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UV POP at Home Sweet Home on Wednesday night (photo by Phil Maier)
UV Pop

As discussed, UV POP played their first NYC show on Wednesday, 4/18 as part of Wierd Wednesday at Home Sweet Home. The band continues its attack on NYC with a late show at Saint Vitus tonight (4/20) when they team with Lost Tribe. Tickets are still available.

Before UV POP, Hull will team with Caltrop and Family to play a BrooklynVegan-presented early show at the venue. Doors open at 8 and the show starts soon thereafter. Tickets are still available (if not online, then at the door).

Check out a live video of UV POP from Home Sweet Home below.

Continue reading "UV POP played Home Sweet Home (video), play Saint Vitus tonight (before Hull)"

photos by Samantha Marble, words by BBG


Hull will team with Caltrop and Family for a Brooklyn show at Saint Vitus on April 20th. U.V. PØP plays the same venue later that night. The early show will open doors at 8PM and will set you back $10. Tickets are on sale.

The show is part of a string of dates scheduled for Caltrop in celebration of their new LP Ten Million Years and Eight Minutes, out via Holiday For Quince Records on April 3rd. All Caltrop dates are below.

Speaking of U.V. PØP, that 4/20 appearance recently completed its lineup, adding the awesome Lost Tribe and DJ Plastic Flowers to the bill. Tickets are on sale. You can also catch U.V. PØP two nights earlier at Home Sweet Home.

Hull recently played a homecoming show at Acheron on 3/23 with Mutilation Rites, Batillus and Trenchgrinder. Pics & video from that show are in this post. More below...

Continue reading "Caltrop prepping LP, touring, playing NY w/ Hull (who recently played Acheron); Lost Tribe added to UV POP (dates & pics)"

Acheron photos by Stephanie Crumley, Union Pool photos by BBG

Danava at Acheron

Danava and Thrones completed a round of NYC dates over the weekend. They tagged Acheron on an icy Thursday night with Caltrop and Psychic Limb, and then hit Union Pool on Friday (10/28) with La Otracina & Ben von Wildenhaus (mem Federation X). Thrones, Danava, and La Otracina were then set to head out on the road together together, but were forced to cancel their Boston date at Midway Cafe the next night due to the freak snowfall that blanketed the Northeast, but resumed their tour in Providence last night (10/30) and are on their way north towards Portland, ME now. Full tour dates are below.

Thrones, Danava, La Otracina and Ben von Wildenhaus, aka the Friday lineup, ALL have new releases to celebrate. Thrones, aka Joe Preston, recently dropped a split with Sedan on his own Joe Preston's Solid Gold Records. La Otracina were literally assembling and selling their new Skyblazer 7" at the show, out now via In For The Kill Records. Ben von Wildenhaus released his new LP Great Melodies From Around this past Tuesday (10/25) via Riot Bear Recording Co. And of course, Danava's new LP is out now too.

Of the previously mentioned, only BvW has another NYC date in his near future, at Zebulon on Thursday (11/3) with Pure Horsehair and DJ Porkchop in celebration of Great Melodies From Around.

Pictures from Acheron and Union Pool, as well as video from Acheron, are below...

Continue reading "Danava & Thrones played Acheron & Union Pool (pics, video), cancelled Boston"

Hopscotch 2011

The second annual Hopscotch Festival will go down in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, across 12 different venues with over 135 bands, from September 8th through 10th. The lineup this year runs the gamut of independent music... from traditional indie staples (The Flaming Lips, Guided By Voices, Superchunk) to southern-inflected rock (Drive-By Truckers) to noise (Prurient) to hip hop (Beans) to garage (Jeff The Brotherhood) to funk (Budos Band) to metal (Krallice), and everywhere in between (Swans, Rhys Chatham, etc etc). Tickets are currently on sale. Full lineup is below.

Hopscotch happens almost three months after Guided By Voices play a Brooklyn Northside Festival show in McCarren Park (tickets) which is one day after Beirut plays a Northside Festival show on the same McCarren Park stage with... Sharon Van Etten (though she may have been accidentally announced at one point, they officially kept her placement on the bill under wraps until after Saturday's Music Hall of Williamsburg show). Tickets for Beirut/SVE are still on sale, and another opener will be added too.

Guided by Voices (whose Brooklyn show also has more openers coming) are also playing Pitchfork in July with Animal Collective whose Prospect Park show is now on AmEx presale.

Swans' upcoming NYC show is now on AmEx presale too.

Hopscotch lineup below...

Continue reading "Hopscotch Fest returns to Raleigh (2011 lineup announced), Sharon Van Etten officially added to Northside Fest"

photos by Markus Shaffer & Greg Cristman, words by BBG

Kat (ex-Salome) joins Batillus on stage

With the upstairs packed to the gills (and a few of hardcore stragglers making their way downstairs), The Studio at Webster Hall had a party of their own on 3/26 with the convergence of the homecoming show of the Hull/Batillus tour (which previously hit SXSW) and the NYC debut of Horseback with NC breathren Caltrop. As usual, Hull & Batillus's pyrotechnics were impressive, with Batillus getting the extra-nod for inviting the awesome and now band-less Kat (ex-Salome) to guest on stage (awesome stuff). If you haven't seen either band, you are missing out on some of the finest metal bands that NYC has to offer.

Horseback was a revelation though... though their set only consisted of only three tracks - "Invokation", "The Invisible Mountain", and a cover of The Stooges' "TV Eye"- the songs traddled the lines between western, post-rock, stoner, and black metal. Caltrop, who shares members with Horseback, brought a technical, yet southern swing with touches of big riffs. Caltrop opened the show, but probably should be playing to much bigger crowds; these dudes smoke.

More pictures and video from the show, below...

Continue reading "Hull, Batillus (w/ Kat!), Horseback & Caltrop played the Studio (pics & video)"

by BBG

Hull at Europa (more by Keith Marlowe)

BrooklynVegan and 1000 Knives are proud to present Hull their SXSW-bound tourmates Batillus (all dates TBA), and Caltrop and one more very special guest TBA on March 26th at The Studio at Webster Hall at 7PM. Tickets are on sale.

Hull are working on a new full length, and was last seen in NYC at Europa supporting doom greats Pentagram. The band will release their epic Viking Funeral EP on vinyl via Science of Silence records this spring.

Caltrop are currently finishing up the recording of their second full-length with the help of Nick Peterson (Megafaun, Horseback). The band is scheduled to play the Bull City Metal Fest in Durham, NC on 2/4 & 2/5 alongside bands like U.S. Christmas, Royal Thunder, Sons of Tonatiuh, Colossus, Music Hates You, and many others. Tickets are on sale.

Batillus signed onto Seventh Rule for the release of their new LP, due out this year. We last saw the doom quartet in 2010 when they teamed up with Cough, Naam, and Sea of Bones at The Charleston. Batillus was recently contributed to the NYC Sucks compilation by MetalSucks which features new songs from faves like Tiger Flowers and previously released material from Made Out of Babies, Castevet, Naam and others.

A couple reminders while we're on the subject: Radiation Black Body (featuring Josh of Castevet), Vaz (2/3 of Hammerhead), Xaddax (Nick Sakes from Dazzling Killmen) and Fall of Another Day will play Bruar Falls TONIGHT (1/26) while Josh's other two projects (Castevet & Defeatist) will play Acheron on Friday (1/28) with Phantom Glue. Naam plays a FREE show on Thursday (1/27) at Union Pool with Liturgy, Your Youth and ARMS (the first show recommended in both an Evillive post and This Week In Indie).

Another reminder: Kylesa, Rosetta, Fight Amp, and East Of The Wall play Santos TONIGHT (1/26) and tickets are stil available. The show kicks off a shade after 7PM.

Some videos of the bands in action are below.

Continue reading "Hull, Batillus, Caltrop, Vaz & others are playing shows & stuff (Kylesa is playing Santos TONIGHT) "