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Noise Pop

Noise Pop Festival returns to various San Francisco venues from February 19 to 28, and they've got the quite the lineup so far. Reunited '90s bands American Football and Drive Like Jehu are billed alongside (noise?) pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen, current indie rock staples Parquet Courts, rapper Vince Staples, jazz musician Kamasi Washington, long-running wordsmiths Bill Callahan and John Darnielle, promising new artists Mitski and Julien Baker, a collaborative set from Daedelus and Kneebody as Kneedelus, and many more.

Badges are on sale now. Check out the lineup, as it currently stands, below...

Continue reading "Noise Pop Festival 2016 lineup (American Football, Drive Like Jehu, Parquet Courts, Vince Staples, John Darnielle & more)"


Tickets for the Jeff Lynne's ELO show at Irving Plaza go on sale at 10 AM.

Tickets to see Anthrax with Lamb of God at Hammerstein Ballroom go on sale at 10 AM.

Tickets for the St. Germain show at Hammerstein Ballroom go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Jose Gonzalez + yMusic show at Beacon Theatre go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for Ty Segall's new band The Muggers' two shows at Webster Hall go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Yo La Tengo show at Loew's Jersey Theatre go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Ratatat show at Hammerstein Ballroom go on sale today at 11 AM.

Tickets for the Lush show at Terminal 5 go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Sunflower Bean show at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets see A$AP Ferg open for G-Eazy at Terminal 5 go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Cass McCombs show at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for Justice's New Year's Eve DJ Set at a TBA Brooklyn warehouse go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the A Sunny Day in Glasgow show at Rough Trade go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Phil Cook show at Mercury Lounge go on sale at noon.

Single-day tickets for the Bouncing Souls holiday shows in NJ go on sale at noon.

Brooklyn duo Beacon are playing a show at Bowery Ballroom on February 11. Tickets go on sale today at noon.

Local rockers Nude Beach play Union Pool this Saturday (11/14) with Savoy Motel, Fur Helmet and Eyes of Love. Tickets are available.

Swans guitarist Norman Westberg already has a release show for his new solo album happening Sunday (11/15) at Union Pool, and he since added another happening Saturday (11/14) at Bar Matchless with Wharton Tiers Ensemble, Western Estates and Faith NY. Tickets at door.

The day after Des Ark open for Hop Along and Radiator Hospital at Bowery Ballroom (sold out), they play their own show at Union Pool (12/13). Tickets are on sale.

Indie pop bands Expert Alterations, EZTV, and Mercury Girls play Cake Shop on December 19 with DJ Drew Citron (of Beverly). Tickets are on sale.

Emo bands Free Throw, Young and Heartless and Daisyhead play Cake Shop on January 10. Tickets are on sale.

Brooklyn rap staple Jean Grae has a talk show at Union Hall, with editions happening November 24, December 12 and Dec 22 with different guests (like Wyatt Cenac and John Hodgman) each night. More info and tickets here.

Comedian Chris Gethard does his 'Career Suicide' shows again on November 18 and December 21 at Union Pool. The 11/18 show is with Joe Rumrill and the guest for 12/21 is still TBA. Tickets are on sale.

Local experimental band Zs, whose new album Xe came out earlier this year on Northern Spy, play Palisades on November 20 with Cloud Becomes Your Hand, Wume and Sunwatchers. Tickets are available.

Zs member Sam Hillmer also plays as Diamond Terrifier, and has free shows every Monday of November at Trans-Pecos. The first was earlier this week. More info on each one here.

Portland, OR folk singer Johanna Warren, Maryland post-hardcore band Two Inch Astronaut, Jonah Furman (frontman of the now-defunct Krill) and Thelma play a Sunday matinee at Palisades on November 22. Tickets are available.

Skronky local punks Pill play Palisades (11/22) that night with Courtship Ritual, Winkie, The Naked Heroes and Plaque. Tickets are available.

Local DIY-pop artists Adult Mom, Fern Mayo, Vagabon and Long Neck (aka Lily of Jawbreaker Reunion) play Palisades on November 28. Tickets are on sale.

There's a Nothing Changes party happening December 7 at Saint Vitus with Consumer Electronics, Yellow Tears, Alberich and Copley Medal. Tickets are on sale.

Brooklyn's krauty indie rockers Grooms are playing Palisades on December 5 with Solvey (aka Jessica Zambri of Zambri) and Drawing Boards. Tickets are on sale.

Pile frontman Rick and his Exploding In Sound labelmate Bad History Month play Palisades on December 18 with Soft Fangs and Cave Cricket. Tickets are on sale.

There's a big ska show with The Slackers, The Pietasters, The Snails and Sammy Kay and the Fast Four happening December 19 at Irving Plaza. Tickets are on sale.

Slackers keyboardist/vocalist Vic Ruggiero also has five solo shows at Grand Victory in December: Dec 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. Different openers each night. More info and tickets here.

Escort, the 15-piece disco orchestra, play Brooklyn Bowl on December 18. Tickets are on sale now.

Amy Helm, the daughter of The Band's Levon Helm and who has played with Roger Waters, plays Brooklyn Bowl on January 14. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

New Orleans brass ensemble The Soul Rebels are playing three nights at Brooklyn Bowl on February 25 - 27. Tickets are on sale. Special guests TBD and they've been exciting before.

Soulful singer Gabriel Garzón-Montano, who sings on the new Drake album, plays Baby's All Right on December 18. Tickets are on sale now.

Comedians Starlee Kine, Jon Ronson, Sasheer Zamata, Aparna Nancherla, Todd Barry, Dave Hill, Jon Glaser, Maeve Higgins and more will perform at a benefit for UNICEF's Syrian children relief which happens at The Bell House on December 20. Tickets are on sale.

More benefits: Ted Alexandro, The Lucas Brothers, Hasan Minhaj, Sasheer Zamata, Seaton Smith, Michelle Wolf, Giulia Rozzi, Will Miles, Kenny DeForest, Clark Jones are all performing at The Bell House on November 18 with proceeds going to Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign. Tickets are available.

The "Landlady Holiday Spectacular" happens at The Bell House on December 6 with Nels Cline, Eli Paperboy Reed, Cassandra Jenkins, Nick Hakim, Erica Eso, Big Thief, The Danny Fisher-Lochhead Ensemble, Gemma, Jeff Curtin and His Magic Theremin, Angelica Bess, Sarah Pedinotti and more. Tickets are on sale.

Electronic dance artist Tiga performs at Output on November 28. Tickets are on sale.

Nineties dance music vet John Digweed plays Output on December 29. Tickets are on sale.

DJs/producers/remixers the Martinez Brothers spin at Verboten on November 25 with wAFF and Filsonik B2B Jesse Calosso. Tickets are on sale.

Multitalented R&B artist Meshell Ndegeocello plays Le Poisson Rouge on February 20. Tickets are on sale now.

Saratoga Springs' finest band, The Figgs, play their annual NYC holiday show at Bowery Electric on December 11 with Doug Gillard on the bill as well. Tickets are on sale now.

House music DJ/producer/remixer extraordinaire Todd Terry spins at Bowery Electric December 23. Tickets are on sale.

English folk rock vets The Strawbs play BB King Blues Club on May 10. Tickets are on sale now.

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photo: The Forms @ Cameo in 2010 (more by Jessica Amaya)

There's less than a month left until Williamsburg's Cameo Gallery closes its doors for good. Bedford and Bowery just interviewed owner Jify Shah:

Jify knew the building was for sale back in December 2013, but it wasn't until March 2014 that 88 Property LLC bought the place (an architect is listed as the contact representative on the deed, hinting the building will be undergoing some renovations in the near future). At first, things seemed fine. "It wasn't immediate," he said. "But then things got weird and we were basically waiting for a two months notice, which is almost tougher."

I asked him what he meant by things getting weird. "They wanted us out," he clarified. "They looked for all possible ways to get us out, until we had no option but to surrender under their terms. So it wasn't just rent getting high."

Jify declined to go into specifics, but it sounded like he tried his best to hold on. "I can definitely say that even when I knew it was gonna be over, I still tried to figure out ways to undo it!"

Most but not all of Cameo's final schedule is up and it includes:

10/31: "Freaky Halloween" party with DJ sets from Neon Indian and Ssion, plus a live performance by Le1f, and karaoke hosted by Samantha Urbani. That is a FREE party and starts at midnight.

11/1: "Bernie Fest" which features comedians Janeane Garofolo, Mark Normand (Comedy Central/Everywhere), Aparna Nancherla (Late Night w/ Seth Meyers), Mike Drucker (The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon), Matt Koff (Daily Show), Greg Barris (Heart of Darkness), Aaron Glaser (Slow Dance), Will Betts, and Emily Lynn. Tickets are on sale and proceeds go to the Bernie Sanders Presidential Campaign.

11/12: Popgun Presents' Farewell Party w/ Beacon, Glass Gang, DJ Internet Xplorer, DJ David Rafael (tickets)

11/13: Lemonade, Teen Commandments (tickets)

11/14: Class Actress, Starchild & The New Romantic, DJ Mia Moretti (tickets)

11/20: Jukely presents The Juan Maclean (free with RSVP)

The final night of Cameo is November 21 and the lineup for that has yet to be announced. Remaining Cameo schedule is listed below.

Continue reading "Cameo Gallery's final month: Neon Indian, Juan Maclean, Bernie Sanders Benefit, Class Actress & more"

photo: Arcade Fire at Barclays Center in 2014 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)

DJ Windows 98, who you may recall is the DJ moniker of Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler, is returning to NYC for two appearances in February. First, he DJs the sold-out Hold Steady show at Bowery Ballroom on February 13 (update: back on sale). Here's more details:

This year's Alt Star Party will be taking place on Friday, February 13 at the renowned Bowery Ballroom. The Hold Steady, one of America's most acclaimed rock bands, will be headlining the event. Brooklyn rockers STRNGRS will be providing opening support. Additional surprises and guest DJ sets from Win Butler (Arcade Fire), Chris Tomson (Vampire Weekend), Dapwell (formerly of Das Racist), and Stefan Marolachakis (Caveman) will keep the party going throughout the night.
Then the next night, he has his own midnight show on Valentine's Day at Baby's All Right. Doors are at 11:45 PM. Tickets go on sale at noon on Friday (1/23). That happens after the Beacon show at the same venue earlier that night with Lord Raja and Tallesen (tickets).

Three weeks later, his brother Will Butler kicks off a tour that hits NYC twice.

photo:::Palma Violets @ Treasure Island Fest (more by Autumn Andel)
Palma Violets

SXSW, which happens March 17-22 in Austin, TX, has announced its third round of 2015 showcasing artists. (Here's round 1 and round 2.) It's a big update, with over 500 new additions, including Amason, Frog Eyes, Palma Violets, Girl Band, Pity Sex, Sheer Mag, Kate Tempest, THEESatisfaction, Viet Cong, Matthew E. White, Best Coast, Dej Loaf, Jorma Kaukonen (Hot Tuna/Jefferson Airplane) and loads more.

Full round 3 list below...

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Every few months, it seems, one of the spaces that transformed Williamsburg from warehouse-heavy cultural dead zone to warehouse-heavy primordial soup for the city's creative life finally surrenders to the neighborhood's ongoing condo-fication, literal and metaphorical. At the beginning of the year, it was 285 Kent, which not that long ago was followed into the ether by Death by Audio. Now it's Glasslands's turn.

Never again will you be able to wait at the top of that staircase behind the bar to go into the questionable bathroom. Never again will you wonder if the art installed on the wall is secure enough to hold up against the sound rumbling from the stage. [NY TIMES]

The secret show on New Year's Eve is sold out, but you can still get tickets to see TR/ST at Glasslands TONIGHT (12/29), and to see Cymbals Eat Guitars play the closing club on 12/30. Three more shows, and then Glasslands is closed forever. The full lineups look like this:
12/29 TR/ST, Beacon, Klaus, SoftSpot, Big Al (DJ Set) @ Glasslands 7:00pm// $20-$25 // 21+

12/30 Cymbals Eat Guitars, Keepaway, Mon Khmer, Air Waves @ Glasslands // $12 ADV / $15 DOS // 7pm // 18+

12/31 New Year's Eve, Goodbye Glasslands! @ Glasslands // $50 // 8pm // 21+

And while you're there, check out the new art. Then look for Rami & Jake and let them know what you think of their favorite albums of the year.


Tickets to the BrooklynVegan-presented Sleaford Mods' US live debut at The Wick this Saturday (11/29) with The Gotobeds and The Rogers Sisters are on sale now.

As discussed, Bette Midler is going on a tour soon in support of her upcoming tribute album to girl groups throughout history. That tour includes a NYC show at Madison Square Garden on June 25 (tickets) and now includes another show happening at MSG the following night (6/26). Tickets for the newly added show go on AmEx and VIP presale today at 10 AM with a general on sale date at 10 AM next Thursday (12/4).

Lia Ices is playing Rough Trade on January 23. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Obits NYE show at Acheron are on sale now.

Tickets for the Zola Jesus show at Saint Vitus are on sale now.

Tickets for the Wrekmeister Harmonies show at Signal Gallery with members of Slint, Om, Indian and Liturgy are on sale now.

Beacon are playing Baby's All Right on February 14. Tickets are on sale now.

Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.

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Tickets for the BrooklynVegan-presented London Grammar show at Irving Plaza were sold out, but a few more tickets were just put back on sale.

Tickets for the newly-added Marked Men matinee at Saint Vitus with Kim Phuc go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for Throwing Muses' second night at Bowery Ballroom with Tanya Donnelly go on sale today at noon.

Guerilla Toss and Ryan Power, who play Silent Barn on Thursday (1/30) together, have added another NYC show together happening on March 24 at Shea Stadium. Advance tickets for that one are on sale now. UPDATE: The Shea show was quickly cancelled.

Ryan Hemsworth, Wet and Nadus are playing Villain on Friday (1/31) (50 N 3rd St in Williamsburg). Tickets for that show are on sale now.

UPDATE: This show was actually moved to Music Hall of Williamsburg, and tickets now go on sale at 3 PM today. All tickets purchased for Villain will be honored.

Beacon and Eraas are playing Glasslands on February 22. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Tickets for the Thee Silver Mt. Zion show at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon. No preasle for their Union Pool shows.

David Wax Museum are playing Mercury Lounge on April 28. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon, with a general on-sale beginning Friday (1/31) at noon.

Tickets for the of Montreal show at Le Poisson Rouge with Dream Tiger are on sale now.

Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.

Browse our NYC Concert Calendar for shows happening today and every day - comedy shows, heavy metal concerts (courtesy of our heavy metal blog), and free shows included.


Bad news, good news time for fans of UK quintet Breton. The band, whose new album is out in February, were supposed to play Montreal and NYC next week (Glasslands on 12/13). Unfortunately due to Visa Issues the band are going to have to postpone their trip. It's a bummer, as Breton's new album, War Stories, is a considerable step-up from their first LP. The band are coming back for SXSW in March so hopefully they'll make a pitstop in NYC on their way to or from.

On the plus side, Breton had made an exclusive mix for BrooklynVegan for their trip next week. While the shows aren't happening, you can listen to the mix -- featuring  Mount Kimbie, Nicolas Jaar, No Regular Play, Samiyam, Beacon, and more -- below.

Continue reading "Breton postpone North American dates, but share new mix"

Heathered Pearls

Ambient artist Heathered Pearls (aka Jakub Alexander) released his lush, transportive album, Loyal, last year via Ghostly International. Alexander has now handed that album over to a host of other talented folks -- Teen Daze, Solar Year, Nitemoves and more -- for a remix album, Loyal Reworks, which is out September 10. We've got the premiere of the very dreamy "Foxes In Fiction Tape Remix" of "The Worship Bell," which leads the album, and you can stream it in this post.

As mentioned, Heathered Pearls will be opening for Beacon and Shigeto in NYC this weekend on Saturday (8/31) at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets are still available but if you wan't to go for free, we have a pair to give away. Details are below.

Check out the Foxes in Fiction remix -- and the tracklist for the whole LP -- below.

Continue reading "Heathered Pearls releasing remix LP (stream a track), opening for Shigeto this weekend (win tix!)"

by Andrew Sacher


Ann Arbor beatmaker Shigeto (aka Zach Saginaw) is set to release his new album, No Better Time Than Now, on August 20 via Ghostly. Album single "Detroit Part 1," is Shigeto's typical nu-jazz-meets-hip-hop style, but the other cut he's released, "Ringleader," is new ground for him. Sparkling and multi-layered, the track that feels fuller and more beautiful than most of his work to date. You can check out "Detroit Part 1" below and listen to "Ringleader" over at NPR. The artwork and tracklist are below too.

In support of the new album, Shigeto will be heading out on a co-headlining tour with Ghostly labelmates Beacon. Another Ghostly artist, Heathered Pearls (who plays a collaborative set with Dirty Beaches in NYC soon) will be joining them as a support act for the first North American leg, which includes a NYC show happening on August 31 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for that show are on AmEx presale now and general on-sale begins Friday (6/21) at noon.

All tour dates are listed, along with the tour flyer, album artwork, trackist, and that song stream, below...

Continue reading "Shigeto releasing a new LP, touring w/ Beacon (dates, stream)"

photos by Jonathan Bernstein

Beacon at Mercury Lounge - 5/4/13

Brooklyn electronic pop duo Beacon released their new album, The Ways We Separate, last week (4/30) and celebrated it with a release show on Saturday (5/4) at Mercury Lounge, a one-off before their mini spring tour, which begins later this month. Support at the show came from Braille (aka Praveen Sharma aka 1/2 of Sepalcure) and Montreal's Solar Year. Pictures from the show are in this post.

Solar Year next plays NYC as an opener for the previously discussed Actress show at Cameo on June 6. That show is also with Gobby, who you can see sooner opening for Majical Cloudz at Glasslands (5/21) (tickets) and at UNO's free Red Bull Music Academy showcase on May 28 at Le Baron. Tickets for the Actress, Solar Year, Gobby show at Cameo are still available.

More pictures from Mercury Lounge, a stream of "Drive" from Beacon's new LP, and a list of all remaining dates, below...

Continue reading "Beacon, Braille & Solar Year played Mercury Lounge (pics)"

by Andrew Sacher


Sepalcure (aka Machinedrum and Braille) released their impressive self titled debut LP back in 2011 and they're set to follow it with a new EP, Make You, on April 15 via Hotflush. From the sounds of the EP sampler, which you can listen to below, Make You does a pretty good job of picking up where the ambient textures and garage rhythms of the full length left off. In addition to the EP sampler, you can also listen to a full stream of the EP's title track below.

Sepalcure will be celebrating the new EP with a release party in Brooklyn at Output on April 25. The show is being opened by Jimmy Edgar, who collaborates with Machinedrum in JETS. Maybe we'll get some JETS material at the show too? Tickets for that show are on sale now. Show flyer below.

Meanwhile, you can catch Braille again when he opens for Beacon at their previously mentioned show at Mercury Lounge on May 4. Tickets for that show are still available.

Streams and show flyer below...

Continue reading "Sepalcure releasing new EP (streams), playing release show w/ Jimmy Edgar; Braille opening for Beacon"


Tickets for the Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z show at Yankee Stadium go on NYY presale today at 10 AM. General on-sale starts Tuesday (3/12) at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Big Boi and Killer Mike
at show at Brooklyn Bowl go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see The Flaming Lips at The Wellmont Theatre go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Red Bull Academy presents Flying Lotus at Terminal 5 go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see TNGHT at Webster Hall go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Peter Murphy at Webster Hall go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Mount Kimbie, Holy Other and Vinyl Williams at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Kaki King play an early show and a late show on the same night at The Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Iron & Wine show at Capitol Theatre go on sale today at noon. Tickets for their Beacon Theatre show are still available.

Tickets to see Lord Huron at Webster Hall go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Little Boots at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Peace at The Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Nick Waterhouse at The Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Laura Stevenson and Field Mouse at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see The B-52s and The Go-Go's at Roseland Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at noon.

Beacon is playing The Mercury Lounge on May 4. Tickets for that show go on sale today at 11:59 AM.

Rising UK singer-songwriter Tom Odell plays Bowery Ballroom on May 2. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

UK singer Liane La Havas is playing Webster Hall on April 9 and Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 10. Tickets for those shows go on sale today at noon.

Tedeschi Trucks Band is playing The Beacon Theatre on September 20 and 21. Tickets for those shows are on sale now.

Tickets to see MØ, Alpine and White Prism at Glasslands are on sale now.

Tickets for the Silversun Pickups show at Wellmont Theatre go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Juicy J and A$AP Ferg show at Irving Plaza go on sale today at 10 AM.

Great White Caps will be live performing the soundtrack to the 1991 film 'Point Break' atThe Bell House on March 10. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Don't forget, tickets are on sale for a month's worth of amazing Red Bull Music Academy events, including a conversation with James Murphy at NYU.

And if you're thinking about going to the Boston Calling Music Festival in May(with The National, The Shins, Andrew Bird and more), tickets go on sale today at 10 AM.

Com Truise at Sasquatch 2012 (more by Chris Graham and Rae Graham)
Com Truise

Com Truise (aka Seth Haley) plays NYC a lot, but it's usually at venues like Music Hall of Williamsburg and Gramercy, so it should be a pretty intimate night for Com Truise fans when Seth plays a solo live set at Glasslands on February 22. Not to mention there will be an opening set from Beacon, along with one from Nitemoves (not to be confused with Domino-signed band Night Moves) and DJ duties being covered by Heathered Pearls. Tickets for that show are on sale now. His only other dates that we're aware of at the moment are in Honolulu and LA.

Nothing formal has been announced yet, but on New Year's Day Com Truise posted a facebook status saying that he's "looking forward to bringing you lots of new music this year." Meanwhile, you can stream his 2012 single, "Chemical Legs," and check out a list of all upcoming tour dates below...

Continue reading "Com Truise playing shows, including a solo gig in Brooklyn with Beacon (dates)"

by Bill Pearis

Savoir Adore
Savoir Adore

CMJ just released the third round of artists playing this year's fest which happens in three weeks (October 16 - 20). Names include Dent May (who we already knew about) Penguin Prison, Toronto's Born Ruffians, Erika Spring, Berlin trio Fenster (who were here in March) Chad Valley, Rush Midnight and more. Full list is at the bottom of this post.

Also on the just-added list are Brooklyn's Savoir Adore who will release their new album, Our Nature, the week of CMJ (10/16 specifically). The band recorded it at the same upstate studio as their 2010 debut, In the Wooded Forest, and are self-releasing this one. If the last album was wide-screen pop, the band have gone CinemaScope with Our Nature. It's dancier, more anthemic and brimming with hooks and just plain bigger sounding. Last year's "Dreamers" single (which opens the new album) is a good indicator of what to expect, and you can watch the video for that below along with a stream of album track "Regalia."

Before CMJ, Savoir Adore will play Knitting Factory on October 9 for an Our Nature record release party with Ghost Beach and Royal Canoe. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Those three bands are touring together immediately after and judging by their schedule, their only open day to play CMJ will be 10/16.

The list of all Savoir Adore dates, the list of third round CMJ artists, that song stream and video are below...

Continue reading "CMJ announces third round of artists, including Savoir Adore whose new LP is out soon and who are touring (dates)"


As mentioned, the Dekalb Market is moving from its Flatbush Ave location to a new TBA spot in Brooklyn. In celebration of its existence in the current location, they're throwing a "Dekalb Market Good-Bye Party" on September 30 with live sets by Monogold, Sinkane, and Dinowalrus, plus a DJ set by Beacon. This Puma and Village Voice-sponsored show runs from 3-9 pm on Sunday (9/30) and is totally free to the public.

Sinkane, who just opened for Lee "Scratch" Perry at MHOW on Sunday (9/23), also plays the previously discussed show at Death by Audio on September 27 with Sun Araw, Weyes Blood, Future Shuttle, and Deep Magic.

An Okayafrica video splicing together an interview with Sinkane and clips of him playing Cameo Gallery in Brooklyn, and a list of all Sinkane dates are below.

Continue reading "Sinkane, Beacon & more playing Dekalb Market Good-Bye Party"

DJ Rashad
DJ Rashad

Chicago footwork producer DJ Rashad released the excellent TEKLIFE Vol. 1: Welcome to the Chi album earlier this year, and played a Brooklyn show at 285 Kent soon after with Total Freedom and J-Cush. All three of those artists will be returning this weekend for another show at 285 Kent on Sunday (9/23) with Visionist and a "surprise special guest." No word on who the guest is, but the show is the official after party for the Gang Gang Dance and Prince Rama show happening at 285 Kent earlier that night (the third of three GGD shows in NYC this weekend). Admission for this all ages party is $5 before 1 AM and $10 after.

As for LA producer Total Freedom (aka Ashland Mines), who opened on tour for Gang Gang Dance last year, he'll be landing in Brooklyn a bit earlier for a warehouse party at 110 Troutman TONIGHT (9/21) with $hayne and Rizzla. The flier for tonight's show is below.

Meanwhile, J-Cush will also be at 285 Kent on Saturday (9/22) for the previously mentioned Sasha Go Hard show. That bill also includes DJ Manny, Cedaa, and Durban. $5 at the door before 1 AM. That will be Sasha's second NYC show of this week, having played Santos with LE1F last night (9/20). How was that show? Sasha loved it.

If dancing into the wee hours of the night is your thing, those three shows are only two of the many dance options in NYC this weekend. Head below to see more...

Continue reading "DJ Rashad, Total Freedom, Midnight Magic, Nicholas, Pictureplane & more dance options in NYC this weekend"


The full list of artists confirmed for the 2012 CMJ Music Marathon so far is below...

Continue reading "CMJ 2012 initial lineup announced"

by Andrew Sacher

Beacon - 'For Now'
For Now

Brooklyn duo Beacon, who play in NYC constantly (maybe you saw them with Gold Panda and Shigeto last week), have announced that they've signed to Ghostly International, making them labelmates with both Gold Panda and Shigeto. Ghostly will release the band's second EP, For Now, on October 2. It follows 2011's No Body EP, and like on that one, Beacon sound vaguely like what would happen if Coldplay made a downtempo record. You can stream the new single, "Feeling's Gone," below.

Beacon's next scheduled NYC show happens on September 12 at Glasslands for a Moodgadget (their previous label) and ISO50 showcase with Teeel, Jacob 202, Andre Obin, Starfawn, Praveen, D. Gookin, Heathered Pearls, and HeadUp (DJ). Tickets for that show are on sale now.

The "Feeling's Gone" stream and the For Now tracklist are below...

Continue reading "Beacon releasing EP on Ghostly, playing Glasslands (stream)"

Com Truise at Public Assembly earlier this month (more by Ryan Muir)
Com Truise

Princeton, NJ's Com Truise and Tobacco teamed up for some dates, including one in Philly last night (4/18) and another in Brooklyn tonight, Thursday (4/19) at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Beacon, Shine 2009, and Selebrities. Tickets are still available.

The shows with Com Truise are the only dates listed on Tobacco's calendar other than a show at Poughkeepsie's Vassar College on 4/20. Com Truise, on the other hand, will continue touring the US this month, head to the UK in May, and was just announced on the lineup of this summer's North Coast Music Festival in Chicago along with the Rapture, Dan Deacon, Big Boi and many more.

All tour dates, a video for Com Truise's "Hyper Lips" and a few remixes are below...

Continue reading "Com Truise & Tobacco on tour, play Brooklyn tonight (dates)"


Speaking of openers on larger tours playing Mercury Lounge shows, Beacon, who are currently on a tour with Tycho, which hits MHOW on February 4 with Oneohtrix Point Never (tickets), just announced a show at the NYC venue happening on March 2 with Xylos and Grimace Federation. Tickets, currently on AmEx presale, go on public sale Friday (1/27) at noon.

Tycho, before hookin up with Beacon (who do their cover of Katy Perry's "Last Friday Night" in their live set), played a show earlier this month in Chicago with Active Child. You can see pics and read about that HERE. Beacon released an EP in 2011.

All Beacon tour dates, a stream of them covering Portishead's "The Rip", and the video they made for their Katy Perry cover, below...

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Oneohtrix Point Never at MHOW in 2010 (more by Erez Avissar)
Oneohtrix Point Never

As mentioned, Tycho (aka Scott Hansen) is heading out on a tour with Beacon in 2012 that brings them to Music Hall of Williamsburg on February 4. Beacon weren't initially announced for the MHOW show, but they've since been added to it and so has Oneohtrix Point Never (aka Daniel Lopatin), who put out Pitchfork's 6th favorite album of 2011 (stream it below).

When we first announced the show, there was no ticket link yet. They've since gone up and tickets go on sale to the public today at noon. Ends up the show was initially going to be part of the Pitchfork FORMS Festival which has since been postponed but the show is going on anyway, now separate from the festival.

All dates and album stream below...

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Tycho (aka Scott Hansen) last toured North America this past October in support of his new album Dive, which is out now. Though he headlined MHOW during that tour, most of the dates were opening for Little Dragon, whose track, "Little Man," he has since remixed (listen below).

Tycho will go on his own headlining tour of North America in early 2012 which brings him back to Music Hall of Williamsburg on February 4. Tickets are not on sale yet but check ticketmaster for updates.

Most of the dates on that tour are being opened by Brooklyn duo Beacon (who released an EP last month), but they are not listed on the MHOW show. However, you can catch Beacon in NYC TONIGHT (12/16) at Cameo Gallery with Home Video and Warm Ghost.

All dates and song stream below...

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DOWNLOAD: Beacon - "No Body" (MP3)


2011 has been a pretty big year for the marriage of R&B vocals and downtempo beats with debuts from Jamie Woon, The Weeknd, and many other post-James Blake singer/producers. One of the more recent groups to embrace this trend is Brooklyn duo Beacon (Thomas Mullarney III and Jacob Gossett), who played Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival last week and are releasing their EP, No Body, today (11/15) via Moodgadget Records. The duo reach pretty high points on the beat oriented tracks like EP opener "See Through You," but when they opt for the more vocal-led cuts like "Girl in a Coma" they can sound a little too much like the ambient side of Coldplay. You can stream the entire EP below, along with a trailer video and the artwork, and download the title track above.

They'll celebrate the release of the EP with an album release party TONIGHT (11/15) at Glasslands with Paul Duncan (of Warm Ghost), Redaelli, Todd Sines, and Heathered Pearls (DJ). Tickets are available.

The flier for this show, video, EP stream, and artwork below...

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