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Yesterday, Pitchfork put out their top tracks of 2014 and today they continue their year-end coverage with their 20 honorable mention albums, a list they say is "not #51 through #70 in our albums poll, but rather, records we thought were exceptional this year and deserved to be highlighted regardless of where they wound up." They included Against Me!'s Transgender Dysphoria Blues, and wrote, "Against Me! is a punk band making their most necessary album as they approach 20 years of existence. (The kids I knew in high school never would've predicted that.)"
There's also Frankie Cosmos' Zentropy, which P4k gave plenty of buzz this year, emo revival band The Hotelier's Home, Like Noplace Is there, iLoveMakonnen (who did really well in their tracks list), the US release on Run for Cover of Swedish post-punks Makthaverskan's 2013 album II, Pallbearer's Foundations of Burden (the only metal album to get best new music this year), Protomartyr's Under Color of Official Right, rising and BCC Sound of 2015 longlisted Shamir's Northtown EP, Sleaford Mods' Divide and Exit and more.
Find out who else made the list, below...
Simian Mobile Disco @ SS Coachella (more by Greg Cristman)
The Soupcans @ Bowery Ballroom, 2013 (more by Dylan Johnson)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Cherry Glazerr, Sunflower Bean, GYMSHORTS, Roya @ Baby's All Right
LA high school trio Cherry Glazerr released their debut album, Haxel Princess, this spring on notoriously party-friendly Burger Records. It's glitter-dappled, punky pop that's not scared to throw attitude or a Big Riff in your face.
Dick Dale, Screamin' Rebel Angels @ Brooklyn Bowl
The self-proclaimed King of Surf Guitar will bring "Miserlou" and boatload of other instrumental hits (his and other folks') to Brooklyn Bowl tonight.
Outside World, Roses, Wreaths, The Yin Yangs @ Cake Shop
While veteran actor Abe Vigoda is still with us, the LA group named after him is no more, quietly dissolving a while back. Guitarist Juan Velazquez has formed Roses, a trio who will release their debut EP via Group Tightner on August 5. Roses aren't miles away from what Abe Vigoda did, making dark, danceable post-punk-influenced pop.
Dr. John and the Night Trippers, Hurray for the Riff Raff @ Central Park Summerstage
With over forty years of New Orleans R&B under his belt, Dr. John needs no introduction and his most recent album, 2012's Dan Auerbach-produced Locked Down, is a late-career standout. Making this a cool double bill, much newer band Hurray for the Riff Raff open with their authentic-sounding Americana.
The Soupcans, Pampers, Ultrathin, Chat Logs @ Death By Audio
Canada's noisy Soupans take the sarcasm, anger, and weirdness that began filtering into post-hardcore via late period Black Flag and The Jesus Lizard, but speed things back up to the genre's early days.
Daniele Baldelli, Charanjit Singh, Simian Mobile Disco, Hiro Kone, Maria Chavez @ MoMA PS1
Warm Up continues today with another excellent lineup. This time its Italian Cosmic Disco pioneer Daniele Baldelli, Indian electronic music pioneer Charanjit Singh, UK duo Simian Mobile Disco, former Effi Briest and Up Died Sound member Hiro Kone, and the Software-signed Maria Chavez.
Simian Mobile Disco (DJ Set), JDH, Dave P @ Cameo Gallery
After their Warm Up set, SMD hit Cameo for a late-night DJ set.
Nine Inch Nails, Soungarden, Dillinger Escape Plan @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Relive 1994 with two of alternative rock's biggest bands who both put out seminal albums on the same day that year. Cool openers on this tour too. Tonight it's math-core greats The Dillinger Escape Plan.
Jurassic 5, Dilated Peoples, The Beat Junkies @ Best Buy Theater
It's a night of late-'90s-era conscious rap, headlined by California's great Jurassic 5 who reunited last year after calling it quits in 2007.
Kes the Band, KIT @ Prospect Park Bandshell
The free Celebrate Brooklyn shows at Prospect Park continue with this one which is headlined by Trinidad and Tobago's Kes the Band. Also of note is "tambutronic" group KiT who are sure to get people moving.
The Baseball Project, The Minus 5 @ Rough Trade
The high-concept rock band formed by Scott McCaughey (Young Fresh Fellows/REM) and Steve Wynn (Dream Syndicate) released their third album, titled 3rd, back in March. The record, which also features R.E.M.'s Peter Buck and Mike Mills plus drummer Linda Pitmon, hits on more stories from America's Pastime, including songs about Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron,Lenny Dykstra, and acid-tripping pitcher Dock Ellis.
Slavve @ Rough Trade
Local guitar/drum duo Slavve include a former member of Surfer Blood and Weird Wives, and they make quality lo-fi rock that hits pretty hard.
United Nations, Frameworks, Descender, Pagan Girls @ Saint Vitus
United Nations began as a side project for Geoff Rickly to make extremely heavier music than his main band while he was still in Thursday. Now that that band has called it quits, Geoff is putting a lot more time into United Nations, and even if he insists the project is an elaborate joke poking fun at punk rock, it sounds like one hell of a serious punk rock band. Openers Frameworks pull from a similar type of post-hardcore that UN do (and they probably pull a bit from Thursday as well), and they make this a good double bill.
Sinkane, Takuya Kuroda @ The Lot in Long Island City
This is the kickoff event for The Lot LIC Music & Film series which brings free music every Saturday and free movies every Thursday. DFA signed Sinkane, who has a new album out next month, headlines. Free, starts at 3 PM.
The Hotelier, Foxing, Prawn @ The Studio at Webster Hall
This is a great double bill from two lyrically powerful but very different sounding rock bands. The Hotelier echo the early '00s emo of Brand New and Taking Back Sunday, but their songs are discussing different matters than those bands. Foxing sound like The Antlers if they screamed sometimes, and their live show is one that just has to be seen. Openers Prawn do Kinsella-style emo well and they're worth catching as well.
Mark Eitzel, Anders Parker, Death Vessel @ The Wick
The early show at The Wick is a good night for singer/songwriters with American Music Club's Mark Eitzel, Jay Farrar/Jim James collaborator Anders Parker, and falsetto-tinged indie folk singer Death Vessel.
Paul Johnson, Egyptrixx, Sinden @ The Wick
After the Mark Eitzel show, The Wick takes a turn for the electronic, with this stacked bill of dance producers.
Jessica Pratt, Mike Wexler @ Union Pool
Union Pool's Summer Thunder series continues today with free music in the venue's backyard. Today's lineup is two modern artists who recall the sounds of late '60s/early '70s psychedelic folk, and they both do it really well. Should feel just right outdoors as long as the weather's nice. Bands usually start around 4 PM.
Noothgrush, Ruine, Show of Bedlam, Grudges @ Acheron
Noothgrush put out high quality sludge for most of the '90s, before going on their initial hiatus in 2001. The band have been active again for a while now, most recently releasing a covers LP that took on Pink Floyd, Celtic Frost, Duran Duran and more. Tonight's their second of two NYC shows this week.
Container, Ahlzagailzehguh, Brown Recluse Alpha, Kcidgod, Dark Sister, Max Eilbacher, MV Carbon, Dysgenix @ Red Light District
Rob Schofield, the abrasive noise producer better known as Container, returned with an excellent new album, Adhesive, this year and the live show sounds as wonderfully anti-social as the record. He plays as part of Burning Fleshtival V which promises "Music, Performance and Comedy" at the Far Rockaways space.
Diane Birch, Secret Someones, 5j Varrow, Prettiots, Poor Remy @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar
The Deli has been zine-ing the scene for ten years and are celebrating the anniversary this weekend with shows at Brooklyn Night Bazaar.
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by Bill Pearis and Andrew Sacher
Eagulls @ SXSW 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
As you may well be aware, the The Northside Festival starts this week in Brooklyn, the music portion of which runs from Thursday - Sunday (June 12 - 15). Almost every venue in Williamsburg, Bushwick and Greenpoint are participating, making for a busier-than-usual weekend of showgoing. There are a bunch of high-profile shows happening -- Thee Oh Sees, The War on Drugs, CHVRCHES, Beirut, Courtney Barnett, Sharon Van Etten to name a few -- as well as, of course, the BV's official Northside Showcase which happens Friday (6/13) at Baby's All Right with Operators, the new band of Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs, Divine Fits), plus Little Big League, and Motion Studies. But we've got some other recommendations, so below are 10 relatively smaller Northside shows we think are worth checking out.
Northside Music Badges have sold out -- you can still premium badges -- but tickets are still available to most shows. And if you have a badge, know that entrance is based on capacity so if you really really want to get into a show (like Courtney Barnett which is sold out), go early or buy a ticket if available.
You can keep up to date on Northside Fest happenings via their free IOS app which offers showtimes, maps and such.
Hope to see you at our show on Friday, and around the neighbor this week. Here are our Northside picks:
Reigning Sound at Wicker Park Fest 2013 (more by Lindsey Best)
As you may know, Memphis garage rockers Reigning Sound are releasing their new LP, Shattered, on July 15 via Merge (their first for the label), and they've been touring in support of it. That tour hit NYC for a show at Brooklyn Bowl last week (5/22). It has since been expanded and will bring them back here for a larger show on August 28 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for the Bowery Ballroom show go on sale Friday (5/30) at noon with an AmEx presale starting today (5/28) at noon.
That NYC show is just before they play the Harvest Records 10th Anniversary festival in Asheville, NC (8/28-30) which also includes The Clean, Lee Fields, Mudhoney, Michael Hurley, Angel Olsen, Mount Eerie, The Sadies, Hiss Golden Messenger, DIsappears, Kevin Morby, Quilt, Pete Swanson, William Tyler, Sonny & the Sunsets, Axxa/Abraxas and many more. Full lineup below. 3-day passes are on sale now and single day passes go on sale in June.
All Reigning Sound dates are listed, with the Harvest lineup, below...
Warm Up 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Each year, the Warm Up summer concert series brings forward thinking electronic music (and other related genres like indie pop, hip hop, etc) to the outdoor courtyard at Long Island City's MoMA PS1. This year's shows happen every Saturday from June 28 to September 6 from 3-9 PM (doors at noon). Admission is $18 in advance or $20 day-of.
Artists playing this year include Evian Christ (DJ), Lone (live), Sophie, Forest Swords (all the same day!), Cibo Matto (live), Pantha du Prince (live), Dam-Funk, Dutch E Germ, George Fitzgerald, Martyn, Simian Mobile Disco (live), Cashmere Cat, Vatican Shadow (live), Container (live), Jam City, Shamir (live), The Range (live) and many more.
Full 2014 schedule below...
by Wyatt Marshall
Lust For Youth (photo by Rasmus Jensen
Lately it's been feeling like every new restaurant in NYC is Nordic-inspired (thanks, Noma), and, pretty soon, another Scandinavian invasion this way comes--loads of releases and performances from Danish bands are scheduled for the next two months.
We've mentioned that Posh Isolation's Lust for Youth and Damien Dubrovnik are playing the Posh Isolation fest in LA next weekend (May 16-17), and now both bands have streamed new songs from forthcoming albums. The deluxe version of Lust for Youth's International LP, out on 6/10 via Sacred Bones, is going to be accompanied by an International Remixes EP, featuring remixes of songs off of International by Sean Ragon (Cult of Youth), Silent Servant, Helm, and more. The Silent Servant remix of the title-track--a gorgeous synth number that builds from minimalist beginnings into heady dance bliss--is streaming below, along with another previously released song off of International.
Damien Dubrovnik, meanwhile, sits at the other end of the electronics spectrum, blasting out an intoxicating PE-style performance on "Penis Corset" off of a forthcoming 7", Patterns of Penetration, which is out on 5/26 via ALTER. For those trying to keep it straight, Lust for Youth is primarily the vehicle of Hannes Norrvide, though he later added Malthe Fischer and (live) Loke Rahbek (also of the now-defunct Var) to the lineup, while Damien Dubrovnik is Rahbek's project with fellow Posh Isolation label boss Christian Stadsgaard.
Lust for Youth will be playing a few US dates in between gigs in Europe, including two shows in Brooklyn--the Sacred Bones/AdHoc Northside show on June 14 at Baby's All Right with Container, Pharmakon, Uniform, and Croatian Amor, and a free 7 PM in-store on June 16 at Rough Trade. Tickets for Baby's are on sale now, no wristband or RSVP needed for the Rough Trade show. All of their dates are listed below.
A bit about that Baby's lineup: Container delivers some pretty wild techno (and recently released a new album), Pharmakon's noisy reputation proceeds her, and Uniform is a side project of members of Believer/Law and The Men. Croatian Amor is another of Loke Rahbek's projects--to add to the dizzying list--and traffics in something akin to ambient electronics. Listen to streams of all, with lists of tour dates for all, below.
Iceage in Portland, 2013 (more by Autumn Andel)
As discussed, Uniform will be opening for Iceage, another member of the Danish invasion, when they play Glasslands on May 24. (To bring things full circle, Iceage's Elias Bender-Rønnenfelt contributed guitars to the LFY track "Epoetin Alfa" below) Tickets for that show are still available. Iceage also play Home Sweet Home with NYC punks Anasazi on May 25 in a special Sunday installation of the weekly Nothing Changes party. And, for good measure, we should mention that Danish punks Lower, who are also playing the Posh Isolation LA fest, bring their tour to Nothing Changes the following Wednesday, May 28 (two days before they play Acheron).
All Lust for Youth dates are listed, with the many streams, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Bristol producer Vessel released his debut album Order of Noise last October via Tri Angle Records, the boutique electronic label who has put out similarly dark releases from Forest Swords, Holy Other, Balam Acab, and more. You can stream one of the album's tracks, "Court of Lions," below.
Vessel will be coming over to North America in late September for a Decibel Festival show with Evian Christ and Huerco S., and after that he'll do some other dates including a NYC show happening on October 11 at 285 Kent. Opening the show is NYC noisemaker Pete Swanson and Philly electronic musician Container. Tickets for the NYC show are on sale now.
All dates are listed, along with the tour flyer and song stream, below...
by Andrew Sacher
NYC producer Ital (aka Daniel Martin-McCormick, who was also in Black Eyes, Mi Ami, and recorded as Sex Worker) always tends to be up to something, and he's got a handful of shows scheduled for this month and the coming months after that. I recently wrote about him for BV Chicago and said:
If you've never seen Ital live and are wondering if he's "just another knob turner," I caught him on his 2012 tour with Laurel Halo and can assure that it's a great time. His music in Ital may lean a bit on the calmer side recorded, but he's a party-starter at heart and he goes nuts behind the boards at his shows.His upcoming dates include a live set in NYC TONIGHT (2/15) at Body Actualized Center (143 Troutman St.) with Jonas Reinhardt, Aurora, (Mutual Dreaming) and Hauser/Quaid with DJ sets by Jan Woo and Terekke. Doors are at 10 PM and admission is $10. Then on Saturday (2/16) at 285 Kent he'll DJ a Mutual Dreaming party with Todd Sines.
In March, Ital is set to tour Asia with Magic Touch, and upon returning home he'll play another NYC show at 285 Kent on March 30 with Container, Co La, and PVRE MATRIX. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Pitchfork recently filmed a Co La show at 285 Kent, where he played material off of his upcoming album (which he says is due out in May) and was interviewed. That video and a list of all currently known Ital dates below...
Lindstrom will be releasing a 12" of remixes from his Six Cups of Rebel LP on June 25 with remixes from Oneohtrix Point Never (who plays Ecstatic Summer), Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, and Mark McGuire (of Emeralds). Have a listen to Oneohtrix Point Never's take on "Call Me Anytime" below.
Lindstrom is currently on a tour which brings him to NYC on Friday (5/25) for the previously discussed Webster Hall show with Simian Mobile Disco (tickets). That tour will also bring him to Detroit's Movement Electronic Music Festival this weekend where he'll play alongside Public Enemy, Actress, SBTRKT, Major Lazer, Gold Panda, Nina Kraviz, Matias Aguayo, FaltyDL, AraabMUZIK and more. Tickets for the fest are on sale now. The full lineup is listed below.
Speaking of electronic music festivals, Mutek goes down in Montreal from May 30 - June 3. The Mutek lineup includes Kode9, Nicolas Jaar, Clark, Blondes, Apparat, Shlohmo, Shackleton, Stephen O'Malley & Tim Hecker, Biosphere & Lustmord, and more. The full lineup is listed below.
In related news, as mentioned, Apparat will come to NYC after Mutek for a show at Gramercy Theater on May 31. It's since been announced that Sleepyhead will open that show. Tickets for that show are still available and we're also giving away a pair. Contest details below, along with a list of all dates, song stream, and those festival lineups.