lace Curtain, Eaters, Negative Supply @ Silent Barn
While Mikey Young prefers not to leave Australia these days, the other half of Lace Curtain, David West, is bringing the band to the US for a short tour. Brookyn duo Eaters are on tour with them and make similarly proggy synthesizer music, mostly instrumental.
Citizen, You Blew It!, Slingshot Dakota, True Love @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Headliners Citizen make a melodic mix of post-hardcore and alternative rock, and they're joined by some cool openers like '90s-style emo devotees You Blew It! and the Mates of States-y keyboards/drums duo Slingshot Dakota.
Marketa Irglova @ Le Poisson Rouge
The Swell Season's Marketa Irglova just released her second solo album, entitled Muna, and celebrates it tonight.
Crime in Stereo, Sorority Noise, Mannequin Pussy, Nine of Swords, Push Ups @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Crime In Stereo have been reunited for about two years now, and they headline this show which has some pretty great openers: the scrappy Sorority Noise, shoegazy punks Mannequin Pussy and screamo-y punks Nine of Swords.
Low Fat Getting High, Kal Marks, Chat Logs @ Death By Audio
Any chance to get to DbA before it closes is a good one, and you can't really go wrong with tonight's lineup which includes grungy punks Low Fat Getting High, quirky indie rockers Kal Marks and the noisy Chat Logs.
Tom & Boot Boys, Anasazi, Aspects of War, Sad Boys, L.O.T.I.O.N., Primitive Pact @ The Acheron
Tokyo's Tom & Boot Boys are only playing two US shows this year, this being one of them. A handful of NYC's finest in punk and hardcore (and MA's Aspects of War) are on board to support.
Gramercy Arms @ HiFi
A NYC indie rock supergroup fronted by Dave Derby (The Dambuilders) and also featuring Sean Eden (Luna) and Kevin March (Shudder to Think, GbV), Gramercy Arms just released their second album, The Seasons of Love. It's loaded '70s singer-songwriter vibes (think Todd Rundgren or Harry Nilsson) plus a load of guests, including Derby's old Dambuilders bandmate Joan "As Policewoman" Wasser, Tanya Donnelly, Matthew Caws, Letters to Cleo frontperson Kay Hanley and more. So who know who may turn up for this show?
Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo @ Capitol Theatre
Pat Benatar's got no lack of '70s/'80s rock hits from "Heartbreaker" to "Hit Me with Your Best Shot" to "Love Is a Battlefield." We'll likely hear all of those and plenty more tonight.
Cast of Star Trek: TNG Moderated by William Shatner @ Manhattan Center Hammerstein Ballroom
Do you go to your local coffee shop and order "Tea. Earl Grey. Hot."? Then chances are you're already in line for this Comic Con Super Week event that reunites most of the TNG crew, Jonathan Frakes being the most conspicuous absentee. First gen captain William Shatner moderates, making this the first meeting of Picard and Kirk sense Star Trek: Generations. This is bound to go better than that.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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by Ian Chainey
As discussed, Brooklyn's Burning Volume 1 is set to ignite on September 19 and September 20. The two-day event takes place at the Acheron (9/19) and The Wick (9/20) and features a killer lineup of crust, d-beat, and punk heavies including the legendary Doom playing both nights. The UK crusties released Corrupt Fucking System back in December and digitally re-released the Doomed Again compilation in April. You can get your dose of Doom with full streams of both below. In addition, the band has announced they're working on new material, per their Facebook: "Coming along nicely. All sound totally different but still sound like doom, not sure how that works...but it does." With that, let's break down the rest of the bands.
The festivities begin Friday, September 19 at the Acheron (tickets). In addition to Doom, attendees will get the scuzzy psych punk of Lecherous Gaze. The Annihilation Time/Witch/Saviours-related Oakland group -- who will also be joining the packed bill at Uninvited Fest -- released Zeta Reticuli Blues this year on Tee Pee Records, a fun romp through acid-saturated heavy rock and proto-punk filtered through an SST-centric vibe. They'll be joined by Boston's Aspects of War, a d-beat lover's dream that have been building quite the fanbase based on their demos. Finally, New Jersey's Razorheads will supply an ultra-distorted wallop that mixes d-beat rhythms with a penchant for tinnitus-inducing noise.
The Wick's night on Saturday, September 20 (tickets) brings in Oi!-sters Hard Skin, a band including internet-infamous Sean "Fat Bob" Forbes. The outfit plays rowdy anthems that subtly play around with what their punk can be. For instance, the alt-version of last year's On the Balls titled Why Do Birds Suddenly Appear handed over vocal duties to a number of unexpected guests including Joanna Newsom. Their showmates include Oakland's Kicker -- featuring members of Neurosis, Filth, and Dystopia -- who are just as fun and are working on a follow-up to their Tankcrimes-released pure punk rager Not You. Pittsburgh's EEL, on the other hand, add all manner of powerelectronics adornments to their punk, creating quite a squall. Their new Endless Fucker LP is a highlight for those who like it loud. Brooklyn's Nomad operate in the same frame of mind, giving the noisecore of Japanese deafeners a U.S. take. San Francisco's Crimson Scarlet respin anarcho punk with a deathrock sensibility, releasing the texturally intriguing Athens Cave Sessions back in June. And Trenchgrinder infuse Brooklyn's Burning with a metal flavor. They shook speakers on their January split with Skullshitter that fused thrash, Bolt Thrower-esque chugs, and grindy crust.
The show flyers along with streams from the bands appear below...
by Ian Chainey
Fresh off of their West Coast tour, Philly street punks The Virus will soon be hitting the road again, accompanied by the complementary Who Killed Spikey Jacket? from Boston. Reformed in 2013 after a nine year break, The Virus' spirited smokers often incite sublime sing-a-longs. Led by the charismatic Mike Virus, also of Cheap Sex, the group continues to balance working-class muscle with anthemic songs that force their themes to stay bottled-up inside your head for days. After a proceeding Boston date, The Virus will infect NYC at The Acheron on June 9. (Tickets.) The bill includes the in-demand Creeping Dose, who are also playing the upcoming EU's Arse show at the same venue, plus other support slots to be announced.
If The Virus have got you in the mood to still fight for a future, the legendary Casualties are definitely worth the expended energy. The 24 year old NYC institution have some shows coming up this year, and though none in their hometown are announced at the moment, they'll be nearby for a Poughkeepsie show on July 11 at The Loft. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All of their dates are listed below.
Core more your score? If you missed Breakdown in its O.G., demo-days incarnation at the 2013 Black n' Blue Bowl (and, heads up, 2014's BNB Bowl is fast approaching), the Yonkers crew has two upcoming concerts on the horizon. The first is June 20 at Saint Vitus, opened by White Widows Pact, Manipulate, and Heavy Chains. (Tickets.) The second comes a day later in Asbury Park, New Jersey, subbing Manipulate for Born Annoying, No One Rules, and Altered Boys.
Speaking of the latter, Altered Boys' May 24 is looking busy. Not only will they be appearing at the Violent Reaction show at The Acheron, but they're included on a matinee bill that same Saturday at Saint Vitus with Left for Dead and Jukai. (Tickets.) Hey, if you're going to play one show, you might as well make a day of it, right? Still, to prove their van skills aren't rusty, the Boys will shoot out to sunny California in the beginning of June. Their dates are listed below.
UK crust vets Extinction of Mankind recently announced a North American tour, and though the venue was still TBA when we first posted, we now know the NYC show will be at Acheron on May 29. The rest of the bill includes Aspects of War, Trenchgrinder and The Brood. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Another hardcore band (and Black & Blue Bowl alumni) DYS, one of the many bands of Dave Smalley (Down By Law, All, Dag Nasty), are playing a Long Island one-off on May 25 at Even Flow with Live Fast Die Fast, Gutterlife, The Muckrakers and No Control. All (though not with Smalley) are also confirmed for this year's Riot Fests in Denver and Chicago.
Another punk band (who have more in common with All than DYS), The Queers, have scheduled a few shows with Italy's The Manges, including a small one in NYC happening on June 4 at Grand Victory. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.
And last but not least, a much different kind of punk (but no doubt a legend), Cheetah Chrome of the pioneering Dead Boys and Rocket from the Tombs, will play a free NYC show on Saturday (5/17) at The Delancey with The Nuclears. Cheetah will be joined by Paul Burch for his set. They go on at 10 PM. Cheetah and Paul also play another free show the next night at The Treehouse at 2A (25 Ave A) with Kevn Kinney (of Drivin' N' Cryin'), Bethany Saint-Smith & The Gun Show and Cariad Harmon.
All lists of dates, with some song streams, below...
by Wyatt Marshall
The Nothing Changes party goes down every Wednesday night around Midnight at Lower East Side club Home Sweet Home. Tonight (3/19) is a selection of noisy punk courtesy of Japan's System Fucker and Boston's Aspects of War. The duo have been on the road together, hitting up a number of East Coast-ish cities, including a stop at the Acheron earlier this month -- did you go? Expect insanity if you do tonight.
As usual, there's a lot to look forward in the coming weeks at Nothing Changes. Next week (3/26), electronics experimentalist Flex 1000 teams up with DJ Dog Dick, and the week after that (4/2), it's Youthquake and more TBA. Then on April 9, electronica purveyor Ron Morelli (of the label L.I.E.S.) will DJ along with a performance by Uniform which features members of Believer/Law and The Men, and the Nothing Changes show will be the band's debut performance. Further down the line is Nothing Changes' one year anniversary celebration on April 23, featuring coldwave artist Martial Canterel.
Nothing Changes schedule with full lineups are listed, along with flyers below...
by Doug Moore
Zyanose at the Acheron, 2012 (more by Sarja Hasan)
INSANE NOISE RAIDAs discussed, NYC will host the 2014 edition of the New York's Alright on the weekend of April 17-20 in various venues. The schedule was recently posted, and among the shows attached to the festival is an "aftershow" at Acheron on April 18 that stars brutal Japanese punks Zyanose, along with La Misma, Aspects of War, & Life Chain. It's a late show, with a 10pm door time, and -- oddly, given the existence of a Ticketfly page for the show -- no advance tickets are on sale. That means that you'll have to book it if you want to get to the gig from the other New York's Alright show at LPR that night.
We make NOISE NOT MUSIC!!!!
Unsurprisingly, Zyanose have booked some other North American dates after their NYC appearance, but all of them are on the West Coast. If you live in the East and want to catch Zyanose on this round of dates, NYC is your only option. Check those dates and some Zyanose recorded work, below...
Back in 2011, it was announced that new Brooklyn venue The Wick would open in a former brewery at 260 Meserole St (next to the barely-open outdoor venue The Well), and that venue is finally set to open this March.
Four shows have been announced so far. The first is experimental Japanese musician Keiji Haino on March 27 before he heads to Tennessee for the Big Ears Festival. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Then, as discussed, The Wick is one of the venues that NYC's experimental music festival Unsound happens in. That fest will have Porter Ricks, Vladislav Delay, Miles, Leisure Muffin, Ital & Halal and Le Petit Garcon on April 5. Tickets are on sale now.
The Wick will also be one of the venues used for hardcore/punk fest New York's Alright. That includes the Dawn of Humans, Contingent, Blotter, Asile and Goosebumps show on April 17 (tickets) and the Hank Wood & the Hammerheads, DiE, Savageheads, The Impalers and Razorheads show on April 20 (tickets). The other NY's Alright shows happen at Le Poisson Rouge, Acheron, and ABC No Rio. Updated schedule below.
by Wyatt Marshall
Pharmakon @ RBMA, May 2013 (more by PSquared Photography)
As discussed, noisy/experimental/industrial tour-de-force Theologian will be performing at the Nothing Changes party tonight (2/12) along with Nick Klein, who traffics in noise-laced experimental electro. The show at Home Sweet Home, as always, and starts at midnight.
The upcoming Nothing Changes schedule is rolling out, with forthcoming performances from upcoming tourmates Damien Dubrovnik and Helm (2/19), as well as Virile Games (2/26), who just released an EP, Wounded Laurel (a reissue of an earlier 2xcs), on Hospital Productions. You can see the Nothing Changes schedule through most of March below.
As mentioned, Dubrovnik and Helm are playing Baby's All Right on 2/18 with New York noise-maker Pharmakon. Tickets are still available but if you'd like to go for free, we're giving a pair away. Details below. For our readers in Austin, we're also giving away tickets to the Dubrovnik/Helm date on 2/17 there.
Nothing Changes schedule, Pharmakon dates, and giveaway details below...
Tickets for the Kanye West shows at Prudential Center, Mohegan Sun, Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall, and Nassau Coliseum go on AmEx/VIP package presale today at 10 AM. (The Atlantic City show actually says AmEx presale starts Friday at 10 AM, but that's also the general on-sale start time.)
4AD-signed art pop artist Lo-Fang has been added as an opener to the three sold-out Lorde shows at Roseland Ballroom, and he'll also play his own NYC show on January 22 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
oOoOO is playing Glasslands on February 20. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Nomad, who were just announced for New York's Alright 2014, are also playing local shows on 2/21 at Acheron with Sad Boys, EEL, Mueco and Scab Eaters; and 3/8 at Acheron with System Fucker and Aspects of War. Tickets for both of those shows are on sale now.
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.
by Wyatt Marshall
Crazy Spirit at New York's Alright 2013 (more by Tod Seelie)
Punk and hardcore festival New York's Alright is back for a second year and will run at various venues around the city from Thursday April 17th to Sunday April 20th. The line-up (which includes several bands that played the fest last year) features solid locals like Anasazi, Dawn of Humans, Goosebumps, Crazy Spirit, Nomad, Warthog, La Misma, Hank Wood & the Hammerheads and some select imports like Wiccans, Infernöh, Omegas, No, and Stoic Violence, to name a few, making for a strong bill. Full lineup below.
Here's what the fest organizers said in their announcement:
No one thought we would be foolish enough to do it again, but here we are, "proud" to present New York's Alright 2014. This festival will be taking place Thursday, April 17th through Sunday, April 20th, at various venues around the friendly city of New York. We will be bringing together some of the best bands in contemporary DIY punk and hardcore from different parts of the world for your enjoyment.Tickets go on sale on Valentine's Day, February 14---the same day the Acheron's D-fest kicks off in Mexico City. Love is very much in the air this year. Stay tuned to New York's Alright 2014's Facebook page for details on lineups and venues.
Several bands playing the fest have upcoming NYC shows even sooner. Goth punks Anasazi are teaming up with La Misma and Santa Ana's Damages on Friday (1/10) at Lulu's. The show is Damages' east coast tour kickoff and will also celebrate the release of a La Misma 7". All Damages dates are listed below, as well as a stream of their recent EP.
Sweden's Infernöh and Brooklyn's Nomad are teaming up for a tour before the fest, which includes a TBA Brooklyn show on April 12. Dates and an Infernöh stream below.
London's No and Long Beach's Stoic Violence will also be hitting the road together immediately after New York's Alright, which brings them back to NYC for a TBA Brooklyn show on May 1. Dates and streams below.
Pleasure Industry are also playing a hometown show at a TBA venue on February 8 with Asylum, Gowanus Mutant Kommandos and others TBA.
All lists of dates, streams, and the New York's Alright 2014 lineup, below...
Dawn of Humans at 285 Kent, December 2012 (more by Lukas Hodge)
After teasing us with a promise of an "international punk and hardcore" fest in NYC, organizers have announced New York's Alright 2013. The festival will happen April 18 - 21 in NYC and will feature everything from local favorites like Perdition, Goosebumps, Crazy Spirit, Dawn of Humans, Hank Wood & The Hammerheads, to names like Double Negative, Culo, Who Killed Spikey Jacket?, Stagnation, The Rival Mob, Hoax, and many many more. Full lineup announcement is below, individual show lineups and venues are still TBA.
Both Hoax and Warthog, who are on board for the NYC fest, play with Inmates at Acheron on January 12.
Full statement regarding New York's Alright is below.
Perdition at Acheron, Oct 2012 (more by Sarja Hasan)
Everyone knows that NYC's punk scene is brimming with great bands and hospitable venues. Now all of these will converge for a single weekend of madness in April in NYC.
I'm incredibly excited to make the first announcement for NYC's Spring 2013 International punk and hardcore fest. The dates will be Thursday April 18th to Sunday the 21st. There will be more band confirmations, venue and ticket information, lineups, and plenty more news in the next couple of weeks/months.The first round of bands have been announced, and you can check the first additions, which include names like Atentado, Perdition, Drapetomania, Aspects of War, Goosebumps, and many, many more below.
photos by Sarja Hasan
D-Clone at Acheron, 10/5/2012
Wild Japanese noise-punks D-Clone played NYC twice over the weekend: the previously discussed Acheron show on Saturday (10/6) with Hoax, Zatsuon, Aspects of War, Sad Boys and Dead Reich, and another unnannounced show the night before (10/5) at 177 Stockholm with Perdition and Afrika. Pictures of D-Clone from 177 Stockhom and D-Clone and Zatsuon from Acheron are below, along with pics of Zatsuon and video from Acheron.
If you missed it, the band will once again destroy NYC at Lulu's in Greenpoint on Thursday (10/11) with support from Perdition, Nomad, Bortgang, and one more TBA.
More pics and video from 177 Stockholm and Acheron are below.