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photo: Ghost at Best Buy Theater in 2014 (more by Chris La Putt)

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

Ghost, Purson @ Terminal 5
Ghost's third album Meliora is out now and it does what they do best -- poppy, riffy rock that's obsessed with the occult. Their theatrical live show is really where it's at though, and you can see that tonight.

Porches, Nap Eyes, Adult Mom @ Brooklyn Flea (50 Kent)
It's the last Brooklyn Flea of the season and helping send them off is a pretty good lineup, including rising band Porches, Canadian act Nap Eyes, and local regulars Adult Mom. 2 PM, free.

Nap Eyes, Tall Juan, DFONTE @ Cake Shop
Nap Eyes, who sound a bit like The Clean or The Modern Lovers or another Lou Reed descendent of your choice, play again tonight.

The So So Glos, Nude Beach, Mannequin Pussy, Big Eyes, Bueno, Bikini Carwash @ Riis Park Beach Bazaar
It's the very last show of the summer at Rockaway Beach venue Riis Park Beach Bazaar, and this one's a full afternoon of quality local-ish punk.

Giggly Boys, Past Life, Naked Heroes, Wild Yaks @ Rippers
While out in the Rockaways you can pretend it's still summer at Ripper's with this rambunctious lineup.

Candiria, Netherlands, Go Deep, Primitive Weapons @ Saint Vitus
Brooklyn's genre-defying heavy band Candiria are reunited and have played a couple hometown festivals (Black N Blue Bowl, Afropunk) but tonight's their first non-fest NYC show of the reunion. Good openers too.

Abigail Williams, Today is the Day, Trenchfoot, Throaat @ Bowery Electric
Black metallers Abigail Williams and noisecore greats Today Is The Day are on the road together, and tonight they hit NYC with quality local support.

Guerilla Toss, Mannequin Pussy, Nine of Swords, Nonsense @ Shea Stadium
New DFA signees Guerilla Toss just released their first EP for the label and celebrate its release tonight.

Arto Lindsay, Zs, Miho Hatori, Mayo Yamaguchi, Tygapaw @ Trans-Pecos
This is the last of Trans-Pecos Sundays in September afternoon series and they have put together another killer lineup of NYC art rock types, headlined today by No Wave great Arto Lindsay.

Christopher Tignor, SYMBOL (Chris King of This Will Destroy You), Christian Frederickson (of Rachel's) @ Littlefield
Christopher Tignor is a frequent collaborator of This Will Destroy You, and tonight he headlines this show with a TWDY member opening.

Jose James (Billie Holiday tribute) @ Blue Note
Billie Holiday would have turned 100 this year. In addition to being an inspiration for the new Lana Del Rey album and the first artist to "play" The Apollo's upcoming hologram concert series, neo-soul singer Jose James will perform her music at a series of shows at the Blue Note this week. 8 and 10:30 PM sets every night through Sunday.

Rachel Platten, Fran Healy, Jenny Owen Youngs, Secret Someones, Tracy Bonham, Nick Howard, Hundred Hounds, The Candles, Wes Hutchinson, Ghosts of St Marks, Albis, 9 Horses @ Brooklyn Bowl
This is a tribute show for the late cellist Daniel Cho who tragically drowned in 2010. All proceeds will go to the Daniel Cho Scholarship Fund.

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photo: Jenny Hval in Chicago in 2014 (more by Zach Pollack)
Jenny Hval

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

Jenny Hval, Briana Marela @ Rough Trade
Norwegian art pop musician Jenny Hval made her boldest album yet with this year's Apocalypse, girl (out now on Sacred Bones), and tonight's her first NYC show since its release.

Electric Zoo @ Randall's Island
The three-day EDM fest Electric Zoo returns to NYC this weekend. It's mostly the kinds of big names you usually se at these types of festivals, but today also has some cool stuff like The Glitch Mob, Com Truise, Pete Tong, Hot Since 82, Jonas Rathsman, and jackLNDN.

Real Life Buildings, Long Beard, Bethlehem Steel, Sean Henry @ Silent Barn
A handful of regulars on the local DIY scene come together for this show. One of particular note is intimate New Brunswick songwriter Long Beard.

Noveller, Telecaves, Bill Nace, Christopher Tignor @ Trans-Pecos
This is a pretty great bill of experimental music with guitar soundscaper Noveller, LA ambient musician Telecaves, Kim Gordon's Body/Head collaborator Bill Nace, and This Will Destroy You collaborator Christopher Tignor.

Junglepussy, Joey LaBeija, NARC, DJ Lamin Fofana, DJ Ushka @ Trans-Pecos
This bill brings together a few of the forward-thinking artists currently buzzing in New York's underground electronic and rap worlds. It's an afternoon show, happening before the Noveller show (listed above) at the same venue.

Maceo Plex, DJ Tennis, David August [live], Rebolledo, DJ Koze @ 50 Kent
House producer Maceo Plex headlines this big outdoor show, and if you're going another artist especially of note on the bill is DJ Koze. His latest full length included collaborations with Caribou, Apparat, Matthew Dear and Milosh.

Bass Drum of Death, Threats, Winstons @ Baby's All Right
Alabama garage rock duo Bass Drum of Death released their most recent album, Rip This, last fall. Up for this weekend's Made in America Festival in Philadelphia, they're making time for a Brooklyn show tonight.

Witch, Carousel, The Bevis Frond, The Golden Grass, Worshipper @ The Wick
This is day 2 of Tee Pee Records two-day 'Cosmic Sonic Rendezvous' featuring a variety of heavy and psych sounds, including cult UK band The Bevis Frond, plus J Mascis and King Tuff's stoner rock band Witch, Pittsburgh riff-rockers Carousel, Brooklyn's The Golden Grass, and Boston-area band Worshipper.

BV editor Bill Pearis is hosting Gilmore Girls trivia tonight at Videology in Williamsburg. Starts at 7 PM and is free.

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So Hideous (photo by Bobby Bates)
So Hideous

As discussed, This Will Destroy You are touring and hitting NYC for a BrooklynVegan-presented two-night stand at Saint Vitus (Feb. 26 & 27). We already announced that Planning for Burial and Sannhet are opening night 2, and we're now excited to announce that local post-metallers So Hideous and experimental composer Christopher Tignor are opening night 1. Tickets for both are still available (UPDATE: Night 2 is now sold out).

So Hideous last released Last Poem/First Light in 2014. Christopher Tignor (also of Slow Six and Wires Under Tension, and who worked with Philip Glass and did sound at CBGB and Brownies in the '90s), has collaborated with This Will Destroy You before, and he released his sophomore solo LP, Thunder Lay Down In The Heart, last year as well. Stream that and the So Hideous album below.

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by Andrew Sacher


Noveller (aka Sarah Lipstate) has signed to Fire Records (Pere Ubu, Mission of Burma, etc) to release her new album, Fantastic Planet, on January 27. If you've checked out Noveller before, you know with just one guitar and an array of pedals she can create mountainous soundscapes, and the new single "Into The Dunes" is no exception. Give it a listen below.

Noveller also has a few dates scheduled, including two in NYC this week. The first is a previously-discussed appearance at Lincoln Center Amphitheater tonight (11/20) which will see Sarah performing alongside a screening of her filmwork. That goes from 7-9 PM. (It was initially announced that Lee Ranaldo would be performing tonight too, but he doesn't appear to be listed anymore.)

Then on Friday (11/21) at Littlefield, Noveller plays a more traditional show with opening sets from Christopher Tignor (Slow Six) and Julia Kent (ex-Rasputina, Antony & the Johnsons). Show starts at 7:30 and she's on at 9:15. Tickets are on sale now.

Her only other announced shows are in 2015 with Victoire and Glasser. All dates, and the new song stream, below...

Continue reading "Noveller releasing a new LP on Fire Records, playing shows including NYC tonight & Friday (dates, stream)"

Balmorhea duo (photo by Matt Rainwaters)

Post-rock collective Balmorhea are reissuing their self-released 2007 self-titled debut on October 14 via Western Vinyl, and they'll be scaling down to their original duo formation of Michael Muller and Rob Lowe for a European tour and US one-offs in Austin and Brooklyn. The Brooklyn show happens October 28 at The Green Building (452 Union St) with their labelmate Christopher Tignor. Tickets are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

In addition to the reissue, Balmorhea also have a 7" of two new full-band songs, "Heir I" and "Heir II," and there's a few commissioned remixes for the songs including one by Brainfeeder associate Matthewdavid. Matthewdavid's twist on "Heir I" premieres in this post and can be streamed, along with streams of both original tracks, below.

Matthewdavid also has a few of his own shows coming up this month, including one in NYC at Death by Audio on October 7 with local rap eccentric Cities Aviv. It's not only one of the last chances to get to DbA before it closes in November, but also a rare chance to see to see a hip hop-oriented show at that venue (Matthewdavid's new album is pretty rap/R&B-ish). Also on the bill is Trabajo and The Lark Kidder Band.

All of his dates, all Balmorhea dates, and the new remix, below...

Continue reading "Balmorhea reissuing debut, released a new 7", touring as duo, remixed by Matthewdavid (who's playing DbA w/ Cities Aviv)"

by Ian Chainey

Alex Turnquist

Last year, there was some doubt whether Idaho-born, Upstate New York-based guitarist Alexander Turnquist would play again. The ulnar nerve is his left hand required an operation, forcing the young man to relearn his craft. Operation done, back to playing, right? Not quite. When it rains, it pours. Shortly into his recovery, he was hospitalized with a serious case of meningitis. Despite the setbacks, he persevered.

Flying Fantasy, Turnquist's newest album out on June 10 through Western Vinyl (preorder), is a testament to what a tragedy it would've been if he was silenced. Like his other works, Flying Fantasy combines the busy picking of American primitive guitar pioneered by John Fahey, the modern classical minimalism of Steve Reich, and the ruminative, reflective qualities of a new-age composer such as Lubomyr Melnyk. Yet, for all of these influences, Flying Fantasy sounds like Alexander Turnquist more than ever. He's come out the other side of unfortunate circumstances with a fresh respect for sound. In fact, it's the sound of someone not taking anything for granted. Turnquist infuses every tone with himself, knowing there might be a time when there isn't anything left to give.

This creative drive is nowhere clearer than on "Red Carousel." Based on Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes, a story of acceptance, "Red Carousel" also displays Turnquist's full arsenal as a composer and arranger. It opens with his wistful, melancholy picking on a 12 string guitar. James Blackshaw is the common comparison, but it also comes across like a guttier Don Bikoff. Soon, Turnquist takes off, ramping up the speed to create a downpour of tones. A percussive piano is added to dot the 'i's and cross the 't's. Then they're joined by long, legato french horn lines, acting as a suitable counter. When the cello comes in, you savor the overtones. At four minutes, Turnquist breaks it all down and turns his guitar's timbre in that of a thumb piano. It's a great refresher, and gives him the space to pull out all of the stops in the track's second half. After the breather, he rebuilds: in comes piano, cello, horn, wordless singing. The song goes and goes and goes until it spills over, allowing one last tone to vibrate into nothingness. That nothingness isn't taken for granted. It's a nothingness that could've been Turnquist's fate. Thankfully, it wasn't.

Alexander Turnquist has a few shows coming up including one at Trans Pecos in Queens on June 19 with Christopher Tignor, who contributed to Flying Fantasy, will be playing new solo material at the show (and at the show he plays with Alex in Hudson four days earlier). The Trans Peco date also includes Advaeta and Eula. Tickets are $8 at the door.

Before that you can catch Alexander and a film on the roof of the Old American Can Factory as part of Rooftop Films. Tickets for the June 13 event are available, and include live music before a screening of a documentary exploring the making of Man Ray's 1926 film Emak Bakia.

Stream "Red Carousel", making its premiere in this post, along with "Wildflower" (which premiered at Pitchfork), two older Turnquist selections and the list of dates, below...

Continue reading "Alexander Turnquist back with a new LP, playing shows (dates & a new song stream)"

photos by David Andrako

This Will Destroy You @ Merkin Concert Hall
This Will Destroy You

This Will Destroy You are really mixing it up on this tour. Last night they played the fancy Merkin Concert Hall on 67th Street as part of the ongoing Ecstatic Music Festival, and on Saturday (2/11) they'll play a just-announced show at DIY space 285 Kent in Brooklyn with Wires Under Tension. Tickets are on sale for the show which happens the same day they play Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken with their tour-mate Amen Dunes (who they also played Lincoln Hall in Chicago with). Pictures from the Ecstatic gig are in this post

Last night (2/9)'s show was split into three acts:

Act 1:
A Far Cry - Steve Reich "Triple Quartet"
A Far Cry and Christopher Tignor - Christopher Tignor "Thunder Lay Down In The Heart"

Act 2:
Slow Six with A Far Cry

Act 3:
This Will Destroy You with A Far Cry

More pictures from the Merkin Concert Hall gig below...

Continue reading "This Will Destroy You played the Ecstatic Music Fest (pics), playing 285 Kent Saturday (on sale)"