Entries tagged with: Aviator
photo: Blur at MHOW in May (more by PSquared)
photo: Babes In Toyland at Irving Plaza in September (more by PSquared)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Blur, Courtney Barnett @ Madison Square Garden
Not counting their surprise show at Music Hall of Willimasburg in May (which was almost entirely just their new album), Britpop greats Blur haven't played an NYC with Graham Coxon in 15 years. Their L.A. show earlier this week was loaded with favorites we should expect the same tonight. One of only two North American shows, who knows when or if they'll be back. Tickets are still available. If you're going, don't miss opener Courtney Barnett who is getting more popular by the minute.
Babes In Toyland, Kitten Forever @ Saint Vitus
The grungy, noisy '90s-era Minneapolis band Babes In Toyland are back in action and sounding as confrontational as ever. They already played NYC once, and tonight they return for a smaller show which BrooklynVegan is proud to present. Opening is a younger Minneapolis band, the feminist punk trio Kitten Forever, who are worth showing up for.
Chance the Rapper, Hiatus Kaiyote, D.R.A.M., Towkio Metro Boomin @ Terminal 5
Chance the Rapper continues to do weird things (like follow his breakthrough mixtape by making an album with a band that often isn't rap), and people continue to love him for it. Tonight's his first of two big sold-out Terminal 5 shows.
Garbage, Torres @ The Space at Westbury
Twenty years ago, Garbage released their debut album of electronics/sample-driven alternative rock, and it still sounds great today. They're celebrating its 20th anniversary by playing it in full on tour, and this is the first of two NYC-area stops. If you like the kind of alt-rock that was popular in Garbage's prime era, you'll dig opener Torres too.
Glasser, Jonathan Turner @ The Kitchen
Art pop musician Glasser (aka Cameron Mesirow) and local artist Jonathan Turner are presenting their new piece Charge at The Kitchen tonight and tomorrow. The description reads: "Through a program of vocal and movement performances by Glasser and accompanying visuals by Turner, the audience will experience the body as a show. Performer and audience will be enveloped in a sensory macro-environment. Visuals will be abstract yet microscopically tactile. Sounds will feel spatially personal, as if Cameron is whispering directly in your ear. The effect will be performance as an intimate yet exotic embrace."
Widowspeak, Mega Bog @ Trans-Pecos
Widowspeak's new album, All Yours, is out this week and while they haven't thrown out the applecart, they have given it a fresh coat of paint (and a cup of coffee), tinkering just a bit with their sound. Working with producer Jarvis Taveniere (who also played bass), there's more spring in their step this time, but without sacrificing that tremelo'd, dreamlike vibe they're known for. Sold out.
Steve Gunn, James Elkington, Nathan Salsburg @ Union Pool
This is the first show of Steve Gunn & James Elkington's two-night stand at Union Pool. Former labelmates, a little cross-pollination during sets is probably not out of the question.
Ex-Cult, Squad Car, Surfbort @ Alphaville
Ex-Cult make killer psychedelic garage punk, and while the records are good, their in-your-face live shows are really the best way to experience it.
Oneida, Kinski, E (ex-Come, Karate) @ Cake Shop
This is a great bill all around with local experimental rock staples Oneida, Seattle riff n' droners Kinski, and Thalia Zedek's new band E (with Neptune's Jason Sanford and Karate's Gavin McCarthy).
Cult Leader, The Banner, Secret Cutter, Crushed @ The Acheron
3/4 of Gaza have continued on as Cult Leader, and their metallic hardcore formula has gone untarnished with the new project. Last week they released their new album Lightless Walk on Deathwish.
Paul Collins' Beat, Josh Styles (DJ Set), DJ Ardavon @ The Acheron
Powerpop icon Paul Collins (Nerves, The Beat) plays this late show (doors at 11 PM) after the Cult Leader show, with NYC vet Josh Styles on DJ duty.
Circa Survive, Rx Bandits, Citizen @ Best Buy Theater
Circa Survive play their debut album Juturna tonight with punk-proggers RX Bandits, and if you're going we recommend catching the Jesus Lizard-inspired openers Citizen.
Krill @ Silent Barn
It's the last NYC show ever for Boston indie rockers Krill (at least until the reunion!) so you might wanna catch 'em while you can.
David Wax Museum, Arc Iris @ Mercury Lounge
David Wax Museum bring their unique blend of traditional Mexican music and Americana to Mercury Lounge tonight, and opening is ex-Low Anthem member Jocie Adams with her Arc Iris project.
The Ex, Ken Vandermark @ WFMU Monty Hall
Dutch anarcho/post/punk/jazz collective The Ex, which still includes founding member Terrie Hessels and Katherina Bornefeld (drummer since the early '80s), are touring with saxophonist and frequent collaborator Ken Vandermark, for what is sure to be a unique performance.
Dave Davies (of The Kinks) @ City Winery
While you're holding your breath for that Kinks reunion, you can go see Dave Davies -- singer of "Death of a Clown," "Party Line," "Living on a Thin Line" among others -- plays a solo show tonight.
Terry & Louie, Daddy Long Legs, Fletcher C. Johnson @ Palisades
This is the first night of the four-day "Tuff Weekend" in NYC. "Tuff" does not refer to King Tuff, but to Tuff Break Records, the label started by onetime Exploding Hearts guitarist Terry Six. Terry & Louie, Six's current project with Exploding Hearts' King Louie Bankston (and very much still in the powerpop garage tradition), headline tonight.
>Joe Bataan, Endless Boogie, Chances With Wolves (DJs) @ Baby's All Right
Another of Baby's All Right second anniversary parties, tonight features Latin soul great Joe Bataan, NYC rock legends Endless Boogie and more "special guests."
Jimmy Webb @ The Cutting Room
Writer of such classics as "Wichita Lineman," "By the Time I Get to Phoenix", "Wichita Lineman", "Galveston", "MacArthur Park," "Up, Up and Away" and one of the great books on pop songwriting, Jimmy Webb is a true legend.
John Doe & The Sadies, Teri Joyce & the Tagalongs @ Hill Country BBQ
X frontman John Doe and Canadian band The Sadies teamed up in 2009 for the album Country Club. They're re-teaming for shows this weekend at branches of Hill Country BBQ. Tonight's is at the downtown Brooklyn branch and is only five bucks.
The Smith Street Band, Great Cynics, Katie Ellen @ Suburbia
Australian folk punks The Smith Street Band have been on the road supporting the Front Bottoms. That tour already hit NYC twice, but tonight you can catch TSSB here on their own, and somewhere way smaller. Get there early from Katie Ellen, a new band featuring Chumped singer Anika Pyle.
Aviator, Dizzy Bats, Semiotics, Ornaments, Ishmael @ Fat Baby
If you like late '90s screamo/post-hardcore or the whole "new wave" of it that's been getting attention recently, Aviator may be up your alley.
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by Andrew Sacher
Estates (photo by Franklin Wallace)
Milkwaukee's Estates have a new album called It's Great to Be Alone coming May 26 via Flannel Gurl Records (pre-order). They recently released its lead single "Not Now," and we've got the premiere of second single "No In Between." Both of those songs have the band pulling from the sounds of '90s slowcore, post-hardcore and emo, and coming out with a mix that does its influences justice. Listen below.
Estates played their hometown stop of the Iron Chic / Spraynard tour last night, and their next show is their release party, which is also the Milwaukee stop of Aviator's tour. No other shows announced at the moment.
Speaking of Aviator's tour, the Boston melodic hardcore band will hit NYC on that run too on June 20 at Bushwick Public House (1288 Myrtle Ave). Also on that bill is Tri-State Era, Forever Losing Sleep and more TBA. Admission is $10 at the door.
Aviator's last album came out last year on No Sleep. Watch a video from that, with their list of tour dates and the Estates song streams, below...
Gainesville's annual punk festival The Fest returns in 2015 for its 14th year (hence Fest 14) from October 30 to November 1, and like in previous years, a handful of the bands play Pre-Fest in Little Ybor from October 28-29. This year's initial lineup was just announced and it includes Desaparecidos, The Menzingers, mewithoutYou, Tim Barry, The Jazz June, Drug Church, Pup, The City on Film, Kepi Ghoulie, Beach Slang, Frameworks, Foxing, Iron Reagan, Crocodiles, Cult Leader, Young Widows, Xerxes, Jeff Rosenstock, Restorations, Modern Baseball, The Hotelier, Chumped, The Sidekicks, Mikey Erg, Night Birds, Tiltwheel, Lagwagon, Off With Their Heads, Teenage Bottlerocket and many more.
Tickets are set to go on sale via The Fest's website June 1.
photo: Pianos Become the Teeth at Webster Studio in 2014 (more by Mimi Hong)
Pianos Become the Teeth went on a short headlining tour last year in support of their great 2014 album Keep You, and they've now announced a much longer one. Like last time, this one will include support from Gates, as well as hardcore rippers Loma Prieta.
Pianos also play two nearby festivals: Long Island's Spring Mixtape Fest on 3/28 with Title Fight, Defeater and more (tickets); and Asbury Park's Skate & Surf on 5/16 & 17 with Cloud Nothings, American Nightmare, Beach Slang and many more (tickets).
In addition to those, they also play SXSW and two other fests. Before Skate & Surf they play Cleveland's Spring Fling Festival (5/15) with The Movielife, mewithoutYou, Defeater, Iron Chic, Loma Prieta and more. Tickets are on sale. Full lineup below.
And a few days after Skate & Surf they play Michigan's Bled Fest (5/23) with Touche Amore, Modern Life Is War, The Early November, Modern Baseball, Small Brown Bike, Restorations and more. Tickets are on sale. Full lineup below.
As we've mentioned, BrooklynVegan is presenting a few events during CMJ and one of those is the No Sleep Records showcase happening October 21 at The Paper Box which starts at 6 PM and is FREE. The set times have now been finalized and they look like this:
Maps For Travelers: 6:00 - 6:20If you show up early, you can get a No Sleep vinyl sampler which are being given away and limited to 150 copies.
Foreign Tongues: 6:35 - 6:55
In Between: 7:10 - 7:30
Rescuer: 7:45 - 8:05
Run Forever: 8:20 - 8:40
Aviator: 8:55 - 9:15
The Felix Culpa: 9:30 - 9:50
Xerxes: 10:05 - 10:25
Chris Farren: 10:35 - 10:55
'68: 11:10 - 11:40
John Nolan: 11:50 - End
Xerxes (photo by Mary Burks)
As discussed, Xerxes are releasing a new album, Collison Blonde, on October 21 via No Sleep and also playing their label's CMJ showcase (BV co-presents) that same day. Since we last spoke, they released another song from the LP ("A Toast") and played two others from it in an Audiotree session ("Use As Directed" and "Nosedive"). You can watch the Audiotree video and stream "A Toast" below. They also added more tour dates around that showcase, including a run with Coliseum surrounding both bands' appearances at The Fest. All of their dates are listed below as well.
The No Sleep/BV CMJ showcase, which is free and happens October 21 at The Paper Box, also includes Aviator, Rescuer, The Felix Culpa, John Nolan, Run Forever, Maps For Travelers and more. It starts at 6 PM, and those who show up early will receive No Sleep's 2014 12" vinyl sampler (limited to 150 copies), which includes new and unreleased music from Xerxes, The Felix Culpa, Aviator, Run Forever, Maps For Travelers, Old Lines, Puig Destroyer, Lee Corey Oswald and more. Those in attendance will also have a chance to win a No Sleep 2014 Vinyl Subscription, an Orbit Basic Turntable from U-Turn Audio, a gift certificate from Keep Company, and a snowboard and outfits from Glamour Kills.
Full tracklist for the No Sleep sampler, and the Xerxes dates/streams, below...
Olga Bell at Rough Trade in May (more by Chris La Putt)
NYC's annual CMJ Music Marathon (Oct. 21-25) already announced one batch of artists and they've now revealed many more, including some whose shows were previously announced like A Place to Bury Strangers, DIIV, James, and more. Other additions include The A-Bones, Adult Jazz, Amanda X, Beliefs, The Beverleys, Bishop Nehru, Blue Hawaii, Dilly Dally, The Dirty Nil, Doug Gillard, Dusted, Ex-Breathers, Fielded, Girlpool, Guy Blakeslee, Heavenly Beat, HSY, J Fernandez, Jack & Eliza, Krill, Lia Ices, Literature, Nude Beach, Olga Bell, Paul Collins Beat, Pinact, Popstrangers, Radical Dads, Residual Kid, Run Forever, September Girls, She Keeps Bees, Shilpa Ray, Solids, Weyes Blood and a bunch of others.
Full list below...
by Andrew Sacher
Chicago's Cut Teeth formed back in 2011 by Matt Jordan of the great Stay Ahead of the Weather (one of Evan Weiss' many bands), Dustin Currier of the recently-reunited Felix Culpa, Dan Yingling of '90s/early '00s screamo band Forstella Ford (and a few others), and Kyle Johns of '00s emo band Monday's Hero. They self-released their debut EP, Televandalism, the following year, and it was later re-released by Topshelf who is now putting out their first full length, Night Years, on October 28 (pre-order). We've got the premiere of its brand new single, "Christmas on Easter Island," a post-hardcore ripper with some shades of Murder City Devils and Hot Snakes. Check it out below.
Cut Teeth's only upcoming show at the moment is the Chicago stop of the Felix Culpa / Rescuer / Aviator tour happening October 17 at the Beat Kitchen (tickets). That tour hits NYC a few days later for the free No Sleep CMJ showcase (co-presented by BV) which includes other bands like Foreign Tongues who put out a new video this morning.
Stream the new Cut Teeth track below...
by Andrew Sacher
Louisville post-hardcore rippers Xerxes are set to release the followup to their 2012 debut LP, Our Home Is A Deathbed, with a new album titled Collision Blonde on October 21 via No Sleep. We've got the premiere of its brand new single, "Exit 123," which is a terrific track that fans of this kinda stuff should dig. Here's what vocalist Calvin Philley had to say about it:
I cooked at a restaurant in southern Indiana about 50 hours a week for about a year leading up to the recording of collision blonde. I got fired during the recording process but that's a different story. Exit 123 is the first exit after you cross the bridge over the ohio river from Louisville to New Albany on I-64 west and the route I took to work. I have severe anxiety about driving and it only gets worse as things pile up in my life with girls, money, work and anything else. Once I just panic attacked all the way to work, thought I was dying and all that. I fantisized about running through the guardrail in my shitty Chevy SUV. That's it. I got myself fired in April and haven't been back to Indiana since.The album was produced by emo renaissance man Evan Weiss. Listen to the new song below.
Xerxes are also on board for this year's No Sleep CMJ showcase which is also their record release show and which BrooklynVegan is proudly co-presenting. We already mentioned the showcase doubles as a tour stop for Aviator, Rescuer and The Felix Culpa; and it also includes Taking Back Sunday's John Nolan, '68, Fake Problems' Chris Farren, Run Forever, In Between, Foreign Tongues and Maps For Travelers. The show happens October 21 at The Paper Box (17 Meadow St in Brooklyn), it's FREE to the public (no badges required) and starts at 6 PM. 18+.
BV has TBA CMJ showcases too so stay tuned for that. Stream the new Xerxes track below...
by Andrew Sacher
Boston hardcore band lovechild (ex-Cerce) have an awesomely titled new record, Migraine Music, coming out September 1 via Mayfly Records, produced by American Nightmare/Give Up the Ghost drummer Alex Garcia Rivera. We've got the premiere of its new single, "Colder Winter Than Usual," and can already see the mosh pits forming to its stomping mid-tempo intro. Check it out, with the LP artwork and tracklist, below.
The band also have a few dates coming up, including a Long Island show at Dong Island on Thursday (8/21) in Hempstead; Philly's TWOB Fest with Creepoid, Kite Party, Sundials, Aviator, By Surprise and more; and a NJ show on Sunday (8/24) at DAV Post #66 with Aviator (whose tour hits NYC the next day and comes back for CMJ).
All dates are listed, with the new song, LP artwork and tracklist, below...
by Andrew Sacher
photo by Ethan Hansen
Boston's Aviator are yet another fine example of modern bands keeping alive '90s/'00s screamo and melodic hardcore -- see also Touche Amore, Pianos Become the Teeth, Defeater, Frameworks, State Faults, etc etc etc. Their debut full length album, Head In The Clouds, Hands In The Dirt, follows EPs, splits and a demo dating back to 2010 and comes out August 19 via No Sleep (pre-order). Its new single "There Was A Light (It Went Out)" (a Smiths reference?) greatly proves what they're capabale of. Vocalist TJ Copello sings a lot on the new album, but it's all screamed/shouted vocals on this single. The track opens with some big riffs, and once those vocals come in the band transition into post-rock atmospherics, then to pounding indie rock and finally to crushing post-hardcore. Here's what drummer Aviv Marotz had to say about it:
Between heavy riffing and some rock-god moments, this song is one of our favorites to play live. I'm really happy with the way [video director] Erik Rojas pulled out the emotion of this song, accurately displaying feelings of anxiety and stagnation. Amen.The video premieres in this post. Check it out, with the album artwork and tracklist, below.
Aviator also have many tour dates coming up, including a run with Taking Meds that hits NYC on August 25 at The Studio at Webster Hall with Au Revoir and For Everest (tickets). After that, they'll go on a fall run with two of their labelmates, the likeminded Rescuer and the recently reunited Felix Culpa. The tour hits NYC on October 21 for No Sleep's CMJ showcase. Stay tuned for venue and the rest of the lineup for that. Both Aviator and Rescuer also play The Fest.
All dates are listed, with the new video and LP info, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Gainesville, FL multi-venue punk festival The Fest just announced even more bands, including Melvins, United Nations, Coliseum, Small Brown Bike/Casket Lottery-related Able Baker Fox (who haven't played in a while), Whores, Vacation, Plow United's Brian McGee and more. Full list of additions below.
The new additions join Descendents, Lifetime, Paint It Black, The Marked Men, Modern Life Is War, Mineral, Hot Water Music, Screaming Females, Touche Amore, Into It Over It, Circle Takes the Square and many, many more. Passes are still available.
Meanwhile, Melvins singer Buzz Osborne, or King Buzzo, recently released another song from his upcoming acoustic solo album, This Machine Kills Artists, which is due out on June 3 via Ipecac. Like previous single "Dark Brown Teeth," it's acoustic but it's not like Buzzo is going singer/songwriter on us or anything. It's pretty much a drum-less, distortion-less metal song. Check out the new track, titled "Instrument of God," below.
And in more related news, United Nations singer Geoff Rickly (who also used to sing a band called Thursday) recently wrote for The Talkhouse on how he paid $2,000 on StubHub to attend one of The xx's 40-person shows at the Park Avenue Armory in March. Here's how he described the show:
As the set progresses, the room changes. The night turns magic. The lights drop and "Fiction" starts playing. Now the beat is booming somewhere behind us. It's becoming increasingly clear that this small room is a facade and we're in a massive space. The walls turn into screens that are being projected on from outside. The ceiling starts rising above us, first one story, then two, then three. Liza grabs my hand as the soundtrack to her loneliness throbs in the air around us.Read the rest of his interesting (and pricey) story about how and why he ended up forking over two grand for the show, at The Talkhouse.
The walls blow off the room and lights come streaming through the air from great distances. The band is slinking through one number after the other. Music has never been sexier or more vivid. It felt like being inside the record sleeve. The sound roaring in the void around us, the lights echoing the artwork -- this is the closest I've ever been to the realization of a musical vision.
Stream the new Buzzo song, with the full list of Fest additions, below...