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photo: Anderson .Paak at SOB's on February 5 (more by P Squared)

SXSW, which starts in about a month (March 15-20), has already announced three rounds of artists for the 2016 edition, and now they've announced a fourth wave of bands. This one includes the likes of Sun Kil Moon, Empress Of, Anderson .Paak, Faust, Flatbush Zombies, Freeway, Lord Dying, Night Birds, Shilpa Ray and a ton more.

Check out the full list of additions below.

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photo: Foals @ Sasquatch 2014 (more by Chris and Rae Graham)

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

Foals, Circa Waves @ Terminal 5
Though they began as a quirky, twitching post-punk band, UK band Foals have gradually become more atmospheric and anthemic. Frontman Yannis Philippakis remains a wildman on stage, though.

Joey Bada$$, CJ Fly, Kirk Knight & Nyck Caution @ The Paramount
For those complaining that rap isn't what it used to be, few new school rappers pay homage to the golden era as expertly as Joey Bada$$ does. He's on Long Island tonight and plays NYC on Tuesday.

Expert Alterations, Mercury Girls, Gingerlys, Big Quiet, Kip Berman of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart (DJ Set) @ Alphaville
Here's an excellent night of indie pop featuring Baltimore's charmingly shambling Expert Alterations, Philly's hyperactive Mercury Girls, and local acts Gingerlys and Big Quiet. Kip from Pains spins between bands.

From Autumn to Ashes, Fashion Week, Primitive Weapons @ Saint Vitus
Long Island post-hardcore band From Autumn to Ashes got back together earlier this year, and basically picked up where they left off in '07. Though that also means their original lead vocalist is still gone (drummer/clean singer Francis Mark took over on lead) which may disappoint some older fans.

Squeeze (acoustic) @ Playstation Theater
One of the best songwriting teams of the last 40 years, Squeeze frontmen Chris Difford and Glen Tilbrook will mix favorites from throughout their career with stories about the songs.

Pepperoni, King Missle, Rachel Trachtenberg, The Icebergs @ Shea Stadium
NYC vets King Missile, fronted by the funny and abstract John S. Hall, come out of hibernation every once and while and are always worth catching.

deadmau5, Pusha T, Justine Skye, The Cold Seas, Slonk Donkerson @ Barclays Center
This is opening night of the new TIDAL Theater at Barclays Center (aka Barclays with part of it curtained off), and while there might be more miss than hit on this lineup, it's a chance to see Pusha T who's great new album just came out today.

Perfect Pussy, Big Ups, Guerilla Toss @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Perfect Pussy's short blasts of noise punk are pretty much guaranteed to impact you in a live setting, and Big Ups' confrontational performances make for a good match. Show up early for art punk weirdos Guerilla Toss, who recently signed to DFA.

Pete Tong, Chris Malinchak, Golf Clap @ Output
England's Pete Tong has been DJing since the early '80s (for the BBC and elsewhere). Tonight he teams up with a much newer (and very promising) artist, Chris Malinchak.

Taking Back Sunday, Beach Slang, Chemistry @ Starland Ballroom
Speaking of the early '00s Long Island scene, Taking Back Sunday play their first of two holiday shows at Starland Ballroom tonight. This one's especially exciting because there's support from one of the best newer punk bands around, Beach Slang.

HR (Bad Brains) & Dub Agents, MC Jamalski, Skarroñeros, Banddroidz @ Bowery Electric
While we wish HR was still playing in Bad Brains, any chance to see him is still one worth taking. Tonight he plays with his dub/reggae band Dub Agents.

Gotham Holiday Swing w/ Buster Pointdexter, Mercury Rev, Lee Fields & more @ Town Hall
Butler, Bernstein, and the Hot 9 are throwing their third annual 'Gotham Holiday Swing' show tonight. Most exciting to us is that the lineup includes soul vet Lee Fields and back-in-action psych rockers Mercury Rev. Also, New York Dolls frontman David Johansen is hosting in his Buster Poindexter guise.

San Fermin, Holly Miranda, Alex Edelman @ Bowery Ballroom
Chamber pop ensemble San Fermin wrap up their tour with three consecutive nights at Bowery Ballroom. Night two has the terrific Holly Miranda opening.

Escort, Speakerbot @ Brooklyn Bowl
Love pure '70s disco with sweeping strings? Escort play as a 15-piece disco orchestra. Leisure suit optional.

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

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Coachella 2015 happens April 10-12 and April 17-19 this year in Indio, CA. The lineup was just announced and includes AC/DC, Jack White, Drake, Ride, Drive Like Jehu (!), St. Vincent, Tame Impala, Interpol, Steely Dan, Belle & Sebastian, Brand New, Alabama Shakes, Alt-J, Azealia Banks, Flying Lotus, Bad Religion, SBTRKT, FKA twigs, Father John Misty, The War on Drugs, Ryan Adams, Lykke Li, Caribou, Raekwon & Ghostface Killah, Swans, Todd Terje, Action Bronson, Sylvan Esso, Vic Mensa, Cloud Nothings, Ab-Soul, Run the Jewels, Toro y Moi, Parquet Courts, Antemasque, Perfume Genius, Jenny Lewis, Desaparecidos, Mac Demarco, Built to Spill, Panda Bear, OFF!, Touche Amore, Joyce Manor, Sturgill Simpson, The Cribs, Angel Olsen, Philip Selway, Sloan and many more. Tickets will be sale soon.

Larger poster HERE. Full lineup below...

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Gaslamp Killer at SS Coachella 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
Gaslamp Killer

The 2014 Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival recently announced its lineup and now the day-by-day, venue-by-venue schedule has been broken down. Shows happen on November 7 & 8 at Music Hall of Williamsburg, Glasslands, Cameo, Verboten, Baby's All Right, Villain and there's a pre-fest show on November 6 at Kinfolk (90 Wythe Ave).

As mentioned, the lineup includes Prefuse 73, The Gaslamp Killer, Machinedrum, Lee Bannon, Shift K3Y, Martyn, Chris Malinchak, Todd Edwards, Booka Shade, Aeroplane, Fort Romeau, Little Boots and more. Tickets for individual shows are on sale now, and you can still get two-day passes.

Full schedule below...

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As mentioned, Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival returns to various Brooklyn venues from November 7-8, and since we last spoke the lineup was announced. This year's fest includes Prefuse 73, The Gaslamp Killer, Machinedrum, Lee Bannon, Shift K3Y, Martyn, Chris Malinchak, Todd Edwards, Booka Shade, Aeroplane, Fort Romeau, Little Boots and plenty more. Check out the full lineup below. Two-day passes are on sale now. Individual day passes are coming soon, and the day-by-day schedule including which venues each artist is playing will be announced soon as well.

Full lineup, and a mix Machinedrum made for BEMF 2014, below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Chris Malinchak

Producer Chris Malinchak, who currently resides in NYC, makes the sort of music reminiscent of the time in the '90s when house was finding its way into pop music and onto the charts. And Chris is cracking some charts of his own, with his new single "So Good To Me." The track hit #2 in the UK Top 40 Singles and the UK Top 40 Dance Singles, only losing out to Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" in both categories. Not that chart positions necessarily determine a song's worth, but from the appeal of this song it's pretty easy to see why it's getting so much love, and similarly to fellow house revivalists Disclosure, it's not without its arty ambitions either. Check out the song below.

Chris played NYC a few times this year, and though he doesn't have any upcoming shows in the city scheduled at the moment, he will be playing in the area when he appears at Camp Bisco which goes down from July 11 to 13 at Indian Lookout Country Club in Mariaville, NY. So if you're going to that festival, it'd be worth catching his set. He's part of a diverse lineup which includes names like Passion Pit, Killer Mike, El-P, Bondax, Baauer, Animal Collective, Danny Brown, RL Grime, and more. Tickets for the festival are on sale now. It's Chris Malinchak's only announced date at the moment.

The video for "So Good To Me" and some of his other tracks below...

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Squarepusher is coming to the NYC-area for Camp Bisco, which goes down this year from July 11 to 13 at the Indian Lookout Country Club in Mariaville, NY with Passion Pit, Animal Collective, Toro y Moi, El-P & Killer Mike, Baauer, Ryan Hemsworth, Dan Deacon, Danny Brown, and more. Right before that though, Squarepusher will play his own show in NYC at Le Poisson Rouge on July 9. It's a much more intimate show than his 2012 show at Terminal 5, and tickets for it go on sale Friday (5/3) at 10 AM with a LPR member presale starting Thursday (5/2) at 10 AM.

Tickets for Camp Bisco are still available. Updated lineup, a list of upcoming Squarepusher (mostly festival) dates, and the video for "Dark Steering" from his 2012 LP, Ufabulum, below...

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Passion Pit at MSG earlier this month (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Passion Pit

Camp Bisco is known for a long history of booking jam bands and dance music, but has branched out in recent years. This year's lineup has an especially interesting slew of non-jam. The festival goes down from July 11 to 13 at the Indian Lookout Country Club in Mariaville, NY and features Passion Pit, Animal Collective, Toro y Moi, El-P, Killer Mike, Baauer, Dan Deacon, Com Truise, Ryan Hemsworth, Flosstradamus, Bear Mountain, Free Energy, RL Grime, VHS or Beta, and others, including of course The Disco Biscuits, who run the festival.

Camp Bisco happens about a month after Passion Pit and Animal Collective both play Bonnaroo in Tennessee, Passion Pit plays Firefly in Delaware, and AnCo plays Governors Ball in NYC.

3-Day general admission passes for Camp Bisco are on sale now. Full lineup below...

Continue reading "Camp Bisco 2013 lineup & tix (Passion Pit, Animal Collective, Toro y Moi, El-P, Killer Mike, Baauer, Dan Deacon & more)"