Entries tagged with: Bootblacks
by Ian Chainey
Boris at Le Poisson Rouge in 2013 (more by PSquared Photography)
Japan's genre chameleons Boris will begin touring North America at the end of the month with a number of supporting acts. On August 3, they'll be dropping into NYC's Bowery Ballroom with the Atlas Moth and SubRosa. They've since added another NYC show happening day after, August 4 at Saint Vitus, where they'll play a special "drumless drone" set with Youth Worship opening. Tickets for that show are available now.
Boris released their newest album, the summery and rocking Noise, in June. Youth Worship is the new project of former Asobi Seksu guitarist/vocalist James Hanna. The band released an EP, Youth Worship EP1, in January that pairs pop with overdriven guitars. They'll also be playing Rough Trade NYC on August 14 with Weeknight and Bootblacks. Tickets for that show are available now, as well.
Updated Boris dates are listed, with a recent two-hour Boris performance with Merzbow and a Youth Worship stream, below...
photos by Phil Maler
Crash Course in Science @ LPR, 8/8/2013
Belgians A Split-Second will hit NYC for a rare appearance at Drom on December 7 -- their only North American appearance, and first American show in 25 years(!). Tickets are on sale and Crash Course in Science will support. For the unfamiliar, A Split-Second is considered to be a pivotal band in the industrial-related EBM movement, along with names like Front 242, Die Krupps, Nitzer Ebb and others:
After the Belgian synth pop group Extraballe disbanded, Mark Ickx joined up with Chrismar Chayell to form A Split Second, which debuted in 1986 with the dance single "Flesh." The duo quickly took a detour into more industrial sounds with their next single, "Rigor Mortis"; both those tracks and others were compiled on their eponymous debut American EP, which followed their first Belgian album, 1987's Ballistic Statues, by a year. A Split Second's sound had by now coalesced into a mix of programmed industrial beats, synthesizers, heavily distorted guitars, and alternately melodic and vicious vocals; unsurprisingly, they were signed in America to the Wax Trax! label, which issued From the Inside in 1988. A number of singles and EPs followed on both Wax Trax! and the Belgian Antler-Subway label, some later taken from the 1990 album Kiss of Fury, which found the group switching to Caroline for U.S. distribution. Little new material was heard from A Split Second until 1995, when the duo returned with Vengeance.You can stream a few A Split-Second tracks below..
Crash Course in Science, meanwhile, recently headlined Le Poisson Rouge with a little help from Xeno & Oaklander, and belated pictures from that performance on August 8 are available below.
And speaking of Xeno & Oaklander, you can check out the pair at Union Pool on September 13 with Bootblacks and Tempers, part of the ongoing RITUALS series. Tickets are on sale. As mentioned, the pair have a new video for an LP out this fall.
Last but not least, catch the-X&O-related-band Martial Canterel at Cameo on August 31, when he headlines the space with Figure Study, Forma and Hot Guts (tickets).
More pics from LPR and a selection of tracks by A Split Second are below...
Azar Swan have released the "In My Mouth" digital single, a two track effort out now via Pendu Sound. You can check out both tracks -- including b-side "Over," making its debut in this post -- which are streamable in this post.
Keep an ear out for either, or both, tracks when Azar Swan join Bestial Mouths (who have a new album) and Cthulu Fantasy at Glasslands on July 15. Tickets are son sale now. Bestial Mouths, meanwhile, will also join Bootblacks for a show at Nothing Changes on July 17.
Song streams below.
photos by Greg Cristman
Wolf Eyes @ Saint Vitus, 7/6/2013
Antagonistic noise gang Wolf Eyes headlined a sold-out show at Saint Vitus on Saturday (7/6), joined by Hubble (Ben Greenberg, also of The Men), Foreplay (mem Warthog) and Soren (mem Rosenkopf) for a night of experimentalism and noise. Pictures from the show are in this post.
If you missed Saint Vitus, you can still get your Wolf Eyes fix by heading to Nothing Changes on Wednesday (July 10) when Nate Young (Wolf Eyes) hits Home Sweet Home for a late night appearance. The party will also host upcoming appearances from Bestial Mouths / Bootblacks on July 17th, La Urss / Sad Boys on July 24th and last but certainly not least, Lost Tribe / Anasazi on July 31st.
More pictures from a packed out (and superbly air-conditioned!) Saint Vitus on Saturday are below.
Frankie Rose @ Township (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
In addition to the Jens Lekman/Of Montreal show at Williamsburg Park, the Northside Festival (June 14 - 17) just announced a slew of confirmed artists who'll be playing this year, including Future of the Left, the U.S. debut of Iceage-spinoff Vår (formerly War), Frankie Rose (playing the BrooklynVegan showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg with more TBA), Grass Widow, Cleveland's Gap Dream, Wymond Miles of the Fresh & Onlys, Chain & the Gang, Kool Keith and more.
Other 2012 Northside Festival artists we've already posted about include Olivia Tremor Control, GZA, Neil Hamburger, Eternal Summers, Ceremony and Screaming Females and Royal Headache. Badges are on sale now and the full list of confirmed 2012 Northside artists is below.
Pop 1280 mine the dark chasms of punk and no-wave on their new LP The Horror, due on Sacred Bones on January 24th. The band previously released the song "Bodies In The Dunes" from that album, and we are now proud to premiere another track today called "New Electronix". Stream both below.
Pop 1280 have THREE NYC shows scheduled for the next couple of months. Most imminently, the band will play Sunday at Music Hall of Williamsburg (1/22) with Pissed Jeans & Protect-U. Tickets are still available. The band will ALSO play a record release show that week at the WIERD party at Home Sweet Home on January 25th with DJs Caleb Braaten (of Sacred Bones) + Glenn Maryansky (of Cult of Youth), more details are available at the Facebook invite. Last but not least, look for Pop 1280 at Saint Vitus on March 3rd with Velvet Condom and Bootblacks. Tickets are on sale.
Speaking of Cult of Youth, vocalist/guitarist Sean Ragon will re-open his record store Heaven Street on Friday (1/20). The opening of the new location (184 Noll St, near Flushing Ave, off the Morgan L) will be accompanied by free beer, and DJ sets from Glenn Maryansky, Sybil Disobedience, Chris Prorock, Ning Nong and Gasface. The grand re-opening kicks off at 4PM and more details are available at the Facebook invite.
All streams and some video is below.