Entries tagged with: Color War
by Bill Pearis
You may remember that Brooklyn duo Weeknight released their haunted, lonesome debut album, Post-Everything, digitally back in March. The record just got a vinyl release via Artificial Records, and the band's sound -- not too far from The Raveonettes and Handsome Furs -- should sound excellent on wax. One of the standout tracks from the album, "Honey," just got the video treatment via director Sean Cartwright. It follows a retiree about his day, and the song definitely adds an element of melancholy to his solo excursion. It premieres in this post and you can watch it below.
Weeknight, who just played with Leverage Models in NYC last week, have a short string of dates lined up for next month that end with a show at Brooklyn's Baby's All Right on June 24. Color War, Sandy, and Heathered Pearls (DJ) are also on the bill, and tickets are on sale now.
All dates are listed, along with the new video, below...
Bob Mould at Williamsburg Park in 2012 (more by Sachyn Mital)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Broken Bells, Au Revoir Simone @ Webster Hall
Broken Bell put out the funky followup to their 2010 self-titled debut, After the Disco, earlier this year, and tonight they play their first proper NYC show since its release (not counting the 3-song Brooklyn show in they played in January). If you're going, it's worth catching Au Revoir Simone too.
Screaming Females, Tuff Tits, Todd Congelliere @ Silent Barn
This is one of two intimate NYC shows for the shredding punk trio Screaming Females happening this month. This one's in celebration of Shellshag's birthday, and also features Toys That Kill's Todd Congelliere, who has a new solo album. Todd and Tuff Tits team up again at DbA on Sunday too.
Tei Shi, Heavenly Beat, Atlanter @ Glasslands
Tonight's show was supposed to be headlined by Sweden's The Mary Onettes who postponed due to visa issues. Luckily, Heavenly Beat sound like they're Swedish, so the vibe remains the same. Headlining is Canadian ex-pat Tei Shi whose music falls roughly into the future R&B niche.
Dam-Funk, Maya Vik, Gordon Voidwell, DJ Thanksgiving Brown @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Dam-Funk will fill the Brooklyn Night Bazaar with his funk/hip hop tonight. Like all BKNB shows, it's free to get in and there's also not-free food, drinks, shopping and games.
Shilpa Ray, Bambara, The Veda Rays, Haybaby, Turnip King @ Shea Stadium
This is a pretty killer line-up of local bands, headlined by harmonium shredder Shilpa Ray, but also featuring voluminous bashers Bambara, the superior indie rock of Turnip King, and more.
Future Punx, Final Bloom, Eaters @ Death By Audio
Owing much to 1980-era new wave like Devo and Oingo Boingo, Future Punx come at you with flying angles. Their debut 7" is just out and they'll be celebrating that release tonight with likeminded bands Final Bloom and Eaters, plus Parquet Courts' Andrew Savage on DJ duties.
Bob Mould, Chris Brokaw @ City Winery
Bob Mould's solo debut, Workbook, is 25 years old this year and he's celebrating that tonight. Hopefully Bob will be previewing a song or two off his just-announced new solo album.
Josh Ritter, Gregory Alan Isakov @ Town Hall
Josh Ritter and tourmate Gregory Alan Isakov will be keeping things simple and acoustic this weekend over the course of two sold-out shows. Tonight's the first.
Swearin', Even Hand, Certain Spiders @ MHOW
Swearin' deliver an excellent take on '90s rock with elements of Weezer, Built to Spill, Dinosaur Jr and more, but without ever sounding redundant. It makes for a thrilling live show too. This is their second of two NYC shows this week.
Color War, Doom Squad, Deanna Viva Garcia, Prince Rama (DJ Set) @ Baby's All Right
Brooklyn duo Color War make the kind of icy italo synthpop that could've ended up on the Drive soundtrack. Their new album, It Could Only Be This Way (stream it below), is just out and tonight's the record release show.
Moon Boots, Treasure Fingers, Henry Krinkle, Alex English, rekLES @ Webster Hall
Moon Boots is making some of the best material in this whole "house revival" thing going on with Disclosure, Duke Dumont, Rudimental and more, and he should have you on your feet all night at Webster Hall.
Guardian Alien, Vampillia, G Lucas Crane, Brian Chase of Yeah Yeah Yeahs @ Trans-Pecos
This bill is loaded with experimental music, including the drumtastic noise of Guardian Alien, the Boredoms-related Vampillia and YYYs drummer Brian Chase.
The Allman Brothers Band @ Beacon Theatre
Pioneers of jam bands, and progenitors of blues and southern rock, The Allman Brothers begin their multi-night run at Beacon Theatre tonight.
The Avett Brothers, Old Crow Medicine Show @ Barclays Center
The folk rockin' Avett Brothers keep getting bigger and tonight they make the jump to headlining Brooklyn's Barclays Center. They'll be joined by the likeminded Old Crow Medicine Show.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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D'Angelo at Brooklyn Bowl in March (more by PSquared Photography)
Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...
D'Angelo, Questlove, Thundercat @ Williamsburg Park
With guys like Frank Ocean have taking over the spotlight lately, D'Angelo picked a good time to make his comeback, considering his brand of neo-soul likely inspired many of the current bigger names. Tonight he plays his largest headlining NYC show since his resurgence, playing outdoor Brooklyn venue Williamsburg Park. Support comes from frequent collaborator Questlove and Flying Lotus associate Thundercat.
After the show, Questlove does his weekly DJ night at Brooklyn Bowl.
The Go-Go's, Tom Tom Club @ Seaside Summer Concerts (FREE)
If vacation was all you ever wanted but can't seem to take a week off, how about an evening with The Go-Go's by the beach? The Tom Tom Club open, sweetening this '80s deal, and it's free.
SBTRKT, Nick Hook @ Output
SBTRKT is on his way to Chicago for Lollapalooza, but first he's stopping in NYC for a show at Williamsburg dance club Output tonight. He's only DJing, but maybe he's still got some surprises in store? Sold out.
Juan Atkins, Juan Maclean @ Cielo
The Detroit techno legend will go head-to-head against the DFA artist on the decks tonight. Who will be named Number Juan?
The Love Language, Eternal Summers, Alex English, Nightdogs @ Glasslands
North Carolina's The Love Language just released their new album, Ruby Red, on Merge; tourmates Eternal Summers, meanwhile, are putting the finishing touches on their new one which is out soon. Go out and here some new tunes.
Jamie Lidell, Emily Wells, DJ Shiftee @ Le Poisson Rouge
Jamie Lidell's funky, maximalist R&B is as fun live as it sounds on record, and while you can see it for free in Prospect Park tomorrow, if you've got some money to fork over, you can catch Jamie at the far more intimate Le Poisson Rouge tonight. Opening the show is Emily Wells, who mixes indie folk and hip hop, and she's not to miss either.
Gauntlet Hair, Dinowalrus, Conveyor, Life Sized Maps @ Mercury Lounge
Chicago duo Gauntlet Hair just released their second album, Stills, via Dead Oceans. If nervous, dark (but not really gothy) postpunk is your thing, worth a listen on Spotify. The ever-morphing Dinowalrus open.
Sheila E., DJ Beverly Bond, Joanna Burns @ MetroTech Commons
The percussionist/Prince acolyte struck out on her own in the 80s, and has since amassed her own catalog of formidable funk bootyshakers. Lead the glamorous life for free today at noon
Shine Brothers, My Great Ghost, Bird Call, Vows, Friend Roulette, Ponyhof @ Pianos
Featuring former members of Black Angels and Woven Bones, The Shine Brothers band bang out fuzzy psych, as heard on their recent Burger Records release, Hello Griefbirds!
Silent Drape Runners (present: Twin Peaks: The Beginning) @ The Bell House
Tonight is the last-ever performance of Twin Peaks-obsessed experimental group and party-throwers, Silent Drape Runners. Expect them to go out with a bang...and perhaps a tiny letter under the fingernail.
Dick Dale @ The Wonder Bar
The self-proclaimed King of Surf Guitar will bring "Miserlou" and boatload of other instrumental hits (his and other folks') to the famed Asbury Park, NJ venue tonight.
AIr Zaire, Ghengis Hans, Dances, Color War @ The Paper Box
If you're headed to this show tonight, it's worth catching Color War, whose synthy pop isn't too far removed from Polica or Austra. You can stream a new track from their upcoming debut LP, "Obelisk," below.
Other good shows tonight include Body Language, Avan Lava, Computer Magic @ Bowery Ballroom, Sonny Vincent, Barreracudas, Hector's Pets, Dino's Boys @ Cake Shop, and 1-800-BAND, Viva l'American Death Ray Music @ Union Pool.
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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A Sunny Day in Glasgow are wrapping up work on their new album which was funded via Kickstarter. The band are also looking to road test the tunes on a few East Coast dates. After hitting Baltimore last night, they'll hit NYCF tonight (1/16) for a show at Pianos with Friend Roulette, Desert Stars, Relatives and Heidi Harris. Tickets are $8 at the door. Thursday (1/17) ASDIG will hit their Philadelphia hometown for a show at The International House.
Meanwhile, Jen Goma's other band, People Get Ready, have two shows coming up: February 1 at Music Hall of Williamsburg opening for Local Natives (sold out); and then a headlining show at Mercury Lounge on February 8 with Man Forever and Color War (tickets available). PGR are also currently on the cover of The Deli magazine.