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Mt. Royal @ Baby's All Right, 3/19/2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Mt. Royal

Shopping/entertainment destination Brooklyn Night Bazaar has announced a few more shows to it's upcoming schedule of free musical entertainment. So let's run through them, shall we?

On Friday, April 11 it's night of punk, headlined by hardcore vets Murphy's Law, and also featuring Agitator, Goosebumps, Nuclear Santa Claust, and Mayor Creep.

The next night (April 12), they have Canadian band PUP (who just played here a couple weeks ago) for a co-headline show with Hunters, plus Big Ups too, making for a very fun Saturday night.

Canadian sisterly duo Tasseomancy (who we just wrote about) are part of an appealing bill on Saturday, April 26 that is co-headlined by Oberhofer and A Great Big Pile of Leaves, and also features Canon Logic and Mt. Royal. Meanwhile, Amanda X was added to the Total Slacker / Reputante show that happens the night before (Friday, April 25).

We already told you about the Screaming Females release party happening on May 16. The next night (Saturday, May 17) Swearin' and Radiator Hospital will play BKNB with more TBA.

This weekend at the Bazaar, it's Bronze Radio Return, Gem Club, The Suzan, and Alexandra Stewart on Friady (April 4) and then on Saturday (April 5) it's under-appreciated Irish band Ash, plus Run River NorthGolden Suits, and Drop Electric.

As always, Brooklyn Night Bazaar shows are free.

by Andrew Sacher, Bill Pearis and Zach Pollack

Kurt Vile in Austin in 2013 (more by Glen Brown)
Kurt Vile

South by Southwest. Maybe you've heard of it. Anyway, it starts in about a week, turning Austin, TX into one giant cacophonous concert where you can't swing a free canvas tote bag full of complimentary energy drinks without hitting a musician vying for your attention. It's actually pretty fun -- apart from the wasted spring breakers everywhere -- but it can be overwhelming. In an effort to help, we've already highlighted metal at SXSW and given you 10 NYC artists that we think are worth seeing, and here's a list of 50 artists we're excited to see at SXSW from all over the world (a few cross over from those other two lists). More than a few are playing one of BV's many events in Austin this week -- and if you're going, do stop by.

We know most people are NOT going to SXSW (and if you're in that group, you may be sick of hearing about it already), but many of these acts are touring around the US on either side of SXSW so it's maybe worth a gander too. We've also got a handy Rdio playlist with a song from each artist.

An embedded version of that playlist, plus our list of 50 artists we wanna see at SXSW (in alphabetical order), below...

Continue reading "50 artists we're excited to see at SXSW"

by Andrew Sacher, Bill Pearis, Wyatt Marshall & Zach Pollack

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart at The Bell House in 2009 (more by Chris La Putt)
Pains

The insanity that is SXSW is about to uproot folks from around the globe, sending them to Austin for a week to see 628 bands. While there will be great music from all around the world there, we thought, being a NYC-based website, we'd highlight ten artists from our hometown we think you should check out if you'll be there. You can listen to two tracks each from each band (who's on RDIO) in our RDIO playlist, and browse the list below.

Also check out our list of 50 artists from around the world (including four of the ones here) we're excited to see at SXSW and our SXSW metal preview (including NYC's Psalm Zero), and if you're going, we hope to see you at our official showcase, Invisible Oranges' showcase, or one of our day parties!

Check out the list and stream the playlist below...

Continue reading "10 NYC artists to check out at SXSW 2014"

Titus Andronicus at Terminal 5 in 2013 (more by David Andrako)
Titus

The 2014 Northside Festival returns to multiple Brooklyn venues from June 12-15, and the initial lineup was just announced. It includes Sharon Van Etten, Courtney Barnett, Fuck Buttons, a co-bill with Titus Andronicus & Eagulls, Beach Fossils, Omar Souleyman, Dan Croll, Mas Ysa, Luke Temple, Craft Spells, Juan Wauters, Big Ups, Low Fat Getting High, Vulture Shit and more. As usual, there will be two big free shows in McCarren Park on the Saturday and Sunday of the festival. Lineups for those shows, other specifics on the Northside schedule, and many more artists TBA. Badges are on sale now.

The film portion runs from June 16-19 and more details on that are here.

Full initial music lineup below...

Continue reading "Northside Festival initial 2014 lineup & tix (Titus, Eagulls, Omar Souleyman, Courtney Barnett, Sharon Van Etten & more)"

Oberhofer @ Osheaga 2013 (more by Toby Tenenbaum)
Oberhofer

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

Oberhofer, Big Ups, Celestial Shore @ Baby's All Right
Poppy Brooklynites Oberhofer are "PLAYING FUN SHOW FOR ALL OF YOU TO SEE" with their mathy mates Celestial Store and punky pals Big Ups. Tickets are still available.

Mike Birbiglia @ Union Hall
The very funny Mike Birbiglia is about to take his "Thank God for Jokes" set on tour, which doesn't include any dates in NYC, but before he leaves he'll do another of his small "Working It Out" shows tonight.

Landlady, Friend Roulette, Zula, Star Rover @ Glasslands
Adam Schatz may be the busiest musician in Brooklyn, playing in too many bands to count. Landlady, though, is his baby and the band just signed to Hometapes (Megafaun, Bear in Heaven). You can check out the first released track from the new album below and catch them live tonight.

Arthur Beatrice @ The Mercury Lounge
This London quartet's brand of pop is anthemic and a little tropical -- and they just released their debut album, Working Out, and are over to play a few North American shows.

Rhett Miller @ City Winery
While we wait for Old 97's to release their new album, Most Messed Up, frontman Rhett Miller is in town tonight for this solo show.

Sleepers Work, Austin Vaughn @ Manhattan Inn
Sleepers Work is the alias of Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist William Flynn who has toured with St. Vincent, and others. No Turn Before The Shoreline is the first full length release from Sleepers Work which shows off his moody, ambient R&B. Tonight's show is free.

Dirty Fences, Nancy, Juniper Rising @ Death by Audio
Get grimy tonight with two of of Brooklyn's best producers of party-hardy garage rock, Dirty Fences and Nancy, plus the country-tinged Juniper Rising.

Wyatt Cenac's Night Train @ Littlefield
Hop aboard Wyatt Cenac's weekly Night Train comedy show at Littlefield tonight. This week's guests include Seaton Smith, Kevin Avery, Aparna Nancherla, Janelle James, Jon Fisch, Ali Wong, and more.

Rick Ross @ Best Buy Theatre
Hip hop star Rick Ross celebrates the release of his delayed, Mastermind, tonight.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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by Andrew Sacher

Greys at Shea in 2013 (more by Vladislav Grach)
Greys

Toronto punks Greys, who have a killer EP and an even more killer live show, will be returning to the US for SXSW (where they'll play the Carpark showcase, Exploding In Sound showcase, and others), and they've got other dates including NYC shows before and after. The first is at Death by Audio on Sunday (3/2) with two fellow Toronto punk bands HSY and The Beverleys, and the second is at Shea Stadium on March 21 with Baltimore grunge lovers Roomrunner, Brooklyn post-hardcore rippers Big Ups, and Boston indie rockers Kal Marks. Advance tickets for the Shea show are on sale now, no advance tix for DbA. All Greys dates are listed below.

UPDATE: Sunday's Greys/HSY/The Beverleys show was cancelled due to Greys' van breaking down, but all three bands are looking to reschedule for April or May. Stay tuned.

The Beverleys
Beverleys

Readers of this site should be familiar with all the bands on those bills, but we've never had a chance to talk about The Beverleys. Like so many other Canadian punk bands we've been hearing lately, this trio absolutely rips. Less on the noisy/heavy side than Greys and HSY who they share that DbA bill with, The Beverleys have more elements of dark '80s post-punk and grungy '90s rock, and the sneering vocals are pushed to the forefront, which only gives them more attitude. They have other dates with HSY, all of which are listed, with a stream of their 3-song EP, below.

Continue reading "Greys touring around SXSW, playing shows w/ Roomrunner, Big Ups, Kal Marks & more (dates) ++ The Beverleys EP stream"

Courtney Barnett @ BVCMJ 2013 (more by Chris La Putt)
Courtney Barnett

Rhye @ Outside Lands 2013 (more by Paige K. Parsons)
Rhye

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

Courtney Barnett, Kins @ Mercury Lounge
One of CMJ's breakouts last year, Australian charmer Courtney Barnett has now signed with Mom + Pop who will release her The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas in the US. Her two NYC shows -- this is the first -- are both sold out. Opening are fellow Aussies, Kins.

Widowspeak, Jessica Pratt, Porches @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
A rock-solid BKNB line-up tonight, with the dreamy sounds of Widowspeak, the bewitching folk of LA's Jessica Pratt, and one of NYC's best new bands, Porches.

Kanye West @ Mohegan Sun Arena
Kanye's Yeezus tour has been quite the spectacle, and it should impress even the biggest of the "hip hop sucks live" naysayers. He brought it to NYC for four shows in November, but if you missed it then or just need to see it again, he's in the surrounding area for a few dates this month, including tonight's Mohegan Sun Arena show.

Justin Timberlake @ MSG
Justin Timberlake does a lot of things, some of them great, some of them less great, but one of those things is that he makes some of the most forward-thinking mainstream pop around, and he'll fill MSG with that tonight. Rescheduled from this past Wednesday.

XXYYXX, Giraffage, Purple @ NYU E&L Auditorium
Orlando producer XXYYXX takes vocal samples of pop songs we're all pretty familiar with, but chops them up in a way that splits the line between future garage and something you can actually dance to. There's equally dancey support on this show too. Open to students and non-students.

Iron Chic, Chumped, Timeshares @ The Acheron
Iron Chic made a hell of a racket on last year's The Constant One, an album of shambolic Japandroids anthems meeting gravelly Hot Water Music punk rock. Get there early for poppy Brooklyn punks Chumped too.

Between the Buried and Me, Deafheaven, Intronaut, The Kindred @ The Paramount
If you don't mind making the trip to Long Island and seeing a bunch of proggy metal bands, this is another chance to catch Deafheaven's brilliant mix of shoegaze, post-rock and black metal in the NYC-area.

Into It. Over It., The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die, A Great Big Pile of Leaves, LVL UP @ Bowery Ballroom
This is one of the more stacked emo tours in a while with the Owen-meets-Death Cab sounds of Into It. Over It., the multi-layered emo of TWIABP, and the mathy, danceable Minus the Bear-style rhythms of AGBPOL. Local fuzz rockers LVL UP open and they're worth catching too.

Yvette, Christines, Future Punx, Young Oprah Winfrey DJ set @ Glasslands
Rescheduled from the heart of the Polar Vortex: A exciting bill for those with post-punk proclivities: Yvette mine goth/industrial; Christines (new band from Andy of Woven Bones) skew shoegaze; and Future Punx will scratch your manic new wave itch.

Slothrust, Big Ups, Boy Toy @ Shea Stadium
Big Ups put out their debut record of caustic, noisy post-hardcore earlier this year, and if you like the sounds of anyone from Black Flag to Fugazi to Slint, you'll find something to dig here.

OM, Zomes @ MHOW
Last seen amongst the ruins of the Temple of Dendur, trippy groove gurus OM return in a more modern enviorment.

Dave Hill, Valley Lodge, Walter Schreifels, Jim Tews, Brad Steuernagel, Joey Pfeifer @ Union Hall
It's another edition of Dave Hill's variety show "Meet Me in the Bathroom and Tell Me All Your Secrets" that mixes rock and comedy. Guests include Walter Schreifels (Youth Of Today, Gorilla Biscuits, Quicksand).

Rhye, Ricky Eat Acid @ Webster Hall
Rhye don't take their Sade-style smooth pop on the road that often, so any chance to catch them is one worth taking. This show is sold out.

The Attic Ends, Field Mouse, Chamber Band @ Knitting Factory
This is a benefit for Oxfam America...we're partial to Field Mouse who have become quite a good live band over the last year.

PUP, Appomattox, Spirit Of Danger @ Cameo Gallery
While some bands try to push punk rock forward, PUP revel in its simplicity and anthemicism. So it might not be new stuff, but it's super fun.

Suuns, Azar Swan, Bennio Qwerty, The Flag @ Death By Audio
Montreal band Suuns manage to sound sinister without resorting to eyeliner or black nail polish, and their live show is intense. Also on the bill: the more overtly goth Azar Swan and aggressive power trio Bennio Qwerty.

Caged Animals, Leverage Models, Candide, TOMBOY @ Baby's All Right
A night of more apparent pop, with the big-hearted Caged Animals, the '80s-ish New Pop sounds of Leverage Models, Candide's dancey beats and new Brooklyn duo TOMBOY (and not the Boston punky band of the same name). Check out a new Caged Animals video below.

Nude Beach, Marvin Berry and The New Sound, Hector's Pets, Liquor Store @ Union Pool
Get rowdy with four punky bands, headlined by the no-bs heartland sounds of Nude Beach.

Andrew Cedermark, Stephen Steinbrink, Jen Goma @ Cake Shop
A former member of Titus Andronicus, Andrew Cedermark makes laid-back rock that fits right in on Underwater Peoples (former home of Real Estate).

Rivers of Nihil, So Hideous, Black Crown Initiate, Torrential Downpour @ Saint Vitus
Pennsylvania death metallers Rivers of Nihil meet up with NYC atmospheric metallers So Hideous for a good double bill tonight at Saint VItus.

H.R. (Bad Brains), Dubb Agents, Rebelmatic, Radio Daze @ The Studio at Webster Hall
He fronts one of the most influential DC hardcore bands, but HR leans towards his rasta roots as a solo artist.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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Continue reading "What's going on Friday? (Courtney Barnett, Rhye, OM, Iron Chic, Deafheaven, Widowspeak, TWIABP, PUP & more)"

Priests @ MHOW, 2013 (more by Wei Shi)
Those Darlins

Juan Wauters @ Pier 84, 2013 (more by Chris La Putt)

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

Priests, Lazyeyes, Truthers @ The End
DC post-punks Priests are a pretty intense band, both with their aggressive, upfront lyrics and the fact that their music keeps the "punk" in "post-punk." Their live show is really where it's at too, and you can get a taste of that tonight.

Juan Wauters (of The Beets), Household, Las Rosas @ Baby's All Right
Whether solo or with The Beets, Juan Wauters brings an idiosyncratic worldview and intensity to his songs and performance. He's a NYC original. This is a release party for his new album, N.A.P. North American Poetry, which is out via Captured Tracks.

Vaz, Roomrunner, Multicult, Big Ups @ Death By Audio
It's gonna get loud at this show, which includes the noise rock of Vaz, the grungy Roomrunner and their fellow Baltimoreans Multicult, and the caustic post-hardcore of Big Ups.

Those Darlins, Diarrhea Planet @ MHOW
These two Nashville bands both love rock 'n' roll, but in very different ways. Those Darlins kick around in the leather boot-wearing territory, whereas Diarrhea Planet don't really care what they wear, because the rage of their live show will have them sweating all over it anyway.

Donuts Are Forever ft. DJ Jazzy Jeff & more @ Brooklyn Bowl
It's February, which means J Dilla tributes. This one features DJ Jazzy Jeff and a bunch of others, and all proceeds benefit the Donuts Are Forever scholarship fund.

Whiskey Bitches, XNY, Unicycle Loves You, Haybaby, Adult Dude @ Radio Bushwick
There's a bunch of local bands on this bill, but the one we think is most worth catching is Adult Dude, who have a great mix of Dinosaur Jr-style rock and Superchunk-style punk.

Elway, Sad and French, Chumped, Dr. Sillybones @ Saint Vitus
Colorado punks will open for The Lawrence Arms at Gramercy Theatre soon, but if you want to see them headlining a smaller place, tonight's your shot. Also don't miss Brooklyn's Chumped, who keep pop punk real.

Comedy Night @ Knitting Factory
Big league comedy talent (Chris Rock, Louis CK, etc) show up regularly (and unannounced) for Hannibal's very popular free comedy show at Knitting Factory's front bar. Get there early.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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Deerhoof at ATP NJ 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Deerhoof

Experimental noise popsters Deerhoof have announced that they'll be heading back on the road for an international tour this year, which includes support from NYC rapper Awkwafina (who played Tinderbox 2013 with Deerhoof) and NYC's Celestial Shore on most dates. Celestial Shore aren't on the NYC date which happens on May 3 at Le Poisson Rouge, but Awkwafina is, in addition to London's Tomaga. Tickets for the LPR show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

Though you can't see Celestial Shore at that show, they've got a bunch of other hometown dates coming up, including 2/6 at Baby's All Right with Friend Roulette and Zula; two with Cloud Becomes Your Hand including 2/8 at Silent Barn with Aye Aye Rabbit (mems. Deerhoof) and Little King, and 2/14 at The Ho_se with Ava Luna and Killer Bob; the Palehound show at Pianos (2/27) which now also includes Grass Is Green, Bluffing and Howler; and Baby's on 3/3 with Oberhofer and Big Ups. All of their dates are listed below.

Deerhoof also just made a video for "Flower" off their 2012 LP, Breakup Song, and you can watch that, along with their list of tour dates, below...

Continue reading "Deerhoof made a video, touring w/ Awkwafina & Celestial Shore (who have many other dates)"

beach party

While some may grumble at their name, LA's good times garage punks Beach Party have some cred behind them. Last year's single, "Can't Surf / Fun," was recorded by Ty Segall and the band have shared stages with Best Coast, Bass Drum of Death, and Black Lips. Check out a few tracks below.

Beach Party will be experiencing winter in NYC this weekend, playing two consecutive nights at Baby's All Right. Friday night (1/24) is a late show with Old King Cole Younger of The Black Lips, with DJ sets by Tennessee Thomas and Skaters (tickets). On Saturday (1/25) they play as part of the benefit for the Ali Forney Center for homeless LGBT youth, that also features Tei Shi, Charlie Waters Quartet, Big Ups, and DJ sets by Au Revoir Simone, Lee Bannon and The Range (tickets).

If you're going on Friday, you might want to head their early as Baby's will be hosting a birthday party for filmmaker Larry Clark (Kids). There will be a live performance of LA band reVolt: To quote the Facebook event page: "Free drinks and food will be served. Doors open at 7pm, reVolt plays at 8:30pm, and by midnight we should all be fucked up."

Flyers for the shows and Beach Party streams below...

Continue reading "LA's Beach Party recorded w/ Ty Segall, playing 2 NYC shows including 1 w/ Cole from Black Lips + Ali Forney benefit "

Kylesa at Santos in 20111 (more by Samanatha Marble)
Kylesa

As discussed, Georgia's Savannah Stopover festival, which happens right before SXSW, is returning this year from March 6-8, and since we last spoke, the full lineup was announced. New additions include Kylesa, Wye Oak, Future Islands, Eternal Summers, Heavenly Beat, Nothing, Esben & the Witch, Spires, TEEN, Connections and many more joining previously announced names like Weekend, Speedy Ortiz, Public Service Broadcasting, Ex Hex, and more. Tickets, including 3-day pass, 2-day pass, and single day pass options, are available.

Full day-by-day lineup and updated flyer below...

Continue reading "Savannah Stopover reveals full 2014 lineup (Kylesa, Wye Oak, Future Islands, Eternal Summers, Nothing & more)"

by Andrew Sacher

Radiator Hospital at Glasslands earlier this week (more by Dylan Johnson)
Radiator Hospital

We just caught Radiator Hospital playing an excellent set in Brooklyn at Glasslands on Monday (1/6), as part of their ongoing tour with Potty Mouth. After the run with Potty Mouth ends, singer Sam Cook-Parrott is going on a solo tour for a couple of weeks, and not long after that he'll return to NYC for a Double Double Whammy label showcase at Shea Stadium on February 12 with Generifus, Frankie Cosmos, Crying and Quarterbacks. It's not clear at the moment if RH will be playing solo or full-band at that show, but stay tuned for more info.

Double Double Whammy will also be releasing Radiator Hospital's Mall of America EP on cassette soon, and Forward Records is putting it out on 10" vinyl. Sam is also promising at least two releases for 2014, so we have that to look forward to too. Meanwhile, if you haven't already, you can stream the Mall of America EP below.

Crying will also play the same venue a few days earlier when they open the previously discussed You Blew It! / Prawn show at Shea on 2/8.

As for Frankie Cosmos, she just played Death by Audio last night (1/7), and ahead of that show we mentioned that she'll be releasing her first full band album, Zentropy, on Double Double Whammy. The album follows multiple solo releases on bandcamp, and its first single is "Owen," which first appeared as a rougher track called "I Love My Brother Owen" on her 2012 album, Thanks For Everything. The new version features harmony vocals with Porches frontman Aaron Maine, who also drums in Frankie's band. You can stream the new track below. Frankie also has another local show happening sooner on February 6 at Silent Barn with Big Ups (who have other dates), Ovlov (ditto) and LVL UP (ditto again).

All Radiator Hospital dates are listed, along with all streams, below...

Continue reading "Radiator Hospital playing more shows, including one with Frankie Cosmos who's releasing an LP (dates & streams)"

Speedy Ortiz @ Baby's All Right - 12/30/13 (via Jason Burger)
Speedy Ortiz

Exploding In Sound Records celebrated the new year in NYC with a huge show at Baby's All Right on 12/30 that included Big Ups, Porches, Roomrunner, Grass Is Green, Two Inch Astronaut, Ovlov, Krill, Dead Wives, Baked, Bad History Month, Woozy, Gnarwhal, Pile (acoustic), and special guests billed as "Average Cock," who you may have guessed was actually Speedy Ortiz. That's Speedy pictured above, and there's a high quality video of Big Ups from the show below. EIS celebrated NYE proper with a smaller show in Boston.

As discussed, Grass Is Green and Speedy Ortiz are touring together, and though that tour doesn't hit NYC, Speedy will open for Los Campesinos! at Irving Plaza on 1/22 (tickets), and since we last spoke, Grass Is Green added a NYC show happening on January 31 at Silent Barn for the 10th annual Berfest with Baked, Radical Dads, Frankie Cosmos and Poverty Hollow. They also posted another track from their upcoming Vacation Vinny LP not along ago, "Sammy So-Sick." You can stream that, along with the updated list of their tour dates, below.

Big Ups also have another show happening on February 1 at Death by Audio with Eula, Kal Marks and Malatese.

UPDATE: Big Ups also play a release party for their upcoming Eighteen Hours of Static LP at Shea Stadium on January 9 with Flagland, Mannequin Pussy and Washer; and the NYC Arts Collective Late Bloomers Kick Off Multi-Media Series at Baby's All Right on January 25 with Beach Party, Tei Shi, Charlie Wavers Quartet and DJ sets by Au Revoir Simone, Lee Bannon and The Range. Tickets for the Baby's show are on sale now and proceeds benefit the Ali Forney Center.

Porches next play Silent Barn on January 10 with My Dad, Gunk and Flagland.

And the next day at Silent Barn (1/11), the venue hosts the Gravesend Recordings Compilation Vol. 1 release party which features Krill, Palehound, Bueno, Jazz Massagers and Hannah Ch'oe, plus "possible special guests."

In more related news, Palehound and Frankie Cosmos team up again for a Brooklyn show at Trash Bar on January 17 with Eskimeaux and Florist.

Lastly, Ovlov's next NYC gig is opening for Self Defense Family and Pity Sex at Santos on 1/19 with Heroes of Modern Earth and Deep Pockets. Tickets for that show are still available. They also play Silent Barn on 2/6.

All lists of dates, along with that Grass Is Green song and Big Ups video, below...

Continue reading "Speedy Ortiz, Big Ups & more played Baby's All Right; Grass Is Green, Porches, Krill & others playing more shows"

by Andrew Sacher

Grass Is Green
Grass Is Green

Boston's Grass Is Green have announced that they'll release Vacation Vinny, the followup to 2012's Ronson, on January 14 via Exploding In Sound. Like many others in the Northeast area have been doing, they recorded the album at Silent Barn's studio with Julian Fader and Carlos Hernandez of Ava Luna producing. The LP's first single, "Vacation 2.0," pretty much picks up where Ronson left off, with fidgety stop-start post-hardcore and screwy, discordant melodies that you might not call "catchy" but that definitely stick in your head. Stream the new track, along with the album artwork and tracklist, below.

As discussed, Grass Is Green will be going on a tour with Speedy Ortiz which doesn't hit NYC, but right before that, Grass Is Green will play an Exploding In Sound year-end celebration at Baby's All Right on December 30 with a ginormous lineup of Porches, Krill, Ovlov, Roomrunner, Pile (acoustic), Baked, Dead Wives, Big Ups, Gnarwhal, Two Inch Astronaut, Bad History Month, Woozy, and special guests. Admission is $10 at the door.

Meanwhile, Bad History Month has some other dates before that, including another Brooklyn show happening on December 17 at Death by Audio with Bueno, Bennio Qwerty, and Sediment Club. All of their dates are listed below.

Porches have other upcoming dates too.

And speaking of Exploding In Sound Records, BrooklynVegan is co-presenting a show with EIS on December 12 at Death by Audio with Chumped, PUP, Slothrust, Slow Warm Death, and Alarms & Controls.

All Grass Is Green and Bad History Month dates are listed, along with that song stream, album artwork and tracklist, below...

Continue reading "Grass Is Green releasing a new LP, touring, playing year-end NYC show w/ Porches, Krill, Roomrunner, Big Ups & more"

Ex Hex at BV-CMJ 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Ex Hex

Like last year, right before SXSW brings a ton of bands to Austin for about a week, many of the same bands will stop in Savannah, Georgia for Savannah Stopover, which goes down across various venues from March 6-8. The initial lineup includes Weekend, Speedy Ortiz, Public Service Broadcasting, Tweens, Ski Lodge, Ex Hex, Big Ups, Caitlin Rose, Pile, Bleeding Rainbow and more. Early bird 3-day passes are on sale now.

Initial lineup and flyer below...

Continue reading "Ex Hex, Speedy Ortiz, Weekend, Public Service Broadcasting & more playing Savannah Stopover 2014 before SXSW"

by Andrew Sacher

Manors
Manors

Philly lo-fi trio Manors are a pretty stripped down, straightforward group, but there's a depth to the songwriting that goes beyond what a description like that may imply. Singer/guitarist Dayna Evans has a way with words, and a striking voice that makes a minimal song like "But You Know That" stick out as one of the grandest. And the sweeping harmonies of a song like "Tomorrow" (according to bandcamp, she does her own backup vocals) also hint at something greater than your average indie pop band. This past May, the band released their debut LP, Fit In, and you can stream that in full below.

They've got some upcoming shows scheduled, including the just-mentioned Brooklyn Night Bazaar (12/14) show with Diarrhea Planet, Purling Hiss, and Big Ups, which is free and all ages. (They also opened the Philly stop on the Diarrhea Planet/So So Glos tour.) But you can also catch them in NYC much sooner than that, because they'll be playing the previously discussed Palehound / Spook Houses show happening at Muchmore's on Saturday (11/16), which also includes Toons and Dead Wives (featuring Speedy Ortiz's Mike Falcone). That show is $7 at the door and also all ages. More info at the Facebook event. All of their dates are listed below.

For Palehound, that's one of a few upcoming dates, that also include other Brooklyn shows on December 8 at Death by Audio with Bluffing, Frankie Cosmos, and Butter the Children; and January 11 at Silent Barn. During CMJ, Palehound filmed a live-in-studio version of "I Get Clean," which you can watch, along with their list of dates, below.

Meanwhile, Toons also open tonight's PAWS / Little Big League show at Glasslands (11/15). Tickets are still available.

All lists of dates, along with the Manors LP and Palehound video, below...

Continue reading "Manors released an LP, playing w/ Palehound & Spook Houses soon, w/ Diarrhea Planet & Purling Hiss later (dates & streams)"

photos by Ebru Yildiz, words by Andrew Sacher

The Men / Purling Hiss
The Men
The Men

Brooklyn's jammy punks The Men and Philly's grungy rockers Purling Hiss recently wrapped up a tour together that included a very loud Brooklyn show at Music Hall of Williamsburg (11/5) with likeminded support from local art punks Pampers, who had just put their self-titled debut LP. The Men were fresh off the release of their acoustic Campfire Songs EP, and Purling Hiss were still celebrating March's revved up Water on Mars. Pictures from the MHOW show are in this post. Not long after, The Men headed to Austin, where they played Fun Fun Fun Fest.

Purling Hiss have another NYC show coming up, and it's a free, all ages, Impose-presented one, happening at the new Brooklyn Night Bazaar on December 14. For that show, Purling Hiss are part of a stacked lineup of similarly great indie rawk that also includes garage punk bashers Diarrhea Planet, confrontational post-hardcore kids Big Ups, and Philly lo-fi guitar pop trio Manors. The flyer for this free show is below.

The show initially included Speedy Ortiz, but they had to drop off because they're touring with The Breeders at that time.

All Purling Hiss dates are listed, along with the show flyer and more pics from The Men/Purling Hiss/Pampers show, below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Krill at WBAR-B-Q- 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Krill

Boston indie rockers Krill were recently in NYC for a few CMJ shows, including the Exploding In Sound Records showcase, and since that showcase, it's been announced that Krill have signed to EIS, who will release their new EP, Steve Hears Pile in Malden and Bursts Into Tears, the followup to this year's Lucky Leaves LP, in early 2014. Congrats to Krill on the signing, and stay tuned for music from that new EP. Meanwhile, if you're not already, you can get familiar with Lucky Leaves by streaming it in full below.

Krill have a few shows coming up at the moment, including a Halloween show tonight (10/31) in their home state, where they'll be "dressing up" as the PIxies. Soon after, they'll return to NYC for a show on November 7 at Death by Audio with EIS labelmates Fat History Month and Palehound, plus mathy Brooklyn indie pop band Celestial Shore. Admission is $7 at the door. All Krill dates are listed, along with the show flyer, below.

For Palehound, the DbA show doubles as a release party for Bent Nail, her excellent new EP of singer/songwriter charm meets noise rock abrasion. Palehound also plays a Halloween show, and hers is in NYC at Cake Shop tonight. She'll be playing as Pavement, along with Vulture Shit as Dookie Shit (aka playing from Green Day's Dookie if that wasn't obvious), Big Ups and Brad Oberhofer doing stoner rock covers as Breaking Brad, Flagland as Weezer, All Nines as Buckingham Buckingham Buckingham, Low Fat Getting High as Nirvana, and Butter the Children as Pixies.

Palehound has other area shows, including one on 11/2 at Sarah Lawrence College with Speedy Ortiz, and another in Brooklyn on November 16 at Muchmore's with Manors, Spook Houses, and Dead Wives. All dates are listed below.

And speaking of Big Ups, who play tonight's Cake Shop show, they recently revealed "Wool," a new track from their upcoming Eighteen Hours of Static LP (due out January 14). Though Big Ups are often known for making chaotic post-hardcore, "Wool" is what they sound like when they hold back a bit and attempt a quieter song. It's not some draggy throwaway though; when I last saw them it was one of the best moments of their set. Listen below. Big Ups' next regular show is the previously discussed Glasslands (11/30) stop on the Hunters / Audacity tour. Tickets for that show are still available.

All lists of dates and song streams below...

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Bobb Trimble (not a recent photo)
Bobb Trimble
Judge

Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

Ariel Pink, Tamaryn, The Fresh & Onlys, Bobb Trimble's Flying Spiders, Mike Wexler, Home Blitz @ Pioneer Works
This is the first night of the two-day Mexican Summer fifth anniversary, and it's very stacked. Tonight we get nostalgic pop from headliner Ariel Pink, gothy shoegaze from Tamaryn, psych pop from The Fresh & Onlys, a rare live appearance from '80s cult folk icon Bobb Trimble, a newer folk singer who owes a bit to such cult folk icons, Mike Wexler, and bare-bones rock from Home Blitz. There's also free beer from 6:30 - 8 PM.

Judge @ Saint Vitus
For this year's CBGB Festival, we at BrooklynVegan contributed by presenting this show with reunited NYHC vets Judge. It's a treat to catch these guys while you still can, and Saint Vitus seems like just the place to see 'em these days. Sold out.

Vessel, Pete Swanson, Container, Huerco S. @ 285 Kent Avenue
Tri-Angle signed producer Vessel makes the kind of dark, murky stuff we've come to expect from the boutique label, and tonight he teams with noisemaker Pete Swanson, Container, and minimalist producer Huerco S.

Hanni El Khatib, Bass Drum of Death @ Bowery Ballroom
You get two sides of the garage coin with this tour: BDoD unleash party-friendly rippers, where Hanni El Khatib are more on the soulful side. This is the first of two NYC shows for these two.

Benoit and Sergio, Evan Michael, Travmatic @ Cameo Gallery
DC-area DJ duo Benoit and Sergio are working on their new full-length and will perhaps be giving folks an early taste tonight. You can check out their mellow new single, "Adjustments," below

Lux Perpetua, Coke Weed, Air Waves @ Coco 66
Maine combo Coke Weed are descendents of The Velvet Underground's chugging psych rock -- a sound that never seems to go out of style and they do it well on their current album, Back to Soft, which you can stream in full below.

Hunters, Total Slacker, Skimask, Sleepies @ Death By Audio
NYC's Hunters are about to play a gazillion shows at CMJ next week, but you'll still get one more chance before then to see them at tonight's album release show. Making the bill doubly cool: Brooklyn punks Sleepies, who might also play locally a ton, but have a very underrated album out.

Big Ups, Flagland, Butter The Children, Big Neck Police @ Shea Stadium
Speaking of bands that play NYC a lot... Most notable on this bill is post-hardcore rippers Big Ups and poppy shoegazers Butter the Children.

Pop. 1280, Haunted Horses, Yvette, Dillon James Rego @ Silent Barn
And for some more local regulars: the gothy Pop. 1280 and the experimental Yvette team up with Seattle's Haunted Horses (who also played NYC last Sunday) tonight at Silent Barn.

Spank Rock, Amanda Blank, Ami Dang, Kid Kamillion, Dirtyfinger @ Glasslands
Baltimore party starter Spank Rock plays what will surely be a wild show with frequent collaborator Amanda Blank and more. Part of the CBGB Festival

Two Door Cinema Club, St. Lucia @ Hammerstein Ballroom
Ireland's Two Door Cinema Club mix Phoenix-ish melodicism and the mathy angles of Foals for an easy-to-swallow pop pill. Peace were supposed to be on this show but dropped off.

Francesco Tristano, Byron Westbrook @ Issue Project Room
IPR continues its 10-year Anniversary tonight with Barcelona-based pianist Francesco Tristano and Brooklyn electronic composer Byron Westbrook.

School of Night, Grand Resort @ Mercury Lounge
School of Night is the new project of Darby of The Antlers, and if you like the airy layering of that band, much of that sound is to be found here too.

The Spits, Useless Eaters @ Mercury Lounge
Practicing a mix of Ramones and Misfit-isms drenched in battery acid and too many downers, The Spits have quietly been ruling the punk underground for years. Don't miss Memphis' Useless Eaters who are pretty ferocious live and open the show.

The Thrilling Adventure Hour @ The Bell House
Old time radio serials come to life -- satirically -- with stellar cast, including Paul F. Tompkins, Paget Brewster, John Hodgman, Marc Evan Jackson, and Craig Cackowski. Sold out.

Nicole Atkins, Puss In Boots, Bad Girlfriend, Kay Kasperhausen @ The Bowery Electric
One of the better CBGB Fest shows tonight, featuring Nicole Atkins, Norah Jones' country band, Puss n' Boots, and garagey girl group, Bad Girlfriend.

Holloys (solo set featuring member of Rye Coalition), Wreaths, Danny Leo (ex-Native Nod) @ The Grand Victory
If you were wondering what it would sound like if a member of NJ rock n rollers Rye Coalition made jammier, trippier, and just overall weirder music, Holloys is the project for you. Fellow NJ band Wreaths is on this bill too.

Gold Panda, Slow Magic, Voices of Black @ Webster Hall
Gold Panda has been churning out some excellent IDM over the past few years, and he keeps getting bigger too: this is his largest headlining show in NYC yet.

Tony Bennett @ Radio City Music Hall
One of the last great crooners, at 87 Tony Bennett is still going strong. Tickets are still available.

Ginger Baker @ Iridium
One of the greatest living drummers of any genre, Ginger Baker is best known as one third of Cream but is a master of many styles. This is his second of a five-night run at Iridium, and tonight's show is part of the CBGB Festival too. 8 PM and 10 PM shows.

Ian Anderson @ Beacon Theatre
Let their be flutes! The Jethro Tull main man will be peforming Thick as a Brick in full.

Wolf People, Wild International, Bennio Qwerty @ Knitting Factory
If you'd like Tull vibes in a younger package, UK band Wolf People sound like they could be from 1973 -- proggy, riffy, and the occasional wind instrument. Quality locals Bennio Qwerty open this show.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Jackson Scott @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Portland's jam-friendly psych rockers have been on tour pretty much this whole year and tonight is their third NYC show this year.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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Speedy Ortiz at Death by Audio in July (more by Vladislav Grach)
Speedy Ortiz

Trad-indie torch carriers Speedy Ortiz have been doing a ton of touring this year, many NYC shows included, and that show-count will increase even more this month when the Northampton, MA band returns for CMJ.

The first of their currently announced CMJ appearances is the previously discussed Panache showcase happening on 10/17 at Baby's All Right (146 Broadway) with Hunters, Ex-Cult, Calvin Love, Homeshake and Big Ups. More info at the Facebook event. Flyer below.

Then they play Pitchfork's unnoficial show happening at 285 Kent on 10/18 with Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, Priests, Joanna Gruesome, Perfect Pussy, Eleanor Friedberger (solo), and Courtney Barnett. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Flyer and schedule below.

Lastly (for now at least), they play the previously discussed Exploding In Sound Records showcase at Silent Barn on 10/19 with Pile, Fat History Month, Two Inch Astronaut, Grass Is Green, Kal Marks, Palehound, Krill, Roomrunner, and Porches.

After CMJ, Speedy Ortiz singer/guitarist Sadie Dupuis will take part in the Elliott Smith tribute at Glasslands on 10/21 which also features Cat Power, Cole of DIIV, Sky Ferreira, Marissa Nadler and more. Tickets for that show are still available.

And then just after that, Speedy will join Dinosaur Jr. frontman J. Mascis for another Brooklyn show at The Flat on 10/23. More details on that show TBA. Dinosaur Jr. will be back in NYC in December to open for MGMT at Barclays Center (12/13) (tickets).

Meanwhile, speaking of Pitchfork CMJ, they're doing another unofficial show at 285 Kent on 10/19 with an electronic-oriented lineup of Ryan Hemsworth, Kelela, Traxman, The Range, Jahiliyya Field, Huerco S, and Mas Ysa. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Flyer and schedule below.

All Speedy Ortiz dates are listed, along with show flyers and more, below...

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Hunters at Bowery Ballroom in April (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Hunters

Brooklyn rockers Hunters are set to release their self titled debut LP via Mom + Pop this week (10/1), and they're currently streaming the album in full (via FADER). Check it out below.

Hunters will celebrate the album with a hometown release show at Death by Audio on October 11 with a few local regulars, Total Slacker, Skimask, and Sleepies. Not long after, they'll also be doing some CMJ shows, including the one on 10/15 at Cameo with PUP, Greys, Big Ups, Kirin J Callinan and Ovlov; and the Panache showcase on 10/17 at Baby's All Right (146 Broadway) with Speedy Ortiz, Ex-Cult, Calvin Love, Homeshake, and Big Ups. Flyer for the latter below.

In November, Hunters will kick off a full tour with Cali garage punks Audacity. That tour brings the two bands to NYC for a show on November 30 at Glasslands, which (like those CMJ shows) also includes an opening set from Brooklyn post-hardcore rippers Big Ups. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

Big Ups' debut LP, Eighteen Hours of Static, comes out January 14, and as usual they have a bunch of local shows coming up, including a lot during CMJ. All of their upcoming dates are listed below.

Meanwhile, Audacity is releasing a split 7" with The Coathangers on October 15 via Suicide Squeeze. The Coathangers recently revealed their contribution to the 7", "Adderall," which you can stream below. Their tour with Guitar Wolf hit NYC last night (9/29) at Santos. Anyone catch that show?

All lists of dates, song streams, and flyer, below...

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs @ Outside Lands 2013 (more by Paige K. Parsons)
YYYs

Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Har Mar Superstar @ Barclays Center
Yeah Yeah Yeahs continue to progress, now with four pretty different-sounding albums under their belts. Lately, they've been sticking to smaller NYC venues, but tonight they make the jump to their hometown's newest arena, Barclays Center. Opening the show is entertaining goofball Har Mar Superstar.

Scud Mountain Boys, Sean Rowe @ Mercury Lounge
Joe Pernice resurrected his alt-country band Scud Mountain Boys to make their first LP since Clinton was President. And they play their first NYC show in nearly as long tonight.

Terry Malts, Kissing Is A Crime, LVL UP @ Glasslands
For pop punk with a more indiepop slant, San Francisco's Terry Malts are in town, having just released their swell sophomore album, Nobody Realizes This Is Nowhere which is out on Slumberland.

Deerhunter, Crystal Stilts, Blues Control @ Webster Hall
The ever-evolving Deerhunter have toyed with noise rock, shoegaze, dream pop and most other indie rock subgenres, but on their newest LP, Monomania, they dial the time machine back even further for analog-recorded glammy garage rock. They wrap up their NYC run with a sold-out show at Webster Hall tonight, and opening are Brooklyn's Crystal Stilts.

Official Deerhunter Afterparty w/ Bradford Cox (DJ Set) @ Glasslands
To keep the party going after Deerhunter's third and final night in NYC, head to Glasslands with Deerhunter frontman Bradford Cox, who will be DJing.

Pixies, Meg Myers @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg
Pixies might have lost Kim Deal as a member (they have Kim Shattuck of The Muffs in her place) and you might not be huge on their new EP, but this is still three of the four original members of one of the most classic indie rock bands of our time, playing relatively intimate venues. Tonight they're at Music Hall of Williamsburg for their third of four NYC shows this week.

Youth Lagoon, Pure X, Tezeo @ Le Poisson Rouge
On this year's Wondrous Bughouse, Youth Lagoon went from dream pop introvert to psychedelic pop explorer, and he's been touring with his new sound (and new clothes) all year. Tonight he and Pure X hit NYC for a show at Le Poisson Rouge.

Skimask, New England Patriots, Big Ups, Alien Triology @ Death By Audio
This bill includes one of the better upcoming Brooklyn punk bands, Big Ups, who sound as '90s as they look, and come armed with a ferocious live show.

FLAG, TSOL, Cerebral Ballzy @ Irving Plaza
There's two bands currently touring as reunited versions of Black Flag. This is the one fronted by Keith Morris (who sang on the band's 1978 debut EP, Nervous Breakdown), and also includes Black Flag members Dez Cadena, Chuck Dukowski, and Bill Stevenson, plus Bill's Descendents bandmate Stephen Egerton.

Laura Veirs, Karl Blau @ Mercury Lounge
The talented (and underrated) Portland singer released her new album, Warp and Weft, last month and tonight makes her way to Mercury Lounge. Her Pacific Northwest neighbor (and also underrated) Karl Blau opens.

The Crookes, Los Encantados, Young Rising Sons @ Union Hall
This Sheffield UK band specialize in wordy, jangly guitar pop and are playing their first U.S. shows this week in NYC. They are not the next coming of Pulp or anything, but will do in a Britpop pinch.

She Keeps Bees, Reggie Watts, Mind Warrior Matthew Johnson Ph.D from Johns Hopkins, Kaoru Watanabe, Aerial East @ The Bell House
Greg Barris hosts this semi-regular "The Heart of Darkness" variety show that mixes music, comedy and talks with smart people. In the case of Reggie Watts, all three at once. Tickets are still available.

Willie Nelson @ The Capitol Theatre
It's always a treat when country music legend/activist Willie Nelson comes to town, and this week he's in the NYC-area for two shows at Port Chester's Capitol Theatre.

Blitz The Ambassador, Old Money, Boima, Caktuz @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Brooklyn rapper Blitz the Ambassador brings his afro-beat inspired sound to The Studio at Webster Hall tonight.

Fred Frith @ Roulette
Avant-garde guitar great is performing his 1980 album Gravity at Roulette with a large group of musicians. If you can't make it tonight, he does it again tomorrow too.

Hippy, Friend Roulette, Lux Perpetua, Spirit Plate @ Shea Stadium
Hippy make very solid indie guitar pop and have the good taste to cover Wire's "Mannequin" on their free-download album Almost Live. This is a pretty good bill of locals, all around, too.

Drake pop-up shop at ALIFE
Drake's new album Nothing Was The Same comes out next week (9/24) and his tour with Miguel and Future hits NYC in October, but before all of that, he'll be launching three pop-up shops today only in Toronto, NYC and LA. NYC's is at ALIFE (158 Rivington St) and they'll have free Nothing Was The Same gear available. The shop opens at 1 PM. More info here.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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by Andrew Sacher

Big Ups

They not only sound but look totally '90s on stage (that singer's half-bleached hair!), and they do the whole post-hardcore thing from that era really well, sounding like some lost Dischord/SST band. The singer is smart aleck-y, angry, and in-your-face while spending more of his time in the crowd than on stage, and the band rock too. They'll switch from real dissonant riffage to classic hardcore whiplash, and find time for the somber moments too. They mentioned on stage that a full length is coming. Be on the lookout for that.
I wrote the above when I caught Big Ups in Brooklyn at Shea Stadium during Northside, the only local band on a four-band bill that also included Nu Sensae, Destruction Unit, and Psychic Blood. That full length they mentioned on stage has since been announced, and the album, titled Eighteen Hours of Static, comes out October 8 via Dead Labour. The album's lead single, "Goes Black," is a great example of the snarled post-hardcore they've become known for at shows and on earlier singles, and you can stream that below. The tracklist is below too, and that's the album artwork above.

Big Ups play a ton of local shows, and they've got two upcoming dates this month (at the moment, at least). The first is a benefit for Restore Rockaway on Rockaway Beach on August 17 at Rippers (Beach 86th St @ the Boardwalk) with a killer local lineup that also includes the punky Sleepies, the noisy EULA, indie rockers Shark?, and hi-octane punks Low Fat Getting High. More info at the Facebook event and flyer below.

Later in the month, they'll play The Studio at Webster Hall on August 31 with two of Boston's better (and louder) bands, Pile and Young Adults, and two punky Brooklyn bands, Weird Womb and Flagland. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

For Pile, that show is one of many upcoming tour dates they have scheduled, including two other NYC shows: Brooklyn Fireproof on October 5 (acoustic show) and Silent Barn on October 19. All of their dates are listed, along with song streams and more, below.

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Psychedelic Furs @ The Paramount in June (more by Greg Cristman)
Psychedelic Furs

Pop 1280 @ Knitting Factory (more by Erez Avissar)
Pop 1280

Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

Vince Clarke (DJ Set) @ Le Poisson Rouge
The bleeping, blooping, bouncing sounds Vince Clarke created with Depeche Mode, Yazoo, The Assembly and Erasure are basically the blueprint for what most people think of as synthpop. Tonight he DJs for the first time ever in NYC.

MikeQ, MC Kevin JZ Prodigy, Vijuan Allure, Angel X, J-Cush, Durban @ 285 Kent Avenue
It's a dance party at 285 Kent tonight with a ton of great names in underground electronic music.

Marcellus Pittman, Jackmaster, Dre Skull, RatKing, Rizzla @ MoMA PS1
Speaking of forward thinking electronic music, the Warm Up series continues today with mostly producers, but also indie rap trio Ratking.

Robert Hood (as Floorplan), Shifted, Holly Herndon, MGUN, Marcellus Pittman, Joey Anderson @ Output
And while we're talking about that, Marcellus Pittman keeps the party going in Williamsburg tonight at Output. If you go to this show, you definitely won't want to miss Holly Herndon, who makes excellent experimental music.

Beyonce @ Barclays Center
The Queen Bey begins her three night at Brooklyn's new-ish arena, Barclays Center, tonight. Expect an elaborate stage show, and some new songs (along with the hits).

Midnight Magic, Mirror Mirror, JD Samson (of Le Tigre) (DJ Set) @ Brooklyn Bowl
Midnight Magic take you back to 1978 with their live-disco-band sound. Early show, 8 PM.

The Band in Heaven, Slavve @ Cake Shop
West Palm Beach's The Band in Heaven once aimed for JAMC-style fuzz, but on their new album they're as shiny and bright as the Florida sun.

Mondo: An Indie Dance Party @ Cameo Gallery
The only place where it's appropriate to wear a cardigan in August is at Mondo! where the dapper dance to The Smiths, Saint Etienne, '60s girl groups and more.

Pop. 1280, Pampers, Sunk Heaven @ Death By Audio
Post-punkers Pop 1280 are celebrating the release of their new LP Perversion with the raucous punk/garage of Pampers. Promises to be an fun evening of ripping new jams from the Sacred Bones artist.

The Depreciation Guild, Infinity Shred @ Glasslands
Kurt Feldman (who drums in Pains of Being Pure at Heart) has moved on to new romantic sounds with Ice Choir, but tonight gets his old 8-bit shoegaze band back to play their debut LP in full.

Psychedelic Furs, Spacehog @ Irving Plaza
It's still okay to dance like Molly Ringwald, especially when seeing Richard and Tim Butler's veteran alt-rock group turn on the hits. "Love My Way," "Into You Like a Train," and "President Gas" still sound great. '90s-era glam rockers Spacehog open.

Big Ups, Et Al, Space Wolves, Lunchbox @ Shea Stadium
Brooklyn's Big Ups have the attitude, look, and approach of '90s post-hardcore, but they're no nostalgia act. You can catch one of their many local shows tonight at Shea Stadium.

Jamie Lidell @ The Surf Lodge
The last of three Jamie Lidell shows this week. It's in the Hamptons, and it's free.

Dam-Funk, Thanksgiving Brown @ Union Pool (FREE)
Judging by the incredible funk jams that Dam-Funk busts out on the reg, its probably not so surprising that he'll have some deep Deep DEEP crates when he DJ's Union Pool tomorrow as part of the free afternoon Summer Thunder series. Bring your dancing shoes. Free.

Cannibal Ox, Prop Anon, Meyhem Lauren, Rasheed Chappell @ The Studio at Webster Hall
The legendary rap duo, who often tend to remain quiet, have been pushing their way back into the spotlight lately, and they've got another hometown show tonight. Also of note on this bill is Action Bronson associate Meyhem Lauren, who you won't want to miss.

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

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Pictureplane at BV-SXSW 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Pictureplane

As discussed, the Bushwick Block Party is returning this Saturday (7/27) across multiple stages on Moore Street between Bogart & White, aka the block Roberta's is on. The restaurant is presenting the party and providing pizza. Artists playing include Queens rapper Action Bronson, Queens rap group World's Fair, Brooklyn far-out dance producer Pictureplane, NYC post-hardcore band Big Ups, Jamaican Queens, Death Threat, and more. The fun goes from noon to 11 PM. MOre info at the Facebook event.

Meanwhile, Pictureplane has been added as an opener to a few stops on the previously discussed Death Grip tour, including the NYC show happening on August 7 at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

All Pictureplane dates are listed, along with the Bushwick Block Party flyer and a song stream, below...

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