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by Bill Pearis

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The U.S. Open just finished a week or so ago, but if you still need a tennis fix, might I suggest Yuck's new video for "Middle Sea"? In it, fro'd drummer Jonny Rogoff (looking McEnroe-esque), faces off against someone more than twice his elder and the two clearly have a rocky history. Filial issues play out on the court: words are had, rackets are thrown (more McEnroe!), and sports drink is spilled. You can watch the video below.

Yuck's new album, Glow & Behold, is out October 1 and the band doesn't seem to have been slowed down much by frontman Daniel Blumberg's departure, as they're still cranking out the catchy '90s style indie rock in the vein of Teenage Fanclub, Versus and Sebadoh, with a little MBV-style glide guitar dappled across at least a couple tracks.

Yuck will be spending the early part of October on tour with Pixies in Europe but will be in NYC for CMJ. The only announced show so far is at Mercury Lounge on 10/18. The whole line-up is pretty good, featuring UK noisemakers Eagulls, soulful crooner Willis Earl Beal, and Montreal's krautrocky Absolutely Free. Tickets to that show go on sale Friday (9/20) at noon. If you have a CMJ badge you can get in with that too, based on capacity of course.

All Yuck tour dates are listed, along with the "Middle Sea" video, below.

Continue reading "Yuck serve up a new video, ready 'Glow & Behold' and playing CMJ w/ Willis Earl Beal, Eagulls & Absolutely Free (dates)"

Yamantaka // Sonic Titan at Mercury Lounge in 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
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Canadian costumed-face-painted-progressive-psychedelia collective Yamantaka // Sonic Titan have already announced they're coming to our side of the border for CMJ, and it's since been revealed that they'll be doing a quick North American tour after that as well. Those dates include another NYC-area appearance on Halloween (10/31) at Basilica in Hudson, NY (where the Basilica Sound Scape festival just happened). That show is with Norwegian art pop musician Jenny Hval (who also has NYC shows coming up), plus special guests Tanz Praxis (featuring C. Lavender). Tickets for the show will be available via Basilica's site soon.

YT//ST's one currently announced CMJ show is the Panache showcase happening on October 16 at Knitting Factory with Jacco Gardner, Saint Rich, U.S. GIrls, Slim Twig, and Arp. Tickets for that show are still available, and you can also try to get in using your CMJ badge.

YT//ST also just made a video for "One" off their upcoming album UZU (due out 10/29 via Suicide Squeeze), which you can watch, along with the list of all tour dates, below...

Continue reading "Yamantaka // Sonic Titan made a video, add dates, playing Basilica Hudson on Halloween with Jenny Hval"

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Tickets to see Mazzy Star at Terminal 5 go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the 2013 New Yorker Festival, which includes Paul Simon, Kim Gordon, Aziz Ansari, Christopher Guest, and lots more, go on sale today at noon.

Boys Noize, who normally plays larger NYC venues like Webster Hall and Roseland Ballroom, is doing two nights at the more intimate Williamsburg dance club, Output on October 22 and 24. Tickets to those shows go on sale today at noon.

Sammy Hagar celebrates "FOUR DECADES OF ROCK" at The Capitol Theatre on October 23. Tickets go on sale today at noon. \m/

Josh Berwanger (of The Anniversary) is playing a CMJ show at Mercury Lounge, and since we last spoke the full lineup has been announced. Josh will be joined by No Way Josie, Hockey, Wild Adriatic, Gemini Club, Marmalakes, and The Attic Ends. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Earl Sweatshirt, Domo Genesis, and Vince Staples at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Glasser at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Tinderbox Festival at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Deerhoof, Aye Nako, Butter the Children, and more go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Real Estate at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Rudimental at Bowery Ballroom and MHOW go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Alex von Mehren at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see The Sounds at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see SOHN and Empress Of at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon. Tickets for their Glasslands show are on sale now.

Tickets to the "Sepultura" show at Gramercy Theater go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to the Lotus show at Terminal 5 go on sale today at noon.

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

Browse our NYC Concert Calendar for shows happening today and every day - comedy shows, heavy metal concerts (courtesy of our heavy metal blog), and free shows included.

Glasser at MHOW in 2010 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Glasser

Glasser is releasing her sophomore album, Interiors, on October 8 via True Panther. It's the followup to her debut, Ring, which came out on the same label back in 2010. Glasser already made a video for one of the album's singles, "Shape," and now she's got another for the track "Design." Check it out below.

Following the release of the new album, Glasser will go on a tour which hits NYC for CMJ. She'll play the True Panther/Terrible Records showcase on October 15 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Other artists TBA. Tickets for the show go on sale Friday (9/13) at noon, or you can try to get in using your CMJ badge.

All dates are listed, along with both music videos, below...

Continue reading "Glasser released a new video from upcoming LP, announces tour, playing MHOW during CMJ (dates)"

by Doug Moore

Nachtmystium at Saint Vitus, 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
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Metal Insider have announced the details of their 2013 CMJ showcase. The show will be on October 18 at Europa and will feature Nachtmystium, who were supposedly on hiatus for the year and who haven't come around since their November 2012 Vitus date in support of Silencing Machine. Byzantine (who haven't played NYC in six years), New York's own Black Anvil, Ramming Speed (who played a sold-out Vitus gig with Windhand last week), and Vattnet Viskar round out the lineup. Tickets are available now.

The metal lineup around CMJ weekend is starting to fill out. The Invisible Oranges showcase, featuring two headlining Pelican performances, will go down on October 17 and 18. Lineup and venue details are still emerging; stay tuned for those. As we mentioned, the MetalSucks/Metal Injection showcase -- featuring Fuck the Facts, Fit for an Autopsy, Hivesmasher, Meek Is Murder, and Stomach Earth -- is at the Acheron on October 18. Tickets are available now. And Godflesh's first NYC date in basically forever is on October 19 at Irving Plaza. Tickets are still available for that one, somehow.

by Bill Pearis

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Helsinki, Finland duo Shine 2009 will release their second album, Our Nation, on October 15 via Cascine in North America and Modular in the rest of the world. The record skirts the line between indie pop and dance music, a tightrope act that Scandinavians seem particularly adept at. The late-'90s/early-00s seem to be of particular inspiration here, to my ears at least, drawing from things like Kruder & Dorfmeister's K&D Sessions, jungle breakbeats, and effervescent, acoustic-y Swedish pop. It's a terrific LP. If you liked that Kings of Convenience remix album, Versus, UK act Bent or Swedish outfit The Embassy you should check out the album's two released singles, "Eurozone" and "Older," below. (You should check them out even if not, too.) You can also stream CFCF's remix of "Eurozone" which basically turns it into a Stereo MCs song. That's below as well.

Shine 2009 will be in NYC next month for CMJ. No specific shows have been announced yet, but dates will surface once we get closer to the fest.

Streams below.

Continue reading "Finnish duo Shine 2009 releasing 'Our Nation' and playing CMJ in October (streams)"

by Andrew Sacher

The Jazz June in 2000
The Jazz June

Philadelphia emo vets The Jazz June helped define the melodic emo sound of the mid-late '90s along with bands like Braid, The Promise Ring, Christie Front Drive, and others, and initially called it quits not long after their 2002 record, Better Off Without Air. They last reunited back in 2007, and now they're coming back once again for another "rebirth" of The Jazz June.

The reunion kicks off when the band plays the official Topshelf Records CMJ showcase on October 19 at Saint Vitus with atmospheric post-hardcore band Caravels, emo-y alt-rockers Have Mercy, post rockers Enemies, and one more TBA. Tom Mullen (Washed Up Emo) DJs between sets. Tickets for the show are on sale now, and a limited number of CMJ badges will be allowed in too. There's also a free exclusive 7" available for everyone in attendance which includes "Hundred Years" by Caravels and a previously unreleased Prawn song. Show flyer below.

Not long after, Have Mercy will open for another reunited emo band, Knapsack, at their previously discussed Music Hall of Williamsburg (11/17) show. I Hate Our Freedom (who also play a show with Sainthood Reps and I Am the Avalanche) are on that bill too. Tickets are still available.

Topshelf CMJ showcase flyer, and streams from all bands playing, below...

Continue reading "The Jazz June reuniting, playing Topshelf CMJ (lineup)"

by Andrew Sacher

Meek Is Murder at Cake Shop in 2010 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Meek Is Murder

Brooklyn mathcore trio Meek Is Murder have announced that they'll be returning with a new album, Everything Is Awesome Nothing Matters, on October 22 on vinyl via Threshold of Pain (the band is self-releasing it digitally). It's the followup to their 2011 debut, Algorithms, and like that album, they brought in producer Kurt Ballou of Converge, whose technical, breakneck-speed metallic hardcore is likely a precedent for Meek's sound (as is Botch, who they're known to cover). Check out an album teaser video of Meek is Murder and Kurt Ballou in Kurt's Godcity Studio, along with the tracklist, below.

Meek Is Murder also have some local shows coming up. One of those happens this Saturday (9/14) at The Grand Victory with Tiger Flowers (who they have a split music video with, watch below), Johnny Booth, Hive Smasher, and NYC's atmospheric metallers So Hideous (who also have a new LP on the way, trailer below). Tickets for that show are on sale now. Show flyer below.

Then in October, they play the Metal Injection/Metal Sucks CMJ showcase on October 18 at Acheron. The show's being headlined by grindcore boundary-pushers Fuck the Facts (who have a new EP out), and also includes Fit For An Autopsy, Hivesmasher, and the live debut of Stomach Earth, the new project of The Red Chord's Mike McKenzie. Tickets for that one are on sale now, and the show flyer is below too. And finally, after CMJ they team up with So Hideous again for a show on October 26 at ABC No Rio.

Videos, LP tracklist, and show flyers below...

Continue reading "Meek Is Murder releasing a new LP, playing Grand Victory w/ Tiger Flowers, CMJ w/ Fuck the Facts & other shows"

Geoffrey O'Connor

Crayon Fields frontman Geoffrey O'Connor currently is putting the finishing touches on his second solo album but will release a new single, "Jacqueline," later this month via Chapter Music. Like his 2011 solo debut, "Jacqueline" is glammy, elegant synthpop and we've got the premiere of the track in this post.

As mentioned, Geoffrey will be in NYC next month for CMJ. No confirmed shows announced yet, but be on the lookout. If you're wondering, Crayon Fields are still together and working on new material too.

"Jacqueline" stream below...

Continue reading "Geoffrey O'Connor releasing new single (stream it) and LP, coming to NYC for CMJ"

by Andrew Sacher

Kal Marks

Boston indie rockers Kal Marks will be releasing their first official full length album, Life Is Murder, next week (9/17) via Exploding In Sound/Sophomore Lounge/Midnight Werewolf, but they've now made the entire thing available to stream ahead of its release. Like we said, it's a great mix of '90s-style loud rock and weirder, Modest Mouse-y indie, and you can check it out (via Stereogum) below.

Kal Marks also have a ton of tour dates this year, including one in NYC on October 10 at Shea Stadium with a great lineup of LVL UP, Palehound, and Frankie Cosmos. The flyer for that show is below. Kal Marks also have two CMJ shows scheduled, including one at Cameo on 10/17 and the Exploding In Sound showcase at Silent Barn on 10/19 with Bad History Month, Grass Is Green, Ovlov, Palehound, Pile, Porches, Speedy Ortiz, and Two Inch Astronaut.

You can also catch Palehound and Frankie Cosmos together even sooner when they play Silent Barn on September 17, making for a great night of anti-folk-inspired indie.

All Kal Marks dates are listed, along with the album stream, below...

Continue reading "Kal Marks streaming LP, announce tour, playing NYC w/ LVL UP, Palehound & Frankie Cosmos before CMJ (dates)"

Lou Doillon

Lou Doillon comes from a talented family -- her father is French film director Jacques Doillon, her mother is Jane Birkin, and Charlotte Gainsbourg is her half-sister. Having modeled and acted since the late '90s, she began exploring her music side in the late '00s. Her debut album, Places, was released last year and owes much to '70s singer-songwriters like Joni Mitchell and Carol King. You can stream the album via Spotify and Rdio.

Doillon also recently recorded an Absolut Encore Session at Chinatown club Le Baron (much like Little Dragon and Theopholis London did) and we've got the premiere of "Questions and Answers" from that in this post. Watch the Devendra Banhart-esque performance below.

She'll also be touring next month, including opening for Au Revoir Simone at Highline Ballroom on October 16 which is during CMJ (tickets).

All tour dates are listed, along with the Encore Session video, below.

Continue reading "Lou Doillon recorded an Encore Session, touring this fall, opening for Au Revoir Simone during CMJ (video, dates)"

by Bill Pearis

Au Revoir Simone

As mentioned, Brooklyn trio Au Revoir Simone's new album, Move in Spectrums, is out September 25. Produced by Jorge Elbrecht from Violens, the album is their most immediate, beat-driven album to date. The second single from the album is "Crazy" which is as close to "rock" as they've ever gotten. You can stream it, along with the video for first single "Somebody Who," below.

Erika, Annie and Heather will be heading to Europe next week for a tour but will be on the road in North America next month. Those dates include a NYC show during CMJ, headlining the French Music Bureau Export showcase at Highline Ballroom on October 16 with Lou Doillon and Selebrities. Tickets are on sale now.

All tour dates are listed, along with track stream and video, below.

Continue reading "Au Revoir Simone release second single from new LP, touring in October including CMJ (dates, streams)"

Berlin Festival

The big festival season may be coming to a close now that Labor Day is behind us and it doesn't really feel like summer anymore, but of course that doesn't mean there aren't any to still look forward to (though many are in warmer places than here in the Northeast).

One festival that will take an airplane ticket and a passport to get to from the US, but has a lineup that might make it worth it, is the Berlin Festival in -- you guessed it -- Berlin. It goes down this weekend from September 6-7 and includes Blur, Bjork, Pet Shop Boys, My Bloody Valentine, Klaxons, Savages, Justice (DJ), John Talabot (live), and more. Tickets for the festival are on sale now. Full schedule here.

In October, Austin gets the previously discussed Austin City Limits Festival for two weekends (10/4-6 & 10/11-13) with Depeche Mode, The Cure, Atoms for Peace, Phoenix, Wilco, Vampire Weekend, The National, passion Pit, Queens of The Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys, Kendrick Lamar, Franz Ferdinand and more. Weekend passes for weekend 2 and VIP options for both weekends are still available. Check out the schedule here. If you'll be in Austin for the festival, don't forget to catch some of the official late shows too.

Later on in the year, Austin gets the previously discussed Fun Fun Fun Fest (Nov. 8-10) which includes Descendents, Quicksand, Television, Deerhunter, MGMT, M.I.A., Snoop Dogg, Cut Copy, The Walkmen, Kurt Vile, Body Count, Cloud Nothings, Title FIght, White Lung and more. Tickets are still available. Check out the full lineup.

Around that same time, New Orleans hosts the previously mentioned Voodoo Experience festival (11/1-3) with Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails, The Cure, The Gaslight Anthem, Desaparecidos, Cults, Rudimental and more. Tickets are still available. Check out the full schedule.

Though it's not quite a "festival," NYC will be bombarded by a whole slew of bands this fall when a big portion of the music industry heads our way for the 2013 CMJ Music Marathon, which runs from October 15-19. Confirmed artists include The Dismemberment Plan, Pelican, Jacco Gardner, Good Riddance, Godflesh, Eagulls, Courtney Barnett, The Long Winters, Savages, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, Eleanor Friedberger, Kevin Drew, Obits, Fuck Buttons, Quadron, Speedy Ortiz, Lawrence Rothman and more. Badges are on sale now.

Right before CMJ, NYC will be getting the 2013 CBGB Music & Film Festival which goes from October 9 to 13 across various venues and includes Andy Shernoff, Arto Lindsay, Bass Drum of Death, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Ginger Baker, Hanni El Khatib, Meat Puppets, Obits, The Spits, Tommy Ramone, and more. Badges are still available.

And right as CMJ is ending in NYC, San Francisco will be getting its two-day Treasure Island Music Festival (10/19-20). That festival includes Atoms for Peace, Beck, Animal Collective, James Blake, Japandroids, Disclosure, Tricky, Little Dragon, and more. Tickets are still available. Check out the full schedule.

What else?

photos by Melissa O'Hearn

John Roderick @ Soundwave tent, Bumbershoot 2013
Bumbershoot

While The Long Winters haven't released an album since 2006's Putting the Days to Bed, the band has never officially broken up, though it's mainly frontman John Roderick at this point. However, as mentioned, he's gotten the old band back together to play the Barsuk Anniversary celebration in Seattle this November. Specifically, they'll be performing 2003's terrific When I Pretend to Fall in full, with the line-up that made and toured the record. If you've never listened to the album, you can stream it via Spotify or Rdio.

Before that happens, The Long Winters will be doing the same here in New York during CMJ at Bowery Ballroom on October 18. The band line-up for that show is Roderick, Michael Shilling on drums, and Sean Nelson on keyboard. Bassist Eric Corson, who's playing the Barsuk anniversary, can't make the NYC show, unfortunately. Like with most CMJ shows, there's a zillion bands playing and the Bowery bill also features Eleanor Friedberger, Reuben and the Dark, Kan Wakan, Promised Land Sound, and Okta Logue. Tickets are on AmEx presale now, and tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday (9/6) at noon.

John Roderick talked a bit about the reunion when he visited The Soundwave Tent at Bumbershoot in Seattle this past weekend during the BV-hosted portion of the day (Sunday, 9/1, which was "Barsuk Day"). He and host Dave Hill chatted while dueling it out via guitar solos. Pictures from Roderick's visit to the Soundwave tent are in this post. More of them below....

Continue reading "The Long Winters performing 'When I Pretend to Fall' in full at CMJ; John Roderick dueled w/ Dave Hill @ Bumbershoot (pics)"

DOWNLOAD: Allah-Las - Every Girl (MP3)

Allah-Las @ Webster Hall in April (more by Joe McCabe)
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As discussed, Allah-Las are coming to NYC for a show at Mercury Lounge on September 26. Since we last posted, that show has sold out and an earlier show that same night (with openers Make Good) has been added. Tickets for the early show are available. Both shows also feature DJ sets from Reverberation Radio (aka the Allah-Las in crate-digging mode).

After that, band jet back to the West Coast for a tour with fellow time-warper Jacco Gardner. For these shows, the band have pressed up a limited-edition 7" featuring two previously unreleased tracks. You can download "Every Girl" from it above and stream it below.

Jacco Gardner, as mentioned, will continue to tour North America after his stint with Allah-Las, including dates here in NYC during CMJ. He'll be here for most of the time, but the only announced show thus far is the Panache Booking showcase which happens at Knitting Factory on October 16. Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, Saint Rich, U.S. Girls, Arp, and Slim Twig. Tickets are still available. Jacco hasn't been this way since March.

All Allah-Las and Jacco Gardner dates are listed, along with that new single stream, below.

Continue reading "Allah-Las add early show at Mercury Lounge, releasing tour-only 7" (MP3, updated dates)"

Half Moon Run at Austin's Stubbs in June (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
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Montreal's Half Moon Run have been touring relentlessly since the release of their debut album and are one of the many bands who will descend on NYC next month for CMJ 2013. They'll probably be playing a few times, like most bands do these days, but their major bow during the week happens October 19 at Bowery Ballroom headlining the Paradigm Agency showcase that also features MisterWives, Gospels, and Flagship. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (9/6) at noon with an AmEx presale beginning Wednesday (9/4) at noon.

That show is part of a fall tour with MisterWives. They've also go European dates after that and all are listed below.

Continue reading "Half Moon Run extend tour, headlining Bowery Ballroom during CMJ (updated dates)"

Rose Windows
Rose Windows

As mentioned, Seattle psych band Rose Windows are in NYC this week with Montreal's Suuns, playing Le Poisson Rouge on Wednesday (9/4) (tickets). The band, whose album is out now via Sub Pop (listen via Spotify), will soon be on tour with their Pacific Northwest neighbors, The Moondoggies, which will include a stop in NYC during CMJ. While both band's CMJ schedules are still being worked out, they'll play Death by Audio on October 17 as part of Sub Pop little brother label Hardly Art's "Non CMJ CMJ Showcase" that will also include Portland's Hausu, Australia's Lost Animal and locals, The Beets (who are playing shows too).

No word on advance tickets (most DbA shows don't have them anyway) but all Rose Windows and Moondoggies dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Rose Windows playing NYC this week with Suuns; touring with The Moondoggies this fall including CMJ (dates)"

Yamantaka // Sonic Titan in Austin in 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
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As you may know, the CMJ 2013 initial lineup was just released (check out pictures from the announcement party), and following that announcement, Panache Booking has revealed the lineup for its official showcase. The showcase happens on Wednesday, October 16 at Knitting Factory with Canadian multi-genre psych freaks Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, '60s-style psychedelic pop revivalist Jacco Gardner, Delicate Steve offshoot Saint Rich, experimentalist U.S. Girls (aka Meghan Remy), her frequent collaborator Slim Twig, and electronic musician turned glam rocker Arp.

Tickets for the showcase are on sale now.

Saint Rich just made a video for their track "Officer," which you can watch below. They'll be in NYC even sooner than CMJ for their previously discussed Bowery Ballroom show with WIld Belle.

Yamantaka // Sonic Titan are releasing their new album, UZU, on October 29 via Suicide Squeeze and they recently posted the first single, "One," which you can stream below.

Continue reading "Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, Jacco Gardner, Saint Rich, U.S. Girls, Arp & Slim Twig playing Panache CMJ showcase"

photos by Sarah Gainer; words by Bill Pearis

Weekend

As we posted last night, CMJ held a 2013 Music Marathon line-up announcement last night (8/27) in NYC at Bowery Electric. In addition to finding out that The Long Winters, Obits, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, Savages, Pelican and more were going to be here for the fest in October, those in attendance were also treated to live sets from Brooklyn sandblasters Weekend and Providence, RI's widescreen dancepop act Magic Man. Pictures from their sets are in this post.

Weekend don't currently have CMJ on their schedule but will play NYC right after as part of their tour with Disappears, which hits NYC on October 22 at Glasslands. Nothing has been added to that bill making it a must for lovers of awesome gothy, loud, motorik, postpunky rock. Tickets are still available.

Full list of initial CMJ 2013 line-up is HERE and more pics of Weekend and Magic Man are below.

Continue reading "Weekend played CMJ party @ Bowery Electric w/ Magic Man (pics), add Nothing to Glasslands show, touring (dates)"

CMJ 2013

The 2013 CMJ Music Marathon happens from October 15 - 19 at clubs all over New York City. As we've been tweeting about at @BVCMJ, tonight (8/27), the CMJ folks held an announcement party at Bowery Electric with live performances from Weekend and Magic Man.

They also announced their initial line-up for this year's fest, which includes Kevin Drew, The Long Winters, Real Estate, Obits, The Dismemberment Plan (Terminal 5), Pelican (who are playing both of our Invisible Oranges showcases at Saint Vitus), Jacco Gardner, Good Riddance, Godflesh, Eagulls, the Pendu Sound showcase, and many more.

We'll have a set of pics from Weekend and Magic Man soon, but for now peruse the full initial CMJ 2013 line-up below.

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Starred at The Paramount in July (more by Greg Cristman)
Starred

NYC goth label Pendu Sound has announced that it will do its CMJ showcase at Europa on October 17 this year. It's a lineup of all local duos, including Starred, Tempers, and Azar Swan (whose members were both in Religious to Damn). Tickets for the showcase on sale now.

Meanwhile, Tempers have other hometown shows coming up too, including a previously mentioned Union Pool (9/13) show with Xeno & Oaklander and Bootblacks (tickets); and another supporting Martin Rev (of Suicide) at his Glasslands (10/9) show with Infinity Shred (tickets). Stream their recent "Strange Harvest" single and their cover of Swans' "Killing For Company," below.

Meanwhile, Starred recently made a video for "LA Drugs" off 2012's Prison to Prison EP, and they had one of the standout tracks on this year's Sub Pop 1000 compilation. We recently caught them in Brooklyn and Long Island on their tour with Courtney Love.

All streams below...

Continue reading "Tempers playing Pendu CMJ w/ Starred & Azar Swan, opening for Xeno & Oaklander and Martin Rev (of Suicide)"

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Leeds, UK band Eagulls practice a brand uber-hooky, '90s-style shout-alongs with a dose of dour '80s post punk in there too, as can be heard on the two 7"s and one EP the group have released to date. The band made their stateside debut back in March at SXSW (they were one of our 40 bands to watch you may remember) and are planning on visiting NYC for CMJ in October so look out for them then.

Meanwhile, Eagulls have signed with Partisan Records who will release their debut album in 2014. While they're finishing that up, the band have a new UK-only single, "Nerve Endings," that will be out September 30 with a cover of Killing Joke's "Requiem" on the flip. You can stream stream the A-side, and a couple other videos, below.

Continue reading "UK band Eagulls sign to Partisan, ready new single, debut LP (stream a track)"

by Andrew Sacher

Descendents at Coachella 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Coachella

Much has been going on in the punk world lately, and in case you've missed out, here's a roundup of information on upcoming shows (mostly in NYC), and other related news. The big one is probably the inevitable news that Black Flag guitarist Greg Ginn sued FLAG, the other currently operating incarnation of Black Flag. You can catch the impostors when their tour hits NYC on Septemeber 19 at Irving Plaza (tickets).

FLAG, as you may know, also share members with another classic punk band Descendents, and both of those bands will be playing this year's Fun Fun Fun Fest, which goes down in Austin from November 8-10. Tickets for that festival are still available.

Meanwhile, in an interview with Under the Gun (via Exclaim), Descendents drummer/producer Bill Stevenson mentioned that the band are slowly, but surely working on a new record, which will be the followup to 2004's Cool to be You. Bill said:

[The record is] in the embryonic stages. I have my studio, The Blasting Room, Stephen [Egerton] lives in Tulsa, and he has a studio too. Milo [Aukerman] even has a real small recording apparatus in his basement. Karl [Alvarez] still lives by me.

So I went in a couple of weeks ago and recorded, so we got 11 songs done, [but] just the drums. We'll be passing those around, Stephen will be putting guitars on 'em, Karl will be putting bass on 'em, Milo will be singing on 'em. We'll get rolling but it's not gonna be like "Oh it'll be done in a month!" It's gonna take us several months.

Descendents have also recently been honored by some bands they've influenced. Pop punks Candy Hearts released a cover of "Nothing With You" on their new 7" (listen below), and FILTER Magazine recently released a free tribute album that features FIDLAR, Mike Watt + The Secondmissingmen, The Bronx, YACHT, TEEN, Good Riddance, and more.

Good Riddance, the '90s era Cali punks who reunited in 2012, will be playing their first NYC shows since reuniting, all of which will happen during this year's CMJ. They'll be playing both official Fat Wreck Chords (who put out the last Descendents record) showcases, including the one happening at Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 18 with The Flatliners, Western Addiction, and Brooklyn/NJ's Night Birds, whose new album, Born to Die in Suburbia, does a lot of justice to the sound bands like Descendents and Good Riddance helped create. That same lineup (minus The Flatliners) sets sail aboard a Rocks Off Cruise the next day (10/19). MHOW tickets are on AmEx presale now, and a general on-sale stars Friday (8/9) at noon. Rocks Off tickets go on sale Friday at noon.

Night Birds also have some dates with Zero Boys, including a NYC show on August 29 at Europa with Nuclear Santa Claust. Tickets for that show are still available.

Another long-running Cali punk band, not too far removed from Descendents or Black Flag, Angry Samoans play a previously discussed NYC show on September 15 at Bowery Electric with Last Call Brawl and Downtown Brown (tickets).

Another good punk option in NYC happening much sooner (this weekend to be exact) is As discussed, Citizens Arrest (who once counted Ted Leo as a member), who play Brooklyn's Acheron on Saturday (8/10) (57 Waterbury St) with Enabler, Miscegenator, and Dead Serious. Tickets are still available.

NYC street punk vets The Casualties have some Northeast dates this September. None of them are in NYC, but they do have an Orange County show on 9/7 at Ma and Pa's, a Long Island show on 9/12 at Revolution, and two NJ shows: 9/13 at Stanhope House and 9/14 at Brighton Bar. All of their dates are listed below.

Another East Coast punk tour lands in the NYC-area this month when Protagonist and related project Teen Agers hit New Brunswick on August 13 at Court Tavern with Not The Bees and Lay the Blame on Luck, and Brooklyn on August 14 at Saint Vitus with Go Deep, Scarboro and Divided Heaven. Tickets for the Saint Vitus show are on sale now.

As you may already know, Kid Dynamite are breaking up (again), but not before playing This is Hardcore in Philly this week (8/8) and their free House of Vans show (8/15) in Brooklyn with Joyce Manor, Red Hare, and Swearin'. RSVP for that show is closed.

Joyce Manor also have other shows around the one at HoV, including another Brooklyn show happening on August 17 at Knitting Factory with Glocca Morra and Dogs On Acid (ex-Algernon Cadwallader). Tickets for the Knit show are still available.

Obviously these are only a few of the upcoming punk shows in NYC. What else?

Some streams and the list of Casualites dates, below...

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DOWNLOAD: Jacco Gardner - Chameleon (MP3)

Jacco Gardner @ Mercury Lounge in March (more by PSquared Photography)
Jacco Jardner

Dutch psychedelic wunderkind Jacco Gardner was last in North America around the time of the release of his highly enjoyable debut, Cabinet of Curiosities, swinging through NYC before and after SXSW (where he played one of our day shows). We already knew he'd be back in October for some West Coast shows with Allah-Las, but has now revealed dates of a full tour here in October. It conveniently puts him in NYC during CMJ -- is it that time already? Look for specifics on shows to emerge closer to the fest. The rest of the tour is properly mapped-out, though, and all dates are listed below.

If you haven't heard Cabinet of Curiosities yet, you can stream it via Spotify or Rdio, and download an MP3 of its single, "Chameleon," above and check out the video below.

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Pelican at Maryland Deathfest 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Pelican

Instrumental post-metal band Pelican will release their first LP in four years, Forever Becoming, via Southern Lord on October 15. The record features the track "Immutable Dusk," which you can stream below.

The announcement comes coupled with a string of dates, two of which happen in NYC. We are proud to report both are part of Invisible Oranges' CMJ Showcases, set to go down on October 17 and 18. Venue, cost and additional lineup is still TBA. Stay tuned for all the gory details.

The shows will be their first in NYC since the band played Brooklyn Masonic Temple in 2009, and part of a large campaign for the band. Full tour schedule is below.

 

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