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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...

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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.

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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).

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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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by Bill Pearis

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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)
Oberhofer

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)
Deerhoof

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.

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

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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...

Continue reading "Silent Barn trying to raise $20,000 by Jan. 1"

photos by Amanda Hatfield

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...

Continue reading "Here We Go Magic, Nightlands & Christopher Bear trio played Baby's All Right (pics); Luke Temple's residency continues"

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...

Continue reading "Friend Roulette releasing a new EP (stream 2 tracks), working on new album, playing Silent Barn tonight & other shows"

photos by Chris La Putt

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.

More Pity Sex pics, all lists of dates, streams and videos below...

Continue reading "Pity Sex dates w/ Self Defense Family (& more BV-CMJ pics) ++ upcoming LVL UP, Porches, Diarrhea Planet, Crying shows"

by Andrew Sacher

Celestial Shore

You may be familiar with Shaking Through, the online music series produced by Weathervane Music, through its installments with Hop Along, The So So Glos, Sharon Van Etten, and others. The series gives the artists two days to record a brand new song, after which the song is released along with a short documentary video on the process.

The newest installment comes from Brooklyn's Celestial Shore, and features singer Sam Owens duetting with Empress Of (aka Lorely Rodriguez). It's tamer than the band's usual mathy stuff (save for the minor freakout at the end), instead opting for airy, lazy-Sunday psychedelia. You can check out the song and the video below, and download the track for free at Shaking Through.

As usual, Celestial Shore have local shows coming up, including one on November 22 at Shea Stadium with Zula, and Sam Owens plays a solo show on December 10 at Union Pool as part of Luke Temple's residency at the venue.

Meanwhile, Empress Of is opening both NYC shows on SOHN's tour.

Shaking Through recently launched a PledgeMusic campaign to keep it going for a fifth year in 2014, and there's some pretty cool rewards. For pledging $10 you get "The Complete Shaking Through Recordings 2009-2013," featuring all 44 songs they've done so far. For $30, you can see Hop Along's Frances Quinlan at a private studio concert. And there's a reverse auction for "The Signed Patti Smith Collection," which features signed copies of her book Just Kids, her lyric book, her double-CD with My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields, and two of her recent albums, Trampin' (2004) and Banga (2012). The "reverse auction" is currently at $2,500 and it drops $50 a day until someone purchases it. More details on that here, and more reward options here.

Patti Smith, who recently eulogized Lou Reed, has three year-end shows coming up.

My Bloody Valentine's tour hits NYC for its first of two shows tonight (11/11) (tix).

Song stream and video below...

Continue reading "Celestial Shore & Empress Of released a new song for Shaking Through (which launched a PledgeMusic campaign)"

Luke Temple

While he's spent the last few years concentrating on Here We Go Magic, Luke Temple recently returned to solo mode with Good Mood Fool which was released a couple weeks ago via Secretly Canadian. On it, he bathes in warm funk and gentle reggae, giving things an enjoyably mellow vibe. You can check out the video for "Florida" and a couple other tracks below, and the whole record can be heard via Spotify.

Temple is currently finishing up a short East Coast tour with his band that includes Eliot Krimsky (Glass Ghost, Here We Go Magic), Mike Johnson (Dirty Projectors) and Brian Betancourt (Hospitality). He'll then head to Europe but on his return he's doing a December residency at Union Pool, playing the first three Tuesdays of the month. He's gathered some pretty impressive talent to open on the nights:

DECEMBER 3 (tickets)
ELLIOT KRIMSKY
MEMS (5) - (Ofir Ganon and Greg Sarnier of Deerhoof)
CHRIS BEAR (of Grizzly Bear)
LUKE TEMPLE

DECEMBER 10 (tickets)
DANIEL CARTER//AUSTIN VAUGHN
SAM OWENS (of Celestial Shore)
STEVE MARION (of Delicate Steve)
LUKE TEMPLE

DECEMBER 17 (tickets)
ADAM SCHATZ (of Man Man, Landlady, etc)
JEREMY GUSTIN AND INDIGO STREET (of Delicate Steve)
RYAN SEATON (of Callers)
LUKE TEMPLE

As a unifying theme, all of the sets during the residency will be improvised. No word on advance tickets just yet. Ticket links above. All tour dates are listed, along with videos and streams, below.

Continue reading "Luke Temple released new LP (streams), doing guest-filled NYC "improvisational" residency in December & other dates"

Zula

Brooklyn's Zula just released their debut full length, This Hopeful, a 9-song collection of contemporary-sounding psychedelic pop, this week (10/29) via Inflated Records, who have put out singles for Speedy Ortiz, Memoryhouse, and Oberhofer. If you've yet to hear the record, you can stream it in full below.

Zula will celebrate the new album with a release party in Brooklyn on November 6 Secret Project Robot with Ava Luna (who also have a 7" on Inflated), Sam Owens of mathy indie pop band Celestial Shore, Cloud Becomes Your Hand, Ashcan Orchestra, and a DJ set from Twin Sister. Flyer below.

After that show, Zula will head out on a full US tour for a couple of weeks, and upon returning home, they'll play another Brooklyn show on November 22 at Shea Stadium with Celestial Shore (full band this time), Banned Books and Laser Background.

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

Continue reading "Zula released debut album, announce tour (dates & LP stream)"

by Andrew Sacher

Krill at WBAR-B-Q- 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Krill

Boston indie rockers Krill were recently in NYC for a few CMJ shows, including the Exploding In Sound Records showcase, and since that showcase, it's been announced that Krill have signed to EIS, who will release their new EP, Steve Hears Pile in Malden and Bursts Into Tears, the followup to this year's Lucky Leaves LP, in early 2014. Congrats to Krill on the signing, and stay tuned for music from that new EP. Meanwhile, if you're not already, you can get familiar with Lucky Leaves by streaming it in full below.

Krill have a few shows coming up at the moment, including a Halloween show tonight (10/31) in their home state, where they'll be "dressing up" as the PIxies. Soon after, they'll return to NYC for a show on November 7 at Death by Audio with EIS labelmates Fat History Month and Palehound, plus mathy Brooklyn indie pop band Celestial Shore. Admission is $7 at the door. All Krill dates are listed, along with the show flyer, below.

For Palehound, the DbA show doubles as a release party for Bent Nail, her excellent new EP of singer/songwriter charm meets noise rock abrasion. Palehound also plays a Halloween show, and hers is in NYC at Cake Shop tonight. She'll be playing as Pavement, along with Vulture Shit as Dookie Shit (aka playing from Green Day's Dookie if that wasn't obvious), Big Ups and Brad Oberhofer doing stoner rock covers as Breaking Brad, Flagland as Weezer, All Nines as Buckingham Buckingham Buckingham, Low Fat Getting High as Nirvana, and Butter the Children as Pixies.

Palehound has other area shows, including one on 11/2 at Sarah Lawrence College with Speedy Ortiz, and another in Brooklyn on November 16 at Muchmore's with Manors, Spook Houses, and Dead Wives. All dates are listed below.

And speaking of Big Ups, who play tonight's Cake Shop show, they recently revealed "Wool," a new track from their upcoming Eighteen Hours of Static LP (due out January 14). Though Big Ups are often known for making chaotic post-hardcore, "Wool" is what they sound like when they hold back a bit and attempt a quieter song. It's not some draggy throwaway though; when I last saw them it was one of the best moments of their set. Listen below. Big Ups' next regular show is the previously discussed Glasslands (11/30) stop on the Hunters / Audacity tour. Tickets for that show are still available.

All lists of dates and song streams below...

Continue reading "Krill & Palehound playing Halloween shows (separately) & NYC together; Krill releasing an EP on Exploding In Sound"

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

Divine Fits @ SXSW 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Spiritualized

Hollerado @ Glasslands in January (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Hollerado

My Morning Jacket, Grizzly Bear, Divine Fits, The Wallflowers, James Murphy (DJ Set) @ Times Square
Like they did last year, CBGB Festival is throwing a big free concert in Times Square. This year's feature's two major indie bands -- My Morning Jacket and Grizzly Bear -- a side project made of two major indie bands -- Divine Fits (Wolf Parade and Spoon) -- a DJ set from LCD Soundsystem/DFA Records guy/David Bowie remixer James Murphy, and The Wallflowers.

Like last year too, there are two stages -- North and South -- in two segments: 11 AM - 2PM (Lisa Loeb, The Wallflowers, Divine Fits) and 4 PM - 7 PM (James Murphy, Grizzly Bear, MMJ). The only specific set times we know are Divine Fits are at 1 PM and Grizzly Bear at 5 PM (both play the North Stage). You can kinda estimate what the other set times will be from that. More info is here.

Spiritualized, No Joy, Connan Mockasin, Lansing-Dreiden, Linda Perhacs, Quilt, CO LA, Lilacs & Champagne, Happy Jawbone Family Band, Weyes Blood, Soldiers of Fortune @ Pioneer Works
Day two of Mexican Summer's 5th Anniversary is another incredibly line-up of music with the U.S. live debut of avant-kiwi Connan Mockasin, a reunion of enigmatic artrockers Lansing-Dreiden, the NYC live debut of cult folkie Linda Perhacs... not to mention Spiritualized, No Joy, Quilt and more. Tickets are still available.

Kelela, Dance System, Secret Guest, J-Cush, Durban @ 285 Kent Avenue
Kelela first caught our attention when she appeared on the newest Teengirl Fantasy album, and she's since made her way into the Fade to Mind universe, roping in producers like Nguzunguzu, Kingdom, Bok Bok, Jam City, Girl Unit, and others for her debut album/mixtape, CUT 4 ME, which is out now.

Meat Puppets, Enemy Planes @ Brooklyn Bowl
One of the pioneers of cowpunk with 30 years under their belts, Meat Puppets have settle into a laid back groove as comfortable and familiar an an old pair of jeans. There's a reason you still love them.

Nic Lawless (& His Young Criminals), Pat DiNizio (of the Smithereens), Jon Caspi & The First Gun, Bronze Fondue, The X-Men, Creeptones @ Cake Shop
Smithereens frontman Pat DiNizio headlines this night of garagey powerpop as part of the CBGB Festival.

The Features, Hollerado @ Glasslands
Tennessee band The Features are just fine, but we'd go just to see Canadian rockers Hollerado who mix hooks, smarts and chops -- plus a few well-aimed confetti cannons.

The X-Patsys, Rhys Chatham @ Issue Project Brookyln
IPR continues its 10-year Anniversary tonight with avant-garde country band The X-Patsys (aka actress Barbara Sukowa and artists Robert Longo and Jon Kessler).

Hanni El Khatib, Bass Drum of Death, Ivan & The Parazol @ Knitting Factory
You get two sides of the garage coin with this tour: BDoD unleash party-friendly rippers, where Hanni El Khatib are more on the soulful side. This is the second of two NYC shows for these two groups.

Waiting for Henry, Valley Lodge @ Mercury Lounge
You know Dave Hill as a comedian and shirtless concertgoer, but did you know he can also shred? Catch his seriously impressive guitar skills tonight with his band Valley Lodge.

Fuzz, CCR Headcleaner @ Mercury Lounge
Do you pine for the early '70s monster riff days of Blue Cheer and prime Black Sabbath? Ty Segall does too, hence his proto-metal band Fuzz in which he sings and plays drums, heavy on the fills. Tonight's stop with tourmates CCR Headcleaner is sold out, but you can catch them on Sunday at Death by Audio.

Obits @ The Bell House, 2011 (more by Erik Erikson)
Obits

Obits, Lame Drivers, Family Curse @ The Rock Shop
Obits' third album, Bed & Bugs, recently dropped on Sub Pop and it's their most varied album to date, but still a rager -- and maybe the best thing they've done yet. Get up close tonight in the tiny confines of The Rock Shop.

Comedy Bang Bang Live @ NYU Skirball Center
Do you enjoy the awkward talk show comedy of IFC's Comedy Bang Bang? Sweater-loving host Scott Aukerman has taken the show on the road. Bandleader Reggie Watts isn't part of it but Paul F. Tompkins is, though if Reggie was going to make a suprise appearance anywhere in the country, it would probably be here. Sold out.

Solar Year, Black City Lights, Prism House, GPSYMTH @ Pianos
NYC-via-Montreal production duo Solar Year might be best known for their Grimes collaboration, but they also make some solid electronic pop of their own.

Antibalas, TUELO & Her Cousins @ Roulette
NYC Afrobeat band Antibalas are playing two hometown shows this weekend. Tonight's is a benefit for MIMA Music (whose mission is "to build a global network of arts-education programs, music education partners, and music based curriculum in under-served schools around the world"), and tomorrow they're at Highline.

Ski Lodge, Love Inks, Swimming, Napolean, Truthers @ Shea Stadium
Austin's Love Inks keep their arrangements sparse, allowing the airy charms of their songs to shine through. Their new album, Generation Club, is a winner. We like headliners Ski Lodge too, of course.

Arto Lindsay, Saint Rich, Callers, Celestial Shore @ The Bowery Electric
This is one of the better CBGB Festival shows, headlined by Arto Lindsay, who actually played CBGB a few times back in the day with his no wave band DNA. Opening are three younger local bands: Delicate Steve offshoot Saint Rich, indie folk-turned-indie pop band Callers, and avant-pop trio Celestial Shore.

Those Darlins, Gambles @ Union Pool
Tennessee's Those Darlins started off making '70s Loretta Lynn style country but quickly grew beyond those constraints. Their third album, Blur The Line, adds a little glitter to the mix, making for sleek, snarly rock.

CocoRosie @ Webster Hall
CocoRosie are back with their first new full length in three years, and after previewing songs from it at an intimate Brooklyn show before its release, and tonight they play a much bigger NYC show, and their first one since the LP's release.

Brian Wilson, Jeff Beck @ NYCB Theatre At Westbury
The band who currently tours as The Beach Boys may not include their main songwriter Brian Wilson as a member, but Brian's on the road with fellow ex-Beach Boys Al Jardine and Dave Marks, plus guitar maestro Jeff Beck, playing a ton of favorites from The Beach Boys' career. They hit NYC next week, but tonight they're in the area for a Long Island show.

Bonobo, Paul Basic @ Terminal 5
UK IDM producer Bonobo released his newest album, The North Borders, earlier this year via Ninja Tune, and played Webster Hall around the time of its release. Tonight he returns to NYC for his largest headlining show here yet, Terminal 5. After the show, Bonobo DJs the afterparty at Slake.

Ginger Baker @ Iridium
One of the greatest living drummers of any genre, Ginger Baker is best known as one third of Cream but is a master of many styles. This is his first of a five-night run at Iridium, and tonight's show is part of the CBGB Festival too. 8 PM and 10 PM shows.

Glenn Tilbrook @ Wonder Bar
One half of one of the best songwriting teams of the last 35 years, Squeeze's Glen Tilbrook will pull from that deep cannon of catchy tunes tonight. Funny guy too.

Modern Life Is War @ The Studio at Webster Hall (early) and Saint Vitus (late)
Modern Life Is War had a six-year career with three excellent albums in the 2000s, and after calling it quits, they sort of unexpectedly became a super influential band, with their melodic hardcore style coming back to life in bands like Touche Amore, Defeater, and others. Now they're fully back in action with a solid new album, Fever Hunting, and an active touring schedule that hits NYC for two sold out shows tonight. Studio show will be opened by Night Birds, Deathcycle, and Wet Witch; and Vitus will be opened by Incendiary and Survival (not the Hunter Hunt-Hendrix one).

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

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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Pattern Is Movement

Philadelphia duo Pattern Is Movement are back with their first new music in five years, a 12" single on Hometapes with a new song, "Sucklin," on the a-side and a cover of D'Angelo's "Untitled (How Does It Feel?)" on the flip. It's out digitally now and the vinyl will be out October 24. You can stream both sides below.

We already knew the band was playing CMJ with Hospitality at Glasslands on October 19 (tickets) but the've got a few more shows at the fest too. They'll play the Hometapes showcase at Union Pool on October 16 with Celestial Shore, Leverage Models, Norwegian Arms, Laser Background, and Paperhaus ($10 at the door); and they'll also play Webster Hall on October 17, where they were added to the Menomena / Helio Sequence show (tickets).

All Pattern Is Movement dates are listed, along with streams of both sides of the new single, below...

Continue reading "Pattern is Movement releasing new single (stream it), add more CMJ shows ++ other dates"

by Bill Pearis

Jacco

Jacco Gardner released his debut album, Cabinet of Curiosities, earlier this year and this week he follows that up with a new single on Trouble in Mind. You can stream the a-side, "End of August," which continues his exploration of baroque, mushroom tea psychedelica, here in a distinctly autumnal mood. You can order yours now and stream it below. The Dutch wunderkind and his ace band also recently recorded a "Les Soirees de Poche" session for the La Blogotheque folks and you can watch that full half-hour performance below.

As mentioned, Jacco will be in North American soon for a tour that includes West Coast dates with the Allah-Las and a visit to the CMJ Festival in NYC. He's added a few more dates, including a tour-capper at Brooklyn's Death by Audio on October 28 with two solid locals, Alex Bleeker & the Freaks, and Celestial Shore. Updated dates are listed, along with that song stream and video, below.

Continue reading "Jacco Gardner has a new 7" & La Blogotheque session, adds DbA show to end of upcoming tour (updated dates, streams)"

by Bill Pearis

Celestial Shore
photo by Josh Goleman

Brooklyn's Celestial Shore released their new album, 10x, last week via Hometapes. "Beachy" is a term that's thrown around a lot with them, and you can hear traces of Brian Wilson in their harmonies, but "Little Deuce Coup" this ain't. The group bring an intricate mathy-ness to the music, with frequent time/tempo changes making the album right at, er, home on Hometapes (All Tiny Creatures, Slaraffenland). You can stream two tracks from the album below and the whole thing via Spotify or Rdio.

Celestial Shore play a record release party tonight (9/13) at Silent Barn. Openers are Empress Of and TEEN (both who could probably headline Silent Barn on their own), plus Bueno. The band have a bunch of upcoming NYC shows, actually. They'll support Darwin Deez and Caged Animals at Knitting Factory on September 29 (tickets); play Grand Victory on October 4 with Feuding Fathers; open for Arto Lindsay as part of the CBGB Fest at Bowery Electric on October 12 (tickets); and play with Luke Temple at Le Poisson Rouge on October 14 (tickets). All dates are listed below.

Empress Of also recently announced shows with the 4AD-signed SOHN.

All Celestial Shore dates are listed, along with song streams, below...

Continue reading "Celestial Shore released '10x' on Hometapes, playing NYC release show tonight w/ TEEN and Empress Of ++ other dates"

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