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The Out in the Streets Festival is back for a second year, happening again at Ridgewood's Vander-Ende Onderdonk House on July 26 & 27. Bands this year include A Place to Bury Strangers, Body Language, Cities Aviv, Hunters, Ski Lodge, Honduras, Weyes Blood and more. In addition to the music, there will be art, food vendors and a giant slip-n-slide. Two-day passes are currently on early bird discount. All announced 2014 performers are listed below....

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photos by Jae S. Kim

Trash Talk / Earl and friends / outside Palisades
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Trash Talk brought their free tour with Odd Future pal Left Brain to NYC for a show at new-ish Bushwick venue Palisades this week (6/17) for what was a packed, sweaty, and very insane show. Odd Future's Earl Sweatshirt came to hang out and made a surprise appearance as well. And local rapper Cities Aviv opened. Pictures of the craziness are in this post.

More, with a video of Earl, below...

Continue reading "Trash Talk, Earl Sweatshirt, Left Brain & Cities Aviv played a very sweaty show at Palisades (pics & video)"

by Andrew Sacher

World's Fair

Queens rap collective World's Fair put out their new "Uh Huh" single late last month, and we've now got the premiere of another new one, "Snow About 10 Feet." This one's got four of the six members (Cody B. Ware, Remy Banks, Jeff Donna and Nasty Nigel) for a posse cut that's a fine example of the wealth of New York rap we've gotten lately. Fans of Joey Bada$$, Flatbush Zombies, The Underachievers or A$AP Mob, don't sleep on this. Check it out below.

World's Fair are currently on a previously discussed tour with Two-9 that hits their home city of NYC TONIGHT (6/10) at The Studio at Webster Hall with two other quality locals, Cities Aviv and Aaron Cohen. Tickets for tonight's show are still available and we're also giving away a pair for free. Head to the BrooklynVegan Facebook for details on how to enter to win.

Updated dates are listed, with the tour flyer and song stream, below...

Continue reading "World's Fair have a new track (listen); tour w/ Two-9 hits NYC w/ Cities Aviv & Aaron Cohen tonight (win tix!)"

Ringo Deathstarr in Austin in 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
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You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Ringo Deathstarr, Heaven, Harsh Vibes, Residual Kid @ Baby's All Right
A night off of their tour with Peter Murphy, noisy Austinites Ringo Deathstarr make time for a headlining show. These three do post-MBV shoegaze about as well as anyone, with a strong pop sense as well.

Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Kacey Musgraves @ Radio City Music Hall
Country legend and activist Willie Nelson remains active at 81 years young, and any chance to see him is still a good one. Opening the show are mid-'80s era veteran (and onetime Robert Plant collaborator) Allison Krauss and Kacey Musgraves whose newest album Same Trailer Different Park got love from NPR, SPIN and the Grammys.

Honduras, Venetia Fair, Sharkmuffin, Desert Sharks @ Cake Shop
Honduras bring a lot of different influences to the table. A little garage, yes, but there's '80s/'90s British indie too. While it may not be anything you haven't exactly heard before, Honduras write very hooky songs and, as importantly, the bring a real energy to the performance.

Tyvek, Sleepies, Red Dawn II, Mr. Transylvania @ Death by Audio
Tightly wound Detroit noise unit Tyvek have been quiet of late -- something not usually associated with them -- as their most recently release was the Domestic Five cassette in 2013. Perhaps we'll find out what they've been up to

Lorna Dune, Bryce Hackford, Master Class, Brian Traister @ Glasslands
Brooklyn's Lorna Dune (real name Lorna Krier) makes electronic music that sounds good in headphones but should get a dancefloor moving too.

Die Antwoord, DJ Cindy Kim @ Irving Plaza
Do u fink Die Antwoord's freeky and like them a lot? Head to Irving Plaza tonight.

First Aid Kit @ Rough Trade
Swedish duo FIrst Aid Kit make more haunting folk pop on their new major label debut, Stay Gold, which comes out today. To get into this you have to be one of the first 300 people to purchase the album from the Rough Trade NYC store starting today at 11 AM.

Grim Reaper, Fantom Warrior, Iron Force @ Saint Vitus
Grim Reaper may have not gained the popularity of some of their other falsetto-streaked NWOBHM peers, but all three of their albums are rippers and they've deservedly earned some cult status. The band, led by vocalist Steve Grimmett (the solo original member) kick off a 2-night run at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus tonight. They're also promising a new album. Needless to say, these shows should get interesting.

Curtis Harding @ Mercury Lounge
Atlanta's Curtis Harding made a strong impression at SXSW where his "magnetism, pipes and chops were evident from note one." The guy's the real deal. Check out his debut album, Soul Power, which is out now on Burger. This is his first of two NYC shows.

The Dreebs, Sunflower Bean, Big Neck Police @ Silent Barn
The Dreebs aim for sheer ear attack and hit their target like an elephant gun. Sunflower Bean, meanwhile, make melodic psych-pop with a lot of charm.

Worlds Fair, Two-9, Cities Aviv, Aaron Cohen @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Queens rap crew World's Fair and Atlanta rap crew Two-9 are on tour together, and tonight they come to World's Fair's home city, for what should undoubtedly be a great double bill. Alt-rapper Cities Aviv and Golden Era worshipper Aaron Cohen (stream his album) are worth catching too.

Jeremy Messersmith, Big Scary @ Bowery Ballroom
Glassnote-signed pop-folk musician Jeremy Messersmith headlines Bowery Ballroom tonight, and if you're going we think it's worth catching Australian Barsuk signees Big Scary.

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Rich Medina @ Highline Ballroom
The youngest son of Fela Kuti, Seun leads his late father's band, Egypt 80, as part of the Blue Note Jazz Festival.

Commander Cody @ Hudson Square Music & Wine Festival
The Hudson Square Music & Wine Festival happens every Tuesday through August 26 in the back parking lot behind NYC venue City Winery with free, all ages shows from 5 to 7:30 PM. Today's is with long-running (since the late '60s) country rocker Commander Cody.

Boot Camp Clik, CJ Fly, T'Nah Apex, Raz Fresco, Chelsea Reject @ Betsy Head Park (Summerstage, FREE)
This show, co-sponsored by us at BrooklynVegan, is the Duck Down BBQ which fill feature quality old school hip hop from the Boot Camp Clik (aka Buckshot, Smif N Wessun, Sean Price & Rock of Heltah Skeltah), plus two members of Pro Era (CJ Fly and T'Nah Apex) and more. Starts at 6 PM, free admission and free food.

Max Silvestri @ Littlefield
Longtime host of free NYC comedy show Big Terrific, funnyman Max Silvestri releases his first album, King Piglet, this week and he celebrates at this show tonight. Nick Turner and Kate Berlant will also be on hand, as well as some "Very Special Guests."

And just a heads up, the NYC-area will be loaded with brown flip flops tonight, as Jack Johnson is playing Prospect Park and Dave Matthews will be at PNC Bank Arts Center.

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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The 2014 lineup of Austin festival Fun Fun Fun Fest, happening NOV 7 . 8 & 9 at Auditorium Shores, is here. In the poster above and listed below....

Like FYF Fest, they've got a Blood Brothers reunion show.

This is also Austin's show on the growing Failure reunion tour.

Ditto for emo vets Mineral

So much more greatness listed below....

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Woods at Baby's for BV-RBSS in April (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Woods

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

Woods, Quilt, Frankie Cosmos @ Bowery Ballroom
While they have a rep for noodling, Woods these days are song-focused, poppy, tight, and when they do stretch things out, there is purpose and direction (and serious chops) to the jams. Tonight's a terrific bill all-around with Quilt (who are firing on all cylinders these days too), and up-and-comer Frankie Cosmos.

Jef Barbara w/ Meshell Ndegeocello, The Suzan, Shackers, Glockabelle, Les Jupes, Fluffer @ Pianos
Blurring genre and gender lines, Jef skips between minimal electro, shimmering and ethereal guitar pop, skronky new wave with forays into glam and krauty bachelor pad music -- all with élan and wit. Tonight is the first of two special shows Jef is doing in NYC this weekend with Meshell Ndegeocello on bass. Jef's on early, 7 PM.

Chromeo, Oliver @ Terminal 5
An amalgam of early-'80s electro-R&B (Cameo, Rockwell, various Jacksons), Chromeo are not afraid to embrace the cheese. And if you aren't either, it's a fun time. The band's new album White Women, is out now.

Hardcore Activity In Progress @ Knockdown Center (Red Bull Music Academy)
Following last year's Drone Activity In Progress, this year's Red Bull Music Academy will include Hardcore Activity In Progress, though it doesn't necessarily mean the genre. The very varied lineup includes ambient wizard Tim Hecker, grindcore vets Napalm Death, rapper Gunplay, jazz trio The Thing, noisemakers Wolf Eyes, more noisemakers Bastard Noise, techno producer Regis, alt-rapper clipping. and plenty more. Set times below.

Elbow, John Grant @ Webster Hall
Manchester's Elbow make "heartfelt," "anthemic" and "crowd-pleasing" not dirty words. The band's new album, The Takeoff and Landing of Everything is out now.

Seahaven, Adventures, Foxing, Little Big League @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Seahaven's tour hits The Studio at Webster Hall tonight with some great openers: Adventures, the band that includes 3/4 of Code Orange Kids but are more punky/less aggressive than that band, Foxing, who kind of sound like the screamo Antlers, and Little Big League, who mix a little math and a little punk into otherwise traditional indie rock.

Screaming Females, Bleeding Rainbow, Marvin Berry and The New Sound, Lilth Velkor @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Screaming Females have a new live album which they're celebrating with this release show. It's a good one, though of course actually seeing them live is the way to go, which you can do tonight for free. Good openers too, including punky shoegazers Bleeding Rainbow and Screamales' Don Giovanni labelmates Marvin Berry & the New Sound.

Flagland, Greys, HSY, The Beverleys @ Death by Audio
Tonight Brooklyn venue Death by Audio hosts a triple header of rippin' Canadian punk from Greys, HSY and The Beverleys. If you like it loud, fast, and noisy, you'll dig all these bands. Local representation on the bill comes from Flagland.

The Lillingtons, Mikey Erg, Stabbed in Back @ Knitting Factory
This is one of a few rare Northeast reunion dates for '90s era punks The Lillingtons, who along with The Queers, Screeching Weasel and others, did a great job bringing back Ramones-inspired punk during that decade.

Solstafir, Junius, So Hideous @ Saint Vitus
If you like epic, heavy atmospheric rock there's no better place to go in NYC tonight than Saint Vitus. The show is headlined by Iceland's Solstafir whose post-black metal may not be as popular as other similar bands here in America but it really deserves to be. Before them it's their tourmates Junius who are more "heavy post-rock" than metal, and local openers So Hideous fit the bill perfectly.

Breton, Kid Karate, Hoodlem @ Glasslands
After a couple failed attempts to play here recently, UK dance act Breton finally make it past the visa department to play Glasslands tonight. If you like Hot Chip and Metronomy, you might want to investigate further.

King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, The Mystery Lights, Froth @ Baby's All Right
Seven strong Aussie outfit King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard make psych-rock not unlike Black Angels or the BJM. They also made a narrated concept album set during the American Civil War. We have a feeling this will be interesting.

Black Marble, Future Punx @ Baby's All Right
Stick around Baby's after King Gizzard for this late-night show with with a couple new wave/post punk influenced Brooklyn locals. If you have't caught Future Punx, they're especially fun.

Morcheeba @ Warsaw
Trip hop vets Morcheeba released Head Up High last year, their second with singer Skye Edwards returning to the fold. (She'd been out of the band from 2003 - 2009.) The band haven't messed with their patented sound too much but, why yes, there are a couple nods to dubstep in there too.

Marc Ribot's Los Cubanos Postizos @ LPR
Los Cubanos Postizos is guitar great Mark Ribot in party mode, with arrangements by Cuban bandleader Arsenio Rodriguez.

Metro Area, Blondes, Kevin Graves @ American Museum of Natural History
It's the May edition of One Step Beyond at the American Museum of Natural History with a live performance by Blondes and DJ sets from Metro Area and Kevin Graves.

Walter Martin (of The Walkmen) @ Joe's Pub
The Walkmen are currently on hiatus but many of its members are currently taking the solo route, including Walter Martin who put out his new children's album this week. He'll be playing songs off that tonight, and the show's all ages, so bring your kids! For the show, Walter will play with a full band, special guests and a chorus conducted by his Walkmen bandmate Hamilton Leithauser. Other guests include Matt Barrick of The Walkmen, Kat Edmonson, members of French Kicks, and "a very special surprise guest who sings on Walter's album."

HighasaKite, Faces on Film @ Mercury Lounge
Norwegian band Highasakite were supposed to play NYC last month but ended up canceling the show so they could do a West Coast run opening for London Grammar. They made good on their promise for a make-up show, which is tonight.

Jukebox The Ghost (DJ Sets), Sinkane (DJ Set), Body Language, Frances Cone @ Pier 2 at Brooklyn Bridge Park
This is a free outdoor show, and the last of the official pre-parties for the NYRR Five-Borough Series (which is run on Saturday).

Stargazy, Folding Legs @ Rough Trade
Brooklyn's Stargazy have playing regularly for about three years, honing their brand of anthemic pop, characterized by big choruses and a jetstream guitar sound.

Jeffrey Lewis, Crazy and The Brains, Heeney, L.A. Boobs @ Shea Stadium
Jeffrey Lewis is one of NYC's consistently great anti-folk singers. He plays a lot but tonight's a doubly great one because he's joined by the likeminded Crazy & the Brains.

Issues, Wilbert Gavin (of Cities Aviv), Shaun Durkan (of Weekend) @ Cameo Gallery
Durkan and Gavin are presenting this new party called "Issues" which promises "a night of 90s - 2000s heavy." Beach Fossils' Dustin Payseur, and Durkan's Weekend bandmate Abe Pedroza will be helping out too.

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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Continue reading "What's going on Friday? (Woods, Elbow, Screaming Females, Hardcore Activity in Progress, Foxing, Breton, Solstafir, more)"

Viet Cong @ BV SXSW 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Viet Cong

The NXNE Festival happens in venues all over Toronto, Cananda from June 13 - 22. They've already had a few lineup announcements and have just released another round of artist additions, including Future Islands, AraabMUZIK, Pusha T. PS I Love You, The Felice Brothers, Autre Ne Veut, Xiu Xiu, Viet Cong (who will play 4Knots in NYC too) and more. Full list of new additions is below, along with the complete 2014 NXNE lineup as it stands right now.

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by Bill Pearis

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It's springtime, ramps are at the greenmarket, cherry trees are in bloom and The L Magazine has published it's annual list of "8 Band You Need to Hear." This year, they are positing it as a rebuttal to claims that the Brooklyn scene is dead now that 285 Kent is closed:

When the beloved underground venue 285 Kent closed in January, a bunch of thinkpieces took stock of the local music scene. Some pronounced the club's final night the end of Brooklyn as the country's (and continent's) music hub... Toronto, Philly and San Francisco--even Columbus, for crying out loud--might all be producing lots of new and exciting bands, but we'll be damned if New York hasn't churned out the most consistently vibrant (and weird) records and live shows in the last 15 years. Here are eight bands helping to keep it that way.
We're not sure anyone has actually said that ever but, whatever their excuse, this year's list is, as usual, a mix of bands you may have heard, you may have heard of, and perhaps some you haven't. They are:
The Flag
Slothrust (May 6, Bowery Ballroom opening for Ben Kweller)
Gondola
Yvette (June 15, Warsaw with Fuck Buttons)
Porches (May 17, Shea Stadium)
Wet
Cities Aviv
Teen Girl Scientist Monthly (May 23, Cameo)
Read more about all eight bands over at The L. Maybe you caught Slothrust at Rough Trade's Record Store Day extravaganza. What do you think of this year's list?

Carcass @ Gramercy Theatre, 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
Carcass

EMA @ Suny Culture Shock 2012 (more by Kellyanne Petry)
Cities Aviv

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

Carcass, The Black Dahlia Murder, Gorguts, Noisem @ Best Buy Theater
Fellow veteran death metal bands Carcass and Gorguts reignited their careers with new albums last year that were not only better than most people expect from reunion albums, but just two of the best metal albums of the year in general. It was a treat seeing both bands on the road last year too, and tonight should be even more of a treat seeing them together. The rest of the lineup's not too shabby either.

EMA, Chez Deep @ Union Pool
EMA's new album, The Future's Void, is not only a worthy followup to her excellent 2011 debut, but possibly an even stronger album. It goes through industrial, '90s alternative, sad singer/songwriter and more across its very diverse 10 songs. Her tour with Downtown Boys hits NYC at a couple larger venues later in the year, but tonight catch her release show at the intimate Union Pool.

Kevin Barnes, Fancy Colors @ LPR
Of Montreal start their tour in about a month and tonight frontman Kevin Barnes plays solo tonight.

NGUZUNGUZU, Slava, DJ Clent, Ian Isiah @ Baby's All Right
NGUZUNGUZU and Slava bring their outsider electronics to Baby's tonight, and Ian Isiah's auto-tuned R&B should fit right in.

Murphy's Law, Agitator, Goosebumps, Nuclear Santa Claust, Mayor Creep @ 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 might get a bit rowdy with a lineup of of punk, headlined by hardcore vets Murphy's Law.

Immortal Technique, Brother Ali @ Brooklyn Bowl
Fellow "conscious" rappers Immortal Technique and Brother Ali bring the tour they're on together to Brooklyn Bowl for their second of two NYC shows this week.

Mount Sharp, Journalism, 178 Improvisation Product, Heidemann @ Cake Shop
Les Savvy Fans take note: 178 Improvisation Product features LSF frontman Tim Harrington, plus members of post-punk outfit Liquid Liquid. Should be interesting.

Actress, Dutch E Germ, HUERCO S. @ Cameo Gallery
UK IDM wizard Actress returns to NYC tonight, and joining him is excellent local support from ex-Gang Gang Dance member Dutch E Germ and Software-signed minimalist Huerco S.

Cities Aviv @ Knitting Factory
Inventive rapper Cities Aviv released his latest album, Come to Life, which continues to keep him out of pigeonholes. Tonight's show is part of the Knit's "Free Fridays" series. Doors at midnight and no cost to you, the music listener.

Golden Pelicans, Liquor Store, Foster Care @ Death by Audio
This show got canceled. Find something else to do!

James Vincent McMorrow, Aidan Knight @ Bowery Ballroom
James Vincent McMorrow isn't the most original songwriter (Bon Iver and James Blake seem like obvious influences), but he can write some pretty gorgeous music. Tonight's his last of his three sold-out NYC shows.

Banquets, Placeholder, What Moon Things, Vasudeva, Living Room @ Suburbia
There's some good Northeast US punk and indie rock on this bill, and if you're going we especially think you shouldn't miss Lancaster, PA's Placeholder, whose blend of '90s indie, melodic punk and post-hardcore is heavier and rowdier live than it is on record.

Lau, Gramercy Arms @ Mercury Lounge
Edinburgh folk trio Lau who have been named "Best Group" at BBC Radio 2's Folk Awards on four occasions and don't play such small places in the UK.

Wheat, Chris Mills and The Distant Stars, My Teenage Stride @ Union Hall
Boston's Wheat have been making dreamy, autumnal music since the late-'90s. It's been five years since their last record, White Ink Black Ink, maybe we'll find out what's next tonight.

JTC, ITAL, Earthen Sea (ex Black Eyes), Aurora Halal @ Shea Stadium
Brooklyn electronic regulars Ital and Aurora Halal recently played Unsound Fest together supporting their upcoming collaborative EP. Tonight they share a bill again, and also on this show is Earthen Sea, the project of Jacob Long, who (like Ital) used to be in Dischord art punks Black Eyes.

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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photos by Amanda Hatfield & Tim Griffin

Little Dragon salutes the crowd (by Tim Griffin)
BrooklynVegan SXSW Thursday Day Party - Red 7
Trash Talk (by Amanda Hatfield)
BrooklynVegan SXSW Thursday Day Party - Red 7

Though everyone was shaken up from the previous night's tragic events (which happened not far from and during the official BrooklynVegan showcase on Wednesday night), SXSW moved forward on Thursday morning, when we began our first of three day parties at Red 7.

Our day shows took place on the indoor and outdoor stages of Red 7, with the indoor stage on Thursday staying (mostly) on the folkier/quieter side with San Fermin, Sylvan Esso, Rhett Miller of the Old 97s, Torres, Nicole Atkins, Cate Le Bon and Basia Bulat. Meanwhile, the outside that day was crazier and a little more random with Little Dragon, Roosevelt, BadBadNotGood (joined by Odd Future's Tyler, the Creator), Nothing, Trash Talk, Overdoz, Cities Aviv and Calvin Love.

Basia Bulat was a nice start to the day where she performed solo with an autoharp, ukulele, and keyboard. Cate Le Bon did a fine job following with her full band who got pretty intense at the end. Then it was singer/songwriter Nicole Atkins who played songs from her new Slow Phaser (catch her on tour with Nick Cave), followed by the grungy folk of Torres (who previewed some new material), followed by Old 97's frontman Rhett Miller who had a ton of fun with the show and did a bunch of covers like Tom Petty's "American Girl" and Pixies' "Wave of Mutilation." After Rhett, Sylvan Esso, the duo of Mountain Man's Amelia Meath and Megafaun's Nick Sanborn, had the indoor crowd moving more than anyone else that day with their synthy pop and Amelia's dance moves. And San Fermin wrapped things up with their orchestral pop.

Rhett Miller (by Amanda Hatfield)
BrooklynVegan SXSW Thursday Day Party - Red 7

Outside, Calvin Love and his band woke everyone up with their indie rock, which was followed by the noise rap of Cities Aviv and the weed-obsessed rap of Overdoz. Then things got kicked up ten notches for Trash Talk, who opened up the entire floor outside at Red 7 for a circle pit and kept egging on the crowd, Damian of Fucked Up included, the whole set. Nothing followed, keeping the heavy vibe in tact, but in more atmospheric ways. Then the vibe totally changed as jazz hop trio BadBadNotGood played (including a Flying Lotus cover). Their set was instrumental... until the last two songs when they were joined by Odd Future's Tyler, the Creator (who's collaborated with them before). Tyler and BBNG really got the crowd going, and though many filtered out after their set, a new batch of people quickly filled it back up for Roosevelt and the Swedish electro party that was Little Dragon.

Thanks to Life or Death for helping make things happen, and to all our sponsors. We served complimentary drinks courtesy of Jameson, and had Shiner beer specials all day long, free Veri organic soda, Frito pies courtesy of HomeState, and free popcorn at the Marshall Headphones booth where you could win headphones every hour on the hour if you tagged your Instagrams #BVMarshall.

Yukimi poses for Indiegogo -- photo by Daniel Christiansen
Little Dragon

Nokia MixRadio was on site educating us about their free music service and playing the BrooklynVegan MixRadio SXSW playlist between bands. Indiegogo was there with free earplugs and conversation. Songboard, a new "music destination that offers artists and bands essential services and unique capabilities to maximize potential" was there too and with free thumb drives and education. We let in 20 people each day who were taking advantage of Esurance's SXSW-wide #EsuranceAccess program.

Special thanks to all of our bands and everyone who helped make it all possible, including you. Thanks everyone who made it out, and sorry to everyone who waited on line but didn't get in (the fire marshals were cracking down on venues more than ever this year.).

One set of pictures from this party is posted over at BV Austin. Check out more pictures from the whole day (by Amanda Hatfield except where specified), below...

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After a Wednesday night official showcase at the same venue, BrooklynVegan will take over both stages of Red 7 during the hours of noon-6pm each day on Thursday (3/13), Friday (3/14) and Saturday (3/15) of SXSW Music. Saturday's lineup is announced. Friday is on the way. Here is Thursday!

THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014 @ RED 7 (FREE)

INSIDE
12:00 Basia Bulat
12:45 Cate Le Bon
01:45 Nicole Atkins
02:30 Torres
03:30 Rhett Miller (of the Old 97's)
04:30 Sylvan Esso
05:15 San Fermin

OUTSIDE
12:00 Calvin Love
12:40 Cities Aviv
01:00 Overdoz
01:30 Trash Talk
02:10 Nothing
03:00 BadBadNotGood w/ special guest Tyler the Creator
04:00 Roosevelt
05:00 Little Dragon

Please RSVP, and show up early to see all the bands and to ensure you get some complimentary drinks courtesy of Jameson (while supplies last).

We'll also have Shiner beer specials all day long, free Veri organic soda, free Frito Pies from HomeState (while they last!), and free popcorn at the Marshall Headphones booth where you can pose in our photobooth and where someone will win a pair of headphones every hour on the hour!

This party should be especially interesting since we managed to create a pretty diverse lineup across the two stages all in one day. Basia Bulat into Cate Le Bon into Nicole Atkins into Torres into Rhett Miller into San Fermin will be a dream for some who will probably not want to step outside at all during our two early rap sets (Cities Aviv & Overdoz) and the heaviness Trash Talk and Nothing will bring.

The outside stage on this party was a collaboration with Life or Death who work with many of those artists, including Trash Talk (excited to have Trash Talk back on a BV SXSW show again), Odd Futures's Tyler the Creator (ditto), and our outside headliner Little Dragon who they manage. Thanks to them for the support and for helping us present my favorite Swedish electro-band Little Dragon again.

Those who want to dance can hopefully make it from Roosevelt;s outside set to Sylvan Esso's inside one, and then back out for Little Dragon. If capacity doesn't allow that, it's still a winning situation whichever stage you end up at.

Nokia MixRadio will be on site educating us about their free music service. Indiegogo will be on hand to answer all your crowdfunding questions. Songboard, a new "music destination that offers artists and bands essential services and unique capabilities to maximize potential" will be there too to teach artists and fans more about their new company and what they can maybe do for you.

Again, this is one of three free BrooklynVegan day parties at Red 7 this year. Please RSVP once for entry to all three. SXSW badges are also welcome and be sure to stop by the Esurance Glove Box at the Austin Convention Center or their Fuel Lounge at 6th and Trinity to pick up an Esurance Access Pass. Then follow @esurance on Twitter to find out when and where you can hop the line for our party and others around Austin...

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Cities Aviv at Cake Shop in 2013 (more by Chris Gersbeck)
Cities Aviv

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

The Casket Girls, The Stargazer Lilies, Creepoid, Dreamend @ Shea Stadium
The Casket Girls' lineup features Ryan Graveface of Black Moth Super Rainbow, but the group's fronted by Elsa and Phaedra Greene. Their distorted pop should be familiar to BMSR fans though. Also of note on the bill is Creepoid, who do justice to '90s-style slowcore.

Mike Birbiglia @ Union Hall
Mike Birbiglia plays big rooms these days but still loves testing out new material at cozy Union Hall. Sold out.

Pastimer, Ovlov (acoustic), Ben Mackie @ Cameo Gallery
Ovlov bring their Dinosaur Jr-isms to life in NYC venues quite often, but tonight you'll get to see a different side of them as they strip things down for an acoustic show.

MV & EE (2 Sets, FREE) @ Baby's All Right
Experimental duo (and sometimes more than a duo) MV & EE begin their "Aquarian Shade residency" at Baby's All Right tonight. They play 2 sets, both free, and then do it again next Monday too.

Cities Aviv @ Baby's All Right
Alt-rapper Cities Aviv is more than a regular on the NYC live show circuit, but tonight's a bit more special, as it's the release party for his new album, Come to Life.

Night Train @ Littlefield
Tonight Wyatt Cenac's weekly Night Train comedy show will be guest hosted by The Kondabolu Brothers. Joining them for the show is Sasheer Zamata, Phoebe Robinson, Nimesh Patel, George Gordon, Giulia Rozzi, and Roy Wood Jr.

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

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Sebadoh @ Bowery Ballroom, 2012 (more by Bryan Bruchman)
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More Rough Trade shows this month are moving due to the still-unresolved sound/noise issues they're dealing with, including Friday's Lanterns on the Lake show (2/7) which is now an early show at Baby's All Right (doors 7:30 PM) with Jesse Woods and Andy Shauf (tickets); and Saturday's Mutual Benefit show (2/8) which is now at Knitting Factory (tickets).

Moves since we last posted include: the American Royalty show with Ghenghis Hans on 2/13 is now at Baby's All Right (doors at midnight, tickets here).

Juan Wauters was to play a record release show at RT on  February 15 with Household and Las Rosas. That has been moved to the next day (2/16) at Baby's All Right. Tickets for that are on sale now.

Glasvegas's 2/20 show has been moved to Knitting Factory and tickets are still available.

Sebadoh's 2/25 show with Octagrape is now at Baby's All Right and tickets are still available.

Quilt's 2/28 show with Weyes Blood is now an early show (doors 7:30 PM) at Mercury Lounge. Tickets are still available.

Surfer Blood were to have played on March 3 with Wake Up. That show has moved to Glasslands and tickets are on sale now.

Cities Aviv (2/18) and Water Liars (3/1) have been canceled.

Lastly, as mentioned, Sondre Lerche's two shows at RT on 2/21 and 2/23 are now one show at Baby's All Right on 2/20. Tickets are still available.

Waxahatchee at Pitchfork Festival 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Waxahatchee

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

Cities Aviv, Maria Minerva, Sadaf H. Nava @ Baby's All Right
285 Kent is now officially closed, but two of its regulars, rapper Cities Aviv and electronic pop artist Maria Minerva, are teaming up for a show at Baby's tonight which will maybe preserve some of that 285 spirit.

Waxahatchee, All Dogs, Cayetana @ Mercury Lounge
It's an incredible triple bill at Mercury Lounge tonight with Waxahatchee, whose singer-songwriter-ish tunes made up one of our favorite albums of 2013 and likeminded (but a bit punkier) indie rock from All Dogs and Cayetana. They do it again at Glasslands on Thursday, and both shows are sold out.

Pixies, FIDLAR, Asphalt Orchestra @ NJPAC
It's the second NYC-area night of Pixies (with current bassist Paz Lenchatin) this week. Opening is Asphalt Orchestra, who do marching band versions of Pixies songs and skate punk brats FIDLAR.

UPDATE: Pixies is rescheduled for next week.

Pretty & Nice, Poor Demon (Secret Guest), Honey Wild, Yellerkin, The Roads @ Glasslands
Boston's Pretty & Nice make the kind of nervy powerpop you used to get in 1979 when XTC and Joe Jackson bouncing around. Tonight they play as a three-piece. Anybody know who "Poor Demon" are actually?

Prince Rupert's Drops, Hairy Sands, Jonas Reinhardt @ Union Pool
Fans of heavy psych will dig this line-up featuring the paisley sounds of PRD, the weird noise of Hairy Sands and Kranky-signed Jonas Reinhardt.

Johnny Winter, JW Jones @ BB King's
Johnny Winter is in the midst of his winter (get it?) residency at BB King's, and tonight's the second of three shows, the third being on 2/23. Expect over 4 decades of blues rock riffs.

Marc Ribot, Chris Eldridge @ Merkin Concert Hall (NY Guitar Fest)
NY Guitar Fest continues with guitar great Marc Ribot (collaborator of Tom Waits, John Zorn, etc) teaming up with Chris Eldridge (of Punch Brothers) to perform live scores to silent films tonight.

Brooklyn Transcore Punk Island Stage Benefit @ Grand Victory
Tonight Grand Victory hosts a benefit for the Transcore stage of Punk Island (which Aye Nako have played) with Little Waist, Penguin, Dirty Circle, and The Whores.

Marsha Ambrosius, Benja @ SOB's
R&B/soul singer Marsha Ambrosius, formerly of Floetry and a recent collaborator of Robert Glasper and Talib Kweli, is releasing a new solo album, Friends and Lovers, and this week she celebrates with a two-night release party at SOB's, this being night 2.

Mainland, The Teen Age, Cosmonaut, Leopold And His Fiction @ Pianos
Straight-up guitar pop is alive and well and on stage at Pianos tonight. Check out a track from Mainland's upcoming Shiner EP below.

Shark?, Las Rosas, White Gold, Syd Sair @ Shea Stadium
Tonight's show at Shea includes quality local bands Shark? and Las Rosas, plus Atlanta's White Gold.

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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by Bill Pearis

Factory Floor

Factory Floor will be here in a couple weeks, and their show at 285 Kent on December 13 with Yvette and Cities Aviv is has just a few tickets left. Fear not, the UK electronic trio have just added another show at 285 Kent happening the day before (12/12). No openers have been listed yet, but tickets are on sale now. All upcoming Factory Floor tour dates are listed below.

Meanwhile, Factory Floor have just released a video for "Turn it Up," one of the more easily accessible songs on their terrific debut album. The video, like the record, is pretty squelchy, with a lot old school, VHS-style feedback loop effects. You can check that our below.

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Vader, Leia and Yoda @ Thompkins Sq. Park Halloween Pet Parade (via)
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Peelander-Z at Brain Cave Festival 2013 (more by Dylan Johnson)
Peelander

Happy Halloween! As you might imagine, there's many Halloween-related shows tonight, including a number of cover shows, and of course the Village Halloween Parade! Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's spooky shows (and the regular ones too). Here are some highlights...

Holy Ghost!, Joakim, Midnight Magic, Eli Escobar, Lloydsky @ Terminal 5
They've certainly got the right name for a Halloween show. HG! should have T5 movin' with their '80s style New-Order-at-Danceteria jams. Tickets are still available.

Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, Jenny Hval, Tanz Praxis ft. C.Lavender @ Basilica Hudson
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan come in costume no matter what show they're playing, so they'll feel right at home tonight at this slightly-upstate venue. Also of note on this bill is Norwegian art pop musician Jenny Hval (who has a couple shows in NYC next week too).

Peelander Z, Ken South Rock, AEON RINGS (formerly Night Vision) @ Glasslands
Another band who always come costumed, Peelander-Z are sure to bring the party tonight. And they've gone hair metal on their new album, so if you're looking for a rowdy, super-fun, hair metal Halloween, Glasslands is the place to be.

Liturgy, Alan Howarth @ 285 Kent Avenue
"Transcendental black metal" band Liturgy are teaming up with composer Alan Howarth to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Howarth's work on John Carpenter's horror classic, Halloween.

Crystal Stilts, Excepter, Zachary Cale @ Bowery Ballroom
They are leaning more '60s psych these days, but Crystal Stilts have strong gothic streak, due in no small part to Brad Hargett's deep bellow. Look for a spooky set tonight.

Gatekeeper, Mirror Mirror, DJ Bruno (Light Asylum) @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple
For a dark, gothy Halloween dance party, head to the ominous Brooklyn Masonic Temple for these electronic musicians and DJs.

The Juan Maclean (DJ Set), Justin Strauss, Evan Michael @ Cameo Gallery
If you're just looking to dance tonight, it's hard to argue with the four-on-the-floor proclivities of the Juan Maclean. Justin Strauss, meanwhile, is a legend with more than three decades of dancefloor experience having worked with everyone from Luther Vandross to Skinny Puppy. It's a late show -- doors at 10 PM -- so you can make it if you want to keep the DFA vibes rolling after Holy Ghost!

The Dickies, Chronic Sick @ Knitting Factory
The Dickies have been making new wavey punk for over three decades, and they're still kicking.

Avan Lava, Light Asylum, Zebra Katz @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
This show's got three very different artists who should all provide very fun sets in their own way. There's the upbeat synth pop of Avan Lava, the dark Light Asylum, and eccentric rapper Zebra Katz, whose "Ima Read" is always a good sing-along at his shows.

Raime, Vatican Shadow, Silent Servant, Kiss & Tell, Further Reductions, Bethany and Alyssa @ Output
Another bill leaning towards the dark and electronic: Raime will be debuting an audio/visual set, and Dominick Fernow's (Prurient) "militant religious industrial" project Vatican Shadow is not to miss either.

Murray Hill, Andy Rourke (The Smiths) (DJ Set), Steve Lewis (DJ Set), Chicks Who Love Guns @ Passenger Bar
Williamsburg's Passenger Bar is hosts this free party with MC duties from none other than legend Murray Hill and a DJ set from The Smiths' Andy Rourke and others. There's also a costume contest for anyone dressed the the "Blood, Burlesque & B-Movie" themes.

The Body, Pissgrave @ Saint Vitus Bar
Crushing duo The Body hold court with Pissgrave tonight at what for some is the only place to be on Hallowwen

DJ Dog Dick, Lakutis, Cities Aviv, DJ Uniique, Rlly Tho & Wodge Daddy, DJ John J Rambo, DJ Kristina Tequila @ Secret Location
This show's got three artists who have no problem crossing the boundaries of hip hop, DJ Dog Dick, Lakutis, and Cities Aviv. Location TBA soon.

Buster Poindexter @ Cafe Carlyle
Maybe to get in the spirit of dressing up, New York Dolls frontman David Johansen is reviving his loungey Buster Poindexter guise tonight.

Biz Markie (DJ Set) @ Brooklyn Bowl
Questlove usually does his weekly Bowl Train party at Brooklyn Bowl on Thursdays, but for Halloween, Biz Markie is taking over the boards. And he's, he's got what you need.

Jonathan Toubin's Haunted Hop @ Secret Project Robot
This is Jonathan Toubin's annual Halloween Party, and will feature a bunch of bands performing sets as other bands like The Damned, Siouxsie & the Banshees, The Seeds, Roky Erickson and more. They aren't saying who's actually performing, but Jonathan knows a few people. Plus, JT will be spinning classic spooky 45s all night. $5 in costume, $20 without.

Gabba Ghouls, Happy Jawbone Family Band, Lust Cats, Mannequin Pussy @ Lit Lounge
Vermont psych pop band Happy Jawbone Family Band and NYC punks Mannequin Pussy are always worth catching, though for the occasion you might wanna see The Gabba Ghouls too.

World/Inferno Friendship Society @ Warsaw
World/Inferno Friendship Society do their annual "Hallowmas" show on Halloween at Warsaw.

Murphys Law, Caught In A Trap, Chesty Malone And The Slice Em Ups, Skum City @ The Trash Bar
The Trash Bar is celebrating Halloween with this show which, among other things, includes long-running NYC punk band Murphy's Law.

Ed Sheeran @ Mercury Lounge
For many of us, there are few things scarier than UK singer Ed Sheeran, who has two shows at Madison Square Garden coming up. We're not sure why he's playing Mercury Lounge tonight, but maybe he's going to show us his dark side. Tickets go on sale today at noon.

Carnivores (as B-52s), Ava Luna (as Tom Tom Club), Caged Animals (as Velvet Underground), Bueno (as Wu-Tang Clan) @ Shea Stadium
This is one of the many Halloween cover shows, but it's especially notable because it's also the only NYC stop on Atlanta garage rockers and Black Lips/Deerhunter associates Carnivores' tour. They'll be playing songs by the B-52s, but also many of their own.

And here's more of those cover shows...

Celestial Shore (as Led Zeppelin), Whoarfrost (as Nirvana), Cloud Becomes Your Hand (does Jock Jams), YOU (as Interpol) @ Silent Barn

Vulture Shit as Dookie Shit, Big Ups as Breaking Brad, Flagland as Weezer, All Nines as Buckingham Buckingham Buckingham, Low Fat Getting High as Nirvana, Butter the Children as Pixies, Palehound as Pavement @ Cake Shop

Eugene Chadbourne as Jimmy Carl Black, Evan Gallagher as Thelonious Monk, Thomas Heberer as Muggsy Spanier, Tatsuya Nakatani as Johnny Cash, Louie Pearlman as Cab Calloway, Barry Mitterhof as Jethro Burns @ The Stone

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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by Bill Pearis

Heavenly Beat

Onetime Beach Fossils bassist John Pena will release Prominence, his second album as Heavenly Beat, next week (10/15) via Captured Tracks. Much like his first record, with lightly plucked classical guitar, synth steel drums, skittering beats and whispered vocals, Prominence could pass for genuine turn-of-the-millenium Scandinavian indiepop (think Kings of Convenience or The Embassy). The production and arrangements are better this time, however, and make for an enjoyably featherlight listen. I like it a lot. You can stream the LP's single, "Complete," below and listen to the whole album over at EW.

Being based here in Brooklyn, it should come as no surprise that Heavenly Beat (which is a full band, live) will be playing some shows at CMJ. He'll play the Cascine showcase on Thursday (10/17) at Cameo (9:40 PM) which also features Shine 2009, Ejecta, Jensen Sportag, Rush Midnight and North Americans (tickets). They'll also play Friday (10/18) at Fontanas as part of a bill that includes Ice Choir, Cities Aviv, Rush Midnight, Mood Rings, Calvin Love, Glass Gang, Ski Lodge, Ghost Wave, Grand Resort and Bright Future. Those are both pretty well-curated line-ups, and chances are if you like Heavenly Beat you'll have interest in a number of the other bands.

Heavenly Beat will also play a free day show at Spike Hill on October 19 with Dead Leaf Echo, Heliotropes, United Ghosts, and Black Books. And if you want to see them outside of CMJ, HB play Glasslands on October 24 with Color Film and Crush Distance (tickets).

All dates are listed, along with a couple Prominence track streams, below...

Continue reading "Heavenly Beat readies 'Prominence' (LP and track streams), playing CMJ shows and other dates"

by Andrew Sacher

Beans

Abstract rapper Beans (who is no longer in Anti-Pop Consortium) and hip hop producer Mux Mool have teamed up as the collaborative project Knifefight, who will release their self titled EP next week (9/3) via Anticon. Cities Aviv, Kool AD, and Sub Con also contribute to the EP. From listening to its single, "Feel Me," it's a collaboration that sounds as good in real life as it does on paper. That track makes its premiere in this post, and can be streamed, along with the artwork and tracklist, below.

Beans will be celebrating the release of the new EP at Glasslands (9/3) on the day of its release with Pegasus Warning, Mykki Blanco collaborator Gobby, CX Kidtronik and The Juggs. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Song stream, artwork and tracklist below...

Continue reading "Beans releasing 'Knifefight' EP w/ Mux Mool (stream a track), celebrating at Glasslands w/ Gobby & others"

photos by Chris Gersbeck

Trash Talk / Cities Aviv @ Cake Shop, 5/11/2013
Trash Talk
Cities Aviv

Trash Talk did their part to bring chaos to the Downtown Music Festival, crowdsurfing the low-ceilings of Cake Shop on Saturday (5/11) as part of a show with Cities Aviv, Low Fat Getting High and The Shackletons. The show was rather pricey for a typical Trash Talk gig ($25) but nonetheless brought out the die-hards to catch the band in such a tight space.

Saturday night's Downtown fest also featured DIIV at Mercury Lounge and Purity Ring at Bowery Ballroom. Pictures from Cake Shop are below...

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Blue Hawaii

Montreal duo Blue Hawaii will release their debut album, Untogether, next week (3/5) via Arbutus Records. That's the cover art above. Alex Cowan and Braids' Raphaelle Standell-Preston have crafted a lovely record, airy with skittering beats and Raphaelle's otherworldly harmonies. (Aphex Twin covering the Cocteau Twins is an apt, if reductive, description.) You can check out a couple tracks below and stream the entire album at Pitchfork.

Blue Hawaii, who are little more of a party live than on their new record, will spend much of this spring on tour, starting in Austin for SXSW. The pair will then hit the road for a few dates with their Arbutus labelmates Doldrums on the West Coast, followed by a stint opening for Purity Ring. While none of those dates hit NYC, Blue Hawaii will be here next week, having been added to Andrew WK's show at 285 Kent on March 6 that also features DOM, Cities Aviv and DJ Dickpic. Tickets are $16 but include an open Brooklyn Brewery bar.

All dates are listed below...

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Andrew W.K.'s Super Bowl 2013 halftime show at Santos (more by Dan Bracaglia)
Andrew WK

If you live in NYC and want to see Andrew W.K., the question isn't ever really "when will there be a show?" as much as it's "which one should I go to?" with pretty much new Andrew W.K. shows popping up by the minute. He just did a Super Bowl halftime show at Santos and has a slot at upcoming pop punk festival Skate and Surf.

But this upcoming 285 Kent show on March 6 that he just scheduled is looking like one of his cooler appearances in a while. That venue's been hosting some pretty great bills lately, and for this one, Andrew W.K. will be joined by DOM, CIties Aviv, Dickpic (aka the collaborative project of DJ Dog Dick and Pictureplane), and Cool Serbia. That should make for an all-around crazy night and tickets to be part of it are on sale now.

Andrew W.K. will also be at IFC Center on February 28 (323 Avenue of the Americas) for a screening of David Lynch's The Elephant Man. Not sure what he'll be doing, but he'll be there.

All dates are listed below...

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As mentioned, San Jose rapper Atwon is in town and playing Santos tonight (1/24) as part of a pretty great bill featuring Cities Aviv, and Weekend Money. Tickets are still available but if you'd like to go for free, we're giving away a pair. Along with the list spots, you'll also get a poster of tonight's show and an Antwon "Nature" snapback hat. Contest details are below.

Meanwhile, Antwon recently dropped a new Friendzone-produced track, "Automatic," which you can stream below...

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by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Antwon

Antwon's recent End of Earth LP and End of Earth Remixz mixtape, the latter of which surfaced at Gorilla v Bear, were a good indication of the MC's predeliction towards glitchy, at times ugly (in the best way) electronic hip hop. Think a less-nasal Freeway over a mix of Death Grips and other electronic beats.

The MC has a pair of dates sheduled for NYC in the coming weeks including a (conditionally) FREE show on January 23 at Public Assembly with Trinidad James (who'll play SOB's too), Hot Sugar, and DJ Getlive!; and  then January 24 at Santos Party House with guests Cities Aviv and Weekend Money. Tickets for the Santos show are on sale.

Head below for Antwon stream...

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Warthog
Warthog

Christopher Hansell of Warthog (ex-The Men) has dropped off his top 10 releases of 2012, as well as other thoughts on the passing year. Check out those below.

Warthog (which also features members of Nude Beach) is scheduled to play Worcester, MA at The Beacon on 12/15 with Who Killed Spikey Jacket, in addition to their previously discussed show with Inmates at Acheron on 1/12.

Hansell is also involved in power electronics crew Foreplay who will play the West Coast later this month with the great Pharmakon and Soren (of Rosenkopf). Dates are below. Soren will also play NYC at Saint Vitus on 1/5 as part of the Dysrhythmia/Wreck & Reference show (tickets).

Speaking of The Men, check them out this Friday at Saint Vitus (12/14), part of a Hurricane Sandy benefit (tickets).

Hansell's 2012 Top 10 list is below, along with video and a list of all tour dates.

Continue reading "Christopher Hansell's favorite records of 2012; Pharmakon & Soren (Rosenkopf) add West Coast dates"

photos by Dominick Mastrangelo and Amanda Hatfield

Cities Aviv at Public Assembly - 10/20/12 (by Dominick)
BrooklynVegan Saturday Day Party

Cities Aviv, who DJed The Flat last night (11/14) , has released his new LP Black Pleasure via Mishka. Cities Aviv, under the name Muted Drone, is responsible for production on the bulk of the LP, while the remainder comes from names like RPLDGHSTS, LWH, Froskees, and Silky Johnson. Stream that in full below and download it for free via Bandcamp.

Cities Aviv played our BV day party at Public Assembly on the Saturday (10/20) during CMJ and he was joined for a portion of it by Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, who played his own set afterwards. We've already posted a bunch of pics from that party, and you can check out more of Cities Aviv and eXquire below.

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