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TIny Mix Tapes posted their Favorite 50 Music Releases of 2015 list today. Like last year, it's certainly a good list for anyone who's tired of seeing the same artists on every list (though it does have Kendrick Lamar, Sufjan Stevens, Future, Bjork, Drake, Joanna Newsom, Carly Rae Jepsen, Grimes and other popular picks). It's the first list I've seen with the Liturgy album, and certainly the only one that has James Ferraro in the top 3. It's also one of just a few with avant-jazz great Matana Roberts and one of few with Grouper's band Helen. It also has Sicko Mobb, who just hours ago put out a new song with Jeremih.
There's a lot of interesting stuff on the list. Read their commentary and intro here and check out the top 50 below...
photo: Parquet Courts (w/ Lee Ranaldo) at Webster last week (more by Amanda Hatfield)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Kevin Devine, Tigers Jaw, Matthew Caws (Nada Surf), Meredith Graves (Perfect Pussy), Cymbals Eat Guitars, Laura Stevenson, Owen @ Bell House
Everyone on this show (except Laura Stevenson) contributed to Kevin Devine's split singles series that he gradually rolled out this year. We're not sure what exactly to expect when they all come together tonight, but we're excited (and proudly presenting this show).
Joanna Newsom, Alela Diane & Ryan Francesconi @ Apollo Theater
Joanna Newsom's new album Divers is yet another winner, and the new songs fit in perfectly with the old favorites (which we got a lot of at her Kings Theatre show earlier this week). Ryan Francesconi pulls double duty tonight, as a member of Joanna's band and also opening with Alela Diane. Their set is not to miss.
Parquet Courts, Pill @ Warsaw
Parquet Courts new EP, their first record for Rough Trade, has more in common with Metal Machine Music than the punky, jammy shout-a-longs on their more recent LPs, but you can expect a typically energetic show tonight. Go early for the skronky, in-you-face sax attack that is Pill.
Teenage Jesus & The Jerks, A Pleasure, Hollow Earth, Ancient Astronaut B2B (DJ Set) @ Trans Pecos
Nicolas Jaar's label Other People wraps up its four-night Trans Pecos residency with a rare live appearance from Lydia Lunch's iconic no wave band Teenage Jesus and the Jerks.
Speedy Ortiz, Downtown Boys, Eskimeax, Very Fresh @ Silent Barn
This is the first of two NYC shows on Speedy Ortiz's tour benefitting the Girls Rock Camp FOundation. Both have different (and good openers), and this time it's political punks Downtown Boys, Epoch member Eskimeaux, and Sadie Dupuis' past collaborator Cindy Lou Gooden's band Very Fresh.
Modern Baseball, Jeff Rosenstock, Tiny Moving Parts, Sorority Noise @ Webster Hall
Modern Baseball have been working on a new album, and early reports seem to indicate it's a noticeable progression. We're looking forward to hearing it, but in the meantime, tonight they'll probably play all the ones we already know, and it's gonna be a good time as alway. Jeff Rosenstock's shows are also nothing but good times, and the two other openers are worth catching too.
Hamilton Leithauser, Jack and Eliza @ Baby's All Right
With the Walkmen all but officially broken up, frontman Hamilton Leithauser took a slightly more adult turn on his old band's signature sound with last year's solo debut, Black Hours. We might get some new songs tonight. Sold out.
Patrick Watson, Timber Timbre (solo) @ Irving Plaza
With a distinctly Montreal blend of pop, classical and cabaret, Patrick Wilson's music is as widescreen as it gets. The dark folk of fellow Canadian Timber Timbre makes this a good double bill.
Andrew W.K. (solo show), Darren Keen, Rats Mouth @ Knitting Factory
As you know, Andrew WK and Christmas go hand in hand, and this is the eighth year he's done a solo holiday tour. This promises an AWK that is "up-close, intense, and partier than ever."
The Figgs, Doug Gillard @ Bowery Electric
Saratoga Springs power pop trio The Figgs are one of the most underrated bands of the last 20 years, bringing tight musicianship, catchy songs and a genuine sense of fun to their shows. Tonight's their annual holiday show which is one of the best times to see them. The great Doug Gillard opens.
Zomby, Vatican Shadow @ China Chalet
If you're into dark electronic music, this is a pretty amazing double bill with UK bass/garage/etc producer Zomby and Dominick Fernow's (also of Prurient) project Vatican Shadow.
milo, Hemlock Ernst (Samuel T Herring from Future Islands), Chris Misch Bloxdorf Dectet @ C'mon Everybody
milo released one of the year's best indie-rap albums with so the flies don't come, and tonight's his very last 2015 show in support of it. Hemlock Ernst, Future Islands frontman Samuel T Herring's rap alter-ego (who's featured on milo's album), makes this a very good double bill.
Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O'Donovan; Michael Daves @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Sara Watkins has been busy lately, playing shows as a member of Nickel Creek and Watkins Family Hour (featuring Fiona Apple). Now she's playing with yet another proejct, I'm With Her. For this one, she's joined by singer/songwriter Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O'Donovan (Crooked Still, Sometymes Why). Tonight's their second of two NYC shows this week.
Elvis Perkins @ Berlin
Elvis Perkins focused on his soft folky side for this year's I Aubade. Tonight he kicks off a two-night run at Jesse Malin's new-ish East Village club Berlin.
Yoshimo + Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, Alex Macarte, Jeremy Hyman @ Trans Pecos
Boredoms' Yoshimio is in the midst of her five-show NYC run that has her playing a different collaborative set each night. Tonight's is with Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, who's a member of Om and plays solo as Lichens.
Nightmare of You, Brian Bonz @ Bowery Ballroom
After The Movielife broke up, guitarist Brandon Reilly embraced his love of The Smiths and wrote the self-titled debut album for this then-new band Nightmare of You, which turns 10 this year. To celebrate its anniversary, they're playing the album in full tonight and original drummer Sammy Siegler (also of Judge, CIV, Youth of Today, etc) will be in tow for this show.
Foster Care, Running, Uniform @ Union Pool
Garage punk bruisers Foster Care are, along with Pampers, one of the best NYC bands in their field. This whole bill is pretty great if you like this kind of stuff, with Chicago's Running playing as well.
Yellow Eyes, Anicon, Vilkacis, Ozama @ The Acheron
Black metal fans take note: Yellow Eyes, Anicon and Vilkacis are three of the better local BM bands around, and tonight they're all on one bill.
Thievery Corporation, The Bins @ Terminal 5
Celebrating their 20th anniversary this year, DC's dub/reggae/etc-infused electronica duo will celebrate tonight at this sold-out show.
Z100's Jingle Ball feat. The Weeknd, Fetty Wap & more @ MSG
You probably want to avoid Z100's annual super-lame Jingle Ball (especially with so many good shows tonight), but there is some cool stuff on the lineup like The Weeknd and Fetty Wap.
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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If you're sick of seeing the same names atop every publication's year-end list, you can always count on The Quietus to deliver something almost completely different. While their Top 100 Albums of 2015 does contain Kendrick Lamar, Sufjan Stevens, Julia Holter, Kurt Vile and a few other popular choices, none of them cracked The Quietus' top 20. What is their #1? Experimental footwork producer Jlin's Dark Energy which came out in March via Planet Mu. At #2 it's Polish drone/folk artist Stara Rzeka's Zamknęły się oczy ziemi. There are a few others in the Top 10 you may have heard -- Oneohtrix Point Never's Garden Of Delete, Holly Herndon's Platform, East India Youth's Culture of Volume, Matana Roberts' Coin Coin Chapter 3, and New Order's Music Complete.
Whether you see this as made by a bunch of contrarians or forward-thinkers, chances are there's something here you may not have heard but might really like. The Quietus' page includes bandcamp or soundcloud links where available, and you can browse through their entire Top 100 Albums of 2015 list below
by Andrew Sacher
Chicago avant-punks ONO released two albums in the '80s before disappearing and not resurfacing with a third until 2012's Albino. It was released by Moniker Records, who wrote the following at the time:
To non-locals, ONOs stunning Albino might have fallen from the sky, but to an enlightened and ever-growing bunch of Chicago heads the band is already full-on legend, and the release of their first recorded music since 1986 is a majorly epic landmark that needs no introduction. For the rest of yall: ONO is a unit of transcendent noise-making now in its fourth decade. Both notorious and neglected in their early years, ONOs unholy bitches brew of noisy snarl, avant-garde R&B, gospel-heavy blackness, queer sensibility and extravagant, performance-art theatrics (they once played a concert at Navy Pier in which singer travis was dragged through the audience in a steel cage, naked but for a jockstrap) was in a whole nuther galaxy from the macho Chicago punk scene that spawned them. Reemerging in the late 00s with astonishing vehemence and an expansive, multi-generational lineup, theyve been embraced by a more fertile and experimental Chicago scene, and are about to explode skulls internationally.This week, Moniker will release ONO's followup to Albino, Spooks. It's very very weird stuff, with just enough snarl that it still makes sense to call it "punk." We've got the premiere of the full album stream and the video for "Ma LaVeau." Check it all out below.
ONO have some shows coming up too. They aren't playing NYC, but they're playing the very cool Boston Hassle Fest which goes from November 5-7 and also includes Flipper with David Yow (who play NYC on Halloween), Screaming Females, Terrence Dixon, Downtown Boys, Container, Pile, Guerilla Toss, and ex-Battles member Tyondai Braxton. Tickets are on sale.
All dates are listed below...
As you surely know, Halloween is Saturday (though judging from the amount of people dressed up last weekend, some people may have been confused) and there is no shortage of spooky things to do. The extravaganza that is NYC's annual Village Halloween Parade happens on Saturday on 6th Avenue from just North of Spring Street to 16th Street and lasts from 7 PM - 10:30 PM. This year's theme is "Shine a Light" and you can be in it.
There are also loads of shows to go see on Halloween, including Flipper (with David Yow) at House of Vans, Wax Idols at Saint Vitus, Fred & Toody at Union Pool, The Orwells with just-added Twin Peaks and Shark? at Music Hall of Williamsburg, Joanna Gruesome, Aye Nako and more at Shea Stadium, Skrillex on the Pier of Fear (aka Pier 94), Murphy's Law at Bowery Electric, Ringo Starr at Kings Theatre, the big show at MSG with Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann with John Mayer and more (or the other Dead member Phil Lesh just outside of NYC)... and many other show options.
If you wanna get an early start on the spooky action, there's a Cramps tribute happening at Bowery Electric on Thursday (10/29) featuring a whole bunch of cool people: Bob Bert (Sonic Youth/Pussy Galore), Mick Collins (Dirtbombs/Gories), Jon Spencer (JSBX/Heavy Trash), Palmyra Delran (The Friggs), Sophia Urista (The Veevees), Robert Gordon, Cristina Martinez and Hollis Queens (Boss Hog), Jack Ridley (Threats/Drowners), Peter Aaron (Chrome Cranks), Peter Zaremba (Fleshtones), Miss Guy (Toilet Boys), Michael Cummings (Skaters), Mike Edison (Raunch Hands), Pat Phillips (Honduras), Cynthia Ross (New York Junk) plus DJs Jonathan Toubin and Alix Brown. Tickets are on sale.
Speaking of Toubin, his annual "Monster Mash" and "Haunted Hop" parties happens this year on Saturday at Secret Project Robot and features a host of current NYC bands covering classic NYC bands. Details still to be revealed but it's $10 with costume and $20 without and flyer is below. Also below: Toubin's 2015 Halloween mix.
Other shows: World Inferno Friendship Society will play their annual Hollowmass party at Warsaw on Halloween. These shows are spectacles, often involving elaborate set-pieces, fire-breathing, marching bands and more. Karla Rose and the Thorns, and Vic Thrill also play and tickets are on sale.
DFA Records are throwing a Halloween Party at Palisades on Saturday with Container, Guerilla Toss, Ciarra Black, Pill, Malory, PC Worship, Larry Gus, and Show Me The Body. Tickets are on sale now. And Wolf + Lamb, Mike Simonetti, and Paul Raffaele will be spinning at Bed Stuy's Sugarhill Disco Club on Saturday (tickets).
Cameo Gallery, which closes in less than a month, is throwing a "Cameoween" party on Saturday night featuring a live performance by Le1f, DJ sets from Neon Indian and Ssion and karaoke hosted by Samantha Urbani. This is a FREE party and starts at midnight.
Halloween is also the time for cover shows, where bands play as another, usually more famous band. At Alphaville on Friday (10/30) you can catch Dances as T.Rex, Jangula as David Bowie, Heliotropes as Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Piers as Fleetwood Mac, and Stringer (mems of Heeney) as The Smiths. That show is $8 at the door. Also on Friday at Union Pool, Motion Studies will perform as Hall & Oates with Fielded (
apparently just being themselves as Kate Bush) also on the bill. That's a free show.
For something more emo on Friday, Washed Up Emo and Bye Week Productions are presenting cover sets of Saves the Day (Stay What You Are in full), The Get Up Kids, Weezer and Guided by Voices at Bar Matchless (10/30). We don't know who all the performers are, but the STD and TGUK sets feature members of Field Mouse (advance tix sold out, but some will be available at doors).
At Cake Shop on Halloween you can see Parlor Walls as Wire, Stringer doing The Smiths again, Dirty Dishes as Stone Temple Pilots, Death to Slater as Bruce Springsteen's 2 Piece Band, The Regrets as Blondie, Hellbirds as The Ramones, and Oh Golly as Violent Femmes (tickets). Following that there's a free dance party featuring exclusively Girl Talk songs...and lasers (free).
Over at Silent Barn on Saturday they'll have Delicate Steve (as Smashing Pumpkins), Celestial Shore (as The Ramones), Very Fresh (as Alanis Morrissette), and Dear Leader doing something they're calling "TRL 1999 w/ Carson Daly." Tickets are on sale and day-of it's $10 at the door with costume or $12 without.
For those who want another chance to dress up their pooches like Pizza Rat or Bagel Pigeon or whatever, there's "Pawfest" at Riis Park Beach Bazaar on Saturday afternoon. It starts at noon, is free, and will also feature live performances from The Supertones, The Shipwrecks and The Flesh. Flyer for that is below.
And if you don't mind traveling outside the city just a bit on Halloween, there's Screaming Females as X at Asbury Park's Convention Hell with members of Bouncing Souls and The Parlor Mob covering Hall & Oates, and more; Cypress Hill play The Stony Pony; The Darkness play The Paramount in Huntington, NY; and Sufjan Stevens will be in Jersey City. And that aforementioned Phil Lesh show at The Cap.
photo: Cut Hands at Irving Plaza in 2014 (more by Greg Cristman)
UK musician William Bennett's industrial/noise project Cut Hands is returning to the US for a few shows this month. One is the previously-discussed Warm Up at MoMA PS1 on August 15 with Untold, Ninos Du Brasil, Vessel and French Fries b2b Bambounou (tickets), and he also plays a night show in Brooklyn that night.
The night show happens at Palisades and it's a great lineup all around with the noisy electronics of Container and Ligature (Christopher Hansell from Warthog, Sacred Bones, ex-The Men). Tickets are on sale now. Cut Hands' only other currently-announced US date is in LA. All dates are listed below.
Earlier this year, Cut Hands contributed a remix of Azar Swan's "For Last and Forever" to a single that had Vatican Shadow's remix of Azar Swan's "We Hunger" on the other side. Listen below (via FACT). Vatican Shadow's other project, Prurient, will soon tour with Godflesh, who Cut Hands toured with last year.
photo: Prurient at Output earlier this month (more by Maria Jose Govea)
Prurient (aka Dominick Fernow) recently announced a tour opening for Godflesh for late summer/early fall, but Dominick will be playing shows sooner than that under his Vatican Shadow moniker. Those shows include a Nothing Changes party in NYC on June 14 at Home Sweet Home with Shifted, 400PPM and Dual Action. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All Vatican Shadow dates are listed below.
Prurient is also on a few festivals in addition to that Godflesh tour, including Hopscotch and Pop Montreal, and he was recently added to Pitchfork's NXNE show. The rest of that lineup is Vince Staples, Majical Cloudz, Tink, Jessica Pratt, Amen Dunes, Container, Sannhet, Rabit and Hvad.
The tour with Godflesh hits NYC on 9/15 at Warsaw, also with Regis on the bill. Tickets are still available. All Prurient and Vatican Shadow dates, with a stream from Prurient's new album, Frozen Niagara Falls, below...
photo: Atlas Sound @ Osheaga 2012 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
NXNE has added a lot more artists to its 2015 edition which happens June 17 - 21 at venues all over Toronto, ON. Additions include Atlas Sound who will play a BrooklynVegan-presented show at Lee's Palace on 6/19 with Foxes in Fiction, Holydrug Couple, Fresh Snow and more TBA. That show is $20 at the door or free with NXNE wristband or badge.
Other artists recently added to this year's NXNE include Warpaint, Mission of Burma, Girl Band, Nick Waterhouse, Casey Veggies, Grooms, Lucius, US Girls, Moon King, Chastity Belt. They join such previously announced artists as The New Pornographers, Angel Olsen, Zola Jesus, Om, Rae Sremmurd, Deafheaven, Best Coast, Blonde Redhead, Iceage, Real Estate, Sannhet, and Lower Dens. All announced 2015 NXNE showcasing artists are listed below...
photo by Alex de Mora
Fuck Buttons member Benjamin John Power, aka Blanck Mass, is releasing his noisy/electronic new album, Dumb Flesh, next week (5/12) via Sacred Bones. Head below to stream it in full ahead of its release.
Blanck Mass also has tour dates coming up, including two Brooklyn shows during the Northside Festival. The first is a headlining midnight show at Saint Vitus on Saturday, June 13 (tickets), and then he opens the Zola Jesus show happening Sunday, June 14 at Warsaw. Another noisy electronic musician, Container, plays first. Tickets are still available.
All Blanck Mass dates are listed, with the new album stream, below...
photo: outside Palisades in September (more by Ryan Muir)
Bushwick all ages venue Palisades opened last spring, and this spring it will celebrate its one-year anniversary on April 25 with electronic/noise musician Container, Black Dice's Eric Copeland, and Woosazi. Tickets are on sale now.
Container's last NYC show was the Pitchfork/Blackened Music-presented February installment of 'The Tinnitus Series' at The Wick. The next one happens there on March 27 with Untold (live), Egyptrixx (live) and Tessela (DJ). Tickets are on sale now.
Listen to some Container and Untold below...
by Andrew Sacher
Jessica Pratt's new bare-bones folk album On Your Own Love Again (out now on Drag City) is one of the best of its kind in a while, and she's finally expanded her tour to include her first NYC show here since its release. After a couple US dates with Panda Bear, she'll hit Brooklyn's Union Pool on May 12. Tickets for that show go on sale today (3/4) at noon.
Check out her recent NPR Wold Cafe Next session, and listen to album highlight "Greycedes," with her full list of dates, below...
Vessel - 'Punish, Honey' artwork
Two excellent noisy electronic musicians, Bristol, UK's Vessel and Providence, RI's Container, who have shared bills before, are teaming up yet again for some North American shows this year. There doesn't appear to be a full tour announcement at the moment, but both producers have a handful of dates scheduled, at least two of which are together. One of those happens in Brooklyn on February 4 at The Wick. Tickets for that show go on sale at noon today (1/15). All currently known dates are listed below.
Both released great albums last year. Container put out Adhesive on Liberation Technologies and Vessel put out Punish, Honey on Tri Angle. Vessel also just performed live for Noisey at Tate Britain with the Immix Ensemble. Watch that performance, with a song stream from each of those LPs and lists of dates, below.
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.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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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.