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Pissed Jeans @ MHOW, 2013 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
Pissed Jeans

Union Pool's "Summer Thunder" series is returning for another season of Saturday outdoor shows during the warmer months at the Brooklyn venue (484 Union Ave). This year is a co-production with Other Music and things kick off on May 31 with dub DJ crew Blazer Sound System and a live performance from Permanent Love. The initial June lineup has been announced, featuring Pissed Jeans (6/7), Latin soul singer Joe Bataan (6/14), and Liquor Store, Call of the Wild and a TBA "Special Guest Headliner" (6/21).

The June 28 show is with drum-centric combo IIII (Four) featuring Brian Chase (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Hisham Akira Bharoocha (Soft Circle / Boredoms), Ryan Sawyer (Lonewolf) and Ben Vida. It's a high-concept piece they'll be performing:

The original piece, which has been performed in New York and at various music venues such as the Sydney Opera House in Sydney Australia with a range of 4 to up to 40 drummers, was written for 4 lead drummers who each expressed one of the four seasons we experience on the planet through a rhythm; spring, summer, fall and winter. Through each rhythm a multi-dimensional dialogue is created between the other musicians performing. This concept piece morphed into a musical composition which embraces the change seen on our planet as it goes through transitions and seasonal / environmental progression.
All "Summer Thunder" shows are free, start at 2 PM and are 21+. Flyer and initial schedule (we're told some more pretty big name will be announced soon, so stay tuned), below...

Continue reading "Union Pool's free Summer Thunder series -- June 2014 lineup (Pissed Jeans, 'IIII' w/ Brian Chase & more)"

Ex Cult @ DbA in 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)
EX CULT

Memphis ragers Ex-Cult just released their new album, Midnight Passenger, that balances sneering rippers with a few moody extended jams. You can stream a couple songs below and check out the whole thing on Spotify.

The band are about to launch their East Coast tour, which includes a stop at NYC's Mercury Lounge on May 22 with Pampers opening. Tickets are still available For those hoping to catch them somewhere a little more befitting their sound, you're in luck. Since we last posted, Ex-Cult have added another date, playing Brooklyn's Acheron the next day (5/23) with Foster Care, VBA, and Call of the Wild. Tickets for Acheron are on sale now.

Updated dates are listed, along with song streams, below...

Continue reading "Ex-Cult released 'Midnight Passenger,' add 2nd NYC show to tour (updated dates, streams)"

by Bill Pearis

degreaser

Brooklyn trio DeGreaser is the new-ish band from Australian expat Tim Evans who you may remember from Bird Blobs or the recent reincarnation of '80s legends Venom P. Stringer (who played ATP UK and US shows in 2010). The band's name is a good description of their heavy psych sound, which uses thick distortion like an industrial solvent. The band's new album, Rougher Squalor, is out soon on Ever/Never Records and we've got the premiere of the LP's lead track, "Word in Your Mouth," which you can listen to below.

DeGreaser open for White Hills at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus on Thursday (4/24) and tickets are still available. Shortly after that, they'll head out on a tour which kicks off at Death by Audio on May 6 with headliners Endless Boogie and Call of the Wild and Cyanide Tooth on the bill as well.

Some of the venues are still TBA but all dates are listed, along with the song stream, below...

Continue reading "DeGreaser releasing 'Rougher Squalor,' touring, playing NYC shows w/ White Hills, Endless Boogie (dates, new track stream)"

Tickets

Tickets for the Echo & the Bunnymen shows at Irving Plaza go on BrooklynVegan presale today at 10 AM. Password HERE.

Tickets for the Coldplay show at Beacon Theatre go on sale at 10 AM today.

Tickets for the Bryan Ferry show at Beacon Theatre go on AmEx, Chase and artist presale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the third Crosby, Stills & Nash show at Beacon Theatre go on Live Nation/Local/VIP presale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Modern Baseball, Tiny Moving Parts, The Hotelier and Sorority Noise show at The Studio at Webster Hall go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to see Gene Ween's band FREEMAN at Mercury Lounge go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Vince Clarke and Daniel Miller DJ sets at MHOW go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Frontier Ruckus are playing Mercury Lounge on August 19. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon with the general on-sale starting Friday (4/25) at noon.

Endless Boogie play Death by Audio on May 6 with Degreaser, Call of the Wild and Cyanide Tooth. No advance tickets for this one.

Forgetters, the current band of Jawbreaker frontman Blake Schwarzenbach, play another NYC show on May 30 at Death by Audio with Bennio Qwerty and The Seth. No advance tix.

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.

by Bill Pearis

the line outside Other Music at RSD 2013 (via @brooklynvegan instagram)
RSD14

We're just a few days away from Record Store Day 2014 (April 19) and quite a few of NYC's record stores have special events planned in addition to carrying all the RSD exclusive titles (check out our picks of the top releases). Here's a rundown.

The biggest in-store, probably no surprise, is at Rough Trade which will open at 9 AM and has a full day of musical performances. Hospitality and Perfect Pussy have now been added to the already announced line-up of Amen Dunes, Betty Who, Fear of Men, Mark Mulcahy, Milagres, Nothing, Palehound, and The Rails. There will be DJs too, and they've already announced which RSD exclusive releases they'll have for sale. Band schedule below.

Generation Records in the Village also has a full day of in-stores. The store opens at 10 AM, and performers include Pour The Pirate Sherry, The Golden Grass, and Daddy Long Legs, plus DJ sets from Aaron Cometbus, Doug Gillard, Mr. Fine Wine of Downtown Soulville on WFMU, Zachary Lipez and more.

Other Music, which will turn 20 next year, will open at 10 AM for RSD. It doesn't quite have the room for in-store performances and shopping at the same time (like at Rough Trade), so they have up to this point just booked musicians as DJs. This year's line-up, though, they are doing one actual live performance, with outsider artist Lonnie Holley at 1 PM. The rest of the day is DJs and the lineup includes Pop. 1280, Com Truise, Xeno & Oaklander, Matana Roberts, Pete Swanson and more. Full schedule is listed below.

Over at Kim's Video, the store is opening early at 8 AM with "refreshments" and their own slate of DJs, including Mick Collins of the Dirtbombs, plus members of Psychic Ills, Prince Rupert's Drops, and more. Full Kim's RSD schedule below.

Alex Bleeker @ In Living Stereo, RSD 2013 (via @brooklynvegan)
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Around the block, In Living Stereo will open at 10 AM and have in-store performances from Chaos Chaos, Call of the Wild, and Balancer. Plus, there will be free PBR all day (ID required) and if you spend more than $100 you get a free In Living Stereo beer mug.

East Village store Turntable Lab will be open from 10 AM - 8 PM with a healthy stock of RSD14 titles and guest DJs including Aaron DRM, Alex from Tokyo, Sable, Blue Jemz, Dopeshoes, and more. Full DJ lineup is in a flyer below.

Good Records in the East Village will cary a few RSD exclusives and will be putting out a special batch of vintage vinyl just for the day. They'll be posting a list of what's in that batch on their Facebook at some point.

Greenpoint's Permanent Records will be open at 10 AM with lots of RSD exclusives, plus "plenty of fun gifts and other swag to give away to our first batch of shoppers."

At the new Academy Annex location at 85 Oak St. in Greenpoint, in addition to RSD titles they'll be putting out "a great collection of used rare '90s and '00s indie rock, punk, and a ton of classic titles."

Nearby at the Captured Tracks Shop, they'll have "a bulk of RSD-exclusive titles, including RSD-exclusive titles from Captured Tracks!" Those C/T RSD titles include a live Medicine album, and a cool Flying Nun double-pack 7" with The Chills, The Verlaines and more. Not a RSD thing, but the store will be debuting monthly artist-curated record booths, the first two of which will be from Jeremy and Jarvis from Woods and Mac DeMarco. The store opens at a 11 AM for Record Store Day and will be open until 9 PM.

Bushwick's The Crate -- the storefront for Wrecords By Monkey which makes jewelry, accessories and home products out of old vinyl records -- will have it's Grand Opening on RSD, with $1 used records and new titles from local artists, plus free beer, and DJ sets from APSPDR+ and Silent Rider.

Earwax

Earwax Records, in its new N. 9th location in Williamsburg, will be open at 10 AM with a selection of RSD exclusives.

Norman's Sound & Vision, which moved from the East Village to Williamsburg a couple years ago, will have RSD exclusives and is open at 9 AM.

The Record Grouch in Greenpoint will be open regular hours (noon - 8 PM) and, while they won't be carrying any RSD exclusives, they have a stockpile of $1 records they've been holding onto just for the occasion.

Co-op 87 in Greenpoint may or may not be doing their 24-hour RSD marathon this year (they haven't decided yet) but will carry a select batch of independent label RSD exclusives as well as a whole bunch of $1 records they've been hoarding.

Halcyon Records in DUMBO has their biggest selection of RSD exclusives yet. They'll be open at 10 AM.

In the greater NY area, Fords, NJ's great Vintage Vinyl will be open at 8 AM for Record Store Day and are carrying around 300 RSD exclusive titles.

Cake Shop, who has participated in RSD the last three years, is taking this year off. The cafe and venue are still open though.

If you're going to be in the Windy City on Saturday, BV Chicago and Saki Records are teaming up again for a free Record Store Day party with live performances from Their / They're There/ ,Wedding Dress, Minor Characters, Landmarks, Meat Wave and Negative Scanner.

Please note that these stores are open year-round and need your support. In-store schedules and RSD14 flyers below...

Continue reading "a guide to NYC #RSD14 in-store performances & special events"

Priests at MHOW in 2013 (more by Chris La Putt)
Priests

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

Priests, Downtown Boys, 1/2 of Swearin', Olga Bell @ MoMA PS1
DC punks Priests have a new album coming out on Don Giovanni (they just released the killer lead single), and many upcoming tour dates, three of which are in NYC. Today's show is a little different than the other two though. It's an afternoon show (3 PM start) "of discussion and music surrounding feminist punk rock with artists" as part of MoMA PS1's Sunday Sessions, and also includes fellow punk band Downtown Boys, 1/2 of Swearin' (Allison Crutchfield and Kyle Gilbride) and Dirty Projector Olga Bell. The artists will be in conversation with Pitchfork's Jenn Pelly.

King Parrot, Vattnet Viskar, Vaporizer, Highness @ Saint Vitus
Australian thrashers King Parrot and Northeast US black metallers Vattnet Viskar team up for what should be an excellent double bill at Saint Vitus tonight.

Vaz, Anwar Sadat, Guardian Alien, The Library Is On Fire @ Death By Audio
Louisville's Anwar Sadat make fast, angry post-punk that doesn't feel weird being compared to The Jesus Lizard or Big Black. Tonight's their second of two NYC shows this weekend, and really the whole bill is killer with noise crew Vaz, Guardian Alien (aka the insane drumming of ex-Liturgy skinsman Greg Fox plus lots of noise) and shoegazy punks The Library Is On Fire.

Antibalas, LP, Angelique Kidjo, John Doe & guests @ City Winery
City Winery founder Michael Dorf presents a Paul Simon tribute show at Carnegie Hall tomorrow, but at his own venue tonight there will be a live rehearsal show of Simon's music with the above-mentioned artists and other special guests.

Call Of The Wild, Tournament, Hellbear, Iron Force @ Union Pool
Heavy garage rockers Call of the Wild team up with their punky Brooklyn neighbors Tournament, their speed metal Brooklyn neighbors Iron Force, and Richmond's Hellbear. Earplugs recommended.

Lady Gaga @ Roseland Ballroom
The long-lived NYC venue Roseland Ballroom will be closing its doors in early April, but before then it will go out with seven Lady Gaga shows, this being the second.

Hannibal Buress, Michael Che, Bridget Everett, Kurt Metzger, DJ Roofeeo & "a VERY special musical guest" @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
Hannibal Buress' birthday may be February 4, but he's choosing March 30 as the day of his birthday celebration at Knitting Factory, where he performs for every Sunday. A bunch of his friends are announced for this one, but what isn't announced is the "VERY special musical guest." Who could it be? Usually his shows are in the front room, but this time he takes over the main room, and its sold out.

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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Endless Boogie at ATP NYC 2012 (more by Luis Ruiz)
Endless Boogie

Jammy Brooklyn rockers Endless Boogie are about to kick off a residency at hometown venue Union Pool for the month of January (something they've done before). They'll be playing every Wednesday this month, starting this week (1/8), and there's different openers every night.

Photographer and DJ Josh Wildman, a regular at the now closed Max Fish where Endless Boogie could also often be found, will be doing "his amazing freak out squelching guitar ramblings" to open up the first night (1/8) of the residency that also features Lungfish's Dan Higgs on the bill.

Syphilitic Lust, whose 1/2 show at Acheron with Mutilation Rites was cancelled, will make their next appearance as part of the second week (1/15) of the residency along with Jack Rose collaborator and D. Charles Speer & the Helix member Hans Chew who maybe you caught opening for the Boogie back at their album release show in February.

Spacin', Mike Wexler + Band, Call of the Wild, Steve Gunn and a few others TBA will likely be confirmed for the 1/22 and 1/29 dates, so stay tuned for more concrete details on that. No advance tickets for any of the four shows; admission is $9 at the door.

Endless Boogie also open one of the two sold-out Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks NYC shows in February.

Some videos and the full schedule below...

Continue reading "Endless Boogie kicking off Union Pool residency w/ Syphilitic Lust, Dan Higgs, Josh Wildman, Hans Chew & more"

tickets

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

Tickets to see Blood Orange at Webster Hall go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see The Hold Steady at MHOW go on AmEx presale today at noon.

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

Tickets to the BV-presented Metronomy show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Dum Dum Girls and Blouse at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tokyo Police Club are playing Webster Hall on May 15. Tickets to that show go on AmEx presale today at noon, with a general on-sale starting Friday (12/13) at noon.

Tickets to see Nick Waterhouse at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon.

San Fermin are playing Bowery Ballroom on February 7. Tickets to that show go on AmEx presale today at noon, with a general on-sale starting Friday (12/13) at noon.

Tickets to see Public Service Broadcasting at Mercury Lounge go on AmEx presale today at noon.

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

GZA is playing Best Buy Theater on January 18 with Datsik. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

MEN, the post-Le Tigre project of JD Samson, are playing Knitting Factory on Saturday (12/14) (moved from Rough Trade) with Tippy Toes and Colin Self. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Connan Mockasin's show that would have been at Rough Trade (1/10) has been moved to Glasslands. Arp is also opening and tickets are on sale now. Tickets for his Mercury Lounge show are still available.

Tickets to the Eagulls shows at Rough Trade and Mercury Lounge go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Lost In The Trees and All Tiny Creatures at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon.

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

Maria Minerva and Co La are playing 285 Kent on December 19. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Tickets for the Destruction Unit show at Saint Vitus (moved from 1/11 to 1/10) are on sale now.

Crazy Spirit, Glue, CREEM, and Chain Rank are playing Acheron on December 23. Tickets for this punk show are on sale now.

X-Ray Eyeballs, Battletorn, Concrete Cross, and Call of the Wild are playing Acheron on February 8. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Andrew Cedermark, Tape Deck Mountain, and Tiger Dare are playing Glasslands on January 24. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

R. Stevie Moore, Gary Wilson, and DJ Dubious Luxury play Glasslands on January 25. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Tiga is playing Output on December 26. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Neon Indian DJs Cameo on January 3 along with DJ sets from Joel Ford (Ford & Lopatin, Ejecta, Airbird) and Heathered Pearls. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

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.

by Bill Pearis

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Brooklyn art punks Pampers release their self-titled debut on Tuesday (10/29) via In the Red. It's a real ripper, 28 minutes of noisy, adrenaline-fueled freakout (and catchy tunes), and we've got a stream of the whole thing, one day early, in this post. Who needs coffee on a Monday morning? Just turn this one up.

Pampers play a record release show on Saturday (11/2) at Death by Audio with Foster Care, Degreaser and Call of the Wild. They'll then open for The Men and Purling Hiss on the NYC stop of their tour which happens at Music Hall of Williamsburg on November 5. Tickets for that show are still available.

If you're walking around Bedford on Williamsburg, you may have seen an ad for the Pampers album painted on the side of long-running drinking establishment Turkey's Nest Tavern, which somehow seems an appropriate place. If there's any beverage to pair with this album, whatever it is comes in a 32-oz styrofoam cup. A picture of that, plus the album stream and the flyer for their record release party, below...

Continue reading "stream Pampers' debut album, see them twice in November"

Cosmic Psychos

As mentioned, Australia's Cosmic Psychos are celebrating their 30th anniversary this year and have just started their first North American tour in ages which includes two stops in NYC next weekend at Cake Shop on September 20 & 21. Friday (9/20) is with Pampers and Call of the Wild; Saturday (9/21) is with M.O.T.O. and Degreaser. No advance tickets.

On this tour the band are also screening their documentary, Blokes You Can Trust, and the NYC screenings have been announced since we last posted. They happen at two different venues in Williamsburg: the 9/20 screening happens at Over the Eight (the old Royal Oak space) at 8 PM; on 9/21 the screening will be at Videology at 6 PM. Tickets for either screening are $5. Trailer for the film is below.

After the NYC shows, Cosmic Psychos will head to Memphis for Goner Fest. The fest's namesake, Goner Records, will reissue the band's first three albums: Down On The Farm (1985), Cosmic Psychos (1987), Go The Hack (1989). CDs will be available next week (9/17) and vinyl comes out October 1. You can stream "Lost Cause" off Go the Hack below.

Continue reading "Cosmic Psychos' first three LPs getting reissued by Goner; NYC screenings of their documentary announced"

Eat Skull

Portland, OR's Eat Skull were once known for the sort of blown-out punk some called shitgaze but the band have begun turning the levels down to 9.3 and the band's move from Siltbreeze to Woodsist is telling. Eat Skull III, which came out back in February on Woodsist, is on the jangly side with forays into weird synth postpunk, plus melodies and everything. You can stream vaguely tropical "How Do I Know When To Say Goodnight?" as well as the whole album via Spotify, below.

Eat Skull are currently on a tour that will hit NYC this week for two shows: Wednesday (5/22) at 285 Kent with PC Worship, Vaz, LODRO, and Call of the Wild (who also play with Weed soon); and Thursday (5/23) at The Flat with Modra and The Abandos. All tour dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Portland band Eat Skull released new LP on Woodsist, on tour, playing two NYC shows this week (dates, streams)"

by Andrew Sacher

Weed

Vancouver's Weed make the kind of sludgy, melodic rock that bands like California X have also been helping to revive lately, and if you liked Cali X's album, or you know, Dinosaur Jr., this band is for you. They've got a few EPs/singles under their belt, including 2012's Gun Control, and their debut album, Deserve, will be out this July via Couple Skate Records. The album's first single, "Set Me Back," is less lo-fi than the band's past releases and even more hooky. Check it out below.

Weed are currently on a tour with Cascadia which comes to NYC this month for a show at Death by Audio on May 29 with Call of the Wild (who also play with Eat Skull soon) and Giant Peach. Admission for that show is $7 at the door.

All dates are listed, along with the song stream, below...

Continue reading "Weed releasing an LP (stream a track), on tour now (dates)"

tickets

Tickets for the Beck Celebrate Brooklyn! show at Prospect Park go on Beck Fan Club, Friends of Celebrate Brooklyn, and Live Nation/LN Mobile App presales today at 11 AM ("BECK2013" is the password for the fan club presale). General on-sale starts Friday, May 10 at 11 AM.

As mentioned, Beck also opens the Bob Dylan/Wilco show that My Morning Jacket aren't on, and tickets are going on sale at 10 AM for those.

Jimmy Eat World are playing Central Park Summerstage on August 7. Tickets go on Summerstage Member, Jimmy Eat World Fan Club, and Live Nation/LN Mobile App presales today at 11 AM (Fan Club password: "DAMAGE"). General on-sale starts Friday, May 10 at noon.

Head HERE to see other Summerstage shows happening this summer.

Tickets for the Giraffage and Mister Lies show at 285 Kent are on sale now. You can stream a new Giraffage track below.

Total Slacker, Eat Skull, Vaz, and Call of the Wild are playing 285 Kent on May 22. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Ninjasonik are playing a video premier party The Studio at Webster Hall on May 13 with The Skins and special guests. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Ladyhawke is DJing the PopGun Northside party on June 15 at Glasslands. Flying Horse DJs too. Tickets for that party are on sale now.

Giraffage song stream below...

Continue reading "tix on sale: Beck, Giraffage, Mister Lies, Jimmy Eat World, Total Slacker, Eat Skull, Ninjasonik and more"

Nude Beach at 285 Kent, June 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Nude Beach

It's been a bit since we last heard from Crystal Stilts. While there's no word of new recordings, the band will be playing their first NYC show in a long while on Friday (2/15) at Lulu's in Greenpoint (Franklin Ave & Greenpoint Ave). The show is with Nude Beach and FREE with the purchase of a drink. And as you may know, all drinks at Lulu's come with a free mini pizza. Score!

Nude Beach's appearance is in addition to their upcoming dates at Bowery Ballroom on March 7 with The Men and Parquet Courts (tickets) and Union Pool on March 13 with Call of The Wild, Tweens & What Next? (tickets).

by Bill Pearis

Call of the Wild
Call of the Wild

Not too long ago Brooklyn vinyl slinger Record Grouch moved locations from Metropolitan Ave to Greenpoint (986 Manhattan right by the Greepoint Ave stop on the G) and though the new spot has been open for a while, the store is just now throwing a "BETTER LATE THAN NEVER" RECORD GROUCH OPENING PARTY!"

The party goes down Saturday, August 25 starting at noon and there will be DJs all day, with Brooklyn's own Call of the Wild playing an in-store at 7:30 PM. It's a good excuse as any to go check out one of the better-curated vinyl stores in our city. DJ line-up is below along with a flyer for the event.

The Record Grouch in-store is one of a few upcoming shows for Call of the Wild whose new album Leave Your Leather On is a real corker and came out this week on Kemado. (Stream it below via Spotify.) The band will also play Shea Stadium on September 1 with Endless Boogie, Ed Schrader`s Music Beat, and Liquor Store; and Death by Audio on September 5 with The Manateees.

A list of all tour dates, streams and the Record Grouch flyer are below, along with live footage of Call of the Wild on a Brooklyn rooftop.

Continue reading "Record Grouch throwing Opening Party with Call of the Wild who have a few NYC shows coming up"

Call of The Wild
Call of The Wild

Brooklyn's Call of The Wild feature an ex-member of Awesome Color, but this trio is on an entirely different trip. The band plays a style of garage that borders on Metallica-style speed metal on their forthcoming Leave Your Leather On, as exhibited by the first single to appear from the record, "Autobahn" (no, not a Kraftwerk cover). The premiere of that song is below and order your copy via Kemado if you're down (the record drops on 8/21).

Call of The Wild have been pretty active playing NYC shows lately, and will continue  at Union Pool on Saturday (8/4) with a show as part of the ongoing FREE afternoon Summer Thunder series. There the band will be joined by Dope Body and local favorites GENTLEMEN for a 3PM show. Call of The Wild will ALSO join Tyvek/Wet Hair at Mercury Lounge the next night (8/5).

Check out "Autobahn" from Leave Your Leather On below.

Continue reading "Call of The Wild prepare to 'Leave Your Leather On' on new LP (stream a new song)"

by Andrew Sacher

A Dream A While Back
A Dream A While Back

Psychedelic songbird Gary Higgins reissued the beautiful artifact Red Hash on Drag City back in 2005. The album was originally recorded in 1973 but Gary was jailed for drug charges before it was finished. His friends completed mixing the album, titled it, and released it on the small label Nufusmoon. The album was recorded with members of two of Gary's previous bands, Random Concept and Wooden Wheel. Upon Drag City's discovery of his music, with the help of Ben Chasny (Six Organs of Admittance), Gary began playing shows with members of Random Concept and his son Graham, and eventually recorded Red Hash's follow up Seconds in 2009.

This past March, Drag City released the EP A Dream A While Back; six songs of pre-Hash material recorded soley by Gary Higgins and his guitar. It might just be because I tend to prefer my folk with minimal accompaniment, but while Red Hash is forever-brilliant material, hearing these six songs was even heavier. Pick up a copy (LP/CD/MP3) at Drag City's site.

Gary Higgins has one upcoming show scheduled this summer, and it's a NYC show on July 16 at Monster Island Basement with Oneida, Notekillers, and Call of the Wild.

Six Organs have shows coming up too. Oneida recently completed a tryptych.

Check out the EP's tracklist. some songs from the album and more Brooklyn show info below...

Continue reading "a new old Gary Higgins EP, an upcoming show w/ Oneida"