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Sharon Van Etten @ Great GoogaMooga 2013 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)

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

The Northside Festival
The Northside Festival begins its four-day takeover of North Brooklyn tonight. Basically every venue in Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick is involved. There are lots of shows but we've highlighted our picks here -- noted by the "(Northside)" in the event name.

The Pizza Underground (Variety Show), Toby Goodshank @ LPR
Milking the last of their 15 minutes of fame (about the same length, coincidentally, as their set), this pizza-themed Velvet Underground tribute act offers up a variety show with comedy and music. It's also the record release show for Toby Goodshank.

Syd Arthur, Fort Lean, Kevin Morby @ Knitting Factory (Northside)
The Knitting Factory has been dubbed the Palladia & VH1 House for Northside which will probably mean little to the average concertgoer going to see tonight's lineup. (Just expect lots of in-your-face branding.) Fort Lean, who played BV's Northside showcase in 2012, may be testing out new material tonight. It's a great undercard too, with the baroque psychedelia of UK band Syd Arthur and Babies frontman Kevin Morby.

Hunters, King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, Juan Wauters (of The Beets), Walter TV, Homeshake, Big Ups, Jonathan Toubin @ Baby's All Right (Northside Festival)
Panache booking put together this solid line-up of garagey, party-friendly bands. While most of them are local -- Australia's King Gizzard seem to be living here now -- it's notable for Walter TV, aka Mac DeMarco's other band. Actually's it IS his band, just in another configuration, with Pierce McGarry on guitar and lead. You can also catch Mac proper, at House of Vans earlier that same night, which is also part of Northside.

Talib Kweli (live w/ 9-piece band), Res, NIKO IS @ Brooklyn Bowl
NYC rap veteran Talib Kweli plays his hometown a lot but any chance to see him is a good one. Tonight's shows at Brooklyn Bowl (like last night's) is with a 9-piece band, so this should be an especially interesting one.

TEEN, Saint Pepsi, Las Rosas, Herzog, Chandos, Dog Bite, Piers (FKA Gondola), "Valaraie" (secret guest) @ Cameo (Northside Festival)
Sometimes presenters of festival showcases give you a good idea of what to expect. This one is as hodgepodge as its many presenters -- Terrorbird Media, Carpark Records, Kanine Records & InSound -- but we are especially fond of Cleveland band Herzog who make smart, crazy-catchy '90s style indie rock.

Tweak Bird, Vaz, BBIGPIGG @ Death by Audio
The Melvins' pals Tweak Bird are only a duo but they still make a racket like a full band and are a ton of fun too. Locals Vaz make quality noise rock.

Pallbearer, Hull, Planning For Burial, Yellow Eyes, Vilkacis @ Europa (Northside Festival)
This show is one of the few metal options at Northside this year and it's a good one. Pallbearer more than do justice to traditional doom and they just announced a new album so hopefully we'll hear some of that tonight. The rest of the bill is good too with the sludgy Hull, the gloomy Planning For Burial, the black metal of Yellow Eyes, and M. Rekeviks' (of Fell Voices) solo project Vilkacis.

BADBADNOTGOOD, Ian Isiah, Jerry Paper, DJ Mursi Layne @ Glasslands (Northside Festival)
Toronto trio BADBADNOTGOOD first picked up buzz a couple years ago thanks to some quality jazz/instrumental hip hop covers of Odd Future, James Blake, My Bloody Valentine and Kanye West, and the strength of their originals has kept us interested.

Body Count, Madball @ Gramercy Theatre
In case you forgot, before Ice-T played a cop on Law and Order, he fronted the metal band that wrote 1992's "Cop Killer." That band returns to NYC tonight and making it a doubly nostalgic bill, NYHC vets Madball open.

Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, Mac DeMarco, Benjamin Booker @ House of Vans
This is a House of Vans show and part of the Northside Festival, so you can either get in from your RSVP or Northside Badge. Charles Bradley, who has spent time as a James Brown impersonator, is the soulful real deal with an arsenal of stage moves. Mac DeMarco (this is a strange bill!) is a talented songwriter who too often hides under his slacker partyboy persona.

People Under the Stairs, Mr. MFN eXquire, Fresh Daily, Thanksgiving Brown (DJ Set) @ Littlefield
The LA hip hop duo of Thes One and Double K hits NYC for their second of two shows this week at Littlefield tonight. Great local support comes from Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire.

Cheatahs, Writer @ Mercury Lounge
UK band Cheatahs' debut album is a nice balance of the loud, dreamy and melodic, and '90s touchstones seem to be Swervedriver and early Sloan. Good stuff.

Sharon Van Etten, Shilpa Ray @ MHOW (Northside Festival)
We still remember when Sharon played the upstairs at Pianos as part of one of our CMJ day parties, so we couldn't be more pleased that her career has really taken off. This is her first of three sold-out NYC shows this week.

Ewan Pearson, JDH & Dave P @ Output
Ewan Pearson's been putting out quality electronic music since the '90s, and more recently contributed to M83's 2008 album, Saturday's = Youth. He returns to NYC for tonight's FIXED party.

Flea, Laurie Anderson, David Murray, Patti Smith, Thurston Moore, Ravi Coltrane, Bill Laswell, and more! @ Prospect Park Bandshell
Tonight is a tribute to jazz icon Ornette Coleman. A host of big names -- Patti Smith, Thurston Moore and Flea to name three -- will play in a band led by Coleman's son, Denardo.

Moon Boots, Perseus, Plastic Plates @ Verboten
Moon Boots is one of the better contemporary producers reviving '90s-style pop-house at the moment. If you like Disclosure and haven't checked this guy out, you should fix that.

Titus Andronicus, Eagulls, D'NT, Low Fat Getting High @ Warsaw (Northside Festival)
NJ punks Titus Andronicus always put on consistently great live shows, and lately they've been pretty generous with new material from their still-in-the-works rock opera. Of course we'll hear the old favorites (and maybe a few covers) too. UK post-punks Eagulls are still a bit one-dimensional with their sound (they only have one album and one EP), but they do that sound well and make this a great double bill. It's worth showing up for the local openers too.

Ben Watt @ Joe's Pub
The Everything But the Girl guitarist released Hendra, his first solo album in 30 years, earlier this year and plays his first-ever NYC solo show tonight... with instrumental help from onetime Suede guitarist Bernard Butler. Sold out.

Jose James, Kris Bowers @ Highline Ballroom (Blue Note Jazz Festival)
Jose James makes the kind of neo-soul that's easy listening enough for Starbucks but has an edge too.

Bas, Bryant Dope @ SOBs
Two local rappers team up for this show, the Young One-signed Queens resident Bryant Dope and J. Cole collaborator Bas.

Homeboy Sandman, The Difference Machine, PUDGE, DJ Edan @ Santos Party House
Homeboy Sandman put out the White Sands EP earlier this year via Stones Throw with atypical (for hip hop) beats by UK producer Paul White that Homeboy has no problem sliding his rhymes between.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.

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by Andrew Sacher

Lou Reed I mean GDP in "The Next Day" video

NY/NJ alternative rapper GDP is set to follow his 2013 EP on Run For Cover, Holla, (and a recent collaboration with Antwon) with a new mixtape, Permanent Vocation, due out this spring via Smokers Cough. The new record's single, "The Next Day" (not a David Bowie cover but the video does feature GDP dressed up like Lou Reed), was produced by Melbourne producer Aoi, and like most of GDP's stuff sounds inspired by Def Jux/Rhymesayers-style hip hop. The video for the single makes its premiere in this post, and you can watch it below.

GDP is also heading out on the road with electronic producer (and Smokers Cough labelmate) Rosegold this month. The tour kicks off in Brooklyn on February 18 at The Flat (308 Hooper St) with NeakO, Bryant Dope, Big Breakfast and resident DJ MopTop. Admission for the show, which doubles as Rosegold's Past Lives LP release party, is $5 at the door.

All dates are listed, along with the new GDP video, below...

Continue reading "GDP made a video for "The Next Day," touring w/ Rosegold"

Deniro Farrar at NXNE 2013 (more by David Andrako)
Deniro Farrar

The hip hop CMJ show announcements keep coming. Noisey is throwing one of their Rap Parties on Wednesday, October 16 at Santos Party House with Vic Mensa, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, World's Fair, Deniro Farrar (who also plays SOB's a day earlier), Key!, Bryant Dope, The Kid Daytona, Eddie B, Illclinton, and DJ Meka (of 2dopeboyz). The show is totally free but RSVP is required.

As discussed, sooner than that, Noisey does another Rap Party at Santos this Wednesday (10/9), which is the NYC stop on Black Milk's tour and also includes The Doppelgangaz (who play that same SOB's show as Deniro Farrar), Black Dave, Quelle, and DJ Sober. Tickets for that show are still available.

Meanwhile, Meka also DJs the Duck Down CMJ showcase, which happens on October 16 at Music Hall of Williamsburg co-headlined by Talib Kweli and Brooklyn hip hop vets Black Moon, who will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of their 1993 debut, Enta da Stage, backed by Phony PPL. The rest of the lineup includes Smif N Wessun Reggae Jam Session, RES, T'Nah Apex, and Cory Mo (tickets).

Flyer for Noisey's CMJ show below...

Continue reading "Mr. MFN' eXquire, Deniro Farrar, World's Fair & more playing Noisey Rap Party during CMJ (Black Milk's is this week)"

A$AP Ferg at Brooklyn Bowl in December (more by Brook Bobbins)

Talib Kweli, who just played SOB's earlier this week, is playing two nights at Brooklyn Bowl (3/17-18) with a live band this March with Cory Mo. Tickets for night 1, night 2 and both nights are on sale now.

A$AP Ferg and Fat Trel are teaming up for a NYC show on February 12 at SOB's with Da$h & Retch and A$ton Matthews. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Ratking, who play Mercury Lounge on February 1 with Bryant Dope and JeanDeaux (tickets), also play a Brooklyn show on January 27 at Public Assembly with Show Me The Body and Tippwork. Admission for that one is $10 at the door.

Nitty Scott, Dave East, and Panama are playing SOB's on February 7. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Phony PPL play Brooklyn Bowl on February 21. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Dipset are celebrating the tenth anniversary of Diplomatic Immunity at BB King's on March 25. Tickets for that show are still available.

Check out more upcoming hip hop shows in NYC HERE and HERE.

by Andrew Sacher

Main Attrakionz at BV-SXSW 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Main Attrakionz

Earlier this month, we mentioned that iPhone/Android app Mobli was throwing a CMJ party with Heems, Sasha Go Hard, Kitty Pryde, Weekend Money, SAFE, The Underachievers, and Party Supplies. That party was supposed to happen today at Delinquency but that venue has since been shut down so the whole lineup (minus The Underachievers and Party Supplies) is merging with the Young One Records showcase, which happens tonight (10/17) at 285 Kent. That showcase, in addition to including the names mentioned above, will have Main Attrakionz, Kool AD, Deniro Farrar, Supreme Cuts, Cities Aviv, Bryant Dope, Ryan Hemsworth, and CBG. SAFE and Ryan Hemsworth are DJing between sets, the rest of the acts are playing live. The show flier and set times are below.

That 285 Kent show is a pretty stacked bill for hip hop, and if you're into stacked hip hop shows like that one, you'll also probably want to check out the Mass Appeal party at Gramercy on Friday (10/19) with Asher Roth, Prodigy (of Mobb Deep), The Alchemist, Large Professor, Mr. Muthafuckin' exquire, Roc Marciano, Boldy James, Ninja Sonik, Bodega Bamz, Alexander Spit, Angel Haze and Timeless Youth. That one's free with RSVP to RSVP@massappeal.com but entry is based on capacity. The flier for this show is below.

As mentioned, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire also plays SOB's on Thursday (10/18) and an MTV Studio at Webster Hall the same day. That studio show is with Big K.R.I.T. and LE1F, and when we first mentioned it, a "special guest" was billed who has since been revealed as Killer Mike. Tickets for that one are still available.

That MTV show is an early show (5:30 doors) and after that there's a late show with Chuck Inglish (of The Cool Kids), Ninjasonik, ASAP TyY, Blvckalfred, Vault Boys, MopTop, Chase N Cashe, GDP, Vyle, and Curtains. Tickets for that one are still available.

Cities Aviv, in addition to the Young One show, has other CMJ shows, including the Flowerbooking CMJ showcase at Knitting Factory on Friday (10/19) with Unicorn Kid, Ki:Theory, Devin, Ghost Wave, and Talk Normal (tickets) and the Bond Music Group/PopGun show at Cameo Gallery on Friday (10/19) (late show) with Steven A. Clark, Lushlife, Dark Sister, and Pegasus Warning (tickets).

He also plays the free BrooklynVegan day party at Public Assembly on Saturday (10/20) with The Orwells, Eternal Summers, and the rest of the lineup coming soon!

While we're talking about good hip hop shows during CMJ, don't forget the Converse Rubber Tracks/Fool's Gold 5th anniversary show at Music Hall of WIlliamsburg on Saturday (10/20) with Ghostface Killah, A-Trak, Flosstradamus, Donnis, Nick Catchdubs, World's Fair, Troy Ave, and special guests. That one's totally free, first come, first served.

Showcase flier and set times for the Young One/Mobli show are below.

Continue reading "hip hop CMJ update: Sasha Go Hard show merges w/ Main Attrakionz show; Cities Aviv dates; Killer Mike adds show"

by Andrew Sacher

DOWNLOAD: Anthm & Blu - "Polaris" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Anthm - "Life Imitates Art" (MP3)


NYC newcomer emcee Anthm is readying his new EP, Joy and Pain, due out on June 12. Unlike the cloud rap of fellow NYC rapper A$AP Rocky or the throwback hardcore hip hop of Action Bronson and Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Anthm has more in common with the neo-conscious west coast rap of Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, or Blu, who appears on his newest joint, "Polaris." The two rappers work well together on top of RJF's chilled-out beats and tampered vocal samples. You can download that track, along with another Anthm cut called "Life Imitates Art," above, or stream them below. Also below is the video for "Manhattan."

Anthm and Blu will share a bill in NYC at the 2DopeBoyz-presented show at SOB's on June 13 with Bryant Dope. Tickets for that show are on sale now. The flier for this show is below.

Speaking of Blu, he just dropped a new single, "Kiss the Sky," last week (5/22) via Coalmine Records with guest vocals from Mela Machinko, production from M-Phazes, and cuts by DJ Dutchmaster. Stream that below, along with a list of all Blu dates, the Anthm song streams, video, and flier for the SOB's show.

Continue reading "Anthm & Blu collab on "Polaris" (MP3), playing SOBs together"