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Coachella 2015 - Day 1

Cloud Nothings provided the only shade of relief in an afternoon overloaded with sun-shining lackadaisical grooves and showboating MCs. Exemplifying everything you ever loved about noise rock and art punk, Dylan Baldi and company perfectly played the part of the geeks in the corner whilst tanned tummies and beefy bros went about their silly business elsewhere. [Buzzbands.LA]
Cloud Nothings played the first of two Coachellas this past weekend. They played the Friday, giving day 1 a dose of harder, punkier music (most stuff in that realm happened the next two days). We got highlights from their last two records like "Stay Useless," "Pattern Walks," "I'm Not Part of Me," "No Future/No Past," "Wasted Days" and more. Pictures of Cloud Nothings and their setlist are in this post. They do it again this Friday (4/17) for Coachella weekend two.

Cloud Nothings also have other upcoming shows, including a free Brooklyn show at MHOW on 4/22 with Amanda X ("sold" out) and NJ's Skate & Surf fest in May. They have also been announced for the 30th annual NYU Strawberry Festival. This year's happens Friday, May 8 at LaGuardia Place (between W 3rd St. and Washington Square South) from 12:30 - 4:30 PM. LVL UP, Celestial Shore and Field Trip round out the bill, and it's free as always.

Updated Cloud Nothings dates are listed, with the Strawberry Fest flyer and more Coachella pics, below...

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photo: Jack White in Austin last week (more by Tim Griffin)
Jack White

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

Jack White, Run The Jewels @ Madison Square Garden
Former White Stripe, blues lover, and guitar-rock devotee Jack White returns to MSG (where The White Stripes played in 2007) for his first headlining show here as a solo artist. His recent sets have all had him mixing it up between his solo stuff and his former bands (at his Nashville show on Wednesday, he actually reunited The Raconteurs on stage). If you're going tonight, definitely don't miss Run The Jewels, the recently-formed rap duo by Killer Mike and El-P that truly reinvigorated both of their careers. Tonight's show is sold out.

If you're not going, you can stream it live on Pandora. It begins at 9 PM and loops for the next 72 hours. An archive will go up on February 3 where you can listen to it song-by-song.

Hamilton Leithauser, Elle King @ Bowery Ballroom
While no longer fronting The Walkmen, Hamilton Leithauser retains his signature raspy, impassioned delivery...and taste in suits.

Torres, Mainland, Heliotropes, Ancient Ocean @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Torres announced her new album earlier this week, and put out the single which has her sounding more rocking than on her debut. Hopefully we'll hear even more new stuff tonight.

Beverly, Honduras, Christines @ Alphaville
Bushwick bar Alphaville has been open for a few months, but this is the first official show in its back room performance space. It's a pretty killer kickoff, with the ultra-melodic indie rock of Beverly, '60s revivalists Honduras, and Christines' thick shoegaze.

Blondes (DJ), John + Jehn, Johnny Hostile, JDH @ Good Room
While here for Savages' residency, singer Jehnny Beth has been doing a few shows with partner Johnny Hostile as their electronic duo incarnation. Blondes will be DJing.

Tombs, Black Anvil, Darkside NYC @ The Acheron
Sludgesters Tombs and black metallers Black Anvil are two of NYC's best local bands, and this spring they'll hit the road together in Europe. But tonight they'll give their hometown a taste of that same double bill.

Screaming Females @ Stevens Institute of Technology
Screaming Females are about to release their sixth album, and from the sound of the songs they've put out so far, it's going more of their badass rock and killer riffs. They've got a couple NYC shows coming up next month, but tonight they'll be nearby in Hoboken.

Invisible Familiars, Adam Schatz & Thomas White's Option Copter (w/ Cibo Mato, Delicate Steve, Sean Lennon + more) @ Baby's All Right
Having worked with Martha Wainwright, Cibo Matto, Sean Lennon and others, Jared Samuel's own music, as Invisble Familiars, is an appealing hodgepodge of styles that is at once quirky, folky, poppy and danceable. Tonight's the release party for his Other Music debut and opening is Adam Schatz & Thomas White's Option Copter that features Cibo Matto, Steve Marion of Delicate Steve, Sean Lennon, and "many more!" Sounds intriguing.

Ben Howard, Hiss Golden Messenger @ Hammerstein Ballroomv
Ben Howard's the headliner, but if you're going to this show we especially recommend showing up for Hiss Golden Messenger. He'stransformed from a haunting bare-bones folk singer to an Electric Dylan-esque folk rocker, and whatever mode he's in, it's great.

Celestial Shore, Zula, Cloud Becomes Your Hand, Voice Coils @ Shea Stadium
This is a pretty stacked bill of local experimental bands, with the mathy indie pop of Celestial Shore, the psych pop of Zula, the arty/eccentric Cloud Becomes Your Hand, and prog collective Voice Coils, who include members of various local bands and are fronted by Mitski.

Ovlov, Grass Is Green, Two Inch Astronaut, KSPILL @ Silent Barn
If you miss the indie rock and post-hardcore sounds of the '90s, you'll find that the bands on this bill fill that void pretty well.

Addison Groove, Doctor Jeep, ROZI, Regent Street @ Cameo Gallery
UK footwork producer Addison Groove is one of the musicians who had the pleasure of collaborating with DJ Rashad before he sadly passed away. If you like Rashad's stuff, there's a good chance you'll dig Addison Groove's too.

Frontier Ruckus, The Bros. Landreth @ Mercury Lounge
Michigan folk pop band Frontier Ruckus released their fourth album, Sitcom Afterlife, in late 2014. Tonight they make their way to NYC in support of it.

Sara Rachele, Kevin Hufnagel @ Union Hall
Singer/songwriter Sara Rachele makes folk with a rock edge, and opener Kevin Hufnagel is a ukulele-playing solo artist when he's not shredding in metal bands Dysrhythmia, Vaura, and Gorguts.

John Oliver @ Beacon Theater
While we wait for Last Week Tonight to return to HBO, host John Oliver does standup tonight in one of Manhattan's toniest venues.

Demetri Martin @ The Paramount
Master of witty deadpan one-liners Demetri Martin brings his tour just out of NYC tonight, and he'll be back in February to play the city proper.

Wolf Alice, Drenge @ Mercury Lounge
Two buzzy, hard-rockin' UK bands hit Mercury Lounge for the early show tonight.

The B-52's @ The Space at Westbury
Coming up quickly on their 40th anniversary, The B-52's still bring the party with a catalogue of classic dance-friendly postpunky new wave.

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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We've been posting a bunch of New Year's Eve shows happening in NYC throughout the past few months, but there's even more cool stuff we haven't gotten to yet. Here's a roundup of ways to musically ring in the new year:

If you want to dance on New Year's Eve, there's no lack of good places to go to do that. Egyptrixx, Physical Therapy, Michael Magnan, Morgan Louis and Nita Aviance are playing an unannounced Brooklyn location, and tickets for that are on sale now.

The Bunker is throwing a NYE party at Trans Pecos with Scotland's Prosumer headlining and Bunker regulars Mike Servito and Bryan Kasenic. Tickets are on sale.

Verboten hosts a show with Lee Burridge, Andhim, Matthew Dekay, Bedouin and Mike Khoury (tickets).

Aurora Halal hasn't done one of her Mutual Dreaming parties in eight months, but she'll change that on NYE at Palisades with Galcher Lustwork, Huerco S. and DJ Richard. Tickets are available.

Sleepy & Boo headline a party at Cielo with Eskuche & Nu Sky, Mikey G and Dan Fischer. Tickets are on sale.

There's a lot of cool stuff at Cameo with Morgan Geist of Metro Area, disco band Midnight Magic, LCD Soundsystem's Pat Mahoney, Juan Maclean associate Jee Day, former Darkside member Dave Harrington, Cameo regular Evan Michael, and GODMODE's Motion Studies. You can grab tickets.

NYC DJ team The Rub are doing their recurring NYE party at The Bell House. Tickets are on sale.

Other previously discussed dance options include Skrillex/Diplo/Rudimental/A$AP Ferg, Kiesza, Erasure, Disclosure, Holy Ghost!/Museum of Love, DJ Koze, Machinedrum, Duke Dumont, Washed Out, !!!/Prince Rama/Cakes Da Killa, Peaking Lights and the Ed Banger party.

Murphys Law play their annual NYE show at Trash Bar with No Redeeming Social Value, Close To The Edge, Wombat In Combat, Hopeless Otis and Red Lucy.

Another previously discussed classic punk option is catching The Dictators or one of Patti Smith's year end shows the two days before NYE.

Garage rock covers band Detroit Cobras play NYE in NJ at Asbury Lanes (tickets). As discussed, they have 2 NYC shows surrounding that.

If you didn't get tickets to The Hold Steady or Deer Tick shows, another sweaty bar rock option is Guns N Roses cover band Mr. Brownstone at Mercury Lounge (tickets).

Also in the punk/garage realm is the Kid Congo Powers show at Home Sweet Home.

Quicksand is sold out, but other '90s post-hardcore/emo options include Rainer Maria/Moss Icon (tix) and ex-Drive Like Jehu band Obits. (tix)

Phish aren't doing their NYE run at MSG this year (they're doing it in Miami), but if jam bands are your thing, you can catch The Disco Biscuits at their 3-night Best Buy Theater run happening Dec. 29, 30 & 31. Tickets for all three nights are available. There's also the Gov't Mule 2-night run at Beacon Theatre on Dec. 30 & 31 (tix).

Williamsburg venue Glasslands will have their last show ever on NYE with four "special, secret" guests who all have history with the venue. That's sold out.

Meanwhile newer Williamsburg venues Baby's All Right and Rough Trade have NYE shows too. The Baby's show features Mykki Blanco, Perfect Pussy, Mr. Twin Sister, Ricky Eat Acid, Porches. frontman Aaron Maine performing as Ronald Paris, Sunflower Bean, James K, Dubbel Dutch, Mr. UNO and a number of DJs (tix). Rough Trade's show has Spirit Family Reunion, Mail the Horse and Twain (tix).

For a night of mostly local indie rock, Gimme Tinnitus, Ipsum and Exploding In Sound are bringing a party to Aviv with The Gradients, Celestial Shore, Palberta, Baked, Multicult, Palehound, The Big Sleep, Vomitface and Parlor Walls.

Chiptune punks Crying are headlining a NYE party at Silent Barn with Downies, Unstoppable Death Machines, Sunshine Gun Club (mems DeathSet, Team Robespierre), Isn't Ours, Jono Mi Lo and more TBA. There will also be several DJs, including the Shea Stadium crew, Edan Wilber from the now-closed Death by Audio with a "remote beach set" and more. More info here.

Reverend Vince Anderson and the Love Choir throw their recurring party at Union Pool with help from DJ Bluntmaster, DJ Ryan Sawyer and "Tons of Special Guests." No advance tickets for that show.

Chris Keating of Yeasayer, Dee Dee of Dum Dum Girls and others are DJing a swanky party at the Tribeca Grand Hotel (tickets).

Party to the sounds of the Caribbean at SOB's with performances from Bossa Casanova, Mambo Kings Orchestra and DJ Kevin Crown. (tix)

Beatles tribute band The Fab Faux hit City Winery from 12/27 to 12/31. Everything but the early show on NYE is sold out, so get tickets to that show while you still can. They're performing favorites from The White Album at that one.

Sandra Bernhard is doing her show Sandra Bernhard is #blessed, which "spotlights her own unique, sharp blend of hysterical insight and outspoken views, with rock-n-roll, cabaret, stand-up and a little burlesque," at Joe's Pub from 12/26 to NYE with two shows each night. Tickets are on sale.

And while Times Square is probably the last place you want to be on New Year's Eve, perhaps you'd like to know this year's lineup for Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin Eve includes Taylor Swift, Iggy Azalea, Charli XCX, Bastille, Jason Derulo, One Direction, Nick Jonas, Florida Georgia Line, MAGIC!, Fergie, Meghan Trainor and more, if you're into that sort of thing.

And Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin Eve is teaming up with Barclays Center to broadcast their Elton John show.

You can browse our "New Year's Eve" Tag for even more. What else?

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Protomartyr's second album, Under Color of Official Right, is one of the year's most acclaimed albums, matching witty if bleak observations to snarling postpunk backing. The band spent most of the year on the road, out on tours with Spray Paint, Whatever Brains and Parquet Courts, making space for both SXSW, CMJ and one of DbA's final shows, too. Which leads to Protomartyr's Top 10 of 2014 list they sent us, which could have only been sent by them. Here's the setup:

As is often the case with touring, all you have is time and it must be killed. Going to see a movie, any movie, is our default band activity. We go to the theater and whatever is showing next is what we see. We'd like to think this is the reason why we saw so much shit, but honestly, seeing something awful became an addiction. Other than that, the only criteria was that the theater had to sell booze. That became an addiction as well.
You won't find Boyhood or Birdman or Grand Budapest Hotel on this list, but it's a funny read and works as a travelogue as well. Protomartyr's "Ten Movies We Saw This Year" are listed with commentary below.

In other news, Protomartyr are part of a Joyful Noise Recordings' new subscription record club, the 2015 Flexidisc Series where "some of our favorite artists to release never-before-heard recordings on a fleeting analog format." Other artists contributing to the series include Cloud Nothings, Wye Oak, Deerhoof & Celestial Shore, Sonny & the Sunsets, and King Buzzo.

If you you're going to be in Detroit around Christmas, Protomartyr are playing on December 26 at Jumbos, a place they wrote a song about on their first album. Flyer for that is below as well...

Continue reading "Protomartyr tell us about 10 movies they saw on tour this year, part of new flexi series w/ Cloud Nothings, Wye Oak & more"

Landlady's Adam Schatz @ DbA's final week (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Landlady are throwing a "Holiday Spectacular" tonight (12/8) at Mercury Lounge which features performances from Celestial Shore, Xenia Rubinos, Luke Temple, Invisible Familiars, Zongo Junction, Cantina, Star Rover, Relatives, Sam Cohen, Zula, not to mention Rubblebucket's horn section, Cassandra Jenkins, The Westerlies and Isaac Gillespie. Tickets are on sale and proceeds go to Bushwick School of Music, a non-profit music education program run by Greg Albert (Celestial Shore), Carlos Hernandez (Ava Luna) and Lydia Velichkovski and that "provides music lessons and ensembles to kids who cannot afford extracurricular music lessons." Landylady main man Adam Schatz says this about the festive evening:

I believe the true greatness of the holiday season is that, amongst the madness of commercial oppression and Mariah Carey, we are forced to consider and value those we call family. This show is about those considerations and values. The Landlady Holiday Spectacular is about coming together and being an extraordinary sum of our own parts, because it is surely worth doing that at least once a year.
In addition to tonight's show, Landlady have released a holiday song, "Please Come Home For Christmas," which features vocals from Sylvan Esso's Amelia Meath. It's part of their label Hometapes' annual holiday mixtape which also features Ivan Howard (The Rosebuds, GAYNGS), Made of Oak (Nick Sanborn of Sylvan Esso), Invisible Familiars, Star Rover, Josh Millrod and more. You can stream that below and download purchases also go toward the Bushwick School of Music.

Speaking of Celestial Shore, they headline Brooklyn Night Bazaar Saturday (12/13) with on Grooms, The Teen Age, and The Glazzies. That show is free and you can skip the line by RSVPing.

Continue reading "Landlady share Xmas song feat Sylvan Esso (stream), playing "Holiday Spectacular" w/ Celestial Shore, Luke Temple, more"

Peter Silberman (right) w/ The Antlers earlier this month (more by Greg Cristman)
Peter

Death by Audio is now closed for good, and as you've probably heard by now it's only about another month before its S. 2nd & Kent neighbor Glasslands will be the same. Like DbA, Glasslands is going out with some cool final shows like The Pains of Being Pure at Heart tonight (11/24) and others that we posted HERE. Since we last spoke, more of these cool shows have been announced, including:

TEEN and Beverly team up on December 4 with Charly Bliss and Scully (tickets).

The highly entertaining Peelander-Z return on December 6 with Life Size Maps and Hard Nips (tickets).

Suckers, DOM, Future Punx and Cameron Hull play on December 11 with a DJ set from MAZED (tickets).

Beach Fossils play December 17 with PC Worship, Jerry Paper, and Beach Fossils singer Dustin Payseur pulls double duty opening the show with his other band Laced (tickets).

Delicate Steve and Celestial Shore team up on December 18 (tickets).

Widowspeak and What Moon Things play together on December 20 (tickets).

There's a big holiday party on December 21 that will have a house band led by Darkside's Dave Harrington, featuring a number of guest singers from other Brooklyn bands including The Antlers' Peter Silberman, Bear In Heaven's Jon Philpot, Real Estate's Alex Bleeker, Here We Go Magic's Luke Temple, People Get Ready's Jen Goma and a handful of others. The house band also includes Dave Harrington/Nico Jaar collaborator Will Epstein, ARMS' Todd Goldstein and more. Full list of singers and house band lineup below. Tickets are on sale.

Bass Drum of Death play December 28 with Mitski (who plays Knitting Factory before that), Sundelles and LUSHES (tickets).

Other previously-announced upcoming Glasslands shows include TR/ST, Waxahatchee, Ducktails, Ex Cops, Com Truise, The Blow and more.

Dave Harrington holiday party info below...

Continue reading "Peter Silberman, Widowspeak, BDOD, Beach Fossils, Suckers, DOM, Beverly, TEEN, more playing final Glasslands shows"

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)"

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Brooklyn's Celestial Shore will release their new album, Enter Ghost, on November 11 via Hometapes. The band's ability to mix melody with complex rhythms and arrangements is apparent on first single "Animal Ratio" which makes its premiere in this post.

The band have four CMJ appearances this week which are as follows:

Oct 21 @ Palisades | Exploding in Sound Presents
Oct 22 @ Baby's All Right (8:40 PM)| Baby's CMJ Daycare Party (FREE)
Oct 22 The Shop (10:30 PM) | Prison Art Showcase
Oct 25 @ Union Pool (11:30 PM) | Team Clermont Shocase
After CMJ, Celestial Shore have an album release show at Baby's All Right on October 30 with Ava Luna, Palehound, Baked, and We Can All Be Sorry. Tickets are on sale. They've also got another release show at Shea Stadium on November 12 with Leapling, Cave Cricket, and Flashlight O.

After the NYC dates, Celestial Shore will head to the West Coast for a tour. All dates are listed, along with the new track stream, below...

Continue reading "Celestial Shore releasing new album (stream a track), playing CMJ, NYC release shows ++ West Coast tour dates"

Trans-Pecos' El Camino Cafe (via @Ridgefood)
Trans Pecos

Ridgewood, Queens venue Trans-Pecos (915 Wyckoff Ave) has some updates for the fall, including that they've finally got their liquor license approved, the cafe is open, and the backyard is complete. Here's the details:

GOOD NEWS! Trans-Pecos' full liquor license is in process to be issued by the New York State Liquor Authority, and was recently approved by Queens Community Board 5. In the service of garnering our license, the venue must "go dry" for a period in September, beginning 9/13. During this time Trans-Pecos will refrain from selling alcohol, and cannot allow "BYOB" of any kind of alcoholic beverages. We thank our patrons in advance for cooperating with us in this regard during a handful of 'dry' shows. We will be selling non-alcoholic beverages during this time, including soda, water, and Club Mate, and we will be allowing our patrons to bring in outside non-alcoholic beverages, so long as they are not in alcoholic beverage containers. We our full liquor license to be issued in a matter of weeks, and we will be sending out an update as soon as celebrations are in order - THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR COOPERATION!

In the mean season, the EL CAMINO cafe is open! Currently the cafe is in "soft opening" status, open most days from noon until 8PM. The cafe will be expanding hours in the near future to include morning commute as well as during nightime events. Ridgewood-ites will be especially excited to gain a high quality, low-key coffee spot serving quality espresso drinks and light cafe fare - with ample seating indoors and out - plus high speed wifi - in the hood! The cafe is operated by Bradford Sill and Colin Crockett of Ft Greene's Red Lantern bike shop & cafe. Come on down.

Finally, the expansive Trans-Pecos back yard, which we have lovingly dubbed 'the urban blight beer garden' is finally complete! Replete with goergeous custom wood tables and stools, patio tiki lighting, and plant life, the Trans-Pecos back yard brings a legit low key spot to enjoy inexpensive libations in East Bushwick/Ridgewood while also taking in the finest off the radar musical offerings to be had in NYC. Get it.

They've also announced their roster of guest curators for the fall which includes Excepter, Matana Roberts, Wet Ink Musics, PC Worship, Ratking + Letter Racer, Terrible Records + Sick Feeling's Don Devore, In Context Music and a new film series curated by Jim McHugh (NYMPH) and Joe Denardo (Growing). These are in addition to their ongoing curators Todd P, The Bunker, Northern Spy and more (full list below).

Upcoming shows at the venue include tonight's (9/3) Aa, Zula, Baked and Bueno show, the Kevin Drumm / Jason Lescalleet collaborative show, the noise show with Bastard Noise and more, the Kayo Dot show, the Sacred Bones CMJ show and more.

A recent addition to the schedule is Mount Eerie on September 23, the day before he plays Le Poisson Rouge. Those shows are part of a tour where he'll be debuting material off his new album, Sauna, which is due out in 2015. Mecca Normal open both NYC shows.

All Mount Eerie dates are listed, with the full Trans Pecos schedule and more, below...

Continue reading "Trans-Pecos updates: liquor license being issued, cafe open, backyard complete, schedule includes Mount Eerie & more"

by Andrew Sacher

DOWNLOAD: Half Waif - Ceremonial (MP3)

Half Waif

Brooklyn's Half Waif (the project of Nandi Rose Plunkett) has been playing a good deal of local shows lately, and she's now ready to put out her IndieGoGo-funded debut album, KOTEKAN, in July. The record's newest single, "Ceremonial," is the kind of big, arty synth pop that fans of stuff like Austra, Sylvan Esso or Polica should dig into. That track premieres in this post and can be downloaded above or streamed below.

Half Waif has two shows coming up this weekend, including 98A Van Dkye St on Saturday (6/14) in Red Hook and The Deli's Northside show on Sunday (6/15) at Silent Barn with Shark?, Celestial Shore, Life Size Maps, Stragazy, Daytona and more. Full lineup and schedule for that show, below. For this weekend's shows she'll be joined on trumpet by Zubin Hensler who recently performed with Sylvan Esso.

Continue reading "Half Waif releasing debut LP (stream a track), playing shows including Northside on Sunday"

Fiasco at (the old) Silent Barn in 2010 (more by Leia Jospe)
Fiasco

Free bi-monthly DIY music, art and fashion mag 1.21 Gigawatts will once again put on their Gigawatts Festival this summer in Bushwick. Last year's was two days, but this year's will be four days (July 17-20) and will feature over 50 bands across three venues (Radio Bushwick, Hot 97.4 and a Secret House Show). The initial lineup features a reunion set from the defunct Fiasco, Frankie Cosmos, Infinity Shred, Tonstartssbandht, Chumped, Team Spirit, CHAPPO, Ski Lodge, Slothrust, Field Mouse, Celestial Shore, Vensaire, Heliotropes, Dead Stars and Shark?. More bands TBA and tickets will go on sale soon. Initial flyer below.

Meanwhile, Shark? also open the free BV-presented Orwells show at Shea Stadium tonight (6/9).

As usual, Frankie Cosmos has plenty of dates. As do Dead Stars (including 4Knots), Tonstartssbandht, and Chumped (including Riot Fest and The Fest).

Field Mouse, who recently released an album trailer for their new LP on Topshelf (watch below), open for The Colourist on June 23 at Bowery Ballroom (tickets).

Continue reading "Gigawatts Fest expanding to 4 days, lineup includes Fiasco, Frankie Cosmos, Field Mouse, Tonstartssbandht & more"

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Tickets to see Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood perform his score to There Will Be Blood at United Palace are on sale now.

Tickets for the recently announced, fourth Mineral show at Saint Vitus with Into It. Over It. go on sale today at 11 AM.

Tickets for The Fresh & Onlys show at Glasslands go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for The Orwells show at Irving Plaza go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Kevin Gates show at Gramercy Theatre go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Body Count record release show at Gramercy Theater go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Misfits show at Irving Plaza go on sale today at 10 AM.

If you didn't get tickets for the Guided By Voices shows at Irving Plaza, The Paramount and The Stone Pony in the BrooklynVegan presale, you can get them in during the general sale which starts today at noon.

Tickets for the Strokes show at The Capitol Theater go on sale today at noon.

RX Bandits, who seemed like they were breaking up but then toured The Resignation in full followed by some of their members getting the touring lineup of The Sound of Animals Fighting back together, were just announced for Riot Fest and they're also playing a NYC show at Best Buy Theater on July 22. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Exploding In Sound are doing their official Northside showcase at Baby's All Right on June 15 with Guerilla Toss, Ovlov, Krill, Celestial Shore, Mattress Financial, Baked, Leapling, Flagland, Washer, Manors, Heliotropes and Creepoid. Tickets are on sale now. EIS is also doing an unofficial showcase on June 13 at Silent Barn with Porches, Bad History Month, Pile, Dust from 1000 Yrs and New England Patriots. No advance tickets for that one.

Tickets for the Andrew Bird shows at Rough Trade go on sale today at noon. If you'd like to go for free, we're giving away a pair of tickets to both performances. Check the link above for contest details.

show at Terminal 5 go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Cynic show at Gramercy Theatre go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Haley Bonar show at Rough Trade go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Chad Valley, Lemonade, Yumi Zouma, Xeno & Oaklander and Lusine show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for The Raveonettes shows at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Twin Peaks show at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Man or Astro-Man? show at the Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon. Tickets for their Brooklyn Bowl show are still available.

Tickets for the La Roux show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Radioactivity and Bad Sports show at Baby's All Right are on sale now.

Tickets to see Doldrums and his brother Moon King play their first-ever show together at Baby's All Right are on sale now.

Tickets for the Cymbals Eat Guitars show at Baby's All Right are on sale now.

Tickets for The Offspring's Smash shows at Terminal 5 with Bad Religion, Pennywise and The Vandals go on sale today at noon.

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

Ava Luna, Man Forever and Warehouse are playing Rough Trade on July 19. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the James Blake DJ set at Output go on sale today at 1 PM.

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.

Tycho in Chicago in 2012 (more by Zach Pollack)
Tycho

Fear of Men at the Seaport in 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Fear of Men

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

Tycho, Gardens and Villa @ Webster Hall
Tycho's downbeat electronica is performed as a three-piece band live, giving it a vibe of post-rock you can sway to. Tonight's show is sold out.

Fear of Men, Beverly, Beach Day, Alvvays @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
This weekend's BKNB entertainment is brought to you by Kanine Records and is a great bill of indiepop, including UK band Fear of Men, Beverly (Drew Citron who's also currently in TPOBPAH), Canada's lovely Alvvays and Floriday trio Beach Day.

Celestial Shore, Krill, Netherfriends, Zula, Native America @ Silent Barn
There's a lot of good music on this bill, including mathy indie pop band Celestial Shore, psychdelic pop band Zula, eccentric indie rockers Krill and more.

The Coathangers, Audacity @ Mercury Lounge
This is the second NYC show of The Coathangers' tour with Audacity which has been bringing great double doses of garage punk all around North America.

Household, Good Throb, Priests, Arm Candy @ Death by Audio
This is the second DbA show for DC post-punks Priests and UK punks Good Throb, who played the same venue earlier this month. THe rest of the bill is good too, with strong local bands Household and Arm Candy.

We Are Scientists, PAWS @ Bowery Ballroom
The buzz around We Are Scientists may have ended years ago, but we're definitely currently excited about Scottish trio PAWS, whose punky pop isn't too far removed from Japandroids.

Inmates, Anasazi, Omegas, PROXY!, Warthog, Mercenary @ LPR (NY's Alright)
The second annual NYC punk/hardcore festival New York's Alright kicks off tonight at LPR early and...

Zyanose, La Misma, Aspects Of War, Life Chain @ Acheron (NY's Alright)
...ends with a late show at Acheron. If you're into intense, very rowdy punk shows, these are for you.

Puce Mary, Venerence, Ligature, Saran Man @ Baby's All Right
Baby's also hosts a NY's Alright afterparty, but less on the punk side. Headliner Puce Mary is Denmark drone/industrial artist Frederikke Hoffmeier, who records for the Posh Isolation label (previously home to Iceage).

Prince Rama, Weaves, WIN WIN @ Baby's All Right
It's a evening of tribal mysticism shot through an '80s filter, with the ladies of Prince Rama. Also on the bill: Toronto multihyphenate pop group Weaves.

I Break Horses, Rival Consoles @ Rough Trade
Sweden's Maria Linden makes dancey shoegaze (or is it the other way around) as I Break Horses. This is the band's second NYC show.

Horse Feathers, Laura and Greg @ Glasslands
Justin Ringle's indie folk collective Horse Feathers are celebrating a decade together as a band this year. This is their first of two NYC shows.

Foster Care, New Coke, Sandratz @ Cake Shop
Brooklyn bruisers Foster Care this night of fuzzy punk-n-pop that also features Florida's snazzy New Coke.

Liam Finn, Weyes Blood, Evil J, Saint Cecilia @ Union Pool
If the prospect of Liam playing his new album The Nihilist in full tonight isn't enough, look out for special guest appearances from soon-to-be-tourmates Connan Mockasin and Kirkin J. Callinan. Guaranteed hijinx!

Laurent Garnier, MKL @ Output
French techno/house producer Laurent Garnier has been at it for over two decades, having recently put out releases on Ed Banger (Justice, Mr. Oizo, etc). Catch the veteran producer moving dancefloors like the '90s at Output tonight.

Grass Is Green, The Gradients, Heeney, Tom Blacklung and the Smokestacks, Somewhere @ Emet
Grass Is Green's fidgety post-hardcore pulls most from the '90s Dischord style of the genre, and they do it well. Good bill overall too.

Chuck Ragan, The White Buffalo, Johnny Two Bags @ Irving Plaza
Though Hot Water Music is fully back in action, singer Chuck Ragan still has his solo project to folk on too, where he ditches HWM's punk for rootsy folk. Tonight he and his band The Camaraderie (featuring members of Lucero and Social Distortion) will bring their rollicking folk to Irving Plaza.

Ikebe Shakedown, High and Mighty Brass Band! @ Mercury Lounge
Shake it to Brooklyn afro-funk collective Ikebe Shakedown, who celebrate their new album Stone by Stone at tonight's record release show.

Brooklyn Folk Festival @ The Bell House
The three-day celebration of all things acoustic, rustic and down-to-earth kicks off tonight.

'Trophy Tape' screening @ Anthology Film Archives
Experimental musician Jason Lescalleet is screening his new Trophy Tape project which collects films by Aaron Dilloway, Ellen Frances, Annie Feldmeier Adams, Justin Meyers, Antony Milton, C. Spencer Yeh, Olivia Block, Adel Souto, Neil Young Cloaca, Todd Deal, Jubal Brown, Heidi Alasuvanto, and Robert Beatty interpreting music from his 2012 album, Songs About Nothing. Trailer below.

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

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Barcelona quartet Univers make fuzzy, reverby guitar pop, owing more than a little to the C-86 sound and '90s Slumberalnd. (Or if you want to be contemporary: they're in the same millieu as Crystal Stilts and Girls Names.) Last year they released the excellent "Cavall Daurat" 7" and they just released their debut album, L'Estat Natural, which is worth checking out too. You can stream both of those releases in full below.

Univers were just in Austin for SXSW and they're currently in NYC for a couple shows before heading back to Spain. They play Cake Shop tonight (3/21) with Tanks Amigo (featuring JB from Crystal Stilts, first show in a couple years), Christines (new shoegazey band from Andy of Woven Bones) and Doubting Thomas Cruise Control; and then Shea Stadium on Saturday (3/22) with Celestial Shore, Tiny Hazard, Zula, and Body Parts.

Streams and Cake Shop flyer below...

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Zula
Zula

Liam Finn kicks off his residency at Union Pool tonight (3/4) which includes shows every Tuesday in March with different guests each time. Tonight's guests will be Brooklyn psychedelic pop band Zula, who you may have caught at Glasslands last night (3/3) with Landlady and Friend Roulette. Tickets for tonight's show are still available.

Zula will also be in Austin for SXSW, and upon returning to Brooklyn, they'll play another hometown show on March 22 at Shea Stadium with Celestial Shore, Tiny Hazard and Body Parts.

All dates are listed, with some streams, below...

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Oberhofer @ Osheaga 2013 (more by Toby Tenenbaum)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Oberhofer, Big Ups, Celestial Shore @ Baby's All Right
Poppy Brooklynites Oberhofer are "PLAYING FUN SHOW FOR ALL OF YOU TO SEE" with their mathy mates Celestial Store and punky pals Big Ups. Tickets are still available.

Mike Birbiglia @ Union Hall
The very funny Mike Birbiglia is about to take his "Thank God for Jokes" set on tour, which doesn't include any dates in NYC, but before he leaves he'll do another of his small "Working It Out" shows tonight.

Landlady, Friend Roulette, Zula, Star Rover @ Glasslands
Adam Schatz may be the busiest musician in Brooklyn, playing in too many bands to count. Landlady, though, is his baby and the band just signed to Hometapes (Megafaun, Bear in Heaven). You can check out the first released track from the new album below and catch them live tonight.

Arthur Beatrice @ The Mercury Lounge
This London quartet's brand of pop is anthemic and a little tropical -- and they just released their debut album, Working Out, and are over to play a few North American shows.

Rhett Miller @ City Winery
While we wait for Old 97's to release their new album, Most Messed Up, frontman Rhett Miller is in town tonight for this solo show.

Sleepers Work, Austin Vaughn @ Manhattan Inn
Sleepers Work is the alias of Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist William Flynn who has toured with St. Vincent, and others. No Turn Before The Shoreline is the first full length release from Sleepers Work which shows off his moody, ambient R&B. Tonight's show is free.

Dirty Fences, Nancy, Juniper Rising @ Death by Audio
Get grimy tonight with two of of Brooklyn's best producers of party-hardy garage rock, Dirty Fences and Nancy, plus the country-tinged Juniper Rising.

Wyatt Cenac's Night Train @ Littlefield
Hop aboard Wyatt Cenac's weekly Night Train comedy show at Littlefield tonight. This week's guests include Seaton Smith, Kevin Avery, Aparna Nancherla, Janelle James, Jon Fisch, Ali Wong, and more.

Rick Ross @ Best Buy Theatre
Hip hop star Rick Ross celebrates the release of his delayed, Mastermind, tonight.

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

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Deerhoof at ATP NJ 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
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Experimental noise popsters Deerhoof have announced that they'll be heading back on the road for an international tour this year, which includes support from NYC rapper Awkwafina (who played Tinderbox 2013 with Deerhoof) and NYC's Celestial Shore on most dates. Celestial Shore aren't on the NYC date which happens on May 3 at Le Poisson Rouge, but Awkwafina is, in addition to London's Tomaga. Tickets for the LPR show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

Though you can't see Celestial Shore at that show, they've got a bunch of other hometown dates coming up, including 2/6 at Baby's All Right with Friend Roulette and Zula; two with Cloud Becomes Your Hand including 2/8 at Silent Barn with Aye Aye Rabbit (mems. Deerhoof) and Little King, and 2/14 at The Ho_se with Ava Luna and Killer Bob; the Palehound show at Pianos (2/27) which now also includes Grass Is Green, Bluffing and Howler; and Baby's on 3/3 with Oberhofer and Big Ups. All of their dates are listed below.

Deerhoof also just made a video for "Flower" off their 2012 LP, Breakup Song, and you can watch that, along with their list of tour dates, below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Palehound's new full band lineup (photo by Manny Harpin)
Palehound

Ellen Kempner's indie rock project Palehound released her impressive Bent Nail EP back in October via Exploding In Sound, and now she's set to release a new 7" for the label, Kitchen, on February 25, her first recorded with the four-piece band she plays live with. One of the things we mentioned when we first wrote about Palehound was their Speedy Ortiz connections (the singers of both bands are friends, Speedy used to be on EIS) and on "Holiest," the first single from Kitchen, the comparisons of the two bands are even more noticeable. With a very adept band behind her, Ellen can work in those mathy subtleties that Speedy mastered so well, and there's a few moments where her voice is a dead ringer for Sadie Dupuis'. Ultimately though, both are just terrific songwriters and if you like one you're bound to like the other. Check out the new song below.

As usual, Palehound has a number of local shows coming up, including one this Sunday (1/26) at Shea Stadium with Dead Wives (ft. Mike of Speedy Ortiz), Flagland and Advaeta. After that, they'll play Pianos on February 20 and 27 and then make their way south hitting other cities on their way to and from SXSW.

UPDATE: The full lineups for the Pianos shows also include Infinity Girl and What Moon Things on 2/20; and Grass Is Green, Celestial Shore, Bluffing and Howler on 2/27.

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

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by Andrew Sacher

Guerilla Toss - 'Gay Disco'
Guerilla Toss

Guerilla Toss hail from the growing Massachusetts rock scene (Speedy Ortiz included them on their top Massachusetts albums of 2013), but while '90s indie rock is the main inspiration for most of those bands, Guerilla Toss are more interested in the dissonant sounds of noise rock and wacky art punk. Their newest album, Gay Disco, came out this past December via NNA Tapes (Blanche Blanche Blanche, Co La) and you can stream two of its tracks, "Pink Elephant" and "Trash Bed," below.

Guerilla Toss played NYC a few times last year, often with labelmates Blanche Blanche Blanche, and they've got a few upcoming shows with another NNA artist, Ryan Power, that brings them back to NYC this month. They'll play an album release show on January 30 at Silent Barn, and that bill also includes no wavers Sediment Club, Northern Spy-signed NYC avant-pop band Cloud Becomes Your Hand, Baltimore experimentalists Horse Lords, No Magic, Brat Pit and Jeremy Smoking (Justin from PC Worship). That show is $10 at the door. All dates are listed below.

Cloud Becomes Your Hand also have a bunch of other local dates coming up, before they head out on a longer North American tour with Guerilla Toss in March that kicks off in NYC on March 2 at Roulette and takes them to SXSW. All of those dates are listed, along with streams, below...

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Thurston Moore w/ Sonic Youth at Battery Park in 2008 (more by Jason Bergman)
Thurston Moore

Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

Thurston Moore, White Out @ The Stone
Sonic Youth/Chelsea Light Moving guitar destroyer Thurston Moore wraps up his residency at The Stone tonight. The 8 PM show is with Tom Surgal of experimental duo White Out, and then for the 10 PM show, Tom's bandmate Lin Culbertson joins them, making for a White Out trio set with Thurston on guitar (which has happened before).

Autodrone, Mahogany, Highly Suspect, Kissing Is A Crime @ Mercury Lounge
Thaw out with a double-dose of local dreampop via Autodrone and Mahogany, plus local post-punk band Kissing Is A Crime and Highly Suspect.

Great Caesar, The Guru, Cold Fronts, Alex G @ Knitting Factory
If you're going to this show, we most recommend getting there early to catch opener Alex G, whose lo-fi songwriting is pretty good, and he's got a full band live.

Celestial Shore, Wei Zhongle, Tom Blacklung and the Smokestacks, Girls & God @ Death by Audio
Some cool bands at DbA tonight, including Brooklyn mathy indie pop band Celestial Shore.

Hannibal Buress @ Knitting Factory
Big league comedy talent (Chris Rock, Louis CK, etc) show up regularly (and unannounced) for Hannibal's very popular free comedy show at Knitting Factory's front bar. Get there early.

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MGMT at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
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Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

MGMT, Dinosaur Jr., Kuroma @ Barclays Center
MGMT have gone from indie pop stars to weird psych explorers to even weirder psych explorers, and while their more recent material has tons of value (Congratulations is my personal favorite of their records, for what it's worth), it's definitely the strength of those earlier singles that has allowed them to play a venue as big as Barclays Center. So you can probably count on tons of fans wondering what the hell is going on in between "Time to Pretend" and "Kids." Also, the legendary Dinosaur Jr. opens this show, so if you're going, be sure to show up on time for them.

Factory Floor, Cities Aviv, Yvette @ 285 Kent Avenue
After four years of teasing us with singles and EPs, UK trio Factory Floor finally released their self-titled debut album this year. Like their other work, it's rooted in Detroit techno and acid, but with a stark, post-punk outlook. Live, don't expect an exact representation of the album -- the band rip up their songs live, with live drums and electronics played on the fly. Tonight's show is pretty solid with Cities Aviv and Yvette on the bill too. Sold out, but a few tickets will be available at the door if you get there early.

Run The Jewels, White Mandingos, Phony PPL @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
One of the most flat-out fun and totally raw rap albums of the year was Run The Jewels, the collaborative project of El-P and Killer Mike, both fresh off two killer 2012 solo albums (Killer Mike's was produced by El-P). Their live shows are just as fun, and they comprise material off all three of those albums and more. They just played Webster Hall, so in the smaller Music Hall of Williamsburg, this should be a blast.

Mutoid Man, Manalive, Summoner @ Saint Vitus Bar
The the epic Cave In and the insane Converge are both incredible bands, and Mutoid Man puts the singer of the former with the drummer of the latter. Together, they manage to keep some of the epicness, some of the insanity, and they give it a huge dose of party rock for great results. They rip.

!!!, Holy Fuck @ Webster Hall
Now based all over the globe, dancepunk group !!! made their best record in ages with this year's Thr!!!er. They're always fun live, and Canadians Holy Fuck should get the party started right.

Diarrhea Planet, Porches, Designer, No Regret's Coyote @ Barnard College
For Barnard College's WBAR Winter Formal (aka Space Prom), they've brought in a few rockin' bands, including garage punk ragers Diarrhea Planet (whose live show is one to remember), and "bummer pop" Exploding In Sound signees Porches.

Salt Cathedral, Truest, Sasha Carlson, Bleeding Rainbow, Brendan Rivera @ Pianos
Philadelphia band Bleeding Rainbow's Yeah Right was one of the year's most underrated records, a roaring album that mixed punk and shoegaze and big choruses. Also on the bill tonight: Sasha Carlson of UK band Splashh.

NGUZUNGUZU, L-Vis 1990, secret guest @ Glasslands
Nguzunguzu have lent their production to Kelela, Le1f, and others, and they make some pretty cool stuff on their own too. Catch them tonight with Night Slugs label boss L-Vis 1990 and a "secret guest."

Small Black, Twintapes, Brothertiger, Lip Talk @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Brooklyn Night Bazaar offers weekends of local artisan shopping, gourmet eats, beer and wine, ping pong, black light minigolf and music all under one Greenpoint roof. Tonight's musical entertainment is headlined by synthpop band Small Black.

Telepathe, Living Days, Village Psychic, Roxy Cottontail (DJ) @ Baby's All Right
Speaking of synthpop, Brooklyn duo Telepathe released "Slow Learner" on Dave Sitek's Federal Prism label earlier this year. Check them out tonight on this diverse bill.

Pizza Underground @ Baby's All Right
When it comes to pizza-themed rock bands, prefer Personal & the Pizzas, but there's no denying the gawker appeal of this Velvet Underground tribute act who change all the lyrics to be about pizza, featuring Home Alone's Macauley Culkin. This show is early (7PM), free and there will be free pizza. Free pizza!

YLT @ Maxwell's in June (more by PSquared Photography)
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Yo La Tengo @ The Bell House
One of the many sad things about Maxwell's closing this year was that Yo La Tengo's annual Hannukah shows would no longer be happening. It's not quite the same but their four sold-out holiday shows at The Bell House will hopefully have some of the same spirit and surprises. This is night one.

Alarms and Controls, Life Size Maps, Poor Lily @ Cake Shop
The Dischord-signed Alarms and Controls includes members of '90s-era Dischord bands Circus Lupus, The Crownhate Ruin, and others, and if you like those bands, the overall '90s Dischord sound, or The Dismemberment Plan, you'll likely dig Alarms and Controls too.

Pompeya, Loveskills, Leverage Models @ Cameo Gallery
If you love Big '80s music like The Associates, Blue Nile, ABC, and (early) Spandau Ballet, you will probably dig the widescreen sounds of Leverage Models who have a firm grasp on that, right down to the saxaphone and syn-toms.

The Dikes of Holland, Stolen Girls, Black Lagoon @ Death By Audio
Tonight's show is headlined by Austin garage punks The Dikes of Holland and you can check out their most recent album, Braindead USA, below.

Peace Arrow, Celestial Shore, Brad Pit, Heaven's Gate, Tonstartsbandht, Softspot, Dada Trash Collage, Baked, Jerry Paper, The Dreebs @ Shea Stadium
There are a lot of quality local bands on this bill, including aggressively dreamy Heaven's Gate and the somewhat mathy Celestial Shore. It's also a birthday party, so be ready to sing at some point.

A John Waters Christmas @ Stage 48
The director and kitsch connoisseur will be sharing "some of his favorite holiday traditions, from his compulsive desire to give and receive perverted gifts to his religious fanaticism for Santa Claus and an unhealthy love of real-life holiday horror stories."

Spires @ The Standard, East Village
Spires will be debuting their new line-up tonight at this early show at East Village branch of The Standard hotel chain. The show is free but you need to RSVP by emailing aohayon@standardhotel.com.

Alt-J @ The Studio at Webster Hall
You had to enter SiriusXM's contest to get into this show, but if you did that you'll get a chance to see this now-pretty-famous band in the intimate Studio at Webster Hall.

The Range, Zeljko McMullen, Michael Beharie, Diamond Terrifier @ Trans-Pecos
IDM producer The Range has picked up some speed this year with his acclaimed Nonfiction LP, and tonight he'll be at Todd P's new Trans Pecos venue (915 Wyckoff Ave, aka the old Silent Barn space). Saxman/electronic musician Sam Hillmer's (of Zs) Diamond Terrifier project is worth catching too.

Juelz Santana @ BB King's
Diplomats member Juelz Santana has a pretty notable solo career too, and apparently he's working on his first solo album since 2005. Maybe we'll hear some new songs tonight?

Videology's 10th Anniversary Party
Williamsburg's videostore-turned-bar/screening-room/videstore turns 10 years old today. There's a host of special programming in store, plus BV's Bill Pearis will be DJing starting at 11 PM. There's also half-price drinks all night, but you must RSVP to attend.

Chumped, Broadcaster, American Hellfire Club, Remnants @ Lulu's
The self-titled debut EP from Brooklyn's poppy punks Chumped is one of the best EPs of its kind to come out this year, and they were pretty fun at the BV/EIS party last night. This is their last show of 2013, so if you haven't caught them yet and can't wait til next year, don't miss your chance.

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

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It is with great excitement for us to unveil The Silent Barn's Winter 2013 Fundraising Campaign to our fantastic community of supporters! As we pass the first anniversary of our 10-year commitment to our new building, we cannot help but be excited about all of the projects, installations, and performances that can be created here over the remaining decade. To assure that the Silent Barn dream continues, we are working to raise $20,000 by January 1st, 2014, which will finish renovations, strengthen our infrastructure, and enable us to continue offering diverse programming in the new year.

We are seeking your support, as our community, to help us raise achieve this goal. Your donation will help to complete the last of our startup costs, investing in the Silent Barn's infrastructure for years to come. In gratitude, your donation to the Silent Barn is tax-deductible through our non-profit fiscal sponsor, Flux Factory, and you will receive an exclusive donor gift currency that brings you artworks, records, tshirts, beer, entry to shows, tea blends, haircuts, craft supplies, noise friends, cassette tapes, and many great gifts made by the Silent Barn family.

Silent Barn opened in their new location (603 Bushwick Ave) back in January and have had an ambitious first year there but are looking to raise $20K by January 1 for reasons explained above. For more on their fundraiser (and an explanation of the donor incentives, called "barnacles"), you can watch a short video below and or visit Silent Barn's donate page.

Tonight (12/10) at Silent Barn you can see Motion Studies (feat. member of Mr. Dream) who are making their live debut, plus Fasano, Courtship Ritual, The Flag, and Horselover Fats (also making their live debut).

UPDATE: Here We Go Magic, who we just caught at Baby's All Right, play an intimate show there on Sunday (12/15) with Celestial Shore, Les Bonhommes, and Ron Shalom/Austin Vaughn.

Meanwhile, the old Silent Barn space is now Todd P's new spot Trans Pecos and its schedule is starting to fill up.

Silent Barn fundraiser video below...

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Here We Go Magic / Christopher Bear Trio @ Baby's All Right - 12/9/13
Here We Go Magic
Chris Bear Trio

Luke Temple is in the middle of his December residency at Union Pool, but last night (12/9) he teamed back up with his band Here We Go Magic to headline a show at Brooklyn's new-ish Baby's All Right. Opening the show was a trio set from Grizzly Bear drummer Christopher Bear with Aaraon Arntz (who tours as a live member of Grizzly Bear) and Benjamin Campbell, who also played last week's installment of Luke's residency, plus a set from guitar/drum machine/vocal loop one-man-band Nightlands (aka War On Drugs/Sharon Van Etten collaborator Dave Hartley). Members of Caveman were also DJing in the venue's front room. Pictures of the show are in this post.

Luke Temple's Union Pool residency continues tonight (12/10) with Daniel Carter/Austin Vaughn, Sam Owens (of Celestial Shore), and "Delicate" Steve Marion. Tickets are still available.

UPDATE: Here We Go Magic also play an intimate show at Silent Barn on Sunday (12/15) with Celestial Shore, Les Bonhommes, and Ron Shalom/Austin Vaughn.

More pictures from Baby's All Right below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Friend Roulette

NYC art pop collective Friend Roulette are planning to record the followup to this year's I'm Sorry You Hit Your Head LP this week at Silent Barn's studio with Julian and Carlos from Ava Luna, but ahead of that release they'll be putting out a new 4-song EP, Grow Younger, on February 6 via Goodnight Records. That EP will feature the new single, "I Guess," which makes its premiere in this post. "I Guess" is the kind of rhythmic art pop that Sufjan did on Age of Adz and St. Vincent did on Strange Mercy, and if you liked those albums, you might find something to dig here too. You can stream it, along with another, comparatively calmer EP track, "Rocket Dog," below.

Before Friend Roulette begin recording at Silent Barn's studio, they'll also play a show at the venue tonight (12/9) with Tiny Hazard, Comadrome + Ratfoot + Ginny Benson, Textiles, and Passage (DJ). Admission is $7 at the door. More info at the Facebook event. Other upcoming dates include a show New Year's Day (1/1) at Pianos with Glockabelle and Star Rover and one on February 5 6 at Baby's All Right with Zula and Celestial Shore.

Song streams below...

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Pity Sex @ BV-CMJ 10/19/13
Pity Sex

Ann Arbor shoegazers Pity Sex, who put out a pretty great album this year, just announced that they'll head back out on the road in January with post-hardcore band Self Defense Family (fka End of a Year, and whose singer Patrick Kindlon is also in Drug Church). And to turn what will surely be great double bills into great triple bills, they've got LVL UP supporting the first leg, and Ovlov supporting the second. The tour hits NYC on January 19 at Santos Party House with Ovlov opening. Tickets for that show are not on sale yet, but you can check Ticketweb for updates. All dates are listed, along with the tour flyer below.

Back during CMJ, Pity Sex played our BV party. We already posted one set of pictures from that show, and there's another batch of their set in this post.

Self Defense Family recently announced that their first LP under their current name, Try Me, will be out on January 7 via Deathwish. Watch the teaser video for that LP and stream one of their earlier tracks below.

LVL UP aren't on the NYC date of the Pity Sex/Self Defense tour, but they do have other NYC shows coming up. They'll be opening the previously discussed Saintseneca tour, including the NYC stop happening on January 18 at Baby's All Right. Also on that show is Broncho and Brass Bed. Tickets for that show are still available.

Before those tours, you can also catch LVL UP at Shea Stadium on November 29 with Liam Betson (Liam the Younger), Heeney, and Liquor Store. And they'll also return to Shea on December 5 for part two of the two-part Big Snow Buffalo Lodge farewell party. Joining LVL UP at Shea on 12/5 is Porches, Krill, Baked, Lost Boy?, and Bueno. And part 1 of the party happens on December 3 at Silent Barn with Twin Sister, Leapling, Celestial Shore, Ava Luna, Zula, and a DJ set from Empress Of. Tickets for part 1 and part 2 are on sale now. All LVL UP dates are listed below.

As discussed, LVL UP have an upcoming split with Porches coming out on November 26 via Birdtapes/Double Double Whammy. They just premiered one of their contributions, "Bad Blood," over at Beats Per Minute, and you can stream that, along with their other contribution, "Cross The Sea," and Porches' "Townie Blunt Guts," below.

Porches also play this year's WBAR Winter Formal (aka Space Prom), along with garage punk ragers Diarrhea Planet, Designer, and No Regrets Coyote. It takes place on December 13 at Barnard College in the Diana Event Oval, and is free, all ages, and open to the public. Flyer below. As discussed, Diarrhea Planet play another free show at Brooklyn Night Bazaar (12/14) a day later with Purling Hiss, Big Ups, and Manors.

Speaking of LVL UP, Porches, Double Double Whammy and Birdtapes, Crying (who are signed to DDW, and who feature Nick of LVL UP and Elaiza of Whatever, Dad) and Elvis Depressedly (signed to Birdtapes) are heading out on a tour together which includes a house show in NYC on New Year's Eve at David Blaine's The Steakhouse with Spook Houses (feat. Dave and Nick of LVL UP), Porches, Alex G, and Morrison Brook. All dates on that tour are listed, along with a stream of Crying's Get Olde EP, below.

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