Entries tagged with: Broadcaster
by Andrew Sacher
Hard Girls @ Death by Audio - 8/17/14 (via BrooklynVegan Instagram)
San Jose's Hard Girls kicked off their tour with Broadcaster on Long Island on Saturday (8/16), and the next night they made their way to NYC's Death by Audio with Chumped and a full band set from Bomb the Music Industry's Jeff Rosenstock, which we at BrooklynVegan were proud to present. It was Hard Girls' first-ever show in NYC (though all three have played here as members of the Jesse Michaels-fronted Classics of Love), and the crowd was clearly ready for them to finally make their way here. They split their set between material from 2009's Hello EP, their 2012 debut LP, Isn't It Worse, and this year's A Thousand Surfaces on Asian Man, and much of the crowd was ready to yell every word. Mosh pits broke out, people crowd surfed, and they played what seemed like a legitimately unplanned encore of "Beach Party." As they were taking off their guitars, the crowd began shouting the song's "Beach party tonight!" intro and before either singer could say no, the drummer joined in.
Both locals Chumped and tourmates Broadcaster had the kind of indie punk that was the perfect primer for Hard Girls. Both of those bands played new songs too, so keep an eye out for new material from those guys. Jeff Rosenstock, who used to front the now-defunct Bomb the Music Industry, headlined the show with a full band that included Hard Girls guitarist Mike Huguenor. BTMI are undoubtedly sorely missed by many, but their fans seem happy to come out and see Jeff in any environment, as last night's crowd was full of smiling faces and an energy level at least as high as Hard Girls' crowd. Jeff and friends were in equally good spirits and sounded great, and their set also ended with an impromptu encore. "At BEST we can do a cover that we all know," said Jeff about he and his band who had clearly only learned the songs that were prepared for this show. They decided on Weezer (who Jeff is no stranger to covering), and after Jeff asked DbA's Edan Wilber which song from the first two albums they should do, they took on "My Name Is Jonas" at his request.
Really fun show all around. Thanks to everyone who came, and we hope you had as good of a time as we did. A few more pictures below...
Chumped (photo by Rebecca R Photography)
San Jose punks Hard Girls are about to kick off their tour with Broadcaster this weekend, and as we've mentioned previously, it hits NYC on Sunday (8/17) at Death by Audio for a BrooklynVegan-presented show with a full-band set from Bomb the Music Industry's Jeff Rosenstock. Will Wagner was supposed to play too, but unfortunately he dropped off. Though on the bright side, we've added poppy Brooklyn punks Chumped to the bill in his place. This should be a fun night all around (if we do say so ourselves) and we hope to see you there! Doors at 8, music at 9. $8 admission at the door.
Streams from all four bands on the bill, below...
by Andrew Sacher
San Jose punks Hard Girls released their sophomore album, A Thousand Surfaces, this past June via Asian Man, and are currently on the road in support of it opening for Andrew Jackson Jihad. After that tour ends, they'll go on their own tour of smaller venues with Long Island's Broadcaster.
We're happy to announce that BrooklynVegan will be presenting the NYC stop of the tour, happening August 17 at Death by Audio. Also on the show is Jeff Rosenstock of the now-defunct Bomb the Music Industry and Will Wagner of Australian folk punks The Smith Street Band. 8 PM doors, $8 admission. All tour dates, including a Long Island show with Crow Bait, are listed below.
If you haven't heard the new Hard Girls LP, you can stream it in full over at Punk News. It follows their 2012 debut and the 2013 LP all three members made with former Operation Ivy singer Jesse Michaels (who illustrated the new album's artwork) as Classics of Love, and is filled with killer melodic punk with a scrappy, indie rock aesthetic. A video and a stream from that LP, with the list of tour dates, below...
Little Dragon @ BVSXSW 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
Little Dragon, Lawrence Rothman @ Terminal 5
Little Dragon gave us more of the Swedish synth pop we know and love on this year's Nabuma Rubberband and tonight they kick off a sold-out 2-night run at NYC's Terminal 5. Theatrical LA musician Lawrence Rothman should get things off to an interesting start.
YJY, Tribal Days, The Big Easy, Ports of Spain, Malatese, Surfing, Gingerlys, Sharkmufin, Kissing Is A Crime, Beiju, The Veda Rays, Eastern Hollows, Water, Life Size Maps, Honduras @ 94 Evergreen (Slackfest)
The Slackgaze 'zine is throwing this three-day festival in Bushwick featuring 45 bands. Music starts at 3 PM.
Laura Stevenson, Not Blood, Paint, Tow3rs, Fascinator @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Laura Stevenson (playing full band tonight) last released Wheel in 2013, more of the punkish indie rock we've come to expect from her and her Don Giovanni labelmates.
Jail Weddings, Earl Boykins @ Cake Shop
One of the biggest rock bands in Los Angeles (literally, there's nine of them), Jail Weddings make grandiose psych-rock in the tradition of Lee Hazlewood or Scott Walker. It will be interesting seeing them crammed into Cake Shop's tiny stage.
Sleeping Bag, Rozwell Kid, Shark?, Parlor Walls @ Death by Audio
Bloomington, IN invades Brooklyn tonight as indie rock bands Sleeping Bag and Rozwell Kid hit DbA, and their hooky pop is well matched with locals Parlor Walls and Shark?
Dave Chappelle @ Radio City Music Hall
Comedian Dave Chappelle is back in a big way, doing a whopping
nine 10 nights at Radio City Music Hall. This is the third.
Ought, The Yum Dee Days, Savants, Tiger Dare @ Rough Trade
Canadian band Ought are surfing on a fair amount of buzz - and Talking Heads comparisons. See what the fuss is all about tonight.
Breakdown, White Widows Pact, Manipulate, Heavy Chains @ Saint Vitus
NYHC vets Breakdown are still kicking. Their demo-era lineup played 2013's Black N Blue Bowl and now the band are set for another hometown show at Saint Vitus.
All Eyes West, Broadcaster, Easy Creatures @ The Acheron
Chicago's All Eyes West are a newer band but love the '90s (they've played hometown shows with Knapsack and Braid, and were produced by Jawbox's J Robbins). They were in town last night for a show with Pilot to Gunner, and tonight they headline their own show at the Acherno.
Kaiser Chiefs, Streets of Laredo @ Webster Hall
Ten years since "I Predict a Riot" and "Oh My God" catapulted them the stardom, the Kaiser Chiefs soldier on.
John Doe @ The Bell House
The frontman for X does a solo show tonight at The Bell House, supporting his new best-of collection. He'll be back with X in August.
Hot Tuna, Leon Russell, Jorma Kaukonen @ Westbury
Unlike the main members' other band, Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna have continued consistently for decades since their start as a band, and like fellow jam pioneers Phil Lesh or Allman Brothers, they've still got it.
'The Past is a Grotesque Animal' (of Montreal movie) @ IFC Center
Jason Miller's of Montreal documentary, The Past is a Grotesque Animal, is a very up-close, very personal look at the band and main man Kevin Barnes in particular.
Biblical, VBA @ Mercury Lounge
Toronto's Biblical make throwback psychedelic rock and proto-metal, and though there's no lack of this kinda thing, they're one of the bands doing it exceptionally well.
Statiqbloom, VoidVision, Phemale @ Coco 66
Statiqbloom is Fade Kainer of metal band Batillus' project that gives him a chance to make dancier music in the industrial/EBM realm.
Ivy, Tapehead, Chest Pain, Krallion @ Lulu's
NYC's Ivy make driving, attitude-filled punk as you can hear on their recent single for Katorga works, "Arch-Foe," which is streaming below. They're joined tonight by Rochester's Tapehead, Austin's Chest Pain and NYC's Krallion.
For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.
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by Andrew Sacher
Dischord Records "supergroup" Alarms and Controls (featuring members of '90s-era Dischord bands Circus Lupus and The Crownhate Ruin, and others) released their debut LP Clovis Points last month, and just came to NYC for their first show here at the BrooklynVegan/Exploding In Sound party at Death by Audio last night (12/12). The band is made up of veteran musicians, and from the way they play, that's instantly clear. They mix fidgety post-punk and dissonant post-hardcore in a masterful way, with tons of complexities that came off as a natural part of the band's sound, rather than a show-offy way to win over fans. Still, Chris Hamley's fretwork was pretty amazing to watch and a highlight of the show.
If you missed Alarms and Controls last night, or just want to see them again, they'll be hanging around for another NYC show at Cake Shop tonight (12/13) with Life Size Maps and Poor Lily. 8 PM doors, $10 admission.
The rest of the BV/EIS party was great too, with Slow Warm Death kicking things off with the heaviest and most intense set of the night, the blues of Slothrust, Toronto's PUP showing that if their new label home of SideOneDummy helps them get on bigger stages they're absolutely ready for it, and poppy Brooklyn punks Chumped ending with the most flat-out fun set of the night.
Chumped also play their last show of 2013 at Lulu's tonight (12/13) with Broadcaster, American Hellfire Club, and Remnants (first show). It's free and there's free pizza with every beer. 8 PM start. Chumped also open for Iron Chic in February.
Stream some Alarms and Controls below...
by Andrew Sacher
Circle Takes the Square (photo by Danin Drahos)
As discussed, Gainesville's The Fest is returning this year from October 31 to November 3, and they've just expanded their lineup to include more artists. Additions includes post-hardcore/screamo giants Circle Takes The Square, who have been reunited for a bit but still only rarely play US shows; Geoff Rickly's United Nations, who are also back, but have not been as active as Geoff's solo project; punk vets ALL; Titus Andronicus (who have multiple NYC-area appearances coming up); Fake Problems and more.
Those recent additions join previously announced names like Torche, White Lung, Bouncing Souls, Ceremony, Braid, Paint It Black, Samiam, Knapsack (reunion), The Draft (reunion), The Menzingers, The Lawrence Arms, Hop Along, Code Orange Kids, Creative Adult, Pity Sex, Mean Jeans, Retox, Lemuria, Greys, Tenement, Tim Barry, Toys That Kill, The Night Marchers and more. Tickets for The Fest are on sale now.
Circle Takes The Square returned in December, 2012 with Decompositions Volume Number One, their first album of new material since reuniting and second overall. It's not the instant masterpiece that their 2004 debut, As the Roots Undo, is, but it's still damn good. Download it in its entirety at bandcamp (name your price) or stream it in its entirety, along with the updated The Fest lineup, below.
The Fest is back for round 11 (!) adding bands from across the spectrum of punk rock for the multi-day Gainesville, Florida extravaganza. The Fest announced its initial lineup earlier this month but has doubled that number, bringing the total tally to a whopping 217, and there are more to go! The lineup includes Lagwagon, Naked Raygun, Baroness, Red Fang, Off with Their Heads, Torche, Valient Thorr, 7 Seconds, F.Y.P., Braid, Titus Andronicus, Toys That Kill, Underground Railroad to Candyland, Frank Turner and many more (see below). Tickets are now on sale (and sold out quick last year).
Full lineup is below, expect to see some surprises at The Fest as well; Sleepytime Trio reunited there last year.
by Klaus Kinski
Blackout survivor Ted Leo in the rain (more by Chris La Putt)
You know, I've been bugging BV to put on a show with me since I became aware of just how much I missed helping put together our RoFL shows at Pianos. Doesn't it figure that when we finally get it happening mother nature sends along one of her most loathsome weather systems to go head and destroy my, our, dreams. Folks, it is with a heavy heart that I must inform you that the BrooklynVegan and Klaus Kinski present Ted Leo, Doug Gillard, Broadcaster, and Dave Hill scheduled to take place at the Rock Shop on Saturday August 27th has been CANCELLED.
If you've been a good little pup and have been reading BrooklynVegan over the past coupla days, you'd know that shows all over the city this weekend are being cancelled. I was really hoping that we could hang in there. However, with the MTA closing down tomorrow at noon, and with the very real possibility that bridges and tunnels might also close, we've got no choice but to cancel the show. What's the point of having a show if people can't even get to it? And Broadcaster has to get to and from Providence. During a hurricane? What're you, some kind of a masochist?
Ideally we would like to reschedule this somewhere in the near future, with the same Dave Hill and the same bands performing. It is a pain in the ass to try and get so many schedule's to sync up, but I am tenacious and really hope we get a mulligan. Refund information to follow.
Other Ted Leo dates below...
by Klaus Kinski
Ted Leo @ BV-SXSW 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
Back in 2008, BV and I used to put on shows at Pianos called Rock n ROFL. As the title implies, these shows featured legendary comedy line-ups curated by me followed by musical onslaughts curated by BV. The lead up to each and every one of those shows always stressed me the F out, but as the room would fill up and the shows got under way, all the stress would dissolve and turn into feelings of sheer joy. Our generous drink specials always helped. Although, when the Futureheads played I got a little anxious because I thought for sure the floor of the live room was about to collapse under our feet...
Dave Hill @ BV & KK Rock n ROFL in 2008 (more by Elizabeth Weinberg)
Anywhoozle, for whatever reason, the RoFL's ceased to be and that was ok because, well, life started to get pretty busy. But the other day I came across a poem called Around the Corner by a dude called Henson Towne. After a good cry I realized that, man, life is short and I miss the stress and relief that comes with putting on a show...
So it is with profound joy that I announce BrooklynVegan and Klaus Kinski Present happening at the Rock Shop on Saturday August 27th (8:00pm doors, 21+). The show will be hosted by the great and much loved comedian Dave Hill and feature sets by Rhode Island's own Broadcaster, Doug Gillard, and Ted Leo!
Full disclosure: my brother is in Broadcaster. But before you raise your pitchforks and head into the comments section to cry nepotism, be advised that my adoration of the band has nothing to do with the fact that my brother is in it. They are flat out, ass kickingly awesome. And you don't have to take my word for it; they recently won the Breakthrough Act of the Year award at this year's Providence Phoenix readers poll. The PEOPLE have spoken! They are even Ted Leo Approved! So don't dilly dally getting to the show. Get there early, have some booze, and experience the fury that is Broadcaster.
Doug Gillard @ BV-CMJ 2008 (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
And there is no hiding my adoration of the great Doug Gillard. This axe-wielding ex-GBV and ex-Cobra Verde (a band Dave Hill was also in) troubadour makes some of the best rock in the biz. Backed by a full band, he will blow the wig right off your head. And to cap things off, Klaus Favorite, BV favorite, and all around nicest guy in music, Ted Leo will horse around on stage for our listening pleasure.
I honestly could not be happier with the line-up we've cooked up. And I am beside myself that it will happen at the Rock Shop. The intimacy of the room and their kick ass sound-system is going to make for one helluvan evening. Hopefully we'll be able to finagle some sweet ass drink specials for those with the sense not to miss this most majestic evening. Friends, get your tickets before they sell out (on sale at 5pm).
All Ted Leo dates, this weekend in Camden, NJ included, below...