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Breton @ Glasslands, 5/16/2018

It took a couple tries but UK outfit Breton finally got their visas approved to tour the US, and played NYC at Glasslands on Friday (5/16). The band's second album, War Room Stories, came out back in February and is full of danceable rock not so far from Hot Chip or Foals. Did you check them out on Friday? What did you think? Pictures from their Glasslands set are in this post.

Opening the night were a couple of other dancey acts from around the globe. Hoodlem, from Australia, make R&B-tinged pop a la AlunaGeorge; and Ireland's Kid Karate put a big dose of big rock riffs into the evening's otherwise clubby vibe. Pictures from their sets, plus more of Breton, below...

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German electronic project Roosevelt was supposed to tour the US around SXSW, including a NYC show that would have happened Tuesday (3/11) at Glasslands, but unfortunately all non-SXSW dates had to be cancelled due to visa issues. Refunds for the NYC show available at point of purchase.

Roosevelt will still make it to SXSW though, where one of their shows is the free Thursday BrooklynVegan day party at Red 7. They go on at 4 PM, before a headlining set by Little Dragon.

In related news, UK dance rockers Breton were also supposed to come to the US for SXSW, where one of their shows would have been the free BrooklynVegan Friday day party. Though unfortunately, like last time they attempted to come here, this trip has been cancelled due to visa issues too. At the moment, their NYC show for May 16 at Glasslands is still on (tickets).

Television @ Rough Trade, November 2014 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)

Now in its 32nd year, the 2014 edition of Canadian Music Week happens in Toronto from May 6 - 10. The festival/conference (not unlike SXSW) has released its initial line-up which includes M.I.A., Tegan & Sara, Ellie Goulding, Television, Neko Case, OFF!, The King Khan and BBQ Show, No Age, Woods and more. Wristbands and festival badges are on sale now.

On the conference side of things, speakers include deadmau5, Nile Rodgers, Amanda Palmer, Bruce Cockburn and more. The full Canadian Music Week 2014 initial line-up is listed, along with a flyer, below...

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UK band Breton, who were supposed to play NYC at Glasslands this week but had to postpone due to Visa Issues, have rescheduled that show. But it's not for a while. Breton's new date is May 16 at Glasslands. Tickets are on sale, and if you purchased for the previous date, those will be honored, or refunds available at point of purchase. The only other North American date for Breton at the moment is Boise, ID's Treefort Fest in March, so SXSW seems likely as well. Stay tuned for other dates.

By that time, Breton's new album, War Stories, will be out. New single "Envy" just got a remix by Gramme (whose album from this year not enough people heard), and they put their signature fuzzed bass and stomp to the track. You can stream that remix below.

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Treefort Music Festival will return for its third annual year in 2014 from March 20-23 across various venues in Downtown Boise, ID. The initial lineup was just announced and it includes Run the Jewels (who also just announced a free NYC show), Built to Spill, Breton, Saintseneca, SubRosa, Uzala, Warm Soda, The Joy Formidable, Boyfrndz and more. 4-day passes (and a few other ticket options) are on sale now.

In other Built to Spill news, someone listed "Built To Spill Perfect From Now On Studio Master Tapes 10" x 1/2" Metal Reels 15 IPS RARE" on, of all places, Etsy! The description reads:

Incredibly rare. It's not everyday you come across a piece of real music history. These are the only master tapes for this album. One of a kind, these are not recorded from album to tape. These are the original master recordings for Built To Spill's 1997 LP Perfect From Now On. These are recorded to 4 count 1/2" Ampex Gold Studio Masters. However not every track on the album appears here and vice versa. They contain the initial studio recordings without remaster, mixing, and overdubs. Pre-engineered and mixed by Warner Brothers. This is the raw studio recording. Highest grade tape and reels. These are breathtaking! If you're a fan of BTS or Northwest music, consider this, it's like finding the the "Velvet Underground" of Idaho's unreleased acetate. Thanks for looking. Check back often, we add new stock daily to our shop.

I'm selling these as a document to the making of an album, I do not claim to own the rights to the music contained on these reels and am selling the reels as found objects.

Unfortunately though, this item is now sold.

Full initial Treefort lineup below...

Continue reading "Treefort Music Fest 2014 lineup & tix (Run the Jewels, Built to Spill, Saintseneca, Warm Soda, SubRosa, Breton & more); Built to Spill master tape sold on Etsy?"


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.

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by Bill Pearis


UK dancerock outfit Breton will release their second album, War Stories, in February. Two singles have been released off it so far: the pulsing "Got Well Soon" (shades of Hot Chip, in a good way), and the brand new "Envy" which is a little more in line with the angular sounds of their first album. You can watch the video for "Got Well Soon" and stream "Envy" below.

The band are making a quick visit to North America next month, with one show each in NYC and Montreal. Breton play Brooklyn's Glasslands on December 13 with Glass Gang. Tickets are on sale now.

Dates are listed, along with stream and video, below...

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Megadeth are playing The Wellmont Theater on November 29 in Montclair, NJ and The Paramount on December 3 in Huntington, NY. Tickets to those shows go on Live Nation/Mobile App presales today at 10 AM (password: "scorcher"). General on-sale begins Friday (9/27) at 10 AM.

Tickets to see Justin Timberlake at Madison Square Garden go on Fan Club presale today at 10 AM.

Lissie is playing Webster Hall on November 25. Tickets to that show go on AmEx presale today at noon, with a general on-sale starting Friday (9/27) at noon.

Breton are playing Glasslands on December 13. Tickets to that show are on sale now.

Cashmere Cat and Anamanaguchi have been added to the Dillon Francis shows at Terminal 5. Tickets to those shows are still available.

Tickets to see Father John Misty at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Disclosure at Terminal 5 go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see M.I.A. at Terminal 5 go on AmEx presage today at noon, with a general on-sale starting Friday (9/27) at noon.

Tickets to see Jagwar Ma at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Mikal Cronin at Webster Hall go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Sky Ferreira and Smith Westerns at Webster Hall go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see King Krule at Webster Hall go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Machinedrum at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to the Luscious Jackson show at Webster Hall are on sale now.

Tickets to see Dr. Dog at Terminal 5 go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Frontier Ruckus are playing Mercury Lounge on December 5. Tickets to that show go on AmEx presale today at noon, with a general on-sale starting Friday (9/27) at noon.

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

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Long-running UK music weekly NME has just published their Year-End issue and have named Tame Impala's Lonerism as album of the year, with Grimes, Frank Ocean, Crystal Castles and Alt-J rounding out the Top 5. Tame Impala offshoot Pond comes in at #7. Check out the entire Top 50 list below.

As mentioned before, Tame Impala just announced a 2013 tour, and will play Terminal 5 in NYC on February 19. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (11/30) at noon.

NME's Top 50 LPs of 2012 are listed below.

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UK band Breton released their debut LP, Other People's Problems, earlier this year and are continuing to tour in support of it. They'll be back in North America for another run of dates later this summer which brings them to NYC for a show at Bowery Ballroom on September 6 with D/R/U/G/S. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (7/13) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (7/11) at noon.

A list of all dates and a video are below.

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Rock Werchter

We try to keep tabs on various festivals around the world here on BrooklynVegan, many of which you'll eventually see pictures from. Today we focus on Belgium.

Pukkelpop goes down from August 16 - 18. That festival includes The Stone Roses, Bjork, Bloc Party, The Black Keys, Refused, Wilco, The Hives, The Shins, The Afghan Whigs, Lykke Li, Hot Chip, Feist, Flying Lotus, tUnE-yArDs, Chromatics, Cloud Nothings, The Tallest Man on Earth, Baroness, Ceremony, A-Trak, Rustie, Hudson Mohawke, and more. The full lineup is listed below. Tickets for the festival are on sale now.

Rock Werchter, which falls a bit more on the mainstream side, happens in Belgium even sooner, running from June 28 - July 1. That lineup includes The Cure, Jack White, X, Mastodon, Garbage, The xx, M83, Metric, Amon Tobin, Skrillex, Perfume Genius, Bat For Lashes, Michael Kiwanuka, Alabama Shakes, My Morning Jacket, Regina Spektor, Florence + the Machine, The Vaccines and more. Tickets for the festival are on sale now sold out.

The full lineups for both Pukkelpop and Rock Wercher are listed below.

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by Andrew Sacher


London's Breton were just in Austin for SXSW and before they head home they'll play a NYC show TONIGHT (3/21) at Mercury Lounge with Gold Fields. Tickets are available.

You may know Breton from the remixes they've done for Maps & Atlases and Local Natives, or the audio/visual work they've done for Tricky, but they've also been releasing EPs of their own material. Now they've got a debut full length, Other People's Problems, set to come out on April 3 in the US and March 26 in the UK via FatCat. The album pulls from two rather different, but distinctly UK styles of music. They've got a mix of James Blake-ian beats and the tense vocals of UK dance-punk groups like Klaxons and Foals. Check out the video for "Interference" off the album, which they wrote, filmed, and directed themselves, below. The album artwork and tracklist are below too.

All dates, including a May tour with We Were Promised Jetpacks (that has them in Philly on May 5th) and video below...

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We Were Promised Jetpacks at FFF Fest 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
We Were Promised Jetpacks

We Were Promised Jetpacks, who were last in NYC to headline Webster Hall (and perform for our Green Room Sessions) (which was not long after they were here for CMJ), are currently on a European tour that goes through February. They'll follow that with a North American tour, which hasn't been announced in full yet but so far includes the sold out Coachellas and a few others including NYC shows happening on May 3 at Bowery Ballroom and and May 4 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for both NYC shows go on sale Friday (1/27) at noon with an AmEx presale starting (1/25) at noon.

All currently known dates and our 'Green Room Sessions' videos in case you missed them below...

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