Entries tagged with: Cave In
by Wyatt Marshall
Mutoid Man, the no-nonsense rock outfit from Cave In's Stephen Brodsky and Converge and All Pigs Must Die's Ben Koller, had their record release show for Helium Head at Saint Vitus with MANALIVE and Summoner tonight (12/13). The duo, who due to a geographical divide between members aren't likely to play often, are hanging around NYC to be the secret headliner at a BYOB warehouse party at The Omega Order in Brooklyn on Saturday (12/14) (94 Bogart Street). They'll be playing with Colony, HO9909, Imperial Triumphant and Vygr. Details are available at the event's Facebook page.
Helium Head, Mutoid Man's debut, actually came out back on November 29--it's a serious ripper built on a thick foundation of riffs and distorted vocals. Listen to it in full below...
by Bill Pearis
The fourth-annual Brooklyn Rock Lottery will happen December 7 at Knitting Factory. As before...
The premise is simple, but effective. Twenty-five hand picked musicians meet at 10:00AM at the evenings performance venue. These volunteers are organized into five groups through a lottery-based chance selection. The five separate groups are then released to practice at different locations. The musicians have twelve hours to create a band name and three to five songs (with a one cover-song limit). The groups will then perform what they have created that evening in front of a waiting audience.While the full participating musician list hasn't been released yet, look for this year's Rock Lottery to include members of Small Black, Here We Go Magic, Porcelain Raft, Balkan Beat Box, Oneida, The Make-Up, Rainer Maria, and Cave In. Tickets are on sale now and all proceeds benefit the Willie Mae Rock Camp.
I went to last year's Rock Lottery and thought it was a lot of fun. You can check out a video feature on it below.
by Wyatt Marshall
Doomriders at House of Vans in 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Doomriders are set to release their new album, Grand Blood, on October 15 via Deathwish and they just released a new single from it called "Dead Friends." It's pretty straight-forward party metal/rock, if a tad lighter on the melodic-guitar work that marked earlier Doomriders material. You can check it out below.
Doomriders were last in NYC when they played 285 Kent with Red Fang, who just announced a tour which hits NYC at Bowery Ballroom on 12/11. They also just released a new song, which you can stream below.
Doomriders frontman and guitarist Nate Newton does double duty as the bassist in Converge. Another Converge-related band, Mutoid Man, just announced a NYC show. The trio (aka Converge's Ben Koller, Cave In's Stephen Brodsky, and Brohammer's Nick Cageo) will hit Saint Vitus on Monday (9/23) with Godmaker, Descender, and DJ Jim Carrol, (The Suicide File, The Hope Conspiracy). Tickets for that show will be available at the door.
As discussed, Stephen Brodsky is playing his own Brooklyn show at Union Hall on Friday (9/20) with Jenny Owen Youngs and Mal Blum (tix). He's also since announced another show happening at Silent Barn on October 2 with Wing Dam and Me You Us Them.
Meanwhile, speaking of Kvelertak, they just released a psyched-out cartoon video for "Evig Vandrar," a song from their sophomore album, Meir, which came out earlier this year. Check it out below, along with the full list of High on Fire/Kvelertak tour dates, which also include support at select shows from Windhand (who recently played Saint Vitus) and Pack of Wolves...
Mutoid Man is the meeting of Ben Koller of Converge with Stephen Brodsky of Cave In, a new project that also features bassist Nick Cageo of Brohammer. The band is prepping the release of their new LP, Helium Head (art above), via Magic Bullet Records on November 29. The first released track is "Gnarcissist" that features the signature jaw-dropping fills of Koller and Brodsky's clean vocals, but is an entirely different trajectory from both bands. Stream it below.
Mutoid Man's new track also appears on the latest Magic Bullet Records compilation alongside tracks by Integrity, This Will Destroy You, Rot in Hell, Wormwood and more. Head below for a full stream of the comp.
In related news, Stephen Brodsky will bless Saint Vitus Thursday night (8/29) alongside Snake Oil and PC Worship, a
one-off for the now-Greenpoint-er. Tickets are on sale.
UPDATE: He also plays Union Hall on September 20 with Jenny Owen Youngs and Mal Blum. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Head below for the Magic Bullet compilation stream.
by Andrew Sacher
Cave In guitarist/vocalist and Converge collaborator Stephen Brodsky is releasing his new EP, Hit or Mystery, on April 16 via Little Black Cloud Records. Like past solo work of his, it's a nice slice of psychedelic folk, and a welcome contrast to his heavier projects. To preview the new EP, he's releasing a series of trailer videos, and you can check out the first one, which features a clip of the title track, below.
Stephen Brodsky will also be a support act for a few of the upcoming Boris shows, including the NYC show on May 7 at Le Poisson Rouge (Young Widows opens the 5/6 show). At the 5/7 show, Boris will be performing Flood in its entirety, along with some drone/experimentalism. Tickets for both NYC shows are still on sale.
All Stephen Brodsky dates are listed, along with that video, below...
Caleb with Cave In at Fun Fun Fun 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Invisible Oranges and Brutal Panda are proud to present an East Coast tour from Zozobra and Kowloon Walled City. The dates kick off in Brooklyn with a BV-Sponsored date at Saint Vitus on April 6 and continue on down to Durham, NC, eventually concluding in Boston eight days later. Tickets for the Saint Vitus show are on sale.
Zozobra (featuring Caleb Scofield of Cave In) have completed work on their first album in close to five years, due via Brutal Panda Records later this year. More details soon. Meanwhile, KWC released Container Ships late last year and recently played Hemlock in the Bay Area.
Song streams and the tour flyer are below...
Cave In at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Rebuild Part 1. New Coextinction Release #13. CAVE IN!!!Get your digital copy of their new Coextinction release at the label's site.
As you may have heard, Translator Audio (Andrews Studio where all Coextinction recordings are made) was devastated by hurricane Sandy.
The Cave In crew immediately offered up these great songs recorded at BBC studios in 2002. All sales proceeds go to the rebuild Translator fund. Dig in and share!
Codeine at The Bell House - 6/29/12 (via Mauve Angeles)
As mentioned, reunited slowcore vets Codeine scheduled two NYC shows this summer, one being the Bell House show which took place on June 29, and the second being Le Poisson Rouge, which goes down this Sunday (7/15). As discussed in our recent interview with the band, these few reunion shows are pretty much it for the band, so catch them while you can. Tickets are still available for the LPR show. Animal Hospital opens.
The NY Times were at the Bell House show in June and spoke pretty positively of it:
Codeine had some antecedents, from Pink Floyd and Neil Young -- Mr. Immerwahr shares his high-tenor register -- to the arty post-punk of bands like MX-80 (whose song "Promise of Love" was part of Codeine's set), but it forged its own sound. Its songs start out quiet and sparse, only to gather volume and gravity, crashing and tolling, yet somehow staying austere, even diffident. They crest and then fall away, often with a lingering instrumental coda, ending up no more fulfilled than they were as they began. The music was grunge's withdrawn, desolate cousin. The era's preferred suffix was "-core," so Codeine was tagged "slowcore" and "sadcore," mini-genres that would be continued by bands like Low and Red House Painters after Codeine disbanded. By the time Codeine made its second album, "The White Birch," released in 1994, Mr. Brokaw had already moved on to his next band, Come.At the Bell House show, Stephen Brodksy of the band Cave In (named after the Codeine song of the same name) joined them on stage to perform said song. Check out a video of that performance and the setlist from the Bell House show below.
Nearly two decades later Codeine still sounds obstinately estranged. Onstage the band members were studious, concentrating on music that would expose any mistakes. Codeine played its old songs virtually note for note, with their tempos still inexorable, their spaces still gaping and their moodiness precisely measured, from the barest guitar strum to a hard-won full-band eruption.
The Damned @ F F F Fest
Day two of Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 was definitely more taxing than day one (pics here and here), in part due to the unrelenting dust storms. But despite a case of brown lung and some fatigue, it was still a blast and I managed to catch most of the sets at the Black Stage, as well as select shows at the Blue Stage and even popped over to checkout M83 at Orange for a bit. Highlights for the day included the Death Grips, the crowd going bat-shit crazy and creating human launch ramps during Paint it Black, Cold Cave blasting out destructive white noise, the return of Hot Snakes and watching The Damned rip through favorites like "New Rose" and "Smash It Up" from their first two albums while making jokes about Danzig (who played a notorious set the night before on the same stage at the same time). Completely different vibe from the night prior (and not the only time a Danzig joke was heard).
The rest of my pictures from Saturday (with more to come) are below...
Slayer at Izod Center (photos by Samantha Marble)
Slayer, Thee Oh Sees, Public Enemy, Girls, Danzig Legacy, (Danzig + Doyle von Frankenstein playing Misfits, Samhain & Danzig), Hot Snakes, Diplo, Major Lazer, Henry Rollins, Ted Leo & The Phramacists, Spank Rock, Murder City Devils, Hum, Lykke Li, Passion Pit, Four Tet, Rakim, The Damned, Austra, Purity Ring, and Flynt Flossy are just a few of the acts announced today as part of the Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 lineup. Another amazing year! Check out the full lineup below and stay tuned for more announcements coming in August and September.
The new additions to the Austin, Texas festival, which takes place from 11/4 - 11/6, are in addition to the the previous "lineup leaks" that included Brian Posehn, Odd Future, Okkervil River, M83, X (performing "Los Angeles"), Reggie Watts, Flying Lotus, Tune-Yards, Ra Ra Riot, Kid Dynamite and others
2011 is the festival's sixth year, but first at its new home Auditorium Shores (no more Waterloo Park). Tickets are on sale now.
Fun Fun Fun 2011 flyer and almost-full lineup is below.
Cave In @ Knitting Factory in 2009 (more by Samantha Marble)
Cave In is back and will play a show at Santos Party House on May 19. Tickets are on sale now for what is their only date we know about right now. Cave In released an odds & ends LP Anomalies, Vol. 1, and will follow-up with a second LP.
Meanwhile Stephen Brodsky (of Cave In) is heading to Santos too, supporting Thomas Giles (Between The Buried & Me) with Braveyoung on April 2. Tickets are on sale, and more tour dates and a live Cave In video, are below...
Move over wolves, crystals, girls and bears. Caves are cool now. Following in the footsteps of cave granddaddies Cave-In (who recently reunited to cash in on the cave phenomenon) and Nick Cave, there seems to be a sudden influx of cave bands hitting the scene. Maybe it all really started back in 2007 when Pretty Girls Make Graves broke up and Derek Fudesco formed The Cave Singers (Pretty Girls Make Caves) who were almost immediately signed to Matador which two years later also became the home of Cold Cave. According to Wikipedia, Cold Cave have been a band since 2005, but the dark synthpop group with hardcore roots didn't actually release anything until 2008. Their Matador debut, which really made them a household indie rock name, came in 2009.
Earlier this year, the popular LA all-girl punk band Mika Miko broke up leaving prominent member JennifEr ClAVin without a musical home, but not for long. She quickly joined cave band Cold Cave, thus adding even more credibility to the cave scene. On April 29, 2010 (last night), Cold Cave played a headlining show at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC. How was it? They reportedly played for 35 minutes and it was their third NYC show in less than a week. The first was at Solar One, a free NYU Earth Day concert with HEALTH. The next was up at Barnard in a gym due to rain that forced it inside.
Continuing along with the partial inspiration or this post: Cave and Caves. This one was especially confusing me lately, in part due to the emails I get on behalf of both bands. I had to take a second and confirm in my mind that these were two different groups.
CAVE (I think it's all capital letters) is a psychedelic Chicago rock band with an impressive resume and a bunch of releases dating back to 2006. You may have caught them on their November tour. If not, don't fear, the band have a loaded show schedule this summer that includes the Pitchfork Festival, the Sled Island Festival in Canada, dates with Quintron and Miss Pussycat, and two NYC shows: August 14th at the Studio at Webster Hall and August 15th at Issue Project Room. A new 12" CAVE EP entitled Pure Moods will be released by Drag City in May (though the download seems to be available now). All tour dates below.
Caves (plural) started in San Francisco, but like the Morning Benders, now live in Brooklyn. Like Cave, they also fall into the psychedelic category. And though they are looking for a drummer, they actually have five local shows coming up including a record release party at Cameo tonight (4/30). Said the Gramophone has an MP3. You can listen to more at their SonicBids page. All dates below.
Also tonight, 4/30, in the NYC-area: Caveman are opening for Here We Go Magic at Maxwell's. The four-part harmonizing Brooklyn band (who has opened for Here We Go Magic before) is the new project from Matty Pickles of The Subjects. Other members are Subjects guitarist Jimmy Carbonetti, Jeff Berrall of Elefant, Stefan Marolachakis from The End of the World, and Sam Hopkin. Maybe you caught Caveman at Cameo (or Caveo as some call it) on April 19th. Shannon did:
"I returned to the mystical back room just in time to hear Caveman self-deprecate and be casual and charming, then nonchalantly break into a pretty tight, polished set that would stop you in your tracks on Bedford Avenue if you heard it coming out of a record shop. I mean, check out the song "Decide," on Caveman's Myspace here. They have such a lovely, echoed lo-fi sound. I believe the band is somewhat newly formed. I gather this from something they mentioned in their stage banter and because I have their set list from that night in my purse, and more than one song began with "New Jam # ...," which I find incredibly endearing."They are new (their first show ever was at Bowery Ballroom with White Rabbits in January), and I agree on the checking out their MySpace recommendation too. There you will find two beautiful songs (demos). "December 28th" is especially Grizzly Bear/Fleet Foxes-esque. If you miss them tonight, they also have a NYC show scheduled on May 19th (at Sway?).
Finally, last but not least, I'll wrap things up with Cave Bears. They, like Cleveland's Clan of the Cave Bear, have successfully combined both caves and bears, but the mind-expanding experimental, and sometimes silly, Massachusetts band has a sound all their own (at least compared to anyone else in this post). No wonder they recently shared a bill (the same night Cavebear played Cameo) at Death By Audio with guitarist and Thurston Moore collaborator Bill Nace, the Thurston Moore approved Fat Worm Of Error, and Darren Mabee's band We are the Seahorses. Video of their wacky live show with everything else, below...
words by BBG, photos by Sam Marble
Cave In, Narrows, and Trap Them completed a short tour of the east coast as part of Cave In's first trek in close to four years. The band was also touring off of Planets of Old, which dropped earlier this year in limited vinyl, and will be released on CD with an accompanying DVD in the new year. Culled from their first reunion show in Boston, the DVD features live footage of the entire show. Dig on a taste of that here.
The show also marked the first East Coast date for supergroup Narrows, which features Dave Verellen of Botch, as well as members of Unbroken, Some Girls (which featured Wes Eisold of Cold Cave), and many others. For Trap Them, it was their first NYC show since pummeling NYC with Napalm Death, Coliseum, Kataklysm and Toxic Holocaust.
More pics from the Brooklyn show below...
by Black Bubblegum
Coalesce at Scion Rock Fest 2009 (Mike White)
There are a few show-related regrets that I have this year so far..... missing Destroyer 666 at Europa. Absu at BB Kings. Kreig and Woe at Public Assembly. But one of the biggest regrets that I had was not getting to actually SEE Coalesce at Scion Rock Fest. Luckily, redemption is on my side, as we are beyond pleased to announce that BrooklynVegan will sponsor Coalesce at Club Europa on Dec 30th! The show will be the their ONLY Northeastern appearance. More details are to come, including support, but for now, you can get your tickets here.
Coalesce has lined up a few sparse dates so far including Fun Fun Fun Fest, The Fest 8 (which recently announced set times), and a pair of FREE shows with Cave In that jump off this week. Cave In aren't playing for free in NYC, but they are playing with Narrows and Trap Them at Knitting Factory on 11/19. Tickets are on sale.
Coalesce released their critically acclaimed OX LP earlier this year, and are following it up with the OX EP, due on 11/10. Preorder it here. The band is also offering the chance for fans to try their hand at remixing the track "Wild Ox Moan".
All dates and some videos below...
by Black Bubblegum
Cave In: Gods of Woodland Hardcore
Cave In, who came out of hiatus over the summer, are also playing shows with Coalesce in the next week for FREE in ATL on 10/7, and 10/8 in LA at The Knitting Factory (one of the last shows at the California venue). RSVP for those FREE shows here.
The tour announcement comes on the heels of the announcement that the limited Planets Of Old 12" will be re-released as an CD EP in the new year. All dates below...
The second annual REVIVAL TOUR 2009--a nationwide trek founded by Chuck Ragan, the singer/songwriter/guitarist and Hot Water Music co-frontman--is set to launch October 13 in Louisville and wrap November 21 in St. Petersburg. Drawing from a diverse group of established musicians in indie Americana, rock, punk, Irish folk, Cajun, zydeco and blues, THE REVIVAL TOUR will take the band of traveling musicians through 32 U.S. cities including New York City, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Chicago, Minneapolis, Denver, Seattle, San Francisco, San Diego, Austin, Dallas, Atlanta and many more. In traditional revival fashion, once the music starts, this new guard of young, genre-defying, musicians keep it rolling, teaming in and out through each others' sets until the final farewell of the night.The tour comes to NYC's Gramercy Theatre on Saturday, October 17th. Tickets are on sale. After that gig, the tour will visit NJ's Asbury Lanes the next night. More details on the tour with its full lineup and schedule, below...
THE REVIVAL TOUR 2009 will include: CHUCK RAGAN (of Hot Water Music), Jim Ward (of Sparta and Sleepercar), Kevin Seconds (Nov. 3-5 only), Frank Turner, Tim Barry (of Avail), Dave Hause (of The Loved Ones), Jenny Owen Youngs, Possessed by Paul James, Jon Snodgrass and Chad Price (of Drag The River), Joey Cape (of Lagwagon), Bob Lucas, Austin Lucas, Audra Mae, Tom Cook, Steven Brodsky (of Cave In), Water Tower Bucket Boys, Anderson Family Bluegrass Band, members of The Zydepunks performing acoustic, Jon Gaunt (of Whiskey & Co) on fiddle, Digger Barnes on the upright bass and more.