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Tickets for the Soundgarden 'Superunknown' show at Webster Hall go on sale to Citi cardholders today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Sam Smith show at The Apollo go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the How to Dress Well show at Irving Plaza go on Live Nation/Music Geeks (password: musicgeeks) today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Sylvan Esso show at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Joyce Manor show at Bowery Ballroom go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the DIIV show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Frontier Ruckus are playing Mercury Lounge on August 19 and Rough Trade NYC on August 20. Tickets for those shows go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Handsome Family shows at Rough Trade and Mercury Lounge (the latter of which is with Richard Buckner) go on sale today at noon.

Patty Griffin is playing Music Hall of Williamsburg on June 6. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Com Truise is playing Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 17. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon with regular on-sale starting Thursday (5/22) at noon.

Supersuckers are playing Gramercy Theatre on August 1. Tickets for that show go on Live Nation/Music Geeks presale (password: musicgeeks) today at 10 AM. The general on-sale starts Friday (5/23) at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Panache Northside showcase at Baby's All Right with King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Juan Wauters, Walter TV, Big Ups and more are on sale now.

Tickets for the Pink Mountaintops show at Rough Trade go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Power Trip and Mammoth Grinder show at The Studio at Webster Hall go on sale today at 10 AM. No on-sale date for the Saint Vitus show yet.

Doug Benson is doing another of his 'Doug Loves Movies' shows at Gramercy Theatre on June 30. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon. His live podcast at Irving Plaza (6/2) is almost sold out.

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.

EMA at SXSW 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
EMA

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

Baths, Young Fathers, P. Morris @ Bowery Ballroom
Baths took an unexpected turn towards emotional songwriting on last year's Obsidian, while still keeping his electronic pop style intact. He's continuing to support the album on his current tour, which hits NYC tonight for a sold-out show.

Andrew W.K. (Grand Piano Party) @ SubCulture
Andrew WK's got more Grand Piano Parties coming up this weekend, including one tonight and another tomorrow. While we don't always associate Andrew WK with grand pianos, we're sure he'll deliver on making it a party.

Caveman, Total Slacker, Reputante, Amanda X @ 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 a diverse bill, with guitar pop (Caveman, Reputante) separated by blasts of noise (Total Slacker, Amanda X). Free.

The Feelies @ The Bell House
Legendary New Jersey band The Feelies have proved influential on generations of post-punk, jangle pop and alternative rock bands, and their 30+ year old material still sounds timeless today. They're no slackers in the live show department either -- they play a few shows in the area every year these days and are always worth catching.

EMA, Downtown Boys @ Mercury Lounge
EMA's new album, The Future's Void, is just as and sometimes more devastating than its predecessor, with a killer variety of tunes that pull from industrial, alternative rock, folk and more. She's on tour with the saxophone-driven, politically-fueled Providence punk band Downtown Boys, who are worth showing up on time for. Sold out.

Bo Ningen, These People, Ken South Rock @ Knitting Factory
One of the most talked-about bands at SXSW this year was Japanese band Bo Ningen, due in no small part to their wild, guitar-swinging, in-your-face shows. Experience them for yourself -- this is the first of two NYC shows for the band.

The Bad Plus @ Jazz Standard (early set and late set)
Going for nearly 25 years, The Bad Plus continue to straddle the line between jazz and modern rock. Their new record is an album-length recording of Stravinsky's "THe Rites of Spring." Tonight's the second evening of a four-night run at Jazz Standard, with an early and late show.

The Split Squad featuring the Figgs, Los Dudes @ The Bowery Electric
Featuring Blondie drummer Clem Burke, Fleshtones guitarist Keith Streng, The Plimsouls Eddie Munoz, and others, The Spit Squad make crunchy, rockin' power pop. Their debut album was produced by Scott McCaughey of Young Fresh Fellows. Tonight they'll be aided and abetted by upstate NY's legendary The Figgs. Special guests could happen.

Timber Timbre, Fiver @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Timber Timbre's great and often-underrated dark balladry sounds as good as ever on this year's Hot Dreams, and maybe it's actually not that underrated 'cause tonight's show is sold out.

Heaven's Gate, Lost Boy?, The Veda Rays, Heeney, Sunflower Bean @ Death by Audio
Out of the ashes of Sweet Bulbs, Heaven's Gate took some of their old band's dreamy noise, but took it in a significantly different direction, playing to singer strengths and became more of punky rock band...while still using a lot of effects pedals.

Steve Gunn, Kevin Morby, Prince Rupert's Drops @ Rough Trade
A onetime member of Kurt Vile's backing band, The Violators, Gunn released his most recent solo album, Time Off, last year. Kevin Morby, meanwhile, used to be in Woods, now co-fronts The Babies, and released a very good solo album last year. He also now lives in California so your chances to see him play aren't as frequent.

Toadies, Supersuckers @ Stone Pony (NJ)
It's a double bill of '90s-era Southwest alt-rock with hitmakers the Toadies (remember "Possum Kingdom"?) and self-proclaimed "Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Band in the World," The Supersuckers.

Com Truise, Alex English, rekLES @ Webster Hall
Com Truise brings the beats to tonight's Girls & Boys party at Webster Hall and is sure to keep the place moving.

Culture Shock @ SUNY Purchase
It's the first day of Purchase's annual two-day Culture Shock festival and features a variety of great stuff, including NYC rap trio Flatbush Zombies, R&B singer Kelela, production wizard Traxman, comedian Neil Hamburger, jazz trio Dawn of Midi, pop shoegazers FIeld Mouse and more. Kaytranada plays the afterparty. The festival is technically only open to students, alumni, and their guests.

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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Lonnie Holley at MHOW in 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Lonnie

Outsider artist Lonnie Holley, who we wrote about around the time of his shows with Deerhunter and Bill Callahan and who has made fans out of (and since collaborated with) Deerhunter's Bradford Cox and Black Lips' Cole Alexander, will return to NYC for two shows this week. First, he plays a night show on Tuesday (4/15) at Baby's All Right with no wave legend and experimental composer Arto Lindsay (of DNA and others), and Georgia. Georgia also joins Lonnie for his set, and maybe Arto will too? Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Then on Saturday (4/19) for Record Store Day he plays a 1 PM in-store at Other Music. The two NYC shows are Lonnie's only currently announced dates.

Other Music, which will turn 20 next year, will open at 10 AM for RSD. It doesn't quite have the room for in-store performances and shopping at the same time (like at Rough Trade), so they have up to this point just booked musicians as DJs. Lonnie's set will be the one actual live performance this year though. The rest of the day is DJs and the lineup includes Pop. 1280, Com Truise, Xeno & Oaklander, Pete Swanson, Matana Roberts and more. Full schedule is listed below.

Continue reading "Lonnie Holley playing shows, including Baby's w/ Arto Lindsay and Other Music Record Store Day in-store w/ many DJs"

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Since releasing The Way Things Fall last year, Adam Lee Miller and Nicola Kuperus have been back in ice-cold ADULT. mode. The duo will be in Asheville, NC later this month for Moogfest. Shortly after that, ADULT. will play Brooklyn's Verboten on May 7 with Xeno & Oaklander and Stallone The Reducer opening. Tickets are on sale now.

In anticipation of their Asheve apearance, ADULT. made a mix made entirely of label Ghostly, International's artists, including HTRK, Shigeto, John Foxx, Com Truise and Xeno & Oaklander. You can stream that (via XLR8R) below.

Continue reading "ADULT. playing Verboten after Moogfest, made a mix featuring all Ghostly artists (listen)"

noise pop

We mentioned earlier that Real Estate would be playing the 2014 Noise Pop Festival in San Francisco, where they've actually got two shows at The Independent: February 28 with Dream Boys, and March 1 with Dominant Legs. What we haven't done is run down this year's fest which happens at venues all over San Francisco from February 25 - March 2.

In addition to Real Estate, this year's Noise Pop (now in its 21st year) features such acts as Throwing Muses, Cold Cave, Mark Mulcahy, Mikal Cronin, Bob Mould, No Age, The Fresh & Onlys, Dr. Dog, Courtney Barnett, Cheatahs, and lots more. Badges that get you into all events are on sale now.

Full list of this year's performers below...

Continue reading "San Francisco Noise Pop fest lineup (Real Estate, Throwing Muses, Bob Mould, Cold Cave, Mikal Cronin & more)"

Com Truise at Sasquatch in 2012 (more by Chris Graham & Rae Graham)
Com Truise

Com Truise (aka Seth Haley) is set to release a follow-up to last year's In Decay with a new EP titled Wave 1 on February 18 via Ghostly. His first single, "Declination," features a guest appearance by Joel Ford (Ford & Lopatin, Ejecta), and it can be streamed below. Artwork and tracklist below too.

Com Truise plays a relatively small NYC show this Thursday (12/5) at The Paper Box with Aeon Rings and Kodacrome (tickets), and then heads out on a full US tour in 2014. That tour ends with a larger NYC show at Bowery Ballroom on March 15. Tickets to the Bowery Ballroom show go on sale Friday (12/6) at noon, with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (12/4) at noon.

Speaking of Joel Ford, he plays a FREE Brooklyn show at this Sunday (12/8) at Bossa Nova Civic Club (1271 Myrtle Ave) with DJ Matt Mondanile (Real Estate, Ducktails) and Ad Hoc Mob Residents.

All Com Truise dates are listed, along with the song stream, below...

Continue reading "Com Truise touring, released a single from new EP featuring Joel Ford who plays a free Brooklyn show (dates & stream)"

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Tickets to see Van Morrison at The Theater at Madison Square Garden go on AmEx presale today at 11 AM.

Tickets to the The Breeders shows at Webster Hall go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the newly-added Sleigh Bells, Danny Brown and Doldrums at show Terminal 5 go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see M.I.A. at Terminal 5 go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Josh Ritter and Gregory Alan Isakov are playing The Town Hall on March 7. Tickets to that show go on AmEx presale today at noon, with a general on-sale starting Friday (10/11) at noon.

Minks, about a month after CMJ, will be playing another hometown show at Mercury Lounge on November 21. Tickets to that show go on AmEx presale today at noon, with a general on-sale starting Friday (10/11) at noon.

Electronic label Ghostly International is hosting an unofficial CMJ party featuring Com Truise, Joel Ford, Lord Raja, Heathered Pearls, Patrick Russell, Nitemoves, and Contakt on October 18 at Output. Tickets for the party are available here and here.

Output is also hosting a Halloween Party on October 25 featuring Nina Kraviz, Stacey Pullen, Jenifa Mayanja, Alex From Tokyo, and Mike Khoury. Tickets for the party are available here and here.

Tickets to see Anna von Hausswolff at Mercury Lounge go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets to see Cate Le Bon at Mercury Lounge go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Wilco collaborators Lucius are playing Bowery Ballroom on December 7. Tickets to that show go AmEx presale today at noon, with a general on-sale starting Friday (10/11) at noon.

Tickets to see Jake Bugg at Terminal 5 go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Buffalo emo band Pentimento will bring their tour with Real Friends, Mixtapes, and Forever Came Calling to NYC on November 6 at The Studio at Webster Hall. Tickets to that show are on sale now.

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.

Squarepusher

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...

Continue reading "Squarepusher playing Le Poisson Rouge before Camp Bisco (dates & updated lineup)"

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)"

Com Truise at Sasquatch 2012 (more by Chris Graham and Rae Graham)
Com Truise

Com Truise (aka Seth Haley) plays NYC a lot, but it's usually at venues like Music Hall of Williamsburg and Gramercy, so it should be a pretty intimate night for Com Truise fans when Seth plays a solo live set at Glasslands on February 22. Not to mention there will be an opening set from Beacon, along with one from Nitemoves (not to be confused with Domino-signed band Night Moves) and DJ duties being covered by Heathered Pearls. Tickets for that show are on sale now. His only other dates that we're aware of at the moment are in Honolulu and LA.

Nothing formal has been announced yet, but on New Year's Day Com Truise posted a facebook status saying that he's "looking forward to bringing you lots of new music this year." Meanwhile, you can stream his 2012 single, "Chemical Legs," and check out a list of all upcoming tour dates below...

Continue reading "Com Truise playing shows, including a solo gig in Brooklyn with Beacon (dates)"

RJD2's record collection?
RJD2

RJD2's NYC New Year's Eve show at Gramercy Theater, which is on sale now, will be with Com Truise and Chrome Sparks (who will DJ). Chrome Sparks (not to be confused with Chrome Canyon or Chrome Cranks) meanwhile can be found at Glasslands on 12/14 with producer Gigamesh (whose tour also brings to the Delancey one night earlier). Com Truise has no other shows scheduled at the moment.

RJD2 recently created a Spotify playlist of songs he's been listening to lately, and filmed a new video as part of T-Mobile sponsored series called "Life Without Limits". In it he talks about his career, and basically how he lives his life. You can watch that, along with more dates for artists mentioned above, below...

Continue reading "Com Truise & Chrome Sparks playing NYE w/ RJD2 (who discusses his career in new 'Life Without Limits' video)"

Com Truise at Sasquatch 2012 (more by Chris Graham)
Com Truise

Com Truise appear to be gearing up for a tour this fall, for which they'll be taking out some solid openers -- Bonde Do Role (who resurfaced as a 3-piece this year) and Poolside (who released their debut LP, Pacific Standard Time, this year). A full tour hasn't been announced yet but many shows have been revealed, including a CMJ show in NYC, which happens at Gramercy Theatre on October 20. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (8/24) at 10 AM with a Live Nation/Music Geeks presale starting Thursday (8/23) at 10 AM.

Com Truise recently contributed "Chemical Legs" to Adult Swim for their Singles Program. You can download that at the Adult Swim website or stream it, along with a list of all currently known dates, below.

Continue reading "Com Truise touring w/ Bonde Do Role & Poolside (dates, MP3)"

CMJ

The full list of artists confirmed for the 2012 CMJ Music Marathon so far is below...

Continue reading "CMJ 2012 initial lineup announced"

photos by Chris Graham and Rae Graham

Metric/St. Vincent
Sasquatch Festival 2012 - Day 2
Sasquatch Festival 2012 - Day 2

7:32pm Metric wrapped up a touch early; partly because one new song ("Lost Kitten") was stopped 10 seconds into it and Emily decided to strike it from the set. Aside from that odd error, Metric played a fair set. They cited the show as their "public debut" of Synthetica and they did play mostly new material (7 out of 11 songs), most of which sounds promising. It's always hard to judge new material accurately as the audience doesn't know it so it always comes across slightly weak or stiff. Metric opened their set with newbie "Artificial Nocturne" (also the album's opener). It was one of the stronger new tracks. The other stand outs were "Youth Without Youth" (when played live it seemed to lose it's sluggishness of it's studio version) and "Nothing But Time", a synth/piano number that builds each verse until drums kick in and the song finishes with a flourish of Emily Haines' Pro-One synth. The band closed with an acoustic version "Gimme Sympathy" that had pretty much the entire amphitheater singing along. [The Province]
Here's more pictures from the super-stacked Saturday (5/26) line-up of the Sasquatch Music Festival which happened Memorial Day Weekend in Gorge, Washington -- including Metric, St. Vincent, The Shins, Dum Dum Girls, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Couer de Pirate, Sol, Com Truise and more. The first set from Saturday (5/26) are HERE and Friday (5/25) are HERE. More from Day 2 below and still more Sasquatch pics to come.

Continue reading "Sasquatch 2012 in pics - the rest of Day 2 (Metric, St. Vincent, Shins, Dum Dum Girls, Araabmuzik, and more)"

Com Truise at Public Assembly earlier this month (more by Ryan Muir)
Com Truise

Princeton, NJ's Com Truise and Tobacco teamed up for some dates, including one in Philly last night (4/18) and another in Brooklyn tonight, Thursday (4/19) at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Beacon, Shine 2009, and Selebrities. Tickets are still available.

The shows with Com Truise are the only dates listed on Tobacco's calendar other than a show at Poughkeepsie's Vassar College on 4/20. Com Truise, on the other hand, will continue touring the US this month, head to the UK in May, and was just announced on the lineup of this summer's North Coast Music Festival in Chicago along with the Rapture, Dan Deacon, Big Boi and many more.

All tour dates, a video for Com Truise's "Hyper Lips" and a few remixes are below...

Continue reading "Com Truise & Tobacco on tour, play Brooklyn tonight (dates)"

photos by Ryan Muir

Purity Ring @ Public Assembly
Purity Ring

Minimally advertised, semi-private and last minute, but true (and packed). Purity Ring played a show at Public Assembly in Brooklyn last night (4/4) in celebration of the announcement of their new record deal with 4AD and Last Gang. Com Truise opened the show. Here are some pictures. More of them, with a video from the show, below...

Continue reading "Purity Ring & Com Truise played Public Assembly (pics)"

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Purity Ring @ Public Assembly - BV-CMJ 2011
Purity Ring

Like they did for a BrooklynVegan party during CMJ, Purity Ring will play a show at Public Assembly in Brooklyn... TOMORROW (4/4). Com Truise opens at 8pm. Purity Ring at 9. Tickets only at the door.

The show will be a mini celebration of what appears to be a signing to 4AD (and Last Gang) for an album that will be released 7/24/2012.

Purity Ring, who were just added to Pitchfork Fest (which their now-labelmate Grimes is also playing), also have a few other shows scheduled (though not sure at the moment if one of them is with Dirty Projectors at Prospect Park). All dates and a new set of pictures from Purity Ring's BrooklynVegan-CMJ set at Public Assembly, below...

Continue reading "Purity Ring signs to 4AD, playing WEDNESDAY at Public Assembly (where they played BV-CMJ) -- more pics & dates"

Sasquatch

"Following last year's 10th anniversary, which crushed previous attendance records and set a new mark for the speed with which tickets sold out, the Sasquatch! Music Festival unveils its 2012 lineup which once again features 4 days of music. The festival, hailed as "a model of well-paced programming...in a four-day schedule as efficient and natural feeling as an expertly built algorithm" by NPR Music while Wired notes, "leave the landscape out of it and Sasquatch! has a lineup to kill for," runs May 25-28 (Memorial Day Weekend) at The Gorge, the internationally acclaimed concert venue carved in the basalt cliffs high above the Columbia River Gorge in Quincy, WA."
The Sasquatch! Music Festival takes place, as usual, at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington over Memorial Day weekend (May 25-28). And this year's lineup is:

Continue reading "Sasquatch! 2012 lineup announced (Bon Iver, Jack White, Beck, Tenacious D, Shins, Portlandia, Spiritualized & more) "

Neon Indian at Governors Island in 2010 (more by Chris La Putt)
Neon Indian

Neon Indian is currently on a tour that will pass through NYC this week for CMJ and hit Webster Hall on Friday (10/21). Tickets for this show are still on sale. Neon Indian recently announced even more dates too. They're all listed bleow.

While he's here, he'll DJ the Force Field/Hipster Runoff/Pop Gun presented BleepyBloopFest at Cameo Gallery on Friday night (10/21). There will also be DJ sets by Teengirl Fantasy, Carles?, Beach Fossils, Dent May, and Tao Lin (actually Carles?). The party is free and runs from 12 to 4 AM. Alan will also DJ the Pitchfork-presented afternoon party at Aloft Hotel on Saturday (10/22) with DOM and Unknown Mortal Orchestra. The venue is located at 216 Duffield Street in Brooklyn and the show runs from 2 to 6 PM.

Com Truise, who is on the Neon Indian tour, but wasn't initially scheduled to appear at the Webster Hall show, will in fact be on the bill. They also play an International Tapes party on Friday (10/21) at 285 Kent with DOM, Laurel Halo, Porcelain Raft, La Big Vic, and Beige.

Purity Ring, who are also on the Webster Hall show, have a few of their own CMJ shows coming up as well. We've mentioned the Windish Agency showcase at Mercury Lounge on Friday (10/21) with Small Black, Gauntlet Hair, Cuckoo Chaos, and others, as well as Fader Fort Saturday with Wavves, Danny Brown, Polica, Fat Trel, Weekend, and Gauntlet Hair. They also play two more shows on Saturday. There's the recently announced Bowery Presents day party at Pianos on Saturday (10/22) with We Are Scientists, Caveman, Races (who play the recently announced BV Friday day party), and others. And Purity Ring will also appear at the BrooklynVegan day party at Public Assembly on Saturday (10/22) (full lineup TBA).

Purity Ring & Braids released a split 7" last week. Braids plays the BrooklynVegan CMJ showcase happening Friday night.

All dates and the video for Neon Indian's "Polish Girl" below...

Continue reading "updated Neon Indian tour dates & Purity Ring CMJ shows (BrooklynVegan Saturday party included)"

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Active Child
Active Child

One Thirty BPM: Now that you're going out on your own tour do you feel extra pressure as the headliner?

Active Child (Pat Grossi): Of course! We've done five support tours in the US and UK and Europe and there's still pressure doing that because you're live and you want to impress and get new fans and impress the band you're opening for; there's all this pressure. But then when you're the headliner everyone's there to see you so you don't want to get shown up!

One Thirty BPM: Do you get any comfort from knowing that you're playing to an audience that will be more familiar with your material?

Active Child (Pat Grossi): Yeah, I think so. It seems like every show I play I get more comments from the people who have never heard of me before, but I'm definitely excited to play for an audience that is there specifically for my music.

Glowsticks came out to play at Active Child's sold out headlining show with Com Truise & Young Athletes League at Bowery Ballroom on Saturday night (9/10). Here are some pictures. They continue below...

Continue reading "Active Child, Com Truise & Young Athletes League @ Bowery Ballroom (pics)"

by Andrew Sacher

Neon Indian - 'Era Extrana'
Era Extrana

Back in April, we mentioned that Neon Indian (aka Alan Palomo) was working on a new LP, though little information was available. It's since been revealed that the album will be titled Era Extraña and will be released "on Palomo's own Static Tongues imprint in conjunction with Mom + Pop Music in North America, Transgressive Records in the United Kingdom and Europe, Pop Frenzy/Inertia in Australia and Big Nothing Records in Japan." That's the cover art above.

Alan, who hates the term 'chillwave' anyway, further distances himself on this album from the 'genre.' While bands like Toro y Moi and Memory Tapes are practically full blown disco acts, with Era Extraña, Neon Indian is diving more into the psychedelic pop he created on his 2009 debut Psychic Chasms. Though he's no longer using those sometimes-tongue-in-cheek song titles like "Deadbeat Summer" and "Terminally Chill" to let you know his synth pop is more on the experimental side. He's instead exploring new sounds and musical themes that demand to be taken more seriously. Running throughout the album is a three-part instrumental piece titled "Heart: Attack", "Heart: Decay", and "Heart: Release". He flirts with late '80s shoegaze on the guitar-driven "Blindside Kiss." Like other lo-fi artists are starting to do, he's embracing clearer pop vocals on some of the tracks like "Polish Girl" and "Hex Girlfriend," but the most interesting element of the new album is the experimentation with electronics. Era Extraña doesn't come off as the work of a pop artist with a keyboard and reverb, but rather an experimental artist who understands pop.

The video for "Heart: Attack" surfaced with that initial album announcement in April and now the one for "Heart: Decay" is available as well. Check both out below. The album was produced and mixed with Dave Fridmann, known for his work with The Flaming Lips, who Alan recorded a 4-track EP with earlier this year. The EP was even more far-out and experimental than anything by either artist involved. Vinyl pressings of that EP sold out pretty quickly but there are some available on ebay. Or try mediafire at your own risk.

Neon Indian will tour in support of the album this September and October. Whether Danny of the Big Sleep is still on guitar by that point, like he was at Governors Ball, remains to be seen but is likely if the tour doesn't coincide with the release of the new Big Sleep album (which is coming soon). All dates are listed below.

The Neon Indian tour concludes in NYC on October 21 at Webster Hall which means the show is probably part of CMJ. Check ticketmaster for Webster Hall tickets (or maybe wait to see if you can get in with your CMJ badge).

While Neon Indian's music is soaked in nostalgia, the Webster Hall show and other October dates are being opened by the futuristic electro-pop duo Purity Ring. As of now, the Webster show will be Purity Ring's first in NYC. Com Truise also open some dates on the tour.

All tour dates and videos below...

Continue reading "Neon Indian announces new LP & tour w/ Purity Ring (2 new videos, cover art & lots of dates)"

DOWNLOAD: Chad Valley - "Now That I'm Real (How Does It Feel?)" (Courtship Remix) (MP3)

Active Child at Le Poisson Rouge in May (more by David Andrako)
Active Child

Pat Grossi aka Active Child will follow up last year's Curtis Lane EP with the full length album You Are All I See on August 23 via Vagrant Records. The album was produced by Ariel Rechtshaid (Cass McCombs, Glasser) and features a collaboration with How to Dress Well. The Adult Swim Singles Program has a download for the album track "Hanging On." Stream the How to Dress Well collaboration called "Playing House" below.

Active Child will go on his first headlining tour with a full band in support of the album this August and September. The tour begins with a month-long residency at The Echo in LA followed by a month of North American dates with support from Com Truise and Chad Valley on select dates. The tour hits NYC on September 10 at Bowery Ballroom with Com Truise. Tickets for the NYC show are on sale now.

Chad Valley, who isn't on the NYC bill, will be touring in support of his recently released EP Equatorial Ultravox. Grab the Courtship remix of "Now That I'm Real (How Does It Feel?)" above and watch the video below.

All tour dates, videos, tracklist and stream below...

Continue reading "Active Child album info & tour dates (How to Dress Well, Com Truise & Chad Valley included)"