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photo: Caveman @ Webster Hall in June (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Caveman

Caveman are working on their next album but have been taking time to play some shows as well, like opening for Blonde Redhead last month. NYC gets two chances to see them this week, and both shows are free and all ages. They will play the Game On block party on Wednesday (7/8) on Gouverneur Lane in the Financial District. Sweekuh opens and the show starts at 5 PM. More info is here. Then they'll play Riis Park Beach Bazaar on Sunday (7/12) with Surf Rock is Dead. That show starts at 1 PM.

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Blonde Redhead at Webster Hall - 6/23/15
Blonde Redhead

The great Blonde Redhead played their second of two hometown NYC shows on their ongoing tour last night (6/23). This one was at Webster Hall with Caveman and Talk In Tongues opening, and came ten days after their Northside Festival show at Warsaw. More pictures from Webster Hall below...

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Luna / Lower Dens (more by Greg Cristman)
Luna
Lower Dens

The Northside Festival's four-day takeover of North Brooklyn is in full swing today with basically every venue in Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick involved. There are lots of shows but we've highlighted our picks here -- noted by the "(Northside)" in the event name. You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows.

Luna, Chris Forsythe & the Solar Motel Band @ McCarren Park (Northside)
It's been 10 years since Luna last played NYC so it's nice that their return is a free outdoor show where their mellow sound can soundtrack the the sunset. RSVP closes at noon!

HEALTH, ITAL, Show Me The Body, Pictureplane (DJ Set) @ Baby's All Right (Northside)
HEALTH's major label debut, Death Magic, is on the way, and from the sound of its new single the noise pop band is embracing the "pop" side of that genre more than ever before. Good openers on tonight's show too.

Lower Dens, TEEN @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (Northside)
Lower Dens' new album, Escape from Evil, finds Jana Hunter opening up a little, both emotionally and melodically, making for the band's most satisfying album to date.

Duck Down BBQ w/ Buckshot, Smif N Wessun, Sean Price & Rock of Heltah Skeltah, Kirk Knight & CJ Fly of Pro Era, Chelsea Reject, Raz Fresco, Young M.A, DJs Statik Selektah and Mr. Green @ Betsy Head Memorial Park
Once again, local hip hop label Duck Down is throwing a big free party with a bunch of their artists and other talented friends, and the show will have free food and gear as well. Like last year, BrooklynVegan is proudly one of the sponsors.

Bad Religion, Plague Vendor @ Bowery Ballroom
Punk veterans Bad Religion are on night 3 of their four-night stand in NYC tonight, and tonight's show has them playing all 20th century material. Tomorrow they do 21st century songs to wrap up the run. The much newer but also great Epitaph punk band Plague Vendor opens all shows.

Sinkane, Ryan Rahseed @ 501 Union St
Ahmed Gallab will be bringing back the Atomic Bomb: Who is William Onyeabor? show to Bonnaroo this weekend but he'll be warming up his musical juices at this show tonight.

Les Sins, TACHES @ Output
When Chaz Bundick isn't making pop music under his Toro y Moi moniker, he goes in a more heady electronic direcetion with Les Sins.

Ed Schrader's Music Beat, PC Worship, Guerilla Toss @ Palisades (Northside)
Here's a good showcase of the arty, noisy and weird, featuring Baltimore's party prisoners Ed Schrader's Music Beat, the noisy PC Worship and new DFA signees Guerilla Toss.

Jacco Gardner, Nap Eyes @ Rough Trade (Northside)
Jacco Gardner recrates the mushroom tea psychedelia of 1967, almost as if he's got a time machine or has extracted genes from amber. Melotrons, harpsichords, strings and earth tones abound, and he's a talented songwriter in addition to getting the sonics right.

The Business, Gangway!, Radio Daze @ Saint Vitus (Northside)
Oi! punk vets The Business are known for putting on wild shows, and tonight's should be no exception.

Future Punx, Beth Israel, Heaven's Gate, Pill, WALL @ Silent Barn
Dull Tools presents much of their roster tonight, including the very fun and new wave-y Future Punx, Austin synth-punks Beth Isreal, superior psych-rockers Heaven's Gate and the skronky Pill.

Charly Bliss, Wildhoney, Beverly, Expert Alterations, The Spook School, Raindeer, Cloud Cover, Diet Cig @ Alphaville (Northside)
This is the Kanine Records Showcase which is the place to be tonight if you have any inclination towards hazy indiepop, with the sweet spot being the run from Scottish band The Spook School through Baltimore's terrific Wildhoney.

Ringo Deathstarr, RIG 1, Armstrong Leigh, New Myths, Casual Strangers @ Grand Victory (Northside)
There is no shortage of shoegaze bands these days -- either OG bands who've reformed or new bands influenced by them -- but Austin trio Ringo Deathstar do it better than most.

Tall Juan, Johnny Aries, Sharkmuffin, Ludlow Ejacula, The Britanys, Whitewash @ The Gutter (Northside)
Originally from Buenos Aries, Argentina, Tall Juan has been making music in NYC for a couple years now, and you may have seen him playing with another Juan (Wauters) at shows recently (and as part of The Beets). Like Wauters, he makes ramshackle, garagey folk-pop.

Cultfever, The Midnight Hollow, Adam Torres, Leggy @ Union Pool (Northside)
It's the Pancakes & Whiskey Northside showcase, and one band we especially recommend catching is Ohio's Leggy, who make very good punkish indie rock.

Femi Kuti (and The Positive Force), EMEFE, DJ Greg Caz @ Brooklyn Bowl (Northside)
The eldest son of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti, Femi is a great musician in his own right, having made records since the late '70s and is equally dedicated to social/political activism.

The Very Best @ SOB's
UK-based Afro dance pop group The Very Best released their third album, Makes A King, earlier this year on Moshi Moshi. They play a big free show with Heems tomorrow, but headline their own smaller gig tonight.

Caveman, Fort Lean, Okay Kaya @ Cameo (Northside)
For a night of poppy local indie bands, head to Cameo for Caveman and Fort Lean. The more hushed singer/songwriter Okay Kaya opens.

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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photo: Arcade Fire at Barclays Center in 2014 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Win

DJ Windows 98, who you may recall is the DJ moniker of Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler, is returning to NYC for two appearances in February. First, he DJs the sold-out Hold Steady show at Bowery Ballroom on February 13 (update: back on sale). Here's more details:

This year's Alt Star Party will be taking place on Friday, February 13 at the renowned Bowery Ballroom. The Hold Steady, one of America's most acclaimed rock bands, will be headlining the event. Brooklyn rockers STRNGRS will be providing opening support. Additional surprises and guest DJ sets from Win Butler (Arcade Fire), Chris Tomson (Vampire Weekend), Dapwell (formerly of Das Racist), and Stefan Marolachakis (Caveman) will keep the party going throughout the night.
Then the next night, he has his own midnight show on Valentine's Day at Baby's All Right. Doors are at 11:45 PM. Tickets go on sale at noon on Friday (1/23). That happens after the Beacon show at the same venue earlier that night with Lord Raja and Tallesen (tickets).

Three weeks later, his brother Will Butler kicks off a tour that hits NYC twice.

Ryley Walker at MHOW in April (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Ryley Walker

Psych folk singer Ryley Walker won us over when he came to NYC earlier this year to open for Cloud Nothings. Not only are his guitar skills impeccable, but he's super funny between songs and got the whole crowd loving him. He's back for CMJ this week and has a few shows scheduled:

10/22 Baby's All Right (day show) w/ Girlpool, Caveman, Wampire, Splashh, Celestial Shore, Icewater, White Reaper, J Ferndanez, Ronald Paris, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Tonstartssbandht, Sunflower Bean, Ultimate Painting

10/24 Aquarium Drunkard showcase at Rough Trade (night show) w/ Kevin Morby (full band), Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band, Twin Peaks, Springtime Carnivore, Modern Vices, Geronimo Getty

10/25 Bowery Presents Day Party at Pianos w/ Water Liars, Springtime Carnivore, The Wytches, Spookyland, Little May

The two day shows are both free and tickets are on sale now for the Rough Trade show.

Ryley put out his newest album, All Kinds of You, earlier this year. Stream that in its entirety along with a just-released cover he did of Amen Dunes (who play their own CMJ show at Trans Pecos on on 10/24), with his full list of tour dates, below...

Continue reading "Ryley Walker touring, playing CMJ this week, covered Amen Dunes (stream & dates)"

Baby's All Right

Williamsburg venue Baby's All Right opened last year around this time -- their first show was BrooklynVegan's CMJ day party on October 18. The place has been pretty much an instant hit since. As mentioned, Baby's is celebrating its first birthday with a special week of shows, including tonight's sold out White Fence show (10/13), the Mexican Summer party with Connan Mockasin, Quilt and more on Thursday (10/16, sold out), and Wampire & TOPS late show on Friday (tickets), and Frankie Cosmos, Porches & more on Friday early and Saturday (October 17 & 18, tickets).

Other shows happening that we haven't mentioned yet include Young Magic, Princess Nokia and Prince Rama (DJ) on Tuesday (10/14) (tickets); and Caveman, Icewater, Public Access T.V., and Lily McQueen on Wednesday (10/15) (tickets). Stick around late night on Wednesday for a midnight set from Endless Boogie (tickets).

The Baby's show is one of three East Coast shows Caveman have this week. Dates are listed below. Icewater, meanwhile, have a new self-titled EP and you can stream the two tracks from that below. And Public Access T.V. will play another show at Baby's this week, a midnight set with Ryn Weaver (tickets), that starts immediately after the Connan Mockasin show.

A birthday gift for all of us: their delicious/deadly frozen Pink Baby cocktails are just $1 at happy hour this week. BV will be back at Baby's for CMJ next week, with day parties on Friday (10/24) and Saturday (10/25), full lineups TBA, plus a Saturday night show with The Jazz June, Pity Sex, Beach Slang, Cayetana and Sport.

Happy birthday, Baby's All Right! Icewater stream below...

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tickets

Tickets to see Weezer play their new album in full at the intimate Bowery Ballroom go on artist presale today at 1 PM (anyone know the password?).

Tickets for the Ariel Pink show at Baby's All Right go on sale today at 9 AM.

If you missed out during the BrooklynVegan presale, tickets for the BrooklynVegan-presented 'Champagne Jam' at Webster Hall with The Front Bottoms, Craig Finn, Kevin Devine, The So So Glos, Big Ups, Tiny Moving Parts, Prawn a MAGICIAN and still many more go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Dream Police show at Saint Vitus go on sale today at 10 AM. Tickets for their CMJ show with Moon Duo, Amen Dunes and Marissa Nadler are still available.

Caveman and Icewater are playing Baby's All Right on October 15 with special guests. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Yung Lean & Sad Boys are playing Webster Hall on December 1 with Gravity Boys. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Freddie Gibbs is playing Rough Trade on November 3, it's part of a tour he has coming up but most venues are still TBA. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the newly-added Flying Lotus and Thundercat show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at noon. Tickets (same link) for the Terminal 5 show are still available and we're giving away a pair of tickets to that one as well.

Tickets for the B-52's shows at Space at Westbury and Capitol Theatre go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Versus, Thalia Zedek Band, Antietam, Rogers Sisters and Cynthia Nelson show at Rough Trade go on sale today at noon. Tickets to see Antietam open for Yo La Tengo at Town Hall are still available.

Tickets for the Gesaffelstein show at Terminal 5 go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Centro-Matic farewell shows at Mercury Lounge and Rough Trade go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Lavender Country show at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the RVIVR shows at Shea Stadium with Pretty Pretty and Even Hand and Saint Vitus with Aye Nako, Shellshag and Slingshot Dakota are on sale now.

R. Stevie Moore is playing Glasslands on November 29. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Juan Wauters (of The Beets) and Honey were added to the Nude Beach record release show at Mercury Lounge. Tickets for that show are still available. Nude Beach are also playing Union Pool on October 3 before the record's out with Juniper Rising (for whom this show is a record release), Organs and Roya. Tickets for that show are on sale now. They'll also be at CMJ.

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.

Caveman at Webster Hall in 2013 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Caveman

NYC indie rockers Caveman, who headlined Webster Hall last year, announced a last-minute, significantly more intimate hometown show happening this Monday (7/21) at The Bowery Electric. Support comes from Icewater and Future of What. Doors are at 7:30 PM and admission is $10 at the door, first come, first served.

The band's only other upcoming date at the moment is the Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion (9/19-21) in Bristol, TN/VA with Emmylou Harris, Jeff Tweedy, Sturgill Simpson, David Grisman, White Denim and many more.

Bonnaroo 2013 (more by Katherine Hansen)

As mentioned, Bonnaroo 2014 happens June 12 - 15 in Manchester, TN. The fest has already been dropping hints as to who's going to play this year (Kanye and Elton John seem likely as headliners) but will finally spill the beans tonight via a web show called "Blam!" which airs at 9 PM EST on Bonnaroo.com (or an Xbox app). (Maybe you watched last year's with Weird Al Yankovich and Portugal the Man.) This year's announcement special is hosted by SNL's Taran Killam and Broad City's Hannibal Buress, with a "superjam" between The Flaming Lips and Ben Folds.

There's also a pre-Blam! web event from 7 - 9 PM EST featuring live cover song performances from Tenacious D, Kings Of Leon, Phish, My Morning Jacket, and others.

Or you can just check back here: we'll have the full Bonnaroo 2014 line-up in this post once its announced.

UPDATE (9 PM): Lineup now being announced and includes Kanye West, Elton John, Vampire Weekend, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Arctic Monkeys, Phoenix, Mastodon, Frank Ocean, The Flaming Lips, Neutral Milk Hotel, Meshuggah, Damon Albarn, Disclosure, Broken Bells, James Blake, Lionel Ritchie, Jack White, Deafheaven, Janelle Monae, CHVRCHES, Darkside, Phosphorescent, Cloud Nothings, Danny Brown, Cut Copy, Typhoon, Sam Smith, Pusha T, Warpaint, Those Darlins, Cass McCombs, Lauryn Hill, Chromeo, Dr. Dog, The Bouncing Souls, Classixx, First Aid Kit, Fitz and the Tantrums, Chance the Rapper, Ice Cube, Caveman, Washed Out, Real Estate, Rudimental, Ty Segall, Polica, A$AP Ferg, Little Dragon, Omar Souleyman, Lucero, Goat, Okkervil River, Jonathan Wilson, Wiz Khalifa, The Avett Brothers and MANY more.

Tickets go on sale Saturday (2/22) at noon.

Full lineup (spoiler: no Outkast) below...

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Slowdive
Slowdive

One of the coolest festivals in the world, Barcelona's Primavera Sound will hold its 2014 edition from May 29 - 31. Arcade Fire, Pixies and Neutral Milk Hotel were announced as headliners a while back but the fest announced it's headliners today via an online short film. They've outdone themselves this year, as the three day event includes a reunited Slowdive (!), Godspeed You! Black Emperor, The National, Television, Slint, Foals, Warpaint, St. Vincent, Majical Cloudz, Kendrick Lamar, The National, Metronomy, Queens of the Stone Age, Disclosure, CHVRCHES, Darkside, Julia Holter, Cloud Nothings , and more.

Full line-up below and tickets are on sale now.

Continue reading "Primavera Sound 2014 line-up: Slowdive, Arcade Fire, NMH, Kendrick Lamar, Disclosure, QOTSA, and more"

Palma Violets @ Glasslands - 1/23/13
Palma

We already posted BV contributor David Andrako's favorite live photos (that he took) of 2013, and now here's another from longtime BV contributor Dominick Mastrangelo. The one of Palma Violets above is one of his "13 for 13" pics picks, and you can check out the rest, along with a list of his favorite songs of the year, below...

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TV Ghost @ Cake Shop in May (more by Chris La Putt)

TV Ghost morphed from discordant post-punk noise to something much more textured on their new album Disconnect (stream it via Spotify). Their live show remains pretty intense, though, and the band have made their way through NYC a couple times this year already, and will do so again this month as part of their tour with Sweden's Holograms. That's a good double-bill and it hits Brooklyn on December 6 at 285 Kent. Tickets are still available.

The band have given us their Top 10 LPs of 2013. In democratic fashion, each of the five members picked two records. Check out their list below...

Continue reading "TV Ghost list their Top 10 LPs of 2013; tour with Holograms starts this week"

Caveman at Webster Hall in April (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Caveman

Indie-pop band Caveman, who just did a run of shows at CMJ, are at at the Iceland Airwaves Festival this week and will then tour Europe. After that, the band has cooked up a little holiday fun, throwing what they're calling their first "Cavemas Celebration" at Bowery Ballroom on December 5 with Vacationer playing as well. Tickets to that show go on sale Wednesday (10/30) at noon.

After that, Caveman will also be joining Cat Power, Toro y Moi, DIIV, The Cribs, and more on the 2014 Weezer Cruise in February. Reservations are still available.

All tour dates are listed, along with a couple videos, below...

Continue reading "Caveman throwing NYC "Cavemas Celebration" in December after European tour (updated dates)"

Caveman at Webster Hall in April (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Caveman

As you probably know by now, CMJ starts today, and local indie pop band Caveman are doing a number of shows for it this year, and all of them (at least what's currently announced) are free.

The band will start their CMJ run today (10/15) at Rockwood Music Hall for a Communion-presented show with U.S. Royalty, Tor Miller, and Duologue. The show's totally free. Set times below.

They play another Communion show on Friday (10/18) at Henry, A Liquor Bar (356 W 58 St). This one's an all-acoustic show, and features stripped down sets from Caveman, along with Bad Suns and James Bay. Also free, and RSVP is open now. Caveman's on at 8:30 PM, and the full schedule is below.

Then, they'll play a free Bowery Presents showcase that next day (10/19) at Pianos with Drowners, Clear Plastic Masks, Landshapes, Eagulls, Bear Mountain, Spires, Most Thieves, Kodaline, Jacco Gardner, and Kan Wakan.

And then finally they'll play a Wild Honey Pie showcase at Cameo on Saturday (10/19) with Empress Of, French Horn Rebellion, Joywave, Hockey, Little Daylight, TV Girl, Belle Mare, Highs, Wilsen, How Sad, and Deidre & The Dark. Free tickets are available.

All dates are listed, along with show flyers, schedules, and a video, below...

Continue reading "Caveman -- 2013 CMJ shows & other dates"

Toro y Moi at Webster Hall in February (more by Jonathon Bernstein)
Toro y Moi

As mentioned, the Weezer Cruise is returning in 2014 from February 13-17 from the coast of Jacksonville, FL to the Bahamas, and the lineup for the 2014 cruise has just been announced. Like the inaugural cruise, the lineup is heavy on solid indie rock/pop, including Cat Power, Toro y Moi, DIIV, The Cribs, Ash (who appeared on the Angus Soundtrack with Weezer), Palma Violets, Holy Fuck, Bleached, Caveman, The Orwells, and more. It also includes Adam Devine from Workaholics. Cat Power performs with Weezer at the beach show, and the cruise will also give concertgoers a chance to see the band members take yoga classes, do karaoke, and more.

In related news, Toro y Moi just remixed Disclosure, which we posted in today's What's Going On? post, but if you missed it, you can also stream it below.

More Weezer Cruise info, including info on making a reservation, is at theweezercruise.com. Full lineup and lineup announcement video below...

Continue reading "Weezer Cruise 2014 lineup announced (Cat Power, Toro y Moi, DIIV, The Cribs, Ash, Palma Violets, Holy Fuck & more)"

Caveman

Caveman, who head out on tour with Rogue Wave this summer. just released their first new video from their second album for the track "In The City", Julia Stiles, Fran Kranz and Michael Cavadias included. Check it out with all tour dates below...

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Caveman at Webster Hall, 4/10/2013 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Caveman

Caveman just wrapped up a lengthy headlining tour, which hit Webster Hall last week. The band, whose eponymous sophomore album came out earlier this month, are catching up on things and going through their junk mail here in their NYC home, but have made time for an acoustic performance tonight (4/18) at Barnes & Noble Union Square. It's part of the bookstore's "Upstairs in the Square" series that pairs musicians with authors, in this case Hemlock Grove's Brian McGreevy. NPR's Katherine Lanpher hosts the event that starts at 7 PM. It's free.

As mentioned, Caveman will soon be on the road again, this time opening for Rogue Wave whose new album, Nightengale Floors, is out in June. Those dates include two in NYC: June 21 at Music Hall of Williamsburg and June 22 and Bowery Ballroom. Tickets to both are currently on AmEx presale with the regular on-sale happening Friday (4/19) at noon.

All Caveman dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Caveman playing free acoustic show at Barnes & Noble Union Square tonight (updated dates)"

Caveman at Webster Hall last week (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Caveman

Brooklyn's Caveman just released their new album and celebrated with a headlining show at Webster Hall. So it's a little surprising to hear that they're now heading out as a support act for Rogue Wave, whose tour hits NYC for smaller shows on June 21 at Music Hall of Williamsburg and June 22 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for those shows go on sale Friday (4/19) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (4/17) at noon.

The tour is in support of Rogue Wave's upcoming album, Nightingale Floors, which is due out on June 4 via Vagrant Records. Check out a stream of that album's single, "College," the album art, tracklist, and all dates listed below...

Continue reading "Rogue Wave releasing new album, touring with Caveman (dates & stream)"

photos by Dominick Mastrangelo

Caveman @ Webster Hall, 4/10/2013
Caveman

And how was this vision a departure from CoCo Beware?
We were seeing a lot more UFOs, getting more into the universe vibe.

It does sound like an alien tune a little bit...something otherworldly.
Thank you! I think we've just been playing music with each other a lot more, and just--our brains connected a lot more. The initial idea we were all talking about was just to get a little less of a blurred line between everything. Seeing a UFO in the woods was kind of our vision.

When you're touring, is it always good to come back to New York?
Yeah, the best. You grow up here, it's like, you're just such used to fast-paced and a lot of people around, and you just do whatever you want at any time. So then traveling is amazing, but then you realize the bars close at 2 am, and you're like, "What?! I'm just getting started!" You can't get the sandwich of your dreams in the middle of the night. - [Gothamist]

After a lenghty tour that saw them hit SXSW (including one of our day parties) and most of the rest of the continent, Caveman came back to New York on last week (4/12) for a show at Webster Hall with Lucius and Pure Bathing Culture which also served as a hometown record release party for their new self-titled album.

More pics from that show, plus Caveman's setlist and a spotify stream of the LP, are below.

Continue reading "Caveman released second album, played Webster Hall with Lucius and Pure Bathing Culture (pics + LP stream)"

Caveman @ BVSXSW 2013 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
Caveman

As you may know, Caveman's new self-tilted album will be out April 2. The band have just released a second track from it for us to hear and you can stream the atmospheric, slow-building "Where's the Time?" below.

The Brooklyn band were just in SXSW -- if you were there maybe you caught them at our Wednesday day party. Their tour is currently on the West Coast but will be back in NYC on April 10 at Webster Hall. Tickets are still available and remaining tour dates are listed below.

Continue reading "stream a new track of Caveman's forthcoming album"

photos by Sarah Frankie Linder, words by Andrew Sacher

Delorean / Savages
Delorean
Savages

We kicked off our free BrooklynVegan SXSW day parties yesterday (3/13) in Austin at the Main & The Jr (aka the old Emo's location, aka 603 Red River St) with sets from Delorean, Robyn Hitchock, Savages, Camper Van Beethoven, Caveman, Braids, Maserati, Caitlin Rose, Anamanaguchi, Indians, Marnie Stern, Team Spirit, Torres, and Deep Sea Diver. Pictures from the party are in this post, and more are on the way soon.

The biggest surprise for me personally was Torres (aka Mackenzie Scott), whose self titled debut is great, but she really takes it to another level live. Her band is super tight, loud, and confident (her guitarist has some rock star moves) and Mackenzie has some serious pipes that she doesn't even fully reveal on the album. It was a much heavier show than I expected, and if you can catch her at one of her other upcoming SXSW shows, highly recommended.

Torres was followed by other great sets on the outdoor stage (Glasslands Stage), like the noisy math rock of Marnie Stern (who played a lot of her great new album), the danceable video game punk of Anamanaguchi, and a set from post-rockers Maserati, who along with Caveman, cooled things down for a bit. But that cooling down didn't last long, because once Savages took the stage, they were possibly even more intense than CMJ. They played some new stuff that they didn't have back then, and once that album finally drops, I've got pretty high hopes for it. Finally, Delorean wrapped up the outdoor stage with a dancey set. It was nice to end the day with some familiar tunes like "Real Love." Then Maserati came out and joined Delorean for a cover over Gary Numan's "Cars." Not really.

Meanwhile, indoors Deep Sea Diver kicked things off around the same time as Torres outside and they were followed by the fun-rock of Team Spirit, Copenhagen's Indians (who were a 3-piece and were better that way than when I saw him solo), a rousing country set from Caitlin Rose, the new electronic sound of Braids (which we also heard at CMJ), and the show ended with sets from two musical veterans: Camper Van Beethoven and Robyn Hitchcock. Robyn was great and he is especially funny on stage with his in-between song banter. He referred to the overheard sounds of Delorean from the other room as the sounds of devils, and "if they had been heard 200 years earlier, marches of men would have been sent to destroy these fiends," (or something like that).

In addition to the music, Onkyo was there, sampling their new headphones which hit stores next month. mophie, maker of invaluable iPhone chargers, were giving away discount cards good at their pop-up shop which was set up right across the street on Red River. We were also serving complimentary Jameson, and Zico coconut water, and free vegan queso and chips from Food For Lovers. We also had BrooklynVegan t-shirts for the first 50 people in the door, thanks to American Apparel. Also thanks to our other sponsors, Korg, Vox, Blackstar, Creative Recreation, Signazon, WILLCALL, Mirrored Media, and Redigi.

Our day parties continue today (3/14) with sets from Cloud Nothings, Parenthetical Girls, Death, METZ, Milk Music, Beach Fossils, Widowspeak, and more.

More pictures from yesterday's party below...

Continue reading "BrooklynVegan SXSW Wednesday day party in pics (Savages, Robyn Hitchcock, Delorean, Camper Van Beethoven & more)"

follow @BVSXSW on Twitter. here's another BVSXSW lineup announcement...

BV SXSW

As you know, BrooklynVegan is returning to Austin for SXSW this year and throwing four days of day parties at The Main & The Jr aka 603 Red River Street at the corner of 6th aka the old Emo's location. Those happen Wed (3/13), Thurs, Fri and Saturday (3/16). All shows are 100% FREE with RSVP.

We announced the Saturday lineup, and then the Friday lineup, followed by the Thursday lineup, and finally, here is the fourth and final one: the WEDNESDAY LINEUP...

Continue reading "BrooklynVegan free SXSW 2013 Wednesday day party lineup (Robyn Hitchcock, Delorean, Savages, Camper Van Beethoven, Caveman, Marnie Stern, Anamanaguchi & more)"

Sasquatch

Says the PR

On the heels of a highly successful, critically acclaimed sold-out 2012 festival, the Sasquatch! Music Festival unveils its 2013 lineup, which once again features 4 days of music. The festival, hailed as "a model of well-paced programming...in a four-day schedule as efficient and natural feeling as an expertly built algorithm" by NPR Music while Wired notes, "leave the landscape out of it and Sasquatch! has a lineup to kill for," runs May 24-27 (Memorial Day Weekend) at The
Gorge
, the internationally acclaimed concert venue carved in the basalt cliffs high above the Columbia River Gorge in Quincy, WA.
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Caveman / Har Mar Superstar @ Kidrockers, 1/27/2013
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Harmar Superstar

As mentioned, Caveman have a new album on the way via Fat Possum on April 2. What better audience to test out some new tracks than a bunch of half-pints? That's just what they did when Caveman played Kidrockers at Brooklyn Bowl on January 27, an afternoon show that also included a set from Har Mar Superstar along with hosts Craig Baldo and Jordan Carlos. Pictures are in this post.

Adults can next catch Caveman in NYC at Webster Hall, and at other places around the country.

Kidrockers', whose show before this was with DIIV and Widowspeak, next event is this Sunday (2/10) at Brooklyn Bowl with Hospitality and Ex Cops. Tickets are on sale now.

More pictures of Caveman and Har Mar Superstar are below.

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We knew Caveman were finishing up their new album and now we have the details. The self-titled album will be out April 2 (a popular release date) via Fat Possum. You can stream the first track released from it -- the synth-drenched "In the City" -- below. Cover art and track list is below as well.

As mentioned, Caveman (who just played Kidrockers at Brooklyn Bowl) are gearing up for an extensive North American tour that will hit SXSW, both coasts and Canada before returning to NYC for a show at Webster Hall on April 10 to which Pure Bathing Culture have been added to the bill (tickets). Updated tour dates are below.

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