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photo: Jenny Hval in Chicago in 2014 (more by Zach Pollack)
Jenny Hval

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

Jenny Hval, Briana Marela @ Rough Trade
Norwegian art pop musician Jenny Hval made her boldest album yet with this year's Apocalypse, girl (out now on Sacred Bones), and tonight's her first NYC show since its release.

Electric Zoo @ Randall's Island
The three-day EDM fest Electric Zoo returns to NYC this weekend. It's mostly the kinds of big names you usually se at these types of festivals, but today also has some cool stuff like The Glitch Mob, Com Truise, Pete Tong, Hot Since 82, Jonas Rathsman, and jackLNDN.

Real Life Buildings, Long Beard, Bethlehem Steel, Sean Henry @ Silent Barn
A handful of regulars on the local DIY scene come together for this show. One of particular note is intimate New Brunswick songwriter Long Beard.

Noveller, Telecaves, Bill Nace, Christopher Tignor @ Trans-Pecos
This is a pretty great bill of experimental music with guitar soundscaper Noveller, LA ambient musician Telecaves, Kim Gordon's Body/Head collaborator Bill Nace, and This Will Destroy You collaborator Christopher Tignor.

Junglepussy, Joey LaBeija, NARC, DJ Lamin Fofana, DJ Ushka @ Trans-Pecos
This bill brings together a few of the forward-thinking artists currently buzzing in New York's underground electronic and rap worlds. It's an afternoon show, happening before the Noveller show (listed above) at the same venue.

Maceo Plex, DJ Tennis, David August [live], Rebolledo, DJ Koze @ 50 Kent
House producer Maceo Plex headlines this big outdoor show, and if you're going another artist especially of note on the bill is DJ Koze. His latest full length included collaborations with Caribou, Apparat, Matthew Dear and Milosh.

Bass Drum of Death, Threats, Winstons @ Baby's All Right
Alabama garage rock duo Bass Drum of Death released their most recent album, Rip This, last fall. Up for this weekend's Made in America Festival in Philadelphia, they're making time for a Brooklyn show tonight.

Witch, Carousel, The Bevis Frond, The Golden Grass, Worshipper @ The Wick
This is day 2 of Tee Pee Records two-day 'Cosmic Sonic Rendezvous' featuring a variety of heavy and psych sounds, including cult UK band The Bevis Frond, plus J Mascis and King Tuff's stoner rock band Witch, Pittsburgh riff-rockers Carousel, Brooklyn's The Golden Grass, and Boston-area band Worshipper.

BV editor Bill Pearis is hosting Gilmore Girls trivia tonight at Videology in Williamsburg. Starts at 7 PM and is free.

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by Andrew Sacher


Back in February, we mentioned that Brooklyn regulars Haybaby signed to Tiny Engines for their debut album, and now that album is announced. It's a nine-song LP called Sleepy Kids, and TE is releasing it this fall (pre-order). The first single is "Her," a nice dose of loud-quiet-loud Breeders-y indie rock. Check it out (via Stereogum) below.

Like we said, they play their hometown a lot. Their next show is September 11 at Shea Stadium, which is the first date of Slingshot Dakota's tour. Also on that bill is likeminded indie rockers Bethlehem Steel and Jessica Warren.

After that, they play September 25 at Baby's All Right, which is the release party for Dances' debut album, Keep Talking. It's an all-local bill, with Friend Roulette and Zula rounding things out. Tickets are on sale now.

Continue reading "Haybaby detail 'Sleepy Kids,' share "Her," playing shows with Slingshot Dakota, Dances & more"

photo by David Andrako

Yellow Ostrich broke up at the end of last year, but singer Alex Schaaf stayed busy with his new band Human Heat. Now he's keeping even more busy, with another new band, Users. Users have a brand new 2-song single, "Your Idol" / "Denmark," which is a little more on the straight guitar rock side than Yellow Ostrich was. You can listen below.

They also have a hometown show coming up on April 16 at The Gutter with Bethlehem Steel, Infinity Girl and Slight. Doors are at 8:30 PM, and admission is $7. Show flyer below.

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by Andrew Sacher

Glocca Morra
Glocca Morra

Philly emo revivalists Glocca Morra are calling it quits this year, but before they go out they've got two new songs and a farewell tour. Their final 7" is on Ice Age Records and it's more straight punk than some of the more Kinsella-style stuff they became known for. Listen to both tracks below, via AV Club.

The tour happens this May and brings the band to NYC on May 29 at Shea Stadium. All dates are with Canadian punks Greys (who played NYC on Friday), and the Boston, NYC and Philly shows are with Brooklyn's LVL UP. All dates are listed on the tour flyer below.

Glocca Morra's Nate Dionne is one of the members in newer band Dogs on Acid, who released their first single last year and have now signed to Jade Tree for their debut LP which is due out this summer. The band also includes former Algernon Cadwallader members Nick Tazza and Joe Reinhardt, the latter of whom is now also in Hop Along. Dogs on Acid have four Philly shows coming up, but nothing in NYC at the moment. While you wait for the new album, revisit last year's single below.

Nate Dionne was also in the band Snowing, whose singer John Galm more recently went solo and put out the depressing 2014 album Sky of No Stars. John's on a solo tour right now, and it hits NYC tonight (3/8) at 603 Bushwick Ave (upstairs) with Trace Mountains (another project of LVL UP's Dave Benton) and Bethlehem Steel. All John's dates, and a stream of his recent album, below.

Continue reading "Glocca Morra streaming final 7" & going on farewell tour with Greys & LVL UP; John Galm on tour; Dogs On Acid LP coming"

by Andrew Sacher

Long Beard
Long Beard

Tonight, Quarterbacks celebrate their new album in NYC at Aviv (2/20) with fellow DIY bands Crying, LVL UP and Long Beard. Frequent readers of this site are probably familiar with the first three, but if you're going tonight we also recommend showing up early to catch Long Beard, aka Leslie Bear.

Leslie's a bare bones singer/songwriter from New Brunswick, who not long ago put out a split with Fraternal Twin, another regular of the local DIY scene. It's lo-fi to the point where you can hear the hiss behind her voice and guitar, not unlike early Mountain Goats recordings, and like that band there's a folky vibe to this too. But while The Mountain Goats' aesthetic can be heard here, the songwriting is more along the lines of of '90s/early '00s acoustic emo and Garden State-style indie. Listen below.


In sort of related news, a like-minded DIY show goes down tonight at Silent Barn with Epoch associate Florist, Philly twee folk trio Cyberbully Mom Club, indie punks Jawbreaker Reunion, noisemakers Fern Mayo, and the band we're about to highlight: Brooklyn's Vagabon.

They put out a 6-song EP on Miscreant Records last fall, Persian Garden, which reminds me most directly of the great, steadily rising Philly band Hop Along, but it also fits alongside the kind of indie folk you'll find on Jagjaguwar. The real standout is the opening song, "Cold Apartment Floors," has singer Laetitia Tamko going from delicate quiet parts to a huge climax with little more than her guitar and voice. They bring in violin on one song, and lap steep and banjo on another, and in general it feels like they have higher ambitions than the bands on these types of DIY shows tend to. Listen for yourself, below.

Vagabon have two other upcoming local shows: March 6 at Aviv with the great Slingshot Dakota, plus Bethlehem Steel and Lauren Early; and March 28 at Aviv with Idiot Son.

Flyers for both of tonight's shows, and Long Beard and Vagabon streams, below...

Continue reading "listen to Long Beard and Vagabon's EPs, see them at separate NYC shows tonight"

photo:::Cult of Youth @ Bell House, September 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
Cult of Youth

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

Big Ups, Sick Feeling, Flagland, Downies @ Baby's All Right
Great pairing of two NYC post-hardcore bands at Baby's tonight. Big Ups channel a type of the genre that feels directly inspired by Fugazi and Slint, while Sick Feeling go for a heavier side more akin to turn-of-the-century Equal Vision bands.

Dr. Dog, Roadkill Ghost Choir @ Bowery Ballroom
It's the fifth night of Dr. Dog's 8-night NYC run with different openers. Tonight it's Roadkill Ghost Choir.

Cult of Youth, Astral Knife @ Home Sweet Home (Nothing Changes)
Cult of Youth's newest LP for Sacred Bones, Final Days, has their mix of driving post-punk with dark neo-folk sounding better than ever. And a foggy Nothing Changes party is one of the best places you can go for this kind of thing.

Small Wonder, Bethlehem Steel, Julie Byrne, Hank May @ Palisades
Save for indie rockers Bethlehem Steel, this bill is packed with local introverted songwriters who make hushed music of very high quality.

RJD2, Fat Tony @ Brooklyn Bowl
RJD2's beats are behind some of the 2000s' best underground hip hop, and he's got plenty of solo material to move the floors at the final night of his 2-night stand at Brooklyn Bowl. It's worth catching rapper Fat Tony's opening set too.

Joyce Manor, Mitski @ Asbury Lanes
Cali punks Joyce Manor play NYC tomorrow (free but RSVPed out), but tonight they're nearby and paired with the excellent singer/songwriter Mitski.

Savages, Drums and Drones @ Mercury Lounge
It's the second of Savages' nine NYC shows this month where they're working out new material with us as guinea pigs. The first show was about 60% new stuff, all of which sounded pretty good. It's sold out. Opening is Drones and Drones which is one of Brian Chase's non-YYYs projects.

Suzanne Vega, John Easdale, John Eddie and His Dirty Ol' Band, Joe D'Urso and Stone Caravan @ The Cutting Room
This is the "Light of Day Winterfest" that aims to raise money to fight Parkinson's Disease, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy and ALS. A host of talent -- including folk artist Suzanne Vega and Dramarama's John Easdale -- will provide the musical entertainment.

Shawn Colvin and Jackson Browne @ City Winery
Having played City Winery shows already with Steve Earle and Mary Chapin Carpenter and tonight she's paired with mellow '70s icon Jackson Browne.

Louis CK @ Madison Square Garden
Once an underground sensation, Louis CK has become one of the biggest comedians in America -- by doing it his way. This is Louis CK's second of three MSG shows.

Big Terrific @ Cameo
Max Silvestri hosts the free weekly comedy show in the back of Williamsburg's Cameo. No word on who's performing tonight, but Max usually lets us know via his Twitter.

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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Williamsburg venue Glasslands is in its final month before the building's new residents move in, and last night the venue's series of final shows continued with a stacked four-artist bill. Headlining was Waxahatchee in solo mode playing stripped down versions of fan favorites and doing a bit of previewing her upcoming album too. Before that we got psych-folk from Steve Gunn (backed by a bassist and drummer), the most likeminded set on the lineup to Waxahatchee from The Goodbye Party (aka ex-Ambulars member Michael Cantor), and Weyes Blood's classic pop stylings with her powerhouse pipes. Pictures from the show are in this post.

Other upcoming shows at Glasslands before they close include How to Dress Well, Peter Silberman & others, Widowspeak, Quilt & What Moon Things, Bass Drum of Death & Mitski, Trust and more.

In related news, Waxahatchee-related band Swearin' play a free show at Brooklyn Night Bazaar on Friday (12/12). Since we last spoke, Quarterbacks, Mean Creek and Bethlehem Steele were added to that show. Quarterbacks will release a self-titled album, the followup to this year's Quarterboy, on February 10 via Team Love. You can stream a track from that, with more pictures from the Glasslands show, below.

Continue reading "Waxahatchee, Steve Gunn, The Goodbye Party and Weyes Blood played one of Glasslands' final shows (pics)"

by Zack Baker


Brooklyn songwriter Jack Greenleaf fills almost every song in his Sharpless project with staggering amounts of layers, all focused on creating a massive atmosphere for his vocals and guitar work to live within. The music is maximalist, especially when compared to other artists in the collective Jack is part of called The Epoch (also including Told Slant, Small Wonder, Eskimeaux, Bellows and more). Like with most projects associated with The Epoch, those artists all contribute to the newest Sharpless album, The One I Wanted To Be, which dropped this past May. The album runs the shimmering cheeriness of J-Pop and K-Pop through the lens of modern DIY rock and comes out with a full-length party that pulls the all-night-chiptune-bender sound of bands like Crying and Anamanaguchi into a more personal shell. You can stream the album in full below.

Sharpless have two CMJ shows scheduled at the moment. First they play The Needle Drop/We All Want Someone To Shout For/We Listen For You's unofficial CMJ kickoff party at Pianos on October 20 with Cakes Da Killa, Uncommon Nasa, White Reaper, Oscar and Machine Girl, which is free. Then they play the massive Miscreant Records & Father/Daughter Records-presented Concious Coupling party on October 24 at Silent Barn which goes all day (2 PM - 2 AM) with Comfy, Bad Cello, Running In The Fog, Adult Mom, Bethlehem Steel, Flagland, Attic Abasement, Mitski, Rivegazer, Girlpool, Amanda X, Jawbreaker Reunion, Bent Shapes, Nicholas Nicholas, Moon Bounce, Vagabon, Leapling and fellow Epoch member Small Wonder. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

LP stream below...

Continue reading "Sharpless released an LP, playing CMJ shows w/ Cakes Da Killa, White Reaper, Mitski, Girlpool, Small Wonder & more"

King Khan at LPR in June (more by Chris La Putt)
King Khan

Blake Mills at Capitol Theatre in 2012 (more by David Andrako)
Blake Mills

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

Blake Mills, yMusic @ Le Poisson Rouge
When not working and touring with Fiona Apple, Blake Mills makes his own accomplished blues folk. His new album, Heigh Ho, just came out and tonight's the release show. It's sold out, but if you bought a ticket you got a copy of the record as a bonus.

Bryan Ferry, Dawn Landes @ Beacon Theatre
He's been battling a throat infection which has forced him to cancel a few recent shows, but the onetime Roxy Music singer and still-suave dude will be playing tonight's show. He's got a guest-filled album on the way soon.

The Black Lips, King Khan & BBQ Show, LiveFastDie @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
This two-night NYC stand (yesterday at Irving Plaza) sounds like trouble -- in a good way. A double-dose of party-friendly garage and soul, get in it.

Jack and Eliza, Larry and the Babes @ Baby's All Right
If you miss the winsome, early days of Slow Club, this Brooklyn duo make a similarly sweet sound. Tonight's the release show for their debut EP. Early show, over before 9 PM.

Team Spirit, Sunflower Bean, Bluffing @ Baby's All Right
Team Spirit, the band fronted by former Passion Pit member Ayad Al Adhamy, finally released their debut album, titled Killing Time, which is out via via Vice/WB. Help them celebrate tonight with up-and-comers Sunflower Bean and Bluffing. You get a free CD with entry. 9 PM doors.

Arrington de Dionyso, Yonatan Gat, Dear Leader @ Death by Audio
Arrington de Dionyso makes "trans-utopian world music for a world that exists in fever dreams and halucinations." You may also know him from his old band, Old Time Relijun. Also playing: former Monotonix man Yonatan Gat.

Bambara, Dheatd Refuge, Nola Gras, Teen Injection @ Trans-Pecos
Brooklyn's Bambara sound like their name: loud and pummelling. A little dark too, last year's Dream Violence mixes gothy shoegaze with a good sense of melody, plus shringy feedback.

The Blow, DJ Dapwell @ Union Pool
This is the first of The Blow's three Union Pool "unplugged" residency shows. Says Khaela: "These shows are a laboratory for working out new ways of performing electronic music live. We will be performing songs, just songs, from the extended Blow catalog." Ok then!

Jungle @ Warsaw
Enigmatic when it comes to press shots and music videos, UK dance act Jungle are a seven-or-eight piece band live, more than capable of bringing the grooves to the stage, even if maybe all their songs sound exactly alike.

Tycho, Beacon, Christopher Willits @ Terminal 5
Tycho's downtempo IDM really comes off more like post-rock live, where they play as a full band and are heavy on the viiiibes, man.

Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Sex Jams, Honne Wells @ Cake Shop
Baltimore duo Ed Schrader's Music Beat make rackety post-punk with just a bass and a floor tom, but you'd never think it doesn't sound full. They always put on a good show.

Delta Spirit, Streets of Laredo @ Bowery Ballroom
The folk rockin' Delta Spirit put out a new album, Into The Wide, earlier this month and tonight they're on the second of three nights in NYC in support of it. All three are sold out.

Movement, The Mast, Lemonade (DJ) @ Glasslands
Australian trio Movement offer a moody take on the whole indie/R&B thing going on at the moment. They opened for Banks at Terminal 5 last night but tonight you can catch them in a much more intimate environment.

Balance and Composure, Seahaven, Creepoid @ Irving Plaza
Balance & Composure and Seahaven are the two bigger names on this bill, but if you're going we especially recommend showing up on time for Creepoid too. The Philly band's mix of shoegaze and slowcore does a lot of justice to the '90s bands in that style and they're good live too.

Living Room, Caravela, Vasudeva, Bethlehem Steel @ Saint Vitus
Tonight Vitus hosts a pretty cool bill of bands that lean towards emo, indie rock or a little bit of both. Living Room, who put out their enjoyable Braid-ish album Moonchaser this past August, are headlining the night.

Big Terrific @ Cameo
Max Silvestri hosts the free weekly comedy show in the back of Williamsburg's Lovin' Cup. No word on who's performing tonight, but Max usually lets us know via his Twitter.

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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Living Room at Saint Vitus in 2013 (more by Vladislav Grach)
Living Room

If you go to punk/emo shows in Brooklyn, there's a good chance you've caught Living Room at least once. They're basically the resident band at Suburbia and have opened tons of notable bills elsewhere in the area for Hop Along/Sidekicks, You Blew It!, Slingshot Dakota and others. Their new album, Moonchaser, comes out August 19 via Jetsam-Flotsam (pre-order digital or physical), and we've got the premiere of its title track in this post. The song sounds like a long lost b-side off Braid's Frame & Canvas, employing that band's anthemic yet ever so slightly off-key vocals and almost-math rock subtleties. Listen below.

The band are heading out on a tour in August, which includes multiple shows with Vetter Kids in the Southern US, and it kicks off with a hometown show at Suburbia on Saturday (8/2) with Del Paxton, What Moon Things and Bethlehem Steel. $5 at the door gets you in, and Living Room will have limited test presses of their new album available.

All tour dates are listed, with the new song stream, below...

Continue reading "Living Room releasing an LP, kicking off tour at Suburbia on Saturday (dates & new song stream)"

by Andrew Sacher

Slingshot Dakota (photo by Ryan Russell)
Slingshot Dakota

Bethlehem, PA duo Slingshot Dakota haven't played NYC in about a year but that will change when they play Muchmore's tonight (7/16) with Living Room, Bethlehem Steel and Downies (mems of LVL UP and Porches). Show starts at 8 PM and $6 gets you in. Their only other date at the moment is an acoustic show in Kansas City.

Slingshot Dakota recently contributed to Part 1 of the three-part blink-182 tribute album that Enjoyment Records is putting out called I Guess This Is Growing Up. They took on "Stay Together For The Kids," and if you were ever wondering what Blink would've sounded like if they went in a Rilo Kiley/Ben Gibbard direction, this might give you an idea. Stream that below. Slingshot Dakota's last LP was 2012's Dark Hearts which came out on Topshelf. It's got a few Mates of State and The Anniversary vibes and if you're unfamiliar, check out one of the standout tracks below as well.

Another Topshelf-signed husband/wife duo who make slightly-emo indie pop, Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate), will also be contributing to one of the to-be-released parts of the blink-182 compilation. (Once the whole thing is done, it will be out on vinyl.) They're also in NYC tonight, opening the acoustic Early November tour which hits The Studio at Webster Hall. Tonight's show also features The Color & Sound and tickets are still available.

When we last spoke, we mentioned that Empire! Empire! hadn't released an album since their 2009 debut, but it's since been announced that they'll finally put out their sophomore LP, You Will Eventually Be Forgotten, on August 19 via Topshelf/Count Your Lucky Stars. Check out the artwork, tracklist, and first single, "If It's Bad News, It Can Wait," from that album, below.

Continue reading "Slingshot Dakota & Empire! Empire! on blink-182 covers comp; both playing NYC tonight +++ Empire! Empire! new LP details"

Dufus' last show at Cake Shop in 2010 (more by Daniel Sieradski)

Manhattan's SideWalk Cafe is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, and in honor of that, they'll be having anniversary events all year long. The first of these will be the winter edition of the bi-annual Antifolk Festival, which will take place at the cafe from February 19 to 28. The 10-day festival includes a number of performers each day, and the full schedule is below. One of the notable ones is on February 26, the cafe will host Jeffrey Lewis & Peter Stampfel (of Holy Modal Rounders), who have a long collaborative history, plus Forest Creature, Larkin Grimm, and others.

Forest Creature is the new duo of Seth Faergolzia (Dufus) and John Ludington, and the Sidewalk Cafe show is part of their February/March tour, which also includes a Brooklyn show later that night (2/26) at Goodbye Blue Monday (1087 Broadway) with Chingching. They recently revealed their first track, "Beasly," a meandering antifolk cut, which you can stream below, along with a list of all dates.

Continue reading "Sidewalk Cafe's Winter 2013 Antifolk Festival is coming (schedule); Forest Creature (ex-Dufus) going on tour (dates)"