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by Bill Pearis

photo: Duchess Says @ M for Montreal 2013 (more by Maximillian G. San Juan)
Duchess Says at M for Montreal 2013

The 10th edition of M for Montreal happens next week (November 18 - 21) and among the many options is the BrooklynVegan showcase Saturday, November 21 at Club Soda with Duchess Says, Chocolat, Country and Organ Mood. That show is being co-presented by Heavy Trip, Blue Skies Turn Black, and CMJ and tickets are on sale now. If you're going to be in Montreal, we'd love to see you there.

Electro-punks Duchess Says have played BV showcases at SXSW, CMJ and M in years past and they remain one of the most fun, in-your-face live bands in Montreal. (To say that singer Annie-Claude is a livewire is a bit of an understatement.) This year they released a split single with likeminded Belgians Le Prince Harry featuring three new songs and you can stream that below.

Chocolat were in NYC not too long ago for CMJ and I caught them at Cake Shop. While what they do can be distilled to "psych-garage," that really doesn't do them justice. One minute they're all heaviness and in-the-red levels, but then out of nowhere will come otherworldly harmonies, gossamer glam or krautrock grooviness. They do it all well and it all works together. You can stream their underrated 2014 album Tss Tss below...but they're even better live.

Fronted by artist and cult restauranteur Beaver Shepard, duo Country make what they call "sleaze-wave" which they then further describe as "My Bloody Valentine mixed with Dance Dance Revolution." You can stream Country's 2014 album, Failure, below.

Another duo, Organ Mood, open the night. Heavy on vibey, soundscapey synths (they are a well-named band), Organ Mood also invite an unusual level of interaction with the crowd, inviting folks up on stage to manipulate their equipment. They released Comme si nous étions déjà libres ("As If We Were Already Free") this year and you can stream that below.

There are lots of other M for Montreal shows over its four days (Grimes, The Dears, She Devils, among them) and the full lineup is here. Flyer for the BV M4M showcase is below.

Continue reading "Duchess Says, Chocolat, Country & Organ Mood playing BrooklynVegan presented M for Montreal showcase"

photo: Savages at Baby's All Right in January (more by Gretchen Robinette)

Tickets to the BrooklynVegan-presented Savages show at Irving Plaza (3/28) go on BV presale today at 10 AM. Password is BVISTHEANSWER.

If you miss out on the presale, tickets go on sale to the general public Friday (10/30) at 10 AM.

photo: Savages at Baby's All Right in January (more by Gretchen Robinette)
Savages at Baby's All Right

Savages have announced a 2016 tour which will bring them to North America in March and April, including two shows in NYC: Irving Plaza on March 28 which BrooklynVegan is presenting, and Warsaw on March 29. Tickets for both NYC shows go on sale Friday (10/30) but you can get tickets early for the Irving Plaza show via the BV presale which begins Thursday (10/29) at 10 AM. Password for that is here.

Savages new album, Adore Life, is out January 22 via Matador. All tour dates, plus the video for "The Answer," below...

Continue reading "Savages announce 2016 tour with two NYC shows (BV-presented Irving Plaza show w/ presale)"


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Elise (Veerle Baetens) and Didier (Johan Heldenbergh) fall in love at first sight. She has her own tattoo shop and he plays the banjo in a bluegrass band. They bond over their shared enthusiasm for American music and culture, and dive headfirst into a sweeping romance that plays out on and off stage -- but when an unexpected tragedy hits their new family, everything they know and love is tested. An intensely moving portrait of a relationship from beginning to end, propelled by a soundtrack of foot-stomping bluegrass, The Broken Circle Breakdown is a romantic melodrama of the highest order.
The Broken Circle Breakdown, which won awards at Berlin and Tribeca Film Fest, is opening in theaters around the country starting on November 1st at Sunshine in NYC. Check out the full list of theaters and release dates below.

Meanwhile, catch the movie before then and for FREE at Knitting Factory in Brooklyn on October 30. Like all BrooklynVegan free screenings at the Knit, seats are first come, first served. We set up seats, pull down the screen in front of the stage, and it looks and sounds great. Come join us.

Broken Circle Band

Speaking of how it sounds, the movie's original soundtrack, previously available in other countries, is now avaiable in the U.S. and streaming at Spotify...

The soundtrack was crafted by the film's composer Björn Eriksson, who took existing bluegrass songs and created new arrangements while also writing new songs for the film. Lead actors Veerle Baetens and Johan Heldenbergh perform their own songs and are part of the off-screen Broken Circle Breakdown Bluegrass Band, whose European tour is sold out through 2014. The full band also includes Eriksson, Nils De Caster (violin, mandolin, vocals), Karl Eriksson (banjo, vocals), Thomas De Smet (bass) and Bert Van Bortel (guitar, madolin, vocals).
iCheck out the full soundtrack track listing, along with the film's trailer and other screening locations, below...

Continue reading "BV Presents Free Screening of The Broken Circle Breakdown (opening in theaters too, soundtrack out now)"

Palma Violets at Glasslands, 1/23/2013 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Palma Violets

Palma Violets have been here from the UK for the past week or so, playing a string of wild, sweaty shows. If you haven't caught them yet, you now have two more chances to see them. In addition to the previously-announced Glasslands show tonight (1/28) with Devin and Mainland (tickets), BrooklynVegan is presenting an early show tonight at Pianos. The band go on at 7 PM and $5 tickets are on sale now. That ticket will also allow you to stay for the late show that features Wolves, Of the Opera, Night Vision and Nylon Riots.

Check out Palma Violets' new video for "Step Up for the Cool Cats" below.

Continue reading "Palma Violets add BV-Presents early show TONIGHT at Pianos before their Glasslands show"


As you've probably noticed by now, BrooklynVegan has a new hobby, and that is presenting 100% FREE movie screenings, usually right before those films hit theaters. Our last one, The Comedy, brought a full room full of people out to Knitting Factory in Brooklyn earlier this month. We hope you'll join us again this coming Sunday, December 2, at the same venue, for a double feature of Oscilloscope Laboratories indie films: 'Only The Young' and 'Tchoupitoulas'.


First up: Only the Young which "is an honest and beautiful coming-of-age film from up-and-coming filmmakers Jason Tippet and Elizabeth Mims, with a soundtrack crafted by Nick Thorburn (The Unicorns, Islands). The film just won the Audience Award at AFI and has been described as a real-life Breakfast Club or Sixteen Candles." Watch the trailer below, and if you miss our screening, look for it in theaters on December 7.


Then: "From the producers of Beasts of the Southern Wild comes Tchoupitoulas, a film that follows three young boys as they pull an all-nighter through the streets of New Orleans. The film is very surreal, and sports a vibrant New Orleans soundtrack." That soundtrack includes The Meters' "Handclapping Song." Watch the trailer below, and if you miss our screening, also look for this movie in theaters on December 7.

The doors to the free screening will open at 6:30 pm on 12/2, and as the flyer above points out, Only the Young will play at 7:00, and Tchoupitoulas will play at 8:30. The seated screening, which is in the back, main, show room of Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, is first come, first served, and 100% FREE (though you can pay for drinks if you want!). (Hannibal Buress's free comedy show begins in the front bar at 9pm.) See you there!

Trailers below...

Continue reading "BV Presents: free screenings of 'Only The Young' AND 'Tchoupitoulas' (a double feature!), both in theaters soon"

UPDATE: Friday lineup announced!

Public Assembly

Like last year, and the year before, BrooklynVegan will be holding it down at Public Assembly in Williamsburg for two days on two stages. All free. Stay tuned for the lineups and more info coming soon!

UPDATE: Friday lineup announced! (Saturday coming soon)


You can also find us at CMJ Saturday night at Saint Vitus (metal) and Thursday night at Rebel NYC (Texas bands!). And maybe something else...

AC Newman

As mentioned, New Pornographer AC Newman will release his new solo album, Shut Down the Streets, on October 9 via Matador and will kick off a tour with The Mynabirds later that month which hits the NYC area on October 22 at Bowery Ballroom (tickets) and October 24 at Maxwell's (tickets). All dates are listed below.

But you won't have to wait that long to catch AC Newman in NYC because we're happy to announce that he'll be playing a BrooklynVegan-presented show at The Rock Shop on October 8, the day before the album's release. Entry can be obtained by purchasing the album early from one of the following NYC record stores:

Other Music (in-store only, not online)
Sound Fix
Ear Wax
In Living Stereo
Rebel Rebel
Co Op 87

The stores will have the album on sale starting October 6 (three days ahead of its official release) and tickets at each store will be limited. You can also get in by winning a pair from us. We have a few, and contest details are below.

UPDATE: You can also get a ticket if you order from the Matador store and then email store@matadorrecords.com with the subject "AC Newman ticket" and your order number (while supplies last).  

We've also got a new short film inspired by AC Newman's new album called "Want You To Know." The film was made by James Blose. You can watch it, along with a list of updated dates and those contest details, below.

Continue reading "BV Presents: a free AC Newman release show in Brooklyn (buy the CD/LP or win tix to get in)"

photos by Amanda Hatfield & Tim Griffin; additional pictures by Nate "Igor" Smith

Frankie Rose & band @ Hotel Vegan (by Amanda Hatfield)
BrooklynVegan @ SXSW 2012 - Hotel Vegas and the Voldstead Lounge

BrooklynVegan's Hotel Vegan, located at Austin venues Hotel Vegas & Volstead Lounge, began at noon back on Wednesday, 3/14/2012, on three stages. As "bob dylan wrote propaganda songs" points out:

"...it offered the perfect setting for seeing multiple bands within an intimate setting in a short amount of time. Sure it was a long walk down Sixth Street to get there, and it may not have been the most well kempt venue (I'll be honest, it was a shit-hole), but the three stage set-up provided for prime SXSW day party viewing. I had the pleasure of seeing Chelsea Wolfe, Japandroids, Frankie Rose, Deaf Heaven, and Japandroids all within the span of a couple hours. All of these bands were on my list of bands I wanted to see, and thanks to this venue, I was able to cross more bands off my list than past years"
One of the stages on Wednesday was dedicated to Chicago bands courtesy of BV Chicago, and one was put together by BBG. It was on the latter that we hosted an afternoon set by Deafheaven who created NY Mag's Nitsuh Abebe's favorite moment of SXSW 2012.

Deafheaven @ Hotel Vegan (by Amanda Hatfield)
BrooklynVegan @ SXSW 2012 - Hotel Vegas and the Voldstead Lounge

Like on Friday and all four days, we served complimentary HobNob Wines all day. On Wednesday we also proudly passed out Brooklyn Brewery beer and Sailor Jerry drinks.

Special thanks to our official backline providers Vox, Blackstar and Korg, and thank you to NadaMoo for supplying free vegan treats, and to Honest Tea for the tea.

More pictures from the entire SXSW Wednesday at Hotel Vegan, below....

Continue reading "#HotelVegan Day 1 pics (Future of the Left, Japandroids, Bear in Heaven, Frankie Rose, Maps & Atlases, Deafheaven, more) "

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As you know, BrooklynVegan is taking over ALL THREE STAGES at connecting Austin venues Hotel Vegas & Volstead for FOUR DAYS STRAIGHT this week, and it's all 100% FREE (no RSVP or badges either). There's a big outdoor stage, and smaller stages inside Hotel Vegas & Volstead. Collectively we're calling the four day long party "Hotel Vegan" (located at 1500 E. 6th St, Austin, TX).

We announced Thursday, Friday, and Saturday too. Here is Wednesday: Wednesday at Hotel Vegan (March 14, 2012)

Stage 1 (Hotel Vegas Outside)
12:00 PM - Devin
12:45 PM - Big Deal
1:30 PM - Pujol
2:15 PM - We are Augustines
2:50 PM - Sun Araw Band (live) + Matthewdavid (DJ Set)
3:45 PM - Frankie Rose
4:30 PM - Japandroids
5:15 PM - Bear in Heaven

Stage 2 (Hotel Vegas Inside) (BBG Stage)
12:10 PM - Freshkills
12:50 PM - White Ring
1:35 PM - The Coathangers
2:20 PM - Razika
3:05 PM - Chelsea Wolfe
3:50 PM - Deafheaven
4:35 PM - Bleached
5:20 PM - Future Of The Left

Stage 3 (Volstead) (BV Chicago stage)
12:00 PM - Minor Characters
12:35 PM - Gypsyblood
01:15 PM - FIELDED
02:00 PM - White Mystery
02:45 PM - Maps & Atlases
03:30 PM - The-Drum
04:15 PM - Flosstradamus
05:00 PM - JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound

This is a rare opportunity to see Frankie Rose perform songs from her great new album at SXSW. She made a very last minute decision to come to Austin. Everyone on the third stage is from Chicago! (including The-Drum who is not to be confused with the Drums who we have Thursday.) Come early. Stay all day.

And in addition to the completely free lineup of 24 bands playing on THREE stages, we will also have complimentary drinks courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery (while supplies laset) and HobNob Wines, the official wine parter of our entire week of FREE PARTIES at Hotel Vegan (check out HobNob's Facebook page for free music downloads), and a hosted bar courtesy of Sailor Jerry

We will also have FREE VEGAN TREATS courtesy of NadaMoo! and FREE Honest Tea. Arlo's great Vegan Food truck, located right next door, will be at all four days of Hotel Vegan selling food.

Special thanks to all of our partners and sponsors for making this party possible - including Vox, Blackstar and Korg, our official backline partners. And special thanks to Tim Griffin for making our Hotel Vegan flyer.


This just one of four full days at Hotel Vegan. Thursday lineup HERE. Saturday lineup HERE. Friday lineup HERE.

We also have THREE official showcases (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday), and a Saturday metal day party at Lovejoys, AND a just-announced bridge show.

Photos by Nathan Miller

DOWNLOAD: Deer Tick - Art Isn't Real (City of Sin) (MP3)

Those Darlins

"Deer Tick took the stage at Brooklyn's Southpaw on Saturday for the release of the War Elephant reissue on Partisan Records. Texas based Feow! Records put out the first version of War Elephant last Fall. Unfortunately, the little label run by Jana hunter and Matt Brownlie closed up shop this past August.

Five minutes had not elapsed before bronze-voiced McCauley was shirtless. A detail that lent to a level of intimacy that one usually doesn't get from a standing-room-only concert. It was best illustrated in the couple of songs he played with one of the ladies from Those Darlins (I have a crush on the curly haired one, by the way). They had written some ditties at 6am, just hanging out. McCauley's stage presence exudes simply that: we're all friends and we're hangin' out, singing together. The first half of the set consisted of newer, meloncholy songs. I was annoyed by some drunk members of the audience that wouldn't STFU during a beautiful piece of just acoustic guitar, upright bass and harmonica (I don't know why, but this girl brought an aloe vera plant to the show and wouldn't stop talking about it). At the halfway point, McCauley started a sing-along hootenanny with "Ashamed" - to which my friends and I drove our fists into the air and exclaimed in chorus: "Oh oh oh ohhhhhh, a crying shame! A cryin' shame, what we became!" Highlights included the foot-stomping "These Old Shoes" and a song dedicated to president-elect Obama. The night ended with a glorious cover of "La Bamba."" [BLT / IDM]

More pictures below...

Continue reading "Deer Tick, Those Darlins & Luke Temple @ Southpaw, Brooklyn, NY - pics"

photos by Faith-Ann Young

DOWNLOAD: Deer Tick - Beautiful Girls (Sean Kingston Cover) (MP3)

Deer Tick

"Despite the dismal Spiegeltent acoustics, Deertick's rough-hewn blues folk is a refreshing break from today's production-heavy pop. John McCauley screeching, slurring, scratching and finger-plunking with lazy eyes. It's easy to succumb to band's loose playing style and 'my-porch-is-your-porch' Americana charm. Like life's greatest ephiphanies, the more beer imbibed, the more the words made sense. By the end of their set, Deertick had the crowd woozy and warm. Then, they did a cover of "La Bamba." Ritchie Valens' "La Bamba." Now, let's be honest: though Ritchie Valens may be an inspiration of McCauley's, pretty much any white country blues band that covers "La Bamba" is asking for associations with (bad) wedding bands. We'd have much preferred their killer rendition Sean Kingston's "Beautiful Girl"......But hey, truth told, the crowd seemed to love it and sway along....and sure it made the whiskey go down smoother." - Faith
The Sean Kingston cover Faith speaks of available for download above. The show she was at was the one that happened Sunday night, November 2nd, at Spiegelword by the South Street Seaport in NYC. More pictures from that below, but first....

Deer Tick poster

Some may remember that I announced this show almost two months ago, but got in trouble and quickly removed the post. This is what I wrote at the time:

BrooklynVegan is proud to present Deer Tick's NYC record re-release party at Southpaw in Brooklyn on November 8th. Luke Temple and Those Darlins will open the show. Tickets are on sale.

The Southpaw show is six days after Deer Tick plays the Spiegeltent in Manhattan with the Felice Brothers who are playing Maxwell's with AA Bondy this Saturday (9/13).

Now that Spiegelworld is over, I'm allowed to say it. Better late than never.

Deer Tick also have another record re-release party, Friday in Rhode Island. The record is out November 11th. All dates and Spiegelworld pictures below....

Continue reading "Deer Tick - record release (BV Presents) show Saturday in Brooklyn, pics from Spiegeltent"


BrooklynVegan is proud to present the Department of Eagles record release show in Brooklyn on October 6th, 2008. The date is one day before their album In Ear Park drops on 4AD. The venue is the brand new Bell House in Gowanus. It will be the first time their band ever plays together live. Tickets are on sale.