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True Detective

Only one more episode left, and it's hard to believe they can wrap this whole thing up in just another hour of TV, but meanwhile let's talk the music of True Detective Episode 7. As always, things kicked off with the Handsome Family's opening theme, and then we got some Juice Newton which was literally playing out of a jukebox to open Sunday's show. Benjamin Curtis lives on through his music and this episode featured "Trance Figure" by his band School of Seven Bells. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club was in there too. Check out the full list of Episode 7's music HERE. Read more about 1-6 HERE.

photos by Dylan Johnson

BRMC @ Warsaw - 10/4/2013
BRMC, Restavrant @ Warsaw - 10/4/2013

Last weekend, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club made their second trip through the NYC area this year in support of their new album, Specter at the Feast. They hit The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ on Thursday (10/3) and then swung through Brooklyn for a show at Warsaw on Friday (10/4). Fellow Angelenos, Restavrant, opened the show and pictures are in this post.

More below...

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BRMC @ T5 in May (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club were here back in May supporting their latest album, Specter at the Feast. The band are revving up for another US tour that will include two stops in the NY area: Warsaw on October 4 with Texas band, Restavrnt, and Asbury Park, NJ's Stone Pony the day before (10/3) with Deap Vally. Tickets to the Stone Pony area already on sale; tickets to Warsaw go on sale Friday (8/9) at 10 AM.

In related news, Deap Vally (who just played Lollapalooza) will release their debut album, Sistrionix, on October 8. (It's already out in the UK for those who can't wait.) You can check out the just released video for "Bad for My Body" below. No other Deap Vally date in the NYC area has been announced yet, but it seems likely that if they're playing NJ, they'll make time for NYC too, especially as it's around the time of the album's release.

All dates for BRMC and Deap Vally are listed below.

Continue reading "Black Rebel Motorcycle Club announce fall dates; Deap Vally ready debut LP, opening for BRMC at Stone Pony"

Quicksand @ Webster Hall recently (more by Rebecca Reed) Quicksand

We get a lot of great free shows here in NYC (like The Walkmen and Solange as part of Northside this weekend) but we have to admit this week of free all-ages shows Converse has lined up at San Francisco club Slim's later this month is pretty crazy (though they may be pretty hard to get into). We'd happily spend the whole week there if we could. The line-ups are:

Converse Represent series in San Francisco

Jun 23 - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, DIIV, Metz, Tamaryn, The She's

JUN 24 -Deltron 3030, Juicy J, Blackalicious, Angel Haze, Special Guest

JUN 25 - Hot Chip, Tycho, Blackbird Blackbird, Social Studies

JUN 26 - Quicksand, Mastodon, High On Fire, Saviours, Hot Lunch

JUN 27 - Suicidal Tendencies, Rocket From The Crypt, Ceremony, Special Guests

The only way to go is to fill out the entry form before June 18 and "winning ticket holders will be notified via email soon after with instructions on how and when to retrieve their tickets." All events, "which lead up to the grand opening of the Converse San Francisco retail store on June 28", will take place at Slim's in San Francisco.

Meanwhile, for those in the Five Boroughs (and surrounding area) browse our NYC show calendar for more upcoming free shows.

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin; words by Bill Pearis

BMRC @ T5, 5/4/2013
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

I saw Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at Brownies around the time of their first record and the thing I remember most about that show was the band playing, basically, in sillouhette thanks to some airport-runway-grade lights backlighting their stage setup. Deaf and blind, that's how they wanted us. But it was a very effective visual element. A dozen years or so on and the band are playing much bigger places -- Saturday (5/4) at Terminal 5 on this tour that also hit Austin Psych Fest -- but BRMC still keep things relatively simple: black leather and demin, crunchy VU-inspired tunes, and lights aimed out.

Bass Drum of Death, who opened the show and played Death by Audio later that night, will be back in July. More pictures from T5 are below.

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by Tim Griffin

BRMC / Acid Mothers Temple / Warpaint at Austin Psych Fest - 4/26/2013
Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013
Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013
Austin Psych Fest Day 1 - 4/26/2013

Last year Austin Psych Fest was held at Emo's East and Beauty Ballroom (RIP), the year before at the Seaholm Power Plant, and this year APF, which happened last weekend (4/26 - 4/28) has found what might be a permanent home at Carson Creek Ranch. The two seemed to fit well; open skies, trees, and a river (just minutes from downtown Austin) made for a great new location. Pictures of the ranch, and many of Day 1's bands (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Warpaint, Raveonettes, Tamaryn, Acid Mothers Temple, Tinariwen and more) and other goings-on are in this post.

BMRC play NYC on Saturday (5/4) at Terminal 5 with fellow Psych Fest vets Bass Drum of Death and tickets are still available.

Sailor Jerry invited me along for the ride and hired me to take some pictures for them as well. They had an AirStream back stage where much ink was dispensed (in the form of tattoos) as well as happiness (in the form of rum). Austin Tattoo artists Keith Underwood and Philip LaRocca manned the needles for those who stopped by for some permanent souvenirs. Pictures of some of that in the set, too.

Over at BV Austin, you can check out portraits taken at the fest by photographer Natasha Ryan. More pics from Day 1 of Austin Psych Fest below...

Continue reading "Austin Psych Fest: Day 1 in pics (BRMC, Acid Mothers Temple, Tinariwen, Tamaryn, Raveonettes, Warpaint ++ more)"


Tamaryn is DJing at New York's Museum of Modern Art on Sunday evening (4/7) as part of a PopRally event called "Abstract Currents." Against projections of one-minute videos submitted by the public, Tamryn will provide a "hypnotic soundtrack to the collectively built abstract videoscape." It's in conjunction with MoMA's Abstraction, 1910-1925 and Abstract Generation: Now in Print exhibition and tickets are still available.

Later this month, Tamaryn will be in Texas' state capital for Austin Psych Fest (Apr. 26 - 28), which features a pretty amazing line-up that runs the gammut of "psychedelic," including Deerhunter, Spectrum, Black Mountain, OS Mutantes, The Moving Sidewalks, Clinic, Besnard Lakes, Elephant Stone, Roky Erickson, Sweden's GOAT and a bunch more. The fest just announced the day-by-day line-ups which are listed below.

Continue reading "Tamaryn DJing MoMA; Austin Psych Fest finalizes lineup"


Says the PR

On the heels of a highly successful, critically acclaimed sold-out 2012 festival, the Sasquatch! Music Festival unveils its 2013 lineup, which once again features 4 days of music. The festival, hailed as "a model of well-paced programming...in a four-day schedule as efficient and natural feeling as an expertly built algorithm" by NPR Music while Wired notes, "leave the landscape out of it and Sasquatch! has a lineup to kill for," runs May 24-27 (Memorial Day Weekend) at The
, the internationally acclaimed concert venue carved in the basalt cliffs high above the Columbia River Gorge in Quincy, WA.
Woot. 2013 Lineup below...

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Bass Drum of Death in Austin in 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
Bass Drum of Death

Garage rock duo Bass Drum of Death have been added as an opener to the late April/early May Black Rebel Motorcycle Club tour, which includes the NYC show happening on May 4 at Terminal 5. Tickets for that show are still available.

While they're here, BDOD will play their own smaller (and probably sweatier) show later that night (5/4) at Death by Audio. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Openers for the other legs on BRMC's tour (The Big Pink and thenewno2) were announced too, and an updated list of tour dates (openers included) is below...

Continue reading "Bass Drum of Death opening for Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, playing their own NYC show too (dates)"


As mentioned, Black Rebel Motorcyle Club will release their seventh album, Specter at the Feast, on March 19 via Vagrant. The band have just released the first track from the album, a cover of The Call's 1989 single "Let the Day Begin," which was a minor U.S. hit. Some of you may know that BRMC bassist Robert Levon Been's father is the late Michael Been who fronted The Call (and died in 2010). You can watch the video for The Call's original below as well.

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's upcoming tour hits NYC on May 4 at Terminal 5 and tickets are still available.

Song stream and Call video below...

Continue reading "Black Rebel Motorcycle Club cover The Call on new LP (stream)"


Rock n' roll true believers Black Rebel Motorcycle Club are gearing up to release their seventh album, Specter At The Feast, which will be out March 19. While no music from the record has been released yet, BMRC have been releasing a series of album teasers -- directed by filmmaker (and Dum Dum Girl) Malia James -- and you can watch the first three of those below.

The band will be touring this spring in support of the new record, including a stop in NYC at Terminal 5 on May 4. No word on advance tickets just yet but you can keep checking Ticketmaster.

A list of all tour dates, plus Specter at the Feast album art, tracklisting and teaser videos, are below.

Continue reading "Black Rebel Motorcycle Club ready new album and tour (dates)"

Sasquatch! 2012 (more by Chris Graham and Rae Graham)
Sasquatch 2012

Quincy, WA music festival Sasquatch! has announced that it will return for its 12th installment to The Gorge over Memorial Day Weekend (5/24 - 5/27) in 2013. A limited number of discounted four-day festival passes will go on sale Friday (11/23) at 9 AM PST at the Sasquatch! website. The lineup will be announced in February.

In other US festival news, as recently mentioned on BV Austin, Austin Psych Fest will go down in Carson Creek Ranch from April 26 to 28 with Deerhunter, The Black Angels, Boris, Spectrum, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Clinic, Warpaint, DIIV, and many more. More info HERE.


This press release went out this morning...


An important update from Long Beach - Quiksilver is working closely with the City of Long Beach to preserve the heart of the professional surf contest scheduled to start on Sunday, September 4 in light of the impact of Hurricane Irene and concerns for the Long Beach community, which suffered significant damage from the storm. The Quiksilver Pro is scheduled to start its 11-day "holding period" on Monday, September 5. The Quiksilver Pro Trials presented by Unsound Surf will run on Sunday, September 4.

The situation has been changing daily, and we recognize that City resources are focused on hurricane restoration and clean up as first priority. In that context, we have been informed by the City that the festival and music components of the event are no longer achievable.

The Quiksilver Pro NY is first and foremost about the surf contest and Long Beach has an incredible surfing tradition and spirit. We are committed to holding the ASP tour event at Long Beach so that together we can promote the sport by bringing together the best surfers in the world to this terrific community.

Damn. You can see the list of who was supposed to play, below...

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Quicksilver Pro

Watch out House of Vans, it looks like yeat another corporate-sponsored show-series is vying for contender of "best free shows" in NY this year. Taking place over fifteen days in Long Beach, NY (and finally explaining that mysterious Flaming Lips date), The Quiksilver Pro New York series ("the first-ever ASP World Championship Tour stop on the East Coast of the United States") will feature surfing, skating, and BMX demos from some of the biggest names out there (Kelly Slater, Tony Hawk, etc).... not to mention some major music acts like The Flaming Lips, Girl Talk, Interpol, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Q-Tip, Neon Indian, Wavves, Taking Back Sunday, Saves The Day, and many more. Best of all, admission to everything is FREE.

All dates with the full lineups are below, but the music portion kicks off on Saturday, 9/3 with Girl Talk, Saves The Day, "a special surprise performance" & more. Sunday has Interpol, Portugal. The Man, The Ettes (who play NYC tonight), and more. Monday (Labor Day) will see Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Civil Twilight, and more. 9/9 is probably the most impressive show with The Flaming Lips, Q-Tip, Neon Indian, Wavves and Charlotte O'Connor. Saturday 9/10 will play host to a "Benefit Concert Hosted By Kelly Slater & Friends + The Max Weinberg Experience" with Taking Back Sunday, The Sounds and SLUNT. More details on the benefit show are TBA.

If you can't make it to Long Island, "The Quiksilver Pro New York will be broadcast from September 3-15 by MSG and Fuse, with programming that will feature some of the biggest artists, athletes and live performances from the event."

More details and lineups below...

Continue reading "Quiksilver hosting free shows in Long Island (Girl Talk, Flaming Lips, Interpol, Q-Tip, Neon Indian, Wavves, more)"


Black Rebel Motorcycle Club played the Fashion Week party at Don Hill's on Thursday. Iggy Pop and The Stooges played there Friday, and according to the above Tweet by Eli Mizrahi, Courtney Love is playing there tonight.

Eli's Tweet also reminds us that tonight is the John Varvatos's 10th Anniversary party in the store previously known as CBGB. There will be a concert from: 9 p.m. - 2 a.m. Supposedly confirmed performers include Alejandro Escovedo, Alice Cooper, Wayne Kramer, Ian Hunter, ZZ Top, Black Country Communion, Camp Freddy, Cherie Currie, Darling Stillettos, Handsome Dick Manitoba, Jesse Malin & The St. Marks Social, and Perry Farrell . Rumored performers include Iggy Pop and (thanks John) Robert Plant (who plays Bowery Ballroom Sunday).

Who else is playing fashion week parties tonight?

by BBG

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Good news, good news. If you don't already have tickets to 4/8 at Webster Hall, some tickets are still available. In addition, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have added a second NYC show at Webster Hall on 4/9 with Alberta Cross (who just opened for Guns n Roses at the Varvatos Store). Tickets are on Artist presale (or will be soon), and the Ticketmaster AMEX presale blasts off at noon tomorrow (2/17) with regular folks getting a crack at the tix on Friday (2/19) at noon.

In addition to the previously mentioned tour dates in support of the forthcoming Beat The Devil's Tattoo, BRMC have also confirmed an appearance at the Vagrant Records SXSW showcase with School of Seven Bells, J Roddy Walston & The Business and Murder By Death on March 19th at La Zona Rosa.

Updated tour dates below...

Continue reading "Black Rebel Motorcycle Club add 2nd NYC show (w/ Alberta Cross), playing Vagrant SXSW showcase - updated Tour Dates "

by BBG

BRMC 2009

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is revving up [pun!] to unleash their fifth studio album, Beat The Devil's Tattoo, on March 9, 2010, signifying the band's first full-length on their own Abstract Dragon, in partnership with Vagrant Records. ...The trio returned to the familiar setting of Philly to pen this record... in the very studio that produced their widely acclaimed third LP, Howl, before returning to hometown L.A. to add the finishing touches.
Just a few days before Black Rebel Motorcycle Club release Beat The Devil's Tattoo, the band will kick off a tour in Sacramento with new drummer Leah Shapiro in tow. The dates stretch through March and into April, concluding at Webster Hall in NYC on April 8th. Tickets for all dates are on on presale now. Tickets go on sale via Ticketmaster on 12/11 at noon.

BMRC recently released a three disc DVD/CD set entitled Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Live. Fans of blatantly literal titles are stoked. Featuring "two hours of concert footage captured from three sold out shows in Berlin, Dublin and Glasgow, ...behind-the-scenes footage, glimpses into the making of 2005's Howl and is rounded out with a bonus live album featuring 14 songs", pick up a copy of that set at your nearest purveyor of fine records and tapes.

In addition, the band has also contributed a track to the New Moon soundtrack, along with Bon Iver, Death Cab for Cutie, Lykke Li, Muse, St Vincent, and others. ZOMG! Are you Team Jacob or Team Edward?

Full tour dates and a few videos are below.

Continue reading "Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - new albums & 2010 tour dates "

The EraserThe Eraser

"Thom Yorke and Flea's new supergroup will play a Radiohead song at their upcoming debut gigs in Los Angeles., it's been revealed.

The as-yet-unnamed band's drummer Mauro Refosco told Brazilian website Abril.com they will play Thom Yorke's 'The Eraser' album in its entirety, four new songs and one Radiohead track at the shows on Sunday and Monday (October 4 & 5).

It's rumoured the band will air Thom Yorke's song he wrote for the Twilight New Moon soundtrack, 'Hearing Damage', as one of the "new" songs." [gigwise]

LA Weekly is also reporting that their might be a secret Thom Yorke show at the Echoplex this Friday night, October 2.

The new Twilight soundtrack, as you may have heard, also includes tracks by many familiar names including Death Cab For Cutie, Muse, Sea Wolf, Grizzly Bear & Beach House's Victoria Legrand, Bon Iver & St. Vincent, and Editors...

Speaking exclusively to Gigwise, Editors frontman Tom Smith said: "The films aren't aimed at people our age but I look at the bands that we're next to on that soundtrack and it's just a good thing.

"It's not selling out, it's not putting your song on an advert or selling a product.

"It's just being part of something that, to me, as collective seems like a pretty attractive thing."

New Moon is the second instalment of the vampire franchise, which stars British actor Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart.

Cover art and tracklist below...

Continue reading "Thom Yorke's LA setlist, a secret show?, Twilight soundtrack"